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George A Lopez, Virgil R Laul: Medical connector. ICU Medical, Whann & Connors, June 21, 1988: US04752292 (327 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a connector for introducing medication into a patient in a safe, convenient way. It comprises a pair of plastic tubular members adapted to be manually pushed together to engage in a male-female relationship, and a locking mechanism that detachably secures the members together. The male ...


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George A Lopez: Medical valve and method of use. ICU Medical, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, November 11, 1997: US05685866 (289 worldwide citation)

A closed system, needleless valve device includes a generally tubular body defining an internal cavity. On the proximal end of the body there is an opening which is preferably sufficiently large to receive an ANSI standard tip of a medical implement. The distal end of the body has a generally tubula ...


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George A Lopez, Virgil R Laul: Medical connector. ICU Medical, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, September 6, 1994: US05344414 (225 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a connector for introducing medication into a patient in a safe, convenient way. It comprises a pair of plastic tubular members adapted to be manually pushed together to engage in a male-female relationship, and a locking mechanism that detachably secures the members together. The male ...


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George A Lopez: Medical device. ICU Medical, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, October 18, 1988: US04778453 (175 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a medical device used with a syringe or the like that includes a needle protected by a guard. The needle has a connector at one end opposite its tip which enables it to be connected to the syringe. The guard is mounted on the needle and is movable axially along the shaft of the needle b ...


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Thomas F Fangrow Jr, Jonathan T Schmidt, Daniel J Wait, Dennis M Bui: Medical valve with positive flow characteristics. ICU Medical, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, June 12, 2001: US06245048 (168 worldwide citation)

A medical valve device for use in selectively establishing a fluid flow between first and second medical implements is disclosed. The valve has a body defining a passage from a first port to a second port. The valve defines a first fluid volume when both medical implements are connected thereto, and ...


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George A Lopez: Medical device. ICU Medical, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, November 8, 1988: US04782841 (166 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a vacuum tube type collection device for collecting blood or other body fluids from a patient. The device includes a conventional sealed vacuum tube received in a tube holder having a removable needle assembly connected to the tube holder. The characterizing feature of the device of thi ...


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George A Lopez, Virgil R Laul: Method of locking an influent line to a piggyback connector. ICU Medical, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, April 6, 1993: US05199947 (163 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a method of using a connector for introducing medication into a patient in a safe, convenient way. It comprises a pair of plastic tubular members adapted to be manually pushed together to engage in a male-female relationship, and a locking mechanism that detachably secures the members t ...


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George A Lopez, Thomas F Fangrow Jr, David C Arnold, Bruce M Hubrecht, Alison D Brummett, Thomas J Gustus, Dennis M Bui: Positive-flow valve. ICU Medical, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, August 6, 2002: US06428520 (163 worldwide citation)

A closed system, spikeless, positive-flow valve device includes a body defining an internal cavity. At the proximal end of the body is an opening which is preferably sufficiently large to receive an ANSI standard tip of a medical implement. The valve includes a plastic, resilient silicon seal which ...


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George A Lopez: Medical valve with tire seal. ICU Medical, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, December 23, 1997: US05700248 (144 worldwide citation)

A medical valve has a body which includes a wall structure defining an internal cavity having a proximal end and a distal end. The proximal end has an opening sufficiently large to receive a tip of a delivery end of a medical implement which transfers fluid through the delivery end. The valve also h ...


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Thomas F Fangrow Jr: Medical valve with positive flow characteristics. ICU Medical, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, February 24, 2004: US06695817 (142 worldwide citation)

A valve for selectively permitting a fluid flow between first and second medical implements is disclosed. The valve has a housing with an interface suitable for receiving a connector portion of a first medical device such as a catheter, and a seal made of a flexible material. The seal has a first en ...