Apparatuses for securing components of a drug delivery system during transport and methods of using same

  • US 9,656,019 B2
  • Filed: 04/30/2013
  • Issued: 05/23/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/02/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A telescoping assembly of a drug delivery system, comprising:

  • a first component having a threaded member;

    a second component nested with the first component and threadedly linked with the threaded member of the first component, the second component being configured to move linearly with respect to the first component upon application of torque to one of the first and second components; and

    ,a resistance element configured to resist linear movement during transport of the first component with respect to the second component in a closed transport configuration but which is adapted to be overcome during nominal operation of the drug delivery system, the resistance element including multiple interference elements forming a snap interference wherein one interference element snaps over another interference element to overcome the resistance to linear movement.

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