US Patent No: 7,975,846

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Sharps holding device

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20070119740

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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, UT211

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Clegg, Trent Lehi, UT 11 14
Lampropoulos, Fred P Sandy, UT 118 1589

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
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 4 2006
 
ANCHOR PRODUCTS COMPANY (1)
4,243,140 Surgical needle and sharps holding container 44 1979
 
BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY (1)
7,159,714 Sharps transport and disposal system 5 2003
 
Cambridge Marketing, Inc. (1)
6,279,743 Device for facilitating engagement and disengagement between needles and associated syringes and sheaths and for receiving sharps 15 2000
 
EMORY UNIVERSITY (1)
5,462,163 Holder for sharp medical instruments with individual angularly presented encasements 6 1994
 
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (1)
7,070,051 Needle counter device including troughs of cohesive material 11 2004
 
TRI-STATE HOSPITAL SUPPLY CORPORATION (1)
5,538,132 Guard structure for sharps 53 1993
 
ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
5,967,778 Apparatus and method for disinfecting endodontic instruments during use and storage 19 1998
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (12)
4,380,292 Parenteral needle receptacle 25 1981
4,919,264 Medical needle removing and disposing system 27 1988
4,936,449 Disposable sharps retaining and disposal device 47 1988
5,417,505 Tone pattern applying instrument 3 1991
5,265,724 Medical needle disposal package 48 1992
5,311,985 Holder for hypodermic syringes 16 1993
5,626,230 Sharps kit for percutaneous catheterization 5 1995
5,850,917 Syringe dosage tracking device with cooling feature 27 1996
5,975,295 Apparatus and method for organizing and recapping medical needles and syringes 23 1997
6,530,479 Housing for suturing tools 3 2001
2003/0024,891 Holder for sharps instrument 5 2002
6,827,212 Surgical or medical instrument holder 7 2003

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