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Dec. 2, 1941, c. M. CRONK 2,264,934
SUSPENSORY Filed March 20 1941 67101165 Cr'an/Z 5% MfZfM A Patented Dec. 2, 1941 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,264,934 f V l SUSPENSORY Charles M. Cronk, Onalaska, Wis. Application March 20, 1941, Serial No. 384,423 1 3 Claims.
This invention relates to an improved surgical appliance and more particularly to a suspensory adapted to be used for holding the male organ of generation in the natural performance of the generative function and for producing a valvular action to maintain erection of the male organ by holding the blood pumped thereto by the heart.
More particular, it is an aim of the invention to provide an appliance including a sack for supporting the scrotum and including an elastic waist encircling member for supporting the sack and for yieldably and adjustably supporting it in a manner to equalize the yieldable pressure on the various parts of the appliance and to hold the rear portion of the sack in a relatively raised position for holding the scrotum up and inwardly and adjacent the body.
Still a further aim of the invention is to provide a sack having an opening in the forward part thereof for engaging around the base of the male organ of generation and which is adapted to be adjusted for fitting said part snugly, when the part is distended and erect for functioning as a valve for maintaining the blood therein to thereby provide an aid for overcoming impotency resulting from age, ill health or other causes.
Other objects and advantages of the invention will hereinafter become more fully apparent from the following description of the drawing, which illustrates a preferred embodiment thereof, and wherein:
Figure 1 is a front elevational view of the suspensory,
Figure 2 is a fragmentary bottom plan view of the sack,
Figure 3 is an enlarged vertical sectional view taken substantially along a plane indicated by e the line 3-3 of Figure 1, and showing the sack in substantially the position it will assume when applied, and
Figure 4 is an enlarged transverse sectional view taken substantially along the plane of the line 44 of Figure 1.
Referring more particularly to the drawing, wherein like reference characters designate like or corresponding parts throughout the different iews, H! designates generally a surgical appliance or suspensory in its entirety, and which includes a sack, designated generally I I, formed of a thin flexible fabric having corresponding end portions 12, the inner edges of which are connected by stitching l3 from adjacent the intermediate portion of the fabric, or the point [4, as seen in Figure 3, to the point [5, as seen in Figure 1. The ends I2 being thus drawn together at their inner edges, combine to provide the sack ll having a continuous outer edge It which is preferably folded to provide a reinforcing hem I'I. Said outer edge I6 is provided with an arcuately shaped intermediate portion l8 and converging end portions I9, as best seen in Figure 1. The extremities of the portions l2 are connected to one another-"by'tapes 20 which are stitched or otherwise secured thereto as seen at 2| to arrange said extremities of the portions 12 with the inner edges thereof in abutting relationship to form an elongated slit like opening 22 in the upper part of the sack and which extends from the bottom edges of the tapes 20 to the point l5, for a purpose which will hereinafter become apparent.
The intermediate portion l8 of the edge 16 and the portion of the sack H, adjacent thereto, is reinforced by means of a strip of fabric 23 which is folded to engage thereover and which is secured thereto by means of stitching 24. Referring back to the tapes 20, said tapes are folded intermediate of their ends and the ends thereof are connected by stitching 2! to the extremities of the portions l2 for connecting said portions and for arranging the tapes so that their intermediate portions project laterally from the edge portions l9 to form loops 25.
An elongated elastic strand 26 is secured, intermediate of its ends, by the stitching 24 to the outer side of the reinforcement 23 and adjacent the edge portion l8. As best illustrated in Figure 1, the ends of the elastic strand 26 extend upwardly and through the loops 25.
From the foregoing it will be seen that the ends of the elastic strand 26 may be readily applied around the waist of the wearer for supporting the suspensory l0 thereon and for mounting the bag or sack II in a position for supporting the scrotum. The legs of the wearer are adapted to be disposed in the loops formed by the portions of the strand 26, between the reinforcement 23 and the loops 25. The overlapping ends of the strand 26 are adapted to be connected in front of the body and adjacent the right hip by means of any suitable fastening as for example a safety pin 21, as seen in Figure 1, and said overlapping ends may be readily adjusted for adjusting the suspensory H! to cause it to comfortably and snugly fit the body. The end portions of the strand 26 are loosely disposed in the loops 25 so that the pressure exerted by the strand 26 when applied and under tension will be equalized throughout its length to thereby provide means for yieldably supporting the upper and rear ends of the sack ll so that its rear end or the portion l8 will be drawn upwardly and inwardly relatively to the body for holding the scrotum raised and close to the body and for holding the sack I i in a position so that the portion thereof, intermediate of its ends, indicated by the numeral 28, will provide a bag portion for receiving and holding the scrotum.
The slit like opening 22 is provided for receiving the male organ of generation which extends therethrough and said opening 22 is adapted to be restricted by means of stitching 29 at its lower end so that it will fit snugly about the male organ when said organ is distended to produce a valvular action to retain the blood therein.
It will be obvious that the suspensory Iii may be readily laundered and is particularly constructed to provide a sanitary device all parts of which may be easily Washed and maintained in a sanitary condition and which will include no buttons, clasps or other fastenings, aside from the safety pin 21 which might scratch or irritate the body.
Various modifications and changes are contemplated and may obviously be resorted to as only a preferred embodiment of the invention has been disclosed.
I claim as my invention:
1. An appliance of the character described comprising a sack for receiving the scrotum, loops projecting laterally from the side edges of the sack, at its upper end, and an elastic member attached, intermediate of its ends, to the rear portion of the sack, the ends of said elastic member extending upwardly and through said loops and being adapted to be disposed and fastened about the waist for yieldably and adjustably supporting the sack in an applied position.
2. An appliance as in claim 1, said sack being provided with an elongated, vertically disposed slit like opening on the outer, forward side thereof and adjacent its upper end through which the penis is adapted to extend, and said sack being provided with stitching to restrict the opening to cause it to fit snug about the base of the penis when distended.
3. A suspensory comprising a sack adapted to contain and support the scrotum, an elongated elastic member attached, intermediate of its ends to the lower, rear end of the sack, the portion of the elastic member adjacent, its secured por-- tion, being adapted .to be disposed around the legs of the wearer, and means projecting laterally from the opposite end of the sack and which said ends slidably engage, and the terminal portions of said ends being adapted to be attached around the Waist.
CHARLES M. CRONK.