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Publication numberUS1557620 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 20, 1925
Filing dateAug 17, 1923
Priority dateAug 17, 1923
Publication numberUS 1557620 A, US 1557620A, US-A-1557620, US1557620 A, US1557620A
InventorsHenry Robinson
Original AssigneeHenry Robinson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1557620 A
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oct. 20,1925. 1,557,620 'H. ROBINSON EYECUP Filed Aug. 17, 1923 WJTNEssEs 1N VEA/TOR A TTORNE YS Patented Oct. 20, 1925.



Application filed August 17, 1923. Serial No. 657,928.

To all whom t may concern V Be it known that l, Halver RoeiivsoN, a citizen of the United States, and a resident ot lfaco, in the county ot Ii/lclgcnnan and State of Terras, have invented certain new and useiful improvements in Eyecups, of which the following is a specilication. f

This invention relates to improvements in eye-cups.

he object of the invention is to provide a combined syringe and eye-cup whereby to enable an eye to be washed in a thorough and eliicient manner.

It is also the object of the invention that the combined eye-cup and syringe be adapted to be utilized for injecting a medicine into the liquid for washing an eye.

A further objectot the invention is that the device be adapted to direct the liquid toward the sides of an eye when washing the same.

It is also an object or' the invention that the device be adapted to be employed for spraying an eye when so desired.

A still further object of the invention is that the device be adapted to be employed as a dropper, il desired.

Other objects and objects relating to details of construction, combination and. arrangement of parts will hereinafter appear in the detailed description to follow.

The invention is illustrated by way ot example in the accompanying drawings, in which,

Figure 1 is a view in side elevation of the device constructed in accordance with the present invention.

Figure 2 is a longitudinal sectional view of the same and showing the medicine container wh-en positioned.

Figure 3 is a view similar to Figure 2 but showing the medicine contain-er substituted by a dropper tube.

Figure 4; is a group view illustrating the parts oit the medicine container.

Figure 5 is a perspective view showing in detail the construction ot the dropper tube attachment.

Referring to the drawings more particularly, 10 indicates generally the eye-cup, 11 the medicine container, 12 the syringe bulb and 13 thedropper attachment.

More particularly, the eye-cup 10 is preferably made ot aluminum or like material and may be made or" hard rubber or the like it so desired. This eye-cup is ot the usual shape and provided with a bead 14 about its edge. The syringe bulb 12 is of the usual structure and has its tube portion 15` extended through a suitable opening Vin the rear end or bottom ol' the eye-cup 10 and the tree end of this tube of the syringe bulb terminates in an outwardly disposed lip or Piange 16 whereby to prevent removal of this tube from the eye-cup. Also the opening in the eye-cup through which the tube 15 passes may be surrounded by a suitable `flange or extension 17.

The medicine container comprises a tubular portion 18 which terminates at one end in a reduced portion 19, said reduced portion being adapted to be iitted within the tube 15 ot the bulb syringe 12. The portion 18 of the medicine container is provided with a pair of diametrically opposed openings or orilices 20 and for the tree end of this container there is provided a plug 21. The bulb 12, together with its tube extension 15, should be made of soft rubber or the like and also the medicine container 11 may be made of like material.

The dropper tube or attachment 13 may be made of soft rubber and its one end terminating in a teat 21 adaptedto serve for discharging the liquid in drops from the interior ot the tube. The other end of the tube is provided with an enlargement 22 which is adapted to be fitted into the free end ot the syringe bulb tube extension 15.

In the use of the present invention, when it is desired to bathe an eye with an antiseptic Huid or the like, the device should be assemble-d as shown in Figure 2 and then the cup 10 lilled with the liquid to the extent that said liquid will cover the medicine container 11. The bulb 12 may now be depressed causing the discharge of air within said bulb and upon the expansion of this bulb the liquid will be drawn into said bulb. Now by compressing the bulb the liquid will be discharged through the orifices or openings 20 of the container A11 and strike the opposite sides of the cup 10 and in this way be directed against the sides of the eye being washed. By relaxing pressure upon the bulb 12 this liquid can be again drawnI into the bulb and again used and in this way the liquid kept in motion for thoroughly bathing an eye. In case it is desired to use a medicine in the liquid then the container 11 should first be removed and the medicine placed in said container. This may be done by extracting the cork 21 and inserting the medicine Within the tubular portion 18 of said container. By using the device as heretofore described, this medicine will beintermingled With the liquid and thus delivered to the eyebeing bathed or Washed. i

Should it be desired to use the dropper attachment 13, then the tube portion 15 or" bulb 1 2 should be shoved 'forwardly so that the container 11 may be easily removed therefrom and for the container 11 there should be substituted the tube 13. The device will then be assemble-d as shown in Figure 3 and as is obvious can be used as a dropper.

It should be here noted that with the combined eye-cup and syringe a person can easily wash or bathe his eyes and that this can be accomplished without a person moving his head backward a considerable. extent as is necessary With the use oi the ordinary eye-cup. It is also apparent that with a device of this kind a person can bathe his eyes Without soiling his clothes, that is, no liquid will escape from the cup 10 during the bathing operation.v Furthermore, with a device of this kind, the same can be placed ina small receptacle Without diffculty, and in this Way carried about and ready for instantuse.

If it is desired to use they device for the application of vapor to an eye, then the medicine container 11 may be removed from the cup 10. The plug 2 1 can then be removed, and cotton placed in the tube 18. The cotton used is saturated With medicine of suitable properties. The stopper 21 can novv be replaced and after the container is placed in position the device Will nicely serve for the application oit vapor to an eye.V

Vhile I have shown and described the preferred form of my invention, it is to be understood that I am aware of 'the fact that the general construction, combination and arrangement of parts may be changed by those skilledin the art without departing from the spirit of my invention as indicated in the appended claims.

vWhat I claim is:

1. In a device of the character described, an eye-cup, a. syringe bulb having a tubular extension extending through the bottom of ysaid eye-cup, a tubular member having its one end closed and its open end adapted to be inserted in said tubular extension of the syringe bulb, and said tubular member having restricted oriiices in its portion disposed within said eye-cup for the purpose described.

2. In a device or' the character described, an eye-cup, a bulb syringe having a tubular extension or outlet extending through the bottom or rear end ot said eye-cup, a short tubular member having the one end thereof adapted to be inserted in the tubular eXtension of said bulb, and a portion thereof disposed Within the eye-cup, said portion Within the eye-cup having restricted outlets or orifices, and a removable plug in the lastnamed portion of said short tubular member.

3. A device of the character described comprising an eye-cup, a bulb syringe have ing a tubular outlet extending through the bottom of said eye-cup, and said tubular extension terminating in a flange disposed Within the cup, a medicine container comprising a tubular member having a reduced end portion adapted to iit Within the free end of the tubular extension of said syringe, said tubular member having orifices in the side Walls thereof, and a removable plug for the free end of said tubular member.


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U.S. Classification604/301
International ClassificationA61H35/02, A61H35/00
Cooperative ClassificationA61H35/02
European ClassificationA61H35/02