With Feedback Of Signal To Patient Patents (Class 600/545)
  • Patent number: 11350874
    Abstract: A device that may include, or communicate with, sensors such as an electrocardiogram (ECG) sensor, an accelerometer, and/or a photoplethysmograph (PPG) detects sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) events of a patient based on signals from the sensors. The device may have a processor configured to make the detection(s). In an example, the processor may access a memory with processor control instructions. The instructions may be adapted to configure the processor to carry out the detection methodology. The method may include analysing an ECG data of the patient from a signal generated by the ECG sensor, pulse oximetry data of the patient from a signal generated by the PPG, and a three-dimensional (3D) accelerometry data of the patient from a signal generated by the accelerometer to detect the SDB events. The device and methods may be used for screening, diagnosis and monitoring of respiratory disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Inventor: Faizan Javed
  • Patent number: 11331511
    Abstract: Provided is a head photic stimulation device including: a brain wave amplifier which subjects the subject brain waves acquired using a brain wave sensor to A/D conversion and amplification; a control signal generation circuit which, based on an output signal from the brain wave amplifier, generates a control signal for controlling LED driving; and a light irradiation unit which is driven based on an output from the control signal generation circuit, and which includes an LED for irradiating a head. The control signal generation circuit includes a band-pass filter for filtering an input signal, a DSP (signal processing) unit for controlling a signal that has passed through the band-pass filter, and a light irradiation output unit using a near-infrared LED for irradiating the head. The DSP unit has a feedback function for matching a phase of a PWM output for controlling the light irradiation output unit, in synchronism with the subject brain waves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: NAGASAKI METHOD & CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tsutomu Kamei
  • Patent number: 11327931
    Abstract: A structured testing method for diagnostic or therapy support of a patient with a chronic disease and devices thereof are disclosed which implement a structured collection procedure based on a medical use case and/or question which provides at least one or more parameters defining entry criterion, a schedule of events, adherence criterion, and exit criterion. The entry criterion establish conditions needed to be met prior to obtaining biomarker data from the patient. Each event can include one or more of a performance time, patient guidance to perform the event, a request for information from the patient a request for patient action, and a request for collection of biomarker data from the patient. The adherence criterion can be used to assess whether an event performed is acceptable to addressing the medical use case and/or question, and the exit criterion establishes conditions needed to be met prior to exiting the collection procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: P. Douglas Walling, Juergen Rasch-Menges, Stefan Weinert, Steven Bousamra, Abhishek S. Soni, Christoph Eisenhardt
  • Patent number: 11311719
    Abstract: Stimulation lead includes an elongated lead body having distal and proximal ends and wire conductors extending therebetween. The stimulation lead also includes a lead paddle having a multi-dimensional array of electrodes positioned along a contact side of the lead paddle. The electrodes are electrically coupled to the wire conductors. The lead paddle includes a paddle body and a conductor organizer disposed within the paddle body. The conductor organizer has multiple channels extending along the lead paddle. The channels receive the wire conductors and retain the wire conductors in a designated arrangement with respect to the lead paddle. The conductor organizer has openings to the channels. The wire conductors extend through the openings and are terminated to the respective electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: ADVANCED NEUORMODULATION SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Jodi T. Dubuclet, Cory Brinkman
  • Patent number: 11311228
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems and methods for receiving signals from a human subject's head includes a headset having a plurality of electroencephalographic “(EEG”) electrodes associated therewith for facilitating receiving EEG signals from the subject's head and at least one ear clip configured to be releasably secured to the subject's ear(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: WAVI Co.
    Inventors: David Oakley, Edward Altshuler, Scott Seamans, David Joffe, Francis Palermo, Andre Joffe, Hunter Velds
  • Patent number: 11299165
    Abstract: To enhance safety in vehicle operation. An evaluation device according to the present technology includes a communication unit capable of communicating with a vehicle, and a control unit that performs an evaluation of a state related to sensing of danger by a user on the basis of an electroencephalogram of the user detected by an electroencephalogram sensor, and causes the communication unit to transmit evaluation result information to the vehicle. That is, for example, on the basis of an electroencephalogram of a user such as a driver of a vehicle, evaluation of a state related to sensing of danger such as whether or not the user has sensed a danger is performed, and evaluation result information is transmitted to the vehicle side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shuichi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11258999
    Abstract: A method reducing a motion sickness effect associated with a rendering of a video on a virtual reality device includes: extracting, from a portion of the video, at least one motion parameter that relates to a motion of a camera used for capturing the video, determining, based on the extracted at least one motion parameter, at least one motion sickness reduction scheme to be applied to the video, and dynamically rendering the video to the virtual reality device by applying the determined motion sickness scheme to the portion of the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Rohit Rao Padebettu, Nachiketa Das
  • Patent number: 11241574
    Abstract: A method of providing vagus nerve stimulation to a user is provided. The method includes the step of prompting, via a first audio cue emitted by an earpiece worn by a user, the user to inhale at a first point in time. The method may further include the step of prompting, via a second audio cue emitted by the earpiece, the user to exhale at a second point in time. The method may further include the step of stimulating a vagus nerve of the user with a first electrical signal generated by the earpiece at the second point in time. The first electrical signal may be applied to a concha of an ear of the user. The first electrical signal may be applied to an ear canal of the user. The first electrical signal may be applied to a tragus of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: John Trotter, Kathleen Kremer, Harsh Anilkant Mankodi
  • Patent number: 11241185
    Abstract: Provided is a method for enhancing cognitive function based on individual cognitive frequency resonance that intentionally and selectively enhances a specific cognitive function by resonating with brain waves through brain stimulation using an electric current of the same frequency or waveform as individual cognitive frequency generated during a cognitive task, and the method includes executing, by a subject, a cognitive task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: KOREA UNIVERSITY RESEARCH AND BUSINESS FOUNDATION
    Inventor: Byoung-Kyong Min
  • Patent number: 11238991
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a method for prediction of cortical spiking neural signal, comprising the following steps: 1) pretreatment of spiking neural signal, 2) modeling of posterior cortical spiking neural signal generation probability, 3) model accuracy measurement, 4) model optimization with the help of numerical gradient descent and 5) prediction of posterior cortical spiking neural signal with iterative calculation. The prediction method aims to incorporate natural features of point process of spiking neural signal into the target for optimization of prediction model to improve model's capability in predicting neural spike trains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: ZHEJIANG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Gang Pan, Dong Xing, Cunle Qian, Yiwen Wang, Qiaosheng Zhang, Yaoyao Hao, Yueming Wang, Xiaoxiang Zheng, Zhaohui Wu
  • Patent number: 11207491
    Abstract: A training and simulation assembly for the learning of deliberate control of a specified body part by a test subject contains an electrode cap, which has a number of electrodes, and an evaluation unit, which is configured to measure voltages present at the electrodes and to provide measurement results as EEG measurement data. The evaluation unit analyzes the EEG measurement data for the presence of a mental act and to determine a correspondence value, which indicates the correspondence of the EEG measurement data with reference values defined by the mental act. A control unit and a simulation unit are provided. The simulation unit stimulates the body of the test subject at a specified point of the body and/or to trigger a motion. The control unit controls the stimulation unit and the ability to apply an indicating stimulus to the body part by the stimulation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Inventors: Christoph Guger, Guenter Edlinger
  • Patent number: 11202882
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to manipulating electrical activity in the brain of a subject to facilitate wakefulness. The system comprises: a sensory stimulator; a sensor configured to generate output signals conveying information related to brain activity, activity of the central nervous system, and/or activity of the peripheral nervous system of the subject; and a processor configured to: receive a target wake-up moment for the subject; determine one or more activity parameters of the subject during the sleep session; determine whether the one or more activity parameters indicate the subject is in deep sleep a predetermined amount of time before the target wake-up moment; and, responsive to the one or more activity parameters indicating the subject is in deep sleep, cause the one or more sensory stimulators to guide the activity parameters and facilitate/accelerate a transition from deep sleep to light sleep before the target wake-up moment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Tsvetomira Kirova Tsoneva, Gary Nelson Garcia Molina
  • Patent number: 11191471
    Abstract: A system includes an implantable body configured for implantation in a subgaleal extracranial position, the implantable body including a first electrode array including a first elongated body comprising first and second electrode contacts separated from one another by a distance selected to facilitate the detection of brain electrical activity and a unit coupled to the first electrode array. The unit includes a processor analyzing the detected brain electrical activity to determine whether an epileptic event has occurred and generating epileptic event data based on this determination and a transceiver controlled by the processor to wirelessly transmit epileptic event data to and from a remote computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Ruben I. Kuzniecky, Werner K. Doyle, Steven V. Pacia, Daniel Friedman
  • Patent number: 11147470
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a physiological signal wireless transmission system which is compatible with a magnetic resonance system. The physiological signal wireless transmission system comprises an implantable sensing device, and a power relay device wirelessly connected to the implantable sensing device. The implantable sensing device comprises a sensing module including at least one sensor, a data transmission module coupled to the sensing module, and a power receiving module coupled to the sensing module and the data transmission module. On the other hand, the power relay device comprising a data transmission antenna wirelessly connected to the data transmission module, a first microprocessor connected to the data transmission antenna, a display module connected to the first microprocessor, a power transmitting antenna wirelessly connected to the power receiving module, and a power emitting module coupled to the power transmitting antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: ORION BIOTECH INC.
    Inventor: Ming-Fu Chiang
  • Patent number: 11129561
    Abstract: This invention relates to a device that is intended to synchronize electroencephalograms (EEGs), recorded by any digital equipment, to physical events (sensorial, visual or auditory stimuli) and behavioral events (motor response, vocal response), in order to allow EEG signal mediation for the purpose of visualizing Evoked Potentials or Event-Related Potentials, which are important research subjects in the neurosciences and clinical investigations into neurological and psychiatric pathologies. This invention allows any digital EEG device to be transformed into equipment that can record Evoked Potentials. This invention also provides a method for analog synchronization of EEGs with oscillating electric light-related events and motor behaviors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: FUNDAÇÂO OSWALDO CRUZ (FIOCRUZ)
    Inventors: Dimitri Marques Abramov, Paulo Ricardo Galhanone, Marcos Antonio Dias Lima, Carlos Henrique Quintanilha Martins
  • Patent number: 11123002
    Abstract: This invention, which focuses on personality and aptitude matching by psychophysiologic response to stimuli, is referred to as Brain Matching. In general terms, this invention starts by selecting highly specialized skill sets and top performer group for each skill set. The various groups are analyzed though psychophysiologic stimuli testing by using basically the same testing consisting of large numbers stimuli tests in a consistent testing environment. Stimuli tests can range from hundreds to thousands of images each producing a brainwave response. Neural Networks, Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning computers look at the test results, highly specialized group by other highly specialized group to reduce the groups signature/response commonality into a template. Test subjects are then tested using the same stimuli. The subject's test results are analyzed for correlation with the various specialized expert groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Inventors: Robert William Kocher, Loran Dean Ambs
  • Patent number: 11051752
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system for characterising the sleep of an individual, the characterisation system comprising: a measuring device for measuring a brain activity signal representing the brain waves; a central electronic unit for identifying, in a range of frequencies of between 9 and 16 Hz, a smaller range of sleep spindles of the individual, the smaller range of sleep spindles comprising the brain wave frequencies of the sleeping individual, having an amplitude higher than 15 ?V and a duration of between 0.5 seconds and 2 seconds, and comparing, with a threshold, at least one parameter of the brain activity signal of the awake individual in the range of frequencies corresponding to the smaller range of sleep spindles; and a communication interface connected to the central unit and used to emit a warning signal perceptible by the individual when the parameter of the brain activity signal in the range of frequencies corresponding to the smaller range of sleep spindles exceeds the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: URGOTECH
    Inventor: Béatrice Spiluttini Hebert
  • Patent number: 11051748
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and techniques for providing neurofeedback and for training brain wave function are provided. Example embodiments provide a Brain Training Feedback System (“BTFS”), which enables participants involved in brain training activities to learn to evoke/increase or suppress/inhibit certain brain wave activity based upon the desired task at hand. In one embodiment, the BTFS provides a brain/computer interaction feedback loop which monitors and measures EEG signals (brain activity) received from participant and provides feedback to participant. The BTFS may use an FFT based system or machine learning engines to deconstruct and classify brain wave signals. The machine learning based BTFS enable optimized feedback and rewards, adaptive feedback, and an ability to trigger interventions to assist in desired brain transitions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: 40 YEARS, INC.
    Inventor: Christopher Keane
  • Patent number: 11037677
    Abstract: A method and system for of computerized psychometric testing of sensory information that includes selecting stimulus parameters for a first stimulus to be applied with a stimulus inducer, applying a first stimulus on a subject with the stimulus inducer upon command of a processor, calculating a posterior probability function and an acquisition function at least based on the subject's response to the first stimulus with the processor, determining stimulus parameters for a second stimulus based on the calculated acquisition function with the processor, stimulating the subject with the second stimulus with the stimulus inducer upon command of the processor, and determining a detection threshold function by calculating the posterior probability function at least based on the subject's response to the second stimulus with the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: WASHINGTON UNIVERISTY
    Inventors: Dennis Barbour, Xinyu Song, Noah Ledbetter, Jacob Gardner, Kilian Weinberger
  • Patent number: 11020601
    Abstract: This accessory adapts external cardiac defibrillation systems to enable safe defibrillation, pacing, and cardioversion inside the MRI bore with minimal effect on MR image quality. Commercially available external defibrillators are not designed to work in the MRI environment. An MR-compatible defibrillator is needed to safely perform cardiovascular MRI, in particular MR-guided interventional cardiovascular procedures, such as cardiac electrophysiology studies and cardiac catheterization. This accessory includes nonmagnetic defibrillator housing with MRI safety features, provides interface for MRI-compatible physiological monitoring, and optimizes defibrillator operation for the MRI environment. The accessory may include MRI-compatible modules for monitoring/recording electrocardiogram, blood pressure, pulse oximetry, and other physiological signals. It may also include a wireless transmitter and at least one module for electrical energy generation and/or stimulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventor: Vladimir Shusterman
  • Patent number: 11023046
    Abstract: A brain-machine interface system configured to decode neural signals to control a target device includes a sensor to sample the neural signals, and a computer-readable storage medium having software instructions, which, when executed by a processor, cause the processor to transform the neural signals into a common representational space stored in the system, provide the common representational space as a state representation to inform an Actor recurrent neural network policy of the system, generate and evaluate, utilizing a deep recurrent neural network of the system having a generative sequence decoder, predictive sequences of control signals, supply a control signal to the target device to achieve an output of the target device, determine an intrinsic biometric-based reward signal, from the common representational space, based on an expectation of the output of the target device, and supply the intrinsic biometric-based reward signal to a Critic model of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas A. Ketz, Aashish Patel, Michael D. Howard, Praveen K. Pilly, Jaehoon Choe
  • Patent number: 10990888
    Abstract: A method for operating a cognitive monitor includes measuring a cognitive tone of a user, determining a categorization of the cognitive tone of the user, selecting an effector using the categorization of the cognitive tone of the user, and applying the at least one effector using a feedback mechanism of the cognitive monitor. The effector is selected to achieve a predicted future cognitive tone in the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James R. Kozloski, Clifford A. Pickover, Valentina Salapura, Maja Vukovic
  • Patent number: 10952680
    Abstract: A bioamplifier for analyzing electroencephalogram (EEG) signals is disclosed. The bioamplifier includes an input terminal for receiving an EEG signal from a plurality of sensors coupled to a user. The bioamplifier also includes an analogue-to-digital converter arranged to receive the EEG signal from the input terminal and convert the EEG signal to a digital EEG signal. A data processing apparatus within the bioamplifier is arranged to receive the digital EEG signal from the analogue-to-digital converter and programmed to process, in real time the digital EEG signal using a first machine learning model to generate a cleaned EEG signal having a higher signal-to-noise ratio than the digital EEG signal. The bioamplifier further includes a power source to provide electrical power to the analogue-to-digital converter and the data processing apparatus. The bioamplifier includes a housing that contains the analogue-to-digital converter, the data processing apparatus, the power source, and the sensor input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: X Development LLC
    Inventors: Sarah Ann Laszlo, Brian John Adolf, Gabriella Levine, Joseph R. Owens, Patricia Prewitt, Philip Edwin Watson
  • Patent number: 10909157
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for providing an abstractive summary of a source textual document. The system includes an encoder, a decoder, and a fusion layer. The encoder is capable of generating an encoding for the source textual document. The decoder is separated into a contextual model and a language model. The contextual model is capable of extracting words from the source textual document using the encoding. The language model is capable of generating vectors paraphrasing the source textual document based on pre-training with a training dataset. The fusion layer is capable of generating the abstractive summary of the source textual document from the extracted words and the generated vectors for paraphrasing. In some embodiments, the system utilizes a novelty metric to encourage the generation of novel phrases for inclusion in the abstractive summary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Romain Paulus, Wojciech Kryscinski, Caiming Xiong
  • Patent number: 10874356
    Abstract: The proposed invention relates to a mobile device and methods for acquisition of biophysiological signals for the purpose of assessing mental states. The said mobile device is embedded into wireless headset that comprises headphones. The mobile device comprises sensors for biophysiological signal acquisition, including, but not limited to, electroencephalographic (EEG) signals, pulse oximetry, heart rate, body temperature and electrodermal activity. Furthermore, the device also measures environmental factors, including, but not limited to, ambient light and sound from the environment. The mobile device administers sound and visual stimuli to the user. The said biophysiological signals, after being processed, are used to assess mental states of the user (emotional states and cognitive processes). Furthermore, the intensity of the said mental states can be maintained at the same level, enhanced or weakened or fully modified using visual or sound stimuli.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: MBRAINTRAIN LLC BELGRADE
    Inventors: Bogdan Mijovic, Ivan Gligorijevic, Dejan Popovic, Maarten De Vos
  • Patent number: 10864918
    Abstract: A method for adjusting a driving control authority of a vehicle includes: generating stimulation for a driver using a stimulation generator; measuring a driver reaction signal in response to the generated stimulation using a measurement device; processing the measured driver reaction signal using a signal processor; determining a driver state based on the processed driver reaction signal using a determiner; and adjusting the driving control authority of the vehicle according to the determined driver state using a vehicle controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Dae Yun An
  • Patent number: 10851416
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods of predicting the risk of developing a neurological disorder in a mammalian subject and methods of use of this profile for providing neuroanalytical services for an end user. Also disclosed is a system comprising a processor and a memory having a neurodiagnostic algorithm and plurality of data sets, the processor being capable of reading the data sets, executing the neurodiagnostic algorithm, and deriving a risk profile therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: LIKEMINDS, INC.
    Inventor: Kenneth L. Rice
  • Patent number: 10842440
    Abstract: A wireless monitoring system that provides reliable wireless data transmission during patient table (bed) movement. The system makes use of at least one wireless antenna linked to the patient table to provide substantially continuous, unobstructed communication regardless of the patient table's position and the movement of medical personnel around the table. The system also utilizes adaptive filtering of electromagnetic interference, signal conditioning, and detection of cardiac-activity waveforms, providing means for adjusting signal-processing parameters to the specific features of electromagnetic interference and cardiac waveforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventor: Vladimir Shusterman
  • Patent number: 10838685
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a receiver that receives a specification of a desired brain wave state of a user, and a controller that controls playback of music causing a brain wave state of the user to transition to or maintain the desired brain wave state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohito Takagi, Shinji Onishi, Kengo Tokuchi, Tsutomu Shiihara
  • Patent number: 10832483
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus and method of monitoring a VR (Virtual Reality) sickness prediction model for virtual reality content. A method of monitoring a VR sickness prediction model according to the present disclosure includes: displaying the virtual reality content on a display unit; acquiring an user input; analyzing the virtual reality content on a basis of the acquired user input; and displaying an analysis result for the virtual reality content on the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Hee Seok Oh, Seung Woo Nam, Wook Ho Son, Beom Ryeol Lee
  • Patent number: 10827233
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus and systems for geometric matching of virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR) output contemporaneously with video output formatted for display on a 2D screen include a determination of value sets that when used in image processing cause an off-screen angular field of view of the at least one of the AR output object or the VR output object to have a fixed relationship to at least one of the angular field of view of the onscreen object or of the 2D screen. The AR/VR output object is outputted to an AR/VR display device and the user experience is improved by the geometric matching between objects observed on the AR/VR display device and corresponding objects appearing on the 2D screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Christopher DeFaria, Michael Smith
  • Patent number: 10799700
    Abstract: A medical device may receive sensor data from sensing sources, and determine confidence levels for sensor data received from each of the plurality of sensing sources. Each of the confidence levels of the sensor data from each of the sensing sources is a measure of accuracy of the sensor data received from respective sensing sources. The medical device may also determine one or more therapy parameter values based on the determined confidence levels, and cause delivery of therapy based on the determined one or more therapy parameter values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: William F. Kaemmerer, Duane L. Bourget, Timothy J. Denison, Eric J. Panken, Scott R. Stanslaski
  • Patent number: 10792538
    Abstract: A bioelectrical signal controlled exercise machine system for allowing an exerciser to control the state of an exercise machine and exercise environment. The bioelectrical signal controlled exercise machine system generally includes an exercise machine, a bioelectrical sensor device and a control unit in communication with the bioelectrical sensor device and the exercise machine. The control unit is adapted to receive data from the bioelectrical sensor device relating to measured bioelectrical signals of the human exerciser, and wherein the control unit transmits a control signal to the exercise machine to change the state of the exercise machine based on the data from the bioelectrical sensor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Lagree Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Sebastien Anthony Louis Lagree
  • Patent number: 10779746
    Abstract: A brain machine interface (BMI) for improving a performance of a subject is provided. The BMI has two decoders that act in real-time and in parallel to each other. The first decoder is for intention execution of a subject's intention. The second decoder is for error detection in a closed-loop error fashion with the first detector and to improve the performance of the first detector. Embodiments of this invention may enable an entirely new way to substantially increase the performance and robustness, user experience, and ultimately the clinical viability of BMI systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Nir Even-Chen, Krishna V. Shenoy, Jonathan C. Kao, Sergey Stavisky
  • Patent number: 10772528
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rehabilitation system (10) for a patient (24) suffering from a damaged muscle and/or nerve, said system (10) comprising: a brain activity sensor (14) for measuring a patient's brain activity related to controlling the damaged muscle and/or nerve; —a muscle sensor (18) for measuring a muscular activity of the damaged muscle and/or a neural activity of the damaged nerve; a display (22) for displaying a representation (34) of an affected body part of the patient (24); and a control unit (20) for determining an intended movement of the affected body part in which the damaged muscle and/or nerve is arranged, and for controlling the display (22) to display a representation (36) of the intended movement, wherein the control unit (20) is configured to determine the intended movement based on the patient's brain activity measured by the brain activity sensor (14) and based on the muscular and/or neural activity of the damaged muscle and/or nerve measured by the muscle sensor (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Mirela Alina Weffers-Albu, Raymond Van Ee
  • Patent number: 10758174
    Abstract: A system and method for diagnosing mental or emotional disorders is disclosed. An affective BCI component is incorporated into a closed loop, symptom—responsive psychiatric DBS system. A series of input data related to a brain of the patient is acquired while the patient performs a battery of behavioral tasks. From the patient's performance on the task battery, the system identifies what is abnormal for that individual patient in terms of functional domains. Patient-specific behavioral measurements are then linked to patterns of activation and de-activation across different brain regions, identifying specific structures that are the source of the patient's individual impairment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignees: The General Hospital Corporation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Alik S. Widge, Thilo Deckersbach, Darin Dougherty, Emad Eskandar, Kristen Ellard
  • Patent number: 10734103
    Abstract: There is provided a stress management system that manages psychological stress of a user. The system includes: a first sensor that detects biological data of a user; a second sensor that detects life log data indicating an activity history of the user; a generator that generates stress data using the biological data, the stress data indicating a time series variation in a stress level of the user; an estimator that, when the stress level included in the stress data exceeds a threshold value, estimates whether or not stress experienced by the user is interpersonal stress that is caused by contact with other people, using the life log data; and a notifier that notifies the user of a result of the estimation by the estimator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuumi Kaneko, Atsushi Saso, Naomi Tomiyama, Takamichi Matsusako, Mikiko Matsuo, Yuichi Aoki, Motoji Ohmori
  • Patent number: 10695528
    Abstract: The invention relates to a self-contained device (1) for stimulating slow brain waves, capable of being worn by a person (P), in particular during a period of time when said person is sleeping. The device (1) comprises a supporting element (2), capable of surrounding the head of a person, and on which electrodes (3) are mounted in contact with the person in order to acquire a measurement signal that represents a physiological electrical signal of the person; an acoustic transducer (4) for emitting an acoustic signal (A) stimulating the inner ear of the person; and on-board conditioning and control electronics (5) for, in flexible real time, receiving the measurement signal and controlling the emission of an acoustic signal (A) synchronised with a predefined slow brain wave time pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: DREEM
    Inventors: Quentin Soulet De Brugiere, Hugo Mercier, Mathieu Galtier
  • Patent number: 10668280
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for triggering electrical stimulation of a spinal cord during execution of a motor event. In one example, a method comprises monitoring motor cortex activity while execution of a desired motor movement is attempted during a first mode where one or more nerve fibers are not stimulated, and during a second mode where the one or more nerve fibers are stimulated. Delivery timing of electrical stimulation may be closed-loop controlled based on current motor cortex activity and the motor cortex activity recorded previously during both the first and second modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE (EPFL)
    Inventors: Tomislav Milekovic, Marco Capogrosso, Gregoire Courtine, Eduardo Martin Moraud, Fabien Wagner, Jerome Gandar
  • Patent number: 10660569
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus, system, and method for targeted memory enhancement. A computer processing circuit receives a plurality of electroencephalography (EEG) signals from a plurality of spatially separated EEG sensors located on the head of a subject that is asleep. A first process of the computer processing system determines a sleep state of the subject and upon determining that the subject is in sleep stage 2 or 3 based on a specific EEG signal, the processing system triggers a second process of the computer processing system that determines a transition event in the specific EEG signal, and upon detecting the transition event delivers an intervention to the subject designed to evoke a specific neurophysiological change to the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: TELEDYNE SCIENTIFIC & IMAGING, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Simons, Mario Aguilar-Simon, Patrick Connolly, Rolando Estrada, Renee Shimizu, Mary Whatley
  • Patent number: 10653368
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for evaluating an alarm condition for a monitored patient in a population of one or more patients. One or more physiological parameters pertaining to the patient, or physiological variables, are used to form a time series describing the patient status. A dimension parameter such as a time series roughness statistic or a fractal dimension is used to estimate a dimension decision statistic over time. The dimension decision statistic is used as a measure of physiological condition. The dimension decision statistic may be compared to a threshold to determine a region of operation for the dimension of the physiological variable. The dimension decision statistic is used in an embodiment in combination with the underlying raw physiological variable value to reduce the rate of false alarms, to increase the frequency of missed detections, and to aid diagnostic decision making and to aid the formation of a crisis action plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas S. McNair
  • Patent number: 10642955
    Abstract: A device to provide three-dimensional (3D) depictions of health of human organs of a user relative to the user's age based on sensed biometrics of the user. The device may comprise one or more processors; one or more databases in communication with the one or more processors and having a plurality of three-dimensional (3D) depictions of each of one or more human organs stored therein. The plurality of 3D depictions of each of the one or more human organs define a set of base images of the respective human organ, each set of base images configured to include a plurality of base images of the respective human organ at each of a plurality of different ages, the plurality of base images of the respective human organ at each of the plurality of different ages configured to include one or more depictions of the respective human organ at the respective different age at each of a plurality of health levels among a range of health levels, each of the plurality of health levels configured to indicate health risk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Samantha J. Horseman, Linda Gilligan
  • Patent number: 10629302
    Abstract: A computerized interactive method, system and computer program product is provided for managing a person's health and lifestyle through self-managing controlled notifications, feedback, and alerts are disclosed. Embodiments provide computerized self-management and compliance scheme that does not require third party intervention or treatment options typical with immediate-response or alert-based systems. Monitoring, notification, and alert parameters can be partially or wholly self-managed using a graphical user interface or computerized device interface to enable two-way communication between the person and at least one computer server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: LifeWire Corporation
    Inventors: Howard Rosen, William Harms, Chaitanya Marvici
  • Patent number: 10595787
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for determining probabilistic measures of seizure activity (PMSA) values based on a plurality of seizure detection algorithms and/or body signals used as inputs by the seizure detection algorithms. Use of the PMSA values to detect seizure activity based on a consensus of the algorithms and/or body signals, and/or warn, log, administer a therapy, or assess the efficacy of a therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Flint Hills Scientific, LLC
    Inventors: Ivan Osorio, Alexey Lyubushin, Didier Sornette
  • Patent number: 10595764
    Abstract: An emotion identification device includes: a first detection unit which detects a central nervous system reaction of a user; a second detection unit which detects an autonomic nervous system reaction of the user; and an identification unit which identifies aggressiveness in anger of the user based on the central nervous system reaction and the autonomic nervous system reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Science and Technology Agency
    Inventors: Kenta Kubo, Nobuyuki Kawai, Kazuo Okanoya
  • Patent number: 10565777
    Abstract: A method for reducing discomfort when viewing virtual reality (VR) content for use in head mounted displays (HMDs). The method includes accessing a model that identifies a plurality of learned patterns associated with the generation of corresponding baseline VR content that is likely to cause discomfort. The method includes processing a first application to generate data associated with simulated user interactions with first VR content of the first application. The method includes comparing the data to the model to identify a pattern in the data matching at least one of the learned patterns, such that the identified pattern is likely to cause discomfort. The method includes identifying a zone in the first application corresponding to identified pattern. The method includes applying a discomfort reduction filter effect within the zone for purposes of reducing potential discomfort in a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Dominic S. Mallinson
  • Patent number: 10512410
    Abstract: A method, system and computer readable media for a BMI using a fixed decoder based on ratios of different frequency bands, making the decoder robust, less jittery, and resistant to artifacts. The fixed decoder can be configured to use a limited subset of available channels. The decoder can therefore be optimized for each human subject (frequency bands to use, ratios to process the received signals, which channels, weights, etc.) and then fixed. Output from the fixed decoder can be provided to a training program that implements specific feedback and training parameters, thereby enabling subjects to learn to control devices rapidly, as well as consolidate this control. The training program provides continuous feedback of the current transformation being output by the fixed decoder in conjunction with feedback of the past transformations (e.g., up to a second before) and saliency of the feedback when goals of the task are achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: FUNDAÇÄO D. ANNA SOMMER CHAMPALIMAUD E DR. CARLOS MONTEZ CHAMPALIMAUD
    Inventors: Nuno Loureiro, Vitor B. Paixão, Rui M.Costa, Fernando Santos
  • Patent number: 10506983
    Abstract: A system is described that observes a signal from a subject of interest, converts the signal to an electrical representation, uses the electrical representation to compute a synthetic control signal, and applies the synthetic control signal to control some aspect of operation of the subject. The procedure used to generate the synthetic control signal involves subjecting the electrical representation of the observed signal to random noise, allowing the extrema of the electrical representation to move, and obtaining a converged solution as the synthetic control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: University of Massachusetts
    Inventors: David Paydarfar, Joshua Chang
  • Patent number: 10488831
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide a product configured to obtain biological signals associated with a user. The biological signals may be used to trigger the product of an upcoming, separate command. The product may take action based on the received command. As described herein, the biological signals may comprise a change in electrical potential of a user, such as an EMG, EEG, or EOG signal. The separate command may be other biological signals, a voice command, or a gesture. The product may be configured to control itself and/or a device external to the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: BOSE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christian A. Trott, Christopher J. Mulhearn, Brian J. Hetherman, Michael J. Daley
  • Patent number: 10456036
    Abstract: Embodiments related to a self-administered, behavior modification program facilitated through a structured tailoring method and system thereof which accelerates and enhances the internalization process of the individual, and which provides help when the individual begins to fail in adhering or continuing with the behavior modification are disclosed. Program instructions that when executed by a processor causes a processor to initiate automatically a schedule of events of a structured tailoring procedure upon entry criteria being met at some unknown time, provide intervention according to the intervention preferences when the adherence criteria for one of the events has not been met, and end automatically the structured collection procedure upon exit criteria being met at some unknown time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Wong, David Hasker, Glenn Brassington, Stefan Weinert, Abhishek S. Soni, Alan Greenburg, Paul J. Galley, Ulrich Porsch, Robert E. Reinke, Marco De Polo