Accession Number : ADD002835

Title :   EKG Contact.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Langguth,Arthur F

Report Date : 25 May 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The patent relates to an improved electrical contact configured to provide more accurate electrical potential readings. Electrocardiograms and electroencephlograms, for example, require that a monitoring electrode be firmly held on a creature's body to give valid readouts. To that end, a suction cup is cast integrally from a resilient compound to create a sufficient suction when it is pressed against a surface. An annular shoulder portion molded in the suction cup engages a projection from the electrode and holds the electrode firmly on the surface. The suction cup's relatively wide lip ensures the continued creation of the vacuum while the biasing force of the annular shoulder on the extension ensures responsive operation over a prolonged period of time.

Descriptors :   *Bioinstrumentation, *Electric contacts, *Patents, Attachment, Vacuum, Electrodes, Aquatic animals

Subject Categories : Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE