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GB2254788A - 2-piece tampon applicators - Google Patents

2-piece tampon applicators

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Publication number
GB2254788A
GB2254788A GB9208884A GB9208884A GB2254788A GB 2254788 A GB2254788 A GB 2254788A GB 9208884 A GB9208884 A GB 9208884A GB 9208884 A GB9208884 A GB 9208884A GB 2254788 A GB2254788 A GB 2254788A
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Prior art keywords
tube
inner
outer
tampon
end
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Granted
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GB9208884A
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GB9208884D0 (en )
GB2254788B (en )
Inventor
Robert Idwal Wynne
Lala Akhter
John Harold Douglas Browning
Gary Crease
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Tambrands Ltd
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TAMBRANDS 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
    • A61F13/20Tampons, e.g. catamenial tampons; Accessories therefor
    • A61F13/26Means for inserting tampons, i.e. applicators
    • A61F13/263Means for inserting tampons, i.e. applicators with reduced length before use, e.g. with folding rod

Abstract

The present invention relates to a tampon applicator comprising an inner tube (12) for storing a tampon therein, and an outer tube (2) slidably disposed over the inner tube (12). The outer tube (2) has a distal discharge end (3) for insertion into the body of a user and means (9) for resisting movement of the tampon towards the proximal end (4) of the outer tube (2) when the inner tube (12) is partially withdrawn from the outer tube (2). The outer tube (2) has a first projection (6) extending into a first longitudinal slot (16) in the inner tube for limiting the sliding movement of the inner tube (12) and resisting complete withdrawal of the inner tube (12) from the outer tube (2). The inner tube (12) and outer tube (2) are provided with means (9) such that when the inner tube (12) is withdrawn and the applicator is primed for use the distal end (15) of the inner tube (12) is deformed slightly when the inner tube (12) is pushed back into the outer tube (2) to prevent the tampon from re-entering the distal end (15) of the inner tube (12) during expulsion of the tampon from the applicator.
GB9208884A 1989-10-27 1992-04-24 2-piece tampon applicators Expired - Lifetime GB2254788B (en)

Priority Applications (3)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
GB8924290A GB8924290D0 (en) 1989-10-27 1989-10-27 Improvements in 2-piece tampon applicators
PCT/GB1990/001651 WO1991006272A1 (en) 1989-10-27 1990-10-26 2-piece tampon applicators
GB9208884A GB2254788B (en) 1989-10-27 1992-04-24 2-piece tampon applicators

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GB9208884A GB2254788B (en) 1989-10-27 1992-04-24 2-piece tampon applicators

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GB9208884D0 GB9208884D0 (en) 1992-08-12
GB2254788A true true GB2254788A (en) 1992-10-21
GB2254788B GB2254788B (en) 1993-07-28

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US7846171B2 (en) 2004-05-27 2010-12-07 C.R. Bard, Inc. Method and apparatus for delivering a prosthetic fabric into a patient

Citations (3)

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Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
FR2437827A1 (en) * 1978-10-04 1980-04-30 Kao Corp Periodic perfect pad
US4676773A (en) * 1984-08-13 1987-06-30 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Compact tampon tube applicator
EP0349222A2 (en) * 1988-06-30 1990-01-03 Tambrands Limited Improvement in 2-piece tampon applicators

Patent Citations (3)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
FR2437827A1 (en) * 1978-10-04 1980-04-30 Kao Corp Periodic perfect pad
US4676773A (en) * 1984-08-13 1987-06-30 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Compact tampon tube applicator
EP0349222A2 (en) * 1988-06-30 1990-01-03 Tambrands Limited Improvement in 2-piece tampon applicators

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GB9208884D0 (en) 1992-08-12 grant
GB2254788B (en) 1993-07-28 grant

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Expiry date: 20101025