JSC Intersoft Eurasia, the manufacturer of the DO-RA mobile dosimeter/radiometer obtained its first US patent for a DO-RA dosimeter/radiometer device with display and measurement of ionization radiation for smartphones and computers.
The International Patent Application for the invention of a DO-RA mobile device with the dosimeter/radiometer functionality, based on a solid-state ionization radiation detector was made on 7 May 2011 in accordance with the PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty) system. Earlier JSC Intersoft Eurasia has already obtained over 30 Russian patents, as well as patents within Ukraine and China.
According to Vladimir Elin, inventor and DO-RA project manager, PhD in the Engineering Science, “patents always have been a market instrument for protecting business. And, as the DO-RA device will be in demand virtually all over the world, especially in countries that encountered emergency situations in nuclear facilities: Ukraine, Japan, Russia, the US, China, and the adjacent areas, the developer obtains additional protection in the manufacture and sale of its innovative product. The US patent opens up the possibility for entering the US market for our organization, which is the most prospective market in terms of economic attractiveness and promotion of new investments. International patent protection of the intellectual property spurs growth of capitalization of our company which is featured in the Dow Jones database of venture companies”. For the inventor and manager Vladimir Elin and the entire project team this is a significant step forward for acceleration of production set-up and sales of company’s products abroad.
The advantage of the DO-RA dosimeter/radiometer lies in its solid-state detector with a high accuracy of measurement of ionization radiation parameters and integration with iOS and Android smartphones for storage and processing of radiation environment parameters. The DO-RA device allows conducting monitoring of the radiation safety of a territory, based on a smartphone, including photofixation and logging of the event with geocoordinates and ionization radiation source parameters, generation of the relevant information in the form suitable for quick response to health risks associated with radiation.
Currently, the team of JSC Intersoft Eurasia design engineers has actively joined in the design of a DO-RA.modul compact device for the Project Ara modular smartphone developed by the Internet-industry giant Google.
The DO-RA device concept emerged on 29 March 2011, after writing an article on the subject "Our Radioactive World". The author of the concept was inventor Vladimir Elin who thoroughly researched into the dosimetry issues and conducted a patent search which confirmed the uniqueness of the concept for the creation of a utility model for evaluation of ionization radiation, It was found that there were no analogous solutions in the world that combine the functionality of a telephone, smartphone, and dosimeter/radiometer. Later on, similar concepts began emerging in other companies too, but JSC Intersoft Eurasia was the first to obtain a patent for a dosimeter/radiometer based on a mobile telephone/smartphone. Today, Vladimir Elin holds RF's patent No. 109625 and a priority for the novelty and making a utility model for the DO-RA device (the priority is dated 24 June 2011). International patent applications have been made in Japan, South Korea, India, and the European Union.
The name DO-RA has been complied from the first letter combinations of the words: dosimeter-radiometer or "DO-RA". The English and Russian signage of the abbreviation is the same, which adds to the recognizability of the name of the device.
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