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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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Gale H Thorne, Charles V Owen, Randall W Smith, Ruth D Goldberg, Scott D Miles, Michael J Claus: Automatic random access analyzer. Becton Dickinson and Company, Richard J Rodrick, July 7, 1987: US04678752 (267 worldwide citation)

An automated analytical apparatus comprises an introduction station for receiving a plurality of reagent packages. Each package has a plurality of receptacles, at least one of which includes a sample liquid to be analyzed, and at least one of which includes a liquid reagent for forming a reaction mi ...


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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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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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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 Jr, Michael A Wilson, Charles V Owen, David L Thorne, B Chance Bagley: Single-step disposable safety lancet apparatus and methods. Specialized Health Products, March 19, 2002: US06358265 (92 worldwide citation)

Three embodiments of a single-step lancet are disclosed. Each such lancet embodiment provides true one-step operation. In a single operational step requiring only a unidirectional displacement of an actuator into a housing, a lancet blade is removed from an aseptic environment which protects and ret ...


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Gale H Thorne, Gale H Thorne Jr, Charles V Owen: Unimold container for discarding medical material. Specialized Health Products, Gale H Thorne, December 15, 1998: US05848692 (75 worldwide citation)

A unimold sharps container and a unimold wall mount for a sharps container providing a sharps container system made from only two mold cavities. The sharps container is formed from a single mold cavity and comprises a well having four closed sides and a closed bottom and a top which is hingeably aff ...


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Charles V Owen, David L Thorne, Gale H Thorne, Roy L Barrus: Self retracting needle apparatus and method for phlebotomy. Specialized Health Products, Gale H Thorne, May 16, 2000: US06063040 (66 worldwide citation)

A practical, low cost safety device for phlebotomy. Preparation for operation of the device involves elongating an otherwise shortened-for-transport apparatus to extend a medical assembly and needle from a housing for use in a medical procedure. The act of elongating energizes an energy storing comp ...


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F Mark Ferguson, Richard L Fiser, James R Curtis, Charles V Owen, David L Thorne, Mark A Nelson, Roy L Barrus, Gale H Thorne Jr, Eugene E Weilbacher, Michael Thorne, Steven Brown, Donald Solomon: Seldinger safety shield for medical needles. Tyco Healthcare Group, Mark S Leonardo, Peter B Sorell, Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels, September 27, 2005: US06949086 (55 worldwide citation)

Medical needle shield apparatus for covering a needle after use. In embodiments of this invention a shield with two or more segments hingedly connected to each other is movable from a retracted position where the needle is exposed, to an extended position where the shield extends beyond the end of t ...