US3726277A - Feminine hygienic pad - Google Patents

Feminine hygienic pad Download PDF

Info

Publication number
US3726277A
US3726277A US3726277DA US3726277A US 3726277 A US3726277 A US 3726277A US 3726277D A US3726277D A US 3726277DA US 3726277 A US3726277 A US 3726277A
Authority
US
Grant status
Grant
Patent type
Prior art keywords
pad
portion
fig
vaginal
cross
Prior art date
Legal status (The legal status is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the status listed.)
Expired - Lifetime
Application number
Inventor
S Hirschman
Original Assignee
S Hirschman
Priority date (The priority date is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the date listed.)
Filing date
Publication date
Grant date

Links

Images

Classifications

    • 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
    • A61F13/47209Sanitary towels, incontinence pads or napkins specially adapted for female use having only interlabial part, i.e. with no extralabial parts
    • 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
    • A61F13/2051Tampons, e.g. catamenial tampons; Accessories therefor characterised by the material or the structure of the inner absorbing core
    • 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
    • A61F13/2002Tampons, e.g. catamenial tampons; Accessories therefor characterised by the use
    • A61F13/202Catamenial tampons
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
    • Y10STECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10S604/00Surgery
    • Y10S604/904Tampons

Abstract

A feminine hygienic pad having a configuration for locating the same in the area of the female urethral meatus for absorbing urine and the like, as an incident to stress incontinence, together with dimensional parameters which may be of an order to locate the pad in the area of the vaginal orifice for absorbing vaginal secretions or discharges; or, to extend such pad so as to receive and absorb discharges from both the meatus and the vaginal orifice.

Description

2,629,381 2/1953 2,652,056 9/1953 2,662,527 12/1953 Jacks 128/290 R limited tates aterrt 191 3" l irsclrrnan [54] FEMHNKNE HYGIENIC PAD [76] Inventor: Shale Hirschrnan, 110-11 Queens Boulevard, Forest Hills, N.Y. 11375 [22] Filed: Aug. 31, 1970 [21] Appl. No.: 68,301

[52] US. Cl ..l28/285, 128/295 [51] Int. Cl. ..A6lf 13/20 [58] Field of Search ..l28/285, 290, 295

[56] References Cited UNlTED STATES PATENTS 2,328,795 9/1943 Pinks 128/290 R [451 Apr. re, 1973 2,682,875 7/1954 Brown 128/290 R 2,917,049 12/1959 Delaney ..l28/285 3,097,648 7/1963 Dupuis 128/290 R Primary Examiner-Charles F. Rosenbaum Attorney-Philip G. Hilbert 7 1 ABSTRACT A feminine hygienic pad having a configuration for locating the same in the area of the female urethral meatus for absorbing urine and the like, as an incident to stress incontinence, together with dimensional parameters which may be of an order to locate the pad in the area of the vaginal orifice for absorbing vaginal secretions or discharges; or, to extend such pad so as to receive and absorb discharges from both the meatus and the vaginal orifice.

5 Claims, 11 Drawing Figures FEMININE HYGIENIC PAD BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION Stress incontinence, involving the loss of urine upon sneezing, laughing, jumping, running and other activities, is a common phenomenonin women. Although the urinary exudation may be in small amounts, it may be hygienically and emotionally distressing. This disorder becomes more common with an increasing number of pregnancies.

Thus, the loss of even small amounts of urine from the urethral meatus may give rise to a pungent and abhorrent odor, accompanied by a feeling of wetness. In addition to a condition of tissue laxity surrounding the urethra and with a relatively short urethra in some women, many diseases may lead to stress incontinence. Urethritis, cystitis, venereal diseases, pelvic inflammatory conditions, diabetes mellitus, neurological disorders affecting the bladder, and rectal or vaginal surgery, in many instances may give rise to a condition of stress incontinence.

Aside from stress incontinence, other exudations may be encountered. These may include vaginal secretions, secretions derived from Skenes and Bartholins glands, from the sweat glands of the vulva, and the like. Such secretions and exudations may mix to produce disagreeable odors and may be accompanied by a feeling of wetness. This phenomenon becomes more pronounced in the case of a woman having a vaginal discharge due to infection, venereal disease, post-surgery, post-pregnancy, and for some time following menstruation.

Accordingly, an object of this invention is to provide an improved absorbent pad construction, particularly adapted to be located in opposed relation to the urethral meatus of women, to receive and absorb urine discharges due to stress incontinence, as well as other exudations, secretions, discharges and the like emanat' ing from the adjacent physiological areas.

A further object of this invention is to provide an absorbent pad of the character described, which is adapted to be inserted between the labia majora so as to be readily retained in place without the need for auxiliary retaining means; the pad being adapted to receive and absorb limited amounts of urine, exudates, secretions and discharges.

Another object of this invention is to provide an improved absorbent pad which lends itself to a ready association with the female perineal pelvic area; does not disturb the normal anatomy of the indicated area; is non-irritating; is hypoallergenic; is readily inserted and easily removed; and is emotionally acceptable by women.

It is understood that the pads of the instant invention are not catamenial devices, since they are not intended to receive a bloody menstrual discharge. Also, such pads are not adapted to receive severe and copious discharges of urine due to general incontinence, as distinguished from stress incontinence; or substantial vaginal discharges.

Other objects of this invention will in part be obvious and in part hereinafter pointed out.

DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS FIG. 1 is a cross sectional view of the feminine urethral and adjacent areas, showing a pad of the instant invention being inserted in place;

FIG. 2 is a view similar to that of FIG. 1, showing another form of the pad adapted to cover mainly the vaginal orifice;

FIG. 3 is a view similar to that of FIG. 1, showing a pad adapted to cover both the urethral meatus and the vaginal orifice;

FIG. 4 is a plan view showing the pad in place;

FIG. 5 is a sectional view taken on the line 5-5 of DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS As shown in FIG. I, the urethra is indicated at 11, extending from the bladder 12. The uterus is indicated at 13 and the labia majora are shown at 14. The pad 10, of the instant invention, is shown in place, received between the labia majora l4 and thus covering the urethral meatus which is the external orifice of urethra 11 and from which urine is ejected.

The pad 10 is formed of soft, flexible, non-shredding highly absorbent, but non-swelling material, such as thin cellulose sheeting in roll form. The pad 10 exhibits a cross section made up of an anterior portion 15 which merges with a posterior portion 16; the former being of reduced dimensions as compared to that of the latter. Thus, the portions 15, 16 are of arcuate, part circular section; the portion 15 having a smaller radial dimension then that of portion 16.

It has been found that pad Ml, readily lends itself to insertion between the labia majora M; and further, the pad is easily retained therebetween without the need for auxiliary retaining means. Thus, a light pressure on the posterior portion 16 will cause the smaller anterior portion 15 to force the labia majora to open slightly and allow pad 10 to take its proper position, overlying the meatus of urethra ll. The radii of the respective portions 115, 16 are relatively small, allowing the vulva to be completely enclosing in respect to pad 10.

As shown in FIG. 7, an alternative embodiment of the invention takes the form of pad WA. Here the merged portions 15A, 16A are of part elliptical cross section; the portion 16A having major and minor axes somewhat larger then those of portion 15A. Pad 10A also lends itself to easy insertion and removal.

The pad 10B, shown in FIG. 8, is of elliptical cross section. Here the major axis of the cross section extends between the anterior portion 15B and posterior portion 163; thus indicating the mode of insertion.

While the pad 10 may be of uniform cross section throughout its length, as indicated in FIG. Q; the pad 10 provided with a trailing string T7 to allow for easy removal thereof; may also have a tapered form, as shown in FIG. Ill. Here the forward end portion 18 includes a part spherical head surface 19, which tapers rearwardly to the end portion 20. The string 17 extends from end 20, preferably; although it may also extend from the forward end surface 19.

It is understood that pads A and 105, may also be of either uniform cross section along the length thereof; or tapered from end to end, as indicated in FIG. 10. Thus, with the tapered forms of the pads, the tapered end portion thereof fits near the anterior portion of the vulva near the clitoris, while the larger body portion thereof fits in the larger mid-and posterior portions of the vulva, to thereby more closely conform to the anatomical areas involved.

The pads 10, 10A and NB may be dimensioned in respect to their length, to be particularly adapted to cover the urethral meatus primarily, as shown in FIG. 1; to cover the vaginal orifice 21, as shown in FIG. 2; or to cover the meatus of the urethra 11 and vaginal orifice 21, as shown in FIG. 3.

The pads 10, 10A, or 10B may be impregnated with selected scents, medications, or combinations thereof to thereby mask the odor of the absorbed urine or other discharges, thereby providing a soothing and pleasant odor to the general physiological areas concerned.

Further, pad 10 may be modified to carry and dispense lubricants alone or in admixture with deodorants, medications and the like. To this end, as shown in FIG. 11, pad 10 may be formed with a V shaped groove 22 extending along the top of pad portion 15. Such groove 22 is prefilled with lubricant 23 or other carrier for admixed medications, deodorants and the like. It will be apparent that in inserting such pad 10 in place, the normal transverse constriction of the pad portion will act to dispense material 23 which has a suitable viscosity and is thus applied to the physiological areas concerned.

It has been found that the curvilinear surface portions and the non-uniform cross sections of the several pads shown herein, is highly effective in locating the same between the labia majora and retaining the same in place. Further, there is no tendency to force the labia majora apart or to exert undue pressure against their medial wall portions.

It is understood that the pads 10, 10A, 108 may be molded or otherwise formed from the cellulosic base material, to the desired cross sectional and longitudinal configurations, by apparatus and procedures known in the art.

I claim:

1. An elongated absorbent pad for receiving small amounts of urine discharged due to stress incontinence and other vaginal and urethral discharges, said pad being devoid of corners and fiat surfaces intermediate its ends and having two superposed portions, each being curvilinear in cross section with the upper portion having a radius smaller than the radius of the lower portion, said pad being adapted to be located between the labia majora and labia minora, the smaller radius portion facilitating insertion between the labia and retention in the interlabia space.

2. A pad as defined in claim 1 wherein each of the superposed portions is of part elliptical cross section, the major axis of the upper portion being less than that of the lower portion.

3. A pad as in claim 1, wherein said pad cross section is uniform along the length thereof.

4. A pad as 1n claim 1, wherein said pad is formed with a groove in a surface portion of the upper portion thereof, said groove extending along the length of said pad, and a viscous material disposed in said groove for dispensing therefrom upon transverse constriction of said pad during the insertion thereof between the labia majora.

S. A pad as in claim 4, wherein said groove has a transverse dimension which decreases from the outer surface of said pad inwardly thereof.

Claims (5)

1. An elongated absorbent pad for receiving small amounts of urine discharged due to stress incontinence and other vaginal and urethral discharges, said pad being devoid of corners and flat surfaces intermediate its ends and having two superposed portions, each being curvilinear in cross section with the upper portion having a radius smaller than the radius of the lower portion, said pad being adapted to be located between the labia majora and labia minora, the smaller radius portion facilitating insertion between the labia and retention in the interlabia space.
2. A pad as defined in claim 1 wherein each of the superposed portions is of part elliptical cross section, the major axis of the upper portion being less than that of the lower portion.
3. A pad as in claim 1, wherein said pad cross section is uniform along the length thereof.
4. A pad as in claim 1, wherein said pad is formed with a groove in a surface portion of the upper portion thereof, said groove extending along the length of said pad, and a viscous material disposed in said groove for dispensing therefrom upon transverse constriction of said pad during the insertion thereof between the labia majora.
5. A pad as in claim 4, wherein said groove has a transverse dimension which decreases from the outer surface of said pad inwardly thereof.
US3726277A 1970-08-31 1970-08-31 Feminine hygienic pad Expired - Lifetime US3726277A (en)

Priority Applications (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US6830170 true 1970-08-31 1970-08-31

Publications (1)

Publication Number Publication Date
US3726277A true US3726277A (en) 1973-04-10

Family

ID=22081690

Family Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US3726277A Expired - Lifetime US3726277A (en) 1970-08-31 1970-08-31 Feminine hygienic pad

Country Status (1)

Country Link
US (1) US3726277A (en)

Cited By (68)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US4095542A (en) * 1976-10-15 1978-06-20 Hirschman Shalom Z Methods of making feminine hygienic pads
US4175561A (en) * 1977-02-10 1979-11-27 Hirschman Shalom Z Feminine hygienic pads with improved absorption
US4196562A (en) * 1976-10-15 1980-04-08 Hirschman Shalom Z Methods of making feminine hygienic pads with anterior leading edges
WO1982001817A1 (en) * 1980-12-05 1982-06-10 Larry L Pierce Sanitary napkin
GB2157571A (en) * 1984-04-23 1985-10-30 Kimberly Clark Co Anatomical pad
US5334176A (en) * 1991-07-23 1994-08-02 The Procter & Gamble Company Absorbent core for use in catamenial products
US5336208A (en) * 1991-01-10 1994-08-09 Advanced Surgical Intervention, Inc. Urinary incontinence pad
US5370633A (en) * 1991-07-02 1994-12-06 Villalta; Josue J. Anatomical vaginal tampon
US5484429A (en) * 1992-11-13 1996-01-16 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Interlabial sanitary pad
WO1996003946A1 (en) * 1994-07-29 1996-02-15 Young, Paul Hygiene strip
WO1996007379A1 (en) * 1994-09-09 1996-03-14 Rita Palmira Azzali Vestibular anatomically-shaped sanitary pad for women
USH1657H (en) * 1995-02-03 1997-06-03 The Procter & Gamble Company Absorbent article with fractionation member
US5672165A (en) * 1992-10-19 1997-09-30 Belecky; June Marian Menstrual hygiene product
US5724994A (en) * 1990-12-31 1998-03-10 Uromed Corporation Fluidly expandable urethral plug assembly which receives fluid from an external source and method for controlling urinary incontinence
US5725481A (en) * 1996-05-17 1998-03-10 A. Fem Medical Corporation Method and apparatus for collecting vaginal fluid and exfoliated vaginal cells for diagnostic purposes
US5746222A (en) * 1995-12-14 1998-05-05 Uromed Corporation Urinary continence device for men and method of controlling urinary incontinence by using same
US5752525A (en) * 1990-12-31 1998-05-19 Uromed Corporation Urethral plug assembly having adhesive for enhanced sealing capabilities and method of using said plug assembly
US5762644A (en) * 1996-08-30 1998-06-09 The Procter & Gamble Company Toilet-disposable absorbent interlabial device
US5769091A (en) * 1993-09-20 1998-06-23 Uromed Corporation Urethral plug having adhesive for enhanced sealing capabilities and method of using said plug
US5895381A (en) * 1997-01-03 1999-04-20 The Procter & Gamble Company Absorbent interlabial device with flexible extensions
WO1999018905A1 (en) * 1997-10-10 1999-04-22 The Procter & Gamble Company Absorbent interlabial device comprising a fluid acquisition/transfer complex
US5928452A (en) * 1997-11-26 1999-07-27 The Procter & Gamble Company Method of making a shaped absorbent interlabial device
US5927282A (en) * 1991-01-10 1999-07-27 Uromed Corporation Controlling urinary incontinence
US5964689A (en) * 1996-08-30 1999-10-12 The Procter & Gamble Company Method of making an absorbent interlabial device with a central groove
US5968026A (en) * 1996-08-30 1999-10-19 The Procter & Gamble Company Absorbent interlabial device
US5988169A (en) * 1996-03-29 1999-11-23 Iotek, Inc. Vaginal insert and method for treating urogenital disorders
US6030375A (en) * 1996-03-29 2000-02-29 Iotek, Inc. Compressible vaginal insert and method for treating urogenital disorders
US6152905A (en) * 1997-10-10 2000-11-28 The Procter & Gamble Company Absorbent interlabial device comprising a fluid acquisition/transfer complex
US6180051B1 (en) 1996-03-22 2001-01-30 Johnson & Johnson Gmbh Method for forming shaped fibrous articles
DE19934824A1 (en) * 1999-07-24 2001-02-01 Med Sse System Gmbh Alfred Von Vaginal tampon, used as mechanical aid against urea incontinence, has foam body with widened, flattened cross-section, preferably made from two cylinders bonded together along length
US6183455B1 (en) 1994-11-25 2001-02-06 A-Fem Medical Corporation Biodegradable absorbent pads
US6183456B1 (en) 1997-06-16 2001-02-06 The Procter & Gamble Company Feminine hygiene system and kit using an absorbent interlabial device
US6254584B1 (en) 1997-01-03 2001-07-03 The Procter & Gamble Company Thin comfortable interlabial absorbent structure
US6270486B1 (en) * 1997-06-16 2001-08-07 The Procter & Gamble Company Absorbent interlabial device
US6355022B1 (en) 1998-05-01 2002-03-12 The Procter & Gamble Company Absorbent interlabial device with substance thereon for maintaining the device in position
US6409713B1 (en) 1996-08-30 2002-06-25 The Procter & Gamble Company Emollient-treated absorbent interlabial application
US6458072B1 (en) 2001-04-19 2002-10-01 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Urinary incontinence device
US6478726B1 (en) 2001-04-19 2002-11-12 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Method for alleviating female urinary incontinence
US20020193773A1 (en) * 2001-06-08 2002-12-19 Edens Ronald L. Finger-receiving area for a labial pad
US20030208180A1 (en) * 1999-12-14 2003-11-06 Sybille Fuchs Tampon having an oval form after expansion and process for producing the same
US6702759B2 (en) * 2001-07-31 2004-03-09 Private Concepts, Inc. Intra-vaginal self-administered cell collecting device and method
US6702796B2 (en) 2001-03-26 2004-03-09 The Procter & Gamble Company Absorbent interlabial device having an improved tab
EP1407738A1 (en) * 2001-05-22 2004-04-14 Uni-Charm Corporation Interlabial pad and package thereof
US20040122399A1 (en) * 2002-12-18 2004-06-24 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Package for discretely carrying interlabial and other feminine care products
US20040122403A1 (en) * 2002-12-20 2004-06-24 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Delayed dispersion interlabial absorbent article
US20040122402A1 (en) * 2002-12-18 2004-06-24 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide,Inc. Interlabial absorbent article
US20040243088A1 (en) * 2003-05-02 2004-12-02 Playtex Products, Inc. Tampon assembly having shaped pledget
US6890325B2 (en) 2001-06-08 2005-05-10 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Labial pad having a tab
US20050113775A1 (en) * 2003-11-21 2005-05-26 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Labial pad
US20050131362A1 (en) * 2003-12-10 2005-06-16 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Absorbent article with time-delayed absorbent binder composition
US20050137557A1 (en) * 2003-12-18 2005-06-23 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Bodily exudate capturing article
WO2005060895A1 (en) 2003-12-10 2005-07-07 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Interlabial absorbent article with improved flushability characteristics
EP1598038A1 (en) * 2003-02-18 2005-11-23 Uni-Charm Corporation Inter-labium pad
US20060206089A1 (en) * 2005-03-09 2006-09-14 Coley Petriva W Absorbent article for incontinent women
US7115116B2 (en) 2001-06-08 2006-10-03 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Labial pad having various means
US20070167902A1 (en) * 2003-05-02 2007-07-19 Playtex Products, Inc. Tampon assembly having shaped pledget
US7288080B2 (en) 2001-06-08 2007-10-30 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Labial pad
US20080009662A1 (en) * 2006-07-10 2008-01-10 Michelle Bartning Resilient device
US20080009931A1 (en) * 2006-07-10 2008-01-10 Michelle Bartning Resilient device
US20080009814A1 (en) * 2006-07-10 2008-01-10 Michelle Bartning Resilient device
US20080033230A1 (en) * 2006-07-10 2008-02-07 Michelle Bartning Resilient device
US20080132868A1 (en) * 2006-11-08 2008-06-05 Playtex Products, Inc. Tampon pledget for increased bypass leakage protection
US20090259207A1 (en) * 2001-05-22 2009-10-15 Uni-Charm Corporation Interlabial pad
US20110077578A1 (en) * 2006-07-10 2011-03-31 Michelle Bartning Method of treating urinary incontinence
US20110152604A1 (en) * 2009-12-23 2011-06-23 Hull Jr Raymond J Intravaginal incontinence device
US20150065379A1 (en) * 2013-08-29 2015-03-05 Mrinal K. Sanyal Retrieval of Biological Materials from the Human Uterus, Ovary and Cervix by Suction
US9662249B2 (en) 2002-09-12 2017-05-30 Edgewell Personal Care Brands, Llc. Ergonomic tampon applicator
US9820890B2 (en) 2006-06-12 2017-11-21 Edgewell Personal Care Brands, Llc. Tampon assembly providing proper bodily placement of pledget

Citations (7)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2328795A (en) * 1940-06-19 1943-09-07 Frances W Finks Catamenial device
US2629381A (en) * 1951-08-02 1953-02-24 Ethel C Brown Tampon
US2652056A (en) * 1952-09-08 1953-09-15 Earle C Haas Catamenial device
US2662527A (en) * 1952-12-18 1953-12-15 Jacks Williard Grant Sanitary pad
US2682875A (en) * 1952-06-27 1954-07-06 Ethel C Brown Catamenial tampon
US2917049A (en) * 1956-06-21 1959-12-15 Alice M Delaney Feminine hygienic device
US3097648A (en) * 1961-02-10 1963-07-16 Marie J A Dupuis Catamenial pad

Patent Citations (7)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2328795A (en) * 1940-06-19 1943-09-07 Frances W Finks Catamenial device
US2629381A (en) * 1951-08-02 1953-02-24 Ethel C Brown Tampon
US2682875A (en) * 1952-06-27 1954-07-06 Ethel C Brown Catamenial tampon
US2652056A (en) * 1952-09-08 1953-09-15 Earle C Haas Catamenial device
US2662527A (en) * 1952-12-18 1953-12-15 Jacks Williard Grant Sanitary pad
US2917049A (en) * 1956-06-21 1959-12-15 Alice M Delaney Feminine hygienic device
US3097648A (en) * 1961-02-10 1963-07-16 Marie J A Dupuis Catamenial pad

Cited By (104)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US4095542A (en) * 1976-10-15 1978-06-20 Hirschman Shalom Z Methods of making feminine hygienic pads
US4196562A (en) * 1976-10-15 1980-04-08 Hirschman Shalom Z Methods of making feminine hygienic pads with anterior leading edges
US4175561A (en) * 1977-02-10 1979-11-27 Hirschman Shalom Z Feminine hygienic pads with improved absorption
WO1982001817A1 (en) * 1980-12-05 1982-06-10 Larry L Pierce Sanitary napkin
US4340058A (en) * 1980-12-05 1982-07-20 Pierce Larry L Sanitary napkin
GB2157571A (en) * 1984-04-23 1985-10-30 Kimberly Clark Co Anatomical pad
EP0159671A2 (en) * 1984-04-23 1985-10-30 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Anatomical pad
EP0159671A3 (en) * 1984-04-23 1986-07-30 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Anatomical pad
US4627848A (en) * 1984-04-23 1986-12-09 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Anatomical pad
US5752525A (en) * 1990-12-31 1998-05-19 Uromed Corporation Urethral plug assembly having adhesive for enhanced sealing capabilities and method of using said plug assembly
US5724994A (en) * 1990-12-31 1998-03-10 Uromed Corporation Fluidly expandable urethral plug assembly which receives fluid from an external source and method for controlling urinary incontinence
US5927282A (en) * 1991-01-10 1999-07-27 Uromed Corporation Controlling urinary incontinence
US5336208A (en) * 1991-01-10 1994-08-09 Advanced Surgical Intervention, Inc. Urinary incontinence pad
US5370633A (en) * 1991-07-02 1994-12-06 Villalta; Josue J. Anatomical vaginal tampon
US5334176A (en) * 1991-07-23 1994-08-02 The Procter & Gamble Company Absorbent core for use in catamenial products
US5672165A (en) * 1992-10-19 1997-09-30 Belecky; June Marian Menstrual hygiene product
US5484429A (en) * 1992-11-13 1996-01-16 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Interlabial sanitary pad
US5769091A (en) * 1993-09-20 1998-06-23 Uromed Corporation Urethral plug having adhesive for enhanced sealing capabilities and method of using said plug
WO1996003946A1 (en) * 1994-07-29 1996-02-15 Young, Paul Hygiene strip
WO1996007379A1 (en) * 1994-09-09 1996-03-14 Rita Palmira Azzali Vestibular anatomically-shaped sanitary pad for women
US6183455B1 (en) 1994-11-25 2001-02-06 A-Fem Medical Corporation Biodegradable absorbent pads
USH1657H (en) * 1995-02-03 1997-06-03 The Procter & Gamble Company Absorbent article with fractionation member
US5746222A (en) * 1995-12-14 1998-05-05 Uromed Corporation Urinary continence device for men and method of controlling urinary incontinence by using same
US6180051B1 (en) 1996-03-22 2001-01-30 Johnson & Johnson Gmbh Method for forming shaped fibrous articles
US5988169A (en) * 1996-03-29 1999-11-23 Iotek, Inc. Vaginal insert and method for treating urogenital disorders
US6030375A (en) * 1996-03-29 2000-02-29 Iotek, Inc. Compressible vaginal insert and method for treating urogenital disorders
US6174293B1 (en) 1996-05-17 2001-01-16 A-Fem Medical Corporation Method and apparatus for collecting vaginal fluid and exfoliated vaginal cells for diagnostic purposes
US5725481A (en) * 1996-05-17 1998-03-10 A. Fem Medical Corporation Method and apparatus for collecting vaginal fluid and exfoliated vaginal cells for diagnostic purposes
US6007498A (en) * 1996-05-17 1999-12-28 A.Fem Medical Corporation Method and apparatus for collecting vaginal fluid and exfoliated vaginal cells for diagnostic purposes
US5968026A (en) * 1996-08-30 1999-10-19 The Procter & Gamble Company Absorbent interlabial device
US5964689A (en) * 1996-08-30 1999-10-12 The Procter & Gamble Company Method of making an absorbent interlabial device with a central groove
US5762644A (en) * 1996-08-30 1998-06-09 The Procter & Gamble Company Toilet-disposable absorbent interlabial device
US6033391A (en) * 1996-08-30 2000-03-07 The Procter & Gamble Company Toilet-disposable absorbent interlabial device
US6409713B1 (en) 1996-08-30 2002-06-25 The Procter & Gamble Company Emollient-treated absorbent interlabial application
US6123693A (en) * 1997-01-03 2000-09-26 The Procter & Gamble Company Absorbent interlabial device with flexible extensions
US6254584B1 (en) 1997-01-03 2001-07-03 The Procter & Gamble Company Thin comfortable interlabial absorbent structure
US6416501B2 (en) 1997-01-03 2002-07-09 The Procter & Gamble Company Absorbent interlabial device
US5895381A (en) * 1997-01-03 1999-04-20 The Procter & Gamble Company Absorbent interlabial device with flexible extensions
US6183456B1 (en) 1997-06-16 2001-02-06 The Procter & Gamble Company Feminine hygiene system and kit using an absorbent interlabial device
US6270486B1 (en) * 1997-06-16 2001-08-07 The Procter & Gamble Company Absorbent interlabial device
US6152905A (en) * 1997-10-10 2000-11-28 The Procter & Gamble Company Absorbent interlabial device comprising a fluid acquisition/transfer complex
JP2001519208A (en) * 1997-10-10 2001-10-23 ザ、プロクター、エンド、ギャンブル、カンパニー Device between absorbent interlabial including fluid acquisition / transfer complex
WO1999018905A1 (en) * 1997-10-10 1999-04-22 The Procter & Gamble Company Absorbent interlabial device comprising a fluid acquisition/transfer complex
US5928452A (en) * 1997-11-26 1999-07-27 The Procter & Gamble Company Method of making a shaped absorbent interlabial device
US6355022B1 (en) 1998-05-01 2002-03-12 The Procter & Gamble Company Absorbent interlabial device with substance thereon for maintaining the device in position
DE19934824A1 (en) * 1999-07-24 2001-02-01 Med Sse System Gmbh Alfred Von Vaginal tampon, used as mechanical aid against urea incontinence, has foam body with widened, flattened cross-section, preferably made from two cylinders bonded together along length
DE19934824C2 (en) * 1999-07-24 2002-06-13 Med Sse System Gmbh Alfred Von Vaginal tampon
US6953456B2 (en) * 1999-12-14 2005-10-11 The Procter & Gamble Company Tampon having an oval form after expansion and process for producing the same
US20030208180A1 (en) * 1999-12-14 2003-11-06 Sybille Fuchs Tampon having an oval form after expansion and process for producing the same
US6702796B2 (en) 2001-03-26 2004-03-09 The Procter & Gamble Company Absorbent interlabial device having an improved tab
US6458072B1 (en) 2001-04-19 2002-10-01 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Urinary incontinence device
US6478726B1 (en) 2001-04-19 2002-11-12 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Method for alleviating female urinary incontinence
US20090259207A1 (en) * 2001-05-22 2009-10-15 Uni-Charm Corporation Interlabial pad
EP1407738A1 (en) * 2001-05-22 2004-04-14 Uni-Charm Corporation Interlabial pad and package thereof
EP1407738A4 (en) * 2001-05-22 2004-11-10 Uni Charm Corp Interlabial pad and package thereof
US20040158223A1 (en) * 2001-05-22 2004-08-12 Uni-Charm Corporation Interlabial pad and package thereof
US8192416B2 (en) 2001-05-22 2012-06-05 Uni-Charm Corporation Interlabial pad
US20020193773A1 (en) * 2001-06-08 2002-12-19 Edens Ronald L. Finger-receiving area for a labial pad
US7115116B2 (en) 2001-06-08 2006-10-03 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Labial pad having various means
US7288080B2 (en) 2001-06-08 2007-10-30 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Labial pad
US6890325B2 (en) 2001-06-08 2005-05-10 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Labial pad having a tab
US6702759B2 (en) * 2001-07-31 2004-03-09 Private Concepts, Inc. Intra-vaginal self-administered cell collecting device and method
US6936013B2 (en) 2001-07-31 2005-08-30 Private Concepts, Inc. Intra-vaginal self-administered cell collecting device and method
US9662249B2 (en) 2002-09-12 2017-05-30 Edgewell Personal Care Brands, Llc. Ergonomic tampon applicator
US9737443B2 (en) 2002-09-12 2017-08-22 Edgewell Personal Care Brands, Llc Ergonomic tampon applicator
US20040122399A1 (en) * 2002-12-18 2004-06-24 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Package for discretely carrying interlabial and other feminine care products
US20040122402A1 (en) * 2002-12-18 2004-06-24 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide,Inc. Interlabial absorbent article
US7217259B2 (en) 2002-12-18 2007-05-15 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Interlabial absorbent article
WO2004060247A1 (en) 2002-12-18 2004-07-22 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Interlabial absorbent article
US8226622B2 (en) 2002-12-20 2012-07-24 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Interlabial absorbent article with soluble adhesive and time-delayed dispersion
US20040122403A1 (en) * 2002-12-20 2004-06-24 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Delayed dispersion interlabial absorbent article
WO2004060248A1 (en) 2002-12-20 2004-07-22 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Delayed dispersion interlabial absorbent article
EP1598038A1 (en) * 2003-02-18 2005-11-23 Uni-Charm Corporation Inter-labium pad
EP1598038A4 (en) * 2003-02-18 2009-11-11 Uni Charm Corp Inter-labium pad
US9192522B2 (en) 2003-05-02 2015-11-24 Eveready Battery Company, Inc. Tampon assembly having shaped pledget
US20040243088A1 (en) * 2003-05-02 2004-12-02 Playtex Products, Inc. Tampon assembly having shaped pledget
US20070167902A1 (en) * 2003-05-02 2007-07-19 Playtex Products, Inc. Tampon assembly having shaped pledget
US8197434B2 (en) 2003-05-02 2012-06-12 Playtex Products, Inc. Tampon assembly having shaped pledget
US20050113775A1 (en) * 2003-11-21 2005-05-26 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Labial pad
US7880052B2 (en) 2003-11-21 2011-02-01 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Labial pad
US7138560B2 (en) 2003-12-10 2006-11-21 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Absorbent article with time-delayed absorbent binder composition
US20050148959A1 (en) * 2003-12-10 2005-07-07 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Interlabial absorbent article with improved flushability characteristics
US7514591B2 (en) 2003-12-10 2009-04-07 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Interlabial absorbent article with improved flushability characteristics
WO2005060895A1 (en) 2003-12-10 2005-07-07 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Interlabial absorbent article with improved flushability characteristics
US20050131362A1 (en) * 2003-12-10 2005-06-16 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Absorbent article with time-delayed absorbent binder composition
US20050137557A1 (en) * 2003-12-18 2005-06-23 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Bodily exudate capturing article
US7931634B2 (en) 2003-12-18 2011-04-26 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Bodily exudate capturing article
US20060206089A1 (en) * 2005-03-09 2006-09-14 Coley Petriva W Absorbent article for incontinent women
US9820890B2 (en) 2006-06-12 2017-11-21 Edgewell Personal Care Brands, Llc. Tampon assembly providing proper bodily placement of pledget
US9173768B2 (en) 2006-07-10 2015-11-03 First Quality Hygienic, Inc. Resilient device
US20080009931A1 (en) * 2006-07-10 2008-01-10 Michelle Bartning Resilient device
US9050183B2 (en) 2006-07-10 2015-06-09 First Quality Hygienic, Inc. Resilient device
US20080009662A1 (en) * 2006-07-10 2008-01-10 Michelle Bartning Resilient device
US8608639B2 (en) 2006-07-10 2013-12-17 Mcneil-Ppc, Inc. Resilient device
US8613698B2 (en) 2006-07-10 2013-12-24 Mcneil-Ppc, Inc. Resilient device
US8753258B2 (en) 2006-07-10 2014-06-17 Mcneil-Ppc, Inc. Resilient device
US20080009814A1 (en) * 2006-07-10 2008-01-10 Michelle Bartning Resilient device
US20080033230A1 (en) * 2006-07-10 2008-02-07 Michelle Bartning Resilient device
US20110077578A1 (en) * 2006-07-10 2011-03-31 Michelle Bartning Method of treating urinary incontinence
US20080132868A1 (en) * 2006-11-08 2008-06-05 Playtex Products, Inc. Tampon pledget for increased bypass leakage protection
US7867209B2 (en) 2006-11-08 2011-01-11 Playtex Products, Inc. Tampon pledget for increased bypass leakage protection
US20110152604A1 (en) * 2009-12-23 2011-06-23 Hull Jr Raymond J Intravaginal incontinence device
US9808225B2 (en) * 2013-08-29 2017-11-07 Mrinal K. Sanyal Retrieval of biological materials from the human uterus, ovary and cervix by suction
US20150065379A1 (en) * 2013-08-29 2015-03-05 Mrinal K. Sanyal Retrieval of Biological Materials from the Human Uterus, Ovary and Cervix by Suction

Similar Documents

Publication Publication Date Title
US3420234A (en) Combined sanitary pad and catamenial tampon
US4424054A (en) Fluid-expansible contraceptive tampon and applicator
US6183456B1 (en) Feminine hygiene system and kit using an absorbent interlabial device
US4627848A (en) Anatomical pad
US6270486B1 (en) Absorbent interlabial device
US4072151A (en) Sanitary napkin
US5573523A (en) Flushable sanitary mini-pad
US6679831B1 (en) Resilient incontinence insert and a method of making the same
US5007894A (en) Female incontinence device
US6350258B1 (en) Sanitary pad
EP1481656A1 (en) Tampon having differentiated expansion capacity
US4175561A (en) Feminine hygienic pads with improved absorption
US5484430A (en) Sanitary napkin having transversely segmented core
US5792130A (en) Diaper with opening in top sheet
US6645136B1 (en) Incontinence insert applicators and methods for their use
US4639254A (en) Three-dimensional sanitary napkin having absorbent material contoured on the baffle side
US6703538B2 (en) Absorbent article having a body-accommodating absorbent core
US3971378A (en) Expansible tampon
US6913573B1 (en) Positive-pressure rectal incontinence pad
US6090038A (en) Expandable dome-shaped urinary incontinence device and a method of making the same
US5672165A (en) Menstrual hygiene product
US3905372A (en) Feminine hygiene protective shield
US20020065497A1 (en) Absorbent product having anatomically shaped elevation
US4804380A (en) Anatomically shaped, self-aligning, sanitary protection device
US20040122285A1 (en) Compressible resilient incontinence insert