Patent Number: 6,569,115

Title: Pre-filled retractable needle injection device

Abstract: A needle-bearing device for injecting medicinal fluid from a pre-filled vial is provided. After use, the needle is retracted into the body of the device to prevent inadvertent contact with the sharpened end of the needle. In one embodiment, the invention provides a manually actuable button that effectuates retraction of the needle after use. In another embodiment, retraction is effectuated automatically after the injection is complete.

Inventors: Barker; John M. (Ventura, CA), Halseth; Thor R. (Simi Valley, CA), Botich; Michael J. (Oxnard, CA), Hall; Robert L. (Thousand Oaks, CA)

Assignee: MDC Investment Holdings, Inc.

International Classification: A61M 5/28 (20060101); A61M 5/24 (20060101); A61M 5/32 (20060101); A61M 005/00 ()

Expiration Date: 05/27/2020