Half to elisha stout
US 543400 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
G. C. ORMEROD.
PILE SUPPORTER. I
No. 543,400. Patented July 23, 1895.
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GEORGE C. ORMEROD, OF A SBURY PARK, NEW JERSEY, ASSIGNOR OF ONE HALF TO ELISHA STOUT, OF SAME PLACE.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 543,400, dated July 23,1895. Application filed January 31, 1895- Serial No. 5361866. (No model.)
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Be it known that I, GEORGE C. ORMEROD,
bury Park, in the county of Monmouth and.
State of New Jersey, have invented a new and useful Pile-Supporter, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates-to an improvement in a device for supporting or upholding the rectum and the increment incident to piles. The object of my invention is to uphold the lower portion of the diseased rectum by means of a rubber bulb adapted to be inserted into the anus and to be inflated by air or otherwise expanded therein, thereby sustaining the diseased parts in a position which will afiord relief to the sufferer.
My invention consists in an imperforate soft-rubber bulb or distender adapted to be inserted. into the anus and provided with a suitable valve, a detachable hand-bulb adapted to be attached thereto for inflating or expanding the inner-supporting bulb, and in certain features and details of construction hereinafter described and claimed.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a side elevation of my improved pile-supporter, showing the supporting-bulb unexpanded or in its normal shape and with the inflating hand-bulb attached. Fig. 2 is a similar view showing the form of the supportingbulb when expanded. Fig. 3 is, a vertical section through both the supporting and hand bulbs, showing the arrangement of valves and the manner of coupling the parts together. Fig. 4 is an enlarged vertical sec tion through one of the valves. Fig. 5 is a plan view of the bottom of the upper bulb, showing the form ofthe integrally-formed flange. Similar numerals of reference refer to corresponding parts in the figures of the drawings.
1 represents an imperforate bulb or cylindrical case of soft rubber, provided at its base with a guard or flange 2, preferably elongated or'elliptical in shape, for the purpose of holding the bulb 1 in place, this shape being adapted to give greater comfort to the patient.
5o 3 indicates a valve case of metal, inserted in the bottom of the bulb 1, as shown. This valve is provided with an internal valve-seat 4, valve 5, and stem 6, the valve being seated downward, and the upward escape thereof being prevented by overhanging lips 7. valve-oase,at its base, is of increased diameter, permitting a bore 8'of sufficient size to receive a perforated coupling -piece 9 of metal in the upper end of an inflating handbulb 10. The bore 8 and the coupling'piece 6o 9 are both screw-threaded, as shown, for adapting them to be easily and quickly cou-. pled together. The valve-stem 6 extends downwardly into the large bore 8 in the base of the valve-case 3 to a point about flush with 6 or in the plane of thelower face of said valvecase, the purpose of which will appear.
10 indicates the hand-bulb, which .may be of any usual or preferred'form. It is provided in its lower end with a valve-case, valve, &c., similar in general construction to the valvecase 3 and valve above described.
In operation, the cylindrical case or bulb 1 is inserted, as above described, with the handbulb 10 attached. The latter is then compressed and air or liquid thereby forced into the supporting-bulb l, which is thus inflated or expanded, as shown in Fig. 2, thereby preventing the accidental displacement of the bulb 1 and supporting the piles in such manvner as to afford relief to the patient. The
hand-bulb 10 is uncoupled and removed. When it isldesired to remove the supporting bulb, the valve-stem 6 is pushed inward slightly, thus permitting the escape of the air or liquid from said bulb, when the latter may be easily withdrawn. v By referring to Fig. 3 it will be noticed that the flanged base 2 of the upper supportingbulb is considerably thickened, as is also the 0 lower portion 11 of the supporting-bulb itself. The object of this is to give said flange suflEioient body to be self-supporting, and to prevent the lower portion 11 of the bulb 1, just above said flange, from expanding at this 5 point.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim is- 1. A supporting device adapted to the use specified, the same consisting of-a bulb or we The 55 case of soft rubber, a flanged base formed integral therewith, a metallic valve-case embedded in said flanged base, and a valve arranged within said case and adapted to admit air or liquid to said bulb for expanding the same, and a stem or rod terminating within or flush with the mouth of the valvecase for unseating the valve, substantially as and for the purpose described.
2. A supporting device adapted to the use specified, the same consisting of a bulb of soft rubber, a flanged integrally formed base for preventing displacement thereof, and a valve case and valve for admitting air or liquid to the said bulb located entirely within said flanged base, said valve case being internally screw-threaded to receive the thread ed nozzle or coupling piece of a detachable hand-bulb for inflating or expanding said supporting bulb, substantially as specified.
3. A device adapted for the purpose described, comprising the support-ing-bulb l of soft rubber, the flanged base 2 for keeping the same in place, made thicker than the main body of the bulb, the thickened lower portion 11 of the bulb for preventing expansion at this point, and a valve adapting the bulb to remain inflated, substantially as set forth.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own I have hereto affixed my signature in the presence of two witnesses.
GEORGE O. ORHEROD.
JOHN H. SIGGERS, E. G. SIGGERS.