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Patent map and technology intelligence report. Diagnosis; Surgery; Identification
3i Analytics, January 2010, Pages: 15
Instruments for performing medical examinations of the interior of cavities or tubes of the body by visual or photographical inspection, e.g. endoscopes; Illuminating arrangements therefor; apparatus for testing the eyes; Instruments for examining the eyes; Measuring for diagnostic purposes; Identification of persons; Apparatus for radiation diagnosis, e.g. combined with radiation therapy equipment; Instruments for auscultation; Diagnosis using ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves; Instruments for examination by percussion; Pleximeters; Other methods or instruments for diagnosis, e.g. instruments for taking a cell sample, for biopsy, for vaccination diagnosis; Sex determination; Ovulation-period determination; Throat striking implements; Instruments for depressing the tongue; Devices specially adapted for vivisection or autopsy; Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets; Surgical instruments, devices or methods for transferring non-mechanical forms of energy to or from the body; Instruments, implements or accessories for surgery or diagnosis e.g. for stereo taxis, sterile operation, luxation treatment, wound edge protectors; Protective casings or covers for appliances or instruments, e.g. boxes or sterile covers; Instrument tables or cupboards; Doctors' bags; Operating gloves; Finger-stalls for operating; Devices for treating them, e.g. cleaning, powdering; Surgical drapes.
1. Pace of Invention.
Recent trends and patenting growth patterns.
2. Technology Overview.
Organization of patented inventions into broad and specific technology fields, based on the International Patent Classification system
3. Competitive Intelligence
Major patenting players.
Top inventors .
Key attorneys agents or attorney firms representing innovators.
4. Appendix A
Tabulation of all data used in the report.
Patenting activity for the last 20 years timeframe.
Listing of top 100 players, inventors and agents.
List of references.