(19)
(11)EP 2 420 270 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
14.11.2012 Bulletin 2012/46

(43)Date of publication A2:
22.02.2012 Bulletin 2012/08

(21)Application number: 11177583.9

(22)Date of filing:  15.08.2011
(51)Int. Cl.: 
A61M 5/00  (2006.01)
B65D 83/02  (2006.01)
B65D 85/24  (2006.01)
A61B 19/02  (2006.01)
A61M 5/32  (2006.01)
B65D 83/04  (2006.01)
A61M 5/24  (2006.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR
Designated Extension States:
BA ME

(30)Priority: 16.08.2010 US 344536 P
16.08.2010 US 344539 P
05.08.2011 US 204632

(60)Divisional application:
12182134.2

(71)Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
Franklin Lakes, New Jersey 07417-1880 (US)

(72)Inventors:
  • Spool, Ira
    Newton, Massachusetts 02460 (US)
  • Constantineau, Cole
    Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (US)
  • Schoonmaker, Ryan
    San Marcos California 92078 (US)
  • Sullivan, Sean P.
    Jersey City, New Jersey 07305 (US)
  • Raj, Abhijitsinh S.
    Parsippany, New Jersey 07054 (US)
  • Bruehwiler, Michel
    Newton, Massachusetts 02461 (US)

(74)Representative: von Kreisler Selting Werner 
Deichmannhaus am Dom Bahnhofsvorplatz 1
50667 Köln
50667 Köln (DE)

  


(54)Needle assembly storage magazine


(57) A flip-open multi-pack assembly (100) is provided which can contain a plurality of new pen needles, such as through the provision of a rectangular or tube-shaped shaped, hinged shell housing (102,104), wherein new pen needles can be stored in a plurality of user accessible openings each having a sterility barrier formed, for example, by covers that cover the non-patient end of the openings in which the new pen needles are contained. Used pen needles can be returned and stored in openings accessible by rotatably opening the shell housing. One or more of the openings within first and second opposite ends of the housing shell can be provided with a slidable internal holder within the device and are configured to releasably secure the inner shield of the new pen needle, and to then be pulled forward when the new pen needle is removed and lock at a forward position, and thereby create an interior space, accessible from an opposite end when the hinged housing is opened, for a used pen needle to be inserted and stored.