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Flexpoint Awarded Another Bend Sensor Patent

November 12, 2007

The bi-directional device gives the ability to use one sensor to measure mechanical movement, airflow, water flow, or vibration in either direction.


DRAPER, UT /BUSINESS WIRE/ -- Flexpoint Sensor Systems Inc. announced the company received yet another patent protecting its latest development, the Bi-directional Bend Sensor.

Reducing the need for two sensors, this cutting-edge, single-layer Bend Sensor product allows for the measurement of mechanical movement, airflow, water flow, or vibration in either direction, with just a single sensor. It can be used as a range of motion sensor or a durable, reliable switch, and can be used in most harsh environments.

The company is applying the technology to several industries, including development of a seat switch for the automotive industry, as well as applications in the HVAC industry. Currently, multiple manufacturers and distributors are exploring uses for the technology. The advantages of the new technology include reduction of the need for additional sensors and materials, which lowers customers overall cost, as well as the Bend Sensor's durability, performance in harsh environments and its ability to measure movement in a wide variety of materials.

"We are not aware of any competing technologies that can measure directional movement with just one sensor below our cost structure," stated Flexpoint's CEO Clark Mower. "What's even more exciting is the vast potential for this technology and the countless number of applications these sensors can be adapted to, whether it's in automotive, industrial, metering, or medical the potential is unlimited; it can be used wherever it is desirable to measure or detect motion."

Mr. Mower continued, "While we just recently received this patent, our engineers have been working for some time to commercialize this technology and bring these sensors to market. A number of these applications are in the advanced stages of testing and development with third parties. which we expect will result in new orders for the company."

About Flexpoint Sensor Systems
Flexpoint Sensor Systems Inc. manufactures a patented cutting-edge flexible sensor that has also proven to be an extremely durable switch. The single-layer Bend Sensor product allows for the measurement of mechanical movement, airflow, water flow, or even vibration. It can be used as a range of motion sensor or a durable and reliable switch in most harsh environments. Flexpoint serves numerous industries, including automotive, medical, and industrial controls.


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