Sex Tech Patent IndeXXX: First Quarter 2019

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Welcome to the Sex Tech Patent IndeXXX® bulletin for the First Quarter of 2019. This edition features a compilation of information relating to U.S. utility patents that issued January 1, 2019 – March 31, 2019 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. Massage or Stimulation Devices (14)
  2. Furniture for sexual intercourse (1)
  3. Condoms (1)
  4. Miscellaneous & Accessories (1)

For the period of January 1, 2019 – March 31, 2019, 17 issued patents 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.

  1. Massage or Stimulation Devices

U.S. Patent No. 10,231,902

Title: Message apparatus

Abstract: A massage apparatus is provided. The massage apparatus includes a housing, an active assembly and a flexible component. The active assembly, which is fixed on one side of the housing approximately along an axis, includes an adjusting motor, a plurality of adjustable elements and a plurality of supporting elements. The flexible component clads the active assembly. The adjustable elements surrounding the axis are located outside the adjusting motor. The supporting elements surrounding the axis are located outside the adjustable elements and correspondingly coupled to the adjustable elements. The adjusting motor drives the adjustable elements to move toward directions different form the axis so that the support elements adjust the flexible component toward the directions different form the axis.

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U.S. Patent No. 10,218,795

Title: Remote sensual protocol/platform

Abstract: The present invention is a remote sensual protocol/platform (RSP/P) to connect humans to other humans or platforms in order to transfer sensual/emotional/sexual stimulation and responses, in a universal way. The RSP/P connects any connected device, sensor or actuator to other connected device, as long as these devices are able to operate remotely and can also connect to the RSP/P platform. The present invention enables the user to focus on pleasure which happens in the right side of the brain instead of logical thinking which happens in the left side of the brain to interfere with the pleasure. The RSP/P is a distributed system which can operate in a variety of modes and offer different services.

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 U.S. Patent No. 10,201,469

Title: Unisex masturbation device

Abstract: Unisex masturbation device, having an external body, which is elongated and hollow and open at a first longitudinal extremity, and a longitudinal internal channel with an entry hole is provided. The external body is closed at a second longitudinal extremity opposite the first extremity and it has external shape and dimensions and is manufactured using a material with a level of rigidity and hardness suitable for its introduction into an adult’s vagina, anus or mouth. In a particular embodiment, the unisex masturbation device comprises an internal body, which is elongated and hollow, housed inside the external body and wherein the internal channel is located. The device may be used simultaneously by various persons of different sexes.

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U.S. Patent No. 10,166,167

Title: Finger vibrator

Abstract: The present invention relates to vibrating devices for applying vibrations to body parts, particularly for female stimulation, and more particularly to the field of sexual stimulation of the clitoris. One embodiment is a device for applying vibration to a body part of a user, the device comprising: a vibrator mechanism; and, a body enclosing the vibrator mechanism, wherein the body comprises a first portion and a second portion; wherein the body and the vibrator mechanism are configured to allow the first portion to provide a first vibratory sensation to the user when the first portion is applied to the body part; and, wherein the body and the vibrator mechanism are configured to allow the second portion to provide a second vibratory sensation to the user when the second portion is applied to the body part.

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U.S. Patent No. 10,206,849

Title: Methods and devices relating to molded adult devices

Abstract: Adult devices for sexual and therapeutic purposes are typically developed and marketed into a limited number of developed countries with high disposable incomes. However, these represent a fraction of the total potential adult population and accordingly it would be beneficial in all of these markets to offer low cost, ideally very low cost, but effective devices. Solutions meeting this very low cost manufacturing requirement as well as offering new concepts such as limited use or disposable devices are presented exploiting blow molding techniques. Further, many potential markets present issues not prevalent in historical markets that may make it difficult for individuals to acquire devices, even without the financial issues, and hence solutions are presented wherein adult devices can be acquired and/or marketed in manners that address or mitigate these issues.

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U.S. Patent No. 10,201,469

Title: Unisex masturbation device

Abstract: See Section 2.

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U.S. Patent No. 10,195,105

Title: Cap assembly for masturbation device

Abstract: A cap assembly for removable attachment to a non-mechanized masturbation device is provided. The cap assembly comprises at least one moveable extension member, and at least one actuator adapted to move the extension member. The actuator may include a motor. The actuator is adapted to move the extension member in one or more selected directions, such that the extension member can contact an elastomeric gel provided as part of the non-mechanized masturbation device, and move a portion of the elastomeric gel to impart sensation to a user.

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U.S. Patent No. 10,231,901

Title: Sexual stimulation device

Abstract: A device for mutual sexual stimulation of partners is provided. The device includes a central area forming a base for at least three arms that extend therefrom in a common plane, the three arms comprising a pair of outer arms and an inner arm that is disposed in the common plane between the outer arms, where each of the outer arms includes at least one pressure sensor and at least one vibration motor. The device also includes a controller operatively coupled with the at least one pressure sensor and the at least one vibration motor, and configured to detect a pressure applied to a first outer arm of the pair of outer arms and activate the vibration motor in a second outer arm of the pair of outer arms in response to the detected pressure.

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U.S. Patent No. 10,231,900

Title: Electro-mechanical sexual stimulation device

Abstract: A device for use by a female for sexual stimulation comprising an inner arm dimensioned for insertion into a vagina, to contact the wall of the vagina at or near the G-spot, an outer arm dimensioned to contact the clitoris, and a resilient U-shaped member connecting the inner and outer arms.

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U.S. Patent No. 10,219,974

Title: Massage device

Abstract: A massage device includes a device housing, with an electromechanical arrangement arranged in the housing for generating mechanical vibrations, along with an electronic controller arranged in the housing for activating the arrangement for generating mechanical vibrations, and with a power source, connected to the arrangement for generating mechanical vibrations and the electronic controller. The arrangement for generating mechanical vibrations includes at least one coil element and at least one ferromagnetic core arranged parallel or coaxial with the coil element and movably guided parallel to a cylinder axis, characterized in that the at least one ferromagnetic core has a mass m1, the mass ratio m1:m2 of which to the total mass m2 of the massage device is in the range from 1:100 to 1:3.

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U.S. Patent No. 10,195,106

Title: Deformable vibratory stimulation device

Abstract: A device for use by a female that includes an external housing, an internal skeleton, and a motorized portion. The external housing is configured to conform to the user’s shape and form. The internal skeleton may be deformed by the user as desired. The internal skeleton includes shape-memory properties so that after deformation, the device retains the shape desired by the user. The motorized portion is secured within the external housing so that desired portions of the device receive the majority of the stimulation provided by the motorized portion.

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U.S. Patent No. 10,238,527

Title: Testicular retraction restraints and methods

Abstract: Described are restraints, and methods of using and making the restraints, for restraining a man’s testicular retraction response to sexual stimulation. It is believed that the restraints and methods of use thereby tend to slow or postpone the onset of the man’s climax, with the potential to prolong the pleasure of the man and/or his sexual partner. More particularly, clip restraints and loop restraints are described and illustrated. The clip restraints are configured to grip a portion of the scrotum and to present deflection or obstruction features above the reposed positions of each of the man’s testicles, configured to deflect or obstruct the movement of the testicles toward a retracted position associated with the onset of the man’s sexual climax. Advantageously, clips according to the invention may fold to a narrow thickness, convenient for carrying in a pocket or wallet. Clip members of the restraints may be attracted by magnets, biased by springs, or manually adjusted to a stable gripping position. The loop restraints comprise left-hand and right-hand loops configured to extend around a portion of the scrotum and to define a restraint opening, confining at least a restrained portion of the respective testicle to one side of the restrained opening to limit retraction of the respective testicle through the opening in a direction toward the respective vas deferens.

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U.S. Patent No. 10,238,573

Title: Transverse-mode-resonant stimulation device

Abstract: Various embodiments described herein provide a mechanism for transducing transverse vibrational energy into an elastic body of a sexual stimulation device by directly driving the transverse modes of vibration of the elastic body. Additionally, by using an actuator that transduces a force that is proportional to the input current or voltage, the vibration may be driven with any arbitrary waveform.

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U.S. Patent No. 10,201,472

Title: Tri-motion tactile stimulation device

Abstract: A portable device for use in the application of simultaneous radial vibration, orbital motion and rotational or torsional oscillation to a person. The device includes: (1) a power unit for housing a power source to supply power to the apparatus; (2) a motor having an output shaft positioned within the power unit; (3) a stimulator for directly translating rotational energy into orbital motion, creating rotational or torsional oscillation, and producing random radial vibration; and (4) a flexible covering surrounding the device.

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U.S. Patent No. 10,195,107

Title: Sensing control method and apparatus

Abstract: The invention provides a sensing control method and apparatus, and a vibration massage apparatus. The method comprises: arranging a sensor which senses a trajectory of an external object, and controlling the change of output based on the direction of the trajectory. With the invention, a desirable control effect can be obtained based on the sensed direction of the trajectory of the external object without accurate positioning of the sensor. Not only the convenience of the sensing operation can be improved significantly, but also the control accuracy can be improved; meanwhile, the invention can be well applied to any device for control using several input control signals or variable input control signals for control, thus having a wide range of application and significantly optimizing user experience.

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  1. Furniture for sexual intercourse

U.S. Patent No. 10,213,025

Title: Collapsible lovemaking apparatus

Abstract: The collapsible lovemaking apparatus has an elongated housing having opposing ends. A floor, a top platform, opposing sidewalls, and a rigidly fixed end wall having a handle form the housing and define a hollow interior. A chair platform is slidably mounted on telescoping tubes attached to the floor, the platform being slidable out of the open housing end and supported at one end by wheels. An adjustable height pedestal chair is mounted on the platform, the chair back being rotatable 180.degree. to define an end wall closing the open end of the housing. A second chair seat having a reclining chair back is mounted on a trolley on the top platform facing the adjustable height chair, the reclining back being collapsible to a flat position. The pedestal chair and the trolley-mounted chair seat may roll towards and away from each other to facilitate love making.

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  1. Condoms

U.S. Patent No. 10,206,810

Title: Apparatus for sexual activity usage

Abstract: A garment assembly useful for sexual intercourse between a first user and a second user when the penetration of a body-extending member into a body orifice is either not possible or unwanted. The garment assembly includes a front and back panel covering and a crotch piece with the appearance of an ordinary garment normally found in a public environment such as one having the appearance of underwear. A fluid-impenetrable receiver attached to the front panel of the garment assembly will operate as a substitute for a body-orifice. The receiver includes an entryway adjoined to an interior cavity sized to accommodate a body-extending member. A preferred interior cavity includes sexually-interactive textured material for engagement with the body-extending member during use.

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  1. Miscellaneous & Accessories

U.S. Patent No. 10,201,449

Title: Sex toy holder

Abstract: A sex toy holder is provided to be capable of holding a sex toy, and is used for action using the sex toy to obtain sexual pleasure, and includes a gripping portion that is gripped by a user during the action, and extends along a predetermined direction, two leg portions arranged side by side at a distance along the predetermined direction and provided so that a center of the gripping portion and a center between the two leg portions match each other in the predetermined direction, and a support portion that supports the two leg portions and the gripping portion.

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