US Patent No: 8,128,572

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Signal processing apparatus

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The present invention involves method and apparatus for analyzing measured signals that are modeled as containing primary and secondary portions. Coefficients relate the two signals according to a model defined in accordance with the present invention. In one embodiment, the present invention involves utilizing a transformation which evaluates a plurality of possible signal coefficients in order to find appropriate coefficients. Alternatively, the present invention involves using statistical functions or Fourier transform and windowing techniques to determine the coefficients relating to two measured signals. Use of this invention is described in particular detail with respect to blood oximetry measurements.

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JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.NEW YORK, NY2386

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Diab, Mohamed K Laguna Niguel, CA 168 19968
Elfadel, Ibrahim M Laguna Niguel, CA 105 6352
Kiani-Azarbayjany, Esmaiel Laguna Niguel, CA 73 12377
McCarthy, Rex J Mission Viejo, CA 50 6185
Smith, Robert A Corona, CA 223 10187
Weber, Walter M Los Angeles, CA 130 12973

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (198)
4,960,128 Method and apparatus for continuously and non-invasively measuring the blood pressure of a patient 270 1988
5,163,438 Method and apparatus for continuously and noninvasively measuring the blood pressure of a patient 274 1990
5,431,170 Pulse responsive device 491 1992
5,494,043 Arterial sensor 342 1993
5,337,744 Low noise finger cot probe 430 1993
5,490,505 Signal processing apparatus 554 1993
5,533,511 Apparatus and method for noninvasive blood pressure measurement 363 1994
5,590,649 Apparatus and method for measuring an induced perturbation to determine blood pressure 287 1994
D361840 Stethoscope head 208 1994
D362063 Stethoscope headset 204 1994
D363120 Stethoscope ear tip 209 1994
5,482,036 Signal processing apparatus and method 523 1994
5,452,717 Finger-cot probe 417 1994
5,632,272 Signal processing apparatus 530 1994
5,638,818 Low noise optical probe 405 1994
5,758,644 Manual and automatic probe calibration 506 1995
5,769,785 Signal processing apparatus and method 440 1995
5,645,440 Patient cable connector 387 1995
D393830 Patient cable connector 374 1995
5,782,757 Low-noise optical probes 456 1995
5,810,734 Apparatus and method for measuring an induced perturbation to determine a physiological parameter 269 1995
5,830,131 Apparatus and method for measuring an induced perturbation to determine a physical condition of the human arterial system 298 1995
5,833,618 Apparatus and method for measuring an induced perturbation to determine a physiological parameter 283 1995
5,685,299 Signal processing apparatus 427 1995
5,904,654 Exciter-detector unit for measuring physiological parameters 281 1996
5,785,659 Automatically activated blood pressure measurement device 268 1996
5,823,950 Manual and automatic probe calibration 373 1996
6,088,607 Low noise optical probe 457 1997
5,934,925 Patient cable connector 380 1997
6,002,952 Signal processing apparatus and method 507 1997
6,157,850 Signal processing apparatus 441 1997
5,890,929 Shielded medical connector 366 1997
6,081,735 Signal processing apparatus 608 1997
6,263,222 Signal processing apparatus 464 1997
6,184,521 Photodiode detector with integrated noise shielding 376 1998
5,919,134 Method and apparatus for demodulating signals in a pulse oximetry system 391 1998
6,011,986 Manual and automatic probe calibration 451 1998
5,995,855 Pulse oximetry sensor adapter 436 1998
6,525,386 Non-protruding optoelectronic lens 390 1998
5,997,343 Patient cable sensor switch 361 1998
6,229,856 Method and apparatus for demodulating signals in a pulse oximetry system 375 1998
6,067,462 Signal processing apparatus and method 443 1998
6,256,523 Low-noise optical probes 433 1998
6,036,642 Signal processing apparatus and method 414 1998
7,376,453 Signal processing apparatus 168 1998
7,328,053 Signal processing apparatus 173 1998
6,236,872 Signal processing apparatus 402 1998
6,144,868 Reusable pulse oximeter probe and disposable bandage apparatus 330 1999
6,334,065 Stereo pulse oximeter 430 1999
6,285,896 Fetal pulse oximetry sensor 366 1999
6,321,100 Reusable pulse oximeter probe with disposable liner 317 1999
6,349,228 Pulse oximetry sensor adapter 379 1999
6,632,181 Rapid non-invasive blood pressure measuring device 322 1999
6,343,224 Reusable pulse oximeter probe and disposable bandage apparatus 321 1999
6,580,086 Shielded optical probe and method 426 1999
6,943,348 System for detecting injection holding material 224 1999
6,206,830 Signal processing apparatus and method 399 1999
6,165,005 Patient cable sensor switch 356 1999
6,377,829 Resposable pulse oximetry sensor 403 1999
6,152,754 Circuit board based cable connector 389 1999
6,463,311 Plethysmograph pulse recognition processor 376 1999
6,606,511 Pulse oximetry pulse indicator 419 2000
6,515,273 System for indicating the expiration of the useful operating life of a pulse oximetry sensor 382 2000
6,584,336 Universal/upgrading pulse oximeter 423 2000
6,360,114 Pulse oximeter probe-off detector 399 2000
6,699,194 Signal processing apparatus and method 423 2000
6,430,525 Variable mode averager 364 2000
6,526,300 Pulse oximeter probe-off detection system 356 2000
6,470,199 Elastic sock for positioning an optical probe 375 2000
6,697,656 Pulse oximetry sensor compatible with multiple pulse oximetry systems 353 2000
6,770,028 Dual-mode pulse oximeter 388 2000
6,519,487 Reusable pulse oximeter probe and disposable bandage apparatus 318 2000
6,280,213 Patient cable connector 377 2000
6,542,764 Pulse oximeter monitor for expressing the urgency of the patient's condition 365 2000
6,643,530 Method and apparatus for demodulating signals in a pulse oximetry system 359 2000
6,501,975 Signal processing apparatus and method 434 2001
6,684,091 Reusable pulse oximeter probe and disposable bandage method 311 2001
6,541,756 Shielded optical probe having an electrical connector 389 2001
6,388,240 Shielded optical probe and method having a longevity indication 412 2001
6,684,090 Pulse oximetry data confidence indicator 448 2001
6,792,300 Low-noise optical probes for reducing light piping 355 2001
6,595,316 Tension-adjustable mechanism for stethoscope earpieces 231 2001
6,721,585 Universal modular pulse oximeter probe for use with reusable and disposable patient attachment devices 309 2001
6,597,933 Pulse oximetry sensor adapter 367 2001
6,678,543 Optical probe and positioning wrap 443 2001
6,745,060 Signal processing apparatus 393 2001
6,650,917 Signal processing apparatus 420 2001
6,671,531 Sensor wrap including foldable applicator 395 2001
6,654,624 Pulse oximeter probe-off detector 404 2001
6,760,607 Ribbon cable substrate pulse oximetry sensor 338 2001
6,714,804 Stereo pulse oximeter 369 2001
6,852,083 System and method of determining whether to recalibrate a blood pressure monitor 259 2002
6,658,276 Pulse oximeter user interface 403 2002
RE38492 Signal processing apparatus and method 368 2002
6,725,075 Resposable pulse oximetry sensor 370 2002
6,985,764 Flex circuit shielded optical sensor 322 2002
6,697,658 Low power pulse oximeter 405 2002
6,661,161 Piezoelectric biological sound monitor with printed circuit board 248 2002
RE38476 Signal processing apparatus 370 2002
6,999,904 Variable indication estimator 224 2002
6,735,459 Reusable pulse oximeter probe and disposable bandage apparatus 316 2002
6,813,511 Low-noise optical probes for reducing ambient noise 363 2002
6,816,741 Plethysmograph pulse recognition processor 358 2002
7,245,953 Reusable pulse oximeter probe and disposable bandage apparatii 193 2002
6,934,570 Physiological sensor combination 341 2002
6,826,419 Signal processing apparatus and method 355 2002
6,830,711 Mold tool for an optoelectronic element 343 2003
7,067,893 Optoelectronic element with a non-protruding lens 289 2003
7,225,006 Attachment and optical probe 253 2003
6,822,564 Parallel measurement alarm processor 380 2003
6,950,687 Isolation and communication element for a resposable pulse oximetry sensor 332 2003
7,015,451 Power supply rail controller 211 2003
6,861,639 Systems and methods for indicating an amount of use of a sensor 348 2003
6,771,994 Pulse oximeter probe-off detection system 354 2003
6,850,788 Physiological measurement communications adapter 342 2003
7,509,494 Interface cable 121 2003
7,132,641 Shielded optical probe having an electrical connector 293 2003
7,428,432 Systems and methods for acquiring calibration data usable in a pulse oximeter 144 2003
6,993,371 Pulse oximetry sensor adaptor 360 2003
7,096,054 Low noise optical housing 282 2003
7,341,559 Pulse oximetry ear sensor 179 2003
6,898,452 Stereo pulse oximeter 329 2003
7,274,955 Parameter compensated pulse oximeter 166 2003
7,254,433 Signal processing apparatus 279 2003
7,496,393 Signal processing apparatus 124 2003
2004/0068,164 Signal processing apparatus 131 2003
7,096,052 Optical probe including predetermined emission wavelength based on patient type 275 2003
6,939,305 Rapid non-invasive blood pressure measuring device 222 2003
7,003,339 Method and apparatus for demodulating signals in a pulse oximetry system 306 2003
7,142,901 Parameter compensated physiological monitor 272 2003
7,471,969 Pulse oximeter probe-off detector 128 2003
6,996,427 Pulse oximetry data confidence indicator 392 2003
7,039,449 Resposable pulse oximetry sensor 313 2003
7,496,391 Manual and automatic probe calibration 120 2004
7,469,157 Signal processing apparatus 121 2004
7,295,866 Low power pulse oximeter 245 2004
7,471,971 Signal processing apparatus and method 123 2004
7,215,984 Signal processing apparatus 348 2004
7,499,741 Signal processing apparatus and method 131 2004
7,530,955 Signal processing apparatus 121 2004
2004/0204,637 Signal processing apparatus and method 116 2004
2004/0210,146 Signal processing apparatus 107 2004
7,500,950 Multipurpose sensor port 125 2004
7,530,949 Dual-mode pulse oximeter 146 2004
7,254,431 Physiological parameter tracking system 163 2004
7,024,233 Pulse oximetry data confidence indicator 322 2004
7,483,730 Low-noise optical probes for reducing ambient noise 121 2004
7,254,434 Variable pressure reusable sensor 261 2004
7,044,918 Plethysmograph pulse recognition processor 219 2004
7,030,749 Parallel measurement alarm processor 254 2004
7,483,729 Pulse oximeter access apparatus and method 120 2004
7,373,193 Pulse oximetry data capture system 192 2004
7,383,070 Signal processing apparatus 175 2004
7,280,858 Pulse oximetry sensor 268 2005
7,373,194 Signal component processor 153 2005
D554263 Portable patient monitor 165 2005
D566282 Stand for a portable patient monitor 149 2005
7,371,981 Connector switch 152 2005
6,979,812 Systems and methods for indicating an amount of use of a sensor 298 2005
2005/0209,517 Signal processing apparatus 45 2005
7,438,683 Application identification sensor 135 2005
7,415,297 Physiological parameter system 152 2005
7,292,883 Physiological assessment system 163 2005
7,761,128 Physiological monitor 101 2005
7,215,986 Signal processing apparatus 207 2005
7,041,060 Rapid non-invasive blood pressure measuring device 220 2005
7,272,425 Pulse oximetry sensor including stored sensor data 212 2005
7,340,287 Flex circuit shielded optical sensor 157 2005
7,186,966 Amount of use tracking device and method for medical product 224 2005
7,221,971 Method and apparatus for demodulating signals in a pulse oximetry system 176 2005
7,499,835 Variable indication estimator 134 2006
RE41317 Universal modular pulse oximeter probe for use with reusable and disposable patient attachment devices 109 2006
7,190,261 Arrhythmia alarm processor 187 2006
7,618,375 Rapid non-invasive blood pressure measuring device 112 2006
7,377,899 Sine saturation transform 149 2006
7,489,958 Signal processing apparatus and method 131 2006
2006/0200,016 Signal processing apparatus and method 41 2006
7,454,240 Signal processing apparatus 126 2006
7,332,784 Method of providing an optoelectronic element with a non-protruding lens 151 2006
7,530,942 Remote sensing infant warmer 120 2006
7,526,328 Manual and automatic probe calibration 119 2006
7,355,512 Parallel alarm processor 178 2007
2007/0225,581 SIGNAL PROCESSING APPARATUS 45 2007
2007/0249,918 SIGNAL PROCESSING APPARATUS 37 2007
2007/0291,832 SIGNAL PROCESSING APPARATUS 43 2007
2008/0004,514 SIGNAL PROCESSING APPARATUS 40 2007
7,467,002 Sine saturation transform 125 2007
7,509,154 Signal processing apparatus 141 2007
7,734,320 Sensor isolation 104 2007
2008/0033,266 Signal processing apparatus 41 2007
2008/0036,752 SIGNAL PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD 40 2007
2008/0045,823 SIGNAL PROCESSING APPARATUS 38 2007
D587657 Connector assembly 121 2007
D609193 Connector assembly 114 2007
D614305 Connector assembly 114 2008
2009/0076,400 SIGNAL PROCESSING APPARATUS 14 2008
2009/0099,430 SIGNAL PROCESSING APPARATUS 14 2008
2009/0182,211 SIGNAL PROCESSING APPARATUS 15 2009
 
CERCACOR LABORATORIES, INC. (29)
5,638,816 Active pulse blood constituent monitoring 369 1995
5,743,262 Blood glucose monitoring system 660 1995
5,760,910 Optical filter for spectroscopic measurement and method of producing the optical filter 356 1995
5,860,919 Active pulse blood constituent monitoring method 397 1997
6,110,522 Blood glucose monitoring system 275 1998
5,940,182 Optical filter for spectroscopic measurement and method of producing the optical filter 357 1998
6,151,516 Active pulse blood constituent monitoring 339 1998
6,278,522 Optical filter for spectroscopic measurement and method of producing the optical filter 357 1999
6,639,668 Asynchronous fluorescence scan 159 2000
6,931,268 Active pulse blood constituent monitoring 234 2000
6,597,932 Generation of spatially-averaged excitation-emission map in heterogeneous tissue 170 2001
6,640,116 Optical spectroscopy pathlength measurement system 323 2001
6,920,345 Optical sensor including disposable and reusable elements 330 2003
6,961,598 Pulse and active pulse spectraphotometry 302 2003
7,003,338 Method and apparatus for reducing coupling between signals 295 2003
7,149,561 Optical spectroscopy pathlength measurement system 177 2003
7,027,849 Blood parameter measurement system 360 2003
6,970,792 Systems and methods for determining blood oxygen saturation values using complex number encoding 235 2003
7,343,186 Multi-wavelength physiological monitor 165 2005
7,289,835 Multivariate analysis of green to ultraviolet spectra of cell and tissue samples 197 2005
7,225,007 Optical sensor including disposable and reusable elements 201 2005
7,239,905 Active pulse blood constituent monitoring 180 2005
7,440,787 Systems and methods for determining blood oxygen saturation values using complex number encoding 130 2005
7,596,398 Multiple wavelength sensor attachment 115 2006
7,647,083 Multiple wavelength sensor equalization 112 2006
7,729,733 Configurable physiological measurement system 109 2006
7,761,127 Multiple wavelength sensor substrate 98 2006
7,563,110 Multiple wavelength sensor interconnect 118 2008
D606659 Patient monitor 132 2008
 
NELLCOR PURITAN BENNETT INCORPORATED (20)
4,802,486 Method and apparatus for detecting optical pulses 223 1985
4,653,498 Pulse oximeter monitor 364 1986
4,800,495 Method and apparatus for processing signals used in oximetry 246 1986
4,819,646 Feedback-controlled method and apparatus for processing signals used in oximetry 149 1986
4,859,056 Multiple-pulse method and apparatus for use in oximetry 136 1986
4,869,253 Method and apparatus for indicating perfusion and oxygen saturation trends in oximetry 214 1986
4,913,150 Method and apparatus for the automatic calibration of signals employed in oximetry 269 1986
4,869,254 Method and apparatus for calculating arterial oxygen saturation 267 1988
4,911,167 Method and apparatus for detecting optical pulses 327 1988
4,928,692 Method and apparatus for detecting optical pulses 213 1988
4,892,101 Method and apparatus for offsetting baseline portion of oximeter signal 182 1989
4,934,372 Method and apparatus for detecting optical pulses 244 1989
5,259,381 Apparatus for the automatic calibration of signals employed in oximetry 213 1989
5,078,136 Method and apparatus for calculating arterial oxygen saturation based plethysmographs including transients 220 1989
5,218,962 Multiple region pulse oximetry probe and oximeter 198 1991
RE35122 Method and apparatus for detecting optical pulses 188 1992
5,368,026 Oximeter with motion detection for alarm modification 205 1993
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6,083,172 Method and apparatus for estimating physiological parameters using model-based adaptive filtering 195 1998
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CEDARS-SINAI MEDICAL CENTER (7)
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6,697,657 Method and devices for laser induced fluorescence attenuation spectroscopy (LIFAS) 160 2000
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6,631,281 Recognition of a useful signal in a measurement signal 161 2002
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Minolta Camera Kabushiki Kaisha (7)
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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA (4)
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GLT ACQUISITION CORP. (3)
7,356,365 Method and apparatus for tissue oximetry 112 2004
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (22)
8,641,631 Non-invasive monitoring of respiratory rate, heart rate and apnea 2 2005
8,532,727 Dual-mode pulse oximeter 13 2007
8,840,549 Modular patient monitor 0 2007
8,771,204 Acoustic sensor assembly 0 2009
8,740,816 Acoustic sensor assembly 0 2009
8,821,415 Physiological acoustic monitoring system 0 2010
8,755,535 Acoustic respiratory monitoring sensor having multiple sensing elements 0 2010
8,715,206 Acoustic patient sensor 0 2010
8,702,627 Acoustic respiratory monitoring sensor having multiple sensing elements 0 2010
8,690,799 Acoustic respiratory monitoring sensor having multiple sensing elements 1 2010
8,430,817 System for determining confidence in respiratory rate measurements 16 2010
8,801,613 Calibration for multi-stage physiological monitors 0 2010
8,821,397 Depth of consciousness monitor including oximeter 0 2011
8,529,301 Shielded connector assembly 13 2012
8,781,543 Manual and automatic probe calibration 0 2012
8,718,737 Method and apparatus for demodulating signals in a pulse oximetry system 0 2012
8,706,179 Reusable pulse oximeter probe and disposable bandage apparatii 0 2012
8,845,543 Signal processing apparatus and method 0 2012
8,570,167 Physiological trend monitor 2 2012
8,761,850 Reflection-detector sensor position indicator 0 2012
8,721,541 Physiological monitor 0 2013
8,700,112 Secondary-emitter sensor position indicator 0 2013
 
CERCACOR LABORATORIES, INC. (13)
8,781,544 Multiple wavelength optical sensor 0 2008
8,577,431 Noise shielding for a noninvasive device 2 2009
8,437,825 Contoured protrusion for improving spectroscopic measurement of blood constituents 17 2009
8,630,691 Multi-stream sensor front ends for noninvasive measurement of blood constituents 2 2009
8,515,509 Multi-stream emitter for noninvasive measurement of blood constituents 15 2009
8,676,286 Method and apparatus for reducing coupling between signals in a measurement system 2 2011
8,830,449 Blood analysis system 0 2012
8,626,255 Noninvasive multi-parameter patient monitor 2 2012
8,560,032 Noninvasive multi-parameter patient monitor 8 2012
8,570,503 Heat sink for noninvasive medical sensor 2 2012
8,548,550 Optical sensor including disposable and reusable elements 12 2012
8,781,549 Noninvasive oximetry optical sensor including disposable and reusable elements 0 2012
8,868,150 Optical sensor including disposable and reusable elements 0 2013
 
GLT ACQUISITION CORP. (6)
8,768,423 Multispot monitoring for use in optical coherence tomography 0 2009
8,571,617 Flowometry in optical coherence tomography for analyte level estimation 0 2009
8,306,596 Method for data reduction and calibration of an OCT-based physiological monitor 10 2010
8,548,549 Methods for noninvasively measuring analyte levels in a subject 0 2011
8,788,003 Monitoring blood constituent levels in biological tissue 0 2012
8,831,700 Apparatus and method for creating a stable optical interface 0 2012
 
MASIMO CORPORATION (5)
8,666,468 Patient monitor for determining microcirculation state 2 2011
8,723,677 Patient safety system with automatically adjusting bed 0 2011
RE44823 Universal modular pulse oximeter probe for use with reusable and disposable patient attachment devices 1 2012
8,755,872 Patient monitoring system for indicating an abnormal condition 0 2012
8,847,740 Alarm suspend system 0 2013
 
Ceracor Laboratories, Inc. (1)
8,688,183 Emitter driver for noninvasive patient monitor 0 2010
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
8,870,792 Physiological acoustic monitoring system 0 2012

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