ENDRA Life Sciences Issued Additional U.S. and Chinese Patents for its TAEUS® System
Four newly issued patents bolster protection for TAEUS® with 46 patents issued globally
New U.S. patent expands potential licensing opportunities in data management
ANN ARBOR, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--$NDRA #NALFD--ENDRA Life Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: NDRA), a pioneer of Thermo Acoustic Enhanced UltraSound (TAEUS®), announces the issuance of four new patents, two in the U.S. and two in China. ENDRA’s intellectual property portfolio now includes 90 assets, including 46 issued patents worldwide providing protection for the TAEUS system with its novel hybrid ultrasound and thermoacoustic imaging technology. One of the newly issued U.S. patents, which protects the ability to transfer data without an internet connection, expands potential licensing opportunities for the company.
The following four patents, strengthening the TAEUS system’s proprietary position, were issued:
- U.S. Patent No. 11314617 (the “‘617 patent”), titled “Methods and Systems for Exchange of Equipment Performance Data,” is ENDRA’s first patent that protects its proprietary method and system for acquiring, analyzing, and sharing data in the cloud. Although this technology was developed for the TAEUS system, it has broad applicability within the healthcare industry and as such, represents an additional licensing opportunity. The company has filed another application to complement the ‘617 patent, which is expected to form the keystone of a patent family.
- U.S. Patent No. 11304606, titled “Method and System for Enhancing RF Energy Delivery During Thermoacoustic Imaging,” relates to optimizing the thermoacoustic energy source, a radiofrequency emitter, to provide a stronger and clearer signal that improves thermoacoustic measurements.
- Chinese Patent No. ZL 2019 8 00868104 (the “‘104 patent”), titled “Method and System for Monitoring Tissue Temperature,” relates to a novel method and system for monitoring tissue temperature during surgical procedures. ENDRA expects its TAEUS system to be effective for both thermotherapy and cryotherapy procedures. The ‘104 patent is linked to its parent, U.S. Patent No. 10631734B1.
- Chinese Patent No. ZL 2019 8 00859567 (the “‘567 patent”), titled “Method and System for Estimating Fractional Fat Content of an Object of Interest,” relates to a novel method for determining the fractional fat content of an object, such as a person’s liver. This method utilizes a radiofrequency applicator that is a critical component of the TAEUS system. The ‘567 patent is linked to its parent, U.S. Patent No. 11051699B2.
“These newly issued patents further bolster our proprietary position for the TAEUS system in two key geographies and increase our intellectual property portfolio to 90 assets, with 46 issued patents globally," stated ENDRA's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Francois Michelon. "Although we have focused our efforts to protect our novel TAEUS system, the most recently issued U.S. patent broadly covers the transfer of equipment performance data. Consequently, we intend to explore licensing opportunities with other healthcare equipment manufacturers seeking novel and efficient data management technologies, as an additional source of revenue for the company.”
About ENDRA Life Sciences Inc.
ENDRA Life Sciences is the pioneer of Thermo Acoustic Enhanced UltraSound (TAEUS®), a ground-breaking technology being developed to visualize tissue like MRI, but at 1/50th the cost and at the point of patient care. TAEUS® is designed to work in concert with 400,000 cart-based ultrasound systems in use globally today. TAEUS® is initially focused on the measurement of fat in the liver as a means to assess and monitor Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) and inflammation (NASH), chronic liver conditions that affect over one billion people globally, and for which there are no practical diagnostic tools. Beyond the liver, ENDRA is exploring several other clinical applications of TAEUS®, including visualization of tissue temperature during energy-based surgical procedures. For more information, please visit www.endrainc.com.
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