Patents Assigned to Electronic Monitors, Inc.
  • Patent number: 3996922
    Abstract: Apparatus for monitoring the respiration of a patient through utilization of a force responsive transducer, which ideally is a capacitor transducer constructed from alternate layers of conductive and nonconductive materials that are flexible such that when placed beneath a patient or a resilient patient support, such as a mattress, the distance between the plates of the transducer changes for the purpose of producing electrical responses that upon amplification energize indicator means, such as a visual alarm or an audible alarm. The transducer is responsive to the vertical, reciprocating forces and motions caused by respiration and along with the associated circuitry, is sufficiently sensitive to energize an alarm upon sensing a cessation of respiration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1975
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1976
    Assignee: Electronic Monitors, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond B. Basham