Teleflex has been granted a patent for a cartridge design that securely holds surgical clips at an acute angle, enhancing surgical procedures. The cartridge includes side walls, a compartment for the clip, a base member, and a pedestal for support. The design improves clip retention and accessibility during procedures. GlobalData’s report on Teleflex 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 Teleflex, Non-invasive physiological monitoring was a key innovation area identified from patents. Teleflex's grant share as of January 2024 was 61%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Surgical clip cartridge with angled walls and pedestal

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

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11883034B2) discloses a unique cartridge design for surgical clips. The cartridge comprises a pair of side walls separated by a compartment, with a base member supporting the side walls at an acute angle relative to a vertical axis. This configuration allows the cartridge to retain surgical clips securely. The patent claims specify that the acute angle is greater than 10°, with a preferred range of 20-30°. Additionally, the cartridge may include features such as inclined surfaces on the side walls and a pedestal to support the surgical clip.

Furthermore, the patent describes variations of the cartridge design, including different configurations for the base member, rails with a sawtooth pattern, and a retainer with fingers oriented at the acute angle to securely hold the surgical clip in place. The inventive design aims to provide a reliable and efficient solution for storing and dispensing surgical clips during medical procedures. With a focus on maintaining the clips at a specific angle for easy access and use, the cartridge offers potential benefits in terms of convenience and precision in surgical settings. The detailed claims outline various aspects of the cartridge's construction and functionality, emphasizing the innovative approach taken to address the needs of medical professionals working with surgical clips.

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