06902546 is referenced by 86 patents and cites 120 patents.

A medical needle shield apparatus is provided which is slidably movable along a medical needle from a proximal position where a distal end of the needle is exposed, to a distal position where the shield protects the distal end of the needle. The medical needle shield apparatus includes a binding member having an aperture through which the needle passes. The binding member also has binding surfaces for binding to a medical needle. The shield apparatus also includes a retainer integral with the binding member and in communication with the needle for temporarily retaining the binding surfaces in a non-binding position relative to the needle. The shield apparatus also includes a positioning member for positioning the binding surfaces to secure the shield to the needle when a portion of the retainer in contact with the needle is advanced past the distal end of the needle. A housing may be included for enclosing the shield apparatus.

Title
Safety shield for medical needles
Application Number
10/202201
Publication Number
6902546 (B2)
Application Date
July 23, 2002
Publication Date
June 7, 2005
Inventor
F Mark Ferguson
Salt Lake City
UT, US
Agent
Paul S Evans
Assignee
Specialized Health Products
UT, US
IPC
A61M 005/32
A61M 025/00
A61M 025/06
A61M 005/32
A61M 005/00
A61B 005/15
A61M 005/32
A61M 005/32
A61M 025/32
A61M 025/06
A61M 005/32
A61M 005/00
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