US Patent No: 8,177,761

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Assembly for cleaning luer connectors

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Abstract

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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, US18

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Howlett, Michael W Salt Lake City, US 17 180
Mercer, James V West Jordan, US 15 177

Cited Art Landscape

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (12)
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SHERWOOD SERVICES AG (1)
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Lawrence A. Lynn (1)
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BAXTER CORPORATION ENGLEWOOD (1)
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CATHETER CONNECTIONS, INC. (5)
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DSU MEDICAL CORPORATION (1)
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* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
CATHETER CONNECTIONS, INC. (2)
9,079,692 Assembly of medical connector caps 0 2014
9,114,915 Disinfecting caps for medical male luer connectors 0 2014
 
C. R. Bard, Inc. (3)
9,186,707 Insert for a microbial scrubbing device 0 2014
9,192,449 Medical component scrubbing device with detachable cap 0 2014
9,352,140 Medical component scrubbing device with detachable cap 0 2015
 
BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY (1)
8,784,388 Syringe with disinfecting tip feature 0 2011
* Cited By Examiner

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