Patents by Inventor Sidney A. Ross

Sidney A. Ross 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: 4800893
    Abstract: A method and system for providing as a biofeedback signal a visual display showing kinesthetic physical movement to enable a subject to produce desired thought patterns. Sensors or electrodes are connected to the subject at one or more topological locations. The signals detected by the sensors are input to a conventional EEG device. The EEG output is processed into one or more analog voltage signals. These analog signals are input to a computer which generates a video display and audio if desired. The image on the display depicts kinesthetic physical movement as a function of the analog voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 31, 1989
    Inventors: Sidney A. Ross, Mark J. Ross
  • Patent number: 4690142
    Abstract: An improved method and means for bio-feedback training of living organisms, utilizing one or more electro-neuro signals to produce tactile sensations on the skin of the organism. One or more electrical characteristics of such electro-neuro signals are responsive to a particular condition of the organism which is detectable in a physiological signal produced by the organism at a selected location on its body. The tactile sensation experienced by the organism is, thus, a function of the detected condition, and the organism can learn to alter such condition by concentrating on increasing or inhibiting the tactile sensation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1987
    Inventors: Sidney A. Ross, Lyn P. Taylor
  • Patent number: 3967616
    Abstract: A novel method for controlling the nervous system of a living organism for therapeutic and research purposes, among other applications, and an electronic system utilized in, and enabling the practice of, the invented method. Bioelectrical signals generated in specifictopological areas of the organism's nervous system, typically areas of the brain, are processed by the invented system so as to produce a sensory stimulus if the system detects the presence or absence, as the case may be, of certain characteristics in the waveform patterns of the bioelectrical signals being monitored. The coincidence of the same or different characteristics in two or more waveform patterns, or the non-coincidence thereof, may be correlated with a certain desired condition of the organism's nervous system; likewise, with respect to the coincidence or non-coincidence of different characteristics of a single waveform pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 1974
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1976
    Inventor: Sidney A. Ross