US 1007804 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
G. R. SGHIMMEL.
REGEPTACLE FOR HYPODERMIG NEEDLES.
APPLICATION FILED AUG. 21, 1911.
1,007,804. I Patented Nov. 7, 1911.
UNITED sTATEs PATENT oEEioE.
GUSTAV R. SCHIMMEL, OF DETROIT, MICHIGAN.
RECEPTACLE FOR HYPODERMIC NEEDLES.
To all whom it may concern.'
Be it known that l, GUsTAv R. Sonni- MEI., a citizen of the United States of America, residing at Detroit, in the county of lVayne and State of Michigan, vhave invented certain new and useful Improvements in Receptacles for Hypodermic Needles, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawings.
'l his invention relates to receptacles for hypodermic needles, and has for its object the provision of a device in which the needle may be held suspended in an antiseptic liquid until it is to be used.
A further object of the invention resides in the peculiar manner of such suspension in connection with the stopper of the bottle or vial, the organisation being such that when the needle is in itsholder, the-point cannot become blunted, and in fact the needle as a whole is practically held by the head and yetwill be free to drop out of the holder as soon as the needle is free from the vial.
The invention has been clearly illustrated similar characters denote similar'partS, and in which- Figure 1 shows the needle in the position it occupieswhen the vial is vertical and right-side-up, Fig. 2 illustrates the conditions when the vial is reversed, vertically, and Fig. 3 is a view of the stopper and needle holder, illustrating the needle free to leave the holder.
Referring to the drawings, 10 denotes a glass tube or vial adapted to receive a stopper 11 of cork or rubber and provided' with a needle holder 12 which is formed of wire and the lower end of which is coiled to constitute an eye or loop 12 of suiiicient opening to receive loosely thc'shank 13 of the needle, without, however, permitting the needle-head 13 to slip through. The vial contains alcohol or other antiseptic liquid, and the n'eedle is suspended therein. In Fig. 1 the head 13 rests on top of the loop 12, the needle-point. being therefore clear of the vial-bottom and not exposed to being hlunted. In Fig. Q the vial is shown upsidwdown, and the needle-head 13 rests upon a shoulder 14 formed by a bend 15 in l thel wire holder 1Q, so that the eye 12 will Specification of Letters Patent.
Application tiled August 21,
Patented Nov. 7, 1911.
1911. Serial No. 645,194.
the shoulder 14. The needle can wabblearound in the eye or loop as far as the vialwall will permit it, but the greatest possible deflection is not sutiicient to let the head slip past the shoulder 141. On the other hand, when the stopper is pulled out of the vial, the deflection ofthe needle can become such as to let the head 13 slip past said shoulder as clearly shown in Fig. 3.
For the reasons above stated it is evident that the vial-size constitutes an important factor in the successful operation of the device to perform the desired results. Furthermore, it will be noted that this construction of the stopper and holder combined will permit a physician to cleanse the needle thoroughly without hand manipulation. In other words, after use the needle may be inserted in the holder, and by merely taking hold of the stopper, the needle may be dipped or washed and then inserted in the vial containing antiseptic liquid without the hand touchingthe needleat allafter-'it has' 'been cleansed.l 1n the accompanying drawings in'jwliic'h I claim:
1. A device ofthe character described, comprising a ,needle holder having at ,its lower end a loop adapted to receive a needle and a shoulder spaced from said loop and disposed in axial alinement therewith. 2. A device of the character described, comprising a needle holder formed of wire and having at its lower end a loop adapted to receive a needle, and a bend in said wire to form a shoulder spaced from said loop and disposed in axial alinement therewith.
3.-'1`he combination with a vial, and a stopper therefor, of a needle holder attached to said stopper and having at its lower end a loop adapted to receive a needle, and a shoulder spaced from said loop and disposed in axial alinement therewith whereby a needle is held in the holder while the latter is Within the vial; but permitted to'drop out of said holder when the latter is removed from the vial.
In testimony whereof I afliX my signature in presence of two witnesses.
GUSTAV R. SCHIMMEL. lVitnesses F. E. ERNST, ANNA C. RAVILER.