‘ @12h29, 1946. J, sHAplRO 2,410,367 DOUCHE RECEPTACLE Filed Aug. 17. 1945 - ' INVENTOR V Jacob 5ba/afro BY Q ATTORNEY Patented Oct. 29, r1946 2,41%367 , f UNITED STATES y PATENT OFFICE L , 2,410,367 " DOUCHE RECEPTACLE ` - _ ` Y Jacob Shapiro, Brooklyn, N. Y. Application August 17, 1945, Serial No. 610,905 2 Claims. (Cl. 12S-‘227) This invention relates to irrigating douche ap pilances including a receptacle to contain liquid arranged to be suspended from a support and having an outlet member arranged for connec tion of one end of a flexible tube having a nozzle attached at the opposite end tov direct a stream of liquid discharged from the receptacle through the tube to the nozzle, and relates particularly to Y - . 2 o Y p fabric, preferably of circular form havingk a nip ple secured in an opening centrally in the blank adapted for connecting a rubber tube thereto, and the blank shaped to receptacle or bag form by, gathering together the marginal portion of the blank into pleats and secured in said con dition by suitable means, as by stitching, and said pleated and secured together portions form ing the receptacle mouth, and abinding member douche appliancesïof this character. 10 of pliable material engaged over the edge of and In douche appliances of this character the disposed at the inner and outer sides of the liquid containing receptacle is of an open top pleated mouth forming portion of the blank and rigid structure made of metal arranged with an secured thereto, as by stitching, and said member opening or a` perforated ear struck from the ma terial thereof for engagement of means secured 15 being of sufficient rigidity so vthat it may be grasped and the receptacle supported by the hand in a support to suspend ’the receptacle there as liquid is ñlled into the receptacle and permit from, or is made of rubber normally assuming the receptacle mouth to be collapsed preparatory a flat condition with opposite wall portions jux to storing the receptacle. i taposed to eachother and having a neck at the It is a further object of the inventionto pro upper end midway the sides adapted for engage 20 an improved receptacle to contain liquid in ment of a stopper and arranged with a perfora tion o'r eyelet for engagement of means tov sus pend the same from a support. In both instances a tubular outlet member is provided in the lower or bottom portion of the receptacle adapted for ' expanding an end of a rubber tube thereover for connecting the tube in communication with the receptacle and the tube carrying a nozzle at the opposite end for directing a stream of liquid dis charged frorn the receptacle through the tube. In either case the receptacle is cumbersome and inconvenient for storing with the resultv they are usually suspended from a support, as in a bath room, giving an unsightly appearance. Should the receptacle made of rubber be folded length wise upon itself against its inherent tendency to assume a ilat condition and stored in such con dition the material of the receptacle cracks and renders the same useless' as a liquid containing receptacle in a short time. It is the object of the invention to provide an improved liquid containing receptacle for douche appliances of this character made of water-proof material, such as rubber, or water-proofed fabric adapted to be collapsed into compact form to take up a minimum amount of space in storing the receptacle, or to be enclosed in an envelope pre paratory to storing the same, and to provide a receptacle of this character which is simple and cheap in construction and highly efficient for the purpose intended. It is another object of the invention to provide an improved receptacle for douche appliances of this character formed from a blank of water proof material, such as rubber, or water-proofed, vide in a receptacle of this character a flap hav ing a portion extending about and -secured to the gathered together and pleated mouth forming portion ci’ the receptacle in interposed relation thereto and the mouth reinforcing binding mem ber, and said ilap converging from the attach ing portion lengthwise of and contiguous to the outer side ofthe body of the -receptacle and adapted to be moved outwardly from the recep tacle body and folded upon itself to position tol project from the receptacle mouth and provided with an opening forming member for the engage ment of means to suspend the receptacle from a support. ~ ' In the drawing accompanying and forming a part of this application Figure 1 is a side eleva tion of the receptacle showing the same in nor mal lcondition and partly in section to show the manner of connecting a nipple to the receptacle for connecting a nozzle carrying discharge tube thereto. ' Figure 2 is an elevational view of the recep tacle showing the form the receptacle assumes when liquid is filled therein and is suspended from a support. Figure 3 is an elevational view of the mouth end portion of the receptacle partly broken' away and in section to show the manner of securing the gathered together pleated mouth or throatÍ form ing' portion of the receptacle blank andthe se curing of the suspending ilap and mouth rein forcing member to the receptacle; and Figure 4 is a sectional view taken on the line 4-4 of Figure 1 looking in the direction of the arrows. ` In carrying out` the invention there is provided 2,410,367 3 may be made of the same material as the recep 4 tacle by grasping the receptacle with the pointer a sheet of suitable flexible water-proof material, such as rubber, or water-proofed fabric, from which blanks, preferably of circular form, are severed. The marginal portion of the blank is gathered together and folded upon itself into pleats, as at 5, shaping the blank to bag form A_, the pleats arranging the body of the bag of elon gated form with the material of the pleats diverg ing from the pleated marginal portion toward the bottom of the. bag, as, shown viii-Figure l. `The gathered together or pleated portions of the bag are secured in said condition by suitable means,V as by stitching, as shown at 6 in Figures 3 and 4, and forming a throat constituting the inlet-¿orA mouth of the receptacle through which to fill liquid into the receptacle. To reinforce andi add rigidity to the pleated throat portion` or mouthL of the receptacle while maintaining the same flexible and pliable, a binding member 'lëgwhich and thumb of the hand extending about and embracing the outer side of the reinforcing mem ber 1, or slightly below the same. To suspend the receptacle from a support the flap l5 is pro vided with an eyelet I6 adapted for engagement of a hook member Il secured in a suitable sup port. Preparatory to engaging the eyelet upon the supporting hook the flap l5 is moved out wardly from the body -of the receptacle and bent upon itself at the juncture thereof with the re inforcing member 'l to project outwardly from the vreceptacle mouth, as shown in Figure 2. The body ofthe receptacle with the liquid filled therein as it is suspended from the support is expanded bythe weight of the liquid and assumes a posi tion,.for instance,.as shown in Figure 2, and the vforce of- the material of the receptacle resisting such expanding force exerting a force on the 20 tacle, and' may comprise-scraps ofthe~ sheet from which .the receptacle forming blanks arefsevered, is. engaged over the pleated throat portion in abutting relation to the edge thereof with portions disposed at the inner and outer sides-oft the-pleats of ' the, throat and secured> thereto by suitable means, asÍ by stitching 8; The reinforcing mem ber maybe> of the,- same ¿material as the-receptacle liquid in the receptacleto forcibly discharge the same from receptacle.4 Furthermore, by _making theñap l5> of asizeftoextend4 about the throat of the receptacle for more than one-half the circumference thereof the suspending of the re ceptacle from the support IT does not effect tilting of the. receptacle mouth which‘would tendï to spill liquid therefrom; . ‘ After use of thel receptacle and thef liquid has been emptied therefrom the. suspending flap l5 forming blank and may comprise the portions of folded to normal positionV to: lie contiguous to the sheet. between the. receptacle forming blanks. 30 is the body of the receptacle~,„ as shown in Figure 1, The. receptacle is provided centrally of the the body of the receptacle tending tov contract bottom. with a tubular.y nipple S1 adapted' for and assume its elongated pleated position', or. it connecting. one> end of? altube of flexible. material, may be readily shaped to such form bythe hand, suchasrubber; in communication with the recep and preparatory to storingfthe»y receptacle. the re tacle, as shownatv I9; vsaid-i tubehaying the usual - nozzle connected‘i to the opposite end‘for directing ceptacle mouth is collapsed byy pressing together opposite wall portions when it can be'. stored in a relatively small space: Preparatory tolstoring the receptacle. it may-be inserted into anenvelope nectedicentrally off. the; receptacle forming'blank suitable material, such as water-proof fabric, prior. toshapingfthe‘samezt'obagfform, and com 40 of. thefñap andibody of which envelopemay be pro prises a tubular member havingl an annularlater vided with snap fastener members to retain the al'ly'rxextending` flange.4 H and a screw threaded flap of thev enyelope.` closed; portion izfextended through and secured to the v Having described my invention, I claim: material~ of' the` blank aboutoan opening therein l. A receptacle.’` for arr-_ irrigating douche, com byf' clamping the4 marginal portions about the prising aV sheetA of flexible: water-proof material opening between the flange it. and a washer t3' shaped. to; bag form. by gathering together into engaged oni the threaded end of said member and pleats; the marginal portion of the sheet and securedin 'clamping position by.r a nut I4 threaded secured in pleated. condition by stitching to con onto ‘the- threaded endî of said. member'at the stitute the; mouth of the. bag, a. :flapv juxtaposed 50 outer sidefoff‘theíwasher. ' ' toi-the; outer side of the pleated mouth forming To.A provide the receptacle withÍ means to> sus portion of the bag. having.. a. portion- with the pend the same from a support and further rein-« edge flush with. the.` edge of' the pleatedv portion force the throat portion of the receptacle, `a’- il'ap4 a; stream of. liquiddischarged' from the receptacle through `the tube. The .nipplelßis‘ preferably con extending about the». mouth for more than one l5 of triangular shape and- made from. the same half the. circumferencev thereofV and' attachedv material.v as the receptacle and preferably con 55 thereto bythe stitching securing the mouth form sisting of two plies of juxtaposedy material se-` ingîpleats,` said flap» arranged with> an eyelet and cured together by stitching at the marginal por adaptedto be moved laterally from the body of tions. An angle portion of the flap is disposed the bag and folded upon itself to project out' about'the outer side ofthe throat forming pleats wardly from the mouth of the'bag and the eyelet of the receptacle and is of a length to extend 60 engage asupport to suspendthe bag therefrom, about the throat for >more than one-half the andzaI flexible tube: connecting nipple secured in circumference tl’iereoiïl and-secured tothe pleated anxopening in the bottom of the bag. throat portion` by the stitching 6 securing the 2. A receptacle. for an irrigating douche ap throat forming pleats in pleated condition, the pliance, comprising. a sheetv of flexible water flap normally extending from the portion at proof sheet material shaped to bag form by which it‘is> attachedf to the receptacle longi gathering together into pleats> themarginal por tudinallyíof' and contiguous to the body of the tion,I of` the sheet and' arranging the same to receptacle, as shown. in Figures 1 and 3. Thei circular form'to constitutethe mouth ofthe bag, flap I5.is disposed'belowthe reinforcing member a .flap arranged with an eyelet juxtaposed to. and 1i. and isv also. secured to. the pleatedv throat ofv extending about the outer side of the pleated the receptacle by: the: stitching` 8 securing the mouth. forming portion with the edge thereof reinforcing` member T thereto. as shown in Figure fiush'withl the- edge of the pleats, said'- flap` se 3;.. Therecepta'cle-may be readily supported with cured‘. to and the mouth for-ming pleats secured'l the mouth end open and in substantially circular' form preparatory to filling: liquidV into the recep V in--pleated‘condition by stitching,r a- bindingmem 5 2,410,367 6 ber of flexible material engaged over the edges nipple secured in an opening in the bottom of of the pleated mouth forming portions and‘of " the bag, the bag being adapted to be collapsed the flap and secured thereto by stitching, said flap adapted to be moved laterally of the body of ` by pressing together opposite wall portions of the mouth and folding the body of the bag upon itself the bag and folded upon itself to project out Íöj longitudinally relative to the pleats and arrange wardly from the mouth of the bag and the eyelet the receptacle to compact form for storing. engaged on a supporting member to suspend the bag therefrom, and a ñexible tube connecting JACOB SHAPIRO.