Patents by Inventor Gene Mason

Gene Mason 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: 11266779
    Abstract: IV spikes are described herein. An IV spike includes a spike body. The spike body can be formed of a first material and can include a spike portion converging to a point. The IV spike further includes at least one spike flow port formed through the spike body. The IV spike further includes a lower flow port in fluid communication with the at least one spike flow port. The IV spike can also include an overmolded engagement feature disposed around the spike body, wherein the overmolded engagement feature comprises a second material and is configured to retain the IV spike within an IV container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Gene Mason, George Mansour, Ryan Callahan, Edmond Yu
  • Publication number: 20200282133
    Abstract: IV spikes are described herein. An IV spike includes a spike body. The spike body can be formed of a first material and can include a spike portion converging to a point. The IV spike further includes at least one spike flow port formed through the spike body. The IV spike further includes a lower flow port in fluid communication with the at least one spike flow port. The IV spike can also include an overmolded engagement feature disposed around the spike body, wherein the overmolded engagement feature comprises a second material and is configured to retain the IV spike within an IV container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Gene Mason, George Mansour, Ryan Callahan, Edmond Yu
  • Patent number: 9364181
    Abstract: A physiological sensor combination has a flexible substrate configured to attach to a tissue site. Multiple sensors are disposed on the substrate, which generate physiological signals. Each of the signals is responsive to a different physiological parameter. Conductors are carried on the substrate and routed between the sensors and at least one connector. The connector is configured to communicate the physiological signals to at least one monitor, which derives measurements of the parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventors: Massi E. Kiani, Ammar Al-Ali, Ronald Coverston, Gene Mason, Fred Robertson
  • Publication number: 20080094228
    Abstract: One aspect of the disclosure is to provide a patient monitoring system including a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag. The system comprises a patient monitor capable of communicating with the RFID tag. The RFID tag may advantageously store information useful in hospital environments, triage or disaster environments, home care environments, or the like. In some embodiments, the RFID tags may be provided as parts of wrist bands, dog tags, disposable sensor components, sensors or the like that are left with a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2007
    Publication date: April 24, 2008
    Inventors: James Welch, Gene Mason, Massi Kiani
  • Patent number: 7340287
    Abstract: A flex circuit optical sensor has an integrated Faraday shield. A conductive trace layer disposed on a substrate is used to form a conductive grid which shields the face of a photodetector. A conductive ink layer is formed on a substrate side opposite the trace layer. The back and sides of the detector are shielded by flex circuit flaps that have the conductive ink layer but substantially exclude the trace layer so as to fold over and closely adhere to the detector body. The shielded substrate flaps advantageously eliminate a separate detector shield, which is typically fabricated with an etched copper part that must be attached to a flex circuit before mounting the detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventors: Gene Mason, Ammar Al-Ali, Thomas J. Gerhardt
  • Patent number: 7096052
    Abstract: A reflectance sensor which can be applied to a patient in a manner which reduces the light energy reaching the detector without first being attenuated by the tissue at the measurement site. Moreover, the reflectance sensor includes emitting devices adapted for use in legacy patient monitoring systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventors: Gene Mason, Ammar Al-Ali
  • Publication number: 20060084852
    Abstract: A flex circuit optical sensor has an integrated Faraday shield. A conductive trace layer disposed on a substrate is used to form a conductive grid which shields the face of a photodetector. A conductive ink layer is formed on a substrate side opposite the trace layer. The back and sides of the detector are shielded by flex circuit flaps that have the conductive ink layer but substantially exclude the trace layer so as to fold over and closely adhere to the detector body. The shielded substrate flaps advantageously eliminate a separate detector shield, which is typically fabricated with an etched copper part that must be attached to a flex circuit before mounting the detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2005
    Publication date: April 20, 2006
    Inventors: Gene Mason, Ammar Al-Ali, Thomas Gerhardt
  • Patent number: 6985764
    Abstract: A flex circuit optical sensor has an integrated Faraday shield. A conductive trace layer disposed on a substrate is used to form a conductive grid which shields the face of a photodetector. A conductive ink layer is formed on a substrate side opposite the trace layer. The back and sides of the detector are shielded by flex circuit flaps that have the conductive ink layer but substantially exclude the trace layer so as to fold over and closely adhere to the detector body. The shielded substrate flaps advantageously eliminate a separate detector shield, which is typically fabricated with an etched copper part that must be attached to a flex circuit before mounting the detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2006
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventors: Gene Mason, Ammar Al-Ali, Thomas J. Gerhardt
  • Publication number: 20050277819
    Abstract: A physiological sensor combination has a flexible substrate configured to attach to a tissue site. Multiple sensors are disposed on the substrate, which generate physiological signals. Each of the signals is responsive to a different physiological parameter. Conductors are carried on the substrate and routed between the sensors and at least one connector. The connector is configured to communicate the physiological signals to at least one monitor, which derives measurements of the parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2005
    Publication date: December 15, 2005
    Inventors: Massi Kiani, Ammar Al-Ali, Ronald Coverston, Gene Mason, Fred Robertson
  • Patent number: 6934570
    Abstract: A physiological sensor combination has a flexible substrate configured to attach to a tissue site. Multiple sensors are disposed on the substrate, which generate physiological signals. Each of the signals is responsive to a different physiological parameter. Conductors are carried on the substrate and routed between the sensors and at least one connector. The connector is configured to communicate the physiological signals to at least one monitor, which derives measurements of the parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventors: Massi E. Kiani, Ammar Al-Ali, Ronald Coverston, Gene Mason, Fred Robertson
  • Publication number: 20040122302
    Abstract: A reflectance sensor which can be applied to a patient in a manner which reduces the light energy reaching the detector without first being attenuated by the tissue at the measurement site. Moreover, the reflectance sensor includes emitting devices adapted for use in legacy patient monitoring systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2003
    Publication date: June 24, 2004
    Inventors: Gene Mason, Ammar Al-Ali
  • Publication number: 20030225323
    Abstract: A physiological sensor combination has a flexible substrate configured to attach to a tissue site. Multiple sensors are disposed on the substrate, which generate physiological signals. Each of the signals is responsive to a different physiological parameter. Conductors are carried on the substrate and routed between the sensors and at least one connector. The connector is configured to communicate the physiological signals to at least one monitor, which derives measurements of the parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2002
    Publication date: December 4, 2003
    Inventors: Massi E. Kiani, Ammar Al-Ali, Ronald Coverston, Gene Mason, Fred Robertson
  • Publication number: 20020165440
    Abstract: A flex circuit optical sensor has an integrated Faraday shield. A conductive trace layer disposed on a substrate is used to form a conductive grid which shields the face of a photodetector. A conductive ink layer is formed on a substrate side opposite the trace layer. The back and sides of the detector are shielded by flex circuit flaps that have the conductive ink layer but substantially exclude the trace layer so as to fold over and closely adhere to the detector body. The shielded substrate flaps advantageously eliminate a separate detector shield, which is typically fabricated with an etched copper part that must be attached to a flex circuit before mounting the detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2002
    Publication date: November 7, 2002
    Inventors: Gene Mason, Ammar Al-Ali, Thomas J. Gerhardt
  • Patent number: 6470199
    Abstract: A positioner, such as an elastic sock, is fitted with an optical probe, preferably designed for pulse oximetry. The sock preferably substantially forms to the shape of a wearer's foot or hand. In addition, the sock preferably comprises at least one positioning portion. According to one embodiment, the positioning portion is configured to receive at least a wearer's great toe, thumb, or finger, such that the sock maintains substantially opposing alignment of an emitter and a detector. Alternatively, the positioner may comprise a toecap, a glove, or a mitten. The positioner may also advantageously be fitted with a timer circuit, preferably providing an alarm at predetermined intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventors: Robert J. Kopotic, Gene Mason
  • Patent number: 6161474
    Abstract: An end cover for detachable connection on the end of a cylindrical shaped food roll. The end cover has an end plate with an external side that displays information such as advertising or marketing indicia. A retaining member extends from the end plate and forms an interference fit with the external surface of the food roll when the end cover is installed onto the food roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2000
    Inventor: Marvin Gene Mason
  • Patent number: 6044757
    Abstract: An end cover for detachable connection on the end of a cylindrical shaped food roll. The end cover has an end plate with an external side that displays information such as advertising or marketing indicia. A retaining member extends from the end plate and forms an interference fit with the external surface of the food roll when the end cover is installed onto the food roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2000
    Inventor: Marvin Gene Mason