GB2201893A - Incontinence pants or pad - Google Patents

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GB2201893A
GB2201893A GB08705540A GB8705540A GB2201893A GB 2201893 A GB2201893 A GB 2201893A GB 08705540 A GB08705540 A GB 08705540A GB 8705540 A GB8705540 A GB 8705540A GB 2201893 A GB2201893 A GB 2201893A
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Hans John Lederman
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Ganmill Ltd
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61FFILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, e.g. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
    • A61F13/00Bandages or dressings; Absorbent pads
    • A61F13/15Absorbent pads, e.g. sanitary towels, swabs or tampons for external or internal application to the body; Supporting or fastening means therefor; Tampon applicators
    • A61F13/45Absorbent pads, e.g. sanitary towels, swabs or tampons for external or internal application to the body; Supporting or fastening means therefor; Tampon applicators characterised by the shape
    • A61F13/49Absorbent articles specially adapted to be worn around the waist, e.g. diapers
    • A61F13/491Absorbent articles specially adapted to be worn around the waist, e.g. diapers specially adapted for gender distinct urine discharge pattern
    • A61F13/4915Absorbent articles specially adapted to be worn around the waist, e.g. diapers specially adapted for gender distinct urine discharge pattern specially adapted for male use
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61FFILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, e.g. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
    • A61F13/00Bandages or dressings; Absorbent pads
    • A61F13/15Absorbent pads, e.g. sanitary towels, swabs or tampons for external or internal application to the body; Supporting or fastening means therefor; Tampon applicators
    • A61F13/15203Properties of the article, e.g. stiffness or absorbency
    • A61F13/15268Properties of the article, e.g. stiffness or absorbency reusable
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61FFILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, e.g. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
    • A61F13/00Bandages or dressings; Absorbent pads
    • A61F13/15Absorbent pads, e.g. sanitary towels, swabs or tampons for external or internal application to the body; Supporting or fastening means therefor; Tampon applicators
    • A61F13/45Absorbent pads, e.g. sanitary towels, swabs or tampons for external or internal application to the body; Supporting or fastening means therefor; Tampon applicators characterised by the shape
    • A61F13/49Absorbent articles specially adapted to be worn around the waist, e.g. diapers
    • A61F13/491Absorbent articles specially adapted to be worn around the waist, e.g. diapers specially adapted for gender distinct urine discharge pattern
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61FFILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, e.g. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
    • A61F13/00Bandages or dressings; Absorbent pads
    • A61F13/15Absorbent pads, e.g. sanitary towels, swabs or tampons for external or internal application to the body; Supporting or fastening means therefor; Tampon applicators
    • A61F13/45Absorbent pads, e.g. sanitary towels, swabs or tampons for external or internal application to the body; Supporting or fastening means therefor; Tampon applicators characterised by the shape
    • A61F13/47Sanitary towels, incontinence pads or napkins
    • A61F13/471Sanitary towels, incontinence pads or napkins specially adapted for male use
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61FFILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, e.g. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
    • A61F13/00Bandages or dressings; Absorbent pads
    • A61F13/15Absorbent pads, e.g. sanitary towels, swabs or tampons for external or internal application to the body; Supporting or fastening means therefor; Tampon applicators
    • A61F13/45Absorbent pads, e.g. sanitary towels, swabs or tampons for external or internal application to the body; Supporting or fastening means therefor; Tampon applicators characterised by the shape
    • A61F13/47Sanitary towels, incontinence pads or napkins
    • A61F13/472Sanitary towels, incontinence pads or napkins specially adapted for female use
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61FFILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, e.g. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
    • A61F13/00Bandages or dressings; Absorbent pads
    • A61F13/15Absorbent pads, e.g. sanitary towels, swabs or tampons for external or internal application to the body; Supporting or fastening means therefor; Tampon applicators
    • A61F13/56Supporting or fastening means
    • A61F13/58Adhesive tab fastener elements
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61FFILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, e.g. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
    • A61F13/00Bandages or dressings; Absorbent pads
    • A61F13/15Absorbent pads, e.g. sanitary towels, swabs or tampons for external or internal application to the body; Supporting or fastening means therefor; Tampon applicators
    • A61F13/56Supporting or fastening means
    • A61F13/62Mechanical fastening means, ; Fabric strip fastener elements, e.g. hook and loop
    • A61F13/622Fabric strip fastener elements, e.g. hook and loop
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61FFILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, e.g. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
    • A61F13/00Bandages or dressings; Absorbent pads
    • A61F13/15Absorbent pads, e.g. sanitary towels, swabs or tampons for external or internal application to the body; Supporting or fastening means therefor; Tampon applicators
    • A61F13/45Absorbent pads, e.g. sanitary towels, swabs or tampons for external or internal application to the body; Supporting or fastening means therefor; Tampon applicators characterised by the shape
    • A61F13/49Absorbent articles specially adapted to be worn around the waist, e.g. diapers
    • A61F2013/49068Absorbent articles specially adapted to be worn around the waist, e.g. diapers characterized by the shape of the outline
    • A61F2013/49076Absorbent articles specially adapted to be worn around the waist, e.g. diapers characterized by the shape of the outline as "I"-shaped

Abstract

The invention provides an incontinence pant or pad of substantially butterfly shape but with one wing of the butterfly smaller than the other so that the pant or pad, when used for male use, may be used with a larger wing of the butterfly at the front of the person, and when used for female use may be used with the larger wing of the butterfly towards the rear of the person. <IMAGE>

Description

INCONTINENCE PAD This invention relates to incontinence pads. Such pads are well known and used but most pads currently on the market are not designed for male and/or female use. An object of the present invention is to provide an incontinence pad, which, by virtue of its shape, can be used equally for male use or for female use.

According to the invention an incontinence pad is of substantially butterfly shape but with one wing of the butterfly smaller than the other so that the pad, -: when used for male use, may be used with the larger wing of the butterfly at the front of the person and when used for female use may be used with the larger wing of the butterfly towards the rear of the person.

Preferably the area of the larger wing is between 1.25 and 3 times the area of the smaller wing and more preferably 1.75 to 2 times. Each wing is preferably of trapezium shape with the narrower parallel edges of the two trapeziums adjacent each other.

The pad is preferably a reusable pad i.e. one which is washable. The pad may comprise an outer waterimpermeable layer, a packing of water absorbant material, the material being washable, and a second outer layer of water-permeable material. The inner and outer layers are preferably joined around their peripheries thus trapping the absorbant material within the two layers.

The incontinence pad may be attached to the wearer by any of the known means such as tapes, velco strips,etc.

In the accompanying Drawings: Figure 1 is a plan of an incontinence pad opened up into a flat position, being partly broken away to illustrate the various layers which form the pad.

Figure 2 is a section on line 2--2 on an enlarged scale showing the three layers which together make up the pad.

It will be seen that in Figure 1 the incontinence pad is of substantially butterfly shape with one wing 10 of the butterfly smaller than the other wing 11.

Each of the wings is effectively of trapezium shape and the wing 11 is of the order of 1.8 times the area of the wing 10.

The two trapeziums meet on the line 2--2 with their narrower parallel sides adjacent.

The pad comprises three layers, an outer waterimpermeable layer 12, an inner packing of water absorbant material 13 and a second outer layer 14 of water-permeable material. The layers 12 and 14 are adjoined around their peripheries 15, 16, 17 and 18 by stitching.

Tapes 17 may be provided to attach the pad to the wearer.

The waterproof layer may be a plastic coated fabric, the absorbant inner pad may comprise a mixture of rayon/ viscose and cotton or polymer and the second outer layer may be a knitted polyester layer. In use the knitted polyester layer goes nearest to the body.

When used by men the larger trapezoidal part 11 is placed at the front of the body whereas when used by women the smaller trapezoidal part 10 is placed at the front.

Thus this pad is suitable for both sexes. In the particular version of the pad as shown in the Drawings, the appropriate dimensions are: Width at 15 10+" (26.67 cms) Width at line 2--2 5" (12.7 cm) Width at line 17 14+" (36.83 cms) Distance from line 15 to line 2--2 6+" (16.51 cms) Distance from line 17 to line 2--2 13+" (34.29 cms) With these dimensions the area of the larger trapezium is 1.8 times the area of the smaller trapezium.

The absorbant pad could be in the form of two or three or more layers of absorbant material so that the total number of layers is not limited to three.

The absorbant pad could include other materials such as polyesters etc.

The pad may be used, for example, with stretch pants.

Although tapes are shown for fastening the pad , apreferred alternative is to use an elastic ' velcro' fastener.

Claims (1)

  1. CLA IS
    1 An incontinence pant or pad of substantially butterfly shape but with one wing of the butterfly smaller than the other so that the pant or pad, when used for male use, may be used with a larger wing of the butterfly at the front of the person, and when used for female use may be used with the larger wing of the butterfly towards the rear of the person.
    2 A pant or pad as claimed in claim 1 wherein the area of the larger wing is between 1.25 and 3 times the area of the smaller wing.
    3 A pant or pad as claimed in claim 2 wherein the area of the large wing is between 1.75 and 2 times the area of smaller wing.
    pant or pad as claimed in any one of the preceding claims wherein each wing is of trapezium shape, with the narrower parallel edges of the two trapeziums adjacent each other.
    5 A pant or pad as claimed in any one of the preceding claims of a re-usable nature and formed of washable material.
    6 A pant or pad as claimed in any one of the preceding claims comprising an outer water impermeable layer, a packing of washable water absorbent material, and an inner layer of water permeable material.
    7 A pant or pad as claimed in claim 6 wherein the inner and outer layers are joined around the peripheries thereby trapping the absorbent material therebetween.
    8 A pant or pad as claimed in any one of the preceding claims incorporating attachment means for fixing the pant or pad about a wearer.
    9 An incontinence pant or pad substantially as shown in and as hereinbefore described with reference to the accompanying drawing.
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GB2232600A (en) * 1989-06-13 1990-12-19 Ruth Lederman Washable sanitary garments
US5304162A (en) * 1992-12-30 1994-04-19 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Garment and pleated, adjustable strap member therefor
US5374262A (en) * 1992-12-30 1994-12-20 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Adjustable garment attachment system
US5423789A (en) 1993-03-31 1995-06-13 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Garment with selectable fasteners
EP1136051A1 (en) * 2000-03-24 2001-09-26 THE PROCTER &amp; GAMBLE COMPANY Male incontinence device
US6409712B1 (en) * 1999-12-03 2002-06-25 DUTARI RODRIGO ALBERTO TERáN Masculine hygienic device for daily use

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GB665724A (en) * 1949-01-04 1952-01-30 Valerie Margaret Frances Gordo Improvements in or relating to waterproof knicker-like garments
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GB1203634A (en) * 1967-05-17 1970-08-26 Bowater Scott Corp Improvements relating to napkins for babies
US3880165A (en) * 1974-05-20 1975-04-29 Rose Prizzia Disposable diaper with T-shirt holding means
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GB628167A (en) * 1946-08-05 1949-08-23 Diatex Corp Of California Improvements in or relating to a disposable diaper
GB636097A (en) * 1948-03-04 1950-04-19 Reginald Gold Improvements in or relating to waterproof knickers
GB665676A (en) * 1949-01-04 1952-01-30 Valerie Margaret Frances Gordo Improvements in or relating to waterproof knicker-like garments
GB665724A (en) * 1949-01-04 1952-01-30 Valerie Margaret Frances Gordo Improvements in or relating to waterproof knicker-like garments
GB759957A (en) * 1954-04-27 1956-10-24 V G Inverness Ltd Improvements in or relating to waterproof knicker-like garments
GB1203634A (en) * 1967-05-17 1970-08-26 Bowater Scott Corp Improvements relating to napkins for babies
US3916901A (en) * 1973-09-25 1975-11-04 Dorothy Korgemets Adult undergarment
US3880165A (en) * 1974-05-20 1975-04-29 Rose Prizzia Disposable diaper with T-shirt holding means
GB1573364A (en) * 1977-07-15 1980-08-20 Mathieu R Protective pants particularly for young children
GB2023431A (en) * 1978-04-03 1980-01-03 Johnson & Johnson Diaper with contoured panel and contoured elastic means
US4610682A (en) * 1985-07-25 1986-09-09 Kopp Yvette B Disposable diaper
EP0214636A2 (en) * 1985-09-06 1987-03-18 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Form-fitting self-adjusting disposable garment
US4701171A (en) * 1985-09-06 1987-10-20 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Form-fitting self-adjusting disposable garment with a zoned stretchable outer cover
US4701174A (en) * 1985-09-06 1987-10-20 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Form-fitting self-adjusting disposable garment with angled direction stretchable outer cover
EP0215408B1 (en) * 1985-09-06 1991-12-11 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Form-fitting self-adjusting disposable garment
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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
GB2232600A (en) * 1989-06-13 1990-12-19 Ruth Lederman Washable sanitary garments
US5304162A (en) * 1992-12-30 1994-04-19 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Garment and pleated, adjustable strap member therefor
US5374262A (en) * 1992-12-30 1994-12-20 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Adjustable garment attachment system
US5423789A (en) 1993-03-31 1995-06-13 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Garment with selectable fasteners
US6409712B1 (en) * 1999-12-03 2002-06-25 DUTARI RODRIGO ALBERTO TERáN Masculine hygienic device for daily use
EP1136051A1 (en) * 2000-03-24 2001-09-26 THE PROCTER &amp; GAMBLE COMPANY Male incontinence device

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