US 3709220 A
The applicator comprises a tube having an opening at one end and a handle for manipulating the applicator at the opposite end of the tube. The tube receives a substantial portion of an impervious bag including the closed end thereof and carries the remainder of the bag on the exterior thereof, the tube having sufficient rigidity to insert the bag in position in a urethra.
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United States Patent 91 Boyden 1 Jan. 9, 1973  APPLICATOR FOR AN INTERNAL PROPHYLACTIC APPLIANCE  Inventor: Albert C. Boyden, 4306 Procter Place, San Diego, Calif. 921 16  Filed: Oct. 23, 1970  Appl. No.: 83,452
 U.S. Cl. ..'.128/l32 R, 128/260, 128/343  Int. Cl ..A61f 13/00, A61f 5/46  Field of Search ..l28/l32, 138 R, 138 A, 127,
 References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,351,917 9/1920 Kuhn 1 28/260 X 2,696,209 12/1954 Varaney .,...l28/l32 R 3,030,960 4/1962 Turner et a1 ..128/343 X 2,574,840 11/1951 Pieri et al ....l28/349 R 3,421,509 l/1969 Fiore ....128/343 X 504,424 9/ 1893 De Pezzer ..l28/349 R Primary ExaminerRichard A. Gaudet Assistant Examiner-Ronald L. Frinks Att0rneyWarren H. F. Schmieding  ABSTRACT The applicator comprises a tube having an opening at one end and a handle for manipulating the applicator at the opposite end of the tube. The tube receives a substantial portion of an impervious bag including the closed end thereof and carries the remainder of the bag on the exterior thereof, the tube having sufficient rigidity to insert the bag in position in a urethra.
4 Claims, 7 Drawing Figures PATENTED JAN 9 I975 FIG. 6
R m w m ALBERT C. BOYDEN ATTORNEY APPLICATOR FOR AN INTERNAL PROPHYLACTIC APPLIANCE BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION 1. Field of the Invention The invention is directed to applicators for inserting an internal prophylactic appliance into a urethra.
2. Description of the Prior Art The prior art applicator, known to applicant, is the structure shown in the patent to Varaney US. Pat. No. 2,696,209 issued Dec. 7, 1954. That structure does not include a tube for receiving the closed end of a semen receiving bag or sack, and is difiicult to insert properly in the urethra.
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION The applicator consists of a tube having an opening at one end and a handle for manipulating the tube at the opposite end. The tube is elongated sufficiently to encompass a substantial portion of the semen-receiving bag, including the closed end of the bag, and is of sufi'icient length to carry the remaining portion of the bag on the exterior thereof. The applicator has sufficient rigidity to insert the bag in position Within the urethra.
Other features and the advantages of the present invention will be apparent from the following description, reference being had to the accompanying drawing wherein a preferred embodiment of the invention is illustrated.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING FIG. 1 is a side view of the applicator, greatly enlarged;
FIGS. 2 and 3 are end views looking in the direction of arrow 2 and arrow 3, respectively, of FIG. 1;
FIG. 4 is a sectional view taken along line 4-4 of FIG. 1, but on a larger scale;
FIG. 5 is a view similar to FIG. 4, but showing the bag on the applicator, the bag being shown in section;
FIG. 6 is a sectional view taken along line 6-6 of FIG. 5; and
FIG. 7 is a view of the applicator, part thereof being shown in section.
DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED I EMBODIMENT The applicator 10 comprises a body 12 including a tube 14 which is preferably circular in cross section. The left end of the tube,'as shown in'the drawing, is open as at 16. The body 12 includes a handle 18 at the opposite end of the tube. This handle is formed integrally with the tube. The body is flared outwardly and toward the left as at 20, between the closed end 22 of the tube and the handle.
The bag or sack 24 which is to be inserted in the urethra is formed of thin, impervious, resilient and flex- The applicator 10 is formed of any suitable material such as a plastic which has sufficient rigidity to be inserted, together with the bag 24, into the urethra. After the bag and applicator are inserted in the urethra a sufficient distance so that the flare 30 covers the end of the penis, the appliance is withdrawn by manipulating the applicator through the handle 18. After ejaculation, the bag 24 can be grasped by the flare 30 and withdrawn from the urethra.
Thus it is apparent that by virtue of the present invention, I have provided an applicator for a prophylactic which is inexpensive to manufacture, easy to apply, insertable into the urethra with relatively little discomfort to the user.
Having described my invention, I now claim:
1. A prophylactic protector comprising in combination:
A. a body forming:
1. an elongated tube adapted to be withdrawn from a bag when the bag and tube are in a urethra, one end of said body being open,
2. a handle on the body at the opposite end of the tube;
B. an elongated, impervious, resilient and flexible bag, one end of said bag being closed and the opposite end thereof being open, a section of the bag including the closed end thereof being disposed in the tube, said section, because of its flexibility and resiliency, being in intimate contact with the inner surface of the tube, said bag including a continuous section that resiliently embraces the exterior of the tube throughout substantially the length of the tube.
' 2. An prophylactic protector as defined in claim 1, characterized in that the opposite end of the tube is closed and that the handle is an extension of that end.
3. An prophylactic protector as defined in claim 1, characterized in that the bag is of the type in which the open end is flared outwardly and that the tube includes an outwardly flared portion forming a backing for the flare on the bag. I
4. An prophylactic protector as defined in claim 3, characterized in that the opposite end of the tube is closed and that the handle is an extension of that end.