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Publication numberUS1676308 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 10, 1928
Filing dateApr 22, 1926
Priority dateApr 22, 1926
Publication numberUS 1676308 A, US 1676308A, US-A-1676308, US1676308 A, US1676308A
InventorsWood Sidney C
Original AssigneeWallace E J Collins
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Sanitary syringe nozzle
US 1676308 A
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July 10, 1928. 1.676.308

V s. c. woon SANITARY SYRINGE NOZZLE Filed April 22, 1926 mv NTOR Patented July 10, 192 8 can 5 sInNnY o. WOOD, or BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, Assis -Ion or ONE-HALE; o WALLACE rs 'rj Fri-c E.



, Application filed April 22, 1926. Seria1'N0."103,776; I

This invention relates to, surgical or, therapeutic apparatus and has special reference to means'or methods for the treatment of ailments or diseases of women.

- Among the objects of the invention is to provide a means for the flushing or irrigation of the female generative organs that may be practiced. with the highest degree i of facility and expedition as well as personal comfort, and that will perform .its functions in-the most reliable and, eflicient manner, with respectto maximumcleanliness, sanitation, and remedial efficacy. I

71th the foregoing and other ob ects in view the'invention consists in the arrangement and combination of parts hereinafter described and claimed, and while the inventionis not restricted to the exact details of construction disclosed or suggested herein, still for the purpose of illustrating a practi cal embodiment thereof reference is had to the accompanying drawings, in which like reference characters designate the same parts in the several views, and in which Figure 1 is a perspective view of a preferred embodiment of the invention.

Fig. .2 is a longitudinal section of the I nozzle and associated parts,

F ig. 3. is a'transverse sectional detail on p the line 3.3 of Fig. 2.

Referring now more specifically to; the

drawings, Ishow an apparatus comprisinga nozzle 10 of pecullar design and constructionithe same being so shaped as to be applied and manipulatedmost easily,-comfortably, and eifectively. The ngzzle may be described in general terms as consisting of a its point portion bent upward from the'axis of the base portion, or at an oblique angle tothe plane of the base portion. In the consideration ofthi-s description it willbe borne in mind that two important objects are aimed at and which I have provided for most effectively,-maximuni penetration or insertion of the cleansing or medicated fluid and the retention thereof in the largest v'olume consistentfwith the internal capacity of the organ being treated.

The nozzle 10 includes a base portion consisting of a hollow body 11, of elliptical form in cross section, and, having imperforateflexible side walls and being approximately in the form of a frustum of an oblique cone and having'a nearly flat base.

flange 12 of elliptical form. The flange has its side edge 12 inclined upwardly from the flat plane of the flange'as a base in a su'b.stantiallyfrusto-conical form, and said surface 12 is preferably of somewhat arcuate form for the sake of maximum ease of operation of the device. A hollow or channel 12 of annular form extends along the periphery of. the flange 1 2,upon that side thereof remote from the flat plane of. theflange as aforesaid providing a sealingv lip 12. This combined with the fact that the thickness of the flange 12diminishes considerably tof ward the shorter axis of the elliptical flange 12 as shown at '12, insures of the most efl'ective-fitting of the device to the'female generative organ when the stem is inserted to its full extent, and consequently of the most reliable sealing of said organ. The upper surface of the flange, or that side of. the flange which is nearest the stem 12 is thus seen to be generally of hollowed or concave forma- 1 tion and to have an eifective peripheral seallng 11p which lies in an arcuate surface.

flexible body 11 is a stem 13, whichthougli made preferably as an integraland homogeneous part of the body is materially stiflcommunicate with longitudinal distribution ducts 17 along the outside of the point per? tion 14. f

Within. the body 11 and constituting in The upward ,extension from the hollow effect-an integraleXtenSi n of themassiof the stem portion 13 is a nipple 118 having a bore or axial port 19 in direct'communi'ca- .tion with the. port 15; The parts thusfar described may bethought of being formed,

as by molding, as of onepiece of material such as vulcanized rubber and hence .ofI'a flexible or elasticnature'and hence self conformable to the anatomy of eachpatient.

. The stem 13 because itis more nearly solid is naturally stilferthanthe body 11 and so is more conducive to direct and easy penetration. The body 11, becauseof itsrelatively fiexibleor pliable nature is calculatedto I with the greatest ease.

be projected into the organ being treated so that the base flange 12 will fit close against or around the opening of the tissues, the body 11 and base 12 co-operating to serve as a plug or closure for the organ,

so as to insure maximumexpansion or dilation of the complex folds or internal tissues to be reached for medication or cleansing. From the composition and structure of the nozzle, moreover, it may readily and thoroughly be sterilized after eachuse or application in practice.

At 201- indicate a suggestion of any suitable container', reservoir, or source of supply or means to provide an application of a sterilizing or medicated fluid to and-through the nozzle. A tube 21 conveys the fluid from its source tothe nipple 18- with which the tube is detachably connected, as through a tubular coupling 22 of hardrubber, or its equivalent projected into the axial port 19, the outer end 28 of said coupling being interna'lly threaded to receive the threaded end 24: of a coupling 25 havingan end with which the tube 21 is connected. It will be understoodthat the coup'ling22 is intended to remain permanently in engagement with the nipple 18; By means of this arrange ment, a reliable connection is provided between the tube 21 and the nipple 18, which connection can be broken with ease and colerity, and interchangeability is provided for. That neck portion of the nipple between the coupling and the main part of the stem is flexible and hence the tubular conhus I provide a hollow or channel 26 extending lengthwise of the stem 13 and along the bottom thereof relative to the normal direction of use of the instrument in the female generative organ. A nipple 27 of hard rubber or the like is extended through flange '12 so as to communicate with the channel 26. A rubbertube having a pinch cock may be connected to said nipple, but this being conventional is not shown in the drawings. By manipulation of the pinch cook, the cleansing fluid .may be drained as desired,

and the fluid may be retained in the organ as may be found suitable or necessary. Since the drainage channel 26 is at the outside of the nozzle, saidchannel can be cleaned The outlet of the open channel at nipple 27 is well within the organ sealing means. Moreover, drainage can be accomplished with the maximum eflectiven'ess, since the channel 26 extends along the extreme underside of the nozzle. Simplicity of construction is likewise maintained.

From the foregoing specific description of. the apparatus, a brief resume of its use and operation should suflice. With. thepatient in a reclining position on her back, or sitting more or less erect, the point 14 will be projected inward and upward, the longer axis of the elliptical base 12 and body 11 being upright, and the base will be forced with a moderate degree of pressure suficiently far inward for the'fl'angedi base portion to seal substantially the mouth of'the'i organ. The resilient walls. of the body" 11;- readily and comfortably conform at this time to both the size and: shape of: the? ad jacent tissues. \Vhile the nozzleis held: in: this position, with the point portion 14 well upward on the interior, the-medicament" or' sterilizing fluid will be introduced through the channels and ports described; As are sult of the described construction: and close fitting application of thebase portion'to the anatomy, as set forth, the fluid? willior: may be retained within the organ. and, with sufiicient pressure at the source, will d istend or balloon the tissues and so reach into or between all the intricate and: complex: intenstices, where it is impossible for such. fluids to reach. under other commonly practiced methods. After being soretain'edi under su'liicient' distending pressure as long: as re? quired or desired, thefluid willsbe-permitte'd to drain away,-preferably' through channel 26 and nipple 27 to any suitablereceptacle by means of arubber tube or the like: as may be found convenient.

I claim:

1. The herein described douchecompris= ing a nozzle, and means including a base flange projecting from and surroundi'ng'said nozzle, the flange being arranged' to seal an organ into which the nozzle is inserted, the flange being provided for this-purposewith an annular channel on that side of the flange nearest the nozzle, the outer edge of the channel constituting an annular sealing lip projecting generally toward the nozzle for effective sealing of the organ as aforesaid, said flange being of relatively considerablethickness forthe sake of requisite stiffness, and having an edge surface of substantially frusto-conical form, the smaller base Whereof is on that side of the flange nearest the nozzle, the face of the flange remote from said nozzle providing an acute an'gle'sealing edge. 7.

2'. The herein described douche compris ing a nozzle, and means including: a base flange projecting from and surroundingsaid nozzle, the flange being arranged: to: seal? an organ into which the nozzle is inserted, the flange being provided for thispurposewith an znniplar channel on: that side oftheiflaaige 1,676,308 v I I 3 nearest the nozzle, the outer edge of the chanand decreasing in thickness toward the renel constituting an annular sealing lip progion at'the ends of the shorter axis'of the 10 jecting generally toward the nozzle for efi'ecflange thus providing for flexibility about tive sealing of the organ as aforesaid, the the shorter axis of the flange,'said'seali11g 5 flange being of elliptical form, the axis of the lip lying therefore in an arcuate surface.

nozzle lying in the plane of the longer axis of I In testimony whereof I aflix my signature. f

the flange, the flange being of a maximum a a n 1 thickness at the ends of said longer axis SIDNEY C. WOOD.

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US2591371 *Feb 23, 1950Apr 1, 1952Nimmo Raymond LDouche nozzle
US4804373 *Jun 2, 1988Feb 14, 1989Bloxom Jr Ingrid BStructure to introduce irrigation liquid through a stoma of an ostomy patient
WO1988003818A1 *Mar 20, 1987Jun 2, 1988Bloxom Ingrid BurmaStoma irrigation device
U.S. Classification604/41, 604/276
International ClassificationA61M3/02, A61M3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA61M3/0283
European ClassificationA61M3/02H2