US Patent No: 6,356,774

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Oximeter sensor with encoded temperature characteristic

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A method for operating an oximeter sensor, and corresponding apparatus, which includes an encoded temperature characteristic of a light emitter in the sensor. The encoded temperature characteristic is read, and is used to modify a drive of the light emitter in the sensor. This enables a light emitter to be operated at its maximum allowable intensity to maximize a signal to noise ratio, without burning a patient, in accordance with the particular characteristics of that light emitter.

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COVIDIEN LPMANSFIELD, MA2772

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bernstein, Michael J San Ramon, CA 9 1317
Chew, Bradford San Ramon, CA 8 217
Crone, Willem A Palermo, CA 2 313
Fein, Michael E Mountain View, CA 124 5569
Mannheimer, Paul D Danville, CA 174 6373
Merchant, Adnan Fremont, CA 32 1520
Shea, William L Livermore, CA 2 219

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