Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.


  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS2456257 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 14, 1948
Filing dateDec 4, 1946
Priority dateDec 4, 1946
Publication numberUS 2456257 A, US 2456257A, US-A-2456257, US2456257 A, US2456257A
InventorsCurry William R
Original AssigneeCurry William R
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Flushing device for douche syringes
US 2456257 A
Abstract  available in
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

Dec. 14, 1948., w. R. CURRY 2,456,257


ATI'D RN EYE Patented Dec. 145, 1948 UNETED STATES PATENT OFFICE 1 Claim.

This invention relates to improvements in vaginal syringes, and more particularly to the provision of means for expanding the vagina or other orifice during the syringing thereof.

With the usual vaginal syringe having a tube to be inserted in the vagina or other orifice with a bulb attached thereto for forcing a medicated fluid into the vagina, it has been often found necessary to use a strong medicated fluid and considerable pressure, as the orific-e is naturally contracted and the fluid does not properly reach the various parts and crevices thereof for the necessary cleansing and germicidal action. It is, therefore, an object of this invention to provide means for holding an orifice expanded to enable quick, unobstructed drainage of the cleansing fluid from the orifice, thus obtaining forced flushing action and obviating the necessity of strong germicidals. With the usual syringe a considerable portion of the cleansing fluid is retained in the orifice after the removal of the syringe, due to the natural contraction of the orifice. With the device herein described unhindered flushing of the orifice is accomplished without retention of any of the fiuid, enabling a quick and thorough cleansing.

It is, therefore, an object of this invention to provide a device for expanding the Vagina or other orifice during a syringing operation to enable the free flow of fluid to all parts of the orifice.

A further object is to provide an orifice expanding device which can be used for the vagina, rectum, nose and other orifices where it is desired to introduce a medicated or cleansing fluid.

The above and other objects are attained by the novel construction and arrangement of parts hereinafter described and illustrated by the accompanying drawings, forming a part hereof, and in which:

Fig. l is a side view of a device embodying the invention in a contracted condition.

Fig. 2 is a side view of the device in an expanding condition.

Fig. 3 is a sectional view taken on the line 33 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 4 is a plan view of the device.

Referring to Fig. l of the drawings, there is shown a vaginal douche having a bulb l with a tube 2, which is of a well known type. Encircling the tube 2 is a collar 3 having a bearing 4 with a pivot pin 5 and a bearing 6 with a pivot pin 1. The collar has ears 8 receiving a wing nut 9 for clamping the collar to the tube 2. Pivoted on pins 5 and I are levers Ill, each having a handle attached thereto as shown at l3. To each lever is attached a semi-cylindrical member l2, which members are adapted to embrace the tube 2 when the levers are in the position shown in Fig. 1.

When the handles l 3 are pressed towards each other, the members l2 move outwardly from the tube 2 and expand the vagina or other orifice. The members l2 can be maintained in an expanded position by means of a ring I5 about the levers H), which is adjacent the handles I3 and when slid towards the handles moves the handles towards each other as shown in Fig. 2. The ring l5 enables both hands to be used to manipulate the bulb I and other parts connected with the vaginal douche.

It will be seen that there has been provided a simple and effective device for expanding orifices when using with douching devices and the like.

The above description is to be considered as illustrative and not limitative of the invention of which modifications can be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the appended claim.

The invention having been described, what is claimed is:

In a vaginal douche having a bulb, a tube extending from said bulb and a nozzle attached to the tube, in combination with a split collar slidably mounted on the tube, ears formed on and extending from said split collar, nut and screw means through said ears for securing said split collar to the tube,.bifurcated bearing lugs extending from diametrically opposed portions of said split collar, a plurality of manually operable levers, means pivoting said levers to said respective bearing lugs, a plurality of solid members on said levers and having opposed substantially semi-cylindrical recesses for receiving the tube, whereby said members abut each other while embracing said tube, said members being tapered in the direction of insertion of the nozzle, whereby when the free ends of said levers are moved toward each other, said members are moved oppositely to each other away from the tube for expanding the vaginal orifice to form drainage passages about the nozzle and tube, and a lock ring embracing said tube and levers for file of this patent: 1

UNITED STATES PATENTS Name Date Parsons Nov. 27, 1888 Grabler Dec, 13, 1898 FOREIGN PATENTS Country Date France Feb. 25, 1905 Germany Aug. 1'7, 1920

Patent Citations
Cited PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US393580 *Nov 27, 1888The surgical Dilating Syringe CompanyDilating-syringe
US615697 *Jan 26, 1898Dec 13, 1898 Expanding-arm syringe
DE350826C *Mar 25, 1922Paul SievertScheidenspuelvorrichtung mit zum Spreizen dienenden doppelarmigen Hebeln
FR3771A * Title not available
Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3721229 *Apr 6, 1972Mar 20, 1973Panzer NObturator device for hysterosalpingography and the like
US4676782 *May 13, 1986Jun 30, 1987Vitaphore CorporationPositionable tissue interfacing device for the management of percutaneous conduits
US5644848 *Jun 19, 1995Jul 8, 1997Totten; Roger W.Folding safety can opener and method for opening cans
US8795165 *Jan 8, 2007Aug 5, 2014Medical Components, Inc.Pivoting dilator
US20070250100 *Jan 8, 2007Oct 25, 2007Medical Components, Inc.Pivoting dilator
WO1986001729A1 *Sep 20, 1985Mar 27, 1986Ronald Kenichi YamamotoPositionable tissue interfacing device for the management of percutaneous conduits
U.S. Classification604/106, 604/212
International ClassificationA61M3/00, A61M3/02
Cooperative ClassificationA61M3/0291
European ClassificationA61M3/02H6