|Publication number||US3556294 A|
|Publication date||Jan 19, 1971|
|Filing date||Nov 25, 1968|
|Priority date||Nov 25, 1968|
|Publication number||US 3556294 A, US 3556294A, US-A-3556294, US3556294 A, US3556294A|
|Inventors||Carson Ralph, Maloney George T, Walck George A|
|Original Assignee||Bard Inc C R|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (2), Referenced by (85), Classifications (8) |
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Catheter package with self-contained lubricant
US 3556294 A
United States Patent- Inventors Appl. No.
Filed Patented Assignee George A. Walck, ll]
Ralph Carson, Long Valley; George T. Maloney, Plainlleld, N..].
Nov. 25, 1968 Jan. 19, 1971 C. R. Bard, Inc.
Murray Hill, NJ.
a corporation of New York CATHETER PACKAGE WITH SELF-CONTAINED LUBRICANT 7 Claims, 4 Drawing Figs.
U.S. Cl 206/63.2, 4 150/52 Int. Cl A6lb 19/02  Field ofSearch 206/632, 47A; l28/349(lnquired) References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 3.345988 10/1967 Vitello 206/63.2X 3,169,527 2/1965 Sheridan ..206/63.2(UX) Primary Examiner-Joseph R. Leclair Assistant Examiner-John M. Caskie Atz0rney-W. Saxton Seward ABSTRACT: A package for elongated surgical or medical ,devices such as catheters in which friable capsules containing a lubricant such as liquid silicones are packed adjacent one end of the device in a position to be broken by pressure so that the lubricant is released from the capsules but retained adjacent the device to be lubricated as the latter is moved through the lubricating zone immediately prior to use.
' CATHETER PACKAGE WlTH-SELF-CONTAINED LUBRICANT This invention relates to a package for catheters or the like in which the distal end of the catheter is enveloped within a pad or patch of porous material adjacent which there are located lubricant (silicone) containing capsules adapted to be broken by pressure to release the lubricant which-permeates the porous material, sothat advancing the catheter through said material effectively lubricates the surface of the catheter. The subassembly of catheter, porous material and capsule is,
1 preferably, enfolded within an elongated sleeve which, in turn,
cant, such as an antiseptic water soluble jelly, which must be applied to the catheter or the like (in a rather messy operation) to prepare the device for insertion into the patient's body with a minimum of discomfort or' trauma. According to the .present invention the lubricant is packaged with the catheter in such a manner that the catheter may be caused to emerge from the package fully lubricated and ready for insertion.
A practical embodiment of the invention is shown in the accompanying drawings, wherein:
FIG. 1 represents a plan view of the catheter sleeve before 1 folding, the permeable patch over one. bed of capsules being partially turned back to expose the capsules;
FIG. 2 represents a plan view of sleeve closed around a catheter;
FIG. 3 represents a transverse section on the line'lll-lll of FIG. 2, on an enlarged scale; and
FIG. 4 represents a detail perspective view showing the manner of use of the invention.
Referring to the drawings, the catheter sleeve is formed by a trapezoidal shaped sheet 1 of heat sealable plastic material, preferably transparent, designed to be folded on its longitudinal axis 2, the free edges 3, 3 being heat sealed together along the line 4, both ends being left open.
The lubricating elements are constituted by approximately rectangular beds of lubricant (silicone) containing capsules 6 adhesively secured to the sheet 1 near the smaller end 5 thereof and disposed symmetrically with respect to the fold line 2. Capsules containing liquid silicone and being about the size of BB shot are commercially available, the capsules being of thin plastic material which can be broken by squeezing to release the contents. Each bed of capsules is covered by a permeable patch 7 of nonwoven paper fabric or the like sealed to the sheet 1 on all sides, as indicated at 8.
A catheter 9 or the like is most conveniently laid in place on one half of the sheet I, with its tip l'on'one of the patches 7 before the other half of the sheet is folded over and sealed, as described above, although the catheter could be inserted into the sleeve after it has been formed.
It will be understood that this form of packaging is adaptable to tubular devices other than catheters, in any situation where lubricity may be desired, and reference herein to catheters is not intended to be restrictive.
The assembly of sleeve. catheter and lubricating elements is designed to be enclosed in the usual manner within an elongated envelope or other package (not shown) for sterilization and eventual use.
in use, the outer package is removed and may be discarded since the sleeve continues to protect the catheter from contamination. Firm pressure is applied to the area of the capsules 6 to break all or most of them and release silicones in the space beneath each patch 7. The lubricating liquid readily permeates and penetrates the nonwoven paper patches which, with continuing manual pressure. substantially envelope the end of the catheter to coat it effectively with the lubricant.
The catheter is passed through the lubricating area by holding that area in one hand, as shown In HO. 4, and advancing the catheter step by step by gripping it firmly with the other hand (through the sleeve) at a distance back from the lubricating area and pushing it forward as the sleeve collapses, accordianwise (FIG. 4).
The catheter lubrication system disclosed herein is very advantageous in that the encapsulations are located initially in the areas where lubrication of the catheter or tube is to take place; there is no separate packet to be opened and its contents applied to an exposed catheter, with attendant mess from spillage. The use of inert liquid silicones, as opposed to water soluble jellies, is desirable because the catheter lubricated with silicones will remain lubricated for the entire procedure whereas a catheter or tube lubricated with a water soluble lubricant may lose its lubricity during the procedure and cause discomfort to the patient. Furthermore, according to the present invention, the catheter or tube is completely protected during the lubrication and intubation operations, possibly eliminating the need for using sterile gloves with a consequent saving of cost.
I. A package for an elongated surgical or medical device comprising a flat sleeve of flexible plastic material adapted to contain said device, a plurality of lubricant filled friable capsules attached to an inner surface of said sleeve adjacent one end thereof, and a permeable sheet covering said capsules.
2. A package according to claim *1 in which two groups of capsules are located in oppositely disposed areas of said inner surface.
3. A package according to claim 1 in which the permeable sheet is a patch of nonwoven fabric secured to the inner surface of the sleeve along a line enclosing the capsules.
'4. A package according to claim 3 in which the capsules are attached in a limited area, the patch is approximately rectangular and its line of securement is adjacent its periphery.
5. A package according to claim 1 in which the sleeve is constituted by an elongated sheet of material folded along its centerline and having its long edges sealed together.
6. A package according to claim 5 in which groups of cap- 1 A tapering form, the capsules being attached to inner surface
|Cited Patent||Filing date||Publication date||Applicant||Title|
|US3169527 *||May 13, 1963||Feb 16, 1965||Sheridan Corp||Lubricated catheter|
|US3345988 *||May 27, 1965||Oct 10, 1967||Sterilon Corp||Catheter lubricating sac|
|Citing Patent||Filing date||Publication date||Applicant||Title|
|US3648704 *||Jul 17, 1970||Mar 14, 1972||Jackson Frederick E||Disposable catheter apparatus|
|US3683928 *||Mar 25, 1970||Aug 15, 1972||Kuntz David H||Urethral catheter applicator|
|US3750875 *||Jun 4, 1971||Aug 7, 1973||Affiliated Hospital Prod||Packaged catheter arrangement|
|US3854483 *||Oct 9, 1973||Dec 17, 1974||Powers J||Urethral introduction catheter|
|US3861395 *||Sep 25, 1973||Jan 21, 1975||Taniguchi Tokuso||Automated catheter|
|US3898993 *||Sep 17, 1974||Aug 12, 1975||Taniguchi Tokuso||Lubricated catheter|
|US3967728 *||Feb 18, 1975||Jul 6, 1976||International Paper Company||Catheter package|
|US4062363 *||Jul 8, 1975||Dec 13, 1977||Bonner F J Jun||Catheter|
|US4170996 *||Nov 3, 1977||Oct 16, 1979||Rehabilitation Institute Of Chicago||Catheterization unit|
|US4327735 *||Oct 22, 1980||May 4, 1982||Cordis Corporation||Catheter assembly|
|US4710169 *||Dec 11, 1985||Dec 1, 1987||Christopher T Graham||Urinary catheter with collapsible urethral tube|
|US4811847 *||Mar 14, 1988||Mar 14, 1989||Reif Thomas H||Urinary catheter package|
|US4834711 *||Aug 14, 1987||May 30, 1989||Greenfield Albert R||Dispensing appliance for insertion and maintenance of catheters, tubes and other articles of therapy|
|US5098379 *||Mar 1, 1990||Mar 24, 1992||Rochester Medical Corporation||Catheter having lubricated outer sleeve and methods for making and using same|
|US5098393 *||May 31, 1988||Mar 24, 1992||Kurt Amplatz||Medical introducer and valve assembly|
|US5137671 *||Jan 10, 1990||Aug 11, 1992||Rochester Medical Corporation||Methods of making balloon catheters|
|US5186168 *||Jun 6, 1990||Feb 16, 1993||Spofford Bryan T||Transtracheal catheter system and method|
|US5261896 *||Dec 13, 1991||Nov 16, 1993||Rochester Medical Corporation||Sustained release bactericidal cannula|
|US5269770 *||Mar 13, 1992||Dec 14, 1993||Rochester Medical Corporation||Microcidal agent releasing catheter with balloon|
|US5297546 *||Sep 4, 1990||Mar 29, 1994||Bryan T. Spofford||Transtracheal catheter system and method|
|US5360402 *||Jan 29, 1992||Nov 1, 1994||Rochester Medical Corporation||Hand-actuated retention catheter|
|US5370899 *||Mar 13, 1992||Dec 6, 1994||Conway; Anthony J.||Outer sleeves that are lubricated so they can slide independently|
|US5482740 *||Nov 8, 1993||Jan 9, 1996||Rochester Medical Corporation||Cured silicone rubber containing particles of nitrofuran compound; urinary catheters|
|US5501669 *||Mar 30, 1995||Mar 26, 1996||Rochester Medical Corporation||Urinary catheter with reservoir shroud|
|US5593718 *||Aug 2, 1994||Jan 14, 1997||Rochester Medical Corporation||Method of making catheter|
|US5599321 *||Jun 7, 1995||Feb 4, 1997||Rochester Medical Corporation||Coating outer surface of tube with mixture of uncured silicone rubber, silicone fluid and and particles of antibacterial agent, then curing, for urinary catheters|
|US5670111 *||Aug 2, 1994||Sep 23, 1997||Rochester Medical Corporation||Coating with bond-preventing agent; forming cavities that may be fluid or gel filled|
|US5971954 *||Jan 29, 1997||Oct 26, 1999||Rochester Medical Corporation||Method of making catheter|
|US6383434||Jun 30, 1999||May 7, 2002||Rochester Medical Corporation||Method of shaping structures with an overcoat layer including female urinary catheter|
|US6391010||Mar 19, 2001||May 21, 2002||Medical Technologies Of Georgia, Inc.||Catheter movement control device and method|
|US6402726||Mar 19, 2001||Jun 11, 2002||Medical Technologies Of Georgia, Inc.||Catheter movement control device and method|
|US6527740||Dec 22, 1999||Mar 4, 2003||Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.||Medical regrooming and drug delivery device|
|US6578709||Jul 19, 2001||Jun 17, 2003||Hollister Incorporated||Urinary catheter package and lubricator therefor with combined gripping and sealing means|
|US6602244||Jul 19, 2001||Aug 5, 2003||Hollister Incorporated||Lubricating and gripping device for urinary catheter package|
|US6626888||Sep 26, 1995||Sep 30, 2003||Rochester Medical Corporation||Method of shaping structures with an overcoat layer including female urinary catheter|
|US6634498||Jan 4, 2001||Oct 21, 2003||Coloplast A/S||Ready-to-use urinary catheter assembly|
|US6736805||May 31, 2002||May 18, 2004||Astrazeneca Ab||Hydrophilic urinary catheter having a water-containing sachet|
|US6887230||Dec 11, 2001||May 3, 2005||Mentor Corporation||Urine collection bags for urinary catheter systems|
|US6892881||Dec 6, 2000||May 17, 2005||Scimed Life Systems, Inc.||Holding device for use with catheter packaging|
|US7001370||Oct 9, 2002||Feb 21, 2006||Mentor Corporation||Urine collection bags for urinary catheter systems|
|US7087048||Jan 20, 2004||Aug 8, 2006||Astrazeneca Ab||Hydrophilic urinary catheter having a water-containing sachet|
|US7328794||Mar 5, 2004||Feb 12, 2008||Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.||Packaging for elongate medical devices and methods of manufacture and use thereof|
|US7415811 *||Jun 10, 2005||Aug 26, 2008||Medtronic Minimed, Inc.||Packaging system|
|US7458955||Jan 30, 2004||Dec 2, 2008||Owens Warren D||Catheter having insertion control mechanism|
|US7615045||Jun 15, 2006||Nov 10, 2009||Astrazeneca Ab||Hydrophilic urinary catheter having a water-containing sachet|
|US7632256 *||Oct 24, 2006||Dec 15, 2009||Mosler Theodore J||Catheter gripping device|
|US7634893||Aug 8, 2008||Dec 22, 2009||Medtronic Minimed, Inc.||Packaging system|
|US7770726||Jun 8, 2007||Aug 10, 2010||Hollister Incorporated||Catheter product package and method of forming same|
|US7833194||Nov 5, 2008||Nov 16, 2010||Carefusion 202, Inc.||Catheter having insertion control mechanism|
|US7886907||Mar 2, 2010||Feb 15, 2011||Hollister Incorporated||Vapor hydration of a hydrophilic product in a package|
|US7922712 *||Dec 20, 2007||Apr 12, 2011||Coloplast A/S||Urinary catheter assembly allowing for non-contaminated insertion of the catheter into a urinary canal|
|US7976518||Jan 13, 2005||Jul 12, 2011||Corpak Medsystems, Inc.||Tubing assembly and signal generator placement control device and method for use with catheter guidance systems|
|US7985217||Sep 22, 2008||Jul 26, 2011||Medical Technologies Of Georgia, Inc.||Catheter movement system|
|US8001922 *||Sep 28, 2005||Aug 23, 2011||Atrium Medical Corporation||Application of a coating on a medical device|
|US8011505||Apr 4, 2008||Sep 6, 2011||Hollister Incorporated||Vapor hydrated collapsible sleeve hydrophilic catheter package|
|US8051981||Aug 9, 2010||Nov 8, 2011||Hollister Incorporated||Catheter product package and method of forming same|
|US8124127||Oct 16, 2006||Feb 28, 2012||Atrium Medical Corporation||Hydrophobic cross-linked gels for bioabsorbable drug carrier coatings|
|US8205745||Aug 2, 2011||Jun 26, 2012||Hollister Incorporated||Vapor hydration of a hydrophilic catheter in a package|
|US8263102||Sep 28, 2005||Sep 11, 2012||Atrium Medical Corporation||Drug delivery coating for use with a stent|
|US8312836||Jul 30, 2008||Nov 20, 2012||Atrium Medical Corporation||Method and apparatus for application of a fresh coating on a medical device|
|US8328792||Oct 25, 2006||Dec 11, 2012||C. R. Bard, Inc.||Enhanced pre-wetted intermittent catheter with lubricious coating|
|US8356457||Jun 28, 2010||Jan 22, 2013||Hollister Incorporated||Catheter product package and method of forming same|
|US8367099||Sep 22, 2006||Feb 5, 2013||Atrium Medical Corporation||Perforated fatty acid films|
|US8501229||Feb 24, 2012||Aug 6, 2013||Atrium Medical Corporation||Hydrophobic cross-linked gels for bioabsorbable drug carrier coatings|
|US8523843||Apr 10, 2008||Sep 3, 2013||Hollister Incorporated||Vapor hydrated catheter assembly and method of making same|
|US8529549 *||Sep 5, 2012||Sep 10, 2013||Coloplast A/S||Urinary catheter assembly allowing for non-contaminated insertion of the catheter into a urinary canal|
|US8574618||Nov 21, 2012||Nov 5, 2013||Atrium Medical Corporation||Perforated bioabsorbable oil film and methods for making the same|
|US8574627||Oct 30, 2007||Nov 5, 2013||Atrium Medical Corporation||Coated surgical mesh|
|US8679092 *||Apr 1, 2011||Mar 25, 2014||Coloplast A/S||Catheter assembly|
|US8720685||May 25, 2012||May 13, 2014||Hollister Incorporated||Packaged ready-to-use product and method|
|US8722077||Aug 24, 2012||May 13, 2014||Atrium Medical Corporation||Drug delivery coating for use with a stent|
|US8722132||Jul 18, 2011||May 13, 2014||Atrium Medical Corporation||Application of a coating on a medical device|
|US8728057 *||Jun 4, 2010||May 20, 2014||Adapta Medical, Inc.||Devices and methods for catheter advancement|
|US20100312227 *||Jun 4, 2010||Dec 9, 2010||Colorado Catheter Company, Inc.||Devices and Methods for Catheter Advancement|
|US20110213343 *||Apr 1, 2011||Sep 1, 2011||Coloplast A/S||Catheter assembly|
|US20120325692 *||Sep 5, 2012||Dec 27, 2012||Coloplast A/S||Urinary catheter assembly allowing for non-contaminated insertion of the catheter into a urinary canal|
|US20130144271 *||Oct 22, 2012||Jun 6, 2013||Medical Service Gmbh||Catheter Set|
|DE2906785A1 *||Feb 22, 1979||Aug 28, 1980||Boehringer Sohn Ingelheim||Katheter mit manuell bedienbarer rutschbremse|
|EP1245205A2 *||Jan 22, 1997||Oct 2, 2002||AstraZeneca AB||Hydrofilic urinary cathether having a water-containing sachet|
|EP2226041A2 *||Jan 22, 1997||Sep 8, 2010||Astra Tech AB||Hydrofilic urinary catheter having a water-containing sachet|
|EP2226042A2 *||Jan 22, 1997||Sep 8, 2010||Astra Tech AB||Hydrofilic urinary catheter having a water-containing sachet|
|WO1986001119A1 *||Dec 13, 1984||Feb 27, 1986||Tokuso Taniguchi||Automated catheter construction|
|WO2001052763A1 *||Aug 8, 2000||Jul 26, 2001||Medical Technologies Of Georgi||Catheter package and method|
|WO2007134333A2 *||May 15, 2007||Nov 22, 2007||Rebecca Delegge||Dispensing package for use in treating elongated objects.|
|WO2009018325A1 *||Jul 30, 2008||Feb 5, 2009||Atrium Medical Corp||Method and apparatus for application of a fresh coating on a medical device|