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Title: US5752525: Urethral plug assembly having adhesive for enhanced sealing capabilities and method of using said plug assembly
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Inventor: Simon, John G.; Boston, MA
McLaughlin, Paul D.; Scituate, MA
Felice, Leo C.; Pascoage, RI
Joshi, Sharad; Watertown, MA
Syad, Azhar; Boston, MA

Assignee: UroMed Corporation, Needham, MA
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Published / Filed: 1998-05-19 / 1995-12-04

Application Number: US1995000566732

IPC Code: Advanced: A61F 2/00; A61F 5/37; A61F 5/48; A61M 31/00;
IPC-7: A61F 5/48;

ECLA Code: A61M31/00; A61F2/00B2; A61F2/00B2B; A61F2/00B6D; A61F5/48;

U.S. Class: Current: 128/885; 128/DIG.025; 600/029;
Original: 128/885; 128/DIG.25; 600/029;

Field of Search: 128/885,DIG. 26 604/329,330,346-353 600/029-31

Priority Number:
1995-12-04  US1995000566732
1993-09-20  US1993000124264
1993-05-17  US1993000062592
1993-07-07  US1993000088469
1991-12-20  US1991000811571
1991-08-16  US1991000746364
1990-12-31  US1990000636285

Abstract:     A novel urethral plug assembly having adhesive thereon, wherein the adhesive seals the plug assembly against an internal wall thereby arresting movement of the plug assembly while it functions in the urethra to block the flow of urine therefrom. The plug assembly may comprise a solid body which is of a sufficient diameter to occlude the urethra. Alternatively, the plug assembly may comprise a body which has the ability to change its shape from a compressed to an elongated condition so as to conform to the urethral wall and occlude the opening to the urethra. In one embodiment of the invention, the adhesive lies on the meatal plate of the plug assembly so as to secure the plug assembly against the meatus urinarius. In a second embodiment of the invention, the adhesive is on the body of the plug assembly so as to seal the plug assembly against the urethra, bladder neck or bladder wall. In a third embodiment of the invention, the adhesive is on a portion of the meatal plate so as to seal the plug assembly at the tissue surrounding the meatus urinarius. The adhesive seals the plug assembly in place until the wearer wishes to void, at which point, the seal may be broken by the exertion a downward, pulling force on the plug assembly.\!

Attorney, Agent or Firm: Lorusso & Loud ;

Primary / Asst. Examiners: Brown, Michael A.;

Maintenance Status: E1 Expired  Check current status

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Related Applications:
Application Number Filed Patent Pub. Date  Title
US1993000124264 1993-09-20       
US1993000062592 1993-05-15    1996-01-16  Mechanically actuated urethral plug assembly and method for controlling urinary incontinence
US1993000088469 1993-07-07       
US1991000811571 1991-12-20    1996-01-02  Method and a removable device which can be used for the self-administered treatment of urinary tract infections or other disorders
US0000000062592        
US0000000811571        
US1991000746364 1991-08-16       
US1990000636285 1990-12-31    1992-02-25  Conformable urethral plug


       
Parent Case:

CROSS REFERENCE TO A RELATED APPLICATION
    The present application is a continuation of application Ser. No. 08/124,264, filed Sep. 20, 1993, which is a continuation-in-part of application U.S. Ser. No. 08/062,592, filed May 15, 1993, U.S. Pat. No. 5,483,976, and application U.S. Ser. No. 08/088,469 filed Jul. 7, 1993, both of which are a continuation-in-part of application U.S. Ser. No. 811,571, filed Dec. 20, 1991, U.S. Pat. No. 5,479,945, which is a continuation-in-part of application U.S. Ser. No. 746,364, filed Aug. 16, 1991, which is a continuation-in-part application of U.S. Ser. No. 636,285, filed Dec. 31, 1990, now U.S. Pat. No. 5,090,424.

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What is claimed is:     1. A remove-to-void device for controlling urinary incontinence comprising:
  • a body having an expandable portion at one end, which is capable of expanding upon introduction of a fluid to form a plug and which, when placed in a urethra through the natural opening thereof, and expanded, provides a urine-impermeable barrier to the flow of urine, which can only permit the passage of urine from the bladder by removal of the device;
  • a meatal plate attached to another end of said body, said meatal plate having a layer of adhesive thereon to anchor said meatal plate to the urethral meatus when said body is placed in the urethra, bladder neck or bladder;
  • means for transmitting fluid into the interior of said expandable portion of said device, from a source external to said device, to enable said expandable portion to expand upon the introduction of the fluid from the source,
    • said expandable portion having a hollow interior, which hollow interior is in fluid communication with an opening in said body, on the end of the body opposite the end which has said expandable portion,
    • said body defining a lumen fluidly coupling the opening and the hollow interior;
  • a valve in the lumen preventing flow of the fluid from the expandable portion until flow of the fluid from the expandable portion is desired by the user; and
  • means for exerting a force on said valve to open said valve to allow deflation of the expandable portion when desired, and to enable the device to be removed in order to void.


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Get PDF - 21pp WO8810106 1988-12  A61F 2/00 PROSTHEX LTD FEMALE URINARY INCONTINENCE DEVICE 
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Other Abstract Info: DERABS C92-268364 DERABS C95-006299 DERABS G92-087968 DERABS G95-147217

Other References:
  • Nielsen et al., "The Urethral Plug: A New Treatment Modality For Genuine Urinary Stress Incontinence in Women", copyright 1990, pp. 1199-1202, Journal of Urology, vol. 144. (4 pages) Cited by 15 patents


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