Patents by Inventor Paul D. Mannheimer

Paul D. Mannheimer 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20180014781
    Abstract: An integrated window for a photosensor for use in an electronic device has first and second transparent regions separated by an opaque region. The first transparent region allows a transmitter to emit light out of the housing of the electronic device and the second transparent region allows a receiver to receive light through the housing. The opaque region is disposed between the first and second transparent regions to isolate them from one another such that the transmitted light is isolated from the received light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Adam T. Clavelle, Maegan K. Spencer, Jaden Alyssa Barney, Dale N. Memering, Ueyn L. Block, Paul D. Mannheimer
  • 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: 20170325744
    Abstract: The relates to a back surface of the device including one or more protrusions configured to create the localized pressure. In some examples, the protrusion(s) can be located between the optical components and one or more edges of the back plate. In some examples, the protrusion(s) can include a surface that can be raised relative to the back plate of the device. In some examples, one or more protrusions can include one or more recessed regions. In some examples, the cover structure disposed over each of the openings may itself be a protrusion that can apply local regions of higher pressure. The protrusion(s) can be capable of applying localized pressure to multiple spatially separated regions of the skin. Additionally or alternatively, the protrusion(s) can be capable of applying different amounts of localized pressure. Examples of the disclosure can include the Fresnel lens(es) and/or optical isolation optically coupled to the protrusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Nicholas Paul Joseph ALLEC, Paul D. MANNHEIMER, Tobias J. HARRISON-NOONAN, Ueyn L. BLOCK, Vivek VENUGOPAL
  • Patent number: 9522317
    Abstract: Described herein are methods for determining a target musculoskeletal activity cycle (MSKC) to cardiac cycle (CC) timing relationship. The method may include detecting a first characteristic of a signal responsive to a CC timing of a user that repeats at a frequency that corresponds to a heart rate of the user; detecting a second characteristic of a signal responsive to a rhythmic musculoskeletal cycle activity (MSKC) timing of the user that repeats at a frequency that corresponds to the MSKC rate of the user; determining a value representative of an actual timing relationship between the first characteristic and the second characteristic; detecting a third characteristic of a signal corresponding to a physiological metric that varies with the actual timing relationship between the first and second characteristics; and determining a target value representative of a preferred timing relationship between the first and second characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Pulson, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffery L. Bleich, Paul D. Mannheimer
  • Patent number: 9351685
    Abstract: An optical sensor, having a cover layer, an emitter disposed on a first side of the cover, a detector disposed on the first side of said cover, and a plurality of stacked independent adhesive layers disposed on the same first side of the cover, wherein the top most exposed adhesive layer is attached to a patient's skin. Thus, when the sensor is removed to perform a site check of the tissue location, one of the adhesive layers may also be removed and discarded, exposing a fresh adhesive surface below for re-attachment to a patient's skin. The independent pieces of the adhesive layers can he serially used to extend the useful life of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Michael Patrick O'Neil, Paul D. Mannheimer, Rodney Chin, Adnan I. Merchant, Joseph Coakley, Don Hannula
  • Publication number: 20160148531
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods for favorably coordinating a timing relationship between a musculoskeletal activity cycle and a cardiac cycle of a user. A method may include repetitively detecting a signal that correlates to a blood volume in the user; determining an actual value of the signal that varies with the timing relationship; computing a trend of the actual value of the signal; and adjusting the movement guidance based on the trend of the actual value. A system may include a prompt device configured to provide recurrently a movement guidance to the user for guiding performance of the rhythmic musculoskeletal activity; a sensor configured to provide a signal that correlates to a blood volume in the user; and a processor configured to determine an actual value of the signal that varies with the timing relationship and to adjust the movement guidance based on the trend of the actual value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: Jeffery L. Bleich, Paul D. Mannheimer
  • Patent number: 9265464
    Abstract: An optical sensor having a cover layer, an emitter disposed on a first side of the cover, a detector disposed on the first side of said cover, and a plurality of stacked independent adhesive layers disposed on the same first side of the cover, wherein the top most exposed adhesive layer is attached to a patient's skin. Thus, when the sensor is removed to perform a site check of the tissue location, one of the adhesive layers may also be removed and discarded, exposing a fresh adhesive surface below for re-attachment to a patient's skin. The independent pieces of the adhesive layers can be serially used to extend the useful life of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Michael Patrick O'Neil, Paul D. Mannheimer, Rodney Chin, Adnan I. Merchant, Joseph Coakley, Don Hannula
  • Patent number: 9204844
    Abstract: A technique is provided for processing a physiological signal to compensate for artifacts. The technique includes identifying artifacts within the physiological signal. The technique also includes performing one or more multi-resolution decompositions, such as wavelet transformations, on the physiological signal and compensating for the identified artifacts in some or all of the respective decomposition components. The modified decomposition components may be reconstructed to generate an artifact-compensated signal which may be provided to a monitor or other device which is otherwise not configured to compensate for signal artifacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Li Li, Paul D. Mannheimer
  • Publication number: 20150080746
    Abstract: Described herein are methods for determining a target musculoskeletal activity cycle (MSKC) to cardiac cycle (CC) timing relationship. The method may include detecting a first characteristic of a signal responsive to a CC timing of a user that repeats at a frequency that corresponds to a heart rate of the user; detecting a second characteristic of a signal responsive to a rhythmic musculoskeletal cycle activity (MSKC) timing of the user that repeats at a frequency that corresponds to the MSKC rate of the user; determining a value representative of an actual timing relationship between the first characteristic and the second characteristic; detecting a third characteristic of a signal corresponding to a physiological metric that varies with the actual timing relationship between the first and second characteristics; and determining a target value representative of a preferred timing relationship between the first and second characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Jeffery L. Bleich, Paul D. Mannheimer
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8855734
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a sensor may be adapted to provide information related to its position on a patient's tissue. The sensor may include tissue contact sensors which may relay a signal related to the proper placement of the sensor relative to the tissue of a patient. Such a sensor may be useful for providing information to a clinician regarding the location of the sensor in relation to the skin of a patient in order to provide improved measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Paul D. Mannheimer, Bruce R. Bowman, Lee M. Middleman, Clark R. Baker, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8838196
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for controlling alarms in a medical diagnostic apparatus where an alarm is generated when a measured value for a physiological parameter is outside a specified range. The method continuously calculates a baseline value, and establishes dynamic thresholds that are related to and continuously track the baseline value. The method determines the amount of time the measured value is past the dynamic threshold, and the amount by which the threshold is passed. Alarms are triggered based upon a combination of the amount of time and the amount by which the threshold is passed. Preferably, the combination is an integral or some function of an integral.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Paul D. Mannheimer
  • Patent number: 8818474
    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 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Thomas A. Berson, Bryan Olson, Paul D. Mannheimer, Charles E. Porges, David Schloemer
  • Publication number: 20140228658
    Abstract: A technique is provided for processing a physiological signal to compensate for artifacts. The technique includes identifying artifacts within the physiological signal. The technique also includes performing one or more multi-resolution decompositions, such as wavelet transformations, on the physiological signal and compensating for the identified artifacts in some or all of the respective decomposition components. The modified decomposition components may be reconstructed to generate an artifact-compensated signal which may be provided to a monitor or other device which is otherwise not configured to compensate for signal artifacts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Li Li, Paul D. Mannheimer
  • Patent number: 8805465
    Abstract: A multisystem sensor is disclosed that includes a first sensor subsystem and a second sensor subsystem. The multisystem sensor includes a sensor body having both sensor subsystems. The first sensor subsystem may monitor a first physiological characteristic and the second sensor subsystem may monitor a second physiological characteristic. The sensor body may include an isolating portion configured to isolate the first sensor subsystem and the second sensor subsystem. The sensor body and/or isolating portion may include refractive components and/or filters to prevent interference between sensor subsystems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Michelle L. Hodge, Casey V. Medina, Paul D. Mannheimer
  • Publication number: 20140135600
    Abstract: An optical sensor, having a cover layer, an emitter disposed on a first side the cover, a detector disposed on the first side of said cover, and a plurality of stacked independent adhesive layers disposed on the same first side ate cover, wherein the top most exposed adhesive layer is attached to a patient's skin. Thus, when the sensor is removed to perform a site check of the tissue location, one of the adhesive layers may also be removed and discarded, exposing a fresh adhesive surface below for re-attachment to a patient's skin. The independent pieces of the adhesive layers can he serially used to extend the useful life of the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Michael Patrick O'Neil, Paul D. Mannheimer, Rodney Chin, Adnan I. Merchant, Joseph Coakley, Don Hannula
  • Patent number: 8649839
    Abstract: A non-invasive optical sensor which uses the motion signal to calculate the physiological characteristic being measured. For pulse oximetry, a least squares or a ratio-of-ratios technique can be applied to the motion signal itself. This is made possible by selecting a site on the patient where variations in motion produce signals of two wavelengths which are sufficiently correlated. In particular, it has been determined that a sensor placed on a nail, in particular a thumbnail, exhibits the characteristics of having the red and infrared signals correlated when used for pulse oximetry, and the resulting signals correlate to arterial oxygen saturation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Rodney Chin, Paul D Mannheimer, Ross Flewelling
  • Patent number: 8639307
    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 emitting light from a light emitting element of the sensor, detecting the light with a light detecting element of the sensor, storing sensor model identification data within a memory of the sensor, and providing access to the memory to facilitate reading the sensor model identification data with an oximeter monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Paul D. Mannheimer, Adnan Merchant, Charles Porges, David Swedlow, Marcia Fein