Our Patents

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

The comprehensive portfolio of intellectual property rights and includes:

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

For patent information, please visit http://www.uspto.gov

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

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