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

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– 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 »

The future of personalized, cognitive learning: Key Neurotech Patent #14

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– Illustrative image from U.S. Patent No. 6,611,822

Today we are sharing a 2003 patent assigned to Accenture Global Services Limited. (As mentioned, we are featuring a foundational Pervasive Neurotech patent a day, from older to newer by issue date)

U.S. Patent No. 6,611,822: System method and article of manufacture for creating collaborative application sharing.

  • Assignee(s): Accenture Global Services Limited
  • Inventor(s): Brian R. Beams, Scott B. Harris
  • Technology Category: Neurocognitive Training
  • Issue Date: August 26, 2003

SharpBrains’ Take:

The ‘882 patent presents extremely broad claims over subject matter relating to online collaborative training, which includes applications directed towards cognitive training. Read the rest of this entry »

Method for adaptive training of short term memory and auditory/visual discrimination within a computer game: Key Neurotech Patent #13

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– Illustrative image from U.S. Patent No. 6,599,129

Today we are sharing a 2003 cognitive training patent assigned to Scientific Learning Corp.

U.S. Patent No. 6,599,129: Method for adaptive training of short term memory and auditory/visual discrimination within a computer game

  • Assignee(s): Scientific Learning Corp.
  • Inventor(s): William M. Jenkins, Michael M. Merzenich, Steven L. Miller, Bret E. Peterson, Paula Tallal
  • Technology Category: NeuroCognitive Training
  • Issue Date: July 29, 2003

SharpBrains’ Take:

The ‘129 patent builds on Scientific Learning’s portfolio relating to language training and development.   Read the rest of this entry »

Starting today: Past and Future Pervasive Neurotechnologies, as seen through 50 Key Patents

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In order to provide a better perspective into the evolution of the digital brain health industry, we are sharing some of our analysis of 50 foundational patents, as identified and discussed in the 2015 market report Pervasive Neurotechnology: A Groundbreaking Analysis of 10,000+ Patent Filings Transforming Medicine, Health, Entertainment and Business.

We will discuss one patent a day, from older to newer by issue date. Today we are sharing a 1999 patent assigned to Scientific Learning Corporation. We hope you enjoy the peek into the future 🙂

— Illustrative image from U.S. Patent No. 5,927,988

U.S. Patent No. 5,927,988: Method and apparatus for training of sensory and perceptual systems in LLI subjects

  • Assignee(s): Scientific Learning Corp.
  • Inventor(s): William M. Jenkins, Michael M. Merzenich, Steven Lamont Miller, Bret E. Peterson, Paula Tallal
  • Technology Category: NeuroCognitive Training
  • Issue Date: July 27, 1999

SharpBrains’ Take:

The ‘988 patent is one of Scientific Learning’s patents directed to cognitive training in the area of language improvement and speech training — an area that affects a wide number of individuals ranging from children with language disabilities to stroke victims suffering from lost neurological connections necessary for auditory communication. Employing adaptive learning techniques, the ‘988 patent provides methods that test a user’s ability to decipher words emitted via a computer speech synthesizer Read the rest of this entry »

First-ever Pervasive Neurotechnology Report finds 10,000+ Patent Filings Transforming Medicine, Entertainment and Business

— Nielsen, Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Medtronic, Microsoft and Brainlab emerge as leading IP holders

Pervasive Neurotechnology Infographic 430wide

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San Francisco, CA– (May 6, 2015) – SharpBrains, the leading market research firm tracking applied neuroscience, unveiled today–at the 2015 NeuroGaming Summit–a new 206-page report that, for the first time, analyzes the major intellectual property trends in the Pervasive Neurotechnology industry: non-invasive, potentially ubiquitous neurotechnologies, commercially viable outside major medical institutions or research facilities.

“Through this report’s wide and deep analysis, SharpBrains has made another key contribution to our understanding of the tools and technologies that are at the forefront of the global neurotechnology industry, and at the forefront of technology overall,” highlights Zack Lynch, Executive Director and Founder of the Neurotechnology Industry Organization.

Over the past two years Read the rest of this entry »

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