ConvaTec Group has patented a urine collection bag with unique features like a notch for catheter insertion, one-way valve, and specific webbing sections. The design aims to improve urine collection efficiency and user comfort. GlobalData’s report on ConvaTec Group gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on ConvaTec Group, was a key innovation area identified from patents. ConvaTec Group's grant share as of April 2024 was 43%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Urine collection bag with notch, webbing, and one-way valve

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: ConvaTec Group Plc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11957614B2) discloses a urine collection bag with innovative features aimed at improving functionality and ease of use. The bag comprises an outer profile, an inner profile with a container portion for holding urine and an elongated portion for catheter insertion, a notch for catheter insertion, at least one webbing section defining the notch, and a one-way valve. The unique design includes specific arrangements of external layers, webbing sections, and valves to enhance the bag's performance and usability. Additionally, the bag features a tapered profile, a foldable bottom, and the ability to stand upright when filled to a certain capacity, making it a versatile and practical solution for urine collection needs.

Furthermore, the patent claims detail various configurations and components of the urine collection bag, such as welded external layers, sealed peripheries, webbing sections with apertures, tear lines, and internal layers for catheter positioning. These specific elements work together to ensure the bag's structural integrity, functionality, and user comfort. The inclusion of features like non-parallel sides in the container portion, tear line-free regions, and sub-regions defining the neck without tear lines highlights the attention to detail and thoughtful design considerations that have gone into creating this innovative urine collection bag. Overall, the patented design offers a comprehensive solution for efficient and convenient urine collection, catering to the needs of both medical professionals and patients alike.

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