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Consumer Physics SCiO Molecular Sensor Patent-to-Product Mapping

Published
28/02/2017
Product code
KM17003
Price
EUR 3 990
Applications
Consumer
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CONSUMER PHYSICS, PIONEER OF THE POCKET-SIZED MOLECULAR SENSOR

Consumer Physics Inc. develops and distributes molecular sensors, marketing its product under the SCiO brand name. According to Consumer Physics, the SCiO spectrometer is the world’s first pocket size molecular sensor. The company had over 13,000 backers on Kickstarter and ended up raising over $2.7 million.

Consumers can use SCiO to scan objects including fruit, vegetables, dairy food, meat, fish and medications. They can even scan their own bodies to measure total body fat. The SCiO app also includes a DIY applet that allows anyone to scan materials of their choosing and analyze the difference between their molecular identities.

Consumer Physics has won numerous awards including an ‘Enabled by Optics’ award from OSA, The Optical Society, in 2016, the World Economic Forum Technology Pioneers Award 2015, the United Nations Netexplo Award 2015 and was a CES Innovation Honoree in 2016. SCiO has regularly appeared in top ‘products to watch’ lists on Forbes, CNN, and Fortune, and has been covered numerous times by the media on television, in print and online. But what technologies are behind Consumer Physics’ success and what are the main features claimed by its patents?

A CLEAR LINK BETWEEN PRODUCTS AND PATENTS

Products and patents link

Combining the data obtained by System Plus Consulting’s teardown of the SCiO molecular sensor with Knowmade’s IP analysis, this report highlights IP related to this pocket-sized spectrometer. Moreover, it analyzes Consumer Physics’ patent portfolio in order to understand the company’s IP strategy and to identify main IP competitors.

PATENT-TO-PRODUCT MAPPING

Technology compared to patent

System Plus Consulting tore down the SCiO molecular sensor. Knowmade then compared the features this revealed to Consumer Physics’ IP portfolio. The selected features are mainly related to the spectrometer package, spectrometer module, illumination module and temperature sensor module. The report identifies key patents held by Consumer Physics related to these technology features. For each product feature, we have established links between patented technologies, including legal status, and the product.

DEEP TECHNOLOGY ANALYSIS

Technology compared to patent

System Plus Consulting has analyzed the technology using optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. Knowmade has combined this with deep IP study, helping to understand the architecture and operation of the SCiO molecular sensor. For each key feature, we have selected the main claims and relevant parts of the description for highlighting the patented technology used in the handheld spectrometer.

PATENT PORTFOLIO ANALYSIS AND IP COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT

Patent citations analysis

We have analyzed Consumer Physics’ patent portfolio, including publication trends, country of publication and main inventors, and identified IP competitors. Consumer Physics’ portfolio is recent and cited only by four assignees. Consumer Physics itself cites 109 patent families, representing around 90 assignees.   Combining   the   citation network with analysis of the content of citing/cited patents, we have ranked Consumer Physics’ IP competitors of to establish a general view of the IP competitive environment.

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INTRODUCTION   7

Scope of the Report   8

Key Features of the Report   9

Terminology for Patent Analysis   10

METHODOLOGY   12

Teardown Analysis and Patent Mapping   13

Patent Database and Tools   14

Patent Search Strategy   15

COMPANY PROFILE   16

Consumer Physics   17

PATENT LANDSCAPE OVERVIEW   20

Patent Family List   21

Time Evolution of Patent Applications   22

Distribution by Legal Status  22

Geographic Map of Published Patents   24

Main IP Representatives  25

Inventors   26

Patent Citation Analysis   27

Patents Blocking Potential   29

Trademark infringement   30

Conclusion   31

PATENT-TO-PRODUCT MAPPING   32

Spectrometer Package   33

Operating Button   36

USB Connector   37

Assembly   38

Battery   39

Heat sink   40

Battery Indicator   41

Spectrometer Head   42

Spectrometer Module   45

Window   47

Diffuser   48

Light Filter   49

Second Diffuser   50

Glass Plate   51

Optical Adhesive   52

Filter Matrix   53

Optical Filter   55

Filter Coating   56

Lens Array   57

Lens   58

Channels   59

Image Sensor   60

Illumination Module   62

Window   64

Parabolic Concentrator   65

Wavelength Shifting Plate   66

Light Source   67

Temperature Sensor Module   68

Window   70

Temperature Sensor   71

Accessory   72

Sheath  73

Sample Container  74

Liquid Measurement Accessory  76

Future development  77

Knowmade presentation   79

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