Medtronic, Inc Patent Portfolio Statistics

Medtronic, Inc.

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This article summarizes the perfomance of the assignee in the recent years. The overall statistics for this portfolio help to analyze the areas where the assignee is performing well. The filing trend, perfomance across the tech centers and the perfomance of the recent applications has been mentioned below. All the stats are calculated based on the perfomance in USPTO.

How does the overall patent portfolio of Medtronic, Inc. look like?

Total Applications: 8,048
Granted Patents: 5,786
Grant Index 80.89 %
Abandoned/Rejected Applications: 1,367 (19.11%)
In-Process Applications: 854
Average Grant Time: 3.73 Years
Average Office Actions: 2.28

Which Technology Area Medtronic, Inc. is filing most patents in? (Last 10 years)

Art Unit Definition Total Applications
3762 Refrigeration, Vaporization, Ventilation, and Combustion 1,474
3766 Medical Instruments, Diagnostic Equipment, and Treatment Devices 1,301
3792 Medical Instruments, Diagnostic Equipment, and Treatment Devices 824
Opap Parked GAU 338
3763 Refrigeration, Vaporization, Ventilation, and Combustion 284

How many patents are Medtronic, Inc. filing every year?

Year Total Applications
2022 0*
2021 235*
2020 355
2019 252
2018 260

*The drop in the number of applications filed in last two years compared to previous years is because applications can take up to 18 months to get published

Recently filed patent applications of Medtronic, Inc. in USPTO?

Publication number: US20220029465A1
Application number: 17/497,653

Abstract:
Systems, devices and methods allow inductive recharging of a power source located within or coupled to an implantable medical device while the device is implanted in a patient. The recharging system/device in some examples includes a first electrical coil and a second electrical coil configured to generate opposing magnetic fields forming a resultant magnetic field within a recharging envelope located between the coils. A third coil of the implantable medical device may be positioned within the recharging envelope so that the resultant magnetic field is imposed on the third coil, causing electrical energy to be induced in the third coil, the induced electrical energy used to recharge a power source of an implantable medical device coupled to the third coil, and/or to power operation of the implantable medical device.

Publication date: 2022-01-27
Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
Inventors: Gordon Munns O


Publication number: US20220023520A1
Application number: 17/497,371

Abstract:
An oxygenator apparatus for use in an extracorporeal circuit. The apparatus includes a housing and a membrane assembly disposed within the housing. The membrane assembly includes a first plurality of gas exchange elements disposed in a first zone and a second plurality of gas exchange elements disposed in a second zone. The second zone is arranged concentrically around the first zone. The first and second plurality of gas exchange elements are fluidly open along a body and fluidly separated along a distal end. The first zone is configured to be fluidly coupled to an oxygen source and the second zone is configured to be fluidly coupled to a negative pressure source. A blood flow path includes a generally radial flow through the first zone to add oxygen to the blood and the second zone to separate gaseous micro emboli from the blood through the plurality of gas exchange elements.

Publication date: 2022-01-27
Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
Inventors: Brian Steffens


Publication number: US20220016414A1
Application number: 17/492,110

Abstract:
A medical lead system includes a lead body, a plurality of electrical conductors, and a plurality of electrodes. The lead body may include a distal end and a proximal end defining a longitudinal axis of the lead body. The plurality of electrical conductors extending about the longitudinal axis of the lead body. The plurality of electrodes is positioned around an outer perimeter of the lead body. An inner surface of each of the plurality of electrodes defines an inner perimeter. Each respective electrode of the plurality of electrodes is electrically coupled to a respective electrical conductor of the plurality of electrical conductors. Each electrode of the plurality of electrodes includes at least one electrode locking feature extending into the lead body from the inner perimeter.

Publication date: 2022-01-20
Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
Inventors: Claus Justin M


How are Medtronic, Inc.’s applications performing in USPTO?

Application Number Title Status Art Unit Examiner
17/497,653 Recharge Of Implanted Medical Devices OPAP Central, Docket
17/497,371 Oxygenator OPAP Central, Docket
17/492,110 Medical Lead With Segmented Electrodes OPAP Central, Docket
17/492,102 Pressure-Sensing Implant Tools OPAP Central, Docket
17/487,291 Medical Devices Including Connector Enclosures With Feedthrough Passageways 3792 Kahelin, Michael William