Hollister has patented an innovative ostomy appliance featuring a ring member with flexible tabs and teeth, and a rib member with dowel, pins, and notched section for secure attachment. The design allows for easy assembly and disassembly, enhancing user convenience and comfort. 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 February 2024 was 90%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Ostomy appliance with ring and rib members for attachment

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

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11918508B1) discloses an innovative ostomy appliance designed to improve comfort and functionality for users. The appliance comprises a ring member with flexible tabs and teeth, along with a rib member featuring dowels, pins, and notched sections. The rib member is removably securable to the ring member, enhancing the overall structure and support of the ostomy appliance. The design allows for secure attachment while maintaining flexibility and adjustability, catering to individual user needs and preferences.

Furthermore, the patent includes a convex support for the ostomy appliance, providing additional stability and comfort. The support features an annular ring member with flexible tabs and teeth, similar to the original appliance design. The rib member in the convex support is also equipped with dowels, pins, and notched sections for secure attachment to the ring member. With the inclusion of multiple rib members, users have the flexibility to customize the support based on their specific requirements. The design elements, such as the barbed sections on the teeth and the snap-fit mechanism for securing the rib member, demonstrate a thoughtful approach to enhancing the user experience with ostomy appliances.

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