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A safety adaptor having attachment components and reservoir components for use with balloon anchored catheters such that if the catheter is forcibly removed the reservoir components will act as a safety valve and allow the anchoring balloon to deflate. The safety adaptor acts to minimize damage caused to a patient due to the removal of an inflated anchor balloon of a catheter. The safety adaptor attaches to any existing catheter having a fluid balloon and does not require re-engineering or re-tooling of the catheter or adaptor.

Docket:WRAMC 2004-11

Publication/Issued No.:7,766,870

Publication/Issue Date:2010-08-03

Categories: Device

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Inventor(s):DABBS, C.


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Last Modified Date: 25 Jul 2023

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