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

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 10:17:07 +0000

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: […]



Facilitating clinical treatments via Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS): Key Neurotechnology Patent #21

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:58:26 +0000

Today we are sharing a key 2005 patent assigned to Neuronetics, Inc. (As mentioned, we are featuring a foundational Pervasive Neurotech patent a day, from older to newer by issue date) U.S. Patent No. 6,926,660: Facilitating treatment via magnetic stimulation. Assignee(s): Neuronetics, Inc. Inventor(s): Stanford W. Miller Technology Category: Transcranial Stimulation Issue Date: August 9, 2005 SharpBrains’ […]



Update: Study Debunks Four Common Myths About Brain Training and Lifelong Cognitive Enhancement

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:19:28 +0000

— Time for a new edition of SharpBrains’ e-newsletter exploring the latest in brain health. New research: Study debunks 4 common myths about brain training and lifelong cognitive enhancement Don’t overlook sleep difficulties in children with ADHD; they may impair functioning as much as ADHD itself Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), not medication, drives long-term rewiring of the […]



Recognizing unique EEG brainwaves to enhance biometric authentication: Key Neurotech Patent #20

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:35:16 +0000

Today we are sharing a robust 2005 patent harnessing EEG brainwaves in the (now) hot space of biometric authentication and security. (As mentioned, we are featuring a foundational Pervasive Neurotech patent a day, from older to newer by issue date) U.S. Patent No. 6,898,299: Method and system for biometric recognition based on electric and/or magnetic characteristics. Assignee(s): […]



Managing information flow based on user’s mental state and cognitive load: Key Neurotech Patent #19

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:35:34 +0000

This is another fascinating 2005 patent assigned to Microsoft, helping manage the presentation of information based on user’s mental and physical state and cognitive load (and, yes, desired level of privacy). U.S. Patent No. 6,874,127: Method and system for controlling presentation of information to a user based on the user’s condition. Assignee(s): Microsoft Corporation Inventor(s): Dan Newell, Kenneth H. […]



How Microsoft anticipated wearables, machine learning and cognitive enhancement: Key Neurotech Patent #18

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:42:48 +0000

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: […]



10 Finalists announced for the $1M Global Teacher Prize

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:45:09 +0000

These are the 10 best teachers in the world (Global Teacher Prize announcement): “We’ve all had teachers who have inspired us, who have made a difference to our lives. Teachers have the power to make or break lives. A great lesson can inspire a passion for a subject that lasts a lifetime, while lacklustre teaching […]



Computer modeling meets Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS): Key Neurotech Patent #17

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:42:32 +0000

This is a very interesting 2004 patent, assigned to Brainlab AG,  outlining a way to use computer modeling to target brain stimulation. U.S. Patent No. 6,827,681: Method and device for transcranial magnetic stimulation. Assignee(s): Brainlab AG Inventor(s): Phillipp Tanner, Andreas Hartlep, Henrik Wist, Kerstin Wendicke, Thomas Weyh Technology Category: Transcranial Stimulation Issue Date: December 7, 2004 […]



Testing and training cognitive ability: Key Neurotech Patent #16

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:35:27 +0000

Today we are featuring a key 2003 patent assigned to Cognifit ltd — fascinating to reflect how the brain training field has evolved in 14 years! (As mentioned, we are featuring a foundational Pervasive Neurotech patent a day, from older to newer by issue date) U.S. Patent No. 6,632,174: Method and Apparatus for testing and training cognitive […]



Classifying and treating physiologic brain imbalances using quantitative EEG: Key Neurotech Patent #15

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:35:31 +0000

Today we are sharing a 2003 patent assigned to CNS Response, Inc. (As mentioned, we are featuring a foundational Pervasive Neurotech patent a day, from older to newer by issue date) U.S. Patent No. 6,622,036: Method for classifying and treating physiologic brain imbalances using quantitative EEG. Assignee(s): CNS Response, Inc Inventor(s): Stephen Suffin Technology Category: EEG Issue […]