US Patent No: 6,606,511

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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, NY1919

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ali, Ammar Al Tustin, CA 24 4735
Breed, Divya S Laguna Niguel, CA 8 1719
Novak, Jerome J Aliso Viejo, CA 9 1736

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8,764,671 Disposable active pulse sensor 1 2008
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8,771,204 Acoustic sensor assembly 1 2009
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7,377,794 Multiple wavelength sensor interconnect 180 2006
8,712,494 Reflective non-invasive sensor 1 2011
8,666,468 Patient monitor for determining microcirculation state 3 2011
8,740,792 Patient monitor capable of accounting for environmental conditions 1 2011
8,723,677 Patient safety system with automatically adjusting bed 1 2011
RE44823 Universal modular pulse oximeter probe for use with reusable and disposable patient attachment devices 2 2012
8,755,872 Patient monitoring system for indicating an abnormal condition 1 2012
8,888,539 Shielded connector assembly 0 2013
8,847,740 Alarm suspend system 0 2013
 
NELLCOR PURITAN BENNETT INCORPORATED (9)
7,376,454 Oximeter with selection between calculations based on patient type 29 2003
7,590,439 Bi-stable medical sensor and technique for using the same 2 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 3 2005
7,483,731 Medical sensor and technique for using the same 7 2005
7,522,948 Medical sensor and technique for using the same 3 2006
7,477,924 Medical sensor and technique for using the same 3 2006
7,574,245 Flexible medical sensor enclosure 4 2006
7,415,298 Pulse oximeter and sensor optimized for low saturation 29 2007
 
LYNN, LAWRENCE A. (3)
8,728,001 Nasal capnographic pressure monitoring system 0 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 0 2012
 
Ceracor Laboratories, Inc. (2)
8,447,374 Systems and methods for determining blood oxygen saturation values using complex number encoding 0 2008
8,688,183 Emitter driver for noninvasive patient monitor 1 2010
 
Masimo Corporation, Inc. (2)
8,255,028 Physiological monitor 38 2006
8,255,026 Patient monitor capable of monitoring the quality of attached probes and accessories 37 2007
 
Carcacor Laboratories, Inc. (1)
8,581,732 Noninvasive multi-parameter patient monitor 0 2012
 
MASIMO LABORATORIES, INC. (1)
6,850,787 Signal component processor 366 2002
 
Masino Corporation, Inc. (1)
8,280,473 Perfusion index smoother 0 2007
 
Neilcor Puritan Bennett Ireland (1)
8,825,428 Methods and systems for recalibrating a blood pressure monitor with memory 0 2010
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