Global Patent Index - EP 0801583 A4

EP 0801583 A4 2000-03-01 - APPARATUS FOR STIMULATING PENILE, SCROTAL, ANAL, VAGINAL AND CLITORAL TISSUE

Title (en)

APPARATUS FOR STIMULATING PENILE, SCROTAL, ANAL, VAGINAL AND CLITORAL TISSUE

Title (de)

VORRICHTUNG ZUR GEWEBE-STIMULIERUNG IM GEBIET DES PENIS, DES SKROTUMS, DES ANUS, DER SCHEIDE UND DER KLITORIS

Title (fr)

APPAREIL DE STIMULATION DES TISSUS DU PENIS, DU SCROTUM, DE L'ANUS, DU VAGIN ET DU CLITORIS

Publication

EP 0801583 A4 (EN)

Application

EP 95944166 A

Priority

  • US 9516629 W
  • US 36917295 A
  • US 55307795 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9620753A1] Male and female electrodes (50, 160, 170, 180, 190) for stimulating penile, scrotal, anal, vaginal, and clitoral tissue are shown. The electrodes are formed from elastomeric material and preferably include memory bend wires (54, 169, 179, 189, 194) that maintain a formed shape of the electrodes. Electrical stimulation to such areas is intended to control incontinence, to induce penile erection where impotence occurs, or to induce excitation and orgasm. A male penile ring electrode (100, 110, 700, 710) formed from elastomeric or flexible material and intended for use in pairs, has an outer nonconductive surface (101, 111, 701, 711), and an inner conductive layer (106, 116, 706, 716). A contact (108, 708) for connecting the electrode to a source of electricity is mounted on the outer surface and connects to the inner layer. A like electrode (120, 720) that can be used alone has two nonconductive portions separating two inner conductive portions. Female electrodes such as an elongated ball (50) having a nonconductive ring (53) about its centerline and two conductive portions (51, 52) about the nonconductive ring, and a plug having a conductive tip (166) and sides (167, 168) with nonconductive material (162, 164) therebetween are also disclosed. Additionally, anal and male urethral electrodes (190) formed from the same elastomeric material are provided.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A61N 1/05

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61F 5/37 (2006.01); A61F 5/41 (2006.01); A61N 1/04 (2006.01); A61N 1/05 (2006.01); A61N 1/36 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61N 1/0524 (2013.01); A61N 1/0452 (2013.01); A61N 1/0456 (2013.01); A61N 1/0472 (2013.01); A61N 1/0512 (2013.01); A61N 1/36007 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE DK ES FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9620753 A1 19960711; AU 4603896 A 19960724; EP 0801583 A1 19971022; EP 0801583 A4 20000301; JP H10500884 A 19980127

INPADOC legal status


2001-02-28 [18W] WITHDRAWN

- Date of withdrawal: 20001220

2000-03-01 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20000117

2000-03-01 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A4

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH DE DK ES FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

2000-03-01 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- Free text: 7A 61N 1/05 A

1997-10-22 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19970701

1997-10-22 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH DE DK ES FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE