CHICAGO, Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ICAP Patent Brokerage, a division of ICAP plc, the world's largest intellectual property brokerage and patent auction firm, is offering for sale a patent portfolio that effectively protects stethoscope heads without impacting sound transmission from Innova-Med Solutions LLC.
Current practice involves multiple patient examinations using a stethoscope without sterilization. Increased concern with infection risk will impact this practice. As a result, inexpensive easy-to-implement solutions are sure to become widely adopted.
Key Characteristics & Benefits
This portfolio addresses market limitations by disclosing a disposable cover for a stethoscope head to help prevent the spread of foreign matter from stethoscope usage.
- The cover comprises a seamless casing formed from a flexible, stretchable sheet material and has an open end for the introduction of the stethoscope head into the casing.
- The casing is formed from a substantially thin, sound transmitting, flexible and stretchable sheet material which is substantially impervious to body fluids
- The cover includes a receiving section that receives and envelopes the stethoscope head.
- The disclosed cover is configured as a closed end tube of uniform diameter that easily fits all commonly used stethoscope heads.
This patent portfolio represents a significant increased volume opportunity for medical device manufacturers and distributors.
To learn more about the assets available for license in this portfolio:
Contact Dean Becker of ICAP Patent Brokerage at Dean.Becker@us.icap.com
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