Patent Number: 6,308,798

Title: Lightweight stethoscope with variable diaphragm and bell components

Abstract: A stethoscope including a dual head chest piece with removable diaphragm structures and bell components for adapting the stethoscope for use with infants or adults, or on sites having less skin area, such as the ribs. The stethoscope further includes a single tube for connecting the chest piece to the ear piece. Because the stethoscope uses only a single tube sound passage system, the stethoscope is smaller and lighter in weight, and thus, less cumbersome and less costly to make than the traditional convertible dual head stethoscope.

Inventors: Rashman; Richard (Los Angeles, CA), Shick; Dennis (Burbank, CA)

Assignee: Prestige Medical Corporation

International Classification: A61B 7/00 (20060101); A61B 7/02 (20060101); A61B 007/02 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018