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 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.