US 1543104 A
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June 23, 1925. 1,543,104
c. A. HOAG COLOSTOMY APPLIANCE Filed July 18, 1924 Patented June 23, 1925 UNITED STATES CHARLES A. HOAG, OF DE KALB, ILLINOIS.
COLOSTOMY Application filed July 18,
-' rary use during and following the irrigation or flushing of the intestines by those who have an artificial anus.
In practice the device of my invention is securely strapped in position with the spout beneath the opening in the abdominal wall, whereupon a water enema is given and the cover placed over the spout. The discharge is controlled and directed to an outlet without anoyance or inconvenience. After the discharge is complete thedevice is removed and the opening closed by any suitable means intended for permanent wear.
The device will be more readily understood by reference to the accompanying (tray-ring, in which,
Fig. 1 is a plan view of a device constructed in accordance with my invention;
Fig. 2 is a vertical, sectional view therethrough, and,
Fig. 3 is a front elevation.
1n the drawings it will be seen that the device comprises a rigid plate 10, suitably curved to correspond to the shape of the body of the user. At opposite sides I strike out from the metal suitable fastening hooks 11, which serve as means for fastening the rings 12 of a strap or web 13, intended to pass around the body.
The plate is provided with an intermediate open top notch 14, located at or near the center of the plate. and the spout 15 is APPLIANCE.
1924. Serial No. 726,712.
fixedly secured to the plate at the lower margin of the notch. The spout extends angularly from the plate in a slightly downwardly inclined position.
Due to the fact that when the discharge of the water of irrigation takes place there is considerable sputtering, I have found it desirable to provide a cover such as shown at 16. This element is preferably semi-cylindrical in form and lies within the confines of the spout. It may have a temporary connection with the spout in the form of pins 17, which enter vertical slots 18 in the sides of the spout. By this means the cover may readily be removed but is firmly held in position by gravity when in operation. It may also be oscillated on the pins if desired.
Obviously the device as described is intended primarily for temporary use. The parts are of metal and may readily be cleansed and sterilized if desired. There are no corners or small interstices in which matter may accumulate and the device may i be cheaply constructed. Obviously it is subject to some modification and I do not wish to be limited except as indicated in the appended claim.
In a device of the class described, the combination of a rigid plate curved to correspond substantially to the curvature of the abdomen of the wearer and provided with a notch in its upper edge, a rigid, open top spout fixed to the plate'beneath said notch, and projecting at substantially a right angle from the plate, a cover forsaid spout having a removable hinge connection therewith, and means on the plate by which said plate may be secured against the body of the wearer.
Signed at De Kalb, in the county of De Kalb, State'of Illinois, this 11 day of July, 1924.
CHARLES A. HOAG.