HCA Healthcare Patents – Key Insights and Stats

HCA Healthcare has a total of 39 patents globally, out of which 33 have been granted. Of these 39 patents, more than 74% patents are active. USA is where HCA Healthcare has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by South Korea and Mexico, it has generated an annual revenue of $51.3 billion in the year 2020. Parallelly, USA seems to be the main focused R&D centre.

HCA Healthcare was created in 1968 as a for-profit health-care provider in the United States. Headquartered in Tennessee, USA, it owns and operates 186 hospitals and approximately 2,000 sites of care, including surgery centres, freestanding emergency rooms, urgent care centers and physician clinics in 21 states and the United Kingdom. As of February 2022, HCA Healthcare has a market cap of $74.48 Billion.

Do read about some of the most popular patents of HCA Healthcare which have been covered by us in this article and also you can find HCA Healthcare’s patents information, the worldwide patent filing activity and its patent filing trend over the years, and many other stats over HCA Healthcare’s patent portfolio.

How many patents does the founder and the CEO of HCA Healthcare have?

The founders, Thomas F. Frist Sr., Jack C. Massey and Thomas F. Frist Jr. have 0 patent. The CEO, Samuel N. Hazen, has 0 patent.

How many patents does HCA Healthcare have?

HCA Healthcare has a total of 39 patents globally. These patents belong to 39 unique patent families. Out of 39 patents, 29 patents are active.

How many HCA Healthcare patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

HCA Healthcare Patents

Patent Families

How Many Patents did HCA Healthcare File Every Year?

HCA Healthcare Patents Filing Trend

Are you wondering why there is a drop in patent filing for the last two years? It is because a patent application can take up to 18 months to get published. Certainly, it doesn’t suggest a decrease in the patent filing.

Year of Patents Filing or GrantHCA Healthcare Applications FiledHCA Healthcare Patents Granted

How Many Patents did HCA Healthcare File in Different Countries?

HCA Healthcare Worldwide Patents

Countries in which HCA Healthcare Filed Patents

United States Of America37
Korea (South)1

Where are Research Centres of HCA Healthcare Patents Located?

Research Centers of HCA Healthcare Patents

10 Best HCA Healthcare Patents

US5385156A is the most popular patent in the HCA Healthcare portfolio. It has received 407 citations so far from companies like Acorn Medical, Inc., Cormedics Corp., and Surgical Connections Inc.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of HCA HEALTHCARE:

Publication NumberCount of Citing Patents

Which Companies are using HCA Healthcare Patents to Advance their Research?

The top citing companies in the HCA Healthcare patent portfolio are PNC Bank National Association, Nicira and Proventix Systems.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
PNC Bank National Association3
Proventix Systems1
Chase Bank1
Excelion Technology1
Cerner Innovation1
General Electric1
Sage Products1

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on HCA Healthcare Patents

Blocked Patent Applications by HCA Healthcare

Top HCA Healthcare Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications

What Percentage of HCA Healthcare US Patent Applications were Granted?

HCA Healthcare (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 55 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 49 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 96.08%.

Below are the key stats of HCA Healthcare patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for HCA Healthcare?

Law FirmsTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
C/Hca, Inc.5596.08%
Hca Healthcare, Inc.5596.08%
Scott, Alan17100.00%
Gregg, William Michael14100.00%
Jirjis, Jim Najib14100.00%
Perlin, Jonathan14100.00%
Staggs, Ryan13100.00%
Doyle, Thomas Andrew12100.00%
Paslick, Paul Martin11100.00%
Perez, Gabriel O.9100.00%

By conducting large-scale clinical research with partners including the Harvard Pilgrim Institute and using data gathered from their patients, HCA Healthcare has published several medical studies in peer-reviewed journals, including the REDUCE MRSA study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

List of HCA Healthcare Patents

HCA Healthcare PatentsTitle
US11243688B1Bi-directional application switching with contextual awareness
US11237937B1Intermediate check points and controllable parameters for addressing process deficiencies
US11201835B1Systems and methods for multi-tier resource and subsystem orchestration and adaptation
US11178027B1Differential processing of data streams based on protocols
US11146599B1Data stream processing to facilitate conferencing based on protocols
US11126445B1Disparate data aggregation for user interface customization
US11087882B1Signal processing for making predictive determinations
US11029913B1Customizable real-time electronic whiteboard system
US11012404B1Transaction lifecycle management
US10931509B1Assessing completion of events
US10897519B2System for setting and controlling functionalities of mobile devices
US10861596B2Workflow and resource management system with integrated bi-directional communications
US10817342B1Multi-tier resource and load orchestration
US10810187B1Predictive model for generating paired identifiers
US10812426B1Data derived user behavior modeling
US10797987B1Systems and methods for switch stack emulation, monitoring, and control
US10673784B1Processing delay predictions based on queue assessments
US10672251B1Contextual assessment of current conditions
US20200075150A1Aggregating data to identify diversion events
US10574591B1Systems and methods for assigning tasks based on usage patterns and resource capacities
US10566093B2Data integration using graph structures
US10542004B1Providing notifications to authorized users
US20200020442A1System for dynamic location-aware patient care process controls and dynamic location-aware tracking
US10425355B1Data stream processing for dynamic resource scheduling
US10380181B1Randomized compliant searching
US10181022B2System for automated login initialization on detection of identification device
US10021116B2Network segmentation
US9953095B1Enhanced delivery of deidentified production data
US9916615B2Order history analyzing systems and methods
US20110307276A1Context Management Systems and Methods in a Mobile Computing Framework For Enterprise Applications
US20110234598A1System and method to manage hand hygiene
US5531702APatient controlled self injection aid
US5385156ADiagnostic and treatment method for cardiac rupture and apparatus for performing the same
US3705788AUrinalysis work rack
US1692390AClutch control
US1659284AStarter control for automotive vehicles
US1653476AOiling system for internal-combustion engines
KR1020020060404AChronic Patient Managing Method by Internet
MX157870AContinuous method for purifying chemopapain


What are HCA Healthcare key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by HCA Healthcare?

The chart below distributes patents filed by HCA Healthcare in different countries on the basis of the technology protected in patents. It also represents the markets where HCA Healthcare thinks it’s important to protect particular technology inventions.

R&D Focus: How HCA Healthcare search focus changed over the years?


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