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Oct. 18,1938. F. A MAYBERRY 2,133,626
PORTABLE COLONIC IRRIGATOR Filed Sept. 14, 1956 F199 K 3? jgfy'edenck AMayberry ATTORNEY.
Patented Oct. 18, 1938 UNITED s'rii'rizs PATENT OFFICE 3 Claims.
My invention relates to improvements in portable colonic irrigating equipment. The object of my invention is to provide a portable colonic irrigating device which may be collapsed and 5 packed in a case for transportation purposes. A still further object is to provide a device of the kind mentioned, in which thel case, or a part of the case, may be used as a suitable table top t support the patient during the treatment of the patient; or aA portion of the case may be employed as a supporting element for the drainage and irrigating device. A still further object is to provide a device of the kind mentioned in which the halves of the case may be supported on adjustable legs for purposes above mentioned while the otherhalf of the case provides a housing and compartments for the irrigating equipment and accessories for the device vand articles incidental to the performance of colonic irrigat- ='2`0 ing. These and other objects will be more fully explained as this description progresses.
Referring tothe drawing; Fig. 1 is a perspective View of the case folded up and ready for transportation. v
Fig. 2 is a plan view of the case in an open position showing the equipment as it is packed in the case.
Fig. 3 is a top view of .the case in a closed position, the top'V case elements being removed for convenience of illustration.
Fig. 4 isa side view of the irrigating tube, defiectorvshield and drainage assembly.
Fig. 5 is a sectional View through the deector shield showing the Water supply line, valve, check valve and method of attaching the irrigating tube to the water supply system just mentioned.
, Fig. 6 is a side view of my colonic irrigating device set up for use in combination with a bed which isto be used for the partial support of the patient.
Fig. 7 is a plan view of the equipment shown in Fig. 6. y
Fig. 8 is a side view of my colonic irrigating device set up for use in connection with a water closet such as is commonly iound in the average home.
Fig. 9 is a plan view of the equipment and combination shown in Fig. 8.
In the drawing, similar numerals of reference designate the same part throughout the several gures.
In the drawing is shown a rectangular shaped case consisting of two halves ID and I I which are hinged together, with hinges I2 and I3. The hinges I2 and I3 are provided with loose pins so (Cl. 12S-227) that the pins may be removed from the hinges andthe two halves of the case may be detached from'each other. 'I'he section II of the case is provided with any suitable handle I 4 by which the case may be carried. At I5 and I6 are shown clamp lock elements which may be employed to hold the top sides of the case together.
In the inside corners of the case portion I0 are block like elements I1, I8, I9 and 20, each of which are provided with a hole |112, Idar, |92: and 218x, which are adapted to receive leg elements, as will later be described. Each of these blocks are provided with a thumb screw I1y, I8y, |91/ and 2011, which are adapted to be screwed against the leg for the purpose of securing the leg in the block.
At 2I-and 22 are cross ribs extending from side to side of the section Ill which function as a support for the side of the section I0 as well as a means of tightly packing the contents of the case as will later be described.
In the side of the case element I0 is an opening outlined by the line 23 in which is iitted a closure element 24, which is provided with rigidly attached block elements 25 and 26, which are so positioned that the element 24 may be placed in the opening 23 and the blocks will engage the element I to position the element 24 in ush relationship to the element I0 within the hole 23. At 21 and 28 is shown a pair of wing locks that are pivotally attached to the element I 0 and the ends thereof adapted to be turned to overlap the edges of the element 24 as a means of retaining the element 24 in the opening 23.
In the section II of the case is a section comprising three compartments 29, y and 3I, which are covered by a hinged cover element 32. These compartments are designed to carry the legs for the support of the section I0, another section for carrying the irrigating tubes, rubber gloves and other articles of use, incidental to the equipment, while the third compartment may be employed for carrying smaller articles such as bottles of Vaseline, powder and the like.
At 33 is a cross element extending side to side f of the section II and setting in a slant-ing position from top to bottom as shown in Fig. 3, the object of which will be later explained.
At34 is another open top compartment, in which is carried a rubber pad 35 and a syringe bag 36 and associated rubber hose and other articles if desired.
At 31 is the drainage element having sloping walls that iit between the elements 33 and the compartment 30, said element 31 being provided I with a rigidly attached, outwardly projecting L shaped element 38, which passes through a slot in the wall of the compartment 3l!! and functions as a means of stabilizing the element 31, is provided with an integral plate 39 which functions as a support for the drainage element 31 and associated elements, as will later be explained. Around the opening of the drainage element 31 are holes 40, the object of which will later be explained. At 4| is a pair of foot rests hingedly mounted on the plate 39 at the points 42 and 43.
At 44 is shown a shield or deflector element which is made of spring sheet material and carries a fitting which comprises a check valve 45 and a manually operated valve 46, which is provided with a tubular element that is adapted to receive one end of a rubber hose 41. The check valve fitting is threaded on one end of a tubular element 48 and functions to rigidly clamp the element 44 between the check valve fitting 45 and the nut 49.
As shown in Fig. 3, the shield element 44 rests on top of the plate 39 and the outer ends of the element 44 are engaged by the rib elements 2l and 22 in the case element I0, which when the case elements I0 and Il are in a closed position, will press the element 44 to a flattened position and the spring pressure thereof is exerted against the plate 39 and functions to hold the elements 31, 39 and 44 in a comparatively tight, fixed position within the case so that the case may be carried and the elements therein will not rattle.
The element 44 is provided with a plurality of downwardly projecting leg like elements 50 that are rigidly attached to the element 44 and are so bent that the leg like portions thereof are spaced away from the sides of the element 44 so that theelement 44 may be sprung in a curved formation and fitted within the opening 31a: which passes through the plate 39 and drainage element 31, and the legs 59 will enter the holes 40 and function as a support for the element 44.
Since this equipment is one thatwill be used mostly in homes, it is obvious that some of these homes will be equipped with modern water closets, while others will not be so equipped, therefore the equipment must be applicable to either condition.
In view of this fact, Figs. 6 and 'l illustrate the device as being used where there is no water closet and the device is used in combination with a bed which forms a part of the support for the patient.
In setting up the outfit as shown in Figs. 6 and '1, the case IO-ll is opened and the pins in the hinges I2 and I3 are removed so that the sections IU and Il of the case are detached from each other and the portion Il of the case contains all of the equipment as previously described, while a table like element is formed out of the element I0 of the case by placing the legs 5I in position in the sockets |112, l8r, |92: and 2003 and the thumb screws Hy, |811, |91/ and 203; are tightened against the legs to secure them rigidly to the oase element l0 which forms a table like element for the outfit, which is set adjacent a bed 53 as shown in Figs. 6 and 7.
In as much as beds vary in height, it is necessary that the table element must also conform to the height of the bed. This is accomplished by auxiliary leg elements 53 which are threaded into leg elements 5l and may be screwed up or down therein to obtain the necessary height of the table element.A The table element having thus been constructed and adjusted, the closure element 24 is removed from the element IU by turning the wing nuts 28, whereupon the element 24 readily drops from the element l0, leaving an opening as indicated by the line 23 in the top of the table like element, whereupon the drainage element 31-39 is assembled on the table element by passing the portion 31 through the opening in the table top whereupon the portion 39 rests on the table top to support the drainage element 31-39 and its associated parts. The baffle plate is then sprung to a curved position, whereupon it may be entered into the opening 31x of the drainage element and the legs 50 will enter the holes 40 in the plate 39 to support the baille plate 44 in a forwardly tilted position as shown in Figs. 4, 6 and 7.
This having been done, a rubber pad 35 is placed over the front portion of the plate 39 and the table top and overlaps the joint between the table top and the mattress 55 of the bed. A pad 56 may be formed of blankets or quilts and laid on the mattress to build up a thickness equal to the rubber pad 54 so that a uniform, soft, comfortable surface is provided upon which the patient may lie.
This having been done, one end of a. rubber hose 41 is slipped on the nipple of the valve 46, the opposite end of the hose 41 being attached to a water bag 36 which may be supported at an elevated position by being hung on the wall or being supported by any other suitable method.
This having been done, a slop jar or other suitable vessel 51 is placed under the drainage element 31 to receive the drainage from said drainage element. Said vessel 51 being supported on any suitable element, such as a foot stool or other suitable articles that may be found in any home. The foot rests 4I are turned outwardly as shown in Fig. 7 and the bag 36 is filled with water or other suitable liquid and the device is then ready for use.
The patient is laid on the bed and table element with the buttock of the patient positioned adjacent or between the sides of the shield 44 with the feet resting on the foot rests 4l, whereupon the attendant places the outer end 59 of the irrigating tube '60 in the rectum of the patient. The opposite end of the irrigating tube 60 being joined to the nipple 4B by a short length of rubber hose Bl which provides the irrigating tuber with an adjustment, in or out, as may be necessary to fit the individual patient and also provides a flexibility of the tube 60 which will permit limited movements of the patient without discomfort.
The tube 60, being supported from the shield 44 as described, is held in such a manner that it will not be expelled from the rectum during expulsion operations of the patient.
The apparatus and patient having been pre- Cil pared for treatment as described, the valve 46 Attention is called to the fact that the irrigating tube 60, being supported from the shield 44 prevented the expulsion of the tube from the rectum. In the patients act of expelling the contents of the colon, it is quite likely there was pressure therein, which would force foreign material backward into the irri-gating tube B0, if possible. This however is prevented by the check valve closing to prevent the passage of material backward through the irrigating tube and hose 41, etc.
In homes where a water closet is present, the irrigating device is used in connection with a water closet. This set up is shown in Figs. 8 and 9 in which the drainage element 31 fits within the opening in the seat 62 of the toilet with the plate 39 resting on the seat 62 and the projection 38 being positioned under the seat and above the china portion 63 of the toilet. 'I'his arrangement secures a rigid and dependable assembly of the drainage element to the closet.
A table like element is formed of the case element I0 as previously described and adjusted to the proper height, so that the table may be set before the Water-closet in a position that the plate 39 will meet or overlap the edge of the table element associated therewith. In this assembly, the closure plate 24 in the element I0 is not removed, so that a complete table like top is maintained.
The rubber pad 35 and auxiliary pad 56 as previously described are employed in this assembly, the same as shown in Figs. 6 and 7, but are not shown in Figs. 8 and 9 for convenience of illustration. In using this assembly, the patient is supported on the table like element I0 in the same position as previously described and as indicated by the dotted lines A. The process of irrigation is the same as previously described, excep-t that the discharge or drainage is caught in the water closet 63.
Such modifications may be employed as lie within the scope of the appended claims without departing from the spirit and intention of the appended claims. Now having fully described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
1. A portable colonic irrigating device, including a case for the housing of the irrigating device and equipment, part of said case being convertible into a table like element, the other part of said case having compartments for housing equipment incidental to the device.
2. In a portable colonic irrigating device as described in claim 1, said table like element having an opening in the top thereof to receive a drainage element, said drainage element having a plate adapted to rest on the top of said table like element as a support for said drainage element, a shield, said shield being detachably attached to said plate and drainage element, a check Valve and a manually operated valve, said valves being rigidly supported by said shield and adapted to pass liquid therethrough, nipples connected to said valves and an irrigating tube ilexibly connected to one of said nipples and projecting outwardly from the concave side of said shield, the other nipple being adapted to receive one end of a hose for the delivery of liquid through said valves and irrigating tube.
3. In a portable colonic irrigating device, a case for the housing of said device, a drainage element and a table like element, formed from a part of said case, said drainage element having a detachable shield carried thereon and flexibly supporting an irrigating tube and means for supplying liquid through said tube, the combination of said drainage element adapted to be supported on a Water closet in position for drainage therein and said table-like element adapted to be positioned before the water-closet so that the table like element and drainage element form a support for a patient, substantially as shown and described.
FREDERICK A. MAYBERRY.