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
8,134,141 Detector with tunable spectral response J. Scott Tyo

Majeed M. Hayat, Sanjay Krishna, Sunil Raghavan, Unal Sakoglu and J. Scott Tyo

8,071,945 Infrared retina J. Scott Tyo

Majeed M. Hayat, Woo-Yong Jang, Sanjay Krishna and J. Scott Tyo

8,077,949 Apparatus for caries detection Rongguang Liang

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

8,224,045 System for early detection of dental caries Rongguang Liang

Mark E. Bridges, Peter D. Burns, Rongguang Liang and Victor C. Wong

6,128,030 Semiconductor exposure device Yushi Kaneda

Masato Hamatani, Yushi Kaneda and Hiroki Kikuchi

6,650,682 Bi-directional short pulse ring laser R. Jason Jones

Matthew J. Bohn, Thien Trang Dang, Jean-Claude M. Diels and R. Jason Jones

7,973,989 System and method using a voltage kick-off to record a hologram on a photorefractive polymer for 3-D holographic display and other applications

Pierre-Alexandre Blanche, Robert A. Norwood, Nasser Peyghambarian and Savas Tay

7,538,881 Frequency comb cavity enhanced spectroscopy R. Jason Jones

R. Jason Jones, Kevin Moll, Michael J. Thorpe and Jun Ye

6,370,422 Fiber-optic confocal imaging apparatus and methods of use

Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Colin l. Smithpeter, Brett S. Bowman and Michael R. Descour

4,278,351 Interferometer James B. Breckinridge

Robert A. Frosch, with respect to an invention of James B. Breckinridge, Robert H. Norton and Rudolf A. Schindler

4,243,323 Interferometer James B. Breckinridge

Robert A. Frosch, with respect to an invention of James B. Breckinridge

8,076,617 Nanoamorphous carbon-based photonic crystal infrared emitters Robert A. Norwood

Robert A. Norwood and Terje Skotheim

5,538,389 Bin positioning device Robert M. Stone

Robert M. Stone

5,490,758 Pit-mounted load elevator Robert M. Stone

Robert M. Stone

7,116,437 Inter-objective baffle system

Ronald S. Weinstein, Michael R. Descour, Chen Liang, Peter H. Bartels and Roland V. Shack

7,184,610 Miniaturized microscope array digital slide scanner

Ronald S. Weinstein, Michael R. Descour, Chen Liang,Peter H. Bartels and Roland V. Shack

8,134,719 3-D imaging using telecentric defocus Rongguang Liang

Rongguang Liang and Lawrence A. Ray

7,974,453 Method and apparatus for detection of caries Rongguang Liang

Rongguang Liang, Donna K. Rankin-Parobek and Victor C.  Wong

7,844,091 Optical detection of dental caries Rongguang Liang

Rongguang Liang, Michael A. Marcus, Paul O. McLaughlin, David L. Patton and Victor C. Wong

4,961,634 Achromatic infrared retarder Russell A. Chipman

Russell Chipman and David B. Chenault