Department of the Army, DOD.
In accordance with 37 CFR 404.6 and 404.7, announcement is made of the availability for licensing of U.S. Patent Application No. 09/894,880 entitled “Catheter Securing Device,” filed June 29, 2001. Foreign rights (PCT/US01/20772) are also available. The United States Government, as represented by the Secretary of the Army has rights in this invention.
Commander, U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command, ATTN: Command Judge Advocate, MCMR-JA, 504 Scott Street, Fort Detrick, Frederick, MD 21702-5012.Start Further Info
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A securing device for a catheter such as an endotracheal tube that preferably includes a guard that covers a patient's upper or lower teeth and a latch mounted on the guard for release ably immobilizing a catheter with respect to the guard. The guard preferably includes (or is attached to) a wedge, which contacts the patient's molars to prevent the guard from shifting in the patient's mouth and assists in keeping the patients teeth apart.Start Signature
Luz D. Ortiz,
Army Federal Register Liaison Officer.
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