US 1473506 A
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Nov. 6, 1923. 1,473,506
S. NESSLER THERMOTHERAPEUTI C APPLICATOR Filed May 25 1922 gwue ntoz Patented Nov. 6, 1923.
naive sra'rs SYLVIA NESSLER, on NEW HOLLAND, ILLINOIS.
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Application filed'May 25,
l '0 all whom it may concern: 7 Be it known that I, SYLVIA NnssLnn, a citizen of the United States, residing at New Holland, in the county of Logan and State of Illinois, have invented certain new'and useful Improvements in Theimotherapeutic Applicators, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawings.
This invention relates to .thermotherapeutic applicators and has for an object to provide a device of the general type of hot water bottles, especially designed for application to the neck and throat of the user for treatmentof various ailments.
A further object of the invention is to provide a moisture-proof -:;ontainer for the heated liquid with a covering of fabric for the container, with improved means for maintaining the cover upon the container and the assembled device upon the neck.
A further object of the invention is to provide a container of flexible water-proof material, as for instance rubber, of an elongated and narrow type proportioned to be positioned about the neck and throat of the patient with a fabric cover preferably of flannel or the like, with improved means for associating the containerand the fabric cover for maintaining, the relation of the parts and maintainingthe assembled device adjustably in position.
With these and other objects in view the invention comprises certain novel parts, elements, combinations, interactions and functions, as disclosed in the drawings, together with equivalents thereof, as will be hereinafter more fully described and claimed.
In the drawings:
Figure 1 is a view of the device in operative position upon the neck of a patient;
Figure 2 is a view in elevation of the container;
Figure 3 is a view envelope; I
Figure 4 is a transverse sectional. view through the assembled device taken on line 44 of Figure 1, and
Figure 5 is an enlarged perspective view of the end of the envelopethrough which a loop of the container extends for suspension, or the like.
Like characters of reference indicate cor responding parts throughout the several views.
in' elevation of the 1922; Serial in. 563,603.
The improved thermotherapeutic LPPli- I cater which forms the subject'matter of this application comprises aicontainer 1O preferably of soft rubber orthe like, such as is ordinarily employed in the-construction of water'tbottles, This container is of" an elongated and narrowdcsign, as shown more particularly at Figure 2, the length being such that the ends will meetor nearly meet when placed about "the neck of a tient. At one end the container is pro- 7 ided with a filling'nozzle 11 and at the opposite. end with a-loop 12 for hanging the, device up or-otherwise su'spendingor handling-the same.
ii The container 10is employed'in use in a fabric envelope 13 composed preferably "of some soft and yielding fabric, such asfia-nnel or the like, and formed as a tube in any approved manner, as by theseams or stitchings 14, asshown more particularly at F igure 4. t
At one end the envelope 13 is provided with an opening 15 through which the loop 12 of the container is inserted to extend beyond the envelope when assembled so that the entire device assembled may be suspended by the loop 12 inserted through such opening 15. The device is also provided with straps 16 preferably at the end pro vided with the opening 15.. The straps are provides with fastening members consisting of studs 17 andsocket members 18 of the general type known as glove'fasteners. At its opposite end the envelope 13 is provided with openings '19 through which the straps 16 are inserted, as shown more particularly at Figure 1 and the inter-acting fastening members 17 and 18 then inter-engaged, as
shown in one instance at Figure 1. As shown-also two of the socket members 18 are provided, but it is to be understood that this number may be increased or decreased as the occasion of use may make necessary or desirable, so that the entire device maybe adjusted to different lengths to be properly applied. to and'fit necks of different sizes. The straps 16 inserted through the openings 19 at the open end of the envelope 13 also form a. stop for preventing the displacement of the container 10 and also preventing the envelope 13 from contracting or shrinking sothat the end of the container extends beyond this point exceptthe filler nozzle 11 which is positioned between the straps, as shown more particularly at Figure 1 and is, therefore, upon the exterior o-r' the device as placed upon the neck.
It will be understood, of course, that in operation the container 10 will be filled With some fluid, as for instance Water, of such temperature as the nature of the ailment to be treated makes necessary or desirable be the same hot or cold. This filling may be accomplished with the container in position in the envelope but preferahlywill be filled before being placed in the envelope and the filler nozzle 11 close-(l 1n the usual Well-known manner. The container will then be placed in the envelope and the organized structure will be curved about the neck of'the wearer until the ends meet, the straps 16 being then inserted through the openings 19 and the catches brought into use as the size of the neck may make necessary.
What I claim to be new is:
1. A thermotherapeutic applicator comprising an elongated moisture-proof eon tainer, a fabric envelope for the container provided at one end With an opening said container and envelope being proportioned to encircle the neck of the wearer, a loop through the opening and beyond the end of the envelope, and straps carried by the envelope at said end proportioned to be inserted through openings in the opposite end of the envelope and to interact to adjust the device upon the part to which it is applied.
2. A thermotherapeutic applicator comprising a narrow elongated moisture-proof container having at one end a Filling nozzle and at its opposite end a loop, a fabric envelope having at one end an opening proportioned to accommodate the loop to beinserted therethrough and extend therebeyond and at its opposite ends-With spaced openings, and straps secured to one end of the envelope and provided with interacting tastening members proportioned to be inserted through the spaced openings and to interenguge for adjusting the assembled device upon the neck of the user.
In testimony whereof I hereunto afiix my signaturein presence of two Witneses.
SYLVIA NESSLER. \Vitnesses FANNIE SNYDER,
IRA Y. LA FORGE.