Patents by Inventor Niels BIRBAUMER

Niels BIRBAUMER 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).

  • Publication number: 20170325705
    Abstract: A system or method for motor rehabilitation of a paretic limb including: a first plurality of sensors for registering brain neurosignals; a body-actuator; a hybrid brain machine interface for decoding brain neurosignals into movements of the body-actuator; a second plurality of EMG sensors couplable to the paretic limb for registering its EMG activity; a device for providing the patient with instructions relative to a series of exercises and/or tasks to be carried out with the paretic limb; wherein upon carrying out a series of training sessions, each session comprising at least a set of such instructions, the hybrid brain machine interface is configured to switch between controlling the movements of the body-actuator based on the decoded brain neurosignals and a hybrid control of the movements of the body-actuator, when a significant level of decodable EMG activity has been registered, the hybrid control being an EMG-gated brain control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicants: FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION, THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, EBERHARD KARLS UNIVERSITAET TUEBINGEN
    Inventors: Ander RAMOS MURGUIALDAY, Niels BIRBAUMER, Jose Miguel CARMENA RAMON
  • Publication number: 20110028827
    Abstract: A multivariate, pattern-based system and method for recognition of brain states and generation of feedback considering both the spatial and temporal pattern of network of brain activity is described. The system can be applied for enhancing a desired function or behavior, or to alleviate a behavioral or neurological problem. The system can also be used to investigate the spatiotemporal evolution of a network of brain activity corresponding to a brain function, by changing the activity as an independent variable and studying its effect on behavior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2009
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Inventors: Ranganatha SITARAM, Niels BIRBAUMER