Carestream Health was awarded 61 new patents by the US Patent and Trademark Office in 2015 for innovations in radiography, cone beam CT imaging, healthcare IT, dental imaging, and other areas. The company also received 64 additional patents in European and Asian countries last year.
New patents earned by the company's scientists and engineers include:New image-capture technologies related to the development of cone beam computed tomography (CT) systems, designed for orthopedic extremity imagingEnhancements to the company's proven portfolio of healthcare IT systems that manage, store, and share patient data and medical imaging examsContinued technology advances in the company's growing portfolio of radiology systems that can enhance medical image quality for a wide range of healthcare providersNew technology and features for dental imaging, dental image processing and software, and dental restoration systemsContinued developments in Carestream imagers and media that provide affordable printing of digital X-ray exams onto medical film and paperNew product features for Carestream advanced materials in the area of transparent conductive films for use in flexible touch-panel displays for such products as digital wrist devices, smart phones, digital tablets, laptops, and electronic displays
The company's product portfolio includes digital imaging systems for general radiology and specialty areas such as women's health, orthopedics, and pediatrics; digital imagers that output medical images to film and paper; and the latest healthcare IT solutions, and cloud-based services for hospitals, clinics, and physician practices. Carestream's dental division develops and markets film and digital imaging solutions, anesthetics, and practice management software.
Carestream advanced materials is a high-quality developer of transparent conductive films based on silver nanowire technology, with research and development facilities and distribution centers throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas.
In 2014, Carestream was awarded 66 patents by the US Patent and Trademark Office as well as 34 patents in countries outside of the United States.