US 1317013 A
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S. IVI. FORD.
APPLICATION FILED sAN.13, 1919.
Patented Sept. 23, 1919.
WITNESS SAMUEL M. FORD, 0F DES MOINES, IOWA.
mamma Specicationpf Letters Patent.
Patented Sept. 23, 1919.
Application illed Januaryl, 1919. Serial No. 270,846.
T0 all whom it may concern:
Be it known thatl I, SAMUEL M. FORD, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Des Moines, in the county of Polk and State of Iowa, have invented a certain new and useful Inhaler, of which the following is a specification. v
The object of my invention is to provide an inhaler of simple, durable and inexpensive construction.
More particularly it is my object to provide an inhaler of the kind adapted to be laced in the nostril and so constructed that 1t will not interfere with ordinary breathing and yet may be used to hold a certain amount of disinfectant or a medicine, so that the medicine or disinfectant may be inhaled.
A further object is haler comprising a substantially rigid member and a soft cover therefor, which will not injure or irritate the inside of the nostril, which cover is of absorbent material adapted tol hold medicine or disinfectant and to 4be Iboiled or otherwise cleaned; the entirey device being of such size as to slightly distend the nostril and fit the nostril.
lVith these and other objects in View my invention consists in the construction, arrangement and combination of the various parts ofthe device, whereby the ob'ects con- -templated are attained as hereina ter more fully set forth, pointed out in my claim and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which:
Figure 1 shows a perspective View of an inhaler embodying my invention.
Fig. 2 shows a sectional view through the same.
Fig.` 3 shows a side elevation of the rigid portion of the device, the absorbent material being shown in vertical, cross section; and
Fig. 4t shows a planview of an instrument which may be used in inserting or removing the inhaler from the nostril.
In the accompanying drawings I have used the reference numeral 10 to indicate generally a tubular substantially rigid member which may be of silver or aluminum or other suitable material which will notv corrode or rust or give off any undesirable metallic products, but which can yet be readily bent to position for accomplishing my purpose.
The tubular member .10 is preferably made in the shape of a hollow truncated cone'and to provide such an in- I the upper and lower edges are curled over as at 11 for properly holding the absorbent sleeve hereinafter mentioned.
The tubular substantially rigid member 10 is provided with a series of openings 12 to permit the free passage of the disinfectant or remedy from the absorbent sleeve.
Mounted on the tubular member 10 is a sleeve 13 which may be of felt or any suitable absorbent material which is soft and which will not irritate the nostril. y
I preferably use sleeve material which is cylindrical and which may be made of the same diameter, but which is heated and drawn over the member 10, and when it cools will snugly it the member 10 and have the outside shape of atruncated cone.
The shape may be varied in any way that will make it fit the inside of the nostril any better.
It will be noted that the curled over edges 11 form means for snugly holding the absorbent sleeve 13 in position, and that the sharp edgesat the ends of the member 10 are embedded in the absorbent material.
The inhaler may be soaked in disinfectant or other remedy and the instrument shown in Fig. 4f, which consists of a pair of arms 15 connected at one end by a spring 1G, and which, as shown, is reduced in size somewhat, may be used by inserting the arms 15 into the inhaler and spreading saidarms until they grip the inhaler for installing the inhaler into the nostril.
The instrument shown in Fig. 4 may also be used for removing the inhaler from the nostril.
The inhaler is of such size as to slightly distend the nostril and will remain in place for a considerable time `without interfering in any way with ordinary breathing.
It will be noted that any suitable material may be used for the member 10, and that any absorbent material which will accomplish the purpose may be employed for the sleeve 13.
The device may be made in various ways, but the outside shape should preferably be of greater total circumference at the lower end than at the upper end. l
The inhaler is preferably made with the outer part of flesh colored material, but it is obvious that when the inhaler is in use it will be received within the nostril and will be out of sight.
The inhaler can be placed in the nostril Without the use of the instrument shown in- 4 if desired, but the instrument is pref# eral ly used in removing it.
It is obvious that the inhaler can be used for treating any disease such as asthma, or colds and so on which may be benecially -treated by inhaling drugs or medicines which are capable "of such use..
I claim as my invention:
An inhalerV comprising an inner,. tubular, substantially rigid foraminous member,
slightly tapered from end to end; a sleeve of absorbent materialmounted'on the outside of said member, the edges of said member at 'the ends thereof being curved Aoutwardly and buried in said sleeve, whereby the rigid member is protected from contact with the nose at all sleeve.
Des Moines,IoWa, December 31, 1918.
SAMUEL M. FORD.
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