Center for Optical Materials Science and Engineering Technologies (COMSET)

COMSET Patents

Patents, Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurial Activities

Listed below are COMSET patents and patent applications. Greater detail on selected technologies is available here.

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Issued Patents

Title Status Patent No.
Fluoropolymers and Methods of Applying Fluoropolymers in Molding Processes Issued 6,649,715
Diffraction Devices and Methods Issued 6,689,855
Fluoropolymers and Methods of Applying Fluoropolymers in Molding Processes Issued 6,696,534
Robust Metrics for Encapsulation of Crystalline Colloidal Arrays (CCA) for Optical Applications Issued 6,946,086
Optical Fiber Amplifier with Fully Integrated Pump Source Issued 6,947,208
Semi-Fluorinated Copolymer Solutions, Manufacture & Optical Applications Thereof Issued 6,953,653
Resonant Circuit Sensor for PPM Level Gas Detection Issued 6,997,039
Polymerized Crystalline Colloidal Array Composites Having Tunable Radiation Diffracting Properties Issued 7,008,567
Plasmon-Photon  Coupled Optical Devices Issued 7,110,154
Novel Synthesis Process for Carbon Nanotube Y Junction Issued 7,144,563
Hydrothermal Growth of YV04 and Doped YV04 Single crystals Issued 7,211,234
Fluoropolymer Carbon Nanotube Composites Issued 7,265,174
Acentric Lanthanide Borate Crystals, Method for Making & Applications Thereof Issued 7,374,616
Surface Plasmons of Carbon Nanotubes for Imaging and Sensing Issued 7,456,972
Materials For Freezing Light Issued 7,463,329
Hydrothermal Growth of Rhombohedral Potassium Fluoroberyllium Borate Crystals for Use in Laser and Non-Linear Optical Applications and Devices Issued 7,540,917 B2
Hydrothermal Growth of Large Single Crystals of Lanthanide Oxides, Ln203 (La=Sc, Y-Yb, Ln) Issued 7,563,320
Essentially Water Free Polymerized Crystalline Colloidal Array Composites Having Tunable Radiation Diffracting Properties Issued 7,582,231
Hydrothermal Growth of Hexagonal Beryllium Borate Crystals for Use in Laser and Briefringent Applications and Devices Issued 7,591,896
Method & Apparatus for Detecting Resonance in an Electrostaticly Driven Elements Issued 7,598,723
Waveguide-pumping Gain-guided Index Antiguided Fiber Lasers Issued 7,668,211
Synthesis of Novel Monomers Containing the Trifluorovinylidene group and the Cyanto Group and Polymers Thereof Issued 7,674,876
Fluorinated Lactide-Based Polymers Issued 7,695,795
Rhombohedral  Fluoroberyllium Borate Crystals and Hydrothermal Growth Thereof for use in Laser and Non-linear Optical Applications and Devices Issued 7,731,795
Halogen containing-polymer nanocomposite compositions, methods, and products employing such compositions Issued 7,750,071
Process for Preparing Carbon Nanostructures with Tailored Properties and Products Utilizing Same Issued 7,754,183
Fluorinated Aryl Ether Polymers Exhibiting Dual Fluoroolefin Functionality and Methods of Forming Same Issued 7,754,837
Substrate Patterning by Electron Emission-induced Displacement Issued 7,818,816
Halogen containing-polymer nanocomposite compositions, methods, and products employing such compositions Issued 7,750,071
Fluoropolymer Carbon Nanotube Compositions, Methods and Products Employing Such Compositions Issued 7,834,077
Electrochromic Inks Including Conducting Polymer Colloidal Nanocomposites, Devices Including the Electrochromic Inks and Methods of Forming Same Issued 7,785,496
Color-tailored Polymer Light Emitting Diodes Including Emissive Colloidal Particles and Method of Forming Same Issued 8,003,008
Non-Linear Electrical Actuation and Detection Notice of Allowance

Patents Applications

Title Country Status Serial No.
06-009 Rhombohedral Fluoroberyllium Borate Crystals and Hydrothermal Growth Thereof for Use in Laser and Non-Linear Optical Applications and Devices US Filed 12/660,540
06-034 Conducting Polymer Ink US Filed 12/293,826
08-020 Fiber-based Biosensors for use in Detecting the Presence of a Biologically Active Substance US Filed 13/061,134
08-024 Frequency Domain Endoscopic Optical Coherence Tomography Based on a Flexible Optical Fiber Bundle US Filed 12/902,366
08-029 Optical Fiber Systems and Methods KO Filed 10-2010-7021655
08-029 Optical Fiber Systems and Methods US Filed 12/989,326
08-029 Magnetic-Optic Core Fiber and Applications JP Filed 2010-548911
08-029 Optical Fiber Systems and Methods DE Filed DE 11 2009 000 467.9
09-030 Method to Reduce Insertion Losses in Optical Fibers US Filed 61/622,056
09-055 Heterogeneous Single Garnet Based Crystals for Passive Q-Switched Lasers and Microlasers and Method for Forming Same US Filed 12/832,108
09-056 Heterogeneous Single Vanadate Based Crystals for Passive Q-Switched Lasers and Microlasers and Method for Forming Same US Filed 12/832,115
2010-019 Tailored Energy Transfer in Doped Optical Composites US Filed 13/158,803
2010-022 Functionalized Chromophoric Polymer Dots and Bioconjugates Thereof PC Filed PCT/US2010/056079
2010-023 Microplasma Jet Devices Using Flexible Optical Fibers and Cell Culturable Microcapillary Tubes US Filed 13/053,885
2010-024 Streak Mode Doppler Fourier Domain Optical Coherence Tomography US Filed 13/069,462
2010-043 Diode Laser US Filed 13/478,392
2010-050 Optically Transparent Composites by Index-matching Through Particle Shelling US Filed 13/460,886
2010-051 Hydrothermal Growth of Heterogeneous Single Crystals for Solid State Laser Applications US Filed 12/832,119
2010-064 High Density Atmospheric Plasma Jet Devices by Jet-to-Jet Interaction US Filed 61/648,276
2010-081 Implantable Magnetic/Electromagnetic Fibers US Filed 13/275,923
2011-011 X-ray Excited Optical Materials & Methods for High Resolution Chemical Imaging US Filed 13/612,061
2011-014 Protein Activated Near-infrared Fluorescence of Nanoparticles Surface Modified with Indocyanine Green:  Applications in Photodynamic Therapy US Filed 61/607,660
2011-061 High Purity Crystalline Core Optical Fibers and Formation Methods Thereof US Filed 13/446,525
2011-063 Internal Gradient Doping of Single Crystals Hosts with Lasing Ions US Filed 61/663,077
2011-108 Hydrothermal Growth of Laser Crystals with Reduced  Amplified Spontaneous Emission US Filed 61/663,090
2012-018 Optical Strain Gauges and Orthopedic Screws for Imaging Through Tissue US Filed 61/680,419
2013-023 High Average Power Laser Mirror Using a Guided Mode Resonance Design US Filed 13/487,104
09-076 Optical  Fibers Incorporated with Nanoparticles for Radiation Detection US Under Review n/a
2011-001 Fluorescent Nanoparticles with Improved Brightness and Fade-resistance and Methods for Preparing Such Nanoparticles US Under Review
2011-094 All Solid Large Core Photonic Bandgap Fibers for Use in Optical Fiber Lasers US Under Review
2012-082 An Brillouin Athermal Optical Fiber US Under Review
2012-083 A Post-processing Method for the Suppression of Stimulated Brillouin Scattering (SBS) in Optical Fibers Under Review
2012-074 Method for Defining Three-dimensional Spatial Variations in Nanocrystals within Glass for Gradient Index Optics Under Review
2013-046 Small-molecule Modified Nanoparticles for the Quarantine of Overexpressed Proteins:  An Application for Cancer Therapeutics Targeting the Apoptosis Signaling Pathway Under Review

Entrepreneurial Activities

To date, COMSET technologies have led to two startup companies.

Advanced CrystalsAdvanced Photonic Crystals

Advanced Photonic Crystals mission is to provide the highest quality single crystals for optical processes grown by a low temperature hydrothermal method. Products include KTP, Nd:YVO4, KBBF among others.

 

Tetramer Technologies

Founded in 2001 as a faculty startup company commercializing high value optical polymer research activities pursued at Clemson University, Tetramer Technologies has now evolved into a company with 26 employees in six major technology platforms:

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  • Perflurocyclobutyl (PFCB) Optical Monomers and Polymers
  • Nanocomposite Developmental Research
  • Polymeric Membranes
  • Biorenewable Materials
  • Piezoelectric Polymers
  • High Temperature Fiber Coatings

Tetramer has achieved success by focusing on the development of applied materials through the design and synthesis of unique molecular architectures that meet targeted customers' desired properties. With a focus on joint research and development relationships, Tetramer works with partners to determine mutual commercial value with the shortest time to market.