Disposable apparatus for monitoring intrauterine pressure and fetal heart rate
Intrauterine pressure and fetal heart rate sensor
Fetal pulse oximetry apparatus and method of use
Sensor for intrauterine use Patent #: 5247932
ApplicationNo. 100607 filed on 07/30/1993
US Classes:600/376, Fetal monitoring600/511, Fetal heartbeat600/549, Temperature detection607/902FETAL MONITORING OTHER THAN HEART RATE
ExaminersPrimary: Cohen, Lee S.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
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International ClassA61B 005/00
AbstractAn apparatus and method for noninvasively sensing parameters associated with the health of a fetus, the health of the placenta and the mother. The device includes a probe for inserting the sensor within the uterus of the mother, and the probe includes a flexible distal end portion having an independent inclination to assume an outward spiral curvature relative to the fetus. The probe has a transversely concave shaped channel to receive sensor cabling and control wires. The sensors can measure heart rate, oxygen saturation, temperature, chemical parameters, electroencephalogram activity and other useful parameters. The probe may also be used to infuse or remove fluid in the uterus.
Field of SearchFETAL MONITORING OTHER THAN HEART RATE