|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|국제특허분류(IPC7판)||A61M-015/00 A61N-016/00 H05B-003/00|
|미국특허분류(USC)||128/203.17; 128/204.17; 261/129; 261/131; 261/142; 261/DIG.065; 236/044.A; 236/044.M; 165/295|
|우선권정보||NZ-328116 (1997-06-17); NZ-330295 (1998-04-27)|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 38 인용 특허 : 66|
A flow probe for use in a humidification system is disclosed. The flow probe is adapted to be positioned in a humidified gases flow (for example oxygen or anaesthetic gases) such as that which is provided to a patient in a hospital environment. The flow probe is designed to provide both temperature and flow rate sensing of the gases flow by incorporating two sensors (preferably thermistors) and the shape and alignment of the probe enables accurate readings by reducing the occurrence of condensation on the sensors. A number of possible applications are di...
1. Humidification apparatus for humidifying a gas flow to be supplied to a patient or other person in need of such gas comprising: humidification chamber means for holding a quantity of water and having an inlet and an outlet to allow said gas flow to pass through said humidification chamber means, gas flow temperature sensing means for sensing the gas temperature within or adjacent said humidification chamber means, heating means provided adjacent said humidification chamber means for providing heat to said quantity of water in said humidification cha...