Menstrual Cups

Patent for a “Splash-proof menstrual cup”

Someone pointed me to this today – it’s a Korean patent from 2009/2011 for a menstrual cup that has what appears to be a “lid” across the top, that would allow blood into the cup, but (presumably) not allow it to leak out as easily.

liddedcuppatent

http://www.google.com/patents/WO2011013954A2?cl=tr

I haven’t ever seen a cup like this, so I don’t think they were ever produced.

Much like the Keeper’s patent, which featured a hollow tube stem with a stopper to allow it to be emptied while worn – which doesn’t seem to have ever been manufactured.

keeper-patent

https://www.google.com/patents/US5827248

February 18, 2015 Posted by | news | 5 Comments

Charlene

charlene

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TACX6LY?psc=1

Country of origin: Unknown (Assume China)
Composition: Silicone
Sizes:  “S” (Small) “L” (large)
Dimensions: S = 41mm diameter. 59mm length total.
L = 46mm diameter. 66mm length in total.

Capacity: (Assume same as “Blossom” – S=20ml to airholes,  22.5ml to rim. L=25ml to airholes, 28mls to rim.)
Stem: Short Thin “Stick”
Measuring Lines: Yes
Cost (RRP): $49.99 USD set of 2  [Currency Converter]
Been around since: 2015
Unique Design?: No (There are other cups with similar designs available)
Other Details: The Amazon seller “Menstrual cup” also sells other Similar/rebranded cups. The shape/design of this cup looks the same as cups being sold as the Aneer, Blossom, Cup’ax and Dutchess cups.  They even state this in their listing:

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February 18, 2015 Posted by | The Cups | , | Leave a comment