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Addressing aging-related cognitive decline via targeted training using visual sweeps: Key neurotech patent by Posit Science

visual sweeps

– Illus­tra­tive image from U.S. Patent No. 8,215,961

Today we are fea­tur­ing a 2012 patent by Posit Sci­ence Cor­po­ra­tion, the devel­op­er of Brain­HQ cog­ni­tive train­ing sys­tem.

U.S. Patent No. 8,215,961: Cog­ni­tive train­ing using visu­al sweeps

  • Assignee(s): Posit Sci­ence Cor­po­ra­tion
  • Inventor(s): Michael M. Merzenich, Peter B. Delahunt, Joseph L. Hardy, Stephen G. Lis­berg­er, Hen­ry W. Mah­ncke
  • Tech­nol­o­gy Cat­e­go­ry: Neu­rocog­ni­tive train­ing
  • Issue Date: July 10, 2012

SharpBrains’ Take:

The back­ground of the ‘961 patent describes the decline in cog­ni­tive func­tion asso­ci­at­ed with aging, such as the reduced abil­i­ty to com­pre­hend and respond to stim­u­lus. Read the rest of this entry »

Train your brain to remember her name: Key patent for cognitive training system using face-name associations

face names

– Illus­tra­tive image from U.S. Patent No. 8,197,258

Today we are shar­ing a 2012 patent by Posit Sci­ence aimed at enhanc­ing cog­ni­tive abil­i­ty using face-name asso­ci­a­tions.

U.S. Patent No. 8,197,258: Cog­ni­tive train­ing using face-name asso­ci­a­tions

  • Assignee(s): Posit Sci­ence Cor­po­ra­tion
  • Inventor(s): Peter B. Delahunt, Joseph L. Hardy, Hen­ry W. Mah­ncke, Shru­ti Gan­gad­har
  • Tech­nol­o­gy Cat­e­go­ry: Neu­roCog­ni­tive Train­ing
  • Issue Date: June 12, 2012

SharpBrains’ Take:

The facial recog­ni­tion capac­i­ties of the human brain serves a crit­i­cal func­tion, from when an infant first makes eye-con­tact with its moth­er through­out the span of adult­hood where we must be able to iden­ti­fy and dis­tin­guish oth­er peo­ple in order to nav­i­gate and oper­ate in soci­ety. Read the rest of this entry »

Enhancing cognition via brain training with a visual emphasis: Key neurotechnology patent #38

cognitive training

– Illus­tra­tive image from U.S. Patent No. 7,773,097

Today we high­light a 2010 patent assigned to Posit Sci­ence Cor­po­ra­tion, the devel­op­er of Brain­HQ brain train­ing sys­tem. (As men­tioned, we are fea­tur­ing foun­da­tion­al Per­va­sive Neu­rotech patents, from old­er to new­er by issue date, to get a bet­ter glimpse into emerg­ing trends)

U.S. Patent No. 7,773,097: Visu­al empha­sis for cog­ni­tive train­ing exer­cis­es

  • Assignee(s): Posit Sci­ence Cor­po­ra­tion
  • Inventor(s): Michael M. Merzenich, Peter B. Delahunt, Joseph L. Hardy, Hen­ry W. Mah­ncke, Don­ald Richard
  • Tech­nol­o­gy Cat­e­go­ry: Neu­rocog­ni­tive train­ing
  • Issue Date: August 10, 2010

SharpBrains’ Take:

In a sim­i­lar yet unique approach to the ‘961 patent (anoth­er note­wor­thy non-inva­sive neu­rotech­nol­o­gy patent assigned to Posit Sci­ence), the ‘097 patent dis­clos­es meth­ods for iter­a­tive­ly test­ing and train­ing a user’s abil­i­ty to dis­cern between pre­sent­ed stim­uli. 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 »

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

system method

– 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 »

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