Pulse oximetry pulse indicator

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An intelligent, rule-based processor provides a pulse indicator designating the occurrence of each pulse in a pulse oximeter-derived photo-plethysmograph waveform. When there is relatively no distortion corrupting the plethysmograph signal, the processor analyzes the shape of the pulses in the waveform to determine where in the waveform to generate the pulse indication. When distortion is present, looser waveform criteria are used to determine if pulses are present. If pulses are present, the pulse indication is based upon an averaged pulse rate. If no pulses are present, no indication occurs. The pulse indicator provides a trigger and amplitude output. The trigger output is used to initiate an audible tone 'beep' or a visual pulse indication on a display, such as a vertical spike on a horizontal trace or a corresponding indication on a bar display. The amplitude output is used to indicate data integrity and corresponding confidence in the computed values of saturation and pulse rate. The amplitude output can vary a characteristic of the pulse indicator, such as beep volume or frequency or the height of the visual display spike.

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JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.NEW YORK, NY1961

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Ali, Ammar Al Tustin, CA 19 6457
Breed, Divya S Laguna Niguel, CA 6 2345
Novak, Jerome J Aliso Viejo, CA 7 2357

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8430817 System for determining confidence in respiratory rate measurements 94 2010
RE43860 Reusable pulse oximeter probe and disposable bandage apparatus 96 2010
8548548 Physiological measurement communications adapter 82 2010
8801613 Calibration for multi-stage physiological monitors 39 2010
* 8260577 Variable indication estimator 110 2011
8922382 System and method for monitoring the life of a physiological sensor 21 2011
8228181 Physiological trend monitor 120 2011
8584345 Reprocessing of a physiological sensor 58 2011
8498684 Sine saturation transform 87 2011
8399822 Systems and methods for indicating an amount of use of a sensor 92 2011
8921699 Low noise oximetry cable including conductive cords 20 2011
8682407 Cyanotic infant sensor 50 2011
8996085 Robust alarm system 16 2011
9386953 Method of sterilizing a reusable portion of a noninvasive optical probe 1 2011
8667967 Respiratory monitoring 58 2011
8821397 Depth of consciousness monitor including oximeter 38 2011
8229533 Low-noise optical probes for reducing ambient noise 120 2012
8364226 Signal processing apparatus 96 2012
8359080 Signal processing apparatus 93 2012
8529301 Shielded connector assembly 85 2012
8755856 Signal processing apparatus 46 2012
8781543 Manual and automatic probe calibration 35 2012
8718737 Method and apparatus for demodulating signals in a pulse oximetry system 47 2012
9095316 System for generating alarms based on alarm patterns 11 2012
8463349 Signal processing apparatus 89 2012
8706179 Reusable pulse oximeter probe and disposable bandage apparatii 46 2012
8888708 Signal processing apparatus and method 34 2012
8845543 Signal processing apparatus and method 0 2012
9333316 Drug administration controller 3 2012
8547209 Alarm suspend system 82 2012
8570167 Physiological trend monitor 56 2012
9323894 Health care sanitation monitoring system 3 2012
* 8489364 Variable indication estimator 88 2012
8983564 Perfusion index smoother 16 2012
9436645 Medical monitoring hub 0 2012
8870792 Physiological acoustic monitoring system 36 2012
9142117 Systems and methods for storing, analyzing, retrieving and displaying streaming medical data 11 2012
9289167 Signal processing apparatus and method 11 2012
9161713 Multi-mode patient monitor configured to self-configure for a selected or determined mode of operation 11 2012
8761850 Reflection-detector sensor position indicator 46 2012
9392945 Automated CCHD screening and detection 1 2013
8721541 Physiological monitor 46 2013
8700112 Secondary-emitter sensor position indicator 46 2013
9195385 Physiological monitor touchscreen interface 4 2013
8720249 Non-invasive sensor calibration device 46 2013
9131881 Hypersaturation index 11 2013
* 9138192 Variable indication estimator 11 2013
8892180 Sine saturation transform 33 2013
9037207 Hemoglobin display and patient treatment 14 2013
 
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7486979 Optically aligned pulse oximetry sensor and technique for using the same 4 2005
7483731 Medical sensor and technique for using the same 12 2005
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MASIMO CORPORATION (118)
* 2003/0212,312 Low noise patient cable 5 2002
6920345 Optical sensor including disposable and reusable elements 437 2003
* 2004/0147,822 Optical sensor including disposable and reusable elements 42 2003
6961598 Pulse and active pulse spectraphotometry 413 2003
7149561 Optical spectroscopy pathlength measurement system 276 2003
6970792 Systems and methods for determining blood oxygen saturation values using complex number encoding 344 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 80 2005
7343186 Multi-wavelength physiological monitor 263 2005
7225007 Optical sensor including disposable and reusable elements 315 2005
* 2005/0245,797 Optical sensor including disposable and reusable elements 2 2005
7239905 Active pulse blood constituent monitoring 284 2005
* 2006/0073,719 Multiple key position plug 2 2005
8606342 Pulse and active pulse spectraphotometry 58 2005
* 2006/0052,680 Pulse and active pulse spectraphotometry 96 2005
7440787 Systems and methods for determining blood oxygen saturation values using complex number encoding 234 2005
* 2006/0080,047 Systems and methods for determining blood oxygen saturation values using complex number encoding 0 2005
7377794 Multiple wavelength sensor interconnect 287 2006
8219172 System and method for creating a stable optical interface 31 2006
7822452 Method for data reduction and calibration of an OCT-based blood glucose monitor 164 2006
8036727 Methods for noninvasively measuring analyte levels in a subject 36 2006
8233955 Optical sensor including disposable and reusable elements 90 2006
7801581 Optical spectroscopy pathlength measurement system 167 2006
* 2007/0083,093 Optical spectroscopy pathlength measurement system 24 2006
* 2007/0244,377 PULSE OXIMETER SLEEVE 9 2007
7941199 Sepsis monitor 145 2007
8244325 Noninvasive oximetry optical sensor including disposable and reusable elements 83 2007
8204566 Method and apparatus for monitoring blood constituent levels in biological tissue 33 2007
8265723 Oximeter probe off indicator defining probe off space 83 2007
7791155 Detector shield 169 2007
8423106 Multi-wavelength physiological monitor 91 2008
8374665 Tissue profile wellness monitor 94 2008
D621516 Patient monitoring sensor 177 2008
8768423 Multispot monitoring for use in optical coherence tomography 43 2009
8571617 Flowometry in optical coherence tomography for analyte level estimation 48 2009
8577431 Noise shielding for a noninvasive device 59 2009
8437825 Contoured protrusion for improving spectroscopic measurement of blood constituents 91 2009
RE42753 Active pulse blood constituent monitoring 143 2009
8630691 Multi-stream sensor front ends for noninvasive measurement of blood constituents 59 2009
8203704 Multi-stream sensor for noninvasive measurement of blood constituents 96 2009
8989831 Disposable components for reusable physiological sensor 16 2010
9277880 Multi-stream data collection system for noninvasive measurement of blood constituents 3 2010
8471713 Interference detector for patient monitor 88 2010
8473020 Non-invasive physiological sensor cover 88 2010
9510779 Analyte monitoring using one or more accelerometers 0 2010
8306596 Method for data reduction and calibration of an OCT-based physiological monitor 43 2010
9066680 System for determining confidence in respiratory rate measurements 14 2010
9153112 Modular patient monitor 12 2011
RE44875 Active pulse blood constituent monitoring 44 2011
9341565 Multiple-wavelength physiological monitor 3 2011
9307928 Plethysmographic respiration processor 3 2011
8712494 Reflective non-invasive sensor 46 2011
9138180 Sensor adapter cable 12 2011
8663107 Sepsis monitor 58 2011
8666468 Patient monitor for determining microcirculation state 58 2011
9326712 Opticoustic sensor 5 2011
8740792 Patient monitor capable of accounting for environmental conditions 46 2011
9408542 Non-invasive blood pressure measurement system 0 2011
8548549 Methods for noninvasively measuring analyte levels in a subject 41 2011
8723677 Patient safety system with automatically adjusting bed 48 2011
RE44823 Universal modular pulse oximeter probe for use with reusable and disposable patient attachment devices 55 2012
9066666 Patient monitor for monitoring microcirculation 14 2012
9211095 Physiological measurement logic engine 3 2012
8830449 Blood analysis system 36 2012
8788003 Monitoring blood constituent levels in biological tissue 35 2012
8570503 Heat sink for noninvasive medical sensor 59 2012
9532722 Patient monitoring system 0 2012
9245668 Low noise cable providing communication between electronic sensor components and patient monitor 3 2012
8831700 Apparatus and method for creating a stable optical interface 36 2012
9192351 Acoustic respiratory monitoring sensor with probe-off detection 6 2012
8755872 Patient monitoring system for indicating an abnormal condition 46 2012
8548550 Optical sensor including disposable and reusable elements 82 2012
8781549 Noninvasive oximetry optical sensor including disposable and reusable elements 36 2012
9370326 Oximeter probe off indicator defining probe off space 2 2012
9078560 Method for data reduction and calibration of an OCT-based physiological monitor 11 2012
9480435 Configurable patient monitoring system 0 2013
8965471 Tissue profile wellness monitor 22 2013
9339220 Multi-wavelength physiological monitor 3 2013
8948835 Systems and methods for determining blood oxygen saturation values using complex number encoding 19 2013
8754776 Interference detector for patient monitor 46 2013
8886271 Non-invasive physiological sensor cover 34 2013
8888539 Shielded connector assembly 34 2013
9259185 Ear sensor 3 2013
8920317 Multipurpose sensor port 19 2013
9554737 Noninvasively measuring analyte levels in a subject 0 2013
9113831 Physiological measurement communications adapter 12 2013
8847740 Alarm suspend system 33 2013
8868150 Optical sensor including disposable and reusable elements 34 2013
9060721 Flowometry in optical coherence tomography for analyte level estimation 11 2013
9131883 Physiological trend monitor 11 2013
9560996 Universal medical system 0 2013
9566019 Respiratory monitoring 0 2014
8909310 Multi-stream sensor front ends for noninvasive measurement of blood constituents 35 2014
9192312 Patient monitor for determining microcirculation state 3 2014
9474474 Patient monitor as a minimally invasive glucometer 0 2014
9113832 Wrist-mounted physiological measurement device 12 2014
9480422 Cyanotic infant sensor 0 2014
9186102 Emitter driver for noninvasive patient monitor 11 2014
9538980 Acoustic respiratory monitoring sensor having multiple sensing elements 0 2014
9028429 Acoustic sensor assembly 14 2014
9351673 Method and apparatus for demodulating signals in a pulse oximetry system 2 2014
9492110 Physiological monitor 0 2014
9226696 Patient safety system with automatically adjusting bed 4 2014
9211072 Disposable active pulse sensor 3 2014
9119595 Reflection-detector sensor position indicator 11 2014
9153121 Alarm suspend system 11 2014
9538949 Depth of consciousness monitor including oximeter 0 2014
9386961 Physiological acoustic monitoring system 2 2014
9517024 Optical-based physiological monitoring system 0 2014
9295421 Non-invasive physiological sensor cover 3 2014
9397448 Shielded connector assembly 1 2014
9370335 Physiological acoustic monitoring system 3 2014
9107626 System and method for monitoring the life of a physiological sensor 11 2014
D755392 Pulse oximetry sensor 3 2015
9131917 Acoustic sensor assembly 12 2015
9370325 Hemoglobin display and patient treatment 2 2015
9560998 System and method for monitoring the life of a physiological sensor 0 2015
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