Patents Assigned to Cercacor Laboratories, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10750984
    Abstract: An optical measurement device includes a light source, a first detector, and a second detector. The light source emits light to a measurement site of a patient and one or more detectors detect the light from the light source. At least a portion of a detector is translucent and the light passes through the translucent portion prior to reaching the measurement site. A detector receives the light after attenuation and/or reflection or refraction by the measurement site. A processor determines a light intensity of the light source, a light intensity through a tissue site, or a light intensity of reflected or refracted light based on light detected by the one or more detectors. The processor can estimate a concentration of an analyte at the measurement site or an absorption or reflection at the measurement site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Cercacor Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Pauley, Cristiano Dalvi, Hung Vo, Jesse Chen, Ferdyan Lesmana, Jeroen Poeze, Sean Merritt
  • Patent number: 10750983
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a physiological measurement system that can automatically adjust the number of wavelengths used based on the quality of a sensor signal that is reflective of an optical radiation detected at a sensor after tissue attenuation. The signal quality is examined to determine if it is sufficient to support the use of a full set of wavelengths. If it is determined to be insufficient to support the full set, a reduced number of wavelengths is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Cercacor Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Walter M. Weber, Ammar Al-Ali
  • Patent number: 10729335
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes a handheld processing device including medical applications for minimally and noninvasive glucose measurements. In an embodiment, the device creates a patient specific calibration using a measurement protocol of minimally invasive measurements and noninvasive measurements, eventually creating a patient specific noninvasive glucometer. Additionally, embodiments of the present disclosure provide for the processing device to execute medical applications and non-medical applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Cercacor Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Marcelo M. Lamego, Massi Joe E. Kiani, Jeroen Poeze, Cristiano Dalvi, Sean Merritt, Hung Vo, Gregory A. Olsen, Ferdyan Lesmana
  • Patent number: 10524738
    Abstract: A sensor system for obtaining and displaying information relating to physiological parameters, such as Total Hemoglobin and Pulse rate for use by a user such as an athlete. The system can present the measured physiological parameters to the user in a useful way. For example the system can display a visual multi quadrant infographic display, which can present the total hemoglobin values measured by the system in a particular season. The system can also display a visual elevation infographic display, which can present a comparison of the total hemoglobin values measured by the system over a period of time and/or at various altitudes. The system can also display a visual yin-yang infographic display, which can present a comparison of one or more metrics calculated by the system or one or more parameters measured by the system. The system can provide useful information about the user's health and/or well-being and allow the user to quickly and easily view and interpret relevant information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Cercacor Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory A. Olsen
  • Patent number: 10463284
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present disclosure provides a noninvasive optical sensor or probe including disposable and reusable components. The assembly of the disposable and reusable components is straightforward, along with the disassembly thereof. During application to a measurement site, the assembled sensor is advantageously secured together while the componentry is advantageously properly positioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Cercacor Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Ammar Al-Ali, Yassir Kamel Abdul-Hafiz, Eric Yang
  • Patent number: 10456038
    Abstract: A cloud-based physiological monitoring system has a sensor in communications with a living being so as to generate a data stream generally responsive to a physiological condition of the living being. A monitor receives the data stream from the sensor and transmits the data stream to a cloud server. The cloud server processes the data stream so as to derive physiological parameters having values responsive to the physiological condition. The cloud server derives a medical index based upon a combination of the physiological parameters. The cloud server communicates the medical index to the monitor, which displays the medical index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Cercacor Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Marcelo M. Lamego, Abraham Mazda Kiani, Don Sanders, Jeroen Poeze, Massi Joe E. Kiani, Anthony Amir Davia
  • Patent number: 10327683
    Abstract: A physiological sensor has light emitting sources, each activated by addressing at least one row and at least one column of an electrical grid. The light emitting sources are capable of transmitting light of multiple wavelengths and a detector is responsive to the transmitted light after attenuation by body tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Cercacor Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Smith, David Dalke, Ammar Al-Ali, Mohamed Diab, Marcelo Lamego
  • Patent number: 10305775
    Abstract: A physiological test credit method determines if test credits are available to the monitor and checks if a Wi-Fi connection is available. If test credits are less than a test credit threshold, the monitor connects to a test credit server, processes server commands so as to download test credits and disconnects from the server. In various embodiments, the monitor is challenged to break a server code, the server is challenged to break a monitor code. The server validates monitor serial codes, and saves monitor configuration parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Cercacor Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Marcelo M. Lamego, Jeroen Poeze
  • Patent number: 10251585
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include a handheld multi-parameter patient monitor capable of determining multiple physiological parameters from the output of a light sensitive detector capable of detecting light attenuated by body tissue. For example, in an embodiment, the monitor is capable of advantageously and accurately displaying one or more of pulse rate, plethysmograph data, perfusion quality, signal confidence, and values of blood constituents in body tissue, including for example, arterial carbon monoxide saturation (“HbCO”), methemoglobin saturation (“HbMet”), total hemoglobin (“Hbt”), arterial oxygen saturation (“SpO2”), fractional arterial oxygen saturation (“SpaO2”), or the like. In an embodiment, the monitor displays a line associated with a patient wellness level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Cercacor Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Ammar Al-Ali, Joe E. Kiani
  • Patent number: 10159412
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes a handheld processing device including medical applications for minimally and noninvasive glucose measurements. In an embodiment, the device creates a patient specific calibration using a measurement protocol of minimally invasive measurements and noninvasive measurements, eventually creating a patient specific noninvasive glucometer. Additionally, embodiments of the present disclosure provide for the processing device to execute medical applications and non-medical applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Cercacor Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Marcelo M. Lamego, Massi Joe E. Kiani, Jeroen Poeze, Cristiano Dalvi, Sean Merritt, Hung Vo, Gregory A. Olsen, Ferdyan Lesmana
  • Patent number: 10123726
    Abstract: A physiological measurement system has a sensor, a processor, a communications link and information elements. The sensor is configured to transmit light having a plurality of wavelengths into a tissue site and to generate a sensor signal responsive to the transmitted light after tissue attenuation. The attenuated light can be used by the system to determine a plurality of physiological measurements. The processor is configured to operate on the sensor signal so as to derive at least one physiological parameter after which of the plurality of physiological measurements the system is configured to or capable of measuring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: CERCACOR LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Ammar Al-Ali, Massi Joe E. Kiani, Walter M. Weber
  • Patent number: 9861304
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present disclosure provides a noninvasive optical sensor or probe including disposable and reusable components. The assembly of the disposable and reusable components is straightforward, along with the disassembly thereof. During application to a measurement site, the assembled sensor is advantageously secured together while the componentry is advantageously properly positioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: CERCACOR LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Ammar Al-Ali, Yassir Kamel Abdul-Hafiz, Eric Yang
  • Patent number: 9839381
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a physiological measurement system that can automatically adjust the number of wavelengths used based on the quality of a sensor signal that is reflective of an optical radiation detected at a sensor after tissue attenuation. The signal quality is examined to determine if it is sufficient to support the use of a full set of wavelengths. If it is determined to be insufficient to support the full set, a reduced number of wavelengths is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Cercacor Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Walter M. Weber, Ammar Al-Ali
  • Patent number: 9801588
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for separating a composite signal into a plurality of signals is described. A signal processor receives a composite signal and separates a composite signal in to separate output signals. Pre-demodulation signal values are used to adjust the demodulation scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: CERCACOR LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Walter M. Weber, Ammar Al-Ali
  • Patent number: 9787568
    Abstract: A physiological test credit method determines if test credits are available to the monitor and checks if a Wi-Fi connection is available. If test credits are less than a test credit threshold, the monitor connects to a test credit server, processes server commands so as to download test credits and disconnects from the server. In various embodiments, the monitor is challenged to break a server code, the server is challenged to break a monitor code. The server validates monitor serial codes, and saves monitor configuration parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Cercacor Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Marcelo M. Lamego, Jeroen Poeze
  • Patent number: 9750443
    Abstract: A physiological sensor has light emitting sources, each activated by addressing at least one row and at least one column of an electrical grid. The light emitting sources are capable of transmitting light of multiple wavelengths and a detector is responsive to the transmitted light after attenuation by body tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: CERCACOR LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Smith, David Dalke, Ammar Al-Ali, Mohamed Diab, Marcelo Lamego
  • Patent number: 9649054
    Abstract: A blood pressure measurement system that non-invasively determines an individual's blood pressure can include a noninvasive blood pressure sensor having an optical sensor and a motion sensor. The optical sensor can provide a photoplethysmograph signal obtained from a patient to a processor. The motion sensor can provide a motion signal to the processor responsive to motion of the patient. In one embodiment, the processor calculates or estimates the blood pressure of the patient based on the photoplethysmograph signal and the motion signal. Advantageously, the system can obtain this blood pressure measurement without an occlusive cuff, thereby reducing patient discomfort. In other implementations, the processor calculates a blood pressure-related parameter from the photoplethysmograph and motion signal. The processor can occasionally trigger an occlusive cuff measurement as this parameter changes, thereby reducing the frequency of occlusive cuff measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: CERCACOR LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Marcelo Lamego, Massi Joe E. Kiani, Ken Lam, Cristiano Dalvi, Hung Vo
  • Patent number: 9549696
    Abstract: Confidence in a physiological parameter is measured from physiological data responsive to the intensity of multiple wavelengths of optical radiation after tissue attenuation. The physiological parameter is estimated based upon the physiological data. Reference data clusters are stored according to known values of the physiological parameter. At least one of the data clusters is selected according to the estimated physiological parameter. The confidence measure is determined from a comparison of the selected data clusters and the physiological data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: CERCACOR LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Marcelo Lamego, Mohamed K. Diab, Ammar Al-Ali
  • Patent number: 9445759
    Abstract: A blood glucose calibration system has a noninvasive sensor that attaches to a person's tissue site so as to generate multi-stream physiological data responsive to that person's blood constituents. Composite parameters, each in the form of a mathematical combination of invasive blood panel parameters, are derived from a general population and are responsive to the multi-stream physiological data. A population-based, blood glucose estimate for that person is derived from a weighted and scaled combination of these composite parameters. An individualized blood glucose estimate is then derived from the population-based blood glucose estimate and intermittent invasive test strip measurements of that particular individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: CERCACOR LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Marcelo M. Lamego, Massi Joe E. Kiani, Jesse Chen, Mathew Paul, Hoi Wong
  • Patent number: 9351675
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include a handheld multi-parameter patient monitor capable of determining multiple physiological parameters from the output of a light sensitive detector capable of detecting light attenuated by body tissue. For example, in an embodiment, the monitor is capable of advantageously and accurately displaying one or more of pulse rate, plethysmograph data, perfusion quality, signal confidence, and values of blood constituents in body tissue, including for example, arterial carbon monoxide saturation (“HbCO”), methemoglobin saturation (“HbMet”), total hemoglobin (“Hbt”), arterial oxygen saturation (“SpO2”), fractional arterial oxygen saturation (“SpaO2”), or the like. In an embodiment, the monitor displays a line associated with a patient wellness level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Cercacor Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Ammar Al-Ali, Joe E. Kiani