Patents Assigned to American Health Products, Inc.
  • Patent number: 4909260
    Abstract: A portable belt-type monitor of body functions such as the heart and breathing is described formed of a plurality of articulated, distributed modules containing EKG sensors, a respiration sensor, circuitry including a microprocessor for sensing alarm conditions, a transmitter for sending alarm conditions to a remote receiver and a battery to drive the various circuits. A respiration sensor is described wherein tension changes in the belt due to breathing are transformed into opposing forces directed transversely to the belt and which cooperate to produce a reliable, sensitive detection of respiratory activities. The belt can be conveniently worn with reliable EKG sensing during normal body activities. A processor program is described whereby these body functions are monitored with alarm being generated when these functions exceed preset limits while preserving sufficient functional performance data when an alarm occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1990
    Assignee: American Health Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Salem, George H. Holley
  • Patent number: 4889131
    Abstract: A portable belt-type monitor of body functions such as the heart and breathing is described formed of a plurality of articulated, distributed modules containing EKG sensors, a respiration sensor, circuitry including a microprocessor for sensing alarm conditions, a transmitter for sending alarm conditions to a remote receiver and a battery to drive the various circuits. A respiration sensor is described wherein tension changes in the belt due to breathing are transformed into opposing forces directed transversely to the belt and which cooperate to produce a reliable, sensitive detection of respiratory activities. The belt can be conveniently worn with reliable EKG sensing during normal body activities. A processor program is described whereby these body functions are monitored with alarms being generated when these functions exceed preset limits while preserving sufficient functional performance data when an alarm occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1989
    Assignee: American Health Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Salem, George H. Holley
  • Patent number: D315210
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1991
    Assignee: American Health Products, Inc.
    Inventor: George R. Rounds