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Publication numberUS3075526 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 29, 1963
Filing dateNov 7, 1960
Priority dateNov 7, 1960
Publication numberUS 3075526 A, US 3075526A, US-A-3075526, US3075526 A, US3075526A
InventorsAlbert Morris Raymond
Original AssigneeAlbert Morris Raymond
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Anal irrigator
US 3075526 A
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Jan. 29, 1963 R. A. MORRIS 3,075,526

ANAL IRRIGATOR Filed Nov. 7, 1960 INVEN TOR. Raymond Albert Morris his ATTORNEY 3,075,526 ANAL IRREGATOR Raymond Albert Morris, 127 S. 10th St, Reading, Pa. Filed Nov. 7, 1960, Ser- No. 67,641 1 Claim. (or. 128-227 This invention relates to an anal irrigato-r and, more particularly, to a device for spraying and cleaning the anus while the device is being worn.

An outstanding disadvantage of commonly used syringes and the like is that they are generally messy since water tends to leak in the process of syringing or cleaning, therefore makes it extremely diflicult to effect syringing or cleaning of the anus except in the bathroom over a tub or, possibly, on a toilet seat.

An object of my invention is to provide an anal irrigator which is devoid of the above named disadvantages of commonly used devices and which enables irrigation or cleaning of the anus while the device is being worn and without loss or leakage of the irrigating water or solution and which can be used either while in bed or out of bed, or while seated on a toilet, or in any desired position whatsoever, without loss or leakage of the irrigating liquid.

Other objects and advantages will become more apparent from a study of the following description taken with the accompanying drawing wherein:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of an anal irrigator embodying the principles of my invention;

FIG. 2 is a connector for attachment to a water faucet to take place of the bag shown in FIG. 1, in some instance; and,

FIG. 3 shows, in dot and dash outline, a person wearing an irrigator such as shown in FIG. 1.

Referring more particularly to FIG. 1 of the drawing, numeral 1 denotes an anal cup of rubber, flexible plastic or other suitable flexible material and which has a mouth portion of substantially pear shaped outline. The pointed end is adapted to be placed at the rear of a persons body above the anus, as shown in FIG. 3, and the front portion, below the anus and between the buttocks. Integrally formed with and extending through the front portion of the cup 1 is a nozzle 2 which is immediately adjacent and points in the direction of the anus of the wearer. The opposite end of nozzle 2 emerges from the outside of cup 1 and is supplied by water or an irrigating solution contained in a bag, such as an ordinary douche bag, which, if desired, may be closed at the top and provided with a cap in. A flexible hose 5 interconnects the bag 4 and the nozzle 2. In order to restrict or constrict the flow to hose 5, a clamp 7 is provided or, in fact, any other suitable means for selective pinching the hose 5 to reduce the cross-section of the opening thereat.

In some instances, in place of the bag 4, a connector 6, as shown in FIG. 2, may be used for attachment to a faucet so as to supply the cup 1 by a continuous flow of water from the faucet.

The anal cup 1 is provided with a drain hole in the bottom which connects to the discharge outlet or outflow tube 3. A detachable, slip-fitted cap 3a may be provided to close the opening at the bottom end of tube 3.

integrally formed at the front and rear portion of the anal cup 1 are holes through which extend rings 8, 9, 10, which are connected to a pair of suspenders 11, more specifically, to the bottom ends of the front flexible straps of the suspenders and to the bottom end of the rear flexible strap. The shoulder straps 11a and 11b of the suspenders are adapted to be worn about the shoulders of the user in the manner shown in FIG. 3. The suspenders have adjustable means for adjusting the Patented Jan. 29, 1963 ice length of the front and rear straps, in a well known manner.

in operation, therefore, when a person desires to rinse out or irrigate his anal section, such as in the case of persons suffering from piles, or other anal disturbances, the flexible anal cup 1 is placed underneath his crotch with the pointed end rearwardly as shown in FIG. 3, and the rounded part immediately below the sexual organ. The suspenders are worn'about the shoulder as shown in FIG. 3 and are adjusted so as to tightly hold the cup in such position as to form a perfect water-tight seal with the buttocks and with the front body portion of the wearer. Then the bag 4 is filled with an irrigating solution or, if desired, with just plain water. The concentrate may be introduced through cap 4a, if desired, or in some cases when water irrigation is desired, a connector, such as shown in FIG. 2, may be substituted for the bag 4, thus providing continuous flow of the liquid for irrigating purposes. The liquid fed from hose 5, regardless of whether bag 4 or connector 6 is used, is squirted out through the nozzle 2 toward the anus and will thoroughly irrigate or clean the anus and surrounding region of the body. If the cap 3a is removed, the dirty liquid will flow outwardly of the cup through tube 3, into a toilet, if a person is seated on a toilet seat.

In situations wherein the person prefers not to spill any of the irrigating liquid while irrigating the anus, the cap 3a is placed on the outlet outflow tube 3 and irrigation of the anus is completed such as while the person is in bed, or perhaps in a squatted position in the room, or in any other position. However, if the person is seated on a toilet, the cap 3a may be readily removed so as to permit continuous flow of irrigating liquid through the nozzle 2, which liquid is continuously discharged through outlet tube 3.

Thus it will be seen that I have provided an anal irrigator which may be easily worn by the user and easily held tightly in place so as to form a water-tight seal with the body of the user; furthermore, I have provided an anal irrigator which makes it possible to irrigate or rinse the anal region without loss of liquid which might be nauseating to others in the room; furthermore, I have provided an anal irrigator which may be used in any desired location, such as in bed, out of bed on the floor, in a toilet seat or bath tub, etc. and wherein none of the irrigating fluid is lost during the irrigation.

While I have illustrated and described a single specific embodiment of my invention, it will be understood that this is by way of illustration only, and that various changes and modifications may be made within the contemplation of my invention and within the scope of the following claim.

I claim:

An anal irrigator comprising an anal flexible cup having a substantially pear shaped marginal portion of flexible material adapted to form a water-tight seal with the buttocks and the body portion of the wearer surrounding the anus, said cup having an outflow tube emerging from the bottom thereof adjacent the pointed portion of the pear shape, a closure cap slip-fitted to the end of said tube, said cup having an inlet tube extending through the rounded front portion thereof, a flexible tube detachably connected to the outlet of said tube, means for introducing liquid through said flexible tube, and a pair or" suspenders having a pair of flexible front strap portions, the lower ends of which have rings which are connected to holes in the lobes of the rounded front portion of the cup on opposite sides of said tube outlet, and having a flexible rear strap, the end of which is connected to the pointed rear end of the cup, said inlet tube being pointed angularly upwardly toward the anus so that when liquid is flowing therethrough the anal region 1,813,608 will be thoroughly irrigated Without loss of liquid. 2,080,788 2,818,862 References Cited in the file of thls patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 5 249,937 Holcombe Nov 22, 1888 1,606,876 Hoch et a1. Nov. 16, 1926 ,3 1,628,849 Kl-aiber -May 17, 1927 422,966

4 Brosch July 7, 1931 Ross May 18, 1937 Wanek Jan. 7, 1958 FOREIGN PATENTS -Germany June '10, 19-11 Netherlands Oct. 2, 1916 -Great Britain Jan. 23, 1935

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U.S. Classification604/27, 604/174, 604/276, 604/73
International ClassificationA61M3/02, A61M3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA61M3/027
European ClassificationA61M3/02F