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Publication numberUS1133958 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 30, 1915
Filing dateFeb 4, 1914
Priority dateFeb 4, 1914
Publication numberUS 1133958 A, US 1133958A, US-A-1133958, US1133958 A, US1133958A
InventorsEdwin F Henderson
Original AssigneeEdwin F Henderson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Therapeutic truss.
US 1133958 A
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Patented Mar. 30, 1915.



l Application filed reiimary afism. 8e1'1a1No .81B,604.

To all whom it may concern: A

Be it known that I, EDWIN F. Hnnonnson,

. may be readily applied to the male organ of generation to produce a mechanical erection by damming the outward flow ofblood.

n'filOiiliOlf object of my invention is to provide device which, because ofits scientific- I ness in construction, is productive of strong curative effects, so that after a time the or- .n becomes revitalized and capable of erection without artificial assistance.

iv'ith these and other objects in view as become more apparent as the descripproceeds, the invention consists in cera novel features of construction, combition and arrangement of parts as will be hereinafter more fully described and I claimed.

For a complete understanding of my'in- 'lcntion, reference is to be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, in whichgore l is a front elevation of my truss, Fig. 2 is a rear elevation thereof, Fig. 3 is an inside elevation, showing the truss in position, the organ being shown in cross swlion, Fig. -l is a transverse sectional view ll h the device on the plane of line 4-4 oi g. and Fig. 5 is a similar-view, showir' the truss extended in the position it asas when in use.

order that all the merits of my invenits scientific construction, and especial aplability for the object in view, may be ly appreciated, a brief reference to the fibrillation and natural operation of the or- ;zun uill be made.

I licl'crring to Fig. 3, A designates the superficial dorsal vein and B the deep dorsal win, which as shown, extend longitudinally al ng the top of the organ. (1 indicates the l'lorsal artery and. D' the dorsal nerve. E indi aiges tha corpora cavoruosa, l" the caver- :msu artcrios, (l the corpus spongiosum, and

c tizen of the United States, residing at .the organ.

' immaterial so long as it Specification of Letters latent. r Patented Mar. 30, 1915.

H the urethra. Underneath and at the base of the organ is a muscle called the erector muscle, which when excited automatically contracts and constricts the veins A, B and O, that return the blood or allow it to flow away from the organ to the body. In other words it acts to darn the outflowing stream oi blood, causing the erectile tissue of the corpora cavernosa to be distended because of a surcharge of blood. The superficial dorsal vein and the deep dorsal vein carry away the'major portion of the blood, and the corpus spongiosum feeds the blood into the return fiow of blood by exerting a pressure upon the upper side of the organ to compress the veins located, there, which carry the blood away. It operates in a mannot closely analogous to the natural and produces no harmful effects.

Referring now to the construction of my truss, 1 designates the body formed of some soft flexible material, such as rubber, and of a substantially elliptical shape when flattened out. The body, when in its normal position appears concavo-convex in cross section, having its inner or rear face 2 concave and its outer face 3 convex. The body is formed on opposite sides of its transverse center with circular openings 4 which are spaced some little distance from each other, and with a slit 5 which severs the portion of the body between the openings, forming tongues 6 and 7. The lower tongue 7 has formed thereon preferably integrally, a rub ber cushion 8 which extends transversely of the body and which is in the form of an arched layer of rubber. It will of course, be understood that the exact size, shape and construction of the cushioning element is properly performs its function, which will be hereinafter set forth. i

The truss is slipped over the organ when in its normal state and worked back toward the abdomen with the concave side 2 facing inwardly. The tongue 6 is turned inwardly and lies with its outer face in contact with the upper side of the organ directly over the blood returning veins A and B and exerts a sufficient pressure to check the out ward flow of blood. The erector tissue within the corpora cavernosa is forced into the apertures or openings 4 and the inner end of the cushion presses against the orcctor muscle.

My truss mechanically cuts off- From the foregoing description taken in connection with the accompanying draws ings, it will be apparent that I' have provided a very simple therapeutictruss con-' structed on scientific lines, which in use. causes blood to be forced into the tissue of -v the corpora cavernosa resulting in an erecfunction without theiai'd of mechanical detion'. By repeated use" of this device, the. organ is revitalized and restored to a healthy condition, so that it may perform its natural .vices ordrugs.

p preferred embodiment of my invention, it.

While I have shoivn and described the will be understood that minor changes in 5 construction, combination and arrangement of parts may be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed.

Havingflthus described my invention, I cleim 1. A. therapeutic truss: comprising a body ,of flexible material, said body bein concavo-convex in cross section, said he y also having a pair of spaced openings formed therein and a slit connecting the'openings, said slitdividing the body between the openings into avpairof tongues, and a cushioning element extending transversely of the body so a v along its inner side. i v I 2. A therapeutic-truss comprlsing-a body .of'flexible material, said body being con- ;cavo-convex'mcross section, said body also having a pair of spaced openings formed therein and a slit connecting the openings,

said slit dividing the body between the openngs into a pair of tongues, and a cushioning element extending longitudinally of one of said tongues along its inner side.

3. A therapeutic truss comprising an elon- 40 gated body of flexible material concave-convex in cross section, said body being formed along the line of longitudinal center with a pen of spaced circular openings, and a.-

viding the body between the openings into a pair of tongues, and a cushioning element bodyalong the extending transversely of the inner side.

4. A therapeutic truss comprising an elongated body of flexible material, said body being-doncavoconvex in cross section, said body having a pair of; spaced circular clienings formed therein along the line of its onslit connecting said openings, said slitjdi 48 gitudinal axis, and a slit connecting the the openings into a pair of tongues, and an EDWIN F.'HENDERSON.

Witnesses: GUST Freeman,

H. C. SPnAenn.

openings, said slit dividing the body between

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U.S. Classification600/41
Cooperative ClassificationA61F5/41