US 1074368 A
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M. H. KUTCH.
VAGINAL DOUCHE CUP.
APPLICATION FILED Jintao. 1913.
1,074,368. Patented Sept. 30, 1913 @Homme/13,5
MELCHERD H. KUTCH, OF TERRE HAUTE, INDIANA.
To all @nilo/m it may eminem Be 1t known that I, Mnncnnnn H.KU'ron, a citizen of the United States, residing at Terre Haute, in the county of Vigo and State of Indiana, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Vaginal Douche-Cup, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to an improved vaginal douche-cup, and it has for its object au instrument of this character so constructed as to adapt it to the part to be treated, and to cause it to he supported in place thereat with the minimum of discomfort to the patient` A. further object of my invention is the construction of an instrument of this character which will offer no obstruction to the passage over it of the tip ot' the nozzle by means ot' which fin-id is injected into the organ under treatment.
A further object of my invention is the construction of an instrument of this character which will drain the Huid injected into the organ un'der treatment and prevent such fluid from soiling the garments of the patient, or the bedclotning, thus rendering it unnecessary to employ pads of rubber be neath the patient to prevent such roiling.
iV ith these and other objects in View, my invention consists in the combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter fully de scribed and set forth in the appended claims.
ln the accompanying' drawing illustrating the preferred embodiment of my invent-ion, Figure 1, is a sectional View of the instrument when in position for use, that portion of the 'anatomy adjacent thereto being shown in dotted lines.` Fig. 2 is a front View of the instrument in position for use, and Fig. 3 is a perspective View of the same.
Similar reference numerals indicate corresponding parts Wherever they occur.
4 designates a cup which is provided in its bottom portion with an openin 5 from which extends a drainage tube 6 a apted to receive at its outer end a rubber tube 7. The rear wall of the cup at its upper edge is providedL with a rearwardly projecting member 8 which is tonffue-shaped and longi- -tudinally concaved. '.his rearwardly extending or foot piece 8 is adapted to be introduced into -the vaginal canal, which it dile tes, thus permitting the easy introduction of the irl-gating pipe, and assists in Specification of Letters Patent.
Application filed January 30. 1913.
Yatented Sept. 30, 1913.
Serial No. 'ffl-5,0%.
supporting the instrument in piace, and by reason of its curved construction permits the irrigat-ing fluid to readily drain into the cup. A vaginal speculum may be introduced over the member 8, thus facilitating the introduction of Huid into the uterine canal or cavity.
Extending upward from each side wall ot' the-cup il', are fin-shaped Wings f), which are so shaped or constructed as to conform to the anatomy of the part with which they contact, and are made suiiiciently strong to resist-'side pressure. The posterior edges of these Wings are continuations et the lateral edges of the tongue 8 at the point of its attachment to the cup, and such edges of said Wings curve upward, backward and then downward in the direction of the ilio-pectineal line or" the pelvis. The anterior edges ofv the Wings 9 are continuations of the posterior border after rounding a sharp curve at the tip. They then extend `for Ward and downward, being irst curved in; wardly and then outwardly, terminating at 'a sharp curve on either side of the front bordei` er Wall of the cups base. 1it Wiil be noted that the exterior edges of the Wings I) present concaved surface which the inner portion of the thighs ci the tient under treatment are pressed.` T ey thus conform to the anatomy oi? patient, and side pressure against the se ie assists in keeping the instrument in op 1ative posi tion.v
As will be observed, the shape of the instrument auch that the upper edges of the cup portion arebelow the plane of the tongue 8, so that the cup o'liers no obstruction to the surgeon, and the draining of the irrigating tluid injected into such organ and its ready discharge is thereby facilitated.
l'n using the instrument, the patient is placed in. a recumbent position andy the tongue ti of the instrumentis introduced into the vaginal canal, the posterior border ot' the Wings being then in apposition With the patients body. The thighs are then flexed and I'it the curve of the anterior borders of the Ywings and then by abducting the thighs the instrument is firmly tixedia position where it eiiiciently serves the purpose for which it is designed.
lt Will be .noted that the anterior wall of tne cup is below the inner end of the tongueshaped member 8, and therefore oieis no obstruction to the introduction of the tip ,of the irrigating member.
While I have shown and ldescribed the preferred embodiment of my invention, it will be understood that I do not wish to be limited to the exact form shown and described, and that the appended claims are to be construed as broadly as the state of the art will permit.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:
l. In an instrument of the characterdescribed, a cup provided on its posterior wall with a rearwardly projecting member, the upper edge of its anterior wall being disposed below the plane of said projecting member7 and having upwardly extending wings extending from its side walls, and
upper edge of its'anterior wall being disposed below the plane of sai-d projecting member, and having upwardly extending wings extending from its side walls, said wings being curved and provided with concaved outer surfaces to conform to that lportion ofthe anatomy against which they areplaced.
In testimony whereof I' attix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
MELCHERD H. KU'ICH. Witnesses:
JOHN C. VAUGHAN, ODELL WEAVER.