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Publication numberUS2874698 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 24, 1959
Filing dateAug 20, 1957
Priority dateAug 20, 1957
Publication numberUS 2874698 A, US 2874698A, US-A-2874698, US2874698 A, US2874698A
InventorsSell Freddie W
Original AssigneeSell Freddie W
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 2874698 A
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INVENTOR Freddie W. Sell United States Patent 2,874,698 ERECTQR Freddie W. Sell, Stevens Point, Wis. Application August 20, 1957, Serial No. 679,198

7 2 Claims. (Cl. 125-303 This invention relates to surgical appliances and more particularly to a surgical appliance for men.

It is an object of the present invention to provide a surgical appliance for the male organ which has manually operated means providing for the selective erection thereof.

It is another object of the present invention to provide a surgical appliance of the above type that has additional means for performing related functions during the use thereof that are operative to provide the desired results with a minimum amount of eitort and within a relatively short period of time.

Other objects of the invention are to provide a surgical appliance bearing the above objects in mind which is of simple construction, has a minimum number of parts, is inexpensive to manufacture and efficient in operation.

For other objects and for a better understanding of the invention, reference may be had to the following detailed description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawing, in which:

Figure 1 is a side elevational view of an appliance made in accordancewith the present invention;

Figure 2 is an enlarged fragmentary exploded cross sectional view showing certain parts of the apparatus shown in Figure l; and

Figure 3 is a fragmentary cross sectional view taken along line 3-3 of Figure 1.

Referring now more in detail to the drawing, the surgical appliance made in accordance with the present invention is shown to include a substantially circular hollow cylindrical tube 12 that is open at one lower end and provided with an opposite threaded end 13 for threadingly receiving a closure plate 15. The outer surface of this closure plate 15, is provided with a concentric hollow threaded stud 16 for threadingly receiving the lower threaded end of a hollow cylinder 17. A piston 18 is slidably disposed within the cylinder 17 and arranged for selective movement by a plunger 19 that has a manually operable handle 20 at the opposite end thereof.

A check valve 22 is supported centrally upon the closure plate and is adapted to permit air to be removed from the interior of the tube 12 under the action of the piston 18, thus providing for partial evacuation thereof. A relief valve 23 supported upon the outer edge of the closure plate 15 provides means for selectively admitting air to the partially evacuated chamber defined by the tube 12 for purposes hereinafter described.

The open end of the tube 12 is provided with a resilient cushion 25 so as to reduce any discomfort to the user.

2,874,698 Patented Feb. 24, 1959 A sleeve 27 slidably supported upon the tube 12 is adapted to be moved between opposite extreme posi tions by means of a manually operated linkage arrangement. This linkage includes a handle 30 hingedly connected at one end to an ear 29 of the closure plate 15 by means of a pivot pin 31. An actuating arm32 is connected at one end to the mid portion of the handle 30 by means of a similar pivot pin 33. The free end of this actuating arm 32 is provided with a pawl 34 that is removably engageable within a slot 35 formed in the sleeve 27. An elastic band 28 is supported in stressed condition upon the lower end of the tube 12 intermediate the sleeve 27 and the cushion 25. Thus, in response to movement of the sleeve 27 toward the open end of the tube, it is adapted to forcibly discharge the elastic band 28 from the end of the tube 12.

In use, the organ is placed within the open end of the tube 12 and the evacuation pump actuated by means of the handle 20, thus producing a partial vacuum within the tube 12 that causes an erection. Following this, the handle 36 is actuated to discharge the elastic band 28 on to the organ to thus maintain it in the erected position, following which the relief valve 23 may be opened to admit air to the interior of the tube 12 and thus permit it to be withdrawn.

While various changes may be made in the detail construction, it shall be understood that such changes shall be within the spirit and scope of the present invention as defined by the appended claims.

What I claim as new and desire to protect by Letters Patent of the United States is:

1. A surgical appliance comprising a main tubular member defining an air evacuation chamber and being open at one end, a closure member secured to the opposite end of said tube, an evacuation pump secured to said closure member, a one way check valve in one of said members and operable between said pump and said chamber for permitting the passage of air outwardly of said chamber in response to actuation of said pump, relief valve means on one of the members for selectively supplying air to said evacuation chamber, a sleeve slidably supported upon the exterior surface of said main tube, an elastic band supported upon said tube intermediate said sleeve and the open end of the tubular member, and means for selectively moving said sleeve over said open end to dislodge said band therefrom.

2. The combination according to claim 1, wherein said sleeve moving means comprises a handle pivoted at one end to one of said members, an arm pivotally connected to the mid section of said handle, portions of said sleeve defining a slot, and a detent integral with the free end of said arm for engaging said slot and effecting movement of said sleeve in response to pivotal movement of said handle.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,117,618 Ach Nov. 17, 1914 1,225,341 Lederer May 8, 1917 FOREIGN PATENTS 7 728,206 France Apr. 11, 1932

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U.S. Classification600/38
International ClassificationA61F5/41
Cooperative ClassificationA61F2005/412, A61F5/41
European ClassificationA61F5/41