Patent Number: 6,569,106

Title: Medical guide wire containment device

Abstract: A medical guide wire containment device having a housing for receiving and retaining one or more guide wires. The housing includes one or more isolation chambers, each of which is designed to accept therein at least one guide wire. The isolation chambers include fixed guides to cause the wire to coil up therein with minimal entanglement. The isolation chambers also include a receiving funnel and a port centered in the funnel. The port is configured to allow the healthcare provider to pass the guide wire into the isolation chamber and to draw it out of the isolation chamber. An optional wiping sponge is affixed within the chamber behind the receiving port to wipe the guide wire as it enters and exits the isolation chamber. A wetting solution such as heparinized saline is retained within the housing to keep the guide wire clean and wetted. The housing may include a stabilization base to minimize the possibility of the housing tipping over.

Inventors: Ullman; Joseph M. (Falmouth, ME)


International Classification: A61M 25/00 (20060101); A61B 005/00 (); A61B 025/00 ()

Expiration Date: 05/27/2020