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Vincent L Vaillancourt: Closed system catheter with guide wire. Manresa, Ralph R Roberts, April 7, 1987: US04655750 (94 worldwide citation)

A catheter system is provided for the introduction and placement of a flexible catheter into the lumen of an artery or vein. A guide wire is provided and is kept in a sterile condition within a flexible bag-like enclosure attached to the hub of a needle. The needle is hollow and is sharpened in the ...


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Vincent L Vaillancourt: Connector. Kenyon & Kenyon, March 12, 1991: US04998927 (94 worldwide citation)

The connector is constructed with a housing in which a hollow needle is disposed in a sealed condition. A rubber septum is spaced from the needle to close off a chamber with a female adaptor. The needle is able to pierce through the septum to communicate with the chamber within the female adaptor. A ...


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Vincent L Vaillancourt, John J Welter: Connector. VLV Associates, McAulay Fisher Nissen Goldberg & Kiel, May 7, 1996: US05514116 (89 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: Valve connector. Francis C Hand Esq, Carella Byrne Bain Gilfillan Cecchi Stewart & Olstein, August 14, 2001: US06273869 (88 worldwide citation)

The hollow cannula is made with a smooth tip to avoid sharp corners on the inside diameter or outside diameter in order to avoid scraping or scoring of a slit or pre-pre-pierced septum during passage through the septum. The cannula may be employed in various types of embodiments including swabable v ...


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Vincent L Vaillancourt: Needle with vent filter assembly. May 10, 1988: US04743243 (84 worldwide citation)

This invention pertains to a molded vent needle housing which is adapted to retain a hydrophobic filter that removes unwanted impurities from the outside air and feeds air to and from the interior of a stoppered vial. This assembly includes a needle and a hub portion in flow communication therewith, ...


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Vincent L Vaillancourt: Needle connector. Kenyon & Kenyon, March 12, 1991: US04998713 (84 worldwide citation)

The needle connector is made with a shielded connector which is slotted to slide over an arm of a Y-site connector. A needle within the shielded connector is able to pierce a rubber stopper or seal in the end of the Y-site connector. A rotatable ring on the shielded connector has a cam surface at th ...


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Vincent L Vaillancourt: Closed system connector assembly. Francis C Hand, Carella Byrne Bain et al, February 28, 2006: US07004934 (78 worldwide citation)

A male adaptor is provided with a nose for penetrating into a housing of the female connector. A septum is disposed over the nose of the male adaptor to maintain a seal with the female connector during coupling and uncoupling. Upon coupling, the septum dilates to allow the nose to pass through. The ...


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Vincent L Vaillancourt, Stephen Kocanowski: Wire guide. VLV Associates, Kenyon & Kenyon, July 28, 1987: US04682607 (75 worldwide citation)

The wire guide is formed of a flexible stranded wire having a coating extending from the proximal end to rigidify the wire from the proximal end to an intermediate point. The wire remains flexible from the intermediate point to the distal end and a nose is fused to the distal end to prevent fraying ...


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Vincent L Vaillancourt: Safety needle. Francis C Hand, Carella Byrne Bain et al, November 2, 2004: US06811545 (69 worldwide citation)

The safety needle employs a manually operable actuator that can be depressed into a housing in order to release a spring-biased slider that carries a hollow needle. Upon release, the slider moves into a position to retract the needle over a blunt cannula so that the blunt cannula protects against cu ...


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Vincent L Vaillancourt: Needle guard. Patricia B Vaillancourt, Francis C Hand, Carella Byrne Bain et al, July 13, 2004: US06761706 (69 worldwide citation)

A plastic needle guard is mounted on a hub in which a needle is secured. In order to cover the end of the needle, the needle guard is slid manually off the hub and over the end of the needle to position the needle end within the guard. A washer that is loosely mounted within the guard and through wh ...