Prior Publication Data
US 2008/0294065 Al Nov. 27, 2008
A61B 5/00 GO IK 1/08 G01K 1/14 G01K 13/00 G01K 1/00 U.S. CI
(2006.01) (2006.01) (2006.01) (2006.01) (2006.01) 600/549;
600/300; 374/141; 374/163; 374/208
Field of Classification Search 374/121,
374/141; 600/549,300 See application file for complete search history.
U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS
FOREIGN PATENT DOCUMENTS
EP 1039281 Al 9/2000
Primary Examiner—Max Hindenburg
Assistant Examiner—Sean P Dougherty
(7'4) Attorney, Agent, or Firm—Edward S. Jarmolowicz, Esq
A plurality of thermometer models are manufactured from a universal clinical thermometer cure. The thermometer core includes a housing, a controller storing a software program, a power source, a probe, a probe cord, and a display. A plurality of model selection devices are produced, each corresponding to a different thermometer model. One of the model selection devices is selected and connected to the controller. The controller operates the thermometer as a function of the connected model selection device such that the thermometer is configured with the features and default settings of the thermometer model corresponding to the connected model selection device.
7 Claims, 10 Drawing Sheets