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July 12, 1938. E. F. RIGHTSELL 2,123,343
' SANITARY COVER FOR A BODY ORGAN Filed Feb. 8, 19s7 3mm: EARL F. RIGHTSELL J 5 -4, QM A Patented July 12, 1938' UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,123,343 SANITARY oovim FOR A BODY ORGAN Earl F. Rightsell, Durham, N. 0. ,Application February a, 1937, Serial No. 124,600
This invention relates to a covering or shield for organs of the human body to protect the organ over which the device is placed from contamination and soiling. The purpose of the invention is solely for sanitary purposes and for the preventionof contagious diseases.
When an organ of the human body is inserted into a cavity in another body, there is always danger of contagion even though the organ has a covering thereover as secretions and deposits from said other human bodies may pass beyond the covering on the organ which is being inserted and lodge on the body of the person inserting the organ in a cavity, and results not only in the necessity of thorough washing and sterilization of the portion of the body surrounding the base of the organ but also renders the body of the inserted organ susceptible to the contraction of contagious diseases borne by the body having a cavity into which the organ has been inserted.
As an example, physicians in examining cavities in the human body some times insert a finger having an elongated cot thereover into the cavity for inspection purposes, resulting in secretions from the body passing onto the hand of the physician at a point which is not covered by the cot covering the finger. In order to eliminate this source of contamination some physicians use a rubber sack, much larger than the finger which is supposed to fit over the hand also'oi the physician, but this is clumsy and interferes with the proper inspection of the cavity under survey.
It is therefore, an object of this invention to provide a rubber cot having a disk also of rubber secured to the base of the rubber cot and occupying a plane disposed at right angles to the longitudinal axis of the cot so as to shield the body of the person, when said person inserts an organ of his body into a cavity of another human body, from contamination. The cot or disk, or both may be of a suitable material other than rubber, such as membranous material, which may be diaphanous if desired.
Some of the objects of the invention having ing the device in fully applied position but omitting the organ within the device and also omitting the body portion of which the organ is a part;
Figure 4 is a 'vertical, sectional view taken through the device in the position shown in Fig- Figure 5 is a vertical, sectional view showing the device rolled and ready for packing and also ready for installation on an organ of the human body;
Figure 6 shows in section a modified form of the edge of the shield II, in which the outer edge is thicker than the main part of the disk I l Figure 7 shows in section another modified form of the outer edge of the disk H in which a re- 15 enforcing member I! is disposed.
Referring more specifically to the drawing, the numeral l0 indicates the cot or tubular portion oi. the device which has integral therewith and disposed at right angles thereto a shield ll. When the apparatus is manufactured it first has the portion Ill doubled upon itself as shown in Figure 4, and then beginning at point l2 the tubular, doubled portion is rolled upon itself to form a roll B as shown in Figure 5. The tip or closed end of the cot I4 would usually be collapsed within the space defined within ring i3 so that 'the device would occupy very little room in packing and while being transported.
To insert the device over a rigid organ of the human body, it'is taken in the position shown in Figure 5 and the end of the organ is placed into the portion l5 then the roll 13 is unrolled until the device is in the position shown in Figure 4 at which time the shield I l is seized and the same is pulled to the position shown in Figure 3.
It is thus seen that I have provided a sanitary covering for an organ of the human body which also shields the body adjacent the organ from soiling or contamination, and which can be rolled in a novel manner to occupy a very small amount of space when packed for storage or transportation.
In Figure 6 is shown the outer edge of the disk I l in section, and in which said outer edge is much thicker than the main portion of the disk. This gives greater rigidity to the disk II and causes to remain 'in distended position during use. The thicker portion is indicated by l6.
In Figure 7 another means for re-enforcing the rim of the shield H is shown, and in which form the shield II is rolled around a suitable wire I! and suitably secured there-around.
In the drawing and specificatiomtheie has been set forth a preferred embodiment of the invention, 56 I and although specific terms are employed, they are used in a generic and descriptive sense only, and not for purposes of limitation, the scope 01' the invention being set forth in the appended claims.
1. That method of rolling a rubber article having an extended flexible sack and a. disk of flexible rubber integral with the open end of the sack and being disposed in a plane disposed at substantially right angles to the longitudinal axis of the sack, which comprises telescoping the sack until its closed end projects through the open end of the sack, then rolling the telescoped portion of the sack until the roll rests against one side of the disk.
2. A rolled rubber article comprising an elongated sack having an open end and a closed end 5 and having an annular base portion whose inner edge is integral with the open end of the sack, the sack being telescoped so that its closed end protrudes slightly through the open end of the sack and the telescoped portion of the sack being 10 rolled to where the rolled portion lies adjacent one side of the base portion.
EARL F. RIGHTSELL.