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04/07/16
20160095995 
Bite block
A bite block and methods of use thereof are disclosed. The bite block includes a body and a tube clamp attached thereto.
Haider Biologics Llc


03/24/16
20160082212 
Endotracheal tube with dedicated evacuation port
Various embodiments of a tracheal tube capable of suctioning accumulated mucus secretions from the airway of intubated patients are provided. Disclosed embodiments include a variety of endotracheal tubes with integral suction lumens terminating in ports optimally located at the distal end of the endotracheal tubes between a murphy's eye and a cuff.
Covidien Lp


03/24/16
20160082211 
Adaptable viewing port for endotracheal tube
This disclosure provides a medical device adaptable to current endotracheal tubes having a first segment defining a first lumen with both a distal and proximal end, and a second segment defining a second lumen with both a distal and a proximal end. The first segment and the second segment may be attached to one another.
The Administrators Of The Tulane Educational Fund


03/24/16
20160081542 
Laryngoscope insertion section
A laryngoscope insertion section comprising a tube guide including at least an inferior tube guiding member and a superior tube guiding member, wherein the thickness of the insertion section in a first region is less than the external diameter of the largest diameter endotracheal tube in an operating range of endotracheal tube sizes plus the thickness of the inferior tube guiding member plus the thickness of the superior tube guiding member. Typically, the insertion section comprises an elongate member and the tube guide is lateral of the elongate member.
Aircraft Medical Limited


02/25/16
20160051782 
Endotracheal tube bite block
The endotracheal tube bite block comprises two equivalent semi-circular elongated bodies partially connected to one another via linking tabs which enable the two semi-circular elongated bodies to move towards one another forming a circular elongated body to encapsulate the endotracheal tube. The endotracheal tube bite block has slope shaped design which will be placed inside the patient's mouth and rest between the teeth.

02/18/16
20160045697 
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 characteristics, such as cuff wall diameter and thickness, may provide improved sealing of the trachea..
Covidien Lp


02/18/16
20160045696 
Toroidal ring ventilator
The mechanical ventilator system is a compact and portable artificial respiration system. A vortex ring generator delivers a fio2 mix from an air-oxygen blender to a patient's alveoli via an endotracheal tube during the s patient's inhalations, but remains idle during the patient's exhalations.

02/04/16
20160030697 
Apparatus, system, and endotracheal tube placement
Disclosed are an apparatus, system, and method for endotracheal tube placement that allow for ventilation of the patient throughout the process of placing an endotracheal tube. The apparatus includes a t-shaped adaptor having a first lumen for coaxial connection to an artificial airway and a second lumen that intersects the first lumen for connection to a ventilator.
University Of Maryland, Baltimore


02/04/16
20160030694 
Airway exchange catheter
Soft-tipped airway exchange apparatus for use when replacing an endotracheal tube in a patient with a new endotracheal tube. The apparatus comprises a polymeric catheter body sized for insertion into a passageway of the endotracheal tube, for ventilating the patient during replacement of the endotracheal tube.
Cook Medical Technologies Llc


01/28/16
20160022943 
Method and determining optimal endotracheal tube size
A method and apparatus for determining the optimal endotracheal tube size for the intubation of a patient based upon both optimal tube length and optimal tube diameter which are determined by using either direct or indirect measurement devices or techniques to measure the patient's glottis aperture and tracheal length. The apparatus may include a maneuverable arm, a fiber optic video guidance system and an introducer guide to maneuver an end of the apparatus around obstructions in a patient who has a difficult airway to facilitate insertion of either an optimally sized endotracheal tube or a standard endotracheal tube into the patient's airway..
Securisyn Medical, Llc


12/24/15
20150367093 

Endotracheal cuff and technique for using the same


A multi-layer inflatable balloon cuff may be adapted to seal a patient's trachea when associated with an endotracheal tube. The outer layer and the inner layer of the balloon cuff may have different material properties that may enhance a cuff's mechanical pressure seal by reducing wrinkles or folds that may form against a patient's tracheal walls..
Covidien Lp


12/24/15
20150366445 

Endotracheal intubation devices


The endoscope herein described has a unique steering capability allowing the highly flexible distal end of the shaft of the device to be moved to a full range angular positions without rotating the device on its long axis, thus enabling the device to be steered within the cavity of interest. The relative lengths of the control cables used to move the distal end of the bendable shaft can be changed whenever the flexible or malleable shaft is to be re-shaped to a new configuration thus preventing the distal end or the steering mechanism from assuming an undesired angular position.

12/17/15
20150359981 

Aerosol delivery device


An aerosol delivery system is disclosed that is a single-use (disposable) continuous nebulizer system designed for use with mechanically ventilated patients to aerosolize medications for inhalation with a general purpose nebulizer, or for connection with devices usable in endoscopic procedures. The system separates the liquid reservoir from the nebulization process taking place either at the adapter hub, where it fits into an endotracheal tube (ett), or a gas humidifier, where the aerosol may treat a gas used in an endoscopic procedure, with a multi-lumen tube configured to nebulize liquid and air at its distal end.
Trudell Medical International


12/10/15
20150352304 

Bite proof endotracheal tube


An endotracheal tube assembly that is constructed to prevent kinking and crushing of the tube due to interaction with the dontia of a patient or a patient position, orientation, or movement. The endotracheal tube assembly includes a tube defined by a hollow core that extends between a first end and a second end of the endotracheal tube assembly.
Gemguardian, Llc


12/10/15
20150352303 

Device having manual resuscitation and suction capabilities


Disclosed is a resuscitator including a valve assembly having a check valve arranged within a valve body, the valve body defining a gas passageway therethrough, the valve body including a first inlet, a second inlet and a first outlet, wherein the second inlet and the first outlet are axially aligned, and the first inlet is axially perpendicular to both the second inlet and the first outlet, and wherein the valve is arranged within the valve body between the second inlet and the first outlet in axial alignment with the second inlet and the first outlet; a compressible bag in fluid communication with the first inlet; a suction device removably attached to the second inlet; and an endotracheal tube removably attached to the first outlet. The suction device includes a tube arranged to be advanced through the valve and into the endotracheal tube such that the endotracheal tube can be suctioned without having to detach the endotracheal tube from the valve body..

12/03/15
20150343182 

Cleaning devices, systems and methods


Cleaning systems and devices are provided for cleaning body-inserted tubes (e.g., endotracheal tubes, chest cleaning tubes). In one embodiment, a closed suction system comprises a suction catheter having at least one deployable (e.g., inflatable) cleaning member at a distal portion of the suction catheter and at least one suction opening distal to the cleaning member.
Endoclear Llc


11/05/15
20150314094 

Reversible airway device and related ventilating a subject


A reversible airway device can include a tubular guide, a laryngeal mask, and an endotracheal tube. The tubular guide can have a distal end portion, a proximal end portion, and a first passageway extending between the distal and proximal end portions.
Parker Hannifin Corporation


10/29/15
20150306328 

Spiral slit endotracheal tube


An endotracheal tube comprising a flexible hollow tube with a spiral slit traversing a substantial length of the tube. The slit has edges that separate to create an opening by which the tube may be spiral wound onto a medical device, such as a fiber optic bronchoscope, that is in use in a pharynx passage.

10/29/15
20150306323 

System for alarm-monitoring patients on continuous free flow oxygen delivery via t-piece on closed tracheal suction system


An endotracheal tube alarm apparatus includes an inner cannula having an outer mating surface, the outer mating surface having a seated first electrical conductor, and a ventilator tube having an inner mating surface slidably coupled to the outer mating surface of the inner cannula, the inner mating surface having seated second and third electrical conductors extending circumferentially about the inner mating surface and each in complementary opposition to the first electrical conductor so that the third electrical conductor is in electrical communication with the second electrical conductor through the first electrical conductor.. .

10/29/15
20150305611 

Guiding device for use with laryngoscope


A guiding device for use with a laryngoscope for assisting in the insertion of an endotracheal tube into a patient, the device comprising a guiding means for guiding an endotracheal tube through the patient's upper airways, and an attachment means to attach the guiding means to the blade of the laryngoscope. A laryngoscope comprising the guiding device is also disclosed..
Indian Ocean Medical Inc.


10/08/15
20150283344 

Devices that allow for rapid change out of endotracheal (et) tubes and related methods


Devices for tracheal tubes include: (a) a mouthpiece sized and configured to allow an endotracheal tube to extend outwardly therefrom; and (b) a handle comprising a cutting member that can attach to the mouthpiece. The mouthpiece can include at least one outwardly projecting substantially rigid short tube defining an open channel.

10/08/15
20150282732 

Endobronchial tube apparatus


Concepts presented herein include an apparatus for monitoring emg signals of a patient's laryngeal muscles. The apparatus includes an endobronchial tube having an exterior surface and two lumens for providing ventilation.

09/17/15
20150258297 

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.
Hansa Medical Products, Inc.


09/17/15
20150258296 

Tool and inserting an endotracheal tube


A tool for inserting an endotracheal tube, comprising a tubular sheath defining therein a longitudinally extending lumen, is provided. The tool comprises a longitudinal insertion member, and a guide member configured to facilitate relative longitudinal motion between the insertion member and the endotracheal tube when the insertion member is received within its lumen..

09/17/15
20150258292 

Devices and methods for prevention of ventilator associated pneumonia


Described herein are devices and methods for preventing ventilator associated pneumonia following intubating a patient with an endotracheal tube (ett). Secretions that accumulate in the trachea above the ett cuff are wicked out of the patient..
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University


09/10/15
20150250423 

Endotracheal tube apparatus


An apparatus for monitoring emg signals of a patient's laryngeal muscles includes an endotracheal tube having an exterior surface. Conductive electrodes are formed on the endotracheal tube.
Medtronic Xomed, Inc.


08/20/15
20150231356 

Auscultation interface


The present invention provides a kit comprising a unibody auscultation interface for use with mechanical ventilation or intubation, formed from a single contiguous nonmetallic piece, the piece being shaped into a cylindrical member having opposing ends respectively adapted to frictionally connect to the external end of an endotracheal tube and either the stem of a y piece or the patient end of a common conduit, the cylindrical member having an opening in its wall, the perimeter of which seamlessly elaborates a flared turret whose roof is adapted for non-adherent contact with the chest piece of a stethoscope; and, packaging means for enclosing the auscultation interface aseptically. The present invention additionally provides an endotracheal tube, y piece, breathing circuit and mechanical ventilation system incorporating the auscultation interface..

08/20/15
20150231352 

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 characteristics, such as cuff wall diameter and thickness, may provide improved sealing of the trachea..
Covidien Lp


08/13/15
20150224273 

System and facilitating an intubation


A device for use with an endotracheal tube. The device includes a shaft having a wall with a flexible region proximate a tip of the shaft.

08/06/15
20150217076 

Endotracheal tube connector positioning system and method


A detection system and method comprising a proximal end that connects to a ventilating device, a distal end that connects to a ventilating tube, a lumen between the proximal end and the distal end, a housing surrounding the lumen that couples the proximal end and the distal end, wherein at least a portion of the housing is transparent, and at least one detection element at least partially exposed to gases in the lumen, whereby continuously monitoring the proper positioning of the ventilating tube in an airway.. .

07/30/15
20150209536 

Endotracheal tube with dual port subglottic secretion suctioning


An endotracheal tube assembly comprises an elongate tube having an outer wall defining an outer surface, the tube defining an elongate central lumen and an elongate suction lumen, and an inflatable cuff attached on a distal end portion of the elongate tube. The elongate tube defines a first suction opening having a normal vector parallel to a tangent to an outer circumference of a transverse cross-section of the outer wall of the tube next to said first suction opening, the first suction opening being in fluid communication with the suction lumen..
Teleflex Medical Incorporated


07/30/15
20150209532 

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 within the airway below the vocal cords; measuring a level of at least one measure being indicative of leakage of secretion past the cuff to the lungs; comparing the level of the measure with an optimal level of the measure; and adjusting inflation of the cuff based on the comparison so as to generally minimize leakage of secretion from above the cuff to the lungs, while minimizing pressure associated damages to the airway.
Hospitech Respiration Ltd.


07/30/15
20150209209 

Head stabilizer for medical device(s) including an endotracheal tube


An apparatus for immobilizing a patient's head and securing a medical device includes a bottom plate, a first side plate connected to a first side of the bottom plate and extending upwardly from the bottom plate, a second side plate connected to a second side of the bottom plate, opposite to the first side, extending upwardly from the bottom plate, a first arm extending from the first plate toward the second plate, a second arm extending from the second plate toward the first plate, a connector plate connected between the first arm and the second arms, and an attachment provided on the connector plate, wherein the attachment secures a first portion of the medical device thereto.. .
Prometheus Medical Innovations Llc


07/23/15
20150202396 

Endotracheal tube apparatus


This document provides endotracheal tube designs with features that can improve the efficacy, patient safety, and efficiency of endobronchial access. For example, this document provides endotracheal tube designs with features for atraumatic passage of the tube's distal tip through the vocal folds.
Mayo Foundation For Medical Education And Research


07/02/15
20150182717 

Manually articulated intubation stylet, intubation device and intubation method


Apparatuses useful in and methods for positioning of an endotracheal tube within an airway by allowing manual articulation of the endotracheal tube while a patient is being intubated. The apparatuses and methods are of particular use in intubating patients with unique anatomical conditions that make standard stylets inadequate for intubation.
Furman Medical Llc


07/02/15
20150182712 

Ventilator management


Methods, computer systems and computer readable media for communicating data to and receiving data from ventilators in a healthcare setting and displaying the data on a user device are provided. A ventilator order is communicated to a ventilator associated with a patient.
Cerner Innovation, Inc.


06/18/15
20150165148 

Endotracheal tube insertion device


A device is presented to aid in endotracheal intubation which eases insertion of the endotracheal tube. The insertion device is preferably pre-assembled with a standard endotracheal tube, and the assembly is inserted into the patient's airway, stopping at the esophagus.

06/11/15
20150157821 

Combined bite block/oral airway/tongue depressor appliance


In particular, in alternative embodiments, the invention provides a combined bite block/airway/tongue depressor appliance. In alternative embodiments, appliances of the invention are used in an individual, e.g., an anesthetized patient or a patient having an electroconvulsive therapy (ect), to maintain the airway.
The Regents Of The University Of Cdalifornia


06/11/15
20150157820 

Location determining endotracheal tube and methods


An embodiment of a system for aiding in the proper placement of an endotracheal tube in the trachea of a patent comprises an endotracheal tube having a proximal region and a distal region, the distal region including an electrode. In addition, the endotracheal tube comprises a control unit coupled to the electrode to differentiate proper placement of the endotracheal tube in the patient's trachea from improper placement of the endotracheal tube in the patient's esophagus based on a sensed electrical signal from the electrode..
Texas Heart Institute


06/04/15
20150151063 

System and methods for lung isolation and one lung ventilation


A lung isolation system configured for selective isolation and ventilation of the lung in conjunction with a standard endotracheal tube. The system includes an expandable bronchial isolation tube comprising a collapsible nitinol frame, a bifurcated adapter, and a steerable optical stylet..
The Regents Of The University Of California


05/21/15
20150141942 

Devices and methods for airway suctioning


Described here are devices, systems, and methods for positioning a suction catheter in the airway of a patient. The systems may comprise a suction catheter, a delivery device, and/or a stylet.
Ciel Medical, Inc.


05/07/15
20150126908 

Devices and methods for airway measurement


Described here are devices and methods for measuring a distance in an airway. In some instances, the devices may comprise an outer shaft and an inner shaft that is slidably disposed in a lumen of the outer shaft.
Ciel Medical, Inc.


05/07/15
20150126808 

Method for positioning a disposable sterile endotracheal tube, and corresponding system for intubation


The system for intubation comprises:—a disposable sterile endotracheal tube (30) having proximal (30p) and distal (30d) end. It is essentially characterized with:—a disposable removable sterile optical fiber bundle (20) having a proximal (20p) and a distal (20d) end, to be inserted into the airway lumen 30p (32) of said endotracheal tube (30), so that said distal end (20d) is capable of illuminating a region of said distal end (30d), and of collecting an image of said illuminated region, and—a module (10) comprising a screen (11) and a light source (12), to be connected to said optical fiber bundle (20) to provide light to the distal end (20d) of said optical fiber bundle (20), and to display on the screen (11) said image collected from the distal end (20d) of said optical fiber bundle (20)..
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire De Bordeaux (c.h.u. De Bordeaux)


05/07/15
20150122251 

Kink resistant intubation device


A kink resistant endotracheal tube intubation device and a method for using the device are provided. The kink resistant endotracheal tube intubation device has a first tube portion in operable connection with a second tube portion.

04/09/15
20150099935 

Tracheal intubation system including a laryngoscope


A tracheal intubation system including a laryngoscope is disclosed. An endotracheal tube exchange system is also disclosed.

04/09/15
20150099933 

Disposable sheath for an endotracheal intubation device


A sheath for an endotracheal intubation device includes an elongate flexible portion defining a closed conduit and an adjacent open channel defined by opposing lips for releasably retaining an endotracheal tube, and a rigid portion extending from a distal end of the flexible portion, the flexible portion including a gap in one of the lips adjacent the rigid portion to expose an edge of the rigid portion, the gap allowing the endotracheal tube to be pinched between the edge of the rigid portion and a lip of the flexible portion to enhance retention of the tube when an articulated arm disposed in the closed conduit is curved, and facilitate release of the tube when the arm is not curved.. .
Al Medical Devices, Inc.


04/09/15
20150099927 

Devices, improved intubation and management of airways


Devices, systems and methods for improved intubation which have particular application for awake or sedated intubation are described. An intubation scope having a handle, a flexible probe, and an articulatable tip where the handle has a control lever coupled to a rotary control wheel, which is in turn connected to control wires which when moved by the rotary control wheel cause articulation of the tip of the intubation scope.

04/09/15
20150096561 

Devices and methods for airway management


Devices and methods for airway management are described herein where a barrier may be delivered and deployed along an endotracheal tube to prevent aspiration or passage of fluids and debris into the trachea in patients who are intubated. Generally, the barrier apparatus may comprise an expandable barrier assembly configured to be positioned over or around an endotracheal tube, a pushing assembly having a handle and a first shaft extending therefrom, and a holding member securable to the endotracheal tube and slidingly engagable with the pushing assembly..
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Standard Junior University


04/09/15
20150096556 

Steerable endotracheal intubation apparatus, endotracheal intubation component system and endotracheal tube of same


An endotracheal intubation apparatus provides for controlled articulation of tip and central portions of a stylet having an endotracheal tube specifically configured for use therewith mounted thereon. The endotracheal intubation apparatus includes a stylet with tip and central portions that each have a curvature that is selectively and independently adjustable through one or more controls at a handle of the stylet.

04/02/15
20150090270 

Device and detection and treatment of ventilator associated pneumonia in a mammalian subject


Devices and methods are disclosed herein for preventing or treating ventilator associated pneumonia in a mammalian subject. The device includes an endotracheal tube having an interior surface and an exterior surface; and one or more closed cell layers in contact with the exterior surface and circumferentially surrounding one or more longitudinal portion of the endotracheal tube, wherein the closed cell layer is flexibly shaped to reversibly form a seal in a trachea of a mammalian subject..
Elwha Llc


04/02/15
20150090269 

Device and detection and treatment of ventilator associated pneumonia in a mammalian subject


Devices and methods are disclosed herein for preventing or treating ventilator associated pneumonia in a mammalian subject. The device includes an endotracheal tube having an interior surface and an exterior surface; an actively-controllable anchoring cuff comprising two or more inflatable balloons configured to contact the exterior surface of the endotracheal tube and configured to contact the trachea of a mammalian subject; a pressure sensor configured to detect pressure of one or more of the inflatable balloons; and a controller in communication with the pressure sensor, the controller configured to actively vary pressure of the two or more of the inflatable balloons of the anchoring cuff..
Elwha Llc


04/02/15
20150090263 

Device and detection and treatment of ventilator associated pneumonia in a mammalian subject


Devices and methods are disclosed herein for preventing or treating ventilator associated pneumonia in a mammalian subject. The device includes an endotracheal tube having an interior surface and an exterior surface; a sealant composition in contact with the exterior surface of the endotracheal tube; and a temperature control element in contact with the endotracheal tube configured to heat or cool the sealant composition to a level required to reversibly convert the sealant composition from a solid sealant composition to a flowable sealant composition..
Elwha Llc


03/05/15
20150059740 

Airway products and technique for using the same


An airway management device is provided that may adjust the inflation level of a cuff associated with an endotracheal tube. The cuff inflation may be adjusted in response to an increase in carbon dioxide levels above the cuff, which may indicate a poor seal of the cuff against the tracheal walls, as well in response to a measured intracuff pressure.
Covidien Lp


01/22/15
20150025368 

Systems and methods for intubation


An intubation device is provided. An intubation device comprises a movable guide configured to guide an insertion of an endotracheal tube into a trachea of a patient, the guide having a guide extension and a guide tip; an external trachea identifier source external to the trachea and disposed on the patient during an intubation, wherein the trachea identifier source generates and transmits a signal; at least one trachea condition sensor disposed on the guide tip to detect the signal generated by the trachea identifier source; and a guide control device operatively coupled to the guide, the guide control device configured to move the guide into the trachea in response to the detected signal..

01/22/15
20150025317 

Scented and flavored oral airways


An oral airway includes a first component having a first guiding surface and a second component having a second guiding surface. The first component and the second component are adapted to be removably coupled together such that the first guiding surface and the second guiding surface collectively define and encompass an interior passage through the oral airway that is dimensioned to direct, for example, a fiber-optic scope or an endotracheal tube extending through the interior passage for tracheal intubation.
Isen Innovations, Llc


01/08/15
20150007826 

Endotracheal tubes and evaluating breathing


The present application relates to endotracheal tubes and to systems and methods for detecting airway edema and evaluating breathing with an endotracheal tube. .
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center And Research Institute, Inc.


12/25/14
20140378792 

Anti-fouling sleeve for indwelling catheters


An anti-fouling sleeve for an endotracheal tube, a method of placement, and the tools for placement. The anti-fouling sleeve occupies the entire length of endotracheal tube, and can be installed permanently or made removable and disposable.

12/25/14
20140378770 

Glottiscope


A glottiscope for assisting with the insertion of an endotracheal tube or an eschman like stylet into a patient is claimed. The glottiscope comprises a blade which defines an internal passage for receiving an endotracheal tube or an eschman like stylet, the blade having a proximal end and a distal end and means for viewing the patient's glottis, wherein the viewing means is disposed at the distal end and in use, below the point of emergence of an endotracheal tube or a stylet/guide (to rail road the endotracheal tube) in the internal passage to provide a view of the patient's glottis, the blade being adapted to direct the viewing means towards the centre of the patient's glottis..
The Laryngeal Mask Company Limited


12/25/14
20140378766 

Endotracheal intubation assistance apparatus


An endotracheal intubation assistance apparatus is for assisting in insertion of an endotracheal tube into the trachea of a patient, and includes a flexible movable tubular stylet, a graspable controller, and a viewing device. The stylet has a leading section, a body section, a tail section, and two slits extending through the body section and the tail section for dividing the tail section into first and second driven sheets.
Gentle And Tender Co., Ltd.


12/18/14
20140366874 

System and controlling and monitoring flow in an endotracheal tube


A system for controlling and monitoring flow in a cuffed endotracheal tube device is disclosed. The system comprises: a connector panel having at least three connectors adapted for establishing fluid communication with proximal ends of at least a first fluid line, a second fluid line and a cuff inflation line of the endotracheal tube device.
Hospitech Respiration Ltd.


11/20/14
20140338673 

Welded cuff


A cuff for placement on the outside surface of a first tube, for example, a tracheostomy or endotracheal tube, and a method of making the cuff. A pattern of the cuff including first and second end regions by which the cuff is to be attached to the first tube is rf welded onto second tube of a thin pliable rf weldable polymer.

11/13/14
20140336466 

Guiding device for use with laryngoscope


A guiding device for use with a laryngoscope for assisting in the insertion of an endotracheal tube into a patient, the device comprising a guiding means for guiding an endotracheal tube through the patient's upper airways, and an attachment means to attach the guiding means to the blade of the laryngoscope. A laryngoscope comprising the guiding device is also disclosed..

11/13/14
20140332009 

Bite block


A bite block and methods of use thereof are disclosed. The bite block may be configured to encompass a tube such as an endotracheal tube, and to protect the mouth of an intubated patient from clenching damage..

11/13/14
20140332000 

Endotracheal tube elbow connector


A connector (100) for a respiratory mask (10) including a first end portion (110) removably connected to the respiratory mask, a second end portion (120)removably connectable to a non-invasive ventilation (niv) tube (40), and an elbow portion (130) disposed between the first and second end portions. The elbow portion includes a port (140) for removably receiving an endotracheal tube (50), the port including a removable seal (450) that maintains non-invasive ventilation during insertion of the endotracheal tube into the respiratory mask through the port.

10/16/14
20140309494 

Medical device, and the methods of using same


A medical device is provided for insertion into a cavity of a patient to visual the internal membranes of the patient. The medical device can be an endotracheal tube, a suction tube, a bronchoscope, a tube changer, an esophageal tube, an intubating tube, an esophageal tube in combination with a separate intubating tube, a device for manipulating the position of the epiglottis of the patient, a stylet, or a tube insertable into the vagina of the patient.

09/25/14
20140283875 

Body-inserted tube cleaning


Systems, devices, and methods are disclosed for the cleaning of an endotracheal tube while a patient is being supported by a ventilator connected to the endotracheal tube for the purpose of increasing the available space for airflow or to prevent the build up of materials that may constrict airflow or be a potential nidus for infection. In one embodiment, a method for cleaning endotracheal tubes comprises inserting a cleaning device within an endotracheal tube while a cleaning member is in a compressed position, radially expanding the cleaning member to an expanded position within the endotracheal tube, and withdrawing the cleaning device from the endotracheal tube with the cleaning member in the expanded position..

09/18/14
20140276178 

Multi-lumen breathing tube device


A multi-lumen breathing tube device providing for separate and bidirectional gas flow for expired and inspired gas during ventilation of a lung. Embodiments of the multi-lumen breathing tube include an improved laryngeal mask airway device and an improved endotracheal tube.

09/18/14
20140275958 

Methods and systems for verifying and monitoring endotracheal tube position during intubation


An endotracheal tube positioning device includes a first hall sensor, a second hall sensor spaced a predetermined distance from the first hall sensor, a converter, and an integrated circuit board electrically connecting the first hall sensor and the second hall sensor to the converter, wherein a position range is established for the device based on a symmetry of voltage readings provided from the first and second hall sensors to the converter. An endotracheal tube positioning system includes an endotracheal tube having a magnet provided toward a distal tip end, an endotracheal tube positioning device having a first hall sensor and a second hall sensor, the positioning device configured to adhere to a skin surface, and a monitor for receiving data based on voltage values provided by the first and second hall sensors, the data indicating a position of the magnet relative to the adhered position of the positioning device..

09/18/14
20140275914 

Compliant electrode for emg endotracheal tube


An apparatus for monitoring emg signals of a patient's laryngeal muscles includes an endotracheal tube having a first cuff and a second cuff. Conductive ink electrodes are formed on an exterior surface of the first cuff.

09/18/14
20140275820 

Resuscitation device with onboard processor


A resuscitator has a patient airway interface device, a bag, a flow passage coupled between the bag and patient airway interface device, and a sensor assembly. The patient airway interface device may be a mask or an endotracheal tube.

09/18/14
20140275772 

Intubation device with video and anatomic stylet steering


A one piece, one step, steerable video intubation device has an intubation device body having a downwardly extending stylet, a proximal handle, and a video display. The flexible stylet has firming and bending tendons controlled by a trigger for controlled anatomic shaping and anatomically accurate steerage of the stylet.

09/18/14
20140272785 

Absorbent device for teeth cleaning and oral surgery


Disclosed is an endotracheal tube having an absorbent device attached so that the absorbent device is able to absorb and block any procedure produced debris. The absorbent device has strings that are attached to a device around an endotracheal tube so that the absorbent device is properly dislodged at the end of the procedure..

09/18/14
20140261463 

Endotrachael tube holding device with bite block


A bite block for an endotracheal tube has a tubular wall with a pair of opposed ends, a central opening along a length of the bite block between the pair of opposed ends, an interior wall surface, and an accessory line channel positioned between the interior wall surface and an endotracheal tube extending through the central opening. The accessory line channel is formed by a wall segment that is recessed into the interior wall surface, the wall segment being thinner than a thickness of the tubular wall adjacent the wall segment.

09/18/14
20140261462 

Endotracheal tube holding device with bite block


A device for holding an endotracheal tube has a slide track configured to fit adjacent a lip on a patient's face. The track has a face contacting side, an exposed side, and a pair of opposite ends.

09/18/14
20140261441 

Endotracheal tube retention system


A retention system for use with a bridle installed in a nose of a patient includes a member coupled to a medical device that is suspended from a nose of a patient and a connector for coupling to a bridle that is installed in a nose of a patient. The medical device extends into the mouth of a patient or is suspended adjacent the face of a patient..

08/28/14
20140238410 

Mouth guard


A mouth guard including a top mouth piece for engaging the top teeth and a bottom mouth piece for engaging the bottom teeth. The mouth guard also includes a central section having one or more ports for receiving an endotracheal tube, oral gastric tube, and/or oral suction tube.

08/28/14
20140238406 

Breathing tube holder


A faceplate assembly that includes a faceplate frame (14) that mounts on a patient's face and a bite block (30) that holds an endotracheal tube (22) that extends into a patient's trachea to assist breathing. The tube is easily mounted on the bite block, and the tube can be shifted sidewardly to reduce discomfort to the lips of the patient.

08/28/14
20140238390 

Intubation device and method


Intubation devices and method of intubation are provided for a medical provider to firmly hold an intubation stylet with the middle, the ring, and the little finger of one hand, point the tips of the intubation stylet and an endotracheal tube towards the opening of the trachea, and then advance the endotracheal tube over the stylet into the trachea with the index finger and the thumb of the same hand without an assistant to hold the stylet, while the user can use another hand to hold a laryngoscope to perform laryngoscopy to visualize the vocal cords during endotracheal intubation. The intubation device comprises a handle, a stylet holder, and an arm which is connected to both the stylet holder and the handle.

08/21/14
20140230823 

Color-coded endotracheal tube


Embodiments of the present invention generally relate to endotracheal tubes having a plurality of colored markings such as colored rings therearound. The colored markings are positioned at predetermined intervals and facilitate quick and accurate determination of intubation depth.

07/17/14
20140196721 

Pressure release means and placement indicator for inflatable catheter or respiratory gas supply retention means


Under- and overinflation of retention balloons and cuffs for catheters including foley catheters, and for endotracheal tubes, tracheostomy tubes, laryngeal mask airways and similar devices is correlated with hospital acquired infections and with patient injury. In this patent, a solution that correctly inflates inflatable retention devices is taught, whereby a pressure release means is incorporated into the inflation pathway from the fluid input syringe to the retention means while inflating.

07/10/14
20140194694 

Tracheal intubation device


A tracheal intubation device for placing an endotracheal tube in the trachea of a patient includes a bar-shaped camera, a handle portion, a guiding portion, and a display device. The bar-shaped camera for capturing images is placed inside the endotracheal tube.

07/10/14
20140190484 

Multiple-use airway mask


A flexible transparent multiple use face mask that encloses a user's face allowing the user's airway to be ventilated that includes a transparent flexible airway mask that encloses and ventilates a user's airway, an airway adaptor that directs a quantity of ventilation to the transparent flexible airway mask, a manual resuscitation bag valve that receives the airway adaptor and controls the quantity of ventilation directed to the transparent flexible airway mask and a manual resuscitation bag that produces the quantity of ventilation transmitted through the airway adaptor to the transparent flexible airway mask. The multiple-use airway mask may also be turned inside-out and be utilized in combination with an endotracheal tube or a tracheotomy tube and also includes an optional attachment strap to prevent losing the transparent flexible airway mask as an added safety measure to keep the mask and bag connected..

06/19/14
20140166000 

Devices with mouthpieces that allow for rapid change out of endotracheal (et) tubes and related methods


Tracheal assembly devices include: (a) a mouthpiece sized and configured to allow an endotracheal tube to extend outwardly therefrom; and (b) a cutting blade in communication with an outwardly facing portion of the mouthpiece. The mouthpiece can include at least one outwardly projecting substantially rigid short tube defining an open channel.

06/05/14
20140155720 

Endotracheal tube apparatus


An apparatus for monitoring emg signals of a patient's laryngeal muscles includes an endotracheal tube having an exterior surface and a first location configured to be positioned at the patient's vocal folds. A first electrode is formed on the exterior surface of the endotracheal tube substantially below the first location to receive emg signals primarily from below the vocal folds.

06/05/14
20140150782 

Closed suction cleaning devices, systems and methods


A closed suction system module is provided. In one embodiment, the closed suction system module comprises a coupling member configured to couple to a suction port of a multi-port manifold or endotracheal tube adapter (e.g., dual-port or tri-port adapter).

05/29/14
20140148672 

Endobronchial tube apparatus


Concepts presented herein include an apparatus for monitoring emg signals of a patient's laryngeal muscles. The apparatus includes an endobronchial tube having an exterior surface and two lumens for providing ventilation.

05/22/14
20140141052 

Substrate having an electron donating surface with metal particles comprising palladium on said surface


There is disclosed a substrate with an electron donating surface, characterized in having metal particles on said surface, said metal particles comprising palladium and at least one metal selected from the group consisting of gold, ruthenium, rhodium, osmium, iridium, and platinum, wherein the amount of said metal particles is from about 0.001 to about 8 μg/cm2. Examples of coated objects include contact lenses, pacemakers, pacemaker electrodes, stents, dental implants, rupture nets, rupture mesh, blood centrifuge equipment, surgical instruments, gloves, blood bags, artificial heart valves, central venous catheters, peripheral venous catheters, vascular ports, haemodialysis equipment, peritoneal dialysis equipment, plasmapheresis devices, inhalation drug delivery devices, vascular grafts, arterial grafts, cardiac assist devices, wound dressings, intermittent catheters, ecg electrodes, peripheral stents, bone replacing implants, orthopaedic implants, orthopaedic devices, tissue replacing implants, intraocular lenses, sutures, needles, drug delivery devices, endotracheal tubes, shunts, drains, suction devices, hearing aid devices, urethral medical devices, and artificial blood vessels..



Endotracheal Tube topics: Endotracheal Tube, Intubation, Visualization, Ventilation, Endotracheal Tubes, Endotracheal Intubation, Artificial Ventilation, Laryngoscope, Vocal Cord, Depth Perception, Pathologic, Electrical Signal, Intensive Care, Electromyography, Ultrasound

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