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
4,249,796 Projection display device Glenn T. Sincerbox

Joseph G. Gordon II and Glenn T. Sincerbox

4,255,764 Film scanner employing optical splice technique for frame-rate conversion

Dennis G. Howe

4,266,008 Method for etching thin films of niobium and niobium containing compounds for preparing superconductive circuits Charles M. Falco

Robert T. Kampwirth, Ivan K. Schuller and Charles M. Falco

4,270,130 Thermal deformation record device with bleachable dye

Conrad G. Houle, Dennis G. Howe, Harold T. Thomas, Joseph J. Wrobel and Bruce G. Fike

4,275,395 Interactive projection display system Glenn T. Sincerbox

Anthony G. Dewey and Glenn T. Sincerbox

4,278,351 Interferometer James B. Breckinridge

Robert A. Frosch, with respect to an invention of James B. Breckinridge, Robert H. Norton and Rudolf A. Schindler

4,321,559 Multiwavelength self-pumped solid state laser

Leon Esterowitz and Robert C. Eckardt

4,322,837 Dithered center tracking system

Lee Mickelson and Eric V. Olson

4,329,588 Polarization switched optical filtering for transverse tomography

Harrison H. Barrett, William Swindell and John E. Greivenkamp

4,331,877 Transverse tomography with optical filtering

Harrison H. Barrett, William Swindell, Scott K. Gordon andJohn E. Greivenkamp

4,336,545 Optical disc structure, method and apparatus physically optimized for writing and reading with a single wavelength

Dennis G. Howe, Alan B. Marchant and Joseph J. Wrobel

4,337,758 Solar energy collector and converter Aden B. Meinel

Aden B. Meinel and Walter B. Meinel

4,346,965 Light modulator/deflector using acoustic surface waves Dror Sarid

Robert A. Sprague and Dror Sarid

4,349,901 Apparatus and method for reading optical discs

Dennis G. Howe

4,354,196 Laser engraving system with massive base table and synchronization controls

Don B. Neumann, Lyle K. Norton and Eric V. Olson

4,359,750 Optical disc structure

Dennis G. Howe

4,360,908 Physically optimized optical disc structure, method and apparatus

Dennis G. Howe and Joseph J. Wrobel

4,362,023 Superconducting thermoelectric temperature stabilization device Charles M. Falco

Charles M. Falco

4,404,569 System and method for producing artwork for printed circuit boards

Don B. Neumann, Lyle K. Norton and Eric V. Olson

4,419,675 Imaging system and method for printed circuit artwork and the like

Don B. Neumann, Lyle K. Norton and Eric V. Olson