The inventor of the ThermoScan Ear Thermometer says his company has been granted a U.S. patent for “Wireless Communication Device with Integrated Electromagnetic Radiation Sensors” for its new Infrared (IR) thermometer with built-in module for smartphones to remotely take temperatures without contacting a hot object, such as equipment in a nacelle.
Now available for licensing to qualified companies with a significant presence in the mobile phone market, the Fraden Smartphone Sensing patented technology and IP (Intellectual Property) employs a non-contact infrared sensor built into a smartphone or tablet to instantly and accurately measure patient temperature in less than one second without contact. Just aim the smartphone at the face and it automatically takes the internal body temperature. A small infrared lens is positioned near the camera lens, with no protruding parts, making the device appear identical to existing smartphones. The sensor’s wide range, from -22 to 400ºF, offers broad applications in taking temperatures of humans and inanimate objects, such as hot equipment in a nacelle.
“Most smartphone models differ little from one another, with only small evolutionary changes. The vendor with breakthrough functions for real world everyday use, like reading a child’s temperature, can distance themselves from their competitors. We believe this new patent can be a significant competitive differentiator for a smartphone manufacturer,” said Dr. Jacob Fraden, President of Fraden Corporation, a co-inventor of the technology and expert in non-contact temperature measurements, a holder of over 50 patents and the inventor of the popular Thermoscan ear thermometer.
“We believe major conveniences afforded by built-in sensors, particularly thermal infrared sensors and their low incremental cost in smartphones, represent a compelling proposition for the manufacturers,” added co-inventor, Dr. David Pintsov.
Fraden Infrared Thermometer for Smartphone Technology features:
- Patented technology – U.S. issued and world pending patents.
- Minimal incremental cost.
- Non-protruding, works with digital camera in martphone.
- Quick time to market.
- easy to use.
- Instant response, less than 1 second.
- Computes the body’s inner temperature (medical mode).
- Clinical accuracy meets ISO standards.
- Measures temperatures of inanimate objects
- Small (2.5 mm) infrared (IR) lens is located next to the digital camera lens.
- Technology is expandable to thermal imaging, UV, and EMF pollution exposure and others, and is now available.
The Faden Corp.
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