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1. (AU1996070182) Earplug containment device

Office : Australia
Application Number: 70182/96 Application Date: 12.09.1996
Publication Number: 1996070182 Publication Date: 10.07.1997
Publication Kind : A
Prior PCT appl.: Application Number:US1996014592 ; Publication Number: Click to see the data
IPC:
A61F 11/08
A61F 11/10
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
F
FILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, E.G. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
11
Methods or devices for treatment of the ears, e.g. surgical; Protective devices for the ears, carried on the body or in the hand
06
Protective devices for the ears
08
internal, e.g. earplugs
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
F
FILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, E.G. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
11
Methods or devices for treatment of the ears, e.g. surgical; Protective devices for the ears, carried on the body or in the hand
06
Protective devices for the ears
08
internal, e.g. earplugs
10
inflatable or expandable
Applicants: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
Inventors: Dyrud, James F.
Elstran, Gerald V.
Olson, Paul E.
Priority Data: 547062 23.10.1995 US
Title: (EN) Earplug containment device
Abstract:
(EN) An earplug containment device for slow-recovery earplugs is provided. The device comprises a thin-walled, hollow sleeve having an inside diameter less than the diameter of a human ear canal and at least one slow recovery earplug maintained in a compressed state and positioned within said sleeve, said earplug being capable of expanding to a diameter greater than that of the human ear canal. A method for forming the device is also provided.
Also published as:
EP0957853JPH11513606WO/1997/015257