Genital Receptacle Patents (Class 604/347)
  • Patent number: 11446172
    Abstract: The present disclosure is for the patients who are not capable of going to the bathroom and not able to urinate physically, and being confined to bed; it relates to a waste disposal unit as functional underpants enabling the disposal of solid-liquid wastes of said patients in an autoregulatory manner, providing a full-hygienic cleaning for the person by means of adhering and contacting methods, and separately designed for males and females.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Inventor: Aslan Ali Pirli
  • Patent number: 11357482
    Abstract: A urine collector (1) and a method for mounting the urine collector to a toilet bowl. The collector is made of paper sheet and comprises a central collection area (20), a front flap (4), a rear part (23), two side wings (3 A, 3B) each extending from the central collection area (20) and further two rear wings (2 A, 2B) extending from the rear part (23). Each of the wings (2 A, 2B, 3 A, 3B) and the front flap (4) are provided with sticky material (6) for fastening them to the toilet bowl (5). The urine collector (1) is mounted onto a toilet bowl (5) by fastening the front flap (4) to the front part of the bowl opening (5C), and fastening the wings (2A, 2B, 3A, 3B) to the edge of the toilet bowl opening (5). After urine collection in the collection area (20), the front flap is detached from the front of the toilet bowl and lifted, while the side wings and rear wings are still attached. This causes the collected urine to flow over the rear part into a separate sampling container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: GPMD ApS
    Inventor: Henning Hedegaard
  • Patent number: 11284696
    Abstract: A thin film affixing device used to affix a thin film to an adherend surface, such as the face of a user, is provided. The thin film affixing device is configured to include a main portion having a first surface and a second surface, where the first surface has a temporary adherend portion that allows the thin film to be temporarily attached thereto, a holding member that holds the main portion so that the first side is viewable from the second side through the main portion and the temporary adherend portion is capable of pressing against the adherend surface, and a transparent hydrophilic layer formed on the first surface of the main portion so as to serve as the temporary adherend portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayo Shinoda, Hiroshi Kanemaru, Kazuma Tsujita, Takao Kajima
  • Patent number: 11090415
    Abstract: A bodily fluid drainage assembly can include a fluid bag and one or more covers. The assembly can include one or more volume indicators from which an approximate volume of a bodily fluid that is retained within the bag can be ascertained. In some arrangements, a cover includes a volume indicator that defines an opening through which a transparent or semitransparent portion of the bag can be viewed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Sterigear, LLC
    Inventor: Earl G. Christensen
  • Patent number: 11071421
    Abstract: A portable urine collection device comprising a receiving cup, a discharge tube, and a storage bottle. The device may also comprise snap coupling connectors, an air vent, a one-way valve and a protrusion in the receiving cup for male genitalia. The device may also be used with female genitalia without a protrusion. A support may also be used with the portable urine collection device. Methods of use are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: 3DT Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Ghassan S. Kassab, Ali Dabiri
  • Patent number: 11051968
    Abstract: A vaginal urinary funnel flashlight apparatus for allowing easy and accurate illuminated urination includes a funnel body having a cup shaped upper portion and a cylindrical lower portion. The upper portion has a principal opening configured to surround a female genital region. A light sleeve is coupled to the dorsal side of the lower portion. The light sleeve has a proximal end, a distal end adjacent a release aperture of the lower portion, and a light cavity extending through the distal end to proximal the proximal end. A flashlight is slidingly engageable within the light cavity and comprises a flashlight body, a battery, an LED light, and a power switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventor: Erik Cain
  • Patent number: 10973617
    Abstract: Artificial vaginas are disclosed that include an elongate housing, a liner within the elongate housing that is attached to the elongate housing, and a pressurized air tank arranged to bring the artificial vagina to an appropriate pressure. Such artificial vaginas may be brought to an operation temperature for the collection of semen by an air infuser that may contain a blower, a heating element and a shaft having a plurality of apertures through which heated air may flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventor: Bruce Eilts
  • Patent number: 10441489
    Abstract: An excreta disposal apparatus includes a body comprising a seating unit correspondingly shaped to the curved shape of the genital area and buttocks of a human body, a urine disposal unit corresponding to the genital area, an excrement disposal unit corresponding to the buttocks, and a disposal space open toward the genital area and buttocks to receive excreta discharged from the human body. A main body unit, for mounting between the legs of the human body, is connected to the seating unit and has an accommodation space therein. A discharge channel is provided in the accommodation space and communicates with the disposal space to discharge the excreta in the disposal space to the outside. The body also includes a genital insertion unit, which has the urine disposal unit therein, formed to surround the circumference of at least a part of male genitalia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Curaco, Inc.
    Inventor: Hoonsang Lee
  • Patent number: 10399843
    Abstract: Described herein are various embodiments of systems, devices, components and methods for providing hydration to a user from a fluid reservoir or bladder, where the fluid is provided on demand by the user activating and controlling a user interface that communicates wirelessly with a control assembly operably connected to a pump and the fluid reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventor: Matthew J. Steele
  • Patent number: 10179726
    Abstract: Described herein are various embodiments of systems, devices, components and methods for providing hydration to a user from a fluid reservoir or bladder, where the fluid is provided on demand by the user activating and controlling a user interface that communicates wirelessly with a control assembly operably connected to a pump and the fluid reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Inventor: Matthew J Steele
  • Patent number: 9937083
    Abstract: A stool management and collection system for acutely and chronically ill patients that prevents stool channeling and the consequential breakdown of patient skin. It comprises a bandage unit, a contour pad, a backing member, an easily connectible and releasable fastener, and a stool holding bag with a tapered upper portion. In addition, a diaper is used to collect patient urine and support the stool holding bag in approximately the same area where an incontinence pad is worn, instead of on the patient's backside as in the prior art. Furthermore, the opening in the bandage unit should leave a minimum distance of approximately three-sixteenths of an inch around the patient's rectal opening for the application of barrier cream or other skin-protecting substance. Super absorbent polymer (SAP) resin may be employed as a part of the system's structure, and a liner may be added to the stool collection bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Inventor: Lois Jean Neuenschwander
  • Patent number: 9649249
    Abstract: A thermally regulated penile prosthetic system includes a prosthetic capsule extending longitudinally from a base to define a shaft region terminating at a tip region. The prosthetic capsule includes an inner capsule portion nested within an outer capsule portion and a fluid cushion captured therebetween. The inner capsule portion defines an inner bore extending from the base region longitudinally through the shaft region, the inner capsule portion being supported with respect to the outer capsule portion at the tip region by a stabilizing member. A heating source is coupled to transfer heat to the prosthetic capsule; and, an outer skin layer extends substantially about at least a portion of the shaft region of the prosthetic capsule. The outer skin layer is configured to emulate penile shaft skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Inventor: Gerald Scott Green
  • Patent number: 9649218
    Abstract: A sperm collector is provided. The sperm collector includes an insert having a penis insertion passage. The sperm collector also includes a container having an outer shell forming an inside chamber. The outer shell has at least one opening. The inside chamber is configured to accommodate the insert. The sperm collector also includes a top end cover capable of being engaged with the container. The sperm collector further includes an elastic pressing unit disposed on the outer shell and coupled to the insert through the opening on the outer shell. The elastic pressing unit is configured to transmit pressure to the insert through the opening on the outer shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: LOVER HEALTH SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wei Wu
  • Patent number: 9119750
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide an absorbent article having an excellent utilization efficiency of an absorber. The object is attained by an absorbent article including: a leak preventer including a bottom surface part extending in a front-rear direction, and side parts raised to an upper side at both left and right sides of the bottom surface part; an absorber containing super absorbent polymer for absorbing a body fluid placed in an internal space formed by the bottom surface part and the side parts of the leak preventer in at least one layer; and a liquid guide unit placed in a front body part of the internal space, at a position where a flow of discharged urine directly collides with the liquid guide unit, for moving, when urine is discharged, the urine from the position where the urine has collided therewith to other positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: DAIO PAPER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Migaku Suzuki, Katsumi Ando
  • Patent number: 9028460
    Abstract: The present invention is a solution for continence problems. A supporting structure can be in the form of a modified jock strap or biker's shorts. It includes a male version and a unisex version. The male version comprises a urine-collecting bag having a top opening to receive the genitalia of the user, whereas the unisex version comprises a breathable pad configured to be positioned in a crotch area of the user. Both versions utilize micro channels for guiding urine away from the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: Lester William Medeiros
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8945077
    Abstract: The female urination device assists a female in urinating from a standing position and directs the urine a suitable distance from the female. The device comprises a first end having a first opening for discharging urine and a second end having a second opening for receiving the urine. The second opening is larger than the first opening. The device further comprises a retractable tip to extend the length of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Vema LLC
    Inventor: Vincent Valenti
  • Patent number: 8926578
    Abstract: A male incontinence protector includes a longitudinal direction and a transverse direction, a front end portion with a front end edge, and a rear end portion with a rear end edge. The front end portion has greater maximum extension in the transverse direction than the maximum extension of the rear end portion in the transverse direction. The male incontinence protector further includes side edges extending between the front end edge and the rear end edge, a garment-facing surface, and a wearer-facing surface. The incontinence protector has a tendon engagement member arranged in the rear end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventor: Solgun Drevik
  • 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
  • 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: 8847001
    Abstract: A sanitary disposable urine device is provided that includes an inner ring and outer ring each having a top surface and opposing bottom surface. The outer ring is substantially concentric with the inner ring and may be offset. At least one of the top surfaces of the inner and outer rings conforms to a body contour of a user's perineum. The device includes a hand holder coupled to the bottom surface of the inner ring, the hand holder having an opening configured to match to the inner ring. The device includes a fluid containing bag having an open end attached to the hand holder such that fluid flows through the inner ring and the opening of the hand holder into the fluid containing bag during usage. The device includes an inner bag inside the fluid containing bag having an absorbent material and an outer sealable bag to secure the device after use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Mercy Medical Research Institute
    Inventors: Roger Huckfeldt, Cindy Lowe, Keela Davis, Martin Reuter, John Price, Debbie Sue Mikkelson
  • 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140214008
    Abstract: A precision venting arrangement for urinary drainage includes a tubular housing communicating with medical tubing receiving urine from the body and a pouch for storing the urine, the tubular housing having opposing open ends with a lumen passing longitudinally therebetween, an intermediate portion disposed between the open ends and an intermediate portion with a side passage disposed at the intermediate portion and extending through a side wall of the housing with a venting valve disposed in the side passage having a biased dosed distal end and an open proximal end exposed to atmospheric pressure such that the venting valve is opened when the differential between the pressure in the lumen of the housing and atmospheric pressure exceeds a predetermined value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventors: Steven J. Babb, David W. Underwood, Dennis M. Kay
  • Patent number: 8672909
    Abstract: The invention relates to an, for patients with faecal/urinary incontinence, auxiliary device in the form of a, on the skin around the anus, glued collection bag made of suitable and skin-friendly plastic that is foldable 180 degrees in the patient's front or back position. The design eliminates or substantially reduces the direct contact with faeces and thereby reduces the instances of possible contamination. The collection bag is equipped with channels for water rinsing 9, ointment application 10 and deodorising filters F. The collection bag can be used continuously for several days. The collection bag can easily be removed from the patient by means of the top 6 being made of light-sensitive adhesives. When the collection bag is removed, the bag can easily be sealed with the lid 8 and transported by means of the carrying handle 7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventor: Talabushi Akanganyira Mukuta
  • 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: 8651110
    Abstract: A condom, including a non-porous sheath member, having an open end and a rounded end, and shaped to cover the glans and body portion of a penis, and at least one rib having at least one outer portion and at least one inner portion, wherein the at least one outer portion is attachedly fixed to said non-porous sheath member, and wherein an inner cylinder formed by at the at least one inner portion is exclusive from said non-porous sheath member, and including at least one lubricant within the inner cylinder and at least one hole extending from the inner cylinder through the outer portion to provide for flow of the lubricant outwardly from the inner cylinder through the at least one hole pursuant to application of a predetermined pressure, wherein the at least one rib extends at least one of substantially from the open end to the closed end and substantially about a circumference of the non-porous sheath member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Inventor: Lap Shun Hui
  • Patent number: 8646451
    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: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Inventor: William Thomas Mistler
  • Patent number: 8608717
    Abstract: A urine collection apparatus includes a urine cover, a buffer member, and a pipe. The urine cover has an edge, a room therein, and an opening and an aperture communicated with the room, and a user's penis enters into the room via the opening. The buffer is connected to the edge of the urine cover with a connecting surface thereon to be in touch with the user's skin. The pipe is connected to the aperture of the urine cover to direct urine to a desired location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Chih-Hung Lai
    Inventor: Su-Lien Tung
  • Patent number: 8551062
    Abstract: A male external incontinence device includes a first seal formed of adhesive leaves carried by a housing and a second seal attached to the housing to be at a fixed position relative to the first seal and having a length to extend around the first seal after the leaves are secured to a penis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: BioDerm, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis M. Kay
  • Publication number: 20130237964
    Abstract: A non-invasive urine directional device, urine collection system, and kit are provided for a physically active user. The urine directional device includes a form-fitting undergarment or a band fastened to an open top, non-invasive receiving body in fluid communication with a drainage element. The urine collection system includes a urine directional device and a urine disposal assembly having urine collection bags. The kit includes a reusable urine directional device and a reusable wash bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventor: JOHN KICOS
  • Publication number: 20130226118
    Abstract: A disposable urine collection device includes a flexible tubular body having opposite first and second open ends, and a flexible collection bag for collecting and storing therein urine deposited into the first open end of the tubular body. The collection bag is secured to the tubular body and completely encloses the second open end of the tubular body to place the first open end in fluid communication with the interior of the collection bag. Urine deposited into the first open end of the tubular body flows into the collection bag for storage therein. A urine collection apparatus incorporates the disposable urine collection device with a disposable diaper-like garment for use by handicapped or bedridden patients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventor: Elmer G. ENRIQUEZ
  • Publication number: 20130218112
    Abstract: A soft, flexible fluid connector includes a connecting portion and a skirt formed integral therewith and depending therefrom. The skirt has formed spaces around the circumference of the skirt defining flexible, compressible, fingers. The connector is overmolded with a plastic or like flexible material wherein the formed spaces are filled with the flexible material such that tire connector is molded contiguously with a flange or faceplate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: HOLLISTER INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Robin R. Thompson
  • 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: 8443809
    Abstract: A condom, including a non-porous sheath member, having an open end and a rounded end, and shaped to cover the glans and body portion of a penis, and at least one rib having at least one outer portion and at least one inner portion, wherein the at least one outer portion is attachedly fixed to said non-porous sheath member, and wherein an inner cylinder formed by at the at least one inner portion is exclusive from said non-porous sheath member, and including at least one lubricant within the inner cylinder and at least one hole extending from the inner cylinder through the outer portion to provide for flow of the lubricant outwardly from the inner cylinder through the at least one hole pursuant to application of a predetermined pressure, wherein the at least one rib extends at least one of substantially from the open end to the closed end and substantially about a circumference of the non-porous sheath member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Inventor: Lap Shun Hui
  • Patent number: 8419698
    Abstract: A guard is provided for intercepting urine discharging from an infant such as during diaper change, bathing or clothing change. The guard is configured to attach to a changing mat or diaper without attachment to the infant and lie over the groin of the infant to receive any urine being discharged from the infant. A shield portion of the guard is configured to cover the groin of the infant while elongated ends are releasably attached to the changing mat or diaper. The guard is formed from a completely washable or disposable material. The guard includes sheathed elastic that allows the elongated ends to stretch around and over the midsection of the baby to accommodate various sizes of infants. Various completely enclosable fastening end structures with optional removability may be used to allow attachment to the changing mat or diaper, while adjustable and/or removable side pads may be provided for infant comfort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Inventor: Patricia A. Perry
  • Patent number: 8402573
    Abstract: A toilet unit for use in a supine position comprises: a substantially oblong support casing formed in a substantially boat shape; and a treating body housed in the support casing and formed in a substantially T-shape by a urination and defecation container, serving as a lateral casing, of which the inside is formed a boat shape and a washing nozzle retainer, serving as a vertical casing, which stands upright on the downstream side of the urination and defecation container, wherein a head section of the urination and defecation container is provided with an injection nozzle for crushing stools of a patient, the washing nozzle retainer is provided with a washing nozzle and a bidet nozzle, and a domed cover body for covering the private parts of the patient is pivotally provided to be openable and closable at an upper edge of the washing nozzle retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignees: Sanyo Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Minoru Nakamura, Kim Yong Ha, Do Hyun Ok
  • Publication number: 20130066287
    Abstract: The female urination device assists a female in urinating from a standing position and directs the urine a suitable distance from the female. The device comprises a first end having an opening for discharging urine and a second end having an opening for receiving the urine. The opening in the second end is larger than the opening in the first end. The device further comprises a splash guard extending downward from an upper portion of the second end. The splash guard covers a portion of the opening in the second end to provide a sealed perimeter at the second end to contain the urine within the device and prevent leakage of the urine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventor: Vincent VALENTI
  • Patent number: 8395015
    Abstract: An absorptive article in which a terminal section of a sensor is less likely to be damaged in production, packaging, and transportation. An output terminal (115) of a sensor member (110) is placed at a side end of a front edge (180) of a urine pad (100). The side end of the front edge (180) is constructed only from a front face sheet (105) and a rear face sheet (106). The front face sheet (105) and the rear face sheet (106) are not joined together and are separably arranged. When the urine pad (100) is not in use, the output terminal (115) is covered by the front face sheet (105) and the rear face sheet (106). In use, the front face sheet (105) and the rear face sheet (106) are separated in the thickness direction and the output terminal (115) of the sensor member (110) is exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Ichiro Wada, Miou Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8388588
    Abstract: Here is disclosed a urine receiver. The urine receiver which collects urine of a wearer of the urine receiver under suction force has a container member provided with a bottom, a peripheral wall and flange. The container member has a suction tube which extends through the peripheral wall and has a urine suction port opening toward the interior of the container member and a urine evacuation port opening toward the exterior of the container member. The evacuation port is adapted to be connected to a connector of a urine suction means provided externally of the container member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventors: Ichiro Wada, Miou Suzuki, Naruto Matsushita, Kiyoshi Toda, Yuichi Hirai, Masaho Hayashi, Hiroshi Uematsu, Toshihiko Uenishi
  • Patent number: 8388587
    Abstract: A disposable urine collection pouch made from diaper-like material formed in the shape of an elongated tube having an open top end and a closed bottom end. The open top end includes a funnel that leads from the opening down into the elongated tube. The elongated tube includes a superabsorbent layer to lock in and retain moisture introduced into the pouch. The funnel is made from a resilient material that flexes between a default closed position and an open position upon the exertion of sufficient and appropriate pressure by a user. After use, the pouch may be folded and disposed of in a plastic bag or otherwise deposited in a trash receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Inventors: Robert Gerard Gmuer, Toni Gmuer, Amy Koval
  • Patent number: 8378794
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for generating sensations in response to haptic data. A sensation output device can include a processor adapted to generate one or more control signals corresponding to a haptic command, an actuator adapted to output a force to a drive mechanism in response to one or more control signals received from the processor, an opening through which a portion of a user's body can be inserted, and an interface surface coupled to the drive mechanism, the interface surface configured to at least partially contact the inserted portion of the user's body. Further, the interface surface can be a compliant belt having surface features that is coupled with a carrier belt that is in contact with the drive mechanism. Additionally, the sensation output device can include a memory storing an algorithm including one or more haptic commands, which can be executed by the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Internet Services, LLC
    Inventor: Ramon Alarcon
  • Patent number: 8353887
    Abstract: A sperm collection device includes an open/close unit including two open/close members openably and closably supported about a hinge and core pieces supported by the open/close members. The core pieces are configured to open and close with the open/close members and to form an insertion space when the open/close members are closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Tenga Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsutomu Matsuura
  • Patent number: 8353886
    Abstract: A hygienic article for personal wear by a male includes an elongate fabric sleeve having a first end, a longitudinally opposite second end, and a central passage extending longitudinally between the first and second ends of the sleeve. The first end of the sleeve is open to the central passage to permit the wearer's penis to extend through the open first end into the central passage of the sleeve with the first end of the sleeve nearer to the base of the wearer's penis than the second end of the sleeve. The second end of the sleeve is also open to the central passage to permit the wearer to urinate through the open second end. A dispenser is adapted for holding a plurality of such hygienic articles and facilitating sequential dispensing of the hygienic articles, one at a time, from the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth W. Bester, Jr., Joseph DiPalma, MaryAnn Zunker
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120296292
    Abstract: A catheter includes a urinary tube having proximal and distal ends intercoupling a passage for receiving the discharge of urine from the urethera with the urinary tube distal end for coupling to a collection bag. A resilient and deformable flared flange member is formed integral with the proximal end of the urinary tube, has a centered port contiguous with the urinary tube passage, has a peripheral edge that at least in part defines an annular proximal facing contact surface and an opposed annular distal facing contact surface. The peripheral edge covers an area that is greater than the cross-sectional area of the urinary tube. A plurality of miniature suction cups is disposed on the annular proximal facing contact surface. An adhesive component may be applied over the proximal facing contact surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventor: Seoras Tomas DUNLOP
  • 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: 8298201
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an in situ cleanable filter for an ostomy appliance comprising a pathway for leading gases to a vent in an ostomy bag and a protective element contained in said pathway to prevent solid or semi-liquid waste from blocking the pathway where a channel or compartment formed by liquid impermeable layer(s) is defining at least part of the pathway and at least a part of said compartment or channel contain a protective element of an open celled compressible material having a memory and having a pore size of at least 60 PPI, said protective element extending in the same direction as the gas flow within the channel or compartment, said channel or compartment having an opening providing access to the pathway from the interior of the bag, said pathway having another opening being connected to a vent in the ostomy bag, optionally via a deodorizing filter. The invention relates to an ostomy appliance comprising a filter as above and a method for emptying and cleaning the filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventor: Lasse Skoett Albrectsen