We are featuring today a 2006 patent, assigned to Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, especially relevant for brain stimulation methods which may carry some negative side effects.
U.S. Patent No. 7,024,247: Systems and methods for reducing the likelihood of inducing collateral neural activity during neural stimulation threshold test procedures.
- Assignee(s): Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.
- Inventor(s): Bradford Evan Gliner, Kent Leyde
- Technology Category: Transcranial Stimulation
- Issue Date: April 4, 2006
Dealing with the problem of undesirable collateral activity during stimulation treatment, the ‘247 patent describes a “test” stimulation to determine thresholds for both patient responsivity (to the stimulation) and the parameters of a second treatment stimulation (to avoid collateral activity). [Read more…] about Reducing negative side effects from neural stimulation: Key Neurotech Patent #24