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
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

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

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

4,222,070 Recording video information on a flexible master disc

Dennis G. Howe, Harold T. Thomas and James K. Lee

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.

4,150,880 Optical achromatization for acousto-optic deflectors

Dennis G. Howe, Richard N. Blazey and James C. Owens

8,125,644 Magnetic field sensor with optically sensitive device and method for measuring a magnetic field Devon Crowe

Devon G. Crowe

7,705,971 System and method for determining crosswinds Devon Crowe

Devon G. Crowe

7,667,850 Imaging system with low coherence light source Devon Crowe

Devon G. Crowe

4,424,519 System and method for producing artwork for printed circuit boards

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

4,422,083 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

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

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

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

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

7,522,322 Apparatus for dental shade measurement Rongguang Liang

Douglass L. Blanding, Rongguang Liang, Edward J. Giorgianni and Steven J. Hansen

4,110,614 Corona device Dror Sarid

Dror Sarid and Thomas G. Davis

7,382,918 Apparatus and method for imager device color calibration using a spectral light source William Kuhn

Edward J. Bawolek, Lawrence A. Booth, Curt Corum and William P. Kuhn

7,016,533 Apparatus and method for imager device color calibration using a spectral light source William Kuhn

Edward J. Bawolek, Lawrence A. Booth, Curt Corum and William P. Kuhn

6,205,244 Method for imager device color calibration utilizing light-emitting diodes or other spectral light sources William Kuhn

Edward J. Bawolek, Lawrence A. Booth, Curt Corum and William P. Kuhn

4,784,472 Optical control system and method

Eiichi Hanamura and Tetsuji Tokihiro

4,678,736 Optical recording media on which information is stored and method of making same

Eiichi Hanamura, Yoshinori Tokura, Akio Takada and Akiro Itsubo