Today we are sharing a key 2006 patent assigned to The Regents of The University of Texas, the NIH, and the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. (As mentioned, we are featuring a foundational Pervasive Neurotech patent a day, from older to newer by issue date)
U.S. Patent No. 7,087,008: Apparatus and methods for delivery of transcranial magnetic stimulation.
- Assignee(s): The Regents of The University of Texas; The NIH, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Government
- Inventor(s): Peter Fox, Jack Lancaster
- Technology Category: Transcranial Stimulation
- Issue Date: August 8, 2006
With a fairly extensive specification (spanning 19 illustration sheets and 18 pages of written material), the ‘008 discloses teachings that leverage the precision of robotic movement capabilities to enhance targeted transcranial stimulation. Four independent claims provide broad and interweaving claim coverage over the robotic/transcranial stimulation system and methods. [Read more…] about The state and future of robotics applied to Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS): Key Neurotech Patent #25