I 1 This invention relates to improvements in devices employed for medical purposes, and more particularly to chairs, bidets or the like adapted for use in the treatment of rectal, vaginal or like disorders.
It is a purpose of the present invention to provide a seat which may be employed as a table, bidet, or the like and utilizable for the treatment of rectal disorders, such as, hemorrhoids, rectal pus formations, rectal abrasions and swellings; for vaginal disorders and for irrigations.
It is a further purpose of this invention to provide a medical seat and the like with which a diseased human orifice may be bathed with a medicated fluid.
It is a still further object of this invention to provide a medical seat or the like which will provide the patient with heat treatment on his back at the same time that the patient's infected area is being bathed.
It is another object of the present invention to provide a medical seat or the like, having portions which may be spread apart at will, whereby the cheeks of the rump of the patient may be spread to facilitate the bathing of or the spraying into the affected or infected rectal parts, or the entry of a probing or other instrument.
Yet another object of the present invention is to provide a seat with a spraying device, whereby parts of the body of the patient, such as, for example, the rectum or vagina may be sprayed with a medicament or water, and which device may suitably regulate or control the quantity or flow and the heat thereof.
Yet another object of the present invention is to provide a seat of the foregoing class which may be tilted or reclined into desired positions.
These objects and advantageous features are accomplished by the novel and practical construction, combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter disclosed and illustrated in the accompanying drawing, constituting an essential part of the disclosure, and in which: Fig. 1 is a front elevational view of a seat made in accordance with the invention; Fig. 2 is a top plan view thereof; Fig. 3 is a front elevational view of a control board and chamber embodied in the invention; Fig. 4 is a top plan view of Fig. 3; Fig. 5 is a side elevational view of a bidet incorporating the invention; Fig. 6 is a top plan view of Fig. 5; and Fig. 7 is a detailed view of a form of nozzle employed in Fig. 5.
Reference will now be made more particularly to the drawings. It is to be understood, however; that, although the drawings show the invention as being applied in the forms of a chair and a bidet, the same may assume the structure of a table, bench or other apparatus for the support of the patient during treatment, parts of which may be relatively positioned to accommodate the patient as may be found necessary during treatments.
0L The chair 10 comprises the stationary rear legs II,. adjustable front legs 12, seat frame 13, adjustable front rest 14 and adjustable back rest 15.
Seat frame 13 is provided with two slidably arranged seat sections 16 and ?1 having arcuate edges 16', 17'. Centrally disposed between the front and rear legs I1, 12 is a receptacle 18, while three tanks 19, 20, 21 are disposed in the rear of the chair proper.
Receptacle 18 comprises preferably a substantially cylindrical shell, the wall of which converges as indicated at 18a and at the bottom of which is a conventional goose-neck trap 18b of a drain pipe 18c. Legs 1 d may be secured to receptacle 18 for supporting the same on floor F.
Rotatably mounted in side pieces 13a, 13b of the seat frame 13, are a pair of spaced spindles 34, 35, one of the said spindles being provided with a left-hand thread, while the other of said spindles being provided with a right-hand thread, the said threads respectively engaging corresponding threads in sleeves 36, 37, secured to respective seat portions 16, T1. Fixed to spindle 34 is a gear 31; and fixed to spindle 35 is a gear 33. A swingable gear 32 mounted by a link 32a on spindle 35. is adapted to be thrown into mesh with gears 31, 33, the numeral 30 indicating the train of gears 31, 32;'33 when in mesh. A handle 29 is connected to spindle 34. Now, if gears 31 and 33 are connected by the swingable gear 32, all three gears' will rotate in unison when the iandle 29 is operated, thus moving seat portions 16, 17 towards or away from each other, 45 as desired. If it is, however, desired to move one seat portion only, the gear 32 is swung out of engagement with gear 31, in the direction of the arrow 38, on arm 32a, thus permitting the handle 29 to move one seat section (for example 17) only. This will facilitate the spreading of the rump cheeks of the patient as desired.
The leg rest 14 is swingably attached to frame 13 by any conventional means (not shown) and may be maintained in adjusted position by the wing nut 14a. The head rest 15 may also be swingably attached to the frame 13 by any conventional means (not shown) and maintained in adjusted position by wing nut 15a.
The legs of the patient may be made to rest on the adjustable rest 14, while the head and back of the patient may be made to rest on the adjustable head rest 15. The seat frame 13 may be angularly adjusted by a spindle 39 disposed in a vertical direction, threadedly connected to leg sections 12a and 12b, spindle 39 being operated by crank 40 through bevel gears 41 mounted on leg section 12b. A shaft 42 connects the bevel gears 41 with similar bevel gears 41a similarly disposed at the other end of shaft 42, and operating a similar spindle threadedly connected to corresponding leg sections. A cover or guard 43 protects the patient against contact with gears 31, 32, 33 and may act, at the sametime, as an arm rest for the patient.
Tank 19 may contain cold water, tank 20 may contain heated water, while tank 21 may contain water diluted with a medicament fed from container 46, to which it is connected. Container 46 preferably has graduations 47 for measuring the amount of medicament supplied to container 21.
A box 48 is provided with a front control board 49. Within box 48 is located a mixing chamber or manifold 51. Tank 19 is connected to mixing chamber or manifold 51 through pipe 50. The flow of liquid from pipe 50 into manifold 51 is controlled by valve 52 operable by wheel 53 through a connecting shaft 53a. Tank 20 is connected to chamber 51 through pipe 54, the flow of liquid being regulated by means of valve 55 operable by wheel 56 through a connecting shaft 56a.
Tank 21 is connected to manifold or chamber 51 through pipe 57, the flow of liquid being regulated by means of valve 58 operable by wheel 59 through a connecting shaft 59a.
Spray line 60, 61 is connected to mixing chamber 51 through pipe 60a, the spray being controlled by means of valve 62 operable by handle 63 through a connecting shaft 63a (Figs. 3 and 4).
The spray line 61 terminates in a swingable nozzle 63, the angularity or direction of its spray being controlled by shaft 65a operable by handle 65 in front-of tank 18.
A window 44 is provided in tank 18 to facilitate observation of the spray acting against the patient.
To facilitate the flushing of tank 18, a pipe line 66 is made to connect with a circular tubing 67 located on the inside wall of and at the upper end of tank 18. A plurality of nozzles 68 directed downwardly will flush the inside walls of tank 18 during and after its use. This rinsing-or flushing operation is controlled by a valve 89 operable by wheel 70 through a connecting shaft 70a.
Back rest 15 is preferably provided with a plurality of sections 45 which may be heated by electricity, steam or other suitable -means in unison or one at a time.
Referring now to Figs. 5-7, inclusive, there is disclosed a fixture 76 commonly known as a bidet.
Bidet 76 is provided with a metal frame 77 having mounted thereon, two cooperating seat portions 8, 79 slidably secured in a rear head 80 by means of tongue and grooves 81; Seat portions 18, 719 may be adjusted laterally in relation to each other by means of a spindle 84 having threads 82, threadedly engaging threads in seat portions 78, 79, in a manner similar to that described with relation to spindles or shafts 34, 35, and seat portions 16, 17. Spindle 84 is operated by means of a handle or knob 85 connected thereto, As may be readily seen, the seat portions 78, 79, can be moved outwardly or inwardly in a manner similar to the one described with relation to seats 16, 17 shown in Fig. 2. The frame 77 is held in position by means of a plurality of lugs 86 extending from frame 77 into the bidet 76. A pipe 87 preferably connects with a mixing chamber, not shown, but which may be similar to that indicated by the numeral 51 and described with respect to Figs. 1-4, inclusive. Pipe 87 passes through an opening 88 in head 80 and then takes a downwardly directed U-bend 89, the upward portion 90 of which forms a spray nozzle similar in -operation and purpose to spray nozzle 64, described with respect to Figs. 1 and 2. Spray nozzle 90, however, may be removed and a nozzle 91 (Fig. 7) may be substituted. Nozzle 91 comprises upper portion 94 which is preferably made from semi-flexible material and portion 92 by which nozzle 91 threadedly engages pipe 93. -Nozzle 91- is much longer than nozzle 90 and because of its flexibility may be inserted within the rectum, for internal bath or enema purposes.
Bidet 76 is otherwise conventional and does not per se have to be altered in any way, form or function, for application of the invention thereto.
Although the drawings and the above specification disclose the best modes in which I have contemplated embodying my invention, I desire in no way to be Imited to the details of such disclosure, for in the further practical application of my invention many changes in the form and proportions may be made as circumstances require or experience suggests without departing from the spirit of the invention within the scope of the appended claims.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to be secured by Letters Patent is: 1. Apparatus for the treatment of disorders in human cavities or the like, comprising a seat having a pair of complementary laterally adjustable sections, means operable to move said sections 'towards or from each other simultaneously or optionally to move one of said sections with respect to the other of said sections, a receptacle below said seat, a nozzle adjacent said receptacle and said seat, means for supplying liquid to said nozzle; said means comprising a plurality of containers, a mixing chamber, pipe connections between said containers and said chamber, separate valve means for controlling the flow of liquid for each of said containers to said chamber, pipe connection between said chamber and said nozzle, and valve means for controlling the flow of liquid from said nozzle.
2. Apparatus for the treatment of disorders in human cavities or the like, comprising a seat having a pair of complementary laterally adjustable sections, means operable to move said sections towards or from each other simultaneously or optionally to move one of said sections with respect to the other of said sections, and a receptacle below said' sections.
3. Apparatus for the treatment of disorders in human cavities or the like, comprising a seat having a pair of complementary laterally adjustable sections, means operable to move said Ssections towards or from each other simultaneously or optionally to move one of said sections with relation to the other of said sections, a swingable back rest, a swingable leg rest, means for swinging said seat, a receptacle below said seat sections, a nozzle adjacent said receptacle and said seat sections, and means for supplying liquid to said nozzle.
4. Apparatus for the treatment of disorders in human cavities or the like, comprising a seat having a pair of complementary laterally adjustable sections, and means operable to move said sections towards or from each other simultaneously or optionally to move one of said sections with respect to the other of said sections.
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