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Publication numberUS393546 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 27, 1888
Publication numberUS 393546 A, US 393546A, US-A-393546, US393546 A, US393546A
InventorsSquiee C. Dayan
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 393546 A
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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 393,546, dated November 27, 1888.

Application filed February 9, 1887. Serial No. 227,039.

To all whmn it may concern:

Be it known that I, SQUIRE (J. DAYAN, of the city of Syracuse, in the county of Onondaga and State of New York, have invented a.

new and useful Improvementin Uterine Tampons, of which the following isaspecification. This invention relates toatampon designed for applying medications tothe uterus or va gina, and has for its object to produce a sim- IO ple device which can be produced at com paratively small expense, and which is well adapted to hold the required medication and to apply the same to the parts to be treated.

My invention consists of the improvements r5 which will be hereinafter fullydescribod, and

pointed out in the claim.

In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a side elevation of my improved uterinetampon. Fig. 2 is a sectional elevation of the same. Figs. 3, 4, and 5 are perspective views of the supporting-frame.

Like letters of reference refer to like parts in the several figures.

A represents the supportingframe arranged in the upper portion ofthetainpon and adapted to surround or receive the neck of the uterus. This frame may have the form of a cup, as represented in Figs. 2 and 3, or it may have the form of a mutilated cup with a portion of its side wall removed when necessary to make room for an enlargement or malformation, as represented in Fig. 4.,or it may be ring-shaped, as represented in Fig. 5, or it may be made of any other suitable shape. The frame A is preferably constructed ofpaper or paper-pulp; but it may be made of {LllhbQlQOGlllllOltb metal, or any other suitable material which will retain its shape. The frame A is provided in its bottom with an opening, a, which pero mits the escape of any liquid discharge.

B represents an absorbent covering, which is applied to the inner and outer surfaces of the frame A and envelops the same. This covering may be constructed of absorbent cotton, lint, felt, sponge, or any other suitable material which will hold the medication whether in the form of a liquid or powder.

(No model.)

The covering B is secured to the frame A by means of a string or cord, 1), which passes through the covering and the openingain the frame. and which is wound around the covering below the frame, as represented in Fig. 2. The loose end of the string is long enough to be in easy reach for withdrawing the tampon, when required. The covering is preferably composed of a circular piece of the de sired material and is secured to the frameby placing it over the latter and drawing the central portion of the covering into the cavity of the frame by means of the string 1), which latter is provided with a knot, stop, or on largement at its upper end, whereby the central portion of the covering is held down in the cavity of the frame and caused to conform to the same, as represented in Fig. 2.

The medication is placed in the depression or cavity formed in the upper portion of the tampon within the cavity of the frame and is brought in contact with the uterus upon inserting the tampon. The entire covering may, however, be saturated or impregnated with the medication, if desired. The loose or flexible portion 0 of the tampon which depends below the frame A is bent or otherwise arranged after the tampon has been inserted as may be necessary to hold the latter in place. The upper portion of the tampon has sufficient rigidity to form a cup or receptacle for the medication and to support the neck of the uterus, while the lower portion is soft and flexible, the whole device forininga very simple and convenient means of applying the de sired remedial agent.

I claim as my invention In a uterine tampon, the combination, with a supporting-frame, of an absorbent covering enveloping the frame and provided with a loose flexible portion depending below the frame, substantial] y as set forth.




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Cooperative ClassificationA61F13/2051