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
6,042,992 Bottom antireflective coatings through refractive index modification by anomalous dispersion Robert A. Norwood

Ralph R. Dammel and Robert N. Norwood

6,274,295 Light-absorbing antireflective layers with improved performance due to refractive index optimization Robert A. Norwood

Ralph R. Dammel and Robert A. Norwood

5,680,738 Stress reduction system for steel moment frames Ralph M. Richard

Ralph M. Richard, Clayton J. Allen and James E. Partridge

5,031,993 Detecting polarization state of an optical wavefront Glenn T. Sincerbox

Rahul Asthana, Robert D. Miller, Franklin M. Schellenberg, Glenn T. Sincerbox and James M. Zavislan

6,904,201 Phase-controlled fiber Bragg gratings and manufacturing methods

Pierre St. Hilaire

4,760,385 Electronic mosaic imaging process Peter A. Jansson

Peter A. Jansson, Wade T. Rogers and James S. Schwaber

4,673,988 Electronic mosaic imaging process Peter A. Jansson

Peter A. Jansson, Wade T. Rogers and James S. Schwaber

4,672,559 Method for operating a microscopical mapping system Peter A. Jansson

Peter A. Jansson, Wade T. Rogers and James S. Schwaber

4,656,663 Method of film inspection with a microscopical image analyzer Peter A. Jansson

Peter A. Jansson, Michael J. Merrill, Daniel K. Owens and Barry Rubin

5,153,926 Parallel processing network that corrects for light scattering in image scanners Peter A. Jansson

Peter A. Jansson and John H. Fralinger

6,829,393 Method, program and apparatus for efficiently removing stray-flux effects by selected-ordinate image processing Peter A. Jansson

Peter A. Jansson

5,680,333 Predictive simulation of heather fabric appearance Peter A. Jansson

Peter A. Jansson

6,504,976 Spectral power monitors with active alignment compensation Pavel Polynkin

Pavel G. Polynkin, Jeffrey P. Wilde and Michael J. Timmons

6,753,960 Optical spectral power monitors employing frequency-division multiplexing detection schemes Pavel Polynkin

Pavel G. Polynkin and Jeffrey P. Wilde

6,507,685 Method and apparatus for servo-based spectral array alignment in optical systems Pavel Polynkin

Pavel G. Polynkin and Jeffrey P. Wilde

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

6,050,990 Methods and devices for inhibiting hair growth and related skin treatments Matthew Dubin

Nikolai I. Tankovich, Kurt A. Dasse, David H. Fine, Paul W. Fairchild, Zhong-Quan Zhao, Michael Lefebvre, John Lee Jr., Jonathan L. Rolfe, Susan Murrell, Allen Hunter II, Amanda J. Reynolds and Vladimir G. Kolinko

7,230,717 Pixelated phase-mask interferometer

Neal J. Brock, James E. Millerd, James C. Wyant and John B. Hayes

7,391,938 Technique to enhance the electro-optic coefficient of polymers by using a sol-gel cladding layer to increase poling efficiency

Nasser Peyghambarian, Robert A. Norwood and Christopher T. DeRose

6,611,372 Erbium and ytterbium co-doped phosphate glass optical fiber amplifiers using short active fiber length Nasser Peyghambarian

Nasser Peyghambarian