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
5,200,617 PMN translator and linearization system in scanning probe microscope John B. Hayes

John B. Hayes

5,200,934 Method and apparatus for direct overwrite on magnetooptical recording media using circularly polarized microwaves Masud Mansuripur

Masud Mansuripur

5,202,875 Multiple data surface optical data storage system and method Glenn T. Sincerbox

Hal J. Rosen, Kurt A. Rubin, Glenn T. Sincerbox, Timothy C. Strand and James M. Zavislan

5,220,568 Shift correcting code for channel encoded data

Dennis G. Howe, Edward J. Weldon Jr. and Hugh M. Hilden

5,224,196 Waveguide device and method for phase matched second harmonic generation Robert A. Norwood

Garo Khanarian, Robert A. Norwood, James Sounik, Jacquelyn Popolo and Steve Meyer

5,231,533 Nonlinear optical element and uses thereof

Makoto Gonokami, Kenji Takeda, Eiichi Hanamura and Yoshinori Tokura

5,245,191 Semiconductor sensor for gamma-ray tomographic imaging system

Herbert B. Barber, Harrison H. Barrett, Eustace L. Dereniak and Michel M. Rogulski

5,257,270 Shift-correction code rate-enhancing parity encoding/decoding

Hugh M. Hilden, Dennis G. Howe and Edward J. Weldon Jr.

5,271,016 Shift-correcting code system with efficient symbol-to-channel bit transformation

Hugh M. Hilden and Dennis G. Howe

5,271,356 Low profile sootblower nozzle

Sean McCafferty, Mark A. Bunton and Thomas E. Moskal

5,311,521 Method and apparatus for implementing post-modulation error correction coding scheme Masud Mansuripur

Boris Fitingof and Masud Mansuripur

5,349,603 Solid-state laser resonator Yushi Kaneda

Yushi Kaneda and Michio Oka

5,353,164 Objective lens for a free-space photonic switching system José Sasián

José Sasián

5,373,513 Shift correction code system for correcting additive errors and synchronization slips

Dennis G. Howe, Hugh M. Hilden and Edward J. Weldon Jr.

5,379,727 Low profile sootblower nozzle

Sean McCafferty, Mark A. Bunton and Thomas E. Moskal

5,391,329 Process for making a solid optical limiter containing a graded distribution of reverse saturable material Alan Kost

Thomas K. Dougherty, William E. Elias, Alan R. Kost and Marvin B. Klein

5,394,498 Optical fiber bundle and method for manufacturing José Sasián

Stephen J. Hinterlong, Robert A. Novotny and José Sasián

5,398,112 Method for testing an optical window with a small wedge angle James C. Wyant

Chiayu Ai and James C. Wyant

5,416,946 Sootblower having variable discharge

Clinton A. Brown and Sean McCafferty

5,420,947 A method for achromatically coupling a beam of light into a waveguide

Lifeng Li and John C. Brazas