Terumo had two patents in robotics during Q4 2023. The imaging apparatus by Terumo Corp includes a base with a space for a body part, a probe body for imaging, a pressing portion to press the body part against the imaging unit, and a controller to control the pressure applied to the body part. GlobalData’s report on Terumo gives a 360-degreee view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Terumo grant share with robotics 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: Imaging apparatus (Patent ID: US20230355268A1)

The patent filed by Terumo Corp describes an imaging apparatus designed for acquiring cross-sectional images of a part of the human body. The apparatus includes a base portion with a space for placing the body part, a probe body with an imaging unit, a pressing portion to press the body part against the imaging unit, and a controller to regulate the pressure applied. The controller can adjust pressure based on image quality, control the pressing portions, and detect changes in the position or deformation of blood vessels in the images.

Additionally, the patent outlines features such as inflatable pressing portions, a tubular shape for the space, movable base members for opening and closing the space, and a sensor to detect the closed state. The controller is programmed to enhance image sharpness by adjusting pressure, change pressure based on blood vessel deformation, and adapt pressure according to blood vessel position changes. The patent also includes an automatic puncture apparatus variation with a robot arm for performing puncture operations based on the acquired cross-sectional images, showcasing the versatility and potential medical applications of the imaging technology described.

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