For innovative and research-oriented technology companies, patents are an important way to protect the developed products and solutions. So it is not surprising that we have already received and granted some patent applications. The fact that we were able to register already 60 patents is a great result and testifies to our very good development.
First fos4X patent application
Our first patent from the year 2009 protects basic fos4X measurement technology, which is used in our measuring instruments, and today, nearly eight years later, we have already successfully applied 60 patents. And more will follow! Because our developments are no longer limited only to fiber-optic sensor technology. Rather, we offer our customers complex blade monitoring solutions that are protected by patents.
Different patent applications
Following our field of expertise, most of our patents are concerned with the monitoring of wind turbines – often using fiber optic sensors. The main focus is on solutions for the following areas:
- Condition monitoring
- Ice detection
- Different sensors such as:
- Magnetic field
Promote research and development
Of course, our “Research and Development” department is still working on the improvement and further development of our products and solutions, and is always researching new approaches, because:
“As a future-oriented technology company, we want to use our innovative developments to continually advance the monitoring and control of wind turbines and thus actively shape the future of wind industry.”
Says Markus Schmid, Head of Development at fos4X.
Current patent application
A very interesting, recent patent application deals with our “fiber-optic magnetic field sensor”.
The possible applications and special advantages of this development are:
- Measurement of high-frequency magnetic field changes
- Compact sensor design allows integration into a variety of measuring environments (for example in generators)
- No current flow, only optical measurement
- Magnetic fields do not influence measuring signals in the supply and discharge
- Measurement in explosive environments is possible