US005988169A [ii] Patent Number: 5,988,169  Date of Patent: Nov. 23,1999
 VAGINAL INSERT AND METHOD FOR TREATING UROGENITAL DISORDERS
 Inventors: David W. Anderson, Maple Grove;
Robert E. Buuck, Bloomington;
Arnold W. Thornton, Roseville; Xiao
Kang Zhang, Champlin, all of Minn.
 Assignee: Iotek, Inc., Minneapolis, Minn.
 Appl. No.: 08/625,809  Filed: Mar. 29, 1996
 Int. C I. A611- 6 06
 U.S. CI 128/830; 128/832
 Field of Search 128/830-841;
 References Cited
U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS
A vaginal insert and method for delivering an agent to a urogenital tract in a patient, the patient having a vagina, the vagina having anterior and posterior walls. The vaginal insert comprises a main portion and first and second portions operably connected to the main portion. The first and second portions each have an end projecting outward from the main portion, at least one of the projecting ends has means for containing the agent. The projecting ends of the first and second portions are configured to engage the anterior vaginal wall while the main portion engages the posterior vaginal wall, thereby positioning the projecting end of the first portion proximal to one side of the urogenital tract and positioning the projecting end of the second portion proximal to an opposite side of the urogenital tract.
27 Claims, 6 Drawing Sheets