Smith & Nephew, Inc Patent Portfolio Statistics

Smith & Nephew, 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 Smith & Nephew, Inc. look like?

Total Applications: 1,754
Granted Patents: 1,221
Grant Index 82.67 %
Abandoned/Rejected Applications: 256 (17.33%)
In-Process Applications: 272
Average Grant Time: 3.25 Years
Average Office Actions: 2.14

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

Art Unit Definition Total Applications
3775 Medical & Surgical Instruments, Treatment Devices, Surgery and Surgical Supplies 277
3774 Medical & Surgical Instruments, Treatment Devices, Surgery and Surgical Supplies 136
3731 Sheet Container Making, Package Making, Receptacles, Shoes, Apparel, and Tool Driving or Impacting 123
3738 Medical & Surgical Instruments, Treatment Devices, Surgery and Surgical Supplies 93
Opap Parked GAU 91

How many patents are Smith & Nephew, Inc. filing every year?

Year Total Applications
2022 0*
2021 77*
2020 89
2019 98
2018 92

*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 Smith & Nephew, Inc. in USPTO?

Publication number: US20220022966A1
Application number: 17/499,325

Alignment precision technology, in which a system accesses image data of a bone to which a reference marker array is fixed. The system generates a three-dimensional representation of the bone and the reference markers, defines a coordinate system for the three-dimensional representation, and determines locations of the reference markers relative to the coordinate system. The system accesses intra-operative image data that includes the bone and a mobile marker array that is attached to an instrument used in a surgical procedure. The system co-registers the intra-operative image data with the three-dimensional representation by matching the reference markers included in the intra-operative image data to the locations of the reference markers. The system determines locations of the mobile markers in the co-registered image and determines a three-dimensional spatial position and orientation of the instrument relative to the bone.

Publication date: 2022-01-27
Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
Inventors: Landon Lloyd Ryan

Publication number: US20220028166A1
Application number: 17/496,384

Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a software program that displays both a volume as images and segmentation results as surface models in 3D. Multiple 2D slices are extracted from the 3D volume. The 2D slices may be interactively rotated by the user to best follow an oblique structure. The 2D slices can “cut” the surface models from the segmentation so that only half of the models are displayed. The border curves resulting from the cuts are displayed in the 2D slices. The user may click a point on the surface model to designate a landmark point. The corresponding location of the point is highlighted in the 2D slices. A 2D slice can be reoriented such that the line lies in the slice. The user can then further evaluate or refine the landmark points based on both surface and image information.

Publication date: 2022-01-27
Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
Inventors: Hu Yangqiu

Publication number: US20220022992A1
Application number: 17/494,222

Embodiments of the invention are directed to a caddy configured to receive medical implants coupled to respective holders. The medical implants and holders may be oriented and/or located in the caddy based on one or more of size, shape, and other configuration of the medical implants and holders and the openings in the caddy through which the medical implants are received. Another embodiment of the invention incudes a medical implant having an implant body portion and a detachable marking portion that is connected to the implant body portion by a frangible region structured to provide selective separation of the implant body portion from the detachable marking portion upon application of a force or torque to the implant body portion, and the detachable marking portion including one or more markings that correspond to identifying information associated with features or characteristics of the implant body portion.

Publication date: 2022-01-27
Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
Inventors: Frederick Phillip

How are Smith & Nephew, Inc.’s applications performing in USPTO?

Application Number Title Status Art Unit Examiner
17/499,325 Alignment Precision OPAP Central, Docket
17/496,384 Surface And Image Integration For Model Evaluation And Landmark Determination OPAP Central, Docket
17/494,222 Medical Implant Delivery System And Method And An Implant Having A Detachable Marking Section OPAP Central, Docket
17/601,514 Methods And System For Manufacturing A Joint Implant
17/491,939 Machine Learning Feature Vector Generator Using Depth Image Foreground Attributes OPAP Central, Docket