Sharp Brains: Brain Fitness and Cognitive Health News

Neuroplasticity, Brain Fitness and Cognitive Health News


The evolution of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS): Key Neurotech Patent #23

transcranial stimulation

– Illus­tra­tive image from U.S. Patent No. 7,008,370

Today we are shar­ing a 2006 patent assigned to Brain­lab. (As men­tioned, we are fea­tur­ing a foun­da­tion­al Per­va­sive Neu­rotech patent a day, from old­er to new­er by issue date)

U.S. Patent No. 7,008,370: Method and device for tran­scra­nial mag­net­ic stim­u­la­tion.

  • Assignee(s): Brain­lab Ag
  • Inventor(s): Phillip Tan­ner, Andreas Hartlep, Hen­rik Wist, Ker­stin Wen­dicke, Thomas Weyh
  • Tech­nol­o­gy Cat­e­go­ry: Tran­scra­nial Stim­u­la­tion
  • Issue Date: March 7, 2006

SharpBrains’ Take:

Tran­scra­nial stim­u­la­tion of tar­get­ed regions with auto­mat­ed means requires the auto­mat­ed sys­tem to have knowl­edge of the loca­tion of the patient’s tar­get­ed brain region in ref­er­ence to the device induc­ing brain activ­i­ty. Read the rest of this entry »

Recovery of visual function through neural stimulation: Key Neurotech Patent #22

neural stimulation

– Illus­tra­tive image from U.S. Patent No. 6,990,377

Today we are shar­ing a very inter­est­ing 2006 patent, assigned to Advanced Neu­ro­mod­u­la­tion Sys­tems, span­ning both inva­sive and non-inva­sive neu­rotech­nolo­gies.

U.S. Patent No. 6,990,377: Sys­tems and meth­ods for facil­i­tat­ing and/or effec­tu­at­ing devel­op­ment, reha­bil­i­ta­tion, restora­tion, and/or recov­ery of visu­al func­tion through neur­al stim­u­la­tion.

  • Assignee(s): Advanced Neu­ro­mod­u­la­tion Sys­tems, Inc.
  • Inventor(s): Brad­ford E. Glin­er, War­ren D. Sheffield
  • Tech­nol­o­gy Cat­e­go­ry: Hybrid
  • Issue Date: Jan­u­ary 24, 2006

SharpBrains’ Take:

The ‘377 patent dis­clos­es treat­ments com­bin­ing mul­ti­ple neu­rotech­nolo­gies, cou­pling neu­rostim­u­la­tion tech­niques (e.g., elec­tri­cal, mag­net­ic, etc.) with soft­ware-based visu­al train­ing pro­grams. Read the rest of this entry »

Watch All Recordings Now (40+ Speakers, 12+ Hours)

About SharpBrains

As seen in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, BBC News, CNN, Reuters and more, SharpBrains is an independent market research firm tracking health and performance applications of brain science.

Follow us and Engage via…

RSS Feed

Search for anything brain-related in our article archives

Enter Your Email to receive Sharp­Brains free, monthly eNewslet­ter:

Join more than 50,000 Sub­scribers and stay informed and engaged.