Sionix Corporation has announced that it filed three separate patent applications recently with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office relating to the generation, separation, and certain functional characteristics of its proprietary bubbling process, including nozzle design, clean-out, and throttling flow rates that Sionix believes are exclusive and unique to Sionix.
Sionix believes that its proprietary rights in the perfection of these processes, their functional design, and their efficiency of application provide substantial protection of Sionix' expanding intellectual property and enlarge its current patent and intellectual property portfolio related to Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) technology.
With this expansion of its intellectual property portfolio, market sectors that were previously outside its capacity or technical capability become new market opportunities. In addition, Sionix believes that these new patent applications, if allowed, will provide a formidable "barrier to entry" into coveted market sectors, particularly where co-location with contamination sources, treatment modularity, and mobility are critical components of any new water treatment system under consideration.
The Company notes, in particular, that with the increasing capability of testing and measurement instrumentation which promote the migration of standards from parts per million (ppm) conventions to parts per billion (ppb), the Sionix Mobile Water Treatment System (MWTS), with its perfection of bubble generating processes, treatment of contamination subject to these stricter measurement standards is well within our capability.
As these standards constantly update with measurement and testing technologies, treatment requirements compliant with evolving micro-measurement standards will be imposed by various regulatory agencies, both federal and state. As Sionix perfects both its proprietary DAF and bubble generation technologies on a course parallel with regulatory standards, Sionix believes its MWTS will be positioned to capture greater share of existing markets and penetrate evolving markets.
Docket numbers for these applications are 213-242, 213-321 and 213-332. They will appear on the Sionix and USPTO websites shortly. To date, Sionix has nine patents issued and three patent applications on file.