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1. (WO2015123677) MEDICAL TUBE CLEARANCE DEVICE

Pub. No.:    WO/2015/123677    International Application No.:    PCT/US2015/016183
Publication Date: Fri Aug 21 01:59:59 CEST 2015 International Filing Date: Wed Feb 18 00:59:59 CET 2015
IPC: A61M 39/08
B08B 9/027
Applicants: CLEARFLOW, INC.
Inventors: O'KEEFE, Kathryn, Bernadine
MCDANIEL, Stephen, Riddle
BOYLE, Edward, M., Jr.
BERES, Kenneth, Allan
BARRA, Matthew, Christopher
URBANIK, Thomas
GAMMON, Chelsea, Ann
CHESNIN, Kenneth, J.
Title: MEDICAL TUBE CLEARANCE DEVICE
Abstract:
A device for clearing obstructions from a medical tube includes an enclosure having an interior and an exterior, the enclosure comprising a distal opening for providing access to the interior of the enclosure. The device further includes a spool provided within the enclosure that is rotatable about an axis and an elongated guide member coupled to the spool such that rotation of the spool causes the guide member to wind or unwind about the spool. The device further includes a drive mechanism, that is operable to rotate the spool within the enclosure without compromising a sterile field within the enclosure.