Patents by Inventor Masimo Corporation

Masimo Corporation 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).

  • Publication number: 20130324808
    Abstract: A patient cable has a duo sensor connector having a first socket section and a second socket section. The first socket section is configured to removably attach a two-wavelength sensor. The second socket section in conjunction with the first socket section is configured to removably attach a multiple wavelength sensor in lieu of the two-wavelength sensor. A circuit housed in the duo sensor connector converts emitter array drive signals adapted for the multiple wavelength sensor into back-to-back emitter drive signals adapted for the two-wavelength sensor when attached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: MASIMO CORPORATION
    Inventor: MASIMO CORPORATION
  • Publication number: 20130211264
    Abstract: A reflection-detector sensor position indicator comprises emitters that transmit light having a plurality of wavelengths. A detector outputs a sensor signal. At least one reflection detector outputs at least one sensor position signal. An attachment assembly attaches the emitters, the detector and the reflection detector onto a tissue site. A sensor-on condition indicates that the attachment assembly has positioned the emitters generally centered over a fingernail, the detector on a fingertip opposite the fingernail and the reflection detector over the fingernail. The sensor signal, in the sensor-on condition, is at least substantially responsive to the emitter transmitted light after attenuation by pulsatile blood flow perfused within a fingernail bed underneath the fingernail. The sensor position signal, in the sensor-on condition, is at least substantially responsive to the emitter transmitted light after reflection off of the fingernail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: MASIMO CORPORATION
    Inventor: MASIMO CORPORATION
  • Publication number: 20130197330
    Abstract: A patient monitor has multiple sensors adapted to attach to tissue sites of a living subject. The sensors generate sensor signals that are responsive to at least two wavelengths of optical radiation after attenuation by pulsatile blood within the tissue sites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: MASIMO CORPORATION
    Inventor: MASIMO CORPORATION
  • Publication number: 20130197328
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus to analyze two measured signals that are modeled as containing desired and undesired portions such as noise, FM and AM modulation. Coefficients relate the two signals according to a model defined in accordance with the present invention. In one embodiment, a transformation is used to evaluate a ratio of the two measured signals in order to find appropriate coefficients. The measured signals are then fed into a signal scrubber which uses the coefficients to remove the unwanted portions. The signal scrubbing is performed in either the time domain or in the frequency domain. The method and apparatus are particularly advantageous to blood oximetry and pulserate measurements. In another embodiment, an estimate of the pulserate is obtained by applying a set of rules to a spectral transform of the scrubbed signal. In another embodiment, an estimate of the pulserate is obtained by transforming the scrubbed signal from a first spectral domain into a second spectral domain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: Masimo Corporation
    Inventor: Masimo Corporation
  • Publication number: 20130190581
    Abstract: Automated critical congenital heart defect (“CCHD”) screening systems and processes are described. A caregiver may be guided to use a single or dual sensor pulse oximeter to obtain pre- and post-ductal blood oxygenation measurements. A delta of the measurements indicates the possible existence or nonexistence of a CCHD. Errors in the measurements are reduced by a configurable measurement confidence threshold based on, for example, a perfusion index. Measurement data may be stored and retrieved from a remote data processing center for repeated screenings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: MASIMO CORPORATION
    Inventor: MASIMO CORPORATION
  • Publication number: 20130162433
    Abstract: A method of storing streaming physiological information obtained from a medical patient in a multi-patient monitoring environment includes receiving identification information, retrieving parameter descriptors, creating a round-robin database file, receiving a data stream, and using a predetermined data rate to map the data stream to locations in the round-robin database file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: MASIMO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masimo Corporation
  • Publication number: 20130109935
    Abstract: An application identification sensor comprises a plurality of emitters configured to transmit light into a tissue site and a detector configured to receive the light after tissue absorption. The detector generates a signal responsive to the intensity of the light and communicates the signal to a monitor. An information element is readable by the monitor so as to identify a sensor application. The monitor presets at least one user-selectable operational parameter in response to the information element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: Masimo Corporation
    Inventor: Masimo Corporation
  • Publication number: 20130096936
    Abstract: Medical data obtained from a clinical network of physiological monitors can be stored in a journal database. The medical data can include device events that occurred in response to clinician interactions with one or more medical devices and device-initiated events, such as alarms and the like. The journal database can be analyzed to derive statistics, which may be used to improve clinician and/or hospital performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: MASIMO CORPORATION
    Inventor: MASIMO CORPORATION
  • Publication number: 20130090567
    Abstract: A physiological acoustic monitoring system receives physiological data from an acoustic sensor, down-samples the data to generate raw audio of breathing sounds and compresses the raw audio. The acoustic monitoring system has an acoustic sensor signal responsive to tracheal sounds in a person. An A/D converter is responsive to the sensor signal so as to generate breathing sound data. A decimation filter and mixer down-samples the breathing sound data to raw audio data. A coder/compressor generates compressed audio data from the raw audio data. A decoder/decompressor decodes and decompresses the compressed audio data into decompressed audio data. The decompressed audio data is utilized to generate respiration-related parameters in real-time. The compressed audio data is stored and retrieved so as to generate respiration-related parameters in non-real-time. The real-time and non-real-time parameters are compared to verify matching results across multiple monitors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: MASIMO CORPORATION
    Inventor: MASIMO CORPORATION
  • Publication number: 20130079610
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present disclosure seeks to smooth a perfusion index measurement through use of a baseline perfusion index measurement and/or through the use of multiple PI calculations. The combination of the baseline perfusion index measurement reduces an error between a calculated measurement of PI and actual conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: MASIMO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masimo Corporation