Patents by Inventor Ronald Coverston

Ronald Coverston 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: 20180028124
    Abstract: Access is provided to certain pulse oximetry systems utilizing a keyed sensor and a corresponding locked sensor port of a restricted access monitor. In such systems, the keyed sensor has a key comprising a memory element, and the monitor has a memory reader associated with the sensor port. The monitor is configured to function only when the key is in communications with the locked sensor port, and the memory reader is able to retrieve predetermined data from the memory element. The monitor is accessed by providing the key separate from the keyed sensor, integrating the key into an adapter cable, and connecting the adapter cable between the sensor port and an unkeyed sensor so that the monitor functions with the unkeyed sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Ammar Al-Ali, Ronald Coverston, Massi E. Kiani
  • Patent number: 9876320
    Abstract: A sensor adapter cable provides medical personnel with the convenience of utilizing otherwise incompatible optical sensors with multiple blood parameter plug-ins to a physiological monitor, where the plug-ins each have keyed connectors that mechanically lock-out incompatible sensors in addition readers that poll sensor identification components in each sensor so as to electrically lock-out incompatible sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald Coverston, Michael Lee
  • Patent number: 9743887
    Abstract: Access is provided to certain pulse oximetry systems utilizing a keyed sensor and a corresponding locked sensor port of a restricted access monitor. In such systems, the keyed sensor has a key comprising a memory element, and the monitor has a memory reader associated with the sensor port. The monitor is configured to function only when the key is in communications with the locked sensor port, and the memory reader is able to retrieve predetermined data from the memory element. The monitor is accessed by providing the key separate from the keyed sensor, integrating the key into an adapter cable, and connecting the adapter cable between the sensor port and an unkeyed sensor so that the monitor functions with the unkeyed sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: MASIMO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ammar Al-Ali, Ronald Coverston, Massi E. Kiani
  • 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: 20150374298
    Abstract: Access is provided to certain pulse oximetry systems utilizing a keyed sensor and a corresponding locked sensor port of a restricted access monitor. In such systems, the keyed sensor has a key comprising a memory element, and the monitor has a memory reader associated with the sensor port. The monitor is configured to function only when the key is in communications with the locked sensor port, and the memory reader is able to retrieve predetermined data from the memory element. The monitor is accessed by providing the key separate from the keyed sensor, integrating the key into an adapter cable, and connecting the adapter cable between the sensor port and an unkeyed sensor so that the monitor functions with the unkeyed sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Ammar Al-Ali, Ronald Coverston, Massi E. Kiani
  • Publication number: 20150380875
    Abstract: A sensor adapter cable provides medical personnel with the convenience of utilizing otherwise incompatible optical sensors with multiple blood parameter plug-ins to a physiological monitor, where the plug-ins each have keyed connectors that mechanically lock-out incompatible sensors in addition readers that poll sensor identification components in each sensor so as to electrically lock-out incompatible sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Ronald Coverston, Michael Lee
  • Patent number: 9138180
    Abstract: A sensor adapter cable provides medical personnel with the convenience of utilizing otherwise incompatible optical sensors with multiple blood parameter plug-ins to a physiological monitor, where the plug-ins each have keyed connectors that mechanically lock-out incompatible sensors in addition readers that poll sensor identification components in each sensor so as to electrically lock-out incompatible sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald Coverston, Michael Lee
  • Patent number: 9072474
    Abstract: Access is provided to certain pulse oximetry systems utilizing a keyed sensor and a corresponding locked sensor port of a restricted access monitor. In such systems, the keyed sensor has a key comprising a memory element, and the monitor has a memory reader associated with the sensor port. The monitor is configured to function only when the key is in communications with the locked sensor port, and the memory reader is able to retrieve predetermined data from the memory element. The monitor is accessed by providing the key separate from the keyed sensor, integrating the key into an adapter cable, and connecting the adapter cable between the sensor port and an unkeyed sensor so that the monitor functions with the unkeyed sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: MASIMO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ammar Al-Ali, Ronald Coverston, Massi E. Kiani
  • Publication number: 20090137885
    Abstract: Access is provided to certain pulse oximetry systems utilizing a keyed sensor and a corresponding locked sensor port of a restricted access monitor. In such systems, the keyed sensor has a key comprising a memory element, and the monitor has a memory reader associated with the sensor port. The monitor is configured to function only when the key is in communications with the locked sensor port, and the memory reader is able to retrieve predetermined data from the memory element. The monitor is accessed by providing the key separate from the keyed sensor, integrating the key into an adapter cable, and connecting the adapter cable between the sensor port and an unkeyed sensor so that the monitor functions with the unkeyed sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Inventors: Ammar Al-Ali, Ronald Coverston, Massi E. Kiani
  • Patent number: 7483729
    Abstract: Access is provided to certain pulse oximetry systems utilizing a keyed sensor and a corresponding locked sensor port of a restricted access monitor. In such systems, the keyed sensor has a key comprising a memory element, and the monitor has a memory reader associated with the sensor port. The monitor is configured to function only when the key is in communications with the locked sensor port, and the memory reader is able to retrieve predetermined data from the memory element. The monitor is accessed by providing the key separate from the keyed sensor, integrating the key into an adapter cable, and connecting the adapter cable between the sensor port and an unkeyed sensor so that the monitor functions with the unkeyed sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventors: Ammar Al-Ali, Ronald Coverston, Massi E. Kiani
  • Patent number: 7280858
    Abstract: A pulse oximetry sensor has an emitter adapted to transmit optical radiation of at least two wavelengths into a tissue site and a detector adapted to receive optical radiation from the emitter after tissue site absorption. A tape assembly is adapted to attach the emitter and detector to the tissue site. A flexible housing is disposed around and optically shields the detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventors: Ammar Al-Ali, Mohamed Kheir Diab, Ronald Coverston, Garrick Maurer, John Schmidt, Chris Schulz
  • Patent number: 7015451
    Abstract: A power supply rail controller operates on an analog component having a signal input, a power input and a signal output. A voltage controller provides a control output responsive to the signal output. A power supply generates a voltage for the power input, where the voltage is responsive to the control output. The voltage is reduced in magnitude to reduce power dissipation and increased in magnitude to avoid signal distortion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventors: David Dalke, Robert Smith, Ammar Al-Ali, Mohamed K. Diab, Ronald Coverston
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20050197550
    Abstract: A pulse oximetry sensor has an emitter adapted to transmit optical radiation of at least two wavelengths into a tissue site and a detector adapted to receive optical radiation from the emitter after tissue site absorption. A tape assembly is adapted to attach the emitter and detector to the tissue site. A flexible housing is disposed around and optically shields the detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2005
    Publication date: September 8, 2005
    Inventors: Ammar Al-Ali, Mohamed Diab, Ronald Coverston, Garrick Maurer, John Schmidt, Chris Schulz
  • 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: 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: 20030218386
    Abstract: A power supply rail controller operates on an analog component having a signal input, a power input and a signal output. A voltage controller provides a control output responsive to the signal output. A power supply generates a voltage for the power input, where the voltage is responsive to the control output. The voltage is reduced in magnitude to reduce power dissipation and increased in magnitude to avoid signal distortion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2003
    Publication date: November 27, 2003
    Inventors: David Dalke, Robert Smith, Ammar Al-Ali, Mohamed K. Diab, Ronald Coverston