US Patent No: 4,767,412

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Finger guards

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Abstract

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A finger guard is provided for use with a storage tube for a hypodermic needle to prevent accidental injury to the person using the needle during replacement thereof in the storage tube. The finger guard comprises a tubular finger gripping portion having a bore therein in which the storage tube is received. Radially inwardly extending deformable flaps grip the storage tube, whereby differing sizes of storage tube may be accommodated. An annular guard portion extends radially outwardly of the finger grip portion at the forward end of the guard to prevent the needle from contact with the fingers when attempting to insert the needle into the storage tube.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
SELDOREN LIMITEDLANCASHIRE1

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Hymanson, Victor Whitefield, GB 3 66

Cited Art Landscape

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
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SCHERING CORPORATION (1)
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* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

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The Cloverline, Inc. (1)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (9)
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PALL CORPORATION (1)
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HILL, BRYAN D. (1)
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Robles; Jerry (1)
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Safe Medical Devices, Inc. (1)
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SUDHA S. MAHURKAR TRUST (11)
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7,918,821 Universal safety syringe 6 2009
 
Baxter Travenol Laboratories, Inc. (1)
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NOVO NORDISK A/S (1)
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ICU MEDICAL, INC. (13)
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SCI-WORX GMBH (1)
* 5,078,692 Article gripping device 6 1989
 
International Development Systems, Inc. (1)
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Design Opportunity Corp. (2)
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* Cited By Examiner