Patent Number: 6,167,886

Title: Device for treatment of male and female urinary incontinence

Abstract: A device for treatment of human urinary incontinence in the form of a catheter which can be inserted into the urethra and carries a balloon arrangement which can be filled with fluid to close off the urinary bladder, where the balloon arrangement holds the catheter in the lumen of the bladder. The fluid can be admitted to and discharged from the balloon arrangement via at least one channel running along the catheter wall which is closed off at the distal end of the distal part of the catheter. A self-closing valve is formed at a proximal end of the proximal part of the catheter. A hydraulic actuating mechanism is also located in the lumen of the urinary bladder. The hydraulic actuating mechanism can be hydraulically actuated by mechanical pressure exerted on a compressible balloon located at the distal end of the catheter. The compressible balloon is filled with fluid and is connected to the actuating mechanism via a connecting channel.

Inventors: Engel; Konrad (Gaissach, DE), Engel; Kilian (Gaissach, DE)

Assignee: Medi-Globe Vertriebs GmbH

International Classification: A61F 5/48 (20060101); A61F 005/48 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018