We own patents, patent applications and know-how associated with elasticity prostate-imaging systems. These patents and patent applications relate to real-time elasticity imaging of the prostate, a method and device for elasticity imaging of the prostate, a method and device for elasticity imaging, an apparatus for measuring elasticity parameters of the prostate and for imaging the prostate, a device for palpation and elasticity imaging of the prostate, and a method for using a transrectal probe to elasticity image the prostate gland. Together, our elasticity imaging technology is protected by seven U.S. patents, eight foreign patents, two foreign patent applications and, along with the Artann patent applications discussed below, is the basis for the imaging technology used in our prostate elasticity imaging system.
Our development partner, Artann Laboratories, has six U.S. patents, two U.S. patent applications, and a foreign application that are licensed to us. The patent and patent applications relate to a method and device for analyzing overlaps between sensed elasticity images to generate a composite image and sensors arranged to locate the prostate. Our license agreement with Artann provides us with exclusive access to all future patent applications and know-how developed by Artann in our field of use.
We are always interested in learning about new medical device technologies that can bring improved quality of care and more effective outcomes for patients. Please contact us regarding new ideas, products or patents that you may have developed.