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Publication numberUS2923297 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 2, 1960
Filing dateAug 13, 1957
Priority dateAug 13, 1957
Publication numberUS 2923297 A, US 2923297A, US-A-2923297, US2923297 A, US2923297A
InventorsHolt Miles R
Original AssigneeCourtland Lab
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Intravenous solution bottle assembly
US 2923297 A
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Feb. 2, 1960 M. R. HOLT INTRAVENOUS SOLUTION BOTTLE ASSEMBLY Filed Aug. 13, 1957 M/LES 2. 14/047 INVENTOR.

United States Patent 2,923,297 INTRAVENOUS SOLUTION BOTTLE ASSEMBLY Miles R. Holt, Glendale, Calif., assignor to Courtland Laboratories, Los Angeles, Calif., a corporation of California Application August 13, 1957, Serial No. 677,871

9 Claims. (Cl. 128-272) This invention relates to packages for sterile solutions and has particular reference to a novel combined intravenous solution bottle and administration set. I

one of the principal objects of the present invention is to provide a novel intravenous solution bottle and administration set assemblyfor the storage and administration of solutions of the type which are to be injected intravenously, such as, for example, whole blood, plasma and the like.

In order that the administration of intravenous solutions can be most economically handled with the greatest assurance of safety, such solutions and the apparatus for administering the same should be packaged by the manufacturer in a manner so that the solutions and apparatusv may be presented as a unitary assembly for immediate and convenient use. Attempts have heretofore been made to accomplish this end, but without complete success, due to any number of causes, the most usual one being improper design of the package or assembly. One of the primary objects of the present invention is to provide a novel intravenous solution storage bottle and administration set assembly wherein the administration set is conveniently and efiectively maintained in assembled relation with the bottle or other intravenous solution container until ready for use.

Another object of the present invention is to provide a novel intravenous solution bottle and administration set assembly which is highly effective and yet which is adapted to be produced economically on a quantity basis.

Other objects and advantages of this invention it is believed will be readily apparent from the following detailed description of a preferred embodiment thereof, when read in connection with the accompanying drawings.

In the drawings:

Figure l is a perspective view of the device of the present invention.

Figure 2 is a sectional view taken substantially on the line 2-2 of Figure 1.

Figure 3 is a perspective exploded view, on an enlarged scale, of the administration set container or housing member.

Referring now to the drawings, the assembly of the present invention includes a container 10, such as a glass bottle, for storing the intravenous solutions. The bottle is provided with a neck 11 and a stopper 12 sealed in place by means of a ferrule element 13 of thin sheet metal such as aluminum which is crimped under the shoulder 14 formed on the bottle neck.

Container or housing means are provided for the administration set which includes a length of flexible tubing 20 connected at one end to a drip meter 21 having a sterile needle (not shown) adapted to be inserted through the stopper 12. The other end of the tubing is provided with a sterile needle (not shown) adapted to be inserted into the vein of the recipient.

In the assembled relation shown, the tubing 20 is contained within a housing 22, being wound about a spool element 23 comprising a cylindrical central portion 24 '25. The housing is preferably formed of a semi-rigid or resilient. plastic material such as polyethylene, and fits snugly over the neck of the bottle as shown. Preferably, the inner surface of the cylindrical member 28 is provided with a plurality of spaced raised portions 31 adapted to engage under the shoulder 14 to prevent accidental disassembly of the housing from the bottle. I

As shown in the drawings, the drip meter 21 is positioned exteriorly of the housing, being nested in a groove 35 formed integrally in the wall of the bottle 10, the groove extending from the neck partially down the bottle side wall. Preferably, a paper or cardboard tube 36 encircles the drip meter 21 and the conventional adhesivebacked label 40 extends across that part of the groove in which the tube 36 is seated, but without contacting the drip meter 21. Thus, the drip meter is securely held in assembled relation with the bottle, but may be readily removed therefrom.

From the above description it will be understood that a novel intravenous bottle and administration set has been provided. In use, the housing and contents, and the drip meter, are easily removed from the bottle. The cover element 27 is readily removed from the spool element 23 and the tubing 20 unwound for im'rnedaite use.

Having fully described my invention, it is to be understood that I do not wish to be limited to the details set forth, but my invention is of the full scope of the appended claims.

1 claim:

1. A combined intravenous solution container and administration set comprising a container having a side wall and a neck, means forming a groove integral with the side wall of the bottle, a housing having a central cylindrical'opening, said housing fitting closely over the neck of the bottle, a length of flexible tubing contained in said housing, one end of the tubing extending exteriorly from said housing, and a cylindrical drip meter connected to said exterior end of the tubing, said drip meter being seated in said groove.

2. A combined intravenous solution container and administration set comprising a container having a side wall and a neck, means forming a groove integral with the side wall of the bottle, a housing having a central cylindrical opening, said housing fitting closely over the neck of the bottle, a length of flexible tubing contained in said housing, one end of the tubing extending exteriorly from said housing, a cylindrical drip meter connected to. said exterior end of the tubing, a tubular member in said groove, said drip meter being seated in said tubular member, and adhesive means retaining said tubular member in said groove.

3. A combined intravenous solution container and adand a neck, means forming a groove integral with the side wall of the bottle, an annular resilient housing having a central"cylindrical'opening;-saidhousing fitting closely over the neck of the bottle, a length of flexible tubing contained in said housing, cine end of the tubing extending exteriorly *from saIid*housing,'-"a cylindrical ans "meter connected to said exterior end of the t'ubingja tubular member in'saidgroovqsaid drip meterb'eing seated in said tubular'member, and adhesive mean's'retaining said tubular member in said groove.

5. The combination of claim 1, wherein the housing portion and a skirt member, and a cap member including a central cylindrical member containing said cylindrical portion in friction -fit relationship therewith.

6. The combination of claim 2; 'wherein the housing comprises aspool element having a central cylindrical portion and a skirtrnember; and cap member including a central cylindricalmember'contacting said cylindrical 8. A combined intravenous solution container and ad- -ministration set comprising a container having aside-wall and a neck, a housing having a central cylindrical opening, said housing fitting closely over the neck of the bottle, a length of flexible tubing contained in said housing, one end of the tubing extending exteriorally from said housing a cylindrical drip meterconnected to said exterior end of the tubing, and means for attaching said drip meter to said "bottle.

10 9. The combination of claim 8, wherein the housing comprises 'a spool element having "a central cylindrical comprises a spool'element having a central cylindrical portion and a skirt member, and a cap member including a central cylindrical member containing said cylindrical portion in friction fit relationship therewith.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS l/198,055 -Martin June 17, 1924 Oct. 2,780,225 Barret al. '.i Feb. 5 1957 FOREIGN PATENTS

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Classifications
U.S. Classification604/251, 604/261
International ClassificationA61J1/00, A61J1/05
Cooperative ClassificationA61J1/05
European ClassificationA61J1/05