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Gilad Lavi, Gil Yigal, David Daily, Udi Carmel, Avi Azoulay, Oz Cabiri: Needle device and method thereof. Elan Pharma International, Fox Rothschild, May 12, 2009: US07530964 (49 worldwide citation)

A needle device has a needle retraction mechanism that retracts the needle upon removing the device from the skin surface (either intentionally or unintentionally). Once the needle is retracted, the device is rendered inoperative. The needle can be further made inoperative by bending it when one att ...


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Udi Carmel: Mechanism for prevention of premature activation. Elan Pharma International, Caesar Rivise Bernstein Cohen & Pokotilow, November 28, 2002: US20020177808-A1

A mechanism and method for preventing premature activation of an action includes a safety device. The safety device includes a housing that is arranged to enable such an action when the housing is in a desired orientation (e.g., horizontal, vertical). The housing includes a bowl having a concave cav ...