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1. (WO1997017909) METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING URINARY INCONTINENCE
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Pub. No.: WO/1997/017909 International Application No.: PCT/US1996/018333
Publication Date: 22.05.1997 International Filing Date: 14.11.1996
Chapter 2 Demand Filed: 11.06.1997
IPC:
A61F 2/00 (2006.01)
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
2
Filters implantable into blood vessels; Prostheses, i.e. artificial substitutes or replacements for parts of the body; Appliances for connecting them with the body; Devices providing patency to, or preventing collapsing of, tubular structures of the body, e.g. stents
Applicants:
UROMED CORPORATION [US/US]; 64A Street Needham, MA 02194, US
Inventors:
MAXFIELD, Michelle, D.; US
CERIER, Jeffrey, C.; US
Agent:
LORUSSO, Anthony, M. ; Lorusso & Loud 440 Commercial Street Boston, MA 02109, US
Priority Data:
08/557,35014.11.1995US
Title (EN) METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING URINARY INCONTINENCE
(FR) PROCEDE ET DISPOSITIF POUR LUTTER CONTRE L'INCONTINENCE URINAIRE
Abstract:
(EN) This invention is a novel urinary continence device and a method of controlling urinary incontinence utilizing that device, the device comprising a housing (10), defining a lumen (12) and having a body (11) for insertion into the urethra and a plate (14), and a valving member, the plate (14) and/or the body (11) having an adhesive (13) or other sealing means thereon, wherein the adhesive (13) or other sealing means secures the device to the human body, generally to the tissues surrounding the meatus urinarius and/or to the urethral walls. The housing (10) may remain in the body for an extended period of time. The valving member blocks the flow of urine in the urethra until voiding is desired. In a preferred embodiment, the valving member is a cap (76) configured so as to form a snap fit with an internal lumen of the housing.
(FR) L'invention concerne un nouveau dispositif de continence d'urines et un procédé pour lutter contre l'incontinence urinaire au moyen dudit dispositif. Ce dispositif comprend un boîtier (10) définissant une lumière (12) et présentant un élément (11) introduit dans l'urètre et une plaque (14), ainsi qu'un élément d'obturation. Un adhésif (13) ou un autre élément d'étanchéité, placé sur la plaque (14) et/ou l'élément (11), permet de fixer ledit dispositif sur le corps humain, généralement sur les tissus entourant le méat urinaire et/ou les parois de l'urètre. Le boîtier (10) peut séjourner dans le corps pour une durée prolongée. L'élément d'obturation bloque le flux urinaire dans l'urètre tant qu'une miction n'est pas souhaitée. Dans un mode de réalisation préféré, l'élément d'obturation est un bouchon (76) conçu de manière à s'emboîter dans la lumière interne du boîtier.
Designated States: AU, CA, JP, KR, MX, NO
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
AU1996076808