US 1762858 A
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June 10, 1930. c. s. FREEDMAN RECTAL SUPPOSITORY AND HOLDER THEREFOR Filed Aug. 425. 1927 Patented June 10, 1930 y i UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE l i l CHARLES s. FREEDMAN, 0F vLos ANGELES, CALIFORNIA i Y i JaliiczlAI.l sUr'POsIToRY AND HoLnER THEREFOR' f I Application lecl August 25,1927. SerialNo'. 1215433.
invention has relation more specif- Fig'. f 3 isacentral longitudinal section ically to a devi-ce forV supporting an eXpan-Y through the holder.- y f sible rectal suppository in position in a Y Figui is a modified form of holder. v rectum. v l Fig. 5 is altransversesection through the 5 A chief object of the invention isy to proholder! taken on line5-5 of Fig. 3. 'f 55 vde.' a suppository holder that will securely Heretofore, suppositories have been Vemmai'ntain an expansiblesuppository in place ployedinconnection with `certain diseases in a rectal canal and to provide means for 4of the rectalcanal, such as fissures, stula, the; application of a fluid. to the suppository nhemorrhoids, prolapse of the rectum and Hr afterthegsamev has been mounted in posltlon certainiprostatic conditions,I to effect medi- -50 f for expanding the same. cationfrof the affected parts. When such. Another object is to providea holder hav- Suppositories are introduced into the rectal ing a' flu-id` reservoir or Well forsupplying canal, the 4action of the sphincter 'muscles fluid to expand the suppository after an (internal and external) isvtovforce the same *1?5 initial' placement. v upwardly into thelcanal and beyond the 55 a pliable material such as vulcanized rubber in order that it may conform toV the movements of the patient, although no discomfort would kbe occasioned by the use of bases formed of metal or hard rubber.
The bulbous reservoir', when the holder is in position, passes above the grasp of the internal sphincter muscle of the rectal canal, thereby causing a continuous and intermittent contraction of the internal and external sphincter muscles in 'an effort to expel the suppository, and thus cause a continuous massage of the medication carried by the suppository into the diseased or disordered portions of the anal canal.v i
The type of suppository which I have successfully employed in connection with my holder consists of cylindrical portions of tangled seaweeds, known to the profession as tents Each portion being bored in order that it may be conveniently held in position on the perforated metal tube of the holder, as shown in the various views of the drawings. The exterior surface of the tent"7 is supplied-with the desired medicant, and it will be obvious that the medicant will be continuously applied to the aected parts as long as the holder is worn. As vthe medicated suppository -is gradually absorbed, compensatory expansion of the tent7 is taking place simultaneously, thus maintaining the appliance in firm contact with the rectal tissues, and-overcoming any tendency of the same to relax and fall away from contact with the medicant.
When placing the holder with the suppository in place ther'eon in the anal canal, the bulbous end is inverted and filled with distilled water or a medicated solution. The suppository is then placed onthe stem which is then attached to the bulb. The holder may then be placed in position as shown in Fig. 1. The diameter of the seaweed tent will expand to several times its normal size when submitted lto the action of a iiuid but its maximum expanded diameter will be Vless than the diameter of the reservoir 8, this expansion serving to distend the wall of the anal'canal and thus permit of a complete medication of the affected parts.
In Fig. 4 of the drawings, I have shown a modified form of'holderV in which the perforated tube is dispensed with,.tl1e supporting base member and bulbous reservoirbeing screwed in they end of the suppository base. The diameter of the bore in this case is slightly smaller than the threaded ends of the outlet part of the bulb and the stud i be found to be as equally efficient.
What I claim is:
l. A rectal suppository holder comprising a hollow shaft member having a fluid reservoir at its upper end, and a base member secured to the lower end of said shaft.
2. A rectal suppository-holder comprising a hollow shaft for supporting a suppository thereon having a fluidfreservoir at its upper end, and a closure member detachably secured to the lower end of said 3. A rectal suppository holder comprising a hollow shaft member for supporting a suppository thereon, an enlarged member detachably secured to the upper end of said shaft adapted to be engaged by the rectal muscles to prevent undue slippage ofthe holder when in position,.and a base or closure member secured to the lower -end of said shaft. l
4. A rectal suppository holder comprising a tubular member having a plurality of perforations in its wall, a fluid reservoir formed on the upper `end of said tube and in fluid communication therewith, l and a base or closure member secured to the lower end of said tube.
5. A rectal suppository comprising a hollow shaft member having a perforated Wall, a bulbous fluid reservoir detachably secured to the upper end of'said shaft member for supplying fluid' to the perforated shaft member, and a base or closure member detachably secured to the lower end of said shaft member. u
6. A rectal suppository holder comprising a perforated tube, a iiuid reservoir secured to the upper end of said tube for supplying a fluid thereto and to prevent a displacement of the holder when in position in the rectal canal, and a base or closure member secured to the lower end of said tube.H
, 7. A suppository holder comprisingaperforated tube for supporting -a suppository having a medicated surface thereon, an expansible suppository mounted on said'tube, and a fluid reservoir Ysecured to the upper end of said tube forsupplying fluid to the suppository to expand the same.
8. A rectal suppository holder comprising a perforated shaft member closed at its lower end for supporting a suppository, and a hollow fluid holding member secured to the upper end of said shaft, said member adapted to be engaged by the rectal muscles to prevent disengagement of the holder and t-he suppository' thereon'after placement.
9. A rectal suppository comprising a tube having perforations in its wall, a uid holding member. of'greater diameter than the tube connected to its upper end, a suppository encircling said tube having a medication on-its outer surface, and a closure member detachably connected to the lower end of said tube. l t f 10. A rectal suppostory comprising a cylindrical member formed of expansble material having a, medication applied thereto, a ud reservoir connected to the upper end of said suppository for supplying fluid thereto, and a closure member securedv to the lower end of said suppostory.
In testimony whereof I a'lX my signature.
CHARLES S. FREEDMAN.