US 2680442 A
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June 8, 1954 F, LlNzMAYgR DIsPosABLE suPPosIToRY cAsI'NG Filed April 4, 1952 A TTR/VEY Patented June 8, 1954 UNITED STATES PATENT orsll:
2,680,442 DISPOSABLE SUPPOSITORY CASING Frank L. Linzmayer, Keyport, N. J. Application April 4,1952, Serial No. 280,591 2 Claims. (Cl. 128-7264) rl'his invention relates to casings for supposiand it will depend upon the suppository `mounted torles and more particularly to disposable casings within t he casing to supply the required rigidity casing is formed to be affixed to a holder which from the casing, the casing will be flexible and provides the means to eject the suppository from s not likely to produce any discomfort or injury Within the casing, This invention further inin use. The casing holder I5 includes a socket cludes a novel means of packing in which each i6 provided with an internal thread I'l to mate suppository is mounted in a sanitary sealed Vcaswith the external thread II of the casing IU.
lng and in which a plurality of these casings The socket IE ls also provided with a bore I8 and may be packed 1n a container with a single casing lo an aperture [E of less diameter than the bore I8 holder and plunger ejecting device. thUS feiming a .Shoulder 2G b etWeen the bOle .I3
An object of this invention is to provide a sani and the aperture I9. It is to be noted that the tary sealed container for suppositories in which bore It of the socket I6 connects the aperture I9 the seal is not ruptured until the suppository is with the threaded portion I7 of the socket and ejected from the casing. Y Y l A still further object of this invention is to Within the here i8. The piston 2l is integrally provide a plurality of suppositories in which each afhXed t0 a Shaft 22 Whieh eXtendS through the one is sealed Within a container shell and in aperture i9., It S t0 he nOted that Shaft 221s 0f which eeeh shell may be attached to e holder for a Smaller diameter than pieton 2i thus preventing manipulation and use and in which the casing is piston 2i from passing` threugh aperture I9. The disposed .of after use opposite end of shaft 22 is provided with an ex- A further object of this invention is to provide ternal thread 23 t0 permit mounting a handle or both adult and juvenile size suppositories mounted .Socket 'ei-i theleen, SOClet 2G .being provided With within disposable sealed caslngs in which all easan intelnal thread 25 t0 match With thread 23 ings may be'ntted to a single holder for" easy 2.3 S0 that SOClet 2d may `he quickly and easily atmanipulation and use. thched t0 Shaft 2.2- iS t0 be neted that the Further objects of this invention may te epdiameter of pieton 2l is slightly less than the parent by reference to the accompanying deinternal diameter ,Of .Casing lil- When a SuppOS: tailed description andthe ,drawings in which tory-1S meunted in Casin lIll and casing -I li is Fig. 1 is an exploded view of a suppository cas-r 3o attached to socket I6, the manipulation of the ing and holding means for the casing illustrated unit permits the individual t0 push the socket m a Cross Sectional View, or handle 2d and thus force piston 2l down or 2 illustrates the adult size supposltory and through the barrel It thus electing the supposi- Casmg Shown partially in cross Section, and tory through the aperture I4 and out of the barrel Fig. 3 illustrates a package containing a plu- :2.3 'it rahty of Sealed SuppOStOl-y Castings and a homer Referring to Fig 2 there is illustrated the adult for the use of Said Suppostorie5- size suppository 9A mounted in a casing IGA. It Referring te sie. 1 there ls illustrated a supiS t0 be noted that the barrel 0f casing IBA is pository 9 and casing I d which is approximately slightly larger than the juvenile size shown in the size utilized for a juvenile suppository Caso Fig Casing ISA is Slmllar to casing I 0 ex mi iii ls rormed as an elongated balrel provided Cent that It 1S Slightly larger, llkeWlSe smaller or with an exterior thread I! on one end of the barlarger CaSngS may be provided for other size rel. The opposite end I 2 of the barrel is rounded SlippOSitOleS- In all instances the threaded end around the complete periphery to provide a Il nts the internal thread I l of the socket It. smooth external surface similar to a nger. In Casing A iS provided With a larger aperture the end l2 there 1s provided an aperture I4 of a MA dueto thelarser Slze supposltory Although diameter equal to the diameter of the sup-pository the Casing iS ShOWn with a male threaded end that is to be mounted within barrel le. The eas- Il and the socket I6 with a female threaded por ing or barrel It 1s preferably constructed of a tion I1, this is only one manner 0f aiXing the stillbut cheap material such as one of the plas- Casing, Other methods 0f J'Oinine may be Similartics or possibly of a light sheetrnetal or one of i ly usedthe specially prepared and stifened cardboard This invention overcomes most of the objeccompositions. A modification of this casing is tions to the use of suppositories. One of the to form the casing of a similar material but not main objections to suppositories is the hygienic too rigid. The casing should be fairly flexible point of View and it is apparentthat in this invention the suppository may be mounted within the casing I or IDA and a sanitary film 3D of any pure and permissible material that is easily dissolved by moisture may be used to cover and hermetically seal the suppository Within the casing. The hermetic seal is of considerable advantage as it also prevents the deterioration of the suppository when the suppository is allowed to stand for considerable time before application. The hermetic seal not only prevents the possibility of any foreign matter entering the casing but it also retains the volatile ingredients that may he found in a suppository. It is apparent that with the hermetic seal of the suppository it is a simple matter to apply pressure to the handle which, in turn, causes the piston 2| to rupture the hermetic seal when the seal is provided at the affixed end oi the suppository and as the piston 2| advances to eject the suppository the pressure will, in turn, rupture the hermetic seal at the discharge end. It is also apparent that with the suppository mounted Within casing I0 or H3A and the casing threadably afiixed to socket i6 that the holding unit l permits the individual to use a suppository in such a fashion that there is no possibility of the individual soiling his fingers and the holder l5 thus permits the individual to introduce the suppository into the intestine in the most hygienic fashion. The holder also permits the user to pass the suppository further into the intestine and in this position is much easier to retain for the required time interval.
A further modification of this invention is illustrated in Fig. 3 in which the packaging of the holder l5 and a plurality of the casings IBA are illustrated. A box or casing 46 may be provided With ample space to permit a half dozen of the casings A to he mounted in the fashion illustrated and sufficient space to mount a single holder I5. With a package i0 as described it is apparent that the individual is provided with a sufficient supply of suppositories for the average use and the suppcsitories are packed in the most hygienic fashion thoroughly sealed until they are actually used. As already stated each casing is disposable after use thus maintaining a highly hygienic suppository manipulating device. Oi course the casing 4D is provided with a cover (not shown) and may also be provided with a cellophane cover for the complete package vto retain the package completely sealed until it is ready for the individuals use.
Although I have described this invention of a suppository retaining and manipulating device in conjunction with the standard formed suppositcries, this invention does not preclude the possibility of pouring or filling each casing l0 or IDA with the composition normally used to form suppositories. Thus casing Il] and IBA may be the same of forming the suppository as Well as retaining same in a sanitary condition ready for use and this invention shall be limited only hy the appended claims.
What is claimed is'.
1. The combination with a suppository of a disposable casing for protecting said suppository in a hygienic manner comprising a substantially cylindrical plastic shell in which the suppository is inserted, one end of said shell being hermetically sealed and the opposite end being affixed to a holder, said affixed end being opposed from the discharge end, said holder provided with a central plunger, said plunger fitted to the internal diameter of the suppository holding shell to permit rupturing said seal and ejecting the suppository from within said shell.
2. The combination with 'a suppository of a casing for protecting said suppository in a hygienic manner comprising a substantially cylindrical shell, both ends of said shell being hermetically sealed with a dissolvable iilrn, one end of said shell being aixed to a holder, said end being opposed from the discharge end, said holder provided with a central plunger, said plunger fitted to the internal diameter oi the suppository holding shell.
References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,736,078 Haas Nov. 19, 1929 2,059,966 Kaufman et al Nov. 3, 1936 FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 252,587 Great Britain June 3, 1926