Becton Dickinson and Co had 13 patents in robotics during Q1 2024. The patent filed by Becton Dickinson and Co in Q1 2024 describes an automated analyzer with a shuttle transfer station and a clamping assembly for securing sample containers during analysis. It also includes a multichannel puncture tool carried by a robotic gripper mechanism, allowing for aspiration of samples from multiple containers simultaneously. 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 robotics as a theme is 46% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Automated diagnostic analyzer and method for its operation (Patent ID: US20240085446A1)

The patent filed by Becton Dickinson and Co. describes an automated analyzer that utilizes a shuttle transfer station and a multichannel puncture tool to receive and analyze samples prepared in an automated pre-analytical module. The shuttle transfer station includes a clamping assembly with jaws that secure sample containers in the shuttle during aspiration. The multichannel puncture tool, carried by a robotic gripper mechanism, has multiple puncture members, each with a channel in communication with different troughs in the consumable, allowing a pipette to pass through for analysis.

Additionally, the patent includes claims related to a puncture tool assembly with cannulated puncture members, a puncture tool carrier with retaining members, and a method for obtaining reagents for an assay in an automated analyzer using a robot payload with a pipettor module and gripper module. The method involves engaging the puncture tool with liquid containers, aspirating liquid reagents, and transferring them for analysis. Another method described is for obtaining a sample for analysis by conveying a shuttle with sample containers into the analyzer, lowering a pipette tip through a sample cap to aspirate the sample, and moving the shuttle away from the shuttle retaining mechanism after analysis.

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