Method of using a foreign object protector hood

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 4657020
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06753464

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This invention relates to a small bell-shaped latex rubber protector that is designed to be placed over the top of, e.g., an endoscope prior to its passage into a body cavity through a tract thereof. Once it is passed in a folded back position, a sharp, pointed or cutting foreign object can be retrieved from the cavity using a forceps or other accessory. The protector hood is then flipped into the open position by pulling the instrument back through, e.g., the lower esophageal narrowing. The bell-shaped latex protects, for example, the esophagus and posterior pharynx from the foreign body during its removal.

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BALLARD MEDICAL PRODUCTSA CORP OF UTAH 12050 SOUTH LONE PEAK PARKWAY DRAPER UT 84020

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Lifton, Lester J Camp Hill, PA 3 210

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