Detecting Brain Electric Signal Patents (Class 600/544)
  • Patent number: 10692029
    Abstract: Disclosed are cognitive training exercises that are designed to target an ability of a user to track multiple ongoing streams of information concurrently and to correctly and efficiently perform one or more actions related to these streams to achieve an end goal are described herein. The training exercises use, as an exemplar metaphor, a theme of a barista working in a coffee shop, bar or establishment. The user assumes the role of the barista, for example, taking orders for various types of drinks that might be purchased at a coffee shop. The user then needs to manage the production of these orders to perform well within an optimal time period. The system is configurable to increase the challenge presented to a user in response to prior performance by, for example, adding additional orders, adding additional machines for producing beverages, adding additional beverage types available for order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: LUMOS LABS, INC.
    Inventors: David Ethan Kennerly, Benjamin Lee Ahroni, Aaron Kaluszka, Joseph Lee Hardy
  • Patent number: 10687764
    Abstract: Embodiments describing an approach for detecting user biomarker identifier changes based on audio preferences and generating biometric alerts based on the detected biomarker identifier changes. Receiving a user's current audio preferences. Retrieving the user's historic audio preferences and biometric data associated with the user's historic audio preferences. Analyzing the user's current audio preferences based on the user's historic audio preferences and the biometric data associated with the historic audio preferences. Creating a user biometric profile based on analyzing the user's current audio preferences, the user's historic audio preferences and the biometric data associated with the user's historic audio preferences; and outputting the user biometric profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul R. Bastide, Liam S. Harpur, Lin Sun
  • Patent number: 10682069
    Abstract: A system including an electroencephalography (EEG) device configured to be positioned on a head of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: David P. Ramer, Jack C. Rains, Jr., Youssef F. Baker, Niels G. Eegholm, Daniel M. Megginson, Jenish S. Kastee
  • Patent number: 10685577
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide apparatus, systems and methods for detecting neurological activity indicative of a dream state of a human. Many embodiments of the invention provide apparatus, systems and methods for detecting neurological activity of a human indicative of a dream state or the onset thereof and delivering an input to the user (such as an audio or other sensory input) during the dream state. Particular embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for detecting neurological activity indicative of the onset or occurrence of a dream state of a human and delivering an audio or other sensory input during the user's dream state. The audio input may be used for learning, delivering messages to the user's subconscious, and/or promoting a state of relaxation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: InCube Labs, LLC
    Inventors: Mir Imran, Joel M. Harris
  • Patent number: 10682099
    Abstract: A system including an electroencephalography (EEG) device configured to be positioned on a head of a user and process detected EEG signals. The system also includes a processor in communication with the EEG device, a memory accessible by the processor and instructions stored in the memory for execution by the processor to generate, based on a control instruction, a control data signal, for control of an operation of a controllable device configured to provide a premises related service in an area of a premises. In the training phase, execution of the instructions configures the processor to determine whether or not that the control operation of the control data signal is consistent with the detected EEG signals based on a trusted input from the user, and upon determination that the control operation is consistent with the detected EEG signals, store, in the memory, recognition data characterizing the detected EEG signals as a predetermined set of signals in association with the control instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: David P. Ramer, Jack C. Rains, Jr., Youssef F. Baker, Niels G. Eegholm, Daniel M. Megginson, Jenish S. Kastee
  • Patent number: 10682096
    Abstract: Described are novel systems for the diagnosis of specific mental disorders using neurometrics. EEG parameters are compared to thresholds to determine if a person is suffering from autism spectrum disorder, Alzheimer's disease, anxiety, depression, or schizophrenia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Wave Neuroscience, Inc.
    Inventor: Yi Jin
  • Patent number: 10667764
    Abstract: This disclosure describes example alarm notification systems that can enable a clinician to respond to an alarm notification received via a computing device, which may have more advanced functionality than a pager. The clinician device may be a mobile device, such as a cellphone or smartphone, tablet, laptop, personal digital assistant (PDA), or the like. The clinician device may communicate with a remote server to obtain patient data generated by a patient device at the point-of-care (such as a bedside device or patient-worn monitor). This patient data may be continuous monitoring data for one or more patients. A mobile application (optionally a browser application) on the clinician device can enable the clinician to view continuous monitoring data for multiple patients, as well as view and respond to alarms and alerts, all from the clinician device, regardless of location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventors: Omar Ahmed, Bilal Muhsin, Massi Joe E. Kiani, Keith Ward Indorf, Sebastian T. Frey
  • Patent number: 10671912
    Abstract: Technologies are provided for implementing temporal and spatio-temporal spiking neural networks (SNNs) using neuromorphic hardware devices. Temporal synapse circuits, with associated weight values, can be used to control spike times of connected neuron circuits. The controlled spike times of multiple neuron circuits can be used to temporally encode information in a neural network in neuromorphic hardware. Neuron circuits in a state space detection layer can be organized into multiple subsets. Neuron circuits in different subsets can be connected to output neuron circuits in an output layer by separate temporal synapse circuits. Spiking signals sent from the neuron circuits in the state space detection layer via separate temporal synapse circuits can cause associated output neuron circuits to generate output spiking signals at different times. The various spike times of the output neuron circuits can be aggregated to produce an output signal for the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Frank Gottfried, Bjoern Deiseroth, Burkhard Neidecker-Lutz
  • Patent number: 10672292
    Abstract: Provided are methods and tools for enhancing cognition in an individual. The methods involve presenting to the individual multiple sets of stimuli. Each set of the multiple set contains two or more stimuli and at least one set of the multiple sets contains a target stimulus. The method then receives an input from the individual, and informs the individual as to whether the input is a correct response. The methods encompass iterations of stimuli presentation, receiving of the input, and lastly, generation of feedback to the individual until the individual learns and retains what the target stimulus is.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Etienne de Villers-Sidani, Xiaoming Zhou, Jyoti Mishra-Ramanathan, Adam Gazzaley, Michael Merzenich
  • Patent number: 10656711
    Abstract: Methods and system for predicting the onset of a motor action using neuromuscular signals. The system comprises a plurality of sensors configured to continuously record a plurality of neuromuscular signals from a user and at least one computer processor programmed to provide as input to a trained statistical model, the plurality of neuromuscular signals or information based on the plurality of neuromuscular signals, predict, based on an output of the trained statistical model, whether an onset of a motor action will occur within a threshold amount of time; and send a control signal to at least one device based, at least in part, on the output probability, wherein the control signal is sent to the at least one device prior to completion of the motor action by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Kaifosh, Timothy Machado, Thomas Reardon, Erik Schomburg
  • Patent number: 10650280
    Abstract: In various embodiments, training objects are classified by human annotators, psychometric data characterizing the annotation of the training objects is acquired, a human-weighted loss function based at least in part on the classification data and the psychometric data is computationally derived, and one or more features of a query object are computationally classified based at least its part on the human-weighted loss function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS OF HARVARD COLLEGE
    Inventors: David Cox, Walter Scheirer, Samuel Anthony, Ken Nakayama
  • Patent number: 10638975
    Abstract: A biological light measurement device has one or more light emission means arranged on a surface of a subject, one or more light detection means arranged on the surface of the subject, a holding unit for holding the light emission means and the light detection means, a mounting jig for mounting the holding unit on the subject, and means for changing an SD distance defined by a distance between the light emission means and the light detection means. The holding unit holds the light emission means and the light detection means so that two or more types of the SD distance are configured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsukasa Funane, Masashi Kiguchi, Hiroki Sato
  • Patent number: 10631760
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for predicting seizures and for detecting seizures, and other potentially injurious or life-threatening events, optionally in conjunction with a mobile device. In an embodiment, a portable device provides epilepsy seizure prediction, detection, monitoring, analysis and alerting for epilepsy patients or other people afflicted with seizures. In an embodiment, the portable device may alert and communicate information to health care providers, caregivers and family members, emergency services, and the like. Collected data may be reviewed and analyzed for use in developing specific criteria for predicting and detecting seizures and other potentially injurious or life-threatening events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey Albert Dracup, Alexander Patterson Dracup, Steven Barkolas
  • Patent number: 10635899
    Abstract: When a brain fingerprint is detected, a predetermined visual stimuli is output on a screen of a display, causal connectivity formed by unique EEG signals of a subject between two or more brain regions from among a predetermined plurality of brain regions is detected on the basis of the EEG signals of the subject who selectively attends to a part corresponding to a letter or symbol conceived by the subject from among the visual stimuli output on the screen of the display, an activation pattern of causal connectivity between brain regions is recognized on the basis of the detected causal connectivity, and the subject is identified by using the recognized unique activation pattern of causal connectivity between brain regions as a brain fingerprint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Korea University Research and Business Foundation
    Inventor: Byoung-Kyong Min
  • Patent number: 10635300
    Abstract: An electronic device including a housing having a grip portion for gripping the electronic device to input content; a microphone included in the housing; a memory included in the housing; a sensor located at one side of the housing and configured to sense movement of the electronic device corresponding to the input content; and a controller configured to operate in a first mode in which a sound acquired through the microphone and the content input by the electronic device are stored in the memory, operate in a second mode in which the sound stored in the memory is reproduced, and operate in a third mode in which at least a portion of the stored sound is editable according to a gesture acquired through the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sumi Kim, Byoungjin Park, Jinho Lee
  • Patent number: 10632614
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a motion-controlling method of a robot and the robot thereof. A main control circuit continuously transmits a controlling instruction to a cache circuit. The controlling instruction may include the controlling information of a specific servo. A driving circuit is configured to obtain and analyze the controlling instruction from the cache circuit, so as to obtain the controlling information of the specific servo. The driving circuit transmits the controlling information to the specific servo to control the specific servo. As such, coherence of the robot may be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: UBTECH ROBOTICS CORP.
    Inventors: Youjun Xiong, Gaobo Huang, Jinbiao Zhang, Guoke Luo
  • Patent number: 10637776
    Abstract: The present subject matter relates to methods, circuitry and equipment providing a multi-functional, cost effective, media independent, open platform for communication services using differential signaling interfaces. The methods, circuitry and equipment comprise a plurality of input amplifiers, output amplifiers, and multiplexer switches or resistive dividers, which provide the ability to monitor, provide service protection switching, provide redundant services, provide on-demand service, provide service upgrades, security, test, and troubleshoot any communication devices and services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventor: Sean Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 10624588
    Abstract: A system and method for analyzing bioelectrical signals generated during a deep brain stimulation (DBS) includes an apparatus having a housing having a signal input and a signal output and an electrical circuit disposed within the housing and electrically coupled between the signal input and the signal output. The electrical circuit is configured to receive bioelectrical signals corresponding to a cyclic excitation signal transmitted by a pulse generator during a DBS and generate an output signal comprising a series of timing pulses, wherein each timing pulse simulates an envelope of the cyclic excitation signal. The signal output of the housing is electrically coupleable to an auxiliary trigger input of an imaging system and the series of timing pulses can be used to trigger image data acquisition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Eric William Fiveland, Ileana Hancu, Jeffrey Ashe
  • Patent number: 10602978
    Abstract: Systems and method for age-compensated monitoring of a patient experiencing administration of at least one drug having anesthetic properties are provided. In one embodiment, a system includes a plurality of sensors configured to acquire physiological data from the patient and at least one processor configured to receive the physiological data from the plurality of sensors, and determine, from the physiological data, signal markers indicative of an apparent or likely patient age. The at least one processor is also configured to at least one of scale and regulate the physiological data using at least the apparent patient age to create age-compensated data, and generate a report including the age-compensated data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick L. Purdon, Emery N. Brown, Oluwaseun Johnson-Akeju
  • Patent number: 10603545
    Abstract: A system for improving physical motor control of affected human extremities and related cognitive and nervous system processes improvement includes a computer device having a display device and an input device each disposed in communication with the computer device. The computer device is configured to display to a user at least one virtual body part that represents a corresponding body part portion of the user requiring improvement. The virtual body part(s) is shown in a first configuration on the display device. The computer device receives user input that causes the virtual body part(s) to move in a user-directed motion. The computer device displays the user-directed motion of the virtual body part to a second configuration based on the user input. The user repeats the user input to cause improvement of physical motor control of the corresponding body part of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventors: Vincent J. Macri, Vincent James Macri
  • Patent number: 10609493
    Abstract: The disclosure presents a hearing device system and a method for adjusting hearing aid configuration, where a user is wearing a hearing device, the method comprising transmitting a first background sound signal to the hearing device, transmitting a first sound pattern to the hearing device, evaluating, via a camera unit, a first pupillary information of a first eye of the user in response to a first sound scene comprising the first background sound signal and the first sound pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: OTICON A/S
    Inventors: Dorothea Wendt, Thomas Lunner, Patrycja Ksia̧żek, Emina Alickovic
  • Patent number: 10595735
    Abstract: Systems and methods for treatment of neurological conditions using aTBS in accordance with embodiments of the invention are illustrated. One embodiment includes a method for treating neurological conditions, including generating a personalized accelerated theta burst stimulation (aTBS) target representing a location in a patient's brain related to a neurological condition, placing a TMS device relative to the patient's brain such that the focus of the magnetic field is over the aTBS target, applying TMS to the aTBS target according to an aTBS protocol to the brain using the TMS device to alleviate the neurological condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Nolan Williams, Keith Sudheimer
  • Patent number: 10601433
    Abstract: An analog to digital converter comprising: a plurality of voltage generators, each voltage generator having a control input and being capable of generating an output whose voltage is dependent on a signal applied to the control input; a comparison stage arranged to compare the input signal with one or more outputs of the voltage generators and generate one or more comparator outputs indicative of the result(s) of the comparison(s); and a controller arranged to receive the comparator outputs, the controller being configured to: (i) signal the control inputs of a number V1 of the voltage generators, and estimate a number B1 of bits of the digital representation; and subsequently (ii) signal the control input(s) of a number V2 of the voltage generators, and estimate a number B2 of bits of the digital representation; wherein V2 is less than V1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hashem Zare Hoseini, Feng Wang, Andrzej Radecki
  • Patent number: 10588576
    Abstract: Described are methods and a device for determining a valid intrinsic alpha frequency. Described herein are methods and a device for determining the appropriate intrinsic alpha frequency (IAF) to be applied for neuro-EEG synchronization therapy using alternating magnetic fields to gently “tune” the brain and affect the mood, focus and cognition of subjects. Methods and a device described herein use an algorithm to quantitatively analyze EEG recordings to determine if recorded EEG frequencies are valid, and if necessary, requiring additional recordings and analysis until a valid EEG is found. Methods and devices described herein can be utilized to calculate the intrinsic frequency of other EEG bands, including the Theta, Beta Gamma and Delta bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: NeoSync, Inc.
    Inventors: James William Phillips, Yi Jin
  • Patent number: 10582908
    Abstract: Various examples are directed to sleep management devices and methods of operating the same. A sleep management device may comprise a display. The sleep management device may be programmed to detect a first wake event and select a first wake routine associated with the first wake event. The sleep management device may execute the first wake routine at least in part by modulating an output of the display for a first duration. The sleep management device may also detect a second wake event different than the first wake event and second wake routine associated with the second wake event. The sleep management device may execute the second wake routine at least in part by modulating the output of the display for a second duration longer than the first duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: John F. Stroman
  • Patent number: 10575752
    Abstract: A system, method and computer program are disclosed that are adapted to detect a lateral brainstem response state development of a subject over a period of time as a function of a population of neurons evoked response patterns to sound stimuli. In these a sound stimuli generating unit is operative to repeatedly send a sound stimulus to the subject to evoke the neurons response patterns. The sound stimulus comprises a first and at least a second consecutive train of sounds pulses. A detection unit is operative to detect a brainstem response signal related to the neurons response patterns, wherein a first response signal is caused by the first train of sound pulses and a second response signal is caused by the second train of sound pulses. A storage unit may be included that is operative to store information based on the brainstem response signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: SensoDetect AB
    Inventor: Johan Källstrand
  • Patent number: 10575751
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for detecting Macro Sleep Architecture states of a subject such as WAKE, NREM and REM sleep from a subject's EEG. The apparatus includes an EEG digital signal assembly of modules arranged to convert analogue EEG signals into digital EEG signals. A bispectrum assembly is responsive to the EEG digital signal assembly and converts the digital EEG signals into signals representing corresponding bispectrum values. A bispectrum time series assembly, in electrical communication with an output side of the bispectrum assembly, generates at least one bispectrum time series for a predetermined frequency. A macro-sleep architecture (MSA) assembly is responsive to the bispectrum time series assembly and is arranged to produce classification signals indicating classification of segments of the EEG signals into macro-sleep states of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
    Inventors: Udantha Abeyratne, Vinayak Swarnkar
  • Patent number: 10579925
    Abstract: This invention involves use of temporal or spatio/spector-temporal data (SSTD) for early classification of outputs that are results of spatio-temporal patterns of data. Classification models are based on spiking neural networks (SNN) suitable to learn and classify SSTD. The invention may predict early events in many applications, i.e. engineering, bioinformatics, neuroinformatics, predicting response to treatment of neurological and brain disease, ecology, environment, medicine, and economics, among others. The invention involves a method and system for personalized modelling of SSTD and early prediction of events based on evolving spiking neural network reservoir architecture (eSNNr). The system includes a spike-time encoding module to encode continuous value input information into spike trains, a recurrent 3D SNNr and an eSSN as an output classification module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: AUT Ventures Limited
    Inventors: Nikola Kirilov Kasabov, Zeng-Guang Hou, Valery Feigin, Yixiong Chen
  • Patent number: 10565171
    Abstract: Event data collected for a given event is obtained, wherein the event data comprises a plurality of time series data sets. The plurality of time series data sets are divided into a set of time windows epochs). Data in the plurality of time series data sets occurring within each time window of the set of time windows is aligned. A metric is computed for each aligned time window, wherein the metric for each aligned time window represents a measure of at least one of completeness and support attributable to data in the aligned time window. Data is pruned from the set of event data for one or more of the set of time windows based on the computed metrics. The pruned event data is provided to a data analytics process which is configured to further process the pruned event data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventor: Diego Salomone Bruno
  • Patent number: 10561320
    Abstract: Medical devices can perform a plurality of functions, such as sensing, monitoring, deriving and/or calculating various physiological statuses of a patient (e.g., blood pressure, temperature, respiration rate, etc.). Medical devices can also be used to image part or all of a patient's body, to deliver a treatment, or to manage information related to a patient's care. The present disclosure is directed at one or more devices that perform these functions using a plurality of processing circuits, wherein each processing circuit has a timing circuit with a local clock. These processing circuits can be connected via a network, and each timing circuit can communicate with at least one other timing circuit in order to detect and correct time-differences between their local clocks. In this way, multiple processing circuits can be synchronized with each other to facilitate diagnosis or treatment of a patient's condition, or other aspects of a patient's care.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Bruce Edwards, Tim Stever, Suzanne Crowell, Gary A. Freeman
  • Patent number: 10555682
    Abstract: We describe a method of processing an EEG and/or MEG signal to generate image data representing a 3D current distribution, J, within the brain, the method comprising: capturing a plurality of electric and/or magnetic measurements from the exterior of the head; solving an integral equation for a part of said current distribution to generate said image data representing said 3D current distribution, wherein said integral equation comprises an integral of a first function representing said part of said current distribution and of a second function (?Tvs(r,?)) representing the geometry and conductivity of the head independent of said current distribution; wherein said solving comprises: modelling the head as at least two regions separated by at least one internal boundary, and solving a set of partial differential equations, one for each said internal region, each partial differential equation comprising a geometry-conductivity function (w(r,?)) representing the geometry and conductivity of the respective region,
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: CAMBRIDGE ENTERPRISE LIMITED
    Inventors: Athanassios Spyridon Fokas, Parham Hashemzadeh
  • Patent number: 10548502
    Abstract: A diagnostic method includes applying a vibration at a selected frequency to a location within a brain of a living subject (32). Electrical signals resulting from the vibration are measured at multiple positions on a scalp of the subject. The measured electrical signals are processed in order to compute an electrical gain matrix between the location within the brain and the positions on the scalp. Electroencephalogram (EEG) signals are measured at the multiple positions on the scalp. The EEG signals are filtered using the gain matrix in order to identify brain electrical activity originating from the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: RAMOT AT TEL-AVIV UNIVERSITY LTD.
    Inventors: Alex Bronstein, Evgeny Tsizin-Goldman
  • Patent number: 10549098
    Abstract: A method comprising detecting an epileptic event in a patient; applying an electrical therapy to a first target area in at least one of a brain region or a cranial nerve of said patient in response to said detecting; receiving a body signal responsive to the electrical therapy, wherein said body signal is selected from an autonomic signal, a neurologic signal, a metabolic signal, an endocrine signal, or a tissue stress marker signal; determining whether said body signal indicates that said electrical therapy has an efficacious effect; and terminating the application of said electrical therapy if the response indicates that the electrical therapy has an efficacious effect. An apparatus capable of performing the method. A non-transitive, computer-readable storage device for storing data that when executed by a processor, perform the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: FLINT HILLS SCIENTIFIC, LLC
    Inventor: Ivan Osorio
  • Patent number: 10551921
    Abstract: A system including a controllable device configured to provide a premises related service in an area of a premises. The system includes an electroencephalography (EEG) device configured to be positioned with respect to a head of a user and process signals detected in real-time. The system also includes a processor in communication with the EEG device, a memory accessible by the processor and instructions stored in the memory for execution by the processor. A data is stored in the memory that associates each of a plurality of predetermined sets of signals from the brain detected via the EEG device with at least one control instruction. The execution of the instructions configures the processor to using the stored data, analyze the real-time detected signals to determine that the real-time detected signals correspond to one of the plurality of predetermined set of signals associated with the one control instruction and generate a control data signal based on the one control instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: David P. Ramer, Jack C. Rains, Jr., Youssef F. Baker, Niels G. Eegholm, Daniel M. Megginson, Jenish S. Kastee
  • Patent number: 10548501
    Abstract: A method and system provides for electrophysiological data analysis in a networked processing environment. The method and system includes receiving, via a networked connection, electrophysiological data of a patient and electronically performing, via at least one network processing device, a data analysis on the electrophysiological data. The method and system includes generating at least one report based on the data analysis, wherein the at least one report includes determination of one or more intervention options for the patient and therein transmitting the report to a recipient device across the network connection for utilization with the patient. The results of the report direct the user to apply from within the same system non-invasive brain stimulation, neurofeedback, and biofeedback modalities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Evoke Neuroscience, Inc.
    Inventors: David W Hagedorn, James W. G. Thompson
  • Patent number: 10537258
    Abstract: Method and software are provided to format a probability index that reflects where an electroencephalogram (EEG) pattern lies within the spectrum of wakefulness to deep sleep, which employs a computer/microprocessor that performs frequency domain analysis of one or more discrete sections (Bins) of the EEG to determine the EEG power at specified frequencies, optionally calculates the total power over specified frequency ranges, assigns a rank to the power at each frequency, or frequency range, assigns a code to the Bin that reflects the ranking of the different frequencies or frequency ranges, and determines an index that reflects where said EEG pattern within said Bin(s) lies within the spectrum of wakefulness to deep sleep by use of a reference source, such as a look-up table or other suitable decoding instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: YRT LIMITED
    Inventor: Magdy Younes
  • Patent number: 10537251
    Abstract: Methods for detecting a seizure, by use of a short term average/long term average (STA/LTA) algorithm applied to body data. A non-transitive, computer-readable storage device for storing data that when executed by a processor, perform such a method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: FLINT HILLS SCIENTIFIC, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Ivan Osorio, Alexey Lyubushin, D. Sornette
  • Patent number: 10518099
    Abstract: A transcranial magnetic stimulation device in accordance with embodiments of the present invention comprises a head mount for disposition on a head of a patient and configured with a plurality of attachment points, a plurality of magnetic assembly devices connected to the plurality of attachment points, a given magnetic assembly device equipped with an actuator device to actuate a magnet, is addressable, and configured to receive a control signal addressed to the given magnetic assembly device, and a processor having a memory and configured by program code. The processor is configured to: select one or more treatment protocol units, generate a control signal using at least information contained in the selected treatment protocol units, energize at least one magnetic assembly device over a period of time to cause the magnet to actuate according to the control signal, and monitor the patient response to energizing the at least one magnetic assembly device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: SERAYA MEDICAL SYSTEMS LLC
    Inventor: Leeam Lowin
  • Patent number: 10517501
    Abstract: An electroencephalogram analysis apparatus includes an electroencephalogram acquisition part and a comparison part. The electroencephalogram acquisition part is configured to acquire a first electroencephalogram measured at a first region on a head of a test subject and a second electroencephalogram measured at a second region positioned behind the first region on the head of the test subject. The comparison part is configured to compare a power of the first electroencephalogram in a specific frequency band with a power of the second encephalogram in the specific frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusaku Nakashima, Takashi Tomita, Masaki Nishida
  • Patent number: 10512555
    Abstract: Devices, methods and systems for transmitting signals through a device located in a blood vessel of an animal, for stimulating and/or sensing activity of media proximal to the device, wherein the media includes tissue and/or fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Inventors: Sam Emmanuel John, Nicholas Lachlan Opie, Thomas James Oxley
  • Patent number: 10506936
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a neurological status evaluation apparatus includes a signal generator configured to generate an electromagnetic signal at one or more frequencies, a transmitting antenna coupled to the signal generator and configured to transmit the electromagnetic signal, and a receiving antenna positioned proximate to the transmitting antenna such that an evaluation space is defined between the transmitting antenna and the receiving antenna. The biological tissue under evaluation does not contact the transmitting antenna or the receiving antenna. The receiving antenna receives a modulated electromagnetic signal after propagating through the biological tissue under evaluation. The neurological status evaluation apparatus further includes a spectrum analyzer coupled to the receiving antenna, wherein the spectrum analyzer receives and samples the modulated electromagnetic signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: University Of Cincinnati
    Inventors: Joseph Floyd Clark, Matthew L. Flaherty, George Shaw, Opeolu Adeoye
  • Patent number: 10510445
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for displaying clinical parameters in a chart that can be easily interpreted by medical personnel. A system includes a parameter acquiring device configured to acquire data signals indicative of depth of anesthesia in real time. The system also includes a data processor and a display device, which are in communication with the parameter acquiring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Inventors: Chenghua Huang, Xiaocheng Tang, Ruiling Pan, Lei Qing, Xinsheng Li, Jie Qin, Jianfeng Jiang
  • Patent number: 10509015
    Abstract: Vibration data indicative of the health of a machine is collected using a vibration sensor connected to a vibration data collector. After the vibration sensor has been attached to a measurement point on the machine, vibration data is collected that includes a bin of data having a begin time and an end time, and the vibration data is stored in memory of the vibration data collector. First and second average amplitudes of the bin of vibration data collected during first and second time windows in the measurement time period are determined. The slope of the vibration data is calculated based on the ratio of the amplitude difference between the first and second average amplitudes and the time difference between the first and second time windows. The vibration data is either retained in the memory or discarded based on the comparison of the slope to a threshold level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Computational Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Stewart V. Bowers, III, William A. Davis
  • Patent number: 10506981
    Abstract: A vital sign detection system includes a radar device, a nonreciprocal network, a first antenna and a second antenna. An output signal from the radar device is delivered to the first antenna via the nonreciprocal network and then transmitted to a first side of a biological subject via the first antenna. A first reflection signal from the first side of the biological subject is received by the first antenna and then delivered to the second antenna via the nonreciprocal network and then transmitted to a second side of the biological subject via the second antenna. A second reflection signal from the second side of the biological subject is received by the second antenna and then delivered to the radar device via the nonreciprocal network for vital sign detection with random body movement cancellation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: NATIONAL SUN YAT-SEN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Tzyy-Sheng Horng, Fu-Kang Wang, Mu-Cyun Tang
  • Patent number: 10506970
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of monitoring consciousness, the method including sensing at least two brainwave signals, extracting respective phase signals from the sensed brainwave signals, calculating entropy based on a variety in a change in terms of a phase difference between the extracted phase signals, and assessing a state of consciousness based on the calculated entropy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignees: INBODY CO., LTD., UNIVERSITY OF ULSAN FOUNDATION FOR INDUSTRY COOPERATION, POSTECH ACADEMY-INDUSTRY FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Seunghwan Kim, Woo-Sung Jung, Heonsoo Lee, Gyujeong Noh, Ki Chul Cha, Jong Keun Kim, Jong Ku Lee
  • Patent number: 10510358
    Abstract: An approach to speech synthesis uses two phases in which a relatively low quality waveform is computed, and that waveform is passed through an enhancement phase which generates the waveform that is ultimately used to produce the acoustic signal provided to the user. For example, the first phase and the second phase are each implemented using a separate artificial neural network. The two phases may be computationally preferable to using a direct approach to yield a synthesized waveform of comparable quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Roberto Barra-Chicote, Alexis Moinet, Nikko Strom
  • Patent number: 10499823
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and system for selection of Electroencephalography (EEG) channels valid for determining cognitive load of subject. According to one embodiment, EEG signals are obtained from EEG channels associated with subject performing cognitive tasks are received. Time-frequency features of EEG signals are extracted for a frequency band comprise maximum energy value, minimum energy value, average energy value, maximum frequency value, minimum frequency value, and average frequency value. Weight of an EEG channel associated with time-frequency feature is derived using statistical learning technique. Binary values for EEG channels corresponding to time-frequency feature are assigned using weight of EEG channel associated with time-frequency feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Arijit Sinharay, Aniruddha Sinha, Diptesh Das, Debatri Chatterjee
  • Patent number: 10504617
    Abstract: An example information processing system executes a game application. The information processing system obtains user information for calculating information relating to sleep of a user, and calculates health information relating to sleep and/or fatigue of the user based on the obtained user information. The information processing system controls a game progress of the game application based on the health information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yurie Hattori, Masahiro Kondo
  • Patent number: 10492702
    Abstract: Methods of cortical mapping in real-time are provided. Aspects of the methods include performing real-time processing of signals indicative of a subject's brain activity by applying one filter or more to the signals, wherein the processing is in the absence of averaging based on time. Systems for cortical mapping in real-time are also provided. The methods and systems are useful in research, diagnostic, and therapeutic applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Edward Chang, Connie Cheung
  • Patent number: 10485488
    Abstract: Devices and methods for detecting an event using a variable threshold. A patient monitoring system can receive physiologic information and compare the information to an onset threshold. When the onset threshold is exceeded, the system shifts to a reset threshold that is different than the onset threshold. When the reset threshold is crossed, the system shifts back to the onset threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Maya Bhat, Viktoria A. Averina, Jonathan Walter Krueger, Pramodsingh Hirasingh Thakur