Ramey & Schwaller has filed a new lawsuit in the United States District Court – Eastern District of Texas alleging infringement of U.S. Patent No. 9,808,576 for our client EMED Technologies Corporation. The technology is related to devices and methods for protecting a user from a sharp tip of a medical needle. In an embodiment, a device includes a central body portion, a medical needle having a sharp tip, a pair of wings in attachment to the central body portion, and a hook-and-loop fastening system disposed on at least one of the wings, and configured to selectively attach the wings together with the medical needle positioned between the wing so as to protect a user from the sharp tip of the medical needle. In another embodiment, a method includes withdrawing a sharp tip of a medical needle from a patient, closing a pair of wings with the medical needle positioned between the wings, and fastening the wings together with the medical needle positioned between the wings so as to protect the user from the sharp tip of the medical needle.
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