Title:
Splinter remover
United States Patent 2451994


Abstract:
The invention relates to a device for removing splinters or other small foreign objects and ingrowing or excess hairs from the skin. Many times it is desired to remove a wood or metal splinter from the skin as soon as its presence is felt, and frequently at that time one may not be near a...



Inventors:
Towns, John E.
Application Number:
US70615646A
Publication Date:
10/19/1948
Filing Date:
10/28/1946
Assignee:
Towns, John E.
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
606/211
International Classes:
A61B17/50
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US Patent References:
2413998Depilator1947-01-07



Foreign References:
FR410852A1910-06-01
Description:

The invention relates to a device for removing splinters or other small foreign objects and ingrowing or excess hairs from the skin.

Many times it is desired to remove a wood or metal splinter from the skin as soon as its presence is felt, and frequently at that time one may not be near a first aid dressing station or other medical aid. If splinters or other foreign bodies are removed under these conditions, there is danger of the wound becoming infected, and I usually no ready source of antiseptic is available.

The main object of this invention is to provide a device for removing splinters and the like, hairs, etc., which has a supply of antiseptic incorporated therewith, so that the wound may be cauterized immediately at the time of the removal of the splinter or hair. More particularly, according to the present invention, I provide a reservoir for antiseptic from which it may be readily expelled and mount a pair of tweezers on the discharge end of this reservoir, so that antiseptic may be discharged directly into the wound and between the jaws of the tweezers.

The invention further consists in the several features hereinafter described and more particularly defined by claims at the conclusion hereof.

In the drawings: Fig. 1 is a vertical sectional view through a device embodying the invention taken on the line 1-1 of Fig. 2; Fig. 2 is an elevation view of the device; Fig. 3 is a plan view of the device with the cover cap removed; Fig. 4 is a detailed view of parts shown in Fig. 3, parts being broken away; Fig. 5 is a detailed vertical sectional view taken on the line 5-5 of Fig. 3; Fig. 6 is a detailed sectional view taken on the line 6-6 of Fig. 3; Fig. 7 is a detailed side elevation view of one end of the device; Fig. 8 is a detailed sectional view taken on the line 8-8 of Fig. 7.

Referring to the drawings, the device includes a reservoir for an antiseptic fluid here shown as in the form of a medicine dropper comprising a glass tube 10 having a discharge end I I of reduced diameter and having a flanged rear end 12 to detachably receive the front end of a rubber bulb 13.

A pair of tweezers is mounted on the tube 10 and comprises a fixed jaw member 14 and a movable resilient jaw 15. The fixed jaw member 14 has a pointed end 16 extending forwardly from a tubular base portion 17 which it will be noted is cylindrically and conically formed to fit over the discharge end II of the dropper to which it may be secured by suitable adhesive or cement.

s The movable jaw 15 is secured by rivets 18 at its back end to the cylindrical back end of the base 11 and preferably has a thumb pad portion 19 intermediate its ends.

The tubular portion of the dropper has a sleeve .0 20 of hard rubber, plastic, or other suitable material cemented thereto and provided with threads 21 by which a rear cap 22 and a cover cap 23 are secured to the device.

The rear cap is provided with a finger receiving hole 24 at the right hand side of the tweezers as viewed in Figs. 1 and 3, so that the user may insert a finger thereto into pressure contact with the bulb 13 while manipulating the tweezers.

The cover cap 23 may be provided with a clip 25 for holding the device upright in the pocket, and a pad 26 of cork or rubber may be secured at the inner front end of this cap to extend over the discharge opening 27 of the dropper to prevent leakage of antiseptic therefrom.

With the above arrangement in case it is necessary for a person to remove a splinter or hair, the tweezers are used in the usual manner, and during this time or while or immediately after the foreign or objectionable object has been removed, the open wound is cauterized by antiseptic ejected from the dropper through the jaws of the tweezers.

The device is particularly useful to campers, soldiers on campaign, wood workers and metal workers, and to beauty parlors.

I desire it to be understood that this invention is not to be limited to any particular form or arrangement of parts except in so far as such limitations are included in the claims.

What I claim as my invention is: 1. In a device of the character described, the combination of a glass tube having a reduced discharge end portion and a resilient bulb for 45 discharging an antiseptic from said tube, of a pair of tweezers comprising relatively movable jaws, one of said jaws having a tubular base portion fitting around the discharge end of said glass tube.

2. In a device of the character described, the combination of a glass tube having a reduced discharge end portion and a resilient bulb for discharging an antiseptic from said tube, of a pair of tweezers comprising relatively movable jaws, one of said jaws having a tubular base portion fitting aroind the discharge end of said glass tube, an apertured cover cap for the end of the tube provided with the bulb, and a cover for the discharge end of the tube and said tweezers.

3. In a device of the character described, the combination of a glass tube having one end of reduced diameter and a resilient bulb connected to the other end thereof, a tweezer jaw member having a pointed end disposed immediately in front of the discharge end of said tube and having a tubular base portion surrounding and connected to the discharge end of the tube, a resilient tweezer jaw member operatively connected to the base portion of said fixed jaw member and having a thumb portion, and means for enclosing the bulb carrying end of said tube comprising a cap having a finger receiving hole disposed at right angles to the plane of the tweezers.

JOHN E. TOWNS.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent: UNITED STATES PATENTS Name Date 8 Scott -.--. __--____ Jan. 7, 1947 FOREIGN PATENTS Country Date France --__-----_ June 1, 1910