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Roger E Smith, Mark E Astill, Jay L Smith, Gale H Thorne: Medical droplet whole blood and like monitoring. Thorne Smith Astill Technologies, K S Cornaby, February 26, 1991: US04995402 (555 worldwide citation)

An assay employing a tracer comprising a ligand having a mercury label wherein mercury label is released from at least one of a bound or free tracer phase and iunteracts with a metal. Analyte is determined by a change in at least one property of the metal caused by such interaction. The invention al ...


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Roger E Smith, Mark E Astill, Jay L Smith, Gale H Thorne: Medical droplet whole blood and like monitoring. Thorne Smith Astill Technologies, K S Cornaby, September 10, 1991: US05047044 (359 worldwide citation)

An assay employing a tracer comprising a ligand having a mercury label wherein mercury label is released from at least one of a bound or free tracer phase and interacts with a metal. Analyte is determined by a change in at least one property of the metal caused by such interaction. The invention als ...


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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: 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 ...