Patent Number: 8,584,677

Title: Medico-surgical devices

Abstract: A tracheal tube (40) or laryngeal mask has a sealing cuff (41, 2) with a surface covered by a brush-like material (44, 24) provided by closely-packed fibers (25) between 1 mm and 5 mm in length. The brush-like surface (44, 24) may be provided by coating the surface with an adhesive and using an electrostatic charge to draw fibers (25) to adhere to the adhesive.

Inventors: Field; Stephen James (Bridge, GB), Hughes; Jonathan Peter (Backford, GB), Nash; John Edward (Hythe, GB)

Assignee: Smiths Group PLC

International Classification: A61M 16/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/19/12018