US Patent No: 7,880,626

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System and method for monitoring the life of a physiological sensor

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Abstract

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Aspects of the present disclosure include a sensor configured to store in memory indications of sensor use information and formulas or indications of formula for determining the useful life of a sensor from the indications of sensor use information. A monitor connected to the sensor monitors sensor use and stores indications of the use on sensor memory. The monitor and/or sensor use the compute the useful life of the sensor from the indications of use and the formulas. When the useful life of the sensor is reached, an indication is given to replace the sensor.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
MASIMO CORPORATIONIRVINE, CA293

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Al-Ali, Ammar Tustin, CA 279 16384
McHale, Ryan Timothy - 5 49
Weber, Walter M Los Angeles, CA 124 10656

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5,452,717 Finger-cot probe 378 1994
5,632,272 Signal processing apparatus 475 1994
5,638,818 Low noise optical probe 364 1994
5,758,644 Manual and automatic probe calibration 453 1995
5,769,785 Signal processing apparatus and method 397 1995
5,645,440 Patient cable connector 348 1995
D393830 Patient cable connector 337 1995
5,782,757 Low-noise optical probes 404 1995
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5,685,299 Signal processing apparatus 384 1995
5,904,654 Exciter-detector unit for measuring physiological parameters 243 1996
5,785,659 Automatically activated blood pressure measurement device 230 1996
5,823,950 Manual and automatic probe calibration 335 1996
6,088,607 Low noise optical probe 402 1997
5,934,925 Patient cable connector 341 1997
6,002,952 Signal processing apparatus and method 446 1997
6,157,850 Signal processing apparatus 392 1997
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6,081,735 Signal processing apparatus 534 1997
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6,165,005 Patient cable sensor switch 319 1999
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6,501,975 Signal processing apparatus and method 382 2001
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6,597,933 Pulse oximetry sensor adapter 329 2001
6,678,543 Optical probe and positioning wrap 389 2001
6,745,060 Signal processing apparatus 345 2001
6,650,917 Signal processing apparatus 372 2001
6,671,531 Sensor wrap including foldable applicator 348 2001
6,654,624 Pulse oximeter probe-off detector 354 2001
6,760,607 Ribbon cable substrate pulse oximetry sensor 301 2001
6,714,804 Stereo pulse oximeter 331 2001
6,852,083 System and method of determining whether to recalibrate a blood pressure monitor 221 2002
6,658,276 Pulse oximeter user interface 349 2002
RE38492 Signal processing apparatus and method 327 2002
6,725,075 Resposable pulse oximetry sensor 330 2002
6,985,764 Flex circuit shielded optical sensor 282 2002
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RE38476 Signal processing apparatus 328 2002
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6,934,570 Physiological sensor combination 299 2002
6,826,419 Signal processing apparatus and method 317 2002
6,830,711 Mold tool for an optoelectronic element 305 2003
7,067,893 Optoelectronic element with a non-protruding lens 251 2003
7,225,006 Attachment and optical probe 215 2003
6,822,564 Parallel measurement alarm processor 332 2003
6,950,687 Isolation and communication element for a resposable pulse oximetry sensor 293 2003
7,015,451 Power supply rail controller 174 2003
6,861,639 Systems and methods for indicating an amount of use of a sensor 307 2003
6,771,994 Pulse oximeter probe-off detection system 316 2003
6,850,788 Physiological measurement communications adapter 303 2003
7,132,641 Shielded optical probe having an electrical connector 254 2003
6,993,371 Pulse oximetry sensor adaptor 309 2003
7,096,054 Low noise optical housing 245 2003
7,341,559 Pulse oximetry ear sensor 141 2003
6,898,452 Stereo pulse oximeter 290 2003
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7,254,433 Signal processing apparatus 238 2003
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7,003,339 Method and apparatus for demodulating signals in a pulse oximetry system 268 2003
7,142,901 Parameter compensated physiological monitor 236 2003
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7,039,449 Resposable pulse oximetry sensor 273 2003
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7,215,984 Signal processing apparatus 297 2004
7,254,431 Physiological parameter tracking system 127 2004
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7,254,434 Variable pressure reusable sensor 223 2004
7,044,918 Plethysmograph pulse recognition processor 178 2004
7,030,749 Parallel measurement alarm processor 203 2004
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7,383,070 Signal processing apparatus 131 2004
7,280,858 Pulse oximetry sensor 226 2005
7,373,194 Signal component processor 116 2005
D554263 Portable patient monitor 129 2005
D566282 Stand for a portable patient monitor 113 2005
7,371,981 Connector switch 116 2005
6,979,812 Systems and methods for indicating an amount of use of a sensor 260 2005
2005/0234,317 Low power and personal pulse oximetry systems 47 2005
7,292,883 Physiological assessment system 127 2005
7,215,986 Signal processing apparatus 166 2005
7,041,060 Rapid non-invasive blood pressure measuring device 177 2005
7,272,425 Pulse oximetry sensor including stored sensor data 173 2005
7,340,287 Flex circuit shielded optical sensor 118 2005
7,186,966 Amount of use tracking device and method for medical product 178 2005
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7,377,794 Multiple wavelength sensor interconnect 126 2006
7,190,261 Arrhythmia alarm processor 147 2006
7,377,899 Sine saturation transform 113 2006
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MASIMO CORPORATION (21)
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