Vincent R. Sneider 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).
Abstract: The disposable breast pad of this invention is generally circular and there is formed therein a predetermined angle of score lines providing fold assists. The barrier sheet of thin, pliable plastic material is an impervious barrier to the passage therethrough of excess fluid from the breast. The disposable pad is folded at radial edge portions to provide a manipulated overlay and form a conically-shaped cup. The outer surface of the barrier sheet has an applied adhesive which not only retains the overlap edge portions, but also when exposed provides a non-toxic contact-adhesive providing retention of the pad in the brassiere cup until the pad is to be removed and discarded. The barrier sheet is not cut radially; therefore, unwanted leakage therethrough cannot occur. Folding of a portion of the pad produces three or five thicknesses at the overlap.
Abstract: There are shown two configurations of a disposable pad particularly for panty hose. Each pad is secured by a self-stick adhesive (three strips shown) to the inner surface of the crotch of the panty hose. This pad is made with an impervious backing sheet to which a pair of fill members is secured as by localized areas of heat-welding, laser-welding and the like. Preferably, these fill members are treated to provide indicators and are abutted at the longitudinal midpoint of the pads. A release sheet is furnished to protect the self-stick adhesive until time of use. The release sheet, the backing sheet and fill members are die-cut and provide exterior edges whereat the fill portions are exposed to provide a soft surface to the user. Four notches are formed in the edge portions of the pad to assist in placement and attachment of the pad to the undergarment. These notches assist in bending the pad and also provide straddling of seams produced in the sewing of the panty hose as a complete garment.
Abstract: A drug-mixing device is shown and provides a substantially rectangular envelope of flexible plastic. This envelope retains the drug diluent and a concentrate container in a selectively closed condition. The intermediate portions of the envelope are sufficiently flexible to be captured between a lower projecting ring on the bottle and a lower pull tab of resilient material. The upper end of the concentrate container is closed by a resilient cap having a ring thereon. An upper pull tab of resilient material is adapted to be secured to this cap, with an upper portion of the flexible envelope therebetween. Orienting means is provided in the end portions of the bottle and the cap so that rotation as well as lifting of the cap may be achieved with no rupture of the flexible walls of the envelope. Grippping areas are provided on both ends of the envelope for shake mixing. Withdrawal of the mixed drug is conventionally achieved by a syringe and needle through a neck and cover film on the envelope.
Abstract: This douche nozzle provides a linear valve which is constructed in the stem of the nozzle. This valve is closed to fluid flow when in the outer position and is open in the inner condition. The valve is made with telescoping tubular portions and a stop means is provided so that the linear valve is not accidently moved from its fluid flow stop condition and position. This nozzle is used with a collapsed flexible bag whose open end is fed through a tubular collar and the end of this bag is reversed with a short end portion brought along the outer surface of the collar. The nozzle has an enlarged end and a skirt portion which mates with and mounts on the outer portion of the collar so as to retain this bag with the nozzle.
Abstract: This invention discloses a syringe closure used with a nozzle and flexible bag in which fluid is initially flowed. This closure apparatus includes a retainer ring of generally tubular and tapered construction. This retainer ring has an outwardly disposed groove formed at its lower and smaller diameter end in which a bead end of the flexible bag is mounted. An outer safety ring also of generally tubular configuration is mounted on this retainer ring and insures retention of the bead end of the bag in the groove. A nozzle retainer member having an inner aperture in which the nozzle is removably mounted has an outwardly generally circular projecting lip sized and adapted to snap in and seat in an inwardly disposed recess formed in the retainer ring.
Abstract: This invention discloses a garment shield whose outer contour is convex and arcuate with the shield adapted for underarm protection of a garment. The shield is made to fold along a central portion and a heat seal retains the initial outer periphery. At least one additional heat seal is made in the shield and at an outer edge of this additional heat seal there is a line of perforations enabling that portion of the shield exterior of the perforations to be removed and discarded. The additional heat seal prevents exposure of the fill at the edge of the line of perforations. The perforations may be in more than one line and slots or small apertures may be made at the line of perforations.
Abstract: This invention discloses an improvement in accordion pleated containers used with a controlled discharge valve connected preferably to a flexible and resilient length of tubing. This container includes an air vent which is removably mounted to an opening formed in a top surface portion of the container. An integral handle is carried by this top portion, said handle is folded over for storage and is retained in a flat folded condition by a clip or other type of retaining means. The bottom of this container includes a discharge opening on which is removably mounted a swivel-type fluid cutoff valve. The body of this valve, where mounted to the discharge outlet of the container, has an extending manipulative flange adapted for grasping, shaking and/or agitating the fluid contents of the container. The discharge outlet is shown as offset and central and in one embodiment with the container having a boss on which is adapted to retain a collar made from a lapped strip.
Abstract: A tampon assembly for use with and in body openings, said tampon having a close helically-wound absorbent member with the portions substantially parallel and contiguous to provide an outer support surface for a permeable cover that is pleated. The pleated cover has the folds overlaid so that in an inserting condition the pleats are disposed to retain their overlaid position during insertion. An inserting stick or rod is conventionally used for insertion. A withdrawal string is attached to the absorbent member at that end that faces the body opening.
Abstract: A dispenser, such as a syringe or the like, is disclosed for dispensing liquids or other fluid material. A generally tubular side wall has closed lower and upper ends with discharge means in the upper end. The tubular side wall is formed by a plurality of spiral ribs for twisting and collapsing the dispenser about its longitudinal axis to dispense the fluid material therefrom through the discharge means. The spiral ribs extend into and through the closed ends of the dispenser to facilitate dispensing substantially the entire material therefrom by twisting action of the dispenser. The ribs have generally flat outer surfaces separated by V-shaped grooves whereby when collapsed the dispenser forms a substantially stable handle with the flat outer surfaces disposed in substantially side-by-side abutment. The dispenser is formed as an integral molded and prefilled construction, including a frangible cap on a threaded neck which forms the discharge means.
Abstract: A medicated tampon is disclosed for contraception, hygienic, or like uses, including in a swab or douche applicator, along with a novel method of fabricating the medicated tampon. The tampon is made by providing a first sheet of absorbent material to form the corpus of the tampon, and overlaying the first sheet with a second overwrap sheet of non-woven material which is permeable by body fluids. In one form of the invention a medicament is deposited between the overwrap and corpus sheets. In another form of the invention, the overwrap sheet is impregnated with a medicament. The superimposed sheets then are rolled and formed into the desired shape of the tampon with the overwrap sheet on the outside thereof so that the medicament is disposed nearest the outside of the tampon when inserted into a vaginal or other anatomical cavity.
Abstract: A swab applicator is disclosed for use as a vaginal cleansing instrument, or the like. The applicator includes an elongated, generally hollow tubular nozzle, with a compressed swab body of soft, porous and absorbent material generally at the distal end of the nozzle and in fluid communication therewith. The swab body is highly expandable when wetted, and retaining means in the form of a plurality of spaced ribs form a cage surrounding the swab body to hold the body in position on the distal end of the nozzle and permit the swab body to expand through slots between the ribs when the swab body is wetted. The swab body has fluid passages therethrough to enhance its wetting by liquid dispensed through the nozzle. The nozzle has teeth on the interior thereof for cutting troughs, during assembly, into the exterior of the swab body beneath the spaced ribs and along which liquid can travel to further enhance wetting of the swab body by liquid dispensed through the nozzle.
Abstract: A tampon and drug delivery device is disclosed and includes a generally cylindrical inserter tube defining a cartridge within which a tampon is slidably received for ejection through one end of the cartridge. A generally hollow cylindrical plunger member is slidably received within an opposite end of the cartridge for ejecting the tampon therefrom. A capsule of disintegrable material is partially embedded in and movably held by the tampon for delivery into a vaginal cavity, or the like, by ejection from the cartridge. The cartridge has a plurality of slots to permit prewetting of the tampon prior to insertion into the vaginal cavity.
Abstract: A syringe is disclosed for vaginal douche, swab, or like applications. A flexible fluid container has an elongated tubular discharge nozzle molded integrally therewith as an extension of one end of the container, and at least the juncture of the nozzle and the container is flexible to facilitate bending and folding of the nozzle to a position alongside the container. An elongated slot is formed on the side of the container for receiving the nozzle when in its folded position substantially within the outer confines of the container. Detent protrusions along opposite edges of the slot releasably retain the nozzle in its folded position within the slot. The entire foldable nozzle syringe is formed as an integral molded and prefilled construction, and an integral frangible cap is provided on the distal end of the nozzle, the latter being threaded for attachable association with a douche, swab or other attachment.
Abstract: There is shown a hand operated fluid and/or powder dispenser and as an preferred embodiment includes a plastic squeeze container having longitudinally fluted ribs for easy collapsing. In the interior there is carried a flexible feeding tube having an end which lies against the bottom of the container. This tube has a weighted enlarged inlet formed with a multiplicity of channels. This container is filled with fluid or powder and has a screw cap retainer in which is mounted a ball valve. This valve is movable to two limits. At an inner limit air or atmosphere flows inwardly when the container is allowed to relax to its molded condition. When the container is squeezed a ball valve is moved to a closed condition whereby airpressure rapidly builds up within the container and the fluid or powder is caused to flow through the flexible tubing to a directing spout. This spout is readily mounted in the cap portion and is movable in relation to the cap by a knurled or fluted knob.
Abstract: A closure for a syringe of the feminine type wherein the nozzle of the syringe is intended to be transported separately from the flexible bag. The bag has a neck portion with a passageway adapted to receive the head of a faucet for purposes of filling the bag. The neck includes a flexible washer section and also a wall section surrounding the passageway into the neck. A hollow nozzle member has a hollow stem portion and the lower inlet end thereof has outwardly extending tooth portions and said stem portion is dimensioned to be placed in the neck portion. An outwardly extending ring portion is formed on the stem portion of the nozzle member and engages the washer section surrounding the passageway. A ring-like member is formed on the nozzle stem and in a second embodiment extends outwardly from the nozzle member and in proximity to the nozzle inlet end seats in a like sized groove formed in the neck portion of the bag.
Abstract: This invention discloses improvements in accordion-style containers used with syringes, douches and the like. These improvements pertain to both prefilled, disposable, reusable syringe and douche containers and accessories used therewith. Among the novel constructions of containers is included a barium enema container in which the side is made with a flattened portion to provide a positive rest positon on a flat surface such as a floor with the outlet of the container in a positive elevated condition. A contoured end on a prefilled, disposable douche container is adapted to act as a plug or dam against an unwanted escape of fluid. A sliding plug of like contour may be carried on tubing which is used with a douche or enema container. Among the accessories is a nozzle having outwardly directed jet outlets adjacent and to the rear of a parabolic cone. Molded nozzles having large transverse outlets are also shown as is a stand and container providing an additional barium enema supply.