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COOPERATIVE PATENT CLASSIFICATION
A61B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION (analysing biological material G01N, e.g. G01N 33/48; obtaining records using waves other than optical waves, in general G03B 42/00) [2021-08]
NOTE

  • This subclass covers instruments, implements and processes for diagnostic, surgical and person-identification purposes, including obstetrics, instruments for cutting corns, vaccination instruments, finger-printing, psycho-physical tests.
WARNINGS

  • The following IPC groups are not in the CPC scheme. The subject matter for these IPC groups is classified in the following CPC groups:
    A61B17/03 covered by A61B 17/00
    A61B17/125 covered by A61B 17/122
    A61B17/138 covered by A61B 17/12
    A61B17/76 covered by A61B 17/744
    A61B17/78 covered by A61B 17/744
    A61B17/94 covered by A61B 17/29
  • {In this subclass non-limiting references (in the sense of paragraph 39 of the Guide to the IPC) may still be displayed in the scheme.}
Diagnosis; Psycho-physical tests [2013-01]
A61B 1/00
Instruments for performing medical examinations of the interior of cavities or tubes of the body by visual or photographical inspection, e.g. endoscopes (examination of body cavities or body tracts using ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves A61B 8/12; endoscopic instruments for taking cell samples or for biopsy A61B 10/04; for surgical purposes A61B 17/00; endoscopic surgical {cutting} instruments {A61B 17/32}; surgical instruments using a laser beam being directed along or through a flexible conduit A61B 18/22); Illuminating arrangements therefor (for the eyes A61B 3/00) [2022-02]
A61B 1/00002
.
{Operational features of endoscopes} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00004
. .
{characterised by electronic signal processing} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00006
. . .
{of control signals} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00009
. . .
{of image signals during a use of endoscope} [2022-02]
WARNING

A61B 1/000094
. . . .
{extracting biological structures} [2022-02]
WARNING

A61B 1/000095
. . . .
{for image enhancement} [2022-02]
WARNING

A61B 1/000096
. . . .
{using artificial intelligence} [2022-02]
WARNING

A61B 1/00011
. .
{characterised by signal transmission} [2022-02]
A61B 1/00013
. . .
{using optical means} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00016
. . .
{using wireless means} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00018
. . .
{using electrical cables} [2013-01]
A61B 1/0002
. .
{provided with data storages} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00022
. . .
{removable} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00025
. .
{characterised by power management} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00027
. . .
{characterised by power supply} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00029
. . . .
{externally powered, e.g. wireless} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00032
. . . .
{internally powered} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00034
. . . . .
{rechargeable} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00036
. . .
{Means for power saving, e.g. sleeping mode} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00039
. .
{provided with input arrangements for the user} [2022-02]
WARNING

A61B 1/0004
. . .
{for electronic operation} [2022-02]
WARNING

A61B 1/00042
. . .
{for mechanical operation} [2022-02]
WARNING

A61B 1/00043
. .
{provided with output arrangements} [2022-02]
A61B 1/00045
. . .
{Display arrangement} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00048
. . . .
{Constructional features of the display} [2013-01]
A61B 1/0005
. . . .
{combining images e.g. side-by-side, superimposed or tiled} [2022-02]
A61B 1/00052
. . . .
{positioned at proximal end of the endoscope body} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00055
. . .
{for alerting the user} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00057
. .
{provided with means for testing or calibration} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00059
. .
{provided with identification means for the endoscope} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00062
. .
{provided with means for preventing overuse} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00064
.
{Constructional details of the endoscope body} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00066
. .
{Proximal part of endoscope body, e.g. handles (A61B 1/0052 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00068
. . .
{Valve switch arrangements} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00071
. .
{Insertion part of the endoscope body (A61B 1/0055 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00073
. . .
{with externally grooved shaft} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00075
. . .
{with externally roughened shaft} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00078
. . .
{with stiffening means} [2013-01]
A61B 1/0008
. . .
{characterised by distal tip features} [2022-02]
WARNING

A61B 1/00082
. . . .
{Balloons} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00085
. . . .
{Baskets} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00087
. . . .
{Tools (A61B 17/00234 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00089
. . . .
{Hoods} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00091
. . . .
{Nozzles} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00094
. . . .
{Suction openings} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00096
. . . .
{Optical elements} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00097
. . . .
{Sensors} [2022-02]
WARNING

A61B 1/00098
. . . .
{Deflecting means for inserted tools} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00101
. . . .
{the distal tip features being detachable} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00103
. .
{designed for single use} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00105
. .
{characterised by modular construction} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00108
. .
{characterised by self-sufficient functionality for stand-alone use} [2013-01]
A61B 1/0011
. .
{Manufacturing of endoscope parts} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00112
.
{Connection or coupling means} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00114
. .
{Electrical cables in or with an endoscope} [2022-02]
A61B 1/00117
. .
{Optical cables in or with an endoscope} [2022-02]
A61B 1/00119
. .
{Tubes or pipes in or with an endoscope} [2022-02]
A61B 1/00121
. .
{Connectors, fasteners and adapters, e.g. on the endoscope handle} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00124
. . .
{electrical, e.g. electrical plug-and-socket connection} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00126
. . .
{optical, e.g. for light supply cables} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00128
. . .
{mechanical, e.g. for tubes or pipes} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00131
.
{Accessories for endoscopes} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00133
. .
{Drive units for endoscopic tools inserted through or with the endoscope} [2022-02]
A61B 1/00135
. .
{Oversleeves mounted on the endoscope prior to insertion} [2022-02]
A61B 1/00137
. .
{End pieces at either end of the endoscope, e.g. caps, seals or forceps plugs} [2022-02]
A61B 1/0014
. .
{Fastening element for attaching accessories to the outside of an endoscope, e.g. clips, clamps or bands} [2022-02]
A61B 1/00142
.
{with means for preventing contamination, e.g. by using a sanitary sheath} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00144
. .
{Hygienic packaging} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00147
.
{Holding or positioning arrangements} [2022-02]
WARNING

A61B 1/00148
. .
{using anchoring means} [2022-02]
WARNING

A61B 1/00149
. .
{using articulated arms} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00151
. .
{using everted tubes} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00154
. .
{using guiding arrangements for insertion} [2022-02]
A61B 1/00156
. .
{using self propulsion} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00158
. .
{using magnetic field} [2013-01]
A61B 1/0016
. .
{using motor drive units} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00163
.
{Optical arrangements (A61B 1/002, A61B 1/06 take precedence)} [2022-02]
WARNING

A61B 1/00165
. .
{with light-conductive means, e.g. fibre optics (A61B 1/07 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00167
. . .
{Details of optical fibre bundles, e.g. shape or fibre distribution} [2013-01]
A61B 1/0017
. . .
{Details of single optical fibres, e.g. material or cladding} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00172
. .
{with means for scanning} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00174
. .
{characterised by the viewing angles} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00177
. . .
{for 90 degrees side-viewing} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00179
. . .
{for off-axis viewing} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00181
. . .
{for multiple fixed viewing angles (A61B 1/00193 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00183
. . .
{for variable viewing angles} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00186
. .
{with imaging filters} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00188
. .
{with focusing or zooming features} [2013-01]
A61B 1/0019
. . .
{characterised by variable lenses} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00193
. .
{adapted for stereoscopic vision} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00194
. .
{adapted for three-dimensional imaging} [2022-02]
WARNING

A61B 1/00195
. .
{with eyepieces} [2013-01]
A61B 1/00197
. . .
{characterised by multiple eyepieces} [2013-01]
A61B 1/002
.
having rod-lens arrangements (A61B 1/055 takes precedence) [2013-01]
A61B 1/005
.
Flexible endoscopes [2022-02]
WARNING

A61B 1/0051
. .
{with controlled bending of insertion part} [2013-01]
A61B 1/0052
. . .
{Constructional details of control elements, e.g. handles} [2013-01]
A61B 1/0053
. . . .
{using distributed actuators, e.g. artificial muscles} [2013-01]
A61B 1/0055
. . .
{Constructional details of insertion parts, e.g. vertebral elements} [2013-01]
A61B 1/0056
. . . .
{the insertion parts being asymmetric, e.g. for unilateral bending mechanisms} [2013-01]
A61B 1/0057
. . .
{Constructional details of force transmission elements, e.g. control wires} [2013-01]
A61B 1/0058
. .
{using shape-memory elements} [2013-01]
A61B 1/008
. .
Articulations [2013-01]
A61B 1/009
. .
{with bending or curvature detection of the insertion part} [2022-02]
WARNING

A61B 1/01
. .
Guiding arrangements therefore [2013-01]
A61B 1/012
.
characterised by internal passages or accessories therefor [2013-01]
A61B 1/0125
. .
{Endoscope within endoscope} [2013-01]
A61B 1/015
. .
Control of fluid supply or evacuation [2013-01]
A61B 1/018
. .
for receiving instruments [2013-01]
A61B 1/04
.
combined with photographic or television appliances [2022-02]
WARNING

A61B 1/041
. .
{Capsule endoscopes for imaging} [2013-01]
A61B 1/042
. .
{characterised by a proximal camera, e.g. a CCD camera} [2013-01]
A61B 1/043
. .
{for fluorescence imaging} [2013-01]
A61B 1/044
. .
{for absorption imaging} [2022-02]
WARNING

A61B 1/045
. .
Control thereof [2022-02]
A61B 1/046
. .
{for infrared imaging} [2022-02]
WARNING

A61B 1/05
. .
characterised by the image sensor, e.g. camera, being in the distal end portion [2013-01]
A61B 1/051
. . .
{Details of CCD assembly} [2013-01]
A61B 1/053
. . .
{being detachable} [2013-01]
A61B 1/055
. .
having rod-lens arrangements [2013-01]
A61B 1/06
.
with illuminating arrangements [2022-02]
WARNING

A61B 1/0605
. .
{for spatially modulated illumination} [2022-02]
WARNING

A61B 1/0607
. .
{for annular illumination} [2013-01]
A61B 1/0615
. .
{for radial illumination} [2013-01]
A61B 1/0623
. .
{for off-axis illumination} [2013-01]
A61B 1/0625
. .
{for multiple fixed illumination angles} [2022-02]
WARNING

A61B 1/0627
. .
{for variable illumination angles} [2022-02]
WARNING

A61B 1/063
. .
{for monochromatic or narrow-band illumination} [2022-02]
A61B 1/0638
. .
{providing two or more wavelengths} [2013-01]
A61B 1/0646
. .
{with illumination filters} [2013-01]
A61B 1/0653
. .
{with wavelength conversion} [2013-01]
A61B 1/0655
. .
{Control therefor} [2022-02]
WARNING

A61B 1/0661
. .
{Endoscope light sources} [2013-01]
A61B 1/0669
. . .
{at proximal end of an endoscope} [2013-01]
A61B 1/0676
. . .
{at distal tip of an endoscope} [2013-01]
A61B 1/0684
. . .
{using light emitting diodes [LED]} [2013-01]
A61B 1/0692
. . .
{head mounted} [2013-01]
A61B 1/07
. .
using light-conductive means, e.g. optical fibres [2013-01]
A61B 1/12
.
with cooling or rinsing arrangements [2013-01]
A61B 1/121
. .
{provided with means for cleaning post-use} [2013-01]
A61B 1/122
. . .
{using cleaning tools, e.g. brushes} [2013-01]
A61B 1/123
. . .
{using washing machines} [2013-01]
A61B 1/125
. . .
{using fluid circuits} [2013-01]
A61B 1/126
. .
{provided with means for cleaning in-use} [2013-01]
A61B 1/127
. .
{with means for preventing fogging (A61B 1/253 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 1/128
. .
{provided with means for regulating temperature} [2013-01]
A61B 1/227
.
for ears, i.e. otoscopes [2013-01]
A61B 1/2275
. .
{with controlled air pressure} [2013-01]
A61B 1/233
.
for the nose, i.e. nasoscopes {, e.g. testing of patency of Eustachian tubes} [2017-08]
A61B 1/24
.
for the mouth, i.e. stomatoscopes, e.g. with tongue depressors (tongue depressors per se A61B 13/00); Instruments for opening or keeping open the mouth (combined with saliva removers A61C 17/00; mouth openers for animals A61D 15/00) [2013-01]
A61B 1/247
. .
with means for viewing areas outside the direct line of sight, e.g. dentists' mirrors [2013-01]
A61B 1/253
. . .
with means for preventing fogging [2013-01]
A61B 1/267
.
for the respiratory tract, e.g. laryngoscopes, bronchoscopes [2013-01]
A61B 1/2673
. .
{for monitoring movements of vocal chords} [2013-01]
A61B 1/2676
. .
{Bronchoscopes} [2013-01]
A61B 1/273
.
for the upper alimentary canal, e.g. oesophagoscopes, gastroscopes [2013-01]
A61B 1/2733
. .
{Oesophagoscopes} [2013-01]
A61B 1/2736
. .
{Gastroscopes} [2013-01]
A61B 1/303
.
for the vagina, i.e. vaginoscopes [2013-01]
A61B 1/307
.
for the urinary organs, e.g. urethroscopes, cystoscopes [2013-01]
A61B 1/31
.
for the rectum, e.g. proctoscopes, sigmoidoscopes {, colonoscopes} [2017-08]
A61B 1/313
.
for introducing through surgical openings, e.g. laparoscopes [2013-01]
A61B 1/3132
. .
{for laparoscopy} [2013-01]
A61B 1/3135
. .
{for examination of the epidural or the spinal space} [2013-01]
A61B 1/3137
. .
{for examination of the interior of blood vessels} [2013-01]
A61B 1/317
. .
for bones or joints, e.g. osteoscopes, arthroscopes [2013-01]
A61B 1/32
.
Devices for opening or enlarging the visual field, e.g. of a tube of the body (dilators A61M 29/00) [2013-01]
A61B 3/00
Apparatus for testing the eyes; Instruments for examining the eyes (eye inspection using ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves A61B 8/10; devices for treatment of the eyes A61F 9/00; exercisers for the eyes A61H 5/00; optical systems in general G02B) [2013-01]
A61B 3/0008
.
{provided with illuminating means (A61B 3/117 takes precedence; goniolenses used for laser treatment A61F 9/009; illuminating means for optical instruments G02B 27/00)} [2013-01]
A61B 3/0016
.
{Operational features thereof} [2013-01]
A61B 3/0025
. .
{characterised by electronic signal processing, e.g. eye models} [2013-01]
A61B 3/0033
. .
{characterised by user input arrangements} [2013-01]
A61B 3/0041
. .
{characterised by display arrangements} [2013-01]
A61B 3/005
. . .
{Constructional features of the display} [2013-01]
A61B 3/0058
. . .
{for multiple images} [2013-01]
A61B 3/0066
. .
{with identification means for the apparatus} [2013-01]
A61B 3/0075
.
{provided with adjusting devices, e.g. operated by control lever (manipulators B25J)} [2013-01]
A61B 3/0083
.
{provided with means for patient positioning} [2013-01]
A61B 3/0091
.
{Fixation targets for viewing direction} [2013-01]
A61B 3/02
.
Subjective types, i.e. testing apparatus requiring the active assistance of the patient [2013-01]
A61B 3/022
. .
{for testing contrast sensitivity} [2013-01]
A61B 3/024
. .
for determining the visual field, e.g. perimeter types [2013-01]
A61B 3/028
. .
for testing visual acuity; for determination of refraction, e.g. phoropters [2013-01]
A61B 3/0285
. . .
{Phoropters} [2013-01]
A61B 3/032
. . .
Devices for presenting test symbols or characters, e.g. test chart projectors (A61B 3/036 takes precedence) [2013-01]
A61B 3/0325
. . . .
{provided with red and green targets} [2013-01]
A61B 3/036
. . .
for testing astigmatism [2013-01]
A61B 3/04
. . .
Trial frames; Sets of lenses for use therewith (lenses per se G02C 7/02) [2013-01]
A61B 3/06
. .
for testing light sensitivity, e.g. adaptation; for testing colour vision [2013-01]
A61B 3/063
. . .
{for testing light sensitivity, i.e. adaptation} [2013-01]
A61B 3/066
. . .
{for testing colour vision} [2013-01]
A61B 3/08
. .
for testing binocular or stereoscopic vision, e.g. strabismus [2016-08]
A61B 3/085
. . .
{for testing strabismus} [2013-01]
A61B 3/09
. .
for testing accommodation [2013-01]
A61B 3/10
.
Objective types, i.e. instruments for examining the eyes independent of the patients' perceptions or reactions [2013-01]
A61B 3/1005
. .
{for measuring distances inside the eye, e.g. thickness of the cornea (A61B 3/11 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 3/101
. .
{for examining the tear film} [2013-01]
A61B 3/1015
. .
{for wavefront analysis} [2013-01]
A61B 3/102
. .
{for optical coherence tomography [OCT]} [2013-01]
A61B 3/1025
. .
{for confocal scanning} [2013-01]
A61B 3/103
. .
for determining refraction, e.g. refractometers, skiascopes [2013-01]
A61B 3/1035
. . .
{for measuring astigmatism (testing astigmatism A61B 3/036)} [2013-01]
A61B 3/107
. .
for determining the shape or measuring the curvature of the cornea [2013-01]
A61B 3/11
. .
for measuring interpupillary distance or diameter of pupils [2013-01]
A61B 3/111
. . .
{for measuring interpupillary distance} [2013-01]
A61B 3/112
. . .
{for measuring diameter of pupils} [2013-01]
A61B 3/113
. .
for determining or recording eye movement [2013-01]
A61B 3/117
. .
for examining the anterior chamber or the anterior chamber angle, e.g. gonioscopes [2013-01]
A61B 3/1173
. . .
{for examining the eye lens} [2013-01]
A61B 3/1176
. . . .
{for determining lens opacity, e.g. cataract} [2013-01]
A61B 3/12
. .
for looking at the eye fundus, e.g. ophthalmoscopes (A61B 3/13 takes precedence) [2013-01]
A61B 3/1208
. . .
{Multiple lens hand-held instruments} [2013-01]
A61B 3/1216
. . .
{for diagnostics of the iris} [2013-01]
A61B 3/1225
. . .
{using coherent radiation} [2013-01]
A61B 3/1233
. . . .
{for measuring blood flow, e.g. at the retina} [2013-01]
A61B 3/1241
. . .
{specially adapted for observation of ocular blood flow, e.g. by fluorescein angiography} [2013-01]
A61B 3/125
. . .
with contact lenses (contact lenses per se G02C 7/04) [2013-01]
A61B 3/13
. .
Ophthalmic microscopes [2013-01]
A61B 3/132
. . .
{in binocular arrangement} [2013-01]
A61B 3/135
. . .
Slit-lamp microscopes [2013-01]
A61B 3/14
. .
Arrangements specially adapted for eye photography {(apparatus or arrangements for taking photographs per se G03B)} [2013-01]
A61B 3/145
. . .
{by video means} [2013-01]
A61B 3/15
. . .
with means for aligning, spacing or blocking spurious reflection {; with means for relaxing} [2017-08]
A61B 3/152
. . . .
{for aligning} [2013-01]
A61B 3/154
. . . .
{for spacing} [2013-01]
A61B 3/156
. . . .
{for blocking} [2013-01]
A61B 3/158
. . . . .
{of corneal reflection} [2013-01]
A61B 3/16
. .
for measuring intraocular pressure, e.g. tonometers [2013-01]
A61B 3/165
. . .
{Non-contacting tonometers} [2013-01]
A61B 3/18
.
Arrangement of plural eye-testing or -examining apparatus [2013-01]
A61B 3/185
. .
{characterised by modular construction} [2013-01]
A61B 5/00
Measuring for diagnostic purposes (radiation diagnosis A61B 6/00; diagnosis by ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves A61B 8/00); Identification of persons [2021-01]
NOTE

  • In this group, the following term is used with the meaning indicated:
    "measuring" covers also detecting or recording.
A61B 5/0002
.
{Remote monitoring of patients using telemetry, e.g. transmission of vital signals via a communication network (A61B 5/07 takes precedence; transmission systems for measured values G08C; transmission H04B; transmission of digital information H04L; wireless communication networks H04W)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/0004
. .
{characterised by the type of physiological signal transmitted} [2013-01]
A61B 5/0006
. . .
{ECG or EEG signals} [2013-01]
A61B 5/0008
. . .
{Temperature signals} [2013-01]
A61B 5/0011
. . .
{Foetal or obstetric data} [2013-01]
A61B 5/0013
. . .
{Medical image data (A61B 1/00011, A61B 6/56, A61B 8/56 take precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/0015
. .
{characterised by features of the telemetry system} [2013-01]
A61B 5/0017
. . .
{transmitting optical signals (transmission by light H04B 10/00)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/002
. . .
{Monitoring the patient using a local or closed circuit, e.g. in a room or building (A61B 5/0017 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/0022
. . .
{Monitoring a patient using a global network, e.g. telephone networks, internet} [2013-01]
A61B 5/0024
. . .
{for multiple sensor units attached to the patient, e.g. using a body or personal area network} [2013-01]
A61B 5/0026
. .
{characterised by the transmission medium} [2013-01]
A61B 5/0028
. . .
{Body tissue as transmission medium, i.e. transmission systems where the medium is the human body} [2013-01]
A61B 5/0031
. .
{Implanted circuitry} [2013-01]
A61B 5/0033
.
{Features or image-related aspects of imaging apparatus classified in A61B 5/00, e.g. for MRI, optical tomography or impedance tomography apparatus; arrangements of imaging apparatus in a room (image data processing or generation G06T)} [2019-02]
A61B 5/0035
. .
{adapted for acquisition of images from more than one imaging mode, e.g. combining MRI and optical tomography} [2018-01]
A61B 5/0036
. .
{including treatment, e.g., using an implantable medical device, ablating, ventilating} [2021-08]
A61B 5/0037
. .
{Performing a preliminary scan, e.g. a prescan for identifying a region of interest} [2013-01]
A61B 5/004
. .
{adapted for image acquisition of a particular organ or body part (A61B 5/0082 takes precedence; arrangements for optical scanning A61B 5/0062)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/0042
. . .
{for the brain} [2013-01]
A61B 5/0044
. . .
{for the heart} [2013-01]
A61B 5/0046
. .
{Arrangements of imaging apparatus in a room, e.g. room provided with shielding or for improved access to apparatus} [2013-01]
A61B 5/0048
.
{Detecting, measuring or recording by applying mechanical forces or stimuli (A61B 5/021, A61B 5/4884 and A61B 9/00 take precedence)} [2015-07]
A61B 5/0051
. .
{by applying vibrations} [2013-01]
A61B 5/0053
. .
{by applying pressure, e.g. compression, indentation, palpation, grasping, gauging} [2013-01]
A61B 5/0055
. .
{by applying suction} [2013-01]
A61B 5/0057
. .
{by applying motion other than vibrations, e.g. rolling, rubbing, applying a torque, tribometry} [2013-01]
A61B 5/0059
.
{using light, e.g. diagnosis by transillumination, diascopy, fluorescence (A61B 5/0093, A61B 5/1455, A61B 5/02416 and A61B 5/0261 take precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/0062
. .
{Arrangements for scanning} [2020-01]
A61B 5/0064
. . .
{Body surface scanning} [2013-01]
A61B 5/0066
. . .
{Optical coherence imaging} [2013-01]
A61B 5/0068
. . .
{Confocal scanning} [2013-01]
A61B 5/0071
. .
{by measuring fluorescence emission} [2013-01]
A61B 5/0073
. .
{by tomography, i.e. reconstruction of 3D images from 2D projections (A61B 5/0066 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/0075
. .
{by spectroscopy, i.e. measuring spectra, e.g. Raman spectroscopy, infrared absorption spectroscopy (A61B 5/0071 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/0077
. .
{Devices for viewing the surface of the body, e.g. camera, magnifying lens} [2013-01]
A61B 5/0079
. . .
{using mirrors, i.e. for self-examination} [2013-01]
A61B 5/0082
. .
{adapted for particular medical purposes} [2013-01]
A61B 5/0084
. . .
{for introduction into the body, e.g. by catheters (A61B 5/1459 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/0086
. . . .
{using infra-red radiation} [2013-01]
A61B 5/0088
. . .
{for oral or dental tissue} [2013-01]
A61B 5/0091
. . .
{for mammography} [2013-01]
A61B 5/0093
.
{Detecting, measuring or recording by applying one single type of energy and measuring its conversion into another type of energy} [2013-01]
A61B 5/0095
. .
{by applying light and detecting acoustic waves, i.e. photoacoustic measurements} [2013-01]
A61B 5/0097
. .
{by applying acoustic waves and detecting light, i.e. acoustooptic measurements} [2013-01]
A61B 5/01
.
Measuring temperature of body parts {; Diagnostic temperature sensing, e.g. for malignant or inflamed tissue} (clinical contact thermometers G01K 13/20) [2021-01]
A61B 5/015
. .
{By temperature mapping of body part} [2015-10]
A61B 5/02
.
Detecting, measuring or recording pulse, heart rate, blood pressure or blood flow; Combined pulse/heart-rate/blood pressure determination; Evaluating a cardiovascular condition not otherwise provided for, e.g. using combinations of techniques provided for in this group with electrocardiography or electroauscultation; Heart catheters for measuring blood pressure [2013-01]
A61B 5/02007
. .
{Evaluating blood vessel condition, e.g. elasticity, compliance} [2013-01]
A61B 5/02014
. . .
{Determining aneurysm} [2013-01]
A61B 5/02021
. . .
{Determining capillary fragility} [2013-01]
A61B 5/02028
. .
{Determining haemodynamic parameters not otherwise provided for, e.g. cardiac contractility or left ventricular ejection fraction} [2013-01]
A61B 5/02035
. . .
{Determining blood viscosity} [2013-01]
A61B 5/02042
. .
{Determining blood loss or bleeding, e.g. during a surgical procedure} [2013-01]
A61B 5/0205
. .
Simultaneously evaluating both cardiovascular conditions and different types of body conditions, e.g. heart and respiratory condition [2013-01]
A61B 5/02055
. . .
{Simultaneously evaluating both cardiovascular condition and temperature} [2013-01]
A61B 5/021
. .
Measuring pressure in heart or blood vessels (A61B 5/0205 takes precedence) [2015-07]
A61B 5/02108
. . .
{from analysis of pulse wave characteristics} [2013-01]
A61B 5/02116
. . . .
{of pulse wave amplitude (A61B 5/02225 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/02125
. . . .
{of pulse wave propagation time} [2013-01]
A61B 5/02133
. . .
{by using induced vibration of the blood vessel} [2013-01]
A61B 5/02141
. . .
{Details of apparatus construction, e.g. pump units or housings therefor, cuff pressurising systems, arrangements of fluid conduits or circuits (A61B 5/02233, A61B 5/0235 take precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/0215
. . .
by means inserted into the body (catheters A61M 25/00) [2013-01]
A61B 5/02152
. . . .
{specially adapted for venous pressure} [2013-01]
A61B 5/02154
. . . .
{by optical transmission} [2013-01]
A61B 5/02156
. . . .
{Calibration means} [2013-01]
A61B 5/02158
. . . .
{provided with two or more sensor elements} [2013-01]
A61B 5/022
. . .
by applying pressure to close blood vessels, e.g. against the skin; Ophthalmodynamometers [2015-07]
A61B 5/02208
. . . .
{using the Korotkoff method} [2015-10]
A61B 5/02216
. . . .
{Ophthalmodynamometers} [2013-01]
A61B 5/02225
. . . .
{using the oscillometric method} [2015-10]
A61B 5/02233
. . . .
{Occluders specially adapted therefor (tourniquets A61B 17/132)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/02241
. . . . .
{of small dimensions, e.g. adapted to fingers} [2013-01]
A61B 5/0225
. . . .
the pressure being controlled by electric signals, e.g. derived from Korotkoff sounds [2013-01]
A61B 5/02255
. . . . .
{the pressure being controlled by plethysmographic signals, e.g. derived from optical sensors} [2013-01]
A61B 5/023
. . . .
the pressure transducers comprising a liquid column [2013-01]
A61B 5/0235
. . . .
Valves specially adapted therefor [2013-01]
A61B 5/024
. .
Detecting, measuring or recording pulse rate or heart rate (A61B 5/0205, A61B 5/021 take precedence) [2013-01]
A61B 5/02405
. . .
{Determining heart rate variability} [2013-01]
A61B 5/02411
. . .
{of foetuses} [2013-01]
A61B 5/02416
. . .
{using photoplethysmograph signals, e.g. generated by infra-red radiation (A61B 5/14552 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/02422
. . . .
{within occluders} [2013-01]
A61B 5/02427
. . . .
{Details of sensor} [2013-01]
A61B 5/02433
. . . . .
{for infra-red radiation} [2013-01]
A61B 5/02438
. . .
{with portable devices, e.g. worn by the patient} [2013-01]
A61B 5/02444
. . .
{Details of sensor (A61B 5/02427 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/0245
. . .
by using sensing means generating electric signals, {i.e. ECG signals} [2013-01]
A61B 5/02455
. . . .
{provided with high/low alarm devices} [2013-01]
A61B 5/025
. . . .
within occluders, e.g. responsive to Korotkoff sounds (electric stethoscopes A61B 7/04) [2013-01]
A61B 5/0255
. . .
Recording instruments specially adapted therefor [2013-01]
A61B 5/026
. .
Measuring blood flow {(A61B 3/1233, A61B 3/1241 take precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/0261
. . .
{using optical means, e.g. infra-red light} [2013-01]
A61B 5/0263
. . .
{using NMR} [2013-01]
A61B 5/0265
. . .
using electromagnetic means, e.g. electromagnetic flowmeter [2013-01]
A61B 5/027
. . . .
using catheters [2013-01]
A61B 5/0275
. . .
using tracers, e.g. dye dilution [2013-01]
A61B 5/02755
. . . .
{Radioactive tracers} [2013-01]
A61B 5/028
. . . .
by thermo-dilution [2013-01]
A61B 5/0285
. . .
Measuring or recording phase velocity of blood waves [2013-01]
A61B 5/029
. . .
Measuring or recording blood output from the heart, e.g. minute volume {(A61B 8/065 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/0295
. . .
using plethysmography, i.e. measuring the variations in the volume of a body part as modified by the circulation of blood therethrough, e.g. impedance plethysmography [2021-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/03
.
Detecting, measuring or recording fluid pressure within the body other than blood pressure, e.g. cerebral pressure; {Measuring pressure in body tissues or organs (A61B 5/205 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/031
. .
{Intracranial pressure} [2013-01]
A61B 5/032
. .
{Spinal fluid pressure} [2013-01]
A61B 5/033
. .
{Uterine pressure} [2013-01]
A61B 5/035
. . .
{Intra-uterine probes therefor} [2013-01]
A61B 5/036
. .
{by means introduced into body tracts (A61B 5/032 and A61B 5/035 take precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/037
. . .
{Measuring oesophageal pressure} [2013-01]
A61B 5/038
. . .
{Measuring oral pressure} [2013-01]
A61B 5/05
.
Detecting, measuring or recording for diagnosis by means of electric currents or magnetic fields; Measuring using microwaves or radio waves  (impedance plethysmography A61B 5/0295; measuring movement of the entire body or parts thereof A61B 5/11; detecting, measuring or recording bioelectric or biomagnetic signals of the body or parts thereof A61B 5/24) [2021-01]
A61B 5/0507
. .
using microwaves or terahertz waves [2021-01]
A61B 5/0515
. .
Magnetic particle imaging [2021-01]
A61B 5/0522
. .
Magnetic induction tomography [2021-01]
A61B 5/053
. .
Measuring electrical impedance or conductance of a portion of the body [2013-01]
A61B 5/0531
. . .
Measuring skin impedance [2021-01]
A61B 5/0532
. . . .
specially adapted for acupuncture or moxibustion [2021-01]
A61B 5/0533
. . . .
Measuring galvanic skin response [2021-01]
A61B 5/0534
. . .
for testing vitality of teeth [2021-01]
A61B 5/0535
. . .
Impedance plethysmography (for measuring blood flow A61B 5/0295) [2021-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/0536
. . .
Impedance imaging, e.g. by tomography [2021-01]
A61B 5/0537
. . .
Measuring body composition by impedance, e.g. tissue hydration or fat content [2021-01]
A61B 5/0538
. . .
invasively, e.g. using a catheter [2021-01]
A61B 5/055
. .
involving electronic [EMR] or nuclear [NMR] magnetic resonance, e.g. magnetic resonance imaging [2022-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/06
.
Devices, other than using radiation, for detecting or locating foreign bodies (for removing same A61B 17/50 ){; determining position of probes within or on the body of the patient} [2017-08]
A61B 5/061
. .
{Determining position of a probe within the body employing means separate from the probe, e.g. sensing internal probe position employing impedance electrodes on the surface of the body (A61B 1/00158 takes precedence)} [2020-01]
A61B 5/062
. . .
{using magnetic field} [2013-01]
A61B 5/063
. . .
{using impedance measurements} [2013-01]
A61B 5/064
. . .
{using markers (A61B 5/062 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/065
. .
{Determining position of the probe employing exclusively positioning means located on or in the probe, e.g. using position sensors arranged on the probe} [2020-01]
A61B 5/066
. . .
{Superposing sensor position on an image of the patient, e.g. obtained by ultrasound or x-ray imaging} [2013-01]
A61B 5/067
. . .
{using accelerometers or gyroscopes} [2013-01]
A61B 5/068
. . .
{using impedance sensors} [2013-01]
A61B 5/07
.
Endoradiosondes [2013-01]
A61B 5/073
. .
{Intestinal transmitters} [2013-01]
A61B 5/076
. .
{Permanent implantations (telemetry using implanted circuitry A61B 5/0031; implanted stimulators for therapy A61N 1/3605, A61N 1/362, A61N 1/372)} [2017-08]
A61B 5/08
.
Detecting, measuring or recording devices for evaluating the respiratory organs (A61B 5/0205 takes precedence) [2013-01]
A61B 5/0803
. .
{Recording apparatus specially adapted therefor} [2013-01]
A61B 5/0806
. .
{by whole-body plethysmography (measuring blood flow using plethysmography A61B 5/0295; impedance plethysmography A61B 5/053; measuring volume of the body or parts thereof A61B 5/1073)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/0809
. .
{by impedance pneumography} [2013-01]
A61B 5/0813
. .
{Measurement of pulmonary parameters by tracers, e.g. radioactive tracers} [2013-01]
A61B 5/0816
. .
{Measuring devices for examining respiratory frequency (measuring frequency of electric signals G01R 23/00)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/082
. .
{Evaluation by breath analysis, e.g. determination of the chemical composition of exhaled breath (A61B 5/083, A61B 5/091 take precedence)} [2019-02]
A61B 5/0823
. .
{Detecting or evaluating cough events} [2015-07]
A61B 5/0826
. .
{Detecting or evaluating apnoea events (A61B 5/4818 takes precedence)} [2015-07]
A61B 5/083
. .
Measuring rate of metabolism by using breath test, e.g. measuring rate of oxygen consumption [2013-01]
A61B 5/0833
. . .
{Measuring rate of oxygen consumption} [2013-01]
A61B 5/0836
. . .
{Measuring rate of CO2 production} [2013-01]
A61B 5/085
. .
Measuring impedance of respiratory organs or lung elasticity [2013-01]
A61B 5/087
. .
Measuring breath flow [2013-01]
A61B 5/0871
. . .
{Peak expiratory flowmeters} [2013-01]
A61B 5/0873
. . .
{using optical means} [2013-01]
A61B 5/0875
. . .
{using means carried by the fluid stream, e.g. free floating balls} [2013-01]
A61B 5/0876
. . .
{using means deflected by the fluid stream, e.g. flaps} [2013-01]
A61B 5/0878
. . .
{using temperature sensing means} [2013-01]
A61B 5/09
. . .
using an element rotated by the flow {(toys actuated by air current A63H 33/40)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/091
. .
Measuring volume of inspired or expired gases, e.g. to determine lung capacity [2013-01]
A61B 5/093
. . .
the gases being exhaled into, or inhaled from, an expansible chamber, e.g. bellows or expansible bag [2013-01]
A61B 5/0935
. . . .
{Recording apparatus specially adapted therefor} [2013-01]
A61B 5/095
. . . .
within a rigid container, e.g. the boundary being formed by a liquid surface [2013-01]
A61B 5/097
. .
Devices for facilitating collection of breath or for directing breath into or through measuring devices [2013-01]
A61B 5/103
.
Detecting, measuring or recording devices for testing the shape, pattern, {colour,} size or movement of the body or parts thereof, for diagnostic purposes (A61B 5/08 takes precedence; measuring aids for tailors A41H 1/00; measuring instruments specially adapted for dentistry A61C 19/04) [2013-01]
A61B 5/1032
. .
{Determining colour for diagnostic purposes (measuring colour in general G01J 3/46)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/1034
. . .
{by means of colour cards} [2013-01]
A61B 5/1036
. .
{Measuring load distribution, e.g. podologic studies} [2013-01]
A61B 5/1038
. . .
{Measuring plantar pressure during gait} [2013-01]
A61B 5/107
. .
Measuring physical dimensions, e.g. size of the entire body or parts thereof [2013-01]
A61B 5/1071
. . .
{measuring angles, e.g. using goniometers (A61B 5/1123 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/1072
. . .
{measuring distances on the body, e.g. measuring length, height or thickness (A61B 5/1076 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/1073
. . .
{Measuring volume, e.g. of limbs} [2013-01]
A61B 5/1074
. . .
{Foot measuring devices} [2013-01]
A61B 5/1075
. . .
{for measuring dimensions by non-invasive methods, e.g. for determining thickness of tissue layer (A61B 8/0858 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/1076
. . .
{for measuring dimensions inside body cavities, e.g. using catheters (A61B 3/1005 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/1077
. . .
{Measuring of profiles} [2013-01]
A61B 5/1078
. . . .
{by moulding} [2013-01]
A61B 5/1079
. . .
{using optical or photographic means} [2013-01]
A61B 5/11
. .
Measuring movement of the entire body or parts thereof, e.g. head or hand tremor, mobility of a limb (for measuring pulse A61B 5/02 {;A61B 5/1038 takes precedence; motion detection to correct for motion artifacts in physiological signals A61B 5/721}) [2013-01]
A61B 5/1101
. . .
{Detecting tremor} [2013-01]
A61B 5/1102
. . .
{Ballistocardiography} [2013-01]
A61B 5/1103
. . .
{Detecting eye twinkling} [2013-01]
A61B 5/1104
. . .
{induced by stimuli or drugs; (A61B 5/1102 takes precedence; investigating medicinal preparations G01N 33/15)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/1105
. . . .
{of laboratory animals, e.g. activity} [2013-01]
A61B 5/1106
. . . .
{to assess neuromuscular blockade, e.g. to estimate depth of anaesthesia} [2013-01]
A61B 5/1107
. . .
{Measuring contraction of parts of the body, e.g. organ, muscle (apparatus for measuring work or force in general G01L)} [2013-11]
A61B 5/1108
. . . .
{of excised organs, e.g. muscle preparations} [2013-01]
A61B 5/1109
. . . .
{of wounds, e.g. at the operation site} [2013-01]
A61B 5/1111
. . .
{Detecting tooth mobility} [2013-01]
A61B 5/1112
. . .
{Global tracking of patients, e.g. by using GPS} [2013-01]
A61B 5/1113
. . .
{Local tracking of patients, e.g. in a hospital or private home} [2013-01]
A61B 5/1114
. . . .
{Tracking parts of the body} [2013-01]
A61B 5/1115
. . . .
{Monitoring leaving of a patient support, e.g. a bed or a wheelchair} [2013-01]
A61B 5/1116
. . .
{Determining posture transitions} [2013-01]
A61B 5/1117
. . . .
{Fall detection} [2013-01]
A61B 5/1118
. . .
{Determining activity level} [2013-01]
A61B 5/112
. . .
{Gait analysis} [2013-01]
A61B 5/1121
. . .
{Determining geometric values, e.g. centre of rotation or angular range of movement} [2013-01]
A61B 5/1122
. . . .
{of movement trajectories} [2013-01]
A61B 5/1123
. . .
{Discriminating type of movement, e.g. walking or running (A61B 5/1116, A61B 5/112 take precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/1124
. . .
{Determining motor skills} [2013-01]
A61B 5/1125
. . . .
{Grasping motions of hands} [2013-01]
A61B 5/1126
. . .
{using a particular sensing technique} [2013-01]
A61B 5/1127
. . . .
{using markers} [2013-01]
A61B 5/1128
. . . .
{using image analysis (A61B 5/1127 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/113
. . .
occurring during breathing [2013-01]
A61B 5/1135
. . . .
{by monitoring thoracic expansion} [2013-01]
A61B 5/117
.
Identification of persons (methods or arrangements for recognising patterns, e.g. fingerprints, G06K 9/00; identification of persons by analysing their voice or speech G10L 17/00) [2020-05]
A61B 5/1171
. .
based on the shapes or appearances of their bodies or parts thereof [2020-05]
A61B 5/1172
. . .
using fingerprinting [2016-02]
A61B 5/1174
. . .
using footprinting [2016-02]
A61B 5/1176
. . .
{Recognition of faces} [2016-02]
A61B 5/1178
. . .
using dental data [2016-02]
A61B 5/12
.
Audiometering [2021-01]
A61B 5/121
. .
{evaluating hearing capacity} [2013-01]
A61B 5/123
. . .
{subjective methods} [2013-01]
A61B 5/125
. . .
{objective methods} [2013-01]
A61B 5/126
. . . .
{measuring compliance or mechanical impedance of the tympanic membrane} [2013-01]
A61B 5/128
. .
{evaluating tinnitus} [2013-01]
A61B 5/14
.
{Devices for taking samples of blood (hypodermic syringes A61M 5/00); Measuring characteristics of blood in vivo, e.g. gas concentration within the blood, pH-value of blood (measuring of blood pressure A61B 5/02; non-radiation detecting or locating of foreign bodies in blood A61B 5/06)} [2016-11]
WARNING

  • This group and its subgroups are no longer used for the classification of new documents as from April 1st, 2010. The backlog of these group is being continuously reclassified to A61B 5/15 and subgroups
A61B 5/1405
. .
{Devices for taking blood samples (devices for taking samples of other body liquids A61B 10/0045)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/1411
. . .
{by percutaneous method, e.g. by lancet} [2013-01]
A61B 5/1416
. . .
{by syringes containing more than one piston (medical syringes in general A61M 5/178)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/1422
. . .
{provided with indicating means, e.g. for vein entry} [2013-01]
A61B 5/1427
. . .
{Multiple blood sampling, e.g. at periodic or pre-established intervals} [2013-01]
A61B 5/1433
. . .
{provided with locking means (details of syringes A61M 5/315)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/1438
. . .
{using pre-evacuated means} [2013-01]
A61B 5/1444
. . . .
{Safety means, e.g. for locking cannula (removing or disposing of used needles or syringes A61M 5/3205)} [2017-08]
A61B 5/145
.
Measuring characteristics of blood in vivo, e.g. gas concentration, pH value; {Measuring characteristics of body fluids or tissues, e.g. interstitial fluid, cerebral tissue}(measuring of blood pressure or blood flow A61B 5/02; non-radiation detecting or locating of foreign bodies in blood A61B 5/06) [2015-07]
A61B 5/14503
. .
{invasive, e.g. introduced into the body by a catheter or needle or using implanted sensors (A61B 5/1459, A61B 5/1464, A61B 5/1473, A61B 5/1482, A61B 5/14865 take precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/14507
. .
{specially adapted for measuring characteristics of body fluids other than blood (devices for taking samples of body liquids A61B 10/0045)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/1451
. . .
{for interstitial fluid} [2013-01]
A61B 5/14514
. . . .
{using means for aiding extraction of interstitial fluid, e.g. microneedles or suction} [2013-01]
A61B 5/14517
. . .
{for sweat} [2013-01]
A61B 5/14521
. . . .
{using means for promoting sweat production, e.g. heating the skin (measuring sweat secretion A61B 5/4266)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/14525
. .
{using microdialysis} [2013-01]
A61B 5/14528
. . .
{invasively} [2013-01]
A61B 5/14532
. .
{for measuring glucose, e.g. by tissue impedance measurement} [2013-01]
A61B 5/14535
. .
{for measuring haematocrit} [2013-01]
A61B 5/14539
. .
{for measuring pH} [2013-01]
A61B 5/14542
. .
{for measuring blood gases (A61B 5/14551 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/14546
. .
{for measuring analytes not otherwise provided for, e.g. ions, cytochromes} [2013-01]
A61B 5/1455
. .
using optical sensors, e.g. spectral photometrical oximeters [2013-01]
A61B 5/14551
. . .
{for measuring blood gases} [2013-01]
A61B 5/14552
. . . .
{Details of sensors specially adapted therefor} [2013-01]
A61B 5/14553
. . . .
{specially adapted for cerebral tissue} [2013-01]
A61B 5/14555
. . . .
{specially adapted for the eye fundus} [2013-01]
A61B 5/14556
. . . .
{by fluorescence (A61B 5/14555 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/14557
. . . .
{specially adapted to extracorporeal circuits} [2013-01]
A61B 5/14558
. . .
{by polarisation} [2013-01]
A61B 5/1459
. . .
invasive, e.g. introduced into the body by a catheter {(A61B 5/1464 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/1464
. . .
specially adapted for foetal tissue [2013-01]
A61B 5/1468
. .
using chemical or electrochemical methods, e.g. by polarographic means {(A61B 5/1486 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/1473
. . .
invasive, e.g. introduced into the body by a catheter {(A61B 5/1482 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/14735
. . . .
{comprising an immobilised reagent} [2013-01]
A61B 5/1477
. . .
non-invasive [2013-01]
A61B 5/1482
. . .
specially adapted for foetal tissue [2013-01]
A61B 5/1486
. .
using enzyme electrodes, e.g. with immobilised oxidase [2013-01]
A61B 5/14865
. . .
{invasive, e.g. introduced into the body by a catheter or needle or using implanted sensors} [2013-01]
A61B 5/1491
. .
Heated applicators [2013-01]
A61B 5/1495
. .
Calibrating or testing of in-vivo probes [2013-01]
A61B 5/15
.
Devices for taking samples of blood (hypodermic syringes A61M 5/178) [2013-01]
NOTE

  • In these subgroups, the following terms are used with the meaning indicated:
    • "piercing element" means skin penetrating component e.g. blade, needle, lancet, laser beam;
    • "piercing or lancing device" means device ready to be used for lancing;
    • "driving device" means device for driving a piercing element e.g. spring
WARNING

  • This group and its subgroups are not complete pending a reorganisation. See also A61B 5/14, A61B 5/1405 and subgroups
A61B 5/150007
. .
{Details} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150015
. . .
{Source of blood} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150022
. . . .
{for capillary blood or interstitial fluid} [2013-01]
A61B 5/15003
. . . .
{for venous or arterial blood} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150038
. . . .
{for blood from umbilical cord} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150045
. . . .
{for blood from vagina, placenta, colon or mouth} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150053
. . .
{for enhanced collection of blood or interstitial fluid at the sample site, e.g. by applying compression, heat, vibration, ultrasound, suction or vacuum to tissue; for reduction of pain or discomfort; Skin piercing elements, e.g. blades, needles, lancets or canulas, with adjustable piercing speed} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150061
. . . .
{Means for enhancing collection} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150068
. . . . .
{by tissue compression, e.g. with specially designed surface of device contacting the skin area to be pierced} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150076
. . . . .
{by heating} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150083
. . . . .
{by vibration, e.g. ultrasound} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150091
. . . . .
{by electricity} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150099
. . . . .
{by negative pressure, other than vacuum extraction into a syringe by pulling on the piston rod or into pre-evacuated tubes} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150106
. . . .
{Means for reducing pain or discomfort applied before puncturing; desensitising the skin at the location where body is to be pierced} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150114
. . . . .
{by tissue compression, e.g. with specially designed surface of device contacting the skin area to be pierced} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150122
. . . . .
{by heating} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150129
. . . . .
{by cooling} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150137
. . . . .
{by vibration (enhancing collection by vibration A61B 5/150175)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150145
. . . . .
{by negative pressure, e.g. suction, vacuum} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150152
. . . . .
{by an adequate mechanical impact on the puncturing location} [2013-01]
A61B 5/15016
. . . . .
{by accessories for bringing the piercing element into the body, e.g. through rotation of the piercing element} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150167
. . . .
{Adjustable piercing speed of skin piercing element, e.g. blade, needle, lancet or canula, for example with varying spring force or pneumatic drive} [2016-08]
A61B 5/150175
. . .
{Adjustment of penetration depth} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150183
. . . .
{Depth adjustment mechanism using end caps mounted at the distal end of the sampling device, i.e. the end-caps are adjustably positioned relative to the piercing device housing for example by rotating or screwing} [2013-01]
A61B 5/15019
. . . .
{Depth adjustment mechanism using movable stops located inside the piercing device housing and limiting the travel of the drive mechanism (mechanisms using distal end caps A61B 5/150183, mechanisms at the piercing element carrier proximal end A61B 5/150198)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150198
. . . .
{Depth adjustment mechanism at the proximal end of the carrier of the piercing element} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150206
. . .
{Construction or design features not otherwise provided for; manufacturing or production; packages; sterilisation of piercing element, piercing device or sampling device} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150213
. . . .
{Venting means} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150221
. . . .
{Valves} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150229
. . . .
{Pumps for assisting the blood sampling} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150236
. . . .
{Pistons, i.e. cylindrical bodies that sit inside the syringe barrel, typically with an air tight seal, and slide in the barrel to create a vacuum or to expel blood} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150244
. . . .
{Rods for actuating or driving the piston, i.e. the cylindrical body that sits inside the syringe barrel, typically with an air tight seal, and slides in the barrel to create a vacuum or to expel blood} [2016-08]
A61B 5/150251
. . . .
{Collection chamber divided into at least two compartments, e.g. for division of samples (injection syringes having more than one chamber A61M 5/19; syringes for injection of two or more media A61M 5/2448, A61M 5/284; sample preparation for further analysis A61B 5/150755)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150259
. . . .
{Improved gripping, e.g. with high friction pattern or projections on the housing surface or an ergonometric shape} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150267
. . . .
{Modular design or construction, i.e. subunits are assembled separately before being joined together or the device comprises interchangeable or detachable modules} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150274
. . . .
{Manufacture or production processes or steps for blood sampling devices} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150282
. . . . .
{for piercing elements, e.g. blade, lancet, canula, needle} [2016-08]
A61B 5/15029
. . . . .
{for driving devices, i.e. means for driving the piercing element} [2016-08]
A61B 5/150297
. . . . .
{for piercing devices, i.e. devices ready to be used for lancing or piercing (for piercing elements A61B 5/150282, for driving devices A61B 5/15029)} [2016-08]
A61B 5/150305
. . . .
{Packages specially adapted for piercing devices or blood sampling devices (kits for diabetes A61M 5/003; packaging in general B65D)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150312
. . . .
{Sterilisation of piercing elements, piercing devices or sampling devices (piercing element stocking means, e.g. cartridges, A61B 5/15176)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/15032
. . . . .
{by heating} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150328
. . . . .
{by aseptic fluid} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150335
. . . . .
{by radiation} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150343
. . .
{Collection vessels for collecting blood samples from the skin surface, e.g. test tubes, cuvettes (sampling from within body cavities A61B 5/150015, A61B 5/150045)} [2018-08]
A61B 5/150351
. . .
{Caps, stoppers or lids for sealing or closing a blood collection vessel or container, e.g. a test-tube or syringe barrel (caps for bottles or containers in general B65D 41/00)} [2016-08]
A61B 5/150358
. . .
{Strips for collecting blood, e.g. absorbent (optical reagent test strips G01N 21/8483; chemical reagent test strips G01N 33/4875, G01N 33/52)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150366
. . .
{Blood collection bags, e.g. connected to the patient by a catheter comprising means for removing a small sample of collected blood from the bag (collection bags as such A61J 1/05, A61M 1/0209)} [2015-07]
A61B 5/150374
. . .
{Details of piercing elements or protective means for preventing accidental injuries by such piercing elements (double-ended hollow needles A61B 5/150473, A61B 5/150389; single-ended hollow needles A61B 5/150503, A61B 5/150389)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150381
. . . .
{Design of piercing elements} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150389
. . . . .
{Hollow piercing elements, e.g. canulas, needles, for piercing the skin} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150396
. . . . . .
{Specific tip design, e.g. for improved penetration characteristics} [2016-08]
A61B 5/150404
. . . . . .
{Specific design of proximal end} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150412
. . . . .
{Pointed piercing elements, e.g. needles, lancets for piercing the skin (blade-like piercing elements A61B 5/150442)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150419
. . . . . .
{comprising means for capillary action} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150427
. . . . . .
{Specific tip design, e.g. for improved penetration characteristics} [2016-08]
A61B 5/150435
. . . . . .
{Specific design of proximal end} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150442
. . . . .
{Blade-like piercing elements, e.g. blades, cutters, knives, for cutting the skin} [2013-01]
A61B 5/15045
. . . . . .
{comprising means for capillary action} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150458
. . . . . .
{Specific blade design, e.g. for improved cutting and penetration characteristics} [2016-08]
A61B 5/150465
. . . . . .
{Specific design of proximal end} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150473
. . . . .
{Double-ended needles, e.g. used with pre-evacuated sampling tubes (hollow piercing element tip design A61B 5/150396; needle sets for catheters A61M 25/06; needles for bringing media into the body A61M 5/32)} [2016-08]
A61B 5/15048
. . . . . .
{Details of construction of proximal end} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150488
. . . . . .
{Details of construction of shaft} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150496
. . . . . .
{Details of construction of hub, i.e. element used to attach the double-ended needle to a piercing device or sampling device} [2016-08]
A61B 5/150503
. . . . .
{Single-ended needles (hollow piercing element tip design A61B 5/150396, needle sets for catheters A61M 25/06, needles for bringing media into the body A61M 5/32)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150511
. . . . . .
{Details of construction of shaft} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150519
. . . . . .
{Details of construction of hub, i.e. element used to attach the single-ended needle to a piercing device or sampling device} [2016-08]
A61B 5/150526
. . . . .
{Curved or bent needles} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150534
. . . .
{Design of protective means for piercing elements for preventing accidental needle sticks, e.g. shields, caps, protectors, axially extensible sleeves, pivotable protective sleeves} [2016-08]
A61B 5/150541
. . . . .
{Breakable protectors, e.g. caps, shields or sleeves, i.e. protectors separated destructively, e.g. by breaking a connecting area} [2016-08]
A61B 5/150549
. . . . . .
{Protectors removed by rotational movement, e.g. torsion or screwing} [2016-08]
A61B 5/150557
. . . . . .
{Protectors removed by bending} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150564
. . . . . .
{Protectors removed by pulling or pushing} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150572
. . . . .
{Pierceable protectors, e.g. shields, caps, sleeves or films, e.g. for hygienic purposes} [2013-01]
A61B 5/15058
. . . . .
{Joining techniques used for protective means} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150587
. . . . . .
{by friction fit} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150595
. . . . . .
{by snap-lock (i.e. based on axial displacement)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150603
. . . . . .
{by rotation, e.g. bayonet or screw} [2013-01]
A61B 5/15061
. . . . . .
{by material engagement, e.g. welding, bonding} [2016-08]
A61B 5/150618
. . . . . .
{Integrally moulded protectors, e.g. protectors simultaneously moulded together with a further component, e.g. a hub, of the piercing element} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150625
. . . . . .
{by using additional parts, e.g. clamping rings or collets} [2016-08]
A61B 5/150633
. . . . .
{Protective sleeves which are axially extensible, e.g. sleeves connected to, or integrated in, the piercing or driving device; pivotable protective sleeves} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150641
. . . . . .
{comprising means to impede repositioning of protection sleeve from covering to uncovering position} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150648
. . . . . . .
{fully automatically triggered, i.e. the triggering of the protective sleeve does not require a deliberate action by the user such as terminating the contact with the patient's skin} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150656
. . . . . . .
{semi-automatically triggered, i.e. in which the triggering of the protective sleeve requires a deliberate action by the user, e.g. manual release of spring-biased extension means} [2016-08]
A61B 5/150664
. . . . .
{Pivotable protective sleeves, i.e. sleeves connected to, or integrated in, the piercing or driving device, and which are pivoted for covering or uncovering the piercing element} [2016-08]
A61B 5/150671
. . . . . .
{comprising means to impede repositioning of protection sleeve from covering to uncovering position} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150679
. . . . . . .
{fully automatically triggered, i.e. the triggering of the pivotable protective sleeve does not require a deliberate action by the user such as terminating the contact with the patient's skin} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150687
. . . . . . .
{semi-automatically triggered, i.e. in which the triggering of the pivotable protective sleeve requires a deliberate action by the user such as manual release of spring-biased extension means} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150694
. . . . .
{Procedure for removing protection means at the time of piercing} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150702
. . . . . .
{fully automatically removed, i.e. the removing does not require any action by the user} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150709
. . . . . .
{semi-automatically removed, i.e. before puncturing the protection is removed by a mechanism initiated by a deliberate action by the user, such as pressing a button} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150717
. . . . . .
{manually removed} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150725
. . . . . .
{removal procedure linked to further actions, e.g. cocking of the piercing device, which indicate that the piercing device is used or tempered} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150732
. . .
{Needle holders, for instance for holding the needle by the hub, used for example with double-ended needle and pre-evacuated tube,} [2013-01]
A61B 5/15074
. . .
{Needle sets comprising wings, e.g. butterfly type, for ease of handling} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150748
. . .
{Having means for aiding positioning of the piercing device at a location where the body is to be pierced (means for aiding positioning of devices for bringing media into the body A61M 5/427, locating blood vessels A61B 5/489)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150755
. . .
{Blood sample preparation for further analysis, e.g. by separating blood components or by mixing} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150763
. . .
{with identification means (identification means for surgical instruments A61B 90/90)} [2016-02]
A61B 5/15077
. . . .
{characterized by physical shape} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150778
. . . .
{having complementary physical shapes for indexing or registration purposes} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150786
. . . .
{Optical identification systems, e.g. bar codes, colour codes} [2016-08]
A61B 5/150793
. . . .
{Electrical or magnetic identification means} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150801
. . .
{Means for facilitating use, e.g. by people with impaired vision; means for indicating when used correctly or incorrectly; means for alarming} [2016-08]
A61B 5/150809
. . . .
{by audible feedback} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150816
. . . .
{by tactile feedback, e.g. vibration} [2016-08]
A61B 5/150824
. . . .
{by visual feedback} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150832
. . . .
{by topography of the surface, e.g. Braille, embossed printing} [2016-08]
A61B 5/150839
. . .
{Aesthetic features, e.g. distraction means to prevent fears of child patients} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150847
. . .
{Communication to or from blood sampling device (transmitting measured data A61B 5/0002)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150854
. . . .
{long distance, e.g. between patient's home and doctor's office} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150862
. . . .
{intermediate range, e.g. within room or building} [2013-01]
A61B 5/15087
. . . .
{short range, e.g. between console and disposable (using implanted devices A61B 5/150877)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150877
. . . .
{with implanted devices} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150885
. . .
{Preventing re-use} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150893
. . . .
{by indicating if used, tampered with, unsterile or defective} [2013-01]
A61B 5/1509
. . . .
{by disrupting a seal, e.g. puncturing a piston seal} [2016-08]
A61B 5/150908
. . . .
{by disconnecting components, e.g. breaking or rupturing of connected parts, e.g. piston and rod} [2016-08]
A61B 5/150916
. . . .
{by blocking components, e.g. piston, driving device or fluid passageway} [2016-08]
A61B 5/150923
. . . .
{by means for destroying components or parts, e.g. by cutting or piercing} [2016-08]
A61B 5/150931
. . . . .
{by including soluble parts} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150938
. . . . .
{by blunting or disabling needle} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150946
. . .
{Means for varying, regulating, indicating or limiting the speed or time of blood collection} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150954
. . .
{Means for the detection of operative contact with patient, e.g. by temperature sensitive sensor} [2016-08]
A61B 5/150961
. . .
{Means for the detection of the presence or absence of a module, a component or an abnormal condition; detection of leaks} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150969
. .
{Low-profile devices which resemble patches or plasters, e.g. also allowing collection of blood samples for testing} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150977
. .
{Arrays of piercing elements for simultaneous piercing} [2013-01]
A61B 5/150984
. . .
{Microneedles or microblades} [2017-08]
A61B 5/150992
. .
{Blood sampling from a fluid line external to a patient, such as a catheter line, combined with an infusion line; blood sampling from indwelling needle sets, e.g. sealable ports, luer couplings, valves (tubing connectors and couplings A61M 39/00)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/151
. .
{Devices} specially adapted for taking samples of capillary blood, e.g. by lancets {, needles or blades} [2013-01]
A61B 5/15101
. . .
{Details} [2013-01]
A61B 5/15103
. . . .
{Piercing procedure} [2013-01]
A61B 5/15105
. . . . .
{Purely manual piercing, i.e. the user pierces the skin without the assistance of any driving means or driving devices} [2013-01]
A61B 5/15107
. . . . .
{Piercing being assisted by a triggering mechanism} [2013-01]
A61B 5/15109
. . . . . .
{Fully automatically triggered, i.e. the triggering does not require a deliberate action by the user, e.g. by contact with the patient's skin} [2013-01]
A61B 5/15111
. . . . . .
{Semi-automatically triggered, e.g. at the end of the cocking procedure, for instance by biasing the main drive spring or when reaching sufficient contact pressure, the piercing device is automatically triggered without any deliberate action by the user} [2013-01]
A61B 5/15113
. . . . . .
{Manually triggered, i.e. the triggering requires a deliberate action by the user such as pressing a drive button} [2013-01]
A61B 5/15115
. . . .
{Driving means for propelling the piercing element to pierce the skin, e.g. comprising mechanisms based on shape memory alloys, magnetism, solenoids, piezoelectric effect, biased elements, resilient elements, vacuum or compressed fluids} [2013-01]
A61B 5/15117
. . . . .
{comprising biased elements, resilient elements or a spring, e.g. a helical spring, leaf spring, or elastic strap} [2016-08]
A61B 5/15119
. . . . .
{comprising shape memory alloys} [2013-01]
A61B 5/15121
. . . . .
{comprising piezos} [2013-01]
A61B 5/15123
. . . . .
{comprising magnets or solenoids} [2013-01]
A61B 5/15125
. . . . .
{comprising a vacuum or compressed fluids} [2013-01]
A61B 5/15126
. . . .
{Means for controlling the lancing movement, e.g. 2D- or 3D-shaped elements, tooth-shaped elements or sliding guides} [2013-01]
A61B 5/15128
. . . . .
{comprising 2D- or 3D-shaped elements, e.g. cams, curved guide rails or threads (comprising tooth-shaped elements A61B 5/15132)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/1513
. . . . .
{comprising linear sliding guides (comprising tooth-shaped elements A61B 5/15132)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/15132
. . . . .
{comprising tooth-shaped elements, e.g. toothed wheel or rack and pinion} [2013-01]
A61B 5/15134
. . .
{Bladeless capillary blood sampling devices, i.e. devices for perforating the skin in order to obtain a blood sample but not using a blade, needle, canula, or lancet, e.g. by laser perforation, suction or pressurized fluids} [2013-01]
A61B 5/15136
. . . .
{by use of radiation, e.g. laser} [2016-08]
A61B 5/15138
. . . . .
{provided with means to ensure the protection of the user, e.g. to avoid laser light entering the eyes of a user} [2016-08]
A61B 5/1514
. . . .
{by use of gaseous agents, e.g. using suction aspiration or pressurized gas} [2013-01]
A61B 5/15142
. . .
{Devices intended for single use, i.e. disposable} [2013-01]
A61B 5/15144
. . . .
{comprising driving means, e.g. a spring, for retracting the piercing unit into the housing} [2013-01]
A61B 5/15146
. . .
{Devices loaded with multiple lancets simultaneously, e.g. for serial firing without reloading, for example by use of stocking means. (multiple simultaneous cutting or piercing A61B 5/150977)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/15148
. . . .
{Constructional features of stocking means, e.g. strip, roll, disc, cartridge, belt or tube} [2016-08]
A61B 5/15149
. . . . .
{Arrangement of piercing elements relative to each other} [2013-01]
A61B 5/15151
. . . . . .
{Each piercing element being stocked in a separate isolated compartment} [2013-01]
A61B 5/15153
. . . . . .
{Multiple piercing elements stocked in a single compartment} [2013-01]
A61B 5/15155
. . . . . .
{Piercing elements which are specially shaped or are provided with fittings or attachments to facilitate nesting, stacking or joining together end-to-end or side-by-side} [2013-01]
A61B 5/15157
. . . . .
{Geometry of stocking means or arrangement of piercing elements therein} [2013-01]
A61B 5/15159
. . . . . .
{Piercing elements stocked in or on a disc} [2013-01]
A61B 5/15161
. . . . . . .
{Characterized by propelling the piercing element in a radial direction relative to the disc} [2013-01]
A61B 5/15163
. . . . . . .
{Characterized by propelling the piercing element in an axial direction relative to the disc} [2013-01]
A61B 5/15165
. . . . . .
{Piercing elements stocked in or on a strip} [2013-01]
A61B 5/15167
. . . . . . .
{Characterized by a folded strip} [2013-01]
A61B 5/15169
. . . . . . .
{Characterized by a rolled strip} [2013-01]
A61B 5/15171
. . . . . . .
{Characterized by propelling the piercing element perpendicular to the direction of movement of the strip} [2013-01]
A61B 5/15173
. . . . . . .
{Characterized by propelling the piercing element parallel to the direction of movement of the strip} [2013-01]
A61B 5/15174
. . . . . .
{Piercing elements stocked in the form of a stack or pile} [2013-01]
A61B 5/15176
. . . . .
{Stocking means comprising cap, cover, sheath or protection for aseptic stocking} [2013-01]
A61B 5/15178
. . . . .
{Stocking means comprising separate compartments or units for new and for used piercing elements (separate compartments for used piercing elements in piercing devices A61B 5/15184)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/1518
. . . .
{Security or safety mechanism to be deactivated for forwarding next piercing element} [2013-01]
A61B 5/15182
. . . .
{Means for keeping track or checking of the total number of piercing elements already used or the number of piercing elements still remaining in the stocking, e.g. by check window, counter, display} [2016-08]
A61B 5/15184
. . . .
{Piercing device comprising a separate compartment or unit for used piercing elements (separate compartments for used piercing elements in stocking means A61B 5/15178)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/15186
. . .
{Devices loaded with a single lancet, i.e. a single lancet with or without a casing is loaded into a reusable drive device and then discarded after use; drive devices reloadable for multiple use} [2013-01]
A61B 5/15188
. . . .
{Constructional features of reusable driving devices} [2013-01]
A61B 5/1519
. . . . .
{comprising driving means, e.g. a spring, for propelling the piercing unit} [2013-01]
A61B 5/15192
. . . . .
{comprising driving means, e.g. a spring, for retracting the lancet unit into the driving device housing} [2013-01]
A61B 5/15194
. . . . . .
{fully automatically retracted, i.e. the retraction does not require a deliberate action by the user, e.g. by terminating the contact with the patient's skin} [2013-01]
A61B 5/15196
. . . . . .
{semi-automatically retracted, i.e. in which the retraction of the piercing unit requires a deliberate action by the user such as manual release of spring-biased retraction means} [2013-01]
A61B 5/15198
. . . . . .
{purely manually retracted} [2013-01]
A61B 5/153
. .
{Devices} specially adapted for taking samples of venous or arterial blood, e.g. with syringes [2014-02]
A61B 5/1535
. . .
{comprising means for indicating vein or arterial entry (A61B 5/1545 takes precedence)} [2014-02]
A61B 5/154
. . .
{Devices} using pre-evacuated means [2014-02]
A61B 5/1545
. . . .
{comprising means for indicating vein or arterial entry} [2014-02]
A61B 5/155
. .
{Devices} specially adapted for continuous or multiple sampling, e.g. at predetermined intervals {(devices loaded with multiple lancets simultaneously A61B 5/15146)} [2014-02]
A61B 5/157
. .
{Devices} characterised by integrated means for measuring characteristics of blood [2013-01]
A61B 5/16
.
Devices for psychotechnics (using teaching or educational appliances G09B 1/00 - G09B 7/00); Testing reaction times {; Devices for evaluating the psychological state} [2020-05]
A61B 5/161
. .
{Flicker fusion testing (eye testing A61B 3/00)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/162
. .
{Testing reaction times} [2017-08]
A61B 5/163
. .
{by tracking eye movement, gaze, or pupil change} [2020-05]
A61B 5/164
. .
{Lie detection} [2013-01]
A61B 5/165
. .
{Evaluating the state of mind, e.g. depression, anxiety} [2013-01]
A61B 5/167
. .
{Personality evaluation} [2013-01]
A61B 5/168
. .
{Evaluating attention deficit, hyperactivity} [2013-01]
A61B 5/18
. .
for vehicle drivers {or machine operators} [2013-01]
A61B 5/20
.
for measuring urological functions {restricted to the evaluation of the urinary system (A61B 5/4375 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/201
. .
{Assessing renal or kidney functions} [2015-07]
A61B 5/202
. .
{Assessing bladder functions, e.g. incontinence assessment} [2015-07]
A61B 5/204
. . .
{Determining bladder volume} [2013-01]
A61B 5/205
. . .
{Determining bladder or urethral pressure} [2013-01]
A61B 5/207
. .
{Sensing devices adapted to collect urine} [2013-01]
A61B 5/208
. . .
{adapted to determine urine quantity, e.g. flow, volume} [2013-01]
A61B 5/22
.
Ergometry; Measuring muscular strength or the force of a muscular blow ({exercising apparatus A63B 21/00} ; measuring of work or force in general G01L) [2013-11]
A61B 5/221
. .
{Ergometry, e.g. by using bicycle type apparatus} [2013-01]
A61B 5/222
. . .
{combined with detection or measurement of physiological parameters, e.g. heart rate} [2013-01]
A61B 5/224
. .
{Measuring muscular strength} [2013-01]
A61B 5/225
. . .
{of the fingers, e.g. by monitoring hand-grip force} [2013-01]
A61B 5/227
. . .
{of constricting muscles, i.e. sphincters} [2013-01]
A61B 5/228
. . .
{of masticatory organs, e.g. detecting dental force} [2021-01]
A61B 5/24
.
Detecting, measuring or recording bioelectric or biomagnetic signals of the body or parts thereof [2022-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/2415
. .
{Measuring direct current [DC] or slowly varying biopotentials} [2021-01]
A61B 5/242
. .
Detecting biomagnetic fields, e.g. magnetic fields produced by bioelectric currents [2021-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/243
. . .
specially adapted for magnetocardiographic [MCG] signals [2021-01]
A61B 5/245
. . .
specially adapted for magnetoencephalographic [MEG] signals [2021-01]
A61B 5/246
. . . .
using evoked responses [2021-01]
A61B 5/248
. . .
specially adapted for magnetoneurographic [MNG] signals, e.g. magnetospinographic [MSG] signals [2021-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/25
. .
Bioelectric electrodes therefor [2022-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/251
. . .
Means for maintaining electrode contact with the body [2021-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/252
. . . .
by suction [2022-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/254
. . . .
by clips [2021-01]
A61B 5/256
. . . .
Wearable electrodes, e.g. having straps or bands [2021-01]
A61B 5/257
. . . .
using adhesive means, e.g. adhesive pads or tapes [2021-01]
A61B 5/259
. . . . .
using conductive adhesive means, e.g. gels [2022-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/26
. . .
maintaining contact between the body and the electrodes by the action of the subjects, e.g. by placing the body on the electrodes or by grasping the electrodes [2021-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/262
. . .
Needle electrodes [2021-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/263
. . .
characterised by the electrode materials [2021-01]
WARNING

  • Groups A61B 5/263 - A61B 5/27 are incomplete pending reclassification of documents from group A61B 5/25.
    All groups listed in this Warning should be considered in order to perform a complete search.
A61B 5/265
. . . .
containing silver or silver chloride [2021-01]
A61B 5/266
. . . .
containing electrolytes, conductive gels or pastes [2021-01]
A61B 5/268
. . . .
containing conductive polymers, e.g. PEDOT:PSS polymers [2021-01]
A61B 5/27
. . . .
Conductive fabrics or textiles [2021-01]
A61B 5/271
. . .
Arrangements of electrodes with cords, cables or leads, e.g. single leads or patient cord assemblies [2022-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/273
. . . .
Connection of cords, cables or leads to electrodes [2021-01]
A61B 5/274
. . . . .
using snap or button fasteners [2022-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/276
. . .
Protection against electrode failure [2022-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/277
. . .
Capacitive electrodes [2021-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/279
. . .
specially adapted for particular uses [2022-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/28
. . . .
for electrocardiography [ECG] [2022-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/282
. . . . .
Holders for multiple electrodes (for introduction into the body A61B 5/287) [2022-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/283
. . . . .
Invasive [2022-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/285
. . . . . .
Endotracheal, oesophageal or gastric probes [2022-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/287
. . . . . .
Holders for multiple electrodes, e.g. electrode catheters for electrophysiological study [EPS] [2022-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/288
. . . . . .
for foetal cardiography, e.g. scalp electrodes [2021-01]
A61B 5/29
. . . . . .
for permanent or long-term implantation [2022-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/291
. . . .
for electroencephalography [EEG] [2022-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/293
. . . . .
Invasive [2022-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/294
. . . .
for nerve conduction study [NCS] [2022-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/296
. . . .
for electromyography [EMG] [2021-01]
A61B 5/297
. . . .
for electrooculography [EOG]: for electroretinography [ERG] [2021-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/30
. .
Input circuits therefor [2021-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/301
. . .
providing electrical separation, e.g. by using isolating transformers or optocouplers [2022-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/302
. . .
for capacitive or ionised electrodes, e.g. metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors [MOSFET] [2022-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/303
. . .
{Patient cord assembly, e.g. cable harness} [2022-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/304
. . .
Switching circuits [2022-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/305
. . .
Common mode rejection [2022-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/307
. . .
specially adapted for particular uses [2022-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/308
. . . .
for electrocardiography [ECG] [2022-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/31
. . . .
for electroencephalography [EEG] [2021-01]
A61B 5/311
. . . .
for nerve conduction study [NCS] [2022-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/313
. . . .
for electromyography [EMG] [2021-01]
A61B 5/315
. . . .
for electrooculography [EOG]; for electroretinography [ERG] [2021-01]
A61B 5/316
. .
Modalities, i.e. specific diagnostic methods [2022-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/318
. . .
Heart-related electrical modalities, e.g. electrocardiography [ECG] [2022-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/319
. . . .
Circuits for simulating ECG signals [2021-01]
A61B 5/321
. . . .
Accessories or supplementary instruments therefor, e.g. cord hangers [2022-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/322
. . . . .
Physical templates or devices for measuring ECG waveforms, e.g. electrocardiograph rulers or calipers (by template matching A61B 5/35) [2021-01]
A61B 5/324
. . . . .
Means for providing electrolytes, e.g. syringes [2021-01]
A61B 5/325
. . . .
Preparing electrode sites, e.g. by abrasion [2021-01]
A61B 5/327
. . . .
Generation of artificial ECG signals based on measured signals, e.g. to compensate for missing leads [2021-01]
A61B 5/329
. . . .
Load diagnosis, e.g. cardiac stress tests [2022-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/33
. . . .
specially adapted for cooperation with other devices [2022-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/332
. . . .
Portable devices specially adapted therefor [2021-01]
A61B 5/333
. . . .
Recording apparatus specially adapted therefor [2022-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/335
. . . . .
using integrated circuit memory devices [2021-01]
A61B 5/336
. . . . .
Magnetic recording apparatus [2021-01]
A61B 5/337
. . . . . .
{Playback at speeds other than the recording speed} [2021-01]
A61B 5/338
. . . . .
Recording by printing on paper [2022-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/339
. . . .
Displays specially adapted therefor [2022-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/341
. . . . .
Vectorcardiography [VCG] [2021-01]
A61B 5/343
. . . . .
Potential distribution indication [2022-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/344
. . . .
Foetal cardiography [2021-01]
A61B 5/346
. . . .
Analysis of electrocardiograms [2022-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/347
. . . . .
Detecting the frequency distribution of signals [2021-01]
A61B 5/349
. . . . .
Detecting specific parameters of the electrocardiograph cycle [2022-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/35
. . . . . .
by template matching [2021-01]
A61B 5/352
. . . . . .
Detecting R peaks, e.g. for synchronising diagnostic apparatus; Estimating R-R interval [2021-01]
A61B 5/353
. . . . . .
Detecting P-waves [2022-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/355
. . . . . .
Detecting T-waves [2022-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/357
. . . . . .
Detecting U-waves [2022-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/358
. . . . . .
Detecting ST segments [2022-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/36
. . . . . .
Detecting PQ interval, PR interval or QT interval [2022-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/361
. . . . . .
Detecting fibrillation [2021-01]
A61B 5/363
. . . . . .
Detecting tachycardia or bradycardia [2021-01]
A61B 5/364
. . . . . .
Detecting abnormal ECG interval, e.g. extrasystoles, ectopic heartbeats [2021-01]
A61B 5/366
. . . . . .
Detecting abnormal QRS complex, e.g. widening [2021-01]
A61B 5/367
. . . .
Electrophysiological study [EPS], e.g. electrical activation mapping or electro-anatomical mapping [2022-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/369
. . .
Electroencephalography [EEG] (devices for psychotechnics A61B 5/16) [2021-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/37
. . . .
Intracranial electroencephalography [IC-EEG], e.g. electrocorticography [ECoG] [2021-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/372
. . . .
Analysis of electroencephalograms [2022-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/374
. . . . .
Detecting the frequency distribution of signals, e.g. detecting delta, theta, alpha, beta or gamma waves [2022-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/375
. . . .
using biofeedback [2021-01]
A61B 5/377
. . . .
using evoked responses [2021-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/378
. . . . .
Visual stimuli [2021-01]
A61B 5/38
. . . . .
Acoustic or auditory stimuli [2021-01]
A61B 5/381
. . . . .
Olfactory or gustatory stimuli [2021-01]
A61B 5/383
. . . . .
Somatosensory stimuli, e.g. electric stimulation [2021-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/384
. . . .
Recording apparatus or displays specially adapted therefor [2021-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/386
. . . .
Accessories or supplementary instruments therefor [2021-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/388
. . .
Nerve conduction study, e.g. detecting action potential of peripheral nerves [2022-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/389
. . .
Electromyography [EMG] [2022-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/391
. . . .
of genito-urinary organs [2021-01]
A61B 5/392
. . . .
Detecting gastrointestinal contractions [2021-01]
A61B 5/394
. . . .
specially adapted for electroglottography or electropalatography [2021-01]
A61B 5/395
. . . .
Details of stimulation, e.g. nerve stimulation to elicit EMG response [2022-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/397
. . . .
Analysis of electromyograms [2021-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/398
. . .
Electrooculography [EOG], e.g. detecting nystagmus; Electroretinography [ERG] [2021-01]
WARNING

A61B 5/40
.
{Detecting, measuring or recording for evaluating the nervous system (A61B 5/4806, A61B 5/4821, A61B 5/4824 take precedence)} [2020-01]
A61B 5/4005
. .
{for evaluating the sensory system (A61B 5/12, A61B 5/4058 take precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4011
. . .
{Evaluating olfaction, i.e. sense of smell} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4017
. . .
{Evaluating sense of taste} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4023
. . .
{Evaluating sense of balance} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4029
. .
{for evaluating the peripheral nervous systems (A61B 5/24 takes precedence)} [2021-01]
A61B 5/4035
. . .
{Evaluating the autonomic nervous system} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4041
. . .
{Evaluating nerves condition} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4047
. . . .
{afferent nerves, i.e. nerves that relay impulses to the central nervous system} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4052
. . . .
{efferent nerves, i.e. nerves that relay impulses from the central nervous system} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4058
. .
{for evaluating the central nervous system (A61B 5/4806, A61B 5/4821 take precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4064
. . .
{Evaluating the brain (A61B 5/031, A61B 5/369, A61B 5/14553 take precedence)} [2021-01]
A61B 5/407
. . .
{Evaluating the spinal cord (A61B 5/4896 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4076
. .
{Diagnosing or monitoring particular conditions of the nervous system (A61B 5/4821, A61B 5/4824 take precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4082
. . .
{Diagnosing or monitoring movement diseases, e.g. Parkinson, Huntington or Tourette} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4088
. . .
{Diagnosing of monitoring cognitive diseases, e.g. Alzheimer, prion diseases or dementia} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4094
. . .
{Diagnosing or monitoring seizure diseases, e.g. epilepsy} [2013-01]
A61B 5/41
.
{Detecting, measuring or recording for evaluating the immune or lymphatic systems} [2020-01]
A61B 5/411
. .
{Detecting or monitoring allergy or intolerance reactions to an allergenic agent or substance} [2013-01]
A61B 5/412
. .
{Detecting or monitoring sepsis} [2013-01]
A61B 5/413
. .
{Monitoring transplanted tissue or organ, e.g. for possible rejection reactions after a transplant} [2013-01]
A61B 5/414
. .
{Evaluating particular organs or parts of the immune or lymphatic systems} [2013-01]
A61B 5/415
. . .
{the glands, e.g. tonsils, adenoids or thymus} [2013-01]
A61B 5/416
. . .
{the spleen} [2013-01]
A61B 5/417
. . .
{the bone marrow} [2013-01]
A61B 5/418
. . .
{lymph vessels, ducts or nodes} [2013-01]
A61B 5/42
.
{Detecting, measuring or recording for evaluating the gastrointestinal, the endocrine or the exocrine systems (A61B 1/00, A61B 5/4857, A61B 5/486, A61B 5/4866, A61B 5/4869 take precedence)} [2015-07]
A61B 5/4205
. .
{Evaluating swallowing} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4211
. .
{Diagnosing or evaluating reflux} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4216
. .
{Diagnosing or evaluating gastrointestinal ulcers} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4222
. .
{Evaluating particular parts, e.g. particular organs} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4227
. . .
{endocrine glands, i.e. thyroid, adrenals, hypothalamic, pituitary} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4233
. . .
{oesophagus} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4238
. . .
{stomach} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4244
. . .
{liver} [2013-01]
A61B 5/425
. . .
{pancreas} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4255
. . .
{Intestines, colon or appendix} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4261
. .
{Evaluating exocrine secretion production (A61B 3/101 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4266
. . .
{sweat secretion} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4272
. . .
{sebum secretion} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4277
. . .
{saliva secretion} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4283
. . .
{gastrointestinal secretions, e.g. bile production} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4288
. . .
{mammary secretions} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4294
. . .
{vaginal secretions} [2013-01]
A61B 5/43
.
{Detecting, measuring or recording for evaluating the reproductive systems} [2015-07]
A61B 5/4306
. .
{for evaluating the female reproductive systems, e.g. gynaecological evaluations} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4312
. . .
{Breast evaluation or disorder diagnosis (A61B 5/0091 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4318
. . .
{Evaluation of the lower reproductive system (A61B 5/4343 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4325
. . . .
{of the uterine cavities, e.g. uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4331
. . . .
{of the cervix (A61B 5/435 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4337
. . . .
{of the vagina} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4343
. . .
{Pregnancy and labour monitoring, e.g. for labour onset detection} [2013-01]
A61B 5/435
. . . .
{Assessing cervix alteration or dilation} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4356
. . . .
{Assessing uterine contractions (A61B 5/033 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4362
. . . .
{Assessing foetal parameters} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4368
. . .
{Sexual arousal evaluation} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4375
. .
{for evaluating the male reproductive system} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4381
. . .
{Prostate evaluation or disorder diagnosis} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4387
. . .
{Testicles, seminal vesicles or sperm ducts evaluation} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4393
. . .
{Sexual arousal or erectile dysfunction evaluation, e.g. tumescence evaluation} [2013-01]
A61B 5/44
.
{Detecting, measuring or recording for evaluating the integumentary system, e.g. skin, hair or nails (A61B 5/117 takes precedence)} [2015-07]
A61B 5/441
. .
{Skin evaluation, e.g. for skin disorder diagnosis} [2013-01]
A61B 5/442
. . .
{Evaluating skin mechanical properties, e.g. elasticity, hardness, texture, wrinkle assessment} [2013-01]
A61B 5/443
. . .
{Evaluating skin constituents, e.g. elastin, melanin, water} [2013-01]
A61B 5/444
. . .
{Evaluating skin marks, e.g. mole, nevi, tumour, scar} [2013-01]
A61B 5/445
. . .
{Evaluating skin irritation or skin trauma, e.g. rash, eczema, wound, bed sore} [2013-01]
A61B 5/446
. . .
{Scalp evaluation or scalp disorder diagnosis, e.g. dandruff} [2013-01]
A61B 5/447
. . .
{specially adapted for aiding the prevention of ulcer or pressure sore development, i.e. before the ulcer or sore has developed} [2015-10]
A61B 5/448
. .
{Hair evaluation, e.g. for hair disorder diagnosis} [2013-01]
A61B 5/449
. .
{Nail evaluation, e.g. for nail disorder diagnosis} [2013-01]
A61B 5/45
.
{For evaluating or diagnosing the musculoskeletal system or teeth (A61B 5/1036, A61B 5/1074, A61B 7/006 take precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4504
. .
{Bones (A61B 5/4547 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4509
. . .
{Bone density determination} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4514
. .
{Cartilage} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4519
. .
{Muscles (A61B 5/389, A61B 5/224 take precedence)} [2021-01]
A61B 5/4523
. .
{Tendons} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4528
. .
{Joints (A61B 5/4533, A61B 5/4538 take precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4533
. .
{Ligaments} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4538
. .
{Evaluating a particular part of the muscoloskeletal system or a particular medical condition} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4542
. . .
{Evaluating the mouth, e.g. the jaw} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4547
. . . .
{Evaluating teeth} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4552
. . . .
{Evaluating soft tissue within the mouth, e.g. gums or tongue} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4557
. . . .
{Evaluating bruxism} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4561
. . .
{Evaluating static posture, e.g. undesirable back curvature (A61B 5/1116 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4566
. . .
{Evaluating the spine (A61B 5/4561 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4571
. . .
{Evaluating the hip} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4576
. . .
{Evaluating the shoulder} [2013-01]
A61B 5/458
. . .
{Evaluating the elbow} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4585
. . .
{Evaluating the knee} [2013-01]
A61B 5/459
. . .
{Evaluating the wrist} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4595
. . .
{Evaluating the ankle} [2013-01]
A61B 5/48
.
{Other medical applications} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4803
. .
{Speech analysis specially adapted for diagnostic purposes} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4806
. .
{Sleep evaluation (A61B 5/4821 takes precedence; devices for inducing sleep A61M 21/02)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4809
. . .
{Sleep detection, i.e. determining whether a subject is asleep or not} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4812
. . .
{Detecting sleep stages or cycles} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4815
. . .
{Sleep quality} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4818
. . .
{Sleep apnoea} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4821
. .
{Determining level or depth of anaesthesia (A61B 5/1106 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4824
. .
{Touch or pain perception evaluation (A61B 5/4821 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4827
. . .
{assessing touch sensitivity, e.g. for evaluation of pain threshold} [2013-01]
A61B 5/483
. . . .
{by thermal stimulation} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4833
. .
{Assessment of subject's compliance to treatment} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4836
. .
{Diagnosis combined with treatment in closed-loop systems or methods (A61B 5/0036 takes precedence)} [2021-08]
A61B 5/4839
. . .
{combined with drug delivery} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4842
. .
{Monitoring progression or stage of a disease} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4845
. .
{Toxicology, e.g. by detection of alcohol, drug or toxic products (A61B 5/4848 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4848
. .
{Monitoring or testing the effects of treatment, e.g. of medication} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4851
. .
{Prosthesis assessment or monitoring} [2021-01]
A61B 5/4854
. .
{Diagnosis based on concepts of traditional oriental medicine} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4857
. .
{Indicating the phase of biorhythm (clocks or watches with indicators for biological cycles G04B 19/264)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/486
. .
{Bio-feedback (A61B 5/375 takes precedence)} [2021-01]
A61B 5/4863
. .
{Measuring or inducing nystagmus} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4866
. .
{Evaluating metabolism (A61B 5/083 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4869
. .
{Determining body composition} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4872
. . .
{Body fat} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4875
. . .
{Hydration status, fluid retention of the body} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4878
. . . .
{Evaluating oedema} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4881
. . .
{Determining interstitial fluid distribution or content within body tissue (measuring analytes in interstitial fluid in-vivo A61B 5/1451)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4884
. .
{inducing physiological or psychological stress, e.g. applications for stress testing} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4887
. .
{Locating particular structures in or on the body} [2013-01]
A61B 5/489
. . .
{Blood vessels} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4893
. . .
{Nerves} [2013-01]
A61B 5/4896
. . .
{Epidural space} [2013-01]
A61B 5/68
.
{Arrangements of detecting, measuring or recording means, e.g. sensors, in relation to patient} [2015-07]
A61B 5/6801
. .
{specially adapted to be attached to or worn on the body surface} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6802
. . .
{Sensor mounted on worn items} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6803
. . . .
{Head-worn items, e.g. helmets, masks, headphones or goggles} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6804
. . . .
{Garments; Clothes} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6805
. . . . .
{Vests} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6806
. . . . .
{Gloves} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6807
. . . . .
{Footwear} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6808
. . . .
{Diapers} [2013-01]
A61B 5/681
. . . .
{Wristwatch-type devices} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6811
. . . .
{External prosthesis} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6812
. . . .
{Orthopaedic devices} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6813
. . .
{Specially adapted to be attached to a specific body part (A61B 5/6802 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6814
. . . .
{Head} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6815
. . . . .
{Ear} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6816
. . . . . .
{Ear lobe} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6817
. . . . . .
{Ear canal} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6819
. . . . .
{Nose} [2013-01]
A61B 5/682
. . . . .
{Mouth, e.g., oral cavity; tongue; Lips; Teeth} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6821
. . . . .
{Eye} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6822
. . . .
{Neck} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6823
. . . .
{Trunk, e.g., chest, back, abdomen, hip} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6824
. . . .
{Arm or wrist} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6825
. . . .
{Hand} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6826
. . . . .
{Finger} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6828
. . . .
{Leg} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6829
. . . .
{Foot or ankle} [2013-01]
A61B 5/683
. . .
{Means for maintaining contact with the body (A61B 5/6802 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6831
. . . .
{Straps, bands or harnesses} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6832
. . . .
{using adhesives (A61B 5/259 takes precedence)} [2021-01]
A61B 5/6833
. . . . .
{Adhesive patches} [2013-01]
A61B 5/68335
. . . . .
{including release sheets or liners} [2020-05]
A61B 5/6834
. . . .
{using vacuum} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6835
. . . .
{Supports or holders, e.g., articulated arms} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6837
. . . .
{Sutures} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6838
. . . .
{Clamps or clips} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6839
. . . .
{Anchoring means, e.g. barbs} [2013-01]
A61B 5/684
. . .
{Indicating the position of the sensor on the body} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6841
. . . .
{by using templates} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6842
. . . .
{by marking the skin} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6843
. . .
{Monitoring or controlling sensor contact pressure} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6844
. . .
{Monitoring or controlling distance between sensor and tissue} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6846
. .
{specially adapted to be brought in contact with an internal body part, i.e. invasive} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6847
. . .
{mounted on an invasive device} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6848
. . . .
{Needles} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6849
. . . . .
{in combination with a needle set} [2013-01]
A61B 5/685
. . . .
{Microneedles} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6851
. . . .
{Guide wires} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6852
. . . .
{Catheters} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6853
. . . . .
{with a balloon} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6855
. . . . .
{with a distal curved tip} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6856
. . . . .
{with a distal loop} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6857
. . . . .
{with a distal pigtail shape} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6858
. . . . .
{with a distal basket, e.g. expandable basket} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6859
. . . . .
{with multiple distal splines} [2013-01]
A61B 5/686
. . . .
{Permanently implanted devices, e.g. pacemakers, other stimulators, biochips (A61B 5/6861 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6861
. . . .
{Capsules, e.g. for swallowing or implanting} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6862
. . . .
{Stents} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6864
. . . .
{Burr holes} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6865
. . . .
{Access ports} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6866
. . . .
{Extracorporeal blood circuits, e.g. dialysis circuits} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6867
. . .
{specially adapted to be attached or implanted in a specific body part (A61B 5/6847 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6868
. . . .
{Brain} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6869
. . . .
{Heart} [2013-01]
A61B 5/687
. . . .
{Oesophagus} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6871
. . . .
{Stomach} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6873
. . . .
{Intestine} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6874
. . . .
{Bladder} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6875
. . . .
{Uterus} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6876
. . . .
{Blood vessel} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6877
. . . .
{Nerve} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6878
. . . .
{Bone} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6879
. . .
{Means for maintaining contact with the body (A61B 5/6847 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/688
. . . .
{using adhesives} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6882
. . . .
{Anchoring means} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6883
. . . .
{Sutures} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6884
. . . .
{Clamps or clips} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6885
. . .
{Monitoring or controlling sensor contact pressure} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6886
. . .
{Monitoring or controlling distance between sensor and tissue} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6887
. .
{mounted on external non-worn devices, e.g. non-medical devices} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6888
. . .
{Cabins} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6889
. . .
{Rooms} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6891
. . .
{Furniture} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6892
. . .
{Mats} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6893
. . .
{Cars} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6894
. . .
{Wheel chairs} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6895
. . .
{Sport equipment} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6896
. . .
{Toys} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6897
. . .
{Computer input devices, e.g. mice or keyboards} [2013-01]
A61B 5/6898
. . .
{Portable consumer electronic devices, e.g. music players, telephones, tablet computers} [2013-01]
A61B 5/70
.
{Means for positioning the patient in relation to the detecting, measuring or recording means} [2022-01]
WARNING

  • Groups A61B 5/70 - A61B 5/708 are incomplete pending reclassification of documents from group A61B 5/055.
    All groups listed in this Warning should be considered in order to perform a complete search.
A61B 5/702
. .
{Posture restraints} [2013-01]
A61B 5/704
. .
{Tables} [2013-01]
A61B 5/706
. .
{Indicia not located on the patient, e.g. floor marking} [2013-01]
A61B 5/708
. .
{Breast positioning means} [2013-01]
A61B 5/72
.
{Signal processing specially adapted for physiological signals or for diagnostic purposes (pattern recognition G06K 9/00)} [2018-01]
A61B 5/7203
. .
{for noise prevention, reduction or removal} [2013-01]
A61B 5/7207
. . .
{of noise induced by motion artifacts} [2013-01]
A61B 5/721
. . . .
{using a separate sensor to detect motion or using motion information derived from signals other than the physiological signal to be measured} [2013-01]
A61B 5/7214
. . . .
{using signal cancellation, e.g. based on input of two identical physiological sensors spaced apart, or based on two signals derived from the same sensor, for different optical wavelengths} [2013-01]
A61B 5/7217
. . .
{of noise originating from a therapeutic or surgical apparatus, e.g. from a pacemaker} [2013-01]
A61B 5/7221
. .
{Determining signal validity, reliability or quality (A61B 5/7207 and A61B 5/7217 take precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/7225
. .
{Details of analog processing, e.g. isolation amplifier, gain or sensitivity adjustment, filtering, baseline or drift compensation (A61B 5/30, A61B 5/316 take precedence; transformers for specific applications H01F 38/00; amplifiers H03F)} [2021-01]
A61B 5/7228
. .
{Signal modulation applied to the input signal sent to patient or subject; demodulation to recover the physiological signal (modulation H03C)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/7232
. .
{involving compression of the physiological signal, e.g. to extend the signal recording period} [2013-01]
A61B 5/7235
. .
{Details of waveform analysis (A61B 5/349 takes precedence)} [2021-01]
A61B 5/7239
. . .
{using differentiation including higher order derivatives} [2013-01]
A61B 5/7242
. . .
{using integration} [2013-01]
A61B 5/7246
. . .
{using correlation, e.g. template matching or determination of similarity} [2013-01]
A61B 5/725
. . .
{using specific filters therefor, e.g. Kalman or adaptive filters (A61B 5/316 take precedence)} [2021-01]
A61B 5/7253
. . .
{characterised by using transforms} [2013-01]
A61B 5/7257
. . . .
{using Fourier transforms} [2013-01]
A61B 5/726
. . . .
{using Wavelet transforms} [2013-01]
A61B 5/7264
. . .
{Classification of physiological signals or data, e.g. using neural networks, statistical classifiers, expert systems or fuzzy systems (neural networks per se G01N 3/00; expert systems per se G06N 5/00)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/7267
. . . .
{involving training the classification device} [2013-01]
A61B 5/7271
. .
{Specific aspects of physiological measurement analysis (A61B 5/316, A61B 5/349 and A61B 5/374 take precedence)} [2021-01]
A61B 5/7275
. . .
{Determining trends in physiological measurement data}; Predicting development of a medical condition based on physiological measurements, e.g. determining a risk factor [2013-01]
A61B 5/7278
. . .
{Artificial waveform generation or derivation, e.g. synthesising signals from measured signals (A61B 5/327 takes precedence)} [2021-01]
A61B 5/7282
. . .
{Event detection, e.g. detecting unique waveforms indicative of a medical condition (A61B 5/4094, A61B 5/4818, A61B 5/349, A61B 5/0823 take precedence)} [2021-01]
A61B 5/7285
. . .
{for synchronising or triggering a physiological measurement or image acquisition with a physiological event or waveform, e.g. an ECG signal (A61B 6/5205, A61B 6/541, A61B 8/5207, A61B 8/543 take precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/7289
. . . .
{Retrospective gating, i.e. associating measured signals or images with a physiological event after the actual measurement or image acquisition, e.g. by simultaneously recording an additional physiological signal during the measurement or image acquisition} [2013-01]
A61B 5/7292
. . . .
{Prospective gating, i.e. predicting the occurrence of a physiological event for use as a synchronisation signal} [2013-01]
A61B 5/7296
. . .
{for compensation of signal variation due to stress unintentionally induced in the patient, e.g. due to the stress of the medical environment or examination (deliberately inducing physiological or psychological stress A61B 5/4884)} [2015-10]
A61B 5/74
.
{Details of notification to user or communication with user or patient (indicating measured values G01D 7/00); user input means (input or output arrangements for computers G06F 3/00)} [2020-01]
A61B 5/7405
. .
{using sound} [2013-01]
A61B 5/741
. . .
{using synthesised speech} [2013-01]
A61B 5/7415
. . .
{Sound rendering of measured values, e.g. by pitch or volume variation (A61B 5/741 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/742
. .
{using visual displays (A61B 5/339 takes precedence)} [2021-01]
A61B 5/7425
. . .
{Displaying combinations of multiple images regardless of image source, e.g. displaying a reference anatomical image with a live image (geometric transforms for image registration G06T 3/0068; enhancement using image fusion G06T 5/50; algorithms for registration of images G06T 7/30)} [2017-01]
A61B 5/743
. . .
{Displaying an image simultaneously with additional graphical information, e.g. symbols, charts, function plots} [2013-01]
A61B 5/7435
. . .
{Displaying user selection data, e.g. icons in a graphical user interface} [2013-01]
A61B 5/744
. . .
{Displaying an avatar, e.g. an animated cartoon character} [2013-01]
A61B 5/7445
. . .
{Display arrangements, e.g. multiple display units} [2013-01]
A61B 5/745
. . .
{using a holographic display} [2013-01]
A61B 5/7455
. .
{characterised by tactile indication, e.g. vibration or electrical stimulation} [2013-01]
A61B 5/746
. .
{Alarms related to a physiological condition, e.g. details of setting alarm thresholds or avoiding false alarms (alarms per se G08B)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/7465
. .
{Arrangements for interactive communication between patient and care services, e.g. by using a telephone network (telemetry of measured physiological signal A61B 5/0002)} [2013-01]
A61B 5/747
. . .
{in case of emergency, i.e. alerting emergency services} [2013-01]
A61B 5/7475
. .
{User input or interface means, e.g. keyboard, pointing device, joystick} [2013-01]
A61B 5/748
. . .
{Selection of a region of interest, e.g. using a graphics tablet} [2013-01]
A61B 5/7485
. . . .
{Automatic selection of region of interest} [2013-01]
A61B 5/749
. . .
{Voice-controlled interfaces} [2013-01]
A61B 5/7495
. . .
{using a reader or scanner device, e.g. barcode scanner} [2013-01]
A61B 6/00
Apparatus for radiation diagnosis, e.g. combined with radiation therapy equipment (instruments measuring radiation intensity for application in the field of nuclear medicine, e.g. in vivo counting, G01T 1/161; apparatus for taking X-ray photographs G03B 42/02) [2020-08]
NOTE

  • {In this group the following terms or expressions are used with the meaning indicated:
    • "radiation" means ionising radiation, e.g. X rays or gamma rays, and does not cover other forms of radiation, e.g. optical
    }
A61B 6/02
.
Devices for diagnosis sequentially in different planes; Stereoscopic radiation diagnosis [2022-01]
A61B 6/022
. .
{Stereoscopic imaging} [2013-01]
A61B 6/025
. .
{Tomosynthesis} [2013-01]
A61B 6/027
. .
{characterised by the use of a particular data acquisition trajectory, e.g. helical or spiral} [2013-01]
A61B 6/03
. .
Computerised tomographs (echo-tomography A61B 8/14) [2020-08]
A61B 6/032
. . .
{Transmission computed tomography [CT]} [2013-01]
A61B 6/035
. . . .
{Mechanical aspects of CT} [2013-01]
A61B 6/037
. . .
{Emission tomography} [2020-08]
A61B 6/04
.
Positioning of patients; Tiltable beds or the like (operating tables A61G 13/00; operating chairs A61G 15/00) [2013-01]
A61B 6/0407
. .
{Supports, e.g. tables or beds, for the body or parts of the body} [2020-08]
A61B 6/0414
. . .
{with compression means} [2020-08]
A61B 6/0421
. . .
{with immobilising means} [2020-08]
A61B 6/0428
. . . .
{Patient cradles} [2013-01]
A61B 6/0435
. . .
{with means for imaging suspended breasts} [2020-08]
A61B 6/0442
. . .
{made of non-metallic materials} [2020-08]
A61B 6/045
. . .
{with heating or cooling means} [2020-08]
A61B 6/0464
. . .
{mounted to ceiling} [2020-08]
A61B 6/0471
. . .
{based on an endless-band} [2020-08]
A61B 6/0478
. .
{Chairs} [2020-08]
A61B 6/0485
. .
{Inflatable rests for lifting of patients} [2013-01]
A61B 6/0487
. .
{Motor-assisted positioning} [2020-08]
A61B 6/0492
. .
{using markers or indicia for aiding patient positioning} [2013-01]
A61B 6/06
.
Diaphragms [2020-08]
A61B 6/08
.
Auxiliary means for directing the radiation beam to a particular spot, e.g. using light beams [2013-01]
A61B 6/10
.
Application or adaptation of safety means [2020-08]
A61B 6/102
. .
{Protection against mechanical damage, e.g. anti-collision devices} [2013-01]
A61B 6/105
. . .
{Braking or locking devices} [2013-01]
A61B 6/107
. .
{Protection against radiation, e.g. shielding} [2020-08]
A61B 6/12
.
Devices for detecting or locating foreign bodies (A61B 6/02 takes precedence) [2020-08]
A61B 6/14
.
Applications or adaptations for dentistry [2013-01]
A61B 6/145
. .
{by intraoral means} [2020-08]
A61B 6/40
.
{with arrangements for generating radiation specially adapted for radiation diagnosis} [2020-08]
A61B 6/4007
. .
{characterised by using a plurality of source units} [2020-08]
A61B 6/4014
. . .
{arranged in multiple source-detector units} [2013-01]
A61B 6/4021
. .
{involving movement of the focal spot} [2013-01]
A61B 6/4028
. . .
{resulting in acquisition of views from substantially different positions, e.g. EBCT} [2013-01]
A61B 6/4035
. .
{the source being combined with a filter or grating} [2020-08]
A61B 6/4042
. . .
{K-edge filters} [2013-01]
A61B 6/405
. .
{Source units specially adapted to modify characteristics of the beam during the data acquisition process (A61B 6/4021, A61B 6/4035 take precedence)} [2020-08]
A61B 6/4057
. .
{by using radiation sources located in the interior of the body (A61B 6/037 takes precedence)} [2020-08]
A61B 6/4064
. .
{specially adapted for producing a particular type of beam} [2020-08]
A61B 6/4071
. . .
{Pencil beams} [2013-01]
A61B 6/4078
. . .
{Fan-beams} [2013-01]
A61B 6/4085
. . .
{Cone-beams} [2013-01]
A61B 6/4092
. . .
{for producing synchrotron radiation} [2013-01]
A61B 6/42
.
{with arrangements for detecting radiation specially adapted for radiation diagnosis} [2020-08]
A61B 6/4208
. .
{characterised by using a particular type of detector} [2013-01]
A61B 6/4216
. . .
{using storage phosphor screens} [2020-08]
A61B 6/4225
. . .
{using image intensifiers} [2013-01]
A61B 6/4233
. . .
{using matrix detectors} [2020-08]
A61B 6/4241
. . .
{using energy resolving detectors, e.g. photon counting} [2020-08]
A61B 6/425
. . .
{using detectors specially adapted to be used in the interior of the body} [2020-08]
A61B 6/4258
. . .
{for detecting non x-ray radiation, e.g. gamma radiation (A61B 6/037 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 6/4266
. .
{characterised by using a plurality of detector units (A61B 6/4014 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 6/4275
. .
{using a detector unit almost surrounding the patient, e.g. more than 180°} [2013-01]
A61B 6/4283
. .
{characterised by a detector unit being housed in a cassette} [2022-01]
A61B 6/4291
. .
{the detector being combined with a grid or grating} [2013-01]
A61B 6/44
.
{Constructional features of apparatus for radiation diagnosis} [2020-08]
A61B 6/4405
. .
{the apparatus being movable or portable, e.g. handheld or mounted on a trolley} [2020-08]
A61B 6/4411
. .
{the apparatus being modular (A61B 6/4283 takes precedence)} [2022-01]
A61B 6/4417
. .
{related to combined acquisition of different diagnostic modalities} [2013-01]
A61B 6/4423
. .
{related to hygiene or sterilisation} [2013-01]
A61B 6/4429
. .
{related to the mounting of source units and detector units} [2022-01]
A61B 6/4435
. . .
{the source unit and the detector unit being coupled by a rigid structure} [2013-01]
A61B 6/4441
. . . .
{the rigid structure being a C-arm or U-arm} [2013-01]
A61B 6/4447
. . . .
{Tiltable gantries} [2013-01]
A61B 6/4452
. . .
{the source unit and the detector unit being able to move relative to each other} [2013-01]
A61B 6/4458
. . .
{the source unit or the detector unit being attached to robotic arms} [2013-01]
A61B 6/4464
. . .
{the source unit or the detector unit being mounted to ceiling} [2013-01]
A61B 6/447
. . .
{the source unit or the detector unit being mounted to counterpoise or springs} [2013-01]
A61B 6/4476
. .
{related to motor-assisted motion of the source unit} [2020-08]
A61B 6/4482
. . .
{involving power assist circuits} [2013-01]
A61B 6/4488
. .
{Means for cooling (A61B 6/045 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 6/4494
. .
{Means for identifying the diagnostic device} [2013-01]
A61B 6/46
.
{with special arrangements for interfacing with the operator or the patient} [2013-01]
A61B 6/461
. .
{Displaying means of special interest} [2013-01]
A61B 6/462
. . .
{characterised by constructional features of the display} [2013-01]
A61B 6/463
. . .
{characterised by displaying multiple images or images and diagnostic data on one display} [2013-01]
A61B 6/464
. . .
{involving a plurality of displays} [2013-01]
A61B 6/465
. . .
{adapted to display user selection data, e.g. graphical user interface, icons or menus} [2020-08]
A61B 6/466
. . .
{adapted to display 3D data} [2020-08]
A61B 6/467
. .
{characterised by special input means} [2013-01]
A61B 6/468
. . .
{allowing annotation or message recording} [2013-01]
A61B 6/469
. . .
{for selecting a region of interest [ROI]} [2013-01]
A61B 6/48
.
{Diagnostic techniques (A61B 6/022, A61B 6/025 A61B 6/032, A61B 6/037 take precedence)} [2020-08]
A61B 6/481
. .
{involving the use of contrast agents} [2013-01]
A61B 6/482
. .
{involving multiple energy imaging} [2013-01]
A61B 6/483
. .
{involving scattered radiation} [2013-01]
A61B 6/484
. .
{involving phase contrast X-ray imaging} [2013-01]
A61B 6/485
. .
{involving fluorescence X-ray imaging} [2013-01]
A61B 6/486
. .
{involving generating temporal series of image data} [2013-01]
A61B 6/487
. . .
{involving fluoroscopy} [2013-01]
A61B 6/488
. .
{involving pre-scan acquisition} [2013-01]
A61B 6/50
.
{Clinical applications (dentistry A61B 6/14 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 6/501
. .
{involving diagnosis of head, e.g. neuroimaging, craniography} [2013-01]
A61B 6/502
. .
{involving diagnosis of breast, i.e. mammography} [2013-01]
A61B 6/503
. .
{involving diagnosis of heart} [2016-11]
A61B 6/504
. .
{involving diagnosis of blood vessels, e.g. by angiography} [2013-01]
A61B 6/505
. .
{involving diagnosis of bone} [2013-01]
A61B 6/506
. .
{involving diagnosis of nerves} [2016-11]
A61B 6/507
. .
{involving determination of haemodynamic parameters, e.g. perfusion CT} [2016-11]
A61B 6/508
. .
{for non-human patients} [2013-01]
A61B 6/52
.
{Devices using data or image processing specially adapted for radiation diagnosis} [2020-08]
A61B 6/5205
. .
{involving processing of raw data to produce diagnostic data} [2013-01]
A61B 6/5211
. .
{involving processing of medical diagnostic data} [2013-01]
A61B 6/5217
. . .
{extracting a diagnostic or physiological parameter from medical diagnostic data} [2020-08]
A61B 6/5223
. . .
{generating planar views from image data, e.g. extracting a coronal view from a 3D image} [2013-01]
A61B 6/5229
. . .
{combining image data of a patient, e.g. combining a functional image with an anatomical image} [2020-08]
A61B 6/5235
. . . .
{combining images from the same or different ionising radiation imaging techniques, e.g. PET and CT} [2020-08]
A61B 6/5241
. . . . .
{combining overlapping images of the same imaging modality, e.g. by stitching} [2020-08]
A61B 6/5247
. . . .
{combining images from an ionising-radiation diagnostic technique and a non-ionising radiation diagnostic technique, e.g. X-ray and ultrasound} [2020-08]
A61B 6/5252
. . .
{removing objects from field of view, e.g. removing patient table from a CT image} [2013-01]
A61B 6/5258
. .
{involving detection or reduction of artifacts or noise} [2020-08]
A61B 6/5264
. . .
{due to motion} [2013-01]
A61B 6/527
. . . .
{using data from a motion artifact sensor} [2020-08]
A61B 6/5276
. . . .
{involving measuring table sag} [2013-01]
A61B 6/5282
. . .
{due to scatter} [2013-01]
A61B 6/5288
. .
{involving retrospective matching to a physiological signal} [2013-01]
A61B 6/5294
. .
{involving using additional data, e.g. patient information, image labeling, acquisition parameters} [2013-01]
A61B 6/54
.
{Control of apparatus or devices for radiation diagnosis} [2020-08]
A61B 6/541
. .
{involving acquisition triggered by a physiological signal} [2013-01]
A61B 6/542
. .
{involving control of exposure} [2013-01]
A61B 6/544
. . .
{dependent on patient size} [2013-01]
A61B 6/545
. .
{involving automatic set-up of acquisition parameters} [2013-01]
A61B 6/547
. .
{involving tracking of position of the device or parts of the device} [2020-08]
A61B 6/548
. .
{Remote control of the apparatus or devices} [2020-08]
A61B 6/56
.
{Details of data transmission or power supply, e.g. use of slip rings} [2013-01]
A61B 6/563
. .
{involving image data transmission via a network} [2018-01]
A61B 6/566
. .
{involving communication between diagnostic systems} [2020-08]
A61B 6/58
.
{Testing, adjusting or calibrating apparatus or devices for radiation diagnosis} [2020-08]
A61B 6/581
. .
{Remote testing of the apparatus or devices} [2020-08]
A61B 6/582
. .
{Calibration} [2013-01]
A61B 6/583
. . .
{using calibration phantoms} [2020-08]
A61B 6/584
. . . .
{determining position of components of the apparatus or device using images of the phantom} [2020-08]
A61B 6/585
. . .
{Calibration of detector units} [2013-01]
A61B 6/586
. .
{Detection of faults or malfunction of the device} [2013-01]
A61B 6/587
. .
{Alignment of source unit to detector unit} [2013-01]
A61B 6/588
. .
{Setting distance between source unit and detector unit} [2013-01]
A61B 6/589
. .
{Setting distance between source unit and patient} [2013-01]
A61B 7/00
Instruments for auscultation [2013-01]
A61B 7/001
.
{Detecting cranial noise, e.g. caused by aneurism} [2013-01]
A61B 7/003
.
{Detecting lung or respiration noise} [2013-01]
A61B 7/005
.
{Detecting noise caused by implants, e.g. cardiac valves} [2013-01]
A61B 7/006
.
{Detecting skeletal, cartilage or muscle noise (A61B 7/003 and A61B 7/008 take precedence)} [2013-01]
A61B 7/008
.
{Detecting noise of gastric tract, e.g. caused by voiding} [2013-01]
A61B 7/02
.
Stethoscopes {(acoustic details thereof G10K 11/00)} [2013-01]
A61B 7/023
. .
{for introduction into the body, e.g. into the oesophagus (oesophageal ECG probes A61B 5/285)} [2021-01]
A61B 7/026
. .
{comprising more than one sound collector} [2013-01]
A61B 7/04
. .
Electric stethoscopes (microphones, acoustic transducers therefor H04R) [2013-01]
A61B 7/045
. . .
{Detection of Korotkoff sounds (A61B 5/0225 takes precedence; measuring blood pressure A61B 5/021)} [2013-01]