Waterloo-Based Start-Up Receives First U.S Patents
Waterloo, ON, February 22, 2016 – The obtaining and issuance of a U.S patent is a lengthy process but is one that ultimately serves to solidify the uniqueness of an invention. In the case of measurement solutions provider TeTechS, this confirmation came in the form of not one, but two USPTO issued patents over the past two months – the first patents for the company.
TeTechS focuses on developing innovative solutions to customer challenges that leverage the unique characteristics of terahertz technology. One of the company’s founding technologies are their terahertz photoconductive antennas (THz-PCAs), for which the company’s first patent, U.S. patent no. 9,222,929, was received. These air-coupled and fiber-coupled antennas boast ease-of-use features, low signal-to-noise ratio and are a powerful addition to any terahertz lab.
The second USPTO (United States Patent & Trademark Office) issued patent, U.S. patent no. 9,239,286, was received for TeTechS’ Rigel™ spectrometer technology in relation to identifying and sorting materials using terahertz waves. Specifically, Rigel™ can be utilized to identify and sort plastics including dark coloured and painted plastics which are undetectable using traditional methods despite making up a large portion of the market.
“Receiving a patent serves as an affirmation that we’re not only creating unique technologies but that our solutions have a real-world use and meet a need,” says TeTechS Founder and CEO Daryoosh Saeedkia. “The fact that we were issued our first two patents so close together feels like a huge accomplishment for us and tells us that we’re building innovation through our technology and the solutions we can offer.”
TeTechS is a Waterloo, Ontario based company and a leading innovator and provider of terahertz metrology solutions for scientific and industrial applications. Since 2010, TeTechS has drawn on the distinctive characteristics of leading terahertz technology to develop measurement solutions to challenges that cannot be addressed by visible, infrared and x-ray technologies. TeTechS’ measurement technologies use terahertz waves to see through opaque barriers, find previously undetectable objects and defects as well as identify materials in mixtures and composites. For more information on TeTechS, please visit www.tetechs.com.
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