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Leica Microsystems Wetzlar GmbH Patents
Assignee:
Leica Microsystems Wetzlar GmbH
Address:
Wetzlar, DE
No. of patents:
59
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
RE37445 Modular microscope system November 13, 2001
A modular microscope system includes a plurality of stackable housing modules each having a plurality of inwardly pointing protuberances provided with one or more precision stop surfaces thereon for removably mounting and positioning a plurality of prealigned functional element carri
D517581 Microscope tube March 21, 2006
D511786 Microscope tube November 22, 2005
D507006 Microscope stand July 5, 2005
D503721 Computer icon for image viewing and image collection functions of a microscope system on a porti April 5, 2005
D503406 Ideogram for configuration storage in memory functions of a microscope system on a portion of a March 29, 2005
D503405 Computer icon for objective, enlargement, and contrast functions of a microscope system on a por March 29, 2005
D501861 Remote control for an optical system February 15, 2005
7061683 Method and a device for the combination of a first and second beam of rays June 13, 2006
A method for combining a first and a second ray bundle includes forming a first partial beam and a second partial beam by the first ray bundle interacting with a first beam-splitter layer, and forming a third partial beam and a fourth partial beam by the second ray bundle interacting wit
7057162 Apparatus and method for positioning an optical component June 6, 2006
An apparatus and a method of the present invention positions an optical component among several optical components, which are arranged in a receiving device. The receiving device is rotatable about an axis or movable along a direction in such a way that an optical component is positi
7035004 Laser microdissection device April 25, 2006
The invention relates to a laser microdissection device comprised of a microscope table (1), which supports a specimen (3) to be dissected, of an incident lighting device (7), a laser light source (5) and of an objective (10) for focussing the laser beam (18) of the laser light sourc
7031056 Operating knob for an optical system April 18, 2006
An operating knob (20) for an optical system (100) is disclosed. The operating knob (20) has a first and a second coaxially arranged rotating element (21, 22). The first and the second rotating element (21, 22) have at least partly conical form. The first rotating element (21) has at the
7027238 Method and apparatus for color-neutral brightness regulating of a light source April 11, 2006
A method and an apparatus for regulating the brightness of a light source (2), configured as an incandescent lamp, in the illumination beam path (8) of a microscope (1), the brightness of the light source (2) being modifiable by increasing or reducing the electrical power delivered to
7016108 Microscope March 21, 2006
The invention relates to a microscope, whose support consists of a principal transverse section, a foot section and a column section, which are essentially the same width. A supporting element, is provided on both sides of the column section, said element having the same width along its
6989926 Transmitted-light illumination device for a microscope January 24, 2006
The present invention concerns a microscope and an illumination device for a microscope that ensure optimal illumination in the standard (10.times. 100.times.), scanning (1.6.times. 5.times.), and macro (1.times. 1.6.times.) ranges. The illumination system comprises only one condenser
6984947 Apparatus and method for adjusting components of an optical or mechanical system January 10, 2006
An apparatus and a method for adjusting components of an optical system, the components including an adjustment device. An electric positioning motor can be engaged onto the adjustment device of the components. An electrical generator is electrically connected to the positioning motor.
6982826 Microscope January 3, 2006
The invention discloses a microscope (1) whose stand (2) comprises a transverse main section (3), a stand column section, and a stand base section (5). The stand (2) receives an element (25) that is rotatable about an axis and carries several optical elements (26). A flap (8) through
6982741 Method and apparatus for coding live images in microscopy January 3, 2006
The method for coding live images in microscopy makes possible the recording of a first complete image (25.sub.1) that depicts a portion of a microscopic preparation (14a). A first coded complete image (200) is generated therefrom and is stored in a buffer memory (27). The first code
6980376 Iris diaphragm device December 27, 2005
An iris diaphragm device for a microscope includes an iris diaphragm having a stationary mount ring, a rotatable adjusting ring, and a plurality of blades. The plurality of blades form a diaphragm opening, which is steplessly adjustable, by rotation of the adjusting ring, between a m
6975452 Automated microscope system December 13, 2005
The automated microscope system (30) comprises a box in which at least one control and power supply unit (34) is installed. The box is arranged physically separately from the microscope stand (32) and is connected to the microscope stand (32) with a cable (38). In one exemplary embodimen
6944326 Video microscopy method September 13, 2005
Process for video microscopy in which an image of an object (9) on a microscope stage (7) generated by a microscope (1) is recorded with a video camera, digitized, stored temporarily, and displayed on the monitor (13) of a personal computer (12). At one known magnification V.sub.1, an
6917468 Confocal microscope July 12, 2005
A confocal microscope has an illumination beam path of a light source, a detection beam path of a detector, a scanning device, optics combining and separating the illumination beam path and detection beam path, and an objective, in which both an incident specimen illumination and a t
6907798 Device for laser cutting preparations, and a microscope June 21, 2005
The invention relates to a device for laser cutting preparations which comprises an XY table (2) that defines a table surface (4). A holding device (14) for accommodating an object support (6) with a preparation (8) is arranged above the table surface (4) and is joined to the XY table (2
6907137 Method and arrangement for adapting the lateral and temporal resolution of a microscope image June 14, 2005
The method for adapting the lateral and temporal resolution of a microscope image allows the detection of temporal changes in the image content, and switches over to another transmission mode on the basis of the result of the determination.The arrangement for adapting the lateral and tem
6882470 Microscope having a contrast-increasing image a acquisition apparatus April 19, 2005
The invention concerns a microscope having an image sensor (5) for recording the microscope images. The specimen (3) to be examined can be scanned by means of a stop (2) in the beam path of the illumination unit and a positioning unit which moves the specimen (3) or the stop (2). Ope
6875972 Autofocus module for microscope-based systems April 5, 2005
The autofocus module possesses, between the detector element (43) and the optical means, a cylindrical lens (42) that, for determination of the focus position, generates a line on the detector element (43). In addition, the detector element (43) is pivotable about an axis in such a w
6862138 Holder for positioning a specimen slide, and apparatus for laser cutting of specimens, and micro March 1, 2005
The invention concerns a holder (1) for positioning a specimen slide (2) on a microscope stage (7), having a baseplate (3), retainable on the microscope stage (7), in which is configured, for reception of the specimen slide (2), an opening (3a) comprising flat support surfaces (3b) a
6823756 Displacement unit November 30, 2004
A displacement unit for at least one element to be displaced is provided comprising a drive unit, a transfer element that is caused to move by the drive unit and that comprises a thread or a tooth set, and an engagement element, which engages into the thread or tooth set of the transfer
6809860 Microscope October 26, 2004
A microscope having a stand (3) and having a revolving nosepiece (1) rotatably articulated on the stand (3), the revolving nosepiece (1) having at least two receptacles (4) for one objective (2) each, and an objective (2) being deliverable into a beam path (5) of the microscope by the
6787301 Method and apparatus for laser microdissection September 7, 2004
A method and an apparatus for laser microdissection of specimen regions (23) of interest of a specimen (4) are described. In a first step, an incomplete cut line (25) enclosing the specimen region (23) of interest is generated by means of a laser beam (7). At the incomplete point of the
6753970 Transducer for generating optical contrasts June 22, 2004
A transducer in an imaging optical system for generating optical contrasts in the near-field representation of topographies of an object by outcoupling evanescent waves from the underside of the transducer. The transducer comprises a substrate having a transparent plane-parallel prot
6747280 Method for the individual adaptation of excitation intensities in a multiband fluorescence micro June 8, 2004
The invention relates to a method for the individual adaptation of excitation intensities in a multiband fluorescence microscope with several excitation bands that are different in their spectrums and with associated fluorescence bands. The intensities of the individual fluorescence band
6738558 Microscope with a proximity sensor May 18, 2004
A microscope with a viewing tube for visual observation of a specimen by an observer, with a control circuit for controlling electrical and/or electro-motor-driven microscope functions, and an illuminating device for illuminating the specimen to be observed is described. The control circ
6717725 Automated microscope system April 6, 2004
The automated microscope system (30) comprises a box in which at least one control and power supply unit (34) is installed. The box is arranged physically separately from the microscope stand (32) and is connected to the microscope stand (32) with a cable (38). In one exemplary embodimen
6696679 Method for focusing of disk-shaped objects with patterned surfaces during imaging February 24, 2004
A method for focusing on disk-shaped objects with patterned and unpatterned surfaces includes imaging of the patterned and unpatterned surfaces on a disk-shaped object for defect detection and defect classification by using various preset values of a focus regulation system to acquire th
6653065 Method and apparatus for laser microdissection November 25, 2003
A method and an apparatus for laser microdissection of specimen regions (23) of interest of a specimen (4) are described. In a first step, a perforation with webs (26, 27, 28) is generated by means of a focused laser beam (7) along a cut line (25) enclosing the specimen region (23) of
6627304 Absorbent thin-film system consisting of metal and dielectric films September 30, 2003
The invention relates to an absorbent thin-film system made up of alternate metal and dielectric layers. With this system, color-neutral absorption results in the visual spectral region are obtained, as are a defined phase shift and a defined transmission. This film system is used for co
6624930 Illumination device for a DUV microscope and DUV microscope September 23, 2003
An illumination device for a DUV microscope has an illumination beam path, proceeding from a DUV light source in which are arranged a condenser and a reflection filter system which generates a DUV wavelength band and comprises four reflection filters. At these, the illumination beam is
6549648 Method for determining a position of a structural element on a substrate April 15, 2003
A method and apparatus determines the position P of a structural element that is non-orthogonal relative to the coordinate axes (x, y) of a substrate. The structural element is imaged on a detector array of a CCD camera that has a reference point. With the aid of a measuring window that
6542251 Illumination and imaging device for multiple spectral regions, and coordinate measuring machine April 1, 2003
An illumination and imaging device (2) for multiple spectral regions comprises an objective (21) that defines an optical axis (20). A beam splitter module (32) is arranged in the optical axis (20). Multiple light sources (35), from each of which an illuminating beam path (35a, 35b, 35c)
6538809 Variable epi-illumination interference attachment March 25, 2003
An epi-illumination interference attachment according to Mirau that can be mounted onto the objective (1) of a microscope as a two-ray interference attachment module (12). The attachment has a reference mirror (6) and several beam splitters (8a-8d) which are affixed on a carrier such as
6473230 Microscope October 29, 2002
The invention concerns a microscope with a capability for switching between the deep ultra-violet and the visible spectral region having a displaceable tube lens changer (16) with at least one tube lens (17a) for the IV light region and at least one tube lens (17b) for the visible light
6452625 Compact video microscope September 17, 2002
The invention concerns a compact video microscope or video tube body (6) for all usual investigative methods. The video microscope can take the form of an enclosed microscope housing (1a) which, in addition the optical and mechanical components, comprises one or a plurality of electronic
6441911 Measuring instrument and method for measuring patterns on substrates of various thicknesses August 27, 2002
A measuring instrument and a method for measuring patterns on substrates of various thicknesses are described. The measuring instrument comprises an X-Y carriage in which an opening is defined by a peripheral rim. An illumination optical system and multiple optical compensation elements
6441899 Apparatus and method for loading substrates of various sizes into substrate holders August 27, 2002
An apparatus and method for loading substrates of various sizes into a substrate holder. The apparatus for this purpose comprises a base plate with peripheral rim and at least three support means arranged on the base plate, each of which has configured on it different support surfaces fo
6438856 Apparatus for fine positioning of a component, and coordinate measuring machine having an appara August 27, 2002
An apparatus for fine positioning of a component has a symmetrical, one-piece double parallel spring element having a movable center bar, suspended on bending points, which carries the component. The center bar is preloaded in the direction of the frame by way of an elastic element.
6414792 Analyzer insert for a polarizing microscope July 2, 2002
The invention relates to an analyzer insert (1) in which the rotation of an adjustment wheel (2) accessible from the outside is transmitted by means of two parallel adjustment levers (8, 9) of equal length onto a rotatable analyzer (3) which can be inserted into the optical path of the
6384992 Holder for attaching a component with a dovetail slot May 7, 2002
The application describes a holder for attaching a component with outside dovetail carriages to a bearing surface. A pin-like bolt and, next to it, a ssion spring, which is bent away from the bolt under preloading, are attached in front of the bearing surface as interacting holder compon
6377870 Device and method for delivering various transparent substrates into a high-precision measuring April 23, 2002
A device and method for delivering various substrates into a high-precision measuring instrument. The device comprises a magazine in which are configured several compartments in which substrate holders for different substrates can be deposited. Also provided is a loading station in which
6369939 Illumination device for a microscope including two light sources April 9, 2002
An illumination system (1) for a microscope, in which a first light source (2), a collector lens (3), an aperture diaphragm (4), and a condenser lens ((5) are arranged in the illumination beam path (6), is described. The illumination light is directed through the aperture diaphragm (4) v
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