The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a new patent, U.S. Patent No. 10928185, that protects Sensory Analytics proprietary product offerings.
This patent covers the methods and systems for Sensory’s exclusive ruggedized optical interference (ROI) technologies that power all SpecMetrix coating thickness measurement systems. Furthermore, this patent solidifies and expands the company’s intellectual property portfolio related to the measurement of all applied coatings onto metal and other industrial substrates.
‘The addition of this broad patent extends the strength and reach of our intellectual property protection around the unique technical advantages of our SpecMetrix product lines. We look forward to rapidly expanding the use of our industry-leading SpecMetrix coating thickness measurement solutions within the global coated metal, flexible packaging, automotive, electronics, glass, and other industrial manufacturing markets,’ commented Greg Frisby, global industry manager for SpecMetrix Systems at Sensory Analytics.
According to Sensory Analytics, most legacy methods for measuring coating thickness have not been effective for in-process coating use as they provide insufficient meaningful data for quality and process control improvements. The ability to continuously monitor and adjust the thickness of applied coatings more precisely prevents poor product quality due to underapplication. In-process measurement tools also help control coating uniformity during production to prevent over application and reduce costs.
‘Built upon the company’s expanding intellectual property portfolio, SpecMetrix measurement systems can immediately address these longstanding issues and provide Sensory customers and industry partners with more accurate, objective, and real-time coating measurement data. With the unique ability to measure a wide variety of clear and opaque coatings and materials, SpecMetrix systems are helping manufacturing customers in over 50 countries to experience significant savings by optimizing coating usage, increasing production throughput, reducing labor hours, and avoiding expensive quality claims,’ said the company in a statement.