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David L Thorne, Gale H Thorne, Charles V Owen, Michael L Thorne: Lancet apparatus and methods. Specialized Health Products, Gale H Thorne, September 14, 1999: US05951582 (273 worldwide citation)

A one-time-use, self-powered, restricted entry lancet apparatus which provides a smaller incision in a surface or epidermal layers of a lancing site than in subsurface or dermal layers. Two embodiments of the invention are disclosed. Generally, each embodiment includes a housing, a blade component, ...


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Roger E Smith: Multiple segment encapsulated medical lancing device. Specialized Health Products, Gale H Thorne, May 7, 1996: US05514152 (268 worldwide citation)

A novel two part lancing device comprising a multiple compartment housing for lancets and a carrier. The compartments are joined in a common multiple lancet housing for improved handling and distribution. The housing consists of two end compartments and at least two serially linked, frangibly separa ...


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Gale H Thorne, Gale H Thorne Jr, Charles V Owen, Gary H Stout, Tim L Farnes: Lancet apparatus and methods. Specialized Health Products, Gale H Thorne, July 7, 1998: US05776157 (195 worldwide citation)

A one-time-use, self-powered, disposable lancet apparatus packaged both as strips comprising a plurality of lancets and as individually packaged lancets. A novel lancet blade design comprises means for attaching each blade in a loader stack for an automated assembly machine. Individually packaged la ...


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Gale H Thorne, David L Thorne, Charles V Owen: Self retracting medical needle apparatus and methods. Specialized Health Products, Gale H Thorne, April 1, 1997: US05616135 (161 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus associated with safe retraction of medical needles after use. Embodiments are disclosed for self-retracting needle systems for both blood draw, syringe and catheter insertion systems. Invention manufacture requires only a minimal number and complexity of parts such that a projec ...


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David L Thorne: Medical needle safety apparatus and methods. Specialized Health Products, Gale H Thorne, November 9, 1999: US05980488 (136 worldwide citation)

Parts which may be integrally molded with a phlebotomy barrel or with a Luer fitting to provide, in a single molded part, an extendable safety enclosure for a medical cannula in phlebotomy, syringe and other general medical needle applications. Integrally molded part phlebotomy safety devices are di ...


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David L Thorne: Safety catheter insertion apparatus and methods. Specialized Health Products, Gale H Thorne, September 28, 1999: US05957892 (129 worldwide citation)

Parts integrally associated with a shortened I.V. insertion needle handle to provide, in as few as one molded part, an extendable safety guard for a catheter insertion needle and its sharpened tip. The safety guard comprises a plurality of rigid segments serially connected by a plurality of living h ...


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F Mark Ferguson, Charles V Owen, David L Thorne, Craig N Thorne, Mark Nelson, Gale H Thorne Jr: Safety shield for medical needles. Specialized Health Products, Paul S Evans, Mark S Leonardo, Peter B Sorell, July 22, 2003: US06595955 (125 worldwide citation)

Medical needle shield apparatus for covering a needle after use. The medical needle shield apparatus is for use with a needle having proximal and distal ends, wherein the shield is slidably movable along the needle from a proximal position where the distal end of the needle is exposed, to a distal p ...


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Shawn K Horner, F Mark Ferguson, Donald D Solomon: Biopsy needle device. Specialized Health Products, Paul S Evans, January 10, 2006: US06984213 (120 worldwide citation)

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 extensibl ...


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Gale H Thorne, David L Thorne: Safety sterile cartride unit apparatus and methods. Specialized Health Products, Gale H Thorne, March 14, 2000: US06036675 (104 worldwide citation)

A low cost safety sterile cartridge injector apparatus comprising an injector and a safety needle sheath having elements which promote facile assembly and disassembly. An embodiment is disclosed which incorporates an integral needle hub and safety sheath which is displaced to protectively cover a me ...


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David L Thorne: Passively activated safety shield for a catheter insertion needle. Specialized Health Products, Paul S Evans, Mark S Leonardo, Peter B Sorell, December 6, 2005: US06972002 (104 worldwide citation)

A passively activated shielding device for a catheter insertion needle. Disclosure of shielding devices according to the instant invention is provided in four embodiments. Unreleasible locking apparatus is the major differentiator in three of the devices. An accordionated or folded needle shield whi ...