US 11,054,626 B2
Microscope control method and microscope
Ingo Kleppe, Jena (DE); Rebecca Elsässer, Jena (DE); and Philipp Schwesig, Jena (DE)
Assigned to CARL ZEISS MICROSCOPY GMBH, Jena (DE)
Appl. No. 15/765,467
Filed by CARL ZEISS MICROSCOPY GMBH, Jena (DE)
PCT Filed Sep. 30, 2016, PCT No. PCT/EP2016/073435
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Apr. 2, 2018,
PCT Pub. No. WO2017/055558, PCT Pub. Date Apr. 6, 2017.
Claims priority of application No. 102015219121.4 (DE), filed on Oct. 2, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2018/0284414 A1, Oct. 4, 2018
Int. Cl. G02B 21/24 (2006.01); G02B 21/00 (2006.01); G02B 21/36 (2006.01); G05B 19/02 (2006.01)
CPC G02B 21/24 (2013.01) [G02B 21/0012 (2013.01); G02B 21/365 (2013.01); G05B 19/02 (2013.01); G05B 2219/35453 (2013.01); G06T 2207/10064 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
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1. A microscope control method for operating a microscope, the method comprising:
capturing an item of acoustic, graphically represented and/or electronically coded voice information by means of a detector, an optical capture unit and/or an interface;
comparing the voice information with stored reference commands;
determining a voice command on the basis of a predetermined degree of correspondence between at least one section of the voice information and a stored reference command;
selecting that reference command to which the voice command corresponds at least to a predetermined degree;
determining a plurality of probable future sequences of control commands based on the captured voice information;
indicating the plurality of probable future sequences of control commands to a user;
receiving a selection of one of the indicated sequences;
generating a control command suitable for operating the microscope, wherein the generated control command is either an invariable control command assigned to the selected reference command or the control command is generated on the basis of a rule assigned to the reference command for forming a generated control command; and
controlling the microscope by means of the assigned or generated control command.