Patent Number: 7,100,612

Title: Nasopharyngeal airway device and method of use

Abstract: A nasopharyngeal airway device has a tubular body with a securement assembly disposed at the proximal end thereof. The tubular body may include a plurality of apertures along the sidewall thereof. The securement assembly can include a flared flange and an outwardly extending locking protrusion. During use, the tubular body is positioned within the nasal passageway. The locking protrusion is bent and also inserted into the nasal passageway so as to secure the nasopharyngeal airway device in place.

Inventors: Dunlap; Ivan L. (St. George, UT)

Assignee: EPIC Corporation

International Classification: A61M 15/08 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018