Retention Means Patents (Class 600/41)
  • Patent number: 10362963
    Abstract: A system and method for navigating a medical device within a body are provided. The system includes an electronic control unit configured to determine operating positions for electrical and magnetic position sensors on the medical device within corresponding first and second coordinate systems. The first and second coordinate systems are defined by an electric field based positioning system and a magnetic field based positioning system, respectively. The magnetic position sensor is disposed proximate the electrical position sensor. The ECU is further configured to apply a mapping function correlating the operating positions which generates a mapped position for the magnetic position sensor in the first coordinate system responsive to the operating position of the magnetic position sensor in the second coordinate system. The ECU determines an adjusted operating position for the electrical position sensor in the first coordinate system responsive to the mapped position of the magnetic position sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: ST. JUDE MEDICAL, ATRIAL FIBRILLATION DIVISION, INC.
    Inventors: Lev A. Koyrakh, Vasily Vylkov, Eric S. Olson
  • Patent number: 10327881
    Abstract: In some implementations, a medical device includes a clamp component and a strap. The clamp component has a portion configured to be placed around a urethra of a patient. The clamp component includes a first end portion configured to be lockably coupled to a second end portion of the clamp component. The strap has a portion extending between a first portion of the portion of the clamp component and a second portion of the portion of the clamp component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfred P. Intoccia, Jr., Ronald Ciulla, Kenneth Daignault, Michael F. Weiser
  • Patent number: 10245098
    Abstract: A method is provided for ablating brain tissue of a living mammal comprising: placing first and second electrodes in a brain of the living mammal; applying a plurality of electrical pulses through the first and second placed electrodes which are predetermined to: cause irreversible electroporation (IRE) of brain tissue of the mammal within a target ablation zone; and cause a temporary disruption of a blood brain barrier (BBB) within a surrounding zone that surrounds the target ablation zone to allow material in a blood vessel to be transferred to the surrounding zone through the temporarily disrupted BBB. Such methods are useful for delivering large molecule material within a blood vessel of the brain across the BBB, where the large molecule is otherwise blocked by the BBB from passing through the blood vessel into the brain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventors: Rafael V. Davalos, John H. Rossmeisl, Paulo A. Garcia
  • Patent number: 10213332
    Abstract: A suprapubic region compression assembly and method are disclosed for applying pressure to a user's suprapubic region thereby increasing the measurable, visible, or usable length of the user's penis. The suprapubic region compression assembly includes a compression plate, a notch, and a belt. The suprapubic region compression assembly has many advantageous features which provide performance, cost, comfort, and other features desired by consumers to increase the measurable, visible, or usable length of the penis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventor: David Wayne Cantrell
  • Patent number: 10111718
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method for enabling user preview and control of the size and shape of an electromagnetic energy field used in a surgical procedure. The disclosed system includes a selectively activatable source of microwave surgical energy in the range of about 900 mHz to about 5 gHz in operable communication with a graphical user interface and a database. The database is populated with data corresponding to the various surgical probes, such as microwave ablation antenna probes, that may include a probe identifier, the probe diameter, operational frequency of the probe, ablation length of the probe, ablation diameter of the probe, a temporal coefficient, a shape metric, and the like. The probe data is graphically presented on the graphical user interface where the surgeon may interactively view and select an appropriate surgical probe. Three-dimensional views of the probe(s) may be presented allowing the surgeon to interactively rotate the displayed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Joseph D. Brannan, Kyle R. Rick
  • Patent number: 9907724
    Abstract: A device that stimulates and aids penis jelqing, or penis milking massage, is disclosed. The device enhances the jelq exercise because it comprises an ergonomic shape that holds and keeps the penis in position by gripping it around the base and squeezing it to make a stroking jelqing motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Inventor: Jesus Manuel Mercado Diaz
  • Patent number: 9867670
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method for enabling user preview and control of the size and shape of an electromagnetic energy field used in a surgical procedure. The disclosed system includes a selectively activatable source of microwave surgical energy in the range of about 900 mHz to about 5 gHz in operable communication with a graphical user interface and a database. The database is populated with data corresponding to the various surgical probes, such as microwave ablation antenna probes, that may include a probe identifier, the probe diameter, operational frequency of the probe, ablation length of the probe, ablation diameter of the probe, a temporal coefficient, a shape metric, and the like. The probe data is graphically presented on the graphical user interface where the surgeon may interactively view and select an appropriate surgical probe. Three-dimensional views of the probe(s) may be presented allowing the surgeon to interactively rotate the displayed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Joseph D. Brannan, Kyle R. Rick
  • Patent number: 9820677
    Abstract: A system and method for determining a position of a medical device within a body are provided. The system includes an electronic control unit that receives position signals from position sensors of a first type and a second type disposed on the device and applies a filter to each of the position signals to obtain filtered estimated positions for each sensor. The unit computes a spline connecting the position sensors of the first type responsive to the filtered estimated positions for the sensors and estimates a spline position for the sensor of the second type along the spline. The unit generates maps between the spline position and filtered and unfiltered estimated positions for the sensor of the second type and determines actual positions for the sensors of the first type responsive to the filtered estimated position for the sensors and a composite map of the two maps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: ST. JUDE MEDICAL, ATRIAL FIBRILLATION DIVISION, INC.
    Inventor: Eric S. Olson
  • Patent number: 9615960
    Abstract: An apparatus for assisting in copulation and preventing discomfort due to testicular retraction or displacement (e.g., retractile testicle) during copulation and other activities is disclosed. The apparatus substantially encompasses, circumferentially, the upper portion of the shaft of a penis without constricting the urethra area at the base of the shaft of the penis. The apparatus further conforms to the torso behind the scrotal sack (i.e., between scrotum and torso) to prevent undesired movement of testicles into the abdomen area. The apparatus has a substantial U-shape, the legs curving inwardly toward respective anchoring nodes. Anchoring nodes may be included at the end of each leg of the apparatus to assist in minimizing movement of the apparatus while in use. The apparatus may rigid or may be slightly flexible and, when in use as a copulation aid, provides pressure to restrict outflow of blood from corpora cavernosa thus assisting to maintain erection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Inventor: Ron Howard
  • Patent number: 9510773
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for determining positioning of a energy delivery element include deploying a energy delivery element at a treatment site proximal to a vessel wall; using a multi-region pressure sensing apparatus to sense pressures applied in a plurality of directions about the energy delivery element; and determining an orientation of the energy delivery element based on the pressures measured in the plurality of directions about the energy delivery element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Medtronic Ardian Luxembourg S.a.r.l.
    Inventor: Nishant R. Srivastava
  • Patent number: 9414958
    Abstract: A sexual aid system including a flexible fabric tube and tube-insertable vibrator to assist a user to maintain an erection and offer additional stimulation to one or both partners in combination with user-adjustability for fit and vibrator location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Inventor: Steven M. Roh
  • Patent number: 9370411
    Abstract: This invention provides a male incontinence device for external use. The device has a soft elongated body that has at least one flexible wire centrally positioned in the body. The body is bendable to form a U-shape comprising first and second arms extending from a U-bend, each of the first and second arms comprising a gripping portion disposed between the U-bend and a distal end of the arm. The device further has at least one elastic band for holding the arms in a desired position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Inventor: Remo Guardia
  • Patent number: 9308117
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a ring for enhancing male functions, and comprises: a first sectioned ring member; a second sectioned ring member having one end portion which is rotatably coupled to one end portion of the first sectioned ring member; and a coupling member, which is rotatably provided on the other end portion of the second sectioned ring member, and which couples to the other end portion of the first sectioned ring member so as to be separable, wherein the coupling member comprises a coupling plate, which is hinged-coupled to the other end of the second sectioned ring member, and a stopper protrusion portion that is protrudingly formed on the inner surface of the coupling plate, and wherein the first sectioned ring member comprises, on the other end portion thereof, a groove portion, and a hooking rod, which is provided on the groove, for coupling to the stopper protrusion by means of hooking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Inventors: Seo Jun Oh, Seo Min Oh
  • Patent number: 8968183
    Abstract: A support apparatus, for use in supporting a device such as a sex toy, the inflatable apparatus comprising an attachment portion and a holding portion which is attached to the attachment portion, and which defines an aperture therethrough, the holding portion having an inflatable element which is operable to adjust the size of said aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: James Hamilton
  • Publication number: 20150057495
    Abstract: The uni-sex-organ insertion membrane sponge assembly is basically embodied in a soft resilient flexible latex figured material which integrally forms an elongated penis-vagina organ impressionable channel encompassment, being continuous into each: a sponge ball impressionable bulged closed end portion; a funnel mouth entry-exit orifice area; a sponge pad impressionable bulged hem rim portion; and, a seam bonded open-end portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Timothy Bernard Wilks
  • Publication number: 20150018610
    Abstract: Described is a penile constriction device comprising an elongated body having elasticity and including first and second end portions, said elongated body being adapted to exhibit a ring shape in an operational mode. The elongated body is provided with such a shape and elasticity that in the operational mode both end portions are biased into mutually overlapping positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Meike Hahr, Heiko Tullney, Thomas Milewski
  • Patent number: 8876697
    Abstract: A device for maintaining an erection has tubes connected to C-shaped balloons disposed at the base and neck of the penis. The air pressure inside the tubes helps to maintain the erection, while the C-shaped balloons help to retain the blood inside Corpora Cavernosa due to the choke-like grip around the base and neck of the penis. The air pressure is supplied by a pump actuated by movements of a pubic bone during sexual activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Fernando Suarez
  • Publication number: 20140224263
    Abstract: A sexual novelty device includes a mouthpiece and a penile band. The mouthpiece has a generally tubular housing that defines an inner chamber dimensioned for receiving a smoking pipe. An insertion opening in the housing is configured for accommodating insertion of the smoking pipe. An inhalation opening at a first end of the housing is in fluid communication with the chamber and is configured for providing access to the smoking pipe by a user. The penile band is associated with the housing, and constructed and arranged for resiliently engaging a penis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: CPI NOVELTIES, INC.
    Inventor: Wayne Wilson
  • Publication number: 20140179996
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a ring for enhancing male functions, and comprises: a first sectioned ring member; a second sectioned ring member having one end portion which is rotatably coupled to one end portion of the first sectioned ring member; and a coupling member, which is rotatably provided on the other end portion of the second sectioned ring member, and which couples to the other end portion of the first sectioned ring member so as to be separable, wherein the coupling member comprises a coupling plate, which is hinged-coupled to the other end of the second sectioned ring member, and a stopper protrusion portion that is protrudingly formed on the inner surface of the coupling plate, and wherein the first sectioned ring member comprises, on the other end portion thereof, a groove portion, and a hooking rod, which is provided on the groove, for coupling to the stopper protrusion by means of hooking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventors: Seo Jun Oh, Seo Min Oh
  • Publication number: 20140114123
    Abstract: A sex aid to aid in the sexual arousal of a user may include a center friction ring, a first strap to connect to the center friction ring and a pair of opposing support straps to extend around the buttocks of the user. The center friction ring may be positioned over the genitals of a female user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventor: Mart Mancillas
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8636635
    Abstract: An applicator for delivering brachytherapy includes elongate members movable between collapsed and expanded configurations for delivering brachytherapy within a lumpectomy cavity, a vaginal cavity, or other target region. The elongate members may be expandable into a symmetrical or asymmetrical expanded configuration, e.g., into a generally spherical, pear-shaped, or planar configuration. A system for delivering brachytherapy includes the applicator and an access device for lining and/or dilating a body cavity and/or for receiving the applicator therein. The access device is advanced into a body cavity, an expandable member on the access device is inflated, the applicator is advanced into the access device, and the elongate members are expanded to deliver radiation to the target region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Cianna Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Eduardo Chi Sing, Tommy G. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 8607799
    Abstract: A male chastity comprises a first loop, a cup, a second loop hinged to the first loop and optionally to the cup, and a removable fixing mechanism. The first loop is configured for being traversed by the user's penis and scrotum, and for encircling the penis behind the scrotum. The second loop is configured for being traversed by at least the penis, and for encircling the penis ahead of the scrotum, so that the user's testicles are located between the first loop and second loop. The cup is configured for enclosing at least a head of the penis. The removable fixing mechanism is configured, when joined to the device, for preventing removal of the device form the penis by limiting or blocking relative rotation between the first loop and the second loop, and, if needed, by limiting or blocking relative rotation between the cup and the second loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Inventor: Youxian Ma
  • Publication number: 20130296645
    Abstract: A male and female sexual enhancing device for enhancing a flaccid penis and providing sexual stimulation to a vagina. The sexual enhancing device permits for a minimal coverage of a penis surface area, while also allowing enhanced sexual stimulation for both the male and female through the utilization of a rigid, extended assembly that enhances the flaccid penis. The components that create the enhanced erection include a bulbous distal member for extending and widening the penis. Also, two annular members receive and support the penis and reduce blood flow to the penis. A longitudinal stiffening rod provides perpetual rigidity to the penis, and a plurality of convex stimulators positioned onto the erection enhancing device maximizes sexual stimulation. Vaginal stimulators such as clit ticklers and vibrators attach along the shaft base for stimulating the vagina. The sexual enhancing device is utilized by the male and the female together or alone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventor: Percy Evans
  • Patent number: 8571630
    Abstract: An electrically conductive transmission line for transmitting RF signals, in particular for transmitting MR signals between a transmission and/or receiving coil and a transmitting and/or receiving unit, by which separate known matching networks can be avoided or reduced. A transmission line is proposed comprising a plurality of lead segments coupled by transformers having a transformer impedance ZL placed between two neighboring lead segments, wherein for power matching of the two transformers placed at opposite ends of a lead segment, the lead segment has a lead segment impedance Z0 or a dielectric constant ?r and wherein the lead segment has a short length l. Thus, the lead segments themselves provide the matching of the transformers, and separate matching circuits are no longer needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Oliver Lips, Bernd David, Sascha Krueger, Steffen Weiss, Daniel Wirtz
  • Publication number: 20130237752
    Abstract: A device for maintaining an erection has tubes connected to C-shaped balloons disposed at the base and neck of the penis. The air pressure inside the tubes helps to maintain the erection, while the C-shaped balloons help to retain the blood inside Corpora Cavernosa due to the choke-like grip around the base and neck of the penis. The air pressure is supplied by a pump actuated by movements of a pubic bone during sexual activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventor: Fernando Suarez
  • Patent number: 8505543
    Abstract: A male chastity apparatus, system and method are disclosed. The apparatus, in one embodiment, includes a housing, a protrusion, and a lock. The housing is configured to contain a shaft of a penis of a user. The housing, in certain embodiments, is made of a substantially rigid material that prevents the user from stimulating the shaft of the user's penis. The protrusion is configured to engage a piercing in the user's penis. The protrusion, in certain embodiments, is also made of a substantially rigid material. The lock is configured to engage the protrusion and to attach the protrusion to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: A.L. Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: A. Frank Miller
  • Publication number: 20120178990
    Abstract: A phallus retention apparatus for retaining a prosthetic phallus relative to a hand of a wearer with a sheath, a thumb aperture in the sheath, and a prosthetic phallus aperture either directly in the sheath or in a retention flap coupled to the sheath for receiving a shaft portion of a prosthetic phallus. The phallus aperture is spaced from the thumb aperture to position the phallus aperture approximately centered on the palmar side of the sheath. A phallus retention apparatus can retain a prosthetic phallus relative to an external structure with a base panel, a retention panel, and a phallus aperture in the retention panel for receiving the body portion of the phallus therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: BODY DESIGNS WEST, INC.
    Inventor: Cole Astin
  • Patent number: 8216258
    Abstract: A design of a medical clamp is provided that offers improved retention to and gripping of a patient's appendages through an open ended tubular design. The inside of the clamp has a taper approximating human dimensions. The interior has a reticulated surface for enhanced gripability. The exterior is ribbed for patient gripability and air circulation. A condom catheter retention ring is provided along the outer top periphery. The clamp is of a split design with matingly engageable hinge halves held together with a roll pin and forced into its tubular configuration by a spring that pushes against wing extensions projecting from each clamp half. A thumb screw spans the space between the two halves and allows adjustment of the spring pressure as well as defining the closed diameter of the clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Inventor: Ted Robert Skipper
  • Patent number: 8187165
    Abstract: Disclosed is a portable sphincter training tool in that the general male can wear on his body and naturally exercise his sphincter at recess or in the course of daily life, whereby improving physically and spiritually in vitality and confidence. The portable sphincter training tool comprises a penis induction pipe for receiving a penis; an adhesive plate coupled to the penis induction pipe, adhered to an user's body during wear and having a vacuum pump for making the penis induction pipe vacuous; and a sphincter tension necklace coupled to one side of the adhesive plate and hanged on an user's neck in order to stably adhere the penis induction pipe to the adhesive plate and apply a tension to the sphincter according to a predetermined movement during adhesion; wherein an insertion portion of the penis induction pipe is bent inward in such a manner that the penis is stably received upward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Inventor: Young Jin Park
  • Patent number: 8136528
    Abstract: This invention relates to condoms, prophylactics and contraceptive devices made of silicone rubber having a body with an open end and a closed end, a first collar proximate to the open end, a second collar adjacent to the first collar, and a series of accordion pleats on the body, wherein the accordion pleats can independently expand or contract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Inventor: Daniel Resnic
  • Publication number: 20120016189
    Abstract: The present invention is a male anatomical enhancement garment to enhance male genitalia with a base, a penis, a scrotum and testicles and a penis head that includes a base band to receive the genitalia that wraps around the base of the genitalia to secure the garment in place, a penis sheath to receive the penis that expands and contracts as the penis expands and contracts and a frontal aperture disposed on the end of the penis sheath that the inserted penis is inserted through. The garment also includes an internally embedded silicon polymer bead or attached elasticized band that is positioned behind the penis head after the penis is received through the front aperture and a pouch that contains the scrotum and testicles. There is also a glans cover that is provided to cover the penis head as well in another embodiment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventor: Bruce Victor Gioia
  • Patent number: 8007431
    Abstract: A male chastity system comprises a housing and a partial ring configured for placement behind the scrotum of the user. The partial ring contains a gap. A bridge bridges the gap by attaching to the partial ring at first and second attachment points. The bridge comprises a rear portion and a front portion, and the partial ring and the bridge collectively form a ring. Guide pins extend at least partially through the rear bridge portion, attachment points, front bridge portion, and housing. A locking pin extends through the bridge and housing, a spacer on the locking pin spacing the housing from the ring, and a lock is applied to the locking pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: A. L. Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: A. Frank Miller, Doris Miller
  • Publication number: 20110184230
    Abstract: A male sexual impotence treatment apparatus comprises an operable restriction device (56) implanted in a patient and engaging the penile tissue (58) or the prolongation thereof to form a restrictable blood flow passageway through which blood flow leaves the penis. The restriction device is operable by an implanted operation device (60) to change the restriction of the blood flow passageway. A control device (62 and 64) is provided for controlling a source of energy, which may or may not be implanted, from outside the patient's body, to release energy for use in connection with the operation of the restriction device, i.e. to power the operation device. The patient uses the control device to restrict the blood flow leaving the penis to achieve erection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Applicant: Obtech Medical AG
    Inventor: Peter Forsell
  • Publication number: 20110146695
    Abstract: The penis foreskin restrictive device for an uncircumcised male wearer comprises a thin-walled sleeve of elastic material and has a diameter to firmly embrace the penis of the wearer when the penis is in the non-erection state. When applied, the sleeve is spaced from the glans penis so that during and after erection of the penis the foreskin is restricted against movement in a direction to cover the glans penis. A silk encased elastic belt is connected to one end of the sleeve and the body of the wearer to secure the sleeve against longitudinal movement in a direction toward the glan penis during and after erection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2002
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventor: Tony F. Taouil
  • Publication number: 20110066254
    Abstract: There is provided a method for controlling a flow of fluid and/or other bodily matter in a lumen formed by a tissue wall of a patient's organ. The method comprises gently constricting (i.e., without substantially hampering the blood circulation in the tissue wall) at least one portion of the tissue wall to influence the flow in the lumen, and stimulating the constricted wall portion to cause contraction of the wall portion to further influence the flow in the lumen. The method can be used for restricting or stopping the flow in the lumen, or for actively moving the fluid in the lumen, with a low risk of injuring the organ. Such an organ may be the esophagus, stomach, intestines, urine bladder, urethra, ureter, renal pelvis, aorta, corpus cavernosum, exit veins of erectile tissue, uterine tube, vas deferens or bile duct, or a blood vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Inventor: Peter FORSELL
  • Publication number: 20110054251
    Abstract: Device for fulfilling sex ?cf comprising ? prosthesis placed, at least partially, around the male-member, at the base thereof, characterized by comprising means for retaining in place said prosthesis around the member, and in that said prosthesis is inflatable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2008
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventor: Nicola Staffolani
  • Patent number: 7828719
    Abstract: A constriction device (100) for a male organ (170) of a user comprising: a substantially portable base (110); at least two bands (140, 150), each comprising of an elastic central ring (141, 151) tightly adjustable onto said base; each elastic central ring (141, 151) tightly encircling male organ (170) upon releasing the corresponding band (140, 150) from base (110), thereby substantially avoiding back-flow of blood out of the male organ (170) and therefore improving erection of male organ (170).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Inventor: Eliyahu Michaely
  • Patent number: 7819121
    Abstract: To use a loose-fitting condom, a penis or prosthesis is covered loosely with a condom having a loose-fitting portion. The loose-fitting portion is twisted so that the loose-fitting portion closely covers the penis or prosthesis. The loose-fitting portion is then secured in the twisted state. An external penile prosthesis is provided, which includes a generally tubular body portion and a head portion. The head portion can be rotatable about the central axis of the body portion or include a plurality of flaps swingably attached to the body portion for adjusting an opening between the flaps. Further provided is a combination of the prosthesis and a loose-fitting condom. The condom has a flexible sheath which has a loose-fitting portion sized for loosely covering a penis or the prosthesis. The combination may further include a holder for holding the loose-fitting condom in a twisted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Inventor: Ame M. Amer
  • Patent number: 7802577
    Abstract: A harness for stretching the penis, includes a belt for encircling the waist of the user, with a fastening mechanism secured to a rear part of the belt. A first tractive means applies tractive forces at the base of the penis of a user of the harness, and is secured to the belt via the fastening mechanism. A second tractive means applies tractive forces at the edge of the head of the penis of a user of the harness, and is also secured to the belt via the fastening mechanism. The first tractive means and the second tractive means apply a stretching force to the penis of the user of the harness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Inventor: Miodrag Cvetanovic
  • Patent number: 7792564
    Abstract: Device for determining the relative position of two or more catheters in the human body, there being disposed on each catheter (4, 5), preferably in the area of the catheter tip, at least one measuring electrode (ME1-ME8; ME9, ME10) which can be connected to a voltage source together with one or more measuring electrodes of a further catheter, wherein the resistance between the measuring electrodes, and hence the distance of the measuring electrodes, can be determined via a current measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jan Boese, Martin Kleen, Norbert Rahn
  • Publication number: 20100179379
    Abstract: A penis erection stabilizer wherein a through-hole is defined through a center portion of a stabilizer body having a cylindrical configuration so that the penis can be inserted through the through-hole, and a small diameter portion having a diameter less than that of the through-hole is formed at a front end of the through-hole. According to the present invention, advantages are conferred in that the penis erection stabilizer has a single body and a small diameter portion is formed at the front end of a through-hole so that the blood can be easily supplied to the penis and the discharge of the blood from the penis can be maximally retarded, thereby maintaining the erected state of the penis for a time sufficient for the completion of the sexual act.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2008
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Inventor: Myung Chan Park
  • Publication number: 20100145141
    Abstract: A penis rigidity stabilizer and method therefore capable of being placed about the shaft of a penis while allowing the glans of the penis to remain exposed and capable of achieving and maintaining a rigid state and capable of maintaining its position about the shaft of the penis and being inherently rigid during sexual activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventor: Donald Runyan
  • Publication number: 20100087704
    Abstract: The invention refers to a therapeutic device used on or in interaction with a penile organ of a human, and more particularly to a C-shaped male genital device made of durable resilient material, easy to attach and clean, which promotes an increase in the penis size when erected, enhancing the user's sexual experience and providing a therapeutic magnetic field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Inventor: Elberto Berdut-Teruel
  • Patent number: 7678042
    Abstract: A closed ringed structure having an arch segment embedded within is demonstrated for promoting and/or enhancing erectile function. It is for external placement on the shaft of a user's penis, including a closed, hollow tube of relatively elastic material forming a ring, the hollow tube completely encircles the shaft of a user's penis when placed on the user's penis, or completely encircles the shaft of the user's penis and the user's scrotum and testicles; and contains a filled arch segment within the hollow tube, for providing compression of the dorsal vein of the user's penis, where the outer diameter of the arch segment is of a smaller diameter than an outer diameter of the hollow tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Inventor: Thomas Jackson
  • Patent number: 7674225
    Abstract: An anatomical device comprising an unclosed curvilinear frame with distal ends, forming an aperture for receiving a penis. The unclosed curvilinear frame is made of a material with shape memory effect, thus forming a compressing element set to memorize the shape of the curvilinear figure repeating the external contour of a penis base in erected state. The area of the setting shape is by 30-50% less than that of the cross-section of penis base at maximum erection. An anatomical device built as a closed curvilinear frame, containing an unclosed curvilinear frame with connected distal ends, forming an aperture for receiving a penis. The unclosed curvilinear frame is made of a material with shape memory effect, thus forming a compressing element that is set to memorize the shape of the curvilinear figure repeating the external contour of a penis base in erected state. The area of the setting shape is by 30-50% less than that of the cross-section of penis base at maximum erection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: International Innovative Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Vasilievich Shelyakov, Vladimir Vitoldovich Sokolvskiy, Alexander Alexandrovich Korneev
  • Patent number: 7658195
    Abstract: A male urinary incontinence control device comprising dorsal and ventral arms is presented. The dorsal clamping portion is configured for engaging a dorsal surface of a user's penis. The ventral clamping portion is configured for engaging a ventral surface of a user's penis. The device also comprises an adjustable hinge connecting the hinge end of the dorsal arm clamping portion to the hinge end of the ventral arm clamping portion. The adjustable hinge comprises a pivot fixed to one of the ventral and dorsal arms and about which the other of the ventral and dorsal arms can be selectively rotated between a closed position wherein the dorsal arm clamping portion is in opposition with the ventral arm clamping portion and an open position. The location of the pivot relative to the other of the ventral and dorsal arms is selectively adjustable to establish a desired spacing between the ventral and dorsal arms when in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Gyrx, Inc.
    Inventor: William G. Dennis
  • Publication number: 20100016657
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for treating erectile dysfunction. One of the causes of erectile dysfunction is venous leakage, where one or more veins carrying the blood from the penis are unable to retain sufficient blood within the penis to maintain erection. Embodiments of the present invention propose implanting contractile tissue sphincters around the base of the penis and/or around one or more veins, and stimulating the contractile tissue to contract when an erection is required to be maintained. Stimulation is provided by an implantable stimulator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2007
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Applicant: Continence Control Systems International Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Peter Robertson, Anthony Clyde Neason Stephen
  • Publication number: 20090318755
    Abstract: The Therapeutic Vibrator is a small barrel-shaped container housing a motor and at least one battery for the electric power source. The Therapeutic Vibrator is typically activated by an on/off switch or push-button at one end of the barrel, and when activated, the barrel will vibrate delivering massage to a specific body part. The barrel may comprise two halves that fasten together having recesses and cavities for battery (typically button-cell type), motor, switch wiring, etc. The barrel may then be contained within an appropriate vibrator body made from a material that is soft to the touch. The Therapeutic Vibrator may be used in a sex toy or in any other appropriate massaging device, such as small massagers for hands or faces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Inventors: Jesse Aaron Adams, Kenny Chih-yan Tai, Kevin Tzu-Hsaung Chiu
  • Publication number: 20090306468
    Abstract: A sexual stimulation device (1) comprises a casing (2) with a vibrator unit disposed therein, the vibrator unit including an electric motor with an eccentric mass mounted on its output shaft. A connection loop (5) is integrally attached to the casing for connecting the device to the penis. A resiliently depressible button (3) is provided for switching the device on and off. A switch of the vibrator unit is bi stable so that the device is turned on and off by pressing the button (3) in the same direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Inventors: Sean J. Tasker, Mark V. Critchley, Suren Solanki, John D. Joyce