APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR RECEIVING DISCHARGED URINE

  • US 20160374848A1
  • Filed: 09/08/2016
  • Published: 12/29/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/19/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An apparatus comprising:

  • a fluid impermeable casing having a fluid reservoir at a first end, a fluid outlet at a second end, and a longitudinally extending fluid impermeable layer coupled to the fluid reservoir and the fluid outlet and defining a longitudinally elongated opening between the fluid reservoir and the fluid outlet;

    a fluid permeable support disposed within the casing with a portion extending across the elongated opening;

    a fluid permeable membrane disposed on the support and covering at least the portion of the support that extends across the elongated opening, so that the membrane is supported on the support and disposed across the elongated opening;

    a tube having a first end disposed in the reservoir and extending behind at least the portion of the support and the portion of the membrane disposed across the elongated opening and extending through the fluid outlet to a second, fluid discharge end,the apparatus configured to be disposed with the opening adjacent to a urethral opening of a user, to receive urine discharged from the urethral opening through the opening of the fluid impermeable layer, the membrane, the support, and into the reservoir, and to have the received urine withdrawn from the reservoir via the tube and out of the fluid discharge end of the tube.

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