Patents by Inventor Daniel Z. Wetmore

Daniel Z. Wetmore has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10485972
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods of applying transdermal electrical stimulation (TES) to a subject to enhance a concurrent sensory experience, by applying the TES to the subject's head or head and neck from two or more electrodes that are coupled to a neurostimulator. The apparatuses and methods described herein be configured to apply an ensemble current waveform between the two or more electrodes, wherein the ensemble current waveform comprises a series of component waveforms that are sequentially applied, and wherein each component waveform is different from a component waveform immediately before it and wherein transitions between the component waveforms temporally correlates with transitions in the sensory experience. Also described herein are apparatuses and methods for applying TES to a subject's face or face and neck, wherein one end of the TES applicator (e.g., strip electrode) contacts the subject's cheek and/or mastoid. Finally, user interfaces for controlling TES are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Thync Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Sumon K. Pal, William J. Tyler, Jonathan D. Charlesworth, Isy Goldwasser, Daniel Z. Wetmore, Jason Egnal, Anil Thakur
  • Publication number: 20190336765
    Abstract: Portable transdermal electrical stimulation (TES) applicators for modifying a subject's cognitive state by applying stimulation to the subject's skin. One or more electrode may be on the subject's mastoid, and/or on or near the back of the subject's neck. The portable applicators are configured and adapted to be lightweight and may be wearable, and to deliver a high-intensity TES able to evoke or enhance a predetermined cognitive effect to stimulate either the trigeminal, facial and/or cervical plexus. These TES applicators may include a pair of electrodes and a TES control module comprising a processor, a timer and a waveform generator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Jonathan D. CHARLESWORTH, Sumon K. PAL, William J. TYLER, Daniel Z. WETMORE, Isy GOLDWASSER, Alyssa M. BOASSO, Hailey M. MORTIMORE, Rafal PIERSIAK
  • Patent number: 10413757
    Abstract: Methods and systems for coupling ultrasound to the body, including to the head, are disclosed. The system is optionally configured to transmit ultrasound energy for transcranial ultrasound neuromodulation. Couplant assemblies are described that incorporate a semi-solid component that interfaces directly to the user's body and face of the ultrasound transducer. These couplant assemblies can be shaped, molded, or otherwise machined and, in some embodiments, contain one or more liquid, gel, or other non-solid component in an enclosed reservoir of the couplant assembly. Beneficial embodiments of ultrasound coupling assemblies described herein include those that conform to the contour of the user's body (e.g. the user's head for transcranial applications) and can easily be removed without leaving a messy residue. By having solid materials physically contacting the body, no residue is left that requires cleanup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: CEREVAST MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Tomokazu Sato, William J. Tyler, Philip Lamb, Daniel Z. Wetmore, Han-Ting Chang, Isy Goldwasser
  • Patent number: 10396905
    Abstract: Information is communicated to an individual by directing an acoustic signal transcranially to a target region in the brain. The target region is stimulated to produce a cognitive effect, and the cognitive effect is modulated or encoded to carry the desired information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: CEREVAST MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: William J. Tyler, Isy Goldwasser, Robert Muratore, Sumon Pal, Tomokazu Sato, Daniel Z. Wetmore
  • Patent number: 10293161
    Abstract: Portable transdermal electrical stimulation (TES) applicators for modifying a subject's cognitive state by applying stimulation to the subject's skin. One or more electrode may be on the subject's mastoid, and/or on or near the back of the subject's neck. The portable applicators are configured and adapted to be lightweight and may be wearable, and to deliver a high-intensity TES able to evoke or enhance a predetermined cognitive effect to stimulate either the trigeminal, facial and/or cervical plexus. These TES applicators may include a pair of electrodes and a TES control module comprising a processor, a timer and a waveform generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Thync Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Charlesworth, Sumon K. Pal, William J. Tyler, Daniel Z. Wetmore, Isy Goldwasser, Alyssa M. Boasso, Hailey M. Mortimore, Rafal Piersiak
  • Publication number: 20190046787
    Abstract: A pulsed transdermal electrical stimulation (pTES) apparatus targeting cervical nerves on the back of the neck includes a pulsed electrical stimulation neckband and an electrode patch, the pulsed electrical stimulation neckband including a neckband body configured to be worn on the neck; a stimulation generator configured to generate signals for pulsed electrical stimulation; a patch connector provided on the neckband body in connection with the stimulation generator; and a controller configured to control the stimulation generator, and the electrode patch including a patch body for being attached on the location of the back of the neck; an electrode connector provided on the patch body and detachably combined with the patch connector; and electrodes for providing the signals for pulsed electrical stimulation of the stimulation generator transferred from the electrode connector to a skin of the back of the neck on which the patch body is attached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: NEWDIN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: William J. Tyler, Daniel Z. Wetmore
  • Patent number: 9968780
    Abstract: Methods for allowing a user to control a neuromodulator to modify a cognitive state being experienced by the user. The user may select a waveform ensemble from a hand-held user device having an interface, and the user may adjust the perceived intensity of the applied waveform ensemble with the user device while the waveform ensemble is being applied. Also described are methods of managing communication between the hand-held user device (such as a smartphone or the like) and a wearable neurostimulator. Methods of displaying and visually tracking and controlling the applied waveform ensemble are also described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Thync Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Sumon K. Pal, Jonathan Charlesworth, Anil Thakur, Isy Goldwasser, Daniel Z. Wetmore, Jason Egnal
  • Publication number: 20170331563
    Abstract: Information is communicated to an individual by directing an acoustic signal transcranially to a target region in the brain. The target region is stimulated to produce a cognitive effect, and the cognitive effect is modulated or encoded to carry the desired information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: William J. Tyler, Isy Goldwasser, Robert Muratore, Sumon Pal, Tomokazu Sato, Daniel Z. Wetmore
  • Patent number: 9789119
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods, drug formulations, and dosing regimens for improving cognitive function in a normal or cognitively impaired subject. For instance, methods provided herein comprise administering a GABAA receptor antagonist so that peak concentration of the GABAA receptor antagonist occurs when the subject is asleep.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Craig C. Garner, H Craig Heller, Damien Colas, Daniel Z. Wetmore
  • Publication number: 20170224990
    Abstract: Apparatuses (e.g., devices, systems), and methods for transdermal electrical stimulation (TES). Apparatuses described herein can be self-contained, lightweight, and wearable. The apparatuses and methods described herein be configured to apply an ensemble current waveform between the two or more electrodes, wherein the ensemble current waveform comprises a series of component waveforms that are sequentially applied, and wherein each component waveform is different from a component waveform immediately before it and wherein transitions between the component waveforms temporally correlates with transitions in the sensory experience. Also described are neurostimulators for application of transdermal electrical stimulation (TES) and methods of using them for comfortably inducing a cognitive effect. Also described are Methods and apparatuses for amplitude modulation of all or a portion of an ensemble waveform to modify a user's cognitive state by transdermal electrical stimulation (TES).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Isy GOLDWASSER, William J. TYLER, Jonathan CHARLESWORTH, Sumon K. PAL, Daniel Z. WETMORE, Douglas JEFFERY, Wing LAW, Jason EGNAL, Anil THAKUR, Remi DEMERS, Jay Frederick HAMLIN, Rafal PIERSIAK
  • Patent number: 9729252
    Abstract: Information is communicated to an individual by directing an acoustic signal transcranially to a target region in the brain. The target region is stimulated to produce a cognitive effect, and the cognitive effect is modulated or encoded to carry the desired information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: CEREVAST MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: William J. Tyler, Isy Goldwasser, Robert Muratore, Sumon Pal, Tomokazu Sato, Daniel Z. Wetmore
  • Publication number: 20170197081
    Abstract: Portable transdermal electrical stimulation (TES) applicators for modifying a subject's cognitive state by applying stimulation to the subject's skin. One or more electrode may be on the subject's mastoid, and/or on or near the back of the subject's neck. The portable applicators are configured and adapted to be lightweight and may be wearable, and to deliver a high-intensity TES able to evoke or enhance a predetermined cognitive effect to stimulate either the trigeminal, facial and/or cervical plexus. These TES applicators may include a pair of electrodes and a TES control module comprising a processor, a timer and a waveform generator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Inventors: Jonathan D. CHARLESWORTH, Sumon K. PAL, William J. TYLER, Daniel Z. WETMORE, Isy GOLDWASSER, Alyssa M. BOASSO, Hailey M. MORTIMORE, Rhonda S. SILVA, Rafal PIERSIAK
  • Publication number: 20170076414
    Abstract: Described herein are methods for automatically reordering, resupplying, or replenishing TES electrode apparatus units (“electrodes”) for use with a wearable neurostimulator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Jason EGNAL, Daniel Z. WETMORE
  • Publication number: 20160346545
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods of applying transdermal electrical stimulation (TES) to a subject to enhance a concurrent sensory experience, by applying the TES to the subject's head or head and neck from two or more electrodes that are coupled to a neurostimulator. The apparatuses and methods described herein be configured to apply an ensemble current waveform between the two or more electrodes, wherein the ensemble current waveform comprises a series of component waveforms that are sequentially applied, and wherein each component waveform is different from a component waveform immediately before it and wherein transitions between the component waveforms temporally correlates with transitions in the sensory experience. Also described herein are apparatuses and methods for applying TES to a subject's face or face and neck, wherein one end of the TES applicator (e.g., strip electrode) contacts the subject's cheek and/or mastoid. Finally, user interfaces for controlling TES are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Sumon K. PAL, William J. TYLER, Jonathan D. CHARLESWORTH, Isy GOLDWASSER, Daniel Z. WETMORE, Jason EGNAL, Anil THAKUR
  • Publication number: 20160317809
    Abstract: Methods for allowing a user to control a neuromodulator to modify a cognitive state being experienced by the user. The user may select a waveform ensemble from a hand-held user device having an interface, and the user may adjust the perceived intensity of the applied waveform ensemble with the user device while the waveform ensemble is being applied. Also described are methods of managing communication between the hand-held user device (such as a smartphone or the like) and a wearable neurostimulator. Methods of displaying and visually tracking and controlling the applied waveform ensemble are also described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Sumon K. PAL, Jonathan CHARLESWORTH, Anil THAKUR, Isy GOLDWASSER, Daniel Z. WETMORE, Jason EGNAL
  • Patent number: 9440070
    Abstract: Apparatuses (e.g., devices, systems), and methods for transdermal electrical stimulation (TES). Apparatuses described herein can be self-contained, lightweight, and wearable. The apparatus may include a primary unit (TES stimulator) and an electrode portion that includes a first transdermal electrode and a second transdermal electrode and mates with the TES stimulator. The first electrode and secondary electrode are placed at two locations on the skin of a user, for example on the head and/or neck of a user. Electrical stimulation driven between the two electrodes may induce a cognitive effect in a user of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Thyne Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Isy Goldwasser, William J. Tyler, Jonathan Charlesworth, Sumon K. Pal, Daniel Z. Wetmore, Douglas Jeffery, Wing Law
  • Patent number: 9399126
    Abstract: Methods for allowing a user to control a neuromodulator to modify a cognitive state being experienced by the user. The user may select a waveform ensemble from a hand-held user device having an interface, and the user may adjust the perceived intensity of the applied waveform ensemble with the user device while the waveform ensemble is being applied. Also described are methods of managing communication between the hand-held user device (such as a smartphone or the like) and a wearable neurostimulator. Methods of displaying and visually tracking and controlling the applied waveform ensemble are also described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Thync Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Sumon K. Pal, Jonathan Charlesworth, Anil Thakur, Isy Goldwasser, Daniel Z. Wetmore, Jason Egnal
  • Patent number: 9393401
    Abstract: Neurostimulator apparatuses for applying transdermal electrical stimulation that may be comfortably and securely worn on a variety of head shapes and sizes. The apparatuses and methods of using them described herein may be lightweight and wearable and configured to be attached at one end of a patient-facing surface of the apparatus by a cantilevered attachment so that an opposite end of the surface is free to float relative to the user's head. The cantilevered attachment may include two or more connectors spaced apart along an edge region of the patient-facing surface in an optimal arrangement to secure the neurostimulator in place. The neurostimulator apparatuses described herein may be secured to a separate or integral electrode assembly that may adhesively secure to the subject's head. The patient-facing surface of the neurostimulator may also be curved and twisted specifically for use at the temple/forehead region of a diverse population of potential users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Thync Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Isy Goldwasser, Sumon K. Pal, Jonathan Charlesworth, Wing Law, Jay Frederick Hamlin, Daniel Z. Wetmore, William J. Tyler, Douglas Jeffery
  • Patent number: 9333334
    Abstract: Methods for attaching a wearable neurostimulator to a user's head (or head and neck) using a cantilever electrode apparatuses for neuromodulation. In practice an electrode assembly may mate with the wearable neuromodulation devices so that the device is worn over one portion of the electrode assembly while the rest of the electrode assembly attaches to another portion of the body. The neuromodulator may be worn on a portion of the electrode assembly in a cantilevered manner (e.g., held at one end while the opposite end is free-floating), which allows the rigid neuromodulation device to conform to a variety of user head sizes and shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: thync, inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Jeffery, Isy Goldwasser, Wing Law, Remi Demers, Jay Frederick Hamlin, Daniel Z. Wetmore, Sumon K. Pal, Jonathan Charlesworth, William J. Tyler
  • Patent number: D874659
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: NEWDIN CONTENTS Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daniel Z Wetmore, William J Tyler