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David L Thorne, Roy L Barrus, Kendall P Thorne, Gale H Thorne: In-line retractable safety catheter needle insertion assembly. Specialized Health Products, Gale H Thorne, April 18, 2000: US06050976 (74 worldwide citation)

Disclosure of methods and apparatus providing bases for design of compact catheter insertion needle retraction safety devices wherein actuators are displaced away from slender needle sheathing bodies to initiate a needle retraction cycle for safely containing a catheter insertion needle after use. S ...


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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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David L Thorne, Roy L Barrus, Kendall P Thorne, Gale H Thorne: In-line retractable safety medical needle assembly. Paul S Evans, Gale H Thorne, March 6, 2001: US06197007 (43 worldwide citation)

Disclosure of methods and apparatus providing bases for design of compact small bore medical needle retraction safety devices wherein actuators are displaced away from slender needle sheathing bodies to initiate a needle retraction cycle for safely containing a medical needle after use. Such actuati ...


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Gale H Thorne Jr, Gale H Thorne, Kendall P Thorne: Methods for making and using a vial shielding convenience kit. IntraVena, Gale H Thorne, May 28, 2013: US08449521 (26 worldwide citation)

Methods for making an using convenience kits for hazardous drug (liquid) transfer from vials to syringes and target IV connectors. The following methods for making and using are disclosed: (1) Using a conventional plastic bag as a vial and vial adapter enclosing shroud. (2) Using of a flange (i.e. l ...


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F Mark Ferguson, Kendall P Thorne: Safety shield for medical needles. Tyco Healthcare Group, April 18, 2006: US07029461 (21 worldwide citation)

A medical needle shield apparatus is provided which includes an extensible shield having a first segment and a second segment extending therefrom. The second segment includes an opening configured for clearance of a medical needle of a medical needle device during attachment of the extensible shield ...


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F Mark Ferguson, Kendall P Thorne: Safety shield for medical needles. Tyco Healthcare Group, Lisa E Winsor Esq, January 4, 2011: US07862547 (7 worldwide citation)

A medical needle shield apparatus is provided which includes an extensible shield having a first segment and a second segment extending therefrom. The second segment includes an opening configured for clearance of a medical needle of a medical needle device during attachment of the extensible shield ...


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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, 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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F Mark Ferguson, Kendall P Thorne: Safety shield for medical needles. Mark S Leonardo Esq, Specialized Health Products International, January 2, 2003: US20030004465-A1

A medical needle shield apparatus is provided which includes an extensible shield having a first segment and a second segment extending therefrom. The second segment includes an opening configured for clearance of a medical needle of a medical needle device during attachment of the extensible shield ...


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F Mark Ferguson, Kendall P Thorne: Safety shield for medical needles. Mark S Leonardo Esq, Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels, January 19, 2006: US20060015073-A9

A medical needle shield apparatus is provided which includes an extensible shield having a first segment and a second segment extending therefrom. The second segment includes an opening configured for clearance of a medical needle of a medical needle device during attachment of the extensible shield ...