Lawrenceville, NJ, United States
Lawrenceville, NJ, United States

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A system and method are disclosed for correcting the color of microscope images for different illuminants. The system includes a microscope having at least one image setting value selector with a plurality of pre-set positions, and an optical train having a distal end and a proximal end and being configured to convey illumination. The optical train is further configured to allow introduction of a calibration slide into the optical train of the microscope at a plurality of possible positions, each position being a conjugate plane of the sample plane, when the sample is in focus. The calibration slide incorporates an integral transmission filter array of known transmission values.


In accordance with a broad aspect of the present invention the system and method described are directed to correcting with a single reference channel thermally dependent spectrum shifts of a light source used with a spectrophotometer. In one embodiment of the system and method described, a light measuring device uses the measured light intensity values to generate a correction coefficient for use in correcting measured light from an object under analysis.


In one embodiment, an apparatus for measuring a color of a non-solid colored sample includes an integrating sphere having a sensor port, a sample port, and a plurality of registration marks affixed to an interior surface of the integrating sphere, outside a periphery of the sample port, a camera positioned near the sensor port, and a plurality of filters positioned between the integrating sphere and camera. An optical axis of the camera extends from the camera, through at least one of the plurality of filters, through the sensor port, to the sample port.


A system and method are provided to achieve accurate measurement of the color display characteristics of a display device under analysis. Specifically, the apparatus and method of the present invention are configured to reduce the amount of off-axis light in such a way as to limit the impact of such light on the measurement of color values generated by the display device. The reduction is achieved by causing the display to emit a target radiation only the size and shape of the active area of the sensor.


Aligning measurements of fluorescent spectral radiance factors taken by a first instrument with measurements of fluorescent spectral radiance factors taken by a second instrument, without knowledge of the matrix of bispectral luminescent radiance factor of any sample, includes obtaining a fluorescent spectral radiance factor of a reference sample, measured by the first instrument, obtaining the fluorescent spectral radiance factor of the reference sample, measured by the second instrument, obtaining a fluorescent spectral radiance factor of a test sample, measured by the first instrument, and estimating the fluorescent spectral radiance factor of the test sample that would be measured by the second instrument, based on the fluorescent spectral radiance factor of a reference sample, measured by the first instrument, on the fluorescent spectral radiance factor of the reference sample, measured by the second instrument, and on the fluorescent spectral radiance factor of the test sample, measured by the first instrument.


In accordance with a broad aspect of the present invention, a system and method are provided for monitoring and compensating thermal drift of the electronic elements in the sensor of a color measurement device, such as a spectrophotometer. Such a system and method involves, obtaining with a color sensor a plurality of measurements of a black trap with and without illumination across a range of temperatures and using those values to generate a correlation function that allows for the compensation of thermal drift in sample measurements.


Patent
Datacolor | Date: 2013-08-08

A method for evaluating a color of a sample includes acquiring a color calibrated swatch of the sample, the color calibrated swatch comprising a plurality of pixels, and comparing all pixels that are of a first color in a swatch of a standard to all of the plurality of pixels that are of a second color, wherein the second color is a color in the swatch of the sample that is most similar to the first color in the swatch of the standard.


An apparatus for assisting in measuring a color of a target includes an enclosed housing having a first aperture formed in a first end and a second aperture formed in an opposite second end and aligned concentrically with the first aperture, an array of light emitting diodes positioned inside the housing, between the first aperture and the second aperture, and an array of reference colors having known reflectance spectra, the array of reference colors being removably positioned inside the housing, between the array of light emitting diodes and the second aperture.


Patent
Datacolor | Date: 2013-11-08

The present invention is directed to an apparatus and method for determining a set of gloss measurement values of a sample to be measured. The invention includes a plurality of light sources having a light output, the plurality of sources configured to project light in the direction of a single sample having a gloss characteristic to be measured, wherein the planes of incidence of the light sources are arrayed at different azimuthal angles about the perpendicular direction of the sample. Furthermore, the invention includes a plurality gloss-sensitive sensors, each positioned at 180 degrees of azimuthal angle from the plurality of light sources so as to receive light reflected off a sample and output a plurality of measured gloss sample channel values and a processor configured to compare the outputs of the plurality of sample channel values and generate a plurality of angle-indexed gloss measurement values.


The present invention is a microscope slide apparatus and method of use thereof, wherein the slide has an integrated color calibration array of filter elements, each element having a given dimension, each element also having a known transmission spectrum. The complete filter array is observable in the field of view of a microscope under at least one magnification setting of a microscope. The invention further characterized with a secondary integrated filter array that is completely observable at a second magnification setting.

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