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United States Patent  Inventor FrancisCNesbit 1112 Floyd SL N.E., Covington, Ga. 30209  Appl.No. 777,320  Filed Nov. 20, 1968  Patented Oct. 12, 1971  PROSTHETIC GENITAL DEVICE 9 Claims, 7 Drawing Figs.
 U.S.Cl 128/79  lnt.Cl A6li5/00  FieldofSearch 128/79, 346, 68.1
[5 6] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 844,798 2/1907 l-lawley 128/79 1,043,187 11/1912 Yount.... 128/79 3,511,230 5/1970 Strong.... 128/79 1,073,524 9/1913 Russell 128/79 1,095,899 5/1914 Macarthy 128/79 Primary Examiner--L. W. Trapp Attorney-Newton, Hopkins & Ormsby ABSTRACT: A clamping action for supplementing the sphincter muscle of the human penis is exerted by a clamping force covered with cushioning material and provided with a resilient band to exert the desired clamping pressure. The clamping frame comprises a pair of elongate legs, hingedly secured together. In one embodiment, one leg is provided with a lateral limb, the two legs being pivotally joined at the free end of the limb. In the other embodiment, the two legs are complementary, the two legs upwardly diverging from a common pivot and then converging gradually. In this way the limb controls the application of clamping pressure to avoid undue constriction of the urethra while allowing the legs to exert pressure to control the return flow of blood and retain the penis in erect condition.
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INVENTOR. Fu/vc/s C lvzsa/r Jr roe/v5 rs PROS'IIIETIC GENITAL DEVICE BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION The present invention relates to a clamping device which supplements the normal blood-flowconstricting function of the circular sphincter muscle and thus maintains the penis in erect condition in a normal fashion and without danger of damage or injury to either the male or the female.
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION Various prosthetic devices have been devised for aiding the penis in performing its natural functions. These devices, however, have ordinarily employed the principle of rigidifying or splinting the penis and, aside from inadequately performing the intended function, represent a potential source of injury and infection to the female.
' BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWING FIGURES FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the embodiment of the invention;
FIG. 2 is a vertical section taken substantially along the plane of section line 2-2 in FIG. 1;
FIG. 3 is a horizontal section taken along the plane of section line 3- 3 in no. 1;
FIG. 4 is a perspective view showing the prosthetic device of FIG. 1, in use.
FIG. 5 is a vertical section of a second embodiment of the present invention;
FIG. 6 is a perspective view of the prosthetic device of FIG. 5, in use; and
FIG. 7 is an enlarged fragmentary perspective view of a detail of the prosthetic device shown in FIGS. 5 and '6.
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF TI-IE INVENTION The prosthetic device according to the present invention consists essentially of a relatively rigid clamping frame, a resilient cushion covering this frame, and means for causing the frame to exert a positive yet yieldable clamping pressure at a position anterior to the circular sphincter muscle.
FIRST EMBODIMENT As may be seen in FIG. 2, the clamping frame comprises a pair of elongate leg portions 10 and 12 pivotally connected as by the hinge pin 14 so as to allow the leg portions to open and close relative to each other. THe leg portion 10 is provided with a laterally projecting limb 16 whose free end carries the penis such that undue constriction or blockage of the urethra does not occur, thus allowing for normal functioning of the organ while, at the same time, effectively supplementing the function of the circular sphincter muscle to retain the organ in erectile condition. For this purpose, the limb 16 should 'be approximately three-fourths inches in length.
The upper or free ends of the leg portions 10 and 12 are flared outwardly away from each other as is indicated at 18 and 20 and the free end of the leg portion 12 is provided with a laterally outwardly projecting anchor loop 22 for receiving the resilient band 24. v
The clamping frame is covered with a suitable cushioning material 26 such as latex or other soft, yieldable material, and as may be seen in FIG. 3, the inner opposing'sides of the cushioning material are formed to present convexfacingsurfaces 28 and 30 defining a narrow space 32 the'rebetween.
SECOND EMBODIMENT 'frame are complementary members of approximately the same thickness and width and length as leg portions 10 and I2. Thelower ends of the leg portions 110 and 1 I2 are respectively provided with U-shaped bales 116 and 117 which are firmly respectively secured in place by brads Ill and 113. A continuous metal band or strap I14, passing through the loops of bales 111 and 113 produces a transverse pivotal connection equivalent to pin 14 of the preceding embodiment.
From the band 114, the two portions 110 and 112, when in close proximity to each other, diverge upwardly and then gradually'converge 'so that the distal ends of leg portions 110 and l 12 are approximately parallel or diverge slightly.
The leg portions 110 and 112 are covered by a unitary covering of soft yieldable cushioning material 126 such as latex, foamed'rubber, foamed polyurethane or the like, to provide juxtaposed generally contiguous convex inner surfaces 1 I28 and 130 defining a narrow upwardly opening slot 132.
Attached to the leg portion 112 is a flexible nylon cord 122 which forms an anchor member or loop for receiving a continuous resilient ubber band 124. In turn, for adjusting the effective length of the rubber band 124, a strap I36 passes around intermediate portions of band 124, thereby leaving a tab 138 fonned by a portion of the band 124 at its free end.
In use, the leg portions I0 and 12 or and 112 are pivoted apart so that the base of the penis, anterior of the sphincter muscle is received in space 32 or 132. The free ends of leg portions 10 and 12 or 110 and 112 are moved toward and away from each other; i.e open and close, open and close, etc; for intermittently trapping and releasing the blood flowing in the penis. This manipulation of leg portions 10 and 12 or 110 and 112 assists the sphincter muscle increasing an erection, by facilitating the trapping of the blood in the penis.
When an erection has been achieved, the leg portions are clamped closed.
The tab 138 facilitates the ready removal of the device either during or after copulation.
The region 34 or 134 cushioning material 26 or I26 as indicated in FIGS. 2, or 5, will then by only slightly compressed thereby to prevent undue constriction of the urethra due to the fact that the limb l6 underlies this area of the penis and constrains the clamping action exerted by the leg portions 10 and 12 to be localized predominantly in the region above the urethra. The resilient band 24 or 124, at the same time, assures that the leg portions are not rigidly held together and thus allows the prosthetic deviceto yield and accommodate to fluctuations in size of the penis while continuously exerting the necessary clamping action which controls the return flow of blood and maintains the organ in erect condition.
I prefer to utilize the device of the second embodiment since it has fewer pointed portions; nevertheless, both embodiments are quite effective and will usually maintain an erection until the device is removed.
The clamping frame may be constructed of metal in the form of strips of suitable width, as shown, whereas the protruding anchor member 22 is constructed of a suitable synthetic resinous material, such as Nylon. The band 24 may be constructed-of rubber and may be provided with a protective sleeve portion 38.
The present invention, therefore, is well adapted to carry out the objects and attain the ends and advantages mentioned as well as others inherent therein. While the presently illustrative embodiments of the invention are given for the purpose of disclosure, numerous changes in the details of construction and'arrangement of parts may be made which will readily suggest themselves to those skilled in the art and which are encompassed within'the spirit of the invention and the scope of the appended claims.
1. A prosthetic device for creating and maintaining in an erect condition the human penis, comprising,
a clamping frame having opposed generally rigid leg portions joined at their proximal ends for opening and closing movement relative to each other, said leg portions being generally parallel to each other substantially throughout their length and being adapted to receive a penis between the intermediate portions of said legs, with the intermediate portions of said leg portions being disposed on opposite sides of said penis and the free distal ends of said legs extending above said penis in spaced apart relationship for permitting said intermediate portions of said legs to exert pressure primarily on opposite sides of said penis while exerting essentially no pressure on the urethra when said free ends are urged together.
cushioning material covering at least the inner sides of said leg portions, and
means for yieldably urging the free ends of said leg portions together.
2. The prosthetic device according to claim 1 wherein one of said leg portions is provided with a laterally projecting limb at said one end thereof, the other leg portion being pivotally joined to the free end of said limb.
3. The prosthetic device as defined in claim 1 wherein the said leg portions when brought together are approximately straight but diverge upwardly and then converge.
4. The prosthetic device as defined in claim 1 wherein said means comprising a resilient band attached to one of said leg portions for passing over the free end of the other leg portion.
5. The prosthetic device as defined in claim 1 wherein said leg portions are pivotally secured together and normally generally diverge from each other throughout their length.
6. The prosthetic device as defined in claim 5 wherein an anchor member is secured to the free end of one of said leg members, said means comprising a resilient band attached to said anchor member.
7. The prosthetic device as defined in claim 1 wherein a laterally outwardly projecting anchor member is secured to the free end of one of said legs, said means comprising a resilient band attached to said anchor member for passing over the free end of the other leg portion, and a tab on the outer end of said band.
8. The prosthetic device defined in claim 1 including pivot means joining the ends of said leg portions.
9. The prosthetic device as defined in claim 1 wherein said cushioning material substantially entirely covers said clamping frame.