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Central Body Temperature Apparatus

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000090453D
Original Publication Date: 1969-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 24K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Ellenwood, ER: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Catheter 10 includes thermistor 15 embedded in outer wall 11 in close proximity of balloon chamber 12 to facilitate measurement of central body temperature. Thermistor leads 16 extend from thermistor 15 along the length of wall 11 to exit from it without changing the external physical characteristics of catheter 10. This is a urine catheter having side-opening conduit 13 for carrying urine from a patient's bladder and retention balloon conduit 14 which terminates in balloon chamber 12. In order to make a temperature measurement, catheter 10 is inserted into the patient's bladder. Thermistor leads 16 are connected to a device, not shown, which is to display or record the central body temperature.

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Central Body Temperature Apparatus

Catheter 10 includes thermistor 15 embedded in outer wall 11 in close proximity of balloon chamber 12 to facilitate measurement of central body temperature. Thermistor leads 16 extend from thermistor 15 along the length of wall 11 to exit from it without changing the external physical characteristics of catheter 10. This is a urine catheter having side-opening conduit 13 for carrying urine from a patient's bladder and retention balloon conduit 14 which terminates in balloon chamber 12. In order to make a temperature measurement, catheter 10 is inserted into the patient's bladder. Thermistor leads 16 are connected to a device, not shown, which is to display or record the central body temperature.

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