Patent Number: 6,168,137

Title: Swabbable check valve

Abstract: An apparatus comprises a housing having an end with an input having an entrance and an output and a probe integral with the housing extending from the output to beyond the end of the input. The probe has a passageway connected to the output. A spring-biased seal is disposed about the probe to seal the passageway and is depressible by an exterior member to expose the passageway. The extension of the probe beyond the end of the input permits the swabbing thereof before the depression of the seal.

Inventors: Paradis; Joseph R. (Hilton Head Island, SC)


International Classification: A61M 39/26 (20060101); A61M 39/00 (20060101); A61M 39/02 (20060101); F16L 037/00 (); A61M 005/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018