Accession Number : ADD004040

Title :   Automatic Patient Weighing System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Silva,John ; Garrett,Robert A ; Borkat,Franklin R ; Young,Frank

Report Date : 05 Apr 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : A patient weighing system for automatically providing a visual display of instantaneous patient weight includes a bed assembly for receiving the patient which is supported by weight responsive means producing analog signals as a function of instantaneous total weight. The analog signals are converted to commensurate digital signals. A first storage register stores the digital signal representative of the weight of the bed assembly without the patient. A second storage register stores the digital signals representative of the total weight of the bed assembly including the patient. A difference digital signal is developed which is representative of the difference between the digital signals stored in the first and second storage registers, providing a net or remainder digital signal which is a function of patient weight.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Body weight, *Medical equipment, Patients, Display systems, Digital systems, Counters, Automatic, Analog to digital converters

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE