US Patent No: 8,177,761

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Assembly for cleaning luer connectors

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20090008393

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Illustrative pairs of caps are disclosed, each of the caps being sized and shaped to provide a protective union about a separated medical connector. The pair of caps comprises an assembly that includes a male cap and a female cap. The assembly is sealed until the caps are separated for use, thereby maintaining sterility of the internal surfaces of the caps. One or more absorbent pads may be impregnated with an antiseptic agent and positioned within the pair of caps.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
CATHETER CONNECTIONS, INC.SALT LAKE CITY, UT, US14

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Howlett, Michael W Salt Lake City, UT 18 100
Mercer, James V West Jordan, UT 17 100

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (12)
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY (1)
8,784,388 Syringe with disinfecting tip feature 0 2011
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