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Larry E Page, Darrel Palmer: Single use medical aspirating device and method. Ballard Medical Products, Lynn G Foster, June 1, 1993: US05215522 (518 worldwide citation)

A reliable, contamination-resistant, single-use, disposable, medical, non-ventilating, aspirating device and method. The device releasibly connects to and aligns with an indwelling endotracheal tube to accommodate advancing of an aspirating catheter tube of the device by manual manipulation through ...


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Darrel Palmer: Aspirating/ventilating apparatus and method. Ballard Medical Products, Lynn G Foster, February 11, 1986: US04569344 (148 worldwide citation)

A ventilating and aspirating assembly comprising an aspirating catheter tube internally disposed within and coextensive with a surrounding flexible collapsible sterility preserving film envelope, a connector by which ventilating air is involuntarily delivered to and exhausted from the lungs of a med ...


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F Richard Radford, Richard C Lambert, Darrel Palmer: Medical aspirating apparatus with multi-lumen catheter tube and methods. Ballard Medical Products, Lynn G Foster, July 9, 1991: US05029580 (132 worldwide citation)

An aspirating/ventilating or aspirating apparatus comprising multi-lumen catheter tubes, for evacuation of lung secretions and for other functions as well. Two and three lumen catheter tubes which comprise three unique distal catheter end structures are disclosed. Material comprising oxygen-containi ...


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Richard D Strickland: Bronchoalveolar lavage catheter. Ballard Medical Products, Workman Nydegger & Jensen, November 24, 1992: US05165420 (115 worldwide citation)

An outer catheter extending from a point below the first bifurcation of the trachea through the upper respiratory system of the patient is disposed about an inner catheter having a tip secured in the opening at the distal end thereof with an outer lateral periphery larger in diameter than the outer ...


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Chet M Crump, Edward B Madsen, V Roland Smith: Respiratory suction catheter apparatus. Ballard Medical Products, Dority & Manning, May 8, 2001: US06227200 (113 worldwide citation)

An improved respiratory suction apparatus catheter includes a manifold for attachment to the distal hub of an endotracheal tube to form a ventilation circuit, a catheter tube which is displaceable through the manifold and into the endotracheal tube to suction secretions from the tube and lungs, and ...


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Rick D Lorenzen, Edward B Madsen: Sheath sterility preservation filter and seal for suction catheters. Ballard Medical Products, Workman Nydegger Seeley, February 10, 1998: US05715815 (106 worldwide citation)

Filtration and closure barriers are disclosed which prevent passage of gas-carried contamination between the atmosphere and a collapsible sheath, which surrounds a catheter tube, during insertion and/or removal of the catheter tube from the respiratory tract of a medical patient.


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Richard C Davis, Terrance L Domin: Collapsible bottle. Ballard Medical Products, Lynn G Foster, August 2, 1994: US05333761 (104 worldwide citation)

A collapsible container (10) comprises a collapsible housing (12) having a nozzle (14) at a nozzle end (16), a base (18) at an opposite base end (20), and a collapsible sidewall (22) interconnecting the nozzle and the base. The collapsible housing defines interconnecting elements (44) for coupling t ...


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David Cise, Gene Stewart, Warren Grant, Sydnee McMillan: Oral care system. Ballard Medical Products, Dority & Manning P A, October 14, 2003: US06632091 (103 worldwide citation)

An oral care system includes a universal handle which is configured to hold any of a plurality of oral hygiene instruments, and a lavage source to apply lavage solution through the oral hygiene instruments to facilitate complete cleaning of a patient's mouth. Preferably, the universal handle an ...


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Richard C Lambert: Neonatal closed system for involuntary aspiration and ventilation and method. Ballard Medical Products, Lynn G Foster, May 2, 1989: US04825859 (93 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for respiratory therapy, which is particularly useful in a neonatal context, and related methods, the apparatus comprising an adaptor for connection to the exposed fitting of an indwelling endotracheal tube of any one of several types to an aspirating apparatus which may include ventilatin ...


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Richard C Lambert: Neonatal closed system for involuntary aspiration and ventilation, and method. Ballard Medical Products, Lynn G Foster, November 6, 1990: US04967743 (89 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for respiratory therapy, which is particularly useful in a neonatal context, and related methods, the apparatus comprising an adaptor for connection to the exposed fitting of an indwelling endotracheal tube of any one of several types to an aspirating apparatus which may include ventilatin ...