US 9,808,315 B2
Anchoring for non-retainable foreign objects
Richard W. Byrne, Chicago, IL (US)
Assigned to Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL (US)
Filed by RUSH UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER, Chicago, IL (US)
Filed on Sep. 26, 2013, as Appl. No. 14/38,535.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/712,640, filed on Oct. 11, 2012.
Prior Publication US 2014/0107626 A1, Apr. 17, 2014
Int. Cl. A61B 19/02 (2006.01); A61B 50/20 (2016.01); A61B 50/30 (2016.01); A61B 17/50 (2006.01); A61B 90/00 (2016.01)
CPC A61B 19/0256 (2013.01) [A61B 50/20 (2016.02); A61B 50/30 (2016.02); A61B 17/50 (2013.01); A61B 2090/0804 (2016.02); A61B 2090/0805 (2016.02)] 10 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A kit for use during open surgery that decreases the risk that foreign objects used in surgery will be unintentionally retained inside a subject of the surgery, the kit comprising:
two or more of the foreign objects;
a junction member providing a single point of connection for the foreign objects;
an anchoring member, the anchoring member configured to be attached to a point outside of the subject of the surgery;
two or more connection members each having a proximal end and a distal end, wherein each proximal end is connected to a different one of the foreign objects and each distal end is connected to the junction member; and
at least a connection member extending between the junction member and the anchoring member;
wherein the anchoring member includes a clip, paper fastener, claw mechanism, clamp, or loop-and-hook mechanism.