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James A Burns, Edward L Nugent: Automatic retractable lancet assembly. Becton Dickinson and Company, Robert P Grindle, May 22, 1984: US04449529 (284 worldwide citation)

An automatic retractable lancet assembly includes a housing with a sharp-pointed lancet movably mounted therein. A slidable plunger is mounted in the housing in the end thereof opposite from the lancet for loading the assembly prior to use. An actuating mechanism releases the lancet for outward move ...


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James A Burns: Automatic retractable lancet assembly. Becton Dickinson and Co, Robert P Grindle, November 19, 1985: US04553541 (257 worldwide citation)

An automatic retractable lancet assembly includes a housing with a sharp-pointed lancet movably mounted therein. A depressible plunger and slide mechanism actuates the movement of the lancet outwardly from the housing. After this outward movement is completed, the actuator elements become dissociate ...


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James A Burns: Lancet. Becton Dickinson and Company, Robert P Grindle, July 7, 1987: US04677979 (245 worldwide citation)

A disposable lancet assembly is provided, including a housing serving as a lance-holder guide, a lance holder body reciprocable in the housing guide, and a flat-bladed lance mounted in one end of the lance holder body. Included in the invention are integral strategically positioned abutments which s ...


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James A Burns: Lancet blade designed for reduced pain. Becton Dickinson and Company, Alan W Fiedler, March 7, 1995: US05395387 (194 worldwide citation)

A lancet assembly having a blade designed for reduced pain that is used for piercing a patient's skin to cause capillary blood to flow for collection and testing. The blade has a shear percentage greater than conventional lancet blades to provide additional cutting action when the blade is being ins ...


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James A Burns: Lancet. Becton Dickinson and Company, Robert P Grindle, October 14, 1986: US04616649 (180 worldwide citation)

A disposable lancet assembly is provided, including a housing serving as a lance-holder guide, a lance holder body reciprocable in the housing guide, and a flat-bladed lance mounted in one end of the lance holder body. Included in the invention are integral strategically positioned abutments which s ...


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James A Burns: Lancet. Becton Dickinson and Company, Robert P Grindle, November 25, 1986: US04624253 (172 worldwide citation)

A disposable lancet assembly is provided, including a housing serving as a lancet-holder guide, a lancet holder body reciprocable in the housing guide, and a flat-bladed lancet mounted in one end of the lancet holder body. Included in the invention are integral strategically positioned abutments whi ...


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James A Burns: Automatic retractable lancet assembly. Becton Dickinson and Company, Robert P Grindle, August 20, 1985: US04535769 (171 worldwide citation)

An automatic retractable lancet assembly includes a housing with a sharp-pointed lancet movably mounted therein. A depressible plunger and slide mechanism actuates the movement of the lancet outwardly from the housing. After this outward movement is completed, the actuator elements become dissociate ...


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James A Burns, Joseph G Reischel: Respiratory mask having a soft, compliant facepiece and a thin, rigid insert and method of making. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, Eloise J Maki, November 5, 1991: US05062421 (163 worldwide citation)

The novel respiratory mask has a soft, compliant facepiece to which is permanently sealed a relatively thin, rigid insert. The insert has swept back cheek portions, each formed with an aperture at which a filter cartridge is snapped into place through an opening in the facepiece. Adjacent said openi ...


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Peter Bressler, Niall Sweeney, Daniel Hicswa, James A Burns: Needle assembly having single-handedly activatable needle barrier. Becton Dickinson and Company, John L Voellmicke, November 14, 1995: US05466223 (151 worldwide citation)

A needle assembly having a single-handedly activatable needle barrier includes a needle cannula having a proximal end, a distal end and a lumen therethrough connected to a needle hub having an interior cavity in fluid communication with the needle cannula. A guide element is connected to the needle ...


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James A Burns: Device for separating the components of a liquid sample having higher and lower specific gravities. Becton Dickinson and Company, Robert P Grindle, April 4, 1989: US04818386 (117 worldwide citation)

A device is provided for separating the components of a liquid sample by centrifugation by dividing that portion of the sample having a higher specific gravity from that portion having a lower specific gravity, by utilizing a dual component assembly arranged to move in an evacuated container into th ...