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1. (WO2015116900) LARYNGOSCOPE WITH INTEGRATED AND CONTROLLABLE SUCTION

Pub. No.:    WO/2015/116900    International Application No.:    PCT/US2015/013690
Publication Date: Fri Aug 07 01:59:59 CEST 2015 International Filing Date: Sat Jan 31 00:59:59 CET 2015
IPC: A61B 1/267
Applicants: UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
INSCOPE MEDICAL SOLUTIONS, INC.
Inventors: MALLORY, Mary Nan
CUNNINGHAM, Benjamin
CASSON, Adam
Title: LARYNGOSCOPE WITH INTEGRATED AND CONTROLLABLE SUCTION
Abstract:
A laryngoscope with integrated and controllable suction includes a handle and a blade. A suction port is at the proximal end of the handle and is configured for connection to an air source. The suction port defines an opening into one or more air flow paths defined through the laryngoscope, which each terminate at one or more intake ports. In some embodiments, a valve is interposed into each air flow path to regulate air flow along each air flow path. Such a valve is operably connected to a switch mounted on an exterior surface of the laryngoscope, such that manipulation of the switch causes the valve to open or close, thus allowing the physician or other medical professional to control the air flow and selectively apply constant or intermittent suction.