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UNITED STATES JEROME D. BRUCE, OF NEWBERRY, SOUTH CAROLINA.

IMPROVEMENT IN SPECULUM ATTACHMENTS.

Specieation forming part of Letters Patent No. 118,683, dated September 5, 1871.

To all, whom fit may concern:

Beit known that I, JEROME D. BRUCE, of Newberry, in the county of Newberry and State of South Carolina, have invented a new and useful Improvem ent in Speculum Attachment; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description thereof, which will enable others skilled in the art to make Vand use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawing forming part of this specification.

This invention relates to a new and useful improvenlent in the well-known surgicalinstrument or appliance known as the speculum, for the examination of the uterus or neck of the womb, and consists in an attachment to the speculum of an elastic tube, so arranged that the tube may be distended after the speculum has been inserted into the vagina, thereby distending the parts' and greatly facilitating the examination of the uterus, as will be hereinafter more fully described.

In the accompanying drawing, Figure 1 represents a longitudinal section of the speculum taken on the line wir of Fig. 3, with my improvement applied. Fig. 2 represents the instrument inserted and the elastic attachment distended with air. Fig. 3 is a cross-section of Fic'. 1, taken on the line y y.

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A is the speeului n or reector, constructed in the usual manner, being simply atube of suitable diameter with a bell-shaped exterior end, with the interior surface covered with speculum metal and highly polished. B is a tube of rubber or other elastic and air-tight material, attached air-tight to the speculum at each end, as seen at C C, either by reducing the diameter of the tube at the ends or by making the ends thicker and more rigid, or in any other manner, leaving the middle portion of the tube iiexible, so that it may be readily distended with air, or by the introduction of gas, vapor, or liquid. D is a long` but small ilexible tube, which is attached to or connected with the tube B, as seen in the drawing. By means of this tube the operator forces, with his mouth or otherwise, air or liquid into the tube B, after the speculuin has been inserted into the vagina, and distends it, as seen in Fig. 2.

By thus distending the vagina and the parts connected with the neck of the uterus, the examin ation of the latter orga-n is rendered much more perfect and satisfactoryv than it has been heretofore.

Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure byLctters Patent- The elastic tube B, applied to the part ot' a speculum that enters the vagina, as shown and described, so that a chamber may be formed around said speculum within the vagina by injecting air through tube D, as specified'.

The above specication of my invention signed by me this 30th day of May, 1871.

JEROME D. BRUCE.

Witnesses T. B. MosHER, GEO. W. MABEE.

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US2548602A (en) * 1948-04-09 1951-04-10 Greenburg Leonard Inflatable dilator
US3017879A (en) * 1958-10-03 1962-01-23 Weston Lab Inc Fertility tester
US5865729A (en) * 1997-10-10 1999-02-02 Olympus America, Inc. Apparatus for facilitating gynecological examinations and procedures
US20040052262A1 (en) * 2002-09-16 2004-03-18 Vikram Visweswaraiah Versatile system for message scheduling within a packet operating system
US20040153116A1 (en) * 2000-01-28 2004-08-05 Nobles Anthony A. Cavity enlarger method and apparatus
US20060052813A1 (en) * 1997-05-19 2006-03-09 Nobles Anthony A Device and method for partially occluding blood vessels using flow-through balloon
US9642616B2 (en) 2005-06-20 2017-05-09 Nobles Medical Technologies, Inc. Method and apparatus for applying a knot to a suture
US9649106B2 (en) 2011-04-15 2017-05-16 Heartstitch, Inc. Suturing devices and methods for suturing an anatomic valve
US9706988B2 (en) 2012-05-11 2017-07-18 Heartstitch, Inc. Suturing devices and methods for suturing an anatomic structure
US10182802B2 (en) 2007-03-29 2019-01-22 Nobles Medical Technologies, Inc. Suturing devices and methods for closing a patent foramen ovale
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Cited By (11)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2548602A (en) * 1948-04-09 1951-04-10 Greenburg Leonard Inflatable dilator
US3017879A (en) * 1958-10-03 1962-01-23 Weston Lab Inc Fertility tester
US20060052813A1 (en) * 1997-05-19 2006-03-09 Nobles Anthony A Device and method for partially occluding blood vessels using flow-through balloon
US5865729A (en) * 1997-10-10 1999-02-02 Olympus America, Inc. Apparatus for facilitating gynecological examinations and procedures
US10194902B2 (en) 1999-07-02 2019-02-05 Quickpass, Inc. Suturing device
US20040153116A1 (en) * 2000-01-28 2004-08-05 Nobles Anthony A. Cavity enlarger method and apparatus
US20040052262A1 (en) * 2002-09-16 2004-03-18 Vikram Visweswaraiah Versatile system for message scheduling within a packet operating system
US9642616B2 (en) 2005-06-20 2017-05-09 Nobles Medical Technologies, Inc. Method and apparatus for applying a knot to a suture
US10182802B2 (en) 2007-03-29 2019-01-22 Nobles Medical Technologies, Inc. Suturing devices and methods for closing a patent foramen ovale
US9649106B2 (en) 2011-04-15 2017-05-16 Heartstitch, Inc. Suturing devices and methods for suturing an anatomic valve
US9706988B2 (en) 2012-05-11 2017-07-18 Heartstitch, Inc. Suturing devices and methods for suturing an anatomic structure

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