Patents Assigned to Diatak, Inc.
  • Patent number: 4863281
    Abstract: Apparatus for effectively ejecting a protective cover from the elongated probe of a medical thermometer, even in cases where the cover can stick to the probe surface. The probe cover, which includes a generally cup-shaped body and a resilient ring at the body's open end, is secured in place on the probe by an outwardly-projecting flange at the probe's base end, which retains the probe cover's circular ring. An ejector sleeve reciprocates between a retracted position, in which it is retracted from the elongated probe, and an extended position, in which it fully encircles the probe. A coil spring continuously biases the ejector sleeve to its extended position, but with a force nominally insufficient to free the probe cover's resilient ring from the probe's retaining flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1989
    Assignee: Diatak, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward D. Suszynski