Patent Number: 6,253,653

Title: Disc-microtome

Abstract: The invention relates to a microtome (1) for producing thin slices for microscopy, which is provided with a base (2), a blade holder (3) for holding a cutting blade (4) and an object holder (5) for holding the object (6) to be cut. Cutting occurs in a plane by a relative movement between the object (6) and the cutting blade (4) To produce the relative movement, a rotating component (7) is provided with a drive motor (17), wherein the rotating axis of the rotating component (7) is arranged obliquely to the base (2), and a feed slide (9) is provided with a linear guide for setting the slice thickness. The structure of said feed slide (9) is such that it is removable via a feed motor (17) and a control circuit (14) connected thereto.

Inventors: Walter; Roland (Altlussheim, DE), Biehl; Manfred (Meckesheim, DE), Vierling; Juergen (Eppelheim, DE), Laudat; Andreas (Hirschberg, DE), Scheck; Peter (Rauenberg, DE), Metzner; Rolf (Dossenheim, DE)

Assignee: Leica Microsystems Nussloch GmbH

International Classification: G01N 1/04 (20060101); G01N 1/06 (20060101); B23D 019/00 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018