Cambridge Research & Instrumentation, Inc.
|Cambridge Research & Instrumentation, Inc. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20140134713||SPECTRAL IMAGING OF BIOLOGICAL SAMPLES - The invention features a method including: (i) providing spectrally resolved information about light coming from different spatial locations in a sample comprising deep tissue in response to an illumination of the sample, wherein the light includes contributions from different components in the sample; (ii) decomposing the spectrally resolved information for each of at least some of the different spatial locations into contributions from spectral estimates associated with at least some of the components in the sample; and (iii) constructing a deep tissue image of the sample based on the decomposition to preferentially show a selected one of the components.||05-15-2014|
|20140056505||VISUALIZATION AND MEASUREMENT OF CELL COMPARTMENTS - The disclosure features methods and systems that include a detector configured to obtain multiple images of a sample stained with first and second stains, where the first and second stains have similar spectral absorption and emission profiles, and an electronic processor configured to decompose the multiple images into an unmixed image set, where the unmixed image set includes a first unmixed image corresponding to the first stain and a second unmixed image corresponding to the second stain, and identify nuclear regions in the sample based on the first unmixed image and identify cytoplasm regions in the sample based on the second unmixed image.||02-27-2014|
|20130300848||SPECTRAL IMAGING - Apparatus and methods are provided for the imaging of structures in deep tissue within biological specimens, using spectral imaging to provide highly sensitive detection. By acquiring data that provides a plurality of images of the sample with different spectral weightings, and subsequent spectral analysis, light emission from a target compound is separated from autofluorescence in the sample. With the autofluorescence reduced or eliminated, an improved measurement of the target compound is obtained.||11-14-2013|
|20090135422||Visualizing Birefringent Structures in Samples - Apparatus and methods are disclosed for viewing low-birefringence structures within samples directly, with the eye, in real-time. The sample is placed between an entrance polarizer and analyzer polarizer, the transmission state of one of which is changed dynamically to create a modulated view of the scene; against this background, birefringent structures are visible because of their different appearance when modulated. Modulation rates of 4 or more states per second; use of 4 or more states, or even a continuum of states, which lie substantially on a latitude line on the Poincare sphere; and orientation of the polarization components to produce a uniform background; produce a clear view that does not produce operator fatigue. Broad-band wavelength operation spanning 50 nm or more, or the whole visible range, is achieved, and it is compatible with integration into other microscopy modes such as Hoffman relief contrast.||05-28-2009|
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