05782757 is referenced by 620 patents and cites 27 patents.

An optical probe, which is particularly suited to reduce noise in measurements taken on an easily compressible material, such as a finger, a toe, a forehead, an earlobe, or a lip, measures characteristics of the material. A neonatal and adult disposable embodiment of the probe include adhesive coated surfaces to securely affix the probe onto the patient. In addition, the surface of the probe is specially constructed to minimize light piping effects. Furthermore, a flex circuit acts as a spring to absorb shock which may misalign the emitter and detector. One embodiment of the adult probe includes a cushioning pocket formed for a fingertip to align the probe and to absorb motion of the probe due to contact. The neonatal probe is formed with a unique V-configuration which provides multiple advantages.

Title
Low-noise optical probes
Application Number
672890
Publication Number
5782757
Application Date
October 16, 1995
Publication Date
July 21, 1998
Inventor
Mike A Mills
Golden
CO, US
Eugene M Mason
Boulder
CO, US
Thomas J Gerhardt
Littleton
CO, US
David R Tobler
Westminster
CO, US
Massi E Kiani
Laguna Niguel
CA, US
Mohamed Diab
Mission Viejo
CA, US
Agent
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear
Assignee
Masimo Corporation
CA, US
IPC
A61B 5/00
View Original Source