Patient airway bite block

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5655519
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08557235

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A patient airway bite block which can be used together with laryngeal mask airways (LMAs), oral endotracheal tubes, and similar patient airways. The bite block includes a bite block portion which is wedge-shaped and defines a posterior portion and an anterior portion and has upper and lower non-incisor teeth engagement surfaces. The wedge-shaped bite block portion is angled such that the non-incisor teeth engagement surfaces gradually become farther apart in a direction from the posterior portion toward the anterior portion, thereby to hold a patient's incisors apart when the bite block is positioned in the patient's mouth at one side thereof. At least one pair of spaced apart flanges is provided. The flanges extend from the bite block portion and are dimensioned to be positioned between the patient's non-incisor teeth and cheek and on the tongue side of the patient's non-incisor teeth, respectively. The flanges serve to retain the bite block in place in the patient's mouth. A handle, for positioning the bite block within the patient's mouth and for removing the bite block therefrom, is fixedly attached to the bite block portion and operative to extend outside of the patient's mouth when the bite block is positioned in the patient's mouth.

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Alfery, David D 5543 S. Stanford Dr., Nashville, TN 37215 9 242

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
CHEK-MED SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (4)
* 4425911 Bite-block 63 1981
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* 5018967 Dental fluoride applicator and method for using same 9 1990
* 5117816 Anti-snore device 186 1991
 
TANDLAKARE DYFVERMARK AB (1)
* 4975057 Dental appliance 43 1989
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (10)
* 2010/0288,289 AIRWAY DEVICE 17 2008
8146601 Medical bite block and associated methods 1 2009
* 2010/0126,512 AIRWAY DEVICE 12 2009
8485188 Airway device 2 2010
* 2010/0319,704 AIRWAY DEVICE 1 2010
D668759 Medical device 2 2011
8778248 Method of manufacturing an airway device 0 2012
* 2013/0130,199 Apparatus and Method for Dental Seating 1 2012
9475223 Method of manufacturing an airway device 0 2014
9266268 Method of manufacturing an airway device 0 2014
 
ASHKAL DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED (4)
9265905 Stopper device 1 2011
D761952 Airway device 0 2012
D769442 Airway device 0 2014
D768846 Airway device 0 2014
 
COOKGAS, LLC (9)
8631796 Laryngeal mask 2 2003
* 2005/0016,529 Methods of making laryngeal masks 12 2003
7900632 Laryngeal mask with esophageal blocker and bite block 9 2006
7784464 Laryngeal mask 0 2006
7780900 Methods of forming a laryngeal mask 1 2006
7934502 Self-pressurizing supraglottic airway 6 2007
8622060 Self-pressurizing supraglottic airway 4 2011
8978658 Self-pressurizing supraglottic airway 0 2014
9320864 Self-pressurizing supraglottic airway 0 2015
 
TALRIA LIMITED (3)
* 2006/0207,601 Airway device 27 2004
* 2005/0081,861 Airway device 33 2004
D665495 Medical device 12 2010
 
Owen Greenings & Mumford Limited (1)
* 2008/0053,434 Mouth Prop 6 2005
 
Nasir, Muhammad Aslam (1)
D665254 Airway device packaging 4 2011
 
Wisconsin Medical, Inc. (1)
6474332 Bite block 41 1998
 
CYMPLE MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
* 2006/0081,245 Surgical tube guard 22 2005
 
UNITED STATES ENDOSCOPY GROUP, INC. (2)
9237841 Adjustable bite blocks 3 2014
9585551 Adjustable bite blocks 0 2016
 
COVIDIEN LP (8)
8826907 Systems and methods for determining patient effort and/or respiratory parameters in a ventilation system 2 2009
8485184 Systems and methods for monitoring and displaying respiratory information 1 2009
8485183 Systems and methods for triggering and cycling a ventilator based on reconstructed patient effort signal 3 2009
8485185 Systems and methods for ventilation in proportion to patient effort 2 2009
8714154 Systems and methods for automatic adjustment of ventilator settings 0 2011
9126001 Systems and methods for ventilation in proportion to patient effort 0 2013
9114220 Systems and methods for triggering and cycling a ventilator based on reconstructed patient effort signal 0 2013
9808591 Methods and systems for breath delivery synchronization 0 2014
 
AMBU A/S (1)
9314581 Laryngeal mask with a bite absorbing connector 0 2014
 
NASIR, MUHAMMED ASLAM (4)
D688787 Airway device cap and strap holder 2 2011
D712244 Medical device package 0 2012
D693920 Airway device 8 2013
D734662 Medical device package 0 2013
 
SCOTT LABORATORIES, INC. (1)
* 2004/0129,273 Bite block apparatus and method for use with a sedation and analgesia system 9 2003
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (1)
8028704 Endoscopic bite block for use with cannula 4 2008
 
Intersurgical UAB (2)
7806119 Airway device 15 2004
8215307 Airway device 11 2004
 
The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army (9)
6263223 Method for monitoring arterial oxygen saturation 120 1999
6256524 Pulse oximeter sensor combined with a combination oropharyngeal airway and bite block 124 1999
6470200 Pacifier pulse oximeter sensor 111 2001
6755191 Securing device for an endotracheal tube 13 2001
6533761 Catheter securing device and bite block 14 2001
6890322 Catheter securing device 9 2001
* 2002/0095,119 Catheter securing device 4 2001
* 8302597 Medical tube securing device 3 2009
* 2010/0083,970 MEDICAL TUBE SECURING DEVICE 1 2009
 
Intersurgical AG (2)
9592358 Respiratory interface devices 0 2009
D767113 Airway device 0 2014
* Cited By Examiner