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U.S. Patent Issued to Clear Align for Laser for ISR Applications


Monday, November 28, 2011

Eagleville, PA -- Clear Align, a leader in imaging and laser systems, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued patent number 8,064,491 for its apparatus and method for generating short optical pulse generation. This patent describes a laser architecture with shorter pulses and higher optical power that provides improved resistant to shock and vibration. This architecture is thus well-suited to battlefield and other high-reliability applications. The technology, developed by Dr. Ralph Jameson, is geared toward the advancement of systems and devices for LIDAR, remote sensing, laser altimeters, laser range finding, and medical procedures.

"Intellectual property and innovation remains a key component of Clear Align's strategy to serve the warfighter," statedAngelique X. Irvin, Clear Align Chairman and CEO. "We believe this patent will be the one of many focused on serving our soldier community and keeping our homeland safe."

About Clear Align

Clear Align designs, prototypes and manufactures custom electro-optic products used to gather intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance information for defense, homeland security, and aerospace applications. Clear Align builds custom imaging solutions spanning the ultraviolet, visible and infrared portions of the optical spectrum with a specialization in night-vision systems. Clear Align's custom laser systems include optical integration for targeting, laser development, and remote sensing with expertise in low-phase-noise laser development. Clear Align is a certified WOSB, 8(a) SDB, and SB. More information about the company is available at www.clearalign.com.



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