Container for disposable needle or cannula

  • US 7,407,493 B2
  • Filed: 06/22/2004
  • Issued: 08/05/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/28/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A container for facilitating placement of a medical device through a patient'"'"'s skin, the container comprising:

  • a cylindrical housing in which there are defined a cap and a sleeve, said sleeve including a resting base having a planar surface configured for placement against a patient'"'"'s skin, said cap surrounding at least a portion of said sleeve and being axially slidable relative to said sleeve to substantially encase said sleeve when a sufficient pressure is exerted on said cap;

    a retaining member located within said housing, said retaining member having a needle secured thereto;

    a releasing member for releasing said needle from said retaining member when said cap is made to slide on said sleeve, thereby allowing the placement of said needle under the patient'"'"'s skin and the subsequent removal of said container;

    wherein the container is disposable and upon exertion of said pressure on said cap the force resulting from said pressure is transferred to said needle so that said needle is placed through the patient'"'"'s skin by means of said pressure exerted on said cap.

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