Patents by Inventor Olaf Selchow

Olaf Selchow has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10001634
    Abstract: A method for preparing for and carrying out the microscopic recording of image stacks of a sample from various orientation angles, wherein the sample is retained in a sample retainer defining a sample coordinate system. The sample retainer can be translated and rotated in a space spanned by a detection coordinate system. In a first embodiment, for at least two different orientation angles, a projection image is recorded in the detection coordinate system and a first sample volume and a second sample volume are determined in the sample coordinate system. Then the intersection volume of the two sample volumes is determined in the sample coordinate system. Parameters necessary for image stack recording are determined for all other orientation angles based on the intersection volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH
    Inventors: Helmut Lippert, Olaf Selchow, Pavel Tomancak
  • Patent number: 9733160
    Abstract: The invention is directed to method for positioning and aligning a preferably biological sample in the detection area of the objective of a microscope arrangement. According to the invention, the method mentioned above has the following method steps: a sample is introduced into a transparent medium, preferably agarose gel, which is initially liquid; the medium is changed from the liquid state to the solid state, wherein the sample is fixated within the medium, but the transparency of the medium is retained; the solidified medium is positioned in the microscope arrangement in such a way that the sample enclosed therein is situated in the detection area of the objective. Further, a device is proposed for positioning and aligning a preferably biological sample in the detection area of the objective of a microscope arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH
    Inventors: Wibke Hellmich, Benno Radt, Helmut Lippert, Olaf Selchow, Uwe Wolf, Juergen Haese
  • Publication number: 20150153560
    Abstract: A method for preparing for and carrying out the microscopic recording of image stacks of a sample from various orientation angles, wherein the sample is retained in a sample retainer defining a sample coordinate system. The sample retainer can be translated and rotated in a space spanned by a detection coordinate system. In a first embodiment, for at least two different orientation angles, a projection image is recorded in the detection coordinate system and a first sample volume and a second sample volume are determined in the sample coordinate system. Then the intersection volume of the two sample volumes is determined in the sample coordinate system. Parameters necessary for image stack recording are determined for all other orientation angles based on the intersection volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Inventors: Helmut Lippert, Olaf Selchow, Pavel Tomancak
  • Publication number: 20140202265
    Abstract: The invention is directed to method for positioning and aligning a preferably biological sample in the detection area of the objective of a microscope arrangement. According to the invention, the method mentioned above has the following method steps: a sample is introduced into a transparent medium, preferably agarose gel, which is initially liquid; the medium is changed from the liquid state to the solid state, wherein the sample is fixated within the medium, but the transparency of the medium is retained; the solidified medium is positioned in the microscope arrangement in such a way that the sample enclosed therein is situated in the detection area of the objective. Further, a device is proposed for positioning and aligning a preferably biological sample in the detection area of the objective of a microscope arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH
    Inventors: Wibke HELLMICH, Benno RADT, Helmut LIPPERT, Olaf SELCHOW, Uwe WOLF, Juergen HAESE
  • Publication number: 20110094318
    Abstract: The invention is directed to method for positioning and aligning a preferably biological sample in the detection area of the objective of a microscope arrangement. According to the invention, the method mentioned above has the following method steps: a sample is introduced into a transparent medium, preferably agarose gel, which is initially liquid; the medium is changed from the liquid state to the solid state, wherein the sample is fixated within the medium, but the transparency of the medium is retained; the solidified medium is positioned in the microscope arrangement in such a way that the sample enclosed therein is situated in the detection area of the objective. Further, a device is proposed for positioning and aligning a preferably biological sample in the detection area of the objective of a microscope arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2009
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Inventors: Wibke Hellmich, Benno Radt, Helmut Lippert, Olaf Selchow, J├╝rgen Haese, Uwe Wolf