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How Microsoft anticipated wearables, machine learning and cognitive enhancement: Key Neurotech Patent #18

contextual-responses

– Illustrative image from U.S. Patent No. 6,842,877

Let’s discuss today a fascinating patent assigned to Microsoft back in 2015. (As mentioned, we are featuring a foundational Pervasive Neurotech patent a day, from older to newer by issue date)

U.S. Patent No. 6,842,877: Contextual responses based on automated learning techniques.

  • Assignee(s): Microsoft Corporation
  • Inventor(s): James O. Robarts Eric L. Matteson
  • Technology Category: Neurocognitive Training
  • Issue Date: January 11, 2005

SharpBrains’ Take:

The ‘877 patent discloses wearable devices that incorporate techniques for user-feedback loops to automatically improve a system’s response, for example when the computing system identifies  user’s needs and preferences through the use of sensing components, in a variety of environmental contexts. Read the rest of this entry »

Computer modeling meets Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS): Key Neurotech Patent #17

transcranial magnetic stimulation

– Illustrative image from U.S. Patent No. 6,827,681

This is a very interesting 2004 patent, assigned to Brainlab AG,  outlining a way to use computer modeling to target brain stimulation.

U.S. Patent No. 6,827,681: Method and device for transcranial magnetic stimulation.

  • Assignee(s): Brainlab AG
  • Inventor(s): Phillipp Tanner, Andreas Hartlep, Henrik Wist, Kerstin Wendicke, Thomas Weyh
  • Technology Category: Transcranial Stimulation
  • Issue Date: December 7, 2004

SharpBrains’ Take:

The ‘681 patent claims broad coverage over the use of computer modeling in targeted brain stimulation techniques. Read the rest of this entry »

Testing and training cognitive ability: Key Neurotech Patent #16

training cognitive ability

– Illustrative image from U.S. Patent No. 6,632,174

Today we are featuring a key 2003 patent assigned to Cognifit ltd — fascinating to reflect how the brain training field has evolved in 14 years! (As mentioned, we are featuring a foundational Pervasive Neurotech patent a day, from older to newer by issue date)

U.S. Patent No. 6,632,174: Method and Apparatus for testing and training cognitive ability

  • Assignee(s): Cognifit ltd
  • Inventor(s): Shlomo Breznitz
  • Technology Category: Neurocognitive Training
  • Issue Date: October 14, 2003

SharpBrains’ Take:

The Detailed Description of the ‘174 patent accurately contextualises the teachings of the patent when it recites “the present invention utilizes analysis, mental exercise and intervention in an attempt to increase cognitive abilities, improve speed of reaction, and train both functional cognitive attentional, perceptual, and linguistic abilities and various aspects of memory.” Read the rest of this entry »

Classifying and treating physiologic brain imbalances using quantitative EEG: Key Neurotech Patent #15

brain-imbalances

– Illustrative image from U.S. Patent No. 6,622,036

Today we are sharing a 2003 patent assigned to CNS Response, Inc. (As mentioned, we are featuring a foundational Pervasive Neurotech patent a day, from older to newer by issue date)

U.S. Patent No. 6,622,036: Method for classifying and treating physiologic brain imbalances using quantitative EEG.

  • Assignee(s): CNS Response, Inc
  • Inventor(s): Stephen Suffin
  • Technology Category: EEG
  • Issue Date: September 16, 2003

SharpBrains’ Take:

The ‘036 patent discloses the application of quantified EEG to brain imbalances (e.g., physiological imbalances). Read the rest of this entry »

Study: SOME brain training may work to promote healthy brain aging

Keep reading article Study Debunks 4 Common Myths about Brain Training and Lifelong Cognitive Enhancement, over at The Creativity Post.

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