04334551 is referenced by 273 patents and cites 19 patents.

A reusable connector which is provided with a deformable barrier at the open connecting end thereof which maintains the sterile integrity of the interior portions. The deformable barrier includes a preformed opening (or openings) which is normally closed and which can be opened by application of a deformation force, with the opening being reclosed upon release of such force. Connection to a sterile fluid source is made through a mating connector having a similar deformable barrier for maintaining internal sterile integrity. The external surfaces of the barriers are sterilized after connecting the connectors, and after sterilization is complete, a deformation force is applied to the barriers to permit material flow between the interior portions of the connectors.

Title
Connector
Application Number
6/34855
Publication Number
4334551
Application Date
April 30, 1979
Publication Date
June 15, 1982
Inventor
Robert D Pfister
Cary
NC, US
Agent
Elliot M Olstein
Louis E Marn
Assignee
Becton Dickinson & Company
NJ, US
IPC
A61M 3/00
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