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Inventive faculty win U.S. patents

The following University researchers have been recently awarded U.S. patents for inventions arising from their research:

  • Zhong Chen, Jianhui Zhong, and Wingchi "Edmund" Kwok of the Department of Radiology awarded U.S. Patent No. 6,288,540 for "Optimized Orthogonal Gradient Technique for Fast Quantitative Diffusion MRI on a Clinical Scanner."
  • Nicholas George of the Institute of Optics and Donald Schertler, formerly with the Institute of Optics, awarded U.S. Patent No. 6,259,561 for "Optical System for Diffusing Light."
  • Thomas Eugene Haelen and Paul Francis Slattery of the Department of Physics and Astronomy; Kamel Abdel Bazizi, formerly with the Department of Physics and Astronomy; and the late Frederick Lobkowicz, formerly with the Department of Physics and Astronomy, awarded U.S. Patent No. 6,260,754 for "Method of Making a Vacuum-Tight Continuous Cable Feedthrough Device."
  • David Williams and Geun-Young Yoon of the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences awarded U.S. Patent No. 6,264,328 for "Wavefront Sensor with Off-Axis Illumination."



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