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Paul D Mannheimer: Nuisance alarm reductions in a physiological monitor. Nellcor Puritan Bennett Incorporated, Fletcher Yoder PC, October 17, 2006: US07123950 (192 worldwide citation)

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 an ...


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Joseph M Schmitt: Device and method for monitoring body fluid and electrolyte disorders. Nellcor Puritan Bennett Incorporated, Fletcher Yoder PC, June 26, 2007: US07236811 (156 worldwide citation)

A device and a method for measuring body fluid-related metrics using spectrophotometry to facilitate therapeutic interventions aimed at restoring body fluid balance. The specific body fluid-related metrics include the absolute volume fraction of water in the extravascular and intravascular tissue co ...


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Paul F Stetson: Blind source separation of pulse oximetry signals. Nellcor Puritan Bennett Incorporated, Fletcher Yoder PC, July 18, 2006: US07079880 (107 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for the application of Blind Source Separation (BSS), specifically independent Component Analysis (ICA) to mixture signals obtained by a pulse oximeter sensor. In pulse oximetry, the signals measured at different wavelengths represent the mixture signals, while the plethysmogr ...


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Brad Nordstrom, William Shea, Ethan Petersen: Techniques for detecting heart pulses and reducing power consumption in sensors. Nellcor Purtain Bennett Incorporated, Fletcher Yoder PC, January 9, 2007: US07162288 (100 worldwide citation)

Low power techniques for sensing cardiac pulses in a signal from a sensor are provided. A pulse detection block senses the sensor signal and determines its signal-to-noise ratio. After comparing the signal-to-noise ratio to a threshold, the drive current of light emitting elements in the sensor is d ...


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Brandon J Casey, Gary Wipfler, Erik Cressall: Parental controls. Apple, Fletcher Yoder PC, March 6, 2012: US08127982 (86 worldwide citation)

Various techniques are provided for establishing financial transaction rules to control one or more subsidiary financial accounts. In one embodiment, a financial account management application stored on a processor-based device may provide an interface for defining financial transaction rules to be ...


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Gloria Lin, Amir Mahmood Mikhak, Taido Lantz Nakajima, Sean Anthony Mayo, Michael Rosenblatt, Andrew Hodge: System and method for processing media gifts. Apple, Fletcher Yoder PC, March 6, 2012: US08131645 (71 worldwide citation)

Various techniques are provided for the gifting between multiple electronic devices of media content provided by an online digital media provider. An offer and acceptance of a selected gift file is accomplished between a gifter device and a receiving giftee device using a near-field communication (N ...


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Baptiste Pierre Paquier, Benjamin Andrew Rottler, Aram Lindahl: Intelligent clip mixing. Apple, Fletcher Yoder PC, April 24, 2012: US08165321 (64 worldwide citation)

Various techniques for controlling the playback of secondary audio data on an electronic device are provided. In one embodiment, a secondary audio clip mixing profile is selected based upon the type of audio output device, such as a speaker or a headset, coupled to the electronic device. The selecte ...


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Clark R Baker Jr: Selection of ensemble averaging weights for a pulse oximeter based on signal quality metrics. Nellcor Puritan Bennett Incorporated, Fletcher Yoder PC, March 20, 2007: US07194293 (62 worldwide citation)

A method and a system for ensemble averaging signals in a pulse oximeter, including receiving first and second electromagnetic radiation signals from a blood perfused tissue portion corresponding to two different wavelengths of light, obtaining an assessment of the signal quality of the electromagne ...


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Rodney Chin: Temperature indicating oximetry sensor. Nellcor Puritan Bennett Incorporated, Fletcher Yoder PC, June 5, 2007: US07228161 (56 worldwide citation)

A pulse oximetry sensor having a temperature indicator and a method of operating such a sensor to visually indicate to an operator the temperature of the sensor and hence a measure of the temperature of the tissue location to which the sensor is attached. In one embodiment, the temperature indicator ...


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Gloria Lin, Amir Mahmood Mikhak: On-the-go shopping list. Apple, Fletcher Yoder PC, August 7, 2012: US08239276 (54 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for providing shopping-related information to a consumer are provided. Embodiments of the system allow a consumer to create an electronic shopping list by scanning products. In some embodiments, shopping-related information may be obtained for items in the shopping list, such as ...