US Patent No. 10,071,191


Patent No. 10,071,191
Issue Date September 11, 2018
Title Nasal Fluid Management Device
Inventorship Thomas R. Jenkins, Alameda, CA (US)
Jessica M. Liberatore, San Mateo, CA (US)
Randy J. Kesten, Mountain View, CA (US)
Radit Tantisira, Menlo Park, CA (US)
Assignee Acclarent, Inc., Irvine, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,071,191

1. An apparatus comprising:(a) a body, wherein the body comprises an absorbent material, wherein the body is configured to be disposed within an anatomical passageway, wherein the body is configured to expand to an expanded state, wherein the body is configured to absorb fluid to thereby expand the body to the expanded state, wherein an outer perimeter of the body is configured to contact an inner wall of the anatomical passageway in the expanded state; and
wherein the body has a closed distal end
(b) a conduit in fluid communication with the body, wherein the conduit includes a distal end and a proximal end, wherein the distal end comprises an oblique tip, wherein the distal end of the conduit is disposed within the body such that the oblique tip and the body define a gap, wherein the conduit is operable to draw fluid away from the absorbent material via the distal end of the conduit.