04471776 is referenced by 26 patents and cites 11 patents.

The invention is an improved tracheostomy tube for providing a reliable airway for patients requiring mechanical assistance in breathing, without the complications of prolonged tracheostomy that are present in current tracheostomy tube devices. The present invention makes tracheostomy a safer modality of care with four distinctive features in the configuration. The four distinctive features are (1) a precision cuff fitted to each trachea; (2) a flexible tube that will conform to any depth of the trachea within the neck; (3) a self-locking clip that adjusts the tube securely to any neck regardless of the depth of the trachea; and (4) a malleable but rigid obturator for ease of insertion. These four features comprise the structure of the improved tracheostomy tube, being (1) a flexible tube, (2) an encircling pressure cuff, (3) a removably insertable malleable obturator, and (4) a self-locking neck plate to secure the tube to the neck.

Title
Static tracheostomy tube
Application Number
214243
Publication Number
4471776
Application Date
March 19, 1982
Publication Date
September 18, 1984
Inventor
Everard F Cox
4510 Mt. Carmel Rd., Hampstead, 21074
MD, US
Agent
Walter G Finch
IPC
A61M 16/00
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