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Daniel J Triplett, Kevin W Sheetz, Eddie K Burnside: Safety needle with positive flush. C R Bard, Morrison & Foerster, August 29, 2006: US07097637 (58 worldwide citation)

A safety needle device and positive flush mechanism for use with a vascular access port. In one embodiment, the combination needle assembly includes a needle, a body and a base, the body being collapsible to expunge fluid therefrom as the needle is withdrawn from a vascular access port. In another e ...


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Daniel J Triplett, Kevin W Sheetz, Eddie K Burnside: Safety needle with positive flush. C R Bard, Rutan & Tucker, October 18, 2011: US08038666 (29 worldwide citation)

A safety needle device and method of supplying fluid to a vascular access port is described. The device may include a base member, a handle member, and a compressible member positioned between the handle member and a compression plate. The compressible member is coupled to a proximal end of a needle ...


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Kelly B Powers, Jim C Beasley, Kevin W Sheetz, Matthew M Lowe, Eddie K Burnside, Jay Gerondale: Assemblies for identifying a power injectable access port. C R Bard, Rutan & Tucker, July 2, 2013: US08475417 (28 worldwide citation)

Assemblies for identifying a power injectable vascular access port are described. One assembly includes a vascular access port, a first identifiable feature, a second identifiable feature, and a third identifiable feature. The first identifiable feature is incorporated into the access port and ident ...


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Kelly B Powers, Jim C Beasley, Kevin W Sheetz, Matthew M Lowe, Eddie K Burnside, Jay Gerondale: Assemblies for identifying a power injectable access port. C R Bard, Rutan & Tucker, February 4, 2014: US08641688 (24 worldwide citation)

An assembly for identifying a power injectable vascular access port, including a vascular access port and an identification feature. The port is structured for power injection and includes a housing and a septum together defining a reservoir. A radiographic feature incorporated into the port is perc ...


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Kevin W Sheetz, Bret Hamatake, John G Evans, Richard P Jenkins, Sean M Worthen, Loren R Minert, Alisha M Hammond, Charles L Farnworth, Kelly B Powers: Systems and methods for identifying an access port. C R Bard, Rutan & Tucker, April 7, 2015: US08998860 (20 worldwide citation)

An access port for subcutaneous implantation is disclosed. Such an access port may comprise a body for capturing a septum for repeatedly inserting a needle therethrough into a cavity defined within the body. Further, the access port may include at least one feature structured and configured for iden ...


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Daniel J Triplett, Kevin W Sheetz, Eddie K Burnside: Safety needle with positive flush. C R Bard, Rutan & Tucker, July 27, 2010: US07762992 (8 worldwide citation)

A safety needle device and method of supplying fluid to a vascular access port is described. The device may include a base member, a handle member, and a compressible member positioned between the handle member and a compression plate. The compressible member is coupled to a proximal end of a needle ...


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Daniel J Triplett, Kevin W Sheetz, Eddie K Burnside: Safety needle with positive flush. C R Bard, Rutan & Tucker, July 23, 2013: US08491527 (1 worldwide citation)

A needle assembly including a positive flush mechanism for use with a vascular access port. The needle assembly is configured to supply fluid to the port and to provide a positive flush to overcome negative pressures in the port that can potentially occur during withdrawal of the needle from the por ...


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Kevin W Sheetz: Fixation and protection of an implanted medical device. C R Bard, Rutan & Tucker, March 29, 2016: US09295809 (1 worldwide citation)

Fixation and protective components for use with implantable medical devices, such as access ports and catheters, are disclosed. In one embodiment, a protective sleeve is employed about a catheter so as to distribute compressive loads and ensure patency of the catheter lumen, even in areas prone to p ...


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Daniel J Triplett, Kevin W Sheetz, Eddie K Burnside: Safety needle with positive flush. C R Bard, Rutan & Tucker, August 11, 2015: US09101747

A needle assembly including a positive flush mechanism for use with a vascular access port. The needle assembly is configured to supply fluid to the port and to provide a positive flush to overcome negative pressures in the port that can potentially occur during withdrawal of the needle from the por ...


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Daniel J Triplett, Kevin W Sheetz, Eddie K Burnside: Safety needle with positive flush. C R Bard, Rutan & Tucker, August 19, 2014: US08808247

A needle assembly including a positive flush mechanism for use with a vascular access port. The needle assembly is configured to supply fluid to the port and to provide a positive flush to overcome negative pressures in the port that can potentially occur during withdrawal of the needle from the por ...