July 10, 1923.
S. GLICKSON v MEDICINAL DEVICE Filed may 29 Sz'mm Glzbfism ma xigw q wwy Patented July it 192? PATENT SIMON GLICKSON. OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
Application filed May 29, 1922. Serial No. 564,512.
To all whom it may concern Beit known that I, SIMON GmoKsoN, a citizenof the United Statesand resident of Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in a Medicinal Device, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to improvements in devices and methods of carrying and apply ing medicines and has special reference to an improved device for preparing and applying preventative and curative medicine to the sexual organ of the male species.
The object of my invention is to provide a device of small size in which is stored for immediate use, a medicine in powdered or dry form and water, so arranged that they can be held indefinitely in separate compartments ready for mixing and application.
A further feature of my invention relates to the form of medicine container which I provide, viz., a glass tube similar to the tube of an eye dropper, for containing the water and a collapsible rubber bulb for containing the medicine. and also to the method of applying the bulb to the tube by which the tube is sealed which prevents the escape of the water through the small hole at the delivery end of the glass tube and a slight vacuum is provided which assists in the quick mixing of the medicine when the bulb is released.
A further feature relates to the provision of a protection shell around the water tube which serves as a salve container for apphcation in conjunction with the medicine carried by the device.
My invention will be more readily under stood by reference to the accompanying drawings forming part of this specification and in which:
Figure 1 is a side elevation of a medicinal device which I have found best adapted for carrying out my improved method;
Figure 2 is a central longitudinal sectional view of the device as shown in Fig. 1, and
Figure 3 is a view similar to Fig. 2, showing the device opened preparatory to the use of the medicine.
In said drawings, 1, is a rigid tube preferably a glass tube similar to an eye dropper tube. having its free end 2, tapered and provided with a small constricted outlet 3. Upon the opposite end of the tube 1, I
secure a small rubber bulb t, the open mouth 5 of the rubber bulb being engaged over a slightly enlarged head 6, on the tube 1. The rubber bulb is for the purpose of containing a small quantity of medicine 7. preferably indry form, and I use the tube 1 as a container for a liquid 8, such as water, which is later to be combined or mixed with the medicine 7 for use. For the purpose of retaining the medicine in its best condition for use at some future time, I tightly seal the rubber bulb between its ends. as'shown at 9, preferably by means of an elastic band 10. In placing the bulb upon. the tube 1, I preferably first collapse the bulb to expel the air, and while it iscollapsed place its open end in the end of the tube and without permitting it to expand I put on the stricture 10, to preserve the slight vacuum within the bulb.
The constricted outlet 3, ordinarily prevents the escape of the water, but to make doubly sure I preferably provide a rubber stopper or closer 11, into which I insert the tapered end 2 of the tube 1. V
The device is particularly adapted for use in the prevention of gonorrhea and syphilis in the male species and it is desired to inject the medicine into the central passage of the sexual organ, and for this purpose the medicine to be applied is placed within the tube 1 and bulb 2a and upon the application of the instrument and the compressing of the bulb the medicine is injected.
The medicine used rapidly deteriorates after it is mixed with water and my device is particularly adapted for preserving the medicine convenient for use and ready for almost instant application. it being merely necessary to remove the stricture 10. and the closer 11, when the vacuum in the bulb will draw in the water and the medicine is substantially instantly ready to be applied as described.
As described the device is complete but would be rather fragile and the closer 11 might be accidentally dislodged. For the purpose of protecting the device as so far described, I provide an outer tubular case 12, having a large open end 13, and a smaller open end 14. The casing 12 is of a length to permit the open end 2, of the tube 1, to project enough to permit it to be properly applied in using the medicine and I protect the end of the tube 1 and the closer 11, by a large closer 15, for the tube 12. Preferably the closer 15 is in the form of a cor]: provided with a central recess 16, to receive the closer 11. I close the small end 1%, by a cork 17., having a central opening 18, through which the tube 1 is projected into the casing 12. The tube 1 fits tightly in the opening 18 and is held rigidly in place.
It is desirable to make use of a medicinal salve for external application when applying the medicine contained in the device and the case 12 provides convenient receptacle for the salve 19, which can be removed from the casing for application after the closer 15 has been removed.
The device is quite inexpensive, it signed for use but once containing does but a single dose of the medicine, The device being inexpensive is intended to be thrown away after use. It is relatively small and portable in contradistinct-ion to the expensive and relatively fixed apparatus commonly used in doctors oflices.
As many modifications of my invention is deas it i will readily suggest themselves to one skilled in the art I do not limit or confine my 1nvention to the specific detalls of construction or to the specific steps herein shown and described.
l. The herein described method of preparing and preserving medicine for use which consists in arranging medicine in dry form in a collapsible compartment of a container,
. medicine in a rubber bulb, and another part in a rigid tube having a constricted orifice at one end and open at the other end. attaching the rubber bulb the open end of the tube. the bulb being compressed in the oaeration so as to place the contents under a slight vacuum. compressing the rubber bulb between its contents and its connection to the rigid tube to seal its contents, and. when it is desired to expel the medicine for use. relieving the sealing compression to permit the liquid to reach the medicine in the rubber bulb and then expelling the contents through the contracted orifice by compressing the bulb. v
In a device of the hind described. a rigid tuoe havinga constricted orifice at on end and open at its opposite end a larger tube enveloping the rigid tube. the ri tube having its open end sealed. intoone end of the larger tube and projecting beyond said end, rubber bulb carried on said projecting end and means tor closing the opposite end of the larger tube.
4i. In a device of the kind described a rigid tube having a constricted orifice at one end and open at its opposite end a larger tube enveloping the rigid tube the rigid tube having its open end sealed into one end of the larger tube and projecting beyond said end, a rubber bulb carried on said projecting end, means for closing the opposite end of the larger tube and mean for compressing the rubber bulb between it connection to the rigid tube and its ire end, as and for the purpose specified.
The improvements herein described which consist in a rigid container for liq id and collapsible bulb for containing a dry medicine the mouth of the bulb secured to one end of the rigid container in such a manner as to produce a slight vacuum with in the device, the rigid container provided with a restricted orifice and the vacuum pre venting the escape of the liquid, and means ten'iporarily closing the bulb between its contents and its attached end, as and for the purpose specified.
Signed at Chicago, Illinois, this 28rd day of May, 1922 SIMON GLICKSOZT