06330348 is referenced by 71 patents and cites 12 patents.

A method and apparatus for monitoring and evaluating the performance and condition of histology laboratory microtomes and microtome accessories including knives, motor drives, and illumination devices. Irregularities in an image of the surface of a block mounted on the microtome are detected and characterized, the block having been subjected to mechanical sectioning by the microtome to produce a cut block face. The image of light reflected from the surface of the block, either specular or non-specular, is recorded and subjected to graphical analysis to extract, quantify, and interpret patterned features, including those indicating anomalies in the function of the microtome, its accessories, or the tissue block itself.

Title
Method and apparatus for measurement of microtome performance
Application Number
9/235345
Publication Number
6330348 (B1)
Application Date
January 21, 1999
Publication Date
December 11, 2001
Inventor
Andrew D Hendrickson
San Francisco
CA, US
Michael E Bolles
San Francisco
CA, US
Russell L Kerschmann
San Francisco
CA, US
Agent
Johnson & Stainbrook
US
Agent
Larry D Johnson
US
Craig M Stainbrook
US
Assignee
Resolution Sciences Corporation
CA, US
IPC
G06K 9/00
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