XENONICS HOLDINGS, INC. (AMEX:XNN) , a leader in advanced illumination and low-light viewing technologies, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has awarded U.S. Patent No. 7,173,237 to Xenonics. The patent, which has 33 claims, covers the technology behind Xenonics' advanced digital low-light viewing devices, including its SuperVision(TM) line of night vision products. The Company was awarded a Notice of Allowance by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for this patent in October 2006. Foreign patents are pending.
"With more than a dozen patent properties either pending or having already issued, Xenonics is building a strong intellectual property portfolio. This patent award further strengthens our IP position," said Chairman Alan Magerman.
Xenonics develops and produces advanced, lightweight and compact ultra-high intensity illumination products for military, law enforcement, public safety, and commercial and private sector applications. Currently, NightHunters are in use by every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces as well as a wide variety of law enforcement and security agencies. Using its breakthrough patented technology, Xenonics provides innovative solutions for customers that demand the ability to see farther so that they can do their job better and safer. Xenonics' products deliver a quantum leap in performance over other illumination technologies and represent the next generation in small, high intensity, high efficiency illumination systems. Visit Xenonics on the web at www.xenonics.com.