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Volker Niermann: Device and method for separating component of a liquid sample. Becton Dickinson and Company, Nanette S Thomas, August 28, 2001: US06280400 (92 worldwide citation)

A vessel is disclosed that is useful for collecting a sample of a body fluid and, when subjected to centrifugation, separating the sample into a higher specific gravity phase and a lower specific gravity phase. The vessel of the invention includes an elongate tube that has an open end, a closed end ...


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William G Saulenas, Bradley M Wilkinson, Volker Niermann, Kirk D Swenson: Retractable needle assembly. Becton Dickinson and Company, Mark Lindsey, Mark J Schildkraut, November 13, 2007: US07294118 (73 worldwide citation)

A fluid collection or infusion set is provided. The set includes flexible tubing with a fitting attached to a proximal end and a needle assembly attached to the distal end. The needle assembly includes a needle hub and a needle cannula secured in the hub. An actuator arm extends proximally and outwa ...


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Volker Niermann: Passive safety device. Becton Dickinson and Company, Nanette S Thomas Esq, Scott J Rittman Esq, March 25, 2003: US06537259 (58 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a passively shieldable blood collection set. The blood collection set includes a needle cannula, a hub mounted to the needle cannula and a tip guard slidably movable along the needle cannula. The tip guard can be slid into a distal position where the tip of the needle cannul ...


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Volker Niermann, Dennis H Irlbeck Jr: Irrigation and suction apparatus. Vital Signs, R Gale Rhodes Jr, October 11, 1994: US05354267 (56 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for irrigating and suctioning a patient during ventilating wherein in one operation the irrigation fluid is directed solely to the patient and in another operation the irrigation fluid is directed solely to flush the internal lumen of the catheter and in another operation suctioning of the ...


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Volker Niermann: Passive safety device. Becton Dickinson and Company, Nanette S Thomas Esq, Scott J Rittman Esq, January 27, 2004: US06682510 (54 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a passively shieldable blood collection set. The blood collection set includes a needle cannula, a hub mounted to the needle cannula and a tip guard slidably movable along the needle cannula. The tip guard can be slid into a distal position where the tip of the needle cannul ...


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Simon Cohn, Roger Hoeck, Richard Caizza, Volker Niermann: Hypodermic syringe with selectively retractable needle. Becton Dickinson and Company, Arthur D Dawson, June 25, 2002: US06409701 (51 worldwide citation)

A retractable needle syringe includes a barrel defining a receiver. There is a plunger having an inner rod extending distally from the proximal end. The plunger includes a hollow sleeve that is disposed over and extend beyond an inner rod. The plunger includes a hollow cutter extending from the inne ...


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Volker Niermann, Robert S Golabek Jr, Bradley Mark Wilkinson: Specimen collection device and method of delivering fluid specimens to test tubes. Becton Dickinson and Company, January 9, 2001: US06171261 (45 worldwide citation)

A specimen collection device is provided for efficient collection of biological specimens. The device includes a container with a substantially closed bottom, an open top and a side wall therebetween. An outlet aperture is provided in or near the bottom wall. An access port assembly is mounted in th ...


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Jean Claude Thibault, Hubert Jansen, Volker Niermann: Plastic closure for vials and other medical containers. Becton Dickinson and Company, Allen W Mark Esq, May 7, 2002: US06382442 (41 worldwide citation)

The plastic closure of this invention is particularly, but not exclusively adapted for sealing medicament vials and other medical containers or as a collar for retaining a fluid transferset on a medical container. The plastic closure of this invention includes a generally tubular portion which surro ...


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Paul Keane, Paul Barkell, Volker Niermann, Sol Green: Syringe tip cap. Becton Dickinson and Company, Nanette S Thomas Esq, December 10, 2002: US06491667 (39 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a syringe tip cap comprising a bottom portion, a top portion, an annular skirt extending therebetween and a plug that projects proximally from the bottom portion so as to be telescoped into the passage of a syringe tip. The plug provides means to allow air to be vented from ...


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William G Saulenas, Volker Niermann, Bradley M Wilkinson: Passive safety device for needle of IV infusion or blood collection set. Becton Dickinson and Company, February 15, 2005: US06855130 (37 worldwide citation)

A passively shieldable needle assembly set is provided for use with a tube holder. The assembly includes a needle cannula, a hub mounted to the needle cannula and a tip guard slidably movable along the needle cannula. The tip guard can be slid into a distal position where the tip of the needle cannu ...