US 2004402 A
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June 11, 1935.
' J. E. CONKLIN ATOMIZER Filed April 7, 1934 ATTORNEY.
J Patented June 11, 1935 i c o n'romznlt' c John Edward Conklin, Brooklyn, N.'Y. Application April 7, 1934,.Serial No. 719,523 3 Claims. '(01. 128 -473) This invention relates to improvements in atomizersof the typeemployed for treating'throat and nasal passages with medicatedliquid in finelyatomized orspray form;
Qne of theobjects of my inventionis the provision in anatomizeryof the type under consideration of a'nasal tiptor guard which is capable of a quick. mounting on the discharge nozzle of the turned terminal ends which are inserted in a noz:
atomizer and of removal therefrom while at the same time the said tip is: always connected tothe instrument and can not be either lost or mislaid.
. .rAnother object of my invention is to provide an instrument of the type specified with a nose guard or tip that may have a permanent connection with a carrier member slidable along the discharge tubes and permanently interlocked with .said tubes and the nozzle. o 1
Still another object of my invention is to provide a guard or nasal tip construction formed in two hinged parts in combination with discharge. tubes having forward end portions of reduced width and portions adjacentto their outer ends sprung aparttoprovide an outwardly sprung or bulged portion merging with aninclined or'tapering :portion and terminating in transverselyzle, whereby the slidable carrier member-may be moved to opposite sides of said outwardly sprung or bulged portion and the forward end of reduced ,j width will permit mounting and demountingj of the tip body on the sliding member and theqassembled parts may be moved rearwardly over the sprungor bulged portion to provide a firm mounting for suchassembledparts, and after use may by a forwardmotion on the reduced terminal ends be demounted from its operatitve to inoperative position and then moved; rearwardly along the tubes to any suitable position along the rear part of said tubes.
. Still another object oi my invention is, in a construction of the type specified, to provide a sliding ferrule member having means for hingedly connecting a tip or guard body thereto and an I open forward end-adapted toreceive and form a H close connection with the rear end of said body* and also having stop means for engaging the outer terminal end toprevent removal of the device from the tubes.
fStill another object of my invention is to pro vide in combination with a sliding member of the type specified a tube-reinf orcing tie element pro-. vided with grooves through which the stops are adapted to slide in its movement on thetubes.
With these and other objects in view, the invention comprises the combination of members and arrangements of parts so cornbinedas to. cow-act and co-operate with each otherin the periorma ance of the functions andthe accomplishment of theresults herein contemplated, .and comprises in one'yof its adaptations thespecies orpreierred formillustrated in the accompanying drawing in .Whichii Figs; 1 and 2 are top. and plan jviews of an atomizer embodying my invention with the removable but permanentlyattached nose guard mounted thereon.
Fig.3 isa view in side elevation of the atomizer shown in Fig. 2 with the nose guard demounted from the nozzle and moved backwardlyalong the tubes; i i l Fig. dis an enlarged plan view of the atomizer discharge-tubes and nozzle showing the noseguard or nasal tip in se'ction'and movedto the forward end of the instrument for demounting or mounting the body portion on the slide member. Fig. 5 shows guard or nasal tip moved back into operativeposition over the nozzle; Fig; 6 is a section onthe line 6-6 of Fig. 5 and Fig. '7 is a view in plan of the open endof the nasal tip body disassembled from the tubesand from th'e slidable ferrule'member.
Referring now to the drawing which illustrates I a preferred embodiment of myinvention, I indi- 3 cates a. pair of air-and-liquid discharge tubes of an atomizer, which extend in parallel relationship to each-other from an atomizer-head 2-, on a bottle a, air beingsupplied to theliead 2 through a tubes! and B'from a bulb or other source of sup;
are*preferably tied together intermediate their ends in closely-spaced relationship and, as shown, I provide for this purpose atie member 6. Said tubes'l have portions adjacent totheir outer ends sprung apart to provide an outwardly bulgedportion .I and an inwardly converging portion l fof reducedwidthandfsaid tubes terminate in'trans versely-turned portions l which form trunnions 1 and. fit 'into,transversely disposed aligned. bores provided in a nozzle 'I adjacent to the rear end thereoflas]indicated in Figs. 4; and. 5, it being understood that the transverse bores of the two discharge tubes open intoa common longitudinal mounting and attachment of which to the tubes forms an important part of my invention. v
In the atomizing devices of the type under consideration heretofore manufactured, loose nasal tips substantially barrel-shaped in configuration are mounted on the ends of the discharge tubes, and it frequently happens that a loose tip is lost or mislaid when the same is removed to permit facile use of the atomizer within the mouth for treatment of the throat, and it is an object or this invention to provide an atomizer with a nasal tip which will have a permanent connection with the tubes and can not therefore, be either lost or mislaid and which furthermore will be capable of quick mounting on the nozzle to permit operation of the instrument for spraying the nose and quick demounting and sliding backward on the tubes of said nasal. tip to permit more facile operation of the instrument within the mouth for treatment of the throat of the user.
Withthese ends in view, I provide a nasal tip 8 comprising a substantially barrel-shaped body or tip member 8 having a hinge connection with a slidable carrier-member 8 having a permanent interlocking and sliding connection with the tubes. As illustrated, the slidable carrier member 8 comprises a cylindrical ferrule open at its forward end and partially closed by the Wall 8 at its rear end, which wall l is provided with a mounting opening 8 through which the tubes are adapted to pass to permit the mounting of the slidable carrier member or ferrule Zi thereon. The opposite edges of this opening 8 are, as shown, provided with. inwardly-disposed stop portions 8 which extend toward each other between the parallel tubes 1 and when the sliding carrier is moved outwardly to the forward end of the tubes will abut against the rear end of the nozzle and provide stops which prevent the slide from' member 8 is provided with an inwardly-turned 50- hinge-strap 9 which passes through an opening I!) in the body or tip member 8 of the nasal tip, toform a loose hingedconnection between the open forward edge of the sliding carrier member 8 and the rear end of the body or tip member 8,
which rear end of the body member is also open and is adapted to snugly fit into the open forward end of the carrier member 8 These two members 3 and 8 preferably are interlocked with each other in assembled position and as shown a portion of the rear edge of the body member is provided with a bulge H which when swung or moved into assembled position with the slidable carrier-member will cause the, two parts to have a releasable fastening engagement.
In operation, the nasal tip beingin the position at the rear end of the tube as shown in Fig. 3, is slid forwardly over the tie member 6 and to the position at the forward end of the tube-bulge l andtapering portion 1 of the tubes, and thereupon the body member 8 is swung upwardly to cause latching bulge H to engage and interlock with the forward end or lip of the carrier member 8 The two-part nasal tip now extends forwardly beyond the nozzle and is then moved rearwardly, and in such movement frictionally engages the tapering portions l and bulge portion I of the tubes. The rearward movement of the tip is limited by the engagement of the outer end of the nozzle 1 with the edges of the aperture 8 in the forward end of the nasal tip. Obviously, when the nasal tip is in the position shown in Figs. 1,
2 and 5, this nasal tip may be used as a guard and centering element for the nozzle in treatment of the nose, and when it is desired to use the instrument for treatment of the throat through the mouth, the entire tip is first moved forwardly, the body member is pressed downwardly to unfasten the latchingbulge ii from the carrier lip and the said carrier member 8 with the body portion, in the position shown in Fig. 3, is'then moved rearwardly to the opposite end as shown in said Fig. 3. When the nasal tip is in the position shown in Fig. 3'it is out of the way for treatment of the throat by the instrument, but it cannot be lost'or mislaid because it has a permanent connection with the tubes 5.
Having described my invention, I claim:-
1. In an atomizer, a nozzle, a pair of air and liquid discharge tubes carrying said nozzle and extending rearwardly therefrom in spaced relationship to a source of liquid and air supply, and
a two-part nasal tip mounted on said tubes and comprising a body member adapted to fit over the nozzle and a slidable carrier member movable along said tubes and having a hinge-connection with said body member'and a permanent slidable connection with saidtubes.
2. In an atomizer, a nozzle, a pair of air and liquid discharge tubes carrying said nozzle and extending rearwardly therefrom in spaced relationship to a source of liquid and air supply, and a two-part nasal tip mounted on said tubes and comprising a body member adapted to fit over the nozzle and a slidable carrier member movable along said tubes and having a hinge-connection with said body member and a permanent slidable connection with said tubes, said carrier member comprising a ferrule having an open forward end and said body member comprising a barrelshaped element having an open rear end releasably connected to the open forward end of said ferrule. V
3. In an atomizer, a nozzle, a pair of air and liquid discharge tubes carrying said nozzle and extending rearwardly therefrom in spaced relation ship to a source of liquid and air supply, and a two-part nasal tip mounted. on said'tubes and comprising a body member adapted to fit over the nozzle and a slidable carrier member movable along said tubes and having a hinge-connection with said body member and a permanent slidable connection with said tubes, said carrier member comprising a ferrule having an open forward end and said body member comprising a barrelshaped element having'an open rearend releasably connected to the open forward end of said ferrule, said tubes having a bugle and tapering portion adjacent to their forward ends and said nasal tip being adapted to fricticnally engage said tapering and bulged portions.
JOHN EDWARD CONKLIN.
CERTIFICATE 0E? EORRECIEGN.
Patent No. 2,004,402. June 11, 1935.
JGHN EDWARD QDNKLEN.
it is hereby certified; that erwr appears in fine printed specificatien of the absve numbered patent requiring wrmmion as iollnws: Page 2, SecOnd (2011mm, line 66, ciaim 3, for "bugle" read bulge; and than fine said Letters Patent shouid be read with this wrrectisn therein that me same may conform to the rewrd of the case in the Patent Offiae.
Signed and scaled this 6th day 05 August, A. B. 1935.
Leslie Frazer (Se-a3) Acting Commissioner of Patents,