Global Patent Index - EP 0855873 A4

EP 0855873 A4 2000-05-31 - CONDOM CATHETER AND SUPPORT DEVICES

Title (en)

CONDOM CATHETER AND SUPPORT DEVICES

Title (de)

KATHETER IN FORM EINES KONDOMS SOWIE STÜTZVORRICHTUNG

Title (fr)

CATHETER SOUS FORME DE CONDOM ET DISPOSITIFS DE SOUTIEN

Publication

EP 0855873 A4 (EN)

Application

EP 96936739 A

Priority

  • US 9616788 W
  • US 54540395 A
  • US 59717996 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9714353A1] A one-piece male incontinence device comprises a condom (30) having a first sheath section (32) and a second urine collecting compartment (42) divided by a skin shield (36) which incorporates a soft thread-reinforced non-return, non-invertible valve (38). Collecting compartment has a twist-around drain valve (52) or alternatively a ball-obturator drain valve (93). First sheath section (32) has friction-increasing internal surface in the form of finely spaced-apart ribs (54). Alternatively skin shield (36) can incorporate two non-return, non-inverting reinforced valves (86 and 88) placed to eliminate urine pooling (90). Alternative design catheter (79) comprises one-piece first sheath section and second urine collecting compartment divided by an insert (36) incorporating non-return valve or valves and skin shield which is placed and imperviously sealed therein. An improved support strap (218) is used which has markings to (221) for accurate respositioning of the band (220). A garment (94) is provided for spinal injured patients for attaching thereto a condom catheter. A non-elastomeric, non-latex condom catheter (110) is provided for users who are allergic to latex products. Another embodiment has a grooved retainer ring (238) sewn into the front section (236) of a garment. An applicator ring (250) is used to spread rim (226) to facilitate fitting both condom onto penis (254) and rim (226) into groove (244) of grooved retainer ring (238).

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

A61B 5/00; A61F 5/44; A61F 6/02; A61F 6/04

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61F 5/44 (2006.01); A61F 5/453 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61F 5/4405 (2013.01); A61F 5/453 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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

EPO simple patent family

WO 9714353 A1 19970424; AU 7458496 A 19970507; CA 2234742 A1 19970424; EP 0855873 A1 19980805; EP 0855873 A4 20000531; JP H11513597 A 19991124

INPADOC legal status


2002-11-06 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20020501

2000-05-31 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20000413

2000-05-31 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A4

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

1998-08-05 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19980518

1998-08-05 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

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

1998-08-05 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

- Free text: AL PAYMENT 980518;LT PAYMENT 980518;LV PAYMENT 980518;RO PAYMENT 980518;SI PAYMENT 980518