Medtronic had 22 patents in metaverse during Q4 2023. Medtronic Plc’s patents filed in Q4 2023 focus on innovative systems and methods for assessing, imaging, and treating medical conditions. These patents include technologies such as assessing the depth of view of an image, generating x-ray images with efficient workflows, surgically treating the spine using mixed reality displays, presenting multiple images of a three-dimensional model for medical procedures, and using a system to warn of proximity between surgical instruments and anatomical structures during laparoscopic surgery. 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 metaverse 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: Synthetic position in space of an endoluminal instrument (Patent ID: US20230372024A1)

The patent by Medtronic Plc describes a system and method for assessing the depth of view of an image by analyzing image data to determine the diameter of a luminal network near a tool's position. The system includes a catheter with sensors for navigation and image generation, a tool with sensors for the working channel, a locating module, and an application to register and analyze data, displaying the image with indicators of the catheter and tool positions relative to the luminal wall.

The system further allows for displaying the distance of the tool's distal portion from the luminal wall, including orthogonally measured distances. The method involves determining the catheter and tool positions in the network, acquiring and analyzing image data to determine luminal diameter, and displaying the image with indicators of relative positions. The system and method can use various types of sensors, such as electromagnetic, inertial measurement units, shape sensors, or ultrasound sensors, to accurately assess the depth of view in the image.

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