US Patent No: 7,034,677

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Non-specific sensor array detectors

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Portable and wearable chemical detector devices, such as badges, that are analyte-general, rather than analyte-specific, and which provide an optimal way to notify and protect personnel against known and unknown airborne chemical hazards. The devices are advantageously low-cost, have low-power requirements, may be wearable and are designed to detect and alarm to a general chemical threat. A sensor device includes two or more sensor devices, a processing module coupled to each of the sensor devices and configured to process signals received from each of the two or more sensor devices to determine an environmental state; and a communication module that communicates information about the environmental state to a user.

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SMITHS DETECTION INC.PASADENA, CA60

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Burch, Tim San Gabriel, CA 4 165
Hsiung, Chang-Meng Irvine, CA 9 180
Plotkin, Neil Pasadena, CA 8 172
Steinthal, Gregory Los Angeles, CA 13 259
Sunshine, Steven Pasadena, CA 9 280

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