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Publication numberUS1969671 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 7, 1934
Filing dateDec 3, 1931
Priority dateDec 3, 1931
Publication numberUS 1969671 A, US 1969671A, US-A-1969671, US1969671 A, US1969671A
InventorsArcher Nelson
Original AssigneeAdair Royalties Co Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cervical tampon applier
US 1969671 A
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Aug. 7, 1934. A. NELSON CERVICAL TAMPON APPLIER Original Filed Dec. 5, 1931 I I vlllllflllltllllll WITNESSES a? Q Zw ATTORN EY Patented Aug. 7, 1934 mew-OFFICE {CERVICAL TAMIBON aPrL ER y Archer Nelson, Newark, N. J., assignor t6 Adair I I Royalties Co. Inc., Newark N. J. a corporation of New Jersey Application December a, 1931, Serial No. 578,801

-, Renewed January 2,1934 7 5 Claims (01. 128 -263) An object of the invention is to provide a cervical tampon applier having a collapsible speculum which may be readily introduced without 'pain into the vagina of a woman and towhich a tampon-charging member may be attached, a piston being provided for forcing the tampon from *the member and through the speculum, which will extend the speculum and protect the tampon from the walls of the vagina until the tampon is disposed'at the mouth of the uterus. Another object of the invention is toprovide a speculum with a'body having an extending arm 'andwith a companion extending 'arm pivoted to the body.

Still another object of the invention is to provide a tampon-charging member with an open end which may be attached to the speculum and with a head with an aperture normally closing the other end, a piston rod being disposed in the aperture, the piston rod carrying a piston which is adapted to pass through the tampon-charging member and between the arms of the speculum to extend the pivoted arms of the speculum and dispose the tampon at the mouth of the uterus.

Additional objects of the invention will appear in the following specification in which the preferred form of the invention is described.

In the drawing similar reference characters refer to similar parts in the several views, of which 130 Figure 1 is a plan view illustrating the speculum, and the tampon-charging member with its associated piston rod,

Figure 2 is a sectional view on the line 2-2 of Figure 1, and

Figure 3 is a sectional view similar to the sectional view illustrated in Figure 2, but with the pivoted arm of the speculum extended.

By referring to the drawing it will be seen'that a speculum is provided having a collar 5 from which extends an arm 6, a companion arm 7 being pivoted to the speculum at 8. It will be seen, by referring to Figures 2 and 3 of the drawing, that the inner ends of the arms 6 and 7 are spaced apart, and it will also be seen by referring to the drawing that each of the arms 6 and 7 is concave-convex in cross section and that the extreme ends 9 of the arms are rounded. With this construction it is possible to introduce the arms 6 and '7 into the vagina of a woman, preferably with the pivot point disposed vertically, or from Y vagina. In this way the speculum may be introdisposedin position.

duced into the vagina of the woman readily and without pain, and it may bedisposed as desired after it has been introduced into the'vagina.

It will be understood that a speculum constructedas described may be' made of different sizes to fit different'women, and preferably it will be manufactured in three sizes to expel tampons of one and one-half,- one and three-quarters and two inches from side-to-side measurement. It will also be understood that the speculum which has been described'may not only be introduced into the vaginawithout pain, but thatit will serve to assist'in positioning a tampon of a relatively large size and will protect this tampon from moistureat the walls of the vagina until it is A hollow tampon-charging member 10 is provided which has an end 11 which may be disposed within the collar 5 of the speculum after the speculum has been disposed in the vagina. This tampon-charging member 10 is preferably cylindrical in cross section and has a head 11 which may be detachably disposed on the outer end of the tampon-charging member. The drawing shows the head 11 with a threaded flange 12 which meshes with a thread at the outer end of the tampon-charging member, but it will be understood that any desired means may be employed to mount the head 11 on the tamponcharging member 10. Preferably the head 11 has an extending sleeve 13 in which is disposed a piston rod 14, a piston 15 being disposed in the tampon-charging member 10 and being secured to the said piston 15. This piston 15 is preferably conical in shape, so that it may serve not only to discharge the tampon 16 from the tamponcharging member 10, but may also serve to press the tampon 10 between the extending arms 6 and 7 of the speculum to extend the pivoted arm '7 of the speculum to the position shown in Figure 3 of the drawing.

The piston rod 14 has a flange 1'7 which is adapted to engage with the sleeve 13 on the head 11 to limit the movement of the piston 15 and prevent the base of the piston 15 from extending beyond the curved ends 9 of the extending arms 6 and 7, which would interfere with the relative movement of the piston. A handle 18 is provided by which the piston rod 14 may be readily operated.

In using the device, the speculum is introduced into the vagina of the woman in the manner set forth, after which a sterilized tampon is disposed in the tampon-charging member 10, when the lar 5 of the speculum, after which the piston 15 is operated by means of the handle 18 on the piston rod to force the tampon 16 into position. The speculum may then be removed from the vagina in the reverse manner of its introduction.

It will be understood that, in using the cervical tampon applier, the physician will select a speculum of the desired size, as well as a tampon of the desired size, and that, when the tampon is to be removed, this will be done by the physician with suitable dressing forceps.

What is claimed is: i a.

1. In an article of the class described, a speculum having a collar with an arm extending therefrom and rigidly connected thereto, and a companion extending arm pivoted to the collar, the two arms converging forwardly when in inactivated positions, with the distance between the outer sides of the forward portions ofthe arms longitudinally of the pivot greater than the distance between the outer sides of the arms transversely of the said pivot when the pivoted arm is inactivated.

2, In an article of the class described, a speculum, a hollow tampon-charging member having its inner end detachably mounted on the speculum and provided at its outer end with a head having an aperture, the tampon-charging member normally containing a tampon which, is introduced into the tampon-charging member at its inner end, a piston rod in the aperture, and a piston on the piston rod disposed for passing out of the tampon-charging member and into the speculum. v V t v I 3. In'an article of the class described, a speculum, a hollow tampon-charging member detachmember normally containing a tampon which is introduced into the tampon-charging member at its inner end, a piston rod in theaperture, a piston on the piston rod disposed for passing out the tampon-charging member and into the speculum, and means to limit the piston rod relatively to the tampon-charging member.

5. In an article of the class described, a speculum including a rigidly extending arm and a companion pivoted: extending arm having; its inner end spaced from the first mentioned arm and movable relatively thereto, the companion extending arm normally converging forwardly relatively to the first mentioned armsto form a wedge, a hollow tampon-charging member detachably and slidably mounted on the speculum and provided at its outer end with a head having an aperture, the tampon-charging member normally containing a tampon which is introduced into. the tampon-charging member at itslinner end, a piston rod in the aperture, and a piston on the piston rod disposed for passing out of the tampon-charging member and into the speculum.

ARCHER. NELSON.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification604/14
International ClassificationA61F13/20, A61F13/26
Cooperative ClassificationA61F13/26
European ClassificationA61F13/26