Nihon Kohden‘s patented blood pressure measuring apparatus uses a cuff to control applied pressure on a body region with veins and arteries. It detects pressure waveforms to analyze arterial pressure, respiratory variations, and venous pressure in a single measurement, improving efficiency within 140 seconds. The device adjusts pressure based on predetermined time periods for accurate readings. GlobalData’s report on Nihon Kohden gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on Nihon Kohden, Treatment progress monitoring was a key innovation area identified from patents. Nihon Kohden's grant share as of February 2024 was 59%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Blood pressure measuring apparatus with respiratory variation and venous pressure

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Nihon Kohden Corp

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11903684B2) discloses a blood pressure measuring apparatus that includes a cuff, pressure control unit, detection unit, analysis unit, and determination unit. The apparatus is designed to obtain arterial pressure, respiratory variation on the artery waveform, and venous pressure through a one-time blood pressure measurement. The method involves specific processes to obtain diastolic and systolic blood pressure, respiratory variation, and venous pressure within a predetermined time frame of 140 seconds. Additionally, the apparatus includes a display unit and display control unit to visualize the obtained values on a two-dimensional graph, providing a comprehensive overview of the measurements.

Furthermore, the patent also covers a blood pressure measuring method that involves detecting pressure waveforms, obtaining arterial pressure, respiratory variation, and venous pressure based on the detected waveforms. The method includes specific processes for obtaining each parameter within a set time frame. Notably, the method emphasizes the importance of accurate and timely measurements, with specific intervals and time periods defined for obtaining each parameter. The apparatus and method described in the patent aim to provide healthcare professionals with a reliable and efficient tool for measuring blood pressure and related parameters in a living body, ensuring comprehensive and accurate results within a short duration.

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