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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, 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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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 ...


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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 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 ...