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Publication numberUS703616 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 1, 1902
Filing dateFeb 23, 1901
Priority dateFeb 23, 1901
Publication numberUS 703616 A, US 703616A, US-A-703616, US703616 A, US703616A
InventorsNicolaus C E Schwartz
Original AssigneeNicolaus C E Schwartz
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Vaginal syringe.
US 703616 A
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No. 703,616. Patented. July I, l902.'

- N. C. E. SCHWARTZ.

VAGINAL SYRINGE.

(Application filed Feb. 23, 1901.)

(No Model.)

WITNESSES:

1 ATTORNEY.

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NIOOLAUS C. E. SCHWARTZ, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.

VAGINAL SYRINGE.

SIEGIFIGATION formingpart of Letters PatentNo. 703,616, dated July 1, 1202.

Application filed February 23,1901. $erial No. 48,385. (No man.)

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, NIOOLAUS O. E. SCHWARTZ, a citizen of the United States, residing at New York, in the county and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Vaginal Syringes, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to vaginal syringes; and it has for its object to provide an improved device of this class which shall be convenient, effective, and durable in operation and generally superior in the features required of a device of this description.

In the drawings, Figure 1 is a front elevation of a cabinet in which the parts are normally carried or stored, showing in dotted lines the normal inoperative position of the parts and in full lines the operativepos'ition of the parts, the syringe proper being shown in longitudinal section. Figure 2 is a detail transverse sectional view of the syringe proper, taken upon the line a: 00, Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a detail longitudinal sectional view of the injection-tube in detached position.

Referring to the drawings, 1 designates my improved syringe, which comprises in the main a syringe proper, 2, a water-reservoir 3, and a connection-tube 4.

The syringe proper consists of a hollow bulbous body portion 5,. which is provided at one end With a nozzle portion 6 and at the other end with an outlet-tube 7. The injection-tube 8 is adapted to be inserted through the body portion 5 from theouter or rearward end of the same and to project at its forward end portion 9 within the nozzle portion 6. At the point where the inj ection-tube enters the body portion the latter is formed into an outwardly-projecting flange or neck 10, through which the injection-tube 8 passes, and the injection-tube is'provided at this point with fits tightly within said flange or neck and forms a Water and air tight joint between the same and the inj ection-tube. The injection-tube is provided at its outer end portion with a packing-ring 12, which forms a water and air tight joint between the inj ection-tube and the inner end walls of the nozzle portion 6.

The body portion 5 is provided with a plurality of inlet-openings 13, through which the water which has been injected into the vagina from the injection-tube 8 and through the nozzle portion 6 passes after it"has circulated through and cleansed the vagina. The body portion is also provided adjacent its outer or rearward end with an air-inlet 14, which permits the water to freely enter the body portion through the openings 13. passesfinally outwardly through the outlet 7. The body portion is'also provided with a packing-ring 5 at itsouter end, which is arranged to effectively close the mouth of the vagina.

The injection-tube 8 is connected with the water-reservoir 3 by the connection-tube 4, which preferably consists of a length or section of flexible rubber hose 15, which is connected with the injection-tube at one end by a tubular elbow 16 and at the other end with the reservoir by a tubular elbow 17.

The elbows 16 and 17 may, if desired, be formed integral with the water-reservoir 3 and the injection-tube 8, respectively. The water-reservoir 3 may consist of a glass jar or water-bottle 18, and the injection-tube 8 may consist of a glass tube 19.

2O designates means for cutting off the passage of water from the Water-reservoir to the injection-tube, and said means 20 con sist, in the preferred form of construction, of a spring-clamp 21, comprising a base-plate 22, which extends beneath the connectiontube, a spring-tongue 23, which projects above the base-plate, and an angular lockingfinger 24, which is carried in arms extending above the base-plate and operates to clamp the connection-tube between the base-plate and the spring-tongue.

The several parts of my improved vaginal syringe are preferably normally housed within a cabinet or casing 25, which may be decorative or otherwise and is provided with a swinging door or cover 26. \Vithin the cabinet and adjacent the bottom of the same is arranged a fixed horizontal partition 27, and above the partition2'7, adjacent the top The water of the cabinet, is arrangeda detachable horitition 2'7 and fits at its upper end behind the cleat 28. The syringe proper, 2, also rests in vertical position in the cabinet, its nozzle portion 6 passing through an opening 32, formed in the partition 27. For certain uses of the syringe proper I may substitute a compressible bulb (shown at 33 in dotted lines) for the water-reservoir and connection-tube, and this rubber bulb is then connected directly with the injection-tube. WVhen the bulb 33 is employed, it projects above the cleat 2S and rearwardly of the same and effectually maintains the syringe proper in upright position in the cabinet.

The connection-tube is coiled within the cabinet and is suspended from the hooks 31;

The operation and advantages of my improved vaginal syringe Will be readily understood. The syringe proper, 2, is forced into the vagina until the nozzle portion (3 is in position to spray the parts, and with the injection-tube S in operative position and the flow of water from the reservoir 3 complete the water passes out into the vagina through the nozzleportion (3,circulates within and cleanses the vagina, and then passes into the body portion 5 through the inlet-openings 13 and finally out through the outlet 7 into any suitable receptacle. The bulbous form of the body portion serves to fully distend the vagina and open up the walls of the same for thorough cleansing of the same. At the same time the mouth of the vagina is tightly closed againstthe passage of air and water.

As the Water enters the vagina it forces the air in the same through the inlet-opening 13 into the hollow body portion, whence it passes into the outer air through the air-vent 14 and permits the water to pass into the body portion through the openings 13. From the body portion the water flows out through the outlet-tube 7 and thence into any suitable receptacle.

The water-supply may be entirely out off at any moment by the cutoff means 20.

The flow of water into the vagina and out of the same through the hollow body portion and the outlet-tube maybe regulated by closing the air-vent 1; either partially or entirely by the fingers. If the air-Vent be entirely closed, the escape of air from the body portion is prevented, and the water is consequently prevented from entering the body portion and cannot, therefore, flow away through the outlet-tube. I

The cabinet 25 may be conveniently supported or suspended at a point above the place of use of the syringe and a full flow of the water from the reservoir 3 be thus maintained. The tubular elbows 16 and 17 prevent the buckling or doubling and consequent closing of the connection-tube 4, consisting of the flexible hose 15, and permit the full flow of water through the same.

The injection-tube 8 may be employed independently of the body portion 5 of the syringe proper, and said injection-tube may be of any preferred form and adapted in construction to the obtaining conditions of use.

The entire device when arranged as described within the cabinet 25 is compact in form and adapted for convenient storage or transportation.

Having thus described my invention, I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent 1. An improved vaginal syringe, comprising a hollow bulbous body portion having a contracted portion intermediate its ends and a series of perforations adjacent to theline of contraction and provided at its smaller end with a perforated bulbous nozzle portion and at its larger end with a projecting neck, said body portion being provided in its upper rear part with an air-vent and in its lower rear part with adischarge-opening, and an injection-tube adapted to be inserted in the body portion and provided with means for forming a tight joint with the nozzle-portion and with the projecting neck.

2. An improved vaginal syringe, comprising a hollow, bulbous portion having a contracted portion intermediate its ends and a series of perforations adjacent to the line of contraction and provided at its smaller end with a perforated bulbous nozzle portion and at its larger end with a projecting neck, said body portion being provided in its upper rear part with an air-vent and in its lower rear part with a discharge-opening, an injectiontube adapted to be inserted in the body por-,

tion and provided with means for forming a tight joint with the nozzle portion and with the projecting neck, a Water-reservoir, a flexible connection-tube extending between the reservoir and the injection-tube and a flexible tube connected with the discharge-opening.

3. An improved Vaginal syringe, comprising a hollow, bulbous body portion having a contracted portion intermediate its ends and a series of perforations adjacent to the line of contraction and provided at its smaller end with a perforated bulbous nozzle portion and at its larger end with a projecting neck, said body portion being provided in its upper rear part with an air-vent and in its lower rear part with a discharge-opening, an injection-tube adapted to be inserted in the body portion and provided with means for forming a tight joint with the nozzle portion and with the projecting neck, a Water-reservoir, a flexible connection-tube extending between the reservoir and the injection-tube, a flexible tube connected with the discharge -opening and rigid tubular elbows interposed between the connection-tube and the water-reservoir and the injection-tube respectively and between the discharge opening and the dischargetube.

4. An improved vaginal syringe, comprising a hollow, bulbous body portion having a contracted portion intermediate its ends and a series of perforations adjacent to the line of contraction and provided at its smaller end with a perforated bulbous nozzle portion and at its larger end with a projecting neck, said body portion being provided in its upper rear part with an air-vent and in its lower rear part tube and the water-reservoir and the injec-- tion-tube respectively and between the discharge-opening and the discharge-tube, and

means of regulating the inflow and the outv flow.

5. An improved vaginal syringe, comprising a hollow, bulbous body portion having a contracted portion intermediate its ends and a series of perforations adjacent to the line of contraction and provided at its smaller end with a perforated bulbous nozzle portion and at its larger end with a projecting neck, said body portion being provided in its upper rear part with an air-vent and in its lower rear part with a discharge-opening, an injection-tube adapted to be inserted in the body portion and provided with means for forminga tight joint with the nozzle portion and with the proj ecting neck, a water-reservoir, a flexible connection-tube extending between the reservoir and the'injection-tube, a flexible tube connected with the discharge-opening, rigid tubular elbows interposed between the connection-tube and the water-reservoir and the injection-tube respectively and between the dismeans of regulating the inflow and outflow, the formation and organization of the parts being such that'the water-reservoir may be supported at a point above the point of operation and a supply of water may be uninterruptedly passed to and discharged from the vagina during the operation.

6.-An improved vaginallsyringe, comprising a-hollow, bulbous body portion having a contractedportion'intermediate its ends and a series of perforations adjacent tothe line of contraction and provided at its smaller end with a perforated bulbous nozzle portion and at its larger end with a projecting neck, said body portion being provided in its upper rear part with an air-vent and in its lower rear part with a discharge-opening, an injectiontube adapted to be inserted in the body portion and provided with means for forming a tight joint with the nozzle portion and with the projecting neck, a water-reservoir, a flexible connection-tube extending between the reservoir and the injection tube, a flexible tube connected with the discharge-opening, rigid tubular elbows interposed between the connection-tube and the water-reservoir and the injection-tube respectively and between the discharge-opening and the discharge-tube, and a cabinet secured above the point of op eration and adapted to contain the water-reservoir and, when not in use, the other parts.

In testimony whereof I have signed my name in the presence of the subscribing witnesses.

NIOOLAUS O. E. SOHWVARTZ.

Witnesses:

J. R. LITTELL, GEO. VAIL HUPPERTZ.

Referenced by
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US3281195 *Jul 29, 1965Oct 25, 1966Shownes Mildred LFeminine hygiene cabinet
US5891107 *Apr 18, 1997Apr 6, 1999Carr; Robert C.Discrete personal hygiene system
Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationA61M3/0266