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Managing information flow based on user’s mental state and cognitive load: Key Neurotech Patent #19

control presentation

– Illustrative image from U.S. Patent No. 6,874,127

This is another fascinating 2005 patent assigned to Microsoft, helping manage the presentation of information based on user’s mental and physical state and cognitive load (and, yes, desired level of privacy).

U.S. Patent No. 6,874,127: Method and system for controlling presentation of information to a user based on the user’s condition.

  • Assignee(s): Microsoft Corporation
  • Inventor(s): Dan Newell, Kenneth H. Abbott
  • Technology Category: Hybrid
  • Issue Date: March 29, 2005

SharpBrains’ Take:

The ‘127 patent applies brain technology to information management with user models that consider cognitive load and mental state in order to determine how and what information is presented to the user. Read the rest of this entry »

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


– 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 »

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Leading non-invasive neurotech patent holders (*Detailed IP portfolio profile included within report): Read the rest of this entry »

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We are at the dawn of the pervasive neurotechnology age, when our everyday technologies interface with the user’s brain and mind, when developers big and small harness the latest emotional, cognitive, sensory and behavioral technologies to create radically new experiences to engage consumers and professionals worldwide. Read the rest of this entry »

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