Patents

Last Update: March 2022

Cigna products and services (and those of its related companies Express Scripts and Evernorth) are protected by numerous patents or patents pending, both foreign and domestic, including, but not limited to the following United States patents. As permitted under United States Code 35 U.S.C. 287, this site provides information and virtual marking related to United States patents.

Pharmacy

  • Branding and Marking: Protected by U.S. Patents 7,765,776; 7,770,364; 7,837,093; 7,837,107; 8,065,858; 8,087,579; 8,109,066; 8,322,613; 8,786,650; 9,221,271; 9,592,925; and 9,636,927; and D897,844.
  • Dispensing and Packaging: Protected by U.S. Patents 6,769,228; 6,892,512; 6,970,769; 6,983,579; 7,010,899; 7,185,477; 7,313,898; 7,386,965; 7,412,814; 7,430,838; 7,530,211; 7,668,618; 8,091,320; 8,117,809; 8,136,332; 8,275,481; 8,333,053; 8,539,742; 8,600,903; 8,731,711; 8,892,245; 8,977,386; 9,133,002; 9,199,822; 9,221,271; 9,242,751; 9,373,065; 9,394,107; 9,567,119; 9,639,668; 9,697,335; 9,710,739; 9,944,419; 9,978,036; 10,023,341; 10,035,653; 10,053,248; 10,059,520; 10,086,974; 10,095,963; 10,102,460; 10,163,068; 10,189,643; 10,239,724; 10,265,243; 10,294,029; 10,322,066; 10,303,854; 10,331,858; 10,332,061; 10,369,080; 10,370,190; 10,424,408; 10,470,977; 10,494,126; 10,546,265; 10,639,786; 10,643,169; 10,661,993; 10,695,902; 10,730,653; 10,741,274; 10,745,162; 10,748,108; 10,776,916; 10,777,310; 10,791,827; 10,792,220; 10,800,565; 10,850,939; 10,865,006; 10,909,492; 10,964,420; 10,987,279; 10,998,094; 11,030,277; 11,120,105; 11,127,492; 11,145,397; 11,170,189; D806,547; D854,558; D873,846;RE40,453; RE40,510; RE42,730; RE42,766; and RE42,937.
  • Labeling: Protected by U.S. Patents 7,409,977; 8,110,057; 8,480,834; 9,937,100; 10,751,254; 11,266,572; D861,795; D861,796; and D938,461.
  • Prescription Receipt and Processing:
  • Protected by U.S. Patents 7,058,584; 7,493,263; 7,702,525; 8,032,395; 8,060,380; 8,239,217; 8,489,422; 8,639,554; 10,170,204; 10,325,333; 10,366,784; 11,170,394; and 11,232,399.
  • Prescription Routing: Protected by U.S. Patents 7,771,583 and 8,478,611; 10,566,087; and 10,685,390.
  • Verification: Protected by U.S. Patents 7,995,831; 8,295,582; 8,571,297; 8,756,998; 9,513,259; and 10,151,735.
  • Pharmacy Networks: Protected by U.S. Patent 10,373,255.
  • UAV Delivery: Protected by U.S. Patent 11,091,309.

 

Patient

  • Interaction to Patients and/or Physicians : Protected by U.S. Patents 8,666,926; 8,799,030; 9,147,163; 10,984,900; 10,999,436; 11,031,013; 11,039,014; and 11,152,000.
  • Patient Care: Protected by U.S. Patents 6,014,631; 6,356,873; 6,694,298; 6,697,783; 7,216,084; 7,433,828; 8,799,204; and 10,691,776.
  • Patient Data Management: Protected by U.S. Patent 7,155,397; 7,774,213; 8,086,472; 9,852,261; 11,017,889; and D791,796.
  • Patient Self Management: Protected by U.S. Patents 7,490,049; 7,493,264; 8,032,398; and 10,235,729.
  • Patient Scoring: Protected by U.S. Patents 7,725,327; 8,473,311; 8,489,416; 8,504,383; 8,666,779; 8,762,164; and 10,192,034.
  • Plan Design: Protected by U.S. Patents 7,376,574; 8,185,413; 8,290,790; 8,527,300; and 8,620,830.
  • Web: Protected by U.S. Patents 7,734,483 and 8,380,540.
  • Patient Identification Cards: Protected by U.S. Patent 6,662,999.
  • Handheld Controller: Protected by U.S. Patent D849,843.
  • Adherence: Protected by U.S. Patents D774,540; D790,586; and D752,085.
  • Provider Reports: Protected by U.S. Patents D791,797; D791,798; and D801,353.
  • Container: Protected by U.S. Patents 10,410,451; 10,751,250; and 10,947,012.

 

Claim Services

  • Claims Processing: Protected by U.S. Patent 5,970,463; 10,438,693; and 11,127,493.
  • Data De-Identification: Protected by U.S. Patents 8,447,738 and 8,996,474.
  • Drug Utilization: Protected by U.S. Patents 7,124,031; 7,853,458; 8,489,417; 10,026,137; 10,366,462; and 10,789,661.
  • Formulary: Protected by U.S. Patents 7,490,047; 7,783,502; 8,065,165; and 8,407,069.

 

Sales and Account Management

  • Workers Compensation: Protected by U.S. Patent 8,099,295.

 

Computer Processing

  • Financial Planning/Analysis: Protected by U.S. Patents 7,003,475; 7,386,465; D754,679; D776,683; D776,684; D776,685; D773,518; D791,166.
  • Financial Pricing/Strategy: Protected by U.S. Patents 8,050,940 and 8,160,898.
  • Fraud, Waste and Abuse: Protected by U.S. Patent 8,738,399.
  • Pricing and Guarantees: Protected by U.S. Patent 8,335,695.
  • Trend/Spend: Protected by U.S. Patents 8,112,287; 8,112,288; 8,239,213; 8,494,877 and 8,521,551; and 10,402,839.
  • Rebate Modeling: Protected by U.S. Patent 9,965,817 and 10,748,227.
  • Social Messaging: Protected by U.S. Patents 9,886,784; D763,915; and D775,203.

 

Information Technology

  • Architecture and Infrastructure: Protected by U.S. Patent 8,832,020; 9,501,303; 9,779,129; 10,133,307; 10,147,504; 10,630,694; 10,649,983; 10,678,615; 10,713,287; 10,776,890; 10,839,949; 10,853,453; 10,896,048; 11,055,158; 11,068,254; 11,086,757; 11,126,492; 11,237,920; 11,238,016; 11,238,018; 11,153,251; 11,240,252; D841,030; D841,031; D877,747; D882,598; and D938,455.
  • Mobile Applications: Protected by U.S. Patents 8,706,522; 8,706,523; 8,762,175; 8,799,016; 9,786,023; 10,541,049; 10,636,012; 11,238,407; D752,085; D754,679; D763,915; D885,430; and D933,708.
  • Software Development: Protected by U.S. Patents 9,448,787; 10,055,337; 10,628,292; 10,747,655; 10,795,701; 11,042,368; 11,086,762; 11,099,640; and 11,243,787.

 

Data Analytics

  • Architecture and Infrastructure: Protected by U.S. Patent No. 9,881,031.
  • Data Analysis: Protected by U.S. Patents 10,423,890; 10,740,437; 11,056,222; 11,087,880; 11,200,196; 11,222,094; D774,077; D781,895; D786,282; and D824,402.
  • Pharmacy Predictive Modeling: Protected by U.S. Patents 9,773,094 and 10,657,480.

 

Telehealth

  • VR Therapy: Protected by U.S. Patents 10,286,181 and 11,224,717.
  • VR Presentation: Protected by U.S. Patent 10,127,729.
  • Telephonic: Protected by U.S. Patent 11,159,679.

 

Other

  • Home Testing: Protected by U.S. Patent 8,801,628.
  • Pharma Services: Protected by U.S. Patents 7,650,262 and 8,170,889.
  • Pharmaceutical Compounding: Protected by U.S. Patent 8,851,127.
  • Therapeutic Meal Plans: Protected by U.S. Patents 8,510,127 and 8,731,970.
  • Wellness: Protected by U.S. Patents 8,682,704 and 9,196,172.