Urine specimen container

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6054099
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08647526

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A container for liquid medical specimens such as urine specimens includes a container with a wide mouth opening for facilitating deposition of a urine sample, a removable cap for closing the mouth opening and an impermeable sheet liner under the cap for making a fluid tight seal with the rim. The liner is rupturable with the blunt tip of a laboratory pipette inserted through a small hole in the cap for drawing a sample of a urine specimen without removing the cap of the container. The hole in the cap may remain open after collection of a urine specimen in the container, as leakage is prevented by the liner. Alternatively, a small secondary cap may close the hole in the main cap. An optional decanter may be inserted through the hole in the cap for piercing the liner to facilitate pouring of the contents without removing the cap. A method of using the novel container for conveying a liquid medical specimen from a specimen collection site to a geographically removed laboratory site is disclosed.

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Levy, Abner 325 N. Oakhurst Dr., P4, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 24 584

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
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* 5904677 Sterile specimen capture device 11 1995
 
J. G. Finneran Associates (1)
* 5016771 Cap closure and liner 4 1990
 
DAVSTAR INDUSTRIES, INC. (1)
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ALFA WASSERMANN, INC. (1)
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APPLIED BIOSYSTEMS, LLC (1)
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BAXTER DIAGNOSTICS (1)
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LASALLE BUSINESS CREDIT, INC. (1)
* 5088612 Vial cap 92 1991
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GOLDMAN SACHS BANK USA (3)
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7691332 Penetrable cap 30 2007
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BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY (2)
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