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Aspects of the present invention include systems and methods for indicating an amount of use of a pulse oximetry sensor. According to one embodiment, the system includes an oximeter that monitors the amount of use for a given sensor. The oximeter and/or the sensor may advantageously include a visual alarm, an audio alarm, a vibrational alarm, a power down function, or the like, which can be activated when a predetermined amount of use has expired. According to another embodiment, the system includes a sensor having a memory device storing a unique identifier.

Title
Systems and methods for indicating an amount of use of a sensor
Application Number
11/65994
Publication Number
6979812 (B2)
Application Date
February 24, 2005
Publication Date
December 27, 2005
Inventor
Ammar Al Ali
Tustin
CA, US
Agent
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear
Assignee
Masimo Corporation
CA, US
IPC
H01L 031/00
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