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1. (WO2013148204) MICROSCOPE OBJECTIVE MECHANICAL TESTING INSTRUMENT

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/148204    International Application No.:    PCT/US2013/030918
Publication Date: Fri Oct 04 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Thu Mar 14 00:59:59 CET 2013
IPC: G01Q 30/02
Applicants: HYSITRON, INC.
Inventors: ASIF, Syed Amanulla Syed
DAMA, Rajiv
MAJOR, Ryan
Title: MICROSCOPE OBJECTIVE MECHANICAL TESTING INSTRUMENT
Abstract:
An objective testing module includes a module base configured for coupling with an objective turret of a microscope. The objective testing module includes a mechanical testing assembly. The mechanical testing assembly is configured to mechanically test a sample at macro scale or less, and quantitatively determine one or more properties of the sample based on the mechanical testing. The mechanical testing assembly optionally includes a probe and one or more transducers coupled with the probe. The transducer measures one or more of force applied to a sample by the probe or displacement of the probe within the sample. In operation, an optical instrument locates a test location on a sample and the objective testing module mechanically tests at the test location with the mechanical testing assembly at a macro scale or less. The mechanical testing assembly further determines one or more properties of the sample according to the mechanical test.