US 10,376,407 B2
Using wicking material to collect urine from a male for transport
Raymond John Newton, Bonsall, CA (US)
Assigned to PUREWICK CORPORATION, Spring Valley, CA (US)
Filed by PureWick Corporation, El Cajon, CA (US)
Filed on Aug. 16, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/238,427.
Prior Publication US 2018/0049910 A1, Feb. 22, 2018
Int. Cl. A61F 5/453 (2006.01); A01K 23/00 (2006.01)
CPC A61F 5/453 (2013.01) [A01K 23/005 (2013.01)] 16 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A device for use to collect urine flowing from a penis of a person or an animal in such a manner that the urine can be transported from the device as the urine is being collected, the device comprising:
a flexible layer of porous material having a first side and a second side;
flexible wicking material having a first side and a second side, the second side of the flexible wicking material being disposed on the first side of the flexible layer of porous material;
a flexible layer of impermeable material defining an interior portion of the device, the flexible layer of porous material and the flexible wicking material being positioned within the interior portion defined by the flexible layer of impermeable material with at least a portion of the second side of the flexible layer of porous material secured to the flexible layer of impermeable material;
a chamber of void space positioned within the interior portion of the device between the flexible layer of porous material and the flexible layer of impermeable material, the chamber being defined at least partially by the second side of the porous material and the flexible layer of impermeable material and configured to collect urine for transport, the chamber having a port for receiving a tube to transport urine from the chamber by drawing urine from the chamber through the tube when a vacuum is applied within the chamber via the tube received by the port; and
a receptacle within the interior portion of the device dimensioned and configured to receive a head of the penis within the receptacle, the receptacle being defined at least partially by at least a portion of the first side of the flexible wicking material, wherein the flexible wicking material and the flexible layer of impermeable material are dimensioned and configured to shape the receptacle to receive the head of the penis therein, wherein the receptacle is configured to draw urine flowing from said penis through the flexible wicking material and the porous material into the chamber when the head of the penis is disposed within the receptacle and the vacuum is applied within the chamber via the tube received by the port.