K-C Worldwide issued US patent for 'apparatus for the prevention of urinary incontinence in females'; patent filed on March 17, 2005

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia , May 20, 2014 () – United States Patent no. 8,727,961, issued on May 20, was assigned to Kimberly-Clark Worldwide Inc. (Neenah, Wis.).

"Apparatus for the prevention of urinary incontinence in females" was invented by Elan Ziv (Ramat-Gan, Israel).

According to the abstract* released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "An apparatus for treating urinary incontinence, comprising a node; a support section adapted for providing urethral support attached to the node; and, an anchoring section adapted for resisting movement of the apparatus attached to the node; wherein the node is no longer than 30% of the entire length of the apparatus comprising the node, support section and the anchoring section together."

The patent was filed on March 17, 2005, under Application No. 10/598,872.

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