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Publication numberUS79015 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 16, 1868
Publication numberUS 79015 A, US 79015A, US-A-79015, US79015 A, US79015A
InventorsTongue Depeessee
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 79015 A
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No. 79,015. Patented June16, 1868.


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Be it known that I, OTTO A. SG'JULZ, of the city of Chicago, in the county of Cook, and State ofIllinois, have invented certain new and useful Combined Tongue-Dcpresser and'Atomizer; and I do hereby declare that the following is a'full, clear, and exact description thereof, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, making part of this specification, and to the letters of reference marked thereon, like letters indicating like parts wherever they occur.

To enable-others sliillcd in the art to construct and use my invention, I will proceed to describe it.

Figure 1 is the side elevation, and

Figure 2 is the 'top view of the apparatus.

Figures 3 and 4, the atomizing-tubes.

The nature of my invention consists in providing an apparatus containing the atomizing-tuoes, and so constructed and arranged that by introducing it into'the mouth of a' patient the medicated spray can be passed readily in any direction, and cover the membranes of interior passages, as will be hereinafter fully explained.

The apparatus consists of a tongue-depressor, A, provided with atomizing-tube holder B, to which guard or guards C are secured. The lowerpart of the tongue-depresser is provided with wire, 6, on which sets and slides up and down, a bottle-holder. D, which can be adjusted in place by set-screwd. The apparatus is provided also with a handlc, E. The atomizing glass tubes F 1:" are made of 'difi'erent shapes and sizes, to suit different purposes. On fig. 1 their points are turned upward, to throw the medicated spray into nasal passages. On fig. 3 their ends are made straight, to throw the spray directly forward, while on fig. 4 they are turned downward, to throw the-spray into the trachea-and its surrounding parts. The holder B protects the atomizing-' tubes from being pressed and broken by the teeth of the patient, while guard C prevents the ends of the tubes from coming in contact with the membranes of the mouth and pharynx. The apparatus may be made of metal or other suitablc material. v

The operation consists in this, that a proper set of atomizing-tubes is inserted into the holder B, one of them, F, introduced into the bottle 1), containing the medicated fluid, which bottle is adjusted in place by a setscrcw, 11, while the other tube, F,-is connectcd with an air-pump. The apparatus then is introduced into the, mouth, and is held with one hand, while the pump is worked with the other hand, and the atoznizing operation is performed.

It is evident, from the above description, that with this apparatus, and different sets of atomizing-tinbes, all the partsofithe mouth and difl'eren't interior passages can be readily reached by the atomized fluid, with much more convenience to the patient, and more speed and safety, not causing nausea, as is the case in the use of a probang. Its peculiar shape is such that it presses the tongue downwards, at the' same time brings it forward, raising the epiglottis, so that the medicated spray from the atomizer passes readily into the trachea, covering the membranes surrounding the liyoid and thyroid bones, and the cntirelarynx, descending the trachea to i'ts bifurcation or bronchia, and atle cting them. On the other hand, with another set of the atouiizing-tuhesfthe spray can be thrown in any other direction, covering the esophagus, the entire pharynx, anterior and posterior pillars of the fauccs, tonsils, and urala, as also can be passed behind the palate or urala, and throw its stream directly hack and over the palatal arch, and on to the months of the custachian tubes, and forward from this posit-ion, through the posterior nares to the nasal hone. covering the entire nasal passage, including the inferior and middle spongy bones. I i

What I claim as my invention, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-

The combination of the atomizer and tongue depresser, provided with atomizing-tube holderZB, guard C, .md bottle-holder D, arranged and operating in the manner as herein described and specified, or in any other manner producing substantially the same result.



J. B. 'Tnncuin, N. K. Kaossna.

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Cooperative ClassificationA61M11/06, A61H35/04