Patent Number: 6,254,577

Title: Hypodermic needle protector

Abstract: A hypodermic needle protector constituted by a single piece of molded synthetic resin, said piece having a distal portion which forms a cap in which the distal end portion of the needle is housed, and a proximal portion forming a base in which the proximal end portion of the needle is engaged, said two portions being hinged to each other via a thin zone constituting an elastic effect fold line such that manual action makes it possible to tilt the cap so as to reveal the needle and such that the cap returns on its own to its protective position after said manual action ceases, wherein the base of the protector is designed so that the cap is caused to tilt by applying manual action to the base.

Inventors: Huet; Jean-Max (Clichy, FR)

Assignee: Vygon

International Classification: A61M 5/32 (20060101); A61M 25/06 (20060101); A61M 005/00 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018