InventHelp® Client Invents Colostomy Bag Accessory to Help Patients to Empty, Clean and Vent

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InventHelp®, America's leading inventor service company, announces that one of its clients, an inventor from Canterbury, N.H., has designed a colostomy bag accessory that would help a patient to empty his or her colostomy bag without assistance. This invention is patented

InventHelp®, America's leading inventor service company, announces that one of its clients, an inventor from Canterbury, N.H., has designed a colostomy bag accessory that would help a patient to empty his or her colostomy bag without assistance. This invention is patented.

The "Squiddibles" would provide a patient that has to use a colostomy bag with more independence in their daily care. It could prevent colostomy bag accidents, such as leakage or bursting, and could help give patients enhanced peace of mind.

The invention would consist of a rectangular plastic piece with a vent port, an open hole and a connected cap. It also includes a separate vent piece, squeeze clip and a draining sleeve. The attachment would connect to the top, front of the colostomy bag, and the vent piece would be a small, plastic half-circle with a tube embedded in the middle. The squeeze clip would be located to the bottom opening on the bag. The clip would open when squeezed at the edges and retracts to a shut position when pressure is released. To empty the bag, the user has several options. In addition to the usual practice, the user could attach the draining sleeve, use one hand to open the clip, then allow the contents to drain directly and cleanly into the chosen receptacle.

After use, the biodegradable draining sleeve would be easily flushed and discarded. To rinse the bag, the user would remove the cap from the open hole, squeezes in the water and opens the clip to drain. To vent the bag, the individual could connect the vent piece to the vent port, which allows pent-up gases to be released from the bag.

InventHelp® is attempting to submit the invention to companies for review. If substantial interest is expressed, the company will attempt to negotiate for a sale or royalties for the inventor. For more information, telephone Dept. 05-BMA-2880 at (800) 851-6030. Learn more about InventHelp® and their Invention Submission services at http://www.inventhelp.com.

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