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VeriTainer Receives Its 4th Patent from U.S. Patent Office
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
U.S. Patent No. 7,612,338 Covers Container Identification Method In Radiation Scanning
Fremont, CA -- Silicon Valley based VeriTainer Corporation, the world leader in crane- mounted maritime container radiation scanning, has received its fourth patent on its crane- mounted scanning product, the VeriSpreader ® System. The '338 patent utilizes the twist lock signal from the real-time container monitoring system of the crane to distinguish which container is being scanned at what time and associate radiation data to a particular container.
VeriTainer is the only company in the world that has run comprehensive tests in the field, with over 15 months of testing in two highly successful trials at the Port of Oakland.
"The '338 patent is a very significant piece of intellectual property for VeriTainer," said John I. Alioto, CEO of VeriTainer Corporation. "In addition to demonstrating unparalleled robustness, our engineers implemented key operational techniques for real time data monitoring in the Oakland trials. The '338 patent is the first in a series of patents that will come out of the 2005 and 2007 Oakland trials."
The '338 patent is the fourth to issue in the United States covering VeriTainer's innovative crane-mounted scanning system. These patents have been filed in most jurisdictions around the world and cover the world's top 50 container ports. These patents give VeriTainer the fundamental crane- mounted scanning methods and apparatuses in key international jurisdictions.
"It would be very challenging to come up with a real-time method for effectively separating the scans and matching them to a container without utilizing the twist lock signal," said Matthew Alioto, VP of Engineering and co-inventor of the '338 patent. "The technical team at VeriTainer continues to innovate at a brisk pace while patenting after our engineers. I'm very pleased with both the issuance of the '338 and what we have in the pipeline on the Intellectual Property side."
VeriTainer Corporation is a venture-backed leader in crane-based radiation detection technology for scanning shipping containers to ensure that the world's ports are free from nuclear terrorism. VeriTainer's patented technology enables scanning of 100 percent of shipping containers, addressing a principal vulnerability of the world's population centers and allowing for rapid scanning of containers entering and exiting ports without disrupting the flow of commerce.
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