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Synthesis of New Polysulfide Materials derived from Sulfur Monochloride with for Optical Material Applications
This invention describes a range of low-cost polymer compositions and method of making for high index, high Abbie number consumer optics. Background: The consumer eyewear global market estimated at greater than $100 billion. Current optical polymer technology revolves around well-established thermoplastic or thermoset polymers, including polycarbonates...
Published: 1/24/2023   |   Inventor(s): Dong-Chul Pyun, Robert Norwood, Jon Njardarson, Kyung Seok Kang
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences > Photonics, Technology Classifications > Imaging & Optics > Lens & System Design, Technology Classifications > Imaging & Optics > Materials & Fabrication > Optical, EO & MO, Technology Classifications > Materials > Chemicals, Technology Classifications > Materials > Polymers
3D Printed Lightguide Array for Optical Imaging
This technology is a collection of transparent glass or polymer elements (a lightguide array) for routing light to an array of sensors for use in spectral imaging. Background: Spectral imaging combines traditional optical images with spectroscopy, to capture the spectral properties at each part of an image. This technology is useful because it can...
Published: 10/6/2022   |   Inventor(s): Rongguang Liang, Zhihan Hong, Piaoran Ye, Douglas Loy, Yuanyuan Sun
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Imaging & Optics > Lens & System Design, Technology Classifications > Imaging & Optics > Displays
System for Figuring Thin Mirrors Using Ultrashort Laser Pulses
The inventors have developed an optical system, laser spot position determination process, and calibration process for deterministically figuring thin mirrors by creating stress inside the glass substrate (or other material transparent to the laser beam wavelength) using an ultrashort pulsed (USP) laser. This process is especially useful for low spatial...
Published: 7/19/2022   |   Inventor(s): Brandon Chalifoux, Ian Arnold, Kevin Laverty
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Imaging & Optics > Displays, Technology Classifications > Imaging & Optics > Lasers & Other Sources, Technology Classifications > Imaging & Optics > Materials & Fabrication > Optical, EO & MO, Technology Classifications > Imaging & Optics > Lens & System Design
Multi-Zone Diffractive Mask for Fine Control of Light Amplitude and Phase
This invention is a mask that can be used in an optical setup to diffract an amount of light based on wavelength. The mask is placed within the focal plane to solve the size-chromaticity problem by using this phase technique. This will achieve better resolution and high start to planet contrast. Background: In the study of the Sun's corona, light...
Published: 7/18/2022   |   Inventor(s): Olivier Guyon, Kevin Newman
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Imaging & Optics > Lens & System Design, Technology Classifications > Imaging & Optics > Materials & Fabrication
DMD-Based Optical Scanning Device
Researchers at the University of Arizona have created a wide field-of-view optical device using a Digital Micromirror Device (DMD) as a scanner. The low-cost, fast-scanning device leverages off-the-shelf optical components to create a novel optical design, which employs tilted mirrors and retro-reflectors to extend the field of view (FOV) while providing...
Published: 7/15/2022   |   Inventor(s): Yuzuru Takashima
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Imaging & Optics > Sensors and Detection > Remote Sensing, Technology Classifications > Imaging & Optics > Lens & System Design
Pseudo Phase Conjugate Image Transfer Device for Head Worn Display
Researchers at the University of Arizona have applied a novel pseudo-phase conjugate technique to the design of a ghost-free and nearly aberration-free head up display. The Pseudo-phase conjugate Head-up Display (PHD) optical engine enables image transfer in an ultra-thin form factor with transparent devices which can be buried inside prescription glasses...
Published: 7/15/2022   |   Inventor(s): Yuzuru Takashima, Alex Erstad
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Imaging & Optics > Displays, Technology Classifications > Imaging & Optics > Lens & System Design
Tactical Lighting Device
This invention is a tactical lighting device that accomplishes the same purpose of a stun grenade or flash bang, without the blast and concussion. Background: Flash bangs or stun grenades are commonly used in law enforcement and military operations due to their effectiveness at subduing and disorienting targets from the bright light and sound. Their...
Published: 7/15/2022   |   Inventor(s): Jonathan Ellis, Nathan Esham
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Imaging & Optics > Lens & System Design
Coded-Aperture System for Planar Imaging of Volumetric Sources
This invention is a method for obtaining parallel projections (i.e. 2D planar images) of a 3D object without the use of a parallel bore collimator while offering improved resolution and decreased resolution degradation with increasing object depth. The method involves measuring the photon flux of a gamma photon emitting source from within the subject’s...
Published: 7/15/2022   |   Inventor(s): Harrison Barrett, Eric Clarkson, Donald Wilson
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Imaging & Optics > Lens & System Design, Technology Classifications > Imaging & Optics
Improved Illumination System of Laparoscope Using an Aspherical Lens Array
University of Arizona researchers have developed a more uniform illumination system for better medical images. The system directs outgoing rays from the fiber bundle to provide more uniform illumination, even with extended non-lambertian sources, allowing the full field of view to be fully observed with good detail. It is low cost and an be easily attached...
Published: 7/15/2022   |   Inventor(s): Hong Hua, Rengmao Wu, Yi Qin
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Imaging & Optics > Medical Imaging, Technology Classifications > Imaging & Optics > Lens & System Design, Technology Classifications > Imaging & Optics > Materials & Fabrication
Trapezoidal Shim for Segmented Optics Assembly
Researchers at the University of Arizona have designed a paradigm-shifting space telescope technology. The technology produces ultra-lightweight, transmissive lenses that are fabricated economically in segments. The novel aspects of the technology facilitate quick assembly with very high precision alignment. Background: Improvements in space telescope...
Published: 7/15/2022   |   Inventor(s): Daewook Kim, Rongguang Liang, Oliver Spires
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Imaging & Optics, Technology Classifications > Imaging & Optics > Lens & System Design
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