Dual-mode pulse oximeter

  • US 7,530,949 B2
  • Filed: 08/03/2004
  • Issued: 05/12/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/25/1999
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system for monitoring at least one physiological condition of a patient, the system comprising:

  • a portable physiological measurement device comprising a first local display and a first processor, said first processor configured to process measurement data to determine values of one or more physiological parameters, said portable physiological measurement device being capable of operating in a portable mode, said portable mode providing portable monitoring as a standalone unit of said one or more physiological parameters of a patient through communication with one or more sensors, and capable of operating in a docked mode, said docked mode also providing monitoring of one or more physiological parameters of a patient; and

    a docking station forming a patient monitoring system when combined with the portable physiological measurement device, said docking station configured to measure an additional physiological parameter by at least processing measurement data other than measurement data obtained from said portable physiological measurement device, said docking station also configured to mate with the portable physiological measurement device when the portable physiological measurement device is operating in at least the docked mode, wherein the portable physiological measurement device is in electrical communication with the docking station, and further wherein the docking station is in electrical communication with a second local display, and wherein a docking station processor is associated with said docking station.

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