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Jerome H Lemelson: Patient monitoring system. Niro Scavone Haller & Niro, April 14, 1998: US05738102 (364 worldwide citation)

A system for monitoring and computer analyzing select physiological variables of a patient in real time in order to alert medical personnel to the need for medical treatment or automatically administering such treatment under computer control. Such physiological variables monitored by the system may ...


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Clifford M Kelly, Bengt Hermanrud, Wolfgang Scholz, Thomas Bishop, Michael Maschke: Transportable modular patient monitor. Siemens Medical Electronics, Lawrence C Edelman, December 27, 1994: US05375604 (355 worldwide citation)

Patient monitoring apparatus for use in an environment which includes a communications network and a plurality of sensors. The apparatus provides collection and display of patient data signals collected from a medical patient using the sensors. The apparatus comprises a portable monitor coupled to a ...


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Donald L Hopper, Jeffrey E Stahmann, Bruce R Jones, James P Nelson: Implantable cardiac rhythm management device for assessing status of CHF patients. Cardiac Pacemakers, Thomas J Nikolai, Nikolai & Mersereau P A, October 1, 2002: US06459929 (269 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for providing congestive heart failure therapy status. An electronic device, preferably a cardiac rhythm management device, capable of measuring transthoracic impedance and for sensing a level of physical activity is implanted in a patient. The transthoracic impedance signal i ...


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Ka Yiu Sham, Philip Lim Kong Wong: Fitness monitoring device having an electronic pedometer and a wireless heart rate monitor. Acumen, Evenson McKeown Edwards & Lenahan P L L C, April 6, 1999: US05891042 (230 worldwide citation)

A fitness monitoring device includes an electronic pedometer which responds to a user's body motion at each step and a wireless heart rate monitor which is wirelessly coupled to the electronic pedometer. The wireless heart rate monitor provides a heart beat signal indicative of an exertion level of ...


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James A Nolan, Bruce M Steinhaus, Tibor A Nappholz: Leadless implantable sensor assembly and a cardiac emergency warning alarm. Telectronics Pacing Systems, Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman, April 11, 1995: US05404877 (228 worldwide citation)

A leadless implantable cardiac arrhythmia alarm is disclosed which continuously assesses a patient's heart function to discriminate between normal and abnormal heart functioning and, upon detecting an abnormal condition, generates a patient-warning signal. The alarm is capable of sensing impedance m ...


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Michael K Dempsey, Mark S Kotfila, Robert J Snyder: Dynamic control of a patient monitoring system. Hewlett Packard Company, Mark Z Dudley, December 3, 1996: US05579775 (227 worldwide citation)

A flexible patient monitoring system which interfaces a telemetry subsystem with a network by way of a telemetry transmission receiving system and a network controller. The telemetry subsystem includes one or more monitoring instruments, a multiport transmitter, a telemetry subsystem interface, a ba ...


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James K Carney: Apparatus and method for determining a plurality of hemodynamic variables from a single, chroniclaly implanted absolute pressure sensor. Medtronic, Harold R Patton, November 29, 1994: US05368040 (200 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for monitoring and measuring the hemodynamic status of a patient's pulmonary pressure and right atrial pressure. The aforementioned is achieved by using an implanted absolute pressure sensor located in the right ventricle, coupled to an implantable monitoring device, which rec ...


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Jonas Andersson, Johan Lidman, Carolina Bigert: Respirator rate/respiration depth detector and device for monitoring respiratory activity employing same. Pacesetter, Hill & Simpson, May 16, 2000: US06064910 (186 worldwide citation)

A device for determining the respiration rate and/or respiration depth of a patient includes a sensor for sensing heart sounds and an analyzer for analyzing the variation of the amplitude of the sensed heart sounds to determine the respiration rate and/or respiration depth from this amplitude variat ...


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Lawrence A Lynn: Method and apparatus for the diagnosis of sleep apnea utilizing a single interface with a human body part. Fish & Richardson, March 21, 1995: US05398682 (183 worldwide citation)

A device for diagnosing sleep apnea by identifying desaturation and resaturation events in oxygen saturation of a patient's blood. The slope of the events is determined and compared against various information to determine sleep apnea.


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Michael R Swenson, Gregory R Holland: Virtual medical instrument for performing medical diagnostic testing on patients. CMeD, Howard R Lambert, April 29, 1997: US05623925 (176 worldwide citation)

A virtual medical instrument (VMI) system comprises data storage for storing input diagnostic test protocols for two or more of EEG, EKG, EMG/NCV, PFT, CMG, EP, ENG, visual acuity, visual field, limb dynometric and audiogram testing. The VMI system includes a universal interface having a number of e ...