Medical instrument shield

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5123402
SERIAL NO

07398831

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A see-through shield for a urological or similar medical instrument for treating bladder and prostate problems, includes a cylindrical collar adapted to fit a boss on the instrument, a clear planner shield element, a hollow cone-shaped connecting member having its apex connected to one end of the collar and its skirt connected to the shield element forming a semi-flexible joint between the collar and the shield element, a radial slit from and through the collar, the cone-shaped member and into a portion of the shield element to allow a portion of the instrument larger than the collar diameter to pass through the shield when attaching it to an instrument and a securing means to clamp the collar on the boss of an instrument.

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Emmott, R Cameron 229 Bridge, Hillsborough, CA 94010 1 5
Vandenbossche, Ben 245 W. Santa Inez, Hillsborough, CA 94010 4 7

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* 4958623 Protective device for endoscopists, in particular for urethral use 6 1989
 
RAY, JEREMIAH, B. (1)
* 4516968 Catheter shield and method of use 139 1982
 
NIPPON SEIKI CO., LTD. (1)
* 4700890 Protective device for spraying apparatus 14 1986
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Cannuflow, Inc. (1)
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Endolap, Inc. (1)
* 5947894 Disposable endoscope shield and method 21 1997
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP (1)
* 2010/0249,709 SURGICAL ACCESS ASSEMBLY INCLUDING SHIELD MEMBER 2 2010
 
BTG INTERNATIONAL LIMITED (2)
* 6074380 Device and method for transcutaneous surgery 47 1998
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