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Publication numberUS2561906 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 24, 1951
Filing dateJan 31, 1948
Priority dateJan 31, 1948
Publication numberUS 2561906 A, US 2561906A, US-A-2561906, US2561906 A, US2561906A
InventorsClark John E
Original AssigneeClark John E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Colostomy receptacle
US 2561906 A
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J y 24, 1 J. E. CLARK 2,561,906

COLOSTOMY RECEPTACLE Filed Jan. 31, 1948 to. clean, sanitation standpoint.

Patented July 24,511 951 of w I conos'rom REGEPTAGLE John E. .ciark, spr'insfiels, omo .sppiicauonianusry.31,rsia 'serisizuc. 5,613

1 I p to. colostomy appliances,

"I hisinvention relates a receptacle for periodic and-more-particularly to use.

'9-C1aims. roticense),

' Appliances. of this type fall. roughly into three.

categories, the oldest of which is. the-receptacle for constant or, continuouswear by the-user.

Morerecently, two new'types: of appliances" have come into use and have beenwidely accepted both by the users and by the medical profession.

One. of these. may be considered the discharge f pe, i. e.,.;the, appliance directs theldisoharge :f romrthe. person into. the waste receptacle. These have-sheen. found .very satisfactory but necessitate the user remaining in one place-during thev periodsoidischarge, Theother morerecent type of; the; receptacle group is intended .for use only duringperiods of discharge as distinguishedfrom thepriginal type, of appliance whichw'as worn continually. Various forms of receptaclesialling within the last category'have been developedand used, thegreat. majority of which, however," are diili'c'u1t to manipulate and. require. the user to remain .more. or. less. in one place, as they are awkward; and. uncomfortable if. worn while. the

personiS moving about. Furthen manyof the appliances inthelast. category are very dimcult and hence are objectionable from, a

, "Thus, theobject of the present'invention ls to simplify the construction as well asthe means and'mode'of usingan. appliance of the typejshown herein,,whereby' such. appliance may not only be economically manufactured, but will be. more eificient. and. sanitary in use. and adaptable to a wide, variety of individuals. Q ,More specifically, it is. anobject o'f'tlie. inventidn {to replace colostomy appliances. of thedischarge. type with one ofthe receptacletype which may be. temporarily worn by, the. user. during intestinal irrigation, andwithout material interruption of the users normal activit I An object of the invention is to alleviatesome of the discomfort and inconveniencejheretofore attendant upon. the use. of colostomy appliances. Another objectof'theinvention is to provide a colostomy receptacle quickly and easily in st'alled andsealed relative to the. body, and which provides'simple'means for the insertion arflWithdrawal of a. fluid conducting tube..

A further object is to providea colostomy receptacle which may be worn. on either. side of] the body without interference with'the normal use of the limbs of the wearer;

A further object. oi the invention isto-provide an appliance of the character described, pos- "sessing theadvantageousstructuralfeatures, the inherent meritorious mode of; use herein mentioned.

characteristics and the With the above primary and other incidental I .obj'ectsiin; viewas; willmorei'ully appear in the ispecification, the invention. consists. of the features oi; construction, the. parts and combina- :tions:thereof andv the mode 015,156,201; their equivalents-as; hereinafter described or illustrated in; the;- accompanying drawings;

- 5 In carrying out the above;- objects. there has been evolved c ne practical embodiment of the inventionin which. a colostomy receptacle comand means on the container to .prisesakidney-shaped container, an. opening in therconcavez rear wall or the container sealed, by thepressure. of. the rear: wall against. the body, alternatively open means in the front wall, for selective admissionof a fluid conducting tube, receive a strap tor iastening thecontainer to the body,v the lower ,end;;of1the container being formed. with oppositely disposed: upwardly inclined surfaces. preventing 1 interference of the container with the of the wearer.

- Reierringgto the accompanying drawing, whereisshowm the preferred but obviously not the only. embodiment of. the invention,

; Big. .1 is aviewin perspective of a colostomy -,1;eceptac1e embodying-v the present invention, with the closure plate or lid removed, shown strapped tq-thebody oi theuser, with the fluidconducting tube being inserted'in the surgical incision; F152 is a view in perspective of the colostomy receptacle. of Fig. 1, showing the. lid or closure .plate fiilly closed; V Rig-34s a view similar-toFig. 2, butv in front elevationand showing; the closure plate or lid l-partly closed;, and

.;.';,Fjg;14;Sh0.WS the concave. contour of the back poi the. receptacle.

lfieferring to the drawings; in its illustrative embodimentthe receptacle for the invention 'com prises a kidney shaped container-1B which-may be made in one piece of sheet metal or. the like. The lower end-oi the container in is closed and the upper end is. open, the 'tcp edge being rolled eccntainer is-the rear wall of thedevice and 1th uriaceapplied to;the-body.- The convex is the frontwal1. Atthe opposite ends thereoi are. provided. loop fixtures I! through At hlQ L-a strapv l-5 is passed, the strap "encom- :passing. the; container and. the.- body of. the'useragrdbeing. tightened es -required to, press. the wall I2 against the body.

en toriorm a bead. The-concavewall' for w rdly extending fiang 2-21 t places the notches out plate 2! I I placing notches 2-4 and 25 'out 'of alignment and the discharge is taking place.

. 3 The container I is shaped for application to the lower side of the trunk of the body, this being conventionally the region of the surgical incision, here indicated at IS in Fig. 1. In the rear wall l2 of the container is an opening H, the device being mounted on the body with opening I! in surrounding relation to the incision IS. The edge of opening I! is turned over to form a bead which under inward pressure imparted to the container by strap l5 makes a sealing contact with the body.-

The front wall is of the container has an opening opposite opening in this instance a cut-out ll, such opening being 2 [8 in the top edge of wall l3. This opening is designed for the ad-' missionto the container of an irrigating tube [9,

the end of which is passed through opening 11 and inserted into incision l6 for supplying fluid for irrigation purposes. Upon withdrawal of incision It into container it takes place. In

- order that the openf-uppererid ofsthe container and cut-out opening.-: it may be closed during the discharge period; a lid or closure plate 2 his provided. Closureplate 21 is'shape'd in "conformity with container lll andiis' formed tvitha The flange 22 guides closing movement of *ithe plate 2 I andfin addition-,'closes the upper end of the container prior to completion of suchclosirig movement.

tube It, discharge r'rdm This eonstructionis quitehelpfulinthe: ad-- ministration of the" irrigating fluid; 'To this end,

the fiange'22 includes an extension 23 projecting as an'apronin overlying relation with'the cut-- out" opening 18. Pin theloweredgepf flange extension '23' is anotch M which in cooperation with asimila'r notch 25 cut at the edge of'bpening'l8 in the "front wall 13, defines" a passage into the container "for tube f9."

' Y The relation of flange extension 23 "and cut- "out opening [8 'is'suchthatthe r espective no'tches' 2d and 25 therein are brought to a condition'of axial alignment by rhotion'of plate 2| toa partly closed position, as shown in'Fig. 3. Continued movement of the plate to ruuy'cicsed position in Fig.2. Before or'after movement of the closure plate" 21 'to partly closed positionfithe 'tube 19' 'is'in'serted thr'ough cut-out opening l8 and allowed to rest iri'notcl'i 25." rheeiosuie plate 2|, if notalre'a'dy in partially closed"position (Fig. 3), is' sof'adju'sted thereby engaging 'notchZi' about tubeiil and ciosmgtneupper "endof the container with 'flange'Z'Z and th'e cutout-opening 5'8 with flange eatensiOIi- ZB; The irrigating fluid may then be adin'itted' throug'h tube [9 without danger'of accidental discharge to the exterior of the 'contair'ier', I

Upon completion of the irrigating'foperation the tube is withdrawn from the body and from 60 the container through notches mane-'25: Closure then is moved to the positon offFig. 2,

hastake'n-place} following which the receptacle 'is'removed. Inthis connection, it'will' be observed in 'Fig. 3 that 'the'lower enu' rtne, container of alignment; as shown 5 no interference with [to fit against thebody and an .qpen upp' ID has a somewhat ta ered formation resulting from the inclusion of oppositely disposed inclined surfaces 26 and 21 in the design of the container. By reason of this formation, the receptacle offers the limbs of the wearer, who may sit or move about while having the receptacle bound upon his person.

The back surface 12 of the receptacle is also curved slightly from top to bottom as well as 10, from side to side. This curvature, clearly shown in Fig. 4, contributes materially to the overall comfort of the receptacle when being worn since I it naturally fits the general contour of the wearers body.

15 CAltho'u'gh not necessary to the successful use ,of, the receptacle, it is preferable that the cover member 2| and dependent flanges 22 and 23 be zmade of plastic or other transparent material.

In this way, entry of light into the receptacle is permitted so that the insertion and withdrawal of the irrigating tube [9 is greatly facilitated.

' From'the' above description it will 'be'appar'ent that there is thus provided a device of the character described possessing the particular features "of advantage before enumerated as desirable, but

whichobviously is susceptible of modiflcation'in its form, proportions, detail construction and arrangement of parts without departing from the principle involved or sacrificing any of its advantages.

While in order to comply with the statute the invention has been describedin language more 'or less specific as to structural features, it is to be understood that the invention isnot limited to the specific feature shown,butfthatthelmeans and construction herein disclosed comprise the preferred form of severa modes of putting the invention into effect, and the invention is therefore claimed in any of its form or modifications -10 within the legitimate andvalid scope of the'appendedgjlaims, I I I Having thus described my invention, I, claii n::

1! A col m cep acle. compr s n a, container having a concavelycurvedrear wall japed Ian opening in said rear wall, means a 'tainer facilitatingfastening thereof to the body,

the rear wall being pressed in the, coursepf such fasteningagainst the body whichjacts as @seal irelativeto said opening, an opening inthejfront "wall of the container oppositethe opening in said rear wall, a removable closure for the; open upperendof said container, a dovs'mwardly ex tendingflange on the front ofsaid ,closure operable to close the opening in said front wall, and

to fit against, the body and an open upper end,

"oppositely disposed openings in the frontfand rear w'alls oifsaid container, said rear wall openin'g being sealed by pressure of the receptacle against the body, strap means for fastening said container to the body, a removable closure for I I I I II the ,open upper end of. said container, a down- I I if a robe is worn, may even eat breakfast. During this time a complete discharge wardlyextending flange on said closure operable to close the opening in said front wall, and comclosure to define a tube passing opening in the front wall of the container.

3. A colostomy receptacle, comprising a kidhey-shaped container, an opening in the concave rear wall of said container constructed and arranged to be sealed by the pressure of the rear wall against the body, alternatively open means in the front wall of said container for the selective admission of a tube, and means on said container to receive a strap for fastening said container to the body.

4. A colostomy receptable according to claim 3, characterized in that the lower end of said container is formed with oppositely disposed upwardly inclined surfaces preventing interference of the container with the limbs of the wearer.

5. A colostomy receptacle for temporary wear by the user, comprising a vertically elongated open top container having a substantial kidney shape in cross section, a perforate rear wall therefor, the periphery of the perforation having pressure sealing contact engagement with the users body in surrounding relation with a colostomy incision, a cut-away portion in the front wall of the container, a notch in the periphery of said portion to receive and support an irrigation tube inserted through the cut-away portion and the perforation, and a transparent closure member for the container including a dependent flange thereon, a dependent apron thereon extending downwardly from the flange in overlapping relation with the cut-away portion of the container, and a notch in the lower edge of the apron cooperating with the notch in the cutaway portion to hold the irrigation tube in adjusted position, the construction and arrangement being such that upon withdrawal of the irrigation tube the closure member may be furtherdepressed thereby completely closing the cut-away portion and the notch in the periphery thereof.

6. A surgical appliance comprising a combined colostomy irrigator and receptable for temporary wear, including an open top container, a pair of oppositely inclined surfaces formingthc bottom thereof, a self-sealing opening in the wall of the container engageable under pressure about the surgical incision in a users body, a tube access opening in the wall of the container diametrically opposite said self-sealing opening within which an irrigation tube is removably engageable, and a transparent closiu'e member for the container vertically adjustable relative thereto to admit the irrigation tube and to close such access opening upon further downward movement relative to the container, the construction and arrangement being such thatthe insertionof the irrigation tube and the results thereof are visible to the.

user from the exterior of the otherwise closed container. I I

7. A colostomy receptacle, including an open top container having a back wall laterally curved to fit against the body of the user, an opening in said back wall engageable in surrounding relation with a colwtomy incision, the front wall of the container presenting an opening aligned with the opening in the rear wall for passage of an irrigation tube from outside the container into the colostomy incision, a closure member for the top of the container having a dependent flange presenting an opening to register with the opening in said front wall in a partly closed position of said member and to be moved out of registry with said opening in the fully closed position of said member, as after withdrawal of the irrigation tube, and means on the sides of said container to mount a strap tosurround the container and the body of the user, the container being fastened to the body of the user by said strap and temporarily worn after withdrawal of the irrigation tube for comlete evacuation into the container.

8. A colostomy receptacle according to claim 7, characterized in that said container is substantially kidney shaped to lie relatively closely against the body of the user and has upwardly inclined surfaces on its lower end to avoid interference with the limbs of the user, the construction and arrangement being such that the user may sit, move about and partake of his normal activities during the period of temporary wear.

9. In a colostomy receptacle for temporary wear by the user, an open top container, a transparent adjustable closure member presenting a flange slidable partly into the open top of said container to close said container and through which an irrigating tube may be removably inserted, said flange and the front wall of the container presenting cooperating notches defining a tube opening, said tube opening being closed by further movement of said closure member into the container, and an opening in the back wall of said container through which the tube may be introduced into the colostomy incision, the construction and arrangement being such that manipulation of the irrigating tube within the substantially closed container and the results of such irrigation are clearly visible from the exterior thereof.


REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,470,334 Stensgaard et al. Oct. 9, 1923 2,299,431 Shirey Oct. 20, 1942 2,366,059 Schunk Dec. 26, 1944 2,380,740 Fenwick July 31, 1945

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Referenced by
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US4134404 *Apr 29, 1977Jan 16, 1979Williams Jr Clarence BPortable colostomy kit
U.S. Classification604/334
International ClassificationA61F5/442
Cooperative ClassificationA61F5/442
European ClassificationA61F5/442