Patents

Disposable Urine Control Device

January 7, 2013

U.S. Patent No.: 8,221,367 B2 

Inventor(s): Arthur V. Oprandi, Osprey, FL, U.S.

Issued: 7/17/12

Description
A disposable urine control device for females during urination in a crouched position comprising: an elongated flexible folded panel formed of disposable material and having inwardly profiled side margins and enlarged end portions thereof to define a perimeter of said panel; a perimeter sealing bead formed as a part of said panel and extending upwardly from, and substantially continuously around said perimeter, said perimeter sealing bead providing stiffness and sealing against the labia majora to contain urine within said perimeter sealing bead during urination; a flexible elongated folded conduit formed into a one-piece unit with said panel and being directly connected in alignment with a urine drainage aperture formed into, and laterally extending from, a central portion of said panel into a tubular configuration to convey urine from an open lower end of said conduit; said panel and said conduit being unfolded for use from a flat folded orientation of said panel and a folded orientation of said conduit; said panel including two inner urine absorbent layers, a thermal layer disposed between the two absorbent layers, and an outer urine impermeable layer said panel having a longitudinal centerline fold line and two spaced apart transverse fold lines for sequentially folding said panel in half along each respective said fold line to achieve compactness of said device.
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