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Miniature self-contained vacuum compatible electronic imaging microscope

United States Patent

December 4, 2001
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A vacuum compatible CCD-based microscopic camera with an integrated illuminator. The camera can provide video or still feed from the microscope contained within a vacuum chamber. Activation of an optional integral illuminator can provide light to illuminate the microscope subject. The microscope camera comprises a housing with a objective port, modified objective, beam-splitter, CCD camera, and LED illuminator.
Naulleau; Patrick P. (Oakland, CA), Batson; Phillip J. (Alameda, CA), Denham; Paul E. (Crockett, CA), Jones; Michael S. (San Francisco, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
09/ 520,295
March 7, 2000
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC03-76SF00098 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of California.