Receptacle Structured For Collecting Urine Or Discharge From Male Member (e.g., External Catheter, Etc.) Patents (Class 604/349)
  • Patent number: 11457990
    Abstract: The invention encompasses devices and methods that at least partially entrap the droplets and aerosols from a person undergoing an aerosol/droplet-generating procedure, thereby reducing a health care worker's direct exposure to such health hazards. The device includes a planar cover structure impermeable to aerosols, droplets, fluids and gas. The planar cover structure providing a barrier between a health care worker and the body cavity or orifice of a patient. A hollow tubular extension forming an opening on the planar cover structure and the opening is configured to be positioned approximately on top of the body cavity or orifice of the patient. The opening configured to be reversibly closed via a closure mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Inventor: Ellen Hsu
  • Patent number: 11413184
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments relate to a collection device for bodily fluids comprising a tubular material with a first end and second end. A portion of the first end is configured to be secured to a user and the tubular material may be folded over itself to form a first sheath and a second sheath. In some applications, the fluid collection devices described may be secured to a user using interlocking loops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Inventor: Fred Acosta
  • Patent number: 11399974
    Abstract: The urine collection device is designed to be attached to a drain tube. The device may include a base secured to the pelvic area of a wearer, the base having a central opening. Connected to the base is a sheath. The central opening and the sheath can have complementary attachment components whereby the sheath may be attached to the base. The sheath includes an opening and attaches to a drain tube. A second sheath may be disposed outboard of the first sheath and secured to the base in a similar manner. In some embodiments the drain tube may be connected and disconnected from the sheath or sheaths without disturbing the installation of the device. One or more check valves may be included for assuring one-way flow in the drain tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Acosta Medical Group
    Inventor: Fred Acosta
  • Patent number: 11337848
    Abstract: A male external catheter includes a base and a body. The base includes a planar body and an opening, wherein the planar body includes a first planar surface and a second planar surface opposite the first planar surface. The body extends from the second planar surface of the base and has a tubular shape about the opening of the base. The body also includes a base portion adjacent to the base and having a base wall thickness; a tip portion distal from the base and including a tip configured to connect to the tubing of the drainage bag, wherein the tip portion has a tip wall thickness; and a central portion between the base portion and the tip portion and having a central wall thickness. The central wall thickness is less than at least one of the base wall thickness and the tip wall thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Inventor: Venkata Buddharaju
  • Patent number: 11259909
    Abstract: The device (1) comprises an inlet element (28) comprising an interface (40) for connecting to an artificial vagina and delimiting an inlet opening (14), a filter delimiting with the inlet element (28) an inlet chamber (41) on the side of the filter turned towards the opening (14) and a collection bag (4) extending between a closed end (8) and an open end (7) in which said inlet element is engaged; said bag and said filter delimiting a collection chamber (42) on the side of the filter turned towards the end (8); by means of which the semen entering through the opening (14) passes through the filter and comes to the collection chamber (42); the filter being a perforated wall (30) having a tubular portion (22) and a bottom portion (15) closing said tubular portion, and having a surface density of orifices (24) that is greater on said bottom portion than on said tubular portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Inventors: Eric Schmitt, Jean-Charles Gorges
  • Patent number: 11166836
    Abstract: The present invention relates a bag for capturing bodily fluids. The bag comprises a body, wherein the body is a resealable body having a resealing means configured at one edge thereof, the resealing means include a press fit seal; a capturing means coupled to the body for capturing the bodily fluid and allow the bodily fluid to be collected within the body, wherein the capturing means is a catheter, and the bodily fluid that the catheter captures is urine; an absorbing means disposed within the body to receive the bodily fluid and convert the bodily fluid into a gel, thereby preventing the leakage out of the body, wherein the absorbing means is an absorbent pad, and the absorbent pad is made of super absorbent polymers; and a strap means for making the bag wearable on the human body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Inventor: Cecil Sarpong
  • Patent number: 11103335
    Abstract: An apparatus for collecting seminal fluids, and specifically an artificial cervix for collecting seminal fluids for artificial insemination, is provided herein. The cervix comprises an elongated cylindrical member having either a closed end for receiving and storing ejaculated semen or an open end for allowing ejaculate to pass through, and an open end having a rim of a diameter sufficient to receive the penis of the animal. A handle can be detachably connected to the cylindrical member that allows users to hold the cervix in the correct position during collection of the animal's seminal fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventor: Bryan J. Beachy
  • Patent number: 11071815
    Abstract: The disposable protective cover for ear washing machines is designed to protect a patient's ear from bacteria or infection during use of the machine. The cover is a flexible, resilient tube having an open end and a reinforced ring about the open end. The opposite end of the tube is hemispherical and closed, but having a central, circular opening for ear washing solution from the ear washing machine to exit the cover and enter the ear. To place the cover on the ear washing machine's nozzle, the cover is first rolled up to form a disc and the protective cover is placed against the nozzle with the central opening aligned with the nozzle's circular outlet port. It is then unrolled as much as possible over the outer surface of the nozzle. The protective cover is disposed of after each use to prevent the spread of bacteria or infection between patients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Inventor: Meshil A. M. O. H. Al-Jarba
  • Patent number: 10980974
    Abstract: A packaged closed intermittent urinary catheter system equipped with a dispensing system and method of dispensing a packaged catheter using the dispensing system. The dispensing system is a pair of separately translatable movement control devices, each operably engaging the catheter for permitting unidirectional movement of the catheter in a first axial direction relative to the movement control devices. The movement control devices may be mounted to a hand-grippable assembly with a sliding or pivoting movable member reciprocal to a base member. Alternatively, the movement control devices are mounted to a coupling member and a spring member biases them apart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Cure Medical LLC
    Inventor: Timothy A. Palmer
  • Patent number: 10830753
    Abstract: A multiple layer composite material having fluid breach detection features provides indication of a failure in a fluid barrier. The indication of breach of fluid is provided before failure of a final layer of the composite material. The multiple layer composite material includes more than one fluid impermeable layer with an intermediate layer sealed between the fluid impermeable layers. Failure of one of the fluid impermeable layers is detected by fluid contact in the intermediate layer. The intermediate layer includes a reagent and/or detection device to indicate that the fluid has reached the intermediate layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin M. Patmore, Andrew M. Bentz, Brett M. Fulton, Sarah E. Mynhier
  • Patent number: 10814097
    Abstract: A packaged catheter equipped with a dispensing device and method of dispensing a packaged catheter using the dispensing device. The dispensing device is a pair of separately translatable movement control devices, each operably engaging the catheter for permitting unidirectional movement of the catheter in a first axial direction relative to the movement control devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Cure Medical, LLC
    Inventor: Timothy Palmer
  • Patent number: 10675175
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for a male catheter. An assembly includes a proximal region including a sheath portion, the sheath portion including a braided section terminating in a proximal region opening adapted to encompass a male penis, a distal region including a connection portion, the connection portion terminating in a distal region opening to enable linking to one or more external devices, and a tube portion linking the proximal region to the distal region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventor: Katelyn Patricia Holt
  • Patent number: 10478356
    Abstract: A male urine receptacle is provided that includes a liquid permeable inner layer, a liquid impermeable outer layer and an absorbent core located therebetween. The inner layer, outer layer and absorbent core are assembled together to form a layered assembly, which, when folded into a into a “U” configuration, defines a front portion and a back portion of the receptacle. At least a portion of the side edges between the front portion and the back portion are closed by sealing or otherwise securing together the side edges of the layered assembly. At least one of the closed sides forms an expandable gusset and, preferably, both sides include at least one gusset. A closure mechanism is configured to adjust the open, upper periphery of the receptacle to provide a comfortable fit onto a penis, thus retaining the male urine receptacle on the penis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventor: Lorine B. Griffin
  • Patent number: 10422795
    Abstract: The present invention provides an urinary crystal detection method, which is used with a crystal collecting unit and a crystal detecting unit. The method comprises steps of using magnetic particles to attach urinary crystals from a sample. Then, providing a magnetic field to separate the urinary crystals. Further to analyz their constituent by the Raman signals of the urinary crystal to access an urinary calculus result for urinary stone patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: National Yang-Ming University
    Inventors: Hui-Hua Chiang, Chih-Chia Huang
  • Patent number: 10406039
    Abstract: Male incontinence pads may be formed and used by a variety of techniques. In particular implementations, a male incontinence pad may include a first absorbent pad, a second absorbent pad, and a water impermeable lining. The water impermeable lining may be between the pads, and the first absorbent pad, the second absorbent pad, and the lining may each include an aperture that are aligned to allow a male member to be placed therethrough. The second absorbent pad may be adapted to be folded to form a pocket for the male member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Vivian Louise Villarreal
  • Patent number: 10390750
    Abstract: A measurement chamber, and a device for measuring pressure in a fluid, the device including a coupling element, at least one pressure transducer and at least one measuring chamber that can be filled with a fluid. The measurement chamber is mechanically coupled to the measurement surface of the pressure transducer by a membrane. The measurement chamber has at least two connection points for a fluid flow. The at least one pressure transducer is arranged in the coupling element, and the at least one measurement chamber has two outer webs opposite each other, one of the webs engaging a clamping edge of the coupling element and the other web engaging a pressing roller. The pressing roller is rotatably supported and can be connected to the coupling unit in a force-closed manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Gondy Jensen, Kristine Larsen, David Van Gorkom, Jens Witte
  • Patent number: 10322025
    Abstract: An improved external catheter support device retains a condom or external catheter on a male penis. This support device is a low cost, easy to use, and comfortable solution for incontinent men. In one embodiment, a large condom serves as a urine collection device, retained by the catheter support device. In one embodiment, absorbent materials are disposed within the condom to gelatinize released urine. In another embodiment, the support device retains an external catheter, which directs urine to a urine collection device. Various configurations of external catheter, drain tube and urine collection devices with this support device are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventors: Robert G Baker, Allan Thornton
  • Patent number: 10315008
    Abstract: A packaged closed intermittent urinary catheter system equipped with a dispensing system and method of dispensing a packaged catheter using the dispensing system. The dispensing system is a pair of separately translatable movement control devices, each operably engaging the catheter for permitting unidirectional movement of the catheter in a first axial direction relative to the movement control devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Cure Medical LLC
    Inventor: Timothy A. Palmer
  • Patent number: 10195009
    Abstract: The invention concerns a system for collecting animal semen, comprising a container (3) configured to be mounted on an end (9) of an artificial vagina (2), having an internal space (15) configured to receive said semen and configured to comprise a first dilution extender (5) before receiving said semen, and said system (1) comprises a collecting device (4) configured to be at least partially inserted into said container and to be fastened to said vagina, and being interposed between said vagina and said container, said collecting device comprising a flow channel (23) for said semen extending within said internal space of said container and a discharge aperture (26) for said semen open to said internal space; and said system is configured to prevent, at least for the most part, said first dilution extender from passing in said flow channel of said collecting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventors: Eric Schmitt, Agnès Camus
  • Patent number: 10172981
    Abstract: A device for the concentration of a mixture of fatty material and aqueous fluid comprises a chamber for receiving a mixture of fatty material and aqueous fluid, and a body of absorbent material, the chamber being separated from the absorbent material by a barrier member having at least one opening, and a shutter element movable from a closed position, in which said opening is occluded, to an open position, in which said opening permits fluid flow from the chamber to the absorbent material. It has been found that the use of an absorbent material enables fatty material to be concentrated to the required degree in a passive, single vessel process without damage to the fatty tissue. There are also described methods for the use of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Brightwake Limited
    Inventor: Terence Gourlay
  • Patent number: 10016299
    Abstract: An external incontinence collection device that includes a novel one-way valve system for preventing backflow from a collection receptacle. The incontinence collection device also includes novel drainage valve structures that improve the drainage functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Inventor: Kenneth Pierson
  • Patent number: 9987173
    Abstract: A male diaper permits a user to urinate without removing the diaper from a lower body region of the user and includes a main body member disposed around the lower body region of the user and having a front portion with a crotch region having a front flap and a rear flap separated to create an opening to permit the user's reproductive organ to pass therethrough, and an exterior flap detachably coupled to the front portion of the main body member by a fastener. The exterior flap is designed to attach to the main body member to a closed position to seal the opening. The exterior flap is designed to detach from the main body member to an open position to permit the reproductive organ of the user to extend through the opening and into a surrounding environment, thereby enabling the user to urinate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventor: Annette Montgomery
  • Patent number: 9636179
    Abstract: A simple surgical drape system of generally flat shape for male urology procedures that provides full isolation of top versus bottom surface by a sealing fenestration surrounding the meatus area. It is achieved by manually forming the flat drape to a tent-like shape around the penis with a fenestration aperture smaller than glans diameter, supported by and sealing to the glans tip, and then attaching a penile clamp to hold the drape. This allows a simplified safer antibacterial preparation and less chance of infection complications. The sealed design permits better management of urology liquids, and can use absorption pad on drape top side. The drape wrinkles act as a penile position stabilizer, reducing need for extended use of the one operator hand for penile support. Drape is removable with catheter in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Ohio Urologic Research, LLC
    Inventors: Errol O. Singh, Ake A. Hellstrom
  • Patent number: 9510732
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for efficient purging from an imaging hood are described which facilitate the visualization of tissue regions through a clear fluid. Such a system may include an imaging hood having one or more layers covering the distal opening and defines one or more apertures which control the infusion and controlled retention of the clearing fluid into the hood. In this manner, the amount of clearing fluid may be limited and the clarity of the imaging of the underlying tissue through the fluid within the hood may be maintained for relatively longer periods of time by inhibiting, delaying, or preventing the infusion of surrounding blood into the viewing field. The aperture size may be controlled to decrease or increase through selective inflation of the membrane or other mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: David Miller, Vahid Saadat, Zachary J. Malchano, Ruey-Feng Peh, Aseem K. Thakur, Chris A. Rothe, Edmund Tam
  • Patent number: 9456922
    Abstract: A prophylactic device includes a base for receiving a portion of a body, a tip for containing body fluids, and a tubular body in between. The tubular body includes at least one area with a textured pattern, including lines running along the tubular body (e.g., lines running in at least three directions) that form shapes on the tubular body with portions of the lines forming edges of the shapes (e.g., circles, ellipses, polygons, etc.). The textured pattern forms a reinforcing mesh that wraps around the tubular body. A mold can be used for making the prophylactic device, where the mold includes different portions for receiving material(s), and is shaped to form the material(s) into the base, tip, and tubular body of the prophylactic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Lelo Inc.
    Inventor: Filip Sedic
  • Patent number: 9454013
    Abstract: An autostereoscopic display device includes a first light source, a light beam deviating device, a first light modulator, a lens, and an optical module. The first light source is configured for providing a first light beam. The light beam deviating device is configured for deviating the first light beam propagated from the first light source to different directions in sequence. The first light modulator is configured for modulating the first light beam into a plurality of first image light beams in sequence. The optical module is configured for guiding the first light beam propagated from the light beam deviating device to the first light modulator, and guiding the first image light beams to the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Inventor: Yu-Chang Wang
  • Patent number: 9326721
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides devices for decreasing the incidence of Cesarean childbirth by managing the labor process. In one aspect, a tactile feedback device is positioned adjacent the perianal tissues. A perianal support device includes a perianal support member having a pressure surface configured for engagement with tissue adjacent an anal orifice and a pressure detecting system associated with the perianal support member to detect pressure indicative of pressure on the perianal tissue of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: STETRIX, INC.
    Inventors: David D. Blurton, Mark Buchanan
  • 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: 8986271
    Abstract: A urine pouch includes a sheath to be worn beneath the underclothes of males and to accommodate the penis. Such an arrangement may absorb and retain in a discreet and effective manner any accidental discharge of urine by the user. The apparatus may be worn beneath the underwear of the user and held in place by a flap which extends upwardly above the genital region and folds over the waistband of the wearer's briefs or boxers. The apparatus may further extend downwardly such that the penis may be inserted through a serrated opening and thereby pushed or pulled through to hold the penis in place. The cross-shaped opening may further be easy to tear to accommodate the entry of the penis into the sheath. The apparatus may further include a waistband for securing to the wearer's undergarment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Jayne M. Horne
  • Publication number: 20150065972
    Abstract: A male urine collection device is provided. The present invention comprises a container having a removable lid, a urine collection member, and a tube having a first end connected to the urine storage container lid and a second end connected to the elongated urine collection member. In whole, the device provides a continuous channel between the urine collection member and the container. The container, lid, tube, and urine collection member are all removable from each other so that the device can be easily washed. The device provides a means for bedridden male individuals to urinate when there is no assistance currently available to them and to communicate the urine directly into a receptacle without spillage and without requiring the user to uplift themselves from the bed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: William Edward Mayo
  • Patent number: 8961482
    Abstract: A hygienic article for a male is disclosed. The hygienic article includes a tube having a first end adapted to receive a limp penis and a closed second end, the elasticized tube being formed of breathable material, a retaining portion adjacent the first end of the tube adapted to retain the hygienic article on the penis without substantially constricting blood flow, and an absorbent material extending at least within the second end of the tube adapted to absorb fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Ian A. Heyman
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150005725
    Abstract: A wearable quilted-type urinal for men, especially for men with mobility problems, comprises an absorbent tube including an elasticized section (such as an elasticized section resembling a wristband) at the tube's open end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Mary Elizabeth Goulet
  • Patent number: 8920400
    Abstract: A disposable absorbent garment includes a body chassis having a terminal front waist edge, a terminal back waist edge longitudinally spaced from the terminal front waist edge, a first length defined between the terminal front waist edge and the terminal back waist edge, and a laterally extending centerline defined half way between the terminal front and back waist edges. An absorbent insert is fixedly secured to the body chassis. The absorbent insert has a retention region including an absorbent material. The retention region has first and second longitudinally spaced boundaries and a second length defined between the first and second boundaries. The second length is less than or equal to 50% of the first length, and at least 70% of the second length is positioned between the centerline and the terminal front waist edge. There is no absorbent material disposed outside of the retention region defined between the first and second boundaries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventor: Jerome S. Veith
  • Publication number: 20140330230
    Abstract: Using an oxidative process it is made possible to apply an adhesive material to silicone. The process is controlled, allowing selective oxidative treatment to a silicone structure enabling treatment to the inside of a tubular structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: Henrik Lindenskov Nielsen
  • 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: 8815361
    Abstract: By using an oxidative process, it is possible to apply an adhesive material to silicone. The process is controlled, allowing selective oxidative treatment to a silicone structure, thus enabling treatment to the inside of a tubular structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventor: Henrik Lindenskov Nielsen
  • 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: 20140163498
    Abstract: A male urinary device comprises a thin, light weight, stretchable, and elongated tube that has a diameter of 2-3 cm and is open at both ends. The tube would be rolled onto a wearer's urinary organ and then extended down out the bottom of the wearer's pant leg so that the device allows a male to urinate without removing their clothes. The length of the tube varies to accommodate individuals' height. Preferably, the tube is between 90 cm and 100 cm. The urinary device may be made from stretchable and resilient materials including but not limited to latex so that it is comfortable to wear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventor: Adam Christian Natusch
  • Patent number: 8740868
    Abstract: A male fluid discharge guard and collection device for use in connection with a male undergarment. The device comprises a cup-shaped pocket with a backside and a forward lip, the backside being attachable to a pair of male undergarments using an adhesive bonding strip, while the forward lip is extendable and retractable to provide an opening for which fluid may be discharged into the device. The pad provides a shield that prevents a male undergarment from being saturated or otherwise soiled by discharge from a male genitalia. The device may be utilized with undergarment briefs, boxers or boxer briefs using the same retention means and mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventor: Anthony Chambers
  • Patent number: 8736455
    Abstract: A fluid volume alarm system is presented. The alarm system has a container for storing fluid, and alarm module coupled to the container for notifying a user or observer that the fluid within the container has reached a predetermined level. The container has at least one exterior wall and defines an interior volume for at least temporary storage of fluid. In one aspect, there are at least two electrodes disposed on an interior portion of the exterior wall of the container and positioned at a position thereon an interior portion of the exterior wall corresponding to a predetermined fluid level at which it is desirable to receive an alarm. The system also has an alarm module configured to alert the practitioner that the fluid has met or has exceeded the predetermined level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventors: Todd A. Linsenmeyer, Joseph V. DiTrolio, Dorothy F. Linsenmeyer
  • Patent number: 8728048
    Abstract: A male external catheter formed of injection-moldable plastic material is disclosed, which has a neck section with inner and outer surfaces having substantially different contours. The male external catheter has a generally cylindrical body section, a drain tube section and the funnel-shaped neck section. The drain tube section has a smaller cross-section than the body section, and the funnel shaped neck section is interposed between and merges with the body and the drain tube sections. A method of manufacture of such a catheter is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: George J. Cisko, Jr., Seamus T. Kavanagh
  • 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: 8702667
    Abstract: Male incontinence garment structures and methods of use are provided. The garment includes an undergarment defining an interior space and an exterior space. An aperture enables the penis of the wearer to extend through the aperture from the interior space to the exterior space. A flap at least partially covers the aperture and is selectively movable between an open position and a closed position. A pouch is located between the flap in the closed position and the undergarment. In a further example, a pad is configured to be placed within the pouch and confine the penis as it extends from the interior space of the undergarment, through the aperture, and into the pad. A method includes placing the undergarment about the body of the male incontinence garment wearer, placing the penis of the male incontinence garment wearer through the aperture and the hole into the pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Inventor: Gwendel Johnson
  • Patent number: 8696641
    Abstract: A male incontinence containment device. A sleeve made of flexible mesh terminates at one end in a sleeve mouth, and at an opposite end in a sleeve floor. An absorptive pad is disposed inside the sleeve adjacent the sleeve floor. The sleeve mouth and sleeve are sized to admit a human penis. When urine from a penis inside the sleeve accumulates in the absorptive pad, gravity pulls the absorptive pad, and its sleeve end, downwards. This downwards motion causes the sleeve width to decrease and the sleeve to firmly grip the penis, thus preventing the incontinence containment device from slipping off the penis. A tear line is disclosed to for quick and easy removal. Alternate embodiments incorporating a removable end cap, and a hinged floor, respectively are disclosed permitting removal of a soiled absorptive pad and its replacement with a fresh absorptive pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventor: Archie B. Williams, III
  • Patent number: 8684984
    Abstract: A packaged incontinence treatment device includes a catheter and a package. The catheter has a distal tubular portion that is connected to a sheath with a portion of the sheath rolled to provide a proximal collar. The package encloses the catheter and includes a lower portion coupled to an upper portion by a hinge plate. The hinge plate is adapted to allow the upper portion to pivot away from the lower portion to provide an opened package configuration and to allow the upper portion to pivot toward the lower portion to provide a closed package configuration. The package has a retainer protrusion extending from an interior surface of the package that is engaged with the proximal collar of the catheter and retains the proximal collar in the lower portion of the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Henrik Bork Bjerregaard, Marlene Corydon, Henrik Lindenskov Nielsen
  • Patent number: 8679092
    Abstract: A catheter assembly is provided. The catheter assembly includes a urinary catheter adapted for insertion into a urethra and a catheter package sized to receive the urinary catheter. The urinary catheter is configured to project from the catheter package to accommodate insertion into the urethra.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Allan Tanghoej, Lars Boegelund Jensen