US Patent No: 6,088,607

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Low noise optical probe

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An optical probe for measurements, which is particularly suited to reduce noise in measurements taken on an easily compressible material, such as a finger, a toe, a forehead, an earlobe, or a lip. The probe includes a base having an aperture which leads to a chamber. The base is placed adjacent a portion of the material, the chamber being placed directly adjacent any easily compressible portion of the material. A photodetector is located within the chamber and does not contact the material. A light emitting diode (LED) is affixed to the material, opposite the photodetector and above the chamber. The material which is supported by the aperture and therefore rests above or has intruded into the chamber is inhibited from compression since nothing comes in contact with this portion of the material, even when the material moves. Thus, light from the LED is directed through a stabilized portion of the material, i.e., the optical path length through which light travels is stabilized, even during motion of the material. This reduces noise in the signal measured by the photodetector. A scattering medium is interposed between the LED and the material, between the material and the photodetector, or between the LED and the material as well as between the material and the photodetector. The scattering medium is used to improve the signal-to-noise ratio of the received optical signal.

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JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.NEW YORK, NY1951

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Diab, Mohamed Kheir Laguna Niguel, CA 36 13070
Kiani, Massi E Laguna Niguel, CA 90 21234
Lepper, Jr James M Trabuco Canyon, CA 17 8255

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7,962,188 Robust alarm system 139 2006
7,880,626 System and method for monitoring the life of a physiological sensor 147 2006
7,530,942 Remote sensing infant warmer 202 2006
7,526,328 Manual and automatic probe calibration 200 2006
7,990,382 Virtual display 131 2007
8,182,443 Drug administration controller 113 2007
7,910,875 Systems and methods for indicating an amount of use of a sensor 144 2007
* 2007/0156,034 Systems and methods for indicating an amount of use of a sensor 24 2007
7,355,512 Parallel alarm processor 292 2007
8,942,777 Signal processing apparatus 14 2007
8,028,701 Respiratory monitoring 132 2007
8,046,041 Signal processing apparatus 125 2007
8,046,042 Signal processing apparatus 126 2007
8,036,728 Signal processing apparatus 128 2007
8,175,672 Reusable pulse oximeter probe and disposable bandage apparatii 115 2007
8,385,995 Physiological parameter tracking system 80 2007
9,375,185 Systems and methods for acquiring calibration data usable in a pulse oximeter 0 2007
8,532,727 Dual-mode pulse oximeter 73 2007
8,180,420 Signal processing apparatus and method 115 2007
8,019,400 Signal processing apparatus 140 2007
7,734,320 Sensor isolation 181 2007
7,509,154 Signal processing apparatus 234 2007
7,467,002 Sine saturation transform 209 2007
* 2008/0036,752 SIGNAL PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD 49 2007
8,457,707 Congenital heart disease monitor 77 2007
8,315,683 Duo connector patient cable 92 2007
* 2008/0071,153 DUO CONNECTOR PATIENT CABLE 7 2007
8,840,549 Modular patient monitor 29 2007
9,192,329 Variable mode pulse indicator 0 2007
D609193 Connector assembly 193 2007
D587657 Connector assembly 201 2007
* 2008/0091,093 PERFUSION INDEX SMOOTHER 8 2007
8,457,703 Low power pulse oximeter 76 2007
8,414,499 Plethysmograph variability processor 79 2007
8,852,094 Physiological parameter system 26 2007
8,652,060 Perfusion trend indicator 48 2008
7,880,606 Physiological trend monitor 164 2008
8,405,608 System and method for altering a display mode 85 2008
D614305 Connector assembly 193 2008
7,919,713 Low noise oximetry cable including conductive cords 134 2008
8,764,671 Disposable active pulse sensor 34 2008
8,721,542 Physiological parameter system 37 2008
8,048,040 Fluid titration system 124 2008
8,355,766 Ceramic emitter substrate 80 2008
8,118,620 Connector assembly with reduced unshielded area 114 2008
8,274,360 Systems and methods for storing, analyzing, and retrieving medical data 102 2008
8,337,403 Patient monitor having context-based sensitivity adjustments 85 2008
8,128,572 Signal processing apparatus 114 2008
7,904,132 Sine saturation transform 150 2008
7,937,130 Signal processing apparatus 134 2008
8,353,842 Portable patient monitor 80 2008
8,532,728 Pulse oximeter probe-off detector 71 2008
9,072,474 Pulse oximeter access apparatus and method 9 2009
8,670,814 Low-noise optical probes for reducing ambient noise 48 2009
7,873,497 Variable indication estimator 147 2009
8,190,227 Signal processing apparatus and method 114 2009
* 2009/0209,835 SIGNAL PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD 1 2009
8,126,528 Signal processing apparatus 118 2009
8,145,287 Manual and automatic probe calibration 114 2009
9,107,625 Pulse oximetry system with electrical decoupling circuitry 7 2009
8,203,438 Alarm suspend system 122 2009
8,911,377 Patient monitor including multi-parameter graphical display 14 2009
RE43169 Universal modular pulse oximeter probe for use with reusable and disposable patient attachment devices 119 2009
8,401,602 Secondary-emitter sensor position indicator 80 2009
8,346,330 Reflection-detector sensor position indicator 85 2009
7,951,086 Rapid non-invasive blood pressure measuring device 132 2009
9,161,696 Modular patient monitor 8 2009
8,771,204 Acoustic sensor assembly 38 2009
8,740,816 Acoustic sensor assembly 0 2009
8,588,880 Ear sensor 49 2010
9,218,454 Medical monitoring system 1 2010
8,897,847 Digit gauge for noninvasive optical sensor 26 2010
8,571,619 Hemoglobin display and patient treatment 47 2010
8,418,524 Non-invasive sensor calibration device 78 2010
8,670,811 Pulse oximetry system for adjusting medical ventilation 48 2010
9,106,038 Pulse oximetry system with low noise cable hub 7 2010
8,821,415 Physiological acoustic monitoring system 33 2010
8,755,535 Acoustic respiratory monitoring sensor having multiple sensing elements 40 2010
8,715,206 Acoustic patient sensor 45 2010
8,702,627 Acoustic respiratory monitoring sensor having multiple sensing elements 42 2010
8,690,799 Acoustic respiratory monitoring sensor having multiple sensing elements 44 2010
8,310,336 Systems and methods for storing, analyzing, retrieving and displaying streaming medical data 92 2010
8,430,817 System for determining confidence in respiratory rate measurements 81 2010
RE43860 Reusable pulse oximeter probe and disposable bandage apparatus 84 2010
8,548,548 Physiological measurement communications adapter 69 2010
8,801,613 Calibration for multi-stage physiological monitors 32 2010
8,260,577 Variable indication estimator 97 2011
8,922,382 System and method for monitoring the life of a physiological sensor 15 2011
8,228,181 Physiological trend monitor 107 2011
8,584,345 Reprocessing of a physiological sensor 48 2011
8,498,684 Sine saturation transform 74 2011
8,399,822 Systems and methods for indicating an amount of use of a sensor 79 2011
8,921,699 Low noise oximetry cable including conductive cords 14 2011
8,682,407 Cyanotic infant sensor 41 2011
8,996,085 Robust alarm system 11 2011
9,386,953 Method of sterilizing a reusable portion of a noninvasive optical probe 0 2011
8,667,967 Respiratory monitoring 48 2011
8,821,397 Depth of consciousness monitor including oximeter 32 2011
8,229,533 Low-noise optical probes for reducing ambient noise 107 2012
8,364,226 Signal processing apparatus 82 2012
8,359,080 Signal processing apparatus 80 2012
8,529,301 Shielded connector assembly 72 2012
8,755,856 Signal processing apparatus 37 2012
8,781,543 Manual and automatic probe calibration 28 2012
8,718,737 Method and apparatus for demodulating signals in a pulse oximetry system 38 2012
9,095,316 System for generating alarms based on alarm patterns 7 2012
8,463,349 Signal processing apparatus 76 2012
8,706,179 Reusable pulse oximeter probe and disposable bandage apparatii 37 2012
8,888,708 Signal processing apparatus and method 27 2012
8,845,543 Signal processing apparatus and method 0 2012
9,333,316 Drug administration controller 0 2012
8,547,209 Alarm suspend system 69 2012
8,570,167 Physiological trend monitor 46 2012
9,323,894 Health care sanitation monitoring system 0 2012
8,489,364 Variable indication estimator 75 2012
8,983,564 Perfusion index smoother 11 2012
9,436,645 Medical monitoring hub 0 2012
8,870,792 Physiological acoustic monitoring system 29 2012
9,142,117 Systems and methods for storing, analyzing, retrieving and displaying streaming medical data 7 2012
9,289,167 Signal processing apparatus and method 3 2012
9,161,713 Multi-mode patient monitor configured to self-configure for a selected or determined mode of operation 7 2012
8,761,850 Reflection-detector sensor position indicator 37 2012
9,392,945 Automated CCHD screening and detection 0 2013
8,721,541 Physiological monitor 37 2013
8,700,112 Secondary-emitter sensor position indicator 37 2013
9,195,385 Physiological monitor touchscreen interface 0 2013
8,720,249 Non-invasive sensor calibration device 37 2013
9,131,881 Hypersaturation index 7 2013
9,138,192 Variable indication estimator 7 2013
8,892,180 Sine saturation transform 26 2013
9,037,207 Hemoglobin display and patient treatment 9 2013
 
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8,932,227 System and method for CO2 and oximetry integration 0 2006
9,053,222 Patient safety processor 0 2009
8,728,001 Nasal capnographic pressure monitoring system 1 2010
8,862,196 System and method for automatic detection of a plurality of SP02 time series pattern types 0 2011
8,666,467 System and method for SPO2 instability detection and quantification 2 2012
9,031,793 Centralized hospital monitoring system for automatically detecting upper airway instability and for preventing and aborting adverse drug reactions 0 2012
 
Masino Corporation, Inc. (1)
8,280,473 Perfusion index smoother 0 2007
 
Lumidign, Inc. (1)
7,899,217 Multibiometric multispectral imager 27 2007
 
Semler Scientific, Inc. (1)
7,628,760 Circulation monitoring system and method 0 2007
 
POLAR ELECTRO OY (1)
* 2007/0270,702 Portable electronic device 0 2007
 
Carcacor Laboratories, Inc. (1)
8,581,732 Noninvasive multi-parameter patient monitor 22 2012
 
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* 6,374,129 Motion compatible sensor for non-invasive optical blood analysis 177 1999
6,845,256 Motion compatible sensor for non-invasive optical blood analysis 196 2002
7,260,425 Motion compatible sensor for non-invasive optical blood analysis 38 2004
* 2005/0070,775 Motion compatible sensor for non-invasive optical blood analysis 26 2004
7,590,439 Bi-stable medical sensor and technique for using the same 3 2005
7,555,327 Folding medical sensor and technique for using the same 7 2005
7,486,979 Optically aligned pulse oximetry sensor and technique for using the same 4 2005
7,483,731 Medical sensor and technique for using the same 11 2005
7,522,948 Medical sensor and technique for using the same 4 2006
7,477,924 Medical sensor and technique for using the same 5 2006
7,574,245 Flexible medical sensor enclosure 6 2006
 
MASIMO CORPORATION (109)
* 2003/0212,312 Low noise patient cable 5 2002
6,920,345 Optical sensor including disposable and reusable elements 423 2003
* 2004/0147,822 Optical sensor including disposable and reusable elements 41 2003
6,961,598 Pulse and active pulse spectraphotometry 397 2003
* 2003/0220,576 Pulse and active pulse spectraphotometry 39 2003
7,149,561 Optical spectroscopy pathlength measurement system 262 2003
6,970,792 Systems and methods for determining blood oxygen saturation values using complex number encoding 328 2003
* 2005/0055,276 Sensor incentive method 0 2004
* 2006/0189,871 Portable patient monitor 9 2005
* 2005/0234,317 Low power and personal pulse oximetry systems 77 2005
7,343,186 Multi-wavelength physiological monitor 249 2005
7,225,007 Optical sensor including disposable and reusable elements 300 2005
* 2005/0245,797 Optical sensor including disposable and reusable elements 2 2005
7,239,905 Active pulse blood constituent monitoring 268 2005
* 2006/0073,719 Multiple key position plug 2 2005
8,606,342 Pulse and active pulse spectraphotometry 48 2005
* 2006/0052,680 Pulse and active pulse spectraphotometry 94 2005
7,440,787 Systems and methods for determining blood oxygen saturation values using complex number encoding 218 2005
* 2006/0080,047 Systems and methods for determining blood oxygen saturation values using complex number encoding 0 2005
7,377,794 Multiple wavelength sensor interconnect 270 2006
8,219,172 System and method for creating a stable optical interface 23 2006
7,822,452 Method for data reduction and calibration of an OCT-based blood glucose monitor 150 2006
8,036,727 Methods for noninvasively measuring analyte levels in a subject 27 2006
* 2007/0073,116 Patient identification using physiological sensor 9 2006
8,233,955 Optical sensor including disposable and reusable elements 75 2006
* 2007/0123,763 Optical sensor including disposable and reusable elements 13 2006
7,801,581 Optical spectroscopy pathlength measurement system 153 2006
7,941,199 Sepsis monitor 132 2007
8,244,325 Noninvasive oximetry optical sensor including disposable and reusable elements 70 2007
* 2007/0244,378 NONINVASIVE OXIMETRY OPTICAL SENSOR INCLUDING DISPOSABLE AND REUSABLE ELEMENTS 17 2007
8,204,566 Method and apparatus for monitoring blood constituent levels in biological tissue 24 2007
* 2008/0103,375 Patient monitor user interface 25 2007
8,265,723 Oximeter probe off indicator defining probe off space 70 2007
* 2008/0094,228 PATIENT MONITOR USING RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION TAGS 2 2007
7,791,155 Detector shield 155 2007
8,423,106 Multi-wavelength physiological monitor 78 2008
8,374,665 Tissue profile wellness monitor 76 2008
D621516 Patient monitoring sensor 163 2008
8,768,423 Multispot monitoring for use in optical coherence tomography 34 2009
8,571,617 Flowometry in optical coherence tomography for analyte level estimation 35 2009
8,577,431 Noise shielding for a noninvasive device 49 2009
8,437,825 Contoured protrusion for improving spectroscopic measurement of blood constituents 78 2009
RE42753 Active pulse blood constituent monitoring 130 2009
8,630,691 Multi-stream sensor front ends for noninvasive measurement of blood constituents 49 2009
8,203,704 Multi-stream sensor for noninvasive measurement of blood constituents 78 2009
8,989,831 Disposable components for reusable physiological sensor 11 2010
9,277,880 Multi-stream data collection system for noninvasive measurement of blood constituents 0 2010
8,471,713 Interference detector for patient monitor 75 2010
8,473,020 Non-invasive physiological sensor cover 75 2010
8,306,596 Method for data reduction and calibration of an OCT-based physiological monitor 34 2010
9,066,680 System for determining confidence in respiratory rate measurements 9 2010
9,153,112 Modular patient monitor 8 2011
RE44875 Active pulse blood constituent monitoring 35 2011
9,341,565 Multiple-wavelength physiological monitor 0 2011
9,307,928 Plethysmographic respiration processor 0 2011
8,712,494 Reflective non-invasive sensor 37 2011
9,138,180 Sensor adapter cable 7 2011
8,663,107 Sepsis monitor 48 2011
8,666,468 Patient monitor for determining microcirculation state 48 2011
9,326,712 Opticoustic sensor 0 2011
8,740,792 Patient monitor capable of accounting for environmental conditions 37 2011
9,408,542 Non-invasive blood pressure measurement system 0 2011
8,548,549 Methods for noninvasively measuring analyte levels in a subject 28 2011
8,723,677 Patient safety system with automatically adjusting bed 37 2011
RE44823 Universal modular pulse oximeter probe for use with reusable and disposable patient attachment devices 45 2012
9,066,666 Patient monitor for monitoring microcirculation 9 2012
9,211,095 Physiological measurement logic engine 0 2012
8,830,449 Blood analysis system 29 2012
8,788,003 Monitoring blood constituent levels in biological tissue 28 2012
8,570,503 Heat sink for noninvasive medical sensor 49 2012
9,245,668 Low noise cable providing communication between electronic sensor components and patient monitor 0 2012
8,831,700 Apparatus and method for creating a stable optical interface 29 2012
9,192,351 Acoustic respiratory monitoring sensor with probe-off detection 2 2012
8,755,872 Patient monitoring system for indicating an abnormal condition 37 2012
8,548,550 Optical sensor including disposable and reusable elements 69 2012
8,781,549 Noninvasive oximetry optical sensor including disposable and reusable elements 29 2012
9,370,326 Oximeter probe off indicator defining probe off space 0 2012
9,078,560 Method for data reduction and calibration of an OCT-based physiological monitor 7 2012
8,965,471 Tissue profile wellness monitor 16 2013
9,339,220 Multi-wavelength physiological monitor 0 2013
8,948,835 Systems and methods for determining blood oxygen saturation values using complex number encoding 14 2013
8,754,776 Interference detector for patient monitor 37 2013
8,886,271 Non-invasive physiological sensor cover 27 2013
8,888,539 Shielded connector assembly 27 2013
9,259,185 Ear sensor 0 2013
8,920,317 Multipurpose sensor port 14 2013
9,113,831 Physiological measurement communications adapter 8 2013
8,847,740 Alarm suspend system 27 2013
8,868,150 Optical sensor including disposable and reusable elements 27 2013
9,060,721 Flowometry in optical coherence tomography for analyte level estimation 7 2013
9,131,883 Physiological trend monitor 7 2013
8,909,310 Multi-stream sensor front ends for noninvasive measurement of blood constituents 28 2014
9,192,312 Patient monitor for determining microcirculation state 0 2014
9,113,832 Wrist-mounted physiological measurement device 8 2014
9,186,102 Emitter driver for noninvasive patient monitor 7 2014
9,028,429 Acoustic sensor assembly 9 2014
9,351,673 Method and apparatus for demodulating signals in a pulse oximetry system 0 2014
9,226,696 Patient safety system with automatically adjusting bed 0 2014
9,211,072 Disposable active pulse sensor 0 2014
9,119,595 Reflection-detector sensor position indicator 7 2014
9,153,121 Alarm suspend system 7 2014
9,386,961 Physiological acoustic monitoring system 0 2014
9,295,421 Non-invasive physiological sensor cover 0 2014
9,397,448 Shielded connector assembly 0 2014
9,370,335 Physiological acoustic monitoring system 0 2014
9,107,626 System and method for monitoring the life of a physiological sensor 7 2014
D755392 Pulse oximetry sensor 0 2015
9,131,917 Acoustic sensor assembly 8 2015
9,370,325 Hemoglobin display and patient treatment 0 2015
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