|Publication number||US1481008 A|
|Publication date||Jan 15, 1924|
|Filing date||May 17, 1922|
|Priority date||May 17, 1922|
|Publication number||US 1481008 A, US 1481008A, US-A-1481008, US1481008 A, US1481008A|
|Inventors||Charles E Hodlick|
|Original Assignee||Sharp & Smith|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (7), Classifications (5)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Y `iam. 15 1924.
C. E. HODLICK NASAL SUCTION APPARATUS Filed May 17 Jew Patented Jan. 15, 1924.
UNIT!) YSTTES tara PATENT "erica CHARLES E. HODLICK, F CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, .ASSIGNORl TO SHARP Sc-SMITH, 0F
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, A CORPORATION OF ILLINOIS.
NASAL sUCTIoN Alemannia:us.
Application filed May 17, 1922.'V serial No. 561,657.
To all whom t may concern.'
Be it known that I, CHARLEs E. I-IoDLIoK,
'a citizen of the United States, residing at Chicago in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Nasal Suction Apparatus,
of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to improvements in nasal suction apparatus, especially adapted 'Si for use in creating a partial vacuum in the z tive, due to the collapsing of the nasal passage just above the end of the tip upon applying` suction. The outer side wall of the nostril is composed of relativelythin, flexible and elastic tissue. If an ordinary nozzle is applied to the end of the nostril and suction applied, this outer side wall of the nostril is very likely to collapse yinwardly, thus closing the nostril above the end of the tip and preventing "the withdrawal of the nasal discharges. In my improved nasal suction apparatus I have provided means for overcoming this collapsing of the nostril. The exact construction and operation, and other features and advantages of my apparatus will be more fully described in the following specification.
In that form of device embodying the features of my invention, shown in the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a view in side elevation of my improved apparatus, showing the same in position for use, and Fig. 2 is a vertical sectional View o-f the tip thereof.
As shown in the drawings, the apparatus comprises a rubber bulb of any ordinary type, adapted to be squeezed and then allowed to expand to produce a suction. It is obvious, however, that, without detracting from the spirit of my invention, any other means such as, for example, a pump or siphon, may be used for producing a vacuum. The bulb 10 is connected by means of a rubber tube 11 to the glass stem 12 of a glass tip or nozzle, indicated in general by A.
The tip or nozzle AA comprises an outer`- egg-shaped bulb 15, having axially arranged Within it a tube 16. The lower' end of the tube y16 communicates with the stem 12 and is provided with a port 17 at one side, so that a vacuum produced in the stem 12 willbe communicatedto the tip 16 and the outer shell or bulb 15. The upper end of the bulb 15, indicated by 21, is tapered down to form a. substantially circular open mouth 17 of a suitable size to be inserted in the nostril. The tube 16 entendsl upwardly to a point slightly'below the upper endof the bulb 15, The-upper end of this tube 16,
as indicated by '18, is tapereddown, so that 7 its externaldianieter is alittle less than one-half the internal diameter of the mouth 17. Mounted on the upper end of this tip 1S is a short section of small rubber-tubing` 19, extending from one-quarter to one-half inch beyond the mouth 17. The length of thisprojecting end of the rubber-tubing 19 may be varied las desired by slipping the tube further on orA off 'of the end of the tube 18.
In the use of the device, theend 21V of the bulb is inserted in the nostril as shown in the drawings, in which 25indicates the relatively thin', elastic and flexibleside wall of the nostril. The rubber-tubing 19 'is adjusted to such a length that it will extend up into the nostril and prevent the side wall 25 from collapsing inwardly against the septum 29 (see Fig. 2). The other nostril is held closed and a vacuum is produced by means of the bulb 10. The vacuum thus produced acts to create a partial vacuum in the nasal passages and passages and cavities communicating therewith, to draw the blood and other juices to the surface of the surrounding membranes, and to withdraw discharges from the nostril into the apparatus. Closing of the nostril is prevented by means of the rubber-tubing 19, as eX- plained above. If, however, discharges too bulky to pass through the small opening in the tubes 18 and 19 reach the apparatus, the wall of the nostril 25 will move outwardly, thus opening the nostril passage sufliciently to allow such discharges to pass around the outside of the tube 19 and enter the larger mouth 17. It will be noted that suction is produced both at the mouth 17 and within the small tube 19; so that discharges may be drawn either through the tube 19 or through the larger mouth 17 dependingI upon the "p'osition'of the nostril wall 25.
While I have shown and described cer-A tain eiiflloodiments't ofny'inve'tiomit iswtol be understood thatitiscapable'of many ed claims, in which it is my intention to claim all novelty inherentwinY my-invention as broadly as` possible in view of-the prior art.
yW'hat I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:
l. In adevice of the character described, means -for producing a suction,y a tip'having, a mouth adapted to be applied toA the nostril, and a part arranged within the mouth of lsaid tip to project upwardly inside of the nostril beyond the end of said tip, upon the application of saiditip to the nostril.
2. In a device of the character described, means Jfor producing a suction, a tip having a mouth adapted to be applied to the nostril, and a tube arranged within the mouth ofsaid tip to project upwardly inside of the nostril beyond the end of said tip, upon the application of said tip to the nostril. y
v3. In a device of the character described, means for producing-a suction, a tip having a mouth to be applied to the nostril, and a exible tube arranged within the mouth of said tip adaptedy to project upwardly inside of the nostril beyond the4 end of 'said tip, upon the application of said tip `to the nostril.
L In ay device of the ycharacter described, means for producing a suction, a tip having a mouth to be applied to the nostril, and an adjust-able part arranged within the mouth of said tip adapted 'to project upwardly inside oif the nostril beyond the 'end of said tip, upon the application of said tip to the Y nostril.
5. In a device of the character described, means for producing a suction, a tip having aI mouth to be applied to the nostril, .and anv adjustable .tube arranged within vthe ln'outhfof vsaid tip adapted to project up wardly inside ot the nostril beyond the end oftsaid tip, upon the application of said tip to the nostril.
6. In a device of the character described, means for producing a suction, a tip having a mouth to be applied to the nostril, andan adjustable iieXiblel tube arranged withinjthe mouth of said tip yadapted to project upwardly inside of the nostril beyond the end of said tip, upon the application osaid tip to the nostril.
`7. In a device of the character described, a ytip having a mouth to be applied to the nostril, a tubearranged within the mouth of the tip adapted to project upwardly'infifl side of Ithe nostril upon the application of said tip to the nostril, and means for producing a suction through said tube and tip. 8. In a device of the character described, a tip having a mouth to be applied to the nostril, a tube arranged within the tip with its end projecting beyond the mouth thereof, a port through the tube, and means for producing a suction ingthe tube.
'Witness my hand and seal this l5 day ot May, 1922.
CHARLES E. HODLICK. [n s] o
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|Cooperative Classification||A61M1/0023, A61M2210/0618|