US 1059285 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
F. S. DICKINSON.
CASE FOR HYPODERMIG SYRINGES.
APPLIOATION FILED JUNE 22, 1912.
1,059,285. i Patented Apr. 15, 1913.
' WITNESSES COLUMBIA I'LANOGIIAPH Cu. WASHINGTON. D.
INVENTUR Dfckins on ATTORNEYS UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
FAIRLEIGHiS. DICKINSON, 0F RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY.
CASE 1 FOR HYPODERMIC SYRINGES.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Application filed June 22, 1912. Serial No. 705,237.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, FAIRLEIGH S. DIGK- INSON, a citizen ofthe United States, and a resident of Rutherford, in the county of Bergen and Stateof New Jersey, have invented a new and Improved Case for I-Iypodermic Syringes, of which, the a following is a full, clear, and exact description.
The object of the invention is to provide a new and improved case for holding various articles, such as a hypodermic syringe, a plurality of needles and a number of vials adapted to contain medicinal liquid .preparations for charging the syringe prior to making a desired injection, the arrangement being such that the. syringe, needles and vials aresecurely held in place to prevent rattling, and can be readily removed for use without danger of breaking. the vials, or
marringthe labels thereon. Forathe purpose mentioned, use is made of a case body provided with a hinged cover, the body of the cover being provided with registering corrugations forming seats (for the articles to be carried inthe case and sprlng tongues attached to the case and ranginglengthwisc of the corrugations directly opposite the.
same, the free end of each tongue being adapted toengage the. article opposite the corresponding seat to allow of withdrawing the article lengthwise from under its spring tongue and outof the seat. Use. is also made of an. auxiliary spring tongue forme ing part of the main springptongue engaging the syringe, the said auxiliary spring tongue being adapted to bejengaged by the cover to exert a supplementary pressure on the main spring tongue with a view to 'securely hold the syringeiin place and at the same time form a means for partly opening the cover and unlocking the latter... In order to lock the cover toithe body use is made of a spring plateattached at or near its ends to the inner face of the front of the body and projecting above the same to form a rim for engagement by the free side of the is represented in the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification, in
Patented Apr: 15, 1913.
which similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all theviews.
Figure l is a plan view of the case and showingjthe cover in open. position; Fig.2 is a sectional side elevation of the same with the cover lIliClOSBd position; Fig. 3 is an.en-. larged cross section of the same. on the line i 3-3 of Fig. 1 with the cover in closed position;Fig. 1.4 is a plan view of a modified formof the case with the cover in open po-.
sition' and Fi 5 is a cross section of the i I I same on the hue 55 of Fig. 4.
The case forhypodernnc syringes shown in Figs.1,2 and3, consistsessentially of a body A to whichis attached a hinged cover B bya suitable hinge C; and the said body A and the cover B are provided at the mid dle with corrugations D, D adapted to reg:
ister with each other when the cover 1s. closed to form a seat for the reception of a syringe E, of any approved construction.
On opposite sides of the corrugations D and 1 D are arrangedsmaller COlltlWttlOIlS F and F forming seats for vials adaptedto contain liquid medicinal preparations for charging the syringe E. The body A and a the cover B1 are rower: than the body A and the cover .B to provide suflicient length for the and. Bii
syringe E, the extensions A being provided with registering corruga tions H, of which the corrugations H contain spring clips I for holding the needles J for use on the syringe E, and the clips I are so arranged that the points of the nee dles extend between ad acent vials G when the cover B is in closed position on the body A. In order to hold the syringe E in posi rovided at one end 0 WItlI GXtGllSlOIlS A, B somewhat nantion in the corrugation D of the body A,
use is made of a spring tongue. K, and
similar spring tongues K are employed for holdingthe vials G in place in the corrus gations F) The spring tongues K and K extend integrally from an end plate K? provided with an angular flange K extending downwardly and fastened by rivets K? or other fastening devices to the end A of the body A at the inside of the endfas plainly indicated in Fig. 2. By the arrangement described the angular flange K forms a rim for engagement by theco-rre spending end B of the cover B to hold the latter against lateral movement when;
in a closed position on the bodyA. It will be noticed by reference to Fig. 1 that the spring tongues K and K extend lengthwise of the syringe E and the vials Grand engage with their free upwardly curved ends the syringe E and the via-ls *G di rectly opposite their seats so that the syringe E and the vials G are securely held in position in the body A and can be readily withdrawn from under the spring tongues whenever it is desired to use the same without danger of 111] uring the artlcles or marthe labels on the vials G. The spring tongue K is provided with an upwardlyextending integral spring tongue K adapted to be engaged by the cover B when the latter is moved into a closed position "so that the spring tongue K is compressed, and in doing so the tension of the spring tongue K is increased to securelyhold the syringe E in, position in the casing and (prevent 'rat-' tl-rng thereof. When the cover B is unlocked, as hereinafter more fully explained, then the spring tongue K exerts sufficient pressure on the cover to partly open the same, thus allowing the user of the case to readily *openthe cover B to its full extent for access to anyone of the articles carried In order to; lockthe cover B, in position on the body A, use is made of a in' the case.
spring 'plafte L arrangedalong the inside of the front of the body A and fastened thereto at or near its ends by rivets L or similar fastening devices The spring plate 7L extends a distance above the vfront of the body A to form a rim ing lug L is provided with a forwardlyextending finger-pieceL passing through an opening A in the front A of the body Aso that the operator on pressing the fingerpiece L in an inward direction causes a corresponding inward movement of the middle portion of the spring plate L to disengage the locking lug L from the opening 13*, thus allowing the spring tongue K to swing the cover B int-o a partly open position. The outer edge of thefingerp-iece L is preferably grooved for the insertion of a finger nail to press the fingerpiece inward with a view to disengage the lug L from the opening B when it is desired to open the cover. It is understood that the resiliency of the spring plat-e Lnormally holds the; lug L in locking position, that is, for engagement with the opening B at the time the user swings the cover B into closed position. I
tion of the vials G. Ayspring tongue R "is From the foregoing it will be seen that by providing the body A and the cover B with the registering corrugations for confining 1 the articles, bet-ween the same, it is evident that the case is rendered very compact, and by arrangingthe spring tongues K and K in the manner described the articles are held securely in position and rat-tlingis prevented when carrying the case about in the pocket, and any one of the articles canbe readily removed from the case. without danger of injury to the articles. 3
In the modified form shown in Figs. 4 and 5, the case is made of a non-corrugated body N, and a similar cover N is connected to thebody by ahinge O, and within the body N and the cover N are'plaoed blocks P and P provided with registering corru c gations Q, Q for the reception ofthe syr-' inge, and'corrugations Q Q? for the recepprovided forholding the syringe in p0si-' (tion in the corrugation P,"-springtongues R are provided for holding the vials in =position inthe corru ations Q ands rin g a P b tongues R are provided for holdingthe vials in position in the corrugations Q? The spring tongues R,"R are formed on a 7 plate R fastened byrivets orother fastening means R- to one end of the body N, -and thespring tongues-R are similarly formed on a plate R secured by'rive't-s R to one end of the cover N. y In eitherjcase the springwtongues R, R and R are arranged V lengthwise offthe articles which :they hold 6 in place, the same as the spring'tong ues K and K- so that further desoription' of the same is not deemed necessary, The spring; tongue R is also provided "with an auxiliary 1 'springtongue R extending upwardly for 1 s engagement by the coverN to give additional tension to the spring tongue R and to partly open the cover N when. released by the locking lug S held on the spring plate v i,
S fastened by rivets S to the front and the ends of the casing body N, the spring plate S being also provided with a fingerpiece S for manipulating the spring plate in the same manner as above described in 'refer- 'l ence to the plate L, so that further description of the same is not deemed necessary, it being, however, understood that the spring plate S extends along thefront-and the ends of the body N and projects above the same to form a receiving rim for the front and ends of the cover N; The two innermost clips R are provided -'on top with spring clips T for holding the needles, the same. as the clips I. c.
Having thus described my invention, 1 claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent:
LA case for hypodermic syringes, -com-. V prising a case body having a hinged "cover, seats arranged in the case for receiving *arpressed by thevcover when the latter is closed to exert a supplementary pressure on the said spring tongue, the said auxiliary spring tongue also serving to partly open the cover when the latter is unlocked.
2. Acasefor ihypodermic syringes, comprising a case bodyprovided with a hinged cover and having registering corrugations forming seats for the articles to be carried in the case, spring tongues attached to one end of the said body and ranging lengthwise of the corrugations directly opposlte the same, the free end of h each tongue being adapted to engagethe article opposite the corresponding seat to allow of Withdrawing the article lengthwise from under the spring tongue andout of the seat, the said spring tongues extending integrally from aplate provided with an angular flange, and=means for fasten'ing said angular flange to the .cor-
responding end lof the said body, the said angular flange; forming a rim for engagement by the corresponding Iend of the cover to hold the latter against lateral movement whenin a closed positionon the body.
3. A case for hypodermic syringes, comprising a case bodyprovided with a hinged cover and having registering corrugations forming seats for the articles to be carried in the case, spring tongues attached to one end of the saidbody and ranging lengthwise of the corrugations directly opposite the same, the free end .ofaeach Itongue being adapted to engage the article opposite the corresponding seat to allow of withdrawing the article lengthwise from under the spring tongue and out of the seat, and an auxiliary spring tongue integral with one of the said spring tongues and adapted to be engaged by the said cover when the latter is moved into a closed position to give additionalteni sion to the spring tongue, the said auxiliary tongue also servingto partly open the cover when the latter is released.
4. A case for hypodermic syringes, comprising aicase bod havin a hinged cover, seats arranged in t ecase or receiving vials and .a syringe, springtongues attached to the case, ranging lengthwise of the said 1 seats, and located directly opposite the same, the free curved end of each tongue being adapted to engage the article opposite its seat to allow a of withdrawing the article lengthwise from under the spring tongue and out: of the seat, a spring plate secured to the front of the body at the inside thereof, and extending above the front of the body to form a retainin rim for the cover when the latter is close means carried by saidi spring plate for fastening the cover in closed 1 position, and an auxiliary s ring tongue on the tongue for holding tie syringe and;
adapted to be pressed by the said cover when the latter is closed.
5. A case for hypodermic syringes, comprising a case body provided witha hinged cover, retaining means for holding the articles in place in the case, a spring plate attached at; its endportions to the front of 1 the body at the inside thereof and provided 3 at its unattached middle portioni with an.
upwardly-extending locking lug adapted to engage an openin formed in the front of the cover, the said spring plate having an integral fin'gerpiece located immediately bea plate extending above the front of the body to form a retaining rim for the said cover when the latter is closed.
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