Patent Number: 6,254,590

Title: Fluid absorber for a suction tube set

Abstract: The suction tube employs a fluid absorber in the suction line in which a compressed cellulosic sponge mass is provided for absorbing an amount of fluid, for example 1.5 cc of fluid without any significant increase in resistance to air flow. The compressed sponge mass is secured in place within the tubular housing with a gap formed between each end of the sponge mass and an end cap of the housing to avoid blockage of air flow.

Inventors: Vaillancourt; Vincent L. (Livingston, NJ)


International Classification: A61F 9/007 (20060101); A61F 9/013 (20060101); A61F 9/009 (20060101); A61M 1/00 (20060101); A61M 001/00 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018