Patent Number: 6,298,252

Title: Oximeter sensor with encoder connected to detector

Abstract: An oximeter sensor with an encoding element connected to the photodetector. The encoding element is read by reverse-biasing the photodetector, rather than using a lower voltage.

Inventors: Kovach; Dennis E. (Fremont, CA), Bernstein; Michael (San Ramon, CA)

Assignee: Mallinckrodt, Inc.

International Classification: A61B 5/00 (20060101); A61B 005/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018