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Publication numberUS2441508 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 11, 1948
Filing dateApr 24, 1946
Priority dateApr 24, 1946
Publication numberUS 2441508 A, US 2441508A, US-A-2441508, US2441508 A, US2441508A
InventorsPorcell Vincent Joseph
Original AssigneePorcell Vincent Joseph
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Colostomy drain bag
US 2441508 A
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2 Sheets-'Sheet l May 11, 1948. v. J. PORCELL COLOSTOMY DRAIN BAG Filed April 24, 1946 May l1, 1948.

V. J. PORCELL COLOSTOMY DRAIN BAG Filed April 24, 1946 2 SheetsSheet 2 {we-wrok' w/vcEA/ JOSEP Pom-51.1.

Patented May 11, 1948 CLOSTGMY DRAIN BAG vincent. Joseph Purcell, Jackson Heights,

Longlsland', N. Y.

Y Application April 24, 1946, Serial No. 664,(i1v'9 My invention relates to. drain bags used by persons who have undergone acolostomy opera tion, more particularly to. a bagv which -maybe Worn at night andv has Afcuritswobj ectto. produce a bag that Will hold and' retain! the faecal excrement or sediment and keep it from contacting with the bodyr after its discharge; into the bag.

At present the drain bags new on the market have one serious. defect, inthat nov provision is made toy hold the excrement' from. contacting Withthe body of the wearer, which causes notA only irritation of the skin but in; many: cases flesh erosion. This defectha's been the cause of" great concern with the medical' profession andup to the present nothingV has. been 'produced to overcome this condition. i

A further objection tothe present drain bag is that it must hang in a vertical position or the faecal excrement will leak out. With my drain bag the wearer can lay' in any position and change reclining positions without fear ofthe bag leaking and without the faecalV excrement backing up to contact with the wearers body, which cau-ses inflammation sought to be avoided.

The foregoing and other features of 'my in-k vention will nowbe described in connection with the accompanying drawing forming part of this' speci'cation in which I have illustrated my drain bag in its preferred form after which I `shall point out in the claims those features `which I believe to be new and ofv my own invention.

Figure 1 is a front view of my belt which supports the colostorny bag.

Figure 2 is a cross-section through my bag along the line Z-Z, Figure I.

Figure is an exploded view of assembled-parts, as shown invrFigure'2. l Y

My improved colostomy bag is supported in proper place on the wearer byY means of a belt H1 having ay reinforced opening I2' adapted to ride between the washer 33 and the: flange 42. as will be explained more in detail later on.,v

I prefer to make my belt H- in twov parts .i3 and i4 so that it may be reversed toeonformv to either right or left operation. The part I3' carries the'bag and is reinforced by ribs I5 which may be of bone, or metal or even heavy binding. On one end I provide three buckles lli and on the other end three heavy tapes or straps 26. These are adapted for buckling into the buckles IT on part I4). v On the opposite end of I4' three heavy tapes or straps Vi8 are supplied adapted to engage the buckles I6 on part i3. Crotch tapes lit are provided for holding the belt from ridingvv upon the wearer.

Buttons 2U are provided im? the 9 Claims. (Cl. v12S-2831*)l 2 crotch strap@ Centrally loc-ated inpart It, I providevan opening reinforced bya ring i2 made of .metal or plastic adapted tosupport my drain' assembly as shown in section, in Figure 2.

The drainassembly consists of a` fiangecol-lar 30, havingscrewthreadedinterior 3L and screw threaded exterior 32:, Thefangeportion 3i!V is adapted tov ride on the rein-forcing ring- 25 of the bag 22'. When the. assembly is in place and held in its adjustedposition- Vvbythe screw threaded washer' 33 the bag issealed against leakage of the faecal discharge With-in the,- bag..

The draizr 401s provided Withpa. screw4 threaded barrel portion 4-I- andan enlarged flange 42 and a central opening 43 funneling, outwardly as at 45, on the end opposite the angeliz. Thethreaded portion 4.1 is adaptedvto screwinto. the internal threaded portion 3l of the collar 30; The reinforced centralopening l2 of the belt section i4 having. been putin placeover the screw' threaded portion 3.2of the collar 30, the belt is held tightly in place when the flange 42 contacts the reinforced portion.

A soft bushing pad 5K1.y having a central opening 5|- which isf-unneled as sho-wn, the larger diameter 5512v being large enough tdneatly span the opening left-by the colostomy operation, is provided so that intimate contact with the bodyof the wearer ismaintained. A recess-53 is provided adapted to tightly flt the flange 42 oiA the drain 45.

When the belt l. I is strapped about the wearer this soft pad 50. compresses around the body opening making a tightand eifective contact with the flesh of the wearer and supports` the drain 49 in a position extendingoutwardly from the body. The fu-nnel-shapedportion extends well into the bag 22 as clearly-shown in Figure 2. This position-will prevent-,any faecal excrement that has been extruded into the bag from returning through: the drain. `It will also be noticed that the shapel `makes -it possible to change the positionof-the bagwithoutany fear of the contents being spilled. or returning to, contact with the body of the. wearer of the, belt and b ag.

To, prevent collapse of the bag 22 I- provide a cage. lil. .consisting of al lower ring 62, an upper ring @3 and spacer members 64. Pins 65 are provided adapted to vengage holes providedto receive them in flange l30.' I' have illustrated a substantially semi-spherical bag, but one ofr ovoidal shape may be used' in which event the ends of the bag may be supported by attaching to the belt by any convenient means, not shown. I plan to make my'bag vout or rubber but Vinylite plastic .may be used or :any other suitable rubber substitute that is long lasting, washable, resistant to acid, oils and mildew.

I wish it distinctly understood that my drain bag herein illustrated and described is in the form in which I desire to construct it and that changes or variations may be made as may be desirable or convenient without departing from the salient features of my invention and I therefore intend the following claims to cover such modifications as naturally fall within the lines of invention.

I claim:

`1. A device of the class described, comprising a drain member having an opening extending therethrough, said opening flaring at each end and terminating in a bell-shaped mouth on one end, mounted on and extending through a belt v adapted to be worn about the body and holding the drain member in intimate contact therewith, a bag mounted on the drain member substantially midway the ends thereof f and carried by the belt, the bell shaped end of the drain member extending well into the bag. v

2. A device of the class described comprising a drain member having an opening extending therethrough, said opening flaring at each end and terminating in a bell shaped mouth on one end, mounted on and extending through a belt adapted to be worn about the body holding one end of the drain member in intimate contact therewith, `a bag, provided with an opening for mounting on the drain member substantially Inid-way the ends thereof and carried by the belt, the end of the drain member extending into the bag being the bell shaped one opposite the end held in contact with the body.

3. A device of the class described comprising a drain member having an opening extending therethrough, said opening flaring outwardly and terminating in a bell shaped mouth on one end, a soft rubber bushing pad adapted to engage the other end of the drain member, a bag provided with a central opening adapted to receive and support the drain member, the bell shaped end of the drain member opposite the end provided with the soft rubber bushing pad extending into the bag member through the side of the bag provided with the opening, means comprising clamping flange and screw collar carried by the drain member for clamping the bag thereto and sealing the bag against leakage, means carried by the drain member for clamping a belt thereto, a belt member provided with means for receiving Ithe drain member and the bag member, whereby the drain member is held securely and tightly against the body of the wearer and so formed that the excretions from the opening will not contact with the body of the wearer.

4. A support for a colostomy bag comprising in combination a 'anged member provided with a central hole carrying an internal thread and a thread on the outer diameter, a washer adapted to screw on to the outer threaded portion to hold a bag member in place in between a tubular member flaring at each end and provided with a screw threaded barrel adapted to t into the internally threaded portion of the aforementioned flanged member, the end of the screw threaded portion carrying a flanged portion, a soft rubber pad provided With a recessed portion adapted to flt on and snugly engage the flanged portion of the tubular member, said soft rubber portion provided with a tapered central hole coaxial with the hole in the tubular member.

5. A colostomy bag comprising a belt member adapted to support a drain portion tightly against the body of the wearer and in an outwardly extending position, a bag carried by the belt, one side of which being shaped to conform to the body of the wearer and having an opening therein adapted to be held and sealed by the drain portion, a drain portion having a central opening both ends flaring, one end terminating in a bell shaped mouth, a soft p'ad adapted to engage the other end of the drain portion that is pressed against the body of the wearer, the bell shaped end opposite the pad extending Well into the bag.

6. A device of the class described comprising a drain member having an opening extending therethrough, said opening flaring outwardly, a soft rubber bushing pad adapted to engage one end of the drain member, a bag one side of which being shaped to closely hug the body of the wearer, and provided with a central opening adapted to receive and support the drain member, the end of the drain member opposite the end provided with a soft rubber bushing pad having a bell shaped mouth extending into -the bag member through the side of the bag provided with the opening, means carried by the drain member for clamping the bag thereto and sealing the bag 'against leakage, means carried by the drain member for clamping a belt thereto, a belt member provided with means for receiving the drain member and the bag member, whereby the drain member is held securely and tightly against the body of the wearer and so formed that the excretlons from the opening will not contact with the body of the wearer, means carried by the drai member to keep the bag extended.

'7. A sup-port for a colostomy bag comprising in combination a flanged member provided with a central hole carrying an internal thread and a thread on the outer diameter, 'a washer adapted to screw on to the outer threaded portion to hold a' bag member in place in between the ange and the washer, a tubular member flaring at each end and provided with a screw threaded barrel adapted to fit into the internally threaded portion of the afore--mentioned flared member, the end of the screw threaded portion carrying a ilanged portion, a soft rubber pad provided with a recessed portion adapted to t on 'and snugly engage the anged portion of the tubular member, said soft rubber portion provided with a tapered central hole coaxial with the hole in the tubular member, means carried by the hanged member to support the bag against collapse.

8. A colost-omy bag comprising a belt member adapted to support a drain portion tightly against the body of the wearer and in an outwardly extended position, a bag carried by the belt, one side of which being shaped to conform to the body of the wearer and having an opening therein adapted to bey heldl and sealed by the drain portion, `a drain portion having a central opening both ends flaring, a soft pad adapted to engage one end of the drain portion that is pressed against the body of the wearer, the end opposite the pad terminating in a bell shaped mouth extending well into the bag, a cage carried by the drain portion to hold the bag in extended position.

9. A colostomy bag comprising in combination, a bag, a tubular drain, a belt support for a tubular drain, means to hold the drain substantially perpendicular to the belt, said drain extending through an opening in the belt, a soft cushion 5 pad on the end of vthe drain on one side of the belt, the opposite end of the drain provided with a Haring bell shaped mouth extending weil into the bag, means carried by the drain for sealing the bag and to prevent the bag collapsing.

VINCENT JOSEPH PORCELL.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification604/340, 604/345
International ClassificationA61F5/445
Cooperative ClassificationA61F5/445
European ClassificationA61F5/445