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US641979A US70082498A US1898700824A US641979A US 641979 A US641979 A US 641979A US 70082498 A US70082498 A US 70082498A US 1898700824 A US1898700824 A US 1898700824A US 641979 A US641979 A US 641979A
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No. 544,979. Patented Ian. 23, I900. J. LEES. SURGICAL APPLIANCE.

(Application filed Dec. 31. 1898.) (No Model.) 3 SheetsShaat l.


No. 645,979. Patented .Ian. 23, I900.



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No. 645,979. Patented Jan. 23, I900.



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SPECIFICATION formingpart of Letters Patent No. 641,979, dated January 23, 1900.

Application filed December 31, 1898. $erial No. 700,824. (No model.)

To all whom, it may concern.-

Be it known that l, JOSEPH LEES, of Summit Hill, in the county of Carbon and State of Pennsylvania, have invented a new and Improved Medical Appliance, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.

The object of my invention is to provide a device especially adapted to prevent nocturnal seminal emissions and which when worn will prevent the bedclothes unduly heating the genital organs and which in the event of an erection of the penis will automatically sound an alarm sufficient to awaken even a 31165131 3 sleeper.

A further object of the invention is to so construct the device that it may be adjusted to any size of penis and whereby also the spinal column and the cords leading to the testicles will be kept cool while the device is worn.

The invention consists in the novel construction and combination of the several parts, as will be hereinafter fully set forth, and pointed out in the claims.

Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, in which similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the figures.

Figure 1 is a side elevation of the device, the parts being in the position they occupy when said device is worn. Fig. 2 is a plan view of a supporting-belt for the device. Fig. 3 is a rear elevation of the device, the receiver 1" or the penis and the Waist-belt being omitted. Fig. 4 is a transverse section on the line l 4. of Fig. 1. Fig. 5 is a transverse section on the line 5 5 of Fig. l, the penis-receiver being omitted. Fig. 6 is a front elevation of the receiver for the penis, parts being broken away. Fig. 7 is a side elevation of the receiver, showing the manner in which it is supported. Fig. 8 is a section on the line 8 8 of Fig. 7; and Fig. 9 is a front elevation of the receiver, drawn upon a small scale, and a perspective view of an electrically-controlled reg ulating mechanism for a graphophone or other musical instrument, together with the connections between the receiver and the regulating mechanism.

A supporting-belt A is employed in connection with the device, which belt is padded at each side of its center and at its center is proder that the belt may be kept out of contact with the base of the spine. A strap 12 is attached to the central portion of the lower edge of the belt, and the ends of the belt are connected by a billet 13 and buckle 14 or equivalent fastening device, and near each end of the belt a strap 15 is secured in any approved m'anner.

A' shield B is used in connection with the belt A. The shield 13 is intended to cover the penis and testicles and is preferably made longitudinally tapering, being widest at the top, as shown in Fig. 3. In detail the shield consists of an upper plate section 16, the sides 17 of which are laterallyinclined in opposite directions, as shown in Fig. 4, converging side wires 18, having their lower ends rearwardly curved and connected, and a receptacle 20, secured to the rods or wires 18. The receptacle 2O constitutes the lower portion of the shield and is usually curved in a rearwardly direction, the back portion being open, and the sides are provided with longitudinal slot-s 19 to render the receptacle as light as possible. The receptacle 20 is of such length that when the device is worn it will ex tend below the testicles.

At the lower end of the receptacle-section of the shield an arm 21 is secured, preferably of angular construction, and a standard 22 is adjustably secured upon the horizontal member of the arm by a set-screw 23 or its equivalent. The standard 22 carries a pad 24 at its upper end, and said pad is provided with atransverse channel 25, as shown in Fig. 5. The pad 24. is intended to engage the person between the anus and the testicles, and the channel 25 serves to keep the cords of the latter 0001.

At the rear end of the arm 21 a strap 26 is secured, provided with a suitable buckle, the latter being adapted to receive the back strap 12 of the belt, as shown in Fig. 1, when the device is upon the person. A plate 27 is secured to the ends of the upper plate-section of the shield and to the upper portion of the receptacle 20, said back plate being adapted to support a pad 28, intended for engagement with the lower abdomen. Elastic strips 29 are attached to the plate 27, and they are also adj ustably attached to suitable supports withvided with a transverse depression 10 in o in the receptacle 20, and said strips are pro- Vided with a series of apertures 30. When the device is in position upon a person, the side straps are passed through buckles 32, carried by the upper portion of the upper plate-section 16 of the shield.

The receiver for the penis is designated as D and is best shown in Figs. 6, 7, and 9. The receiver is provided with a central (preferably square) opening and is preferably made in four sections, (designated, respectively, as 01,61, C1 and 01 The exterior contour of the receiver is polygonal or substantially lozenge-shaped, and each section is provided at its inner face with a s gmental flange 34, which flanges extend beyond opposite facesof the sections, as shown in Fig. 7. The sections of the carrier are adjustable relative to each other, the adjustments being usually accomplished by securing slotted plates to sundry of the sections, which plates are adapted to slide in guides 36, located upon opposing sections, the plates and guides being exteriorly located and provided with suitable set-screws 37.

The set-screws 37 for the lower section d of the receiver are provided with tubular heads and with lock-nuts 38, and adjustingscrews 39 are passed through the tubular heads, which are interiorly threaded, and through tubular heads formed upon posts 40, attached to the sliding plates of the sections 61 and d Through the medium of the said adjusting devices the opening 33 in the receiver D may be made large or small, according to the size of the penis passed through said opening, since when the device is worn the receiver isso placed within the shield that the penis may pass through or rest in the receiver.

Plates 41 are secured upon the outer surface of each section of the receiver, and the plates of the upper and lower sections at each of their outer edges are provided with a scale 42 in inches or fractions thereof, as shown in Fig. 6, While pointers 43, carried by the sliding plates 35, travel over the scales. 'By this means an accurate adjustment of the sections may be obtained.

In both the upper and lower sections of the receiver a chamber 44 is formed, and in each of said sections a contact-rod 45 is held to slide, each rod being provided with a head 46, that normally extends into the central opening 33 of the receiver, as shown in Figs. 6 and 9. The lower head is semispherical, while the upper head is somewhat rectangular and is provided with a cavity 46 in its inner face. Each sliding rod is provided within the chamber 44, through which it passes, with a spur 47, and each spur is engaged by a spring 48, the springs acting to hold the heads of the sliding rods within the opening 33 of the receiver.

An adjustable contact-post 49 is located in the upper end of the upper section at of the receiver D and in the lower end of the lower section (1 and each adjustable contact-posits provided with a lock-nut 50.

As shown in Fig. 8, each spring 48 is attached to a cord or Wire 51, that extends out at the front of the receiver, and a handle 52 is secured to the outer end of each cord 51, acting as a switch, adapted to break connection between one or the other of the springs and the spurs upon which they rest, and thus break an' electric circuit to be hereinafter described, said circuit being closed by the sliding rods 45 engaging with the contact-posts 49, as shown in Fig. 9.

A battery or suitable generator of elec tricity 54 is wired to the driving mechanism E of a graphophone or similar instrument or to an ordinary bell or other alarm device and to binding-posts 55 and 55, attached to the side sections d and d of the receiver, for example. A wire 57 is carried from the binding-post 55 to the upper adjustable contactpost, the wire being provided with a suitable coil between the sections over which it'is passed. A second wire 56 is carried from the binding-post 55 to the adjustable contactpost 49 at the bottom of the receiver, said wire having a coil formed therein, while a third wire 58, also having a coil formed therein, is made to connect the two springs 48, as shown in Fig. 9. A guard-plate 60 is attached to the top rear flange 34 of the receiver, which guard-plate extends upwardly, as shown in Fig. l, to an engagement with the pad 28.

The nerves of persons having need ofa device of the character described are usually weak and are more or less injuriously affected by sudden, sharp, loud,'and especially unexpected sounds. Therefore it is desirable to awaken the sleeper by gentle means, so as not to startle him, and this may be attained by strains of music or other pleasing medium. To this end in :Fig. 9 I have illustrated one form of regulating mechanism E, which is in the same circuit as the receiver, the said regulating mechanism having a belt connection with any form of motor used to operate a graphophone, phonograph, or other instrument. The regulating mechanism E is that which is employed in connection with the Edison phonograph; but the shaft of the regulating mechanism is provided with a brakewheel 61, said wheel being normallyheld stationary through engagement with a rubber block 63, secured upon an armature 62. A

magnet 64 is provided for the armature,being in circuit with the receiver, and when the circuit is closed the armature is attracted and drawn away from the brake-wheel, releasing the regulating mechanism and permitting the motor to start. The support 65 for the magnet and armature is adjusted to and from the motor.

Instead of givingwarning by means of a graphophone an electrically-operated bell E may be placed in the same circuit with the receiver, as shown indotted lines in Fig. 9.

In operation, the device having been secured upon the person and the receiver having been adjusted to the penis when the latter is in normal condition, as soon as an erection of the penis takes place the sliding rods will be forced outward and caused to engage with the adjustable contact-posts, thus closing the electric circuit and causing the bell or other device to be operated, thus awakening the sleeper. The circuit may bebroken prior to relaxation of the penis and the alarm silenced by drawing outward upon either of the handles 52.

Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent- 1. A receiver constructed in sections and provided with an opening for a member or organ of the body, adjusting devices connecting the sect-ions of the receiver, locking devices for the adjusting devices, and contact-points extending within said opening, said contact-points being mounted to slide in the body of the receiver, substantially as described.

2. A surgical appliance consisting of a shield, a receiver adjustable in the shield, said receiver being constructed in adjustable sections surrounding a space adapted to receive a member or organ of the body, contacts carried by the receiver, adapted for electric connection with a warning mechanism, sundry of the contacts extending within said space, and means for adjusting the sections of the receiver and locking saidsections in adjustment, substantially as described.

3. In an appliance of the character described, a shield, means for supporting the shield, pads carried by the shield, a receiver located between the pads, said receiver being constructed in adjustable sections, a warning mechanism, and an electric connection between the sections of the receiver and the warning mechanism, as specified.

a. An appliance of the character described, a waistband, a shield connected with the waistband, pads carried by the shield, a receiver located within the shield between the pads, an adjustable connection between the waistband and the support for one of the pads,

and a warning mechanism connected with said receiver, for the purpose set forth.

5. In an appliance for the purpose specified, a waist-belt, a shield, a connection between the shield. and waist-belt, a pad connected with the upper portion of the shield, the shield being likewise provided with a lower pad, a receiver consisting of adjustable sections located Within the said shield, an electrical1yoperated Warning mechanism, movable contact-points located within the receiver in the circuit of the warning mechanism, and stationary contact-points adapted for engagement with the movable contact-points, forth purpose set forth.

6. In an appliance of the character described, a receiver constructed in adjustable sections, a central opening being provided between the sections, contact-points mounted to slide in sundry of the said sections, the same sections being provided with stationary contact-points adapted for engagement with the movable ones, and an electric warning mechanism, the contact-points being in the same circuit with the electric warning meclr anism, as and for the purpose specified.

7. In an appliance of the character described, a receiver constructed in adjustable sections, a central opening being provided between the sections, contact-points mounted to slide in sundry of the said sections, the same sections being provided with stationary contact-points adapted for engagement with the movable ones, an electric warning mech anism, the contact-points being in the same circuit with the said electric warning mechanism, springs having bearing upon the movable contact-points, serving to hold a portion of said points within the central opening of the receiver, means for disengaging the springs from the movable contact-points, and wires connecting the said springs, for the purpose specified.




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