Hologic had 37 patents in future of work during Q4 2023. Hologic Inc filed patents in Q4 2023 for systems and methods for transferring containers using a container loading interface, storage module, and distributor. Another patent involves a system with a reagent pack input carousel that moves in and out of an instrument for easy access. A method for fluid handling includes using RFID technology to align a robotic fluid transfer device with a receptacle holder and detecting fluid contact through capacitance changes. GlobalData’s report on Hologic gives a 360-degreee view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Hologic grant share with future of work as a theme is 59% in Q4 2023. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Fluid container management system (Patent ID: US20230393163A1)

The patent filed by Hologic Inc. describes systems and methods for transferring containers using a container loading interface, container storage module, and container distributor. The container loading interface includes a movable support platform and container loading transport, while the container storage module includes a housing and container storage transport with container holding stations. The container distributor includes a container gripper to transfer containers between the loading interface and storage module. The system is designed to efficiently transfer containers with grooves on their sides, ensuring secure storage and retrieval.

The system's unique design allows for easy loading and unloading of containers, with the container loading interface featuring a movable support platform and container loading transport. The container storage module includes a movable barrier and container storage transport with spring tabs to securely hold containers. The container distributor utilizes a container gripper to grasp containers and transfer them between the loading interface and storage module. Additionally, the method involves automated steps for level-sensing and positioning containers within the storage module, enhancing efficiency and accuracy in container handling processes. Overall, the system and method described in the patent offer a comprehensive solution for transferring containers with grooves, ensuring secure storage and retrieval in various applications.

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