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
7,158,914 Precision surface measurement William Kuhn

William P. Kuhn

6,433,876 Multiple wavelength or multiple shear distance quantitative differential interference contrast microscopy William Kuhn

William P. Kuhn

6,404,544 Wavelength multiplexed quantitative differential interference contrast microscopy William Kuhn

William P. Kuhn

7,375,824 Interferometer for measurement of dome-like objects

William P. Kuhn and Matthew B. Dubin

5,785,651 Distance measuring confocal microscope William Kuhn

William P. Kuhn and Phillip C. Baker

5,592,246 Device and method for mapping objects William Kuhn

William P. Kuhn and Phillip C. Baker

5,475,452 Device and method for mapping objects William Kuhn

William P. Kuhn and Phillip C. Baker

6,459,490 Dual field of view optical system for microscope and microscope and interferometer containing the same

William P. Kuhn and Robert E. Parks

5,813,809 Polymeric insert with crush-formed threads for mating with threaded surface.

William Russum

4,081,673 Transverse tomography apparatus and method Harrison H. Barrett

William Swindell and Harrison H. Barrett

3,423,736 Apparatus for reading information selectively from storage devices Glenn T. Sincerbox

William W. Ash, Kurt M. Kosanke and Glenn T. Sincerbox

3,961,191 Coded imaging systems Harrison H. Barrett

William W. Stoner, David T. Wilson and Harrison H. Barrett

6,943,930 Method and system for fabricating optical film using an exposure source and reflecting surface Rongguang Liang

Xiang-Dong Mi, David Kessler, Rongguang Liang and Tomohiro Ishikawa

7,504,453 Composite thermal interface material including particles and nanofibers Linan Jiang

Xuejiao Hu, Linan Jiang and Kenneth E. Goodson

6,264,332 Illumination apparatus and a projection type image display apparatus using it Yuzuru Takashima

Yoshinori Honguh, Yuzuru Takashima, Hisayuki Mihara and Masaru Kitamura

7,130,319 All-fiber Q-switched laser Yushi Kaneda

Yushi Kaneda, Christine Spiegelberg, Jihong Geng and Yongdan Hu

5,521,702 Reusable biocompatible interface for immobilization of materials on a solid support H. Angus Macleod

ZdzislawSalamon, Richard A. Schmidt, Gordon Tollin and H. Angus Macleod

7,821,624 Tracking system with excited state atomic line filter Matthew Dubin

Zhong-Quan Zhao, Daniel H. Leslie and Michael Lefebvre