US 1728322 A
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M. BADRIAN Sept. 17, 1929.
DEVICE FOR BLAS'I'ICALLY CLAMPING OFF THE MALE URETHRA Filed Feb. 21, 1929 77]. Bad wan Patented Sept. 17, 1929 maize UNITED s'rAres PATENT or ice;
MAX BADRIAN, or BERLIN, GERMANY,
DEVICE FOR ELASTICALLY CLAMPING OFF THE MALE URETHRA Application filed February 21, 1829, Serial No. 341,754, and in Germany February 22, 1928. i
This invention relates to a device for elastically clamping off the male urethra by means of two resiliently connected bows and a locking formed of teeth and an engaging member.
According to the invention one of the bows carries a blade spring of the same width as the bow and having locking teeth, in which the resilient locking element fixed to the other bow engages.
As compared with known securing means of similar type for clips, the securing means according to the invention presents the advantage that it is not necessary to open the securing device before the injection. The passage of the liquid at the injection is effected by the actual pressure of the injection, whilst flowing back of the liquid is alltomatically prevented by the spring. After an injection the clip is only locked tighter by means of the two bow arms so that even in the case of sneezing or coughing, i. e. exceptional straining of the abdominal press, the closure remains tight without exerting an excessive clamping efiect or losing in elasticity. Therefore, even when using the device for periods of to minutes, the patient does not experience pains due to pressure or otnercauses.
Owing to the small size and light weight of the instrument there is further no danger of the implement catching in the-clothing or toppling over towards the front. Owing to its short clasp shape it adapts itself well to the member, is not top heavy and sits so that it cannot shift even in the event of excessive movement.
For this reason the device is suitable not only for home treatment of male gonorrhea, but can also be used for other purposes, e. g. for preventative disinfection of, the urethra (also for first-aid stations) for anaesthetizing the urethra before starting to operate for provisionally clamping off the urethra during the night in the case of bladder weakness (enuresis) and paralyzation of the bladder (spinal diseases), for one-armed gonorrhea patients for whom the fixing of the syringe to the opening of the urethra for making an injection would otherwise be impossible. I
'An embodiment of the invention is illustrated by way of example in the accompanying drawings in which:
Fig. 1 shows a side elevation, of the instrument. r 7 I I i Fig. 2 a top plan view of Fig. 1 and Fig. 8 arear end view of Fig. 1.
The instrument consists chiefly of a clip having a 'lower'arm a and an upper arm 0. It is immaterialwhetherthe arm' a or the arm 0 is uppermost when the device is used. On the inner surface of arm ma blade spring 9 is fixed, which effects the automatic opening of the bows or arms 0 anda and automatically regulates the pressure exerted upon the member so that a perfect isolation is obtained. v preferably provided with apertures 71, in which the skin of the member enters when being isolated thereby preventing slipping. of the clip. The upward bent portion (Z of the arm or bow at is preferably forked and has on. its inner side a number of locking teeth with which a resilient locking element 6 engages which is fixed to the upper arm or bow 0. This locking element may for example be guided by the flanged free end of the bow 0 as shown at z'. According to the pressure required the locking element e is inserted into a lower or upper locking tooth f. The locking teeth are shaped so' that the spring e cannot accidentally disen gage from the teeth. The arms or bows a and 0 are connected by an ordinary hinge d;
. The operation is as follows:
When the patient has carried out the in- The arm or bow cfis I jection in the ordinary manner, he grips the extreme end of the glands between the thumb and index finger of his left hand, applies the open clip, held in the right hand, as near as possible to the opening of the urethra and then, according to the size of the glands, gradually presses the two arms or bows towards each other as strongly as possible without causing himself pain. After a certain time has elapsed he presses lightly on the two press buttons of the locking element when the liquid will flow out.
Thepatient, especially however a one-armed patient, may also apply the clip before carrying out the injection. For this purpose he engages the locking element in the pair of teeth corresponding to the maximum opening capacity of the clip. When he has properly positioned the clip, he takes the full syringe between his thumb'and finger, pulls the member to the front with the ball of the hand and with the fourth finger until he can insert the syringe in the opening of the urethra. He then injects slowly if necessary in two or three operations, as back-flowing of the liquid which has been introduced is prevented'by the pressure of the elastic blade spring 9. Atthe termination of the injection he puts down the syr inge and then presses the arms or bows as far as possible towards each other.
I claim v A device for elastically clamping oli the male urethra, comprising in combination with a lower flat arm having its rear end bent upward and provided with locking I teeth, an upper curved arm hingedly fixed on the front end of said lower arm, a blade v spring fixed on the inner surface of said lower arm preferably of the same width as saidlower arm, and-a Wire spring fixed on the uppersurfaoe'of said upper arm forming aresilient clip adapted to engage with said locking teeth of said'lower arm.
In testimony whereof I afix my signature. V I
' DR.,MED. MAX BADRIAN.