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Publication numberUS2661741 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 8, 1953
Filing dateSep 2, 1949
Priority dateSep 2, 1949
Publication numberUS 2661741 A, US 2661741A, US-A-2661741, US2661741 A, US2661741A
InventorsPuckman Hyman
Original AssigneeHermac International Ltd
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Fountain syringe bag
US 2661741 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

Dec. 8, 1953 H. PUCKMAN FOUNTAIN SYRINGE BAG Filed Sept. 2. 1949 Patented Dec. 8, 1953 v FOUNTAIN SYRINGE BAG Hyman Puckman, New York, N. Y., assignor to Hermac International, Ltd., New York, N. Y., a

corporation of New York Application September 2, 1949, Serial No. 113,854 2 Claims. (01. 128227) The present invention relates to a dispensing receptacle.

It is an object of the present invention to provide a dispensing receptacle which is thin walled and of little'bulk and which is collapsibly flexible, so that it may, if desired, be compactly folded into a substantially flat package to occupy a minimum of space in a pocket or a transporting receptacle.

It is another object of the present invention to provide a dispensing receptacle of the character described which is of little bulk and of light weight so that it may not only occupy a minimum of space when folded, but will also be of minimum weight.

It is a further object of the present invention to provide a dispensing receptacle of the character described which is economical to produce, being capable of mass production from relatively cheap material so that it may constitute I an economically practical disposable receptacle.

It is a still further object of the present invention to provide a dispensing receptacle of the character described which, although disposable from an economical, practical point of view after a single use, is, nevertheless, of ample strength and durability to withstand continued and repeated use.

The foregoing and other advantages and superiorities of the receptacles of the present invention will become more readily apparent from the several embodiments thereof shown in the accompanying drawings, one of which is in the form of a collapsible and foldable douche bag and the other of which is in the form of a dispensing tube, as for tooth paste or shaving cream or the like. It is to be understood, however, that such embodiments are shown by way of illustration only, to make the principles and practice of the invention more readily comprehensible, and without any intent of limiting the invention to adaptation for the specific objects indicated or their structural details.

In the drawings:

Fig. 1 is an elevational view of a dispensing receptacle of the present invention as embodied in the form of a douche or enema bag shown empty and as associated with a conducting tube which is partly broken away;

Fig. 2 is a foreshortened vertical sectional view. on an enlarged scale, taken on line 22 of Fig. 1;

Fig. 3 is a view in elevation of a modification of the dispensing receptacle of the present invention embodied, as a paste dispensing tube, shown as filled; and,

Fig. 4 is a section taken on line 44 of Fig. 3.

Referring more specifically to'the accompanying drawing, the dispensing receptacle of the present invention comprises a bag portion, In, formed of a thin, tough, preferably transparent, collapsibly flexible sheet of organic, synthetic, plastic material as a vinylic plastic such as polyethelene, polythene and the like. The bag I!) may be formed of one or more thin sheets of the material as of about 0.003 thickness by heat ad-' hesion or welding of the suitable edges as at l l, to leave an open end, 12, and to provide an op-' posed closed end, 53, tapering outwardly from the sides towards the center thereof and provided, at its center, with an open ended sleeve,

l4, having a slight outward taper.

Also provided in association with the bag, I0, is a rigid nipple or coupling, [5, of a size and tapering shape suitable for insertion into and retention within the sleeve I 4 through the interior of the bag. The nipple l5 may be formed of any suitably rigid material, such as hard rubber or a synthetic plastic.

In the embodiment of Figs. 1 and 2 wherein the dispensing receptacle is in the form of an enema or douche bag. The open end of the receptacle may be reinforced by doubling the edges over as at I1 and may have grommets, l8, set into the edges for purposes of suspension and support. A tube, 20, of the same material as the bag [0 which may be formed in the same manner as the receptacle, as by heat welding, or as a continuous tubing, androf a diameter adapted to fit over the nipple I5, is provided. Preferably the tube 20 may be thinner walled as of about 0.002 thickness.

The bag may be assembled by passing an end of the tube 20 from the exterior of the bag In through the sleeve ll into the interior of the bag It, then inserting the nipple l5, thinner end foremost, into the inserted end of the tube 20 and then forcing the assembled nipple and tube backwardly into the sleeve Hi to form a closed water tight assembly. Preferably the assembly may be made while the bag I0 is warm, so that the contraction on cooling will render the assembly uniformly tight and close. It will be readily apparent that when thus assembled the bag is ready for use by inserting a suitable nozzle at the other end of thetube 20 and then proceeding in the conventional manner.

It will also be readily apparent that the assembled douche bag may be readily disassembled, if desired, after use and may, whether assembled or disassembled, be compactly folded, as along the fold lines, 2|, shown in the broken lines, to be inserted flatly, together with the folded 3 tube 20 and the requisite nozzle or nozzles, not shown, into a suitable carrying envelope, not shown, to form a substantially fiat, compact package of light weight and occupying but little space, convenient to store and carry on the person or in luggage while traveling or otherwise.

In the embodiments of Figs. 3 and 4, the receptacle," il', may be formed'in the same mannor as described above, or from a continuous fiat tubing, with only the end l3 and the edges of the sleeve 14' being welded, as at H. Also, the nipple 15' may have threads 25. firme at its narrower end adapted to receive a threaded cap 26.

The receptacle or tube lflflmay be filled with the desired material in the conventional manner, as by automatic machinery as with tooth paste, shaving cream or the like, and a metallic clamp, 21, applied in the conventional This completes the description of the dispensing receptacle of the present invention. The advantages and superiorities thereof by way of compactness, lightweight, convenience and econmy will be obvious to anyone skilled in the art. It will also be apparent that numerous modifications and variations thereof may be made-as well as adaptations for use other than those hereinabove set forth, by anyone skilled in the art, in accordance with the principles of the invention set forth hereinabove, and without the use oiany inventive ingenuity. I desire, there-.- tore, to be protected for @any and all .such media nations and variations that maybe made with- 'formed open-ended sleeve extending outwardly from a closed edge thereof, a foldable flexible, fiat tube having an outer circumference substantially equal to the inner circumference of the outer portion of said sleeve and a rigid nonmetallic slightly-corneal tubular nipple adapted to be tightly disposed within said sleeve, one end of said tube fitted over said nipple and said I tube covered nipple fitted tightly within said sleeve.

2. The dispensing receptacle of claim 1 wherein said sleeve tapers slightly outwardly and said nippl ap rs c niom ng y to said sleeve.


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U.S. Classification604/408, 604/262, 128/DIG.240, 222/215
International ClassificationA61M3/02
Cooperative ClassificationY10S128/24, A61M3/0245
European ClassificationA61M3/02D4B