ApplicationNo. 512875 filed on 10/07/1974
US Classes:600/380, Electrode in esophagus or pharynx600/528, Detecting heart sound600/549Temperature detection
ExaminersPrimary: Michell, Robert W.
Assistant: Cohen, Lee S.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
AbstractA single esophageal probe incorporating multiple different function components whereby a single multi-purpose device is provided. A temperature sensor projects through and beyond the open inner end of the probe for substantially complete exposure, enclosed only by a thin protective membrane which also encloses a plurality of sound passing openings in the inner portion of the probe tube. In addition, pair of smooth tube mounted electrodes are provided for both electrocardiogram and emergency pacing purposes. The outer end of the tube mounts a connector block including plugs for engagement with the various interpretative instruments.