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Consumer Physics SCiO Molecular Sensor Patent-to-Product Mapping
Feb.2017

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Consumer Physics SCiO Molecular Sensor Patent to Product Mapping Yole Icone

How has Consumer Physics patented its SCiO Molecular Sensor?

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 patents link SCiO Consumer Physics KnowMade 2017Combining 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

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.

 

Techno compared to patent SCiO Consumer Physics KnowMade 2017

 

DEEP TECHNOLOGY ANALYSIS

Techno compared to patent SCiO Consumer Physics KnowMade 2017

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

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.

Patent citations analysis KnowMade 2017

 

ASSIGNEES CITED IN THE REPORT INCLUDE:

VERIFOOD, NANOLAMBDA, DIGIMARC, APPLE, CHEMIMAGE, HP, PHILIPS, RARE LIGHT, SHARP, TEXTRON SYSTEMS, VIAVI SOLUTIONS, THERMO SCIENTIFIC PORTABLE ANALYTICAL INSTRUMENTS, CANON.

 

 

Table of contents

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


 

 

 

About the authors

Knowmade is a Patent, Technology and Strategy consulting company involved in Microelectronics, Nanotechnology, Biotechnology and Life Sciences.

 

We provide Patent Search, Patent Landscape, Patent Analysis, Scientific Landscape, State of the Art, Technology Scouting, Technology Tracking, Alerts and Updates.

 

Our service offer consists of standard reports, custom studies & on-demand tracking, strategy consulting and training.

 

We combine information search services, scientific expertise, powerful analytics and visualization tools, and proprietary methodologies for analyzing patents and scientific information.

 

Knowmade supports research laboratories, industrial companies and investors in their business development.

 

http://www.knowmade.fr 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KEY FEATURES OF THE REPORT

  • Essential IP analysis of Consumer Physics’ patent portfolio including:

    • Time evolution of patent publications and countries of patent filings

    • Current legal status of patents

    • Citation network and competitive IP networks

    • Inventor identification

  • Deep insight on technology data, including teardown analysis, of the SCiO spectrometer’s components

  • Key patents related to the SCiO spectrometer’s features and held by Consumer Physics