Patent Number: 6,254,061

Title: Medical suction valve

Abstract: A valve assembly includes a housing defining an aperture, a passageway, and a branch passage. The branch passage extends from the aperture and intersects and communicates with the passageway. The branch passage is disposed at an angle greater than 90 degrees with respect to the passageway. A piston is disposed at least partially within the branch passage and is movable from a first position to a second position. The piston allows communication between the passageway and the aperture when the piston is in the first position, and the piston blocks communication between the passageway and the aperture when the piston is in the second position. An angled seal may be positioned around the piston.

Inventors: Levine; Andy H. (Newton Center, MA), May; Eric (Norfolk, MA), Tremaglio; Anthony R. (Brookline, MA)

Assignee: Scimed Life Systems, Inc.

International Classification: A61B 1/12 (20060101); A61M 1/00 (20060101); F16K 3/26 (20060101); F16K 3/00 (20060101); A61B 17/28 (20060101); A61B 17/34 (20060101); A61B 19/00 (20060101); F16K 001/00 (); A61M 001/00 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018