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Tactile Systems Technology has been granted a patent for a compression garment system that delivers fluid to fluid cells using adjustable manifold pressure. The system includes a graphical user interface that indicates where compression therapy should be delivered, and a communication interface to identify and configure compression therapy based on the compression garment being used. GlobalData’s report on Tactile Systems Technology 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 Tactile Systems Technology, exoskeleton robotics was a key innovation area identified from patents. Tactile Systems Technology's grant share as of June 2023 was 1%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Compression garment system with adjustable pressure and communication interface

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Tactile Systems Technology Inc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11648172B2) describes a compression garment system that includes a compression therapy apparatus, a display with a graphical user interface, a communication interface with an antenna, and a controller. The compression therapy apparatus is designed to provide compression therapy to a patient, while the display and graphical user interface are used to display information related to the therapy. The communication interface allows the system to communicate with a compression garment, and the controller, which includes one or more processors, is responsible for managing the therapy and communication processes.

The patent claims specify several features and functionalities of the compression garment system. For instance, the system can identify the compression garment through communication with it using radiofrequency identification (RFID) or Bluetooth technology. This identification process helps in configuring the compression therapy to be delivered by the garment based on its identity. Additionally, the controller can allow users to configure the compression therapy using a user interface device, and the therapy configuration can be received through the communication interface.

Furthermore, the system is capable of transmitting therapy status information to a user interface device, which can display the information on its graphical user interface. The therapy status information includes details such as the remaining time for one or more cycles of the compression therapy and a pause/resume option for the user to control the therapy being delivered.

The patent also describes a method for using the compression therapy apparatus and compression garment. This method involves communicating with the compression garment using a communication interface, identifying the garment based on the communication, and configuring the compression therapy accordingly. Similar to the system claims, the method also includes allowing users to configure the therapy using a user interface device and transmitting therapy status information to the device for display.

Overall, this granted patent introduces a compression garment system with advanced features for managing and delivering compression therapy. The system's ability to identify the compression garment, allow user configuration, and provide therapy status information enhances the effectiveness and convenience of compression therapy for patients.

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