Patent Number: 6,253,804

Title: Needle safe transfer guard

Abstract: A transfer guard for use by an individual for transferring contents from a supply container into a receiver container includes a supply adapter, a receiver adapter, a support structure and a needle. The supply adapter connects the supply container to the transfer guard, and the receiver adapter connects the receiver container to the transfer guard. The support structure couples the supply adapter with the receiver adapter, and the needle passes through the supply adapter and the receiver adapter. The needle is attached to one of the adapters for support and provides a passage for the contents to transfer from the supply container into the receiver container. The needle also includes at least one pointed end that is substantially protected by the transfer guard from contact with the user.

Inventors: Safabash; Jason Hossein (Los Angeles, CA)

Assignee: MiniMed Inc.

International Classification: A61J 1/00 (20060101); B65B 001/04 (); B65B 003/04 (); B67C 003/02 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018