QUEBEC, Aug. 21 /CNW Telbec/ - Opsens Inc. (TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE: OPS)
("Opsens") announce today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office
(USPTO) has granted Opsens, patent no. 7,259,862 entitled Low-coherence
interferometry optical sensor using a single wedge polarization readout
interferometer. This patent protects Opsens' white-light polarization
interferometric (WLPI) technology.
The WLPI technology is the results of three years of extensive research
and development and its outcome is a complete line of fiber optic sensors and
signal conditioners for measuring various physical parameters such as
pressure, temperature, strain and displacement. This unique technology is
highly competitive amongst other sensing technologies when it comes to
measurement applications in the harshest environments. The WLPI technology is
used by Opsens in various markets such as oil and gas and medical industries.
"This patent award represents an important milestone for the development
of our strategic markets such as the medical and the oil and gas markets. Our
awarded patent has very broad and fundamental claims, and we are pleased with
this recognition of the WLPI technology by the USPTO. Opsens has also other
pending patent applications for the WLPI technology in various countries to
protect its worldwide commercialization plan." said Gaétan Duplain, Vice
President Energy at Opsens and the patent's inventor.
Opsens is a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of a wide range
of fiber optic sensors and associated signal conditioners based on proprietary
and patented technologies. Opsens sensors provide long-term accuracy and
reliability in the harshest environments and are able to address various
critical measurement requirements. Opsens provides fiber optic sensors to
measure pressure, temperature, strain and displacement to original equipment
manufacturers (OEM) and end-users in the oil and gas, medical, energy and
laboratory industries. Opsens offers technical services, as on site
installation, training and turnkey fiber optic sensing systems.
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For further information:
For further information: Pierre Carrier, President and Chief Executive
Officer, (418) 682-9996; Louis Laflamme, CA, Chief Financial Officer, (418)