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Richard J Melker, Joachim S Gravenstein, George Worley: Specially configured lip/cheek pulse oximeter/photoplethysmography probes, selectively with sampler for capnography, and covering sleeves for same. University of Florida Research Foundation, Beta Biomed Services, Timothy H Van Dyke, Beusse Wolter Sanks Mora & Maire, October 24, 2006: US07127278 (191 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to novel lip/cheek probes for detection of pulse-based differences in light absorbence across the vascularized tissue of a lip or cheek of a patient. These probes are fabricated to provide signals to estimate arterial oxygen saturation, and/or to obtain other photopleth ...


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Richard J Melker, Joachim S Gravenstein, George Worley: Specially configured nasal pulse oximeter/photoplethysmography probes, and combined nasal probe/cannula, selectively with sampler for capnography, and covering sleeves for same. University of Florida Research Foundation, Beta Biomed Services, Timothy H Van Dyke, Beusse Wolter Sanks Mora & Maire, April 4, 2006: US07024235 (187 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to novel nasal pulse oximeter probes that are configured to be placed across the septum of the nose. These probes are fabricated to provide signals to obtain arterial oxygen saturation and other photoplethysmographic data. The present invention also relates to a combine ...


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Richard J Melker, Peter F Gearen, Gary J Miller, Michael P DeBruyne, Lisa Molitor: Intraosseous needle. Cook Incorporated, University of Florida Research Foundation, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, February 11, 1997: US05601559 (174 worldwide citation)

An intraosseous needle having a threaded shaft with a passageway extending substantially therethrough, a solid and pointed tip at one end thereof, the tip having a plurality of cutting edges which facilitate boring through a bone. The shaft also includes two side ports in communication with the pass ...


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Richard J Melker, Frank J Fischer Jr: Vascular wire guiode introducer and method of use. Cook Incorporated, Richard J Godlewski, July 12, 1994: US05328480 (155 worldwide citation)

Multi-lumen wire guide introducer and method of inserting a wire guide or the like into the introducer prior to positioning the introducer in a vessel of the vascular system of a patient. The multi-lumen wire guide introducer comprises a tubular member formed of a semi-rigid plastic material such as ...


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Richard J Melker, Peter F Gearen, Gary J Miller, Michael P DeBruyne, Lisa Molitor: Intraosseous needle. Cook Incorporated, University of Florida Research Foundation, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, January 16, 1996: US05484442 (151 worldwide citation)

An intraosseous needle having a threaded shaft with a passageway extending substantially therethrough, a solid and pointed tip at one end thereof, the tip having a plurality of cutting edges which facilitate boring through a bone. The shaft also includes two side ports in communication with the pass ...


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Richard J Melker, Frank J Fischer Jr: Multiple lumen vascular access introducer sheath. Cook Incorporated, Richard J Godlewski, October 5, 1993: US05250038 (147 worldwide citation)

A multiple lumen vascular access introducer sheath having a main lumen for introduction of another device such as a catheter therethrough and into the vascular system and a secondary lumen having a cross-sectional area significantly less than that of the main lumen for infusion of small doses of med ...


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Richard J Melker, Gary J Miller: Arterial/venous fluid transfer system. University of Florida, Spensley Horn Jubas & Lubitz, April 20, 1993: US05203771 (125 worldwide citation)

A fluid transfer system, including a channel member, adapted for connection between an arterial or venus catheter and an IV fluid administration system. The channel member includes a duct and an access port. An adapter including a recessed needle assembly is provided for mounting to the access port ...


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Johannes H van Oostrom, Richard J Melker: Patient data acquisition and control system. University of Florida, Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik, June 13, 2000: US06074345 (90 worldwide citation)

The present invention solves this communication problem by providing a method and apparatus for connecting to and coordinating data communications of various medical devices having different communication protocols. In a preferred embodiment, the invention provides a way to recognize common paramete ...


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Richard J Melker, Johannes H Van Oostrom: Method, system, and apparatus for medical device training. University of Florida, Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik, March 18, 2003: US06535714 (87 worldwide citation)

A method, system, and apparatus for training users in understanding and use of numerous medical devices, including providing for documentation of competency during the training exercise is provided. Preferably, the invention will utilize an “interface module” (e.g., hand-held device, palm size, lapt ...


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Richard J Melker, Michael J Banner, Samsun Lampotang, Paul B Blanch, Neil R Euliano, Ronald G Carovano: Hybrid microprocessor controlled ventilator unit. University of Florida, Dickstein Sharpiro Morin & Oshinsky, December 14, 1999: US06000396 (77 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for operating a ventilator in a primary electronic mode or in a back-up pneumatic mode during primary electronic mode failure. A method and apparatus for operating a ventilator in an advanced mode, having a number of ventilatory modes, or in a basic mode, having a limited numb ...