Sex Tech Patent IndeXXX – Year 2016 First Half

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Sex Tech Patent Indexx 2016 January-July

Welcome to the Sex Tech Patent IndeXXX® bulletin for the First Half of 2016.  This edition features a compilation of information relating U.S. utility patents that issued in the January 1, 2016 – June 30, 2016 that appear to fall under the general umbrella of “Sex Tech.”* The bulletin includes patents on sex toys, sex furniture, condoms, and other technology meant to enhance sexual pleasure. For more information on included material, as well as excluded material, click here. Be sure to join our mailing list to receive future editions right in your email inbox!

Categories (and number of corresponding entries):

  1. 1. Massage for the genitals (6)
  2. 2. Devices for external stimulation of the genitals (3)
  3. 3. For inserting the genitals therein, e.g. vibrating rings for males or breast stimulating devices (3)
  4. 4. Clitoral stimulation devices (6)
  5. 5. Devices insertable in the genitals (3)
  6. 6. Having substantially cylindrical shape, e.g. dildos (11)
  7. 7. Devices for use during sexual intercourse (3)
  8. 8. Massage devices for cavities of the body, e.g. anus (2)
  9. 9. Vibration or percussion related aspects of sexual devices (3)
  10. 10. Penis erection devices (4)
  11. 11. Sexual electrostimulation devices (1)
  12. 12. Sex furniture (2)
  13. 13. Condoms (6)

 

For the period of January 1, 2016- July 31, 2016, 27 unique entries were located.  Each patent number is linked to the full patent document at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office website** for your ease of reference.  Note that some patent entries appear in multiple categories.  In those cases, the link and abstract are only provided in the first instance of the entry.  In a second instance, the user is directed to the first instance in the initial category.

 

Patents by Category:

1. Massage for the genitals

 

U.S. Patent No. 9.400,555

Title: System and method for synchronization of haptic data and media data

Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to computer systems for transmitting or receiving and playing a plurality of data streams, where at least one of the data streams includes video data packets and/or audio data packets and at least one other data stream includes further data packets that are synchronized with the video and/or audio data packets. In particular embodiments, the further data stream includes haptic data packets that include haptic command data generated in real time with the video and/or audio data streams, where the haptic command data is provided to a haptic output device configured to replicate or approximate sensations through the output of one or more mechanical forces in synchronization with the playing of video and/or audio from the video and/or audio data streams.

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U.S. Patent No. 9,395,029

Title: Inflatable apparatus for holding a device

Abstract: An inflatable apparatus, for use in supporting a device such as a sex toy, the inflatable apparatus comprising: an inflatable portion which serves as a main structural element of the apparatus; a holding portion which extends into the inflatable portion, and which defines a holding aperture bounded by a holding surface, the holding surface being adapted for frictional engagement with a device inserted into the holding aperture, wherein the holding portion is adjustable such that such frictional engagement can be adjusted.

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U.S. Patent No. 9,370,652

Title: Desensitizing device

Abstract: The desensitizing device contains an electrical stimulation member optionally configured on a support member. The electrical stimulation member contains a control circuit, at least two electrodes, and an electricity supply element. The electricity supply element provides electricity to the control circuit, and the control circuit generates a stimulating current to the electrodes. By configuring a male genital with the support member so that the electrodes are in contact with the penis skin, the stimulating current produced by the control circuit is conducted to the electrodes and provides a low-strength subcutaneous nerve stimulation through the penis skin. The subcutaneous nerve is as such temporarily numbed and desensitized.

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U.S. Patent No. 9,295,572

Title: Shared haptic device with sensors for in-situ gesture controls

Abstract: A vibrator sex toy is provided with touch-based sensors for an ergonomic in-situ method of controlling the operation and intensity of the vibrator. The vibrator sex toy has an internal end, an external end and a middle staging section. The staging section includes a control circuit and batteries. The internal end includes electric vibrator motors connected to the control circuit by wires. The external end includes ergonomically placed touch sensors that behave like variable resistors. The touch sensors respond to natural human gestures such as grasping, stretching, compressing and bending the external end of the sex toy with changes in resistance. The touch sensors are connected to the control circuit by wires and act as potentiometers in the control path of the vibrator motors. The user is able to vary the sensations from the motors intuitively and in-situ by manipulating the external end or applying it to a partner.

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U.S. Patent No. 9,248,073

Title: Pneumatic pressure and vacuum device

Abstract: Disclosed is a pneumatic pressure and vacuum device that allows a user to adjust the duration of either pressure or vacuum that is applied to a pneumatic adult toy. A solenoid valve is used that is controlled by a solenoid for opening and closing ports that apply pressure and/or vacuum to a pneumatic adult toy. A timer is utilized to independently control the on and off times of the solenoid valve, so that vibrational frequency, as well as the amplitude of pressure and vacuum can be adjusted.

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U.S. Patent No. 9,226,871

Title: Systems and methods for providing sexual stimulation

Abstract: A handheld device for providing sexual stimulation includes a plurality of paddles contained by an attachment which can be mounted on a shaft driven by a motor of the device. Different attachments may have different numbers of paddles, and the paddles may be placed differently on different attachments or may have different shapes, among other variations in the paddles. The device is battery-operated, and a charging connection through the device housing is offered through a septum, providing a water-resistant enclosure.

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  1. 2. Devices for external stimulation of the genitals

 

U.S. Patent No. 9,393,175

Title: Vibratory actuator and device for sexual stimulation

Abstract: A device for sexual stimulation includes: a support structure defining a centerline; a first vibratory actuator including a first motor, a first output shaft, and a first eccentric mass coupled to the first output shaft, the first vibratory actuator elastically coupled to the support structure opposite the first eccentric mass in a cantilever configuration; a second vibratory actuator including a second motor, a second output shaft, and a second eccentric mass coupled to the second output shaft, the second vibratory actuator elastically coupled to the support structure opposite the second eccentric mass in a cantilever configuration, the first vibratory actuator and the second vibratory actuator substantially parallel and arranged on opposing sides of the centerline; and a sheath including a first section arranged over the first vibratory actuator, a second section arranged over the second vibratory actuator, and a third section arranged over a portion of the support structure.

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U.S. Patent No. 9,265,688

Title: Dynamic control relaxing systems and methods

Abstract: Various pelvic relaxing systems provide various stimuli to various portions of a pelvic structure including a clitoris, G spot, and other intravaginal portions defined inside or around a vaginal cavity. Such a system includes a body member with at least one unit (or part) capable of engaging with at least one portion of the structure, and at least one input unit for receiving user inputs and controlling an actuator member for providing various stimuli to various portions of the structure through various units (or parts) of the body member, without requiring an user to manipulate different switches or buttons during use. Various methods are presented to provide stimuli to various portions of the structure through various units of the body member without requiring the user to manipulate different switches or buttons. Various processes are presented to provide the above system and various members or units thereof.

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U.S. Patent No. 9,226,871

Title: Systems and methods for providing sexual stimulation

Abstract: Section 1.

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  1. 3. For inserting the genitals therein, e.g. vibrating rings for males or breast stimulating devices

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U.S. Patent No. 9,400,555

Title: System and method for synchronization of haptic data and media data

Abstract: See section 1: Massage of the Genitals

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U.S. Patent No. 9,314,396

Title: Tractal erectile device and seal cap 

Abstract: A tractal erectile device is disclosed. In one embodiment, the device includes a hollow vessel having a first opening for receiving an organ, and a second opening for releasing fluid from within the vessel. The hollow vessel may include: an integral smooth lip portion surrounding the first opening for receiving an organ; an elongated cylindrical portion connected to the lip portion, an hour-glass portion connected to the elongated portion, and an ellipsoid shaped end portion including the second opening for releasing fluid from within the vessel.

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U.S. Patent No. 9,237,983

Title: Dual-penetration sex toy for heterosexual couples

Abstract: A dual-penetration anal sex toy for couples is disclosed. For heterosexual couples, this toy is designed to enhance vaginal penetration with an anal-to-anal connection. A cock ring or means for attachment may fix the device against the wearer’s perineum and act as a pivot-point to transfer the thrusting motion of the wearer directly to a prostate massaging butt plug. Because of the pivot point and possible simultaneous anal penetration both partners can feel a direct connection with the anal movements of the other.

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  1. 4. Clitoral stimulation devices

 

U.S. Patent No. 9,393,175

Title: Vibratory actuator and device for sexual stimulation

Abstract: See Section 2: Devices for external stimulation of the genitals

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U.S.. Patent No. 9,289,348

Title: Personal massager

Abstract: A personal massager comprises a housing having a front end and a back end. A motor is mounted within the housing, and a crank is configured to move in a circular path within the housing when actuated by the motor. A rocker arm having a first end and a second end is rotatably coupled at a first location to the housing. An armature having a first end and a second end is rotatably coupled at a first location to the crank, and is rotatably coupled at a second location to a second location on the rocker arm. The armature may also be rotatably coupled at a third location to a third location on the rocker arm. A massage head is coupled to the first end of the armature.

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U.S. Patent No. 9,265,688

Title: Dynamic control relaxing systems and methods

Abstract: See Section 2: Devices for external stimulation of the genitals

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U.S. Patent No. 9,254,238

Title: Massage device having serial vibrators

Abstract: A mechanized dildo having a body with a plurality of vibrator assemblies, each vibrator assembly comprising a motor and a housing; a processor electrically coupled to each of the plurality of vibrator assemblies; a battery electrically coupled to the processor; at least one mode control switch electrically coupled to the processor; a phallic sleeve comprising an elastic material covers the plurality of vibrator assemblies; and a housing containing the processor, the battery and the at least one control switch; wherein the processor is configured to operate separate vibrator assemblies in different combination modes, such modes being selected using the at least one mode control switch.

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U.S. Patent No. 9,237,983

Title: Dual-penetration sex toy for heterosexual couples

Abstract: See Section 3: For inserting the genitals therein, e.g. vibrating rings for males or breast stimulating devices

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U.S. Patent No. 9,226,871

Title: Systems and methods for providing sexual stimulation

Abstract: See Section 2: Devices for external stimulation of the genitals

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  1. 5. Devices insertable in the genitals

 

U.S. Patent No. 9,393,175

Title: Vibratory actuator and device for sexual stimulation

Abstract: See Section 2: Devices for external stimulation of the genitals

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U.S. Patent No. 9,237,983

Title: Dual-penetration sex toy for heterosexual couples

Abstract: See Section 3: For inserting the genitals therein, e.g. vibrating rings for males or breast stimulating devices

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U.S. Patent No. 9,295,572

Title: Shared haptic device with sensors for in-situ gesture controls

Abstract: See Section 1.

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6. Having substantially cylindrical shape, e.g. dildos

 

U.S. Patent No. 9,400,555

Title: System and method for synchronization of haptic data and media data

Abstract: See section 1: Massage of the Genitals

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U.S. Patent No. 9,398,997

Title: Foldable sexual device

Abstract: The present invention is a foldable sexual device that includes a handle, a seat frame that includes a plurality of rollers and is rotated by a user while utilizing the foldable sexual device, a seat bar that allows the user to rotate the seat frame up or down and a pivot hinge point that allows the seat frame to rotate on the pivot hinge point. The device also includes a first support leg and a second leg support to support and stabilize the foldable sexual device, a phallus that moves upward and downward above and through the seat frame to provide sexual pleasure to the user, a seat that is disposed on the seat frame, a pair of corresponding arms that includes a slip bushing and a phallus base that is moved upward and downward by the pair of corresponding arms and the slip bushing.

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U.S. Patent No. 9,393,175

Title: Vibratory actuator and device for sexual stimulation

Abstract: See Section 2: Devices for external stimulation of the genitals

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U.S. Patent No. 9,345,635

Title: Massager for the body cavities and methods for using the same 

Abstract: A device for massaging a human body cavity includes a substantially cylindrical shaft having a length and a diameter configured to fit inside the human body cavity, wherein an outer surface of the substantially cylindrical shaft forms an asymmetric ridge such that the substantially cylindrical shaft has a non-round cross-sectional profile. A device for massaging a human body cavity may have the asymmetric ridge running in a direction parallel a longitudinal axis of the substantially cylindrical shaft or along a spiral path on an outer surface of the substantially cylindrical shaft. The device for massaging a human body cavity may have a solid core or a hallow core. The device may include a core made of a first material and a surface coating made of a second material.

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U.S. Patent No. 9,339,434

Title: Magnetically coupled slider sex toy 

Abstract: A magnetically coupled slider sex toy apparatus. The apparatus includes a shaft having an interior and an elongated screw having first and second ends. The elongated screw is located within the interior of the shaft. The sex toy apparatus also includes a motor for rotating the elongated screw and an inner magnet coupled to the screw. The inner magnet moves longitudinally between the first and second ends of the screw. An outer magnetic ring is positioned over the shaft and is magnetically attracted to the inner magnet. Limits are located on either end of the shaft to send a signal to the elector motor of the position of the magnets. The electric motor is configured to reverse a direction of rotation of the elongated screw upon receipt of a signal from one of the limits which cause the inner magnet and outer magnet ring to move in an opposite direction.

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U.S. Patent No. 9,301,779

Title: Device for artificial insemination 

Abstract: A device for artificial insemination, wherein the device includes a dildo member having an internal channel for receiving a tubing connected to a pumping mechanism and associated pumping arm, wherein fluid may be drawn into the dildo member through the pumping mechanism and discharged through the internal tubing at a distal end.

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U.S. Patent No. 9,265,688

Title: Dynamic control relaxing systems and methods

Abstract: See Section 2: Devices and systems for external stimulation of the genitals

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U.S. Patent No. 9,254,238

Title: Massage device having serial vibrators

Abstract: See Section 4: For clitoral stimulation

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U.S. Patent No. 9,241,866

Title: Sexual aid device with automatic operation

Abstract: A sexual aid device, for allowing a user being a first party of sexual relationship with a second party, to simulate the physiologic reaction of the penis of a human male. The proposed sexual aid device includes a hollow penis body made of flexible or semi-rigid material and containing a plurality of telescopic sections for causing the penis body to be in its erected state when the telescopic sections are maximally propagated and for allowing the penis body to be in its descended default state, when the telescopic sections are maximally contracted; a simulated scrotum made of flexible or semi-rigid material, having a compartment for containing a mechanism for powering the propagation and contraction of the telescopic sections; a mechanism for providing a driving force required for powering the propagation and contraction of the telescopic sections; sensors located on the penis body, for detecting physical contact of the penis body with the body of the second party; a controller for controlling the driving force to cause the telescopic sections to maximally propagate, according to input signals received from the sensors and to time and to return to be maximally contracted, after a predetermined time; a power source for powering the controller and for generating the driving force; and a coupling mechanism for attaching the sexual aid device to the body of the first party.

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U.S. Patent No. 9,237,983

Title: Dual-penetration sex toy for heterosexual couples

Abstract: See Section 3: For inserting the genitals therein, e.g. vibrating rings for males or breast stimulating devices

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U.S. Patent No. 9,226,871

Title: Systems and methods for providing sexual stimulation

Abstract: See Section 2: Devices for external stimulation of the genitals

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  1. 7. Devices for use during sexual intercourse

 

U.S. Patent No. 9,301,779

Title: Device for artificial insemination

Abstract: See Section 6: Having substantially cylindrical shape, e.g. dildos

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U.S. Patent No. 9,241,866

Title: Sexual aid device with automatic operation

Abstract: See Section 6: Having substantially cylindrical shape, e.g. dildos

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U.S. Patent No. 9,237,983

Title: Dual-penetration sex toy for heterosexual couples

Abstract: See Section 3: For inserting the genitals therein, e.g. vibrating rings for males or breast stimulating devices

 

  1. 8. Massage devices for cavities of the body, e.g. anus

 

U.S. Patent No. 9,345,635

Title: Massager for the body cavities and methods for using the same

Abstract: See Section 6: Having substantially cylindrical shape, e.g. dildos

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U.S. Patent No. 9,237,983

Title: Dual-penetration sex toy for heterosexual couples

Abstract: See Section 3: For inserting the genitals therein, e.g. vibrating rings for males or breast stimulating devices

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  1. 9. Vibration or percussive related aspects of sexual devices

 

U.S. Patent No. 9,393,175

Title: Vibratory actuator and device for sexual stimulation

Abstract: See Section 2: Devices for external stimulation of the genitals

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U.S. Patent No. 9,265,688

Title: Dynamic control relaxing systems and methods

Abstract: See Section 2: Devices and systems for external stimulation of the genitals

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U.S. Patent No. 9,254,238

Title: Massage device having serial vibrators

Abstract: See Section 4: For clitoral stimulation

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  1. 10. Penis erection devices

 

U.S. Patent No. 9,370,652

Title: Desensitizing device

Abstract: See Section 1: Massage for the genitals

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U.S. Patent No. 9,314,396

Title: Tractal erectile device and seal cap

Abstract: See Section 3: For inserting the genitals therein, e.g. vibrating rings for males or breast stimulating devices

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U.S. Patent No. 9,308,117

Title: Ring for enhancing male functions

Abstract: The present invention relates to a ring for enhancing male functions, and comprises: a first sectioned ring member; a second sectioned ring member having one end portion which is rotatably coupled to one end portion of the first sectioned ring member; and a coupling member, which is rotatably provided on the other end portion of the second sectioned ring member, and which couples to the other end portion of the first sectioned ring member so as to be separable, wherein the coupling member comprises a coupling plate, which is hinged-coupled to the other end of the second sectioned ring member, and a stopper protrusion portion that is protrudingly formed on the inner surface of the coupling plate, and wherein the first sectioned ring member comprises, on the other end portion thereof, a groove portion, and a hooking rod, which is provided on the groove, for coupling to the stopper protrusion by means of hooking.

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U.S. Patent No. 9,283,107

Title: Pump for producing or improving human penis erection

Abstract: A pump to produce or improve human penis erection includes a substantially tubular inner assembly having a rimmed annular edge suited to accommodate an erect human penis, a translating assembly sliding along the inner assembly having an end shaped like a dome with an opening or circular seat suited to accommodate a valve and a lid, a bellows having two annular edges suited to be connected and joined respectively with the rimmed annular edge of the inner assembly, where the valve has a first substantially disk-shaped part, the center of which has a second substantially linear part perpendicular to the disk-shaped part, and where the lid includes a circular element having an elongated hole or slot in a radial direction, through which the second linear part of the valve is housed and protrudes, as well as one or more additional through holes.

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11. Sexual electrostimulation devices

 

U.S. Patent No. 9,364,667

Title: Potentiating or eliciting an erotic sensation in a body using electrostimulation

Abstract: A system and method for potentiating or eliciting an erotic sensation in a body using electrostimulation includes a controller for producing an electrical stimulation signal and at least two electrodes. The electrodes are adapted for placement on a body surface, for which at least one of the electrodes is used to potentiate or elicit an erotic sensation in the body when conveying the electrical stimulation signal from the controller. The electrical stimulation signal is provided in an amount and manner incorporating a plurality of high frequency pre-pulses prior to, and of narrower pulse width than, a primary pulse in the electrostimulation signal that is adapted to optimize the erotic sensation by limiting both concomitant adverse sensation and habituation at the locus of electrostimulation. The method further increases and decreases the stimulation amplitude responsive to open circuit, short circuit, and target settings

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12. Sex furniture

 

U.S. Patent No. 9,398,997

Title: Foldable sexual device

Abstract: See Section 6: Having substantially cylindrical shape, e.g. dildos

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U.S. Patent No. 9,364,094

Title: Pool lounge that facilitates interactions between two people

Abstract: A floating pool lounge is disclosed. The floating pool lounge has a head end and a foot end, and includes an opening between the head end and the foot end. The opening extends through the thickness of the lounge and is sized to admit a human head. The pool lounge may also include handles disposed on respective sides, and a head and cervical support disposed around the opening toward the foot end. In some embodiments, particularly where the pool lounge is no t rigid enough to resist movement, it may carry a series of connected channels or pockets, and substantially rigid frame members may be connected within the channels or pockets to rigidify the structure.

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13. Condoms

 

U.S. Patent No. 9,392,820

Title: Condom containing underwear

Abstract: A condom-containing underwear includes a body portion for receiving a wearer’s waist and covering at least 30 percent of the wearer’s abdominal area; and a condom portion connected to the body portion and for receiving a penis. The body portion may include a shell and a lining. The lining may be detachable from the shell. The condom portion may be collapsible such that it takes the form of a penis only upon a full insertion of the penis within the condom portion.

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U.S. Patent No. 9,387,120

Title: Condom with warmth imparting lubricant

Abstract: A condom together with a lubrication composition, the lubricating composition containing a minimal amount of free water, and comprising one or more glycols, such that the glycols in the lubricant release heat and warmth when contact with compositions containing free water.

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U.S. Patent No. 9,351,866

Title: Fluted condom

Abstract: This invention relates to condoms, prophylactics and contraceptive devices having a thick shape-retaining sheath body with an open end and a closed end, and a plurality of longitudinal flutes on the sheath body.

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U.S. Patent No. 9,321,932

Title: Latex comprising water and a styrenic block copolymer and a process for preparing articles therefrom

Abstract: Articles with enhanced tensile strength and comfort are prepared from a latex comprising water and a styrenic block copolymer, wherein the styrenic block copolymer has 2 or more poly(vinyl aromatic) blocks and at least one block of polymerized conjugated diene, wherein the styrenic block copolymer has a weight average molecular weight of 150,000 to 250,000, the poly(vinyl aromatic) blocks have a weight average molecular weight ranging from 9,000 to 15,000, and the content of poly(vinylaromatic) blocks in the styrenic block copolymer ranges from 8 to 15% wt, based on the total styrenic block copolymer, by a process which comprises coating a surface with the latex to obtain a film, wherein the latex comprises a vulcanizing agent. The invention also provides a latex comprising such a styrenic block copolymer and a vulcanizing agent, as well as a styrenic block copolymer that is particularly suitable for use in such a latex.

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U.S. Patent No. 9,279,038

Title: Method for producing cross-linked elastomer

Abstract: Method for producing a cross-linked elastomer in which a mixture is produced comprising at least one latex and at least one starter component for initiating the cross-linking reaction or a latex that bears at least one starter component or starter group, in particular in liquid phase. A photoinitiator is used as a starter component, which photoinitiator, through irradiation with electromagnetic radiation in the ultraviolet (UV light) and/or visible spectral range forms a reactive species. The latex mixture is irradiated with UV light and/or visible light.

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U.S. Patent No. 9,295,579

Title: Cuff and cuff/condom combination for erection assistance

Abstract: A device providing erection assistance includes a first sleeve of flaccid material that can fit over a male penis and extend from the base to the corona of the penis. Also included is a second sleeve of flaccid material of similar length that can fit over the penis. One or more wall regions are disposed between the first and second sleeves. The wall region(s) extend(s) continuously along the lengths of the first and second sleeves. The wall region(s) is (are) coupled to the first and second sleeves, and define a void region along the length of the sleeves that is readily aligned with the urethral tube of a male user.

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