Patents by Inventor Donald H. Ballew

Donald H. Ballew has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 4913139
    Abstract: A method of translaryngial retrograde tracheal intubation is disclosed which employs a guide wire 30 having flexible configurations on both ends. A superior end 34 having a magnet 33 therein for cooperation with a magnetic retrievel device is also disclosed. A balloon introducer 10 is disclosed for insertion into a standard endotracheal tube 20 such that after threading the superior end 34 of the orally retrieved guide wire through the tip of the introducer and out the distal end of the endotracheal tube, the endotracheal tube and introducer may be threaded through the oral pharynx 60, through the glottic opening 66, and the vocal chords 67 with minimal trauma to surrounding tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 3, 1990
    Inventor: Donald H. Ballew
  • Patent number: 4367955
    Abstract: A combined timer and container for dispensing medicaments is provided wherein a predetermined timer cycle set to coincide with dosage intervals is utilized to activate an audible signal and a visible signal in the cap of the container. The container and cap coact to initiate the timer cycle upon interengagement of the cap and container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1980
    Date of Patent: January 11, 1983
    Inventor: Donald H. Ballew