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Urinary catheter

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604540000 - MEANS OR METHOD FOR FACILITATING REMOVAL OF NON THERAPEUTIC MATERIAL FROM BODY

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20110178507POLYURETHANE/POLYISOPRENE BLEND CATHETER - A medical article, such as a catheter, is formed from a blend of polyurethane and synthetic polyisoprene (SPIR). The blended medical article is preferably selected and prepared to be relatively rigid at room temperature and relatively flexible at body temperature. An intermittent catheter made from the blend provides a degree of stiffness for its insertion into the patient at room temperature. The catheter becomes softer, and therefore more comfortable, at warmer temperatures (e.g., body temperature) which reduce discomfort after insertion. Optionally, the catheter or a portion thereof can have a hydrophilic coating as to avoid the need for external lubricants. Advantageously, the blended catheter can meet the stiffness, tensile strength, and coefficient of friction requirements of intermittent catheterization applications while avoiding the risk of toxic or allergic reactions in sensitive users.07-21-2011
20100145314Catheter Cap Guard: A Catheter Accessory - A cap guard for a urinary catheter is presented which extends the catheter away from the urinary meatus, in-line with the urethra, for a given distance thereby preventing/mitigating irritation to the penile head and urinary meatus during catheterization. Thus, the cap guard generally includes/defines a conduit extending away from the urinary meatus, in-line with the urethra. The conduit is typically configured to direct a catheter therethrough away from the head of the penis while the catheter is maintained in-line with the urethra. Thus, the conduit acts as a buffer between the penis and a bend/elbow region of the catheter. Systems and methods utilizing the cap guard architecture are further provided. Systems generally include the cap guard and a catheter. Methods generally involve steps of providing a cap guard and securing the cap guard relative to the penis. Methods are also provided including steps of inserting a catheter into a patient's penis and either creating buffer zone between the penis and a bend in the catheter or maintaining the catheter in-line with the urethra for some distance extending from the penis.06-10-2010
20130030416Rapid Exchange Stent Delivery System - Stent delivery systems, components thereof, and methods for making and using stent delivery systems and components are disclosed. An example combination device may function as both an anchoring mechanism cover and a guidewire lock. The combination device may include a tubular body. The tubular body may define an inner diameter and may have a locking portion. The inner diameter may be sized to fit about an outer diameter of a drainage stent having an anchoring mechanism. The locking portion may be configured to secure the position of a guidewire relative to a catheter system.01-31-2013
20130030415Urinary catheter that prevents bladder infections - Natural urination washes out the pathogens in the urethra, preventing bladder infections. Urinary catheters used currently prevent this flushing action allowing bacteria to progress from the exterior and into the bladder. This invention is a urinary catheter that permits washing of the urethral walls to flush out pathogens. A variety of constructs is to accommodate gender differences and other variables.01-31-2013
20130079755Catheter Advancement - The present subject disclosure addresses the problems described herein by incorporating an extension in a catheter assembly for partitioning excess material of a sheath from an opening of a guide adapted to receive the catheter, thereby preventing the sheath from being pulled into the guide. Preventing the excess material from being pulled into the opening as the sheath is bunched up alleviates the difficulties of pushing the catheter through the opening.03-28-2013
20100145315Indwelling Urinary Catheterization Assembly - An indwelling urinary catheter assembly is disclosed having an indwelling catheter and a sheath enclosing an insertable portion of the indwelling catheter.06-10-2010
20130079756Catheter Reservoir Seal - A reservoir is incorporated in between a guide portion and an introducer tip of the introducer member. A spherical or similarly shaped plug is inserted into the guide portion. The plug is designed such that it forms a seal within the guide portion, preventing any fluid flow between the reservoir and an environment external to a distal end of the guide portion. This prevents a liquid or gel contained inside the reservoir from drying or leaking. The plug may further be held in place against a distal opening of the reservoir by positive pressure within the reservoir. The plug may further be held in place within the guide portion by a plurality of bumps or notches. When the catheter is advanced through the guide portion, the catheter tip pushes the plug into the reservoir, thereby breaking the seal and lubricating the catheter.03-28-2013
20130041352Self-Cleansing Bladder Drainage Catheter - An indwelling endourethral drainage catheter includes a tubular distal portion and a spiral first portion. A central lumen extends along substantially the entire length of the catheter. The spiral first portion defines an outer spiral channel in fluid communication with the central lumen. The distal end of the catheter is anchored externally so that the catheter is held against advancement into or out of the urethra. In certain methods, the diameter of the spiral first portion may be changed to address obstructions within the urethra or facilitate navigation of the catheter along the urethra.02-14-2013
20090157053SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPLANTING A CATHETER - A system for implanting a catheter in a urethra. The system includes a catheter having a valve disposed at a distal portion of the catheter. The valve may be operable in response to an external magnetic field. The system also includes a tool having a tip member extending into an opening at the distal portion of the catheter to couple the tool to the catheter. the system also includes an element extending from the tool. The catheter has an internal path that provides a conduit for the element to be extended through the valve to engage a proximal portion of the catheter. The tool is adapted use the element to stress the catheter and stiffen the catheter along the length of the catheter. Stiffening the catheter facilitates implantation of the catheter in the urethra by enabling pull forces, push forces, and torque forces to be transmitted from the tool through the catheter to the proximal portion of the catheter without undue stress on the urethra. The element is extendible and retractable to position the catheter between stressed and relaxed states while maintaining engagement to the catheter proximal portion. The tool, element and tip member are removable from the catheter after implantation of the catheter in the urethra.06-18-2009
20100106142Partial-Length Indwelling Urinary Catheter Permitting Selective Urine Discharge - A partial-length catheter, or an extendable tube or sleeve member of the catheter, is selectively movable within the prostatic urethra to open a urine drainage passageway through and obstructed portion of the prostatic urethra or to open the external urinary sphincter muscle and thereby discharge urine from the bladder. A control element is manipulated at a position exterior of the urinary canal to selectively move the catheter or the extendable tube or sleeve member, thereby selectively controlling urine discharge.04-29-2010
20090137985Male telescope catheter - The present invention relates to a catheter, especially an expandable catheter with a transition between the individual sections allowing insertion of the transition into urethra. In particular the present invention relates to a catheter which is operable between a collapsed configuration for storage and transportation and an expanded configuration for draining fluid from a body via a conduit which extends axially in a longitudinal direction from a proximal end to an opposite distal end, the catheter comprising: a proximal section, adapted to be fully inserted into a urinary channel of the body and forming a proximal part of the conduit which part extends axially between the proximal end and a first transition end of the proximal section, and a distal section, adapted to be at least partially inserted into the urinary channel and forming a distal part of the conduit which part extends axially between a second transition end of the distal section and the distal end, an insertable part of the first transition end being dimensioned to enable its positioning inside a receiving portion of the distal part of the conduit to enable axial movement of the sections relative to each other to operate the catheter between the collapsed configuration and the expanded configuration of the catheter, wherein the sections comprise cooperating coupling structures to support the catheter in the expanded configuration.05-28-2009
20120184944Coiled Tubing for Drain Bag Applications - A catheter assembly (07-19-2012
20120165791URINARY CATHETER - A urinary catheter is disclosed comprising an elongate shaft with an insertion end, a handle connected to the elongate shaft at a distance from the aid insertion end, and a discharge end extending past the handle in a direction opposite the insertion end. The elongate shaft is provided with at least one discharge channel having an elongate opening extending along the elongate shaft, wherein the discharge channel(s), including the elongate opening, further extends at least partly into the discharge end.06-28-2012
20090043287CATHETER MOVEMENT SYSTEM - The present application relates to a urinary catheter movement system for use with a urinary catheter located within an interior volume of a urinary catheter pouch. The system can include a catheter movement controller configured to selectively control longitudinal movement of the catheter relative to a port in the pouch. The system further can include a gripper assembly configured for gripping the catheter located within the interior volume of the urinary catheter pouch.02-12-2009
20130060238ELECTRICALLY CHARGED MEDICAL DEVICE - A medical device with an outer surface prepared to reduce crystalline growth or surface fowling thereon is provided. The device includes an elongate member that extends between a distal end and a proximal end, and a lumen defined through at least a central portion of the member. The member is defined from a wire that is coiled to define the lumen therethrough, the coils of the wire are configured such that a plurality of the neighboring coils define a small space therebetween. The coiled wire includes a central metallic core that extends along the entire length of the wire defining the member and a polymeric jacket is wrapped around the core, wherein the polymeric jacket is configured to retain an electric charge disposed therethrough.03-07-2013
20090281527DRAINAGE DEVICE - A urine collection system includes a collection element configured for operable connection to a catheter for accumulating urine expelled from a subject and defining an opening for passage of the urine from the collection element and a drainage device extending from the collection element and positioned about the opening in the collection element. The drainage device includes a drain spout defining an outlet port disposed above the opening in the collection element. Urine collected in the collection element exits the opening within the collection element to be drained through the outlet port of the drain spout until the volume of urine reaches a predetermined level below the outlet port. Upon reaching the predetermined level, the urine remaining within the drainage device establishes a fluid trap substantially preventing contaminants from entering the collection element through the opening.11-12-2009
20130165905Stretch Valve Balloon Catheter and Methods for Producing and Using Same - A safety catheter includes a flexible, multi-lumen shaft having an outer diameter, a distal tip, a proximal catheter end with a drain end and a proximal inflation end. The multi-lumen shaft defines a drain lumen, a distal hollow balloon portion, at least one inflation lumen, and a drainage port. A hollow stretch valve is coaxially disposed in the inflation or drainage lumen, or both, has a fixed portion within the inflation or drainage lumen, or both, and prevents fluid from passing through the drainage port in a steady state and has a sliding portion slidably disposed within the inflation or drainage lumen, or both, such that, in a stretched state when the proximal catheter end is stretched, the sliding portion slides within the inflation or drainage lumen, or both to permit fluid to pass through the balloon drainage port and/or wall of the catheter.06-27-2013
20110028943SYNTHETIC POLYISOPRENE FOLEY CATHETER - An indwelling urinary drainage catheter (02-03-2011
20100179517CATHETER - The catheter of the present invention includes a first end with a rounded top, a second end, and a plurality of segments between the first end and the second end. The catheter may also include a connection to a medical device. Each segment has a first tapered surface with a diameter increasing from a first edge to the tapered surface edge and second tapered surface with a diameter decreasing from the tapered surface edge to a second edge. The taper surface edge has the widest diameter of the segment. The widest section of the segment is approximately between 4 mm and 6 mm inclusive for the urethral catheter. A maximum length of the segment is approximately 1.5 times the length of the diameter of the segment at the tapered surface edge. The length of the second tapered surface is greater than the length of the first tapered surface.07-15-2010
20120191073URINARY CATHETER - A medical device is disclosed, comprising a substrate, having on its surface, on at least a part thereof, a hydrophilic surface layer providing low-friction surface character of the medical device when wetted by a wetting fluid. The substrate is made of a polymer blend comprising a polyolefin and a composition having molecules with active hydrogen(s), such as polyamide or polyurethane. The hydrophilic surface layer is preferably adhered to the substrate by a polyurea network, whereby said polyurea network forms a covalent bond to said active hydrogen(s) in the substrate. The new substrate material is environmentally acceptable and cost effective, has adequate mechanical and chemical properties and enables the hydrophilic coating to be adequately adhered.07-26-2012
20110295240FOLEY CATHETER WITH PROXMITY SENSOR - An improved catheter design and related methods providing for a sensor disposed within a sensor lumen to provide detection and warning of instruments placed within the proximity of various anatomical structures. The sensor lumen can extend axially the length of a drainage lumen. The sensor or sensors should be able to provide detection warnings for the entire region. The sensor will activate a visual sensor, for example, an LED, an audible sensor, for example, a siren, or similar type alert notification systems. The detecting and indicating means can generate an indicator signal indicative of the presence and/or absence of the instrument in the lumen, and generally provides feedback to the surgeon.12-01-2011
20110295239CATHETER ASSEMBLY COMPRISING A RECEPTACLE ACCOMMODATING A CATHETER AND A WETTING FLUID POUCH - A catheter assembly comprising: 12-01-2011
20090054876Compact ready-to-use urethral catheter assembly with means for injecting therapeutic liquid into urethral channel - A catheter assembly suitable for intermittent catheterization comprising a cylindrical casing composed of two telescopically moveable parts one of which is connectable to and moveable with a piston which is rigidly connected to a urinary catheter. The interior of the cylindrical casing is filled with a lubricating, anesthetic, antiseptic liquid, or the like, which during catheterization is injected into the urethra and urinary bladder through the catheter under the effect of movement of the piston simultaneously with the insertion of the catheter into the urethra. The device is provided with an anti-infective cap which is inserted into the first third of the urethra and is used as a guide for inserting the catheter into the urethra without physical contact with the part if the urethra which is a harbor of infections.02-26-2009
20130218136Male Telescope Catheter - A catheter includes a proximal section that is inserted into and telescopically movable relative to a distal section. A proximal end of the proximal section is insertable into a urethra of a user and the distal section provides a discharge conduit for urine. The proximal section includes a rear portion, and an exterior surface of the rear portion diverges away from the proximal end to provide a diverging rear transition section that is wider than the proximal end of the proximal section. The distal section includes a front portion and an interior surface of the front portion converges to an opening formed in a front transition end, the opening is narrower than the diverging rear transition section of the proximal section.08-22-2013
20120035595URETHRAL CATHETER FOR MEASURING THE PRESSURE INSIDE THE BLADDER OF A LIVING BEING - A urinary catheter for measuring the pressure in the bladder of a living being comprises a gas-filled measurement balloon for sensing bladder pressure which is arranged on the catheter body distally from a blocking balloon. The catheter body is locally reinforced in the region of the measurement balloon by a reinforcement ring in order to avoid effects of a local deformation of the catheter body on the measurement result. Similarly to conventional Foley catheters, the blocking balloon primarily prevents the urinary catheter from being withdrawn too far from the bladder, which is undesirable. Owing to a suitably selected distance d, which is preferably 3 cm or less, between the measurement balloon and the blocking balloon, the latter is protected from becoming trapped between a fold in the bladder.02-09-2012
20090221992Fluid Drainage Catheter Having an External Flow Path - A fluid drainage catheter comprises a catheter tube having a proximal and a distal end and a cylindrical wall with a lumen extending generally from the proximal to the distal end to permit the passage of fluid therethrough. The catheter tube is formed such that the proximal end has a closed tip for insertion of the catheter tube into a body cavity and the distal end has an opening for the drainage of from the body cavity through the lumen of the catheter tube. The cylindrical wall has an outer surface with at least one defined external flow path extending generally in a longitudinal direction from a point in proximity to the closed tip to a point distally thereof. With this arrangement, at least one drainage eye is associated with the defined external flow path and extends completely through the catheter tube from the outer surface to the lumen to permit fluid in the flow path to pass through the drainage eye into the lumen.09-03-2009
20100087801Packaging for a medical article and a catheter in such a packaging - The invention provides a packaging for a medical article e.g. for a urinary catheter. The medical article is stored in a compartment and can be accessed by detaching a first element from a second element thereby forming an opening into the compartment. The first element comprises a suction cup or another fastening element by which the packaging is attachable to a surface. Due to the structure of the packaging, it can be supported in an orientation in which the opening is remote from the surface, and risk of contamination of the medical article can therefore be reduced during removal of the article from the packaging.04-08-2010
20080281296Universal valve for Foley type urinary catheter - A universal valve for the Foley type urinary catheter has structure which permits its use as a patient controlled drainage valve, as an interface from which to take sterile samples, and as a connection to a day or night collection bag all without removal of the universal valve from the Foley type urinary catheter. The universal valve may be open or closed by the use of a squeeze mechanism for patient control, or by movement of the threaded connection between the universal valve and a collection bag so that the universal valve is continuously open for drainage into the urine collection bag.11-13-2008
20100280498CATHETER AND A METHOD AND AN APPARATUS FOR MAKING SUCH CATHETER - The present invention concerns a catheter for medical purposes, such as for insertion into a body opening for draining fluids, wherein the catheter comprises a flexible tube having a distal end region wherein the tube is provided with at least one draining opening, characterised in that the peripheral edge on the outside of the tube is provided with a curvature for creating a smooth transition between the exterior surface of the tube and the substantially radially oriented cut constituting the opening side and wherein said curvature is a rounded edge with a curvature radius between 0.2-0.6 mm. The invention further concerns a method of making such catheter and an apparatus for performing this method.11-04-2010
20090264869MEDICAL DEVICE WITH HYDROPHILIC COATING - A medical device is disclosed, comprising a substrate and a hydrophilic surface coating arranged on said substrate. The substrate has, on its surface coated with said hydrophilic surface coating, a surface texture with an arithmetical mean deviation of the surface profile (Ra) of at least 3 μm and/or a profile section height difference (Rdc (1-99%)) of at least 18 μm. It has surprisingly been found that the increased surface roughness of the substrate provides significant improvements in e.g. water retention for the hydrophilic coating.10-22-2009
20090137986CATHETER MOVEMENT CONTROL DEVICE - The present invention relates to a device for controlling movement of a catheter that is at least partially disposed therein a urinary catheter pouch. More particularly, the device relates to a catheter movement control device for use with a urinary catheter pouch which allows a user to selectively remove at least a portion of the catheter from the pouch, and prevents the catheter from moving back into the pouch once the catheter has been deployed unless and until the user desires to move the catheter back into the catheter pouch.05-28-2009
20080319423Urinary catheter assembly allowing for non-contaminated insertion of the catheter into a urinary canal - A catheter assembly allowing for non-contaminated insertion of the catheter into the urinary canal. The catheter assembly includes a urinary catheter, a catheter package and a sealing member. The urinary catheter defines a conduit and has a proximal end adapted for insertion into the urinary canal and an opposite distal end. The catheter package has a hose with a cavity for accommodation of the catheter, and a catheter outlet adapted to dismantle the proximal end of the catheter from the catheter package. The sealing member is adapted to provide a substantially liquid-tight seal between the catheter package and the urinary catheter while the catheter is being dismantled.12-25-2008
20110224653COUPLING ARRANGEMENT FOR A TELESCOPIC DEVICE - A telescopic device comprising a first tubular element and an extension member displaceably arranged in an axial direction within the first tubular element, between at least, a first axial position wherein the extension member is displaceable within the first tubular element, where the first tubular element comprises a first coupling means and the extension member comprises a second coupling means, and in a second axial position where the first and second coupling means cooperate with each other for limiting the displacement of said extension member in at least one longitudinal direction, where the first and/or the second coupling means are provided with at least one protrusion in a radial direction of a longitudinal axis of the first tubular element and/or the extension member.09-15-2011
20090024111Urethral catheter assembly for combining catheterization with injection of therapeutic liquid into the urethral channel - A compact ready-to-use urethral catheter assembly suitable for intermittent self-catheterization that comprises a tubular body filled with a therapeutic liquid and having a urinary catheter with a piston portion slidingly installed into the tubular body so that catheterization is accompanied by automatic injection of the therapeutic liquid into the urethra by means of the piston through a gap formed during catheterization between the outer surface of the catheter and the inner walls of the antiseptic cap which is used as a sterile guide for insertion of the catheter without contact with the initial part of the urethra which may be a harbor of infection. The assembly is provided with built-in means for cleaning the urethral meatus before catheterization.01-22-2009
20110230864Catheter Reservoir Seals - Devices, systems, and methods are disclosed which relate to a catheter cap which seals a reservoir of a catheter introducer. The catheter cap secures over an introducer tip to prevent airflow into the introducer tip. The catheter cap utilizes an elongated stem to block a distal opening of the reservoir to further prevent airflow. A lip of the catheter cap may further engage an insertion stop point of the catheter introducer to secure the catheter cap. The catheter cap ensures proper lubrication of the introducer tip and the catheter during insertion of the catheter into the urethra of a user.09-22-2011
20120078235SAFETY URINARY CATHETER - This document provides catheters (e.g., urinary catheters) having safety mechanisms that indicate when a distal end of the device enters an intended cavity (e.g., a human's bladder) and is properly positioned, thereby preventing inflation of a retention balloon in an unintended location (e.g., the urinary canal). For example, safety urinary catheters and methods for using and inserting such safety urinary catheters are provided.03-29-2012
20090149837Catheter Assembly - The present invention is a catheter assembly with a catheter and a package for a catheter. The package and catheter is provided with a seal restricting passage of fluid between the package and the catheter. The assembly allows the catheter to be used without complete removal from the package. During urination, the assembly prevents urine to flow from the outlet of the catheter and back through the package in a direction towards the user of the catheter. The seal allows the catheter to be dispensed from the package while the sealing is maintained and the assembly thus allows non-contaminated insertion and use of the catheter while the catheter is partly maintained in the package.06-11-2009
20090204106URINARY CATHETER COLLECTION SYSTEM - The present invention relates to a urinary catheter collection system comprising a urinary catheter, a collection bag neck, and a collection bag body. The invention particularly relates to a urinary catheter collection system having a detachable bag body, which allows a user the option to detach the collection bag body from the collection bag neck so that urine may drain from the catheter into a suitable container, such as a toilet, preventing the user from having to empty or dispose of a used urine collection bag body.08-13-2009
20110125135Locking Assembly for a Drainage Catheter - A drainage catheter includes an elongated tubular member and a locking assembly. The locking assembly includes a first protruding element and a collar. The first protruding element is disposed proximal to a port in the tubular member through which a proximal portion of a tension member may exit. The collar is coaxially disposed about the tubular member and has a second protruding element projecting from an interior surface of the collar. The collar is configured for longitudinal sliding movement relative to the tubular member such that the collar may be moved along the tubular member toward the proximal end of the tubular member thereby interacting with the first protruding element and securing the proximal portion of the tension member between the first protruding element and the collar.05-26-2011
20090018530URISHEATH WITH MOULDED UNROLLLING STRIP - The urisheath provided here includes an element of thin material (a strip) that allows at least two lengths of it to run in a parallel fashion down either side of the sheath. The is obtained by injection moulding the strip in liquid silicone in the silicone injection moulding process for the urisheath, either by one, two or more component injection moulding. The injection moulding takes place in an injection moulding form for a urisheath with a cavity for the body portion and a cavity for the strip portion wherein the cavity for the body portion is connected to the cavity for the strip portion creating an attachment zone between the strip and the sheath.01-15-2009
20080228175Medical device - The invention provides a medical device with a retention section for anchoring the medical device in the body of a living being, a drainage section for draining fluids from the body, e.g. urine, and a tip which facilitates insertion into the body. During the anchoring of the medical device, the tip is retracted toward a proximal end of the device, improving the users control over the position of the tip relative to other parts of the device and achieving the free flow of fluids through the device. An indicator may be provided to give a visual, audible, or tactile indication of at least a first position of the tip relative to the remaining part of the medical device.09-18-2008
20100204682CATHETER DEVICE - A kit for preparing a medical catheter from catheter sections comprises a tubular protective member surrounding a first, proximal one of the catheter sections. The kit further comprises a joint for interconnecting the catheter sections, the joint defining a substantially liquid tight seal at one end of a substantially annular and longitudinally extending cavity provided between the proximal end portion of the first catheter section and an inner wall of the tubular protective member. Following removal of the tubular protective member, one of the catheter sections is exposed and ready for insertion into the urehtra.08-12-2010
20130123756Prevention of Bacterial Adherence and Growth in an Urological Implant - A medical device is disclosed, which comprises a functional unit (C) for permanent or temporary placement in the urogenital tract of a human or animal body. The functional unit has at least one electrically conducting portion. A power source (G) supplies a current to the electrically conducting portion after placement of the functional unit in the urogenital tract. In this manner, the growth of bacteria on the functional unit can be reduced.05-16-2013
20110112516MEDICAL DEVICE WITH ELASTOMERIC BULB - A drainage catheter including a body, a drainage lumen extending between the body proximal end and the body distal end, the drainage lumen including a distal fluid inflow port and a proximal fluid drain coupling, and an inflation lumen extending between the body proximal end and the body distal end, conveying inflating fluid from a proximal fluid supply element to a distal fluid acceptor balloon, the proximal fluid supply element adjacent the proximal fluid drain coupling. A sleeve may be secured about the proximal fluid supply element and the proximal fluid drain coupling to provide a fluid impervious coating.05-12-2011
20100211050Coupling arrangement for a telescopic device - A telescopic device (08-19-2010
20100211049COUPLING ARRANGEMENT FOR A TELESCOPIC DEVICE - The invention concerns a telescopic device (08-19-2010
20120143170INDWELLING URINARY CATHETER WITH SELF-RETAINING MECHANISM - A urinary catheter with an improved retaining and activating feature is provided which is a safe device with reduced irritation and discomfort to a patient. The retaining mechanism positioned at the proximal end of the catheter assumes a “closed” state for introduction and removal of the catheter into and from the urethral tract, and is transitioned into the “open” state when the catheter is in the bladder by mechanically manipulating the retaining mechanism through an activation mechanism having a syringe based actuator with a plunger selectively displaceable within a receiving member.06-07-2012
20090318901Equipment for changing a catheter - Equipment for use in changing a catheter, preferably for drainage of the urinary tract. The urinary catheter is used as an aid in emptying the urinary bladder in conditions where this cannot be done in the normal manner.12-24-2009
20100312227Devices and Methods for Catheter Advancement - Catheter advancing devices, systems and methods for advancing a catheter into the urethra of a user are disclosed. The catheter advancement device includes a body portion that couples to a guide portion of the catheter, the guide portion being movably coupled to the proximal end of a catheter. The catheter advancement device further includes a pair of flexible handles extending outwards from the body portion, and a gripping portion extending inwards from each of the flexible handles. A surface of the gripping portion comes in contact with the catheter when the flexible handles are engaged, and the surface of the gripping portion in contact with the catheter applies pressure to the catheter when the handles are engaged to advance the catheter through the guide portion.12-09-2010
20130138087Assembly For Inserting Foley Catheter - A Foley catheter assembly is disclosed. The Foley catheter assembly includes a Foley catheter, which includes an insertion tip inserted into the bladder and a drainage tube extending from the insertion tip and draining urine from the bladder, and a catheter support cover, which covers the outer surface of the Foley catheter before insertion of the Foley catheter into the bladder to prevent contamination and allows smooth insertion of the insertion tip into the bladder at a constant speed. The catheter support cover includes a pair of support main bodies that are detachably coupled to each other and accommodate the drainage tube and a pair of transport rollers disposed at both sides of the insertion tip at upper portions of the support main bodies to be rotatable for inserting the insertion tip into the bladder.05-30-2013
20130138088FLEXIBLE WATER VAPOUR BARRIER TUBE FOR PACKAGING PURPOSE - The application discloses a flexible tubular package. The package is for an intermittent catheter. The intermittent catheter is coated with a hydrophilic coating, which becomes slippery when in contact with a swelling medium. Thus, the tubular package of the application can withhold the swelling medium for a long time and be flexible and bendable at the same time. Furthermore, the application discloses a catheter package set, which comprises a tubular package, an intermittent catheter and a swelling medium.05-30-2013
20110213345Devices and Methods for Securing Catheter Assemblies - A connecting device for a catheter assembly is disclosed allowing a user to connect a catheter assembly to an adhesive pad which is then capable of anchoring the catheter assembly to a patient's leg. The connecting device may have an introducer body with an extension body and an attachment mechanism. The connecting device can be rotated along with or within a collar in a circular manner in order to facilitate the making of the connection with the adhesive pad. Additionally, the connecting device may contain an enlarged portion to enhance operability.09-01-2011
20110034907Device for providing anti-reflux in a body fluid collection and/or sampling system, and method of manufacturing such a device - A body fluids drainage system includes a urinary catheter, a drainage collection bag, and a connection member connected between the urinary catheter and the drainage collection bag. The connection member houses a valve element formed from a sheet of material and projecting a coherent plane. The valve element defines a longitudinal direction extending between a connecting portion and a flap portion and a recess formed on a periphery of the valve element between the connecting portion and the flap portion.02-10-2011
20090318900RETENTION ELEMENT FOR TELESCOPIC DEVICE - The present invention relates to a telescopic device comprising at least two sections, wherein an extraction force is needed to extend the device from a short telescope configuration to an extended configuration and securing the sections in extended configuration; a separation force is needed to pull the at least two sections apart; retention means coupling at least one of the two sections to at least one attachment point; and the uncoupling strength of the retention means is larger than the extraction force but smaller than the separation force. This allows the telescopic device to be properly extended into its extended configuration before the retention means uncouples the telescopic device from the at least one attachment point.12-24-2009
20110245810Intermittently wholly indwelling, user-actuated, continually-retained, valved urinary catheter - Problems associated with prostate enlargement can be negated by using the present valved catheter. Such can be inserted and removed by the user. The catheter is retained in place by a flexible, foldable tee bar attached to the valve plug, which in turn is attached to a stretchy Nylon line. To actuate the valve, the plug can be pulled out of the upper catheter simply by pulling on the distal end of the catheter, allowing urine to drain. When the user has an erection, the penis engulfs the entire valved catheter. That helps to assure that reproductive functions will not be affected.10-06-2011
20110106060URINARY FLOW CONTROL VALVE WITH PRESSURE SEALING - A valve for controlling fluid flow through a flow passage. The valve includes a tubular valve body defining a longitudinal axis and having an interior surface and an exterior surface. The valve body defines first and second valve ends and a tip portion is supported on the valve body and located at the second valve end. A cap member is supported on the valve body and includes a closed end formed by an end wall having an aperture for receiving the tip portion. The aperture includes a lip portion surrounded a groove on an interior of the cap member to facilitate a pressure seal between the aperture and the tip portion.05-05-2011
20110098684CATHETER DEVICE FOR THE CONTROL OF LIQUID DISCHARGE FROM THE URINARY BLADDER BY A USER PERSON - A catheter device for the control of liquid discharge from the urinary bladder, and its use, is described. The catheter device is an elongated flexible tube of elastic material having an inlet opening at a distal end thereof and one or more inflatable balloons secured about the tube spaced from the inlet opening. The balloon retains the catheter at a predetermined position within the urethra while preventing urine to flow about the catheter below the balloon. The tube is provided with a numbered scale printed in a predetermined proximal end portion of the tube to provide a visual indication to a user person of the length of the catheter inserted in the urethra to permit the positioning of the one or more balloons at a desired location in the urethra below the bladder during repetitive removal and insertion of the catheter.04-28-2011
20110098682Locking Assembly for a Drainage Catheter - A drainage catheter includes an elongated tubular member, a locking assembly engaged with a proximal end of the tubular member, and a tension member for drawing a distal end of the tubular member into a desired configuration. The locking assembly includes a connector, a locking arm, and a locking mechanism. The connector has an exterior surface profile that corresponds with an interior surface profile of the locking arm. The locking arm is pivotably attached to the connector to enable pivoting movement of the locking arm between an unlocked position and a locked position whereby the tension member is secured between the locking arm and the connector when the arm is in the locked position. The locking assembly may alternatively comprise a connector and a sliding sleeve or a connector having a clamping element disposed therein.04-28-2011
20110077622DELIVERY SYSTEM HAVING STENT LOCKING STRUCTURE - A drainage stent delivery system including an elongate shaft of a medial device, a drainage catheter or stent, and a locking mechanism for selectively coupling the drainage stent to the elongate shaft. The drainage stent is selectively coupled to a distal portion of the elongate shaft such that the proximal end of the stent is positioned proximal of the distal end of the elongate shaft. The locking mechanism includes an engaging feature of the elongate shaft which engages a portion of the stent such that the stent may be selectively coupled to the elongate shaft through rotational motion of the elongate shaft relative to the stent. In some instances, the engaging feature of the elongate shaft may be a tab which extends into an opening of the stent.03-31-2011
20110071506BALLOON CATHETER - A balloon catheter having an elongated catheter shaft defining a fluid drainage lumen and a balloon inflation lumen. The balloon catheter includes a fluid drainage port disposed about the distal end of the catheter shaft in fluid communication with the fluid drainage lumen, and a balloon inflation port disposed about the distal end of the catheter shaft in fluid communication with the balloon inflation lumen. A balloon portion is disposed about the distal end of the catheter shaft in fluid communication with the balloon inflation port. A release device is disposed in fluid communication with the balloon portion and the fluid drainage lumen, and includes an activating member. A tether is attached to the activating member of the release device. Tension applied to the tether activates the release device, enabling fluid flow from the balloon portion into the fluid drainage lumen and out of the body.03-24-2011
20110071507FLUSHABLE CATHETER AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SUCH A CATHETER - A flushable medical device for short term use, such as a urinary catheter, is disclosed, and also a method for producing such a medical device. The medical device comprises at least an elongate shaft made of a degradable material, the degradability being such that the material becomes essentially totally dissolved if maintained in turbulent water at room temperature for at least 6 hours, but retains its structural integrity in water for at least 5 minutes, and preferably at least 10 minutes. Hereby, the medical device can be used for the intended short term use, and then be flushed in an ordinary toilet after use.03-24-2011
20120203210Urinary catheter and method - A flexible removable catheter with varying bell-shaped cross sectional widths for insertion through the urethra extending into the bladder to allow urine to flow through a urine passageway into a catheter bag.08-09-2012
20110060317CATHETER WITH CUSTOMIZABLE CONNECTOR - A catheter, and preferably a urinary catheter, is disclosed, comprising an elongate shaft with a catheter insertion end and a flared connector connected to the elongated shaft opposite to the catheter insertion end. The flared connector forms a catheter connector end. Further, a gripping sleeve is fixedly connected to the flared connector, and arranged to enclose at leat part of, and preferably essentially the whole, flared connector, apart from the catheter connector end. Hereby, a standard catheter can easily be customized for various use situations and users with different needs, in terms of e.g. gripping and manipulation possibilities. A method for producing such a customized catheter is also disclosed.03-10-2011
20090036874DISPOSABLE COVERING DEVICE AND METHOD - A covering device is disclosed for protecting components of an indwelling catheter assembly from contamination during surgery and other medical procedures so that the assembly can be left in place during recovery. The device includes one or more covering portions that extend around the collection bag and other components of the indwelling catheter assembly to form a barrier that protects the components from contamination during the procedure. The device further includes a removal mechanism that allows the covering portions to be separated from the catheter assembly following the procedure so that the catheter assembly can be left in place during recovery, as opposed to being replaced or cleaned. In one embodiment, the covering device is provided as an integral unit with an indwelling catheter assembly. In another embodiment, the connecting device is provided separately from the indwelling catheter assembly and installed around one or more portions of the assembly prior to the procedure.02-05-2009
20120203211Methods and Devices for Preventing Catheter Related Urinary Tract Infections - Methods and devices for preventing urinary tract infections in catheterized patients are disclosed. The device may be a cylindrically shaped antimicrobial hydrogel having a central opening and a slit along its length so that it can be applied directly over a previously inserted urinary catheter. An optional locking mechanism disposed about the slit can be used to secure the antimicrobial device to a catheter shaft. The antimicrobial device has features that conform to tissues near both male and female urethral openings. The inner surface of the device is adapted to provide for releasable engagement with the shaft of the urinary catheter. In one embodiment, the device may be placed on a urinary catheter prior to inserting the catheter in a patient. Locking fittings to secure the antimicrobial device against the urethral opening may also be used. Antimicrobial agents can be incorporated within the hydrogel or coated onto its surface.08-09-2012
20100324540LIQUID CATHETER, PARTICULARLY A URINARY CATHETER, METHOD AND DELIVERY DEVICE - A liquid catheter, in particular a urinary catheter, includes a catheter shaft part (12-23-2010
20110190737CATHETER STRUCTURE - A catheter structure equipped with an adjustable self locating device comprises a flexible tube which has one end intended to be introduced into the cavity to be evacuated and provided with a hole. A duct associated with the flexible tube connects a diametral chamber to means for supplying and controlled discharging of a pressurised fluid. The diametral chamber consists of a circular rim portion concentric with the flexible tube and defined by a membrane which forms a single surface zone of said flexible tube without diametral chamber, in which said hole is formed.08-04-2011
20100198195FOLEY CATHETER HAVING STERILE BARRIER - A urinary catheter (08-05-2010
20110190736DEPLOYING LININGS IN BODY CAVITIES08-04-2011
20110152843MEDICAL DEVICE FOR SHORT TIME USE WITH QUICKLY RELEASABLE ANTIBACTERIAL AGENT - A method is disclosed for providing a medical device with antibacterial activity, comprising the steps of providing a substrate material coated with a hydrophilic polymer, said hydrophilic polymer exhibiting a low friction when wetted; providing a colloidal solution comprising chemically reduced particles of an oligodynamic metal and a hydrophilic polymer, said hydrophilic polymer being the same as in the coating of the substrate material; and dipping said substrate material in the solution. A medical device prepared accordingly is also disclosed.06-23-2011
20100030197Devices for Handling Catheter Assembly - A gripping device for a catheter assembly is disclosed providing enhanced gripping power for the operator of the catheter assembly. The gripping device is situated at the proximal portion of the catheter assembly and the proximal terminus of an external catheter sheath is attached near or to the body of the gripping device.02-04-2010
20100016839APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR THE CONTROLLED HYDRODISTENTION OF THE URINARY BLADDER - A urological medical system for performing a controlled hydrodistention of the urinary bladder for treating a bladder dysfunction problem comprised of a programmed CPU with associated computer equipment for facilitating an automatic control of a treatment procedure to be performed on a patient, a saline solution warmer, a saline solution pump, a four-way catheter wherein a channel is provided for monitoring the pressure within the bladder during the procedure, a syringe for infusing a medicine through the catheter and a strapping device to secure the syringe and to slidingly engage the catheter to a leg of the patient. Desired parameters are monitored during the procedure and a desired pressure is maintained in the bladder for a predetermined time to perform the controlled hydrodistention of the urinary bladder.01-21-2010
20110137296CATHETER ASSEMBLY WITH CATHETER HANDLE AND CONTAINER - The present invention relates to a catheter assembly comprising a catheter handle and a catheter assembly comprising a catheter element and a container for accommodation of the catheter element. In a first compact configuration the catheter element and the catheter handle are separated to reduce the length of the catheter assembly. The catheter element is in the container and the catheter handle is attached on the outside of the container assembly. The catheter handle can be detached and interlocked with the catheter element to constitute in a second configuration a catheter device.06-09-2011
20110040290Threaded urinary catheter - A novel urinary catheter having an helicoidally threaded , screw shaped tip to facilitate insertion of the catheter tip by rotation into the bladder, especially useful in situation of difficult passage and entry into the bladder through a stenotic prostatic urethra. The operator instead of advancing the catheter by axial loading as it is presently done with ordinary catheters will rotate the urinary catheter along its longitudinal axis . Rotation of the catheter is transmitted to its specially designed screw shaped tip facilitating its engagement, advancement and insertion into the bladder through a stenotic segment of the urethral canal.02-17-2011
20110082444Zero-Pressure Balloon Catheter and Method for Using the Catheter - A safety catheter includes a multi-lumen shaft. The shaft has a proximal shaft portion with a distal end having a given outer diameter and a distal tip portion having an outer diameter less than the given outer diameter. A hollow balloon is disposed at a junction of the proximal shaft portion and the distal tip portion. The balloon has a distal leg fixedly secured to the distal tip portion and a proximal leg removably secured to the proximal shaft portion.04-07-2011
20100331825INDWELLING URINARY CATHETER WITH SELF-RETAINING MECHANISM - A urinary catheter with an improved retaining and activating feature is provided which is a safe device with reduced irritation and discomfort to a patient. The retaining mechanism positioned at the proximal end of the catheter assumes a “close” state for introduction and removal of the catheter into and from the urethral tract, and is transitioned into the “open” state when the catheter is in the bladder by mechanically manipulating the retaining mechanism through the activation mechanism. An actuating linkage wire connected between the retaining mechanism and activation mechanism controllably reciprocates in the channel of the catheter to transition the catheter between the “open” and “closed” states.12-30-2010
20110028944FEMALE URINATION PANTS - A female urination pants includes a pants body which has an upper opening defined in a top thereof. The pants body has two leg openings defined therein. A crotch portion is formed between the two leg openings. The crotch portion has a receiving hole defined therein. A tubular urine guiding member engages with the receiving hole. The tubular urine guiding member has a hollow receiving unit formed on a first end thereof and a flexible urine draining tube formed on a second end thereof. The hollow receiving unit is funnel-shaped and has a slanted upper rim peripherally formed thereon. A pair of flanges annularly formed on an outer periphery of the tubular urine guiding member for engaging with the receiving hole. At least one securing strap seamed on the pants body for retaining the urine draining tube to the pants body.02-03-2011
20120310219Medical Device with Elastomeric Bulb - A drainage catheter including a body, a drainage lumen extending between the body proximal end and the body distal end, the drainage lumen including a distal fluid inflow port and a proximal fluid drain coupling, and an inflation lumen extending between the body proximal end and the body distal end, conveying inflating fluid from a proximal fluid supply element to a distal fluid acceptor balloon, the proximal fluid supply element adjacent the proximal fluid drain coupling. A sleeve may be secured about the proximal fluid supply element and the proximal fluid drain coupling to provide a fluid impervious coating.12-06-2012
20120004645CAPSULAR URINARY CATHETER - The various embodiments herein provide a capsular urinary catheter to manage urinary incontinence or retention in patients to prevent the Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections in patients. The urinary catheter comprising a first end adapted to be inserted into the patient's body, a second end adapted to be releasably attached to a fluid collection reservoir, a body defining an exterior surface and an interior surface, a vaginal condom segment attached to the exterior surface, a capsular segment defining a capsule in the interior surface and three one way valves arranged inside the capsular segment. Each one way valve includes at least two plates which gets separated due to a force exerted by a fluid movement, thereby causing the passage of a fluid from the first end towards the second end and prevents a fluid reflux to the body of the patients.01-05-2012
20120116357URINARY CATHETER STABILIZER AND METHOD OF USE - A urinary catheter stabilizer comprises a body member, a rotatable adhesion member, and an adhesive laminar membrane. The body member includes an upper cradle member that is hingedly attached to a lower cradle member. Each of the upper and lower cradle members is adapted to receive a bellows of a urinary catheter. The bellows includes oppositely disposed proximal and distal ends and a ribbed portion extending therebetween. Each of the upper and lower cradle members includes a proximal end portion, a distal end portion, and a main body portion extending between the proximal and distal end portions. The rotatable adhesion member is securely connected to the lower cradle member. The rotatable adhesion member includes a base portion having oppositely disposed first and second surfaces. The adhesive laminar membrane includes oppositely disposed first and second major surfaces. A portion of the first major surface is securely attached to the first surface of the base portion of the rotatable adhesion member.05-10-2012
20120157975Catheters - A suprapubic urethral catheter has a hollow tube with a suprapubic section (06-21-2012
20120157973CATHETER DEVICE - A kit for preparing a medical catheter from catheter sections comprises a tubular protective member surrounding a first, proximal one of the catheter sections. The kit further comprises a joint for interconnecting the catheter sections, the joint defining a substantially liquid tight seal at one end of a substantially annular and longitudinally extending cavity provided between the proximal end portion of the first catheter section and an inner wall of the tubular protective member. Following removal of the tubular protective member, one of the catheter sections is exposed and ready for insertion into the urehtra.06-21-2012
20120157974ANASTOMOSIS DEVICE AND RELATED METHODS - An anastomosis device that includes a catheter body is provided. A distal end portion of the catheter can include a spring device to prevent the formation of blood clots and to improve the flow of urine out of the catheter. The device may be used, for example, in performing procedures such as a vesico-urethral anastomosis in association with a radical prostatectomy, or with an end-to-end urethral anastomosis.06-21-2012
20110106061BUFFERED SWELLING MEDIA FOR RADIATION STERILIZED HYDROPHILIC COATINGS - To identify an alternative swelling medium with a hydrophilic polymer, we have observed that a swelling medium containing only 6% PEG 2000 and 0.9% NaCl failed to protect a hydrophilic coating during electron beam sterilization and subsequent storage at ambient and higher temperatures in an accelerated storage stability test. An unacceptably low dry-out time, below the specified 5 minutes, was obtained. However, when the biological buffer sodium citrate was added to a swelling medium containing PEG 2000, the performance of the stored catheters was as good as or better than the performance of catheters stored with the conventional swelling medium.05-05-2011
20110106059CATHETER HUB ASSEMBLY - A catheter hub assembly comprising a hub body having a proximal end, a distal end, and a shaft having a first suture hole, a collar and a snap ring; a hub knob having a second suture hole and rotatably coupled to the hub body; and a hub cap having a snap rut wherein the snap ring fits into the snap rut. In one embodiment, the hub body includes a lock element; the hub knob includes a first tab element and a second tab element; and the hub cap includes a groove; wherein the first tab element engages the lock element; and wherein the second tab element engages the groove. In another embodiment, the hub cap includes a lock element comprising a resilient tab and a catch; the hub knob includes a catch tab; wherein the catch tab engages the catch of the lock element.05-05-2011
20120165790CATHETER ASSEMBLY AND A METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PRODUCING SUCH AN ASSEMBLY - A catheter assembly is disclosed, comprising a catheter, such as a urinary catheter, which at least a partly is provided with a hydrophilic coating. The catheter assembly further comprises a wetting fluid. The receptacle is in direct contact with the hydrophilic coating of the catheter over essentially the entire length of the part of the catheter being provided with the hydrophilic coating. This may e.g. be achieved by using a shrink wrap material. In order to accomplish adequate wetting, channels or the like may be provided on the inner surface of the receptacle or the outer surface of the catheter.06-28-2012
20090131917Vapor Hydrated Catheter Assembly and Method of Making Same - A catheter assembly and method is disclosed which comprises a catheter having a coating on at least a part of its length intended to produce a low-friction surface on the catheter when treated with an activating substance in the form of a vapor. The catheter assembly also includes a catheter package forming an interior space divided by a gas permeable, liquid impermeable barrier into a first cavity and a second cavity. The first cavity of the catheter package accommodates the catheter therein and the second cavity accommodates at least a quantity of liquid in its liquid phase therein. The liquid in the second cavity can change phase into a vapor capable of passing from the second cavity, through the barrier, and into the first cavity where the vapor can activate the coating. As a result, the vapor produced when the liquid changes phase causes the coating on the catheter to be activated to thereby produce the low-friction surface on the catheter so it is ready-to-use when it reaches the end user.05-21-2009
20090131916URINATION PANTS - A urination pants comprises a pants body having three openings; an upper opening serving to enclose the wrist of the users; the other two openings serving to receive the legs of the user; a urine guide device being a tube like body and being engaged to the pants body; a hollow receiving unit being connected to the upper opening of the urine guide device; a lower opening of the hollow receiving unit being connected to the upper opening of the urine guide device; and a lower opening of the urine guide device being formed as a urine draining portion. The hollow receiving unit has a tapered shape with a lower opening being connected to the upper opening of the urine guide device. A middle section of the urine guide device is formed with a bending portion.05-21-2009
20110118704CATHETER - The present invention is concerned with a catheter which includes an inflatable balloon operable to retain the catheter in position during use, and which is located and configured to both reduce discomfort during use by preventing contact between the end of the catheter and the urinary tract/bladder wall, and reduce the force required to remove the catheter by reducing cuffing of the collapsed balloon.05-19-2011
20110184386Catheter Assembly Having Protective Sheath - Devices and methods are disclosed for a catheterization process, particularly useful for self-performed catheterizations. A catheter is enclosed in a sheath made from a gas-permeable material. This sheath maximizes gas permeability to prevent air build-up at the distal end of the sheath, resulting in easy self-catheterization for even those with limited manual dexterity.07-28-2011
20120172848CATHETER WITH INTEGRATED INSERTION AID - A catheter, and preferably a urinary catheter, is disclosed, comprising an elongate shaft, an insertable end formed in or connected to one end of the elongate shaft, and a discharge end formed in or connected to the opposite end of the elongate shaft. Further, the catheter further comprises an insertion aid at least partly encircling the discharge end, and being integrally and releasably connected to the discharge end. Hereby, easy production is achieved, and at the same time, the insertion aid may easily be removed for use as an insertion aid when using the catheter.07-05-2012
20120179145Indwelling Urinary Drainage Catheter - A catheter is described herein, having a catheter shaft including a proximal end and a distal end, a tip attached to the distal end, including first and second legs spaced apart to form a slot therebetween, the slot in fluid communication with a lumen of the catheter shaft, and a bladder inflatable element positioned over an outer surface of at least one of the first and second legs.07-12-2012
20120179144Catheter Having Improved Drainage and/or a Retractable Sleeve and Method of Using the Same - A catheter includes an elongate member (07-12-2012
20110098683Balloon Encapsulated Catheter Tip - This invention is generally related to catheters for insertion into a body cavity, duct or vessel, and more particularly to a tip or plug for a catheter. The catheter tip is constructed and arranged to form a seal on the end portion of the catheter tube, while a sleeve secured or formed integrally to the tip cooperates with the catheter tube to form a first balloon that encapsulates the tip of the catheter and a second balloon that positions the catheter within the body cavity, duct or vessel.04-28-2011
20100010478INTRAURETHRAL CATHETER - A self-retaining intraurethral catheter (IUC) made of a hollow tube and comprising a proximal portion, a distal portion, a central tubular hollow portion therebetween, a proximal crown formed at said proximal portion, a first and a second distal crowns formed at said distal portion, said first crown being disposed closer to the central portion than said second crown and being spaced from said second crown by an inter-crown portion, at least said inter-crown portion being formed so as to allow shortening the device by the detachment of the second crown therefrom.01-14-2010
20120316539Catheter Clamp - A catheter clamp having a rounded open proximal side, a mirroring distal end, a planar bottom surface, and a top surface is provided. The top surface extends from the proximal side toward the distal end, the proximal side of the catheter clamp being formed such that the top surface can be moved in a vertically swinging position. The distal end of the clamp includes a locking lip that extends from the upper inside surface of the distal end. The top surface has a clamping surface which extends in a perpendicular direction from the top surface. The top surface is engaged beneath the locking lip such that the clamping surface clamps an inserted catheter tube, thereby stopping the flow of liquids through the catheter clamp. The top surface can be easily disengaged to release liquids through the catheter tube.12-13-2012
20120226264Catheterization Assembly - A disposable hydrophilic catheterization device for inserting a hydrophilic catheter into the urethra of an individual for the purpose of evacuating the bladder is disclosed. The catheter device includes a catheter introducer, a flexible hydrophilic catheter and a flexible thin-walled sheath. The sheath surrounds the urethra-insertable portion of the catheter, is adapted for containing a wetting liquid, and prevents pooling of the wetting liquid with collected urine. A leak-resistant diaphragm disposed within the catheter introducer is capable of being pierced by the catheter tip to form a leak-resistant orifice around the wetted hydrophilic catheter as it moves through the orifice.09-06-2012
20120239005CATHETER GRIP AND METHOD - The present invention includes an apparatus for gripping a catheter and methods employing it. The catheter grip can be configured to surround a shaft of a catheter and allow a person to manipulate the catheter without the person touching the insertable length of the catheter. The method includes grasping the gripping apparatus for removing the catheter from its package and for inserting the catheter into an urethra.09-20-2012
20120239006External control valve for indwelling urethral catheters - An external control valve such as for an indwelling urethral catheter allows for selectively controlled urination via manual manipulation. The external valve is actuated by palpation as the patient compresses a proximal portion toward a distal portion of the valve. The valve includes a hollow stem having a bore in the wall thereof that is kept closed through the use of a biasing spring. Once the spring is compressed by the patient, bore is positioned within an opening in the distal portion, allowing urine to flow out of an opening in the proximal end of the valve.09-20-2012
20120271282Catheter Kit for a Urinary Catheter - A urinary catheter kit is provided. The catheter kit includes a catheter with a flared end and a package provided with interior protrusions for cooperating with the flared end of the catheter. The largest outer diameter of the flared end of the catheter is slightly larger than the smallest diameter of the package at the protrusions. Thereby, the protrusions will function as a backstop for the catheter. The rigidity of the catheter at the flared end is selected so that—depending on the angle of the flared end—the flared end will be able to flip over if it is subjected to a force over a predetermined level. Thereby the catheter will be able to be entered back into the package.10-25-2012
20120271281Telescopic Device - A telescopic device comprising a first telescopic member and a second telescopic member, where the second telescopic member is displaceably arranged within the first telescopic member in a first and a second axial direction along the longitudinal axis of the first telescopic member, a coupling arrangement for limiting the displacement of the second telescopic member relative to the first telescopic member where the coupling arrangement has a first and a second coupling configuration.10-25-2012
20120271280CATHETER - A catheter comprising an inner sleeve and an outer sleeve surrounding the inner sleeve, the inner and the outer sleeves being longitudinally displaceable relative to one another to enable the catheter to move from an open state to a closed state, each sleeve having a distal portion and a proximal portion, the catheter further comprising a retainer which is open in the open state, and closed in the closed state, the catheter further comprising a lock mechanism comprising lock formed in a lock portion of the catheter for locking the catheter in the open state, and a releaser for releasing the lock, the releaser being adapted to remove at least a part of the lock portion from the catheter.10-25-2012
20110218520CATHETERISATION DEVICE - A device and a related method for urinary catheterisation is provided. The device comprises a catheter having an elongate body provided with a distal tip, a proximal end and one or more channels extending therethrough. A guidewire for guiding the catheter upon insertion extends through one of said one or more channels. In addition, there is a lubrication port at or towards the proximal end of the elongate body for introduction of a guidewire lubrication fluid into the channel having the guidewire extending therethrough. Also provided is a device and related method for urinary stricture dilatation, as well as kits for urinary catheterisation and urinary stricture dilatation.09-08-2011
20110213344Devices for Handling Catheter Assembly - A gripping device for a catheter assembly is disclosed providing enhanced gripping power for the operator of the catheter assembly. The gripping device is situated at the proximal portion of the catheter assembly and the proximal terminus of an external catheter sheath is attached near or to the body of the gripping device.09-01-2011
20120089129MEDICAL TUBING AND CATHETER CONTROL - One embodiment is an improved method for providing a tube for attachment to a medical device such as a catheter that provides for intermittent changes in tube path length as a result of body movement thereby reducing the stress and pain caused by pulling on the device, as well as the optional provision to provide a very low, controlled tension that provides improved stability of the medical device without damage to the surrounding body tissues. This controlled tension can be applied or removed intermittently by a medical practitioner or the patient. The tubal devices shown in Fig and Fig both provide for extension in tubal path length while simultaneously providing for intermittent or continuous low tension pull on the catheter. Provision is also made for a continuous smooth fluid path with no moving internal parts.04-12-2012
20120289942AUTOMATIC BARRIER FILM REMOVAL - An assembly (11-15-2012
20110160706UROLOGICAL DEVICE - A urological device comprises a urological valve having a plurality of valve leaflets with a region of co-aption between the valve leaflets. The valve has a normally closed configuration in which the valve leaflets are engaged at the region of co-aption and an open configuration in which the leaflets are separated at the co-aption region for fluid flow through the valve. The valve is automatically movable from the closed configuration to the open configuration in response to applied urological pressure.06-30-2011
20080262477Hand made catheter to be used in suprapubic prostatectomy - A catheter system suitable for use in suprapubic prostatectomy is provided. The catheter system includes a multi-lumen tube having a plurality of lumens, the multi-lumen tube further comprising a plurality of outlet openings positioned on a first lumen, which are used to facilitate passage of fluid out of the urinary bladder, at least an inlet opening positioned on a second lumen, which is used to facilitate passage of fluid in to the urinary bladder, and an expandable balloon connected to the distal end of the multilumen tube. The catheter system is fixed inside the prostatic lodge, wherein the distal end of the catheter system is positioned in the urethra and is blocked to prevent leakage of fluid through the urethra. The expandable balloon, positioned inside the prostatic lodge, applies pressure on the walls of the prostatic capsule and thus helps in controlling bleeding.10-23-2008
20130103005Zero-Pressure Balloon Catheter and Method for Using the Catheter - A safety catheter includes a shaft. The shaft has a proximal shaft portion having a proximal end, a distal tip portion defining a junction with the proximal shaft portion, a fluid drain lumen, and a balloon inflation lumen. The fluid drain lumen defines a distal fluid drain opening at the distal tip portion distal of the junction and a proximal fluid drain opening adjacent the proximal end and fluidically connected to the distal fluid drain opening. A hollow zero-pressure balloon is disposed at the junction and has an interior fluidly connected to the balloon inflation lumen, a distal leg fixedly secured to the distal tip portion, and a proximal leg temporarily secured to the proximal shaft portion.04-25-2013
20130131647FLEXIBLE WATER VAPOUR BARRIER MULTILAYER TUBE FOR PACKAGING PURPOSE - The application discloses a flexible multilayer tubular package. The package is for an intermittent catheter. The intermittent catheter is coated with a hydrophilic coating, which becomes slippery when in contact with a swelling medium. Thus, the tubular package of the application can with-hold the swelling medium for a long time and at the same time being flexible and bendable. Furthermore, the application discloses a catheter package set, which comprises a multilayer tubular package, an intermittent catheter and a swelling medium.05-23-2013
20130131646METHODS OF APPLYING A HYDROPHILIC COATING TO A SUBSTRATE, AND SUBSTRATES HAVING A HYDROPHILIC COATING - This invention relates to methods of applying to a substrate a hydrophilic coating that becomes lubricious when activated with water or water vapor, and to substrates having such a hydrophilic coating.05-23-2013
20130144271Catheter Set - The present invention relates to a catheter set with a catheter, which has a catheter shaft; a package, which encompasses at least partially the catheter and which has an slide-out removal opening for the catheter; and a gripping aid, which is arranged in the package and which is movable on the catheter shaft, whereby the gripping aid is attached to the package and spaced a distance to the slide-out removal opening in such a manner that package material that can be pushed together is arranged between the gripping aid and the slide-out removal opening.06-06-2013
20130144272STRICTURE TREATMENT AND DRAINAGE CATHETER - A stricture treatment and drainage catheter comprises a drainage lumen supporting a stricture dilator that is changeable between a collapsed position and a plurality of expanded positions. An expansion indicator operatively connects to the stricture dilator and displays an indication if the stricture dilator is in one of the plurality of expanded positions.06-06-2013
20080200907Folded Catheter Assembly With Adhesive Grip - A catheter assembly is disclosed comprising a catheter and a receptacle enclosing said catheter. The receptacle has a first part and a second part, which parts are foldable over each other. Further, at least one sticky adhesive area is arranged on the surface of one of the parts of the receptacle in such a way that the sticky adhesive area is covered by the other part when the receptacle is in a folded disposition, and exposed to the environment when the receptacle is in an unfolded disposition.08-21-2008
20110213343CATHETER ASSEMBLY - A catheter assembly is provided. The catheter assembly includes a urinary catheter adapted for insertion into a urethra and a catheter package sized to receive the urinary catheter. The urinary catheter is configured to project from the catheter package to accommodate insertion into the urethra.09-01-2011
20100286667SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REMOVAL OF URINE - The present invention provides an arrangement (11-11-2010
20100286666DRAINAGE APPARATUS AND SYSTEM - A drainage apparatus for an incapacitated person or ostomy patient having a urine draining device or stoma respectively, the apparatus comprising a conduit (11-11-2010
20110238042Drainage Catheter with One-Way Valve - Systems and methods that serve to drain a bodily fluid are provided The medical device includes a lumen connecting between the proximal end and the distal end The lumen is preferably adapted to drain fluid from the distal end to the proximal end The device may also include a pressure sensitive valve adapted for insertion and placement in the lumen The pressure-sensitive valve may be pressure sensitive wherein, when pressure at the inflow port rises to a predetermined threshold, the pressure-sensitive valve opens The lumen may also be configured whereby, when pressure at the inflow port drops to a second predetermined threshold, the pressure-sensitive valve closes In some embodiments, the valve may be unidirectional and not sensitive to any substantial pressure threshold but may open at any substantially non-zero pressure applied in the appropriate direction.09-29-2011
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