Male Urinary Incontinence Device

September 6, 2013

US Patent No.: 8,277,426 B2
Inventor(s): Heather J. Wilcox, Columbus, OH, US; and Nolan M. Wilcox, Columbus, OH, US.
Filed: 9/30/09
Issued: 10/2/12

A male urinary incontinence device, comprising: a body, the body having a periphery, the body further comprising a shell, the shell having a concave inner surface area, the shell concave inner surface area defining a cavity, the cavity adapted to hold male genitalia; an absorbent, the absorbent at least partially disposed within the cavity; and a first liquid-permeable liner, the liner having: a periphery, the liner periphery generally corresponding to the body periphery in length and shape; and an area, the liner area being smaller than the concave inner surface area, wherein: the liner periphery is attached to the body periphery; the liner and the concave inner surface define a chamber; and the liner area is sufficiently smaller than the concave inner surface area to, during use, hammock the male genitalia and at least partially maintain the chamber, thereby maintaining a void space between the liner and the absorbent; wherein the shell is flexible and semi-rigid.

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