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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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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, Gale H Thorne Jr: Manual safety medical needle apparatus and methods. Specialized Health Products, Gale H Thorne, Paul S Evans, September 14, 1999: US05951525 (100 worldwide citation)

A safety medical needle device comprising a mechanism for releasing a latch which holds the needle in place and manually retracting the needle and its sharpened tip into safe containment in one continuous operation. The device may be made from but a single molded part. In the case of a single molded ...


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Gale H Thorne, David L Thorne, Mark Nelson, Charles V Owen, Sandra A Thorne: Self-retracting medical needle apparatus and methods. Paul S Evans, Gale H Thorne, February 15, 2000: US06024727 (96 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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Gale H Thorne, David L Thorne: Self retracting catheter needle apparatus and methods. Specialized Health Products, Gale H Thorne, January 30, 1996: US05487734 (86 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 withdrawal and catheter insertion systems. Invention manufacture requires only a minimal number and complexity of parts such that a projected ...