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1. WO2007011118 - A APPARATUS FOR EXAMINING AND CURING URINARY INCONTINENCE, AND FOR EXERCISING BIO-FEEDBACK OF WOMEN VAGINA MUSCLES

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[Claims]

1. An apparatus for examining and curing urinary incontinence and exercising the pelvic floor muscles and vaginal muscles using bio-feedback, comprising:
an insert expansion part (2000);
an insert frame (1000), a portion of which is accommodated in the insert expansion part (2000), extending in its longitudinal direction;
a fixing means (5000) for fixing the insert expansion part (1000) to the insert frame (1000);
an air supply source connected to the insert expansion part (2000) and supplying air thereinto;
an air supply path (3000) disposed between the air supply source and the insert expansion part (2000); and
a valve installed at the air supply path (3000).

2. The apparatus for examining and curing urinary incontinence and exercising the pelvic floor muscles and vaginal muscles using bio-feedback according to claim 1, wherein the air supply path (3000) comprises a spring air cylinder (2700) connected thereto, and a controller (9000) for controlling the spring air cylinder (2700).

3. The apparatus for examining and curing urinary incontinence and exercising the pelvic floor muscles and vaginal muscles using bio-feedback according to claiml, wherein the insert expansion part (2000) or the air supply path (3000) comprises a pressure detection sensor, a controller (9000) for receiving a signal from the pressure detection sensor and processing the signal, and an expression part connected to the controller (9000).

4. The apparatus for examining and curing urinary incontinence and exercising the pelvic floor muscles and vaginal muscles using bio-feedback according to claim 1, wherein the air supply path comprises an air flow detection sensor, a controller (9000) for receiving a signal from the air flow detection sensor and processing the signal, and an expression part connected to the controller (9000).

5. An apparatus for examining and curing urinary incontinence and exercising the pelvic floor muscles and vaginal muscles using bio-feedback comprising:
an insert expansion part (2000);
an insert frame (1000), a portion of which is accommodated in the insert expansion part (2000), extending in its longitudinal direction;
a fixing means (5000) for fixing the insert expansion part (2000) to the insert frame (1000);
an air supply source connected to the insert expansion part (2000) and supplying air thereinto;
an air supply path (3000) disposed between the air supply source and the insert expansion part (2000);
a valve installed at the air supply path (3000);
a pressure detection sensor installed at the insert expansion part (2000) or the air supply path (3000);
an air flow detection sensor installed at the air supply path (3000);

a controller (9000) connected to the valve, the pressure detection sensor, and the air flow detection sensor; and
an expression part connected to the controller.

6. The apparatus for examining and curing urinary incontinence and exercising the pelvic floor muscles and vaginal muscles using bio-feedback according to claim5, wherein the controller (9000) further comprises a data storage device.

7. The apparatus for examining and curing urinary incontinence and exercising the pelvic floor muscles and vaginal muscles using bio-feedback according to any one of claims 3 to 6, wherein the expression part is a sound generating means (7000) or an image display means (8000).

8. The apparatus for examining and curing urinary incontinence and exercising the pelvic floor muscles and vaginal muscles using bio-feedback according to any one of claims 1 to 6, wherein the insert expansion part (2000) is formed of an elastic member (2200) containing filler (2100).

9. The apparatus for examining and curing urinary incontinence and exercising the pelvic floor muscles and vaginal muscles using bio-feedback according to claim8, wherein the elastic member (2200) is formed of a rubber.

10. The apparatus for examining and curing urinary incontinence and exercising the pelvic floor muscles and vaginal muscles using bio-feedback according to claim9, wherein front and rear ends of the elastic member of the insert expansion part have a larger thickness than an intermediate part.

11. The apparatus for examining and curing urinary incontinence and exercising the pelvic floor muscles and vaginal muscles using bio-feedback according to claim╬┤, wherein the filler (2100) is formed of at least one selected from the group consisting of tourmaline, jade, and elvan powder, which is Gelatinous.

12. The apparatus for examining and curing urinary incontinence and exercising the pelvic floor muscles and vaginal muscles using bio-feedback according to any one of claims 1 to 6, wherein, when viewed from the front, the insert expansion part (2000) has an aspect ratio of 1 : 1.2 ~ 1 :2.5 on expansion.

13. The apparatus for examining and curing urinary incontinence and exercising the pelvic floor muscles and vaginal muscles using bio-feedback according to any one of claims 1 to 6, wherein, when viewed from the front, the insert expansion part (2000) has a projection part (2800) formed at its upper part.

14. The apparatus for examining and curing urinary incontinence and exercising the pelvic floor muscles and vaginal muscles using bio-feedback according to any one of claims 1 to 6, wherein the insert expansion part (2000) has an expansion support piece (2300) installed at its front end to be securely engaged with the insert frame (1000).

15. The apparatus for examining and curing urinary incontinence and exercising the pelvic floor muscles and vaginal muscles using bio-feedback according to any one of claims 1 to 6, wherein the insert expansion part (2000) has a fixing piece (2400) extending from its rear end.

16. The apparatus for examining and curing urinary incontinence and exercising the pelvic floor muscles and vaginal muscles using bio-feedback according to any one of claims 1 to 6, wherein the insert frame (1000) has a streamlined insertion guide piece (1500) in contact with the insert expansion part (2000) at its front end.

17. The apparatus for examining and curing urinary incontinence and exercising the pelvic floor muscles and vaginal muscles using bio-feedback according to any one of claims 1 to 6, wherein the insert frame (1000) has at least one of a PTC ceramic motor (1600) and a vibration motor (1700).

18. The apparatus for examining and curing urinary incontinence and exercising the pelvic floor muscles and vaginal muscles using bio-feedback according to claim 8, wherein the elastic member (2200) has a magnet (1800) disposed therein.

19. The apparatus for examining and curing urinary incontinence and exercising the pelvic floor muscles and vaginal muscles using bio-feedback according to any one of claims 1 to 6, wherein the insert frame (1000), disposed outside the insert expansion part (2000), has an insertion depth adjustment part (4700) movable in a longitudinal direction thereof.

20. The apparatus for examining and curing urinary incontinence and exercising the pelvic floor muscles and vaginal muscles using bio-feedback according to claim 19, wherein the insertion depth adjustment part (4700) comprises an insertion adjustment button (4710).

21. The apparatus for examining and curing urinary incontinence and exercising the pelvic floor muscles and vaginal muscles using bio-feedback according to claim20, wherein the insertion depth adjustment part (4700) comprises leg support parts (4800) extending in lateral directions thereof.

22. The apparatus for examining and curing urinary incontinence and exercising the pelvic floor muscles and vaginal muscles using bio-feedback according to any one of claims 1 to 6, wherein the insert frame (1000), disposed outside the insert expansion part (2000), comprises a handle (4000).

23. The apparatus for examining and curing urinary incontinence and exercising the pelvic floor muscles and vaginal muscles using bio-feedback according to any one of claims 2 to 6, wherein the controller (9000) comprises a stopwatch connected thereto.