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J. A. TRAVIS. UMBILICAL CORD TIE. APPLICATION map MAY 2a. 1918.
Patented Oct. 26, 1920.
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Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Oct. 26, 1920.
Application filed May 28, 1918. Serial Ho. 237,057.
To all whom it may com-era Be it known that I, JEANIE A. TRAVIS, a citizen of the United States, residing State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Umbilical- Cord Ties; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled'in the art to which it appertains to mak and use the same.
This inven ion relates to surgical devices, and more particularly to umbilical ties.
It is one of the objects of the present invention to provide for efi'ectively maintaining surgical devices of the above type in a thoroughly sterile condition after they have been once assembled and packed, and it is another object of the invention to provide for the convenient handling of a package or plurality of the devices without danger of exposing or soiling the remaining ties, and it is also an object of the invention to provide a package containing one or more ties so as toxbe able to market the same in suitable numbers. Y
A further object of the invention is to provide a tie of this character which first is hermetically sealed in an individual, fragile,
pliant wrapper, and which in turn is again sealed in a cellular, fragile, pliant wrapper or jacket, the latter providing for the effective separation of one of its sections from the other without resulting in the unsealing of adjacent of its sections in which there may be hermetically inclosed another or other-enveloped ties.
With-the above and other objects in view as will be readily manifest to those skilled in the art, the invention consists in the construction and in the combination, and in details and arr'an ements of the arts as *more particularly escribed hereina er. relative to the embodiment of the invention, illustrated in the accompanying drawing,
.wherein' p I Figure 1 is a plan view of a blank of which an envelop ma be formed;
Fig. gfl is a partly olded blank; Fig. '3 is a plan view ofthe nearly completedenvelop inclosing a tie;
, -i ties viewof the reverse side of the five op 'completcly folded Fig. 5'is a side-elevation of one-of the-ties 58; broken away;
Fig. 6 1s a plan view of a jacket blank; and
at New York, inthe county of New York and Fig. 7 is a perspective view of the folded part1 broken away jacket showing it closed and ormingseveral hermetically sealed and separate sections, each containing an envelop inclosing a. tie. 7
While it is possible that the present package ma be formed of material of various properties and characteristics forming envelops and jackets, and while .it is obvious that the envelops and jackets may assume various forms and. be folded in various methods and manners in the embodiment of the invention illustrated, there is shown in -Fig. 1 a blank 2 preferably of tissue paper.
and suitable size which may be folded, along the lines a to assume the form shown in Fig. 2, so as to envelop the umbilical tie shown at3 in Fig. 5,which may be arranged in a compact mass as for instance by forming it into a spiral or volute as indicated by the dotted lines in Figs. 3 and 4 in which the compacted tie 3 isdisposed between the front and back components of the envelop 4; formed of the blank 2. For a purpose to be hereinafter described, preferably the envelop, the folded leaves of which are hermetically sealed or pasted together as at 5, is overturned at its corners as illustrated at 6, these corners being pasted down as indicated by the stippling 7 and thus forminga hermetically closed envelop of the form illustrated in Fig. 4 with points at its narrower sides. Any suitable number of these envelops with their inclosed ties are capable of being severally protected and conveniently carried in an exterior jacket, which in the presentinstance may be formed of a blank as shown in Fig. 6,' at 10, foldable along the lines 6 to assume the shape of a tube as illustrated in Fig. 7, the overlap-, ping edges of the folded sides being pasted together as indicated at 11. .An addltional seal is madewhich divides the jacket 10 into sections 15, 16, 17, and 18, by transversly pasting the front and back panels together, as indicated alon' the zpnes 19, and
also at the ends 20.- The ongitudinal paste line 11 together with the transverse paste lines 19 and 20 thus form hermetically closed sections 15 to 18, in each of which there may be' protected the loaded envelop 4,-which preferably is disposed with its longitudinal axis transverse to the jacket 10', so that the parallel edges of each of the envelops 4 lie in proximity to the ad'acent gummed portions 12? and 20 with t e points of the ;en-
velop adjacent the longitudinal edges of the jacket 10. This latter is weakened along 1ts zones 19 to facilitate severing one of the sections from the other, this weakening in the present instance being obtained by perforating the jacket along the transverse lines 21. at a line intermediate the edges of the -zones of paste at 19, so that when one of the sections is severed along the perforated or weakened line 21, the seal of another of the sections is not broken, thereby keeping the inclosed envelop and its tie from danger of contamination.
By arranging the envelops 4 with their envelops and sterilized is kept free from exposure to germs by the outer jacket from which one section is easily separated from the. other by tearing along thev weakened line, leaving the remaining ties of the package in hermetically sealed condition. While the number of sections in the jacket may vary, and in fact While the article may be manufactured in a strip of any desired length and therefore enable the removal of any number of connected sections as may be desired, for convenience the jacket may consist ordinarily of four sections, two of which are usually required in general practice, and sometimes a third may be used for re-tying or in case of multiple birth there is need of all four of. the ties.
What is claimed is:
A sterile packet for umbilical cord ties comprising in combination an outer plural separable section jacket, each separable section comprising an hermetically sealed chamber and a plurality of hermetically sealed envelops, each containing an umbilical cord tie member and one of said envelops being in closed in each of said separable sealed chamber sections. a
In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.
J EANIE A. TRAVIS.