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Vincent L Vaillancourt: Treating hydrophobic filters to render them hydrophilic. Manresa, Ralph R Roberts, June 25, 1985: US04525374 (513 worldwide citation)

A method is described for coating a hydrophobic filter membrane so as to render said membrane hydrophilic. This method is particularly for treating polypropylene or polytetrafluoroethylene in which the filter membrane is contemplated to have a pore size not larger than two (2) microns. The treating ...


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Vincent L Vaillancourt: Closed system catheter with guide wire. Manresa, Ralph R Roberts, June 25, 1985: US04525157 (249 worldwide citation)

A catheter system is provided for the introduction and placement of a flexible catheter into the lumen of an artery or vein. A guide wire is provided and is kept in a sterile condition within a flexible bag-like enclosure attached to the hub of a needle. The needle cannula is hollow and is sharpened ...


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Vincent L Vaillancourt: Sterile connection device. Manresa, Ralph R Roberts, April 16, 1985: US04511359 (239 worldwide citation)

This invention shows a sterile connection device as made in several embodiments but with a common purpose in which a protector may be pierced, penetrated or opened by pressurized fluid flow by means carried on a influent connector member but with the withdrawal of this means the protector is closed ...


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Vincent L Vaillancourt: Sterile connector with movable connection member. Manresa, Ralph R Roberts, October 14, 1986: US04617012 (138 worldwide citation)

This connection apparatus shows two arrangements for receiving a connector assembly of effluent and influent halves, with this apparatus providing for the transfer and alignment of the connected halves. These assembled halves are brought to the apparatus and the halves are manipulated to effect sepa ...


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Vincent L Vaillancourt: Closed system catheter with guide wire. Manresa, Ralph R Roberts, April 7, 1987: US04655750 (94 worldwide citation)

A catheter system is provided for the introduction and placement of a flexible catheter into the lumen of an artery or vein. A guide wire is provided and is kept in a sterile condition within a flexible bag-like enclosure attached to the hub of a needle. The needle is hollow and is sharpened in the ...


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Vincent L Vaillancourt: Closed system catheter with guide wire. Manresa, Ralph R Roberts, March 24, 1987: US04652256 (53 worldwide citation)

A catheter system is provided for the introduction and placement of a flexible catheter into the lumen of an artery or vein. A guide wire is provided and is kept in a sterile condition within a flexible bag-like enclosure attached to the hub of a needle. The needle is hollow and is sharpened in the ...


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Vincent L Vaillancourt: Medicator securing device. Manresa, Ralph R Roberts, November 3, 1987: US04704177 (42 worldwide citation)

This invention pertains to a medicator securing device for use in an I.V. administration in which a needle is inserted into a resilient cap member to add drugs and the like to an infusion procedure. This inserted needle is retained in inserted condition and position in this cap by this securing devi ...


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Vincent L Vaillancourt: Suction needle providing vent capability. Manresa, Ralph R Roberts, February 9, 1988: US04723955 (24 worldwide citation)

This suction needle device is used to transfer liquids such as cytotoxic drugs from a stoppered container to a syringe. This device has a sharpened needle which is conventionally attached to a hub. A thin-walled tubular sleeve is mounted on the shank of this needle and is disposed in a telescope fas ...


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Vincent L Vaillancourt: Suction needle. MANRESA, Ralph R Roberts, September 9, 1986: US04610683 (14 worldwide citation)

This suction needle device is used to transfer liquids such as cytotoxic drugs from a stoppered container to a syringe. This device has a sharpened needle which is conventionally attached to a hub. A housing is adapted and is mounted on the shank of this needle and a tubular sleeve is disposed in a ...


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Vincent L Vaillancourt: Blocking filter to prevent air flow into a fluid conduit to a transducer. Manresa, Kenyon & Kenyon, May 30, 1989: US04834108 (13 worldwide citation)

This invention is shown with two modes of construction and use. In the first arrangement, there is provided a dual tubular fluid conductor in which the blocking filter is positioned at the entering end of a second fluid conduit leading from a catheter to a transducer. In the second arrangement, the ...