The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent entitled "Apparatus and Method for Monitoring and Controlling Detection of Stray Voltage Anomalies" to Power Survey. This patent, the ninth related to Power Survey's contact voltage detection technology, represents the latest addition to Power Survey's rapidly growing intellectual property tool kit that began in 2007 with U.S. Patent 7,248,054, titled "Apparatus and Method for Detecting an Electric Field."
Power Survey's technology rapidly and effectively identifies utility system faults, allowing for prompt repairs that improve the safety and reliability of electric distribution systems. This new patent is based on technology developments led by David Kalokitis, Chief Technology Officer of Power Survey Company, and former Director of Utility Products and Services at SRI International, Princeton N.J.
Committed to innovation, Power Survey management plans further commercial development of the technology for utility applications and anticipates obtaining several additional patents in the coming year.
"This patent issuance adds to the commercial strength of the Power Survey portfolio," said Tom Catanese, CEO of Power Survey. "Every day we continue to produce important findings in utility distribution systems. Mitigation of these faults is strengthening electric infrastructure in cities we serve around the world. Having another patent issued by the USPTO on our technology is another important milestone."