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-US8690799B2/JP Morgan Chase Bank
-Has dual sensors to reduce error from extra sounds
-Sound is first passed through acoustic chambers
Multiple sensors with the capability of tripping an alarm (EXPIRED) https://patents.google.com/patent/US3618592A/en?q=A61B5%2f0205
-US3618592A/John Stewart Simpson Stewart
-Detects a patient’s medical condition by a means of a sensor system
-Each sensor monitors a specific condition and switches between normal, below normal, and above normal
-Two abnormal signals at the same time will trigger an alarm
Physiological Monitor and Display System (Possibly Expired due to fee) https://patents.google.com/patent/US6790178B1/en?q=A61B5%2f02438
-US6790178B1/Microlife Medical Home Solutions Inc.
-Connects physiological monitor to computing device such as PDA or computer.
-Comprised of an EKG monitoring system that sends data to computing device.
-Must have a 2-piece separate connector to transfer data from sensor to computing device.
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The market for pulmonary sensors seems to be slim and need of improvement, mainly due to the inaccuracy and inconvenience of previous devices. It is believed that the pairing of a cardiac sensor and a pulmonary sensor can increase the accuracy of detection of respiratory distress. Many of the current technologies out there require some sort of hand held spirometer, a belt requiring wired connectivity to an inconveniently sized data processor, or are simply meant to monitor cardio-pulmonary information for exercise purposes.
No actual pulmonologists were actually contacted for this. However, a couple of family members with an asthmatic child and several other parents were asked if they would be interested in such a device and all expressed interest, even when a price of $250 was brought up. It was determined that a highly accurate device that can be preventative in respiratory emergencies would attract a lot of attention/validation from the masses.
A lot of the current patents for this kind of technology seem to be expired or referencing different kinds of sensors. It should be relatively easy to obtain a patent for the technology that is wanted and there are many ways to tweak our design if a similar technology happens to be out there.