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Publication numberUS1206324 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 28, 1916
Filing dateApr 20, 1916
Priority dateApr 20, 1916
Publication numberUS 1206324 A, US 1206324A, US-A-1206324, US1206324 A, US1206324A
InventorsLewis B Hart
Original AssigneeLewis B Hart
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Surgical appliance.
US 1206324 A
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Patented Nov. 28, 1916.


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APPLICATION nun APR. 20, mo.

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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Nov. as, rare.

Application filed April 20, 1916. Serial No. 92,456.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, LEWIS HART, a citizen 'of the United States, residing at Plaquemine', in the parish of Iberville and State of Louisiana, have invented new and useful Improvements in Surgical Appliances, of which the following is a specification.

The invention relates to an appliance, and more particularly to the class of surgical appliances.

The primary object of the invention is the provision of an appliance of this character, wherein the construction forming the subject matter of Letters-Patent No. 1,153,072, issued to me on or about the 7th day of September, 1915, is generally improved, so as to render such appliances more eiiicient, and without any possibility of the slightest injury to the user.

Another object of the invention is the provision of an appliance of this character,.

wherein the same can be more readily applied to and removed from the user, and also permitting a greater degree of adjustability.

A further object of the invention is the provision of an appliance of this character, which is extremely simple in construction, strong, durable and inexpensive in manufacture.

With these and other objects in View, the invention consists in the features of. construction, .combination and arrangement of parts, as will be hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings, and pointed out in the claim hereunto appended.

In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1, is a side elevation .of an appliance constructed in accordance with the invention.

Fig. 2, is an end elevation thereof. Fig. 3,

ticularly Figs. 1 to 4, inclusive, the appliance comprises a body A, preferably made from rubber, to render the same freely flexible and resilient, to the degree desired. This throughout the length of the same, are

radially disposed slots 11, each being of a depth slightly less than the thickness of the 'wall of the sleeve and open through the outer surface of'the sleeve, so that in this manner the same is rendered freely flexible, while the material from which it is made will give the required resiliency thereto. The sleeve is diagonally slitted at 12, which opens throu h the inner surface thereof or the wall of its bore 10, and into one of the slots 11, so that said sleeve may be placed about the male organ in the application thereof. In the outer surface or circumference of the sleeve at spaced intervals are transversely arranged annular channels 13, in which are detachably received resilient endless bands 14, which serve to fasten the sleeve on the male organ, and also allow for expansion and contraction thereof. Thus it will be seen that the sleeve will adjust itself to different sizes of male organs.

In Fig. 5, of the drawings there is shown a slight modification of the appliance, wherein the body B, is slitted as at 15, to provide separable sections 16 and 17, respectively, and in this intance, these sections are held together through the medium of the bands, which are constructed and applied in a manner as hereinbefore described.

In Figs. 5, and 7, of the drawings there is shown a further modification, wherein the body C, is made with its outer periphery or circumference without slots, so that the,

outer surface 18, is perfectly smooth, yet the body is diagonally slitted at 19, to permit the application of the appliance to the male organ, and in this outer' surface transversely thereof are the annular channels 20, in which are detachably held the bands 21, which fasten the said appliance on the organ.

- lit is of course understood that the bodies hereinbefore mentioned may be made of uniform crosssectional diameter, or tapered from one end to the other. Also the bodies, ecah may be beveled at one end, or rounded.

allel to its aXis which does not coincide with a plane radial thereto, and annular members detachably embedded in the outer surface of the sleeve transversely thereof at intervals to 15 hold the slit closed.

In testimony whereof I afiix my signature in presence of two witnesses.

LEWIS B. HART. Witnesses:


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U.S. Classification600/39
Cooperative ClassificationA61F5/41