Invention, Patented


Engine Exhaust Reactor

Generating Nanomatheials

Apparatus for Synthesizing

Apparatus for Electrostatically Depositing nano-particulates

Inventions, Not Patented

Coefficient of Friction of an Optical Fiber

LASER Scanning Interferometer and Star Trek

Acoustic LCD


NB: This is a work-in-progress!

15 March 2015

US Patents Held

Rear-VisionPatent PDF

    Martin Sala's Rear-Vision System from 1995

ENGINE EXHAUST GAS REACTORS US 7,959,883 B2 Jun. 14, 2011


Engine Exhaust Gas Reactor


Pub. No.: US 2010/0316882 A1
Pub. Date: Dec. 16, 2010


Nanomaterial Generator in Atmosphere


Apparatus for synthesis


Inventions that were not Patented, but Used to Solve a Problem


Coefficient of Friction, Twist Method

National Ignition Facility (NIF) and Star Trek


The square-shaped piece of glass in this image is made from High Purity Fused Silica (HPFS) seen in-the-raw below. If you've ever used a LASER pointer, it's beam diameter is about 0.125" across. The NIF LASER beams are 18" across and so intense that even a 0.5µ spot will cause the 3" thick lens/ optic to explode! Martin Sala designed, built, tested and deployed a Scanning LASER Interferometer that located these imperfections, generated a map, and then allowed technicians to "mine" optically pure glass from a boule as seen below.


  boulecrappy    bouleilluminated

  The factory was having difficulty delivering the quality of glass required by NIF and Martin's contribution made NIF and Star Trek possible!



Acoustically Determining Shape of LCD Glass on-the-Draw

 Using ultrasonic techniques and Fourier-techniques, a "displacement" map was abel to be created, showing the operators where, and how much, the glass was bowing. An additional feature was an ability to sense "missing" flow and gross defects defining a catastrophic failure in the draw, and a rough (within 50°C) of temperature. 

See also:Acoustic Reproducer

The Privatizing Fax-Machine or Privafax

 In 1991 I developed to the point of submitting an application for US Patent for a machine that delivered facsimiles in a sealed envelope and addressed with the recipient's name.  


 A fax would arrive and if to be a "private fax" address data from the cover-sheet was printed on the front of an envelope. The fax was then "stuffed" into the envelope, was sealed and delivered to the outside world.

 At that time I was profoundly naïve and had not yet learned about Non-disclosure Agreements and written business arrangements; thinking all was cool on a hand-shake. My business partner, a wealthy neurosurgeon, had other ideas; I was temporarily financially ruined by his deceit and the project died a premature death.

But think of it: Nobody could read your fax without violating physical security means!