Gerald G. Bousquet, 29 Village Sq. P.O. Box 201, Chelmsford, MA (US) 01824
Subject to any disclaimer, the term ol this patent is extended or adjusted under 35 U.S.C. 154(b) by 477 days.
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS
4,787,882 A * 11/1988 Claren 604/6.16
4,886,502 A * 12/1989 Poirier et al 604/175
5,171,216 A * 12/1992 Dasse et al 604/43
5,440,120 A * 8/1995 Roberts et al 250/288
5,807,341 A * 9/1998 Heim 604/174
5,810,885 A * 9/1998 Zinger 606/213
5,897,531 A * 4/1999 Amirana 604/180
6,042,569 A * 3/2000 Finch et al 604/175
* cited by examiner
Primary Examiner—Cris Rodriguez
(74) Attorney, Agent, or Firm—Cesari and McKenna, LLP (57) ABSTRACT
A transcutaneous access device includes a sleeve having a flexible extensible main body with opposite ends defining collars. A catheter is loosely received in the main body and extends through the collar. Connectors permanently connect each collar to the catheter and an annular flexible skirt snugly surrounds the main body. The skirt is adjustable along the sleeve and/or the sleeve is bifurcated to accommodate two catheters for optimum fluid flow.
11 Claims, 4 Drawing Sheets