US 1242174 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
J. C. GOOCH.
DEVICE FOR APPLYING LIQUIDS.
APPLICATION FILED FEB. 7. 1911.
Patented Oct. 9, 1917.
srarns Mines 0, ocean, oer ersstsen,PENNSY NIA. l
eeann} Applicationfil ed February 7, 1917: Serial manner.
' I thefollowing tb be a full,;clear, and-exact ingzme'clicinail 1 solutions to: Wounds; ,cuts;
description thereof; I
My invention relates to a device ion-ape 'pl'yingcsolutions' or iliquidsg and has special reference to-such device for us e' inapplyetc. bynmeans: of -str'e'ams or dropsb Y in connection with wv ounds', cuts; etc; such as the'Well-knotvn Dakini-(jar'rel antiseptic solution; it has been.- applied to the Wound continuously by streams or drippings': from cathetersconnected-to theordinary Y-tubes le'adingfroin the: container "for the solution, but in the case of th'e wound 'b'eing longor of irregular, circular" or angular shape, considerab'le difficulty would be 1 experienced in arranging 'such catheters, :so as to apply the solution properly to the Wounds-or cuts.
The'obj-ect' of my invention is to overcome the -aboi eFdifEculty and toprovide a cheap, simple and efli'oient device which will apply such *liquids or solutions continuously to the Wounds 01': cuts; and in a propenand even manner, so as to allow the-Wounds -0r cuts" to receive thekstreains or drippings or "the solution along the entire surface of thesame, regardless of thei'r shapel or size;
To'theseendsany invention consists, generally stated; in the novel arrangement; combination and constructionof parts; as hereina-fter more specificallyset forth-and described iand particularlypointed outin the claims: 7 p I To enable others skilled inth'e' art to which my" invention appertains; l to constru'ctnand use myimprovedidevice for applyingusohitions or- -liquids I" Will describe the: same more fully; referring: to-the accompanying drawing'iin Which' Figure 1 is a: side: elevation showing my improved device for applyingrliquids or so- -lu'tions iin'- position for'operating; Fig. 2 is an enlarged v'ertical" central section of the I 'pnvIoE 'FOR- APPLYINGEI'QUI'ISSQ Specification of Ltters rateut.
In the useof antiseptics-or other solutions Paeemeeoct; seen;
device.- Fig 3 is a top of the sanie,
with the cover removed." Fig; 9i is a top vietv of the device. Fig; 5 is, an enlarged deta l View .ofza portion of the device;
' Like symbols of reference herein indicate like part'sin-each of the figures-ofthe draw- 7 The device oit appliancel' is provided With the-base 2 ofany suitable material. such as rubbery; which is preferably of circular form; and'is-jad'ap'ted to set inahorizontal position inorder to provide a flat upper surface- 8 thereon. Engaging ith the periphery of; the base 2 is the top or cover 4, whicli ispreferably of rubber andis detachably connected to a'threaded' portion 5 on suchperiphe-rj through a similar portion 6; on the lotverend-of such cover, said cover being of? semi spherical sha 3e and beinghol- 10W inorder; to forn 1f-the; receptacle? betWEGD' the same and said base When said cover isin' p'os-ition.-- Centrally from the upper portion of the cover Q is the tubular extension 8, around which fits; the lower end ofthe rubber tube cl, and; on either sideof' the said extension is a' ring, 9, which forms part of said cover and is adapted to be-vused to hold the appliance- 1 in position out of a vertical 'line- With 'the container at. when} desired? by means-of a cord or chain (not shown) connected thereto andtoa Wall or other suitable support;
Extending vertically Within each of said holes is a hollowjsu-pp l y plugv 1 1, which is formed of rubber, or; other suitable"v material "and-the lo'jvver portions of through-the base2 are a series- 015 openings or. holes 10;;and
formed around the upper end of the holes l0 and in the flat upper surface 3 of the base 2. Within the upper ends of the plugs 11 and below the heads 12 thereon is an opening l l through the wall of such plugs and around the outer surface of the plugs is a threaded portion 15 for engaging with the walls of the holes 10. V
In-the use of my improved device for applying liquids or solutions, the usual rubber catheters 16 are connected at one end to the lower ends of each of the plugs 11', so that in using the same for the treating of wounds or cuts, the antiseptic solution is placed within the container at, and will run down therefrom into the receptacle 7 in the appliance 1 through the tube cl and fill up such receptacle. Then it is desired to apply the solution, the plugs 11 can be grasped at their lower projecting portions and by turning the same in the proper direction will be raised through the medium of the threaded portions 15 thereon, so that the heads 12 on such plugs will be unseated from their seats 13 and thus allow the solution within the receptacle 7 to enter the openings 14 in such plugs and pass down through such plugs and catheters 16 into the wound or cut. [he supply of the solution to the catheters 16 can be closed or shut off by simply turning the plugs 11 in a reverse direction, which will, allow such plugs to be screwed down, so that their heads 12 will be seated in the seats 13, and thus cover or close the openings 14 in such plugs with the holes 10 of the base 2, thereby preventing the entrance of any of the solution from the receptacle 7 into the plugs.
It will be obvious that my improved device for applying liquids, or solutions, can be used in connection with all kinds of wet dressings and any other liquids or solutions than those described, as well as for other purposes, while various modifications and changes in the design, construction and operation of the device may be resorted to withoutdeparting from the spirit of the invention or sacrificing any of its advantages. V 7
It "will thus be seen that my improved device for applying liquids or solutions can be so arranged and nested that different shaped cuts or wounds can have an antiseptic dressing or solution applied by simply opening certain supply plugs in the device, so that a selected number can be used to allow long or short straight cuts, circular, angular or irregular cuts, and other shapes, to be so treated or dressed. The horizontal upper surface of the base of the receptacle being fiat, will permit a freeand easy flow of the solution to the catheters, and the device will permit 'an even feed and even pressure in the flow of the solution. The device is antiseptic and sanitary, and the parts are so constructed and arranged that they can be easily and readily kept clean at all times, while such device will not be liable to leak or get out of order.
WVhat I claim as my invention'and desire to secure by Letters Patent is 1. A device for applying liquids, comprising a base having a cover to form a receptar cle between the same, a plurality of'vertically arranged holes insaid base, and a hollow plug within each of said holes and pro vided with a closed upper end and an open 1 lower end, said plugs being adapted to be raised and lowered and having an opening in the upper end of the same for communicating with the receptacle in their raised positions.
2. A device'for applying liquids, comprising a base having a cover to form a'receptacle between the same, a plurality of vertically arranged holes in said base, and a hollow plug within each of said holes and provided with a closed upperend and an open lower end, said plugs having an opening in the upper end of the same for'communicat ing with the receptacle in their raised posi tions, and a threaded portion on said plugs 1' engaging with the walls of said holes for raising and lowering the plugs. r
3. A device for applying l'quids, compris ing a base having a cover to form a receptacle between the same, a plurality ofvertically arranged holes in said base, a hollow plug within each of said holesv and provided with'an open lower end, said plugs being adapted to be raised and lowered and having an opening in the upper end of thesame for communicating with the receptacle in their raised positions, and a head for closing said ends and for closing the plugs when in their lowered positions. p v
4:. A device for applying liquids, comprising a base having a cover to form a receptacle between the same, a plurality of vertically arranged holes in said base, a hollow plug within each of said holes and provided with an open lower end, said plugs being adapted to be raised and lowered and having an opening .in the upper end of the same for communicating'with thev receptacle in their raised positions, said holes having a seat around the upper end of the same, and
ing a base having acover to form a receptacle between the same, a plurality of aperreceptacle when raised above the level of tures in said base, and valved tubular memthe base. 10 1 bers mounted in said apertures. In testimony whereof, I the said JAMES 6. A device for applying liquids, compris- C. GoocH, have hereunto set my hand. 5 ing a receptacle having a plurality of aper- JAMES C. GOOCI-I.
tures in its base, and valved members Witnesses: v V mounted in said apertures, said members A. D. O. MILLER, being adapted to communicate With said J. N. COOKE.
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