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
7,754,279 Article coated with flash bonded superhydrophobic particles
7,751,034 Systems and methods for ray tracing José Sasián

Jason Flatt, Jason Quick and José Sasián

7,726,860 Light apparatus Matthew Dubin

Kevin Harrity, Cory J. Nelson, David R. Carlson, Mark E. Johnson, Scott W. Demarest, Matthew B. Dubin and Kenneth W. Michaels

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

Devon G. Crowe

7,702,139 Apparatus for caries detection Rongguang Liang

Rongguang Liang, Victor C. Wong, Mark E. Bridges, Michael A. Marcus, David L. Patton, Peter D. Burns and Paul O. McLaughlin

7,697,808 Multi-tipped optical component
7,697,807 Multi-tipped optical component
7,693,355 Hybrid electro-optic polymer/sol-gel modulator

Christopher DeRose, Yasufumi Enami, Robert A. Norwood and Nasser Peyghambarian

7,688,500 Opthalmic optical coherence tomography (OCT) test station using a 1 μm fiber ASE source

Arturo Chavez-Pirson, Shibin Jiang and Wenyan Tian

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

7,687,239 Sensitive and rapid determination of antimicrobial susceptibility Scott Saavedra

Daniel A. Buttry, David A. Goldberg, David C. Howson, Steven W. Metzger and Scott Saavedra

7,679,061 Radiographic image sensing system Rongguang Liang

Victor C. Wong and Rongguang Liang

7,678,495 Graphitic nanostructured battery Stanley Pau

Paul R. Kolodner, Thomas N. Krupenkine, Alan M. Lyons, Stanley Pau, Joseph A. Taylor and Brijesh Vyas

7,668,355 Method for detection of caries Rongguang Liang

Victor C. Wong and Rongguang Liang

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

Devon G. Crowe

7,663,092 Method and apparatus for phase contrast quadrature interferometric detection of an immunoassay Leilei Peng

David D. Nolte, Leilei Peng, Fred E. Regnier and Ming Zhao

7,658,111 Sensors with high temperature piezoelectric ceramics

Hongxi Zhang

7,654,685 Variable-wavelength illumination system for interferometry Erik Novak

Colin Farrell, Erik Novak and Der-Shen Wan

7,654,676 Pupil mismatch in a collimated display system Matthew Dubin

Matthew B. Dubin and Brent D. Larson

7,638,182 Method for producing microchannels in drawn material