US 871474 A
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110.871,474. PATBNTED Nov. 19, 19o?.
W. T. BUGKNBR.
APPLICATION FILED mm1. 1901.
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WILLIAM THOMAS BUCKNER, OF SVHELBYVILLE, KENTUCKY.
SYRIN GE Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Nov. 19, 1907.
Application filed January 2l. 1907. Serial No. 353|323.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, WILLIAM T. BUOKNER,
j a` citizen of the United States, residing at vShelbyville, in the county of Shelby and State of Kentucky, have invented a new and useful Syringe, of which the following is a specification.
Thisy invention relates to syringes and more particularly lto the means for applying medicine to the urethra of the male organ, for the prevention and treatment of gonorrhea and other venereal diseases.-
The object of the inventionv is to provide a syringe designed to be inserted into the urethra and havingeJ fluid-receiving passage and communicating discharge orifices, whereby the medicament may be brought into inti-I mate contact with the parts infected, or exposed tor infection, and the urethra thoroughly washed from within outwardly, thereby removing all germs and infectious matter deposited in the folds of the mucous membrane.
A further object of the invention is to provide the active end of the syringe with an inflatable collar which expands when liquid is forced through the instrument and thus .forms an obstruction, or barrier, in the urethra beyond the point of infection, so that when the out-flow of the medicine from the urethra is prevented by compressing the mouth of the penis around the tubular body portionof the syringe the germs or bacteria lodged in the mucous membrane or' lining of the urethra may be effectually destroyed without danger of contaminating the unaffected parts.
A further obj ect of the invention is to provide a jacket or covering for that portion of the tubular member of the syringe necessary to be inserted into the urethra so that the syringe may reach its proper position without coming in contact with the infected area.
A still further object of the invention is to generally improve this class of devices so as .to increase their utility, durability and efficiency.
Further objects and advantages will appear in the following description, itbeing understood that various changes in the form, proportions, size and minor details of construction may be made without departing fromthe spirit or sacricing any of the advantafres of the invention.
In the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specitication*Figure 1 is a longitudinal sectional view of a syringe constructed in accordance with my invention showing the manner of using the same. Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the syringe with the jacket or envelop in position on the tubular body portion thereof, and ready to be inserted into the mouth of the urethra. Fig. 3 is a similar -view, partly in section, showing the point or act-ive end of the syringe forced through the adjacent end of the jacket or envelop. Fig. f1 is a transverse sectional view taken on the line 4-4 of Fig. 1. Fig. 5 is a similar vierr taken on the line 5-5 of Fig. 1.
Similar numerals of reference are employed to indicate corresponding parts throughout the several iigures of the drawing.
The syringe consists of a tubular body portion 5 formed of glass, guttapercha, metal or other suitable material, said body portion being provided with a liquidcontaining chamber or passage 6 and having one end thereof reduced to form a threaded nipple 7 for detachable engagement with a removable cap'S.
The tubular member or body portion 5 is attached to a compressible bulb or similar liquid containing receptacle 10 of any suitable or approved construction.
Extending transversely across the tubular member at the nipple 7 is a partition or diaphragm 11 having an opening or orifice 12 formed therein and through which the medicine or antiseptic fluid flows into the chamber 13 of the cap when the bulb 10 is compressed.
The end of the nipple 7 is formed with a cup shaped depression 14 which constitutes a seat for the valve 15, the latter being retained in position by inwardly extending pins 16, and having a plurality of space corrugations or ribs formed in its exterior surface so as to permit the liquid in the chamber 13 to gradually escape when the compression on the bulb is relieved and itis desired to remove the instrument from the urethra.
The walls of the tubular member 5 are provided with a plurality of discharge openings or orifices 17, inclined from the liquid containing chamber 6 toward the mouth of the penis, and through which the liquid is discharged in contact with the mucous membrane of the urethra so as to effectually destroy any germs that may be lodged between or within the folds of the membrane.
The cap 8 is provided with a pointed or conical terminal 18 and in the side walls of the cap are one or more openings 19, normally closed by a flexible band or collar 20, the latter being preferably formed of rubber or other eXpansible material, so that the pressure of the liquid Within the chamber 13 Will expand the rubber and thus force the band or collar into engagement With the Walls of the urethra at a point beyond the area of infection and thus eectually prevent contamination of the unaffected parts.
As a means for preventinginfection to the cap 8 and tubular member 5,*When introduced into the urethra, there is provided a protective jacket or covering 21 formed of soft gelatin, or similar material, capable of being readily punctured, said jacket being of the same shape as cap S and tubular member 5, and of sufficient length to pass the infected area.
The point of cap 8 is designed to pierce or puncture the jacket after the infected area is passed, and expose the rubber collar and discharge orifices 17, thereby permitting the liquid to be sprayed over the entire surface of the infected parts.
In operation the jacket or covering 21 is placed in position over cap 8, and tubular member 5, and the instrument introduced into the urethra, and forced longitudinally of same to a position immediately beyond the infected parts. 'IVhen in this position the jacket 21 is punctured by the cap 8, and said jacket Withdrawn back of discharge orifices 17. The bulb 10 is then compressed, Which moves the valve 15 to open position so that the liquid enters the chamber 13 and eX- pands the collar 20, thereby confining the application of the antiseptic to the infected arts. When the bulb 10 is compressed the liquid Will be discharged through the orifices 17 in the direction of the mouth of the urethra thereby carrying the infectious matter With it out of the urethra, and effectually destroying and removing the germs and bacteria lodged Within the folds.
In order to remove the instrument the pressure on the bulb is released, thus allowing the liquid in chamber 13 to escape through the valve and the eXpansible collar to contract in Which event the instrument may be readily removed from the urethra Without pain to the patient.
Vhile it is preferred to use an ordinary compression bulb in connection With the syringe, it is obvious that the instrument may be connected to any suitable liquid containing receptacle or other source ofl fluid supply, Without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the invention.
Having described claim is 1. A syringe including a tubular member having a discharge orifice, a piercing member carried by one end of the tubular memthe invention, What I bera source of fluid supply, and a readily puncturable jacket covering the perforated end of the tubular member and bearing against the piercing member.
2. A syringe including a tubular member having'a longitudinal liquid passage and provided With a discharge orifice communicating With said passage and opening through the side Walls of the tubular member, and a readily puncturable jacket normally covering the discharge orifice and a portion of tubular member and movable longitudinally of the latter.
3. A syringe including a tubular member having a discharge orifice, a source of uid supply, and a readily vpuncturable jacket lnormally closing the discharge orifice and novable longitudinally on said tubular memer.
' 4. A syringe including a tubular member having a discharge orifice, a source of fluid supply communicating With .said member, an eXpansible member surrounding the Walls of the tubular member, and a readily puncturable jacket forming a housing for the eX- pansible member and normally covering the discharge orifices.
5. A syringe including a tubular member having a discharge orifice, a source of fluid supply communicating With said member, an eXp ansible member carried by the tubular member, and a valve for controlling the lloW of liquid from the tubular member to the eX- pansible member. l
6. A syringe including a tubular member provided With a discharge orifice, a source of fluid supply communicating With said member, an eXpansible member, a valve for controlling the supply of fluid from one member to the other, and a readilypuncturable j acket surrounding the expansible member and normally covering the discharge orifice.
7. A syringe including a tubular member supply communicating With the tubular member, and a valve for controlling the floW of fluid to the chamber of said cap.
8. A syringe including a tubular member, provided With a discharge orifice, a holloW cap carried by said member, an expansible collar surrounding the cap, a source of fluid supply communicating With the tubular member and cap, respectively, a valve for controlling the floW of fluid from one to the other, and a readily puncturable jacket covering the cap.
9. A syringe including a tubular member provided With a discharge orifice inclined towards one end thereof, a holloW perforated cap engaging the tubular member, an4 eXpansible collar surrounding said perforations,
and a readily puncturable jacket, movable longitudinally of the cap and normally closing the discharge orice.
- 10. A syringe including a tubular member having a perforated diaphragm at one end thereof and provided with discharge orices inclined towards said diaphragm, a threaded extensionforming part of the tubular mem- -ber and provided with a valve seat, a cap threaded on the extension and provided with a pointed terminal, said cap having its side walls perforated, an eXpansible collar covering the perforations in the cap, a valve engaging the seat, a source of iuid supply communicating with one end of the tubular member, and a jacket covering the ointed terminal of said c ap and a portion o the tubular member.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own, I have hereto affixed my signature 2,0
in the presence of two witnesses.
WILLIAM THOMAS BUCKNER.
I/Vitnesses THOMAS FLETCHER POYNTER, MAY FECKHEIMER ROTHGHILD.