05957898 is referenced by 211 patents and cites 431 patents.

A needless connector is provided which utilizes a resealable preslit septum valve. The valve is resiliently restrained relative to a housing with the valve and housing configured to accept a standard male luer lock having a luer tip which penetrates the valve through the opening to extend within the housing and a luer locking flange of the luer lock extending about the housing. The valve includes a disk shaped upper portion covering the opening, a lower portion spaced from the housing and extending downward from the disk shaped portion into a passageway defined by the housing, and an annular skirt to attach the septum to the housing. The connector exhibits satisfactory leak pressure after multiple connections and disconnects to the luer lock fitting and long periods of indwell of the luer tip.

Title
Needleless connector
Application Number
9/81728
Publication Number
5957898
Application Date
May 20, 1998
Publication Date
September 28, 1999
Inventor
Lewis E Daniels
Wonder Lake
IL, US
Samuel Ding
Vernon Hills
IL, US
Camille Summer
Crystal Lake
IL, US
Jason J White
Chicago
IL, US
Michael J Finley
Wilmot
WI, US
Algirdas J Bindokas
Clarendon Hills
IL, US
Rodrigo A Montanez
Waukegan
IL, US
Thomas E Dudar
Palatine
IL, US
Steven C Jepson
Palatine
IL, US
Agent
Francis C Kowalik
Mark J Bounaiuto
Jeffrey C Nichols
Assignee
Baxter International
IL, US
IPC
A61M 5/00
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