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Automatic Focus Offset-Controlled Microscope Mechanism

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000036149D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Brown, ME Seing, HS [+details]

Abstract

A technique is described whereby a mechanism is added to a microscope, which incorporates up to five lenses, so as to provide automatic focus offset adjustments for each lens. The automatic focus offset adjustment allows microscopic measurements to take place immediately after a lens selection is made. This improvement eliminates the need for an operator to manually adjust the offset.