February 3, 2015 -
Valencell announced it has been granted eight new patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, bringing its total number of granted patents to more than 20, with dozens of additional patents pending
The patents protect Valencell’s technologies and methods which provide accurate monitoring and tracking of biometrics across a range of form-factors, such as earbuds, wristbands, armbands and jewelry.
“Our team, the world’s most experienced wearable biometric scientists, engineers and certified manufacturers, has developed the most highly-cited patent portfolio covering wearable optomechanical biometric sensor technology,” said Dr. Steven LeBoeuf, president of Valencell. “These new patents support our PerformTek biometric sensor technology’s ability to accurately track and measure a host of biometric data on anyone, doing anything, anywhere on the body.”
The new patents granted include U.S. Pat. No. 8,942,776, “Physiological monitoring methods“; U.S. Pat. No. 8,934,952, “Wearable monitoring devices having sensors and light guides“; U.S. Pat. No. 8,929,966, “Physiological monitoring methods“; U.S. Pat. No. 8,929,965, “Light-guiding devices and monitoring devices incorporating same“; U.S. Pat. No. 8,923,941, “Methods and apparatus for generating data output containing physiological and motion-related information“; U.S. Pat. No. D719,860, “Biometric monitor“; U.S. Pat. No. 8,888,701, “Apparatus and methods for monitoring physiological data during environmental interface“; and U.S. Pat. No. 8,886,269, “Wearable light-guiding bands for physiological monitoring.
Valencell licenses its PerformTek technology to companies such as Intel, LG, and Jabra.
Previously reported, Valencell recently experienced a 300% increase in the demand from its licensees for its wearable biometric technology which stems not only from fitness and health sectors, but as well as first responders / military and gaming industries.