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James Petisce, Mark A Tapsak, Peter C Simpson, Victoria Carr Brendel, James H Brauker: Oxygen enhancing membrane systems for implantable devices. DexCom, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, May 27, 2008: US07379765 (376 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates generally to systems and methods for increasing oxygen availability to implantable devices. The preferred embodiments provide a membrane system configured to provide protection of the device from the biological environment and/or a catalyst for enabling an enzymatic rea ...


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Hill S Lalin: Positive displacement piston flow meter with damping assembly. Sensidyne, E Lieberstein, October 8, 1996: US05562002 (332 worldwide citation)

A piston flow meter for measuring the flow of a gaseous fluid, such as ambient air, through the flow meter by timing the displacement of a piston in a hollow precision bore flowtube over a fixed distance. The piston is reciprocated from opposite ends of the flowtube by a poppet valve which controls ...


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Burger Stefan, Krueger Juergen: Level measuring apparatus using microwaves. Endress Hauser Co, December 9, 1998: EP0882955-A1 (266 worldwide citation)

The fullness measuring device has a generator (1) for generating microwaves. It also has at least one antenna (7) for transmitting and receiving microwaves. It also has a microwave conductor (3) which leads from the generator to the antenna. The microwave conductor has a signal conductor and at leas ...


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David K Wong, David Buse, Laurel Savage, Daiting Rong: Method for calibrating sensors used in diagnostic testing. Via Medical Corporation, James R Brueggemann, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, September 26, 2000: US06123827 (264 worldwide citation)

A method is disclosed for reliably calibrating a sensor used in diagnostic sensing of a predetermined parameter, e.g., CO.sub.2 partial pressure, O.sub.2 partial pressure, or pH, of a solution such as blood, the method compensating for expected variations over time in the value of the parameter in a ...


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Roger A Gruenke, Russell L Trimble: Inspiratory airway pressure system using constant pressure and measuring flow signals to determine airway patency. Puritan Bennett Corporation, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, August 27, 1996: US05549106 (254 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for facilitating the respiration of a patient are disclosed which are particularly useful in treating mixed and obstructive sleep apnea and certain cardiovascular conditions, among others, by increasing nasal air pressure delivered to the patient's respiratory passages just p ...


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G Dickey Arndt, Thanh X Nguyen, James R Carl: Capacitance probe for fluid flow and volume measurements. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Hardie R Barr, January 21, 1997: US05596150 (241 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for making measurements on fluids are disclosed, including the use of a capacitive probe for measuring the flow volume of a material within a flow stream. The capacitance probe has at least two elongate electrodes and, in a specific embodiment of the invention, has three paralle ...


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Helen F Routh, Charles W Powrie Jr, Roy B Peterson: Continuous display of peak and mean blood flow velocities. Advanced Technology Laboratories, W Brinton Yorks Jr, February 22, 1994: US05287753 (235 worldwide citation)

A technique for continuously determining and displaying the peak and mean velocities of spectral Doppler information is disclosed. Received spectral Doppler data is examined over a predetermined period to determine the signal to noise ratio of the Doppler signals. Individual instantaneous measuremen ...


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John George Olin: Immersible thermal mass flow meter. Sierra Instruments, Frank P Becking, December 6, 2005: US06971274 (228 worldwide citation)

A thermal anemometer or mass flow meter having temperature and flow velocity sensor elements is provided in which a thin film temperature sensor is provided in the heated sensor of the fluid velocity sensor element of the system. The thin-film sensor is captured at least partially within a spacer or ...


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Constantine S Gastouniotis, Nuno Bandeira, Kitchener C Wilson: Automated remote water meter readout system. Utilicom, Donald A Streck, July 10, 1990: US04940976 (228 worldwide citation)

An automated multi-purpose utility water meter readout system. The disclosed system obtains water usage information from an existing water meter without any modifications or attachments to the meter. The device needs only to be located in proximity to the water meter and obtains water flow informati ...



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