Medtronic had four patents in digitalization during Q1 2024. Medtronic Plc has developed a novel imaging discovery utility to enhance clinical image management. This system utilizes a non-relational data management system to access a database containing medical image files organized in an image-centric hierarchy. When a request for a medical image file is received, the system can efficiently search and retrieve the requested image from a relational database for quick access and delivery to the requesting device. GlobalData’s report on Medtronic gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Medtronic grant share with digitalization as a theme is 75% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Imaging discovery utility for augmenting clinical image management (Patent ID: US20240029865A1)

The patent filed by Medtronic Plc introduces novel tools and techniques for implementing an imaging discovery utility to enhance clinical image management. The method involves accessing a NoSQL database containing medical image files mirrored from a SQL database, organizing them in an image-centric hierarchy, and retrieving specific medical images based on search terms. The system autonomously mirrors changes between the NoSQL and SQL databases, ensuring consistency in data across both platforms.

Furthermore, the method includes receiving requests for medical image files, searching the NoSQL database based on metadata tags, identifying corresponding images in the SQL database, retrieving and sending them to the requesting device. The system also allows for dynamic modification of metadata tags associated with medical image files, customizable image tagging, and the generation of 3D models based on retrieved images. Overall, the patent outlines a comprehensive system for efficient medical image management, search, retrieval, and modification, enhancing the accessibility and usability of medical imaging data for healthcare professionals.

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