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9032957 Endotracheal cuff and technique for using the same  
An inflatable balloon cuff may be adapted to seal a patient's trachea when associated with an endotracheal tube. Configurations of these cuffs that include tapered regions with certain...
9027559 Laryngeal mask airway device with airway tube having flattened outer circumference and elliptical inner airway passage  
The disclosed laryngeal mask airway device includes an inflatable cuff and an airway tube. The inflatable cuff defines a central opening at least when inflated. The cuff is insertable through a...
9022024 System and method for airway manipulation  
Methods and devices are disclosed for manipulating the airway, such as to treat obstructive sleep apnea. An implant is positioned within the body with respect to the airway. The spatial...
9010326 Compressible connector for an inner cannula  
A tracheal tube assembly includes an outer cannula configured to be positioned in a patient airway and an inner cannula configured to be disposed inside the outer cannula. The tracheal tube...
9010333 Cuffed medical tubes  
A cuffed silicone tracheostomy tube has two tapered recesses on its outer surface in which opposite ends of a resilient cuff are bonded using an adhesive or solvent. Two shallow ribs extend around...
9004069 Method of detecting endotracheal tube misplacement  
A method of intubating a subject is disclosed. The method comprises inserting an endotracheal tube into the tracheal airway of the subject; inflating a cuff associated with the endotracheal tube...
9004070 Tracheotomy tube set  
A tracheotomy tube set is provided with a tracheotomy tube including: a cannula including a connecting member at a proximal end and a bellows member joining to the connecting member, a balloon...
8997746 Medical device tube having a flange with opposing support ears for improved alignment and retention of an inner cannula in an outer cannula  
A medical device tube having opposing support ears for improved coupling of an inner cannula to an outer cannula. The medical device tube comprises an outer cannula having opposing support ears on...
8999074 Fluid input module for multi-lumen catheters  
A cleaning catheter (200) includes fluid-delivery and suction lumens (520, 530). A flow regulator (700) defines suction and fluid ports (830, 827). A mechanical user control element (320) is...
8997745 Tracheostomy tube combination radial snap and bayonet cannula connector  
A medical device tube having extended retention tabs with notches therein for improved coupling of an inner cannula connector to an outer cannula connector. The medical device tube comprises an...
8985098 CPR volume exchanger valve system with safety feature and methods  
A method for regulating gas flows into and out of a patient includes repetitively forcing respiratory gases out of the lungs. Respiratory gases are prevented from entering back into the lungs...
8978658 Self-pressurizing supraglottic airway  
A supraglottic airway of the type used to facilitate lung ventilation and the insertion of endo-tracheal tubes or related medical instruments through a patient's laryngeal opening where the shield...
8968511 Medical device and technique for using the same  
An inflatable balloon cuff may be adapted to seal a patient's trachea when associated with an endotracheal tube. These cuffs may include indicia that facilitate attachment of the cuff relative to...
8957173 Resin product for medical use and respiration-assisting tube  
Disclosed is a respiration-assisting tube whereby tissue damages in vivo can be prevented and, as a result, inflammatory reactions and infections can be avoided. The respiration-assisting tube is...
8951226 Mediastinoscopy access, sampling, and visualization kit featuring toroidal balloons and exotracheal method of using  
The present invention provides various systems, a kit, and a method for accessing, sampling within, and visualization of areas within the mediastinal cavity for assisting a surgeon in performing a...
8936025 Tracheostomy tube and technique for using the same  
A molded tracheostomy tube may provide enhanced comfort for a patient. A unitary molded coating over areas of the tracheostomy tube that come into contact with the patient's skin may prevent...
8899225 Percutaneous dilational device having balloon retention mechanism  
A device for dilating an opening through the tracheal wall of a patient includes a loading dilator. A balloon catheter is received in the lumen of the dilator such that the balloon extends distal...
8887730 Dual-lumen tracheal tube with assembly portion  
The present disclosure describes systems and methods having a dual-lumen tube with an assembly end. The assembly end may be molded and coupled to an extruded portion of the tube to form a complete...
8876791 Collateral pathway treatment using agent entrained by aspiration flow current  
A method and system for increasing the flow resistance of collateral pathways in the lung by employing aspiration to establish an artificial convective flow current between compartments in the...
8863746 Device and method for placing within a patient an enteral tube after endotracheal intubation  
The present invention is directed to a novel device and method for providing a disposable endotracheal intubation device for use with an auxiliary passageway serving as a guide for the placement...
8857436 Intermittent low-pressure orotracheal intubation device  
An orotracheal intubation device (1) for intermittent low-pressure ventilation of a patient provided with an inflatable cuff (3) including two lines of holes (2,5) communicating with the...
8844534 Tracheal tube with lumen for tracheal pressure measurement and technique for using the same  
According to various embodiments, a tracheal tube may include a pressure monitoring lumen configured to provide information related to the pressure in the tracheal space. By measuring pressure in...
8844535 Multiple cannula systems and methods  
The preferred embodiments provide, e.g., a high quality flexible tracheostomy tube assembly including an outer tracheostomy cannula and a disposable, flexible inner cannula. In preferred...
8813751 Probe for medical use  
A probe for medical use comprising a tube (1) and a cuff (3) located around the tube (1) in a region of its external wall, the cuff (3) being inflatable through a conduit (5) arranged at the wall...
8800564 Tracheostomy appliances and methods for the treatment of sleep apnea syndromes  
Small tracheostomy appliances for use in treating Sleep Apnea Syndrome. The appliances are inserted in a tracheotomy incision, low on a patient's neck to equalize intra-tracheal pressure with...
8800565 Breath intake valve for a tracheostomy tube  
A breath intake valve is connected to a tracheostomy tube inserted into a patient's trachea. The inner end of the valve attaches to the tracheostomy tube. An apertured disk endpiece with an O-ring...
8783255 Medical device tube having suction lumen and an associated suctioning system  
Various embodiments of a tracheal tube having a suction lumen are provided. For example, the suction lumen may be associated with two spaced apart pressure transducers, whereby a pressure drop...
8783256 Laryngeal mask airway device  
The invention relates to a laryngeal mask airway device (1) for insertion into patient to provide an airway passage to the patient's glottic opening, the device (1) including an airway tube (2), a...
8776797 Laryngeal mask airway device  
A laryngeal mask airway device for insertion into a patient to provide an airway passage to the patient's glottic opening. The device includes an airway tube, a mask attached to the airway tube, a...
8771350 Air-operated speech aid  
An air-operated speech aid that includes a cover cup, a tube, a sound guide tube, a gasket, and an internal tube. The cover cup of the speech aid is provided with a breathing hole, and a side of...
8757160 Self-cleaning and sterilizing medical tube  
The self-cleaning and sterilizing medical tube may include a combination of an endotracheal tube or a tracheostomy tube and a suction catheter that decreases the tendency of mucus and bacteria to...
8757161 Tracheostomy apparatus and device  
A device and a method for the percutaneous placement of a tracheostomy tube composed of a handle, an inflatable balloon having a reversed truncated cone shape, a tube to inflate the balloon and...
8733359 Collar of a respiratory device  
The invention concerns a collar with a tracheotomy cannula or tube, wherein the collar embraces a respiratory tube in sealing relationship. The collar comprises separate inner and outer films, the...
8726904 Larynx tube and method for the production thereof  
A larynx tube (10) for ventilation has a tube shaft (12), which has a ventilation lumen (18), having an oesophageal cuff (28) which is arranged on the tube shaft (12) for blocking the esophagus...
8707956 Endotracheal tube having outer and inner cannulae  
A tracheal tube apparatus includes a cannula having first and second ends. An inflatable cuff is formed on the cannula between the first and second ends. A conduit extends from the cuff for...
8656925 Bite block device  
A bite block device for use with intrabuccal instruments having a generally U-shaped central body. A lower vestibular rim extends from an outer periphery of a bottom surface of the generally...
8640701 Carbon dioxide-based bi-level CPAP control  
A system and method of providing bi-level CPAP therapy is provided that incorporates an infrared carbon-dioxide sensor to determine whether a patient is inhaling or exhaling. Patient exhalation...
8636008 Endotracheal tube holder  
An endotracheal tube holder for restraining an endotracheal tube in a patient's mouth includes a base that is strapped to the patient's head. The base includes a tube-securing block and...
8636010 Endotracheal cuff and technique for using the same  
An inflatable balloon cuff may be adapted to seal a patient's trachea when associated with an endotracheal tube. Configurations of these cuffs that include tapered regions with certain...
8631795 Enhanced airway  
An enhanced airway for creating an airway in a patient including a rigid connector with an insertion portion inserted into a flexible tube, and a padding member surrounding the flexible tube and...
8631796 Laryngeal mask  
A laryngeal mask of the type used to facilitate lung ventilation and the insertion of endo-tracheal tubes or related medical instruments through a patient's laryngeal opening as used during...
8622060 Self-pressurizing supraglottic airway  
A supraglottic airway of the type used to facilitate lung ventilation and the insertion of endo-tracheal tubes or related medical instruments through a patient's laryngeal opening where the shield...
8608715 System and method to vent gas from a body cavity  
One aspect of the invention is a method to vent gas from a body cavity during an endoscopic procedure. A body cavity is in fluid communication with an exhaust gas inlet of a vacuum break device....
8596277 Tracheal tube with lumen for tracheal pressure measurement and technique for using the same  
According to various embodiments, a tracheal tube may include a pressure monitoring lumen configured to sample the gases in the tracheal space. The pressure monitoring lumen may be in fluid...
8590535 Larynx mask having an esophageal passage  
A larynx mask (1) includes a cover plate (12) having a peripheral cull (13) adjoining thereon and is provided with a tube insertion connector (11) at the proximal end, while the tip (4) has a...
8590534 Cuff for use with medical tubing and method and apparatus for making the same  
A method of manufacturing more than one inflatable cuff per blow molding operation is provided. The method includes using two or more molds arranged in series and/or in parallel to simultaneously...
8584677 Medico-surgical devices  
A tracheal tube (40) or laryngeal mask has a sealing cuff (41, 2) with a surface covered by a brush-like material (44, 24) provided by closely-packed fibers (25) between 1 mm and 5 mm in length....
8584678 Medical tubes for selective mechanical ventilation of the lungs  
A single lumen endobronchial tube for selective mechanical ventilation of the lungs can include a medical tube having a single lumen with an opening at each of opposed distal and proximal ends of...
8555887 Tracheal tube with dividing membrane  
Various embodiments of a tracheal tube having a flexible membrane disposed therein for separation of a ventilation lumen of the tracheal tube into multiple channels are provided. The flexible...
8557054 Endotracheal tube cleaning apparatus  
A cleaning apparatus including an elongate tubular member utilized by extending into an endotracheal tube. A cleaning assembly provided at a distal end of the elongate tubular member radially...