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March 29, 1938. I J. B. BIEDERMAN 2,112,646 DEVICE FOR THE TREATMENT OF DISEASES OF THE GENITAL ORGANS Filed Aug. 10,, 1956 Patented Mar. 29, 1938 2,112,646 UNITED STATES sacrum oFFleE 2,112,646 DEVICE FOR THE TREATMENT OF DISEASES OF THE GENITAL ORGANS Joseph Bear Biederman, Cincinnati, Ohio Application August 10, 1936, Serial No. 95,120 2 Claims. (01. 128-299) My invention relates to a device for the treat— Figure 4 is a diagrammatic view of the com ment of disorders of the genital organs by the plete system for generating and applying alter alternate application of pressure and suction nating pressure and suction in accordance with thereto, whereby the blood circulation of the treated organ is stimulated. ' In the treatment of certain disorders of the male or female genital organs, it is generally desirable, as also in the treatment of disorders affecting other areas of the human body, to in 10 crease the ?ow of blood to the area affected. Heretofore this increase of circulation has been e?eoted usually by the indirect method of heat 15 the present invention; Figure 5 is an elevation showing the applicator 5 in use._ ' ' ' Referring ?rst comprehensively to the system involved in this invention as illustrated in Figure 4, the numeral l indicates a reciprocating, or piston, pump arranged to be driven through a rocking arm 2 by means of a-motor‘ 3. The al ternating pressures in the chamber 4 of the pump stimulation, attained either through the appli are transmitted by means of a hose or other flex cation of chemical agents or by the use of elec ible connection 5 to the applicator 6, whereby such alternating pressures, positive and negative, are 15 applied to the parts to be treated. In Figure 1 the applicator is illustrated. It consists basically of a body ‘I which is of elon gated plan, the side walls curving inwardly in trical heating elements. The principal object of the present invention is to provide means of a mechanical nature whereby blood circulation may be stimulated to an even higher degree than may ordinarily be accomplished by the agencies just mentioned. It thus becomes possible to treat such disorders, for instance, as penial ulcers with in creased e?iciency, and it is also possible to stim ulate favorably the virility of the organ when impaired either by disease or sympathetic condi tions. A further object of the invention is to provide a device or applicator whereby alternate pressure and suction may be e?ectively applied to the penis or other genital organs. By reason of the 30 irregularity of contour surrounding the organ to be treated, it becomes a matter of great diffi culty to apply alternating pressures, above and below atmospheric pressure, to the penis or other genital organ, male or female, as a substantially CO Cl perfect seal is required between the applicator termediate their length so as to form a somewhat constricted section between the portions 8—~8 adapted to ?t into the crotch between the pa tient’s legs. The body 1 is dished in cross sec tion and the base 9 is preferably integrally formed with the side walls l0; said body 1 is con 25 structed of some rigid material such as bakelite, metal or other suitable substance. The base 9 is provided with a transparent panel H of glass or quartz which is ?tted into the base so as to form an airtight joint. Secured to the body 1 30 are two looped straps l2-—l2, which are adapted to ?t around the thighs of the patient to secure the body ?rmly in place over the penis or other genital organ or organs. Secured to a ?tting 13 of the body 'I is the hose or other ?exible connec and body surface, otherwise the variations from tor 5 whereby alternating pressures generated by the mean atmospheric pressure on the organ will be so minimized, or wholly prevented, as to re the pump I are transmitted to the applicator. duce greatly or wholly negative the effective 40 ness of the device. In the present invention I have provided in connection with the applicator a lip or membrane entirely surrounding the ap plicator whereby a perfect seal between said ap plicator and the patient’s body surrounding the 45 organ to be treated may be had. Further objects of my invention will appear from the following detailed description thereof. In the drawing: Figure 1 is an elevation of a device constructed in accordance with this invention; Figure 2 is a cross section of the contacting or sealing means between the applicator and body; Fig. 3 is a view similar to that shown in Figure 2, the contacting element being, however, com pressed as when in use; One of the important features of the present invention is the means provided for forming a satisfactorily airtight connection between the walls i 0 of the applicator and the body surfaces of the patient surrounding the genitals to be treated. This means is illustrated in detail in Figures 2 and 3 of the drawing, and consists of a comparatively heavy bead 14 formed of some 45 highly compressible spongy material, as for instance, sponge rubber. This bead is secured to the lip of walls It! completely surrounding the body ‘I. The surface of the bead is provided with an airtight covering l5, which may be a thin coating of rubber vulcanized over the sponge rub ber of the bead. Secured to the lower portion of the bead I4 is a wide lip or membrane l6, which extends outwardly from the body 1, and a nar rower lip or membrane I‘! which extends in 55 2 ' " 2,112,646 wardly into the body. The membranes I6 and I‘! are preferably made of rubber and form, where they meet under the bead M a suction channel which extends entirely around the body ‘I. They may be and preferably are integrally formed with the covering l5 of the bead. . In Figure 5 the applicator is shown secured in position for treatment of a patient. As so se cured the body of the applicator is secured into the crotch between the legs of the patient, the straps i2-—l2 being secured around the thighs of the wearer and being of such tension as to compress the beads H tightly against the body surfaces. By reason of the spongy and-highly compressible nature of the bead it conforms readily to the bodily contour, Figure 3 of the drawing illustrating a section of the bead under compression. Prior to placement of the appli cator, the skin surrounding the genitals to be treated is coated with some viscous ?uid, such as glycerine or Vaseline, the coating being coexten sive with the applied extension of» the membranes l6 and I’! of the applicator. This viscous ?uid cooperating with the membranes and the suction effect of the channel between same, servesto perfect an airtight connection between the ap plicator and the patient’s body so as to permit maximum e?iciency of the alternating pressure and suction generated by the pump l. During application of the treatment the physician is able to view the treatment through the transparent panel ll‘ so as to’ permit accurate judgment as to the- time and intensity of the treatment. It will be understood that various modi?ca tions may be made in the details of my inven tion as above set forth, and I desire that such changes and alterations as come within the pur view of the appended claims may be considered as fully covered hereby. Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is: 1. In a device of the character speci?ed incom bination with a rigid dished body portion, an air tight compressible bead secured entirely around the rim of said body portion, a ?exible membrane on the lower edge of said bead, said membrane forming a free ?ap extending outwardly from and entirely surrounding said bead, and a mem brane on the lower edge of said bead, the latter membrane forming a free ?ap extending from said ?rst membrane inwardly into and entirely around said bead. 2. In a device of the character speci?ed in com bination with a rigid dished body portion; an air tight compressible bead secured entirely around the rim of said body portion, a ?exible mem brane on the lower edge of said bead, said mem brane forming a free ?ap extending, outwardly from and entirely surrounding ‘said bead, and a membrane on the lower edge of said bead, the latter membrane forming a free ?ap extending from said first membrane inwardly into and en tirely around said bead, the combined contour of said ?rst and second membranes forming a vacuum channel under and entirely around said bead. - ' JOSEPH BEAR BIEDERMAN. '