|Publication number||US3037508 A|
|Publication date||Jun 5, 1962|
|Filing date||Aug 17, 1959|
|Priority date||Aug 17, 1959|
|Publication number||US 3037508 A, US 3037508A, US-A-3037508, US3037508 A, US3037508A|
|Inventors||Friedman Daniel D|
|Original Assignee||Friedman Daniel D|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (7), Referenced by (36), Classifications (10)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
June 5, 1962 D. D. FRIEDMAN 3,037,508
INSEMINATION METHOD AND DEVICE Filed Aug. 17, 1959 INVENTOR.
F 6.4 f DANIEL III-FRIEDMAN ATTORNEY Uni tes Patent 3,037,508 INSEMINATION METHOD AND DEVICE Daniel D. Friedman, 15 S. Cottage St., Valley Stream, N.Y.
Filed Aug. 17, 1959, Ser. No. 834,350 7 Claims. (Cl. 128-294) This invention relates to insemination, and more particularly concerns a method of, and a device for insemination.
In many instances, due to pathological conditions or other physiological or psychological factors. normal insemination cannot be attained. In accordance with one aspect of the invention, there is provided an improved inseminating device which collects the semen and as a concentrate effects the immediate transfer of the semen to the vagina for contact with the cervix.
With the inseminating device of the instant invention, an ejaculate may be obtained under conditions which avoid possible contamination with hostile vaginal secretions; such ejaculate being immediate available for direct inseminating contact with the cervix.
Furthermore, the device of the instant invention permits the collection of an ejaculate under normal physio logic and psychologic conditions, yet avoids any deleterious influences or conditions otherwise present in the vagina; the ejaculate being available immediately for contact with the cervix without loss of sperm activity.
In accordance with another aspect of the invention there is provided an improved device for insemination, which may also be used to carry medicament for treatment of the cervix and related disorders.
A further object of this invention is to provide improved means and procedure for homologous insemination. In this aspect of the invention, means is provided for collecting semen undernormal conditions of intercourse and ejaculation, yet avoiding dilution and immobilization of the fresh semen due to possible adverse vaginal conditions and secretions, or further dilu tion and reduction of semen count in case of oligospermia. The collectingmeans and itssemen content is immediately and readily insertable into the vaginal cavity for insemination without the aid of a physician, despite said adverse vaginal or seminal conditions.
Thus, the improved inseminating means is adapted to overcome certain forms of infertility without the need for professional or technical assistance. Furthermore, the delay between semen collection and actual insemination, incident to conventional inseminating techniques, is eliminated; thereby insuring insemination with fresh semen under optimum conditions of normal ejaculation.
Furthermore the device affords a means for placing a concentration of fresh semen in contact with the cervix, thus increasing the chance of conception where a condition of oligospermia exists.
In the drawing,
FIGURE 1 is a transverse sectional view of a device embodying the invention;
FIGURE 2 is a sectional view similar to that of FIG- URE l and showing a modification thereof;
FIGURE 3 is a view showing the device when used to collect semen;
FIGURE 4 is a view showing the device in a form adapted to transfer the collected semen to the vagina and cervix;
FIGURE 5 is a sectional view of a disposable diaphragm in combination with a medicament tablet;
FIGURE 6 is a sectional view showing the constricting means for the device, the means being integral therewith; and
FIGURE 7 is a sectional view similar to that of FIG- URE 1, and showing still a further modification thereof.
As shown in FIGURE 1, 10 'designates'an inseminating device embodying the invention. The same comprises a sheet 11 of synthetic rubber in pouch form P; the material of the pouch P being non-toxic to sperm. The pouch is provided with an annular bead 12 at its mouth 13 and a second annular bead .14 spaced about 2.0 cm. from head 12. In the unstretched condition, the pouch has a substantially trapezoidal section, with an annular side wall portion 15 between beads 12, 14, and a bottom wall 16. V
The diameter of the pouch 'P at mouth 13 is of selected values as provided in conventional ring pessaries, i.e. 60 mm, 70 mm., etc., with the diameter at inner head 14 somewhat greater than that at mouth 13.
In use, the pouch P is applied to the penis as shown in FIGURE 3; an elastic band 17 being disposed exteriorly of the pouch side wall 15 between beads 12, 14, to constrict said wall portionagainst the penis at the base of the corona.
Upon ejaculation, the pouch P is removed carefully to retain the collected semen, and is mounted on a pessary ring 18, as shown in FIGURE 4. The ring v1.8 is located interiorly of the wall portion 15 between beads 12, 14. The resultant pessary structure carrying the fresh semen may be inserted into the vagina to bring the contents thereof into direct contact with the cervix and in inseminating relation thereto. W 7
It will be apparent that with the device of the instant invention, fresh semen may be collected by ejaculation, and immediately thereafter may be used for insemination by direct contact with the cervix. The device thus avoids contamination of the semen by hostile vaginal secretions or other adverse influences during collection, and allows for the transfer of the semen to the cervix under optimum conditions.
As shown in FIGURE 2, the pouch P may be in modified form, wherein a nipple portion 19 projects downwardly from a central portion of bottom wall 16; the nipple portion 19 communicating with the interior of pouch P by way of a constricted neck 20'. With this form of device, in use as previously described, the semen will collect in nipple portion 19.
The pouch P with the collected semen, is then transtferred to pessary ring 18 as previously described. The nipple portion 19 is then pushed upwardly into the interior of the pouch to carry the collected semen therein. The neck portion 20 will retain the nipple portion in its transfer position when the pouch and ring 18 are inserted into the vagina to effect the transfer of the semen to the cervix by contact, as previously described.
It will be apparent that the pouches P, P are of the disposable type and may be used with various forms of pessary rings 18, which may be of the solid resilient ring type, coiled spring type, hinged type, etc.
Furthermore, as shown in FIGURE 5, the device P may be used as a carrier for a medicament tablet M. Thus, the tablet M made of a yielding, fluctuant solid base, such as gelatin and active therapeutic or treating agents, may be inserted into the pouch P and located between the inner surface portions of ring 18. The tablet M is retained in place by the radially extending ledge portions 21 and taut wall 16 of the pouch. Preferably the edge 22 of tablet M is concave to engage pessary ring 18. Thus, the structure may be manipulated as a conventional diaphragm for insertion in the vagina, without dislodgment of the tablet M, which is thus brought into contact with vaginal areas to be treated.
The elastic band 17 may be removably related to the pouch P or P; or maybe adhered to exterior surface portions of the pouch at spaced circumferential intervals 23, as indicated in FIGURE 6. In the latter case, band 17 has an elasticity permitting the same to stretch coexten- 3 sively with the pouch when the portion thereof is mounted on ring 18. Alternatively band 17 may be stretched to its breaking point during the mounting of the pouch on ring 18, without adverse effect on the pouch.
Band 17 may take the form of a narrow layer 17' of natural or synthetic rubber deposited on pouch portion 15; such band in its unstretched form constricting the neck of the pouch to a diameter substantially less than that of the pessary ring 18, so as to prevent the dislodgment of the pouch during the collection of the semen.
There will now be obvious to those skilled in the art many modifications and variations satisfying the objects and realizing many or all of the advantages but which do not depart from the spirit of the invention as defined in the claims which follow.
What is claimed is:
1. An inseminating device comprising in combination a stretchable pouch for receiving semen, said pouch having a first annular bead at the mouth thereof and a second annular bead spaced from said first annular bead, and an elastic band removably disposed exteriorly of said pouch and between said annular beads for constricting the mouth of said pouch, a transverse section of said pouch in its unstretched condition being substantially trapezoidal in shape, said pouch and its contents being transferrable to a pessary ring disposed interiorly of said pouch and between said annular beads for insertion into the vagina.
2. In combination, a pouch, a supporting ring for said pouch, and a fluctuant medicament tablet, said pouch having a pair of spaced annular beads adjacent the mouth thereof for locating said ring interiorly of said pouch, the marginal edge portions of said pouch being stretched over said ring and in a radially inward direction, the mouth of the stretched pouch having a diameter less than the diameter of said tablet, said tablet being disposed within said ring, said marginal edge portions of the pouch retaining said tablet against accidental dislodgment outwardly of said pouch.
3. A pessary including a ring and a pouch mounted on said ring, said pouch including marginal rim portions extending over said ring and in an inwardly directed radial direction, and a medicament associated with said pessary and located beneath the marginal rim portions of said pouch whereby to prevent accidental dislodgment of said medicament outwardly of said pouch.
4. In combination, a pouch, a supporting ring for said pouch and a fiuctuant medicament tablet, said pouch having an annular bead adjacent the mouth thereof and being of substantially trapezoidal shape in transverse section in its unstretched condition, the marginal edge por- 4 tions of said pouch being stretched over said ring in a radially inward direction, the mouth of the stretched pouch having a diameter less than the diameter of said tablet, said tablet being disposed within said ring, said marginal edge portions of the pouch retaining said tablet against accidental dislodgement outwardly of said pouch.
5. In combination, a pouch, a supporting ring for said pouch, said pouch having an annular head at its mouth and being of substantially trapezoidal section in its unstretched condition thereby defining an annular side wall and a bottom wall for said pouch, the side wall portion of said pouch being stretched over said ring and in a radially inward direction to form a ledge and the bottom wall of said pouch being stretched to taut condition, said ledge and taut bottom wall defining a space for the reception of a medicament.
6. A carrier for a medicament tablet comprising a pouch, said pouch being provided with an annular head at its mouth and being of substantially trapezoidal transverse section in its unstretched condition to thereby define an annular side wall and a bottom wall for said pouch, said side wall being of greater diameter at its juncture with the bottom wall than the diameter of the annular bead at its mouth end, said pouch being adapted to receive a pessary ring.
7. A carrier for a medicament tablet comprising a pouch, said pouch being provided with an annular head at its mouth and being of substantially trapezoidal transverse section in its unstretched condition to thereby define an annular side wall and a bottom wall for said pouch, said side wall being of greater diameter at its juncture with the bottom wall than the diameter of the annular bead at its mouth end, a ring disposed in the region of the juncture of said side and bottom walls whereby the side wall of said pouch is stretched in a radially inward direction to form a ledge and the bottom wall is stretched to taut condition whereby said carrier is adapted to receive a medicament disposed along the taut bottom surface thereof and to maintain said medicament in contact with a body member.
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|U.S. Classification||600/35, 604/347, 604/515, 604/349, 604/330, 128/844|
|International Classification||A61B17/42, A61B17/43|