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Department of Physics and Center for Soft Matter Research
New York University

Grier Group Patents

  1. Automated real-time particle characterization and three-dimensional velocimetry with holographic video microscopy, D. G. Grier, F. C. Cheong and K. Xiao, U. S. Patent 9,316,578, New York University (2016).
  2. Holographic microrefractometer for determining refractive index of a medium, H. Shpaisman, B. J. Krishnatreya and D. G. Grier, U. S. Patent 9,188,529, New York University (2015).
  3. Optical solenoid beams, D. G. Grier, S.-H. Lee and Y. Roichman, U. S. Patent 8,922,857, New York University (2014).
  4. Extended and knotted optical traps in three dimensions, D. G. Grier and E. R. Shanblatt, U. S. Patent 8,921,763, New York University (2014).
  5. Tracking and characterizing particles with holographic video microscopy, D. G. Grier, S.-H. Lee and F. C. Cheong, U. S. Patent 8,791,985, New York University (2014).
  6. Sorting colloidal particles into multiple channels with optical forces: Prismatic optical fractionation, D. G. Grier and K. Xiao, U. S. Patent 8,766,169, New York University (2014).
  7. Manipulation of objects in potential energy landscapes, D. G. Grier, M. Polin, S.-H. Lee, Y. Roichman and K. Ladavac, U. S. Patent 8,502,132, New York University (2013).
  8. Volumetric imaging of holographic optical traps, Y. Roichman, I. Cholis and D. G. Grier, U. S. Patent 8,472,094, New York Univeristy (2013).
  9. Holographic microfabrication and characterization system for soft matter and biological systems, D. G. Grier, U. S. Patent 8,431,884, New York University (2013).
  10. Assembly of quasicrystalline photonic heterostructures, D. G. Grier, Y. Roichman, W. Man, P. M. Chaikin and P. J. Steinhardt, U. S. Patent 8,394,708, New York University; Princeton University (2013).
  11. Holographic microscopy of holographically trapped three-dimensional nanorod structures, F. C. Cheong, D. G. Grier and S.-H. Lee, U. S. Patent 8,331,019, New York University (2012).
  12. Multicolor holographic optical trapping, D. G. Grier, U. S. Patent 8,298,727, New York University (2012).
  13. Three-dimensional holographic ring traps, Y. Roichman and D. G. Grier, U. S. Patent 8,179,577, New York University (2012).
  14. System for applying optical forces from phase gradients, Y. Roichman, B. Sun, Y. Roichman, J. Amato-Grill and D. G. Grier, U. S. Patent 8,174,742, New York University (2012).
  15. Apparatus and method for fabricating, sorting, and integrating materials with holographic optical traps, D. Grier and E. Dufresne, U. S. Patent 8,128,242, The University of Chicago (2012).
  16. Volumetric imaging of holographic optical traps, Y. Roichman, I. Cholis and D. G. Grier, U. S. Patent 8,059,321, New York University (2011).
  17. Assembly of quasicrystalline photonic heterostructures, D. G. Grier, Y. Roichman, W. Man, P. M. Chaikin and P. J. Steinhardt, U. S. Patent 7,981,774, New York University (2011).
  18. Topologically multiplexed optical data communication, D. G. Grier, U. S. Patent 7,978,978, New York University (2011).
  19. Manipulation of objects in potential energy landscapes, D. G. Grier, M. Polin, S.-H. Lee, Y. Roichman and K. Ladavac, U. S. Patent 7,973,275, New York University (2011).
  20. System for characterizing a light field, Y. Roichman, D. G. Grier and I. Cholis, U. S. Patent 7,897,910, New York University (2011).
  21. Holographic microfabrication and characterization system for soft matter and biological systems, D. G. Grier, U. S. Patent 7,847,238, New York University (2010).
  22. Holographic microscopy of holographically trapped three-dimensional structures, S.-H. Lee and D. G. Grier, U. S. Patent 7,839,551, New York University (2010).
  23. Volumetric imaging of holographic optical traps, Y. Roichman, I. Cholis and D. G. Grier, U. S. Patent 7,835,051, New York University (2010).
  24. System and method for processing nanowires with holographic optical tweezers, D. G. Grier, R. Agarwal, G. Yu, C. M. Lieber, K. Ladavac and Y. Roichman, U. S. Patent 7,772,543, New York University (2010).
  25. Multi-color holographic optical traps, D. G. Grier and S.-H. Lee, U. S. Patent 7,759,020, New York University (2010).
  26. Topologically multiplexed optical data communication, D. G. Grier, U. S. Patent 7,742,700, New York University (2010).
  27. System and method for holographic optic trap bonding, D. G. Grier, K. Ladavac and J. M. Barker, U. S. Patent 7,678,222, New York University (2010).
  28. Apparatus and method for fabricating, sorting, and integrating materials with holographic optical traps, D. G. Grier and E. R. Dufresne, U. S. Patent 7,588,940, University of Chicago (2009).
  29. Solute characterization by optoelectrokinetic potentiometry in an inclined array of optical traps, D. G. Grier, U. S. Patent 7,586,684, New York University (2009).
  30. Topologically multiplexed optical data communication, D. G. Grier, U. S. Patent 7,546,037, New York University (2009).
  31. Extended optical traps by shape-phase holography, Y. Roichman, D. G. Grier and I. Cholis, U. S. Patent 7,491,928, New York University (2009).
  32. System and method of sorting materials using holographic laser steering, L. Gruber, K. Bradley, W. Lopes, R. Lancelot, J. Plewa and D. Grier, U. S. Patent 7,482,577, Arryx, Inc. (2009).
  33. Manipulation of objects in potential energy landscapes, D. G. Grier, M. Polin, S.-H. Lee, Y. Roichman and K. Ladavac, U. S. Patent 7,473,890, New York University (2009).
  34. Broad spectrum optically addressed sensor, D. G. Grier and L. Gruber, U. S. Patent 7,390,461, Arryx, Inc. (2008).
  35. Apparatus and method to generate and control optical traps to manipulate small particles, D. Grier and W. Lopes, U. S. Patent 7,351,953, Arryx, Inc. (2008).
  36. Apparatus, system and method for applying optical gradient forces, D. Grier, W. Lopes and E. Dufresne, U. S. Patent 7,324,282, Arryx, Inc. (2008).
  37. System and method of sorting materials using holographic laser steering, L. Gruber, K. Bradley, W. Lopes, R. W. Lancelot, J. S. Plewa and D. G. Grier, U. S. Patent 7,241,988, Arryx, Inc. (2007).
  38. Optical fractionation methods and apparatus, D. G. Grier, U. S. Patent 7,233,423, The University of Chicago (2007).
  39. Transverse optical accelerator and generalized optical vortices, D. G. Grier and J. E. Curtis, U. S. Patent 7,232,989, The University of Chicago (2007).
  40. Apparatus for applying optical gradient forces, D. G. Grier and E. R. Dufresne, U. S. Patent 7,227,688, New York University (2007).
  41. Use of multiple optical tweezers for pumping, mixing and sorting, J. E. Curtis, B. A. Koss and D. G. Grier, U. S. Patent 7,176,445, The University of Chicago (2007).
  42. Apparatus and method to generate and control optical traps to manipulate small particles, D. Grier and W. Lopes, U. S. Patent 7,161,140, Arryx, Inc. (2007).
  43. Apparatus and process for the lateral deflection and separation of flowing particles by a static array of optical tweezers, D. G. Grier and P. T. Korda, U. S. Patent 7,137,574, The University of Chicago (2006).
  44. Apparatus for applying optical gradient forces, D. G. Grier and E. R. Dufresne, U. S. Patent 7,133,203, The University of Chicago (2006).
  45. Transverse optical accelerator and generalized optical vortices, D. G. Grier and J. E. Curtis, U. S. Patent 7,109,473, The University of Chicago (2006).
  46. Apparatus for using optical tweezers to manipulate materials, D. G. Grier, E. R. Dufresne, J. E. Curtis and B. A. Koss, U. S. Patent 7,104,659, The University of Chicago (2006).
  47. Optical peristaltic pumping with optical traps, D. G. Grier, S. H. Behrens and B. A. Koss, U. S. Patent 7,075,060, University of Chicago (2006).
  48. Multiple optical vortices for manipulating particles, J. E. Curtis, B. A. Koss and D. G. Grier, U. S. Patent 6,995,351, The University of Chicago (2006).
  49. Apparatus and method for fabricating, sorting, and integrating materials with holographic optical traps, D. G. Grier and E. R. Dufresne, U. S. Patent 6,863,406, The University of Chicago (2005).
  50. Use of multiple optical vortices for pumping mixing and sorting, J. E. Curtis, B. A. Koss and D. G. Grier, U. S. Patent 6,858,833, The University of Chicago (2005).
  51. Optical peristaltic pumping with optical traps, D. G. Grier and S. H. Behrens, U. S. Patent 6,847,032, The University of Chicago (2005).
  52. Apparatus for using optical tweezers to manipulate materials, D. G. Grier, E. R. Dufresne, J. E. Curtis and B. A. Koss, U. S. Patent 6,846,084, The University of Chicago (2005).
  53. Apparatus and process for the lateral deflection and separation of flowing particles by a static array of optical tweezers, D. G. Grier and P. T. Korda, U. S. Patent 6,797,942, The University of Chicago (2004).
  54. Use of multiple optical vortices for pumping, mixing and sorting, J. E. Curtis, B. A. Koss and D. G. Grier, U. S. Patent 6,737,634, The University of Chicago (2004).
  55. Optical peristaltic pumping with optical traps, D. G. Grier and S. H. Behrens, U. S. Patent 6,639,208, The University of Chicago (2003).
  56. Apparatus for using optical tweezers to manipulate materials, D. G. Grier, E. R. Dufresne, J. E. Curtis and B. A. Koss, U. S. Patent 6,626,546, The University of Chicago (2003).
  57. Method for applying optical gradient forces and moving material, D. G. Grier and E. R. Dufresne, U. S. Patent 6,624,940, The University of Chicago (2003).
  58. Apparatus for using optical tweezers to manipulate materials, D. G. Grier and E. R. Dufresne, U. S. Patent 6,416,190, The University of Chicago (2002).
  59. Apparatus for applying optical gradient forces, D. G. Grier and E. R. Dufresne, U. S. Patent 6,055,106, The University of Chicago (2000).
  60. Apparatus for applying optical gradient forces, D. G. Grier and E. R. Dufresne, Japanese Patent 3895545, University of Chicago (2006).
  61. Apparatus for using optical tweezers to manipulate materials, D. G. Grier and E. R. Dufresne, Singapore Patent 99739, University of Chicago (2006).
  62. Apparatus for applying optical gradient forces, D. G. Grier and E. R. Dufresne, Korean Patent 10-0641722, University of Chicago (2006).

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David G. Grier             Department of Physics
                           Center for Soft Matter Research
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