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Foley catheter adaptor

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A safety adaptor having attachment components and reservoir components for use with balloon anchored catheters such that if the catheter is forcibly removed the reservoir components will act as a safety valve and allow the anchoring balloon to deflate. The safety adaptor acts to minimize damage caused to a patient due to the removal of an inflated anchor balloon of a catheter. The safety adaptor attaches to any existing catheter having a fluid balloon and does not require re-engineering or re-tooling of the catheter or adaptor.

Inventors: 
Dabbs, Clifton R.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Biotechnology and Healthcare
FIle Date: 
2006-04-20
Grant Date: 
2010-08-03
Grant time: 
1,566 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
28
Claim count percentile rank: 
5
Citations percentile rank: 
2
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US ARMY