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1. (WO1998052462) SINGLE USE INDICATOR FOR STETHOSCOPES
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Pub. No.: WO/1998/052462 International Application No.: PCT/US1997/009949
Publication Date: 26.11.1998 International Filing Date: 06.06.1997
Chapter 2 Demand Filed: 18.12.1998
IPC:
A61B 7/02 (2006.01) ,A61B 19/00 (2006.01) ,G01K 1/08 (2006.01)
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
7
Instruments for auscultation
02
Stethoscopes
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
19
Instruments, implements or accessories for surgery or diagnosis not covered by any of the groups A61B1/-A61B18/149
G PHYSICS
01
MEASURING; TESTING
K
MEASURING TEMPERATURE; MEASURING QUANTITY OF HEAT; THERMALLY-SENSITIVE ELEMENTS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
1
Details of thermometers not specially adapted for particular types of thermometer
08
Protective devices, e.g. casings
Applicants:
BARRIER FILM TECHNOLOGIES, LIMITED [SC/SC]; 303 Aarti Chambers Mont Fleuri Victoria Mahé, SC
Inventors:
HENWOOD, Peter, S., W.; GB
KROLL, Michael, I.; US
Priority Data:
08/859,65320.05.1997US
Title (EN) SINGLE USE INDICATOR FOR STETHOSCOPES
(FR) INDICATEUR D'UTILISATION UNIQUE POUR STETHOSCOPES
Abstract:
(EN) The present invention relates to a protective cover (20) for a stethoscope (10) with a chestpiece (12) having a generally circular anterior surface (14) which is placed against the skin of a patient during use, a generally circular outer rim (16), and a posterior surface (18). The cover (20) is disposable and adapted to be removably secured to the chestpiece (12) such that the cover (20) completely covers the anterior surface (14) and outer rim (16) of the chestpiece (12), thereby physically isolating the anterior surface (14) from contaminants, and further includes means for effecting a visual change in the appearance of said cover (20) when the stethoscope (10) is used. The cover (20) is preferably formed of a thin, elastomeric, liquid-impervious material and its appearance changes upon exposure to one or more of moisture, pressure, galvanic skin response and skin temperature.
(FR) Cette invention se rapporte à une enveloppe de protection (20) pour un stéthoscope (10) comprenant une pièce de contact thoracique (12) ayant une surface antérieure généralement circulaire (14), pouvant être placée contre la peau du patient lors de l'utilisation, un bord extérieur généralement circulaire (16) et une surface postérieure (18). Cette enveloppe de protection (20) est jetable et elle est conçue pour être fixée amovible à la pièce de contact thoracique (12), de façon à couvrir complètement la surface antérieure (14) et le bord extérieur (16) de la pièce de contact thoracique (12), isolant ainsi physiquement la surface antérieure (14) de tout agent contaminant, et elle comprend en outre un moyen lui faisant subir un changement visuel de son apparence extérieure, lors de l'utilisation du stéthoscope (10). Cette enveloppe de protection (20) est de préférence formée d'un mince matériau élastomère imperméable aux liquides et son apparence extérieure change lors de son exposition à un ou plusieurs des facteurs suivants: humidité, pression, réponse galvanique de la peau et température de la peau.
Designated States: AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BY, CA, CH, CN, CU, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, GB, GE, HU, IL, IS, JP, KE, KG, KP, KR, KZ, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, NO, NZ, PL, PT, RO, RU, SD, SE, SG, SI, SK, TJ, TM, TR, TT, UA, UG, UZ, VN
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (GH, KE, LS, MW, SD, SZ, UG)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
KR1020010012767VN4299EP0987981VN3015JP2002514115 CN1254263
CA2289689NZ501960AU1997033060VN4299