Disposable, pre-sterilized fluid receptacle sampling device

CAFC
  • US 7,293,477 B2
  • Filed: 12/23/2003
  • Issued: 11/13/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/23/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A fluid sampling device comprising:

  • (a) a port insert comprising a body having a plurality of shafts therethrough and sample gating means for individually opening and closing any of said plurality of shafts to enable the flow of fluid, said sample gating means comprising a plurality of rigid elongate members positioned within the plurality of shafts, the elongate members having a front and a rear with the front of the elongate members being positioned adjacent a fluid receptacle, the elongate members having a cap and an opening to a passage of the elongate member behind the cap, the elongate members being displaceable between “

    open” and



    closed”

    positions such that fluid can flow into the opening behind the cap and through said passage in each member when in said “

    open”

    position, but not in said “

    closed”

    position;

    (b) a plurality of flexible conduits, equal in number to said plurality of shafts, each flexible conduit in fluid communication with an individual passage of a member; and

    (c) a plurality of sample containers, equal in number to said plurality of conduits, each sample container in fluid communication with an individual conduit.

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