Patents by Inventor Elizabeth Okazaki

Elizabeth Okazaki has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 6719721
    Abstract: A safety port needle assembly used to connect an IV line to an implanted port needle receiving port. The assembly includes an L-shaped port needle with an integrally attached horizontal leg member, a vertical leg member, an elongated, fixed main body and a pivotally attached needle arm. The horizontal leg member is longitudinally aligned and attached to the needle arm. The vertical leg member extends downward perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the needle arm. A channel is formed in the main body that enables the needle arm to rest longitudinally against the main body. A bore is also formed in the main body so that the vertical leg member may extend downward through the main body. Formed near the distal end of the main body is a pair of laterally extended wings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Inventors: Elizabeth Okazaki, Richard Okazaki, Paul Okazaki