05257980 is referenced by 332 patents and cites 7 patents.

A device for use as a subcutaneous injection set is disclosed which has a soft cannula through which a selected medication can be administered to a patient, wherein the soft cannula is adapted for transcutaneous placement by an insertion needle substantially without crimping or kinking. The cannula is supported by and protrudes outwardly from a housing adapted to receive the selected medication. The insertion needle is initially inserted through a septum on the housing and further through the cannula to provide a rigid structure to insert the soft cannula through the patient's skin. The insertion needle and cannula are constructed to prevent longitudinal slippage of the cannula on the needle during the insertion process, thereby preventing undesired crimping or kinking of the soft cannula. After insertion, the needle is withdrawn from the cannula and housing to permit medication delivery to the patient.

Title
Subcutaneous injection set with crimp-free soft cannula
Application Number
8/42969
Publication Number
5257980
Application Date
April 5, 1993
Publication Date
November 2, 1993
Inventor
Deborah C McIntyre
Agoura
CA, US
Jeffery Van Funderburk
Granada Hills
CA, US
Todd Kinsfather
Valencia
CA, US
William P Van Antwerp
Los Angeles
CA, US
Agent
Stuart O Lowry
Leslie S Miller
Assignee
MiniMed Technologies
CA, US
IPC
A61M 5/00
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