Patents

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.

Patents

Patent Number Patent Title OSC Author(s) All Authorssort icon
9,044,299 Microfabricated instruments and methods to treat recurrent corneal erosions
8,889,454 Manufacture of thermoelectric generator structures by fiber drawing
8,741,158 Superhydrophobic transparent glass (stg) thin film articles
8,668,812 Superhydrophobic coated apparatus for liquid purification by evaporative condensation
8,591,481 Microfabricated instruments and methods to treat recurrent corneal erosion
8,497,021 Superoleophilic particles and coatings and methods of making the same
8,461,600 Method for morphological control and encapsulation of materials for electronics and energy applications
8,460,782 Array of aligned and dispersed carbon nanotubes and method of producing the array
8,425,596 Retinal instrument
8,415,704 Close-packed array of light emitting devices
8,271,636 Method of forming composite, ordered material having sharp surface features
8,216,674 Superhydrophobic diatomaceous earth
8,208,136 Large area substrate for surface enhanced raman spectroscopy (SERS) using glass-drawing technique
8,202,749 Array of aligned and dispersed carbon nanotubes and method of producing the array
8,193,406 Super-hydrophobic bandages and method of making the same
8,142,516 Self-cleaning skin-like prosthetic polymer surfaces
8,101,913 Method of making large area conformable shape structures for detector/sensor applications using glass drawing technique and post processing
7,754,279 Article coated with flash bonded superhydrophobic particles
7,697,808 Multi-tipped optical component
7,697,807 Multi-tipped optical component