Assembly for cleaning luer connectors

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8177761
APP PUB NO 20090008393A1
SERIAL NO

12164310

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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
MERIT MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC.SOUTH JORDAN, UT264

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Howlett, Michael W Salt Lake City, US 18 251
Mercer, James V West Jordan, US 16 241

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (12)
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2003/0140,441 Addition of a removable scrubbing pad to a mop holder and to a scrub applicator 22 2002
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2008/0132,880 Catheter cleaning devices 56 2007
* 2008/0038,167 Luer valve disinfectant swab-pouch 36 2007
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SOCIETE DE MATERIELS ANNEXES DE DIALLYSE S.M.A.D. (1)
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SHERWOOD SERVICES AG (1)
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LAWRENCE A. LYNN (1)
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Medical Components, Inc. (3)
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2006/0030,827 Luer cleaner 83 2005
2009/0205,151 Luer Cleaner with Self-Puncturing Reservoir 45 2009
 
SAGE PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
2008/0147,047 Needleless Hub Disinfection Device and Method 42 2006
 
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EXCELSIOR MEDICAL CORPORATION (1)
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TRAVENOL EUROPEAN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTRE BRUSSELS (1)
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BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY (6)
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2007/0293,818 VASCULAR ACCESS DEVICE CLEANING STATUS INDICATION 23 2007
2007/0293,822 VASCULAR ACCESS DEVICE TIME SENSITIVE STATUS INDICATION 22 2007
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BAXTER CORPORATION ENGLEWOOD (1)
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Infusion Advancements, LLC (1)
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FRESENIUS AG (1)
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CATHETER CONNECTIONS, INC. (1)
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CATHETER CONNECTIONS (1)
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DSU MEDICAL CORPORATION (1)
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Fres-co System USA, Inc. (1)
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MED CATH CONDUITS, INC. (1)
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BARD ACCESS SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
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MERIT MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (4)
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2010/0047,123 STERILIZATION CAPS AND SYSTEMS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS 50 2009
2010/0049,170 STERILIZATION CAPS AND SYSTEMS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS 46 2009
2012/0039,765 DISINFECTING CAPS AND SYSTEMS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS 14 2011
 
SAGE PRODUCTS, LLC (1)
2008/0095,680 Needleless Hub Disinfection Device 39 2007
 
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BAXTER HEALTHCARE SA (1)
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Lynn, Lawrence A. (1)
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KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. (1)
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The Clinipad Corporation (1)
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ICU MEDICAL, INC. (1)
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Whitman Medical Corporation (1)
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* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
9572904 Sterilizing device with pinch actuated cap and housing 0 2012
 
MERIT MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (2)
9079692 Assembly of medical connector caps 0 2014
9114915 Disinfecting caps for medical male luer connectors 6 2014
 
FERLIC, MICHAEL J. (2)
9561298 Universal sterilizing tool 0 2012
9707308 Universal sterilizing tool 0 2014
 
C. R. BARD, INC. (3)
9186707 Insert for a microbial scrubbing device 0 2014
9192449 Medical component scrubbing device with detachable cap 5 2014
9352140 Medical component scrubbing device with detachable cap 5 2015
 
BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY (1)
8784388 Syringe with disinfecting tip feature 3 2011
* Cited By Examiner

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