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Publication numberUS1355846 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 19, 1920
Filing dateFeb 6, 1920
Priority dateFeb 6, 1920
Publication numberUS 1355846 A, US 1355846A, US-A-1355846, US1355846 A, US1355846A
InventorsDavid A Rannells
Original AssigneeDavid A Rannells
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Medical appliance
US 1355846 A
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D. A. BANNELLS.

MEDICAL APPLIANCE.

' APPLICATION FILED ma. 6 1920.

' 1,355,846,- Paten'wd Oct 19,1920.

um/win ,UNITED STATES- DAVID A. RANNELLS, or LOGAN, onro.

MEDICAL APPLIANCE.

Specification of Letters latent. Patented Oct, 19,- 1920,

Application filed February a, 1920. Seria1 N o. 856,-586.'-

To all whomz't may concern:

Be it known that 1, DAVID ANRANNELLS, at

a citizen of the United States, residin Logan, in the county of Hocking and tate of Ohio, have invented certain new and use- :tul Improvements in Medical Appliances, of

plane substantially at right angles to the This'head member is furwhich the following is a specification.

This invention relates to medical appliances, and has particular reference to an improved appliance designed for the specific purpose of administering healing medicines to affected tissues ororgans of and adjacent to the genital canal.

Theinvention consistsin the provision of a device of the aforesaid character wherein is embodied a flexible tube structure which terminates in a relatively enlarged circular head member, the latter being of such formation as to permit a fibrous body to be detachably connected therewith, and to provide said head member with radiating and longitudinal passages, .whereby upon the proper positioning of the appliance, medicine may be introduced intov the tube struc-' ture and thence caused to flow through the passages of the head member and into'intimate engagement with the fibrous body, i n

order. that the afiected parts may I'BCEIVB medicinal applications from said body without involving the necessity of comparatively frequent removals of the appliance from its operative position, as has: been. the. prior practice. T

Another object of the inventionresidesin forming the. appliance in suchmanner and from such materials as .to insure its comfortable and convenient use, and to permit the same to be readily and thoroughly cleaned for sanitation maintaining means.

For a further and more complete understanding of the invention, reference is to be had to the following description and to the accompanying drawings, in which:

Figure 1 isa top plan view of the medicinal appliance comprising the present invention,

Fig. 2 1s a side elevation thereof,

Fig. 3 is an enlarged vertical sectional view taken through the head member and connected parts, and

Fig. 4 is a longitudinal sectional view taken along the line 4-4 of Fig. 3.

As shown in the drawing, the appliance 1 comprising the subject matter of the present invention, in its preferred form, consists of suitable length are flexible rubber tube 2, which is adapted to have its outer or free end 3 suitablyattachedto' a convenientport1on of the usersclothing. The inner end of w thetubet'erminates ordinarily in ac'ircular,(60

integral, head-member 4, whichoccupies a axisof the tube. ther formed. .to-embody. an outer enlarged disk shaped portion 5 and asecond inner disk portion 6, the latter beingof less diame+ ter than the'portion5fso that the peripheral wall. ofthe portion 6 will lie within the con-1.

fines ofithe said, portion.5.' Further, the head memberisprovided with a longitudinal mam passageway. 7, which is located in .di-

' rect communication with the bore of the tube 2.. Radial passageways 8 extend from the.

axial passagewayfi and terminate at-fthe peripheralwallor portion 6. The outlets of these passageways 7. arethuszprotected by the protruding.circumferential edge of theportion 6/ Thisarrangem'entis believed to be one of the salient features of the invention in that it insures a free and unintere rupted flow of a fluid through the appliance, particularly when the latterzis operatively positioned. 4

Asshown in Figs-2 and 3, the head member is adapted, to have abodyflof fibrous material, for example, raw cotton; detachably positioned thereabout,land in such man-.

' necting the fibrous body'or tampon 9 to the head member; however, a simple and practical method is to. merely pass one or more flexible rubber bands 10 around the inner portion of the body 9 so as to press the latter into firm engagement with the tube 2 at a position immediately beneath this head member. This construction results in securely positioning the fibrous body so as to prevent accidental dislocation when in service and yet enable the same to be easily and quickly renewed at proper interval of use.

When the services of the appliance or tampon are necessary, the physician in.attendance will be employed to properly position the sameincontiguous relationshipwith the;

affected organs, and this may be accomplished in such manner as topermitthe tube 2 to extend to a position ofconvenient accessibility, and to be received in any, suitable manner within the concealed clothing of the P t en y h st me ta y f iie tu e," it 'is obvious that the medicine employed in the treatment, may be readily. inserted into the tube, by means of a medicine dropper or other analogous device, and permitted to flow through the tube and thence outwardly chrough the passageways 7- and 8 into con-. tact with the body 9 and the affected parts. 1 The main advantage of the appliance resides in the fact that the atient may ad minister therequired medicmes without the services of the physician. In prior. practice it has been customary in the treatment of female disorders 'torequire the patient to makeffrequent visits tow'the physician for thepurposesof permitting the tampons to be replenished with the required medicines,

this he- By the present invention, however cessityhas been eliminated by enabling the patient to apply the medicines in an unaided manner and with the certainty that the application has been properly effected. The

services of'the physician, therefore, need only be employed to remove or'adjust the appliance which may occur relatively infrequently. Further, it has been my experience that, by reason of the convenient and self controlled feature of the: appliance, better results are to be obtained than when a patient is required upon individual volition tomakeirreg'ular calls upon a physician, this being due to the continuous effective application of the necessary medicines. It willibelobserved'that the outlets of the passageways 7 and 8 are within the confines of thehead portion 5-, so that an uninterrupted flow of the medicine into the absorbing cotton may take placewhen the appliance is activel positioned. Itwill therefore be apparent t at the present inventionprovides an effective device for the self treatmentand continuous application of remedial agents in the treatment of the uterus and vagina and particularly such disorders as endometriti's, vaginitis, fissures, lacerations,

erosions and other analogous female complaints.

terial-,'saidhead member being provided with, a; plurality of radiating passageways leading exteriorly of said head member, the outlets of said passageway being located appreciably :within the. confines of" the head.

member, and a flexible tube leading from said head member. and in communication;

with the passageways thereofj medical appliance of the character described, comprising a substantially yieldable head member of circular formation, said head member being formed with aplurality of exteriorly'leading passageways, a'tube formed axially with said head member and extending from theunder side of the latter, 7 said tube being in: communication with. the

passagewaysflof-said head member and of considerably smaller diameter than the. latter, and a body'of fibrous material-situated to surround said head memberand to be medicated by the flow. of medicines through said: passageways said body-beingdetachably connected with said head member adjacent to the underside of the latter.

In testimony whereofI afiixm -si aturea DAVID, A. RA N ILLS:

65 ofbeing embedded in a body of fib'rollsmfiir

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Classifications
U.S. Classification604/286, 604/305
International ClassificationA61F13/20
Cooperative ClassificationA61F13/2048, A61F13/34
European ClassificationA61F13/20B18, A61F13/34