Surgalign has been granted a patent for a catheter hub designed for use with medical devices and catheters. The hub includes a sealing element and locking arm for secure attachment to the catheter, ensuring proper fluid flow. The design allows for easy clamping and release of tension members. GlobalData’s report on Surgalign 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 Surgalign, Prosthetic cardiac valves was a key innovation area identified from patents. Surgalign's grant share as of April 2024 was 60%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Catheter hub with tension member clamping and sealing element

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Surgalign Holdings Inc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11969559B2) discloses a catheter hub designed for use with a tension member and a catheter. The hub body of the catheter hub includes a fluid passageway aligned with the catheter for fluid flow, an aperture for the tension member, a clamping hub surface, a sealing element, and a locking arm. The locking arm can be positioned to either leave the tension member unclamped or clamp it between the clamping inner arm surface and the clamping hub surface. The design allows for secure attachment and adjustment of the tension member, enhancing the functionality of the catheter hub.

Furthermore, the patent includes details about the structure and materials used in the catheter hub, such as the presence of teeth on the clamping surfaces, the cylindrical shape of the aperture components, and the compressibility of the sealing element. The locking arm is designed to rotate relative to the hub body, providing flexibility in operation, and can be locked in place for added security. The tension member, which can be a suture, is utilized to hold the catheter in place, ensuring stability during medical procedures. Overall, the catheter hub and associated catheter device offer a reliable and efficient solution for medical professionals in various healthcare settings, contributing to improved patient care and procedural outcomes.

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