Patent Number: 6,332,878

Title: Devices and methods for capturing and containing menstrual flow

Abstract: A device for collecting menstrual flow has a cup shaped to fit over the cervix and has an attached pouch defining a reservoir that contains an absorbent material. A port having a fabric cover permits menstrual flow from the uterus to pass into the reservoir. The device, which is flexible and resilient, is folded in one end of an applicator used to insert the device into the vagina. The device is shaped to automatically fit into and remain in position over the cervix after the device is ejected from the applicator.

Inventors: Wray; Daniel X. (Vista, CA), O'Carroll; Lisa A. (Oceanside, CA), Billups; Robert S. (Vista, CA), Walter; Thomas D. (San Marcos, CA), Knudsen; Harold L. (Escondido, CA), Kasum; Lara A. (Vista, CA), DeArmond; Robert L. (Oceanside, CA), Haavind; Cher (Encinitas, CA)

Assignee: Moonstruck, LLC

International Classification: A61F 6/12 (20060101); A61F 6/08 (20060101); A61F 6/00 (20060101); A61F 005/44 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2018