(19)
(11)EP 2 814 560 B1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
06.05.2020 Bulletin 2020/19

(21)Application number: 13749661.8

(22)Date of filing:  13.02.2013
(51)Int. Cl.: 
A61M 39/10  (2006.01)
(86)International application number:
PCT/US2013/025910
(87)International publication number:
WO 2013/123028 (22.08.2013 Gazette  2013/34)

(54)

CONNECTOR

VERBINDER

RACCORD


(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

(30)Priority: 13.02.2012 US 201261598091 P

(43)Date of publication of application:
24.12.2014 Bulletin 2014/52

(73)Proprietor: Yukon Medical, LLC
Morrisville, NC 27560 (US)

(72)Inventors:
  • PENNY, Matthew R.
    Holly Springs, NC 27540 (US)
  • MOSLER, Theodore J.
    Raleigh, North Carolina 27614 (US)

(74)Representative: Barker Brettell LLP 
100 Hagley Road Edgbaston
Birmingham B16 8QQ
Birmingham B16 8QQ (GB)


(56)References cited: : 
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DE-U1- 29 818 311
US-A- 5 344 414
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    Note: Within nine months from the publication of the mention of the grant of the European patent, any person may give notice to the European Patent Office of opposition to the European patent granted. Notice of opposition shall be filed in a written reasoned statement. It shall not be deemed to have been filed until the opposition fee has been paid. (Art. 99(1) European Patent Convention).


    Description

    TECHNICAL FIELD



    [0001] Devices for providing connection are provided. Specifically, medical device connectors are provided comprising a housing with a base and a wall projecting from the base, the wall comprising a plurality of cut-outs formed through the wall capable of providing threading for connecting.

    BACKGROUND



    [0002] An internal thread is basically an undercut that does not allow free ejection from the mold. Integrally molded, internal threads are often used for medical connectors. Plastic injection molding of internal threads for certain medical devices presents challenges to designing. In general, injection molding of internal threads, such as a medicine vial cap, can be relatively easy using a slight draft on the core surface to allow the part to be stripped from the core by means of a stripper ring. Provided the draft is suitable and the plastic of proper tensile strength, the part slides off the core easily, the draft reducing the drag quickly and the soft part stripping without deformation. On the other hand, molded-in internal threads on more complex injection molded parts add to the complexity of mold and put constraints on the design. Low production prototype molds can be unscrewed by hand, but most medical device molding is required to be performed automatically. Typically, continuous molding internal threads on plastic medical devices are performed either by stripping, collapsible cores, or unscrewing devices.

    [0003] Stripped internal threads involves de-mold parts with internal threads by stripping them from the core. This technique is very limited and depends on the plastic used and the thread features. Typically, only thermoplastics with a low modulus of elasticity and a high yield strain are suitable for stripping. Thus, this method is limited at least to certain plastics because during the stripping process, the elastic limit may be exceeded, resulting in defects. Rounded threads are best suited for the stripping method, which further limits design options.

    [0004] A collapsible threaded core is generally used to mold internal thread forms and freely eject small to medium size parts. Collapsible cores typically result in parting lines appearing on the part due to the segments of the split core. Drawbacks of collapsible cores include flash, plastic build up on the core components requiring cleaning, inconsistent spring pressures, and/or finishing processes for core surfaces. In addition, collapsible cores are more expensive tooling options that are especially prone to wear. These drawbacks make collapsible cores less desirable.

    [0005] High-quality, large production series internally threaded parts are predominately produced using un-screwing devices ("rotating cores") integrated with the mold. The majority of all thread forms (especially medium to large) are unscrewed before ejection from the mold. The basic operation is to rotate the core and retract it at the same time and at the same rate as the core is unscrewing from the part. This requires several components working in unison. Usually a rack is used to rotate a gear and an adjustable lead nut times the retraction, which requires an air cylinder or some other means of drive. Rotating cores require bearings to allow rotation of the core during the retraction. The mold typically must have a feature to keep the part from turning while the core is rotating and retracting, e.g., anti rotation lugs, which are cut into the ejection sleeve or into the stripper ring. Thus, a more complex, expensive mold is required.

    [0006] DE9320713 (U1) relates to a connector for tubes for medical purposes, comprising a female coupling member with internal cone, a male coupling member with an external cone having the same conical form, and a connection device. In the connector as described a bayonet closure is provided as the connection device and the outer cone has a groove with an elastic sealing ring.

    [0007] DE29818311 (U1) relates to connectors for medical infusion systems, wherein the connecting device consists of two molded pieces, each made from rigid-elastic, unbreakable and chemical-resistant plastic, each piece having fixing hooks and associated groove-like depressions.

    SUMMARY



    [0008] The claimed invention provides a medical device connector as defined in claim 1. The connector comprises a housing having a longitudinal axis normal to a base, and wall projecting from the base. The wall comprises a plurality of cut-outs formed through the wall, the plurality of cut-outs extending in a partial helix configuration about the longitudinal axis of the housing. A first solid section extends from the base parallel to the longitudinal axis of the housing, and a second solid section extends from the base parallel with the first solid section, the first and the second solid sections separating at least one of the plurality of cut-outs. The plurality of cut-outs comprises a first pair of cut-outs and a second pair of cut-outs and the first pair of cut-outs is separated from the second pair of cut-outs by the first solid section and the second solid section. The first pair of cut-outs are separated by a third solid section of the wall, the third solid section extending from first solid section to the second solid section (106b). The second pair of cut-outs are separated by a fourth solid section that extends from the first solid section to the second solid section. The first pair of cut-outs and the second pair of cut-outs are configured to receive locking lugs.

    [0009] In one embodiment, the medical device connector further comprises a male luer projecting from the base, the male luer having a longitudinal axis normal to the base. The wall is an annular wall projecting from the base and at least partially surrounding the male luer, and the plurality of cut-outs extend in a helix configuration about the longitudinal axis of the male luer.

    BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS



    [0010] 

    FIG. 1 is a perspective view of an embodiment of the present disclosure.

    FIG. 2 is perspective view of the embodiment of FIG. 1, rotated about ninety degrees and showing sectional line 3-3.

    FIG. 3 is a sectional view along line 3-3 of the embodiment of FIG. 2.

    FIG. 4 is a bottom view of the embodiment of FIG. 1.

    FIG. 5 is a sectional view of a molded part positioned in an exemplary mold.

    FIG. 6 is an exploded view of an exemplary mold for the embodiment of FIG. 1.


    DETAILED DESCRIPTION



    [0011] A connector is disclosed comprising internal threads configured for attachment with other devices. The device is configured with a base, a wall projecting from the base, and cut-outs in the wall comprising thread-like features. The design of the present device provides for thread-like features to be formed from the exterior of the part, thus eliminating the need for unscrewing (rotating cores), and/or collapsible cores during an injection molding process.

    [0012] In one aspect, the device comprises a male luer component. The male luer can be designed per the ISO 594 standards. The male luer can be at least partially surrounded by the projecting wall, which together with the thread-like features, allows for attachment with other devices, such as devices commonly used in the medical field. The manufacturing of the thread-like features avoids complex and expensive mold tooling. In one aspect, the thread-like features can be formed by the utilization of stationary mold members incorporated in the mold tool. Such mold members provide for shutoff on the portion of the tool forming the thread-like features and male luer.

    [0013] The following description and examples illustrate some exemplary embodiments of the disclosed disclosure in detail. Those of skill in the art will recognize that there may be numerous variations and modifications of this disclosure that may be encompassed by its scope. Accordingly, the description of a certain exemplary embodiment is not intended to limit the scope of the present disclosure.

    [0014] The terminology used herein is for the purpose of describing particular embodiments only and is not intended to be limiting of the inventive subject matter. As used herein, the singular forms "a", "an" and "the" are intended to include the plural forms as well, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise. It will be further understood that the terms "comprises" and/or "comprising," when used in this specification, specify the presence of stated features, integers, steps, operations, elements, and/or components, but do not preclude the presence or addition of one or more other features, integers, steps, operations, elements, components, and/or groups thereof.

    [0015] When an element is referred to herein as being "connected" or "coupled" to another element, it can be directly connected or coupled to the other element or intervening elements may be present. In contrast, when an element is referred to herein as being "directly connected" or "directly coupled" to another element, there are no intervening elements present. In addition, a statement that a first element is "on" a second element is synonymous with a statement that the second element is "on" the first element.

    [0016] Although the terms "first", "second", etc. may be used herein to describe various elements, components, regions, sections and/or parameters, these elements, components, regions, sections and/or parameters should not be limited by these terms. These terms are only used to distinguish one element, component, region, or section from another region, or section. Thus, a first element, component, region, or section discussed below could be termed a second element, component, region, or section without departing from the teachings of the present disclosure. Relative terms, such as "lower", "bottom", "below", "upper", "top" or "above," may be used herein to describe one element's relationship to another element as illustrated in the Figures. Such relative terms are intended to encompass different orientations of the device in addition to the orientation depicted in the Figures. For example, if the device in the Figures is turned over, elements described as being on the "lower" side of other elements would then be oriented on "upper" sides of the other elements. The exemplary term "lower", can therefore, encompass both an orientation of "lower" and "upper," depending on the particular orientation of the figure. Similarly, if the device in one of the figures is turned over, elements described as "below" or "beneath" other elements would then be oriented "above" the other elements. The exemplary terms "below" or "beneath" can, therefore, encompass both an orientation of above and below.

    [0017] The term "annular" as used herein includes the dictionary definition of related to or forming a ring, and is inclusive of a partial or complete ring-shaped structure, for example, a tubular structure, a "c-shape," a "u-shape," or an "o-shape."

    [0018] Throughout the specification, the term "fluid" as used herein is inclusive of gaseous, liquid, and combinations of gas and liquid medium unless specifically designated as limited to a particular medium.

    [0019] Throughout the specification, the term "media" as used herein is inclusive of fluids and solid form mediums unless specifically designated as limited to a particular medium.

    [0020] Throughout the specification, the term "liquid" as used herein is inclusive of suspensions, oil-in-water emulsions, water-in-oil emulsions, and liquids with or without dissolved, dispersed, or contained solids irrespective of the size of the solids or the amount present.

    [0021] Embodiments of the present disclosure will now be described more fully hereinafter with reference to the accompanying drawings, in which exemplary embodiments are shown. This present disclosure may, however, be embodied in many different forms and should not be construed as limited to the embodiments set forth in the drawings. Rather, these embodiments are provided so that this disclosure will be thorough and complete, and will fully convey the scope of the disclosure to those skilled in the art. Like numbers refer to like elements throughout.

    [0022] With reference to FIG. 1 a perspective view of connector 100 is shown. Connector 100 comprises a housing 97 having longitudinal axis A base 98, wall 99 projecting from base 98; the wall comprising extending first solid section 106a (second solid section 106b being on the opposite side of wall 99), a plurality of cut-outs, shown as first pair of cut-outs 101a having cut-out 102a shown positioned above cut-out 103a, respectively, and second pair of cut-outs 101b having cut-out 102b positioned above cut-out 103b, respectively. Pairs of cutouts 101a and 101b are shown separated from each other by solid section 107. Cut-outs 102a, 103a are also separated by third solid section 107a of wall 99, third solid section 107a extending from first solid section 106a to second solid section 106b, likewise, cut-outs 102b, 102b are separated by fourth solid section 107b that also extends from first solid section 106a to second solid section 106b. Cut-outs 102a, 102b, 103a, 103b, and third/fourth solid sections 107a, 107b, are shown extending in a helix configuration about the longitudinal axis A. Exemplary adapter 50 projects from housing 97 and be any type of internally/externally threaded, non-threaded, luer adapter, etc., for coupling with connector 100. Cut-out pairs 101a, 101b are configured to receive luer threading.

    [0023] In one aspect, cut-out pairs 101a, 101b are configured as internal threading elements for engaging another device comprising suitably configured lugs. The engagement of the internal threading elements of connector 100 and lugs can be of a locking/reversible relationship, for example, as used in coupling fluid connectors used in the medical field. In one aspect, cut-out pairs 101a, 101b are configured to receive female conical lock fittings with lugs meeting ISO 594 specifications, for example, Variant A, Variant B, or Variant C of ISO 594-2:1998.

    [0024] In one aspect, connector 100 is a medical connector configured for engagement with a female luer-type connector, female valves connector, etc. Thus, in this aspect with reference to FIGs. 1 and 2, male luer 110 with longitudinal axis aligned with that of axis A, projects from base 98 of housing 97 and is at least partially surrounded by wall 99. In one aspect, wall 99 is annular or tubular in shape and completely surrounds male luer 110. As shown in FIG. 2, cutout 102a is positioned above cut-out 103a, separated by third solid section 107a extending in a helix configuration from first solid section 106a to second solid section 106b.

    [0025] As shown, wall 99 is integral with housing 97 and base 98. In one aspect, wall 99 (and base 98) is configured to at least partially rotate about housing 97 and/or male luer 110. In this aspect, wall 99 is a rotatable collar about male luer 110 and can be engaged with a corresponding device without having to torque housing 97 of connector 100.

    [0026] Still referring to FIGs. 2-3, cut-out 102a is polygonal shaped, defined by at least first edge 120 that is substantially parallel to axis A (and section line 3-3), and second edge 121 that is substantially perpendicular to axis A. Third edge 122 corresponds to that of third solid section 107a. Cut-out 103a is generally rectangular in shape and has fourth edge 123 substantially parallel to axis A, and fifth edge 124 corresponding to that of third solid section 107a. In one aspect, first pair of cut-outs 101a is identical to that of second pair of cut-outs 101b.

    [0027] FIG. 4 depicts a bottom view of connector 100, showing conduit 111 of male luer 110 and base 98, with molded surfaces 112 positioned about luer 110. Portions of cut-outs from pairs 101a, 101b can be seen.

    [0028] FIGs. 5-6 depict exemplary mold 500, with first half 501 and second half 502 separable about first core pin 503 and second core pin 504 for forming male luer and adapter 50. Mold members 505, 507 projecting from interior surface of mold halves 501, 502 provide for pairs of cut-puts parting along line B. Mold 500 is shown with side gate 509. Other gating, core pin assemblies, adapter configurations, and other designs can be used.

    [0029] All of the components of the proposed embodiments may be injection molded or combined with injection molding processes. Alternate manufacturing methods can include compression or transfer molding. Design intent can be such that components are molded with simple open/close tooling to reduce tooling cost and cycle times. The cut-outs can, alternatively, be formed by laser cutting.

    [0030] Where feature definition may not be able to be achieved by single tool molding; ultrasonic welding, adhesives or mechanical retention may be employed to join one or more components. Furthermore, where dissimilar materials may be advantageous, a 2-shot molding technique may be utilized, such as creating a non-slip and or soft surface to the housing in combination with rigid or harder durometer male luer.

    [0031] The disclosed and described device provides multiple advantageous features, including, but not limited to reduced complexity and/or cost of tooling, increased cycle, and design options, when compared to contemporary devices of this kind.

    [0032] The above description discloses several configurations, embodiments, and methods. These descriptions are susceptible to modifications in the methods and configurations, as well as alterations in the fabrication methods and equipment. Such modifications will become apparent to those skilled in the art from a consideration of this disclosure or practice of the disclosure. Consequently, it is not intended that this disclosure be limited to the specific embodiments disclosed herein. The scope of protection for the invention is defined by the claims.

    [0033] Furthermore, while certain embodiments of the present disclosure have been illustrated with reference to specific combinations of elements, various other combinations may also be provided without departing from the teachings of the present disclosure. Thus, the present disclosure should not be construed as being limited to the particular exemplary embodiments described herein and illustrated in the Figures, but may also encompass combinations of elements of the various illustrated embodiments and aspects thereof.


    Claims

    1. A medical device connector (100) comprising:

    a housing (97) having a longitudinal axis normal to a base (98);

    a wall (99) projecting from the base; the wall comprising a plurality of cut-outs (101a, 101b) formed through the wall, the plurality of cut-outs extending in a partial helix configuration about the longitudinal axis of the housing;

    wherein the wall comprises a first solid section (106a) extending from the base parallel to the longitudinal axis of the housing; and a second solid section (106b) extending from the base parallel with the first solid section, the first and the second solid sections separating at least one of the plurality of cut-outs;

    characterized in that

    the plurality of cut-outs comprises thread-like features which can be formed from the exterior, thus eliminating the need for unscrewing rotating cores and/or collapsible cores during an injection molding process when manufacturing said connector, wherein said plurality of cut-outs further comprises a first pair of cut-outs (102a, 103a) and a second pair of cut-outs (102b, 103b) and the first pair of cut-outs is separated from the second pair of cut-outs by the first solid section (106a) and the second solid section (106b);

    the first pair of cut-outs (102a, 103a) are separated by a third solid section (107a) of the wall, the third solid section (107a) extending from first solid section (106a) to the second solid section (106b); and the second pair of cut-outs (102b, 103b) are separated by a fourth solid section (107b) that extends from the first solid section (106a) to the second solid section (106b), and

    the first pair of cut-outs (102a, 103a) and the second pair of cut-outs (102b, 103b) are configured to receive locking lugs.


     
    2. The medical device connector of claim 1, wherein the first pair of cut-outs and the second pair of cut-outs are configured to receive locking lugs in accordance with ISO 594-2:1998 specifications.
     
    3. The medical device connector of claim 1, wherein the third and the fourth solid sections extend from the first solid section (106a) to the second solid section (106b) in a helix configuration about the longitudinal axis of the housing.
     
    4. The medical device connector of claim 1, wherein the wall (99) is configured to at least partially rotate about longitudinal axis of the housing.
     
    5. The medical device connector of claim 1, which is a medical device and which further comprises a male luer (110) projecting from the base (98), the male luer having a longitudinal axis normal to the base;
    wherein the wall is annular and extends from the base parallel with the longitudinal axis of the male luer, the annular wall at least partially surrounding, or completely surrounding, the male luer; and
    wherein the plurality of cut-outs are through the annular wall, the plurality of cut-outs extending in a helix configuration about the longitudinal axis of the male luer.
     
    6. The medical device connector of claim 5, wherein the annular wall comprises a first solid section extending parallel with the longitudinal axis of the male luer, and a second solid section extending parallel with the longitudinal axis of the male luer, the first and the second solid sections separating the first pair of cut-outs and the second pair of cut-outs.
     
    7. The medical device connector of claim 5, wherein the first pair of cut-outs and the second pair of cut-outs are configured to receive locking lugs in accordance with ISO 594 specifications.
     
    8. The medical device connector of claim 5, wherein the third solid section and the fourth solid section extend from the first solid section to the second solid section in a helix configuration about the longitudinal axis of the male luer (110).
     
    9. The medical device connector of claim 5, wherein the annular wall is configured to at least partially rotate about the longitudinal axis of the male luer.
     


    Ansprüche

    1. Verbinder (100) für eine medizinische Vorrichtung, umfassend:

    ein Gehäuse (97) mit einer zu einer Basis (98) normalen Längsachse;

    eine Wand (99), die von der Basis vorragt; wobei die Wand eine Vielzahl von Ausschnitten (101a, 101b) umfasst, die durch die Wand ausgebildet sind, wobei die Vielzahl von Ausschnitten sich in einer teilweisen Helixkonfiguration um die Längsachse des Gehäuse erstreckt;

    wobei die Wand einen ersten festen Abschnitt (106a) umfasst, der sich von der Basis parallel zur Längsachse des Gehäuses erstreckt; und einen zweiten festen Abschnitt (106b), der sich von der Basis parallel zum ersten festen Abschnitt erstreckt, wobei die ersten und zweiten festen Abschnitte mindestens einen der Vielzahl von Ausschnitten trennen;

    dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass

    die Vielzahl von Ausschnitten fadenförmige Mittel umfasst, die von der Außenseite aus ausgebildet werden können, wodurch die Notwendigkeit beseitigt wird, rotierende Kerne und/oder kollabierbare Kerne während eines Spritzgießverfahrens bei der Herstellung des Verbindungsglieds abzuschrauben, wobei die Vielzahl von Ausschnitten ferner ein erstes Ausschnittpaar (102a, 103a) und ein zweites Ausschnittpaar (102b, 103b) umfasst und das erste Ausschnittpaar vom zweiten Ausschnittpaar durch den ersten festen Abschnitt (106a) und den zweiten festen Abschnitt (106b) getrennt ist;

    wobei das erste Ausschnittpaar (102a, 103a) durch einen dritten festen Abschnitt (107a) der Wand voneinander getrennt ist, wobei sich der dritte feste Abschnitt (107a) vom ersten festen Abschnitt (106a) zum zweiten festen Abschnitt (106b) erstreckt; und das zweite Ausschnittpaar (102b, 103b) durch einen vierten festen Abschnitt (107b) voneinander getrennt ist, der sich vom ersten festen Abschnitt (106a) zum zweiten festen Abschnitt (106b) erstreckt, und

    das erste Ausschnittpaar (102a, 103a) und das zweite Ausschnittpaar (102b, 103b) zur Aufnahme von Arretierungsnasen ausgelegt sind.


     
    2. Verbinder für eine medizinische Vorrichtung nach Anspruch 1, wobei das erste Ausschnittpaar und das zweite Ausschnittpaar zur Aufnahme von Arretierungsnasen gemäß den Spezifikationen von ISO 594-2:1998 ausgelegt sind.
     
    3. Verbinder für eine medizinische Vorrichtung nach Anspruch 1, wobei sich die dritten und die vierten festen Abschnitte vom ersten festen Abschnitt (106a) zum zweiten festen Abschnitt (106b) in einer Helixkonfiguration um die Längsachse des Gehäuses erstrecken.
     
    4. Verbinder für eine medizinische Vorrichtung nach Anspruch 1, wobei die Wand (99) dazu ausgelegt ist, sich mindestens teilweise um die Längsachse des Gehäuses zu drehen.
     
    5. Verbinder für eine medizinische Vorrichtung nach Anspruch 1, bei dem es sich um eine medizinische Vorrichtung handelt und der ferner einen männlichen Luer-Verbinder (110) umfasst, der von der Basis (98) vorragt, wobei der männliche Luer-Verbinder eine zur Basis normale Längsachse aufweist;
    wobei die Wand ringförmig ist und sich von der Basis parallel zur Längsachse des männlichen Luer-Verbinders erstreckt, wobei die ringförmige Wand den männlichen Luer-Verbinder mindestens teilweise umgibt oder vollständig umgibt; und
    wobei die Vielzahl von Ausschnitten durch die ringförmige Wand verläuft, wobei sich die Vielzahl von Ausschnitten in einer Helixkonfiguration um die Längsachse des männlichen Luer-Verbinders erstreckt.
     
    6. Verbinder für eine medizinische Vorrichtung nach Anspruch 5, wobei die ringförmige Wand einen ersten festen Abschnitt, der sich parallel zur Längsachse des männlichen Luer-Verbinders erstreckt, und einen zweiten festen Abschnitt, der sich parallel zur Längsachse des männlichen Luer-Verbinders erstreckt, umfasst, wobei die ersten und zweiten festen Abschnitte das erste Ausschnittpaar und das zweite Ausschnittpaar voneinander trennen.
     
    7. Verbinder für eine medizinische Vorrichtung nach Anspruch 5, wobei das erste Ausschnittpaar und das zweite Ausschnittpaar zur Aufnahme von Arretierungsnasen gemäß den Spezifikationen von ISO 594 ausgelegt sind.
     
    8. Verbinder für eine medizinische Vorrichtung nach Anspruch 5, wobei sich der dritte feste Abschnitt und der vierte feste Abschnitt vom ersten festen Abschnitt zum zweiten festen Abschnitt in einer Helixkonfiguration um die Längsachse des männlichen Luer-Verbinders (110) erstrecken.
     
    9. Verbinder für eine medizinische Vorrichtung nach Anspruch 5, wobei die ringförmige Wand dazu ausgelegt ist, sich mindestens teilweise um die Längsachse des männlichen Luer-Verbinders zu drehen.
     


    Revendications

    1. Raccord (100) de dispositif médical comprenant :

    un logement (97) ayant un axe longitudinal perpendiculaire à une base (98) ;

    une paroi (99) dépassant de la base ; la paroi comprenant une pluralité de découpes (101a, 101b) formées à travers la paroi, la pluralité de découpes s'étendant dans une configuration hélicoïdale partielle autour de l'axe longitudinal du logement ;

    dans lequel la paroi comprend une première section pleine (106a) s'étendant depuis la base parallèlement à l'axe longitudinal du logement ; et une deuxième section pleine (106b) s'étendant depuis la base parallèlement à la première section pleine, la première et la deuxième section pleine séparant au moins une découpe de la pluralité de découpes ;

    caractérisé en ce que

    la pluralité de découpes comprend des caractéristiques filiformes qui peuvent être formées depuis l'extérieur, ce qui élimine le besoin de dévisser des noyaux rotatifs et/ou des noyaux aplatissables pendant un processus de moulage par injection lors de la fabrication dudit raccord, dans lequel ladite pluralité de découpes comprend en outre une première paire de découpes (102a, 103a) et une seconde paire de découpes (102b, 103b) et la première paire de découpes est séparée de la seconde paire de découpes par la première section pleine (106a) et la deuxième section pleine (106b) ;

    les découpes de la première paire de découpes (102a, 103a) sont séparées par une troisième section pleine (107a) de la paroi, la troisième section pleine (107a) s'étendant depuis la première section pleine (106a) vers la deuxième section pleine (106b) ; et les découpes de la seconde paire de découpes (102b, 103b) sont séparées par une quatrième section pleine (107b) qui s'étend depuis la première section pleine (106a) vers la deuxième section pleine (106b), et

    la première paire de découpes (102a, 103a) et la seconde paire de découpes (102b, 103b) sont conçues pour accueillir des tenons de blocage.


     
    2. Raccord de dispositif médical selon la revendication 1, dans lequel la première paire de découpes et la seconde paire de découpes sont conçues pour accueillir des tenons de blocage conformément aux spécifications de la norme ISO 594-25 2:1998.
     
    3. Raccord de dispositif médical selon la revendication 1, dans lequel la troisième et la quatrième section pleine s'étendent depuis la première section pleine (106a) vers la deuxième section pleine (106b) dans une configuration hélicoïdale autour de l'axe longitudinal du logement.
     
    4. Raccord de dispositif médical selon la revendication 1, dans lequel la paroi (99) est conçue pour tourner au moins partiellement autour de l'axe longitudinal du logement.
     
    5. Raccord de dispositif médical selon la revendication 1, qui est un dispositif médical et qui comprend en outre un raccord Luer mâle (110) dépassant de la base (98), le raccord Luer mâle ayant un axe longitudinal perpendiculaire à la base ;
    dans lequel la paroi est annulaire et s'étend depuis la base parallèlement à l'axe longitudinal du raccord Luer mâle, la paroi annulaire entourant au moins partiellement, ou entourant complètement, le raccord Luer mâle ; et
    dans lequel la pluralité de découpes se situe à travers la paroi annulaire, la pluralité de découpes s'étendant dans une configuration hélicoïdale autour de l'axe longitudinal du raccord Luer mâle.
     
    6. Raccord de dispositif médical selon la revendication 5, dans lequel la paroi annulaire comprend une première section pleine s'étendant parallèlement à l'axe longitudinal du raccord Luer mâle, et une seconde section pleine s'étendant parallèlement à l'axe longitudinal du raccord Luer mâle, la première et la deuxième section pleine séparant la première paire de découpes et la seconde paire de découpes.
     
    7. Raccord de dispositif médical selon la revendication 5, dans lequel la première paire de découpes et la seconde paire de découpes sont conçues pour accueillir des tenons de blocage conformément aux spécifications de la norme ISO 594.
     
    8. Raccord de dispositif médical selon la revendication 5, dans lequel la troisième section pleine et la quatrième section pleine s'étendent depuis la première section pleine vers la deuxième section pleine dans une configuration hélicoïdale autour de l'axe longitudinal du raccord Luer mâle (110).
     
    9. Raccord de dispositif médical selon la revendication 5, dans lequel la paroi annulaire est conçue pour tourner au moins partiellement autour de l'axe longitudinal du raccord Luer mâle.
     




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