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Publication numberUS1632541 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 14, 1927
Filing dateJun 29, 1926
Priority dateJun 29, 1926
Publication numberUS 1632541 A, US 1632541A, US-A-1632541, US1632541 A, US1632541A
InventorsCortes Augusto J D
Original AssigneeCortes Augusto J D
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Douche nozzle
US 1632541 A
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June 14,1927,

' A. J. D. CORTEs DOUCHE NOZZLE Filed June 29, 1926 m ma June-314; 11927. 1

' Aueus'ro J', n; teams, pa; iiEW OR noUcHE NozztE.

T Thisinven tion relates, to improvements in douche nozzles intended for the cleansing.

' and, irrigationror. the conveyance of liqui medications to th'ejinteriorof the vaginal, cavity. 1 More particularlmthe invention relates to a douche fno'zzlesof the kind, having dilate he vagina forthe purpose ofre1noving" or opening out, the wrinkles or folds of the membranes which; form its enveloping Walls and,ezqioseithe entire membranous sur' face tothe iinj ected :fluidleaving no pockets Within Whioh-f pus" or; other matter maybe.

expansible ,arms," "inanually operable, -to

enfoldedr q-- I The invention seeksto provide a. douche to the "delicate membranes of thefvagina or distress/or discoinfort to the user; f Tothis end the dilating arms are so formed and actuat:

ed that WhBlIClOSQCllJllE douche nozzle may be easily insertedfinto the Vagina. and when expanded, gently and quicklydistend and open upthe envelopingwallsbya simple movement of shortuxduration; there being, once the-douche vvnozzle is in position, .no'

movement of t1'al'lSlatlO1 1 Qf-;the induction f tube during. theaet lqfsspreading;the di1at ing' fingersvvhicl might tend'to bring it into contact with and close the cervical opening c J in the uterus andjpreventlthe inflow of fluid therein and no; translation' of :the dilating fingers likely to cause an abrasion or puncpanded, is" small and fevenfwhen expanded V offfluid] It is easily-cleaned and-rendered sterilesin'ce it is separable into} its, compo- I nent partsin a simple Inannerandbeing of .f metal maybe subjected to'erilizing heat .Without deleterious consequences. In detail,

separable tube, one, section of whichis per-- ture er. the tender memb i nous covering of" the vaginal cavity, The invention also has for its object a douche nozzlewhich is'praca ticalj from the stand OllltfifijglSQ and manu-. facture. :l ts ioveral diameter, when unexe affords no obstruction to l the lfree, eduction thefdouche nozzle, preferably; comprises a jfor'ate" and carries the dilating fingers fulcrui'ned thereoniand linked to a reciprocal annulus actuated from aswiveling composite annulus .havingla movement combinedlof rotation and translation located near; the 1 outer extremity of theftube and disposed ordinarily outside of the vaginal cavity;

thereofd a These and other obj ects ot the invention t e se se: jt ei i t me nt Wi 1 9 J ferred embodiment thereof, in which 'mreliapptrenlt" $595 the: l w g" detailed 5 desc iption taken ingconnectionwiththe a icompanymg i rating a 'pre-T Figure .1 isfa view in side elevation show-I g the douche nozzle according to the pres- I ent invention Withtth'e dilator: fingers in 1 Q closed or unexpanded position.

Figure 251s-a1 view-similar' to.Figure 1 65: showing the dilating fingers in expanded posalon, i

Figure- 3'vis .a longitudinal sectional view takenv inthe planeindicated by the line-3 3 111 Figure 1', looking in the direction: ofthe'i arrows, and showing the actuating 'mechanozzle which may be safely and eflicaciouslyl r v 1 usedeven by the inexperiencedlwithout harm.

nism in detail. 1. or

' Figure" 4 is transverse sectional" View i'taken in the plane indicated bythe line 4. -4 1nF1gure 2, looking in the directionof th'el arrows and showing thelinks extending between-the reciprocal annulus and the dilator H L 1 expansion and contraction;

arms to effect} the" Figure 5 is a transverse fsectional View taken in the'plane-indicated' by the line 55 arrows and showing thevcomposite annulus 'inFigure 3, looking in the direction of the 1 Figure 6 is a "transverse sectional view 7 taken in the plane indicated oby the line:

6 6l in Figure 3 and showing details of con-x Vaginal cavity Without discomfort. g YVheIl position the armsa lie closely positioned i it: with respect to the axial induction tube 12.; Q; -After insertion .to the proper position the, w

dilating arms a, which are pivoteda'sat b within slotszb? to an enlarged fulcrum por- 1 tion 6 carried Withthetube b; are expanded? by, sliding the ringer, annulus c to the-left v asshown; in Figi1re;2,theflinks (Z, pivotallyf r carriedby the annulus pas at d andfpiv-f otally Icarried at their opposite endssas at-i d? to the arms, cause the movement inout- Ward direction of the arms, It will be ob- "served from an, inspection of the. drawings that the arms are curved and -arejformed- With relatively'bluntpends 00 while thein duction tube 7) is provided Withaperforated cap 6 lyingv outwardly of the ends when in 1, closed position so that. there are no points 1 within a presented during theinsertion of the instrument likely to injure the tender membranous covering of the walls of the cavity. Since the arms are pivoted to, the tube at the inner ends there is no relative motion of trans lation between the arms and the induction tube and in consequence no likelihood of closing the cervical opening in the uterus to the admission of fluid as might occur were the induction tube relatively movable during the expansion of the dilators and no possibility of injury as by puncture or abrasion of the walls of the cavity, since not only are the ends a blunt and inwardly directed but again there is no movement of translation of the arms in expansion.

To permit the operation of the device in a convenient manner from without the body the reciprocation of the sleeve 0 iseffected from a reciprocal annulus disposed near the outer end of the induction tube over which is slipped the flexible piping, say, conducting fluid to the nozzle. To insure corresponding motion of the annuli f and 0 they are linked together by a rod g secured at its inner end by means of the screw it to the sleeve 0 and threaded at its outer end in the annulus f, the rod having a bearing passage 6" formed in the fulcrum Z1 It is desirable that the. arms open with a positive and easy movement of relatively quick duration and to effect this movement the annulus f is releasably secured to a knurled sleeve 2' in the following manner. The annulus f is formed outwardly, that is, to the right as viwed in Figure 3 with a portion 7" of reduced diameter having an annular groove f formed therein, one edge of the outer wall being cut away as shown at f in Figure 5 to permit the pin 2" on the sleeve i to enter the groove 7. To effect a movement of translation of the annulus fin a simple manner thesleeve 2' is also provided with a pin entering a helical groove (Z in an enlarged portion (Z formed on the tube Z). Thus by a mot-ion of rotation of short duration the sleeve is advanced-toward the nozzle end of the tube effecting a simple movement of translation of the annulus 0.

A copious flow of fluid to the interior is assured by the perforations 6 formed in that port-ion of the induction tube about which are disposed the dilating levers while the rapid egress of the fluid is not obstructed materially in view of the fact that the construction permits the annuli f and 0 and fulcrum b to be of comparatively small diameter. A further feature which contributes to the compactness of the device when closed is the provision'of grooves a in the inner side of the arms a within which portions of the links at may extend as shown in dotted lines in Figure 3 and similarly the other extremities of the links are disposed within recesses or slots 0 formed in the sleeve 0.

To permit ready assembly and disassembly of the parts the induction tube is formed in two sections one of which 5 carries on its end opposite the perforate tip (2 the fulcrum enlargement which extends rearwardly beyond the end of the tube and is inwardly threaded as at b to receive the threaded end I) of the tube section I) which is serrated as at I) for the reception of flexible tubing.

It is thought that the operation of the device is readily apparent from the foregoing description. It is disassembled into its component elements by rotating the tube section b with respect to the tube section Z1 thus unscrewing the connection between the threaded end 6 and the fulcrum element Z). As the section Z2 is rotated and retracted the sleeve i turns relatively thereto until the pin 2' is opposite the cut-away portion of the flange forming the groove Further retraction of the tube section 1) permits the pin to leave the groove and causes the sepation of the annuli f and 2'.

It will thus be seen that a vaginal douche has been provided which may be closed to a. compact form for easy insertion within the vaginal cavity and which may be ma'- nipulated conveniently from without the body by a simple movement of short duration. The dilator arms are so formed as to expand sufliciently to gently open out the folds or wrinkles generally assumed by the wall of the vaginal cavity, there being no movement of translation either of the arms or induction tube which would tend to cause injury or render the maximum cleansing or flushing effect unobtainable. Furthermore, the construction permits perforations over an extended surface whereby a large volume of fluid may enter the cavity and offers no obstruction to the egress of fluid.

Various modifications may be made in the form and disposition of the component elements going to make up the structure as a whole without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention and no limitation is intended by the phraseology of the foregoing description or illustrations except as indicated in the accompanying claims.

lVhat is claimed is:

1.. In a douche nozzle, in combination, a fluid tube, dilators pivoted on the tube. an annulus slidable on the tube, links between the dilators and the annulus, an annulus slidable on the tube on the opposite side of the pivots of the dilator from the first annulus, means to connect the two annuli and a sleeve on the tube, swiveled on the last named annulus and having an inwardly directed lug engaged in a heli'cally shaped groove formed in the tube.

2; In a douche nozzle, in combination. a fluid tube formed with a tip, an annular boss [a link slidable in acpassage formed in the on the J tube, a pluralitv of dilator arms ,pivoted I on the boss, 7 tube between the boss and the tip,

gpivotally connecting the boss with the arms, respectively, an annulus slidable on the tube a ring slid'able .on I the links on the oppositeside of the boss from the ring,

boss and connecting the ring and annulus, a

'thimble reciprocal on the tube and havinga v and op-f swivel connection with the annulus erative "connections l-between ,the "thimble I "andthe tube to permit combined rotation and a ringslidable' on the boss andwith the arms, respectively, a peripherally grooved annulus slidable-"on the tube on theopposite side of the boss from the ring, a link connecting the ringtand annulus and shdable in a passage formed 1n "the boss,,fa sleeve slidableon the tube and having an inwardly directed lug forengagement in the peripheral groove in the an nulus and another inwardly directed groove engageable in a helically curved slot formed in'the tube. t v x H 4. In a douche nozzle, incombination, 5 fluid tube formed'with an enlarged perforate tip, an annular boss formed "on the tube, said and "the tip,

fulcrurned on the boss,, a ring slidable on the tube between theboss and thetip, ajplurality of links pivotally connected with the boss and with the arms, respectively, a peripherally grooved annulusslidable on the tube uon th'e opposite sideof the boss from the ring, alink connectingthe ring and annulus sectional being formed with a perforate tip, an annular boss formed on the end ofthetipf tube being perforate between the "boss a plurality of dilator levers] and -slidablein a 'passa'ge formed in the boss, a sleeve slidable o-nythe tube and heaving an inwardly directedlug for engagement in the peripheral groove in the annulus,

another in v wardly directed groove engageable in a heli- 'ca'lly' curved slotjform'edin' the tube, the

wall of the groove in the'annulus adjacent the sleeve being cut away. to-permitthe'passageof the first named lug.

- In a dou he nozzle, in combination, a 55 fluid tube, onesection of said tube section opposite to the tip, threaded means to connect the tube sections, said "tube section being perforate between the boss and the tip, i

a pluralityot conveXly curved dilator levers pivoted to the boss, a ring slidable on the perforate seotion,a pluralitv of links pivoted to ;the bossand3to the dilator levers, rei

spectlvely, said levers being grooved, inward ly, to receive the links in closed position, a:

peripherally grooved annulus slidable on another tube section, a linkconnecting the' ringandjannulus-and slidable in apassage formed in the boss, a sleeve slidable on the tubeoverlying the groove in theannulus, a

lug carried inwardly of the sleeve and enter: I

t This specification signed this 8 day of- June. AQD, 1,926. r e


ing thegroove, a portion of the walloflthe groove adjacent the, sleeve being cut away. 15

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U.S. Classification604/107
International ClassificationA61M3/02, A61M3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA61M3/0291
European ClassificationA61M3/02H6