Patent Number: 7,826,728

Title: Image processing system and camera

Abstract: The image processing system is applied to dentistry, for example, and performs photography of the teeth of a patient while causing a plurality of illumination light LEDs of different wavelengths to emit light by means of a photography device when producing a crown repair or denture of the patient, whereby image data are acquired. The image data are transmitted to a dental filing system constituting a processing device where color reproduction data are determined through computation. In addition, color reproduction data are transmitted to the dental technician's office via a public switched network. Therefore, a repair material compound ratio calculation database is searched and the compound data for a material that matches the hue of the patient's teeth are found, whereby a crown repair or denture or the like that very closely matches the color of the patient's teeth is produced.

Inventors: Konno; Osamu (Iruma, JP), Komiya; Yasuhiro (Hino, JP), Wada; Toru (Niiza, JP), Sato; Nobumasa (Ageo, JP)

Assignee: Olympus Corporation

International Classification: G03B 15/03 (20060101); A61B 1/04 (20060101); G03B 29/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-02 0:00:00