(19) United States
(12) Patent Application Publication (io) Pub. No.: US 2005/0270639 Al
Miki (43) Pub. Date: Dec. 8,2005
(54) FLUORESCENCE MICROSCOPE, DISPLAY METHOD USING FLUORESCENCE MICROSCOPE SYSTEM, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM
(51) Int. CI.7 G02B 21/00; G02B 21/06
(52) U.S. CI 359/381; 359/368
KILYK & BOWERSOX, P.L.L.C.
400 HOLIDAY COURT
WARRENTON, VA 20186 (US) (73) Assignee: Keyence Corporation
(21) Appl. No.: 11/133,680
(22) Filed: May 20, 2005
(30) Foreign Application Priority Data May 21, 2004 (JP) P 2004-152544
A fluorescence microscope comprises plural types of filter sets including a combination of a excitation filter, a dichroic mirror, and an absorption filter, a filter switch portion for switching the filter sets at a predetermined timing, an imaging portion for picking up an image of a specimen as an observation object by using the filter sets, a display portion having a plurality of image display areas on which the image picked up by the imaging portion are displayed respectively, and a control portion for generating a superposed image on which the images are superposed. In this fluorescence microscope, the imaging portion picks up the image via every filter set in synchronism with a timing which is set by the switching set portion and at which the filter switch portion switches the filter sets, and then the picked-up image is automatically updated and displayed in the image display areas.