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Publication numberUS1032611 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 16, 1912
Filing dateJan 27, 1912
Priority dateJan 27, 1912
Publication numberUS 1032611 A, US 1032611A, US-A-1032611, US1032611 A, US1032611A
InventorsStanley J Keyes
Original AssigneeJames A Keyes, Stanley J Keyes
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Catheter device.
US 1032611 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

s. J. KEYES.

CATHETER DEVICE.

APPLICATION FILED JAN. 27, 1912.

1,032,61 1 Patented July 16, 1912.

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STANLEY J. KEYES, OF NEW YORK, N. Y., ASSIGNOR OF ONE-HALF TO J A. KEYES,

OF NEW YORK, N. Y.

CATHETER DEVICE.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filed January 27, 1912.

Patented July 16, 1912. Serial No. 673,846.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, STANLEY J. KEYES, a citizen of the United States, and resident of the city, county, and State of New York, have made certain new and usefulInventions Relating to Catheter Devices, of which the following is a specification, taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, which forms part of the same.

This invention relates especially to catheter devices comprising a suitable support which may be in the form of a belt adapted to cooperate with the body of a person and a cooperating holder preferably yieldingly and detachably connected to said support and adapted to receive the male organ of the person, said holder comprising suitable means such as a slotted head adapted to receive and detachably hold a catheter in position, there being preferably a separate valve cooperating with said catheter beyond the head. i

In the drawings, showing in a somewhat diagrammatic way an illustrative embodiment of this invention, Figure 1 is a per spective view showing the device in position; and Fig. 2 is an enlarged transverse section through the holder.

The illustrative form of the invention shown in the drawings may comprise a support adapted to cooperate with the body of a person and comprising, if desired, a belt 2 provided with suitable fastening devices such as the tapes or strips 3 and buckles 4:

to secure the support in position on thebody 1 of the person, indicated in dotted lines. The support may also comprise a suitable shield 9 which may be integral with the support or attached thereto as by suitable stitching 10. Suitable additional straps such as 8 and 32 may be used to more securely hold the support in position in connection with suitable tapes or strips 5, 6 and buckles such as 7 The support may be formed with a suitable opening of any desiredshape such as the opening 12 shown in the apron or shield portion of the support and suitable members such as the stilfened tongues 13 and 14 of doubled or reinforced fabric may be mounted on the support adjacent this opening as by stitching them to the adjacent portions of the support fabric or material.

A suitable holder adapted to receive the penis or male organ of the person may be mounted on the support in any desired way in cooperation with the support opening, preferably so as to be detachably and swivelingly connected with respect to the support. The holder may, for example, comprise a suitable shield or casing 17 of ebonite or other suitable material preferably of a substantially rigid character, and if itis desired to make the holder longitudinally extensible this may be conveniently effected by providing a suitable frame of any desired character adjustably connected with respect to the other member of the holder. As indicated in Fig. 2 the shield 17 may be provided with suitable guides 18, 33 formed with suitable slots such as 39 adapted to accommodate the yoke arms 11 of the frame which may be of nickel-plated metal strip or any suitable material connected in any desired way as by screws such as 22 with the head 23 of the frame which may be conveniently formed of ebonite. A suitable retainer may be mounted on the shield, and

for instance, the retainer 19 may be pivoted in the guide 18 by the pin 36 and may have the catch 37 normally forced by the light spring 38 into holding contact with one of the securing holes-21 in the arm. In this way by pressing upon the retainer to release this catch the frame may be longitudinally adjusted with respect to the casing and held in any desired adjusted position to secure the desired length of the holder to suit various conditions, the holder thus acting to prevent contact or irritation of the organ while allowing access to the desired extent to the end thereof. For this reason the smooth shield should be of ample diameter even in cases of engorgement" and the frame is preferably given a skeleton construction, the arms being spaced apart sufliciently to prevent undesirable contact with the organ and also minimizing chafing by the clothing. The holder may be conveniently connected to the support by ordinary swiveling friction fasteners or clasps on the shield and tongues, the clasp buttons 15 being, if desired, secured on the tongues so as to cooperate with the fastener heads 16 on the shield which is preferably formed with 'hold a catheter such as 20 inserted into the male organ, the end 34; of the catheter provided with any desired inlet openings such as 33 being inserted tothe desired extent so as to preferably penetrate the bladder in the position indicated in Fig. 1. In order to securely hold the catheter in adjust-ed position the holder may be provided with a suitable slot Qt in the head 23 of such size as to accommodate the catheter and a suitable clamp 26 may be used in connection with the head as by connecting it on the hinged piece 40 secured thereto so that the clamp may move in the transverse slot 27 in the head and engage the catheter sufficiently to hold it in position when the spring holding portion 25 of the clamp is snapped over the cooperating part of the head. A valve of any description may be used on the catheter preferably beyond the head, and a valve such as 27 may be used, the plate 30 being adapted to compress and close the catheter 20 when screwed down by the valve handle or screw 31. This may be released at the desired intervals of several hours or so as to effect urination at normal intervals while the catheter is retained in position by the holder and support so as to cause relatively little discomfort or irritation. This device also allows the parts to be washed and cleaned, and, indeed, the person may be readily bathed with the entire device in position and then by removing the catheter from the slot in the head the support and holder may be removed from the person for a few minutes during which the catheter and valve will remain in proper position. A duplicate support may then be put in place and the holder, after the desired cleaning, may be quickly connected to the supportby the detachable fasteners so as to allow the catheter to be again inserted and securely held in the slotted head bringing all the parts into the normal position shown in Fig. 1.

Having described this invention in connection with illustrative embodiments, proportions, materials, numbers and arrangements of parts, to the details of which disclosure the invention is not of course to be limited, what is claimed as new and what is desired to be secured by Letters Patent is set forth in the appended claims.

I claim- 1. In catheter devices, a support adapted to cooperate with the body of a person and comprising a belt, a depending shield, straps and flexible tongues, there being an opening in said support cooperating with said tongues, a shield to receive the male organ of the person, disengageable swiveling fasteners on said tongues and said shield to swivelingly and disengageably connect said shield with said support, slotted guides and a cooperating retainer on said shield, a frame comprising a slotted head and yoke arms cooperating with the slots in said guides and disengageably held by said retainer in longitudinally adjusted position with respect to said shield, a catheter to cooperate with the slot in said head, a hinged resilient clamp on said head to detachably hold said catheter in said slot and a valve cooperating with said catheter beyond said head. i

2. In catheter devices, a support adapted to cooperate with the body of a person and comprising flexible tongues, there being an opening in said support cooperating with said tongues, a shield to receive the male or gan of the person, disengageable swiveling fasteners on said tongues and said shield to swivelingly and disengageably connect said shield with said support, slotted guides and a cooperating retainer on said shield, a frame comprising a head and yoke arms cooperating with the slots in said guides and disengageably held by said retainer in longitudinally adjusted position with respect to said shield, a catheter to cooperate with said head, a clamp on said head to detachably hold said catheter in said slot and a valve cooperating with said catheter beyond said head.

3. In catheter devices, a support adapted to cooperate with the body of a person and comprising flexible tongues, there being an opening in said support cooperating with said tongues, a shield to receive the male organ of the person, disengageable swiveling fasteners on said tongues and said shield to swivelingly and disengageably connect said shield with said support, a frame comprising a head and disengageably held in longi tudinally adjusted posit-ion with respect to said shield, a catheter to cooperate with said head, a clamp on said head to detachably hold said catheter in said slot and a valve cooperating with said catheter beyond said head.

4. In catheter devices a support comprising a belt adapted to cooperate with the body of a person and provided with an opening, a holder disengageably and swivelingly connected to said support adjacent said opening and adapted to receive the male organ of the person, said holder comprising a relatively adjustable head, a catheter to cooperate with said head, a clamp to detachably hold said catheter with respect to said head and a valve cooperating with said catheter.

5. In -catheter devices a support comprising a belt adapted to cooperate with the body of a person and provided With an and a clamp to detachably hold said catheter opening, a holder disengageably connected with respect to said head. to said support adjacent said opening and adapted to receive the male organ of the STANLEY KEYES' person, said holder comprising a head ad- Witnesses:

justably mounted With respect to said sup- HARRY- L. DUNCAN,

port, a catheter to cooperate With said head JESSIE B. KAY.

Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, Washington, D. G.

Referenced by
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US4869719 *Jan 18, 1989Sep 26, 1989City Of HopeAnchoring mechanism for an adjustable length percutaneous drainage catheter
US5460606 *Dec 28, 1992Oct 24, 1995Daneshvar; YousefUrinary catheters, and support systems therefor
US5795334 *Oct 7, 1996Aug 18, 1998Cochrane, Iii; John D.For immobilizing a catheter tube exiting a penis
Classifications
U.S. Classification604/178, 128/DIG.260, 604/179
Cooperative ClassificationA61M25/02, Y10S128/26