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Interference Resistant Biomedical Transducer

Abstract: 

An interference resistant biomedical transducer for monitoring the acoustic output of a patient's cardiac or respiratory system which provides a high degree of rejection of acoustic noise and spurious electromagnetic signals. The transducer comprises a piezoelectric diaphragm assembly having electrodes which produce a differential output signal. The transducer housing includes a massive metal disc and a compliant handle which provide a mechanical filter to remove undesired signals such as those related to motion of the patient and ambient acoustic noise.

Patent Number: 
4,784,154
Date Of Issue: 
11/15/1988
Inventors: 

Donald J. Shirley;Merle E. Converse