US 1642819 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
J. E. LONG DRAIN TUBE Filed O'ct.
Sept. 20, 1927,'
Patented Sept. 20, 1927.
UNITED STATES JACKSON E. LONG', OF MARSI-IALL, MISSOURI'.
Application filed October 18, 1926. Serial No. 142380.
The ordinary tube as commonly provided for draining wounds, incisions and openings of the human body, is unobstructed throughout its length, hence is liable to displacement and is a source of discomfort and subjeets the patient to suffering when replacing the tube.
The present invention provides a tube having a collar forming a part 'thereof and adapted to engage the body at the mouth of the wound, incision or other opening and sustainthe binding action of tapes, bandages, or adhesive strips Whereby to hold the tube in position against any possible displacement. r
lVhle the drawings illustrate a preferred embodiment of the invention, it is to be understood that in adapting the means to meet specific needs and requirements the design may be varied and such other changes in the minor details of Construction may be resortedto within the scope of the invention -claimed, Without departing from the spirit thereof.` u
For a full understanding of the invention and the merits thereof, reference is to be had to the following description and drawings hereto attached, in which,-
i 'Figure 1 is a detail view showing a dran tube embodying the invention as it appears when applied.
Figure 2 is a detail sectional View.
Figure 3 is a perspective View.
Figure 4 is a detail perspective view of a modified form of plate.
Corresponding and like parts are referred to 'in the following description and designated in the several views of the drawings by like reference characters.
The numeral 1 designates a tube such as generally provided for draining a wound,
incision, or other opening of the human anatomy. The tube is usually of soft rubber and may be of any length anddiameter to best suit the requirements. In accordr ance with the invention a collar, flange, or like part 2 projects outwardlyv from the tube 1 and constitutes a part thereof, and being of soft rubber, readily conforms to the surface and moreover, admits of the the projecting end of the tube, and when the appliance is in position it :is held in place by means of a suitable binder 4: which may consist of a bandage, tape or adhesivc strips. It Will thus be understood that displacement of the tube is prevented and when. the plate 3 is released by disengagement of the binder 4 therefrom, it may-be removed, so that the flexible collar or 'flange 2 may be turned outward to admit of cleansing the mouth of the wound without the necessity of withdrawing the tube. After the mouth of the wound, incision or like opening has been cleansed and the flexihle collar, or flange 2, assumes its previous position, the confinng plate 3 is replaced, and the binder 4, or like part readjusted to secure the part and prevent any possible movement or dis placement.
The collar 2 and plate 3 are provided with guide lines5 to insure an even cutting down when it is required to reduce the size of either. The plate 3 may be shaped to conform to the part of the body against which it is to be placed to fit close thereagainst.
Having thus described the invention, I claim:
A surgical drain tube of soft rubber having a flexible collar of the same material' formed integral therewith intermediate its ends, and a plate of rigid material detaehable from the tube and having an opening to receive the outer end portion'of the tube and adapted to'bear against the outer face ofsaid collar to confine the same and retain the tube in place through the instrumentality of a suitable binder.
JACKSON E. LONG. [L.s.]
In' testimony whereof I affix my signa-