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Publication numberUS1501324 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 15, 1924
Filing dateAug 4, 1922
Priority dateAug 4, 1922
Publication numberUS 1501324 A, US 1501324A, US-A-1501324, US1501324 A, US1501324A
InventorsLogan Eisele
Original AssigneeLogan Eisele
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Container for hypodermic needles
US 1501324 A
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L. EISELE CONTAINER FOR HYPODEBMIC NEEDLES Filed Aug. 4, 1922 mvmrbn IYBISEQE WI TNESSES Arron/4m Patented July 15, 1924.




An object of my invention is .to provide a container in which a hypodermic needle may beplaced and sterilized, the container then being adapted to be hermetically sealed' and to hold the sterilized needle in a sterilized condition until Withdrawn from the container for use. a i

A further object of the invention is to provide a container of the character described which is adapted to hold a needle placed therein in such manner that the point of the needle will be held out of contactwith any portion of the container and thus protected.

A still further object of the invention is to provide a container which is adapted to hold a plurality of hypodermic needles in the manner specified in the foregoing, any one of which needles may be withdrawn for use without preventing the holding of the remaining needle or needles in an unimpaired condition. Other objects and advantages will be ap parent from the following description and the novel features of the invention will be particularly outlined in the appended claims.

My invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this application, in which- Figure 1 is a perspective view of a container embodying the invention, showing a hypodermic needle therein, and a closure adapted for use with the container separated therefrom,

Figure 2 is a longitudinal central section through the container shown in Figure 1,

Figure 3 is a longitudinal centralsection through a modified form of container embodying the invention, and:

Figure 4 is a perspective view of one of two similar portions into which the container illustrated in Figure 3 may be divided.

diate tubular portion 3 axially p1 o'ngalted tapering portions an Referring now to the drawings and ,par-

ticularly ,to' Figures 1 and 2 thereof, a icontainer embodying the invention and shown therein compr ses itflllB-lJlQQB tubular body ofa suitable material whichwill net o-Xidiee a d Whih S P er y an pa en 11 .1 a glass. The tubular ,body comprises ali gned substantially cylindrical similar end portions 1 and 2 respectively,',an

lemm the endp'ortions' 1 and Qail do "l i i cross section 'fthan lthe p l tlie icylindrical eiidportiojns l and 21 wa into the intermediate or necli pdrfi hr w i remote ends and are ada body or head portions Q needle of ordinaryconstruction so at the stem portion7 of each needle singer n one of the end portions .will extend into thieiiitermedia't'e or neck portion 3 to a point' approximately midway of the length of the latterfThe hub or i ner temptati n site the body or head SNQQ'I $759k hypodermic needle will engage with the inner of oneof the tapering portions 4 and 5 sonar the point of theiieedle will be held dnt of c n a w he w lls o ihe iiternidiafcc nc p iQht H 'A te' e'i fl le or nee e a e nser e in one or both :ofY'the openends o-fth til-hular body or the container SliQWJ} i armies 1 and 2, su ohiieedle (ca I while disposed within the container in a suitable knoii n manner. The container pony is then'hermetica y ds, as by' inserting compressible "stop ers 9 "in the open ends of the end portions 1 and 2 or by sealing the remote ends of the end portions 1 and 2 in any other suitable known manner, whereby the needle or needles will be maintained Within the container body in a sterilized condition until removed for use.

In Figure 3, I show another form of container embodying my invention in which the intermediate or neck portion 3 is slightly longer than in the form of the device hereinbefore described and is divided intermediately by a transverse partition 10 which is integral with the walls of the intermediate portion of the container body and is imperforate. A circumferential groove or kerf 11 is formed in the outer wall of the intermediate portion 3 of the container The end portions 1 and 2 are open at their 7 'podermic needle in a sterilized condition.

As a result, one of two hypodermic needles held in a container having the construction illustrated in Figure 3 may be removed and used, leaving the other needle in sterilized condition and uncontaminated by contact with the air.

Needles placed within the end portions of the container body illustrated in Figure 3 are held with the points thereof spaced from the partition 10 because of the engagement of the head or body portions of the needles with the tapering portions of the container body and the points of the needles are thus protected.

The modified form of container illustrated in Figure 3 and a portion of which is illustrated in Figure -it is identical in construction with the form of container illustrated in Figures 1 and 2 except in the details of construction described. The same reference numerals have therefore been used to designate like parts in the two forms of the device.

' From the foregoing description of the various parts of the device, the operation thereof may be readily understood. Needles heldwithin either of the two forms of the device illustrated and described in the foregoing will be held in a sterilized condition and with the points thereof protected until'the needles are removed for use, thus obviating the necessity of sterilizing a hypodermic needle immediately before it is used, which necessity exists when hypodermic needles are held in containers provided prior to my invention of which I am aware.

Obviously, my invention is susceptible of embodiment in forms other than those illus trated in the accompanying drawings, and I therefore consider as my own all modifications of the forms of the device herein disclosed, which fairly fall within the scope of the appended claims.

Having thus described the invention, what I claim is 1. In a container for hypodermic needles, a Substantially cylindrical end portion open at one end, a tubular neck portion of less area in cross section than the cylindrical end portion, and an elongated tapering portion merging the cylindrical end portion and the neck portion one into the other so that the cylindrical end portion, the tapering portion and the neck portion are substantially axially aligned, said neck portion being of less area in cross section than the hub. of a conventional hypodermic needle and of sufiicient length to extend beyond the pointed end of a hypodermic needle which has been inserted in the container until the hub of the needle is in abutting relation to said tapering portion.

2. A container of the character described comprising a longitudinal tubular body consisting of substantially cylindrical end portions, an intermediate substantially cylindrical portion axially aligned with the end portions, tapering portions connecting the end portions and the intermediate portion together, a transverse partition located intermediate the length of the intermediate portion and dividing the container into two compartments, each of which is adapted to receive a hypodermic needle and to engage with the hub portions of the needles to hold the points of the needles spaced from the partition and from the side walls of the container, and compressible removable stoppers for the remote ends of said end portions.


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U.S. Classification206/366, 43/54.1
International ClassificationA61M5/32
Cooperative ClassificationA61M5/3202
European ClassificationA61M5/32B