ICU Medical had four patents in cybersecurity during Q4 2023.ICU Medical Inc has developed techniques for secure communication between clinical and cloud environments, including authenticating network devices using tokens. They have also created a system to configure rule sets for monitoring patients and equipment in a medical setting, allowing for customized responses based on biometric and equipment information. GlobalData’s report on ICU Medical gives a 360-degreee view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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ICU Medical grant share with cybersecurity as a theme is 25% in Q4 2023. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Passing authentication token to authorize access to rest calls via web sockets (Patent ID: US20230410989A1)

The patent filed by ICU Medical Inc. describes techniques for enabling communication between a clinical environment and a cloud environment. The method involves authenticating a network device in the clinical environment using a token. An authentication proxy in the cloud receives a request from a connectivity adapter in the clinical environment, retrieves a security token from an authentication system in the cloud, and allows the connectivity adapter to send signed requests to the authentication system. The system is designed to facilitate secure communication and authentication processes between network devices in different environments.

The patent outlines a method and system for authenticating network devices in a network environment, ensuring secure communication between devices. The process involves processing authentication requests, transmitting login information to an authentication system, receiving a token, and transmitting the token to the network device for further communication. The system utilizes various network connections, such as Web Socket connections, to securely transmit information and tokens. Additionally, the system allows for the transmission of signed requests and the exchange of information between devices over local and wide area networks. Overall, the patent focuses on enhancing communication security and efficiency in clinical and cloud environments through authentication mechanisms and secure data transmission protocols.

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