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Publication numberUS1766668 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 24, 1930
Filing dateNov 11, 1925
Priority dateNov 11, 1925
Publication numberUS 1766668 A, US 1766668A, US-A-1766668, US1766668 A, US1766668A
InventorsMiller Philip M
Original AssigneeFlorence R Miller
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Manual syringe
US 1766668 A
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June 24, 1930. P. M. MILLER 1,766,668

MANUAL SYRINGE Filed Nov. 11, 1925 \q-J; v

y \0 Q7 e I Patented June 24, 1930 i UNITED STATES PATENT? OFFICE .PHILIP M. MILLER, OF BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, ASSIGNOR TO FLORENCE R. MILLER,

' OF BROOKLYN, NEW YORK MANUAL SYRINGE Application filed November 11, 1925. Serial No. 68,472.

This invention relates to bulb syringes of the type which are used manually for hygienically cleansing the vaginal canal.

Another object of the invention is the provision of means with the syringe for introducing into the vaginal canal of medicinal substances for disinfecting the mucous mem brane and the allied parts thereof.

6 Another object of the invention is the provision of means which are provided with special features for spraying a medicament into the vaginal canal and, with the cooperation of a member associated therewith, the

. return of flow of the injected disinfectant is prevented at will and the anatomical parts are desirably dilated and medicinally treated and nourished, and when desired the contaminated medicament is permitted to return from the vaginal canal into the springe by the physical suction created by the removal of pressure upon the syringe previously applied thereto for operating the means.

The main object of the invention is, in a sense, to improve the device described in the gaspecification of application Serial No. 5653,

filed J an. 29, 1925.

To the attainment of the foregoing, the invention consists in the improvement as hereinafter described and definitely claimed. In the accompanying drawings, forming a part thereof- Fig. 1 is a side elevation of a vaginal. syringe;

Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the syringe in a modified form;

Fig. 3 is a cross section of Fig. 2 taken on the line 22 as indicated by the arrows; and

Figs. 4 and 5 are parts of Fig. 1, shown in longitudinal section.

For the purpose of developing useful fea' tures of means for simply introducing an antiseptic into the vaginal canal of a human vbody for therapeutically treating the anatomical parts thereof, I provide two constructions shown respectively in Figs. 1 and 2, one being of a modified form. Each construotion comprises a medicament container 6 having projected the sturdy elbow nozzle 7. The portion 8, comprising the tip part, is preferably conical in shape and provided with a suitable contact surface one for securely retaining the air container 9 and the other for securely retaining the air container 10, each of which assuming a corresponding conical contour. The nozzle obviously is provided with a through canal 11 for passing of the liquid antiseptic into the vaginal canal from the medicament container 6.

The air container of the construction shown in Fig. 1 is provided with associated members 12, 13, 14 and 15, which comprise an elastic bulb 12 interconnected with an elastic tube 13, a check member 14 fixed in the container and a release member 15 also fixed in the container, for a uniform co-operation of operation of the construction as hereinafter described.

The member 14 which interconnects the air container 9 with the tube 13, encloses a plunger 16 resiliently controlled by a spring 17. This embodiment permits the passage of air through the tube 13 to the interior of the air container 9 when the bulb 12 is operated, v and prevents the back flow of the air from 7 the air container, whereby the air container is retained inflated with the cooperation of the member 15 which is permanently fixed in the air container as hereinbefore described and encloses a slidable piston 18 having its head 19 engaged on the inclined surfacev 20 thereof, thereby preventing the accidental escape of air from the container,

The construction shown in Fig. 2 comprises a modification, which may be provided with the check member 14 hereinbefore described for inflating the air container 10 in any preferable manner, to have the container remained permanently inflated. In this manner of construction I eliminate the elastic a al bulb 12 and tube 13 used in connection with the construction shown in Fig. 1, but I may use the release member 15 hereinbefore described, in connection with the air container 10 for the obvious reason of releasing the excessive supply of air therein. The air container if desired may be hermeticall kept inflated instead of having it inflated by the means hereinbefore described. It is also desirable to be understood that the air container may be substituted by cushioning means s ch as by spongy or similar elastic means 0 the shape that will serve the desired purpose.

U insertion into vaginal canal of the nozz e the conical air container plugs the orifice thereof and the medicament container is compressed manually to force the liquid medicament therein through the conical nozzle into the vaginal canal thereby filling it to the extent such that the anatomical parts thereof are desirably stretched and the liquid is retained therein, thus preventing premature return of the liquid therefrom, for therapeutically feeding the anatomical parts. Upon removal of the pressure on the medicament liquid container physical suction is then created by the resiliency or elasticity of the container while assuming its normal contour, whereby the contaminated liquid is caused to flow hack into the container, and upon releasing the release valve the air container is deflated and the construction is removed. It is obvious, with the described construction no douche pan is necessary to receive the returned flow of the injected liquid as in the case with the ordinary bulb or fountain springe where such utensil is essential to reye'iit soiling the clothes or getting wet, as it may be the case.

As the ph siological or patholo ical existence of fods or ockets in and a out the mucuous membrance 0f the vaginal canal. scientific ap lication of medicament to the parts thereoi meets with many adverse con? ditions whereby the diseased, or other, anatomical arts are not thereapeutically beneied for t e la .fpi' p i adm n s ra of medicament, the atter, under the ordinary course of douching the va inal canal for treating its parts, cannotreac its destination because, f or instance, of relapse of the parts ther in able c e me hich m a detriment to the roper application of a medicement. Exciu ing the pathological conditiop, there exists a physiological or periodical condition which re ires hygienic irrigation of theparts, hereiiibefore described, and in this c ase pro er introduction into the vaginal f a hygienic medicament is likewise met, disa pointlments for the same 0bvioils, reasons, lierein efore described,

W'ih he ab v xi t ng on i i h flow of medicament does not reach its intended QWRE QH nd, wing o gravity, re s the moment it is introduced into the vaginal canal, for the physical conditions of the anatomical parts scantingly receive and cannot retain a lar er quantity of fluid than is normally, usuafiy injected thereinto, and, as a result, the anterior and lateral parts are unsatisfactorily thereapeutically irrigated.

As it is obvious that with the cushioning features of the air chambers as well as with the conical shape of each nozzle, the elements form an obstruction to the return of the flow of the medicament upon their insention into the orifice of a human canal, and, cons uentl it causes an accumulation of the in ected fluid into the thus plugged canal upon the application of pressure to the medicament container, to the extent of sufficiently dilating the anatomical arts, which condition permits the antisetp c to reach and treat all parts which have previously been obscured owing to the conditions, hereinbefore described. Upon releasing the pressure on the l quid container, the contaminated antise tie s returned by suction into the or una contamer, the fluid bein then emptie and the container sterilized )1 further use. With the disclosed properties of the elbow conical nozzle audits ail container, as well as with the other disclosed onstructions, I provide novel means for thorou lily irrigat ng the human canal and, in a lition, e minating the use of the ordinary douche an. desire it to he understood that modificat ons, changes and variations may be made, as the pri ciple of the invention resides n the novel coni bi ation of means for sy n ing the anatomiczil parts while dilating an keep ng the parts dilated under the pressure of the in ected fluid.

Ha i g t u s ibed I claim and desire to secure ent, is:

1. A syringe comprising an elast c l quid container open at one end, an nterchangeable elbow-shaped vaginal nozzle pro ecting from the end thereof, a conical member projecting from the nozzle a conical a r container'on the conical mem r, a tube, an elast c member, the tube connecting the air containe with the elastic member, and means checking and releasing the air pressure in the air container.

2. A syringe comprising an elastic liqu d container open at one end, an interchangeable elbow-shaped vaginal nozzle prolecting from the open end thereof, a, conical memer weie tingie the sca a nic l i pressure container on the conical member, a tub an ela t c memb e tube n er enecting with the air-pressure 0011M! and elastic member, and means checking the air pressure in the air container for retaining the nozzle in a human orifice and releasing the air p essure in the elastic air container my invention, what y l tte Pe for removal of the nozzle from the human orifice.

3. A syrin e comprising an elastic liquid container open at one end, an interchangeable elbow-shaped vaginal nozzle projecting from the open end thereof, a conical member projecting from the nozzle, a conical air-pressure container on the conical member, a tube, an elastic member, the tube interconnecting with the air-pressure container and elastic member for co-operatively inflating the airpressure container thereby to stretch and plug a human orifice and retain at Will a liquid injected into the human orifice through the nozzle upon compressing the elastic liquid container, and means checking the air pressure in the air-pressure container upon introducing of the nozzle into the human orifice and releasing the air-pressure in the air container for removal of the nozzle from the human orifice.

4. A syringe comprising an elastic liquid container open at one end, an elbow-shaped nozzle projecting from the open end thereof, a conical member projecting from the nozzle encircled by a conical air-pressure container, a through communication in the nozzle for carrying a liquid, the conical air container being adapted for a gradual plugging of a human orifice, and-means for inflating and controlling the air-pressure in the air container.

5. A syringe comprising an elastic liquid container open at one end, a liquid therein, an elbow-shaped nozzle having a conical member projecting therefrom, an air container on the conical member, means inflating and controlling the air-pressure in the air container, the air-pressure container being adapted for gradually dilating and plugging the orifice of a human canal thereby to retain the liquid in the human canal upon injecting the liquid through the communication in the nozzle by compression on the liquid container and permitting the return of the liquid into the liquid container upon removal of the pressure thereon.

6. A syringe comprising an elastic liquid container open at one end, a liquid therein, an elbow-shaped nozzle projecting from the open end thereof, a conical member projecting from the nozzle, an inflated air pressure container on the conical member, the inflated air-pressure container being adapted for gradually dilating and plugging the orifice of a human canal thereby to retain the llquld therein upon injecting the same through the nozzle by compression upon the liquidcontainer and permitting the return of the liquid into the liquid container upon removal of the compression thereon.

7 A syringe comprising an elastic liquid container open at one end, a liquid therein, an elbow-shaped vaginal nozzle projecting from the open end thereof, a conical member projecting from the nozzle, the nozzle including means adapted to interchangeably secure a rectal nozzle, an inflated air-pressure container on the conical member, the air-pressure member bein adapted for gradually dilating and plugging the orifice of a human canal and preventing the return of the liquid subsequent to injecting the same through the nozzle into the human canal by compressing the liquid container and permitting the return of the liquid into the liquid container by the physical suction created by the liquid container upon removal of the pressure thereon.

8. A. syringe comprising an elastic liquid container open at one end, an elbow-shaped injecting nozzle projecting from the open end thereof, a medicament in the liquid container, a conical member projecting from the nozzle, a resilient member on the conical member, the nozzle and resilient member being adapted for gradually dilating and plugging the orifice of a human canal to retain the medicament therein thereby applying the medicament to the anatomical parts of the human canal by compressing the liquid container and permitting the return of the medicament into the liquid container upon removal of the pressure thereon.

9. A syringe comprising an elastic liquid container open at one end, the container having means adapted to interchangeably secure a rectal nozzle, an elbow-shaped injecting vaginal nozzle projecting from the open end of the liquid container, a medicament in the liquid container, a conical memher on the nozzle, a cushioning member on the conical member, the nozzle and cushion ing member being so shaped as to gradually dilate and plug the orifice of a human canal for retaining therein the medicament treating the anatomical parts thereof by the application of pressure on the liquid container and permitting the return of the medicament into the liquid container by removal of the pressure thereon.

10. A syringe comprising an elastic liquid container open at one end, an injecting nozzle projecting from the open end thereof, a medicament in the liquid container, an enlarged member head projecting from the nozzle, an elastic member on the said enlarged head, the nozzle and elastic member conforming to the contour of the front part of the human pelvis and being adapted to gradually dilate and plug the orifice of a human canal for retaining the medicament therein thereby saturating the folds of the anatomical parts of the human canal by compressing the liquid container and permitting the with draWal of the medicament upon removal of the pressure thereon.

11. A syringe comprising an elastic liquid container open at one end securing an injecting vaginal nozzle, a liquid in the liquid container, a cushioning member on the outer portion of the injecting vaginal nozzle, the nozale and cushioning member being adapted to mould to the contour of the front part; of the human pelvis and the cushioning member being adapted to gradually dilate and plug the orifice of a human canal for retaining the liquid therein thereby saturating the membranous folds of the anatomical parts of the human canal to a point of stretching the walls charges therein by compressing the liquid container and permitting the removal of the liquid by the removal of pressure thereon.

PHILIP M. MILLER.

CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTION.

Patent No. 1,766,668. Granted June 24, 1930, to

PHILIP M. MILLER.

It is hereby certified that error appears in the printed specification of the above numbered patent requiring correction as follows: Page 4, line 10, claim 11, strike out the word charges"and insert instead the Words "thereof for removal of the accumulated discharges"; and that the said Letters Patent should he read with this correction therein that the same may conform to the record of the case in the Patent Office.

Signed and sealed this 3rd day of February, A. D. 1931.

M. J. Moore, (Seal) Acting Commissioner of Patents.

Classifications
U.S. Classification604/37, 604/98.2
International ClassificationA61M3/02, A61M3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA61M3/0287
European ClassificationA61M3/02H4