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1. WO2020113132 - SYSTÈME ET PROCÉDÉ DE GESTION D'ÉLECTRODES À HAUTE DENSITÉ

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CLAIMS

What is claimed is:

1. A system for neuromonitoring comprising:

a plurality of electrode groups, wherein each group of the plurality of electrode groups comprises electrodes, wherein each of the electrodes in each group has at least one of a similar monitoring functionality type or a similar deployment location and wherein each of the plurality of electrode groups has at least one electrode group lead; a plurality of connectors, wherein each of the at least one electrode group leads is coupled to at least one connector of the plurality of connectors and wherein each of the electrode group leads and/or each of connectors of the plurality of connectors are electronically associated with a unique identification code; and,

a control unit comprising at least one receiving unit configured for receiving the plurality of connectors, wherein the control unit is configured to determine at least one of the unique identification code of each connector of the plurality of connectors or the unique identification code of each of the at least one electrode group leads and to associate each electrode in the plurality of electrode groups with a corresponding input channel in the control unit based on at least one of the unique identification code of each connector or the unique identification code of each of the at least one electrode group leads.

2. The system of claim 1, wherein said unique identification code is in a 128 bit GUID format.

3. The system of claim 1, wherein said at least one receiving unit comprises a plurality of input sockets configured to receive one or more connectors of said plurality of connectors.

4. The system of claim 3, wherein said one or more connectors are configured to be coupled to any of the plurality of input sockets of said at least one receiving unit.

5. The system of claim 1, wherein the control unit is configured to determine at least one of the unique identification code of each connector of the plurality of connectors or the unique identification code of each of the at least one electrode group leads by receiving, via each connector of the plurality of connectors, data indicative of at least one of the unique identification code of each connector of the plurality of connectors or the unique identification code of each of the at least one electrode group leads.

6. The system of claim 1, wherein the control unit is configured to receive, via each connector of the plurality of connectors, data indicative of at least one of the unique identification code of each connector of the plurality of connectors or the unique identification code of each of the at least one electrode group leads through a direct pin-to-pin electrical pass through.

7. The system of claim 1, wherein the control unit is configured to determine at least one of the unique identification code of each connector of the plurality of connectors or the unique identification code of each of the at least one electrode group leads by receiving, via at least one connector of the plurality of connectors, data indicative of at least one of the unique identification code of each connector of the plurality of connectors or the unique identification code of each of the at least one electrode group leads.

8. The system of claim 1, wherein the control unit is configured to receive, via each connector of the plurality of connectors, data indicative of at least one of a production date or authentication data.

9. The system of claim 1, wherein the control unit is configured to receive, via each connector of the plurality of connectors and through a direct pin-to-pin electrical pass through, data indicative of at least one of a production date of the plurality of connectors or the electrodes or authentication data.

10. The system of claim 1 wherein said connector has a designated output pin which is configured to transmit information related to the unique identification code to said control unit.

11. The system of claim 10, wherein data indicative of the unique identification code is stored in a memory associated with the designated output pin.

12. The system of claim 1, wherein data indicative of the unique identification code comprises a bar code or a radio frequency code (RFID).

13. The system of claim 1, wherein data indicative of the unique identification code is stored using at least one pin configured as at least one dip switch comprising at least one resistor.

14. The system of claim 1, wherein each connector of the plurality of connectors is configured to be inserted in the at least one receiving unit in at least two different orientations.

15. The system of claim 1, wherein each connector of the plurality of connectors comprises at least two designated output pins, each of which being configured to convey data indicative of the unique identification code and an orientation of a connector of the plurality of connectors.

16. The system of claim 15, wherein the at least two designated output pins are configured to be at different polarities or at different voltage levels to indicate the orientation of the connector of the plurality of connectors.

17. The system of claim 15, wherein a physical position of the at least two designated output pins is different in each of the at least two different orientations.

18. The system of claim 1, further comprising a rigid connector plate, wherein the connector plate comprises a plurality of openings, each opening of the plurality of openings being configured to receive each connector of the plurality of connectors, and wherein each opening of the plurality of openings is separated from an adjacent opening of the plurality of openings by a portion of the connector plate.

19. The system of claim 18, wherein each connector of the plurality of connectors is partially positioned in each opening of the plurality of openings such that a first end of each connector extends outward from a first surface of the connector plate and a second end, opposing the first end, of each connector extends outward from a second surface of the connector plate, wherein the second surface opposes the first surface.

20. The system of claim 1, further comprising a rigid connector plate, wherein the connector plate comprises a plurality of sockets, each socket of the plurality of sockets being configured to receive each connector of the plurality of connectors, and wherein each socket of the plurality of sockets is separated from an adjacent socket of the plurality of sockets by a portion of the connector plate and is configured to electrically connect to a corresponding socket in the at least one receiving unit.

21. The system of claim 1, wherein the control unit is further configured to determine at least one of authentication data or data indicative of a production date of the plurality of connectors or the electrodes by receiving, via at least one connector of the plurality of connectors, data indicative of the at least one of authentication data or data indicative of the production dates of the plurality of connectors or the electrodes.

22. The system of claim 1, wherein the control unit is configured to generate data indicative of, or associated with, a three-dimensional image.

23. The system of claim 22, wherein the three-dimensional image comprises a plurality of pixel positions and wherein at least one of the plurality of pixel positions is associated, in a memory, with at least one of the electrodes.

24. The system of claim 23, wherein the control unit is configured to receive data indicative of a user input selecting at least one of the plurality of pixel positions of the three-dimensional image and is configured to identify at least one electrode associated with the selected at least one of the plurality of pixel positions based on the user input.

25. The system of claim 24, wherein the control unit is further configured to determine data associated with the identified at least one electrode by using the unique identification code associated with the at least one electrode.

26. The system of claim 1, wherein the control unit is configured to automatically populate at least one graphical user interface with data indicative representative of each of the electrodes based on the unique identification codes.

27. The system of claim 26, wherein the control unit is configured to automatically update data displayed in the at least one graphical user interface with updated data indicative representative of each of the electrodes based on the unique identification codes after one or more of the electrodes is moved or disconnected and reconnected to the at least one receiving unit.

28. The system of claim 1, wherein the control unit is configured to receive data indicative of a user selection of a trace displayed on a graphical user interface, wherein, upon receiving data indicative of the user selection of the trace, the control unit is configured to trigger a visual indicator positioned in physical proximity to or association with one of the electrodes that acquired data associated with said trace.

29. The system of claim 28, wherein the visual indicator is at least one of a light positioned on the one of the electrodes, a light positioned on a connector of the plurality of connectors in data communication with the one of the electrodes, or a light positioned on a lead attached to the one of the electrodes.

30. The system of claim 1 wherein said electrodes are configured in groups of 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 or 16 electrodes.

31. The system of claim 1 wherein said system is configured to perform at least one of an electroencephalography, electrocardiogram, electromyography, polysomnography, or intraoperative neural monitoring procedure.

32. The system of claim 1, wherein the unique identification code associated with each said electrode group lead is stored in association with each electrode group lead, and wherein the unique identification code is configured as any one of a crimp, an adhesive label or an embedded code on each electrode group lead.

33. The system of claim 1, wherein each connector of the plurality of connectors further comprises a value and wherein the value is representative of a number of permissible uses of the connector of the plurality of connectors.

34. The system of claim 33, wherein the value is indicative of a maximum number of sterilization cycles of the connector of the plurality of connectors and wherein the maximum number of sterilization cycles is equal to, or less than, 20.

35. The system of claim 1, wherein the control unit is configured to access a value associated with each connector of the plurality of connectors, wherein the value is indicative of a maximum number of sterilization cycles of the connector of the plurality of connectors and wherein the maximum number of sterilization cycles is equal to, or less than, 20.