Abstract: A retractor suction catheter used during surgery is provided. The suction catheter may include a tube having an open end and a closed end. The open end may include a fitting. The tube may further include a plurality of openings in between the open end and the closed end. The tube may fit through a subject's oral cavity and out of the mouth. The tube may retract the soft palate so that the surgeon may perform the proper surgery. Further, a vacuum may be attached to the fitting, and therefore fumes and debris may be removed through the apertures.
Abstract: An apparatus is provided having a diverter member attachable to a shower water supply pipe for passing warm water along first and second paths, and a distributor coupled to the diverter member for receiving water via conduit(s) along the first path, in which the distributor is retained in a water dispersion member to enable positioning of the distributor over at least over the shoulders of the person. The distributor has holes to distribute water onto the upper body of the person, via the dispersion member. The diverter member can be coupled to a handheld showerhead to provide water along a second path to the showerhead to enable showering of the person while the water is continuously being provided along the first path via the distributor via the openings to maintain the person in a warmed state. Flow of water may be controllable separately along the first and second paths.
September 28, 2012
Date of Patent:
May 24, 2016
Linda B. Welles, Andrew V. Welles, Richard V. Welles, Steven B. Welles, Thomas S. Welles
Abstract: The invention concerns a portable device (10) for cleaning and massaging the skin, comprising means (18, 22) for being fixed on a person's body part, means (26) for being connected to fluid supply means (28), and means (20, 30, 32) for circulating fluid connected to the connecting means (26) and designed to extend around and/or along the person's body part, said circulating means (20, 30, 32) comprising orifices (34, 36) or nozzles (38) for spraying fluid on said person's body part.
Abstract: A scalp massager connected to a tap water supply, such as a shower head, through a flexible conduit. The massager includes a pulsating water shower head that is slidably mounted along a plurality of slots in a helmet that is fitted over a user's head. The massaging shower head includes a locking nut for adjusting and setting the shower head in a given position to constantly apply the pulsating water over an area of the user's scalp.