WO2006050355A3 - A compact portable rugged fluorescence microscope sealed against dust and water - Google Patents

A compact portable rugged fluorescence microscope sealed against dust and water Download PDF

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WO2006050355A3
WO2006050355A3 PCT/US2005/039453 US2005039453W WO2006050355A3 WO 2006050355 A3 WO2006050355 A3 WO 2006050355A3 US 2005039453 W US2005039453 W US 2005039453W WO 2006050355 A3 WO2006050355 A3 WO 2006050355A3
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David Jones
Torsten Pohl
Brockmann Eckhard
Winfried Storck
Jonathan J Kaufman
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Torsten Pohl
Brockmann Eckhard
Winfried Storck
Jonathan J Kaufman
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    • G02B21/0008Microscopes having a simple construction, e.g. portable microscopes
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    • G02B21/16Microscopes adapted for ultra-violet illumination ; Fluorescence microscopes

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A microscope whose construction is made from a water tight, dust sealed case where the microscope optical components are embedded in a block (Fig. 1) of machined material or attached to a shock proof frame. The case may be treated with a scratch free and chemically inert surface that may be decontaminated or sterilized. Based on light emitting diode (LED) (8) illumination the microscope has a folded light path (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) to be compact, thus light and easily portable. By using an especially efficient light condenser system (7) designed for maximum use of the available light and choice of a small but powerful LED (8) the microscope may be battery powered for long periods of time extending into days. Preset controls reduce the amount of manipulation to make operation as simple as possible. The X-Y stage (12) is similarly simple and also dust and water protected (13).
PCT/US2005/039453 2004-11-01 2005-11-01 A compact portable rugged fluorescence microscope sealed against dust and water WO2006050355A3 (en)

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