-– Illustrative image from U.S. Patent No. 8,082,215
Today we highlight a thought-provoking patent by Intellectual Ventures. (As mentioned, we are featuring foundational Pervasive Neurotech patents–from older to newer by issue date–to gain a glimpse into future applications)
U.S. Patent No. 8,082,215: Acquisition and particular association of inference data indicative of inferred mental states of authoring users
- Assignee(s): The Invention Science Fund I, LLC (Intellectual Ventures)
- Inventor(s): Edward K. Y. Jung, Eric C. Leuthardt, Royce A. Levien, Robert W. Lord, Mark A.
- Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, Jr., Lowell L. Wood, JR.
- Technology Category: Neuro-monitoring
- Issue Date: December 20, 2011
Focused on evaluating the mental state of a message’s author, the ‘215 patent describes some interesting aspects of neurotechnology that make the patent noteworthy. Read the rest of this entry »
– Illustrative image from U.S. Patent No. 7,756,584
Today we highlight a very thought-provoking (pun intended) patent by Advanced Neuromodulation Systems. (As mentioned, we are featuring a foundational Pervasive Neurotech patent a day, from older to newer by issue date)
U.S. Patent No. 7,756,584: Methods and apparatus for effectuating a lasting change in a neural-function of a patient
- Assignee(s): Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.
- Inventor(s): W. Douglas Sheffield, Andrew D. Firlik, Katrina S. Firlik
- Technology Category: Transcranial Stimulation
- Issue Date: July 13, 2010
The ‘584 patent discloses techniques for identifying stimulation sites of the brain to facilitate plasticity that can aid in rehabilitation of dysfunction resulting from a stroke, traumatic injury, etc. Read the rest of this entry »
Talking therapy changes the brain’s wiring, study reveals for first time (ScienceDaily):
“A new study from King’s College London and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust has shown for the first time that cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) strengthens specific connections in the brains of people with psychosis, and that these stronger connections are associated with long-term reduction in symptoms and recovery eight years later. Read the rest of this entry »
—Language task fMRI and resting-state fMRI data from a presurgical patient with left temporal lobe epilepsy. Copyright Bradley Goodyear, Einat Liebenthal and Victoria Mosher.
Can brain scans help doctors navigate epilepsy surgery? (UPI)
“…When medication doesn’t effectively control epilepsy, surgery may be recommended. Doctors can remove the part of the brain that triggers seizures or use certain procedures to control seizure activity.
Before surgery, however, the brain must be “mapped” to ensure the regions responsible for language and memory aren’t damaged during Read the rest of this entry »
Autism First: Brain Patterns May Predict Treatment Response (Medscape):
“It’s possible to predict whether a young child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) will respond to an evidence-based behavioral intervention by analyzing brain activity patterns with functional MRI (fMRI) prior to treatment Read the rest of this entry »