January 10, 2013
Synodon Inc. (”Synodon”) [TSXV-SYD], announces that the Canadian Intellectual Property Office has awarded it a new, broad patent for its realSensTM technology. The apparatus patent covers the implementation of the gas filter correlation radiometer (GFCR) using a novel, bi-prism optical element to create the two measurement paths typical in all GFCRs. The patent is not application specific and covers any potential gas sensing market that realSensTM could be deployed into. The patent is similar to the previously issued United States Patent 8,198,589 B2.
realSensTM is an advanced gas remote sensing GFCR instrument that is mounted on a helicopter and pointed at the earth’s surface below. As the helicopter flies over an area of interest, the data collected by realSensTM allows Synodon to identify whether or not a specific gas of interest is present. The novel solution that this patent protects results in a very small and efficient GFCR optical system as well as significantly decreased measurement noise which in turn translates into the ability to detect smaller amounts of gas.
“We are very pleased to add this important patent to our increasing, worldwide IP portfolio” stated Adrian Banica, Chief Executive Officer of Synodon. “We believe that this portfolio now secures all three aspects of our business, the technology implementation and its application to the pipeline leak detection market as well as a major part of the data analysis method. This patent also allows Synodon to potentially target, in the future, a number of new market opportunities for realSensTM either directly or through licensing.”
Synodon Inc. (www.synodon.com) is a technology company which has developed an advanced airborne remote gas sensing system called realSensTM, based on technologies developed under the Canadian Space Program and by Synodon scientists. The company provides a full service gas emissions monitoring and quantification service to a variety of industries, including hydrocarbon (oil and gas), environmental and agricultural, and for a variety of gases including methane, ethane and ammonia.
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