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Intellectual Property

ISSYS Intellectual Property

The primary competitive advantage of ISSYS' products is that they are based on high-performance MEMS. To protect this advantage, ISSYS owns a comprehensive portfolio of intellectual property rights covering its manufacturing process and product designs.

ISSYS' comprehensive portfolio of intellectual property rights and includes:

Numerous issued ISSYS patents as well as over 40 pending and provisional ISSYS patents focusing on specific products as well as technologies required to package and manufacture MEMS-based products.

Patent # Title
4,568,763 Fluid Sensing Device with Integrated Bypass and Process Therefor (Japanese Patent)
6,140,144 Methods and Devices for Packaging of Microsensors
6,338,284 Electrical Feedthrough Structures for Micromachined Devices and Methods for Fabricating the Same
6,477,901 Micromachined Fluidic Apparatus
6,499,354 Methods for Prevention, Reduction, and Elimination of Outgassing and Trapped Gases in Micromachined Devices
6,637,257 Micromachined Fluid Analysis Device and Method
6,647,778 Integrated Microtube Sensing Device
6,824,521 Sensing Catheter System and Method of Fabrication
6,844,213 Process of Forming a Microneedle and Microneedle Formed Thereby
6,923,625 Method of Forming a Reactive Material and Article Formed Thereby
6,926,670 Wireless MEMS Capacitive Sensor for Physiologic Parameter Measurement
6,932,114 Fluid Delivery System and Method
6,935,010 Method of Fabricating a Micromachined Tube for Fluid Flow
6,942,169 Micromachined Lysing Device and Method for Performing Cell Lysis
6,968,743 Implantable Sensing Device for Physiologic Parameter Measurement
7,059,176 Resonant Tube Viscosity Sensing Device
7,211,048 A System for Monitoring Conduit Obstructions
7,228,735 Fluid Sensing Device with Integrated Bypass and Process Therefor
7,263,882 Fluid System and Method of Assessing a Property of a Fluid Flowing Therein
7,317,951 Anchor for Medical Implant Placement and Method of Manufacture
7,351,603 Process of Making a Microtube and Microfluidic Devices Formed Therewith
7,354,429 Device and Method for Detecting and Treating Chemical and Biological Agents
7,381,628 Process of Making a Microtube and Microfluidic Devices Formed Therewith
7,437,912 Device and Method for Sensing Rheological Properties of a Fluid
7,483,805 Sensing and Analysis System, Network and Method
7,568,399 Microfluidic Device
7,581,429 Microfluidic Device and Method of Operation
7,615,010 System for Monitoring the Physiological Parameters of Patients with Congestive Heart Failure
7,628,082 Microfluidic Device and Microtube Therefor
7,634,319 Method and Anchor for Medical Implant Placement and Method of Anchor Manufacture
7,686,762 Wireless Device and System for Monitoring Physiologic Parameters
7,789,949 Getter Device
7,823,445 System and Method of Assessing a Property of a Flowing Fluid
7,860,579 Delivery System, Method and Anchor For Medical Implant Placement
(Formerly - Improved Medical Device Delivery and Anchor Systems)
7,879,241 Method of Treating a Bodily Fluid
7,921,737 Microfluidic Device and Method of Operation
8,014,865 Method for Monitoring a Physiologic Parameter of Patients with Congestive Heart Failure
8,016,798 Fluid Delivery System & Sensing Unit Therefor
8,021,961 Process of Fabricating Microfluidic Device Chips and Chips Formed Thereby
(Formerly: Metallic Microfluidic Chip Attachment Method and Design)
8,267,863 Procedure and System for Monitoring a Physiological Parameter within an Internal Organ of a Living Body
8,272,274 Microfluidic Device and Methods of Operation and Making
8,322,346 Minimally Invasive Procedure for Monitoring a Physiological Parameter within an Internal Organ
8,343,068 Sensor Unit and Procedure for Monitoring Intracranial Physiological Properties
For patent information, please visit http://www.uspto.gov

Six patents (five exclusive for all applications worldwide) licensed from the University of Michigan covering ISSYS' core dissolved wafer process technology and miniature pressure sensors for catheters.
Patent # Title (* = exclusive license)
4,815,472 Multipoint Pressure Sensing Catheter System *
4,881,410 Ultraminiature Pressure Sensor and Method for Making the Same *
5,113,868 Ultra-Miniature Pressure Sensor with Addressable Read-Out Circuit *
5,013,396 Method of Making an Ultraminiature Pressure Sensor *
5,207,103 Ultraminiature Single-Crystal Sensor with Moveable Member *
5,377,524 Self-Testing Capacitive Pressure Transducer and Method
For patent information, please visit http://www.uspto.gov

 
In addition to its patents, ISSYS has significant proprietary fabrication processes, confidential data, and substantial trade secrets. ISSYS' superior manufacturing know-how and technical trade secrets are critically important to successfully producing products using an emerging technology like MEMS. ISSYS has consistently demonstrated its ability to produce working devices using the same equipment that others have failed with.

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