Patents by Inventor Jonathan CHARLESWORTH

Jonathan CHARLESWORTH 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: 10537703
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for improving sleep by transdermal electrical stimulation (TES). In general, described herein are methods for applying TES to a subject, and particularly the subject's head (e.g., temple/forehead region) and/or neck with an TES waveform adapted to improve sleep, including reducing sleep onset (falling to sleep) more quickly and/or lengthening the duration of sleep. TES waveform(s) particularly well suited to enhancing sleep are also described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Thync Global, Inc.
    Inventors: William J. Tyler, Alyssa M. Boasso, Hailey M. Mortimore, Sumon K. Pal, Jonathan Charlesworth
  • 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: 20170368297
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for improving sleep by transdermal electrical stimulation (TES). In general, described herein are methods for applying TES to a subject, and particularly the subject's head (e.g., temple/forehead region) and/or neck with an TES waveform adapted to improve sleep, including reducing sleep onset (falling to sleep) more quickly and/or lengthening the duration of sleep. TES waveform(s) particularly well suited to enhancing sleep are also described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: William J. TYLER, Alyssa M. BOASSO, Hailey M. MORTIMORE, Rhonda S. SILVA, Sumon K. PAL, Jonathan CHARLESWORTH
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20170182285
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for improving sleep by transdermal electrical stimulation (TES). In general, described herein are methods for applying TES to a subject, and particularly the subject's head (e.g., temple/forehead region) and/or neck with an TES waveform adapted to improve sleep, including reducing sleep onset (falling to sleep) more quickly and/or lengthening the duration of sleep. TES waveform(s) particularly well suited to enhancing sleep are also described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: William J. TYLER, Alyssa M. BOASSO, Hailey M. MORTIMORE, Rhonda S. SILVA, Sumon K. PAL, Jonathan CHARLESWORTH, Linh M. AVEN
  • Patent number: 9517351
    Abstract: 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). An ensemble current waveform may include a sequence of component biphasic current waveforms in which one or more parameters (such as frequency, current amplitude, percent duty cycle, and percent charge imbalance) vary between sequential component waveforms. These ensemble waveforms may be specifically configured to evoke a particular cognitive state when applied by TES. In particular, described herein are methods for applying amplitude modulation to all or a sub-set of the component waveforms in the ensemble waveform which may dramatically enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the TES. Also described herein are methods and apparatuses for applying amplitude modulation to all or a portion of an ensemble waveform without truncating pulses of the component waveforms forming the ensemble waveform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Thyne Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Charlesworth, Sumon K. Pal
  • 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: 9474891
    Abstract: Neurostimulators for application of transdermal electrical stimulation (TES) and methods of using them for comfortably inducing a cognitive effect. The apparatuses described herein may include hardware, software and/or firmware components that are configured to safely and effectively apply high current intensity (e.g., using a high voltage source). These apparatuses may also include circuitry configured to deliver complex (e.g., ensemble) TES current waveforms that incorporate capacitive discharge current at selected portions of the delivered waveform to enhance user comfort. Methods of operating these devices to reduce capacitance buildup on the user's skin by delivering integrated capacitive discharging currents are also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Thync Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Remi Demers, Jay Frederick Hamlin, Wing Law, Sumon K. Pal, Jonathan Charlesworth
  • 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: 9393430
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for controlling a wearable neurostimulator from a control apparatus. Described herein are methods and apparatuses for controlling the application of ensemble waveforms using a transdermal electrical stimulation by a neurostimulator having a processor. The controller may provide specifically configured commands to efficiently and accurately control the delivery of an ensemble waveform by the neurostimulator, wherein the ensemble waveform includes a sequence of component biphasic current waveforms in which one or more parameters (such as frequency, current amplitude, percent duty cycle, and percent charge imbalance) vary between sequential component waveforms particularly effective at evoking a desired cognitive state by TES.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Thync Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Remi Demers, Sumon K. Pal, Jonathan Charlesworth, Jay Frederick Hamlin
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20160008632
    Abstract: Networkable transcranial neuromodulation apparatuses adapted for safely and effectively applying neuromodulation, including apparatuses adapted for coordination with a group of other individuals, as well as methods for securely and effectively applying neuromodulation, including coordinated neuromodulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Applicant: THYNC, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Z. WETMORE, Isy GOLDWASSER, Jonathan CHARLESWORTH, Sumon K. PAL, William J. TYLER, Tomokazu SATO
  • Patent number: 9233244
    Abstract: Portable transdermal electrical stimulation (TES) applicators for modifying a subject's cognitive state. In general, the portable applicators described are specifically 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. These TES applicators may include a pair of electrodes and a TES control module comprising a processor, a timer and a waveform generator. TES control module is adapted to deliver a biphasic electrical stimulation signal of 10 seconds or longer between the first and second electrodes having a frequency of 400 Hz or greater, a duty cycle of greater than 10 percent, an intensity of 3 mA or greater, with a DC offset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: thync, inc.
    Inventors: Sumon K. Pal, Jonathan Charlesworth, Remi Demers, Daniel Z. Wetmore, Isy Goldwasser, William J. Tyler, Raymond L. Gradwohl, Philip Lamb, Christopher Voss
  • Publication number: 20150335876
    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: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Inventors: Douglas JEFFERY, Isy GOLDWASSER, Wing LAW, Remi DEMERS, Jay Frederick HAMLIN, Daniel Z. WETMORE, Sumon K. PAL, Jonathan CHARLESWORTH, William J. TYLER
  • Publication number: 20150335875
    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: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Inventors: Isy GOLDWASSER, Sumon K. PAL, Jonathan CHARLESWORTH, Wing LAW, Jay Frederick HAMLIN, Daniel Z. WETMORE, William J. TYLER, Douglas JEFFERY
  • Publication number: 20150335888
    Abstract: Neurostimulators for application of transdermal electrical stimulation (TES) and methods of using them for comfortably inducing a cognitive effect. The apparatuses described herein may include hardware, software and/or firmware components that are configured to safely and effectively apply high current intensity (e.g., using a high voltage source). These apparatuses may also include circuitry configured to deliver complex (e.g., ensemble) TES current waveforms that incorporate capacitive discharge current at selected portions of the delivered waveform to enhance user comfort. Methods of operating these devices to reduce capacitance buildup on the user's skin by delivering integrated capacitive discharging currents are also included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Inventors: Remi DEMERS, Jay Frederick HAMLIN, Wing LAW, Sumon K. PAL, Jonathan CHARLESWORTH
  • Patent number: D785186
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Thync Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Morenstein, Matthew Malone, Isy Goldwasser, Douglas Jeffery, Sumon K. Pal, Jonathan Charlesworth, Florent Olivier Alexandre, Christopher N. Hibmacronan
  • Patent number: D787686
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Thync Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Jeffery, Joshua Morenstein, Matthew Malone, Isy Goldwasser, Sumon K. Pal, Jonathan Charlesworth, Florent Olivier Alexandre, Christopher N. Hibmacronan