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(12) United States Patent (io) Patent No.: US 6,987,993 B2
Steuer et al. (45) Date of Patent: Jan. 17,2006
(54) SENSOR FOR TRANSCUTANEOUS
MEASUREMENT OF VASCULAR ACCESS
(75) Inventors: Robert R. Steuer, Pleasant View, UT
(US); David A. Bell, Farmington, UT
(US); David R. Miller, Morgan, UT
(73) Assignee: Hema Metrics, Inc., Kaysville, UT (US)
( * ) Notice: Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this patent is extended or adjusted under 35 U.S.C. 154(b) by 79 days.
(21) Appl. No.: 10/730,102
(22) Filed: Dec. 9, 2003
(65) Prior Publication Data
US 2004/0122330 Al Jun. 24, 2004
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