Patents Represented by Attorney A. Nicholas Trauscl
  • Patent number: 5540674
    Abstract: A parenteral solution container having a dual use access port used for both the administration of fluids to a patient as well as for the addition of fluids to the container, includes a generally cylindrical wall with an axial passage therethrough. A fluid-tight sealing means, having a reseal member that includes a slit therein to enable the reseal member to be pierced with a blunt, metal cannula, or sharp needle is removably attached to the dual use access port. When the dual use access port is used in its fluid addition capacity, the reseal member is attached to the wall and a blunt cannula is passed through the reseal member. Once the blunt cannula has been completely inserted, fluids may be added to the container. To use the dual use access port in its administration capacity, the sealing means is completely removed from the wall. A piercing pin is inserted into the wall creating a fluid-tight seal so that fluids may be administered to a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1996
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Peter J. Karas, Timothy J. Oswald