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Vincent L Vaillancourt: Connector assembly. McAulay Fisher Nissen Goldberg & Kiel, January 30, 1996: US05487728 (134 worldwide citation)

The connector assembly includes a female luer connector having a hollow needle disposed in recessed position within a rigid tubular portion. A rubber shield having a tubular portion and a septum at one end is positioned over the needle to maintain the needle in a sealed condition. A compression ring ...


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Vincent L Vaillancourt: Valve for a catheter assembly. Francis C Hand, July 19, 1994: US05330435 (132 worldwide citation)

The valve for a catheter includes an elasotmeric sheath for mounting over the end of the tube within a catheter assembly to prevent a backflow of blood. The valve also includes a sleeve of rubber or plastic which fits over the end of the sheath and which is resiliently expanded when the sheath is mo ...


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Vincent L Vaillancourt: Bloodless catheter. Francis C Hand, Carella Byrne Bain et al, March 2, 2004: US06699221 (131 worldwide citation)

The over-the-needle catheter is provided with a septum seal within the hub of the catheter. The introducer needle passes through the septum seal and into the catheter. Upon removal of the introducer needle, the septum seal reseals so that blood is prevented from flowing from the patient out of the h ...


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Vincent L Vaillancourt, John J Welter: Protected needle assembly. VLV Associates, McAulay Fisher Nissen Goldberg & Kiel, December 5, 1995: US05472430 (124 worldwide citation)

The protected needle assembly employs a retractable sheath which can be moved from an extended protected position over a hollow needle to a retracted position exposing the hollow needle. A projection carried on the sheath is disposed in a guide slot having a circumferentially directed portion for re ...


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Vincent L Vaillancourt: Cannula for a slit septum and a lock arrangement therefore. McAulay Fisher Nissen Goldberg & Kiel, November 19, 1996: US05575769 (121 worldwide citation)

A smooth tipped hollow needle is provided for piercing a slit septum of a medical connector or the like. The smooth tipped needle may be of closed end type or of open end type. Due to the smooth septum-penetrating surfaces, the needle minimizes the risk of debris being scrapped or abraded from the i ...


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Vincent L Vaillancourt: Closed system medication administering system. McAulay Nissen Goldberg Kiel & Hand, April 27, 1999: US05897526 (116 worldwide citation)

The closed system medication administering system employs an adaptor having a hollow penetrating which can directly access a drug vial by piercing through a bung in the drug vial. A collapsible sleeve is placed around the hollow penetrating member and a membrane is disposed across the end of the sle ...


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Vincent L Vaillancourt: Post-injection needle sheath. Kenyon & Kenyon, February 14, 1989: US04804371 (112 worldwide citation)

A post-injection needle sheath for enclosing the sharpened end of a needle used with a syringe is shown with and without spring actuation. This sheath is initially in a compact and secured condition on the needle hub and has a substantial portion of the needle exposed for insertion into a patient or ...


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Vincent L Vaillancourt, John J Welter: Connector. VLV Associates, McAulay Fisher Nissen Goldberg & Kiel, April 23, 1996: US05509912 (102 worldwide citation)

A female luer connector for intravascular or urological use is provided with a needle having a closed distal end with an opening in the side of the needle. In addition, the needle is sealingly received within a recess of a rubber septum with an interference fit between the distal end of the needle a ...


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Vincent L Vaillancourt: Composite seal structure and a coupling arrangement for a cannula. Francis C Hand, May 18, 1993: US05211634 (100 worldwide citation)

The composite seal is formed of a slit elastomeric septum and a sealing member which serves to seal against a blunt ended cannula passing through the slit septum. The composite seal may be made of one piece construction or of two piece construction. The sealing member may be formed of a separate rub ...


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Vincent L Vaillancourt: Shielded cannula assembly. Francis C Hand, March 1, 1994: US05290254 (94 worldwide citation)

The shielded cannula assembly includes a tubular shield of latex rubber which is mounted over the cannula of the assembly. The shield includes a resilient collapsible tubular portion which is able to collapse in an accordion-like manner when a longitudinal force is imposed thereon. The shield also h ...