Abstract: The present invention relates to a dental suction device for managing fluid in a patient's mouth during a dental procedure. The dental suction device comprises a pliable tube having a first end for connection to a vacuum source and a second end that can be looped to form a suction end for positioning in a patient's mouth. The loop is adjustably secured by a pair of retaining collars positioned a certain distance apart from each other along the second end of the tube and connected together by a tie. The loop, adjusted to accommodate the shape of the patient's mouth, is secured around the terminal end of a row of teeth in the patient's mouth. In this way, the dental suction device can be maintained and operated in the patient's mouth during a dental procedure.
Abstract: A medical patient weighing scale is disclosed which comprises an elongated, flat, rigid pan, a plurality of thin, electronic bending beam load cells mounted in the pan, and a rigid, elongated, flat cover freely supported on the load cells. The cover is of sufficient size to support a patient in a supine position. The weighing scale is extremely thin, and may be conveniently mounted or stored when not in use. Accurate weight measurements are provided almost instantaneously on a digital display on the cover.
March 13, 1981
Date of Patent:
December 14, 1982
Health Care Innovations, Inc.
Christopher M. Paddon, Donald C. Wetzel