Medical valve and method of use

  • US 5,928,204 A
  • Filed: 06/07/1995
  • Issued: 07/27/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/18/1991
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A seal for use in selectively opening and closing a fluid pathway through a medical connector comprising a resilient seal element having a wall having a top end and a bottom end, said wall including at least two generally arcuate segments each having an outwardly extending portion, said segments intersecting one another and defining at least one space between where said segments intersect and a line tangential to the outwardly extending portions of both segments, and at least one segment proximate to said bottom end having a larger maximum diameter than a second segment nearer to said top end of said element.

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