Patent Number: 6,612,304

Title: Respiratory care multiple access port assembly and adapter

Abstract: An assembly provides multiple access ports to an intubated patient's respiratory system through a closed ventilating system. A manifold is configured for attachment to the patient's artificial airway and a conventional ventilating system. A movable adapter is provided at the proximal port of the manifold and includes at least two access ports defined in a movable member. The movable member can be moved into various positions to align any of the access ports with the proximal port of the manifold. Any manner of devices may be mated to the access ports, including devices to ventilate the lungs of the patient with gas or gasses, aspirate secretions from the lungs, oxygenate the lungs, visually inspect selected parts of the respiratory system, sample sputum and gasses, sense parameters such as flow rates, pressure, and temperature, flush the respiratory tract with washing solution, or administer medication, gasses, and/or lavage.

Inventors: Cise; David M. (Herriman, UT), Madsen; Edward B. (Riverton, UT)

Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.

International Classification: A61M 16/04 (20060101); A61M 016/00 ()

Expiration Date: 09/02/2020