Inventor

Ron Owen Abrons

Document Type

Patent

Patent Number

US Patent 8,794,230

Patent agency

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Publication Date

8-5-2014

Assignee

University of Iowa Research Foundation (Iowa City, IA, US)

Application Number

12/550,365

Date Filed

2009-08-29

Total Pages

9 pages

Abstract

One embodiment of an oral airway comprised of two articulating parts which displace the tongue anteriorly and stent open the oropharynx. This device reversibly locks in a conformation which allows it to be used as a conduit for a fiberoptic scope or other airway device. An adjunct to airway management which can be used when mask ventilation or endotracheal intubation is indicated and can be removed easily after intubation without manipulation of the endotracheal tube. Other embodiments are described as shown.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/patents/623