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Publication numberUS2839060 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 17, 1958
Filing dateMar 29, 1957
Priority dateMar 29, 1957
Publication numberUS 2839060 A, US 2839060A, US-A-2839060, US2839060 A, US2839060A
InventorsOrmo Arthur
Original AssigneeOrmo Arthur
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Sanitary protective device
US 2839060 A
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June 17, 1958 QRMO SANITARY PROTECTIVE DEVICE Filed March 29, 1957 INVENTOR.

BY ARTHUR ORMO United htates l SANITARY PROTECTIVE DEVICE Arthur Ormo, St. Augustine, Fla.

Application March 29, 1957, Serial No. 649,332

4 Claims. (Cl. 128-294) My invention relates to the prevention of disease, and is a sanitary protective device designed for male use.

There have been other similar devices designed for this purpose, using the basic design, with variations, of a hood of a hemispherical or conical shape, having a hole in its center, with an adhesive on its inner surface, and to its outer surface there is attached a container to store discharged fluids.

However, in these other designs, no provisions were made to prevent contamination of the adhesive by fluids either discharged into the device, or by fluids which might surround the device. There were no provisions made for easy alignment of the device, nor to prevent accidental sealing by the device of the urethral canal, thru which fluids are discharged into this device. Nor had any attempts been made to utilize the aid of suction as an additional aid for securing the device. And finally, there had been no special provisions made to insure maximum skin contact, nor to resist the normal peeling action which this device is subjected to when in use.

An important object of this invention is to provide a prophylactic of a small size, to insure maximum body comfort. This device is to be secured by an adhesive and its own natural suction action. Its prophylactic action is the prevention of the admission of disease into the 'body thru the urethral canal.

Another object is to provide a storage space for fluids that are discharged into this device.

A further object is to prevent contamination of the adhesive by means of ridges beyond the inner and outer edges of the adhesive field. When the device is in use, these ridges are pressed tightly against the skin, making air and liquid-tight barriers. This air-tight seal also provides a bonding action which is inherent between two surfaces which are pressed tightly together, and whose edges are sealed.

A further object is to provide a method of centering the device and to prevent accidental sealing of the urethral canal. This is accomplished by means of a tiny tube which projects inward, its hole in alignment with the hole in the center of the hood. This tube is inserted into the entrance of the urethral canal when in use, and provides a free passageway for fluids discharged into this device to pass thru it into the reservoir secured to its outer surface.

A further object is to make this device easy to apply, and to provide maximum contact between the skin and the adhesive. This is accomplished by making the side walls of the hood thinner at the top to allow the device to be turned inside out, thus, in use, the device is turned inside out, the tube is inserted in the urethral canal and then the side walls are rolled on, from the top down to the outer edge, in an almost continuous motion.

A further object is to prevent this device from peeling off when in use, and I accomplish this by making the lower end of the side walls of special thickness.

The following drawings and explanations are an integral part of this disclosure.

In the accompanying drawing:

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of my invention.

Fig. 2 is a sectional, perspective view, along the line 22 of Fig. 1.

The two basic parts of my invention are illustrated in Fig. 1. They are the hood 1, which makes contact with the male organ, and the sac 2, a receptacle to contain fluids dis-charged into this device. For purposes of illustration l have made my sac of. a transparent membrane.

The hood 1 is shaped, except for projectures, to fit the tip end of the male organ, and-is a conically shaped cup, constructed of a resilient and elastic material such as rubber. The sac 2, is a cap of a liquid-tight material, such as rubber, and is connected at its outer edge 3 to the outer surface 4 of the hood.

In the'center ofthe hood, as illustrated in Fig. 2, is a hole 5, and connected to'the inner surface of the hood, its hole in alignment with the hole in the hood, is a tube 6, extending inward.

I have illustrated two of the many types of ridges which can be used as a barrier to exclude foreign substances and make this device air and liquid-tight.

The first barrier, which is on the inner surface of the hood, and which encircles the tube, is a ridge 7 of a substance with a high degree of compressibility, and a rapid recovery, such as foam rubber, sponge and certain types of plastic. This type of barrier would allow a certain amount of separation between the skin and the hood, and still maintain its sealing action.

The second barrier, also on the inner surface of the hood, and encircling the first ridge and connected to the hood near the outer edge, is a ridge 8 consisting of a thin membrane of an elastic substance such as rubber. This type of ridge provides a strong clinging action to make an exceptionally tight seal.

Other types of barriers may be substituted, such as solid or hollow ridges. Any of the several types of barriers may be used interchangeably and in group combinations beyond the inner and outer edges of the adhesive field.

The adhesive field 9 is a layer of an adhesive on the inner surface of the hood, positioned between the inner 7 and outer 8 ridges. If the ridges are used in combinations of two or more at either the inner or outer edge or both, the adhesive field would fall between the two innermost ridges.

The side walls of the hood vary in thickness. At the lower end of the hood 10 the side walls are thicker. This is to give more rigidity to this section. This is necessary because there is a peeling action exerted here, due to upward frictional pressures on its outer surface when in use. The upper end of the side walls 11 are much thinner, and the purpose of this is to allow the device to be turned inside out for easier application.

A variation of this invention is a device of the nature described, except for the side walls being of the same thickness throughout. This could be used with an accessory applicator device which would hold the prophylactic stretched open Wider than normal till the tube was inserted, and would then release it to its normal snug position.

It is my intention to cover all changes and modifications of the example of the invention herein chosen for purposes of the disclosure, which do not constitute departures from the spirit and scope of the invention.

What I claim is:

1. A device of the character described, comprising of a flexible, conically walled cup, having a central opening formed therein; circular ridges, encircling said central opening, connected to the inner surface of the cup, some adjacent to the inner edge, and some adjacent to the outer edge, projecting inwardly; an adhesive layer on the inner surface of the cup, positioned between the inner and outer ridges; and a sac, externally covering the said central opening and connected to the outer surface-of the 2. A device of-the character described, comprising of a flexible, conically walled cup, having a central opening formed therein; circular ridges, en'circling'said central- 7 opening, connected to the inner surface of the cup, some adjacent to the inner edge, and some adjacent to the outer edge, projecting'inwardly; a tube, connected to the inside of the cup, projecting inwardly, its hole in alignment with the said centralopening of thecup; an adhesive layer on the inner surface of the cup, positioned between the inner and outer ridges; and a sac, externally covering the'said central opening and connected to the outer surface of the cup. 1

3. A device of the character described, comprising of a flexible, conically walled cup, having a central opening formed therein; side Walls of said cup being thick in the outer lip area, thinner near the top; circular ridges, encircling said central opening, connected to the inner surface of the cup, some adjacent to the inner edge, and

a. 7 some adjacent to the outeredge, projecting inwardly; an adhesive layer on the innerrsurface of the cup, positioned between the inner and outerridges; and a sac, externally; I covering the said central opening and connected to the outer surface of the cup.

4. A device of the character described, comprising of a flexible, conically Walledcup, having a central openingv formed therein; side walls of said cup being thick in the outer lip area, thinner near the top; circular ridges, encircling said central opening, connected to the inner'surface of the cup, some adjacent to the inner edge, and

some adjacent to the outer edge, projecting inwardly; a

tube, connected to the inside of the cup, projecting in Wardly, its hole in alignment with the said central opening of the cup; an adhesive layer on the inner surface of the cup, positioned between the inner and outer ridges; and a sac, externally covering said central opening and connected to the outer surface of the cup.

' References Cited in the file of this patent J FOREIGN PATENTS 420,932 France a Dec. 811910

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Classifications
U.S. Classification604/328, 604/352
International ClassificationA61F6/04
Cooperative ClassificationA61F6/04
European ClassificationA61F6/04