Urethral sizing catheter

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6004290
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08986190

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An anchoring system for a urethral catheter (14, 36), and a method of its use, involve a resilient anchor-interval portion (40) of a catheter drainage shaft (42, 42'), positioned between a bladder balloon (26) and a urethral anchoring cuff balloon (44). The anchor-interval portion has a sinusoidal configuration lengthwise thereof which provide a proper linear elastic resilience for allowing the bladder balloon and the urethral anchoring cuff balloon to be separated a substantial distance for impinging against what remains of a prostate gland (20, 28, 32).

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
UROCATH CORPORATIONTAMPA, FL3

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Davis, Richard C Tampa, FL 35 972

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (4)
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CORTRAK MEDICAL, INC. (1)
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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (2)
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MOLEX INCORPORATED (1)
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AMS RESEARCH CORPORATION (2)
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UROCATH CORPORATION (6)
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* 4432757 Indwelling urethral catheter 59 1982
* 4946449 Indwelling urethral catheter system and method 128 1986
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SRS MEDICAL SYSTEMS, LLC (6)
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PROSTALUND OPERATIONS AB (1)
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PANASONIC CORPORATION (1)
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OPMI FUNDING, INC. (2)
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JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (1)
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HAMMOND MEDICAL DEVICES, LLC (2)
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PROSTALUND AB (4)
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