Personalized Foley Catheter Patent Art, Raiche, 1943

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TITLE: Foley Catheter
INVENTOR: Paul Raiche
YEAR: 1943
PRINT#: R0157S

Frederic Foley first worked on development of this design for use as an indwelling urinary catheter, to provide continuous drainage of the bladder, in the 1930s. His design incorporated an inflatable balloon towards the tip of the tube which could be inflated inside the bladder to retain the catheter without external taping or strapping. He demonstrated this to the American Urologists Society in 1935, and published a paper describing it in 1937. While he was still developing his catheter, a patent was issued to Paul Raiche of the Davol Rubber Company of Providence, Rhode Island in 1936. Four months later, in October 1936, Foley applied for the patent, and was awarded this after appearing before the patent office Board of Appeals. Raiche appealed this decision in court, and it was overturned, returning the patent to Raiche. A further request for a hearing made by Foley was refused, and so the patent stayed with Raiche. The C. R. Bard Company of New Jersey started distributing the catheters, under the name of Foley catheters, from 1935; consequently, the name has remained with Foley despite the patent having remained with the Davol Company. Although the materials used to make catheters have evolved, the basic design of the 1930s is unchanged.-PS
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11x14 Size
Overall frame size 13-1/4" x 16-1/4"
Product weight is 3 lbs
Mat is 2" in width around art
Personalization area size is 4" x 1"
Double-matted: charcoal (top) and black (bottom)
Frame is sealed and includes hanging hardware

16x20 Size
Overall frame size is 18-1/4" x 22-1/4"
Product weight is 5 lbs
Mat is 2.5" in width around art
Personalization area size is 5" x 1.5"
Double-matted: charcoal (top) and black (bottom)
Frame is sealed and includes hanging hardware

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