Monitoring neurological signals to detect potential disorders: Key neurotech patent #44

– Illustrative image from U.S. Patent No. 8,187,181 Today we feature an important Medtronic patent. (As mentioned, we are discussing foundational Pervasive Neurotech patents, from older to newer by issue date) U.S. Patent No. 8,187,181: Scoring of sensed neurological signals for use with a medical device system Assignee(s): Medtronic, Inc. Inventor(s): Ivan Osorio, Mark G. Frei, Nina M. Graves, Jonathon E. Giftakis Technology Category: Neuro-monitoring Issue Date: May 29, 2012 SharpBrains’ Take: While some events caused by neurological disorders are readily apparent, other undesirable neurological activity may still occur but be less visible with the patient not exhibiting symptoms. Such activity may go undetected and result in disorders worsening due to lack of treatment. The ‘181 patent describes techniques for detecting, ranking and presenting neurological events of varying severity, in some cases enabling more subtle afflictions to be discerned. A specification spanning 33 illustration sheets and 22 pages of written material discloses various aspects of detecting features of such events including identifying the severity of activity based on the intensity, duration or spreading of neural clustering activity (see illustrative image above). The importance of the addressed problem space, independent claim coverage of the inventive concept, extensive specification and 80+ forward citations are among that contribute to making the ‘181 patent...
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