1
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 ...


2
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 ...


3
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 ...


4
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 ...


5
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 ...


6
F Mark Ferguson: Safety shield for medical needles. Specialized Health Products, Paul S Evans, June 7, 2005: US06902546 (86 worldwide citation)

A medical needle shield apparatus is provided which is slidably movable along a medical needle from a proximal position where a distal end of the needle is exposed, to a distal position where the shield protects the distal end of the needle. The medical needle shield apparatus includes a binding mem ...


7
F Mark Ferguson, Jeremy W Snow, B Chance Bagley, Daniel K Smith, David L Thorne: Safety shield for medical needles. Specialized Health Products, Paul S Evans, September 28, 2004: US06796962 (71 worldwide citation)

A medical needle shield apparatus is provided that includes a needle hub having an outer needle cannula extending therefrom. An inner needle is disposed for slidable movement with the outer needle cannula. At least one shield is extensible from a retracted position to an extended position to enclose ...


8
Gale H Thorne Jr, Mark Nelson, F Mark Ferguson, Kendall P Thorne, Michael L Thorne, David L Thorne, Gale H Thorne, Michael A Wilson: Reaccessible medical needle safety devices and methods. Specialized Health Products, Paul S Evans, Gale H Thorne, July 3, 2001: US06254575 (66 worldwide citation)

A retractable and extendable medical needle protective shield which provides opportunity for accessing and reaccessing a medical needle and associated sharpened needle tip and recovering the needle and tip for safety between accesses. The shield includes a needle guide which assures the needle tip i ...


9
Michael A Wilson, Gale H Thorne: Medical needle safety apparatus and methods. Specialized Health Products, Gale H Thorne, Paul S Evans, November 21, 2000: US06149629 (66 worldwide citation)

An invention which provides for making low cost apparatus and one-hand activation methods for shielding a syringe needle as a safety precaution after each needle use. A shield, which may be used as a protective cover for the needle during initial transport to site of use, is linearly actuated to thr ...


10
Daniel K Smith, Jeremy W Snow, F Mark Ferguson: Resettable safety shield for medical needles. Specialized Health Products, Paul S Evans, February 20, 2007: US07179244 (65 worldwide citation)

A medical needle shield apparatus is provided that includes a needle hub having an outer needle cannula extending therefrom. An inner needle is disposed for slidable movement with the outer needle cannula. At least one shield is extensible from a retracted position to an extended position to enclose ...