07242983 is referenced by 177 patents and cites 72 patents.

Apparatuses and methods selectively blank a neurological channel of a medical device system in the treatment of a nervous system disorder. A selected signal of a selected channel may be blanked if it is determined that the selected signal may be affected by an artifact when the medical device system delivers a treatment therapy. The selected signal may be blanked by hardware, in which the selected electrode is disconnected from the selected channel (which may include an selected amplifier) and is connected to a fixed voltage in order to avoid saturation of the selected amplifier. The selected channel may be blanked by software, in which a signal processor is instructed not to process neurological data on the selected channel for a determined time duration. Embodiments may combine hardware and software blanking for the selected signal.

Title
Channel-selective blanking for a medical device system
Application Number
10/687133
Publication Number
7242983 (B2)
Application Date
October 15, 2003
Publication Date
July 10, 2007
Inventor
Randy M Jensen
Hampton
MN, US
David L Carlson
Fridley
MN, US
Nina M Graves
Minnetonka
MN, US
Jonathon E Giftakis
Brooklyn Park
MN, US
Mark T Rise
Monticello
MN, US
Ivan Osorio
Leawood
KS, US
Mark G Frei
Lawrence
KS, US
Agent
Banner & Witcoff
Assignee
Medtronic
MN, US
IPC
A61N 1/00
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