F. Hoffmann-La Roche had 12 patents in robotics during Q1 2024. The patents filed by F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd in Q1 2024 relate to slide carriers and automated systems for performing slide processing operations on biological samples. The slide carriers have a unique design with specific angles between vectors, while the automated system includes a slide tray and workstation for efficient processing without contamination between slides. GlobalData’s report on F. Hoffmann-La Roche gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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F. Hoffmann-La Roche grant share with robotics as a theme is 41% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Pathology slide automation system and method (Patent ID: US20240085442A1)

The patent filed by F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. describes a slide carrier for a slide processing system that includes a base support and a slide platform with specific geometric orientations. The system involves carriages with different form factors for holding slides, grippers that match gripping locations on the carriages, and a carriage nest with internal cavities corresponding to the exterior form factors of the carriages.

Additionally, the patent details a slide processing system with a slide carriage featuring channels for gripper rods, an actuator, and a bracket. The system includes slide carriages with internal cavities of different form factors for holding various types of slide trays or racks, all while maintaining the same exterior form factor. Furthermore, a pathology slide manufacturing system is described with a slide carrier having a specific surface orientation, elevation differences, barriers, and protrusions, along with a gripper designed to apply compression forces on slide edges in different directions for secure handling during manufacturing processes.

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