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19 issued patents and 7 pending applications owned by Step Ahead Innovations, Inc.

Broad array of patents covering electronic water analysis methods and systems employing chemical indicator sensors and multi-parameter IoT monitoring device based on fluorescent indicator science. The IP and technologies may be applicable to a wide variety of water monitoring markets including aquaculture, hydroponics, environmental monitoring, municipal water/wastewater, etc. The technology has initially been implemented in the MindStream Monitor product for the $7B TAM US saltwater reef aquarium market where enthusiastic reef keepers spend $17K average on their tanks.
Key inventions include:
- Submersible Chemical Indicator Apparatuses For Use In Aquatic-Environment Monitoring/Measuring System
- Aquatic Environment Water-Quality Monitor Having a Submersible Chemical Indicator Wheel
- Error Monitoring and Correction Systems and Methods in Aquatic Environment Monitoring
- Combined Illuminator/Light Collectors For Optical Readers
- Dosage Protection System and Method For An Aquatic Environment
- Chemical Indicator Obstruction Detection System and Method For An Aquatic Environment
- Monitoring of Photo-Aging of Light-Based Chemical Indicators Using Illumination-Brightness Differential Scheme, and Systems, Methods, Apparatuses, and Software Relating Thereto
- Optical Reader Optic Cleaning Systems Having Motion Deployed Cleaning Elements, and Methods of Cleaning An Optical Reader Optic
- Aquatic Environment Water Parameter Testing Systems and Methods
- Aquatic Environment Water Parameter Testing Systems and Methods Utilizing Conductivity as Calibration for Sensor Measurements
- Chemical Indicator Element Systems and Methods for Aquatic Environment Water Parameter Testing
- Multi-Parameter Water Analysis System with Analysis Application Update-able via a Cloud-Based Resource
- Aquatic Environment Water Parameter Testing Methods Utilizing Conductivity as Calibration for Sensor Measurements
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Patent families 3
Issued patents 19
Pending applications 7
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Most of the patents have been implemented in SAI's break through water monitoring device - the MindStream Monitor. The MindStream Monitor began shipping to customers in June, 2019. Although the company ceased operations in November, 2019, many of the monitors are still in use by customers.
The patents have not yet been licensed to any third parties.
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