The Hindu | Mangaluru | Manipal, May 09, 2017 |
The Indian Patent Office has granted patent to an invention by Raghunath Manohar of Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT), a constituent of Manipal University. A statement issued by the university here said that Mr. Manohar’s invention, “A Multi lens System which is a microscope and a component of a telescope”, was approved recently. He had applied for it in 2009, and is the only inventor of the device. Earlier, he had received a U.S. patent for “Marking Gauge”, of which too, he was a sole inventor. Giving details about the invention, Mr. Manohar, Deputy Engineer (Laboratory), Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing, MIT, said that the telescope has 9 lens, which form the erecting lens system using 9 biconvex lenses of same focal length and diameter 10 cm and 50 mm, respectively. The optical system in the apparatus has eight PVC tubes of the required size. This is called the distance tube pieces. The above are slid into a slightly larger PVC container pipe having a collar at one end with a hole at the centre to view the image.