Non-invasive physiological sensor cover

  • US 8,886,271 B2
  • Filed: 06/17/2013
  • Issued: 11/11/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/29/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of blocking readings by a noninvasive optical physiological sensor, the method comprising:

  • providing a sensor cover comprising;

    an opaque portion attachable to the sensor and configured to block readings by the sensor; and

    a non-adhesive portion that protrudes from the sensor to facilitate removal of the sensor cover; and

    attaching the sensor cover to the sensor, the sensor cover blocking readings by the sensor and removable from the sensor,wherein the sensor comprises;

    a light source configured to emit light from one or more emitters of the sensor; and

    a detector configured to receive at least a portion of the light emitted by the one or more emitters after the light has passed through a tissue site,wherein the sensor cover is configured to prevent the detector from receiving light when the sensor is active.

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