Patent Number: 6,569,134

Title: Reformable convex adapter for ostomy appliance and method of use

Abstract: A convex adapter for ostomy appliances, including an adapter ring formed entirely of soft, moisture-absorbent, hydrocolloid-containing adhesive material that retains its integrity on hydration and is shape-recoverable, and a thin stretchable cover film (preferably transparent or translucent) removably covering and extending over and beyond the ring's convex bodyside surface. A flexible but substantially non-stretchable release sheet is removably attached to the opposite pouchside surface of the ring and may be peeled away from the ring during an initial step in the use of the product. With the release sheet so removed, a user may grasp adapter ring and its cover film and reform the ring so that its opening is sized and shaped to match a patient's stoma, after which the reformed adapter ring is adhered to the adhesive faceplate of an ostomy appliance, the cover film is removed, and the combination faceplate/adapter is adhesively secured to a patient's peristomal skin surfaces.

Inventors: Leise, Jr.; Walter F. (Lindenhurst, IL), Botten; Ronald S. (Gurnee, IL), Metz; Michael A. (Chicago, IL)

Assignee: Hollister Incorporated

International Classification: A61F 5/445 (20060101); A61F 5/448 (20060101); A61F 005/44 ()

Expiration Date: 05/27/2020