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Hatim M Carim, Orlin B Knudson, Bruce P Ekholm, David P Erickson, William J Kelliher Jr, Michael J Rude: Method and apparatus for noninvasive prediction of hematocrit. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, John H Hornickel, September 10, 1996: US05553615 (203 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for the direct noninvasive prediction of hematocrit in mammalian blood using photoplethysmography techniques and data processing. The method and apparatus also include optional prediction of other analytes of interest: percent oxygen saturation of mammalian blood and methemogl ...


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Hatim M Carim, Orlin B Knudson, Bruce P Ekholm, David P Erickson, William J Kelliher Jr, Michael J Rude: Method and apparatus for noninvasive prediction of hematocrit. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, Kari H Bartingale, May 26, 1998: US05755226 (194 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for the direct noninvasive prediction of hematocrit in mammalian blood using photoplethysmography techniques and data processing. The method and apparatus also include optional prediction of other analytes of interest: percent oxygen saturation of mammalian blood and methemogl ...


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Samuel G Netherly, Orlin B Knudson: Method and apparatus for controlling contact of biomedical electrodes with patient skin. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Robert M Sprague, January 9, 2001: US06171304 (147 worldwide citation)

A method of monitoring the contact of a biomedical electrode to skin of a patient is disclosed, where the phase angle of current flow through one portion of the electrode is compared to the phase angle of current flow through another portion of the electrode. The two portions are both electrical con ...


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Jean Rouillard, Christophe Comte, Ronald A Hagen, Orlin B Knudson, Andre Morin, Guy Ross: Equalizer system and method for series connected energy storing devices. Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Co, Hydro Quebec Corporation, Mueting Raasch & Gebhardt P A, September 14, 1999: US05952815 (103 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for regulating the charge voltage of a number of electrochemical cells connected in series is disclosed. Equalization circuitry is provided to control the amount of charge current supplied to individual electrochemical cells included within the series string of electrochemica ...


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Ronald A Hagen, Kenneth W Chen, Christophe Comte, Orlin B Knudson, Jean Rouillard: Fault-tolerant battery system employing intra-battery network architecture. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Mueting Raasch & Gebhardt P A, August 15, 2000: US06104967 (38 worldwide citation)

A distributed energy storing system employing a communications network is disclosed. A distributed battery system includes a number of energy storing modules, each of which includes a processor and communications interface. In a network mode of operation, a battery computer communicates with each of ...


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Orlin B Knudson, Alexander J Neudeck: Compensated exponential voltage multiplier for electroluminescent displays. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, William B Barte, September 6, 1988: US04769753 (33 worldwide citation)

An exponential multiplication power supply is described which is comprised of a plurality of stages each having the ability to store energy and each having a plurality of states, including at least a store state and a stack state. The plurality of stages are arranged in a network such that an input ...


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James G Bentsen, Ralph R Roberts, Orlin B Knudson, Daniel Alvarez Jr, Michael J Rude: Fluorescence based oxygen sensor systems. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Jean A Lown, December 16, 2003: US06664111 (22 worldwide citation)

Sensing elements, sensor systems and methods for determining the concentration of oxygen and oxygen-related analytes in a medium are provided. The sensing element comprises a solid polymeric matrix material that is permeable to oxygen or an oxygen related analyte and an indicator that is covalently ...


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Jean Rouillard, Christophe Comte, Dominik Daigle, Ronald A Hagen, Orlin B Knudson, Andre Morin, Michel Ranger, Guy Ross, Roger Rouillard, Philippe St Germain, Anthony Sudano, Thomas A Turgeon: Solid-state energy storage module employing integrated interconnect board. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Hydro Quebec Corporation, Altera Law Group, November 14, 2000: US06146778 (14 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to an improved electrochemical energy storage device. The electrochemical energy storage device includes a number of solid-state, thin-film electrochemical cells which are selectively interconnected in series or parallel through use of an integrated interconnect boa ...


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Jean Rouillard, Christophe Comte, Dominik Daigle, Ronald A Hagen, Orlin B Knudson, André Morin, Michel Ranger, Guy Ross, Roger Rouillard, Philippe St Germain, Anthony Sudano, Thomas A Turgeon: Solid-state energy storage module employing integrated interconnect board. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Hydro Quebec Corporation, November 4, 2003: US06641942 (12 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to an improved electrochemical energy storage device. The electrochemical energy storage device includes a number of solid-state, thin-film electrochemical cells which are selectively interconnected in series or parallel through use of an integrated interconnect boa ...


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Jean Rouillard, Christophe Comte, Dominik Daigle, Ronald A Hagen, Orlin B Knudson, André Morin, Michel Ranger, Guy Ross, Roger Rouillard, Philippe St Germain, Anthony Sudano, Thomas A Turgeon: Solid-state energy storage module employing integrated interconnect board. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Hydro Quebec Corporation, September 28, 2004: US06797018 (5 worldwide citation)

An electrochemical energy storage device includes a number of solid-state thin-film electrochemical cells which are selectively interconnected in series or parallel through use of an integrated interconnect board. The interconnect board is typically disposed within a sealed housing which also houses ...