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Jan. 18, 1955 CHESTER 2,699,78
BED-TYPE URINAL Filed April 13, 1954 Fig.
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BEDJYPE URINAL Hildagarde Chester, Trucksville, Pa. Application April 13, 1954,,Seri'alNo. 422,774 4 Claims. 01. 128-295) The present invention relates to an improved bedtype urinal expressly designed and constructed for comfortable and beneficial use by a male patient, for example, a cancer-of-the bladder patient, and which is not only applicable as a handy urinal, but is also usable as a practicable disposal unit after recto-vesicle fistulae have formed, causing the bowel movement to come through the bladder.
In carrying out the principles of the invention a construction has been evolved which is of the utmost in simplicity of construction and is capable of production at a low cost level, so low in fact, that its use would be within the reach of all who would have need therefor.
Another object of the invention is to provide a simplified emergency urinal which is characterized chiefly by an appropriately constructed liquid-proof plastic or equivalent bag and complements which may be used time and again after washing and cleansing and inserting a complemental absorbent-type pad or refill.
A further object of the invention is to provide a urinal of the form and style described which affords the patient sanitary protection free from odor for hours, each bag, causing no discomfort to the patient to adjust, one which takes but a few minutes to apply and remove and may be worn with resultfulness and minus inconvenience which often attends similarly performing bag-type urinals.
Then, too, the invention is highly advantageous in that when the patient is unable to leave his bed and cannot immediately receive attention of a nurse or an attendant, it can be applied by the patient, used, removed without soiling bed linens or mattress and thus resulting in a saving of valuable time for all concerned.
Other objects, features and advantages will become more readily apparent from the following description and the accompanying sheet of illustrative drawings.
In the drawings wherein like numerals are employed to designate like parts throughout the views:
Figure 1 is an elevational view showing a bed-type urinal constructed in accordance with the principles of the present invention and observing the same in readiness for use with the ends of the body encircling belt connected.
Figure 2 is an enlarged view taken on the central vertical line 2-2 of Figure 1 looking in the direction of the arrows, the belt being fragmentarily shown.
Figure 3 is an enlarged cross-section on the horizontal line 33 of Figure 1 looking in the direction of the arrows.
Figure 4 is an elevational view similar to Figure 1 and on a slightly smaller scale and observing the structure from what may be called the front thereof.
Figure 5 is a perspective view, on a small scale showing the insertable and removable throw-away pad or filler and the preferred construction thereof.
Referring now to the drawings with the aid of reference numerals and accompanying lead lines designating corresponding parts throughout the various views, the bag is denoted by the numeral 6. It is in the form of a plastic-type envelope designed for bedridden patients and the usual size is approximately 7 inches in width and inches in length. The plastic material is of a flimsy transparent kind suitable for intended purposes and the bag is closed except at the top where the normally open mouth is provided. The bottom of the bag is denoted at 8 and the inner substantially fiat walls is denoted at 10 while the opposed wall is denoted at 12. The upper edge portion of the outer wall, as at 14, is extended above the 2,699,782 Patented Jan. 18, 1955 2. corresponding upper edge 16 of the inner wall and provides what is conveniently referred to as a apronlike abdominal contacting flap. The marginal edges are overlapped and seamed together in any suitable way, such as denoted at 18 in Figure 3.. Suitable pairs of slits 2020 and 22-22. are provided and these serve to accommodate and permit passage therethrough of the complemental portion 24 of the fabric washable body encircling belt 26. The free. ends of the belt are provided with cooperating snap-fasteners 28. The belt is obviously adapted to embrace or encircle the body of the wearer to bring position;
The numeral 30 designates a length of fabric tape or the like and as best shown in Figures 1 and 2 intermediate portion 32 thereof is superimposed against and stitched or otherwise secured to the interior of the inner wall 10 in a horizontal position and in parallelism just below the upper edge 16. The free ends 34-34 are thus adapted to be handily encircled and tied around the penis and testicles in an obvious manner, thus giving the bag a two-point suspension from the belt 26 on the one hand and the anchoring tape 30 on the other hand. Additional suspension is had through the medium of what may be designated as auxiliary vertical tapes 36. These are duplicates of each other and the lower ends are interposed between the intermediate portion 32 of the main tape 30 and stitched or otherwise secured as at 3838. The upper ends are formed with loops 4040 located between the respective slits 20-20 and 2222 and encircling portion 24 of the body encircling belt 26. This provides for balance, support and aids in suspending a portion of the weight of the bag from the belt 26. These four elements, the belt 26, anchoring main tape 30 and a pair of auxiliary tapes 3636 cooperate in requisite companion relationship to insure adequate and reliable attachment and support of the bag 6.
The insertable and removable absorbent throw-away pad means is denoted by the numeral 42. This may be of Celo-cotton or an equivalent inexpensive disposable filler material. The pad is preferably made up of two components or parts one of which is U-shaped as denoted at 44 in Figure 5 and the other in the form of a wrap-around strip 46. A pad of this construction has the necessary capacity to serve the intended purposes well. It not only fills the space in the bag but tends to inflate the bag in a desirable manner.
From the foregoing, the construction and operation of the device will be readily understood and further explanation is believed to be unnecessary. However, since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention to the exact construction shown and described, and accordingly, all suitable modifications and equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope of the appended claims.
What is claimed as new is as follows:
1. A bed-type urinal comprising a liquid-proof plastic bag having a normally open mouth at its upper end and being otherwise closed, said bag embodying an inner substantially flat vertical wall and a complemental outer sub stantially flat outer wall, the upper end portion of the outer wall extending above the upper end of the inner wall and providing an apron-like abdominal contacting flap, the upper end of the latter having cooperating slits therein, a fabric body encircling belt having a portion passing slidingly and removably through said slits, the free ends of the belt being provided with separable fasteners, and a main fabric horizontal tape having an intermediate portion superimposed against and secured to an intermediate portion of the inner wall parallel to and below the upper edge portion of the latter wall, the ends of said tape being free and attachable to adjacent body parts so that the bag has adequate support and so that the mouth of the bag is spread open to a readily applicable and receptive degree.
2. The structure defined in claim 1 and the combination therewith of a readily insertable and removable throw-away absorbent filler pad fitted into said bag.
3. The structure defined in claim 1 and the combination therewith of a readily insertable and removable the flap 14 into properly elevated and supported throw-away absorbent filler pad fitted into said bag, said pad comprising an inner U-shaped component and a complemental outer strip-like component which is wrapped around the U-shaped component.
4. A bed-type urinal comprising a liquid-proof plastic bag having a normally open mouth at its upper end and being otherwise closed, said bag embodying an inner substantially flat vertical wall and a complemental outer substantially flat outer wall, the upper end portion of the outer wall extending above the upper end of the inner wall and providing an apron-like abdominal contacting flap, the upper end of the latter having cooperating slits therein, a fabric body encircling belt having a portion passing slidingly and removably through said slits, the free ends 'ofthe belt being provided with separable fasteners, a main fabric horizontal tape having an intermediate portion superimposed against and secured to "an intermediate portion of the below the upper edge portion of the latter wall, the
inner wall parallel to and ends of said tape being free and attachable to adjacent body parts so that the bag has adequate support and so that the mouth of the bag is spread open to a readily applicable and receptive degree, and a pair of auxiliary vertical tapes shorter than said main tape, said auxiliary tapes being disposed in spaced parallelism, the lower ends thereof overlapping and being secured to the intermediate portion of the main tape and the upper ends thereof having loops embracing cooperating portions of said belt, whereby to prevent the upper edge portion of said inner wall from sagging unduly, especially after the bag has been used by the wearer.
No references cited.