Abstract: An assembly for connection to at least one medicant supply tube, includes (a) a septum assembly including a distal end cap having opposite first and second ends, an outer peripheral wall extending between the first and second ends and a bore extending therethrough from the first end to the second end; a septum cap including a puncture sealing section positioned over the first end and a securing section integrally formed with the puncture sealing section and positioned in fluid sealing contact with the peripheral wall adjacent the first end so as to secure the septum cap to the distal end cap; and a proximal connector connected with the distal end cap in covering relation to the septum cap, the proximal connector including a bore extending therethrough and a connection at one end thereof; and (b) an external adapter fitting having a septum piercing tube for piercing the puncture sealing section when the external adapter fitting is connected with the proximal connector, and a luer lock connection cooperating wi
April 18, 1988
Date of Patent:
January 1, 1991
DIJ Catheter Corp.
Craig M. Whitehouse, Michael A. Sansone
Abstract: A device for placing a catheter in a patient comprises a splittable hollow needle having a bifurcated proximal end and a pair of handles, each having a body portion and an extension, which are attached to a respective bifurcation of the hollow needle. With each handle attached to a respective bifurcation, the body portions of the handles are juxtaposed and the catheter is slidably received within the hollow needle. A squeezing together of the extensions will cause the body portions to separate and spread the bifurcations to split the needle. The splitting of the needle permits disjoining the needle from the catheter.
April 23, 1986
Date of Patent:
May 10, 1988
DIJ Catheter Corp
Craig M. Whitehouse, Allan Burt, Clement M. Catalano, Jr.