US 10,376,619 B1
Percutaneous endoscopic gastronomy tube for optimized gastric sumping
Justin Robert Daggett, Tampa, FL (US)
Assigned to University of South Florida, Tampa, FL (US)
Filed by Justin Robert Daggett, Tampa, FL (US)
Filed on Dec. 1, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/829,329.
Application 15/829,329 is a continuation of application No. 14/720,307, filed on May 22, 2015, granted, now 9,867,915.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/023,268, filed on Jul. 11, 2014.
Int. Cl. A61M 1/00 (2006.01)
CPC A61M 1/0088 (2013.01) 5 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube, comprising:
an elongate, hollow drainage tubing having a proximal end and a distal end, the hollow drainage tubing configured to extend through a body of a patient or subject with the distal end of the drainage tubing being positioned in a region of interest within the body of the patient or subject;
a bell cap affixed to the distal end of the hollow drainage tubing, the bell cap having a substantially hollow interior in open communication with an interior of the hollow drainage tubing, the bell cap having a distal end and a distal edge at a distal-most portion of the distal end of the bell cap; and
a means of ventilating the bell cap positioned through and along a body of the bell cap or the distal edge of the bell cap, the substantially hollow interior of the bell cap being in open communication with an external environment through the means of ventilating;
wherein the means of ventilating have a width and/or length that is about the same as or smaller than the diameter of the hollow drainage tube;
wherein the distal end of the bell cap being open to the region of interest within the body of the patient or subject; and
wherein the means of ventilating is positioned along the distal edge of the bell cap which is lined with a plurality of crenellations formed radially around the entire circumference of the cap with corresponding grooves formed between the crenellations.