06050940 is referenced by 353 patents and cites 18 patents.

A general-purpose, low-cost system provides comprehensive physiological data collection, with extensive data object oriented programmability and configurability for a variety of medical as well as other analog data collection applications. In a preferred embodiment, programmable input signal acquisition and processing circuits are used so that virtually any analog and/or medical signal can be digitized from a common point of contact to a plurality of sensors. A general-purpose data routing and encapsulation architecture supports input tagging and standardized routing through modern packet switch networks, including the Internet; from one of multiple points of origin or patients, to one or multiple points of data analysis for physician review. The preferred architecture further supports multiple-site data buffering for redundancy and reliability, and real-time data collection, routing, and viewing (or slower than real-time processes when communications infrastructure is slower than the data collection rate). Routing and viewing stations allow for the insertion of automated analysis routines to aid in data encoding, analysis, viewing, and diagnosis.

Title
General-purpose medical instrumentation
Application Number
8/877691
Publication Number
6050940
Application Date
June 17, 1997
Publication Date
April 18, 2000
Inventor
Glenn Leprell
Ann Arbor
MI, US
Jeff Hartnagle
Ann Arbor
MI, US
Derek Smith
Ann Arbor
MI, US
Michael Suarez
Ypsilanti
MI, US
Scott Booth
Ann Arbor
MI, US
Charles J Jacobus
Ann Arbor
MI, US
Jeffrey C Braun
Ann Arbor
MI, US
Agent
Gifford Krass Groh Sprinkle Anderson & Citkowski PC
Assignee
Cybernet Systems Corporation
MI, US
IPC
A61N 5/00
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