Global Patent Index - EP 1014854 A1

EP 1014854 A1 2000-07-05 - SPIROMETER BREATHING TUBE

Title (en)

SPIROMETER BREATHING TUBE

Title (de)

ATEMROHR FÜR SPIROMETER

Title (fr)

TUBE RESPIRATOIRE DE SPIROMETRE

Publication

EP 1014854 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98906530 A

Priority

  • US 9803118 W
  • US 3796097 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9836687A1] A lightweight and portable volumetric spirometer (10) for measuring the volume and flow rate of air inhaled by human lungs. The spirometer (10) includes a pair of transparent cylindrical chambers (14, 16) which communicate with a breathing assembly tube (36). The breathing tube assembly (36) is uniquely adapted to divide inhaled air into two fixed portions, one portion of which comes from the first chamber (14) and the other portion of which comes from the second chamber (16). The breathing tube (36) is collapsible to shorten its overall length to approximately the height of the spirometer (10) and can be packaged with the spirometer (10) adjacent a carrying handle (20) thereof. When in use, the breathing tube (36) may be extended to approximately three times its collapsed length. The preferred accordion design of the breathing tube (36) also allows it to be adjusted by the user to any preferred configuration.

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

A61B 5/08; A61M 16/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61B 5/091 (2006.01); A61B 5/087 (2006.01); A61B 5/093 (2006.01); A61B 5/097 (2006.01); A61M 16/06 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61B 5/093 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9836687A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9836687 A1 19980827; AU 6173198 A 19980909; BR 9807846 A 20000222; CA 2280692 A1 19980827; CN 1248154 A 20000322; EP 1014854 A1 20000705; JP 2001519688 A 20011023; NO 994013 A 19991005; NO 994013 D0 19990819

INPADOC legal status


2002-04-10 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20010901

2000-07-05 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19990818

2000-07-05 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI NL PT SE