PDC– St. John RFID Wristband Intellectual Property Confirmed by U.S. Patent Office
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Company to Accelerate Deployment of RFID Technology in All of its Markets
San Fernando, CA (July 6, 2011) – Precision Dynamics Corporation and The St. John Companies (“PDC - St. John”), which recently merged to form the leader in patient safety identification technology, announced today that it has received a Notice of Intent to Issue Ex Parte Reexamination Certificate in U.S. Patent No. 5,973,600. The Notice indicates that a Re-examination Certificate will be issued that confirms the patentability of all of the re-examined claims of the Company’s patent regarding the applicability to radio frequency identification (RFID) circuitry in disposable wristbands. PDC – St. John’s Smart Band® RFID Wristbands presently incorporates this technology.
“This official notice is significant in that it reinforces our organization’s standing as the pioneer and leader of RFID wristband identification solutions,” said Cecil Kost, president and CEO, PDC – St. John. “The reaffirmation of our intellectual property motivates us to intensify our development of RFID wristbands and to expand the number of applications in healthcare, leisure and entertainment, law enforcement and new markets for the benefit of our customers and business partners.”
The use of RFID technology has grown significantly in the healthcare, leisure and security markets. PDC – St. John Smart Band® RFID wristbands serve as identification and tracking devices for patients at hospitals. They also act as, high-security admission passes for patrons at entertainment venues, cashless debit cards for point-of-sale purchases, and room keys at hotels and lodges.
Precision Dynamics merged with The St. John Companies Inc. in December, 2010. The
combined company offers the nation’s most comprehensive selection of identification solutions.
With more than 50 years of experience, Precision Dynamics Corporation - St. John is the global leader and pacesetter in the development of wristband, label, medical records and imaging systems. The company specializes in serving the healthcare, leisure and entertainment, and law enforcement industries. The company introduced the first single-piece patient wristband, first bar code wristband system, first Smart Band® RFID wristband system, and the award winning PDC Smart® Kiosk.
Precision Dynamics Corporation - St. John products are used in leading hospitals worldwide and comprise a comprehensive range of solutions that provide positive ID and positive clinical outcomes, while meeting important guidelines of The Joint Commission, World Healthcare Organization, FDA, AHA, and HIPAA. As an ISO 9001 certified company, Precision Dynamics Corporation – St. John follows a systematic, world-standard approach to ensure superior product design, manufacturing, and customer support services. PDC – St. John is a company of Water Street Healthcare Partners, a strategic private equity firm focused exclusively on healthcare. For more information, visit www.pdcorp.com and www.stjohninc.com.
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