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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 Crystals Advanced 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.

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