Global Patent Index - EP 1011447 A2

EP 1011447 A2 2000-06-28 - STETHOSCOPE COMMUNICATION AND REMOTE DIAGNOSIS SYSTEM

Title (en)

STETHOSCOPE COMMUNICATION AND REMOTE DIAGNOSIS SYSTEM

Title (de)

VORRICHTUNG ZUR NACHRICHTEN-ÜBERMITTLUNG UND ZUR FERN-DIAGNOSE FÜR STETHOSKOPE

Title (fr)

SYSTEME DE COMMUNICATION ET DE DIAGNOSTIC A DISTANCE POUR STETHOSCOPE

Publication

EP 1011447 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 98906256 A

Priority

  • US 9802496 W
  • US 79575597 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9834542A2] An apparatus and method for transmitting a signal having a first bandwidth through a telephone line having a second bandwidth, wherein the first bandwidth includes frequencies outside the second bandwidth is disclosed. The invention also provides a method and apparatus for demodulating the transmitted signal. The system also includes a mobile unit coupled to an electronic stethoscope that communicates with a base unit using a wireless communication link. In combination with the method and apparatus for transmitting signal through a conventional telephone line, the invention allows data representative of heart and lung sounds from an electronic stethoscope that is outside the passband of a conventional telephone line to be transmitted through the telephone system for remote diagnosis and analysis.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A61B 7/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H04M 11/06 (2006.01); A61B 7/04 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H04M 11/06 (2013.01); A61B 7/04 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9834542A3

Designated contracting state (EPC)

CH DE ES FR GB IT LI

EPO simple patent family

WO 9834542 A2 19980813; WO 9834542 A3 19990311; AU 6152698 A 19980826; CA 2280482 A1 19980813; EP 1011447 A2 20000628

INPADOC legal status


2007-02-21 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20060829

2000-06-28 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19990817

2000-06-28 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

- Designated State(s): CH DE ES FR GB IT LI