|| List of recent Endotracheal Tube-related patents
|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.
|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
|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
|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
|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.
|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.
|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)
|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.
|Tracheal intubation system including a laryngoscope|
A tracheal intubation system including a laryngoscope is disclosed. An endotracheal tube exchange system is also disclosed.
|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.
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.
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
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.
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..
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..
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..
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.
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..
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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..
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..
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.
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.
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..
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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).
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.
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..
Cuff for use with medical tubing and 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 form two or more cuffs.
Apparatus and molding an endotracheal tube for tracheal intubation
A mold (form) in which an endotracheal tube, having a stylette therein, is received so as to form the overall configuration of the endotracheal tube is disclosed. The mold has a recess in the surface thereof to receive the endotracheal tube with a stylette therein.
Laryngoscope insertion section
A laryngoscope insertion section comprising a tube guide comprising 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.
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..
Tube securement device
A securement device used to secure an anesthesia mask or an endotracheal tube to an animal patient during surgery, includes an elongated flexible element having two ends. A first slidable connector is threaded through the two ends and is movable along the elongated flexible element.
Reversible airway device and related ventilating a subject
One aspect of the present disclosure relates to a reversible airway device that includes a tubular guide, a laryngeal mask, an endotracheal tube, and a sealing mechanism. 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.
Devices for containing fluid and debris on endotracheal tubes, laryngeal masks, endoscopes, bronchoscopes and catheters and use thereof
Devices, methods and kits for reducing the likelihood of exposure to bodily fluid from a patient during the process of intubation and/or extubation of a tubular surgical device. Some of the bodily fluid guards can be used in conjunction with previously existing devices, while others are designed to be integrated with devices during manufacture of the devices.
Curvature-adjustable endotracheal tube
Disclosed is a curvature-adjustable endotracheal tube. The curvature-adjustable endotracheal tube includes: a hollow cylindrical tube body configured to maintain a patient's airway; and a curvature-adjusting wire configured to allow an operator to freely adjust the curvature of the tube body to correspond to the curvature of the patient's airway into which the tube body is inserted.
Visualization systems and methods
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 mechanically-actuated endotracheal tube cleaning device is configured to removably receive a visualization member to provide cleaning of the endotracheal tube under direct visualization..
Tracheal tube sensor disposed on permeable membrane
Various embodiments of an tracheal tube having a sensor coupled to a selectively permeable membrane are provided. In some embodiments, the membrane may be permeable to one or more blood gases and/or blood analytes.