Carestream Health, Rochester, NY, was awarded 64 patents from the US Patent and Trademark Office in 2013 for innovations in radiology imaging, healthcare IT, dental imaging, and other areas.
Among the new patents earned by the company’s scientists and engineers include advancements in dental imaging, dental image processing and software, and new dental restoration systems; and new technology in intraoral optical camera systems and dental radiography sensors.
“The investment by Carestream in intellectual property is a reflection of our commitment to delivering high-quality products and solutions to our customers that exceed their expectations,” said Susan Parulski, Chief Patent Counsel for Carestream. “The increase in US patents over last year illustrates the depth of talent and dedication of our technical team.”
Carestream was also awarded 33 patents from countries outside the United States, including Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, and from several countries in Europe as well.
The company’s product portfolio includes digital imaging systems for general radiology and specialty areas such as women’s health, orthopaedics and pediatrics; digital imagers that output medical images to film and paper; and healthcare IT solutions and cloud-based services for hospitals and medical group practices. The company’s Dental division develops and markets film and digital imaging solutions, anesthetics, and practice management software.
In 2012, Carestream was awarded 43 patents for innovations from the US Patent and Trademark Office.