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Collecting neuro-response data via wearable electroencephalography (EEG) headsets to personalize the presentation of stimuli: Key neurotech patent by Nielsen

stimulus material

– Illus­tra­tive image from U.S. Patent No. 8,392,251

Today we are shar­ing a 2013 patent by The Nielsen Com­pa­ny. (As men­tioned, we are fea­tur­ing foun­da­tion­al Per­va­sive Neu­rotech patents, from old­er to new­er by issue date, to help pre­view emerg­ing neu­rotech­nolo­gies and brain health solu­tions)

U.S. Patent No. 8,392,251: Loca­tion aware pre­sen­ta­tion of stim­u­lus mate­r­i­al

  • Assignee(s): The Nielsen Com­pa­ny
  • Inventor(s): Anan­tha Pradeep, Robert T. Knight, Ramachan­dran Guru­moor­thy, Dev Rat­nakar
  • Tech­nol­o­gy Cat­e­go­ry: EEG
  • Issue Date: March 5, 2013

SharpBrains’ Take:

Issued by the same exam­in­er and con­cur­rent­ly with Nielsen’s ‘250 patent, the ‘251 patent great­ly com­ple­ments the Nielsen port­fo­lio, con­sid­er­ing neu­rore­sponse data to stim­u­lus mate­r­i­al based on user-pro­file and loca­tion infor­ma­tion. Read the rest of this entry »

Evaluating neural responses via EEG brain data in virtual reality environments: Key neurotechnology patent by The Nielsen Company

virtual reality

– Illus­tra­tive image from U.S. Patent No. 8,392,250

Today we are shar­ing a fas­ci­nat­ing patent by The Nielsen Com­pa­ny, rel­e­vant both for con­sumer research and for home health solu­tions. (As men­tioned, we are fea­tur­ing foun­da­tion­al Per­va­sive Neu­rotech patents, from old­er to new­er by issue date)

U.S. Patent No. 8,392,250: Neu­ro-response eval­u­at­ed stim­u­lus in vir­tu­al real­i­ty envi­ron­ments

  • Assignee(s): The Nielsen Com­pa­ny
  • Inventor(s): Anan­tha Pradeep, Robert T. Knight, Ramachan­dran Guru­moor­thy, Dev Rat­nakar
  • Tech­nol­o­gy Cat­e­go­ry: EEG
  • Issue Date: March 5, 2013

SharpBrains’ Take:

The ‘250 patent is one of Nielsen’s sev­er­al patents that present unique approach­es at the inter­sec­tion of neu­rotech­nol­o­gy and con­sumer research. Read the rest of this entry »

Want a music system that lifts you up when you’re feeling down? Meet this audio headset with bio-signal sensors (key neurotech patent #48)

Today we are fea­tur­ing a fas­ci­nat­ing patent by Neu­roSky, cou­pling an audio head­phone set sys­tem with EEG sig­nal detec­tion.

U.S. Patent No. 8,271,075: Audio head­set with bio-sig­nal sen­sors

  • Assignee(s): Neu­roSky, Inc.
  • Inventor(s): Cheng-I Chuang, KooHy­oung Lee
  • Tech­nol­o­gy Cat­e­go­ry: EEG
  • Issue Date: Sep­tem­ber 18, 2012

SharpBrains’ Take:

The ‘075 patent cou­ples an audio head­phone set sys­tem with EEG sig­nal detec­tion by inte­grat­ing an EEG sen­sor (item 15 in the illus­tra­tive image) into the audio ear­piece to estab­lish a sens­ing head­set that is unlike­ly to cause dis­com­fort or oth­er­wise detract from the audio head­phone user’s expe­ri­ence. Read the rest of this entry »

Augmenting physiotherapy via neurofeedback and neurostimulation: Key neurotechnology patent #43

therapy control

– Illus­tra­tive image from U.S. Patent No. 8,121,694

Today we are shar­ing a fas­ci­nat­ing patent from Medtron­ic.  (As men­tioned, we are fea­tur­ing 50 foun­da­tion­al Per­va­sive Neu­rotech patents, from old­er to new­er by issue date)

U.S. Patent No. 8,121,694: Therapy control based on a patient movement state

  • Assignee(s): Medtron­ic, Inc.
  • Inventor(s): Gre­go­ry F. Mol­nar, Steven S. Gill, Kei­th A, Miesel, Mark S. Lent, Tim­o­thy J. Deni­son, Eric J. Panken, Carl D. Wahlstrand, Jonathan C. Werder
  • Tech­nol­o­gy Cat­e­go­ry: Neu­ro-mon­i­tor­ing
  • Issue Date: Feb­ru­ary 21, 2012

SharpBrains’ Take:

The ‘694 patent dis­clos­es meth­ods to treat patients afflict­ed with move­ment or oth­er neu­rode­gen­er­a­tive dis­or­ders through brain-sig­nal feed­back. Read the rest of this entry »

Next: Will brain sensors be able to infer the mental state of a person–and, for example, identify sarcasm in a message?

-– 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

SharpBrains’ Take:

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 »

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