Accession Number : ADD001949

Title :   Continuous Non-Invasive Blood Pressure Monitor.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Borkat,Franklin R ; Kataoka,Richard W

Report Date : 20 Oct 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The patent application discloses a continuous non-invasive blood pressure monitoring system. It includes a resilient enclosure, which is adapted to be inflated to a desired pressure and is retained in position immediately over a superficial artery of the person whose blood pressure is to be monitored. The resilient enclosure is maintained at a static non-occluding predetermined pressure against the selected superficial artery by appropriate means such as a cuff enclosing the wrist for detecting blood pressure in the radial artery. A transducer is connected to the bladder or resilient enclosure to receive pressure deviations from the predetermined pressure as induced by arterial pulsations. The transducer is responsive to increases and decreases relative to the predetermined pressure for generating commensurate electrical signals which are then calibrated.

Descriptors :   *Medical equipment, Patents, Monitors, Blood pressure, Measuring instruments, Transducers

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
      Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE