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1. US20140168636 - Spectrometer

Office United States of America
Application Number 14188276
Application Date 24.02.2014
Publication Number 20140168636
Publication Date 19.06.2014
Grant Number 09541451
Grant Date 10.01.2017
Publication Kind B2
IPC
G01B 9/02
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
BMEASURING LENGTH, THICKNESS OR SIMILAR LINEAR DIMENSIONS; MEASURING ANGLES; MEASURING AREAS; MEASURING IRREGULARITIES OF SURFACES OR CONTOURS
9Instruments as specified in the subgroups and characterised by the use of optical measuring means
02Interferometers
G01J 3/02
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
JMEASUREMENT OF INTENSITY, VELOCITY, SPECTRAL CONTENT, POLARISATION, PHASE OR PULSE CHARACTERISTICS OF INFRA-RED, VISIBLE OR ULTRA-VIOLET LIGHT; COLORIMETRY; RADIATION PYROMETRY
3Spectrometry; Spectrophotometry; Monochromators; Measuring colours
02Details
G01J 3/10
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
JMEASUREMENT OF INTENSITY, VELOCITY, SPECTRAL CONTENT, POLARISATION, PHASE OR PULSE CHARACTERISTICS OF INFRA-RED, VISIBLE OR ULTRA-VIOLET LIGHT; COLORIMETRY; RADIATION PYROMETRY
3Spectrometry; Spectrophotometry; Monochromators; Measuring colours
02Details
10Arrangements of light sources specially adapted for spectrometry or colorimetry
G01J 3/26
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
JMEASUREMENT OF INTENSITY, VELOCITY, SPECTRAL CONTENT, POLARISATION, PHASE OR PULSE CHARACTERISTICS OF INFRA-RED, VISIBLE OR ULTRA-VIOLET LIGHT; COLORIMETRY; RADIATION PYROMETRY
3Spectrometry; Spectrophotometry; Monochromators; Measuring colours
12Generating the spectrum; Monochromators
26using multiple reflection, e.g. Fabry-Perot interferometer, variable interference filter
G01J 3/32
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
JMEASUREMENT OF INTENSITY, VELOCITY, SPECTRAL CONTENT, POLARISATION, PHASE OR PULSE CHARACTERISTICS OF INFRA-RED, VISIBLE OR ULTRA-VIOLET LIGHT; COLORIMETRY; RADIATION PYROMETRY
3Spectrometry; Spectrophotometry; Monochromators; Measuring colours
28Investigating the spectrum
30Measuring the intensity of spectral lines directly on the spectrum itself
32Investigating bands of a spectrum in sequence by a single detector
CPC
G01J 3/0229
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
JMEASUREMENT OF INTENSITY, VELOCITY, SPECTRAL CONTENT, POLARISATION, PHASE OR PULSE CHARACTERISTICS OF INFRA-RED, VISIBLE OR ULTRA-VIOLET LIGHT; COLORIMETRY; RADIATION PYROMETRY
3Spectrometry; Spectrophotometry; Monochromators; Measuring colours
02Details
0205Optical elements not provided otherwise, e.g. optical manifolds, diffusers, windows
0229using masks, aperture plates, spatial light modulators or spatial filters, e.g. reflective filters
G01J 3/0205
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
JMEASUREMENT OF INTENSITY, VELOCITY, SPECTRAL CONTENT, POLARISATION, PHASE OR PULSE CHARACTERISTICS OF INFRA-RED, VISIBLE OR ULTRA-VIOLET LIGHT; COLORIMETRY; RADIATION PYROMETRY
3Spectrometry; Spectrophotometry; Monochromators; Measuring colours
02Details
0205Optical elements not provided otherwise, e.g. optical manifolds, diffusers, windows
G01J 3/0208
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
JMEASUREMENT OF INTENSITY, VELOCITY, SPECTRAL CONTENT, POLARISATION, PHASE OR PULSE CHARACTERISTICS OF INFRA-RED, VISIBLE OR ULTRA-VIOLET LIGHT; COLORIMETRY; RADIATION PYROMETRY
3Spectrometry; Spectrophotometry; Monochromators; Measuring colours
02Details
0205Optical elements not provided otherwise, e.g. optical manifolds, diffusers, windows
0208using focussing or collimating elements, e.g. lenses or mirrors; performing aberration correction
G01J 3/021
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
JMEASUREMENT OF INTENSITY, VELOCITY, SPECTRAL CONTENT, POLARISATION, PHASE OR PULSE CHARACTERISTICS OF INFRA-RED, VISIBLE OR ULTRA-VIOLET LIGHT; COLORIMETRY; RADIATION PYROMETRY
3Spectrometry; Spectrophotometry; Monochromators; Measuring colours
02Details
0205Optical elements not provided otherwise, e.g. optical manifolds, diffusers, windows
021using plane or convex mirrors, parallel phase plates, or particular reflectors
G01J 3/027
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
JMEASUREMENT OF INTENSITY, VELOCITY, SPECTRAL CONTENT, POLARISATION, PHASE OR PULSE CHARACTERISTICS OF INFRA-RED, VISIBLE OR ULTRA-VIOLET LIGHT; COLORIMETRY; RADIATION PYROMETRY
3Spectrometry; Spectrophotometry; Monochromators; Measuring colours
02Details
027Control of working procedures of a spectrometer; Failure detection; Bandwidth calculation
G01J 3/0291
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
JMEASUREMENT OF INTENSITY, VELOCITY, SPECTRAL CONTENT, POLARISATION, PHASE OR PULSE CHARACTERISTICS OF INFRA-RED, VISIBLE OR ULTRA-VIOLET LIGHT; COLORIMETRY; RADIATION PYROMETRY
3Spectrometry; Spectrophotometry; Monochromators; Measuring colours
02Details
0291Housings; Spectrometer accessories; Spatial arrangement of elements, e.g. folded path arrangements
Applicants Seiko Epson Corporation
Inventors Tatsuaki Funamoto
Agents Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C.
Priority Data 2010262758 25.11.2010 JP
Title
(EN) Spectrometer
Abstract
(EN)

A spectrometer includes: a tungsten lamp which emits light with no peak wavelength within a wavelength range of visible light and having a light amount increasing as the wavelength becomes longer; a violet LED which emits light having a peak wavelength within the wavelength range of visible light; a light mixer which mixes light emitted from the tungsten lamp and the violet LED; an etalon which receives light mixed by the light mixer and transmits light contained in the received mixed light and having a particular wavelength; a light receiving unit which receives light transmitted by the etalon; and a measurement control unit which changes the wavelength of light that can pass through the etalon and measures spectral characteristics of the light having passed through the etalon based on the light received by the light receiving unit.