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Lu Wang, Rajiv Shah, Kenneth W Cooper, Richard K Yoon, Helen Lee: Method and system for detecting age, hydration, and functional states of sensors using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. Medtronic Minimed, July 26, 2011: US07985330 (88 worldwide citation)

A method and program prevents a user from bypassing a limit placed on a specified operating life of a sensor by disconnecting and reconnecting the sensor. The present invention checks a characteristic of the sensor to see if the sensor is used prior to the connection of the sensor, and rejects the s ...


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Kenneth J Kountz, Kenneth W Cooper, Frederic H Abendschein, Lee E Sumner Jr: Microcomputer control for an inverter-driven heat pump. Borg Warner Corporation, Thomas B Hunter, March 24, 1981: US04257238 (80 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for controlling continuously and discretely the speed of an indoor evaporator fan motor and the speed of the compressor as a function of the fan speed for regulating the dry bulb temperature and relative humidity of a conditioned space includes a programmed control device whi ...


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Kenneth W Cooper, David Y Choy, Rajiv Shah, Gopikrishnan Soundararajan, Ratnakar Vejella: System and method for determining the point of hydration and proper time to apply potential to a glucose sensor. Medtronic Minimed, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, February 14, 2012: US08114269 (74 worldwide citation)

According to an embodiment of the invention, a method of determining hydration of a sensor having a plurality of electrodes is disclosed. In particular embodiments, the method couples a sensor electronics device to the sensor and measures the open circuit potential between at least two of the plural ...


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Kenneth W Cooper, Jacob E Shaffer Jr: Microcomputer control for inverter-driven heat pump. Borg Warner Corporation, Thomas B Hunter, December 21, 1982: US04364237 (53 worldwide citation)

A heat pump system in which the compressor speed is varied in response to load conditions by a programmed control system and the indoor coil fan speed, during heating operations, is proportioned to compressor speed as further modified by the outdoor air temperature.


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Lee E Sumner Jr, Kenneth W Cooper, Frederic H Abendschein: Microcomputer control for supplemental heating with night set-back. Borg Warner Corporation, Thomas B Hunter, May 5, 1981: US04265298 (18 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for controlling the sequential operation of supplemental electric heaters so that the amount of energy consumption is minimized. The operation of the heaters is prevented as long as a lower night set-back temperature can reach the higher reference set point during the daytime ...


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Kenneth J Kountz, Kenneth W Cooper, Frederic H Abendschein: Microcomputer control for supplemental heating in a heat pump. Borg Warner Corporation, Thomas B Hunter, May 26, 1981: US04269261 (17 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for controlling continuously and discretely the speed of a heat pump compressor as a function of load conditions to run at least up to 150% of its rate-speed when operated in the heating mode to provide initial supplemental heating prior to turning on of electric heaters. The ...


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Rebecca K Gottlieb, Ying Luo, Raghavendhar Gautham, Bradley Liang, Anirban Roy, Kenneth W Cooper, Rajiv Shah, Barry Keenan: Determination and application of glucose sensor reliability indicator and/or metric. Medtronic Minimed, Berkeley Law & Technology Group, December 30, 2014: US08919180 (16 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are a system and method for determining a metric and/or indicator of a reliability of a blood glucose sensor in providing glucose measurements. In one aspect, the metric and/or indicator may be computed based, at least in part, on an observed trend associated with signals generated by the ...


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Bradley Chi Liang, Larry E Tyler, Mohsen Askarinya, Charles R Gordon, Randal C Schulhauser, Kenneth W Cooper, Kris R Holtzclaw, Brian T Kannard, Rajiv Shah: Methods and systems for observing sensor parameters. Medtronic MiniMed, Gates & Cooper, April 17, 2012: US08160834 (8 worldwide citation)

The invention disclosed herein provides methods and materials for observing the state of a sensor, for example those used by diabetic patients to monitor blood glucose levels. Typically a voltage such as a voltage pulse is applied to the sensor in order to solicit a current response from which for e ...


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Kenneth W Cooper, David Y Choy, Rajiv Shah, Gopikrishnan Soundararajan, Ratnakar Vejella: System and method for determining the point of hydration and proper time to apply potential to a glucose sensor. Medtronic Minimed, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, December 17, 2013: US08608924 (3 worldwide citation)

According to an embodiment of the invention, a method of determining hydration of a sensor having a plurality of electrodes is disclosed. In particular embodiments, the method couples a sensor electronics device to the sensor and measures the open circuit potential between at least two of the plural ...


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Kenneth W Cooper, Martin A Rawhouser: Multi-section evaporator for use in heat pump. Pool Fact, Dorsey & Whitney, October 31, 2000: US06138919 (3 worldwide citation)

A multi-section evaporator is employed in a heat pump system which includes a compressor, a condenser and an evaporator. A control valve is connected between each adjacent set of evaporator sections and the control valve is operable in response to temperature and/or pressure conditions sensed by a s ...