|Publication number||US3865165 A|
|Publication date||Feb 11, 1975|
|Filing date||Oct 25, 1973|
|Priority date||Oct 25, 1973|
|Publication number||US 3865165 A, US 3865165A, US-A-3865165, US3865165 A, US3865165A|
|Inventors||Glass Daniel S|
|Original Assignee||Glass Daniel S|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (5), Referenced by (20), Classifications (11)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
tlnit States Patent 1 [111 3,865,165
Glass 1 Feb. 11, 1975  UNIVERSAL FACE!) BODY FLUID 3.537.455 11/1970 Skyles 128/275 DRAINAGE BAG WITH UNIVERSAL 3,650,272 3/1972 Ericson 4/110 X DRAINAGE MEANS  Inventor: Daniel S. Glass, 145 W. 86th St.,
New York, NY. 10024  Filed: Oct. 25, 1973 [21 Appl. No.: 409,709
 11.8. C1 150/1, 4/110, 128/275  Int. Cl A61g 7/06  Field of Search 150/1, 8; 128/275, 295; 4/110, 142
 References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 3,259,920 7/1966 Voller 150/1 X 3,473,532 10/1969 Eisenberg 3,478,743 11/1969 Ericson 128/275 III- Hlllllllllllllllll Primary Examiner-Donald F. Norton Attorney, Agent, or Firm-Edward Halle, Esq.
 ABSTRACT A drainage bag having an envelope-like body portion with two opposite flexible sides and drainage means at the bottom having a flexible conduit and securing means for the conduit arranged centrally to permit the conduit to be moved laterally to either side of the drainage bag, each side of the drainage bag forming a face substantially similar to the face of the other side so that the entire bag can be used, for example, as on the side of a hospital bed, universally on either side of the bed, or to use the bag on the same side of the bed in reversed position.
9 Claims, 4 Drawing Figures BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT Referring to FIGS. 1 through 4, the apparatus of the The present invention relates to portable apparatus invention has a main p made of a foldfor use in draining and measuring various body fluids incidental to the care and treatment of patients for various conditions, specifically conditions of the urinary tract. The usual equipment for these purposes comprise a bag which forms a reservoir for the storage of fluid, an inlet tube which is connected to the patient in any of the usual ways for draining of fluid and an outlet tube for emptying the bag. There is usually some type of measuring means such as graduated lines on the side of the bag or associated with the bag to indicate the volume of fluid in the bag when the liquid is at a given level. It is desirable to have the bag made of a flexible material so that it can be easily packed and stored for use.
The bag of the invention is mostly used in hospitals or nursing homes where the patient is attended by a physician and has nursing services. In such installations.
the hospital beds are sometimes placed with one side against the wall making it imperative that the bag of the invention, which is usually hung from a side rail of the bed, be hung on the side of the bed away from the wall, whether this be the right or the left side of the bed. In addition to it being desirable to have a bag which can be universally faced on either side of the bed, it is also desirable to have a bag which can be reversed for and aft on either side of the bed.
Although there are many prior art devices none have the construction which permits universal facing of the bag in installation on various sides and in various positions.
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION The invention provides a drainage tube mounted so that it can be operated from either side of the bed or bag and, in addition, the invention provides matched calibration means on both sides of the bag so that the volume of fluid in the bag can be determined from either side. In addition, adjustable straps are provided so that the bag can be hung horizontally from a bed rail even though the bed may be tilted or adjusted to a nonhorizontal position. By providing for the construction outlined above the bag can be hung with either side of the bag facing either side of the bed and can be used, operated, and the fluid level can be determined, from either side of the bag.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS FIG. 1 is an elevational view with parts in phantom and parts cut away showing the invention without fluid contained therein;
FIG. 2 is a sectional view taken along lines 2-2 of FIG. 1 showing the invention with fluid contained therein;
FIG. 3 is a bottom plan view showing the drainage tube in secured position on one side of the invention; and
FIG. 4 is a bottom plan view similar to FIG. 3 showing the draining tube in secured position on the other side of the invention.
able or flexible material which is preferably heat sealable. In the preferred form polyvinyl chloride is used. The main body portion 20 forms a bag 22 which has a pair of sides 24 and 26 which are heat sealed to form an enclosed container, such as the bag 22, at the ends 28 and 30 and at the top 32 and at the bottom 34. A rod 36 preferably ofa metal such as steel is heat sealed into the bag 22 at the upper portion and a pair of cutout portions 38 and 40 are provided for seating a pair of straps 42 and 44, which are adapted to be placed around a bed rail 46. The straps 42 and 44 have an adjustable feature such as the notched sides 48 which fit through a hasp end 50 for the purpose of adjustment, as is well known in the art. Any other adjustment means may be used.
Reference to FIG. 1 will show bed rail 46 in solid line in a horizontal position and straps 42 and 44 adjusted to loops of equivalent size so that the top rail 36 of the bag 22 will be horizontal. It is to be noted that in this position the bottom line 34 is sloped downwardly to the right of FIG. 1 to enhance drainage of any contained liquid into drain outlet 52.
In FIG. 1 the dotted line representation of the bed rail 46 shows it in the position tilted away from the horizontal. The straps 42 and 44 are therefore adjusted individually to keep top rail 36 of the bag again in a horizontal position. An inlet tube 54 is provided which has an end not shown for attaching to the patient in any of the usual ways, for example by means of a catheter or any other device known.
The second end 56 of the tube 54 is placed into an inlet means such as inlet port 58 of bag 22. The drainage means 60 comprises an outlet means or port 52 to which is attached a drainage tube 62 through an L or elbow 64 so that the drainage tube 62 will point toward the center and beyond the center of the bag 22 and be relatively parallel to the bottom 34. Drainage tube securing means 66 are provided in the form of a sheath 68 designed to accommodate end 70 of the drainage tube 62, as shown in FIGS. 1 through 4 of the drawings. The sheath 68 is preferably located at the bottom corner of the bag 22 opposite to the bottom corner in which the outlet port 52 is located. Adjacent to the sheath 68 and between it and the outlet port 52 an open space 72 is provided so that the end 70 of the drainage tube 62 can be manipulated into the sheath 68 from either side of the bag, as illustrated in FIGS. 3 and 4, by guiding the tube 62 underneath the extreme bottom edge 74 of the bag 22 and through the opening 72 into the sheath 68. The sheath 68 and the opening 72 are formed in the parts of the body portion material which lie below heat seal line 34 and above heat seal line 73 at the bottom edge.
A second sheath 76 may also be provided for storage of the first end 78 of the tube 54 when it is not in use, as shown in FIG. I. Cutouts may be made on both sides of the device at top center as at reference numeral 80, to provide a hand grip and calibrations 82 and 84 are provided on side 24, as shown in FIG. I, and also on side 26 which would be on the rear side or back of FIG. I. For example, if the bag of FIG. I were reversed the same calibrations 82 and 84 would be on the other side of the bag in a mirror relationship, as shown in the first side 24. The calibrations 82 are useful for measuring the volume of fluid in the bag and each calibration is calibrated to a certain number of cubic centimeters of fluid ounces or other desirable equivalents. The gradations 84, which are at an angle end pointed at outlet port 52, are useful when there is a small quantity of fluid in the bag and it is tipped toward the outlet port 52. A stop means such as a clamp 86 is provided to keep the fluid 88 in the bag 22. The type of clamp shown is well known in the art. There is a squeeze clamp where an arm on leg 90 catches to a bend in the other leg 92 so that the legs 90 and 92 squeeze the tube 62 to prevent passage of the fluid.
From the above description it can be seen that the tube 62 can be manipulated through opening 72 into sheath 68 from either side of the bag and that the calibrations 82 and 84 which are on both sides of the bag can be read from either side of the bag. The most usual way for using the calibrations would be to have the sides or faces 24 and 26 of the bag 22 made of a transparent or translucent material. In addition, hanging straps 42 and 44 have been provided to permit the device to be attached to a horizontal hospital bed rail or to a tilted hospital bed rail.
While I have described my invention in its preferred form, it may take other forms without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention and I therefore desire to be protected for all forms coming within the claims hereinbelow.
Wherefore, I claim:
1. A universal body fluid drainage bag comprising a body portion including an envelope-like reservoir, said body portion comprising flexible sides, inlet means, drainage means, and drainage means securing means; in which each of said flexible sides forms a face comprising calibration means, and in which the drainage means comprises a liquid conduit including at least one flexible portion, said drainage means having a portion connected to a lower portion of the reservoir and at least one end portion for selective positioning with relation to said drainage means securing means so that the drainage means end portion may be removed from the drainage means securing means to extend selectively laterally beyond either of said sides for drainage, and in which the drainage means conduit is tubular in shape and the drainage means securing means is in the form of a pouch located below the reservoir for positioning an end of the drainage means tubing, and in which the drainage means securing pouch is located within lower portions of the sides of the body portion and there is a through opening transverse to said sides at an entrance to said pouch.
2. The universal drainage bag as claimed in claim 1, in which the drainage means tubing is directed downwardly from the reservoir and includes an elbow so that the drainage tube is directed toward the location of the drainage means securing pouch for positioning an end of the drainage tube into said through opening from either side of said bag for positioning in said pouch.
3. The universal drainage bag as claimed in claim 2, in which the inlet means is located at an upper portion of the reservoir.
4. The universal drainage bag as claimed in claim 2, in which the calibration means are in the form of graduated markings on both side faces of the bag so that a liquid reservoir in the bag can be noted and calibrated as to quantity through either side face.
5. The universal drainage bag as claimed in claim 4, in which the flexible sides have the property of transmitting the liquid level of a liquid therethrough.
6. The universal drainage bag as claimed in claim 5, in which the sides of the bag are transparent.
7. The universal drainage bag as claimed in claim 6, in which the sides of the bag are translucent.
8. The universal drainage bag as claimed in claim 7 which comprises a double faced body portion provided with hanging means comprising straps for positioning around a rail such as a bed rail.
9. The universal drainage bag as claimed in claim 8,
in which the hanging means is adjustable.
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|U.S. Classification||604/322, 383/10, 4/144.1, 383/24, 604/323|
|International Classification||A61F5/44, A61G7/05|
|Cooperative Classification||A61G7/0503, A61F5/44|
|European Classification||A61F5/44, A61G7/05H|