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31. (WO2012001467) DEVICE FOR MEASURING THE THICKNESS OF SKIN FOLDS
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Pub. No.: WO/2012/001467 International Application No.: PCT/IB2010/055701
Publication Date: 05.01.2012 International Filing Date: 09.12.2010
IPC:
A61B 5/107 (2006.01) ,A61B 5/103 (2006.01) ,G01B 3/16 (2006.01) ,A61B 5/00 (2006.01)
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
5
Measuring for diagnostic purposes; Identification of persons
103
Measuring devices for testing the shape, pattern, size or movement of the body or parts thereof, for diagnostic purposes
107
Measuring physical dimensions, e.g. size of the entire body or parts thereof
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
5
Measuring for diagnostic purposes; Identification of persons
103
Measuring devices for testing the shape, pattern, size or movement of the body or parts thereof, for diagnostic purposes
G PHYSICS
01
MEASURING; TESTING
B
MEASURING LENGTH, THICKNESS OR SIMILAR LINEAR DIMENSIONS; MEASURING ANGLES; MEASURING AREAS; MEASURING IRREGULARITIES OF SURFACES OR CONTOURS
3
Instruments as specified in the subgroups and characterised by the use of mechanical measuring means
16
Compasses, i.e. with a pair of pivoted arms
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
5
Measuring for diagnostic purposes; Identification of persons
Applicants:
RODRIGUES QUINTAS, Manuel [PT/PT]; PT (UsOnly)
SOUSA MOREIRA DA SILVA, Carlos Manuel [PT/PT]; PT (UsOnly)
FAUSTINO ANDRADE, Tiago [PT/PT]; PT (UsOnly)
BRAGA VALENTE DE ALMEIDA RESTIVO, Maria Teresa [PT/PT]; PT (UsOnly)
DE CASTRO CHOUSAL, Maria de Fátima [PT/PT]; PT (UsOnly)
DE SERPA PINTO FREITAS DO AMARAL, Teresa Maria [PT/PT]; PT (UsOnly)
UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO [PT/PT]; Rua D. Manuel II P-4050-345 Porto, PT (AllExceptUS)
Inventors:
RODRIGUES QUINTAS, Manuel; PT
SOUSA MOREIRA DA SILVA, Carlos Manuel; PT
FAUSTINO ANDRADE, Tiago; PT
BRAGA VALENTE DE ALMEIDA RESTIVO, Maria Teresa; PT
DE CASTRO CHOUSAL, Maria de Fátima; PT
DE SERPA PINTO FREITAS DO AMARAL, Teresa Maria; PT
Agent:
VIEIRA PEREIRA FERREIRA, Maria Silvina; Clarke, Modet & Co. Rua Castilho, 50-9º P-1269-163 Lisboa, PT
Priority Data:
10518702.07.2010PT
Title (EN) DEVICE FOR MEASURING THE THICKNESS OF SKIN FOLDS
(FR) DISPOSITIF DE MESURE DE L'ÉPAISSEUR DE PLIS CUTANÉS
(PT) DISPOSITIVO PARA MEDIÇÃO DA ESPESSURA DE PREGAS CUTÂNEAS
Abstract:
(EN) The present invention relates to a device for measuring the thickness of skin folds that is instrumented digitally to read the thickness of skin folds and provided with capability for wireless communication with a remote communication station (e.g. personal computer), with a computer application that incorporates a database. The device implemented uses operating principles different from those existing on the market, especially the use of a member (11) generating a constant force installed in the handle (12A) of the body thereof, the main function of which is to apply a constant pressure to the cutaneous folds to be measured at the pressing faces of the heads (1A and 1B). A further feature is the adjustment of the separation limit between heads (1A and B), which may be achieved jointly by the use of a high centre-to-centre for the jaw articulation axes, by compensation for the lever arm variation by a cam, by the constant force generator and by the head-orientation mechanism, which guarantees a constant application of pressure over the entire measurement range.
(FR) La présente invention concerne un dispositif de mesure de l'épaisseur de plis cutanés, doté d'une instrumentation numérique pour la lecture de l'épaisseur des plis cutanées et présentant une fonction de communication sans fil avec un poste de communication distant (par ex., un ordinateur personnel), une application informatique comprenant une base de données étant utilisée. Le dispositif mis au point fait intervenir des principes de fonctionnement différents de ceux qui existent sur le marché, et notamment un organe générateur de force constante (11) installé sur le manche (12A) de son corps, et dont la fonction principale est d'exercer une pression constante sur les faces de contact des têtes (1A et 1B) avec les plis cutanées à mesurer. Une autre caractéristique est le réglage de la limite d'écartement entre les têtes (1A et 1B), que l'on peut obtenir conjointement par utilisation d'un entre-axes élevé pour les axes d'articulation des mâchoires, par compensation de la variation d'un bras de levier au moyen d'une came, et par utilisation du générateur de force constante et d'un mécanisme d'orientation des têtes, une application de pression constante étant assurée dans toute la plage de mesure.
(PT) A presente invenção tem como objecto um dispositivo para medição de espessura de pregas cutâneas instrumentado digitalmente para leitura da espessura das pregas cutâneas e dotado de capacidades de comunicação sem-fios com um posto de comunicação remoto (ex. computador pessoal) com uma aplicação computacional que integra uma base de dados. O dispositivo desenvolvido utiliza princípios de funcionamento distintos dos existentes no mercado, em especial a utilização de um órgão gerador de força constante (11) instalado no punho (12A) do corpo do mesmo, que tem como principal função impor uma pressão constante nas faces de encosto das esperas (1A e 1B) às pregas cutâneas a medir. Outra característica prende-se com o ajustamento do limite de afastamento entre esperas (1A e B) que pode ser conseguido conjuntamente pela utilização de um entre-eixo elevado dos eixos de articulação das maxilas, pela compensação da variação de um braço da força por uma came, pelo gerador de força constante e pelo mecanismo de orientação das esperas, que garante uma aplicação de pressão constante em toda a gama de medição.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (BW, GH, GM, KE, LR, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Office (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (EPO) (AL, AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, RS, SE, SI, SK, SM, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: Portuguese (PT)
Filing Language: Portuguese (PT)