B. Braun Melsungen has patented a catheter assembly with a needle, catheter tube, and valve opener to open a valve for medical procedures. The design includes a safety clip and septum actuator for safe and efficient use. GlobalData’s report on B. Braun Melsungen gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on B. Braun Melsungen, Shapeable guide catheters was a key innovation area identified from patents. B. Braun Melsungen's grant share as of January 2024 was 56%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Catheter assembly with valve opener for needle insertion

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: B. Braun Melsungen AG

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11883614B2) discloses a catheter assembly comprising a catheter tube, a needle with a sharp distal tip, a septum actuator, and a safety clip. The safety clip, with flexible arms, engages the needle in a first position and encloses the distal tip in a second position, preventing removal of the clip in the first position and allowing removal in the second position. The design ensures secure needle handling and patient safety during medical procedures.

Furthermore, the catheter assembly includes features such as a deformation in the needle enclosed by the safety clip, a catheter hub with a mating portion for engaging a Luer device, and a septum actuator with openings for fluid flow. The assembly also incorporates a retention feature for the septum actuator and mechanisms for manual needle movement and actuator engagement. These elements work together to provide a reliable and efficient catheter system for medical professionals, enhancing the overall safety and functionality of the device during use.

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