Receptacle Structured For Collecting Urine From Human Female Patents (Class 604/329)
  • Patent number: 9539077
    Abstract: A method for controlling menstrual flow including sphincterally contracting and expanding labia minora having left and right labium minuses, such anatomical structures moving to a closed position upon each sphincteral contraction or to an opened position upon each sphincteral expansion; adhering and disjoining the labia minora, each adhesion securing the labia minora at the closed position, the disjunctions freeing the labia minora for opening movement; and resisting and permitting menstrual flow, the resistance occurring on sphincteral contraction and adhesion, and the permission occurring upon sphincteral expansion, each adhering step disposing a hydrophobic and bio-compatible adhesive selected from acrylic adhesives, polyisobutylene adhesives, and silicone adhesives, and each disposition step utilizing an applicator selected from brushes, swabs, rub-on sticks, roll-on applicators, pump sprayers, aerosol sprayers, squeeze tube applicators, bottle applicators, and finger applicators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Inventor: Daniel A. Dopps
  • Patent number: 8882731
    Abstract: A defecation detection apparatus including: a feces/urine receiving member that is placed to face the body of a wearer and that receives discharged feces and urine; a urine suction device that is detachably attached to the feces/urine receiving member and that can sucks urine discharged in the feces/urine receiving member; a temperature sensor that is placed at a defecation position where discharged feces are received in the feces/urine receiving member; and a control section that detects the presence of discharged feces based on a signal remaining after removing a signal that is output from the temperature sensor within a predetermined time after an operation of the urine suction device from a signal that is output from the temperature sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Miou Suzuki, Yoshihisa Fujioka
  • Patent number: 8845620
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods are disclosed which relate to a catheter cap which seals a reservoir of a catheter introducer. The catheter cap secures over an introducer tip to prevent airflow into the introducer tip. The catheter cap utilizes an elongated stem to block a distal opening of the reservoir to further prevent airflow. A lip of the catheter cap may further engage an insertion stop point of the catheter introducer to secure the catheter cap. The catheter cap ensures proper lubrication of the introducer tip and the catheter during insertion of the catheter into the urethra of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Adapta Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Jamie Glen House
  • Patent number: 8801683
    Abstract: A bowel management system includes a waste collection catheter having at least two distinct sections. The first section is patient proximal when disposed in the patient's rectum and has durometer hardness in the range of about 50A to about 90A. The second catheter section is connected to the first section and has durometer hardness in the range of about 5A to about 49A. A selectively collapsible, substantially spherical retention balloon is attached coaxially and exterior of the first catheter section such that the proximal-most end of the retention balloon is coincident to the proximal-most end of the first section of the waste collection catheter, the substantially spherical retention balloon having an inflated size so as to be sufficiently large enough to retain the patient proximal end of the catheter in the patient's rectum without being so large as to trigger a defecatory response in the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: Jae Hwang Kim, John S. Minasi, James G. Schneider, Nick Martino, Peter M. von Dyck
  • Patent number: 8795258
    Abstract: The urisheath provided here includes an element of thin material (a strip) that allows at least two lengths of it to run in a parallel fashion down either side of the sheath. The is obtained by injection molding the strip in liquid silicone in the silicone injection molding process for the urisheath, either by one, two or more component injection molding. The injection molding takes place in an injection molding form for a urisheath with a cavity for the body portion and a cavity for the strip portion wherein the cavity for the body portion is connected to the cavity for the strip portion creating an attachment zone between the strip and the sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Henrik Lindenskov Nielsen, Johan Christiansson, Peter Persson
  • Patent number: 8758329
    Abstract: A liquid catheter, in particular a urinary catheter, includes a catheter shaft part (21) with a longitudinal liquid channel extending between a proximal and distal side thereof, and an anchoring body (22). The catheter body is intended to be received fully internally in a body cavity, such as in particular the urine bladder (50), and to drain the bladder from inside via the urethra (51). The catheter body has a length to span a distance between the bladder and a closure point (35) of the sphincter urethrae. An operating member (24,25) is connected durably to the catheter body to enable a user to carry the catheter body transluminally out of the bladder past the closure point. An insertion device for the catheter includes an insertion sleeve which can be carried transluminally as far as the urine bladder and from which the catheter body can be carried into the bladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: IQ+ Investments N.V.
    Inventors: Thomas Gijsbert Paulen, Lambertus Hubertus Bartholomeus Bemelmans
  • Patent number: 8721595
    Abstract: A suction wand for use during a surgical operation involving cutting of bone which yields bone debris, the wand comprising a suction conduit, a suction tip, and a positive pressure conduit for directing gas toward the suction tip to expel debris.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Stiehl Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: James B. Stiehl, Kurt R. Stiehl
  • Patent number: 8668683
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a urinary catheter collection system comprising a urinary catheter, a collection bag neck, and a collection bag body. The invention particularly relates to a urinary catheter collection system having a detachable bag body, which allows a user the option to detach the collection bag body from the collection bag neck so that urine may drain from the catheter into a suitable container, such as a toilet, preventing the user from having to empty or dispose of a used urine collection bag body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Medical Technologies of Georgia, Inc.
    Inventor: John H. Golden
  • Patent number: 8663181
    Abstract: A disposable urine bag device includes a bag having an open top; and two cuff-like supporting members formed on two sides of the open top of the bag, wherein two fingers are allowed to insert into the supporting members to position the bag and adjust size of the open top of the bag. Moreover, a zipper is provided just below the open top of the bag for sealing the bag. Hence, after use an individual may seal the bag for disposal in an environment without the provision of public toilet. Further, an opening is provided on a sidewall of the bag for urine drainage. A woman may urinate by means of the disposable urine bag device while in standing position. Furthermore, a valve is mounted on the opening so that collected urine may drain via the valve. The collected urine may be used for health examination by hospitals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Inventor: Kuo-Huang Yang
  • Patent number: 8603055
    Abstract: A catheter bag having an apron made of opaque material. The apron can be part of the catheter bag at one end and can be detachably secured to the bag at an opposing end using means for attaching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Inventor: Nancy K. Evans
  • Patent number: 8579873
    Abstract: Provided is a bladder drainage aid which attaches to the end of Foley Catheter and removes the need for a catheter bag. In a preferred embodiment, the device is a spring-loaded valve with an inflow tube and an outflow tube. The inflow tube connects to the external end of a catheter. The outflow tube can be aimed by the patient. When pressed, the valve opens, allowing the fluid to flow there through. When released, the piston of the valve cuts off fluid flow. The valve cap allows ease of use and the device can be operated with two fingers of one hand. The patient can wear the drainage aid discretely and empty the bladder directly and discretely, such as into a toilet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: University of South Florida
    Inventor: Lennox Hoyte
  • Patent number: 8529529
    Abstract: A placental blood extractor consists of an outside box having plurality of plastic bags for compressing the placenta and mounted to the top of the box. The lower part of the box has possibility to use several different circularly movable plates for mechanically facilitating the flow of the blood in the collecting veins on the fetal side of the placentas toward the central main umbilical cord vein. The box has an opening in the central lower part of the box and the lower area mechanical tray for the umbilical cord to exit the box. Blood is collected from umbilical cord and is to be collected into commercial collection bags. The area of the bag for collection of blood may be under negative pressure to facilitate the collection of blood but also gravity force may be used for that purpose. Both, the first part with the compression chambers as well as the second part, the Collector of Blood have pumps and manometers controlled by computer in their operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Inventors: Branimir L. Horvat, Nevenka Horvat, Wayne G. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8518017
    Abstract: A self-cleaning suction device has a user's suction end that self-sanitizes externally and internally before and after use, as well as self-sanitizes internally during use. A cover opens to reveal the user's suction end within a containment unit. As the cover opens, the suction end travels from a lower chamber, proceeds through a middle chamber of a sanitizing agent, and is presented for use. After suction is complete, the suction end retracts through an upper chamber with, a scraping feature that removes debris from the outer surface of the mouthpiece, and proceeds down through the middle chamber of a sanitizing agent and a scraping feature that removes debris and the sanitizing agent from the outer surface of the user's suction end. Upon the sealing closure of the cover, the upper and middle chambers are flushed with a sanitizing agent, which is suctioned away along with any collected debris.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Inventor: Michael Caluori
  • Patent number: 8512313
    Abstract: A valve for controlling fluid flow through a flow passage. The valve includes a tubular valve body defining a longitudinal axis and having an interior surface and an exterior surface. The valve body defines first and second valve ends and a tip portion is supported on the valve body and located at the second valve end. A cap member is supported on the valve body and includes a closed end formed by an end wall having an aperture for receiving the tip portion. The aperture includes a lip portion surrounded a groove on an interior of the cap member to facilitate a pressure seal between the aperture and the tip portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Advanced Urological Products
    Inventors: Gordon Edgar Atkinson, Mitchell Wade Yadven, Jeffrey Wayne Hale
  • Patent number: 8491569
    Abstract: A catheter and method of use for bladder intermittent catheterization that helps equalize pressure between the catheter and the bladder and prevents air from traveling back into the bladder when the catheter is removed. The catheter has a distal tip that includes a reservoir which retains some urine drained from the bladder by the catheter that blocks the passage of air. Bladder spasms and pain upon removal of the catheter are avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Robert K. Anderson and Eunice Anderson Family Trust
    Inventor: Robert K. Anderson
  • Patent number: 8465440
    Abstract: A urine collection system having an elongated shaft with a first end and a second end, a first ring on the first end of the shaft, and a handle on the second end of the shaft, wherein a urine cup is removably held in the first ring, wherein the shaft is rigid, wherein the handle is a second ring, wherein the first ring and the second ring occupy the same planar surface, and wherein the first ring has a diameter larger than that of the second ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Inventor: Darlene Grayson
  • Publication number: 20130110059
    Abstract: A female urine collection device, system and method are provided. The device includes a support device and a urine collection bag. The urine collection bag encapsulates the upper surface and sides of the support device, thus keeping the support device out of the path of the urine during urination. The support device is compact and sturdy so as to be capable of use and, if desired, of reuse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventor: KENNETH DAVID KOSSOW
  • Patent number: 8425491
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a telescopic device comprising at least two sections, wherein an extraction force is needed to extend the device from a short telescope configuration to an extended configuration and securing the sections in extended configuration; a separation force is needed to pull the at least two sections apart; retention means coupling at least one of the two sections to at least one attachment point; and the uncoupling strength of the retention means is larger than the extraction force but smaller than the separation force. This allows the telescopic device to be properly extended into its extended configuration before the retention means uncouples the telescopic device from the at least one attachment point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Allan Tanghoj, Soeren Boegvad Petersen
  • Patent number: 8388585
    Abstract: A disposable urine collection device may include an absorbent pad disposed proximate to the inner surface of a shell. The device may be contoured to be positioned against and enclose the urinary area of a user such that the absorbent pad may absorb a quantity of urine associated with a complete urinary discharge from the user. The absorbent pad may be formed from one or more commercially available diapers. One or more elastic cuffs may be provided to conform to the user's urinary area and to help contain the flow of urine as it is discharged from the user. An invertible bag may be attached to the bottom of the shell so that the user may conveniently enclose the absorbent pad after use and dispose of the device in a sanitary manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Inventors: Kimberly L. Tomes, Theresa Ernest
  • Patent number: 8337477
    Abstract: An extra-labia urine voiding apparatus including a container sized and shaped to externally cover a vulval region of a female anatomy. The container has an open side and defines a reservoir that is adapted for receiving urine. The container also includes a substantially planar surface disposed at a top of the container adapted to face and generally surround a periphery of the vulval region. An extra-labia sealing structure is affixed to the planar surface of the top of the container. The sealing structure includes a pressure sensitive adhesive adapted to provide a generally fluid tight primary adhesive seal between the container and external tissue generally surrounding the vulval region. A blocking mechanism connected proximate the top of the container prevents escape of urine from the voiding apparatus and contact of urine with the vulval region of the female anatomy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: FemMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Parks, James C. Block
  • Patent number: 8328783
    Abstract: A drug container of a multilayer film including a first layer (1) composed of a linear ethylene/?-olefin copolymer having a density of 0.930 to 0.950 g/cm3, a second layer (2) and a fourth layer (4) each composed of a mixture containing a linear ethylene/?-olefin copolymer having a density of 0.860 to 0.920 g/cm3 in a weight ratio of 95:5 to 40:60, a third layer (3) composed of a polycycloolefin, and a fifth layer (5) composed of a mixture containing a polyethylene and a polypropylene, the fifth layer 5 serving as an innermost layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Otsuka Pharmaceutical Factory, Inc.
    Inventors: Fujio Inoue, Isamu Tateishi, Yasushi Morimoto, Tatsuro Tsuruoka, Yasushi Nagata
  • Patent number: 8323255
    Abstract: A bowel management system includes a waste collection catheter having at least two distinct sections. The first section is patient proximal when disposed in the patient's rectum and has durometer hardness in the range of about 50 A to about 90 A. The second catheter section is connected to the first section and has durometer hardness in the range of about 5 A to about 49 A. A selectively collapsible, substantially spherical retention balloon is attached coaxially and exterior of the first catheter section such that the proximal-most end of the retention balloon is coincident to the proximal-most end of the first section of the waste collection catheter, the substantially spherical retention balloon having an inflated size so as to be sufficiently large enough to retain the patient proximal end of the catheter in the patient's rectum without being so large as to trigger a defecatory response in the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: Nick Martino, James G. Schneider, Peter M. von Dyck, Jae Hwang Kim, John S. Minasi
  • Patent number: 8303554
    Abstract: A body interface device for a urine aspiration system comprises a skin contact pad with gel adhesive for adhering to the skin, and a flexible cover attached to the pad. The pad includes at least one aperture for admitting urine through the pad into the body interface device. The flexible cover has a bulged form projecting away from the gasket. The flexible cover defines a urine receiving chamber facing towards the gasket, and recess facing away from the chamber for receiving at least a portion of a non-contact liquid sensor. The recess and chamber have a wall portion in common that separates the recess and the chamber. A liquid acquisition material in the chamber receives and transports urine for rapid sensing by the non-contact sensor. An aspiration unit is responsive to the non-contact liquid sensor to apply aspiration suction to the body interface device, upon detection of urine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: ConvaTec Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mingliang Lawrence Tsai, Tinh Nguyen-DeMary
  • Patent number: 8262632
    Abstract: Disclosed is a catheter guide for female self-catheterization to assist in guiding a catheter into the user's urethra. The catheter guide includes a hand-held guide with a vaginal insert portion joined to a handle at a fixed or an adjustable angle. There is an enclosed or open canal in the vaginal insert portion which can be aligned with the urethra, when the insert portion is in the vagina, and through which a catheter can be guided into the urinary tract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Inventor: Robert Branch Faber
  • Patent number: 8235956
    Abstract: Packaging for an extra-labial fluid voiding apparatus includes a tube having a cylindrical wall, a closed end, and an open end. The cylindrical wall and closed end define a cavity that can contain the voiding apparatus. The cylindrical wall is pliable and has an inner diameter. A cap is adapted to respectively close and open the tube at the open end. The cap has an end plate with an annular flange extending therefrom. The annular flange is rigid and has an outer diameter. The annular flange is insertable into the cavity at the open end of the tube and within the inner diameter of the cylindrical wall. The outer diameter of the flange is larger than the inner diameter of the cylindrical wall to a degree such that the outer diameter and the inner diameter are engageable in a press-fit arrangement, when the cap is connected to the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: FemMed, Inc.
    Inventor: James C. Block
  • Patent number: 8221367
    Abstract: A disposable urine control device for females during urination when in a crouched position. The control device is provided preferably folded flat and preferably packaged in a stack, each including an elongated flexible folded panel formed of disposable material and having side margins preferably narrowing toward a central portion from enlarged end portions thereof. A perimeter sealing bead extends upwardly from, and substantially continuously around the panel perimeter to provide stiffness and sealing against the labia majora of a female to contain urine within the perimeter sealing bead during urination. A flexible elongated conduit is connected at one end thereof in alignment with a urine drainage aperture formed into a central portion of the panel. When the panel and conduit are unfolded for use from a substantially flat folded orientation of the panel and a folded orientation of the conduit, urine is directed through the conduit into a toilet bowl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Inventor: Arthur V. Oprandi
  • Patent number: 8221369
    Abstract: An extra-labia urine voiding apparatus including a container sized and shaped to externally cover a vulval region of a female anatomy. The container has an open side and defines a reservoir that is adapted for receiving urine. The container also includes a surface disposed at a top of the container adapted to face and generally surround a periphery of the vulval region. The voiding apparatus also includes a conduit in fluid communication with the reservoir of the container and adapted for draining urine from the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: FemMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Parks, James C. Block
  • Patent number: 8202266
    Abstract: Equipment for use in changing a catheter, preferably of the type used for drainage of the urinary tract. The urinary catheter is used as an aid in emptying the urinary bladder in conditions where this cannot be done in the normal manner. The equipment of the present invention includes a sleeve mounting unit which is mounted to an indwelling catheter, and which has a branch member formed in one piece therewith and extending at an acute angle therefrom, for reception of an elongated sleeve having a longitudinal slit. The sleeve is positioned on the branch member and then progressively advanced onto the catheter, causing the slit to become enlarged as the sleeve surrounds the upstream portion of the catheter in a yielding manner. The catheter may then be quickly removed through the sleeve and a new catheter inserted in its place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Urological AS
    Inventor: Knut Eilert Karlsen
  • Patent number: 8202263
    Abstract: The vaginal barrier and female urethral catheterization assisting device system may include a semi-rigid member that is configured for positioning within a vagina. The system may include a generally longitudinal base member that is affixed to the semi-rigid member. The generally longitudinal base member may define a recessed portion distal to the semi-rigid member. The recessed portion may be configured to allow a catheter to be inserted into a urethra.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Inventor: Michael Feloney
  • Patent number: 8123732
    Abstract: A bowel management system includes a waste collection catheter having at least two distinct sections. The first section is patient proximal when disposed in the patient's rectum and has durometer hardness in the range of about 50 A to about 90 A. The second catheter section is connected to the first section and has durometer hardness in the range of about 5 A to about 49 A. A selectively collapsible, substantially spherical retention balloon is attached coaxially and exterior of the first catheter section such that the proximal-most end of the retention balloon is coincident to the proximal-most end of the first section of the waste collection catheter, the substantially spherical retention balloon having an inflated size so as to be sufficiently large enough to retain the patient proximal end of the catheter in the patient's rectum without being so large as to trigger a defecatory response in the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: Nick Martino, James G. Schneider, Peter M. von Dyck, Jae Hwang Kim, John S. Minasi
  • Patent number: 8105316
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to, in one aspect, a medical apparatus having a nasogastric tube with hypopharyngeal suctioning capability. In one embodiment, the medical apparatus has a flexible nasogastric tube for insertion through a patient's nose. The nasogastric tube has a first end defining a first opening, a distal, second end that defines a second opening, and a length sufficient to allow the second opening to be positioned in a patient's stomach. The medical apparatus also has a flexible oropharyngeal tube for insertion through a patient's mouth. The oropharyngeal tube has a first end and a distal, second end that defines a suction intake. The oropharyngeal tube has a length that is less than the length of the nasogastric tube and which allows the suction intake to be positioned in a patient's hypopharynx region. In another embodiment of the invention, the medical apparatus has a laryngeal mask with hypopharyngeal suctioning capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Inventor: Nalini Vadivelu
  • Patent number: 8066009
    Abstract: A perianal support device is provided that is configured to inhibit the formation and/or progression of tissue damage in the perianal region of the body. A method is provided to apply the perianal support device to patients during childbirth to inhibit the formation and/or progression of tissue damage in the perianal region of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Plexus Biomedical, Inc
    Inventors: David D. Blurton, Hai Trieu
  • Publication number: 20110238023
    Abstract: A female external catheter device includes a brief having a pair of leg openings that may be opened and closed with lateral straps. A pad assembly is removably connected to the brief. The pad assembly has a funneled portion that is adapted to direct urine away from the vagina. The funnel outlet can be sealed for limited urine collection. This allows the woman on the go to be able to collected urine in the funneled portion and then easily drain the funneled portion by unsealing the outlet of the funneled portion. Alternatively, the woman may elect to remove the entire pad assembly and replace it with a new one. For longer intervals, a urine collection device may be connected to the outlet of the funneled portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventor: Shamirra Slayton
  • Patent number: 7998126
    Abstract: A urine collector for females that use a frustropyramidal funnel member with a narrow end that has a rhombus-shape cross-section that a user can deform to fit a cooperating locking assembly with a frustropyramidal through aperture. As the deforming pressure on the folds of the funnel member is released, the outer walls of the narrow end of the funnel engage the internal walls of a frustropyramidal central through aperture in the locking assembly keeping the funnel member in place. The locking assembly can be integrally built in the collecting container or in a separate closure locking assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Inventor: Benidecto Fernandez
  • Patent number: 7993312
    Abstract: A urinary device for use by a person has an elongate tube having an outside wall, an inside wall and a length, a cup for collecting urine, the cup of greater diameter than the tube, formed at a free end of the tube, substantially concentric with the tube, for placing over the person's urethra, and a shield formed about the outside wall of the tube, near the cup, substantially perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the tube, the shield having a concave surface facing the cup shaped to conform to a user's pubic area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Inventor: Padmanabhan Mahalingam
  • Patent number: 7993313
    Abstract: An apparatus to receive feces from an ostomy pouch or urine from a person for disposal which comprises an adjustable strap member worn about a neck of the person to hang down therefrom. A waste receptacle is provided. A mechanism is for detachably mounting the waste receptacle to distal ends of the adjustable strap member at a groin area of the person. The person can discharge the feces from an open end of the ostomy pouch and also urinate into the waste receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Inventor: William P. Roche
  • Patent number: 7981099
    Abstract: A high performance flatus gas filter assembly, and a body waste collection pouch with which it may be used, along with a method for making such an assembly, are disclosed. The assembly includes a filter pad having first and second layers of deodorizing filter media with an imperforate gas and odor barrier layer sandwiched therebetween for blocking the direct flow of gases between the opposing inner faces of the filter layers. An envelope of liquid and gas impermeable material defines a chamber for enclosing the pad. The envelope has walls with first and second openings communicating with central portions of the first and second filter layers, and defines a peripheral space about the pad to permit the outward flow of flatus gases from the peripheral edge surface of one of the filter layers inwardly into the peripheral edge surface of the other of the filter layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventor: Donncha R. Butler
  • Patent number: 7976533
    Abstract: An apparatus for removing body fluids from a body cavity by suction, such as a thorax, gastric or any other human body cavity or a wound, comprises means (9) to increase the pressure difference between a pressure in a drainage lumen (3) and a pressure in the atmosphere when an auxiliary lumen (5) is open. The apparatus enables removal of clots or other plugs of the catheter and drainage tube in an efficient and not patient disturbing way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Medela Holding AG
    Inventor: Michael Larsson
  • Patent number: 7931634
    Abstract: A disposable intralabial urinary incontinence article having a resilient and liquid impermeable exostructure captures bodily exudates. The exostructure has a top surface and an internal space adapted to receive fluids. At least a portion of the exostructure is a flange that rests at least partially outside the labia. The exostructure also has a neck extending from the top surface that at least partially occupies the vestibular region and rests proximate the vestibule floor. The neck has a fluid receiving opening which is in communication with the internal space. The neck is configured so the fluid receiving opening is positioned generally adjacent the urethral meatus to direct urine into the internal space. The internal space may include an absorbent and the article may include a clitoral guide to aid positioning of the article within the vestibule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Alethea Angelic Marie Swiecicki, Cindy Lou Price, MaryAnn Zunker, Richard Joseph Hantke, Corey James Pelz
  • Patent number: 7901389
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved apparatus and method for aspirating liquids from surfaces particularly during medical procedures. Apparatus for removing liquid from a surface in the region of a medical procedure such as an operating room floor responsive to a drawn vacuum of preselected magnitude includes a plenum with an interior volume defined by an elongated box element with a plurality of supports member integral thereto or by an elongated tube, the plenum being perforated so as the exterior of the plenum is in direct liquid communication with the interior of the plenum, an absorptive wicking pad secured to the plenum so as to cover the perforations, an a vacuum conduit tube in direct vacuum communication with a vacuum collection system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: AVEC Scientific Design Corporation
    Inventor: Bruno Mombrinie
  • Publication number: 20110028922
    Abstract: A female external incontinence device includes a housing formed of a soft, pliable, membranous, elastomeric material defining a flange for adhesive securement to the intralabial parameatal surface to create a parameatal seal around the urethral meatus, a urine collection channel and an outlet tube and an applicator having a tray component for holding the housing to facilitate securement of the housing to the intralabial parameatal surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Inventors: Dennis M. Kay, David W. Underwood, Steven J. Babb
  • Patent number: 7875010
    Abstract: An incontinence device for wearing by a female is disclosed. A urine collection trough has an elongated open top end that is adapted to fit around the labia area of the female, encompassing her urethra. The trough has at least one non-rigid side wall and includes a drainage aperture in a lower portion thereof and a vaginal anchor means at an upper portion thereof. The vaginal anchor means is preferably a resilient protruding member fixed to the upper portion of the side wall of the trough. A drainage conduit is fixed at an upper end thereof to the drainage aperture that has at a lower end a valve means having an open position and a closed position. Preferably, the at least one side wall includes at least one attachment aperture therethrough, such that the device may be fixed to articles of clothing with straps, buttons, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Inventors: LaToya Nicole Frazier, Anna Blakney Frazier
  • Publication number: 20100331798
    Abstract: Packaging for an extra-labial fluid voiding apparatus includes a tube having a cylindrical wall, a closed end, and an open end. The cylindrical wall and closed end define a cavity that can contain the voiding apparatus. The cylindrical wall is pliable and has an inner diameter. A cap is adapted to respectively close and open the tube at the open end. The cap has an end plate with an annular flange extending therefrom. The annular flange is rigid and has an outer diameter. The annular flange is insertable into the cavity at the open end of the tube and within the inner diameter of the cylindrical wall. The outer diameter of the flange is larger than the inner diameter of the cylindrical wall to a degree such that the outer diameter and the inner diameter are engageable in a press-fit arrangement, when the cap is connected to the tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Applicant: FEMMED, INC.
    Inventor: James C. BLOCK
  • Patent number: 7833169
    Abstract: A device and method for collection of a urine sample is disclosed which comprises a channel, an opening in the channel, and a collector associated with the opening. The channel is formed so that urine can flow through it from a first end to a second end thereof. The opening is provided in the channel at a point between the first and the second ends thereof. The collector is associated with the opening in the channel to be able to receive urine therein. In one embodiment, a member can cover the opening to permit urine to pass through it after contact with urine. Specifically, the member may dissolve or otherwise permit urine to pass through the opening after a period of time to test a urine sample which is not from the initial flow of urine to avoid bacteria contamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventor: David Hannon
  • Publication number: 20100256580
    Abstract: Disclosed is a catheter guide for female self-catheterization to assist in guiding a catheter into the user's urethra. The catheter guide includes a hand-held guide with a vaginal insert portion joined to a handle at a fixed or an adjustable angle. There is an enclosed or open canal in the vaginal insert portion which can be aligned with the urethra, when the insert portion is in the vagina, and through which a catheter can be guided into the urinary tract.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventor: Robert Branch Faber
  • Patent number: 7722584
    Abstract: An automatic urine collection apparatus includes a collection container for accumulating urine transferred from a urine receiver through a tube and a main body for supporting the collection container, wherein the main body includes a suction pump for sucking the urine received by the urine receiver and carrying the urine to the collection container, a mass sensor for measuring the urine accumulated in the collection container, a control board for calculating a volume of the urine based on the measured mass of the urine, and an indicator for indicating the calculated volume of the urine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Tanaka, Ryosuke Miyagawa, Yoshikazu Ishitsuka, Hiroshi Koizumi, Shigeharu Sayama
  • Patent number: 7722583
    Abstract: A bowel management system includes a waste collection catheter having at least two distinct sections. The first section is patient proximal when disposed in the patient's rectum and has durometer hardness in the range of about 50 A to about 90 A. The second catheter section is connected to the first section and has durometer hardness in the range of about 5 A to about 49 A. A selectively collapsible, substantially spherical retention balloon is attached coaxially and exterior of the first catheter section such that the proximal-most end of the retention balloon is coincident to the proximal-most end of the first section of the waste collection catheter, the substantially spherical retention balloon having an inflated size so as to be sufficiently large enough to retain the patient proximal end of the catheter in the patient's rectum without being so large as to trigger a defecatory response in the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: Jae H. Kim, John S. Minasi, James G. Schneider, Nick Martino, Peter M. von Dyck
  • Patent number: 7717892
    Abstract: A method for treating urinary incontinence includes the steps of inserting into the woman's vagina a first disposable device, removing the first disposable device, and inserting a second disposable device substantially identical to the first disposable device. The disposable devices have a generally cylindrical working portion with opposed faces to provide support to an associated urinary system and an anchoring portion to maintain the disposable device in place during use. The working portion also has an initial equivalent diameter ranging from about 20 to about 170 mm, an insertion equivalent diameter ranging from about 5 to about 25 mm, a use equivalent diameter ranging from about 20 to about 40 mm and a length ranging from about 20 to about 60 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: McNeil-PPC, Inc.
    Inventors: Michelle Bartning, Kevin F. Gironda, Mari Hou, Thomas P. Luchino, Kirsten Freislinger Luehrs, Pramod Mavinkurve, Leonard Rosenfeld, Raymond J. Hull, Jr., David J. Chase
  • Publication number: 20100121289
    Abstract: An extra-labia urine voiding apparatus including a container sized and shaped to externally cover a vulval region of a female anatomy. The container has an open side and defines a reservoir that is adapted for receiving urine. The container also includes a surface disposed at a top of the container adapted to face and generally surround a periphery of the vulval region. The voiding apparatus also includes a conduit in fluid communication with the reservoir of the container and adapted for draining urine from the reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Applicant: FEMMED, INC.
    Inventors: Mark PARKS, James C. BLOCK
  • Patent number: 7682347
    Abstract: An extra-labia urine voiding apparatus including a container sized and shaped to externally cover a vulval region of a female anatomy. The container has an open side and defines a reservoir that is adapted for receiving urine. The container also includes a surface disposed at a top of the container adapted to face and generally surround a periphery of the vulval region. The voiding apparatus also includes a conduit in fluid communication with the reservoir of the container and adapted for draining urine from the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: FemMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Parks, James C. Block