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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. Specialized Health Products, Gale H Thorne, Paul S Evans, July 27, 1999: US05928200 (37 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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Yan R Kucherov: Piezo-pyroelectric energy converter and method. Thermodyne, Paul S Evans, July 1, 1997: US05644184 (34 worldwide citation)

The present invention embodies a piezo-pyroelectric energy converter and is directed to a method and apparatus for conversion of thermal energy to electrical energy and refrigeration. The present invention utilizes one or more piezo-pyroelectric materials with thermally conductive metal electrodes, ...


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F Mark Ferguson: Safety shield for medical needles. Specialized Health Products, Paul S Evans, Kevin Laurence, April 15, 2008: US07357784 (31 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 ...


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James V Yardley: Antimicrobial device and methods for long-term catheters. Iontophoretics Corporation, Gale H Thorne, Paul S Evans, January 2, 2001: US06168580 (28 worldwide citation)

An antimicrobial device which is adaptably affixable to a large variety of commercially available catheters. Preferably, the device employs a pair of metal ion emitting electrodes which are at least partially disposed within an insertion site of the catheter and which are pulsed with alternating pot ...


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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, Kevin Laurence, March 11, 2008: US07341573 (25 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 ...


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John M Barker, Thor R Halseth, Michael J Botich: Medical device with shield having a retractable needle. MDC Investment Holdings, Paul S Evans, December 26, 2006: US07153276 (21 worldwide citation)

Needle-bearing medical devices are provided for fluid infusion, fluid transfusion, and inserting a guide wire. After use the needle is shielded to render the contaminated needle safe to prevent inadvertent needle sticks. The device includes a housing and a needle having a sharpened tip. A biasing el ...


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John M Barker, Thor R Halseth, Michael J Botich, Robert L Hall: Pre-filled retractable needle injection device. Specialized Health Products, Paul S Evans, Kevin Laurence, March 4, 2008: US07338469 (17 worldwide citation)

A needle-bearing device for injecting medicinal fluid from a pre-filled vial is provided. After use, the needle is retracted into the body of the device to prevent inadvertent contact with the sharpened end of the needle. In one embodiment, the invention provides a manually actuable button that effe ...


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David L Thorne, F Mark Ferguson, Donald D Solomon: Safety shield for medical needles. Specialized Health Products, Paul S Evans, Kevin Laurence, March 25, 2008: US07347842 (17 worldwide citation)

A needle safety apparatus is disclosed which includes an inner bearing disposed within an outer bearing. The inner bearing is moveable to extend telescopically in a first interior space defined by the outer bearing. A second interior space is defined by the inner bearing, while extendable linkage se ...


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David A Robinson, Brad C Robinson, Kenneth L Falor: Container assembly for transport and disposal of medical materials. Specialized Health Products, Gale H Thorne, Paul S Evans, December 12, 1995: US05474180 (14 worldwide citation)

A container assembly for transport and disposal of medical instruments is disclosed and claimed. The container assembly preferably has a container body and a lid for use with multiple-sized container bodies. The lid includes a self-closing biased flap and a cradle member for insertion of sharp medic ...


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Thor R Halseth, John Barker, Michael J Botich: Safety needle medical bearing devices. Specialized Health Products, Paul S Evans, Kevin Laurence, February 12, 2008: US07329238 (12 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a syringe (10) for administering injections of medicinal fluids to a patient or withdrawal of fluid, such as blood from a patient. More specifically the present invention is a syringe device (10) for injecting medication or withdrawing fluid, wherein after use the ne ...