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특허 상세정보

Female external catheter device

국가/구분 United States(US) Patent 등록
국제특허분류(IPC7판) A61F-005/44   
미국특허분류(USC) 604/329; 604/331; 604/330
출원번호 US-0940645 (2001-08-29)
발명자 / 주소
대리인 / 주소
    M. K. Silverman
인용정보 피인용 횟수 : 6  인용 특허 : 12

A female external catheter device collects and then channels urine away from the human body to a collection drain. The device minimizes urinary track infections, nosocomial infections and reduces a patient's risk of infection complications. The device also reduces usage of indwelling urinary catheters. It is characterized by a ladle-like geometry in which the spoon thereof is an intra-labial collection cup and the handle is a hollow neck and nob that is secured within the vagina. Apertures with the nob enable venting of vaginal fluids thru a fluid egress...


1. A female external catheter device in the nature of a ladle-like solid body, the device comprising:(a) a hollow elongate neck having a hollow bulbous nob integrally dependent from a distal end thereof, an axis of elongation of said neck also defining a common axis of substantial radial symmetry of both said neck and nob, the interior of said neck and nob comprising a single internal cavity extending proximally downward to define a drain channel, said nob including apertures therethrough, (b) an elongate hollow cup, integrally dependent from a proximal ...

이 특허에 인용된 특허 (12)

  1. Anderson Kenneth E. (P.O. Box 656 Moline IL 61265). External female urinary drainage device. USP1980034194508.
  2. Levine Laurence ; Anderson Verne. Externally supported female urinary collector. USP2001026183454.
  3. Barrodale Patricia M. (2102 Dunstan St. Houston TX 77005) Young Mary A. (2419 Charriton Dr. Houston TX 77039) Humphreys Joan H. (402 Live Oak Stafford TX 77477) Lowrey ; Jr. James M. (3815 Monterey P. Female external catheter. USP1986014563183.
  4. Steer Peter L. (East Grinstead GB2) Edwards John V. (East Grinstead GB2). Female incontinence device. USP1983124421511.
  5. Ruvio Francesco (1922 E. 28th St. Brooklyn NY 11229). Female incontinent device. USP1992095147301.
  6. Beecher William H. (292 Boyd Ave. Elmhurst IL 60126). Female urinary collection devices having hollow-walled filled urine receptacles. USP1989124889533.
  7. Williams Clyde E. (P.O. Box 527 Rancho Santa Fe CA 92067). Female urinary device. USP1976123995329.
  8. Tokarz Joseph S. (Schaumburg IL) Jensen Marvin E. (Niles IL). Female urinary incontinence device. USP1987074681572.
  9. Metz Michael (Chicago IL) Tokarz Joseph S. (Palatine IL) Jensen Marvin E. (Niles IL). Female urinary incontinence device with forwardly-directed discharge passage and support surface portions. USP1989124889532.
  10. Giacalone Joseph J. (2547 La Serena Escondido CA 92025) Giacalone Joseph S. (2547 La Serena Escondido CA 92025). Portable female catheter. USP1986104615692.
  11. Cooney Patricia A. (Hicksville NY) Cooney Donald G. (West Islip NY). Urine collector for women. USP1980044198979.
  12. Crowley Ivan P. (Cape Province ZAX). Urological device. USP1989014799928.