Abstract: A penile-cup of a character that has an open expanded upper end and an open lower constricted end forming a passageway to receive a penile catheter therethrough. The lower constricted end can be constricted about the catheter to prevent fluid leakage and restrain the catheter from upriding in the urethral canal and into the bladder. The preferred structure includes one or more adhesive coated elements extending from the expanded upper end of the penile-cup to afford securement of the penile-cup to the penile-shaft.
Abstract: A substantially flat menstrual or incontinent pad embodying a longitudinal centrally located narrow rib or ridge on its top surface adapted to enter into the vaginal cleft to increase its fluid absorptive capacity and wherein the flat top surface of the pad on each side of the central ridge, and on the ridge itself, are provided with a multitude of relatively deep spaced apart channels and/or deep spot-depressions which increase the lateral compressibility of the flat marginal surfaces and/or the ridge without the usual down-folding of said flat surfaces when subjected to lateral compression when arranged between the thighs of a wearer.
Abstract: A double barreled biliary balloon catheter including a lead-in filiform probe designed to be threaded through an incision in the common bile duct to initially by-pass a gallstone therein and subsequently be connected to the lead or bottom end of a catheter including an inflatable balloon. Means is provided to deliver fluid or air into said balloon for inflating same and means to deliver a Hypaque-like dye or a lubricant or irrigation fluid into the common bile duct and around the gallstone. The catheter is further characterized by having a fine filiform probe removably attached to it's distal end to facilitate manipulation of the biliary catheter within the common bile duct.
Abstract: A surgical drape including an abdominal drape of the thoracic type designed for limb surgery and/or amputation procedures having a plurality of absorbent flaps strategically arranged around the fenstration and situated below an incise drape that is wrapped around and adhered to the skin of the critical area of the limb.
Abstract: An indwelling urinary catheter that includes a novel arrangement whereby the entire outside penile urethral portion of the catheter tube and substantially the entire length of the surrounding mucos of the penile urethral canal may be periodically irrigated and cleansed of waste, bacterial debris, etc, without periodic withdrawal and cleaning of the catheter form the urethral canal. Means are provided also to facilitate distribution of medicinal jel into the lacuna navicularis area of the urethral canal and to protect the penile catheter junction in order to prevent urethral infection.
Abstract: A surgical drape provided with a multiple sided incise drape in its surgical area that is separately attached to the surgical drape after it is arranged over the surgical area and is surrounded by a number of flaps or absorbent towels that may be utilized also to reduce the effective size and shape of the surgical area. Modifications of these surgical drapes are the provision of a surgical drape including a pre-attached incise drape and a drape designed for use for limb surgery or amputations having absorbent flaps strategically arranged around an incise drape that is wrapped around and adhered to the critical area of the limb.
Abstract: A super-fast-starting, slow release medicinal tablet, wherein the tablet is comprised of two layers of compressed matrix that are fused together by means of a readily dissolvable adhesive substance, and in which one of the layers is a lightly compressed top layer containing a pure unadulterated, uncoated, active drug and which has one or more radial grooves in it's top surface to enhance rapid breakdown of the tablet; and the other layer has a strongly compressed portion comprised of a medically inert or inactive matrix having embedded throughout a multitude of pellets, each containing an active ingredient and having enteric coatings of various thicknesses so as to variably delay disintegration of the pellets.
Abstract: Indwelling catheters provided in their insert end with an inflatable balloon, having at least one longitudinal channel, serpentine or otherwise, on it's outside surface terminating at the insert end of the catheter spaced from the inflatable balloon. The channel has a series of ports opening into a passageway in the catheter wall that terminates at the outer end of the catheter in a fluid inlet. The fluid is delivered into the passageway through said inlet and flows through the ports and into the channel so as to irrigate or medicate the urethral canal and the outside surface of the catheter.
Abstract: Surgical headgear, cap or other head covering having a strip of shape-retaining pliable material attached thereto and re-positionable for use to retain a pair of eyeglasses in position on the face of a wearer; and a perspiration absorptive element carried initially on the outside of the headgear and re-positionable on the interior of the headgear.
Abstract: A catamenial tampon having a hollow core opening onto its insert end and having radial slots at said end in communication with the hollow core; the invention also relates to the method of tampon fabrication and to a tool used in such fabrication.
Abstract: The invention relates to improvements in surgical instruments and is particularly concerned with the novel construction of an instrument for use in the dislodging and extraction of gall stones from the common bile duct irrespective of their size or degree of impactness.
Abstract: A double-duty diaper comprising a main diaper having an outer layer of water impervious material and a body contacting inner layer of moisture absorbent material and including a removable insert strip arranged on the body contacting surface of the main diaper capable of absorbing moisture and retaining loose excrement. The insert strip includes moisture proof means manipulatable to prevent lateral overflow of moisture and excrement prior to and during removal of the soiled insert strip from the main diaper. The main diaper is such that it can be used without the insert and it also includes means to cover wastes therein while being removed from the body.
Abstract: A catamenial tampon shaped to be fitted easily into the vagina and be withdrawn therefrom without discomfort notwithstanding deep radial expansion of it's insert end prior to insertion. The disclosure is also concerned with the method of fabricating one embodiment thereof.