DexCom. has filed a patent for a system involving a continuous analyte sensor with power-saving features. The system includes a sensor electronics module that can switch between measurement and low power modes, with a validation routine to ensure accurate data transmission. The sensor can connect wirelessly to various display devices. GlobalData’s report on DexCom gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on DexCom, Medical data analysis was a key innovation area identified from patents. DexCom's grant share as of January 2024 was 45%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Control system for activating analyte sensor electronics circuitry

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: DexCom Inc

A newly filed patent (Publication Number: US20240032826A1) describes a system for controlling the activation of analyte sensor electronics circuitry. The system includes an analyte sensor, a magnetic sensor that triggers a signal upon detecting a change in proximity of a magnet, and analyte sensor electronics circuitry that transitions into an operational mode in response to the signal. Once in the operational mode, the electronics circuitry receives one or more analyte concentration values from the sensor. The detection of the change in proximity is based on a decrease in the magnitude of a magnetic field, with the magnetic sensor transitioning states in response to the movement of the magnet.

Furthermore, the patent details a method for controlling the activation of the analyte sensor electronics circuitry, involving detecting the change in proximity between a magnet and a magnetic sensor, and generating a signal to transition the electronics circuitry into an operational mode. The system is designed to transition from a storage mode to the operational mode upon receiving the signal, with the processor in a low-power mode during storage. The presence of the magnet within the packaging indicates the system's removal from the packaging, triggering the transition to the operational mode. Overall, the patent outlines a sophisticated system and method for efficiently controlling the activation of analyte sensor electronics circuitry based on proximity changes and magnetic field detection.

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