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Publication numberUS1852351 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 5, 1932
Filing dateApr 2, 1928
Priority dateApr 2, 1928
Publication numberUS 1852351 A, US 1852351A, US-A-1852351, US1852351 A, US1852351A
InventorsMarion Lewis Everett
Original AssigneeMarion Lewis Everett
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Vaginal douche pipe
US 1852351 A
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April 5, 1932. E. M. I Ewls 1,852,351

VAGINAL DOUCHE PIPE Filed April 2, 1928 INVENTOR Patented Apr. 5, 1932 EVERETT MARION LEWIS, OF TULSA, OKLAHOMA VAGINAL DOUCHE PIPE Application filed April 2, 1928. Serial No. 266,618.

The invention relates to improvements in vaginal douche pipes in whicha stop cock or valve is provided in the internal pipe near its proximal end and a groove or catch is provided in the said internal pipe near its distal end for the attachment of a soft collapsible bulb.

The objects of my invention are, first7 to provide a means of using a detachable soft collapsible perforated elastic bulb for the effective non-irritating use of any cleansing vaginal. douche solution or application of any medical solution usually recommended for use in the treatment of diseased conditions of the vagina or cervix uteri; second, to provide a practical readily accessible means of cutting` ott or regulating the flow of a vaginal douche solution into and through a detachable soft collapsible perforated elasticbulb while the said bulb is inserted in the vaginal canal; with the foregoing objects in view I have provided vaginal douche pipes comprising a rigid external pipe and a rigid slidable internal pipe and a stop cock located in the nozzle portion of the rigid slidabl-e internal pipe and have provided a detachable soft collapsible perforated elastic bulb for use in connection with the said vaginal douche pipes. The rigid external pipe has thin Walls Which are so shaped that there is provided an enlarged proximal and distal end portion, there are no perforations or openings in its walls laterally except a median slot and a right and left side slot to accommodate the stock of a stop cock and to permit of its adjustment and use. The said external pipe serves as a housing for the rigid slidable internal pip-c and as ay means of controlling and inserting the detachable soft collapsible perforated elastic bulb into the vaginal canal. The rigid slidable internal pipe has thin walls except near its proximal end where there is provided a comparatively thick enlarged portion to accommodate a stop cock, the said pipe has no perforations or openings in its Walls laterally except an opening in its enlarged proximal end portion in which there is fitted a stop cock, it has a provision at its proximal end for the attachment of a rubber hose or tubing and has a groove or catch at its distal end which provides a means of holding the neck of the detachable' soft collapsible perforated elastic bulb and retaining the said bulb in position While it is being used with a vaginal douche solution, the said rigidslidable internal pipe together with its stop `cockserves to control or regulate the flow of a vaginal douche solution into and through the detachable soft collapsible perforated elastic bulb. The stop cock which I have provided for use in connection with the said vaginal douche pipes and which is located in the nozzle portion of `the rigid slidable internal pipe serves as a `means of cutting oft or regulating the flow of -a solution through the nozzle portion of the said pipe. The detachable soft collapsible perforated elastic bulb which I have provided for use in connection Withthe said vaginal douche pipes is of globular shape and has thin elastic walls which are provided with numerous small perforations to permit of an adequate fiovv of a vaginal douche solution, the said bulbbefore use isto be attached `in the groove or catch in the distal end of the rigid slidable internal pipe. when it is so attached and When it is inserted into the vaginal canal together with the rigid external pipe and the rigid `slidable internal pipe and a vaginal douche solution from a fountain syringe or other container is allowed to flow into it itv becomes expanded or rounded out and forms a cushion and at the same time allows a free flow of the douche solution to spray out through the numerous perforations in its eX- panded wall-s; the said bulb by its expansion produces an expansion of the walls of the vagina and while being used by an upward and downward movement in the vaginal canal it serves to wipe away or dislodge impurities and by a liquid flowing through its numerous small perforations it serves to effectively cleanse thevaginal canal and cervix uteri by spraying any solution usually recommended or used for a vaginal douche and serves to effectively apply medicine in solution as a treatment for various diseased conditions of the vagina and cervix uteri.

One form of the invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a view of the device as it appears when ready to be inserted into the vaginal canal. Figure 2, a view of the device as it would appear while in use after being inserted into the vaginal canal except the shape of the soft collapsible bulb`3 while in use is variable. Figure 3, a sectional view of the distal end-s of pipes l and 2 and sectional view of soft collapsible bulb 3 shown as they appear ready to be inserted into the vaginal canalV (see Figure l). Figure 4, a sectional view of the ends of pipes land2 and vsectional view of soft collapsible bulb 3 shown vas they would appear while in use afterbeingin'serted into the vaginal canal except the shape .of the soft collapsible bulb 3 while in use is variable (see Figure 2). p Figure 5, a sectional view of internal pipe 2showing venlarged portion near its 'proximal end which accommodates stop cock or valve 4. Figure 6, a sectional view of the distal ends of pipes 1 kand f2 :and sectional view of soft collapsible bulb 3.*showing internal pipe 2 in an extended Vposition with soft collapsible bulb 3 collapsed and attached in grooveor 4catch which is provided near the distal end of said internal pipe 2.

The vaginal douche lpipes described and claimed in this specification :and illustrated by the accompanying drawings may be manufactured of hard rubber or of other hard substances as celluloid, etc., or the pipes may be manufactured of a metallic substance. The soft collapsible bulb 3 `which is to be used in l.connection with the vaginal -douche pipes is to be manufactured of soft rubber or of other soft substance which is .adaptableto the production of a :suitable thin Walled collapsible bulb. i

The external pipe l serves as a housing .and

vas a control for the internal pipe 2 and as a housing and control for the soft collapsible bulb 3. The proximal ,end of external pipe 1 hasl Yan enlarged portion to .accommodate the enlarged proximal end portion of internal pipe `2 and :the said external pipe l has an lenlarged portion at its distal end to accommodate the :soft collapsible bulb 3, The yenlarged proximal end portion of-external pipe l is provided with .a median slot, said median slot has a right Vand lef-t side slot near its distal end, the said median and side slots :accommodate stock of stop cock or valve 4 which is located in internal pipe 2 near its proximal end; the stock of said stop cock or ward Von knob or handle 5; when the said knob or handle 5 is pushed forward for a Sullicient distance the stock of stop cock or valve 4 to which it is attached may be enga-ged in either the right or left side slot (see Figure 2) which affords a temporary fixed position of the partly extended internal pipe 2 and of the soft collapsible bulb 3 permitting the said bulb to be used as'illustrated by Figures 2 and 4; when said stock of stop cock or valve 4 is not engaged in either of the right or left side slot but pushed forward to the full length of the median slot it produces an extended `position `of internal pipe 2 which permits of the 'attachment or removal of the soft collapsiblebulb 3 (see Figure 6) which is performed by stretching the neck of the said bulb and drawing it on or od over the distal end of Vinternalpip'e 2. In attaching the softcollapsib'le bulb 3 its neck is stretched and drawn over the distal end of internal pipe 2 until the marginal band-of the neck of said bulb reaches a groove or catch which is provided for it near the distal end of internal pipe f2; the marginal band ofthe neck of said bulb is then allowed to drop into the said groove -or catch which retains it in position for use.

The yenlarged distal end portion `of external pipe l serves as a housing or control for soft collapsible bul-b 3 while it is being inserted into the vaginal-canal; the said bulb first being attached to the distal end of internal pipe 2 is drawn backward in its housing or external pipe 1 where it is retained while being inserted into the vaginal canal, after i't is inserted said bulb together with internal pipe 2 is pushed forward by pushing forward on knob or handle 5 until the' stock of stop cock or valve 4 reaches the right and left' side slots where it is to be engaged in Yone of the sai-d slots which retains internal pipe 2 and soft collapsible bulb 3 in an extended position as shown in Figures 2 and 4 ed by soft rubber tubing or some other kindV of softtubing with the proximal end' of internalpipe 2. As the softV collapsible bulb 3 becomes filled with a liquid flowing into it there is produced a' rounding out or expansion of the said bulb which forms' a soft cushion permitting of its manipulation without irritation orV injury to the cervix uteri (the Vlower and narrow end of the womb) or to the vaginal canal; when they soft collapsible bulb 3 is in use and is rounded out or expanded by a liquid which flows out through its numerous openings the said bulb tends to adapt itself tothe contour of the walls ofv the vagina and aids in cleaning the said walls and also aids 1u cleaning the cervix uteri by its wiping effect which is produced by an upward and downward movement of the vaginal douche pipes. The opening through stop cock or valve 4 permits of an adequate flow of a liquid through internal pipe 2 that is generally used as a vaginal douche. Screw plug 6 retains stop cock or valve il in posi- 'tion and closes the opening in internal pipe 2 Which is provided Jfor assembling said stop ooelr or valve 4:.

I ani aware that prior to iny invention vaginal douche pipes have been made for use in connection With fountain syringes and other containers and I am also aware that stop cocks or valves have been made for use in cutting off or controlling the loW of a liquid from fountain syringes and other containers into and through vaginal douche pipes or syringe tips. I therefore do not claim such a combination broadly; but

I claim:

In a Vaginal douche nozzle an external pipe, a rigid internal pipe longitudinally slidable therein, a stop cook on said internal pipe to control the lovv of a liquid therethrough, a stock portion of said stop cook Cooperating with longitudinal and lateral slots in the external pipe to forni a bayonet lock holding the inner pipe in a longitudinally adjusted position With regard to the outer one.

EVERETT MARION LEWIS.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification604/32, 604/275, 604/40, 604/96.1
International ClassificationA61M3/02, A61M3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA61M3/0279
European ClassificationA61M3/02H