Abstract: Blood pressure measuring system and method in which the pressure transducer connected to an occluding cuff is isolated from the pressure source provided for inflating the cuff and a reference pressure is maintained in the transducer during a calibration cycle at the outset of a blood pressure measurement. During the calibration cycle, the level of the output signal provided by the transducer is adjusted until a reference level is reached, and thereafter the transducer is reconnected to the pressure source for the blood pressure measurement.
Abstract: Electronic thermometer and method for determining temperature in which compensation is provided for the localized cooling of a body caused by bringing a sensing element of lower temperature into contact with the body. The output of the sensing element is combined with a signal representative of the initial temperature of the element to compensate for the localized cooling and provide an advance indication of the equilibrium temperature of the body.
December 8, 1975
Date of Patent:
February 22, 1977
David H. Yen, Tim R. Connely, John J. Lee
Abstract: A temperature probe assembly including a housing with the temperature probe extending from one end with said end including means for retaining a probe cover. A probe cover ejector extends from the other end of the housing. Spring means within the housing serving to urge said probe and ejector in outwardly extended positions relative to said housing whereby said probe is urged into intimate contact with a probe cover and said ejector is urged in a retracted position. When the ejector is moved into said housing, it extends from the other end to release the retained cover.
Abstract: A combination blood pressure and heart rate monitor is disclosed of the type utilizing a pressure cuff coupled to a patient's artery. Acoustic means is provided and adapted to be placed in a transducing relationship to the artery for providing a sound signal. Pressure transducing means is provided responsive to the average pressure in the cuff and the heart rate pressure provided by the artery for providing an average pressure signal and a heart rate signal. Means is provided for detecting and comparing the sound signal and the heart rate signal for accurately determining, in combination with the average pressure, the patient's systolic and diastolic pressure levels.
January 9, 1975
Date of Patent:
September 7, 1976
David H. Yen, Tim R. Connelly, John J. Lee