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EP3773190A1
SYSTEM FOR USE IN IMPROVING COGNITIVE FUNCTION
Publication/Patent Number: EP3773190A1 Publication Date: 2021-02-17 Application Number: 19721339.0 Filing Date: 2019-04-04 Inventor: Bojan, Kartheka   Assignee: BrainBerry Ltd   IPC: A61B5/0482
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EP3784114A1
SLEEP ENHANCEMENT SYSTEM AND WEARABLE DEVICE FOR USE THEREWITH
Publication/Patent Number: EP3784114A1 Publication Date: 2021-03-03 Application Number: 18793391.6 Filing Date: 2018-10-19 Inventor: Harrison, Simon   Morgan, Alyn   Assignee: Thought Beanie Limited   IPC: A61B5/00
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EP3785623A1
SMART SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING COGNITION STATUS
Publication/Patent Number: EP3785623A1 Publication Date: 2021-03-03 Application Number: 19194914.8 Filing Date: 2019-09-02 Inventor: Ko, Li-wei   Wu, Pei-lun   Tzou, Heng-an   Chang, Yang   Lu, Yi-chen   Tang, Shyh-jian   Yeh, Chia-lung   Lin, Pin-jun   Ruan, Jia-siang   Assignee: National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology   IPC: A61B5/0482 Abstract: A smart system (10) for monitoring a cognition status of a user includes an electroencephalography, abbreviated to EEG, acquisition module (102), configured to capture a plurality of brainwave signals; an analog filter circuit (104), coupled to the EEG acquisition module (102) and configured to amplify the plurality of brainwave signals; an analog to digital, abbreviated to ADC, circuit (106), coupled to the analog filter circuit (104) and configured to transform the plurality of brainwave signals into a plurality of digital signals; and a digital signaling processing, abbreviated to DSP, circuit (108), configured to retrieve a plurality of characteristics from the plurality of digital signals to determine the cognition status of the user.
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US10898130B2
System and method for pain detection and computation of a pain quantification index
Publication/Patent Number: US10898130B2 Publication Date: 2021-01-26 Application Number: 15/195,716 Filing Date: 2016-06-28 Inventor: John, Erwin Roy   Prichep, Leslie S.   Hiesiger, Emile   Assignee: New York University   IPC: A61B5/0476 Abstract: A method of detecting pain in a subject, comprises the steps of generating brain wave data based on brain wave activity of the subject and comparing the brain wave data to reference data to generate result data, the reference data corresponding to at least one of (i) population normative data indicative of brain wave activity of a first plurality of individuals in an absence of pain, (ii) population reference data indicative of brain wave activity of a second plurality of individuals generated in response to pain events inflicted on the second plurality of individuals, (iii) subjective population reference data indicative of brain wave activity of a third plurality of individuals reporting a sensation of pain, and (iv) population of reference data indicative of brain wave activity of a fourth population of individuals following an intervention which has changed a subjective report of pain in combination with determining a presence of pain experienced by the subject as a function of the result data.
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US2021000374A1
SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INSTRUCTING A BEHAVIOR CHANGE IN A USER
Publication/Patent Number: US2021000374A1 Publication Date: 2021-01-07 Application Number: 17/020,125 Filing Date: 2020-09-14 Inventor: Le, Tan   Mackellar, Geoffrey   Assignee: Emotiv Inc.   IPC: A61B5/0482 Abstract: A method and system for instructing a user behavior change comprising: collecting a first and a second bioelectrical signal dataset; generating an analysis based upon the first and the second bioelectrical signal datasets; and providing a behavior change suggestion to the user based upon the analysis. The method can further comprise collecting a third bioelectrical signal dataset associated with a performance of an action by the user in response to the behavior change suggestion; generating an adherence metric based upon the third bioelectrical signal dataset and at least one of the first and the second bioelectrical signal datasets; providing a stimulus configured to prompt an action by the user; and providing at least one of the analysis and an analysis based upon the adherence metric to the user. An embodiment of the system comprises a biosignal detector and a processor configured to implement an embodiment of the method.
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US2021016053A1
SLEEP PATTERN OPTIMIZATION
Publication/Patent Number: US2021016053A1 Publication Date: 2021-01-21 Application Number: 16/514,583 Filing Date: 2019-07-17 Inventor: Kelly, Alan   Assignee: Kelly, Alan   IPC: A61M21/02 Abstract: Systems methods are described for modifying sleep patterns based on biofeedback. The method may include identifying a target sleep pattern from a plurality of candidate sleep patterns, receiving biofeedback information from a user, identifying a stimulus pattern based on the target sleep pattern and the biofeedback information, and providing at least one stimulus to the user based on the stimulus pattern.
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EP3305365B1
OPTICAL STIMULUS DEVICE
Publication/Patent Number: EP3305365B1 Publication Date: 2021-01-20 Application Number: 15893353.1 Filing Date: 2015-05-28 Inventor: Kamei, Tsutomu   Assignee: Nagasaki Method & Co., Ltd.   IPC: A61N5/06
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US2021000373A1
EAR TIPS CAPABLE OF CAPTURING BIOELECTRICAL SIGNALS AND PROVIDING NERVE STIMULATION
Publication/Patent Number: US2021000373A1 Publication Date: 2021-01-07 Application Number: 17/024,347 Filing Date: 2020-09-17 Inventor: Prevoir, Shawn   Dominijanni, Andrew D.   Peters, Jr. Thomas J.   Mankodi, Harsh Anilkant   Liu, Yang   Le, Corey Ann   Assignee: Bose Corporation   IPC: A61B5/0478 Abstract: A method of fabricating an ear tip including the steps of: providing an ear tip for an earpiece including a body having first and second ends, an inner wall extending between the first and second ends, and an outer wall connected to the inner wall of the body at the first end and tapering away from the inner wall toward the second end; and forming a first electrically conductive element along the outer surface of the outer wall and an inner surface of the inner wall; or forming a first electrically conductive element on an outer surface of the deformable outer wall and a second electrically conductive element connected to the first electrically conductive element, wherein the second electrically conductive element extends along an inner surface of the outer wall and an outer surface of the inner wall.
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US2021004085A1
SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTINUAL DECODING OF BRAIN STATES TO MULTI-DEGREE-OF-FREEDOM CONTROL SIGNALS IN HANDS FREE DEVICES
Publication/Patent Number: US2021004085A1 Publication Date: 2021-01-07 Application Number: 16/890,406 Filing Date: 2020-06-02 Inventor: Ketz, Nicholas A.   Patel, Aashish   Howard, Michael D.   Pilly, Praveen K.   Choe, Jaehoon   Assignee: HRL LABORATORIES, LLC   IPC: G06F3/01 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.
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US10881356B2
Mood monitoring device, system and method
Publication/Patent Number: US10881356B2 Publication Date: 2021-01-05 Application Number: 16/023,662 Filing Date: 2018-06-29 Inventor: Liu, Zijun   Zhang, Honglei   Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.   IPC: G08B23/00 Abstract: A mood monitoring device, system and method are provided. The mood monitoring device includes one or more processors; and a storage. The storage stores one or more programs which are configured to be executed by the one or plurality of processors. The one or more programs comprise instructions for performing the following operations: receiving a status message that is sent by a terminal and indicates a mood status of a user, the terminal and the mood monitoring device having a binding relationship; and presenting a message that reflects the mood status of the user in accordance with the status message.
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US2021026449A1
NEUROFEEDBACK FOCUS AND PRODUCTIVITY SYSTEM, PROCESS, AND METHOD OF USE
Publication/Patent Number: US2021026449A1 Publication Date: 2021-01-28 Application Number: 16/935,914 Filing Date: 2020-07-22 Inventor: Chan, Siu Man   Ozsoy, Sahin   Assignee: Chan, Siu Man   Ozsoy, Sahin   IPC: G06F3/01 Abstract: A neurofeedback focus and productivity system, process, and method of use are presented herein. The neurofeedback focus and productivity system presents a pair of smart earbuds that help people increase their focus and boost their productivity. Additionally, the system can implement various versions and control of various versions of the electronic content, whether the content is used to help a user regain a focus or for another purpose. The electronic content may include storing, processing, and/or replacing data and/or other databases and/or datasets and as a source for creating information from uploaded data.
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US2021055794A1
BIOSIGNAL-BASED AVATAR CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD
Publication/Patent Number: US2021055794A1 Publication Date: 2021-02-25 Application Number: 16/698,380 Filing Date: 2019-11-27 Inventor: Lee, Song Joo   Kim, Hyung Min   Kim, Laehyun   Kim, Keun Tae   Assignee: KOREA INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY   IPC: G06F3/01 Abstract: A biosignal-based avatar control system according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes an avatar generating unit that generates a user's avatar in a virtual reality environment, a biosignal measuring unit that measures the user's biosignal using a sensor, a command determining unit that determines the user's command based on the measured biosignal, an avatar control unit that controls the avatar to perform the command, an output unit that outputs an image of the avatar in real-time, and a protocol generating unit for generating a protocol that provides predetermined tasks, and determines if the avatar performed the predetermined tasks. According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, it is possible to provide feedback in real-time by understanding the user's intention through analysis of biosignals and controlling the user's avatar in a virtual reality environment, thereby improving the user's brain function and motor function.
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US10937051B2
Stimulus placement system using subject neuro-response measurements
Publication/Patent Number: US10937051B2 Publication Date: 2021-03-02 Application Number: 16/151,044 Filing Date: 2018-10-03 Inventor: Pradeep, A.k.   Knight, Robert T.   Gurumoorthy, Ramachandran   Assignee: THE NIELSEN COMPANY (US), LLC   IPC: G06Q30/02 Abstract: An example system disclosed herein includes an analyzer to analyze first neuro-response data from a first frequency band of a first subject exposed to source material and second neuro-response data from a second frequency band of the first subject and a selector to identify a candidate location in the source material for introduction of an advertisement or entertainment based on a degree of coherence between a first change in amplitude of the first frequency band measured before a neurological event and a second change in amplitude of the second frequency band measured before the neurological event. The analyzer is to analyze third neuro-response data from at least one of the first subject or a second subject exposed to a combination of the source material and the advertisement or entertainment inserted in the candidate location and determine an effectiveness of the advertisement or entertainment based on the third neuro-response data.
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US2021026448A1
PREVENTING ACCESS TO POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS ENVIRONMENTS
Publication/Patent Number: US2021026448A1 Publication Date: 2021-01-28 Application Number: 16/521,734 Filing Date: 2019-07-25 Inventor: Dos, Santos Silva Bruno   Silva, De Araujo Diogo Tadeu   Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION   IPC: G06F3/01 Abstract: A method, computer system, and a computer program product for managing a plurality of electronic devices controlling access to one or more hazards in a physical environment. The present invention may include detecting a plurality of brain-wave patterns associated with a user. The present invention may then, in response to detecting motion of the user and the plurality of brain-wave patterns associated with the user matching a pattern, include operating at least one electronic device to disable access to a corresponding hazard. The present invention may further include operating the at least one electronic device to enable access to the corresponding hazard based on receiving input from the user to enable the at least one electronic device, wherein the input being received from the user is in response to prompting the user to correctly respond to a question previously answered by the user.
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US10932688B2
EEG-based decoding and closed-loop neuromodulation system for assessing and enhancing sensorimotor learning
Publication/Patent Number: US10932688B2 Publication Date: 2021-03-02 Application Number: 16/124,472 Filing Date: 2018-09-07 Inventor: Santello, Marco   Fine, Justin   Assignee: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY   IPC: A61B5/0482 Abstract: Systems and methods are described for enhancing sensorimotor learning using EEG decoding and closed-loop neuromodulation. A plurality of EEG electrodes and a plurality of stimulation electrodes are coupled to a learning subject. An output device of an adaptive learning system provides a sequence of instructions to the learning subject for performing a sensorimotor task in accordance with a defined learning schedule. The defined learning schedule is adjusted based on a monitored EEG signal while performing the task and, in some implementations, a neuromodulation stimulus signal is applied to the learning subject that is designed to cause the monitored EEG signal of the learning subject to approach at least one target EEG signal parameter.
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US10890972B2
Prefrontal-based cognitive brain-machine interfacing apparatus and method thereof
Publication/Patent Number: US10890972B2 Publication Date: 2021-01-12 Application Number: 15/946,882 Filing Date: 2018-04-06 Inventor: Min, Byoung-kyong   Choi, Kyuwan   Assignee: Korea University Research and Business Foundation   IPC: G06F3/01 Abstract: Provided are prefrontal-based brain-machine interfacing apparatus and a method thereof. The apparatus includes a brainwave measurement device configured to measure a prefrontal brainwave signal of a subject, and a processor configured to execute a cognitive brain-machine interface program stored in a memory, the processor pinpoints a brain cortical region generating the corresponding prefrontal brainwave signal among previously assigned multiple subdivisions of a prefrontal area, measures the sensor-level brain activity, extracts a prefrontal cortical-level activity pattern by computing source localization and calculating causal connectivity among two or more previously assigned brain regions on the basis of the degree of corresponding sensor-level brain activities, inputs the prefrontal activity pattern into a classifier which is previously generated by machine learning of multiple prefrontal activity patterns of the subject to identify one of the preset control conditions, and generates and outputs a preset machine regulating signal on the basis of a result of identification.
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US2021052183A1
METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR THERAPEUTIC NEUROMODULATION
Publication/Patent Number: US2021052183A1 Publication Date: 2021-02-25 Application Number: 16/947,653 Filing Date: 2020-08-11 Inventor: Izvarina, Natalia   Assignee: Biosensor, Inc.   IPC: A61B5/0484 Abstract: Systems, methods and computer-readable media are disclosed for providing therapeutic auditory stimulation. Consistent with disclosed embodiments, a system for providing therapeutic auditory stimulation may comprise a diagnostic unit that computes an EEG spectral density of a patient and a heart rate spectral density of a patient and provides values for one or more EEG frequency bands and one or more heart rate frequency bands. The system may also comprise a therapy unit that generates, based on the provided values, one or more stimulation waveforms corresponding to one or more of the EEG frequency bands and provides the stimulation waveforms for therapeutic auditory stimulation. The stimulation waveforms may comprise audible carrier frequencies modulated by signals with frequencies that vary exponentially with time. The EEG frequency bands may comprise the delta, theta, alpha, beta 1, beta 2, and gamma EEG frequency hands.
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US10918325B2
Brain wave measuring device and brain wave measuring system
Publication/Patent Number: US10918325B2 Publication Date: 2021-02-16 Application Number: 15/659,781 Filing Date: 2017-07-26 Inventor: Takagi, Tomohito   Onishi, Shinji   Tokuchi, Kengo   Shiihara, Tsutomu   Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.   IPC: A61B5/0484 Abstract: A brain wave measuring device includes a first brain wave measuring unit that contacts an ear of a user, a second brain wave measuring unit, joined to the first brain wave measuring unit, that contacts the ear, and a transmitter that transmits a brain wave measurement result obtained by the first brain wave measuring unit and the second brain wave measuring unit to a terminal device.
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EP3160347B1
SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR THE SYNCHRONIZATION OF A NON-REAL TIME OPERATING SYSTEM PC TO A REMOTE REAL-TIME DATA COLLECTING MICROCONTROLLER
Publication/Patent Number: EP3160347B1 Publication Date: 2021-03-03 Application Number: 15814892.4 Filing Date: 2015-06-30 Inventor: Simon, Adam J.   Kath, Gary S.   Devilbiss, David M.   Assignee: Cerora, Inc.   IPC: A61B5/16
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US10893822B2
Method and system for use in monitoring neural activity in a subject's brain
Publication/Patent Number: US10893822B2 Publication Date: 2021-01-19 Application Number: 13/983,419 Filing Date: 2012-02-02 Inventor: Hendler, Talma   Intrator, Nathan   Klovatch, Ilana   Kinreih, Sivan   Meir-hasson, Yehudit   Assignee: The Medical Research, Infrastructure and Health Services Fund of the Tel Aviv Medical Center   IPC: A61B5/0482 Abstract: A system and method are presented for use in monitoring brain activity of a subject. The system comprises a control unit which comprises: a data input utility for receiving measured data comprising data corresponding to signals measured during a certain time period and being indicative of a subject's brain activity originated from locations in the subject's brain during said certain time period, and a processor utility which is configured and operable for processing the measured data and generating data indicative thereof in the form of a multi-parameter function presenting a relation between frequency and time data of the measured signals and for analyzing said relation and identifying a subject-related signature corresponding to the subject's brain neural activity.
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