(19)
(11)EP 1 988 862 B1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
03.04.2013 Bulletin 2013/14

(21)Application number: 07726552.8

(22)Date of filing:  28.02.2007
(51)Int. Cl.: 
A61F 5/453  (2006.01)
(86)International application number:
PCT/EP2007/051916
(87)International publication number:
WO 2007/099129 (07.09.2007 Gazette  2007/36)

(54)

URISHEATH WITH MOULDED UNROLLING STRIP

URIN-SCHLEUSE MIT GEFORMTEM ENTROLLBAREN STREIFEN

GAINE URINAIRE AVEC BANDE DEROULANTE MOULEE


(84)Designated Contracting States:
AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC NL PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

(30)Priority: 01.03.2006 DK 200600297
24.04.2006 US 794119 P

(43)Date of publication of application:
12.11.2008 Bulletin 2008/46

(60)Divisional application:
09156713.1 / 2067455

(73)Proprietor: Coloplast A/S
3050 Humlebæk (DK)

(72)Inventors:
  • LINDENSKOV NIELSEN, Henrik
    2765 Smorum (DK)
  • CHRISTIANSSON, Johan
    242 93 Hörby (SE)
  • PERSSON, Peter
    242 93 Hörby (SE)

(74)Representative: Roos, Rikard 
Ström & Gulliksson AB Järnvägsgatan 3
252 24 Helsingborg
252 24 Helsingborg (SE)


(56)References cited: : 
WO-A-97/40790
FR-A- 2 771 923
US-A1- 2005 101 923
WO-A-98/22275
US-A- 4 734 241
  
      
    Note: Within nine months from the publication of the mention of the grant of the European patent, any person may give notice to the European Patent Office of opposition to the European patent granted. Notice of opposition shall be filed in a written reasoned statement. It shall not be deemed to have been filed until the opposition fee has been paid. (Art. 99(1) European Patent Convention).


    Description

    Background



    [0001] External urinary catheters, also known as urisheaths, are conventionally used in urinary catheter devices for aiding male urinary incontinence and for use in hospitals in connection with treatment and surgery of urethral disorders. Such an external urinary catheter normally comprises a sheath or body portion enclosing the shaft of the penis, and a tip portion that is provided with a comparatively short discharge tube, which via a tube Is connected to a urine collection bag that is e.g. fastened to the bed or the leg of the user. Unrolling a sheath correctly on a penis can be very challenging. This procedure is often performed by users with poor dexterity or by hospital staff wearing protective gloves for hygienic reasons. However, it is essential that the sheath be fitted correctly to ensure a leak proof seal between the skin and the sheath. Problems occur if the sheath does not unroll evenly or if the protective gloves stick to the sheath adhesive.

    [0002] One present solution to this problem is a single strip assisting application of the sheath. However, this strip pulls only on one side of the sheath, which causes uneven roll and is difficult to hold with poor dexterity.

    [0003] US-A-2005/0101923 discloses a mate urinary incontinence device comprises a cylindrical sheath with an open first end to receive the penis and a tubular connector at a second end for discharge of collected urine, the sheath having a longitudinal opening along at least one side to allow ready placement of the penis therein. A viscous gel strip is applied to the upper inner circumference of the sheath and an elastic strap is applied to the upper outer circumference of the sheath the gel strip and strap acting cooperatively to retain the sheath on the penis and to render the sheath leak proof in use. The sheath also includes a connector assembly for attachment of tubing and a urine collection vessel. Placement of the device may also include a mounting ring and a strap assembly.

    [0004] By using an injection-molding machine, the wall thickness of the product may be controlled very precisely by the design of the cavity of the injection-molding machine. Thus, a thin-walled product of high quality can be produced by this method.

    Summary



    [0005] The solution to the problem of unrolling a urisheath provided here thus includes an element of thin material that allows at least two lengths of it to run in a parallel fashion down either side of the sheath. The two lengths of the element, the strips, are rolled with the sheath. The top end of the element towards the sheath tip is preferably formed as a loop big enough to grab and pull with a male thumb (the handle). When pulling the loop in a downward motion (that is from the sheath tip towards the opposite end of the sheath), the sheath is unrolled evenly. With the double action strip, the sheath is more easily unrolled onto the penis in an even fashion and without having to touch the adhesive.

    [0006] However, attaching this strip to the product is difficult and is done manually by very skilled operators. This manual operation is very costly. Automation of this process is considered also to be very costly too.

    [0007] The solution to this problem is to injection mould the strip in liquid silicone in the silicone injection moulding process for the urisheath, either by one, two or more component injection moulding.

    Detailed Disclosure



    [0008] One aspect of the invention relates to a urisheath semi-manufacture product comprising a body portion and a strip portion wherein the strip portion is attached to the body portion in an attachment zone. The body portion extends from the urine outlet (a tip part) and an open end. The tip part is where the urine leaves the urisheath. This is preferably a comparatively short discharge tube. To this discharge tube, a drainage tube is often attached. The other end of the drainage tube is typically connected to a urine collection bag.

    [0009] The attachment zone is formed as weakened zones, having lower tear strength than the strip portion and the urisheath respectively. Such weakened zones are typically formed of the same material as the strip portion and the urisheath, and having a smaller thickness than the strip portion and the urisheath.

    [0010] Thus, when pulling the strip portion and the urisheath away from each other they will advantageously separate at the attachment zone.

    [0011] Further alternative attachment zones may be provided by for example different types of materials having a tear strength which is smaller than that of the material of the strip portion and the material of the urisheath. Two-componrent injection moulding will produce such products.

    [0012] The urisheath preferably further comprises adhesive on the inside to attach and seal to the penis. The urisheath preferably further comprises a flexible zone between the tip part and the body portion.

    [0013] The tip part can be the top 3 cm of the entire urisheath (A on Figure 2). Preferably that is 1/3 of the entire length of the urisheath (not including optional flexible zones). The root part of the urisheath is the part of the urisheath extending from the open end to 1/3 of the entire body portion (B on Figure 2). The section between the tip portion and the root portion (excluding optional flexible zones) is referred to as the centred part (C on Figure 2).

    [0014] Such urisheath is injection moulded with an injection moulding form for a urisheath comprising a body portion and a strip portion, the form comprising 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. This form preferably comprises three parts: a core part, an upper shield part and a lower shield part.

    [0015] In one embodiment, the strip portion comprises one strip. One strip is sufficient to unroll the urisheath on the penis. In another embodiment, the strip portion comprises two strips. Having two strips, preferably at opposite sides of a tubular urisheath, an even draw when applying the urisheath is obtained.

    [0016] Such urisheath is injected moulded with an injection moulding form wherein the cavity for the strip portion comprises one strip. Alternatively, the cavity for the strip portion comprises two strips. The form with cavities for two strips preferably comprises these cavities diagonally across from each other, that are in the dividing line between the two shield parts.

    [0017] It is troublesome to connect and align a strip on the urisheath before rolling the urisheath in a ready-to-use configuration. In one aspect of the present invention, the strip portion is attached to the body portion at the root part and at the tip part. That is, if there are two strips, each strip is attached to the body portion at the root part and at the tip part of the urisheath. Whether a continuous attachment or a point-like attachment, the strip will be oriented along the longitudinal direction of the urisheath. Hence easy connection and alignment of the strip(s) on the urisheath before rolling the urisheath in a ready-to-use configuration is obtained.

    [0018] Such a urisheath is injected moulded with an injection moulding form wherein the connection between the cavity for the strip portion and the cavity for the body portion is at the root part.

    [0019] The user will experience the attachment zones as resistance during the application of the urisheath. Thus, the balance between easy rolling of the urisheath during production on the one side, and the degree of resistance offered to the user on the other. In one embodiment, the strip portion is attached to the body portion at the root part, the centred part and at the tip part. In another embodiment, the strip portion is attached to the body portion along the entire centred portion. In yet another embodiment, the strip portion is attached to the body portion along the entire root- and centred portions and with a point like attachment to the tip portion.

    [0020] Such a urisheath is injected moulded with an injection moulding form wherein the connections between the cavity for the body portion and the cavity for the strip portion are wider (in the urisheath longitudinal direction). That is, one form wherein there are connections between the cavity for the body portion and the cavity for the strip portion at the root part, the centred part and at the tip part. In another form, there is a connection between the cavity for the body portion and the cavity for the strip portion along the entire centred portion. In yet another moulding form, there is a connection between the cavity for the body portion and the cavity for the strip portion along the entire root- and centred portions and with a point like connection at the tip portion.

    [0021] In a preferred embodiment, the attachment zone(s) between the body portion and the strip portion has lower tear strength than the body portion and the strip portion. Hence the result obtained is that when pulling the strip portion, the strip portion is detached from the body portion without destroying either the body portion or the strip portion.

    [0022] Such a urisheath is injected moulded with an injection moulding form wherein the connection between the cavity for the body portion and the cavity for the strip portion is sufficiently thin, so that the mass of the material to be broken is small, that is the material in the attachment zone is thin.

    [0023] In an alternative embodiment, the attachment zones are broken, e.g. cut, just before rolling the urisheath. One example is a continuous detachment and rolling process.

    [0024] In the design of certain moulding forms, it is troublesome to join the two strips along side the urisheath. Thus, in one embodiment of the invention, the strip portion comprises two strips with attachment means for joining the two strips at the tip part of the strips.

    [0025] Such a urisheath is injected moulded with an injection moulding form wherein each of the cavities for the strips comprises indentations providing attachment means for joining the two strips. An example of such attachment means is a hole in one strip and a hook on the other strip.

    [0026] An alternative embodiment thereof, a separate handle is attached to the two strips after injection moulding.

    [0027] In one embodiment of the invention, at least two strips are joined outside the rolled tubular section. This provides for one major advantage of the present invention: for example urisheath users with poor dexterity will now be able to apply the urisheath themselves, without outside help by only using one hand. This is a major break-through to the self-esteem of these users. In a further embodiment joint strips form a handle for unrolling the rolled tubular section. In an even further embodiment the joint strips form a finger-pull-hole. Such finger-pull-hole enables the user of for example an urisheath to insert a finger, and pull. Whereas an ear handle requires two fingers, and force between those, (tweezers grip), the ring only requires a pull force. Thus, it is preferred that the strip portion comprises two strips and further comprises a handle connecting the two strips. Preferably, the handle is thicker than the strips.

    [0028] In one embodiment, the handle is positioned below the urisheath (see figures 6 and 7), i.e. the strips extend from the root part in a direction away from the tip part. This position of the handle is preferably secured through the attachment zone in the root part. A width of the strips are attached to the root part, preferably the width is 1 mm that is more than 0.1 mm. This will make rolling of the device automated as one robot arm grab the urisheath and a hook grabs the handle providing resistance during rolling of the urisheath, whereby tangling of the strips is avoided.

    [0029] For the injection moulding of a urisheath further comprising a handle portion, an injection moulding form further comprising a cavity for the handle portion is required. One example of such form is an injection moulding form wherein the cavity for the strip portion is located in longitudinal continuation of the cavity for the body portion and the cavity for the handle portion located to connect the strips.

    [0030] In another embodiment, the handle is positioned above the tip portion, i.e. the strips extend from the root part in a direction towards the tip part. Such urisheath is injected moulded with an injection moulding form wherein the cavities for the strips terminate in a cavity for the handle above the tip portion. Having this handle in the centreline of the body portion enables that opening of the moulding forms will then reveal the strip portion.

    [0031] In yet another embodiment, the handle is positioned beside the tip portion. Such urisheath is injected moulded with an injection moulding form wherein the cavity for the handle portion is sufficiently thick such that the cured material in this cavity can be pulled out (blown out). In one embodiment the cavity for the handle portion is thicker than the strip portion in general. An alternative injection moulding form comprises four parts: the forth part being between the two shield parts such that the cavity for the handle portion can be opened and the product removed from the cavity.

    [0032] In one embodiment the handle it attached to the tip portion. This embodiment requires a subsequent dividing process. This can be carried out before rolling, after rolling, or even by the user.

    [0033] It is preferred that the body portion is a silicone body portion.

    [0034] To obtain the desired performance of the strip to un-roll the urisheath onto the penis, a strip material with sufficient release from the sheath adhesive has to be used. It is preferred that the strip is moulded in silicone.

    [0035] The strip portion can be moulded in various hardness and types of silicone materials. In one embodiment the material is the same material, as the material used for the body portion. Particularly preferred for this is silicone C6-540 silicone from Dow Corning.

    [0036] However, two-component injection moulding is feasible and enables attachment of the materials in liquid/non-vulcanised form. If 2-component moulding is used, it is preferred, that the strip is made in a harder silicone than the urisheath part. The preferred materials for the strip portion are platinum cured LSR silicones that give sufficiently release to the urisheath adhesive also after prolonged ageing. Particularly preferred is silicone C6-570 silicone from Dow Corning.

    [0037] In the preparation of the rolled tubular section, the strips will typically be applied in the unrolled condition. Thereafter, the tubular section is rolled, so that the strips are placed in between the inside and outside of the tube. Hereby, each of the strips forms a path along the tubular section.

    [0038] In one embodiment, each of those paths is parallel to the longitudinal axis of the unrolled tubular section - hereby securing an even draw.

    [0039] However, when placing the strips parallel to the longitudinal axis of the unrolled section, the rolled tubular section will have an un-even outer rim, thicker where the strips are, thinner at places along the rim, where the strips are absent. In order to obtain a smoother surface of the rolled tubular section, at least one path of the strip is a spiral shape.

    [0040] The unrolling strip is considered to be a major benefit on the product, because that the application of the urisheath on the penis can be done by people with reduced hand function or by nurses wearing gloves. This unrolling strip also secures a smooth an easy unrolling of the product, giving improved security of leakage when wearing the product.

    [0041] It is preferred that the thickness of the strip is about 0.06 mm. To secure flow of material through such thin product, the injection moulding form can be provided with more than one inlet ports.

    [0042] Varying the thickness and the width can also vary the elastic feeling along the length of the strip. It is preferred to have rather large thickness of the handle part (e.g. 0.20 to 2.0 mm) and low thickness on the part alongside the shaft part (0.05 to 0.20 mm). This is in order to have a good rolling of the sheath.

    Examples


    Example 1:



    [0043] Double strip moulded almost separately from the urisheath only moulded together with the distant end of the urisheath.

    [0044] This example requires large tooling and still leaves the strip not fully attached to the product.

    Example 2:



    [0045] Strip moulded along sheath part of and attached by a thinner part that will be torn as the urisheath is unrolled. There can also be a perforation combined or instead of the thin part.

    [0046] This example makes it easy to handle the urisheaths in the subsequent steps of the production. The difficult part here is to mould the combined handle function for the 2 legs of strip. The handle shall preferentially be of a length so that it ends before the end of the tip.

    [0047] This can be done in several ways:

    Either the tooling is made with more than 3 movable parts;

    the tooling is made with 3 movable parts, but the strip (or strip handle) is attached to the tip of the urisheath, and shall be cut off in a following step;

    the strip is made with 2 legs and the combined handle part is obtained by attaching these 2 legs to each other in a following step. They can be attached by mechanical or chemical means;



    [0048] The combined handle part is made on top of the tip. However, this alternative gives an unrolling strip, which is longer than usually needed.

    Example 3:



    [0049] To manufacture a urisheath we take a C6-540 (shore 40A hardness) silicone from Dow Corning and injection into a mould, such that the thickness of the sheath portion is 0,20mm and the strip portion is 0,10mm in the lower part of the urisheath, and thickness of the sheath portion is 0,40 mm and the strip portion is 0,15mm at the upper part of the urisheath close to the bellow part. The width of the strip is 8 mm along the length of the sheath part. The varying thickness of the strip provides for giving a not too elastic feeling when the user starts the unrolling with the strip. The thinner strip at the bottom secures that the strip is not giving a too high unevenness of the sheath portion in its rolled position, which possibly could give uneven unrolling and wrinkles of the sheath when unrolled by the user. The handle part of the strip is made in a thickness of e.g. 0,6 mm and shall secure a god grip also for people with reduced hand function.

    Example 4:



    [0050] In another example the urisheath and the strip is made in two different silicones by two-component injection moulding. The sheath part is moulded as in example 1 in C6-540 silicone from Dow Corning. The strip part is made in C6-570 silicone from Dow Corning. This is a silicone of higher hardness (shore 70A hardness). The strip part shall be made in a thickness of 0,06mm at the lower part and a thickness of 0,10mm at the upper part close to the bellow part. The width of the strip is still 8 mm along the length of the sheath part. The thinner strip reduces the possibility for uneven unrolling and wrinkles further compared to example 1, but is off cause also more complicated and costly to produce. The handle part of the strip is made in a thickness of e.g. 0,4 mm and shall secure a good grip also for people with reduced hand function.

    Figures



    [0051] Further advantages of the present invention will be understood in the following detailed description wherein the invention will be described with reference to the enclosed figures. The figures and detailed description serves as examples only and should not be understood as limiting the scope of the invention.

    Figs. 1 and 2 illustrate a first embodiment of the invention seen from the side in two different angles,

    Figs. 3, 4 and 5 illustrates a second embodiment of the invention seen from the side in two different angles and in perspective from above,

    Figs. 6 and 7 illustrates a third embodiment of the invention seen from the side in two different angles,

    Figs. 8 and 9 illustrates a fourth embodiment of the invention seen from the side in two different angles, and

    Figs. 10 and 11 illustrates a third embodiment of the invention seen from the side in two different angles.

    Figure 1 and 2 shows one embodiment of an injection moulded semi-manufactured urisheath assembly 1 according to the invention.



    [0052] An urisheath 2 and a strip portion 3 form the urisheath assembly 1.

    [0053] The urisheath consist of a tip part 4, a shoulder part 5 and a body part 6.

    [0054] The tip part 4 extends in distance A from the shoulder part 5 towards an outlet end 9 and is adapted to be connected to a discharge tube (not shown). A drainage tube 7 whereon five round going friction ribs 8 are formed makes up the tip part. The ribs provide frictional means so that a user, e.g. the patient or nurse, can control the drainage tube without loosing the grip. At the outlet end 9 of the drainage tube there is provided a protruding connection rib 10. This connection rib protrudes further outwards in a radial distance from the drainage tube than the round going friction ribs 8. The connection rib function provides frictional engagement when the drainage tube and the discharge tube are connected.

    [0055] The shoulder part 5 connects the body part to the tip part. In the present embodiment the shoulder part is formed with four round going bulbous rings 11.

    [0056] The body part 6 is formed as a tubular section extending from the shoulder part to a mounting opening 12. The body part is divided into a root portion 13, which extends in a distance B from the mounting opening 12 towards the outlet end 9 and a centred part 14 extending in a distance C from the root portion 13 towards the outlet end 9.

    [0057] The strip portion 3 is formed as two parallel strips 14,15 extending from the mounting opening 12 towards the outlet end 9, terminating approximately at the beginning of the tip part. A handle 16 in the shape of an arc formed bridge strip connects the ends of the two strips closest to the outlet end. The strip portion 3 is releasable attached to the urisheath via the respective sides, facing toward the urisheath, of the two parallel strips which extends along the body part by longitudinal attachment zones 14', 15'.

    [0058] The attachment zones are typically formed as weakened zones, i.e. having lower tear strength than the strip portion 3 and the urisheath 2 respectively. During injection moulding these attachment zones may be provided in a number of different ways. For example it may be provided as a decrease in the thickness of the material compared to the thickness of the parallel strips and/or the thickness of the wall of the body part. Alternatively they may be provided as two lines of perforations extending along the body part or as a few, for example one or two, connection points between the parallel strips and the urisheath.

    [0059] Thus when the urisheath is held in a fixed position and the strip portion is pulled the urisheath assembly will be separated along the attachment zones.

    [0060] Furthermore, as can be seen in fig 2 the strip portion is formed with a bend 17. This allows the strip portion to have length with is shorter than the extent of the urisheath, while at the same time connecting the two parallel strips 14 and 15 with a continuous handle 16 as the handle is guided around the tip part 4.

    [0061] Figures 3, 4 and 5 show an alternative embodiment injection moulded semi-manufactured urisheath assembly 20 according to the invention.

    [0062] In this embodiment the urisheath is the same as in Figs. 1 and 2, however, the strip portion is formed as two individual strips 21 and 22. The two individual strips are connectible via connection ends 23 and 24 which are formed with locking means in form of a through going hole 25 provided in the first connection end and a tab 26 on the second connection end 24. When used the tab is pushed into the through going hole locking the two connection ends together thereby forming a handle (the handle not shown assembled).

    [0063] During injection moulding the strip portion is attached to the urisheath in a similar way as described with respect to figures 1 and 2.

    [0064] Figures 6 and 7 shows yet another embodiment injection moulded semi-manufactured urisheath assembly 30 according to the invention.

    [0065] The strip portion 3 and the urisheath 2 correspond to the part as described in figures 1 and 2, however, during injection moulding they have been assembled differently.

    [0066] The strip portion 3 is attached to the urisheath 2 at attachment points 31 and 32 at the root portion of the urisheath and extends in a direction from the root portion and away from the outlet end 9 of the urisheath.

    [0067] Yet another embodiment of an injection moulded semi-manufactured urisheath assembly 40 according to the invention is shown in figures 8 and 9. In this embodiment the parallel strips 41 and 42 extends from the root portion of the urisheath almost to the outlet end of the tip part. Thus it is not necessary to provided the parallel strip with a bend, such as described in figures 1 and 2, as the handle 43 connecting the two parallel strips is arranged past the tip part.

    [0068] In a further embodiment of an injection moulded semi-manufactured urisheath assembly 50 according to the invention is shown in figures 10 and 11. This embodiment is almost identical to the one shown in figures 1 and 2 except that tabs 51 and 52 (tab 52 is not seen in the drawing as the tab 51 covers it) connects the handle 16 and the tip part 4. These tabs results of the injection moulding process as they are created in order to provided and even distribution and even flow and curing of the urisheath assembly material during production. Tabs 51 and 52 will often be cut away before selling, the product.


    Claims

    1. A urisheath semi-manufacture product (1) comprising a urisheath (2) and a strip portion (3), said urisheath (2) comprising a body portion (6), a root part (13), a centred part and a tip part (4), wherein the strip portion (3) is attached to the body portion (6) in an attachment zone (14', 15'),
    characterized in that the attachment zone (14', 15') is formed as a weakened zone, with lower tear strength than the strip portion (3) and the urisheath (2), respectively.
     
    2. The urisheath according to claim 1, wherein the weakened zones are formed of the same material as the strip portion (3) and the urisheath (2), and having a smaller thickness than the strip portion (3) and the urisheath (2).
     
    3. The urisheath according to any of the previous claims, wherein the strip portion comprises one strip (14, 21, 41).
     
    4. The urisheath according to any of the previous claims, wherein the strip portion comprises two strips (14, 15, 21, 22, 41, 42).
     
    5. The urisheath according to any of the previous claims, wherein the strip portion (3) is attached to the body portion (6) at the root part (13) and at the tip part (4).
     
    6. The urisheath according to any of the previous claims, wherein the strip portion (3) is attached to the body portion (6) at the root part (13), the centred part and at the tip part (4).
     
    7. The urisheath according to any of the previous claims, wherein the strip portion (3) is attached to the body portion (6) along the entire centred portion.
     
    8. The urisheath according to any of the previous claims, wherein the attachment zone (14', 15') has a lower tear strength than the body portion (6) and the strip portion (3).
     
    9. The urisheath according to any of the previous claims, wherein the strip portion (3) comprises two strips (21, 22) with attachment means (23, 24) for joining the two strips at the tip of the strips (21, 22).
     
    10. The urisheath according to any of the previous claims, wherein the strip portion (3) comprises two strips (14, 15) and further comprises a handle (16) connecting the two strips (14, 15).
     
    11. The urisheath according to claim 10, wherein the handle (16) is positioned below the urisheath (2), where the strips (14, 15) extend from the root part (13) in a direction away from the tip part (4).
     
    12. The urisheath according to claim 10, wherein the handle (16) is positioned above the tip part (4), where the strips extend from the root part in a direction towards the tip part.
     
    13. The urisheath according to claim 12, wherein the handle (16) is positioned beside the tip part (4).
     
    14. The urisheath according to claims 12 or 13, wherein the handle (16) is attached to the tip part (4).
     
    15. The urisheath according to any of the previous claims, wherein the body portion (6) is a silicone body portion.
     
    16. The urisheath according to any of the previous claims, wherein the strip portion (3) is a silicone strip portion.
     
    17. The urisheath according to any of the previous claims, wherein the urisheath is rolled.
     


    Ansprüche

    1. Urinschleuse-Halbfertigprodukt (1), das eine Urinschleuse (2) und einen Streifenteil (3) umfasst, wobei die Urinschleuse (2) einen Körperteil (6), einen unteren Abschnitt (13), einen Mittelabschnitt und einen Spitzen-Abschnitt (4) umfasst, wobei der Streifenteil (3) an dem Körperteil (6) in einem Befestigungsbereich (14', 15') befestigt ist,
    dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass der Befestigungsbereich (14', 15') als ein geschwächter Bereich gebildet ist, mit einer geringeren Reißfestigkeit als der Streifenteil (3) und die Urinschleuse (2), entsprechend.
     
    2. Urinschleuse gemäß Anspruch 1, wobei die geschwächten Bereiche aus dem gleichen Material gebildet sind wie der Streifenteil (3) und die Urinschleuse (2) und eine geringere Dicke als der Streifenteil (3) und die Urinschleuse (2) aufweisen.
     
    3. Urinschleuse gemäß irgendeinem der vorangehenden Ansprüche, wobei der Streifenteil einen Streifen (14, 21, 41) umfasst.
     
    4. Urinschleuse gemäß irgendeinem der vorangehenden Ansprüche, wobei der Streifenteil zwei Streifen (14, 15, 21, 22, 41, 42) umfasst.
     
    5. Urinschleuse gemäß irgendeinem der vorangehenden Ansprüche, wobei der Streifenteil (3) an dem Körperteil (6) über den unteren Abschnitt (13) und den Spitzen-Abschnitt (4) befestigt ist.
     
    6. Urinschleuse gemäß irgendeinem der vorangehenden Ansprüche, wobei der Streifenteil (3) an dem Körperteil (6) über den unteren Abschnitt (13), den Mittelabschnitt und den Spitzen-Abschnitt (4) befestigt ist.
     
    7. Urinschleuse gemäß irgendeinem der vorangehenden Ansprüche, wobei der Streifteil (3) an dem Körperteil (6) entlang dem gesamten Mittelabschnitt befestigt ist.
     
    8. Urinschleuse gemäß irgendeinem der vorangehenden Ansprüche, wobei der Befestigungsbereich (14', 15') eine geringere Reißfestigkeit als das Körperteil (6) und der Streifenteil (3) hat.
     
    9. Urinschleuse gemäß irgendeinem der vorangehenden Ansprüche, wobei der Streifenteil (3) zwei Streifen (21, 22) mit Befestigungsmitteln (23, 24), zum Verbinden der beiden Streifen an der Spitze der Streifen (21, 22), umfasst.
     
    10. Urinschleuse gemäß irgendeinem der vorangehenden Ansprüche, wobei der Streifenteil (3) zwei Streifen (14, 15) umfasst und weiter einen Henkel (16) umfasst, der die beiden Streifen (14, 15) aneinander anschließt.
     
    11. Urinschleuse gemäß Anspruch 10, wobei der Henkel (16) unterhalb der Urinschleuse (2) positioniert ist, wo die Streifen (14, 15) sich von dem unteren Abschnitt (13) in eine Richtung weg von dem Spitzen-Abschnitt (4) ausdehnen.
     
    12. Urinschleuse gemäß Anspruch 10, wobei der Henkel (16) oberhalb des Spitzen-Abschnitts (4) positioniert ist, wo sich die Streifen von dem unteren Abschnitt in eine Richtung zu dem Spitzen-Abschnitt ausdehnen.
     
    13. Urinschleuse gemäß Anspruch 12, wobei der Henkel (16) neben dem Spitzen-Abschnitt (4) positioniert ist.
     
    14. Urinschleuse gemäß Anspruch 12 oder 13, wobei der Henkel (16) an dem Spitzen-Abschnitt (4) befestigt ist.
     
    15. Urinschleuse gemäß irgendeinem der vorangehenden Ansprüche, wobei der Körperteil (6) ein Silikonkörperteil ist.
     
    16. Urinschleuse gemäß irgendeinem der vorangehenden Ansprüche, wobei der Streifenteil (3) ein Silikonstreifenteil ist.
     
    17. Urinschleuse gemäß irgendeinem der vorangehenden Ansprüche, wobei die Urinschleuse gerollt ist.
     


    Revendications

    1. Produit semi-fini de gaine urinaire (1) comprenant une gaine urinaire (2) et une partie de bande (3), ladite gaine urinaire (2) comprenant une partie de corps (6), une partie de base (13), une partie centrée et une partie de pointe (4), dans lequel la partie de bande (3) est fixée à la partie de corps (6) dans une zone de fixation (14', 15'),
    caractérisé en ce que la zone de fixation (14', 15') est formée comme une zone affaiblie, avec une résistance à la déchirure inférieure à la partie de bande (3) et à la gaine urinaire (2), respectivement.
     
    2. Gaine urinaire selon la revendication 1, dans laquelle les zones affaiblies sont formées avec la même matière que la partie de bande (3) et la gaine urinaire (2), et ayant une épaisseur plus petite que la partie de bande (3) et la gaine urinaire (2).
     
    3. Gaine urinaire selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, dans laquelle la partie de bande comprend une bande (14, 21, 41).
     
    4. Gaine urinaire selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, dans laquelle la partie de bande comprend deux bandes (14, 15, 21, 22, 41, 42).
     
    5. Gaine urinaire selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, dans laquelle la partie de bande (3) est fixée à la partie de corps (6) au niveau de la partie de base (13) et au niveau de la partie de pointe (4).
     
    6. Gaine urinaire selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, dans laquelle la partie de bande (3) est fixée à la partie de corps (6) au niveau de la partie de base (13), la partie centrée et au niveau de la partie de pointe (4).
     
    7. Gaine urinaire selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, dans laquelle la partie de bande (3) est fixée à la partie de corps (6) le long de toute la partie centrée.
     
    8. Gaine urinaire selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, dans laquelle la zone de fixation (14', 15') a une résistance à la déchirure inférieure à la partie de corps (6) et à la partie de bande (3).
     
    9. Gaine urinaire selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, dans laquelle la partie de bande (3) comprend deux bandes (21, 22) avec des moyens de fixation (23, 24) pour assembler les deux bandes au niveau de la pointe des bandes (21, 22).
     
    10. Gaine urinaire selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, dans laquelle la partie de bande (3) comprend deux bandes (14, 15) et comprend en outre une poignée (16) raccordant les deux bandes (14, 15).
     
    11. Gaine urinaire selon la revendication 10, dans laquelle la poignée (16) est positionnée au-dessous de la gaine urinaire (2), à l'endroit où les bandes (14, 15) s'étendent à partir de la partie de base (13) dans une direction à distance de la partie de pointe (4).
     
    12. Gaine urinaire selon la revendication 10, dans laquelle la poignée (16) est positionnée au-dessus de la partie de pointe (4), à l'endroit où les bandes s'étendent à partir de la partie de base dans une direction allant vers la partie de pointe.
     
    13. Gaine urinaire selon la revendication 12, dans laquelle la poignée (16) est positionnée à côté de la partie de pointe (4).
     
    14. Gaine urinaire selon la revendication 12 ou 13, dans laquelle la poignée (16) est fixée à la partie de pointe (4).
     
    15. Gaine urinaire selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, dans laquelle la partie de corps (6) est une partie de corps en silicone.
     
    16. Gaine urinaire selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, dans laquelle la partie de bande (3) est une partie de bande en silicone.
     
    17. Gaine urinaire selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, dans laquelle la gaine urinaire est enroulée.
     




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