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
7,688,453 Interferometry testing of lenses, and systems and devices for same John E. Greivenkamp

John E. Greivenkamp, James Haywood, Larry Jones, Russell Spaulding and Gregory Williby

4,460,259 Single lens rangefinder device having light emitter and detector John E. Greivenkamp

John E. Greivenkamp, David N. Lambeth and James W. Meyer

5,075,560 Moiré distance measurement using a grating printed on or attached to a surface John E. Greivenkamp

John E. Greivenkamp and Russell J. Palum

6,341,181 Mid-spatial frequency digital boost filter

John E. Greivenkamp and Andrew E. Lowman

4,987,496 System for scanning halftone images John E. Greivenkamp

John E. Greivenkamp

4,794,550 Extended-range moiré contouring John E. Greivenkamp

John E. Greivenkamp

4,791,584 Sub-Nyquist interferometry John E. Greivenkamp

John E. Greivenkamp

4,575,193 Optical spatial frequency filter John E. Greivenkamp

John E. Greivenkamp

5,606,453 Optical parametric amplifiers and oscillators pumped by tunable laser sources Richard C. Powell

John C. Walling, Jui T. Lin, Mahendrakumar G. Jani, Richard C. Powell and Donald F. Heller

5,636,013 Suspension assembly static attitude and distance measuring instrument John B. Hayes

John B. Hayes

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

John B. Hayes

5,173,605 Compact temperature-compensated tube-type scanning probe with large scan range and independent X, Y and Z control John B. Hayes

John B. Hayes

5,103,094 Compact temperature-compensated tube-type scanning probe with large scan range John B. Hayes

John B. Hayes

5,064,286 Optical alignment system utilizing alignment spot produced by image inverter John B. Hayes

John B. Hayes

4,955,719 Interferometer with thin absorbing beam equalizing pellicle John B. Hayes

John B. Hayes

4,884,003 Compact micromotion translator John B. Hayes

John B. Hayes

6,624,893 Correction of scanning errors in interferometric profiling

Joanna Schmit and Artur G. Olszak

6,891,682 Lenses with tunable liquid optical elements Stanley Pau

Joanna Aizenberg, Timofei Kroupenkine, Stanley Pau and Shu Yang

6,778,328 Tunable field of view microlens Stanley Pau

Joanna Aizenberg, Timofei Kroupenkine, Stanley Pau and Shu Yang

3,555,545 System of recording in radiation sensitive medium Glenn T. Sincerbox

Jerry L. Reynolds, Rodman S. Schools and Glenn T. Sincerbox