Condoms Patents (Class 128/844)
  • Patent number: 10792398
    Abstract: Inserts can be formed with elution characteristics to cause the inserts to elute an antimicrobial agent when subject to a fluid within a medical device. An insert can be formed with a desired geometry to allow the insert to be compression fit within a medical device to prevent the insert from moving or becoming dislodged once inserted into the medical device. The material may also be hygroscopic so that the insert swells when subject to a fluid thereby enhancing the compression fit of the device within the medical device. In some cases, the material can be reinforced using an internal structure. Inserts can be formed in many ways including by casting, thermoforming, or extrusion. In some cases, the inserts can be formed using a peel-away sleeve or material. The peel-away sleeves can be formed of a non-sticky material which facilitates removal of the inserts once the inserts have cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Siddarth K. Shevgoor, Jonathan Karl Burkholz, Huibin Liu, Yiping Ma, Ming Zhou
  • Patent number: 10792399
    Abstract: Inserts can be formed with elution characteristics to cause the inserts to elute an antimicrobial agent when subject to a fluid within a medical device. An insert can be formed with a desired geometry to allow the insert to be compression fit within a medical device to prevent the insert from moving or becoming dislodged once inserted into the medical device. The material may also be hygroscopic so that the insert swells when subject to a fluid thereby enhancing the compression fit of the device within the medical device. In some cases, the material can be reinforced using an internal structure. Inserts can be formed in many ways including by casting, thermoforming, or extrusion. In some cases, the inserts can be formed using a peel-away sleeve or material. The peel-away sleeves can be formed of a non-sticky material which facilitates removal of the inserts once the inserts have cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Bryan Fred Bihlmaier, Weston F. Harding, Janice Lin, Huibin Liu, Siddarth K. Shevgoor, Jonathan Karl Burkholz, Yiping Ma, Ming Zhou
  • Patent number: 10716877
    Abstract: A composite material comprising an elastomer and nanocellulose. The nanocellulose may comprise a nanocellulose material derived from plants having C4 leaf anatomy, or a nanocellulose material derived from a plant material having a lesser amount of lignin than hemicellulose, or a nanocellulose having a hemicellulose content of from 25% to 55% by weight of the nanocellulose material, or a nanocellulose comprising nanofibrils having a diameter of up to 5 nm, or a nanocellulose comprising nanocellulose material of plant origin comprising nanocellulose particles or fibres having an aspect ratio of at least 250, or the composite material having a stiffness of not greater than 2.5 times the stiffness of the elastomer without the nanocellulose material being present, or the nanocellulose particles or fibres being derived from a plant material having a hemicellulose content of 30% or higher (w/w). The nanocellulose may be derived from arid Spinifex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: The University of Queensland
    Inventors: Nasim Amiralian, Darren James Martin
  • Patent number: 10568758
    Abstract: A condom and/or prophylactic device including an enclosed end configured to collect and securedly maintain bodily fluids and/or semen therein during intercourse; an open end that is spaced apart from the enclosed end that is further configured to receive a penis therethrough; and a main body positioned between and connected to the enclosed end and open end thereby forming a partial enclosure configured to receive and surround the penis therein and having an opening positioned mid-span along a length of the main body that is configured to allow skin on skin contact between the condom wearer and companion while in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventor: Michael Peikoff
  • Patent number: 10485730
    Abstract: An adjustable girth dildo, consisting of a multilayered cylindrical shaft with a proximal end and a distal end. The dildo consists of layers, which can be applied or removed, allowing for increase or decrease adjustments to the girth of the cylindrical shaft. Apart from having these layers, the dildo can have two applicable embodiments. In the first embodiment, all layers of the dildo from the distal end to proximal end are hollow, like a snorkel with two openings at each end, for the ability to breathe through. In the second embodiment, the innermost layer of the dildo that runs the length of the cylinder is solid, while each additional layer has one opening at the proximal end, without the ability to breathe through.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventor: Lukasz Dobosz
  • Patent number: 10369327
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for creating tubular devices, e.g., as components for catheters, sheaths, and or other devices sized for introduction into a patient. In one embodiment, a method is provided for making a tubular device using a sheet of material including a coated first surface. The sheet is rolled around a mandrel until longitudinal edges of the sheet are disposed near or adjacent one another, e.g., without attaching the longitudinal edges together. A tubular braid is positioned over the sheet-wrapped mandrel, one or more tubular segments are positioned over the tubular braid, and heat shrink tubing is positioned over the tubular segments. The resulting assembly is heated to cause the tubular segments to at least partially reflow and/or otherwise laminate the tubular segments to the tubular braid and sheet. The heat shrink tubing and mandrel are then removed to create the tubular device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: CLPH, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen A. Leeflang, Christian S. Eversull
  • Patent number: 10335309
    Abstract: Disclosed is an adaptable ostomy base plate comprising a flexible top film (1), at least one elastic adhesive disposed on the top film and at least one release liner, the base plate having at least a first convex section that can be inverted to a concave section to be used for especially demanding skin surface conditions, such as in ostomists suffering from hernia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Kim Becker, Niels Pinholt
  • Patent number: 10258497
    Abstract: The present invention is a female condom with an extended shield that can cover and seal the external genitalia to prevent sperm and disease transmissions during coitus. The construction of the present invention involves sealing of the double layered membranous films in an omega or similar shape to create a tubular and a shield portions, followed by applications of adhesive and releasing sheets onto the exterior of both shields before it is cut into the final product. The tubular portion will form the protective barrier for vagina (condom) while the shield portion, which adheres to the external genitalia, will prevent the seepage of body fluid. The tubular portion may be inverted to serve as a male condom. Double tubular portions are constructed for unconventional sexual activities. Transverse and longitudinal folds are created to enlarge the tubular portion. The female condom may be shaped, textured, colored and flavored according to the users' demand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventor: John Ing Ching Tang
  • Patent number: 10258537
    Abstract: A dual masturbator device for two adult males to masturbate simultaneously. The dual masturbator device has a Y-shaped design which permits entry of two male members for the purpose of mutual masturbation. The internal material mimics genital flesh, and allows the two adult males to feel each other through the material, increasing the sensation. The dual masturbator device also includes a temporary plug so that one opening can be used by a single male if preferred. The device can be made of clear material so that users are able to observe their members within the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventor: Nazir Lamin
  • Patent number: 10238159
    Abstract: An ambidextrous or hand-specific glove including a wrist region, a palm region, and a digit region. The glove may be fabricated of nitrile rubber that is free of or essentially free of zinc, sulfur and accelerators to reduce allergic reactions in populations required to frequently wear protective gloves. A band region that partially or fully encircles a user's finger knuckles may be provided for easier finger bending. Texturing may be provided on glove surfaces that are used to grip articles. The tip regions on the front surface of the index and middle finger regions may be un-textured or smooth to enable a user to take a patient's pulse. These tip regions may be of reduced diameter and circumference so as to pull the glove material tightly around the tips of the user's finger so that even a faint pulse in a patient may be detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Summit Glove Inc.
    Inventor: James L. Hull
  • Patent number: 10188544
    Abstract: Described is a penile implement that can be implemented as both a catheter device and a prophylactic device. The penile implement is formed of a top polyurethane film, with a bottom polyurethane film that is RF welded to the top film such that a reservoir exists between the films. An adhesive layer formed on the bottom film and a bottom release layer covers the adhesive layer. Further, a hole is formed in the bottom film. Thus, during use, a user may remove the bottom release layer and adhere the bottom film with a user's penis such that bodily fluids secreted from the user's penis pass through the hole and into the reservoir formed between the top film and bottom film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: POWELL DEVELOPMENT GROUP, INC.
    Inventor: Charles Powell
  • Patent number: 10085878
    Abstract: A condom, container and applicator for a condom, in which the condom is provided in a longitudinally expandable cup having a peel-off lid. The cup is typically formed of plastic material. The side wall of the container is expandable, and can include accordion-like pleats to allow for longitudinal expansion of the cup. The condom is placed in the cup such that it can be directly applied to the penis while still in the cup, and the cup used as an applicator to unroll the condom over at least the head of the penis by expanding the side wall of the cup. The disclosure also relates to a dispenser for storing and dispensing the condom containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Peak A Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick H. Osborne, Russell B. Boy
  • Patent number: 10058447
    Abstract: A condom that includes a lubrication packet affixed thereto, the lubrication packet occupying a space that coincides with a fluid receptacle. The packet is filled with lubricant and the integrity of the packet is breached prior to intercourse, releasing the lubricant inside the body lumen over a period of time. Once the packet is substantially depleted, a void created by the depleted packet can be used by the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventor: Esther Gallant
  • Patent number: 9937079
    Abstract: A system for treating a tissue site includes a pressure source to apply reduced pressure, and a manifold in fluid communication with the pressure source to provide reduced pressure to the tissue site. The system includes a drape for adhering to the tissue site to cover the tissue site and the manifold. The drape has a film layer having a thickness less than about 15 microns, and an adhesive coupled to the film layer. The adhesive seals the film layer to the tissue site to create a sealed space having the manifold therein. The adhesive is sufficiently thick to limit leaks between the film layer and the tissue site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Mark Robinson, Christopher Brian Locke
  • Patent number: 9926439
    Abstract: An carboxylated nitrile-butadiene rubber latex formulation composed of a blend of a first acrylonitrile terpolymer and a second acrylonitrile terpolymer, wherein: the acrylonitrile content of the blended terpolymers is between 17 and 45% by weight, the methacrylic acid content of the blended terpolymers is less than 15% by weight, and the remaining balance of the terpolymers being butadiene. The invention also includes an elastomeric nitrile rubber article made from the formulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Avent, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy M. Lipinski
  • Patent number: 9877890
    Abstract: An intercourse assistance device for reducing the length of a penis that enters a vagina. The intercourse assistance device has a support body with a front side and a rear side. The support body is made of resistantly-rigid material. The device includes a region of deformably-soft material monolithically positioned centrally within the support body. The deformably-soft material is adapted to deform when in contact with the penis. The device also includes a reflexively-closable opening cut out from the region of reflexively-deformable material. The opening is adapted to removably receive the penis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Ovid, LLC
    Inventors: Julie Fryman, Michelle Larue
  • Patent number: 9730829
    Abstract: A condom includes an elastic ring having a radial width in the range of approximately 0.1875 inches to approximately 0.5 inches and an axial length in the range of approximately 0.1875 inches to approximately 5 inches, and a sleeve of flaccid and elastic material having an annular open end and a closed end. The sleeve is coupled to the elastic ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Encore Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald G Bublick, Linda L Bublick
  • Patent number: 9730823
    Abstract: A rapist identifier cum rape victim protector is provided. Such a device is of a flexible sheath of liquid impermeable condom type substance that is divided into a tissue attachment means carrying section extending from a mouth and a concertina effect formed inner end section. Attachment means in the form of tines are carried along a carrier base that is constituted from zigzag formed coaxially arranged members that are spaced apart by linear spacers from which the tines extend. The tines and base form a carrier body that forms part of the section to the effect of enabling its expansion once exposed to an action of sheath penetration. The tines are formed to require professional assistance for the release of the identifier cum protector once having become attached to a penetrating member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Inventors: Sonette Elizabeth Ehlers, Vincent Edmund Leskowich
  • Patent number: 9592661
    Abstract: A system for depositing an imprint onto a substrate includes a deposition surface having at least one outlet disposed therein, a substrate holder for holding the substrate against the deposition surface, means operatively associated with the deposition surface for supplying a material through said at least outlet to deposit said material onto the substrate, and a spacer member disposed in contact between the deposition surface and the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Church & Dwight Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Harrison, Andrew Y. Oleson, William D. Platt, Richard Grotyohann, Richard Wilheim Janse van Rensburg
  • Patent number: 9549838
    Abstract: An erection-facilitating sleeve for counteracting the effects of erectile dysfunction. The erection-facilitating sleeve includes two open ends at each distal end spaced apart by a plurality of inflatable, semi-rigid passages that extend in a braided, or crisscross, configuration from the base to the top of the sleeve. The sleeve is inserted onto the penis and is made of a resilient material that wraps tightly around the sex organ of a user. The semi-rigid passages are of a predetermined material and thickness so that a user's sex organ maintains at least partially erect even while suffering from erectile dysfunction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Inventor: Jose David Suarez
  • Patent number: 9387120
    Abstract: A condom together with a lubrication composition, the lubricating composition containing a minimal amount of free water, and comprising one or more glycols, such that the glycols in the lubricant release heat and warmth when contact with compositions containing free water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Church & Dwight Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis Blum, James Daniels, Jr., April Ensinger, Michael J. Harrison, Robin Luyber, R. Christian Millar
  • Patent number: 9382061
    Abstract: A packaging system for personal care products is provided including a package including an external surface and a package circumference, and a concealment element circumscribing the package at the package circumference and being positionable between a first position in which the packaging system exhibits product-identifying graphics and a second position in which the packaging system is substantially bereft of product-identifying graphics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventor: Marcille Faye Ruman
  • Patent number: 9168169
    Abstract: An elongated male condom is constructed with a basic latex sheath, and least partially covered by a sponge-like material for moisture absorption. The sponge-like material is covered by a smooth latex layer having multiple apertures for moisture migration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Inventor: Brian Ivory
  • Patent number: 9168168
    Abstract: An elongated male condom is constructed with a basic latex sheath, and least partially covered by a sponge-like material for moisture absorption. The sponge-like material is covered by a smooth latex layer having multiple apertures for moisture migration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Inventor: Brian Ivory
  • Publication number: 20150144141
    Abstract: Herein is described a method and structure for the extraction of a condom from a condom packet that preserves the orientation of the condom for the user and the correct application position of the condom. The condom is preferably included within a condom packet that includes opposed first and second material layers sealed together along a perimeter defining a sealed cavity between the opposing layers; an exit structure through which a condom can be extracted and delimited by at least three sides of the first material layer; a flap adhesively affixed about at least three sides to the first material layer; and a tab affixed to the flap that can be pulled by a user to cause the flap to peel away from the first material layer and expose the sealed cavity through the exit structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: SWIFT! LLC
    Inventors: Judy Mo, Samuel W. Malin, Anne Y. Song, Xiaorui Xu
  • Patent number: 9032960
    Abstract: A male condom skin dressing, a kit, and a method of using it. The skin dressing may include a waterproof, generally conically-shaped shell having a base portion and a tip portion, and securing material circumferentially wrapped around at least the base portion of the shell to aid in releasably securing the shell. The securing material may be flexible adhesive strips or elastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventor: Anthony D Rhodes
  • Patent number: 9016281
    Abstract: A condom having an indicia disposed on the lower side of the roll when the condom is in the rolled configuration. Preferably, the indicia is a fluorescent marking disposed on the inner side of the condom disposed at a location so that, when the condom is in the rolled configuration, the indicia is visible from the lower side only. More preferably, the indicia is a ring-shaped marking extending about the inner side of the tubular body. In this configuration, a user holding a rolled condom can easily determine which is the upper side of the roll and which is the lower side of the roll. The user may then quickly orient the condom with the lower side facing toward the penis and unroll the condom in the proper direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventor: William Thomas Mistler
  • Publication number: 20150068533
    Abstract: A composition for local application contains spermidine for the treatment of the stress urinary incontinence in a female subject. The composition is intended for transvaginal application to release spermidine onto external sphincter, urethra and endopelvic fascia, or for intravescial instillation. A variant composition takes the form of a condom lubricant comprising spermidine for the local release thereof during sexual intercourse, as an alternative or complementary to the local self-administration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Carlo GHISALBERTI
  • Publication number: 20150047645
    Abstract: The present invention provides a human male condom. The human male condom includes an open-ended cylinder, an open-ended cylinder of fabric that covers the exterior surface of the open-ended cylinder, an open-ended receiving collar, a nipple, and a detachable receiving cap. A method of using the human male condom is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Kurt S. Jumisco
  • Publication number: 20150027448
    Abstract: An applicator device (20) suitable for applying a urisheath (21) to a penis, said applicator device comprising: a first flange (41), a second flange (42), and a third flange (43), a first displaceable element (31) connected to said first flange, a second displaceable element (32) connected to said second flange and a third displaceable element (33) connected to said third flange. Said displaceable elements being arranged such that said first, second and third flanges are displaceable with respect to each other, and a urisheath (21) is mountable thereon, and that said first, second and third flanges are displaceable between a first position where the urisheath has a first perimeter and a second position where the urisheath has a second perimeter which is at least 20% larger than the first perimeter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2012
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Brian Nielsen
  • Patent number: 8931485
    Abstract: A package housing a condom and dispenser for holding the peripheral wall of the condom folded into a tubular accordion stack and operable upon application of a predetermined force to the closed end of the condom to meter the folds in progression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Inventor: Marcus Morgan
  • Publication number: 20140349952
    Abstract: The present invention relates to new anti-infectious compounds consisting of (i) a polar head having from one to three mannose, dimannose or trimannose moieties, which is coupled through an appropriate linker to (ii) a single lipid chain of at least 17 carbon atoms of length. Pharmaceutical compositions and therapeutic uses thereof are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Rachid Baati, Laure Dehuyser, Christopher Mueller, Evelyne Schaeffer, Alain Wagner
  • Patent number: 8889787
    Abstract: A problem to be solved by the present invention is to provide a polyurethane film that offers both soft texture and high strength. The present invention relates to a polyurethane film obtained by solidifying a polyurethane (A) obtained by reacting a polyol (a1) including an aliphatic polyester polyol having an anionic group (a1-1), and a polyester polyol (a1-2) other than the aliphatic polyester polyol (a1-1) with a polyisocyanate (a2), using a metal salt, in which the polyurethane (A) has an aromatic structure in the range of 500 mmol/kg to 2,000 mmol/kg with respect to the entire polyurethane (A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: DIC Corporation
    Inventors: Sadamu Nagahama, Hiroki Tanaka, Mitsuru Kitada
  • Publication number: 20140326250
    Abstract: A condom comprises, on one or more surfaces thereof, a self-lubricating coating comprising a dry powder having a particle size of 300 microns or less. The self-lubricating coating becomes lubricious when the coating comes into contact with a liquid environment. A method of making a self-lubricating condom comprises providing a dry condom and coating said condom, on one or more surfaces thereof, with a self-lubricating coating comprising a dry powder. The invention also provides the use of a dry powder such as xanthan gum to provide a self-lubricating coating for a condom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Andrew Richard Arnold, Rohaida ABD Majid, Tossapom Tosanun
  • Patent number: 8869799
    Abstract: A male contraceptive device includes a condom-like sheath that is placed over the male genital member and has a flavorful formulated solution disposed inside the distal tip. The distal tip is operable to release, eject, or secrete the formulated solution during male ejaculation. The condom-like sheath is shaped to elastically conform to the elongated shape of a male genital member. The sheath has an open proximal end for receiving the male genital member and a distal end that has a distal tip that is selectively closed. The distal tip defines a reservoir containing an ingestible flavored solution and is operable to permit the release of a composition of the flavored solution and any seminal fluid that has entered the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventor: Linda Levy
  • Patent number: 8864730
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to external urinary catheters for males. More specifically, the invention relates to an external urinary catheter that includes an absorbent material to absorb urinary discharge. The absorbent material can be located in either a distal end of a tubular sheath, or in a receptacle that attached to the distal end of the tubular sheath. The tubular sheath of the external urinary catheter can include a tubular sheath of silicone rubber, wherein the sheath has an inner surface and an outer surface, and a layer of adhesive material directly and non-releasably bonded to the inner surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Rochester Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony J. Conway, Richard D. Fryer, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8857437
    Abstract: A prophylactic device having a base substrate for adhering to a glans of a penis, and a reservoir cap having a reservoir and a flange for adhering to the base substrate. The base substrate may be a thin polyurethane film coated with a pressure-sensitive adhesive for adhering to the skin of the glans. The flange of the reservoir cap has a pressure-sensitive adhesive for adhering to the base substrate. A security ring is also provided for adhering to and covering the junction of the bottom edge of the flange and base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventor: Charles A. Powell, III
  • Patent number: 8839792
    Abstract: An elastomeric condom device including a tubular portion to cover the shaft of the penis, the tubular portion having a first thickness; a pouch portion to cover the scrotum, the pouch portion having a second thickness; and a middle portion provided between the tubular and pouch portions, the middle portion having a thickness that is at least double the thickness of the thickest of the first and second thicknesses. The middle portion includes an opening for insertion of the penis and scrotum, the opening defined by an elastic ring of heavier construction than the middle portion, wherein when the condom is in place over the male genitalia the elastic ring is positioned around the base of the penis and the scrotum at the torso of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignees: Pittsburgh Aids Task Force
    Inventor: David T. Brunner
  • Patent number: 8813752
    Abstract: A male contraceptive device includes a condom-like sheath that is placed over the male genital member and has a flavor-infusing agent disposed within the distal end. The distal end is operable to release, eject, or secrete the flavor-altered semen during male ejaculation. The condom-like sheath is shaped to elastically conform to the elongated shape of a male genital member. The sheath has an open proximal end for receiving the male genital member and the distal end has a distal tip that is selectively closed. The distal tip defines a reservoir containing the flavor-infusing agent and is operable, upon pressure of seminal fluid entering the reservoir, to cause the flavor profile or characteristic of the seminal fluid to be altered and to permit the release of the seminal fluid that has entered the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventor: Linda Levy
  • Publication number: 20140202467
    Abstract: The Condom Cover Shield (CCS) is a flexible tube that is fitted over a condom during the condom manufacturing process. This protective closed end tube is rolled up with the new condom therefore allowing the condom/shield combination to be installed onto the penis in the same manner a condom alone is installed. Once the condom/shield is installed the shield is slipped off leaving an installed condom with an untouched exterior surface. A lubricant will be placed between the condom and cover shield to allow for easy removal of the shield after installation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel James Downey
  • Patent number: 8785819
    Abstract: A heating device includes a housing, a thermally conductive receptacle, a cover, a heating element, a temperature sensor, a user interface and a power source. The thermally conductive receptacle is disposed within the housing and is accessible through an opening. The thermally conductive receptacle is sized to receive, completely contain and heat a container containing a product used in sexual activities. The cover is attached to the housing and is disposed over the opening to provide access to the thermally conductive receptacle and enclose the container containing the product. The heating element is disposed within the housing, and is connected to the thermally conductive receptacle. The temperature sensor is disposed within the housing and is connected to the heating element or the thermally conductive receptacle. The controller is disposed within the housing and is electrically connected to the heating element, the temperature sensor, and the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Inventors: Stephen J. Madigan, Larry Eugene Hess
  • Patent number: 8770201
    Abstract: Condoms having an elastomeric layer and coating containing an anhydrous warming lubricant and at least one or more ingredients dispersed therein, the coating being disposed on one or both surfaces are provided. The ingredients disposed on the elastomeric layer can be solid particles or encapsulated ingredients that are insoluble in the anhydrous warming lubricant and soluble in water. Methods of producing and using these condoms are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: GlycoBioSciences Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Zedalis, Beng Sim Chuah, David M. Lucas, Angela M. Shiokawa, Jose R. Siqueira, Dave Narasimhan
  • Publication number: 20140174450
    Abstract: A condom having an indicia disposed on the lower side of the roll when the condom is in the rolled configuration. Preferably, the indicia is a fluorescent marking disposed on the inner side of the condom disposed at a location so that, when the condom is in the rolled configuration, the indicia is visible from the lower side only. More preferably, the indicia is a ring-shaped marking extending about the inner side of the tubular body. In this configuration, a user holding a rolled condom can easily determine which is the upper side of the roll and which is the lower side of the roll. The user may then quickly orient the condom with the lower side facing toward the penis and unroll the condom in the proper direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventor: William Thomas Mistler
  • Publication number: 20140137873
    Abstract: An improved condom is disclosed. The condom consists of an elongated resilient and flexible tube having a closed end, an open end and a cylindrical wall extending between the open and closed ends. An elongated channel is formed in fee wail and extends between die closed end and the open end. The elongated channel has a first opening adjacent the closed end of the tube and a second opening adjacent the open end of the tube. The flexible tube, channel and openings being configured such that air can be forced loan the closed end, through the elongated channel and out the open end alter the condom is worn by progressively pressing against the condom in the vicinity of the channel from the closed end towards the open end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventor: Shawn Wright
  • Publication number: 20140130806
    Abstract: A condom assembly includes a plug and a condom. The condom has an elongated shape with an inner and an outer surface is provided. A barrier or strut is formed on the condom which prevents any liquid exchange between the inner and outer surfaces during the use of the condom. The plug is disk shaped and has a circumferential groove receiving the bead of the condom. A sealing member is provided that forms a seal in the groove between the plug and the bead of the condom. A cover may be provided to fit over the plug. Alternatively, an assembly is provided with a condom and a cover, the plug being omitted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventor: Leon B. KASSMAN
  • Publication number: 20140109917
    Abstract: Polymeric articles, such as condoms or gloves, including a decoration, are disclosed. The polymeric article comprises at least two polymeric layers, and a decoration comprising at least one of a polymeric film, a decal or a temporary tattoo is disposed between the at least two polymeric layers. Methods for manufacturing polymeric articles including a decoration are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: Ansell Limited
    Inventors: KC Nguyen, Beng Sim Chuah, Chayaporn Pongthanomsak, Chintana Netrung, Matthew Steven Groskorth, Utain Pattanapradit, Paul D'Aguiar
  • Publication number: 20140096776
    Abstract: A prophylactic device having a base substrate for adhering to a glans of a penis, and a reservoir cap having a reservoir and a flange for adhering to the base substrate. The base substrate may be a thin polyurethane film coated with a pressure-sensitive adhesive for adhering to the skin of the glans. The flange of the reservoir cap has a pressure-sensitive adhesive for adhering to the base substrate. A security ring is also provided for adhering to and covering the junction of the bottom edge of the flange and base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventor: Charles A. Powell, III
  • Publication number: 20140090650
    Abstract: An elastomeric condom device including a tubular portion to cover the shaft of the penis, the tubular portion having a first thickness; a pouch portion to cover the scrotum, the pouch portion having a second thickness; and a middle portion provided between the tubular and pouch portions, the middle portion having a thickness that is at least double the thickness of the thickest of the first and second thicknesses. The middle portion includes an opening for insertion of the penis and scrotum, the opening defined by an elastic ring of heavier construction than the middle portion, wherein when the condom is in place over the male genitalia the elastic ring is positioned around the base of the penis and the scrotum at the torso of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: PITTSBURGH AIDS TASK FORCE
    Inventor: David T. Brunner
  • Publication number: 20140076329
    Abstract: A male condom skin dressing, a kit, and a method of using it. The skin dressing may include a waterproof, generally conically-shaped shell having a base portion and a tip portion, and securing material circumferentially wrapped around at least the base portion of the shell to aid in releasably securing the shell. The securing material may be flexible adhesive strips or elastic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventor: Anthony D. Rhodes
  • Patent number: 8667968
    Abstract: This invention relates to condoms, prophylactics and contraceptive devices made of silicone rubber having a body comprising a plurality of sections that are capable of folding telescopically, such that each section folds into an adjoining section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel Resnic