US 1556355 A
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. GRONEY VETERINARY INSTRUIENT Filed Jan. 9, 1924 [nu/00721 Y Patented Oct. 6, 1925.
5mm Benny; or SWALEDAIQEQIOWA.
- VETER NARY INSTRUMENT;
Appli''atipnlfiled iqhuarj 9,1924% Serial 155 555,152.
"To all 'whommay concern:
Be itkrwwn that 1;,GRA'NT R ONEX, -a,; c it 'i zen of the United; States, residing'at Swaledale, inithebou'nty of "Oer r'o Gordeand Stete of Iowa, have invented a certain nevvmnd useful Veterinary-Instrument, of whieh 'the fellox'v ing is it specification. I 5
I The-object of my invention is to previde an instrument;eldztptedftd be -'inser'ted intb'the 10 uterus of am animalg zmd prOVi dedW'i-th a lighttog'ether'with a mirror so thatgth'e 10- catipn of the Ofisprin'g'fofthe ammmerere mitting" human help to the animal: dunn time of delivery; 1
sun efuifither'object'isito pfov'idber of 1 Suitable Iattechm ente adapted *tb be extended over One end of the" instrument,
whereby the poitior'i 'bfthe e'fispring may I I i I l Over theSidE-Of the ca-sing 13 for holdingthe 'szimeincle ed-pbsition.
be. ezisfly ziscertained.
"$5111 a further object is 6 provide an attalchrnent for the' in str ument wherein the parts 'Iney be'contracted fer fea'sily' inserting T the "same; ma then-bejsprung' or spread I apart for permitting the view'ing of; a greater area. 5
With these and therebjectsin umm finventio'ncon'sists in the ednstru'c'tion rangement and eomblnatron of the venous partsbf my devlce, Wherebythe' Ob]BCtS c0i templated are "attained; a s hereinafter more fully set forth;peinted eutflin my 'clelir'ls,
and illustrated 5 in the eeoln'penying drew- I ings, in which} i Figure 13S 'th? one of the attachments "sestrumentgwr curdthjer'etofi 5 5 Figure, 2'- 'is" a Seetidnel' View taken on the line 2-2161: Figure 1. 40
taken on line 3-3 Of Figure; 2.
3 Figure 4 185' seet'lonal' 'v1ew,5'5ken n*1ine;
' 5 I -A light bulb'soeketflflis' held in: place by -4 of Figure -3.- W 5 Figure 513 a sectional- 'v iew taken bnline' 5-5 of Figure 3"sh'owing" the housing and covertherefor'ir l y Figurefids a Side Vie'v'vfof one Of the attachmentsi ivhichmay" be Secured t0 one end Ofthe instr umentw I "z :7 were???hers?? l ht at llggsees' to mrm aeshoulder 1 2: The' per'tlo-n is designed t rece 1 self. f
a perspective View of my inignod'ified rer m ofinsti'uinent with a; mi ribr "Installed th'e rein'; -.'5end[ 5 Figures 15 2 erspeetive view ranother menu 5115 51515 s li'ghtly 'cbntracted,as
I V ivethe attachments, whlch 111 harem-er be pmbre fully explained deteil; I
- Y i 'lhle'tubu l'ar shaped m ember ll) ektends into 5, casing 13', which-is 0f substhkntiail wi'dth sdwas tel-i form a compartment in whieh is hiounted editable electrieal batteries 14.
One end of the casing 13 has aQWa11'15' -thereemend theiother end is closed by a hinged 053 651 1 16,;- which may be I, snapped other endextending to a; point -"substantially near the' re emend'ef the' instrum'ent it- Thew'ire 1 8 is-held inplaoe by suitable cement or Other insulfiting material 159.
I 5 The "purpose of 1 providing the outpres sed gr00ve'17'5i tO leave as much sfaabe' on the inside of the tube as possible. 5 5
' substantjefllyfineerthef0 eLrd endof the tube 10,11 frin'enimpres'sed portion 20 so as to form a bulb compartment 21.
F Formed on the tubular shepe'd member 1O --is' a pair 10f outwardly"extending' guide members 22, which receive thefebetween a sliding cover'-'23." -Thecover 23 and the. impressed' pdrti'on ferfn the completecompartmentfl-L a ring-25 and is'connected tdthewifre 118.
Alight bulb In} 'order to place the light; bulb-in posieion; it. is-necessery to slide thcdvr member 23 from within.the'fguide=22.',
Meant-ea upon the ea'smg 1A isa, suitable sw itch etrueture 275 f 5-1 26 is mounted in the socket i 40. The
The batteries 14 are insulated fro-m the wall 15 as well as from one of the sides of the casing 10 by means of the insulating strips 28 and 29.
The tubular shaped member 10 and the casing 13 are formed with registering openings 30. 7
An inclined block 31 is mounted in the rear end of the tubular shaped member 10 and has placed upon it a mirror 32. The tubular shaped member 10 isformed with an upwardly extending bearing 33 which retains the mirror 32 in place. -The mirror 32 is'directly below the openings 30 so that when looking through the openings 30, a clear view may be had through the forward end of the tubular shaped member 10.
Mounted upon the reduced portion 11 is a ring 34 having crossed loops 35 secured thereto.
' The ring 34 andthe loops-35 form a guard for the forward end of the instrument. The ring 32 abuts against the shoulder 12 and also against the forward edge of the cover 23.
The purpose of the crossed loops 35 is to permit the insertion of the instrument into the uterus of an'animal without having any rough or sharp edges engaged therewith, as might likely cause injury to the animal.
In Figure 6 of the drawings, I have The glass bulb 36 is used as an attachment for the instrument when the crossed loops 35 are not used.
After the instrument is inserted a proper distance, then by lighting the light bulb 26 and by looking through the openings 30, the user of the instrument may readily ascertain the position' of the unborn animals. In Figure 7 I have shown a tube shaped attachment 38 having an opening 39 therein. H l Mounted within the tube 38 is a mirror The tube 38 may be mounted upon the contracted portion 11 of the instrument. The use of the mirror 40 in connection withthe attachment permits the user of the instrument to not only look straight forward from the opening in the end of sired.
A better View of the position of the unborn animals may be had by using the attachment shown in Figure 7.
In Figure 8, I have shown another form of attachment which is formed of a ring 42 having a number of resilient prongs 43 mirror 40 is protected by a guard thereon. The attachment shown in Figure 8 is desired to be mounted on the forward end of the tubular shaped member 10.
' Eyelets 44 are secured to the forward ends of the prongs 43 and have extended there through a cord 45. The cord 45 extends back near the casing 13 so that by drawing the cord 45 tight, the prongs 43 may be drawn toward each other.
The prongs 43 when drawn close together will permit the same to be inserted into the animal and after it is insert-ed, the cord or flexible element, 45 may be released at which time the prongs 43 may be spread apart, thus permitting a better view-to be had due to the prongs 43 spreading outwardly.
'The instrument is withdrawn, and then the prongs 43 are again drawn toward each other. U i
My instrument is comparatively simple and can be conveniently used by'veterinarians or breeders of hogs and cattle for enabling human assistance to be given animals at time of delivery.
Some changes may be madein the construction and arrangement of the various parts of my invention, without departing from the real spirit and purposeof my invention and it is my intention to cover by my claims, any modified forms of structure or use of mechanical equivalents,-which may be reasonably included within their scope.
I claim as my invention: 7
1. An instrument of the character described comprising a tubular shaped member, a light bulb mounted therein near the forward end thereof, a source .of electrical energy connected to said light bulb, a mirror mounted in said tubularshaped member at an angle to the vertical, said tubular shaped member having an opening therein above said mirror and a guard member adapted to extend over the forward open-end of said tubular shaped member, said guard being capable of being spread or contracted, as and for the purposes stated.
2. An instrument of the character described comprising a tubular shaped member, a light bulb mounted therein near the forward end thereof, asource of electrical energy connected to said light bulb, amirror mounted in said tubular shaped member at an angle to the vertical, said tubular shaped member having an opening therein above said mirror and a guard member adapted to extend over the forward open end of said tubular shaped member, said guardbeing removably mounted upon said tubular shaped member and comprising resilient prongs.
3. An instrument of the character described comprising a tubular shaped member, a light bulb mounted therein near the forward end thereof, a source of electrical 1,
energy connected to said, light bulb, a mirror mounted in said tubular shaped member at an angle to the vertical, said tubular shaped member having an opening therein above said mirror and a. guard member adapted to extend over the forward open end of said tubular shaped member, said guard being removably mounted upon said tubular shaped member and comprising resilient pr0ngs,- and means Whereby'the prongs may be contracted for permitting the inserting and 10 withdrawal ofthe guard for. using the same and then permitting them to spread out.
Des Moines Iowa, December 18, 1923.
' GRANT RONEY.