Conception device and related methods

  • US 8,454,493 B2
  • Filed: 06/14/2010
  • Issued: 06/04/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/28/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A conception device for positioning over a cervix to concentrate semen and promote fertilization, the device comprising:

  • an annular rim; and

    a dome formed of a unitary construction extending from the annular rim, the dome defining a receptacle area and including a closed tip, a base portion and a sidewall extending between the closed tip and the base portion, the unitary construction having a first thickness at the closed tip, having a second thickness at the sidewall proximate the closed tip, and having a third thickness at the sidewall proximate the annular rim, the second thickness being less than both the first thickness and the third thickness such that the sidewall is collapsible at a portion of the sidewall including the second thickness in a predefined manner due to compression by a vaginal cavity to raise a floor defined by an inner surface of the tip toward the annular rim in a direction generally perpendicular to the annular rim,wherein the annular rim and the dome are formed of a material suitable for use in the vagina.

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