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Oct.’13, 1936. I 2,057,190 .1. J. HAYNOS REENFORCED GLAND MASSAGE DEVICE , Filed Dec. 7, 1935 /» vez'z‘ar , JJ12/9770 , ,B] ' néa 2,057,196 Patented Oct. 13, 1936 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,057,190 REENFORCED GLAND MASSAGE DEVICE John J. Haynos, San Bernardino, Calif. Application December 7, 1935, Serial No. 53,395 2 Claims. This invention is a prostate gland massage device. ' (Cl. 128-62) axially a shank 4, also integral with the handle guard 3. 5 massage of the gland and as a consequence there The outer end of the shank 4 is provided with a distinctly elongated, cylindrical head 5. This head is made of rubber as, also, is the shank and. is today a considerable demand in the medical its associated guard and handle. It is a feature It is well known that material bene?t is ob tained in numerous gland cases by the gentle profession and among prostate gland sufferers for of the invention that the head 5 is materially an effective, non-irritating and painless means for the facile treatment of these internal glands. Prior to my development in this art' there was 10 not available on the market any simple, practical device which could be safely and practically em ployed for prostate gland treatment or massage. softer than the shank so as to painlessly adapt Because of peculiar anatomical disposition of 15 these glands and the danger of in?ammation a device for effective and unharmful treatment must have incorporated in it certain properties, capacities and safety features. It must have suf ?cient ?exibility to quite easily bend in conform 20 ance with the body channel leading to the gland to be treated and yet it must have enough stiff ness not to fold back and to be pressible onward until its tip is juxtaposed at the gland. It must have su?icient ?rmness to afford the desired re 25 sistance pressure at the tip to produce the requi site massage pressure. And, importantly, it must be possessed of a high degree of safety against mechanical break-down. It is, therefore, an object of the present inven 30 tion to provide a device, for the treatment of the speci?ed gland, which embodies factors of con struction for the satisfactory accomplishment of the treatment with the stated desired mechan ical safety. 35 The invention consists in certain advancements in this art as set forth in the ensuing disclosure and having, with the above, additional objects and advantages as hereinafter developed, and whose construction, combination and details of 40 means, and the manner of operation will be made manifest in the description of the herewith illus trative embodiment; it being understood that modi?cations, variations and adaptations may be resorted to within the scope, principle and spirit 45 of the invention as it is more directly claimed hereinafter. Figure 1 illustrates the invention in sectional, side elevation, and 50 Figure 2 is a cross-section on line 2—2, Fig. 1. This embodiment incorporates a handle 2 of suitable length and of a diameter providing for its substantial or ?rm grip in the closed adult hand. At its inner end the handle joins integral 55 ly with a discal guard 3 beyond which extends its shape to the gland body being treated, the elongation of the head 5 providing for a length of 10 area for massage stroke without such irritation as the ridge irritation which would be due to a change of size from shank to head incidental to movement of the head at the locale of the gland. The shank 4 must be of rubber of such quality and stability that it can be entered into the chan nel and press the head toward the gland and then to be stiff enough to apply a desired degree of pressure of the head on the gland, but at the same time it must be sufficiently bendable as to pain lessly adapt itself to the curvature of the channel. Further, attention must be had for the possibility of break-down of the rubber shank with the con sequence that the head of the instrument might be left in the canal. Therefore, in producing a device with these requisites the purer the quality of rubber used the greater will be the ?exibility and less the danger of break-down, either in the development of small cracks or entire separation of broken parts. It is therefore necessary to- re enforce the shank 4 of such soft rubber so as to secure the necessary bending reaction to apply the head to the contiguous gland, after the device is inserted, with a massaging pressure. This reenforcement is here acquired by means of a helical metal spring 6 whose several coils are 20 25 30 35 spaced apart enough to permit the rubber mass of the shank to solidly ?ll within and between the coils as the rubber is cast thereabout. Thus the spring builds up the shank to the desired 40 stiffness and yet provides plenty of ?exibility, and provides for a high degree of safety of retraction in the event that the shank should break into sections. And still no metal parts or other hard portions are presented to cause undesired irrita 45 tion of the tender membranes encountered. For economy the guard 3 and the handle 2 are made of the same rubber stock as the shank, but the increased diameter of the handle over the 50 shank gives to it the needful stiffness to effectu ally operate the instrument. Suitable ?uid ducts are shown cored in the handle and the shank to provide for circulation of ?uid to the head 5 as may be desired, these 55 2 2,057,190 ducts being encircled by and isolated from the spring 6. _ The greater diameter of the handle gives to it a greater, desired degree of ?rmness than the ?ex ible shank, though of the same stock of rubber, for economy of manufacture, and, as above stated, the coiled spring device embedded in the shank and anchoring in the handle provides a safety factor for the Withdrawal of parts of the shank 10 in eventv of its segmentation axially. Attention is directed to U. S. application for patent, Ser. No. 20,958, filed May 11, 1935, over which the device of the instant invention is an coaxial, embedded, helical spring whose coils are spaced in the embedding rubber mass, whereby to stiffen the shank and provide a safe retractive' connection of parts of the shank in event of its breaking into separable axial sections the shank having ?uid ducts encircled by and isolated from the spring. 2. A gland massage device including a shank and a ?rm, integral coaxial handle on one end thereof, both being of the same quality of rubber 10 and the handle being of materially greater di ameter than the shank to achieve a greater de gree of stiffness than the latter, and an enlarged, improvement in the structural details above set elongated cylindrical massage head on the op 15 forth, especially as to the important reenforcing posite end of the shank and of softer rubber than 15 the shank, and ducts extending from said head feature. What is claimed is: to the handle for ?uid circulation, and a re l. A prostate gland massage implement includ ' enforcing spring embedded in the shank and han ing a handle having an axially extended, headed dle andsurrounding and isolated from the ducts. 20 20 shank of ?exible rubber which is reenforced by a JOHN J. HAYNOS.