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, NY1982

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Ali, Ammar Al Tustin, CA 19 7091
Breed, Divya S Laguna Niguel, CA 6 2558
Novak, Jerome J Aliso Viejo, CA 7 2570

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8682407 Cyanotic infant sensor 79 2011
8996085 Robust alarm system 41 2011
9675286 Plethysmograph pulse recognition processor 0 2011
9386953 Method of sterilizing a reusable portion of a noninvasive optical probe 15 2011
8667967 Respiratory monitoring 87 2011
9775545 Magnetic electrical connector for patient monitors 0 2011
8821397 Depth of consciousness monitor including oximeter 67 2011
9636055 Pulse and confidence indicator displayed proximate plethysmograph 0 2011
9579039 Non-invasive intravascular volume index monitor 2 2012
8229533 Low-noise optical probes for reducing ambient noise 153 2012
8364226 Signal processing apparatus 133 2012
8359080 Signal processing apparatus 126 2012
8529301 Shielded connector assembly 118 2012
8755856 Signal processing apparatus 75 2012
8781543 Manual and automatic probe calibration 61 2012
8718737 Method and apparatus for demodulating signals in a pulse oximetry system 76 2012
9095316 System for generating alarms based on alarm patterns 37 2012
8463349 Signal processing apparatus 122 2012
8706179 Reusable pulse oximeter probe and disposable bandage apparatii 75 2012
8888708 Signal processing apparatus and method 60 2012
8845543 Signal processing apparatus and method 0 2012
9333316 Drug administration controller 19 2012
8547209 Alarm suspend system 115 2012
8570167 Physiological trend monitor 87 2012
9323894 Health care sanitation monitoring system 19 2012
* 8489364 Variable indication estimator 121 2012
8983564 Perfusion index smoother 40 2012
9436645 Medical monitoring hub 7 2012
8870792 Physiological acoustic monitoring system 63 2012
9142117 Systems and methods for storing, analyzing, retrieving and displaying streaming medical data 33 2012
9289167 Signal processing apparatus and method 28 2012
9161713 Multi-mode patient monitor configured to self-configure for a selected or determined mode of operation 33 2012
8761850 Reflection-detector sensor position indicator 75 2012
9392945 Automated CCHD screening and detection 14 2013
8721541 Physiological monitor 75 2013
8700112 Secondary-emitter sensor position indicator 75 2013
9195385 Physiological monitor touchscreen interface 22 2013
8720249 Non-invasive sensor calibration device 75 2013
9131881 Hypersaturation index 33 2013
9687160 Congenital heart disease monitor 0 2013
* 9138192 Variable indication estimator 33 2013
9697928 Automated assembly sensor cable 0 2013
8892180 Sine saturation transform 59 2013
9037207 Hemoglobin display and patient treatment 38 2013
 
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9468378 Airway instability detection system and method 0 2005
8932227 System and method for CO2 and oximetry integration 1 2006
9053222 Patient safety processor 1 2009
8728001 Nasal capnographic pressure monitoring system 2 2010
8862196 System and method for automatic detection of a plurality of SP02 time series pattern types 0 2011
8666467 System and method for SPO2 instability detection and quantification 4 2012
9031793 Centralized hospital monitoring system for automatically detecting upper airway instability and for preventing and aborting adverse drug reactions 0 2012
 
Masino Corporation, Inc. (1)
8280473 Perfusion index smoother 0 2007
 
Carcacor Laboratories, Inc. (1)
8581732 Noninvasive multi-parameter patient monitor 52 2012
 
NELLCOR PURITAN BENNETT IRELAND (16)
9687161 Systems and methods for maintaining blood pressure monitor calibration 0 2008
8696585 Detecting a probe-off event in a measurement system 4 2008
8398556 Systems and methods for non-invasive continuous blood pressure determination 0 2008
* 2009/0326,395 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETECTING PULSES 33 2008
8370080 Methods and systems for determining whether to trigger an alarm 2 2008
9198582 Determining a characteristic physiological parameter 0 2009
* 2010/0331,715 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETECTING EFFORT EVENTS 7 2009
8628477 Systems and methods for non-invasive determination of blood pressure 2 2009
9451887 Systems and methods for measuring electromechanical delay of the heart 0 2010
8898037 Systems and methods for signal monitoring using Lissajous figures 1 2010
8834378 Systems and methods for determining respiratory effort 0 2010
9259160 Systems and methods for determining when to measure a physiological parameter 1 2010
9693736 Systems and methods for determining respiration information using historical distribution 0 2011
9247896 Systems and methods for determining respiration information using phase locked loop 1 2012
8618947 Detecting a signal quality decrease in a measurement system 0 2013
9737266 Systems and methods for determining respiration information from a photoplethysmograph 0 2015
 
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7376454 Oximeter with selection between calculations based on patient type 34 2003
* 2004/0204,639 Pulse oximeter and sensor optimized for low saturation 36 2003
7590439 Bi-stable medical sensor and technique for using the same 6 2005
7555327 Folding medical sensor and technique for using the same 17 2005
7486979 Optically aligned pulse oximetry sensor and technique for using the same 5 2005
7483731 Medical sensor and technique for using the same 13 2005
7522948 Medical sensor and technique for using the same 4 2006
7477924 Medical sensor and technique for using the same 5 2006
7574245 Flexible medical sensor enclosure 6 2006
7415298 Pulse oximeter and sensor optimized for low saturation 31 2007
 
MASIMO CORPORATION (143)
* 2003/0212,312 Low noise patient cable 8 2002
6920345 Optical sensor including disposable and reusable elements 474 2003
* 2004/0147,822 Optical sensor including disposable and reusable elements 45 2003
6961598 Pulse and active pulse spectraphotometry 450 2003
7149561 Optical spectroscopy pathlength measurement system 312 2003
6970792 Systems and methods for determining blood oxygen saturation values using complex number encoding 384 2003
* 2005/0055,276 Sensor incentive method 0 2004
* 2006/0189,871 Portable patient monitor 13 2005
* 2005/0234,317 Low power and personal pulse oximetry systems 84 2005
7343186 Multi-wavelength physiological monitor 298 2005
7225007 Optical sensor including disposable and reusable elements 355 2005
* 2005/0245,797 Optical sensor including disposable and reusable elements 2 2005
7239905 Active pulse blood constituent monitoring 320 2005
* 2006/0073,719 Multiple key position plug 2 2005
8606342 Pulse and active pulse spectraphotometry 87 2005
* 2006/0052,680 Pulse and active pulse spectraphotometry 98 2005
7440787 Systems and methods for determining blood oxygen saturation values using complex number encoding 274 2005
* 2006/0080,047 Systems and methods for determining blood oxygen saturation values using complex number encoding 0 2005
7377794 Multiple wavelength sensor interconnect 328 2006
8219172 System and method for creating a stable optical interface 50 2006
7822452 Method for data reduction and calibration of an OCT-based blood glucose monitor 199 2006
8036727 Methods for noninvasively measuring analyte levels in a subject 54 2006
8233955 Optical sensor including disposable and reusable elements 123 2006
7801581 Optical spectroscopy pathlength measurement system 202 2006
* 2007/0083,093 Optical spectroscopy pathlength measurement system 26 2006
* 2007/0244,377 PULSE OXIMETER SLEEVE 9 2007
7941199 Sepsis monitor 180 2007
8244325 Noninvasive oximetry optical sensor including disposable and reusable elements 115 2007
8204566 Method and apparatus for monitoring blood constituent levels in biological tissue 52 2007
8265723 Oximeter probe off indicator defining probe off space 116 2007
7791155 Detector shield 204 2007
8423106 Multi-wavelength physiological monitor 124 2008
8374665 Tissue profile wellness monitor 128 2008
D621516 Patient monitoring sensor 211 2008
8768423 Multispot monitoring for use in optical coherence tomography 72 2009
8571617 Flowometry in optical coherence tomography for analyte level estimation 76 2009
8577431 Noise shielding for a noninvasive device 88 2009
8437825 Contoured protrusion for improving spectroscopic measurement of blood constituents 124 2009
RE42753 Active pulse blood constituent monitoring 177 2009
8630691 Multi-stream sensor front ends for noninvasive measurement of blood constituents 88 2009
8203704 Multi-stream sensor for noninvasive measurement of blood constituents 129 2009
8989831 Disposable components for reusable physiological sensor 40 2010
9277880 Multi-stream data collection system for noninvasive measurement of blood constituents 20 2010
8471713 Interference detector for patient monitor 121 2010
8473020 Non-invasive physiological sensor cover 121 2010
9510779 Analyte monitoring using one or more accelerometers 5 2010
8306596 Method for data reduction and calibration of an OCT-based physiological monitor 66 2010
9724016 Respiration processor 0 2010
9066680 System for determining confidence in respiratory rate measurements 39 2010
9153112 Modular patient monitor 36 2011
RE44875 Active pulse blood constituent monitoring 73 2011
9341565 Multiple-wavelength physiological monitor 19 2011
9307928 Plethysmographic respiration processor 23 2011
8712494 Reflective non-invasive sensor 75 2011
9138180 Sensor adapter cable 35 2011
8663107 Sepsis monitor 87 2011
8666468 Patient monitor for determining microcirculation state 87 2011
9326712 Opticoustic sensor 24 2011
8740792 Patient monitor capable of accounting for environmental conditions 75 2011
9408542 Non-invasive blood pressure measurement system 5 2011
9649054 Blood pressure measurement method 0 2011
8548549 Methods for noninvasively measuring analyte levels in a subject 66 2011
8723677 Patient safety system with automatically adjusting bed 77 2011
RE44823 Universal modular pulse oximeter probe for use with reusable and disposable patient attachment devices 84 2012
9066666 Patient monitor for monitoring microcirculation 38 2012
9211095 Physiological measurement logic engine 20 2012
8830449 Blood analysis system 63 2012
8788003 Monitoring blood constituent levels in biological tissue 62 2012
9622692 Personal health device 0 2012
8570503 Heat sink for noninvasive medical sensor 88 2012
9532722 Patient monitoring system 5 2012
9245668 Low noise cable providing communication between electronic sensor components and patient monitor 21 2012
8831700 Apparatus and method for creating a stable optical interface 63 2012
9192351 Acoustic respiratory monitoring sensor with probe-off detection 24 2012
8755872 Patient monitoring system for indicating an abnormal condition 75 2012
8548550 Optical sensor including disposable and reusable elements 115 2012
9782077 Modulated physiological sensor 0 2012
8781549 Noninvasive oximetry optical sensor including disposable and reusable elements 63 2012
9370326 Oximeter probe off indicator defining probe off space 16 2012
9778079 Physiological monitor gauge panel 0 2012
9078560 Method for data reduction and calibration of an OCT-based physiological monitor 34 2012
9480435 Configurable patient monitoring system 6 2013
8965471 Tissue profile wellness monitor 47 2013
9339220 Multi-wavelength physiological monitor 19 2013
9591975 Contoured protrusion for improving spectroscopic measurement of blood constituents 2 2013
8948835 Systems and methods for determining blood oxygen saturation values using complex number encoding 43 2013
8754776 Interference detector for patient monitor 75 2013
8886271 Non-invasive physiological sensor cover 60 2013
8888539 Shielded connector assembly 60 2013
9259185 Ear sensor 19 2013
9730640 Pulse oximeter probe-off detector 0 2013
8920317 Multipurpose sensor port 43 2013
9749232 Intelligent medical network edge router 0 2013
9554737 Noninvasively measuring analyte levels in a subject 4 2013
9113831 Physiological measurement communications adapter 36 2013
8847740 Alarm suspend system 58 2013
8868150 Optical sensor including disposable and reusable elements 60 2013
9717458 Magnetic-flap optical sensor 0 2013
9060721 Flowometry in optical coherence tomography for analyte level estimation 34 2013
9131883 Physiological trend monitor 35 2013
9560996 Universal medical system 3 2013
9662052 Reprocessing of a physiological sensor 0 2013
9750461 Acoustic respiratory monitoring sensor with probe-off detection 0 2013
9566019 Respiratory monitoring 3 2014
8909310 Multi-stream sensor front ends for noninvasive measurement of blood constituents 61 2014
9192312 Patient monitor for determining microcirculation state 19 2014
9474474 Patient monitor as a minimally invasive glucometer 5 2014
9750442 Physiological status monitor 0 2014
9113832 Wrist-mounted physiological measurement device 36 2014
9480422 Cyanotic infant sensor 5 2014
9186102 Emitter driver for noninvasive patient monitor 33 2014
9538980 Acoustic respiratory monitoring sensor having multiple sensing elements 6 2014
9028429 Acoustic sensor assembly 39 2014
9351673 Method and apparatus for demodulating signals in a pulse oximetry system 17 2014
9492110 Physiological monitor 6 2014
9226696 Patient safety system with automatically adjusting bed 20 2014
9211072 Disposable active pulse sensor 20 2014
9119595 Reflection-detector sensor position indicator 36 2014
9724025 Active-pulse blood analysis system 0 2014
9693719 Noninvasive oximetry optical sensor including disposable and reusable elements 0 2014
9153121 Alarm suspend system 34 2014
9538949 Depth of consciousness monitor including oximeter 6 2014
9386961 Physiological acoustic monitoring system 17 2014
9517024 Optical-based physiological monitoring system 6 2014
9295421 Non-invasive physiological sensor cover 20 2014
9397448 Shielded connector assembly 15 2014
9370335 Physiological acoustic monitoring system 19 2014
9107626 System and method for monitoring the life of a physiological sensor 36 2014
9622693 Systems and methods for determining blood oxygen saturation values using complex number encoding 1 2015
D755392 Pulse oximetry sensor 20 2015
9131917 Acoustic sensor assembly 35 2015
9636056 Physiological trend monitor 0 2015
9579050 Physiological trend monitor 0 2015
9370325 Hemoglobin display and patient treatment 18 2015
9668679 Method for data reduction and calibration of an OCT-based physiological monitor 0 2015
9743887 Pulse oximeter access apparatus and method 0 2015
9560998 System and method for monitoring the life of a physiological sensor 3 2015
D788312 Wireless patient monitoring device 0 2015
9775546 Hypersaturation index 0 2015
9782110 Opticoustic sensor 0 2015
9668680 Emitter driver for noninvasive patient monitor 0 2015
9693737 Physiological measurement logic engine 0 2015
9775570 Adaptive alarm system 0 2017
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