Shutoff Valve Invented for External Male Catheters

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nventHelp, founded in 1984 in Pittsburgh, is attempting to submit this idea, the Thomas Valve CC to applicable companies for their consideration.


Thanks to the creative thinking of an inventor from Lula, Ga., there is good news for males who use external catheters. He has conceived of a much less bulky option than the conventional tube- and-bag assembly currently on the market.
He developed a prototype for the patent-pending THOMAS VALVE CC to provide a more dignified and discreet alternative for external male condom catheter users. As such, it is more comfortable and invisible under clothing. At the same time, it facilitates sanitary conditions and is durable to withstand continuous use. This novel device is also safe, practical and easy to use, clean and maintain. In addition, it is convenient, effective and affordably priced.

The inventor’s personal health issues inspired the idea. “Having to use a catheter bag strapped to my leg after I had my prostate removed was difficult for me,” he said. “Looking for a better way, I created this device for use with an external male condom catheter.”

The original design was submitted to the Atlanta office of InventHelp. It is currently available for licensing or sale to manufacturers or marketers. For more information, write Dept. 16-AAT-2064, InventHelp, 217 Ninth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or call (412) 288-1300 ext. 1368. Learn more about InventHelp's Invention Submission Services at -

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