Patent Number: 8,792,097

Title: Systems for applying pigment to a substrate with a spectrophotometer integral to the system

Abstract: Systems for applying pigment to a substrate has a spectrophotometer integral to the system and supplies light to the substrate and receives light from the substrate. One or more pigment dischargers integral to the system apply one or more pigments to the substrate. A spectrometer spectrally analyzes the one or more pigments applied to the substrate. The spectrometer includes an optical sensing circuit having plurality of optical sensors and one or more processing elements and a plurality of filter elements fixedly positioned with respect to at least a first group of the optical sensors. An optical implement is fixedly positioned with respect to the plurality of filter elements and has a plurality of outputs and at least one entrance. The spectrometer is fabricated in a unitary manner.

Inventors: Jung; Wayne D. (Morton Grove, IL), Jung; Russell W. (Morton Grove, IL), Loudermilk; Alan R. (Chicago, IL)

Assignee: 511 Innovations, Inc.

International Classification: G01J 3/51 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/29/12018