Kent Optronics, Inc. has established a broad intellectual portfolio foundation protecting all the technologies and product designs via patent and trade-secretes.
KOI has established a strong intellectual property base. We adopt two approaches for IP protection: patent application, and trade-secrete. Principle inventions related to the device design, material structure, operational principle, general fabrication procedures, etc…, are protected by patents. Inventions related to material recipes and/or composition, fabrication processing details, etc…, are protected by trade secretes.
Up to date, we have filed more than 15 patent applications and five of them have been issued. These patents cover tunable filters, optical switch, imagers & sensors, displays, switchable mirror/optical shutter, multispectral IR scene projector and more.