Patents

Office of Technology Management at Urbana-Champaign

Patents & Disclosures

  1. Tearney GJ, Boppart SA, Bouma BE, Brezinski ME, Swanson EA, Fujimoto JG. Method and apparatus for performing optical measurements using a fiber optic imaging guidewire, catheter or endoscope. Issued October 17, 2000. Patent # 6,134,003.
  2. Boppart SA, Tearney GJ, Bouma BE, Brezinski ME, Swanson EA, Fujimoto JG. Method and apparatus for forward-directed optical scanning instruments. Issued November 26, 2002. Patent # 6,485,413.
  3. Tearney GJ, Boppart SA, Bouma BE, Brezinski ME, Swanson EA, Fujimoto JG. Fiber optic imaging endoscope interferometer with at least one faraday rotator. Issued December 31, 2002. Patent # 6,501,551.
  4. Pitris C, Boppart SA, Li XD, Brezinski ME, Swanson EA, McNamara E, Fujimoto JG. Fiber optic needle probes for optical coherence tomography imaging. Issued May 13, 2003. Patent #6,564,087.
  5. Boppart SA, Marks DL, Suslick KS, Toublan FJJ. Optical contrast agents for optically modifying incident radiation. Issued April 3, 2007.  Patent #7,198,777.
  6. Suslick KS, Toublan FJJ, Boppart SA, Marks DL. Surface modified protein microparticles. Issued May 15, 2007, Patent #7,217,410.
  7. Marks DL, Boppart SA. Volumetric endoscopic coherence microscopy using a coherent fiber bundle. Patent 7,450,243, November 11, 2008.
  8. Marks DL, Boppart SA. Distinguishing non-resonant four-wave-mixing noise in coherent Stokes and anti-Stokes Raman scattering.  Issued September 8, 2009, Patent #7,586,618.
  9. Ralston TS, Marks DL, Carney PS, Boppart SA. Interferometric synthetic aperture microscopy. Issued October 13, 2009, Patent #7,602,501.
  10. Boppart SA, Wei A. Multi-functional plasmon-resonant contrast agents for optical coherence tomography. Issued October 27, 2009, Patent #7,610,074.
  11. Boppart SA, Marks DL. Nonlinear interferometric vibrational imaging. Issued October 13, 2009, Patent #7,602,501.
  12. Marks DL, Davis BJ, Boppart SA, Carney PS.  Partially coherent illumination for inverse scattering full-field interferometric synthetic aperture microscopy.  Issued January 5, 2010, Patent #7,643,155.
  13. Boppart SA, Xu C.  Contrast enhanced spectroscopic optical coherence tomography.  Issued May 25, 2010, Patent #7,725,169.
  14. Oldenburg AL, Boppart SA, Crecea V, Liang X.  Magnetomotive optical coherence tomography.  Issued July 6, 2010, Patent #7,751,057.
  15. Zysk AM, Adie SG, Leigh MS, Armstrong JJ, Sampson DD, Boppart SA.  Method and apparatus for measurement of optical properties in tissue.  U.S. Patent 7,787,129, August 31, 2010; Australian Patent 2007211061, September 18, 2013.
  16. Boppart SA, Xi C.  Device and method for imaging the ear using optical coherence tomography.  Patent 8,115,934, February 14, 2012.
  17. Marks DL, Boppart SA, Zysk AM, Schlachter SC.  Group refractive index reconstruction with broadband interferometric confocal microscopy.  Patent 8,218,152, July 10, 2012.
  18. Marks DL, Geddes JB, Boppart SA.  Matched pulse stimulated Raman scattering.  Patent 8,300,228, October 30, 2012. 
  19. Tu H, Boppart SA.  Optical frequency up-conversion of infrared laser pulses into visible pulses by Cherenkov radiation and intermodal four-wave mixing in photonic crystal fibers.  Patent 8,305,682, November 6, 2012.
  20. Boppart SA.  Apparatus and method for measuring a characteristic of a composition reactive to a magnetic field.  Patent 8,447,373, May 21, 2013.
  21. Tu H, Boppart SA.  Coherent fiber continuum source from transform-limited pulse compression in all-normal dispersion fiber.  Patent 8,526,772, September 3, 2013.
  22. Boppart SA, Jung W.  Apparatus for biomedical imaging.  Patent 8,594,757, November 26, 2013.
  23. Boppart SA, Nguyen FT, Zysk AM.  Low-coherence interferometry and optical coherence tomography for image-guided surgical treatment of solid tumors.  Patent 8,983,580, March 17, 2015.
  24. Boppart SA, Zhao Y.  Optical parametric amplification of weak signals for imaging biological tissue. Patent #9,506,858, November 29, 2016.
  25. Tu H, Boppart SA.  Bright few-cycle visible fiber source using 1550-nm converted Cherenkov radiation with Gaussian-like spectra.  Patent 9,300,107, March 29, 2016.