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Publication numberUS2742900 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 24, 1956
Filing dateOct 6, 1954
Priority dateOct 6, 1954
Publication numberUS 2742900 A, US 2742900A, US-A-2742900, US2742900 A, US2742900A
InventorsGiorgio Douglas J, Morrow John G, Niiranen John V
Original AssigneeGiorgio Douglas J, Morrow John G, Niiranen John V
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Anesthetic feeder for children in the form of a space helmet
US 2742900 A
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April 5 D. J. GIORGIO ErAL 2,742,900

ANESTHETIC FEEDER FOR CHILDREN IN THE FORM OF A SPACE HELMET Filed Oct. 6, 1954 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 INVENTORS DOUGLAS J. GIORGIO JOHN V. N/ I RA/VE' IV JOHN 6. MOE/POW ATTORNEY Apri 24, 1 5 D. J. GIORGIO EI'AL ANES THETIC FEEDER FOR CHILDREN IN THE FORM OF A SPACE HELMET 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed 001;. 6, 1954 INVENTORS DOUGLAS J. GIORGIO JOH/V V. N JOHN G.

l/RA/VE/V MORROW ATTORNEY ANESTHETIC FEEDER-F012 CHIIJUREIJ FORM OF A SPACE HELMET Douglas J. Giorgio, Evansville, Ind., John V. Niiranen,

Bethesda,'Md., and John G. Morrow, *ClmtnnaN.

The invention described herein may be manufactured and used by or for the Government of the United States of America for governmental purposes without the payment of royalties thereon or therefor.

This invention relates to a device for administering anesthesia, particularly to children. Heretofore it has been customary in inducing anesthesia in children to use some type of mask. Although technically the use of an anesthesia mask is effective, many children are very frightened by such a device, making it both diflicult to administer the anesthesia to the child and also inducing fear of future medical treatment.

It is the object of this invention to provide a simple practical apparatus for administering anesthesia to children.

It is a further object of this invention to provide an anesthesia administering apparatus that would appeal to children and prevent them from being frightened during the induction of the anesthesia.

Another object of this invention is to provide a plastic anesthesia device of a non-static nature as a safety measure to prevent accidental ignition of the anesthesia gas by a static charge on the plastic member. Other objects, features and attendant advantages of this invention will become more apparent from the following detailed discussion when read together with the accompanying drawing in which:

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the preferred embodiment of the device;

Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the preferred embodiment;

Fig. 3 is a perspective view of another embodiment of the device.

Briefly stated, the anesthesia unit which forms the sub ject matter of this invention comprises a transparent helmet completely enclosing the head and resting on the shoulders of the patient, and designed to be removably attached to standard anesthesia supply means. Referring to the illustrations, particularly Fig. 1, the numeral 1 indicates the composite helmet, the lower portion of which is of a' substantially cylindrical nature, and an upper portion of a dome shape, and comprising, a pair of identical plastic members 2 and 3, said plastic members being securely attached at flanges 4 and 4a by plastic cement, a pair of standard hose fittings 5 and 5a securely attached to plastic member 3, plastic flanges 6 and 6a molded in tegral with members 2 and 3 and located at the base of the helmet in a manner to rest upon the patients shoulders, with the base of the helmet having substantially U- shaped indentions to facilitate fitting the helmet to the patients shoulders, a convolute Wire member 7 attached to flanges 4 and 4a and used to simulate an antenna and a simulated communication member 8 attached to shell member 3.

Referring to Fig. 3 which is another embodiment of,

the invention, the numeral 10 refers to the composite plastic helmet, comprising, a tubular member 11 and a dome shaped member 12, with said members being securely ati United States Patent() 2,742,900 Patented 24, 1956 tached at flanges 13 and 14 by a .plastic'cement, hose fittings 15 and 16 securely attached to the dome shaped member 12, electrically conductive rubber tubing 11a attachedto the base of tubular member 11 to -actas padding on the .patienfls shoulderawith said tubular base member having substantially U-shaped-indentations .therein to facil-itate fittin-g the helmet to the patients-shoulders, simulated antenna 18 attached to flanges 13 and 14, and simulated ear phones 19 and 20 attached to tubular member 11.

The instant anesthesia helmet could also be formed as one unitary member rather than in separate portions which are subsequently cemented together.

Before the helmet is used the plastic surface is treated with an anti-static solution.

It will thus be seen that there has been provided by this invention a method and apparatus in which the various objects hereinabove set forth, together with many thoroughly practical advantages, are successfully achieved. As various possible embodiments might be made of the invention and as the art described herein might be varied in various parts, all without departing from the scope of the invention, it is to be understood that all matter hereinabove set forth or shown in the accompanying drawing is to be interpreted as illustrative and not in a limiting sense.

Having thus described our invention, what we claim is:

l. A device for administering anesthesia comprising a transparent plastic helmet of cylindrical shape adapted to enclose the patients head and neck and to rest on the shoulders, a plurality of substantially U-shaped indentations at the base of the helmet making a loose fit with the general contour of the patients shoulders, a plurality of ports located on said helmet above the patients respiratory tract when in the upright position for the admission of the anesthesia and a simulated communications system mounted on said helmet.

2. A helmet as in claim with an anti static solution.

3. A transparent plastic anesthesia helmet comprising a substantially cylindrically shaped base member, a dome shaped member attached to said base member, a plurality of ports for the admission of anesthesia located above the patients respiratory tract when in the upright position, substantially U-shaped indentations in the base member adapted to make a loose fitwith the general contour of the patients shoulders, rubber tubing attached to the rim of said base member to act as padding and a simulated communications system fixed to the plastic helmet.

4. A transparent plastic helmet comprising a substantially cylindrically shaped base member having a flanged surface, a dome shaped member having a flanged surface, said dome member and said base member being attached together at this common flanged surface, a plurality of parts for the admission of anesthesia located in the dome member, substantially U-shaped indentations in the base member to fit the general contour of the patients shoulders, rubber tubing attached to the rim of said base member to act as padding for the patients shoulders, simulated antenna members, and simulated communication members.

5. An anesthesia helmet of the type described in claim 4 wherein the plastic is treated with an anti static solution.

6. A transparent plastic anesthesia helmet, the lower portion of which is substantially cylindrical and the upper portion dome shaped, comprising a plurality of identical preformed plastic members attached together, a plurality of ports for the admission of anesthesia, substantially U- shaped indentations in the base of the helmet to fit the general contour of the patients shoulders, and a flange moulded integral with the rim of the base of the helmet.

7. A transparent plastic anesthesia helmet, the lower 1 having the plastic treated portion of which is substantially cylindrical and the upper portion dome shaped, comprising a plurality of identical preformed plastic members attached together at a common flanged surface, a plurality of ports for the admission of anesthesia, said ports located towards the upper portion of said helmet, substantially U-shaped indentations in the base of said helmet tofit the general contour of the patients shoulders, a flange moulded integral with the rim of the base of said helmet, a simulated communications member, and a simulated antenna.

8. An anesthesia helmet of the type described in claim 7 wherein the plastic is treated with an anti static solution.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,195,793 Dunn et al. Aug. 22, 1916 2,508,050 Valente May 16, 1950 FOREIGN PATENTS 348,733 Italy May 26, 1937 OTHER REFERENCES Washington Post for Jan. 14, 1954, page 10. (Copy in Div. 55.)

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Classifications
U.S. Classification128/201.23
International ClassificationA61M16/06, A61M16/01
Cooperative ClassificationA61M16/06, A61M2205/59, A61M2016/0627, A61M16/01
European ClassificationA61M16/06