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Edward B Madsen, Scott M Teixeira: Multilumen tracheal catheter to prevent cross contamination. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, James B Robinson, Scott B Garrison, January 20, 2009: US07478636 (26 worldwide citation)

A multilumen tracheal tube or catheter is disclosed. The tube has a plurality of ingress and egress lumens, each having a suction or discharge port as appropriate. At least one rotatable collar is provided. The collar overlaps each port and is capable of selecting various combinations of suction and ...


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Adrienne A Hershey, Gerry Arambula, Scott M Teixeira, Mike Sleva: Yankauer suction device with sleeve and wiper. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Dority & Manning P A, December 1, 2009: US07625207 (17 worldwide citation)

A suction device includes an elongated suction tube having a suction tip at a distal end thereof, and a proximal end that is connectable to a suction source. A collar is slidable along the suction tube from a retracted position to a deployed position. A sleeve is provided having a proximal end fixed ...


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Edward B Madsen, Scott M Teixeira: Low profile adapter for tracheal tubes. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, James B Robinson, Scott Garrison, November 13, 2007: US07293561 (13 worldwide citation)

An adapter for use on a suction lumen of a catheter is disclosed. The adapter is capable of extending the suction capabilities of the catheter to a point distal to a suction port in the catheter. The adapter is at least partially inserted into the catheter. The adapter contains a plug and a duct. Th ...


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Alison S Bagwell, Thomas G Estes, Donald J McMichael, John A Rotella, Scott M Teixeira: Inflatable retention system for an enteral feeding device. Kimberly Clark Wordwide, Karl V Sidor, May 15, 2012: US08177742 (11 worldwide citation)

An inflatable retention system for an enteral feeding tube having a base deployed outside the human body and an indwelling retainer which is deployed within a lumen or cavity of the body by insertion through a stoma from outside the body. The retention system includes a tube having a proximal end, a ...


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Edward B Madsen, Scott M Teixeira: Multilumen tracheal catheter. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, James B Robinson, Scott B Garrison, September 1, 2009: US07581541 (7 worldwide citation)

A multilumen tracheal tube or catheter is disclosed. The tube has a plurality of suction lumens, each having a suction port. A rotatable suction port collar is provided. The suction port collar has an inlet and an outlet. The collar overlaps each suction port and is capable of selectively occluding ...


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Michael Sleva, James F Schumacher, Scott M Teixeira, Michael A Kenowski: Method of making an improved balloon cuff tracheostomy tube. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, James B Robinson, November 20, 2012: US08313687 (3 worldwide citation)

There is provided a method of making a balloon having a differential thickness. The method uses a raw tube composed of a thermoplastic polymer which is placed in an asymmetrical mold. The tube is preheated in the mold to a temperature sufficient to soften the material of the tube and inflated with a ...


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Alison S Bagwell, Thomas G Estes, Donald J McMichael, John A Rotella, Scott M Teixeira: Inflatable retention system for enteral feeding device. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Karl V Sidor, July 2, 2013: US08475406 (2 worldwide citation)

An inflatable retention system for an enteral feeding tube having a base deployed outside the human body and an indwelling retainer which is deployed within a lumen or cavity of the body by insertion through a stoma from outside the body. The retention system includes a tube having a proximal end, a ...


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Nathan C Griffith, Donald J McMichael, John A Rotella, Scott M Teixeira: Enteral feeding extension set connector. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Karl V Sidor, May 28, 2013: US08449528 (2 worldwide citation)

A connector for coupling to a base of an indwelling device equipped with a circular hub having a radius, a top surface, a side surface, and a circumferential recess defined in the side surface. The connector has a resilient assembly including a plurality of release buttons extending from the resilie ...


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Brian J Cuevas, Joseph A Cesa, Scott M Teixeira, Michael Sleva, Adrienne A Hershey, Stephen A Baratian: Subglottic suctioning system. AVENT, Dority & Manning PA, September 1, 2015: US09119926 (1 worldwide citation)

A subglottic suctioning system with a tracheal tube having a ventilation lumen, a cuff inflation lumen, and a suction lumen are disclosed which may help reduce the incidence of ventilator associated (or acquired) pneumonia. The suction lumen communicates with the space in the trachea above the cuff ...


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Nathan C Griffith, Donald J McMichael, John A Rotella, Scott M Teixeira: Medical connector with lift tabs. Avent, Dority & Mannning P A, June 14, 2016: US09364652 (1 worldwide citation)

A connector for coupling to a base of medical device equipped with a circular hub having a circumferential recess. The connector includes a cap having a top surface, a bottom surface, a central region, and a circumferential region. The cap defines at least two pairs of slots extending from the circu ...