(12) International Application Status Report

Received at International Bureau: 12 July 2006 (12.07.2006)

Information valid as of: Not available

Report generated on: 12 December 2019 (12.12.2019)

(10) Publication number: (43) Publication date: (26) Publication language:
WO 2007/00059204 January 2007 (04.01.2007) English (EN)

(21) Application number: (22) Filing date: (25) Filing language:
PCT/GB2006/00236827 June 2006 (27.06.2006) English (EN)

(31) Priority number(s): (32) Priority date(s): (33) Priority status:
0513063.8 (GB)27 June 2005 (27.06.2005) Priority document received (in compliance with PCT Rule 17.1)

(51) International Patent Classification:
G01N 21/35 (2006.01)

(71) Applicant(s):
JOHNSON, William, Nevil, Heaton [GB/**]; 2 Brock Terrace La Grange St. Peter Port Guernsey GY1 1RQ (GB) (for all designated states)
GLYNN, Christopher [GB/GB]; Gaunt Mill Rack End Standlake OX29 7QA (GB) (for all designated states)
H-ICHECK LIMITED [**/**]; P.O. Box 118 St Peter Port Guernsey GY1 1RQ (GB) (for all designated states except US)

(72) Inventor(s):
JOHNSON, William, Nevil, Heaton; 2 Brock Terrace La Grange St. Peter Port Guernsey GY1 1RQ (GB)
GLYNN, Christopher; Gaunt Mill Rack End Standlake OX29 7QA (GB)

(74) Agent(s):
FORRESTER KETLEY & CO; Forrester House 52 Bounds Green Road London N11 2EY (GB)

(54) Title (EN): A METHOD OF SPECTRAL ANALYSIS AND AN APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING THE METHOD
(54) Title (FR): PROCEDE D'ANALYSE SPECTRALE ET APPAREIL PERMETTANT D'APPLIQUER CE PROCEDE

(57) Abstract:
(EN): The concentration of a component such as alcohol or glucose in a sample of an opaque liquid such as blood is determined by mounting a sample holder (16) containing the liquid sample (2) or adjacent an integrating sphere (3) and directing light from a light source (1) into the integrated sphere (3 )so that the sample is exposed to the light and light from the sample passes into the integrated sphere. A spectral analysis is performed on light from the integrating sphere and the results processed and displayed or printed as information as to the presence and/or concentration of the component in the sample.
(FR): Selon l'invention, on détermine la concentration d'un composant, tel que l'alcool ou le glucose, dans un échantillon de liquide opaque, tel que du sang, en montant un porte-échantillon (16) contenant l'échantillon liquide (2) ou à proximité d'une sphère d'intégration (3) et de diriger la lumière d'une source de lumière (1) dans la sphère intégrée (3) de sorte que l'échantillon soit exposé à la lumière et que la lumière de l'échantillon passe dans la sphère intégrée. Une analyse spectrale est effectuée sur la lumière de la sphère intégrée et les résultats sont traités et affichés ou imprimés sous forme d'information concernant la présence et/ou la concentration du composant dans l'échantillon.

International search report:
Received at International Bureau: 01 November 2006 (01.11.2006) [EP]

International Report on Patentability (IPRP) Chapter II of the PCT:
Not available

(81) Designated States:
AE, AG, AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, HN, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KN, KP, KR, KZ, LA, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, LY, MA, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RS, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW
European Patent Office (EPO) : AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, NL, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR
African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) : BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) : BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW
Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO) : AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM