Respirator with an input and output unit

  • US 5,678,539 A
  • Filed: 12/18/1995
  • Issued: 10/21/1997
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/11/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A respirator, comprising:

  • a gas-metering device for respiration gases;

    control unit means for controlling and monitoring metering of respiration gases;

    an input unit, connected to the said control unit means for introducing commands into said control unit means, said input unit including a keypad and an input element;

    acknowledge switch means for input of changed parameter as a new set value for said control unit; and

    said input unit further comprising parameters display and input means for displaying parameters and changing preselected parameters, said parameters display and input means including an interactive flat screen with a contact-sensitive surface with data entry sectors having setting segments and with output sectors for parameters to be displayed, said data entry sectors including preselected data entry sectors which are switched into an active state on said flat screen by said keypad, said setting segments within said preselected data entry sector being actuatable in said active state and including means for switching one of said input element and said acknowledge switch means into functional connection with said selected setting segment upon actuation.

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