Patents by Inventor Sumon K. PAL

Sumon K. PAL 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20190321636
    Abstract: Limited-number-of-use neuromodulator apparatuses that may be comfortably worn on the skin of a user to non-invasively apply transdermal electrical stimulation (TES). The apparatuses described herein may be include a flexible/bendable substrate and an elastomeric cover (e.g., formed of an elastomeric fabric). These apparatuses may be simplified, to run autonomously. These apparatuses may also include improved power management features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Wing LAW, Isy GOLDWASSER, Remi DEMERS, Sumon K. PAL
  • 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: 20180333574
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for treating a medical disorder by the application of non-invasive electrical stimulation. The applied electrical energy may cause autonomic nervous system (ANS) neuromodulation. In general, described herein are methods for electrical energy to a subject, and particularly to the subject's neck with an electrical waveform adapted to improve the medical disorder. Specifically, described herein are methods and apparatuses for treating a patient having psoriasis by non-invasively applying electrical energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventor: Sumon K. PAL
  • Publication number: 20180272118
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and apparatuses for the application of transdermal electrical stimulation (TES). The apparatuses described herein include neck-worn devices having electrodes (or configured to connect to electrodes, including automatically self-connecting to electrodes) adapted to couple to the midline of the back of user's neck. A neck-worn controller may be configured as a cord, band, wire, torc, necklace, loop, strap, or the like, and may be rigid or semi-rigid and may be worn at least partially around the subject's neck. The controller may controllably apply one or more waveforms to the electrodes of the electrode pad (e.g., patch) to deliver TES adapted to treat a disorder (e.g., psoriasis) and/or to induce or enhance a relaxed cognitive state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: Thync Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Isy GOLDWASSER, Douglas JEFFERY, Sumon K. PAL, Wing LAW
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9956405
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and apparatuses for the application of transdermal electrical stimulation (TES) in order to modulate a user's cognitive state to induce a state of calm or relaxation. The apparatuses described herein include neck-worn devices having electrodes (or configured to connect to electrodes, including automatically self-connecting to electrodes) adapted to couple to the midline of the back of user's neck. A neck-worn controller may be configured as a cord, band, wire, torc, necklace, loop, strap, or the like, and may be rigid or semi-rigid and may be worn at least partially around the subject's neck. The controller may controllably apply one or more waveforms to the electrodes of the electrode pad (e.g., patch) to deliver TES adapted to induce or enhance a relaxed cognitive state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Thyne Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Isy Goldwasser, Douglas Jeffery, Sumon K. Pal, Wing Law
  • 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: 20170252562
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and apparatuses for the application of transdermal electrical stimulation (TES) in order to modulate a user's cognitive state to induce a state of calm or relaxation. The apparatuses described herein include neck-worn devices having electrodes (or configured to connect to electrodes, including automatically self-connecting to electrodes) adapted to couple to the midline of the back of user's neck. A neck-worn controller may be configured as a cord, band, wire, torc, necklace, loop, strap, or the like, and may be rigid or semi-rigid and may be worn at least partially around the subject's neck. The controller may controllably apply one or more waveforms to the electrodes of the electrode pad (e.g., patch) to deliver TES adapted to induce or enhance a relaxed cognitive state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: Isy GOLDWASSER, Douglas JEFFERY, Sumon K. PAL, Wing LAW
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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