Becton Dickinson and Co had eight patents in mobile during Q1 2024.Becton Dickinson and Co filed patents for a portable ultrasound system with a handheld computer and probe head, a catheter assembly with sensors for monitoring physiological aspects and transmitting data wirelessly, and a wound-healing system with a wound dressing, catheter-stabilization device, and electrical stimulation means for percutaneous insertion site wounds. GlobalData’s report on Becton Dickinson and Co gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Becton Dickinson and Co grant share with mobile as a theme is 50% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Portable ultrasound systems and methods (Patent ID: US20240090872A1)

The patent filed by Becton Dickinson and Co. describes a portable ultrasound system that includes a handheld computer, a case holding the computer, a probe head with ultrasonic transducers powered by a rechargeable battery, and a needle guide for performing ultrasound procedures. The method involves capturing data via the computer's camera, moving the probe head over a patient's skin to emit and receive ultrasound signals, and inserting a needle into the patient's anatomical target while viewing guidance on the display.

Additional claims in the patent include the ability to switch probe heads, utilize different handles for moving the probe head, articulate the probe head about a joint, switch between scanning modes, communicate wirelessly between the probe head and computer, magnetize the needle for guidance, and receive notifications if the needle is not on the correct path. The handheld computer can also process ultrasound images and drive the ultrasonic transducers. Overall, the patent outlines a comprehensive method for performing ultrasound procedures using a portable and versatile system that integrates various functionalities for efficient and accurate medical interventions.

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