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Publication numberUS1383944 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 5, 1921
Filing dateDec 20, 1919
Publication numberUS 1383944 A, US 1383944A, US-A-1383944, US1383944 A, US1383944A
InventorsLewis B. Hart
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

L. B. HART.

SURGICAL APPLIANCE.

APPLICATION FILED DEC. 20. I9l9.

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UNITED STATES LEWIS B. HART, OF PLAQUEMINE, LOUISIANA.

SURGICAL APPLIANCE.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented July 5, 1921.

Application filed December 20, 1919. Serial No. 346,254.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, LEWIS B. HART a citizen of the United States, residing at l laquemine, 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.

This invention relates to surgical appliances for assisting copulation, and embodies an adjustable sleeve-like member adapted to receive and hold the male organ sufficiently rigid to permit penetration, the invention residing in the novel construction, affording the appliance maximum elasticity, pliability and a smooth inner and outer surface, all of which features are very desirable for the comfort of the user.

The nature and advantages of the invention will be better understood when the following detail description is read in connection with the accompanying drawing, the invention residing in the construction and arrangement of parts as claimed.

In the drawing forming part of this specification like numerals of reference indicate similar parts in the several views and wherein:

Figure 1 is a side view partly in section of an appliance constructed in accordance with my invention.

Fig. 2 is a longitudinal sectional view taken on line 22 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is a transverse sectional view taken on line 33 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 4 is a view similar to Fig. 1 of a modified form of the invention.

Fig. 5 is a longitudinal sectional view therethrough taken on line 5-5 of Fig. 4.

Fig. 6 is a transverse sectional view taken on'line 6-6 of Fig. 4.

Referring to the drawing in detail and particularly to Figs. 1 to 3 inclusive, 10 indicates a split sleeve-like member, preferably constructed of rubber, although any other suitable material may be used. The sleeve is slightly tapered from one end to the other and may be of any suitable length and internal diameter. By reason of the fact that the sleeve is split, its diameter can be varied. Projecting from one of the meeting edges of the sleeve is a relatively thin flap 11 which bridges the joint between the meeting edges and arranged inside the sleeve, this flap constituting a guard for the convenience of adjustment. The sleeve is provided with a plurality of longitudinal bores or openings 12 which may be of any suitable cross sectional configuration, these openings being provided to give diameter to the sleeve with maximum elasticity and flexibility, also pro viding for a smooth inner and outer surface which is more desirable and agreeable to the user.

In Figs. 4 to 6 inclusive, I have illustrated a modified form of the invention wherein the sleeve 14 has a general outward appearance similar to the sleeve 10, being preferably constructed of rubber and of any suitable length and internal diameter. The sleeve is also tapered slightly from one end to the other. The sleeve in this instance is made up of inner and outer members 15 and 16 respectively in one piece, these members being integrally connected at one of the meeting edges of the sleeve as at 17, while the other of said meeting edges 18 is formed by turning the longitudinal edge of the outer member 16 inwardly as shown in Fig. 6. The corresponding extremity of the inner member 15 is materially reduced in thickness and extended to provide a flap 19 bridging the joint between the meeting edges of the sleeve and constituting a guard for the convenience of adjustment. The members 15 and 16 respectively are held separated by longitudinally disposed ribs 20 projecting from each of the members 15 and 16 toward each other, the said ribs being alternately disposed in interfitting engagement. The ribs afford the appliance the requisite stability. and also provide longitudinal spaces or openings 21 which gives the appliance maximum elasticity and pliability. The construction also provides for a smooth inner and outer surface, while the flexibility and elasticity of the appliance is maintained irrespective of any given diameter to which the sleeve may be adjusted.

While it is believed that from the foregoing description the nature and advantage of the invention will be readily apparent, I desire to have it understood that I do not limit myself in this connection, inasmuch as such changes may be resorted to when desired as fall within the scope of what is claimed.

What is claimed is:

1. An appliance of the class described comprising a split resilient and flexibl sleeve-like body, said body including inner and outer concentrically disposed members, and longitudinal ribs projecting from each llU member and alternately disposed to hold said members separated, and said ribs providing longitudinal spaces between said members as and for the purpose specified.

2. An appliance off the class described comprising a split resilient and flexible sleeve-like body, said body including inner and outer concentrically disposed members, longitudinally disposed ribs projecting from the respective members for interfitting en- 10 members and bridging the joint between the 15 meeting edges of the sleeve.

In testimony whereof I afiix my signature.

LEWIS B. HART.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification600/39
International ClassificationA61F5/41
Cooperative ClassificationA61F5/41, A61F2005/411
European ClassificationA61F5/41