Non-occluding high flow enteral feeding tube
Multiple function intubation apparatus and method
Feeding tube assembly with collapsible outlet connector
Formed core catheter guide wire assembly Patent #: 4854330
ApplicationNo. 469218 filed on 01/24/1990
US Classes:604/500, Method604/270, Having weighted tip means on conduit promoting advance thereof through alimentary tract604/910GASTRONOMY FEEDING TUBES [A61J 15/00A]
ExaminersPrimary: Yasko, John D.
Assistant: Cermak, Adam J.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassA61M 031/00
AbstractAn improved enteral feeding tube (10) having a distal (12) and a proximal end (14). The tube (10) has a generally circular cross-section, and includes an attachment (22) made of flexible polyurethane that is adhered to the distal end (12) of the enteral feeding tube (10). The attachment (22) comprises a generally rigid stem portion (24) extending from the distal end (12) of the enteral tube (10), and along an axis generally parallel to the axis of the feeding tube. The attachment (22) further comprises a spherical tip (28) at one end of the rigid stem portion (24).
Field of SearchBody inserted tubular conduit structure (e.g., needles, cannulas, nozzles, trocars, catheters, etc.)
With anticlogging means on conduit (e.g., anticlotting, decalcification, tissue occulsion, etc.)
Mechanical cleaning means
Having weighted tip means on conduit promoting advance thereof through alimentary tract