Configurable platform

  • US 10,980,420 B2
  • Filed: 01/26/2017
  • Issued: 04/20/2021
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/26/2016
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A fluorescence imaging system for imaging an object, comprising:

  • a white light provider that emits white light;

    an excitation light provider that emits excitation light in a plurality of excitation wavebands for causing the object to emit fluorescent light, wherein the excitation light provider is distinct form the white light provider and can emit excitation light simultaneously with the white light provider emitting white light;

    a component that directs the white light and excitation light to the object and collects reflected white light and emitted fluorescent light from the object;

    a filter that blocks light in the excitation wavebands and transmits at least a portion of the reflected white light and fluorescent light;

    an image sensor assembly that receives the transmitted reflected white light and the fluorescent light; and

    an optical assembly located in an optical path between the object and the image sensor assembly, the optical assembly comprising;

    a first optics region that projects the transmitted reflected white light as a white light image onto an image plane of the image sensor assembly, anda second optics region for reducing an image size for the transmitted fluorescent light, spectrally separating the transmitted fluorescent light, and projecting the separated fluorescent light as fluorescence images onto different portions of an image sensor of the image sensor assembly.

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