WATERTOWN, Mass., March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — A recently
issued patent extends protection of the technology incorporated in
Exergen’s award winning and best selling medical thermometer brand,
the TemporalScanner™ Temporal Artery Thermometers.
Exergen Corporation has recently been granted U.S. Patent No.
7,787,938, entitled, “Temporal Artery Temperature Detector” by the
US Patent and Trademark Office, adding to the already extensive
Exergen portfolio of valuable intellectual property rights that it
has developed for its non-invasive thermometry products.
With 15 US Patents protecting the TemporalScanner professional
versions, and 10 US Patents protecting the home model, Exergen
continues to vigorously defend its intellectual property rights.
It has brought a number of lawsuits over the years to
successfully stop companies from infringing upon Exergen’s rights
with regard to infrared temperature measuring products. Currently
Exergen has brought suit against Kidz-Med, Inc., American
Scientific Resources, Inc. and Tecnimed S.R.L for patent
infringement in the United States District Court for the District
“This new patent confirms and protects important innovations in
non-invasive thermometry contained in our Temporal Artery
Thermometers,” said Dr. Francesco Pompei, Exergen CEO and inventor
of the patented technology. “These innovations are central to
the overwhelming success of the temporal artery method, which many
competitors would like to use. As a U.S. manufacturer we rely
on strong patent protection to protect our rights, and do our part
to help protect the spirit of innovation in a highly competitive
Exergen Corporation is recognized worldwide as an innovator and
leading manufacturer of patented infrared thermometers, scanners,
sensors and controls. Its products are used in a wide variety
of industrial and medical applications for both professionals and
consumers. Its T