Patents by Inventor D. Christopher Chung

D. Christopher Chung has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 5218962
    Abstract: A first light emitting element directs light through a first region of tissue, a second light emitting element directs light through a second region of tissue that is spatially distinct from the first region of tissue, and a photodetector detects light traveling through the first and second regions. First and second oxygen saturation values are calculated from the amount of light detected from the first and second regions of tissue, respectively. A difference calculating unit calculates a difference value which represents how much the first oxygen saturation value differs from the second oxygen saturation value, and a comparator compares the difference value to a threshold value. A threshold indicating signal is provided when the difference value has a selected mathematical relationship (e.g., less than or equal) to the threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1993
    Assignee: Nellcor Incorporated
    Inventors: Paul D. Mannheimer, D. Christopher Chung, Carl Ritson