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Energetic Atomic and Ionic Oxygen Textured Optical Surfaces for Blood Glucose MonitoringDisclosed is a method and the resulting product thereof comprising a solid light-conducting fiber with a point of attachment and having a textured surface site consisting of a textured distal end prepared by being placed in a vacuum and then subjected to directed hyperthermal beams comprising oxygen ions or atoms. The textured distal end comprises cones or pillars that are spaced upon from each other by less than 1 micron and are extremely suitable to prevent cellular components of blood from entering the valleys between the cones or pillars so as to effectively separate the cellular components in the blood from interfering with optical sensing of the glucose concentration for diabetic patients.
Document ID
20080009769
Document Type
Other - Patent
Authors
Banks, Bruce A. (NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
December 4, 2007
Subject Category
Optics
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
Patent
NASA-Case-LEW-17642-4|US-Patent-7,305,154
Patent Application
US-Patent-Appl-SN-10/942637|US-Patent-Appl-SN-11/483887

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