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Mark G Frei, Ivan Osorio, Mark T Rise, Jonathon E Giftakis, Nina M Graves, David L Carlson, Randy M Jensen: Channel-selective blanking for a medical device system. Medtronic, Banner & Witcoff, July 10, 2007: US07242983 (177 worldwide citation)

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 ...


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Mark G Frei, Ivan Osorio, Nina M Graves, Scott F Schaffner, Mark T Rise, Jonathon E Giftakis, David L Carlson: Clustering of recorded patient neurological activity to determine length of a neurological event. Medtronic, Banner & Witcoff, October 9, 2007: US07280867 (66 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and method detect a detection cluster that is associated with a neurological event, such as a seizure, of a nervous system disorder and update therapy parameters that are associated with a treatment therapy. The occurrence of the detection cluster is detected when the maximal ratio exceeds ...


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Mark G Frei, Ivan Osorio, Naresh C Bhavaraju, David L Carlson, Jonathon E Giftakis, Nina M Graves: Timed delay for redelivery of treatment therapy for a medical device system. Medtronic, Banner & Witcoff, October 16, 2007: US07282030 (54 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and method support a repetitive administration of a therapeutic treatment through a delivery unit during a neurological event, such as a seizure, of a nervous system disorder. The medical device system monitors signal data from a sensor and through an amplifier. A neurological event is det ...


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Keith A Miesel, Kenneth T Heruth, Jonathan C Werder, Steve R LaPorte, Nina M Graves: Controlling therapy based on sleep quality. Medtronic, Shumaker & Sieffert P A, February 1, 2011: US07881798 (37 worldwide citation)

A medical device, such as an implantable medical device (IMD), determines values for one or more metrics that indicate the quality of a patient's sleep, and controls delivery of a therapy based on the sleep quality metric values. For example, the medical device may compare a sleep quality metric val ...


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Keith A Miesel, Kenneth T Heruth, Jonathan C Werder, Steve R LaPorte, Nina M Graves: Sensitivity analysis for selecting therapy parameter sets. Medtronic, Shumaker & Sieffert P A, October 4, 2011: US08032224 (35 worldwide citation)

Techniques for controlling delivery of a therapy to a patient by a medical device, such as an implantable medical device (IMD), involve a sensitivity analysis of a performance metric. The performance metric may relate to efficacy or side effects of the therapy. For example, the performance metric ma ...


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Kenneth T Heruth, Keith A Miesel, Jonathan C Werder, Steve R LaPorte, Nina M Graves: Detecting sleep to evaluate therapy. Medtronic, Shumaker & Sieffert P A, November 8, 2011: US08055348 (22 worldwide citation)

A system includes one or more sensors and a processor. Each of the sensors generates a signal as a function of at least one physiological parameter of a patient that may discernibly change when the patient is asleep. The processor monitors the physiological parameters, and determines whether the pat ...


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Jonathon E Giftakis, David L Carlson, Eric J Panken, Nina M Graves, Mark Turner Rise, Kevin L Bright, Chark Stanford: System and method for monitoring cardiac signal activity in patients with nervous system disorders. Medtronic, Fredrikson & Byron PA, February 7, 2012: US08112148 (20 worldwide citation)

A medical device system and method for monitoring cardiac signal activity in patients with nervous system disorders. In some embodiments, a brain signal and a cardiac signal are received by a processor, brain events are identified in the brain signal, and the brain events are used to identify portio ...


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Jonathon E Giftakis, Nina M Graves: System and method for regulating cardiopulmonary triggered therapy to the brain. Medtronic, Fredrikson & Byron PA, January 4, 2011: US07865244 (13 worldwide citation)

A medical device system includes a brain monitoring element, cardiopulmonary monitoring element, therapy module and a processor. The processor is configured to activate the therapy module upon detection of a cardiopulmonary event in the cardiopulmonary signal. The processor is further configured to ...


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Touby A Drew, Jonathon E Giftakis, David L Carlson, Eric J Panken, Jonathan C Werder, Nina M Graves: Techniques for data retention upon detection of an event in an implantable medical device. Medtronic, January 31, 2012: US08108033 (13 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for storing data records associated with a medical monitoring event in a data structure. Upon detection of a possible occurrence of a physiological event by one group of monitoring elements, an implanted device records data received from another group of monitoring elements. Th ...


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Peter J Kovach, Warren W Ball, Sarah B Alme, Nina M Graves: Patient event information. Medtronic, Shumaker & Sieffert PA, February 19, 2013: US08376943 (9 worldwide citation)

Patient input indicating the occurrence of an event and information relating to the event may be collected by a computing device. In some examples, the patient input is received via an event indication input mechanism of a medical device programmer. A clinician may review the event information to ev ...