Hollister. has filed a patent for a closure system for a drainable ostomy appliance. The system includes body and non-body side walls with a neck portion and a discharge outlet. The closure system involves folding and securing the neck portion to seal the outlet. GlobalData’s report on Hollister 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 Hollister, Ostomy monitoring system was a key innovation area identified from patents. Hollister's grant share as of January 2024 was 57%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Drainable ostomy appliance with closure system

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Hollister Inc

The patent application (Publication Number: US20240033118A1) describes a drainable ostomy appliance designed with innovative features to enhance functionality and user comfort. The appliance includes flexible side walls sealed to create a collection cavity, with a neck portion ending in a discharge outlet for draining contents. A closure system with body and non-body side closure members allows for easy opening and secure sealing. The neck portion can be unfolded for draining and folded upwardly and fastened closed using the system. The closure members are made of stiff, flexible, spring-like material, preferably polymeric, with an enlarged head portion for effective sealing.

Furthermore, the appliance features preferential fold lines, adhesive mounting of closure members on body and non-body side walls, and a two-piece coupling for user attachment. The closure system includes multiple closure members arranged strategically to ensure a tight seal over the discharge outlet. The design also incorporates a softer material for certain closure members to enhance user comfort. Overall, the ostomy appliance offers a practical and user-friendly solution for individuals requiring ostomy care, with a focus on efficient drainage, secure closure, and comfortable wearability.

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