OmniCorder Technologies, an East Setauket, N.Y., developer of medical imaging applications using advanced infrared focal plane arrays, has added a new patent to its portfolio for a dual band focal plane array. The patent was granted to scientists developing quantum well infrared photodetector (QWIP) sensors at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in Pasadena, Calif., and at the Army Research Laboratory, in Adelphi, Md., and was assigned to the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). OmniCorder Technologies owns the exclusive worldwide rights to this and other infrared sensor patents for biomedical applications through a license agreement with Caltech.
QWIP sensor technology is used in OmniCorder's BioScanIR medical imaging product. In October, OmniCorder was awarded a contract from the Department of Defense's Missile Defense Agency to develop a four-band QWIP infrared sensor.