US Patent No: 6,668,832

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Endotracheal tube

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20030121521
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An endotracheal tube and a method for using an endotracheal tube are disclosed. In one embodiment, the endotracheal tube includes a tubular member including a distal end and a proximal end. The endotracheal tube also includes a plurality of visually distinct regions that is closer to the proximal end than the distal end. Each visually distinct region is spaced from other visually distinct regions, and each of the distinct region comprises a respectively different color.

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THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIAOAKLAND, CA5423

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Hipolito, Ronaldo B Stockton, CA 4 13
Milstein, Jay M Sacramento, CA 4 17
Sherman, Michael P Davis, CA 6 17

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (6)
* 4,344,428 Oral endotracheal tube protector, and methods of constructing and utilizing same 13 1980
* 4,502,482 Endotracheal tube complex 123 1983
* 4,774,943 Endotracheal tube 13 1986
* 5,507,284 Airway securing system 30 1993
* 5,623,924 Apparatus and method for retaining an endotracheal tube 16 1996
* 6,053,166 Intubating assembly 25 1998
 
VENTREX, INC. (1)
* 6,149,603 Method and apparatus for determining whether an intubated patient has been properly intubated 35 1999
 
INMED CORPORATION (1)
5,873,362 Endotracheal tube 23 1997
 
CLARUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS (1)
* 5,941,816 Viewing system with adapter handle for medical breathing tubes 69 1997
 
HELLER, RICHARD M., M.D. (1)
* 4,567,882 Method for locating the illuminated tip of an endotracheal tube 175 1984
 
EXCALIBUR ENGINEERING CORPORATION (1)
5,263,478 Endotracheal tube insertion and positioning apparatus 27 1992
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (4)
7,328,701 Variable size endotracheal tube 3 2004
7,694,681 Variable size endotracheal tube 1 2007
D629515 Endotracheal tube with color-keyed suction depth indicators 1 2008
D666712 Single use suction catheter with color-keyed suction depth indicators 0 2010
 
BIO2 MEDICAL, INC. (2)
* 8,636,009 Airway assembly for tracheal intubation 0 2004
8,991,397 Airway assembly for tracheal intubation 0 2013
 
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (1)
* 6,889,693 Endotracheal tube 4 2003
 
SECURISYN MEDICAL, LLC (1)
8,001,969 Complete airway stabilization system and method 5 2006
 
COVIDIEN LP (1)
7,096,868 Laryngeal airway device 25 2004
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