Department of the Army, DoD.
Announcement is made of the availability for licensing of the invention set forth in U.S. Provisional Patent Application Serial No. 61/043,242 entitled “Chest Tube Clamp,” filed April 8, 2008. The United States Government, as represented by Start Printed Page 74149the Secretary of the Army, has rights in this invention.
Commander, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, ATTN: Command Judge Advocate, MCMR-JA, 504 Scott Street, Fort Detrick, Frederick, MD 21702-5012.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
For patent issues, Ms. Elizabeth Arwine, Patent Attorney, (301) 619-7808. For licensing issues, Dr. Paul Mele, Office of Research & Technology Assessment, (301) 619-6664, both at telefax (301) 619-5034.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The invention relates to a single, surgical instrument suitable for use in the placement of a thoracostomy tube (chest tube) into a patient for evacuation of intrapleural air or fluids. The mechanical functions of three (3) separate, surgical instruments have been combined into a single, surgical instrument. This single, surgical instrument is the subject of the present invention. The invention provides a medical professional with the option of employing one surgical instrument, which serves the function of three.Start Signature
Brenda S. Bowen,
Army Federal Register Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. E8-28820 Filed 12-4-08; 8:45 am]
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