Applicator for Feminine Care Device:

February 2, 2017

U.S. Patent No. 9,510,978

Eva Grace Nellenbach, Cincinnati, OH); and Ayub Ibrahim Khan, Cincinnati, OH.
Assigned to The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH.

Filed: 11/21/13
Issued: 12/6/16

An applicator for inserting feminine care devices into the body, the applicator comprising: a. a barrel comprising an insertion tip proximal a first end; b. a plurality of spaced apart petals disposed about the insertion tip, each of the petals including a petal base, a petal distal end, a petal length between the petal base and the petal distal end, and a petal thickness; c. wherein the petal thickness varies in a non-uniform manner along the petal length via a petal thickness step change comprising two or more wall thickness taper angles.