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T. S. WALLING. HOLDER FOR SUEGIGAL INSTRUMENTS.
APPLICATION FILED SEPT.19,1906.
Patented Sept. 21, 1909.
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UNITED STATES T OFFICE.
THORNE s. wALLiEe, F PAssAfo, NEW JERSEY. HOLDER, FOR SURGICAL 'INsTRUM-ENTs.
934,486. Specification of Letters Patent. Patented Sept. 21, 1909. Application filed September 19, 1906. Serial No. 335,194.
of the kind indicated, carrying any desired number of the needles, and also a casing 1nclosing the plate.
In the accompanying drawings a hypo- To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, THORNE S. W ALLING, a citizen of the United States, residing at assaic, in the county of assaic and State of New Jersey, have invented new and usedermic needle is indicated generally by the ful Improvements in Holders for Surgical reference numeral 1, the shank of the needle Instruments, of which the following is a by 2 and the threaded socket in the shank specification. by 3.
he invention relates to holders for surgical instruments and more especially to holders for hypodermic needles.
Objects of the invention are to provide a holder which shall be compact, durable, of neat and attractive appearance, simple and inexpensive of manufacture, and which will hold the needles firmly in position while at the same time permitting of their being quickly and easily disengaged from the holding means. These and other objects of invention will in part be obvious and will in part more fully appear hereinafter. 7
he invention consists in the novel parts, articles, improvements and combinations herein shown and described.
he accompanying drawings, referred to herein and forming a part hereof, illustrate one embodiment of the invention, the same serving in connection with the herein to explain the principles vention.
Of the drawings: Figure l is a perspective View of a package containing surgical instruments; Fig. 2 is a perspective view of a plate holding hypodermic needles, Fig. 3 is a side elevation corresponding to Fig. 2; Fig. i is a section on line A-B of Fig. 2; and Fig. 5 is a fragmentary sectional view sh of a somewhat different form. of tl eferring to the accompanying drawings which illustrate by way of example one embodiment of the invention, it will be seen that one feature of the invention comprises a holding plate having a resilient tongue which tongue is shaped to engage the socket'in the needle shank so 4 designates a plate of resilient material from which a suitably shaped tongue 5 has been struck up so aperture 6 in the plate. The tongue 5 may be bent so as to give a gentle spring pressure such as will be sufficient to frictionally hold the illustrated embodiment the parts are further shown so disposed that the tongue 5 serves to press the needle shank into the aperture in the plate, the i held more firmly than when held merely in frictional engagement with the plate.
The shank 2 o the needle may be round or polygonal and such shanks are frequently hexagonal in form. In the drawings description faces pressing of the inagainst the edges of the aperture 6.
In Fig. 5 of the drawings one form of the tongue 5 is shown wherein the said tongue is curved so as to contact entirely along one of its faces with the interior of the socket 3 of the shank 2 of figure also the plate 4 1s shown as having engagement between the plate and the shank. The plate 4 may be made to plurality of needles which may be arranged for convenience in alternate positions as shown in Fig.
rawings, so as to occupy but a small space upon the plate.
According to one feature of the invention it is con emplated to leave an aperture therein, the tongue being formed to engage the socket in the needle sl' shank so as to press the shank into the aperin an outer portion 8 in a well-known man- :ure in the plate. The part 7 is made so as to Other features of the invention contemthe plate 4-, the whole thus forming a com- 1ate a package comprising a holding plate pact and stable package.
fit closely 7 nation a hyp From all the foregoing it will be understood that a device has een provided which realizes the objects of invention and the advantages herein set together with other objects and advantages. It will be understood further that certain changes can be made in a particular embodiment of the invention without departing from the princiles thereof. 7
What I do claim as my invention and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:
1. A surgical package including in combioderinic needle, a plate having a resilient tongue carrie thereupon, said tongue engaging the socket in the needle shank so as to press the needle shank in engagement with the plate.
2. A surgical package including in combination a hypodermic needle, a plate having a resilient tongue struck up therefrom so as to leave an aperture in the plate, said tongue engaging the socket in the needle shank so as to press the shank into the aperture in the plate. 7
3. A surgical package including in combination a plate, a plurality of hypodermic needles arranged in alternate positions upon the said plate, a plurality of resilient tongues carried upon the said plate and engaging t e sockets in the shanks of the successive needles 'so as to press the needles in position upon the plate.
at. A surgical package including in combination a plate, a plurality of hypodermic needles arranged in alternate positions upon the said plate, a plurality of resilient tongues struck up in alternate directions from the said plate so as to leave apertures in the plate, the said tongues engaging sockets in the shanks of the successive needles so as to press each shank into its aperture in the plate.
5. A surgical package including in combination a hypodermic needle, a plate of resilient material having a tongue struck up therefrom so as to leave an aperture in the plate, said tongue engaging the socket in the needle shank so as to press the needle sh into the said aperture, and a case adapted to be opened and closed for containing the needle and plate, the said case fitting closely the said plate.
6. A surgical package including in combination a case, a plate within the said case, portions of the said case fitting closely the said plate so as to hold it in position, a plurality of hypodermic needles arranged in alternate positions upon the said plate, and a plurality of resilient tongues carrie by the said plate, each tongue engaging the socket in the shank of one of the said needles. nation a case, a plate within the said case, oortions of the said case fitting closely, the said plate so as to hold it in position, a plurality of hypodermic needles arranged in alternate positions upon plurality of tongues struck up from sai plate so as to form apertures therein so shaped that the shank of a needle will fit into an aperture, and so that a tongue will engage the socketin the needle shank to hold the needle in position upon the plate.
8. A surgical package including in combination an inclosing casing, a hypodermic needle therein and a member within the socket of the needle shank and exerting pressure thereupon to hold the needle in position while the point is free from contact with the casing. V V
In testimony whereof, I have signed my name to this specification, in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
J OHN MORGAN, CLARA PHILLIPS.
7. A surgical package including in combithe said plate, and a 7