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A medical needle shield apparatus is provided that includes a first housing configured to actuate a needle cannula. A second housing is releasably engageable with the first housing. The needle cannula is disposed for slidable movement with the second housing such that the second housing is extensible from a retracted position to an extended position to enclose a distal end of the needle cannula. The second housing includes a binding member that defines binding surfaces that form an aperture configured for slidable receipt of the needle cannula. The binding member includes a drag inducing member that engages the needle cannula during slidable receipt of the needle cannula to create a drag force. The drag force and second housing facilitate rotation of the binding member relative to a longitudinal axis of the needle cannula such that the binding surfaces engage the needle cannula to prevent slidable movement of the needle cannula.

Title
Biopsy needle device
Application Number
10/766369
Publication Number
6984213 (B2)
Application Date
January 28, 2004
Publication Date
January 10, 2006
Inventor
Donald D Solomon
North Salt Lake
UT, US
F Mark Ferguson
Salt Lake City
UT, US
Shawn K Horner
Woods Cross
UT, US
Agent
Paul S Evans
Assignee
Specialized Health Products
UT, US
IPC
A61B 10/00
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