Masimo and Dolphin Announce Settlement of Patent Dispute
Hawthorne, California - April 27, 2006, Dolphin Medical, Inc. today announced that it will discontinue its Dolphin ONE product line. The discontinuation is part of an agreement between Dolphin and Masimo Corporation, in which Masimo has agreed to release Dolphin and its affiliates from certain patent infringement claims.
About Dolphin Medical, Inc.
Dolphin Medical, Inc. is an OEM manufacturer and distributor of pulse oximetry sensors and digital pulse oximetry instruments. In addition to being an OEM provider the company in 2003 entered into a North American distribution agreement with ConMed Corporation to distribute a complete line of Nellcor compatible sensors. The company is headquartered in Hawthorne, CA and also has manufacturing facilities in Jahor Bahru, Malaysia and Hawthorne, CA. For further information on the company and its complete range of products, please visit, www.dolphinmedical.com.
Masimo develops innovative monitoring technologies that
significantly improve patient care- helping solve "unsolvable"
problems. In 1995, the company debuted Read-Through Motion and
Low Perfusion pulse oximetry, known as SET, and with it virtually
eliminated false alarms and increased pulse oximetry's ability to
detect life-threatening events. Over 70 independent clinical
studies have confirmed that Masimo SET technology allows clinicians to
accurately monitor blood oxygen saturation in critical care
situations. In 2005 Masimo introduced Rainbow SET and with it,
Pulse CO-Oximetry, which, for the first time, noninvasively monitors
the level of carbon monoxide and methemoglobin in the blood, allowing
early detection and treatment of potentially life-threatening
Masimo, founded in 1989, has the mission of "Improving Patient Outcome and Reducing Cost of Care by Taking Noninvasive Monitoring to New Sites and Applications." Additional information about Masimo and its products may be found at www.masimo.com
Masimo, SET, Signal Extraction Technology and Improving and Reducing Cost of Care by Taking Noninvasive Monitoring to New Sites and Applications are registered trademarks of Masimo Corp. Rainbow and Pulse CO-Oximetry are trademarks of Masimo Labs.
Contact: Brad Langdale