Abstract: A valve for a needleless syringe fitting is disclosed. The valve has a receptacle fitting for releasable attachment to the syringe fitting, a valve chamber, a valve seat adjacent the chamber, and elastomeric sealing bowl within the chamber. The bowl is deformed and partially inverted when the syringe fitting is attached to the receptacle fitting, causing the valve to open. Also disclosed is a valved container in which a vial is sealed by a valve of this type.
Abstract: A dispenser apparatus for use in dispensing disposable stethoscope diaphragms for removable attachment to a stethoscope head is disclosed. The apparatus operates by removing a diaphragm from a stack, and presenting it for attachment to a stethoscope, when a dispensing plate is shuttled between retracted and extended positions. Also disclosed is a method for reducing the risk of infection by stethoscope use.
June 8, 1994
Date of Patent:
November 14, 1995
Modern Medical Devices
James B. Ross, Gary L. Christiansen, Ronald Chang