Newswire (Published: Monday, June 1, 2020, Received: Monday, June 1, 2020, 3:57:46 PM CDT)

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2020 JUN 01 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Business Daily -- A patent application by the inventor Castaneda, Sergio (Las Vegas, NV), filed on November 13, 2018, was made available online on May 14, 2020, according to news reporting originating from Washington, D.C., by NewsRx correspondents.

This patent application has not been assigned to a company or institution.

The following quote was obtained by the news editors from the background information supplied by the inventors: “One or more embodiments of the invention generally relate to erectile dysfunction treatment systems. More particularly, embodiments of the invention relate to an improved penile enhancement apparatus and method of use that involves the use of both vacuum and distraction techniques to increase blood flow to and add both length and girth to the penis.

“Male erectile dysfunction is a common medical problem. It has many roots both physiological and psychological, but its effect may be devastating for both the individual and the individual’s partner. Erectile dysfunction and/or penile shortening can result from common aging to surgical procedures such as radical prostatectomy and transurethral resection of the prostate.

“Several methods of treatment for erectile dysfunction are now in use ranging from drug therapy to the use of medical devices. In addition to erectile dysfunction treatment, many males wish to enhance their penis size and sexual performance, to which analogous treatments are available.

“Among the more extreme methods of erectile dysfunction treatment is the use of relatively stiff flexible rods surgically implanted in the penis. Another extreme method is the implantation of slim tubular balloons in the penis rather than rods which may be inflated with fluid from a reservoir when an erection is desired. Though proven effective, these methods of treatment come with serious risks which deter numerous men from seeking such treatment.

“Among the more conventional medical treatment devices commonly used, vacuum enlargement pumps have been known in the art for many years. The manner in which such pumps work is by placing a chamber over a flaccid penis and evacuating the chamber. The evacuation causes a pressure differential between the inside and outside of the chamber. This reduced pressure induces the penis to fill with blood and become erect. Erections may be maintained through the use of constriction bands which prevents blood from leaving the engorged and erect penis.

“Most vacuum enlargement pump systems commonly known in the art comprise a chamber having a diaphragm at a lower end thereof and a tube attached at an upper end thereof. The tube is connected to a hand-held vacuum pump device which is usually in the form of an inflatable bulb or a trigger-style having a non-return valve therein. In use, a user places the penis through the diaphragm into the chamber and removes air from the chamber by use of the pump.

“Penile traction devices are another medical device for treating erectile dysfunction and for increasing penile length. These devices usually consist of a plastic support ring, a silicone band, and two dynamic rods. Penile traction therapy works by holding the penis in a cradle and subjecting it to gentle and progressive traction forces that can be achieved by the addition of small metal extensions to the dynamic rods and cradle frame every few weeks. As the penile tissues are slowly yet surely stretched, which causes microscopic tears which, in theory, the body heals by producing cells to repair the gap. With each repair phase, the penile tissues expand. The desired end result being that the penis lengthens and widens and produces firmer and longer-lasting erections.

“Both penile vacuum enlargement pumps and penile traction devices have limitations though. Most vacuum enlargement pumps have a standard, flat end for insertion of the penis which, when vacuum is applied, may cause discomfort or tissue damage to the penile area. When allowed to hang freely, most vacuum enlargement pumps will compress sensitive areas such as the testicles. Penile traction therapy is generally uncomfortable and requires a user to wear an uncomfortable device for many uses over a period of months to achieve any noticeable results. Presently, there exists a need for a more versatile male erectile dysfunction treatment system and method which provides the benefits of vacuum enlargement pump therapy and penile traction therapy.”

In addition to the background information obtained for this patent application, NewsRx journalists also obtained the inventor’s summary information for this patent application: “The present invention introduces a new technology, which overcomes the limitations of vacuum enlargement pumps and penile traction devices. The erectile dysfunction treatment system and method is versatile and readily implementable to treat a wide variety of erectile dysfunction problems and may serve to enhance penis length and girth.

“In the preferred embodiment of the present invention, the erectile dysfunction treatment system comprises at least one main cylinder, an angled proximal end, a weighted distal end and at least one vacuum pump line attachment. The invention may include an angled proximal end as well as an attachable distal end. The proximal end may assume numerous shapes and forms to accommodate insertion of penises of varying lengths and girths. Furthermore, the attachable proximal end is angled in such a way as to relieve pressure placed on the pubic area. The attachable distal end may assume varying weights and shapes to apply traction to a penis while inserted into the assembled device. The erectile dysfunction treatment system may further comprise additional vacuum pump line attachments.

“In embodiments of the present invention, a vacuum pump assembly may be detachably affixed to the main cylinder in more than one way, so that when atttached and connected with a length of tubing, the pump assembly may be easily worked with the weighted distal end attached to the main cylinder. The present invention is intended to be used with numerous pumps available on the market. This feature provides two operational attributes in one device, both a vacuum device and a traction device.

“Use of the erectile dysfunction treatment system may involve choosing a unit with a desirable angled proximal end or choosing an attachable proximal end, the proximal end having a varying angle for the penis to easily fit in the device while providing extra clearance for sensitive areas in the pubic region such as the testicles. In some embodiments, an attachable proximal end may attach to a main cylinder by various such as, but not limited to, a threaded screw mechanism. In other embodiments of the present invention, the proximal end and the main cylinder may be one single, contiguous unit with custom angles for use by patients with varying needs. In embodiments of the invention, the user may also choose an attachable and weighted distal end, which attaches to the opposite end of the main cylinder as the proximal end. The user then applies a vacuum to the system with a standard hand-held vacuum pump. Once a vacuum has been applied, the evacuated device is allowed to freely hang with the weighted distal end applying traction to the penis. In alternative embodiments of the invention, the evacuated device may be used at differing angles. The evacuated and weighted system may be applied for a therapeutic amount of time which the user may end by simply allowing air to enter the system.”

The claims supplied by the inventors are:

“1. An erectile dysfunction treatment system comprising: A main cylinder; an angled proximal end with an opening extending from one end of the main cylinder; a weighted distal end extending from the opposite end of the main cylinder; and at least one vacuum line attachment connected to the main cylinder.

“2. The erectile dysfunction treatment system of claim 1 wherein the main cylinder’s length may vary.

“3. The erectile dysfunction treatment system of claim 1 further comprising a sealing flange around the opening of the angled proximal end.

“4. The erectile dysfunction treatment system of claim 1 wherein a custom fitted sleeve may be inserted into the opening of the angled proximal end with one end seated around the sealing flange.

“5. The erectile dysfunction treatment system of claim 1 wherein the angle of the proximal end may vary.

“6. The erectile dysfunction treatment system of claim 1 wherein the weight of the distal end may vary.

“7. The erectile dysfunction treatment system of claim 1 wherein the distal end may include attachment points for accessories.

“8. An erectile dysfunction treatment system comprising: A main cylinder; an angled proximal end extending from the main cylinder; at least one weighted distal end attachable to the main cylinder; and at least one vacuum line attachment connected to the main cylinder.

“9. The erectile dysfunction treatment system of claim 8 wherein the main cylinder’s length may vary.

“10. The erectile dysfunction treatment system of claim 8 further comprising a sealing flange around the opening of the angled proximal end.

“11. The erectile dysfunction treatment system of claim 8 wherein a custom fitted sleeve may be inserted into the opening of the angled proximal end with one end seated around the sealing flange.

“12. The erectile dysfunction treatment system of claim 8 wherein the angle of the proximal end may vary.

“13. The erectile dysfunction treatment system of claim 8 wherein the weight of the distal end may vary.

“14. The erectile dysfunction treatment system of claim 8 wherein the distal end may include attachment points for accessories.

“15. An erectile dysfunction treatment kit comprising: A main cylinder; at least one angled proximal end, the end being attachable to the main cylinder; at least one weighted distal end, the end being attachable to the main cylinder, with attachment points for accessories on the opposite end of the end being attachable to the main cylinder; and at least one vacuum line attachment connected to and extending from the main cylinder.

“16. The erectile dysfunction treatment kit of claim 15 wherein the main cylinder’s length may vary.

“17. The erectile dysfunction treatment kit of claim 15 further comprising a sealing flange around the opening of the angled proximal end.

“18. The erectile dysfunction treatment kit of claim 15 wherein a custom fitted sleeve may be inserted into the opening of the angled proximal end with one end seated around the sealing flange.

“19. The erectile dysfunction treatment kit of claim 15 wherein the angle of the proximal end may vary.

“20. The erectile dysfunction treatment kit of claim 15 wherein the weight of the distal end may vary.”

URL and more information on this patent application, see: Castaneda, Sergio. Erectile Dysfunction Treatment System And Method. Filed November 13, 2018 and posted May 14, 2020. Patent URL: http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PG01&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=%2220200146870%22.PGNR.&OS=DN/20200146870&RS=DN/20200146870

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