Patents by Inventor Oleg Gonopolskiy

Oleg Gonopolskiy 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: 9931078
    Abstract: A sensor includes a sensor pad configured to be disposed on a portion of a patient's body. A light sheet is disposed on the sensor pad and has a first substrate and a second substrate spaced from one another. The light sheet further includes a light source configured to emit near-infrared light and a light detector configured to detect near-infrared light. The light source and the light detector are disposed between the substrates. The sensor pad is configured to allow light generated by the light source to travel through the portion of the patient's body to the light detector. The light received by the light detector is indicative of oxygen saturation of the portion of the patient's body through which the light travelled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Oleg Gonopolskiy, Arik Anderson
  • Patent number: 9642565
    Abstract: A sensor for measuring physiological characteristics is provided that includes a circuit assembly and a means of deforming the sensor to a desired shape of small radius compound curvature. In one embodiment, the sensor includes a deformable layer configured to conform and maintain a shape of a surface on which the sensor is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Oleg Gonopolskiy, Rick Scheuing
  • Patent number: 9636057
    Abstract: A sensor for measuring physiological characteristics includes a circuit assembly, at least one material layer, and an adhesive layer that extends beyond an outer edge of the circuit assembly. The at least one material layer forms an adhesive edge around the perimeter of the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Rick Scheuing, Arik Anderson, Oleg Gonopolskiy
  • Patent number: 9404961
    Abstract: A physiological sensor includes a light source and an age detector circuit in communication with the light source. The age detector circuit is configured to determine an age of the light source based on current-voltage characteristics of said light source. In addition, a method includes measuring an initial I-V characteristic and an actual I-V characteristic of the light source, and comparing the initial I-V characteristic to the actual I-V characteristic since changes in the I-V characteristics indicate aging. Actual I-V characteristics can be compared between light sources when they age at different rates to determine light source aging. Moreover, the method may include updating the memory device with the actual I-V characteristic at predetermined times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Oleg Gonopolskiy, Arik Anderson, Bruce J. Barrett, Ronald A. Widman
  • Patent number: 9339240
    Abstract: A system and method for non-invasively estimating the tissue blood oxygen saturation level of a human subject, including so-called “outliers”, whose physiological make-up causes previously-known techniques to generate invalid tissue blood oxygen saturation estimations. The system includes a computing device and a sensor. The sensor includes a light source configured to emit light of at least four different wavelengths, one at a time. The sensor also includes two light detectors, each positioned a different distances from the light source. Optical density measurements are taken by the light detectors and provided to the computing device. A first tissue blood oxygen saturation value is computed using the optical density measurements associated with three of the four wavelengths, and a second tissue blood oxygen saturation value is computed using the optical density measurements associated with four of the wavelengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Ronald A. Widman, Arik Anderson, Oleg Gonopolskiy
  • Patent number: 9226712
    Abstract: A physiological sensor having reduced sensitivity to interference includes a light source, a light detector in optical communication with the light source, and a sensor pad at least partially housing the light source and the light detector. The sensor pad is configured to be capacitively isolated from a patient. Moreover, the physiological sensor may be electrically connected to an amplifier having a signal ground and a monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Oleg Gonopolskiy, Arik Anderson
  • Patent number: 9179874
    Abstract: A physiological sensor assembly includes a physiological sensor having at least one light source and at least one optical receiver. A substantially transparent barrier layer is disposed between the physiological sensor and the patient's skin such that the barrier layer is removably adhered to the physiological sensor and removably adhered to the patient's skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Oleg Gonopolskiy, Arik Anderson, Ronald A. Widman
  • Patent number: 9002425
    Abstract: An exemplary sensor includes a sensor pad defining a perimeter, a light source, a light detector, and an adhesive layer. The light source is configured to generate near-infrared light and transmit the near-infrared light through part of a patient's body. The light detector is configured to receive the near-infrared light generated by the light source after it has traveled through part of the patient's body. The light received by the light detector indicates an amount of oxygen in the part of the patient's body through which the near-infrared light traveled. The adhesive layer is offset relative to the sensor pad to, for example, allow a clinician to easily remove the sensor from the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Oleg Gonopolskiy, Arik Anderson, Melissa Muto, Matthew Stimpson, Richard Morabito
  • Patent number: 9002192
    Abstract: A sensor includes a sensor pad that allows air and moisture to diffuse from a patient's skin. A light source is disposed on the sensor pad is configured to generate near-infrared light. A light detector disposed on the sensor pad is configured to detect near-infrared light generated by the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Oleg Gonopolskiy, Arik Anderson
  • Patent number: 8965475
    Abstract: An exemplary sensor includes an integrated sensor pad having a first portion and a second portion separated by a waist portion. The waist portion is narrower than the first portion and the second portion. A light source that is disposed on the first portion is configured to generate near-infrared light and transmit the near-infrared light into a patient's body. A light detector that is disposed on the second portion is configured to detect near-infrared light that has traveled through part of the patient's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Oleg Gonopolskiy, Arik Anderson, Melissa Muto, Richard Morbito, Matthew Stimpson
  • Publication number: 20140323833
    Abstract: A method for monitoring oxygen saturation that includes the following steps: (i) measuring an oxygen saturation of a target area of a person or animal over time; (ii) measuring an oxygen saturation of a reference area of the person or animal over time; and (iii) classifying the oxygen saturation status of the target area based upon a comparison of the oxygen saturation of the target area relative to the oxygen saturation of the reference area over time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Michael D. Wider, Ronald A. Widman, Oleg Gonopolskiy
  • Patent number: 8831699
    Abstract: An exemplary sensor includes a sensor pad defining a plurality of openings and a circuit board. The circuit board is at least partially disposed in the sensor pad and has a light source configured to generate near-infrared light and a light detector configured to receive near-infrared light. The light source and the light detector are each aligned with one of the openings of the sensor pad so that near-infrared light generated by the light source can travel through a part of a patient's body to the light detector and the near-infrared light received by the light detector indicates oxygen saturation of the part of the patient's body through which the light travelled. The circuit board further includes an integrally formed tail at least partially disposed in the sensor pad. Additionally, the sensor pad includes an overlay disposed on the tail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Oleg Gonopolskiy, Melissa Muto, Matthew Stimpson, Richard Morabito
  • Publication number: 20140228656
    Abstract: An exemplary sensor includes a sensor pad defining a perimeter, a light source, a light detector, and an adhesive layer. The light source is configured to generate near-infrared light and transmit the near-infrared light through part of a patient's body. The light detector is configured to receive the near-infrared light generated by the light source after it has traveled through part of the patient's body. The light received by the light detector indicates an amount of oxygen in the part of the patient's body through which the near-infrared light traveled. The adhesive layer is offset relative to the sensor pad to, for example, allow a clinician to easily remove the sensor from the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Covidien LP
    Inventors: OLEG GONOPOLSKIY, Arik ANDERSON, Melissa MUTO, Matthew STIMPSON, Richard MORABITO
  • Patent number: 8781546
    Abstract: A method for monitoring oxygen saturation that includes the following steps: (i) measuring an oxygen saturation of a target area of a person or animal over time; (ii) measuring an oxygen saturation of a reference area of the person or animal over time; and (iii) classifying the oxygen saturation status of the target area based upon a comparison of the oxygen saturation of the target area relative to the oxygen saturation of the reference area over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Michael D. Wider, Ronald A. Widman, Oleg Gonopolskiy
  • Publication number: 20140187882
    Abstract: An exemplary sensor includes an integrated sensor pad having a first portion and a second portion separated by a waist portion. The waist portion is narrower than the first portion and the second portion. A light source that is disposed on the first portion is configured to generate near-infrared light and transmit the near-infrared light into a patient's body. A light detector that is disposed on the second portion is configured to detect near-infrared light that has traveled through part of the patient's body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Oleg Gonopolskiy, Arik Anderson, Melissa Muto, Richard Morbito, Matthew Stimpson
  • Publication number: 20140128698
    Abstract: A system and method for non-invasively estimating the tissue blood oxygen saturation level of a human subject, including so-called “outliers”, whose physiological make-up causes previously-known techniques to generate invalid tissue blood oxygen saturation estimations. The system includes a computing device and a sensor. The sensor includes a light source configured to emit light of at least four different wavelengths, one at a time. The sensor also includes two light detectors, each positioned a different distances from the light source. Optical density measurements are taken by the light detectors and provided to the computing device. A first tissue blood oxygen saturation value is computed using the optical density measurements associated with three of the four wavelengths, and a second tissue blood oxygen saturation value is computed using the optical density measurements associated with four of the wavelengths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Ronald A. Widman, Arik Anderson, Oleg Gonopolskiy
  • Patent number: 8718736
    Abstract: An exemplary sensor includes a sensor pad defining a perimeter, a light source, a light detector, and an adhesive layer. The light source is configured to generate near-infrared light and transmit the near-infrared light through part of a patient's body. The light detector is configured to receive the near-infrared light generated by the light source after it has traveled through part of the patient's body. The light received by the light detector indicates an amount of oxygen in the part of the patient's body through which the near-infrared light traveled. The adhesive layer is offset relative to the sensor pad to, for example, allow a clinician to easily remove the sensor from the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Oleg Gonopolskiy, Arik Anderson, Melissa Muto, Matthew Stimpson, Richard Morabito
  • Publication number: 20140121484
    Abstract: A physiological sensor having reduced sensitivity to interference includes a light source, a light detector in optical communication with the light source, and a sensor pad at least partially housing the light source and the light detector. The sensor pad is configured to be capacitively isolated from a patient. Moreover, the physiological sensor may be electrically connected to an amplifier having a signal ground and a monitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Oleg Gonopolskiy, Arik Anderson
  • Publication number: 20140081119
    Abstract: A sensor includes a sensor pad that allows air and moisture to diffuse from a patient's skin. A light source is disposed on the sensor pad is configured to generate near-infrared light. A light detector disposed on the sensor pad is configured to detect near-infrared light generated by the light source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Covidien LP
    Inventors: OLEG GONOPOLSKIY, Arik Anderson
  • Patent number: 8670812
    Abstract: An exemplary sensor includes a sensor pad having a first portion and a second portion separated by a waist portion. The waist portion is narrower than the first portion and the second portion. A light source that is disposed on the first portion is configured to generate near-infrared light and transmit the near-infrared light through part of a patient's body. A light detector that is disposed on the second portion is configured to detect near-infrared light that has traveled through the part of the patient's body. The near-infrared light detected indicates an amount of oxygen in the part of the patient's body through which the near-infrared light traveled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Oleg Gonopolskiy, Arik Anderson, Melissa Muto, Richard Morbito, Matthew Stimpson