Medtronic had ten patents in advanced materials during Q4 2023. Medtronic Plc filed patents in Q4 2023 for a prosthetic porous knit made of biocompatible polymer, a catheter-mounted balloon with an electrode and pleat zone, a tissue anchor for endoscopic wound repair, and tools for presenting patient information using device and imaging data for cardiac procedures. GlobalData’s report on Medtronic gives a 360-degreee view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Medtronic grant share with advanced materials as a theme is 50% in Q4 2023. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Prosthetic porous knit (Patent ID: US20230349081A1)

The patent filed by Medtronic Plc describes a prosthetic porous knit for hernia repair made from a biocompatible polymer monofilament. The knit has specific characteristics such as a mass per unit area between 40 to 70 g/m2, efficient porosity of 30% to 70%, and a bursting strength of at least 400 kPa. The knit is produced using a specific knitting pattern on a warp knitting machine according to ISO 11676 standard.

Furthermore, the patent outlines the specific properties of the prosthetic knit, including the diameter of the monofilament, the type of biocompatible polymers that can be used, and the tensile breaking strength required in both warp and weft directions. The knit also features a plurality of pores with diameters above 2 mm, with each pore having a hexagonal or circular shape. The patent emphasizes the importance of the knit's bursting strength, efficient porosity, and mass per unit area within the specified ranges to ensure its effectiveness in hernia repair applications.

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