Innovation and invention are daily occurrences at the College of Optical Sciences. The field of optics is full of possibilities — as Nobel laureate and OSC professor Nicolaas Bloembergen explains, " I think that what attracts me most ... is the eternal fascination of discovering, in my laboratory or at my desk, something that no one before me has found."

For more information about our faculty’s patents, see the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the UA Office of Technology Transfer's list of licensable technologies.


Patent Numbersort icon Patent Title OSC Author(s) All Authors
Provisional 63/158,173 Instrumentation and Methods for Optical Metrology of Heliostats J. Roger P. Angel

Ryker Eads and Roger Angel

PCT,US2020,053130 Actively Focused Lightweight Heliostat J. Roger P. Angel
PCT,US2020,052522 Apparatus and Method for the Manufacture of Large Lens Arrays J. Roger P. Angel

R. Angel, N. Didato, and R. Eads

JP 5,554,650 Optical waveguide biophotonic sensors Yasufumi Enami

Yasufumi Enami and Shin-ichiro Suye

JP 5,540,398 Optical waveguide biosensors and biosensor system Yasufumi Enami

Yasufumi Enami and Shin-ichiro Suye

JP 5,499,380 Optical modulators Yasufumi Enami

Yasufumi Enami

JP 5,135,244 Optical waveguide switches Yasufumi Enami

Yasufumi Enami

JP 4,032,124 Fiber sensor to detect strain Yasufumi Enami

Yasufumi Enami, Hiroshi Iwashima and Takao Kobayashi

JP 3,792,883 Lighting system and projection display device by using it Yuzuru Takashima

Yuzuru Takashima

JP 3,333,679 Groove cutting method Yuzuru Takashima

Yuzuru Takashima

JP 2,994,229 Endoscope Yuzuru Takashima

Yuzuru Takashima

JP 2,974,644 Reflecting and refracting optical lens and its manufacture Yuzuru Takashima

Yuzuru Takashima

JP 2,854,781 Optical equipment Yuzuru Takashima

Yuzuru Takashima

EP2446821 Dynamic collimator for wide coverage and low dose Cardiac CT imaging Jiahua Fan

J. Fan and R. Nilsen

Application 62/906,436 Dual-Axis Tracker with Spaceframe Structure J. Roger P. Angel

R. Angel, N. Didato, R. Eads, N. Emerson, and M. Rademacher

9538974 Online Estimation and Compensation for Table Deflection in CT Helical Scans Jiahua Fan

G. Cao, J. Hsieh, J. Thibault, J. Fan, K. Sauer

9486173 Image quality improvement via dynamic trigger frequency adjustment for CT imaging Jiahua Fan

J. Fan, J. Pack, G. Cao, D. Pitterle, G. Stevens

9406107 Method of Computed Tomography signal restoration via noise reduction Jiahua Fan

J. Fan, M. Yue, M. Nukui, J. Hsieh, R. Melnyk, Y. Yazaki

9357976 System and method of noise deletion in computer tomography Jiahua Fan

G. Cao, J. Fan, E. Chino

9326738 Method and system for reduced dose X-ray imaging Jiahua Fan

Z. Yin, R. Milsen, J. Fan, T. Benson, B. DeMan, J. Pack, K. Zeng