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Universal Adapter for Mobile Telemicroscopy    

A small device to connect any microscope with any smartphone and to enable still image files creating and forwarding


Low-cost universal adapter which can connect any cell phone camera with any microscope. It is a mechanical device to connect a microscope with magnification 40x - 1200x and mobile phone camera (basic- smartphones- tablets) with adjustment for focus, spherical and color aberration. The Adapter is aimed to help capturing and forwarding microscopic images of specimens (pathology/cytology, hematology, microbiology) obtained at remote Points-of -Care to distant medical institutions for instant diagnosis (Mobile Health). This small device is designed to simulate human hand movements, what was structurally enabled with two platforms connected with flexible joints. The design is unique and distinct from all other commercially available products for the same purpose. Both markets (microscopic adapters and cell phone accessories) are fast growing globally with 4-5 billion total value.

Primary Application of the Technology

Whenever microscope is used for magnification of macro and micro objects:
HEALTH MARKET APPLICATION: Application in pathology/cytopathology, hematology, microbiology. Interventional radiology-attachment to endoscopes, dermatoscopes.
MEDICAL DEVICES: Manufacturers of microscopes and microscope accessories
TELECOMMUNICATION DEVICES: Special application in health markets: Manufacturers of cellphones with camera, smartphones and other mobile units with camera
EDUCATION AND RESEARCH: Medicine, biology at all levels. In-class and on-line education.

The Problem Solved by the Technology

The universal adapter can provide connection between cell phone cameras and microscopes, enabling any cell phone to be attached to any microscope for the purpose of transferring microscopic images at distance. Thus the application of the adapter can meet the huge market of cellphone and microscope accessories and allow mobile health services to be delivered.

Consequently, an universal adapter could reduce the cost of mobile health delivery by enabling multiple phone-cameras to be used with the same and low-cost microscope adapter/mount

How the Technology Solves the Problem

Proprietary information. Can be disclosed after signing NDA.

Competitive Advantage

There 5.6 billion mobile phones in the world (78% population, data from 2011).
There are over 180 facilities-based wireless service providers in the US, covering more than 300 million users.
There are thousands of cell phones for cameras accessories and microscope cameras adapters.
None of them are fully interchangeable and can provide movements in 4D directions
The manufacturing cost of this device enables sellers to offer it for competitive price at the cellphone and microscope markets.

Comments on Deal Structure, Potential Terms and Restrictions

Patent pending since July 2013. Open for licensing. Prototype currently on sale.
USPTO Class/subclass: 359/235
Patent, when issued will cost royalty up 10% of the anticipated market sales within 5-10 years.

The seller would like to be granted a license back.

The seller may consider selling these patents individually.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q 1: Is there are other microscopic adapters that can use cellphones?
A 1: Yes, many, but none is universal and interchangeable.
Q 2: Is there other cellphone camera accessories that can be mounted on microscopes?
A 2: Yes, many, but none is universal and interchangeable.
Q 3: Is other advantage except the interchangeability?
A 3: Yes, financial. Savings on money for buying different selective mounts and adapters.

Additional Information

The adapter is a mechanical device designed to improve the performance of two optical systems (analog and digital) and to make IT communication of high resolution health image information easy, affordable and universal.

Patent Summary

U.S. Patent Classes & Classifications Covered in this listing:

Class 348: Television

Generating, processing, transmitting or transiently displaying a sequence of images, either locally or remotely, in which the local light variations composing the images may change with time.