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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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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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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 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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Gale H Thorne Jr, Mark Nelson, F Mark Ferguson, Kendall P Thorne, Michael L Thorne, David L Thorne, Gale H Thorne, Michael A Wilson: Reaccessible medical needle safety devices and methods. Specialized Health Products, Paul S Evans, Gale H Thorne, July 3, 2001: US06254575 (66 worldwide citation)

A retractable and extendable medical needle protective shield which provides opportunity for accessing and reaccessing a medical needle and associated sharpened needle tip and recovering the needle and tip for safety between accesses. The shield includes a needle guide which assures the needle tip i ...


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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 ...


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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, March 7, 2006: US07008402 (53 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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Michael Wallace Howlett, James Victor Mercer, Gale H Thorne Jr, Gale H Thorne: Multi-chamber, sequential dose dispensing syringe. Infusive Technologies, Gale H Thorne Patent Agent, February 14, 2006: US06997910 (41 worldwide citation)

A valve assembly is disclosed which effectively partitions a syringe into proximal and distal chambers to provide a multi-chamber, sequentially dispensing syringe apparatus. The valve assembly may be effectively used with a variety of standard, currently available commercial syringes and pre-filled ...


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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: Safety shield for medical needles. Tyco Healthcare Group, April 3, 2007: US07198618 (38 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 ...