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Upconverting device for enhanced recogntion of certain wavelengths of light

United States Patent

May 21, 2013
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An upconverting device for enhanced recognition of selected wavelengths is provided. The device comprises a transparent light transmitter in combination with a plurality of upconverting nanoparticles. The device may a lens in eyewear or alternatively a transparent panel such as a window in an instrument or machine. In use the upconverting device is positioned between a light source and the eye(s) of the user of the upconverting device.
Kross; Brian (Yorktown, VA), McKisson; John (Jack), E. (Williamsburg, VA), McKisson; John (Hampton, VA), Weisenberger; Andrew (Yorktown, VA), Xi; Wenze (Odenton, MD), Zorn; Carl (Yorktown, VA)
Jefferson Science Associates, LLC (Newport News, VA)
13/ 066,898
April 27, 2011
The United States government may have certain rights to this invention under Management and Operating Contract No. DE-AC05-06OR23177 from the Department of Energy.