Patents by Inventor Michael E. Fein

Michael E. Fein 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: 10806406
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include systems and methods that relate to pulse oximetry. Specifically, one embodiment includes an oximeter sensor comprising a light emitting element configured to emit light, a light detector configured to detect the light, and a memory chip having a built-in trimmed resistor, the trimmed resistor having a resistance value that is detectable by a monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Paul D. Mannheimer, Michael E. Fein
  • Publication number: 20180042560
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include systems and methods that relate to pulse oximetry. Specifically, one embodiment includes an oximeter sensor comprising a light emitting element configured to emit light, a light detector configured to detect the light, and a memory chip having a built-in trimmed resistor, the trimmed resistor having a resistance value that is detectable by a monitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Paul D. Mannheimer, Michael E. Fein
  • Patent number: 9844348
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include systems and methods that relate to pulse oximetry. Specifically, one embodiment includes an oximeter sensor comprising a light emitting element configured to emit light, a light detector configured to detect the light, and a memory chip having a built-in trimmed resistor, the trimmed resistor having a resistance value that is detectable by a monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Coviden LP
    Inventors: Paul D. Mannheimer, Michael E. Fein
  • Publication number: 20140350415
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include systems and methods that relate to pulse oximetry. Specifically, one embodiment includes an oximeter sensor comprising a light emitting element configured to emit light, a light detector configured to detect the light, and a memory chip having a built-in trimmed resistor, the trimmed resistor having a resistance value that is detectable by a monitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Paul D. Mannheimer, Michael E. Fein
  • Publication number: 20140343375
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include systems and methods that relate to pulse oximetry. Specifically, one embodiment includes an oximeter sensor comprising a light emitting element configured to emit light, a light detector configured to detect the light, and a memory chip having a built-in trimmed resistor, the trimmed resistor having a resistance value that is detectable by a monitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Paul D. Mannheimer, Michael E. Fein
  • Publication number: 20120237022
    Abstract: A sensor has codes useful for a monitor which can be authenticated as accurate. The sensor produces a signal corresponding to a measured physiological characteristic and provides codes which can be assured of being accurate and authentic when used by a monitor. A memory associated with the sensor stores both data relating to the sensor and a digital signature. The digital signature authenticates the quality of the code by ensuring it was generated by an entity having predetermined quality controls, and ensure the code is accurate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP
    Inventors: Thomas A. Berson, Bryan Olson, Michael E. Fein, Paul D. Mannheimer, Charles E. Porges, David Schloemer
  • Patent number: 8224412
    Abstract: A memory in a sensor is used to store multiple coefficients for a physiological parameter. In one embodiment, not only are the sensor's specific calibration coefficients stored in a memory in the sensor for the formula to determine oxygen saturation, but multiple sets of coefficients are stored. The multiple sets apply to different ranges of saturation values to provide a better fit to occur by breaking the R to SpO2 relationship up into different pieces, each described by a different function. The different functions can also be according to different formulas for determining oxygen saturation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC
    Inventors: Paul D. Mannheimer, Michael E. Fein, Marcia Fein, legal representative, Charles E. Porges
  • Patent number: 8190226
    Abstract: A sensor has codes useful for a monitor which can be authenticated as accurate. The sensor produces a signal corresponding to a measured physiological characteristic and provides codes which can be assured of being accurate and authentic when used by a monitor. A memory associated with the sensor stores both data relating to the sensor and a digital signature. The digital signature authenticates the quality of the code by ensuring it was generated by an entity having predetermined quality controls, and ensure the code is accurate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Thomas A. Berson, Bryan Olson, Michael E. Fein, Paul D. Mannheimer, Charles E. Porges, David Schloemer
  • Patent number: 8185178
    Abstract: The present invention provides a memory chip for use in an oximeter sensor, or an associated adapter or connector circuit. The memory chip allows the storing of patient related data, such as patient trending data or a patient ID, to provide enhanced capabilities for the oximeter sensor. In addition to providing unique data to store in such a memory, the present invention include unique uses of the data stored in such a memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: David Swedlow, Michael E. Fein, Marcia Fein, legal representative, Paul D. Mannheimer
  • Publication number: 20120053431
    Abstract: A memory in a sensor is used to store multiple coefficients for a physiological parameter. In one embodiment, not only are the sensor's specific calibration coefficients stored in a memory in the sensor for the formula to determine oxygen saturation, but multiple sets of coefficients are stored. The multiple sets apply to different ranges of saturation values to provide a better fit to occur by breaking the R to SpO2 relationship up into different pieces, each described by a different function. The different functions can also be according to different formulas for determining oxygen saturation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC
    Inventors: Paul D. Mannheimer, Michael E. Fein, Charles E. Porges, Marcia Fein
  • Patent number: 8112136
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include systems and methods that relate to pulse oximetry. Specifically, one embodiment includes an oximeter sensor, comprising a plurality of light emitting elements configured to emit light, a light detector configured to receive the light, and a memory device that stores code to determine which of the plurality of light emitting elements to use to emit the light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Paul D. Mannheimer, Michael E. Fein, Marcia Fein, legal representative
  • Patent number: 8112137
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include systems and methods that relate to pulse oximetry. Specifically, one embodiment includes an oximeter sensor comprising a light emitting element configured to emit light, a light detector configured to detect the light, and a memory storing values of skin temperature at which a motion signal algorithm can be accurately utilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Paul D. Mannheimer, Michael E. Fein, Marcia Fein, legal representative
  • Patent number: 8095195
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include systems and methods that relate to pulse oximetry. Specifically, one embodiment includes an oximeter sensor comprising a light emitting element configured to emit light, a light detector configured to detect the light, and a memory storing an ambient light value for comparison with a detected ambient light measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Paul D. Mannheimer, Michael E. Fein, Marcia Fein, legal representative
  • Patent number: 8090425
    Abstract: The present invention provides a memory chip for use in an oximeter sensor, or an associated adapter or connector circuit. The memory chip allows the storing of patient related data, such as patient trending data or a patient ID, to provide enhanced capabilities for the oximeter sensor. In addition to providing unique data to store in such a memory, the present invention include unique uses of the data stored in such a memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: David Swedlow, Michael E. Fein, Marcia Fein, legal representative, Paul D. Mannheimer
  • Patent number: 8078247
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include systems and methods that relate to pulse oximetry. Specifically, one embodiment includes an oximeter sensor, comprising, a light emitting element configured to emit light, a light detector configured to receive the light, and a probe configured to contact a patient and provide an indication of whether the oximeter sensor is in contact with the patient based on an impedance measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Paul D. Mannheimer, Michael E. Fein, Marcia Fein, legal representative
  • Patent number: 8078246
    Abstract: A memory in a sensor is used to store multiple coefficients for a physiological parameter. In one embodiment, not only are the sensor's specific calibration coefficients stored in a memory in the sensor for the formula to determine oxygen saturation, but multiple sets of coefficients are stored. The multiple sets apply to different ranges of saturation values to provide a better fit to occur by breaking the R to SpO2 relationship up into different pieces, each described by a different function. The different functions can also be according to different formulas for determining oxygen saturation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC
    Inventors: Paul D. Mannheimer, Michael E. Fein, Marcia Fein, legal representative, Charles E. Porges
  • Patent number: 8068889
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include systems and methods that relate to a sensor with memory. Specifically, one embodiment includes a method of sensor operation, comprising a light emitting element configured to emit light, a light detecting element configured to detect the light, and a memory storing a language code or country code, the memory providing access to an oximeter monitor to read the language code or country code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Tyco Healthcare Group IP
    Inventors: Michael E. Fein, Marcia Fein, legal representative, Paul D. Mannheimer, Adnan Merchant, Charles Porges, David Swedlow
  • Patent number: 8064974
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include systems and methods that relate to pulse oximetry. Specifically, one embodiment includes an oximeter sensor comprising a light emitting element configured to emit light, a light detector configured to detect the light, a resistor having a resistance value that is detectable by a monitor, and a memory storing a contact resistance value of a connector that is disposed between the monitor and the resistor when the monitor and the oximeter sensor are communicatively coupled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Paul D. Mannheimer, Michael E. Fein, Marcia Fein, legal representative
  • Patent number: 8060170
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include systems and methods that relate to pulse oximetry. Specifically, one embodiment includes an oximeter sensor, comprising a light emitting element configured to emit light, a light detector configured to receive the light, and a memory device that stores data comprising drift parameters indicative of changes to operating properties of the oximeter sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Tyco Healthcare Group
    Inventors: Paul D. Mannheimer, Michael E. Fein, Marcia Fein, legal representative
  • Patent number: 8010173
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include systems and methods that relate to pulse oximetry. Specifically, one embodiment includes an oximeter sensor, comprising a light emitting element configured to emit light, a light detector configured to receive the light, and a pressure switch that is sensitive to pressure present due to placement of the sensor on a patient, the pressure switch having a status indicative of sensor contact with the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Mallinckrodt Inc.
    Inventors: Paul D. Mannheimer, Michael E. Fein, Marcia Fein, legal representative