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1. WO2006099944 - A TAMPON APPLICATOR ASSEMBLY

Publication Number WO/2006/099944
Publication Date 28.09.2006
International Application No. PCT/EP2006/002075
International Filing Date 07.03.2006
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 24.01.2007
IPC
A61F 13/26 2006.01
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
FFILTERS 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
13Bandages or dressings; Absorbent pads
15Absorbent pads, e.g. sanitary towels, swabs or tampons for external or internal application to the body; Supporting or fastening means therefor; Tampon applicators
20Tampons, e.g. catamenial tampons; Accessories therefor
26Means for inserting tampons
CPC
A61F 13/2034
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
FFILTERS 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
13Bandages or dressings
15Absorbent pads, e.g. sanitary towels, swabs or tampons for external or internal application to the body
20Tampons, e.g. catamenial tampons; Accessories therefor
2022characterised by the shape
2034having grooves or ribs, having a main axis in the longitudinal direction
A61F 13/263
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
FFILTERS 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
13Bandages or dressings
15Absorbent pads, e.g. sanitary towels, swabs or tampons for external or internal application to the body
20Tampons, e.g. catamenial tampons; Accessories therefor
26Means for inserting tampons ; , i.e. applicators
263with reduced length before use, e.g. with folding rod
Applicants
  • ONTEX INTERNATIONAL N.V. [BE]/[BE] (AllExceptUS)
  • VAN INGELGEM, Werner [BE]/[BE] (UsOnly)
  • DE POORTER, Annick [BE]/[BE] (UsOnly)
  • SMET, Steven [BE]/[BE] (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • VAN INGELGEM, Werner
  • DE POORTER, Annick
  • SMET, Steven
Agents
  • BRANTS, Johan, Philippe, Emile
Priority Data
05447065.325.03.2005EP
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) A TAMPON APPLICATOR ASSEMBLY
(FR) ENSEMBLE D’APPLICATION DE TAMPON
Abstract
(EN)
In an aspect, the present invention provides a novel assembly which comprises: a compact tampon applicator and a tampon having a longitudinal body defining an insertion end, a withdrawal end, a central section extending there between, a longitudinal axis, and an outer surface, characterised in that said outer surface of the tampon comprises at least one area of radial depression.
(FR)
Selon un de ses aspects, la présente invention concerne un ensemble novateur comprenant : un applicateur de tampon compact et un tampon ayant un corps longitudinal définissant une extrémité d’insertion, une extrémité de retrait, une section centrale s’étendant entre, un axe longitudinal et une surface extérieure, caractérisée en ce que ladite surface extérieure du tampon comprend au moins une zone de dépression radiale.
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