Guiding cathether with controllable distal tip
Sensor for intrauterine use
Intrauterine monitoring device
Method and apparatus for improved fetus contact with fetal probe
Pulse oximeter sensor optimized for low saturation
Hydrogel adhesive for attaching medical device to patient Patent #: 5665477
ApplicationNo. 728658 filed on 10/10/1996
US Classes:600/338Fetal tissue
ExaminersPrimary: Bahr, Jennifer
Assistant: Winakur, Eric F.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassA61B 005/00
AbstractA fetal pulse oximeter sensor mounted on a sensor head with an articulating design. A lumen on one side of the sensor has a cable or rod therein to either push or pull that side of the sensor with respect to the main body, thus causing the sensor head to articulate. This can be used, for instance, to apply pressure against the fetus' scalp, with the sensor head, using the articulating mechanism, until an adhesive takes hold. Additionally, the sensor may be held in place on the fetus by an adhesive which is appropriate for a wet surface. The adhesive has the characteristics of having sufficient adhering characteristics to maintain the sensor in place, while at the same time not damaging the fetus' skin upon removal, without requiring suction.