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Publication numberUS1683723 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 11, 1928
Filing dateOct 24, 1927
Priority dateOct 24, 1927
Publication numberUS 1683723 A, US 1683723A, US-A-1683723, US1683723 A, US1683723A
InventorsWilliam Myres Robert
Original AssigneeVattenborg Systems Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Colonic mobile unit
US 1683723 A
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Sept. 11, 1928. 1,683,723

R. w. MYRES COLONIC MOBILE UNIT Filed 00$. 24. 1927 Robe/I Wily/'63 Patented Sept. 11, 1928.

UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.

ROBERT WILLIAM MYRES, 0F SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, ASSIGNOR TO VATTENIBORG I SYSTEMS INC., OF SEATTLE, WASHINGTON.

GOLONIG MOBILE UNIT.

Application filed October 24, 1927. Serial No. 228,188.

The invention is a complete colonic irrigating unit which is mobile, and readily adaptable for injecting a saponified oil or other solution into the colon tube and.v controlling and permitting complete discharge of the same, and also for readily injecting and permitting the discharge of cleaning and medicating solutions through a common applicator without removing the same.

The'object of the invention is to provide a complete mobile unit which permits the entry and discharge of a plurality of solutions into the colon tube without irritating the patient by changing connections or applicators in the apparatus.

Another object of the invention is to provide a complete colon irrigating unit which is portable.

Another object of the invention is to provide a complete colon irrigating unit in which the applicators hold the hemorrhoids in place.

Another object of the invention is to provide a complete mobile colon irrigating unit with means for exhausting air from the apparatus.

Another object of the invention is to provide a complete colon mobile irrigating unit in which the tubes are provided with glass sections through which the entry and discharge solutions maybe readily examined.

A further object of the invention is to provide a colon irrigating device in .which the main colon tube is provided with a glass window and also a metallic connecting sleeve to facilitate the removal and replacirg of the colon tube.

A still further object of the invention is to 'provide a colon irrigating device with a combination valve member for controlling the entry and discharge and which also has a cross passage to permit the discharge from both the colon tube and the applicatornecting the said tubes to a common tube, an-

other valve member connected to the opposite end of the said common tube and having a straight passage with a colon tube connected to the opposite end and also another straight passage with one end connected to an applicator on the said colon tube by a tube, and the other connected by a tube to a discharge container on the base of the said stand, and said latter valve member also having a cross passage with a valve therein for permitting discharge from the colon tube to the said discharge container. The common tube connecting the two valve members is provided with a bulb for readily exhausting air that may leak into the said tubes. The tubes connecting the said latter valve member to the colon tube and applicator are provided with suitable connections and windows.

Other features and advantages of the invention will appear from the following description taken in connection with the drawings, wherein Figure '1 is a view showing the general assembly with the length of the tubes reduced and turned so that they may be illustrated more clearly.

Figure 2 is a detail showing the triple valve member with the cross connection.

Figure 3 is a detail showing the obdurator.

Figure 4 is a view showing a straight applicator for adults.

Figure 5 is a view showing a dilated applicator.

Figure 6 is a view showing a small applicator which is used for children.

In the drawings the device is shown as it would be made wherein numeral 1 indicates a stand which is made with a base 2 having outstanding arms 3 with castors 4;

at the outer ends. A vertical rod 5 is rigidly attached to the rear of the base at the point 6 and at the upper end of the rod is a frame 7 that supports a large percolator 8 and two smaller percolators9 and 10. A small arm 11 may also extend upward from the upper end of the rod 5 and downward into the percolator 8 to support a thermometer 12 as shown.

At the lower end of the percolator 8 is a nipple 13 with a tube 14 attached to it by a connection 15 and the lower end of the tube 14 is provided with a valve 16 and connected to a member 17 as shown. It will be noted that the member 17 has three inlet connections and one outlet so that material from the inlet connections will pass out of the same outlet connection. One of the inlet connections is connected by a tube 18 to the percolator 9 and is provided with a valve 20 and another of the inlet connections is connected by a' tube 21 to the percolator 10 and this connection is also rovided with a valvewhiclr is indicated y the numeral 22.

The outlet connection of the member 17 is connected by a tube 23 to the valve member 24 and this tube is provided/with a bulb 25 which may be squeezed to exhaust air that may have leaked into the apparatus. It will be noted that with one of the valves 16, 20 or 22 open and the valves in the member 24 closed any fluid in the bulb 25 will pass upward and out through the percolators as the bulb is squeezed.

The valve member 24 as shown in Figure 2 is formed with a rectangular shaped block with two parallel passages 26 and 27 and a cross passa e 28, and each of the passa es are provi ed with valves as indicated y the numerals 29, 30 and 31; At the ends of each of the passages 26 and 27 are nilpiples as indicated by the numeral 32 to w ch tubes may readily be attached. In the arrangement as shown the tube 23 is connected to the nipple 32 at one end of the passage 26 and another tube 33 connected to the opposite end so that the solution from the percolators may pass directly through the Valve member with the valve 29 open as shown. The tube 33 is provided with a glass tube 34 forming a window through which the fluid may be examined and also a metallic tube 35 so that the end of the colon tube 36 may readily be removed and replaced from the end thereof. The colon tube 36 will extend strai ht through the applicator as indicated by t e numeral 37 and the opposite end will be closed as shown at the point 38 and provided with openings 39 and 40 adjacent the end thereof.

One end of the passage 27 is connected 'by a tube 41 to a discharge, container 42 which is located on the base as shown in Figure 1 and the opposite end of this passage is connected by a tube 43 also having a glasstube 44 forming a window therein, to a ni ple 45 at the base 46 of the applicator 3 It willbe observed that with the valve 30 open the discharge from the applicator may pass straight through the member 24. The cross pas'sage29 is provided to permit discharge through the colon tube as well as through the applicator, as it will be observed that with the valve 31 open and the valve 29 closed the tubes 33 and 36 may convey a discharge from the end of the colon tub through the valve member and into the discharge container 42.

The applicator is formed with a base 37 'stood from the foregoing description.

which has a packing gland 47 through which the colon tube 36 passes. The base is also provided with an enlarged portion 48 having pins 49 on the outer surface thereof, and tubes as shown in Figures 4, 5 and 6 may be attached to this enlarged portion and held by the pins. Each of the tubes is provided with a nut 50 adaptable to slide over the portion 48, 'and in the sides thereof are slots 51 which may be placed over the pins 49 so that as the tubes are turned the pins will hold them in place. The tube shown in Fi ure 4 and indicated by the numeral 52 is ordinarily used, especially for adults and the tube shown in Figure 6 and indicated by the numeral 53 is used for children. The dilated tube shown in Figure 5 and indicated by the numeral 54 is used to hold the hemorrhoids in place.

It will be understood that changes may be made in the construction without departing from the spirit of the invention. Oneof which changes may be in the general design or arrangement, another may be in the use of valves of a different type or in their arrangement, another may be in the use of different connections in the tubes, and still another may be in the use of difl'erent applicators or other means for attaching them to the tubes.

The construction will be readily undelr- 0 use the device it may be assembled as shown and a solution of saponified oil or a saturated sodium solution or an other suitable solution may be placed in t e percolator 8,

plain warm water placed in the percolator 9 and a suitable medicating solution placed in the percolator 10. It is understood however that any other suitable solutions or combinations of solutions may be used. It is understood that, in use the length of the tubes between the various devices are comparatively lon er than shown in the drawing so that t e applicator can be easily handled by the operator. In use the tubes are opened by the obdurator as shown in Figure 3 and indicated by the numeral 55 and then the applicator 15 inserted in the rectum and the colon tube 36 forced through the applicator and into the colon tube of the atient. The valves 30 and 31 in the mem er 24 are then closed and the valve 29 opened and the valves 20 and 22 closed and the valve 16 opened so that some of the solution in the large percolator 8 may pass into the patient. When a suificient amount of the solution has passed into the patient the valves 16 and 29 are closed and when the patient has held the solution a sufiicient time the valve 30. may be opened to permit the discharge of the solution through ,the applicator and if desired the valve 31 may also be opened to permit the discharge through the colon tube. After this operation has taken place the valves 30 and 31 may be closed and the valves 29 and 20 opened to permit water to pass into the patient which may be discharged in a man or removing the applicator so that the entire operation may be performed Without irritating the patient and with the least possible discomfort. The mobility of the unit makes it possible to readily move it to any desired position without moving the patient. The advantages of this complete mobile irrigating unit should therefore be very apparent. Having thus fully described the invention, lVhat I claim as new and desire to secure 10 Letters Patent is 1. In an irrigating unit of the class described, amain container, a plurality of auxiliary containers, suitable connections from the said containers to a common tube, valves in the said connections, a valve member attached to the common tube, said valve member having two parallel passages and a cross passage with valves in the parallel and cross passages, a 'colon tube connected to the opposite end. of the passage to which the said common tube is attached, said colon tube having a glass tube forming a window therein, a metallic tube forming a connect'on therein, and openings in the sides adjacent the end thereof, an applicator on the said colon tube, anothertube with a glass tube forming a window therein connecting the base of the said applicator to one end of the other of the parallel passages in the said valve membeiythe other end of the said passage having a tube lead'ng therefrom, and a discharge container into which the said latter tube passes.

2. In an irrigating unit of the class described, a main container, a plurality of auxiliary containers", suitable connections from the said conta'ners, to a common tube, valves in thessaid connections, a valve member attached to the common tube,'sa.id valve member being adaptable to permit fluid to pass therethrough in both directions at the same time and also to permit the fluid in one part thereof to pass out with the fluid in the other part thereof, a colon tube connected to the opposite end of the passage to which the said common tube is attached, said colon tube having a glass tube forming a window therein, a metallic tube forming a connection therein, and openings in the sides adjacent the end thereof, an applicator on the said colon tube, another tube with a glass tube forming a window theren connecting the base of the said applicator to one part of the said valve member, the other part of the said valve member having a tube leading therefron'i, and a discharge container into which the said latter tube passes.

3. In an irrigating unitof the class described, a plurality of containers, suitable connections from the said containers to a common tube, valves in the said connections, a valve member attached to the common tube, said valve member having two parallel tached, an applicator on the said colon tube,

another tube connecting the base of the said applicator to one end of the other of the parallel passages in the said valve member, the other end of the said passage having a tube leading therefrom, and a discharge container into which the said latter tube passes.

4. In an irrigating unit of the class described, a plurality of containers, suitable connections from the said containers to a common tube, means for regulating the flow in the said connections, a valve member attached to the common tube, said valve member being adaptable to permit fluids to pass therethrough in both directions at the same t me and also to permit the fluid in one part thereof to pass out with the fluid in the other part thereof, a colon tube connected to the opposite end. of the passage to which the said common tube is attached,'an applicator on the said colon tube, another tube connecting the base of the said applicator to one part of the said valve member, the other part of the said valve member having a tube leading therefrom, and a discharge container into which the said latter tube passes.

In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.

ROBERT WILLIAM MYRES.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification604/32, 604/80
International ClassificationA61M3/00, A61M3/02
Cooperative ClassificationA61M3/0266
European ClassificationA61M3/02E