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TILT-ABLE FETAL MONITORS WITH FRICTION HINGES

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000239087D
Publication Date: 2014-Oct-10
Document File: 4 page(s) / 91K

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Abstract

The present invention proposes a technique to provide effort free tilt for a fetal or maternal monitor utilized in emergency situations. The technique includes a friction hinge at appropriate location with respect to the display of the fetal or maternal monitors. Frictional torque offered by the hinge for display resists unintentional position change of display during touch operation. Resisting unintentional position change enables caregivers to perform medical procedure without medical interruption by the fetal or maternal monitors.

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TILT-ABLE FETAL MONITORS WITH FRICTION HINGES

FIELD OF INVENTION

The invention generally relates to a fetal or maternal monitor and more particularly to a frictional hinge for the fetal or maternal monitors.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

Generally, a medical monitor with a tilt able display includes cumbersome mechanism or requirement for a user attention to change display position.

A conventional technique includes pivot and mechanical latch or a finite display location, arrested by ratchets or lock mechanism for the medical monitors.

However, the conventional technique does not provide effort free tilt for the medical monitors.

It would be desirable to have an efficient technique to provide effort free tilt for the medical monitors.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

The present invention proposes a technique to provide effort free tilt for a fetal or maternal monitor utilized in emergency situations. The technique includes a friction hinge at appropriate location with respect to display of the fetal or maternal monitors. Frictional torque offered by the hinge for display resists unintentional position change of display during touch operation.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

The present invention proposes a technique to provide effort free tilt for a fetal or maternal monitor during emergency situations. The technique includes a friction hinge at appropriate location with respect to a display of the fetal or maternal monitors. Frictional torque offered by the hinge for display resists unintentional position change of display during touch operation. Resisting unintentional position change enables caregivers to perform medical procedure without interruption by the fetal or maternal monitors. The invention addresses mounting technique of the frictional hinge to allow compact display dimensions. The proposed invention includes three main components, which include display assembly or a tablet (1), right hand or left hand friction hinge assembly (2a) and (2b), main...