US 9,808,576 B2
Devices and methods for protecting a user from a sharp tip of a medical needle
Paul Lambert, El Dorado Hills, CA (US)
Assigned to EMED Technologies Corporation, El Dorado Hills, CA (US)
Filed by EMED Technologies Corporation, El Dorado Hills, CA (US)
Filed on Feb. 27, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/443,919.
Application 15/090,040 is a division of application No. 13/931,226, filed on Jun. 28, 2013, granted, now 9,308,322, issued on Apr. 12, 2016.
Application 15/443,919 is a continuation of application No. 15/090,040, filed on Apr. 4, 2016.
Application 13/931,226 is a continuation in part of application No. 12/187,256, filed on Aug. 6, 2008, granted, now 8,500,703, issued on Aug. 6, 2013.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/130,880, filed on Jun. 2, 2008.
Prior Publication US 2017/0165421 A1, Jun. 15, 2017
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. A61M 5/158 (2006.01); A61M 25/06 (2006.01)
CPC A61M 5/158 (2013.01) [A61M 25/0637 (2013.01); A61M 2005/1581 (2013.01)] 3 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A device for protecting a user from a sharp tip of a winged medical needle, the device comprising:
a central body portion;
a winged medical needle located in the central body portion; the winged medical needle having a first end in fluid connection with a delivery tube, and a second end distal from the central body portion including the sharp tip; wherein the winged medical needle is substantially perpendicular to the delivery tube,
a pair of wings, each wing of the pair of wings having an inner region and an outer region, the inner region of each wing in attachment to the central body portion, the outer region of each wing extending away from the central body portion, and the pair of wings being selectively positionable from an open position to a closed position, where the wings in an open position are spaced apart from each other to expose the medical needle to allow placement of the medical needle into a treatment site and delivery of a medicinal fluid;
and wherein the wings in the closed position cover the medical needle to protect against accidental needle stick injury from the medical needle;
a mechanical fastener disposed on at least one wing of the pair of wings, the mechanical fastener configured to selectively attach the pair of wings together in the closed position with the medical needle positioned therebetween to protect against accidental needle stick injury from the sharp tip of the medical needle;
the mechanical fastener consisting of a lip extending along at least a portion of a perimeter of at least one wing of the pair of wings, and a mating portion along a perimeter of at least one other wing of the pair of wings, and wherein the mating portion and the lip are configured to align the at least one wing relative to the at least one other wing in the closed position.