Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Miratech V-CAT catalyst gets patent boost

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Tulsa, Okla.-based Miratech Corp., which designs and manufactures emission control products, says it has been notified that the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) application submitted for its V-CAT® catalyst has been accepted. Suchacceptance smooths the process for subsequent international patent filings, the company says.

Under the PCT, Miratech,by filing a single international patent application in one language with one patent office, will streamline the process for seeking protection for its V-CATdesign in up to 117 countries throughout the world.

“This is a huge stepin our being able to take the V-CAT technology into the international marketplace with peace of mind that our intellectual property rights can be protected,” said Miratech CEO Bill Clary. “We’ve had outstanding success with V-CAT domestically, given its ability to provide operators of EMD diesel engines used to power locomotives, gensets, and marine vessels the means to meet—and exceed—EPA Tier 0, 1, and 2 standards for exhaust emissions. We’re excited about taking that success worldwide, and this moves us forward toward doing so.”