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Tailoring computing experience based on user’s mental state and quality of attention: Key neurotechnology patent #30

Automated selection

– Illus­tra­tive image from U.S. Patent No. 7,395,507

Today we high­light a fas­ci­nat­ing 2008 patent assigned to Microsoft, dis­cussing assess­ment tech­niques such as pupil track­ing or head ori­en­ta­tion sen­sors to iden­ti­fy where and what the user is focused on–and what types of  infor­ma­tion and/ or noti­fi­ca­tions to dis­play accord­ing­ly.

U.S. Patent No. 7,395,507: Auto­mat­ed selec­tion of appro­pri­ate infor­ma­tion based on a com­put­er user’s con­text.

  • Assignee(s): Microsoft Cor­po­ra­tion
  • Inventor(s): James O. Robarts, Dan Newell, Ken­neth H. Abbott
  • Tech­nol­o­gy Cat­e­go­ry: Neu­ro-mon­i­tor­ing
  • Issue Date: July 1, 2008

SharpBrains’ Take:

The ‘507 patent dis­clos­es meth­ods for assess­ing a user’s men­tal state and more broad­ly the user’s con­text, to dis­cern whether or not to present the users with a mes­sage (e.g., an adver­tise­ment). Read the rest of this entry »

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

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 »

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