US 11,656,133 B2
IR thermometry probe cover
John A. Lane, Weedsport, NY (US); David E. Quinn, Auburn, NY (US); Ray D. Stone, Camillus, NY (US); Scott A. Martin, Camillus, NY (US); and John R. Strom, Jersey City, NJ (US)
Assigned to Welch Allyn, Inc., Skaneateles Falls, NY (US)
Filed by Welch Allyn, Inc., Skaneateles Falls, NY (US)
Filed on Oct. 30, 2020, as Appl. No. 17/85,527.
Application 17/085,527 is a continuation of application No. 16/251,774, filed on Jan. 18, 2019, granted, now 10,823,621.
Application 16/251,774 is a continuation of application No. 15/784,791, filed on Oct. 16, 2017, granted, now 10,184,842, issued on Jan. 22, 2019.
Application 15/784,791 is a continuation of application No. 14/511,986, filed on Oct. 10, 2014, granted, now 9,791,326, issued on Oct. 17, 2017.
Application 14/511,986 is a continuation of application No. 13/196,700, filed on Aug. 2, 2011, granted, now 8,876,373, issued on Nov. 4, 2014.
Application 13/196,700 is a continuation in part of application No. 12/420,926, filed on Apr. 9, 2009, granted, now 8,231,271, issued on Jul. 31, 2012.
Prior Publication US 2021/0048348 A1, Feb. 18, 2021
Int. Cl. G01J 5/00 (2022.01); G01K 13/25 (2021.01); G01J 5/02 (2022.01)
CPC G01K 13/252 (2021.01) [G01J 5/0011 (2013.01); G01J 5/021 (2013.01); Y10T 29/49 (2015.01)] 6 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A probe cover, comprising:
a distal end;
a proximal end opposite the distal end;
a wall extending proximally from the distal end of the probe cover, the wall including:
an inner surface facing a central longitudinal axis of the probe cover, the inner surface forming an arcuate portion of the probe cover, and
a weakened section, wherein the weakened section is at least one of:
disposed distal to the arcuate portion, and
at least partly formed by the arcuate portion; and
a flange forming a base of the probe cover at the proximal end, the weakened section being configured to flex when a force is applied to the flange in a first direction that is toward the distal end and substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis,
wherein the flange comprises a first substantially planar surface configured to receive the force, the first substantially planar surface of the flange extending distally, from the base, in a second direction toward the longitudinal axis.