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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 »

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 »

Connecting cardiological and neurological health: Key neurotech patent by Medtronic

cardiac signals

– Illus­tra­tive image from U.S. Patent No. 8,209,009

Today we are shar­ing a fas­ci­nat­ing Medtron­ic patent com­bin­ing car­diac mon­i­tor­ing with brain stim­u­la­tion. (As men­tioned, we are fea­tur­ing foun­da­tion­al Per­va­sive Neu­rotech patents, from old­er to new­er by issue date)

U.S. Patent No. 8,209,009: Sys­tem and method for seg­ment­ing a car­diac sig­nal based on brain stim­u­la­tion

  • Assignee(s): Medtron­ic, Inc.
  • Inventor(s): Jonathon E. Gif­takis, Nina M. Graves, Mark Turn­er Rise
  • Tech­nol­o­gy Cat­e­go­ry: Neu­ro-mon­i­tor­ing
  • Issue Date: June 26, 2012

SharpBrains’ Take:

This patent con­sid­ers the inter-rela­tion­ship and co-occur­rence of activ­i­ty between brain and heart. Read the rest of this entry »

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