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Patented Nov, 2, 1909.
' sILAs rfYoUNT, or CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
Application led A ugust 12, 1907, Serial No. 388,127. Renewed May l To all 'wwm it 'may concern.'
Be it known that T,- 'SILAS T. YOUNT, a citi- 'zen of the United States, residing at Chiy cago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented anew and useful- Improvement in Therapeutic Devices, vof which the following is a specification.
The-primary object of my invention is to provide, as a therapeutic device, a. clamp which shall be adapted to be readily applied to'themale organ of generation for producing in a scientific and physiological manner the erection of that organ and eventually, by repeated use of the device, restore the organ to the normal jcondition, wherein it will perform its erectile function naturally.
Thel principle upon which my invention performs its restoringfunction will be read# ily understood 'from the descri tion thereof hereinafter contained, by those amiliar with the anatomy of the organ, as explained in theA standard Work on anatomy by D. J. l(i'inningliannF. RS., Ed. 1906,'-to` which reference g may be had. For `the purposeof the present explanation it is only' necessary to referto that anatomy ina general Way:
The organ 1s composed chiefly of erectile' tissue and contains the dorsal vom. extending t lengtliu'ise'along the upper side, which re- 1 turns about two-thirds to three-fourths ofthe lood to the circulation, so that While it keeps the Vtissues of the corpora carcrnosa distended with blood, normal erection ensues as the eli'ect of such distention. The fibrous tissue inclosing the corpora cavernes@ forms between them a species of septum containing near the end ofthe organ a number of parallel slit-like openings through which theerect- 5 ile tissue is continuous, the tissue being of tine sponge-like framework Whose `interspaces communicate freely with one another l andare filled with blood, theblood-spaces The organ. rej leading' directly into lvei ns.
ceives its arterial supply from the branch-es' of the internal pudic artery, the erectile tissue being supplied chieiyby the deep arteries, While the corpus spring/03am receives its blood-supply from the artery of the bulb.
The veins ii'ith which the cavernous spaces i communicate carry blood for the mostpartl either directlyinto the prostatic plexus or y into the dorsal vein and thence to the prostatic plexus, at least two-thirds of the blood being returned to the circulation through the dorsal vein from the corpora cavernas@ On each side of the do sal vein lies the dorsal Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Nov. e, 1909. 3, 190.9; serial No. 493,748.
'nosa, the rigidity of the erection ensues fromv L increase in the -bleod-supplyproducing active dilation of the arteries 4and a relaxation of the non-striated vmuscular. fibers of the g corpora cave/mora; and it will further be apparent that' this condition is furthered and maintained by a. partial or complete coml pression of the dorsal vein by the brous surrounding capsule of the structure, because `.of the damming, resulting from the compression, ofthe flow of blood'inthe' dor- Y sal vein, which `causes the little reservoirs in y the corporacavcr'nosa tolill the same out and distend them to produce the erection. This is, thus, entirely due tothe mechanical action of the damming referred'to, since it prevents the return ofthe blood through the dorsal vein to the circulation.
framework, and by continuing the damming becomes filled and distended.
of a device adapting it -to exert the damming action referred to, and it is illustrated drawing by a perspective view.
The device comprises a spring-clamp, i which l form of a strip of the finest temy pei-ed steel of from 19 to 25 gageA and of i about one-eighth to one inch in Width, the length and Width varying in individual cases. This strip is bent to form' a frame having similar laterallyrexteialing recesses 2 and 3 with au interposed medial compression-ridge 1, which may be liat on its upper side, as represented by the full' lines, or
sentation; and the frame has' arms, 4 and 5, i one. arm being bentto form a hook 6 on its 'l extremity for engagement with the extremi ity of the companion-arm to rcleasably lock thearms together. The steel frame is provided with a covering T of rubber tubing or i any other suitable material, such as linen, silk or leather. Attached to the arms are shown tapes S and 9 for convenience in spreading them apart. A stop 10 is provided at the base of the arms` the best form i for which is .that/shown of an endless band y t 'This dam-' I ming 'back yof the blood fills the sponge like action the entire space of the erectile tissue My invention consistsinthe construction;
in its preferred form in the accompanying of flexible material surrounding and tightly j-.artery, and still farther from the middle#y rounded, as indicated by the dotted represeing them.' The ,upward frame to con erm the opposite sides of the ridge be ng squeezed about theV armsy at their bases, and which is preferably made' of soft rubber.
j To use the device, on removing the band 10 the arms hre unhooked and separated,
Wwhenthe frame is caused to surround the organ at a point about a quarter or a half l inch d froml the abdomen; then the arms.V are released to come togetherl by `their springaction, inwhich condition they are hooked" 4 ltu, fasten them; overgthe-farms to encircle them at their 'diand the band 10 is slipped verging ends and bridge the space between pressure of the ridge ,under confinement in" the to its shape, the lobes at causes the er n by it into the recesses 2 'and' 3. v The device applied where. the copom omer-nosa "branch outwardly and' backwardly and laterally of the longitudinalcenter of the organ, the ridge presses the urethra upwardlyV Y againstthe dorsal vein,thereby compressing ythelatterfagainstthe stop 10 and constrict- I ing the vein tonobstruct thetlow. ofblood 'therein and, as the resultoi the obstruction,
plied, wedge it backward, tothe extent sf` about one-half an inch, or less, thereby to enhance the'dam'ming effect. By-thisdam-lA v ming of the blood in the shrunken or kpartlally i .Wha't' I claim cure by Letters.v Patent is vIt is desiratrophiedY parts, increase of the i blood-supply is producedV inthem with the result, primarily, of producing a mechanical l ,erect-ion, which is temporary, lasting only l whiletheldevice is lin position; but, re-
-peated use of the device theincreased b oodsupply eventually reviviies'the parts; restorl rall and drawing on the tapes 8 and 9 tospread the arms assunder, when the'device may be taken olf.'
as new and'desire to v se- 1. A therapeutic device for vthe purpose set forth, comprising a s proximately triangular orin and provided at its base Vwith an inwardly indented portion constituting a ridge, recesses formed by and anlnng said, ridge portion, land stopV forming means at the apex of the frame. Y
2'. A therapeutic' device .for the purpose set forth, comprising a frame formedwith lateral recesses, and a ridge on its under side between said recesses and terminating yin handle-forming arms provided with means for releasablyr fastening them together, and a stop on the frame at the base of said arms.
in a them to a healthy 'condition and en-V ab ing them to perform their functions natu Tt-e Clamp kmay be readily removed, von re-v Vmovmg thebad 10, by unhooking the arms;
ring frame of ap- 3. A therapeutic device for Vthe purpose i set forth, comprising a spring-frame formed with lateral recesses and a ridge on its under side between said recesses and arms, one of said arms terminating iu a hook adaptedV to vlrel'easably vengage with the adjacentend of and a rubber band sur at their baseportion;
SILAS T. YOUNT.' ln presence of-f- J; H. LANDES, W. T. Jones..
the companion-arm, rounding said arms