Siemens had 126 patents in digitalization during Q1 2024. Siemens AG filed patents for a soft tissue emulation system using artificial neural networks to generate digital twins of soft tissue, a method for detecting data anomalies based on historical data, an automation system for controlling loading systems to avoid collisions, a computing system for filtering raw data in wafer images to detect defects, and a neural network system to reproduce noise components in recorded operating signals of technical systems. GlobalData’s report on Siemens gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Siemens grant share with digitalization as a theme is 35% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Computer-implemented soft tissue emulation system and method (Patent ID: US20240104276A1)

The patent filed by Siemens AG describes a soft tissue emulation system that utilizes an artificial neural network to generate a digital twin of soft tissue based on imaging data and a biophysical model. The system can simulate the response of soft tissue to thermal or electromechanical stimuli over time, allowing for the representation of the tissue's behavior at different times. The system includes input and output interfaces to obtain imaging data and output representations of the tissue, respectively.

The system can emulate properties of various soft tissues such as cardiac or hepatic tissue, with specific modules for structural inference and biophysical model solutions. It can also simulate electromechanical properties of cardiac tissue based on electrophysiological information. Additionally, the system can emulate local temperature distribution when stimulated by heat sources and consider physiological properties like density, heat conductivity, and blood flow rate. Furthermore, the system can be used for ablation planning in hepatic tissue by generating electrode configurations based on tumor presence information and determining needle trajectories. The patent also covers a computer-implemented method and program product for soft tissue emulation, emphasizing the system's versatility and potential applications in medical imaging and treatment planning.

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