Sharps holding device

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7975846
APP PUB NO 20070119740A1
SERIAL NO

11538767

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Abstract

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A sharps holding device according to the present invention may include a body providing a housing having a contact surface and at least one needle securement aperture. A needle securement aperture may be configured to allow insertion of at least a portion of a needle or other sharp into the housing. The device may also have one or more needle cushions positioned adjacent to the contact surface. A needle cushion may be configured such that a needle or other sharp inserted through a securement aperture can be inserted into the needle cushion. A lid may be included in the device and configured to secure the one or more needle cushions within the body of the housing. One or more needle cushions may be cooperatively engaged by the contact surface of the body and the lid, and one of the needle cushions may be located between the lid and the contact surface.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
MERIT MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC.SOUTH JORDAN, UT251

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Clegg, Trent Lehi, US 9 35
Lampropoulos, Fred P Sandy, US 88 2387

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (12)
* 4380292 Parenteral needle receptacle 27 1981
4919264 Medical needle removing and disposing system 29 1988
* 4936449 Disposable sharps retaining and disposal device 49 1988
* 5417505 Tone pattern applying instrument 3 1991
5265724 Medical needle disposal package 50 1992
* 5311985 Holder for hypodermic syringes 17 1993
* 5626230 Sharps kit for percutaneous catheterization 6 1995
5850917 Syringe dosage tracking device with cooling feature 33 1996
5975295 Apparatus and method for organizing and recapping medical needles and syringes 30 1997
* 6530479 Housing for suturing tools 3 2001
2003/0024,891 Holder for sharps instrument 5 2002
6827212 Surgical or medical instrument holder 12 2003
 
EMORY UNIVERSITY (1)
* 5462163 Holder for sharp medical instruments with individual angularly presented encasements 6 1994
 
ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
5967778 Apparatus and method for disinfecting endodontic instruments during use and storage 28 1998
 
MERIT MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (2)
2007/0119,739 Temporary needle holder with lateral needle holder aperture 5 2005
2007/0119,738 TEMPORARY MEDICAL INSTRUMENT HOLDER BOX WITH LATERAL INSTRUMENT HOLDER APERATURE 13 2006
 
TRI-STATE HOSPITAL SUPPLY CORPORATION (1)
5538132 Guard structure for sharps 57 1993
 
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (1)
7070051 Needle counter device including troughs of cohesive material 40 2004
 
Cambridge Marketing, Inc. (1)
6279743 Device for facilitating engagement and disengagement between needles and associated syringes and sheaths and for receiving sharps 17 2000
 
BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY (1)
* 7159714 Sharps transport and disposal system 9 2003
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
* 2013/0310,802 Portable Insulated Carrier Containing Prepared Doses of Medications 0 2013
 
SYMMETRY MEDICAL MANUFACTURING, INC. (1)
9452025 Medical instrument holder and method thereof 0 2011
 
ASPEN SURGICAL PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
D721821 Needle counter 0 2013
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