PHC has been granted a patent for a method involving physical motion pairing events between smart devices. The technology allows for seamless pairing by detecting specific motions and establishing a communication link between devices. GlobalData’s report on PHC 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 PHC, Treatment progress monitoring was a key innovation area identified from patents. PHC's grant share as of February 2024 was 71%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Motion-based pairing method for wireless devices

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: PHC Holdings Corp

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11930435B2) discloses a smart device equipped with processors and computer-readable media storing instructions for detecting a physical motion pairing event with a second device. The method involves receiving a signal, determining if it exceeds a threshold, and transmitting a signal indicating the occurrence of the pairing event, leading to the establishment of a communication link between the devices. The first signal, typically accelerometer data, is processed and compared to a tap threshold to identify intentional tapping between the devices. Additionally, the smart device can receive blood glucose data from the second device post-pairing, emphasizing the importance of the physical motion pairing event for data exchange.

Furthermore, the patent details a method for pairing devices based on physical motion events, particularly between a blood glucose meter and a smart device. By receiving signals, processing them, and comparing to predefined thresholds, the devices establish a communication link upon identifying the pairing event. Proximity indicators and threshold values play a crucial role in determining the pairing, with the smart device displaying information to indicate successful pairing with the blood glucose meter. The system also includes a third device capable of receiving blood glucose data post-pairing, highlighting the significance of physical motion events in enabling data transfer between medical devices.

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