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Gale H Thorne Jr, Kendall P Thorne: Methods for exposing and using a swab. Intra Vena, Gale H Thorne, July 16, 2013: US08485356 (2 worldwide citation)

A method for remotely applying a force to a tether affixed to a sterilizing swab package to open the package for use of a swab disposed therein. The method may be applied to sterilizing a septum of a vial disposed within a bag.


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Gale H Thorne Jr, Gale H Thorne: Pressure actuated valve for multi-chamber syringe applications. THORNE CONSULTING and INTELETUAL PROPERTY, Gale H Thorne, March 22, 2016: US09289562 (2 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus are disclosed for disposing a valve within a barrel of a conventional syringe to provide, first, a mixing syringe embodiment and, second, a sequential delivery syringe embodiment. Generally, the valve divides the syringe barrel into a proximal and a distal chamber. When used fo ...


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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, Eugene E Weilbacher, Michael Thorne, Steven Brown, Donald Solomon: Safety shield for medical needles. Safety Syringe Corporation, Paul S Evans, Safety Syringe Corporation, November 8, 2001: US20010039401-A1 (1 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 ...


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Roy L Barrus, David L Thorne, Charles V Owen, Donald D Solomon, F Mark Ferguson, Michael Thorne, Stephen Brown, Gale H Thorne: Safety shield for medical needles. Safety Syringe Corporation, Specialized Health Products International, June 13, 2002: US20020072716-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

A safety shield apparatus is disclosed which includes a needle having a distal portion defining a longitudinal axis which is angularly displaced relative to a longitudinal axis defined by a proximal portion of the needle. A shield is mounted with the needle and extensible, via a tubular needle guide ...


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Gale H Thorne Jr, Kendall P Thorne: Protection against spill and syringe related contamination. Gale H Thorne, April 14, 2015: US09005170

Methods and apparatus for employing an adhesive strap about a medical connection for improving connection integrity for greater safety and reliability and a cross contamination barrier for medical syringes is disclosed. Also, a shielding tube for a medical syringe which acts as a barrier against cro ...


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Roy L Barrus, David L Thorne, Charles V Owen, Donald D Solomon, F Mark Ferguson, Michael Thorne, Stephen Brown, Gale H Thorne: Safety shield for medical needles. Mark S Leonardo Esq, Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels, March 11, 2004: US20040049159-A1

A safety shield apparatus is disclosed which includes a needle having a distal portion defining a longitudinal axis which is angularly displaced relative to a longitudinal axis defined by a proximal portion of the needle. A shield is mounted with the needle and extensible, via a tubular needle guide ...


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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, Eugene E Weilbacher, Michael Thorne, Steven Brown, Donald Solomon: Seldinger safety shield for medical needles. Mark S Leonardo Esq, Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels, December 11, 2003: US20030229317-A1

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 ...


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F Mark Ferguson, Charles V Owen, David L Thorne, Craig N Thorne, Mark Nelson, Gale H Thorne: Safety shield for medical needles. Brown Rudnick Berlack & Israels, October 16, 2003: US20030195475-A1

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, James V Yardley, Kay L Ruggles, Bruce W Thorne: Retail purchase coupon processing apparatus and methods. Gale H Thorne Trust, Mr Gale H Thorne, September 4, 2003: US20030167203-A1

Novel methods and apparatus for processing product sales coupons in a self-service environment comprising a coupon processing station which reads indicia from printed coupons and which provides opportunity for selection of electronically stored coupons from memory. Further, the station has multiple ...


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Gale H Thorne JR, Gale H Thorne, Bradley Carling Robinson, Michael Wallace Howlett, James Victor Mercer, Nestor Rodriguez San Juan: Multi-Chamber Syringe Having a Gas Separator. Holland & Hart, December 25, 2008: US20080319400-A1

A syringe is partitioned into at least proximal and distal chambers to provide a multi-chamber, sequentially dispensing syringe apparatus. The syringe includes a gas separator that prevents gas from exiting a chamber with delivered fluid.