Cathless, :

by Paul Piterski

The invention is for the millions of men, like myself, who can't urinate on their own and rely on using a catheter 5 times a day, 35 times a week, 140 times a month and 1,680 times a year, ouch!
St. Petersburg, FL United States Open Data Orthopedics

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About Our Team

Creator: Paul Piterski
Education: Sorry, sreet smart school of hard knocks
Bio: I am an inventor with multiple patents, an actor ( Paul J Darby ). Google me to see my credits. I am also a childrens book author/illustrator ( Like a fish on a bike) available on Amazon etc. I have been a kitchen designer for over 25 years. Married with 2 children.
Hospital Affiliation: None

About Our Company
Location: 737 bayvista blvd. south
St. Petersburg, Florida 33705
Product Stage: Prototype/MVP
YTD Sales: Working on it
Employees: 3-5

How We Help Patients

It will reduce the number of times the user/patient has to jam a 16 inch long catheter into his penis. He will be able to sleep through the night. There will be less possibility of getting a urinary tract infection, since he is handling the catheter 90% less. He can find somewhere else to hangout ,other then the toilet. He wont have to wash his hands incessently, Have to wake up to empty his bladder in the middle of the night and lose sleep. He can skip emptying at public restrooms! ,Medicare will love the invention, since they will save approx. 75% on their cathater costs. There are 7 billion people worldwide, the total cost of catheter purcheses is 80 billion a year, and rising, due to an aging population. PS, I recently tried the Spanner device, it worked for 2 days and had to be removed, sorry Spanner. A nurse reviewed my invention and gave it a 10 and helped me draft the instructions.The Foley catheter has a big design flaw in my opinion. The balloon is about 3/4 inch in diameter plus another 1/2 inch to the drain eyelet. That equals 1 1/4 inches of urine remaining in the bladder after using the catheter. This left over urine is a breeding ground for bacteria. I developed bladder stones and had to have them removed. My uroligist played Pac Man with a laser and zapped them. 





How We Help Physicians

There is no reason in the world that Doctors wont prescribe it. It will free up nurse time and reduce cauti's. Antibiotic resistant bacteria can kill. It is a known fact, that the longer a catheter remains in the bladder, the greater the chance of infection. Google an image of the Foley catheter and notice that the eyelet is well above the balloon. This is about an inch above the bladder floor,so the bladder is not emptying fully. This pool of urine is a great place to incubate bladder stones, again I know. Balloons belong in the air! 

How We Help Hospitals

Since 1937 the medical community has had problems with the Foley catheter and only miniscule improvements have been made. There are hundreds of negative abstracts, studies and articles on line, regarding malfunctions and cauti's. I consider myself the foremost expert on cathing (3 years) in the galaxy and can assure you my invention works. Unlike the spanner, which My Doctor installed, then removed after a couple of days, because it stopped working!

If you can help me find a manufacturer, I will donate a share of any royalties i get to any cause or charity you want. 

I am past the 5,000 insertion mark and want to use my invention soon, but i am a very cautious guy. I only have one unanswered question, maybe you can answere it. Thank you



How We Help Partners

There has been little improvement in catheters over the last 50 years. Catheter sales will reach 80 billion by 2018, due to an aging population. There are 11 major manufacturers, all selling the same things. My invention will reduce catheter insertions by 90% and also reduce uti's. 

Innovation Details

Intellectual Property Summary

Patent pending, Copyrights, establishing a trademark

Patent Link
I want to wait until the patent issues.

Clinical Information

I think the invention will have a 501k exemption. The medical device manufacturer I license will be in charge of all regulatory approvals.

Regulatory Status

Same as above. 501k. I will license a medical device company. It will be their responseability.

How we will use the funds raised

The funds will be used to pay patent fees, legal fees, copyright fees, etc. I will not use any of the funds for personal use.  The funds will generate a U S utility patent which in turn will help millions of men hold their life together, if it comes to market. I have been using a catheter, on and off, for 3 years. I consider myself the foremost expert in the universe, when it comes to catherazation. I tried the Foley catheter twice. The first time, the very narrow lumen clogged and I was in great pain and had to go to the ER,to have it taken out. The second time, my Uroligist could not get the balloon to deflate and had to yank it out. He asked me if it hurt? "Doc it was like pulling out a toaster", ouch!

Thank You

Using a single use intermittent catheter 5 times a day, 35 times a week, 140 times a month, 1,680 times over a year is a nightmare, not to mention the cauti's. The Foley catheter was invented in 1937 and it is time for it to be retired, besides, balloons belong in the air, not in the bladder. Google it, to read lots of very negative medical articles. Studies and abstracts. My invention has been perfected over 2 years, is a DIY product, has a material cost of approx. 89 cents and a 4th grader with a pair of craft scissors could make it. Whats not to like? Lets get it on the drug store shelves. Fund me, help them!



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