Patent Number: 6,253,098

Title: Disposable pulse oximeter assembly and protective cover therefor

Abstract: This invention is a protective covering to protect off-the-shelf disposable pulse oximeter sensors from bodily or surgical fluids. The protective covering will envelop and encase the inserted pulse oximeter sensor up to a point on the connection cable extending from the pulse oximeter sensor. The protective covering is a polypropylene, rubber, or similar material, which preferably is tapered from the large width at the entrance to the narrower width at the blind end. The protective covering is bilaminar in nature to contain a substantially rectangular pulse oximeter.

Inventors: Walker; Steven C. (Olmos Park, TX), Shepherd; John M. (Fort San Antonio, TX)

Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army

International Classification: A61B 5/00 (20060101); A61B 005/00 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018