Global patent index - EP 1030629 A1

EP 1030629 A1 2000-08-30 - PESSARY WITH MEDICATED CARTRIDGE

Title (en)

PESSARY WITH MEDICATED CARTRIDGE

Title (de)

PESSAR MIT ARZNEISTOFFHALTIGER KARTUSCHE

Title (fr)

PESSAIRE AVEC CARTOUCHE MEDICAMENTEUSE

Publication

EP 1030629 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98956493 A

Priority

  • US 9823346 W
  • US 6400797 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9922680A1] A pessary (10) for treating uterine prolapse, and incontinence includes a medicated cartridge (14) that dispenses a sustained, steady dose of a drug. The drug is preferably an estrogen which, in combination with the pessary, reduces incontinence by improving the tone of genitourinary structures. The pessary (10) may be in the shape of a ring, torus or cube. It has a receptacle (16), recessed in the surface of the pessary, and open to the surrounding environment. The cartridge (14) has a shape, and size complementary to the recessed receptable (16), but the cartridge may be slightly larger than the receptacle so that the cartridge (14) may be pressed into the receptacle, and retained there for a prolonged period of time, during which the drug is released. The cartridge (14) may be selectively removed, for example by flexing the pessary or using a specialized tool, so that a new or recharged cartridge may be inserted into the receptacle. The disclosure also includes a tool with a spring biased trigger for inserting receptacles into the pessary receptacle.

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

A61F 6/06

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61F 6/08 (2006.01); A61K 9/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61F 6/08 (2013.01); A61K 9/0036 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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

EPO simple patent family

WO 9922680 A1 19990514; AU 1300799 A 19990524; EP 1030629 A1 20000830; EP 1030629 A4 20010905

INPADOC legal status

2002-08-21 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

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- Effective date: 20011025

2001-09-05 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

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- Effective date: 20010719

2001-09-05 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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

2001-09-05 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

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- Free Format Text: 7A 61F 6/06 A, 7A 61F 6/08 B

2000-08-30 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

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- Effective date: 20000531

2000-08-30 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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