No assignee for this patent application has been made.
Reporters obtained the following quote from the background information supplied by the inventors: "1) Field Of The Invention
"The present invention relates to a medical device, particularly an NFC (Near Field Communication) enabled medical device based on configuration of a screen's position for convenient sensing.
"2) Description Of The Prior Art
"It is necessary for current medical equipment to transfer all kinds of measured physiological information (e.g., body temperature, pulse rate, blood pressure, blood glucose, blood oxygen saturation, EKG, ECG, and respiration parameter) by means of one transmission device which links cable network equipment or wireless network equipment but causes operations inconvenient and time-consuming due to limitations in transmission of physiological information such as connected cables, wireless pairing, and settings. Obviously, the existing method for communication of information is unsatisfactory because any physiological parameter measured by one patient himself/herself at home is difficultly transmitted in the case of a patient who is too old, disabled, or unfamiliar with operations of equipment. In addition, a NFC (Near Field Communication) system as one contactless short-distance point-to-point communication system of equipment has evolved with a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) system and interconnection technology integrated. Thus, the NFC-based medical devices have emerged in virtue of accepted ISO standards on the basis of interface and communication protocols.
"Based on an NFC reader/writer/tag module to realize near field communication and sensing, the above NFC-enabled medical device usually relies on the position of its internal antenna which is marked on the medical device's panel for completion of sensing within a proper distance (10 cm or so), or the user may have no idea to operate the device. However, it might be perplexedly inconvenient to design or use the NFC-enabled medical device because of (1) design of the medical device's panel on which there are various buttons or no proper position marked for an antenna or (2) the medical device's volume and area increased to accommodate an antenna and indicate a mark for sensing, respectively. Thus, the persons skilled in the arts should make all efforts to overcome inconvenience or perplexity in designing an NFC medical device, incorporating the general public's habits for NFC-enabled applications such as Easy Cards and Octopus Cards in daily life into an NFC-enabled medical device for smooth usage of this device.
"Accordingly, the inventor having considered shortcomings derived from an NFC medical device and attempted to optimize its antenna's structure for sensing has studied and developed a solution for one user-friendly NFC-enabled medical device matching most consumers' operating habits and promoting development of the industry."
In addition to obtaining background information on this patent application, VerticalNews editors also obtained the inventors' summary information for this patent application: "The object of the present invention is to provide an antenna configuration structure of an NFC-enabled medical device in which positions of the antenna and the screen are designed identically so that the NFC-enabled medical device which has excellent convenience in structural design and sensing conforms to the general public's habits for operations of sensors and further realizes a humanized medical device.
"To realize the above object, the present invention adopts technical measures comprising: a case body; a screen installed on the case body to display physiological parameters and having a screen area; an NFC-enabled module provided with a wireless antenna for data exchange wherein the wireless antenna is arranged as a coiled body which encloses an antenna area overlapping at least one region of the screen area.
"For technical features and effects in terms of the present disclosure completely understood and recognized, the preferred embodiments and detailed drawings are described hereinafter.
BRIEF DESCRIPTIONS OF THE DRAWINGS
"FIG. 1 is the schematic illustration of a circuit structure for the present invention in the first embodiment.
"FIG. 2 is the exploded view of the present invention in the first embodiment.
"FIG. 3 is the exploded view of the present invention in the second embodiment.
"FIG. 4 is the schematic illustration for the assembled present invention in the second embodiment."
For more information, see this patent application: LI, Chun-Ying; Chen, Yi-Lung; Tsai, Wen-Yu. Antenna Configuration Structure of an Nfc (Near Field Communication) Enabled Medical Device. Filed
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