06162206 is referenced by 134 patents and cites 156 patents.

A resealable access site (10) is provided for allowing a cannula (18) multiple accesses to an internal cavity (35) defined by a container (12). The access site (10) includes a first conduit (28) defining a passageway (29) forming a fluid path to the cavity within the container. Sealingly attached to the conduit (28) is a housing (26) with a lower portion (26a) and a lower flange (68) attached to a lower end of the lower portion and extending radially inward from the lower portion. A septum (24) is disposed and compressed within the lower portion, with the septum defining an opening (46) extending upward through at least a portion of the septum. The opening (46) is sized for insertion of the cannula (18) through the septum (24) with the septum sealing about the exterior of the cannula. The septum (24) is maintained in the housing by the support provided by the opposing flange (68) and conduit (28).

Title
Resealable access site
Application Number
8/996642
Publication Number
6162206
Application Date
December 23, 1997
Publication Date
December 19, 2000
Inventor
Daniel J Rudolph
Chicago
IL, US
Hugh M Forman
Brookfield
WI, US
Michael T K Ling
Vernon Hills
IL, US
David V Bacehowski
Wildwood
IL, US
Michael W Scharf
McHenry
IL, US
Steven C Jepson
Palatine
IL, US
Thomas A Stonis
Crystal Lake
IL, US
Ray Brausam
Antioch
IL, US
Birendra K Lal
Lake Zurich
IL, US
Algirdas J Bindokas
Clarendon Hills
IL, US
Agent
Francis C Kowalik
Mark J Buonaiuto
Jeffrey C Nichols
Assignee
Baxter International
IL, US
IPC
A61M 39/00
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