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1. WO2022011136 - METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING THE OPERATIONAL STATE OF A CONTACT DEVICE

Publication Number WO/2022/011136
Publication Date 13.01.2022
International Application No. PCT/US2021/040885
International Filing Date 08.07.2021
IPC
A61B 7/04 2006.1
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
7Instruments for auscultation
02Stethoscopes
04Electric stethoscopes
H04R 1/46 2006.1
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
RLOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ACOUSTIC ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSDUCERS; DEAF-AID SETS; PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS
1Details of transducers
46Special adaptations for use as contact microphones, e.g. on musical instrument, on stethoscope
H03K 17/945 2006.1
HELECTRICITY
03BASIC ELECTRONIC CIRCUITRY
KPULSE TECHNIQUE
17Electronic switching or gating, i.e. not by contact-making and -breaking
94characterised by the way in which the control signals are generated
945Proximity switches
G01K 13/20 2021.1
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
KMEASURING TEMPERATURE; MEASURING QUANTITY OF HEAT; THERMALLY-SENSITIVE ELEMENTS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
13Adaptations of thermometers for specific purposes
20Clinical contact thermometers for use with humans or animals
G06F 1/3231
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
1Details not covered by groups G06F3/-G06F13/82
26Power supply means, e.g. regulation thereof
32Means for saving power
3203Power management, i.e. event-based initiation of a power-saving mode
3206Monitoring of events, devices or parameters that trigger a change in power modality
3231Monitoring the presence, absence or movement of users
CPC
A61B 2560/0209
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
2560Constructional details of operational features of apparatus; Accessories for medical measuring apparatus
02Operational features
0204of power management
0209adapted for power saving
A61B 2560/0242
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
2560Constructional details of operational features of apparatus; Accessories for medical measuring apparatus
02Operational features
0242adapted to measure environmental factors, e.g. temperature, pollution
A61B 2562/0204
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
2562Details of sensors; Constructional details of sensor housings or probes; Accessories for sensors
02Details of sensors specially adapted for in-vivo measurements
0204Acoustic sensors
A61B 2562/0257
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
2562Details of sensors; Constructional details of sensor housings or probes; Accessories for sensors
02Details of sensors specially adapted for in-vivo measurements
0257Proximity sensors
A61B 2562/0271
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
2562Details of sensors; Constructional details of sensor housings or probes; Accessories for sensors
02Details of sensors specially adapted for in-vivo measurements
0271Thermal or temperature sensors
A61B 5/01
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
5Measuring for diagnostic purposes
01Measuring temperature of body parts ; ; Diagnostic temperature sensing, e.g. for malignant or inflamed tissue;
Applicants
  • BEL DEVICES [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • DROUIN, Brent Carson
  • NIXON, Brent Benbow
  • HEKIER, Elan
  • CHOYE, Raymond Robert
Agents
  • MIRABITO, Anthony Jason
Priority Data
63/050,67310.07.2020US
Publication Language English (en)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING THE OPERATIONAL STATE OF A CONTACT DEVICE
(FR) PROCÉDÉ ET APPAREIL DE DÉTERMINATION DE L'ÉTAT FONCTIONNEL DE DISPOSITIF DE CONTACT
Abstract
(EN) The present invention discloses a method and an analysis apparatus for determining an operational state of a contact device. The method comprising detecting a change in one of temperature and/or proximity data of a contact surface of the contact device with reference to a baseline value. Thereafter, the method comprising generating at least one of temperature profile and proximity profile from the detected change in the at least one of temperature and/or proximity data of the contact surface of the contact device and the baseline value. Lastly, the method comprising comparing the at least one of temperature profile and/or proximity profile with corresponding standard profiles stored in a memory of an analysis apparatus and determining the operational state of the contact device based on the comparison. The contact device may be one of a contact surface, a stethoscope, or a surface monitor.
(FR) La présente invention divulgue un procédé et un appareil d'analyse permettant de déterminer un état fonctionnel d'un dispositif de contact. Le procédé consiste à détecter un changement dans certaines données parmi des données de température et/ou de proximité d'une surface de contact du dispositif de contact par rapport à une valeur de ligne de base. Le procédé consiste ensuite à générer au moins un profil de température et/ou un profil de proximité à partir du changement détecté dans lesdites données de température et/ou de proximité de la surface de contact du dispositif de contact et de la valeur de ligne de base. Le procédé consiste enfin à comparer ledit profil de température et/ou ledit profil de proximité à des profils standards correspondants mémorisés dans une mémoire d'un appareil d'analyse et à déterminer l'état fonctionnel du dispositif de contact sur la base de la comparaison. Le dispositif de contact peut être l'un d'une surface de contact, d'un stéthoscope ou d'un dispositif de surveillance de surface.
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