Patents by Inventor Peter Verveer

Peter Verveer has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 6399935
    Abstract: A confocal optical imaging system comprises light source means (110, 310, 410, 710), detector means (150, 160, 350, 360, 450, 750) with at least one two-dimensional detector camera, and spatial light modulator means (120, 320, 420, 720) with a first (121a) and a second group (121b) of modulator elements, wherein the first group of modulator elements is adapted to illuminate an object to be investigated according to a predetermined pattern sequence of illumination spots focused to conjugate locations (141, 341, 441) of the object from which detection light is directed to the detector means for forming a first image Ic, and the second group of elements is adapted to illuminate the object at non-conjugate locations and/or to direct detection light from non-conjugate locations of the object to the detector means for forming a second image Inc. In an optical imaging method using this system, the first and second images are collected simultaneously or subsequently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2002
    Assignee: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der Forderung der Wissenschaften E.V.
    Inventors: Thomas M. Jovin, Quentin Hanley, Peter Verveer
  • Patent number: 6128077
    Abstract: A confocal spectral imaging system comprises a light source, a light modulator forming an illumination aperture and directing an illumination pattern to conjugate object locations, and analyzing means with a detection aperture, dispersive elements and a detector, wherein the illumination and detection apertures are in conjugate optical planes, and the light modulator consist of an array of light modulator elements, a group of which being arranged according to the illumination pattern and forming the illumination aperture, and are controlled such that the illumination pattern is directed to time-dependent changing conjugate locations of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Inventors: Thomas M. Jovin, Quentin Hanley, Peter Verveer