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 new patent  Methods and systems for extracting auditory features with neural networks

A system extracting features from a time-varying signal comprising a computer processor and a computer readable medium having computer executable instructions for providing: a bank of bandpass filters; a module approximating the output of those filters with nonlinear components; a module representing a decorrelated projection of the output of the filters with nonlinear components; and a module representing the temporal derivative of the decorrelated information with nonlinear components.. . ... Brain Corporation

 new patent  Monitoring a patient's position using a planning image and subsequent thermal imaging

Disclosed is a computer-implemented medical data processing method for supporting positioning a patient for treatment by at least one of radiotherapy or radiosurgery, the method comprising executing, on at least one processor of at least one computer, steps of: a) acquiring (s11), at the at least one processor, planning image data describing a digital planning image of an anatomical body part of a body (1) of the patient; b) acquiring (s12), at the at least one processor, planning image alignment data describing a relative position between the anatomical body part and a predetermined reference position at the point in time when the planning image data was generated; c) acquiring (s13), at the at least one processor, thermal reference image data describing a thermal reference image of the anatomical body part; d) acquiring (s14), at the at least one processor, thermal imaging device reference position data describing a relative position between a thermal imaging device (17) used for taking the thermal reference image and the predetermined reference position; e) determining (s15), by the at least one processor and based on the planning image data and the planning image alignment data and the thermal image data and the thermal imaging device position data, image projection data describing a projection of the image representation of at least the anatomical body part described by the planning image data onto the image representation of the anatomical body part described by the thermal reference image data.. . ... Brain Corporation

Multifunction card including biometric data, card payment terminal, and card payment system

A multifunction card includes an integrated circuit. The integrated circuit includes a memory, a processor, and a communicator. ... Brain Corporation

Methods and systems for determination of mental state

Computer-implemented systems and methods are provided for determining indications of a mental state of a subject. A computing system may receive at least one electrophysiological signal from at least one pair of electrodes on a head of a subject. ... Brain Corporation

Systems and methods for neuro-feedback training using video games

A method and system for neuro-feedback training are disclosed. According to certain embodiments, the method may include receiving, by a processor via a communication network, a brainwave signal measured by at least one sensor attached to a user. ... Brain Corporation

Systems and methods for neuro-feedback training using iot devices

A method and system for neuro-feedback training are disclosed. According to certain embodiments, the method may include receiving, by a processor via a communication network, a brainwave signal measured by at least one sensor attached to a user. ... Brain Corporation

Apparatuses for non-invasively sensing internal temperature

A transducer for noninvasively determining an internal temperature of a location of interest in a body of a subject is provided. The transducer receives a native temperature signals originating from the location of interest without substantially receiving interfering signals, and includes one or more shielding features for preventing interference. ... Brain Corporation

Systems, methods, and devices for an impact test platform

Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and devices for implementing protective gear testing platforms. Systems may include a support structure and a pendulum coupled to the support structure via a first coupling. ... Brain Corporation

Systems, methods, and devices for an impact test platform

Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and devices for implementing protective gear testing platforms. Systems may include a support structure and a pendulum coupled to the support structure via a first coupling. ... Brain Corporation

Stereotactic frame

A stereotactic frame includes a vertical column that extends up from a base. A first laterally extending support arm extends from a first side of the column and a second laterally extending support arm extends from a second side of the column. ... Brain Corporation

Composition for improving memory, learning ability, and cognitive ability

There is provided a composition for improving memory, learning ability, and cognitive ability. It has been confirmed that a peptide having a c-terminal region ended to gag had an effect of improving the memory. ... Brain Corporation

Knee positioner

The device according to the disclosure is for stabilising a patient in a desired position during x-ray knee imaging. By default, a tibial inclination angle of 10° is envisaged, as according to statistics this constitutes an inclination for the ideal imaging of the knee joint space. ... Brain Corporation

Eye sensor, system and method

An eye sensor, system and method for measuring fixational eye movements of an individual's eyeball (e.g., ocular microtremors and microsaccades) to provide a variable voltage biosignal for measuring the individual's brainstem activity is provided. The eye sensor comprises a sensor mounted on the individual's closed or opened eyelid so as to be deflected by the fixational eye movements of the eyeball. ... Brain Corporation

Method of monitoring a patient for seizure activity

A method of monitoring a patient for seizure activity may include detecting portions of elevated electromyography signal amplitude and analyzing whether the elevations meet one or characteristics of either an epileptic seizure or non-epileptic psychogenic event.. . ... Brain Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180158547

Determination of enhancing structures in an anatomical body part

. . A data processing method for determining an enhancing structure of interest within an anatomical body part, wherein the structure of interest exhibits an enhanced signal in an image of the anatomical body part generated by a medical imaging method using a contrast agent, said method being designed to be performed by a computer and comprising a region growing algorithm.. . ... Brain Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180158349

Therapeutic mat

A therapeutic tool, and method for using it, for integrating motor, sensory and cognitive skills and progressively developing coordination and cognitive functioning. In a preferred embodiment, a mat is provided with colored shapes forming a figure-8 path. ... Brain Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180154104

Devices, systems and methods for monitoring brain activity and for enabling brain to rebalance

Exposure to stressors may be associated with the production of asymmetry in brain waves and can significantly affect a person's overall degree of wellbeing and conversely, asymmetry may influence a person's experience of stress. Through devices and methods that simultaneously look for asymmetries and in real time, one can create real time variable sequences of acoustical stimuli, and then one can effectively and efficiently support the brain to balance its activity between corresponding right and left lobes without one's mindful attention. ... Brain Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180153247

Software for designing, configuring and providing manufacturing specifications for biomechanically aware protective gear

Software for designing, configuring, and manufacturing a smart, biomechanically aware helmet is described. The software has numerous modules. ... Brain Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180153243

Adjustable elastic shear protection in protective gear

Protective gear such as a helmet includes multiple shell layers connected using one or more shear protection devices. The shear protection devices have a general v-shaped configuration with one vertex point and two endpoints. ... Brain Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180153242

Elastic shear protection in protective gear

Protective gear such as a helmet includes multiple shell layers connected using one or more shear protection devices. The shear protection devices have a general v-shaped configuration with one vertex point and two endpoints. ... Brain Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180147721

Systems and methods for remote operating and/or monitoring of a robot

Systems and methods for remote operating and/or monitoring of a robot are disclosed. In some exemplary implementations, a robot can be communicatively coupled to a remote network. ... Brain Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180140232

Determining a range of motion of an artificial knee joint

A data processing method for determining a range of motion of an artificial knee joint which connects a femur and a tibia via a medial ligament and a lateral ligament, wherein at least the femur comprises an implant which forms a medial condyle and a lateral condyle, the method comprising the steps of: acquiring the maximum lengths of the lateral ligament and the medial ligament for a particular flexion angle of the knee joint; calculating a first virtual position between the femur and the tibia in which the lateral condyle of the femoral implant touches the tibia and the medial ligament is stretched to its maximum length; calculating a maximum valgus angle of the range of motion from the first virtual position; calculating a second virtual position between the femur and the tibia in which the medial condyle of the femoral implant touches the tibia and the lateral ligament is stretched to its maximum length; and calculating a maximum varus angle of the range of motion from the second virtual position.. . ... Brain Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137858

Controlling connected devices using a relationship graph

Network connected devices are controlled. A command is received. ... Brain Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180132947

Implant and delivery system for neural stimulator

An apparatus is provided including an implantable neural stimulator which is advanced through a greater palatine canal to a sphenopalatine ganglion (spg) of a subject and has an implant-impedance-sensing electrode. The apparatus further includes an auxiliary impedance-sensing electrode and first and second wires, electrically coupled respectively to the implant-impedance-sensing and auxiliary-impedance-sensing electrodes. ... Brain Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180132937

Method and device for determining geometric parameters for total knee replacement surgery

The present invention relates to a data processing method performed by a computer, for determining geometric parameters of a phantom leg bone using a cutting guide that defines a cutting plane and that is configured to abut a predetermined surface section of the phantom leg bone. The method comprises acquiring cutting guide position data describing the spatial position of the cutting guide, acquiring relative position data describing the spatial position of a first mechanical axis point relative to the predetermined surface section of the phantom leg bone, and determining, based on the cutting guide position data and the relative position data, first axis point position data describing the spatial position of the first mechanical axis point of the phantom leg bone. ... Brain Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180126550

Adaptive predictor apparatus and methods

Apparatus and methods for training and operating of robotic devices. Robotic controller may comprise a predictor apparatus configured to generate motor control output. ... Brain Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180125319

Apparatus and methods for programming and training of robotic household appliances

Apparatus and methods for training and operating of robotic appliances. Robotic appliance may be operable to clean user premises. ... Brain Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180125144

Systems for flexible facemask structures

Aspects of the present disclosure provide a protective facemask for a helmet including compression portions. In one aspect, a facemask comprises a plurality of arcuately curved bars including a frame portion and lateral bars configured to extend across the frontal opening of the helmet and join to the frame portion at terminal ends. ... Brain Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180120856

Systems and methods for dynamic route planning in autonomous navigation

Systems and methods for dynamic route planning in autonomous navigation are disclosed. In some exemplary implementations, a robot can have one or more sensors configured to collect data about an environment including detected points on one or more objects in the environment. ... Brain Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180120116

Systems and methods for robotic mapping

Systems and methods for robotic mapping are disclosed. In some exemplary implementations, a robot can travel in an environment. ... Brain Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180118556

Px3 for horses

The present application pertains to a customized orthotic mouthpiece for horses and methods associated with creating and using the customized orthotic mouthpieces. These custom mouthpieces, as opposed to the typical bits generally used, do not restrict or impede movement or position of the horse's tongue. ... Brain Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180117364

Treating degenerative dementia with low intensity focused ultrasound pulsation (lifup) device

Ultrasonic energy is used for treating degenerative dementia. A focal point of an ultrasonic transducer beam is directed at a target area of the brain to promote removal of substances that accumulate in the interstitial pathways that are at least partially responsible for the degenerative dementia. ... Brain Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180116753

Adjustable trajectory guide

The present invention relates to an adjustable trajectory guide having a guide portion adapted to hold or provide a guiding for a medical instrument along a defined trajectory, and at least one adjustment section comprising: at least one elongated flexible beam member connected at its first end to the guide portion, and having at its second end a first engagement interface adapted to provide a connection to a support structure holding the trajectory guide; at least one second engagement interface which is movable relative to the at least one beam member and which is adapted to provide a connection to an actuator, at least one coupling member coupling the first end of the beam member to the second engagement interface, wherein the coupling member is capable of transmitting force and/or torque from the second engagement interface to the first end of the beam member. The present invention further relates to a trajectory guide adjustment system comprising such trajectory guide, and corresponding method for aligning an elongated medical instrument utilizing such trajectory guide adjustment system.. ... Brain Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180116746

Sterile surgical drape with inherently stable tracking reference array cover

The invention relates to a sterile surgical drape comprising a cover portion for a tracking reference array, wherein at least a part of the cover portion is formed inherently stable and has a form adapted to accommodate multiple tracking markers of a tracking reference array for computer-assisted surgery. Further, it relates to a surgical draping system and a medical navigation method using such a drape.. ... Brain Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180116558

Ocular micro tremor (omt) sensor, system and method

An eye sensor, system and method for measuring fixational eye movements of an individual's eyeball (e.g., ocular microtremors and microsaccades) to provide a variable voltage biosignal for measuring the individual's brain stem activity. The eye sensor comprises a sensor mounted on the individual's closed or opened eyelid so as to be deflected by the fixational eye movements of the eyeball. ... Brain Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180116499

System and method for ocular function tests

A system for use in performing ocular examinations, such as convergence and accommodation useful in diagnosing traumatic brain injury (including concussion), includes an assessment device. The assessment device includes a portable carrier having a visual target and a distance measurement component. ... Brain Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180108148

Automatic detection and identification of brain sulci in mri

Disclosed is a method for determining a position of a brain sulcus in the brain of a patient, the method comprising executing, on at least one processor of at least one computer, steps of: acquiring, at the at least one processor, patient image data describing a digital medical image of at least part of the brain; acquiring, at the at least one processor, atlas data describing an image-based model of the at least part of the brain; determining, by the at least one processor and based on the patient image data and the atlas data, mapping data describing a transformation between the patient image data and the atlas data; and determining, by the at least one processor and based on the patient image data and the atlas data and the mapping data, sulcus position data describing the position of the brain sulcus in the digital medical image.. . ... Brain Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180108131

Generation of a patient-specific anatomical atlas

A computer implemented method of matching a medical images of an anatomical structure of a patient's body with an atlas-based representation of the anatomical structure is described. The method includes acquiring patient image data describing a medical image representation of the anatomical structure in the medical image; determining, based on the patient image data, patient substructure data describing a plurality of patient substructure representations each describing a different patient substructure of the anatomical structure; acquiring general substructure data describing a general substructure representation of each of a plurality of general substructures for each of the patient substructures; determining, for each of the patient substructures and based on the patient substructure data and the general substructure data, substructure matching data describing a matching general substructure representation which matches the respective patient substructure representation; determining, based on the general substructure data and the substructure matching data, anatomical structure atlas data describing an atlas representation of the anatomical structure; determining, based on the patient image data and the anatomical structure atlas data, matching transformation data describing an atlas-patient matching transformation between the medical image representation of the anatomical structure and the atlas representation of the anatomical structure.. ... Brain Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180104554

Adjustable golf club having reversible face and site alignment device

A golf putter including a putter head having a body portion and a reversible face. The golf putter further includes a hosel received by the body portion of the putter head and a shaft attachable to the hosel. ... Brain Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180104014

Surgical drape for patient registration and a registration method utilizing such surgical drape

A surgical drape includes an impervious section having absorbing properties, an incision section including an incise foil, and a transparent section that is sized such that it allows a user to visually observe, through the surgical drape for registration purposes, a substantial part of a patient that is covered by the surgical drape. A method of registering a patient's body part with a pre-acquired image dataset of the body part is provided including providing a surgical drape including the impervious, the incision, and the transparent sections, covering the patient's body part with the surgical drape so as to provide a sterile workplace separated from an unsterile area by the surgical drape, using the transparent section of the surgical drape to visually identify the patient's body part covered by the surgical drape, and approaching and registering the patient's body part with a registration instrument such as for example a pointer instrument.. ... Brain Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180102060

System and method for managing pedagogical content

A system and method for managing pedagogical content are provided. A system and method may capture a screenshot of a presentation of educational or pedagogical content and convert the captured screenshot to an image. ... Brain Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180099409

Apparatus and methods for control of robot actions based on corrective user inputs

Robots have the capacity to perform a broad range of useful tasks, such as factory automation, cleaning, delivery, assistive care, environmental monitoring and entertainment. Enabling a robot to perform a new task in a new environment typically requires a large amount of new software to be written, often by a team of experts. ... Brain Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180093110

Sorting the sequential arrangement of radiation treatment beams regarding well-distributed unobstructed lines of sight

. . Disclosed is a method for determining a positional pattern of an irradiation unit for irradiating a patient with treatment radiation. Optimal order data describing an order of the irradiation unit positions for which the statistical value is optimal is determined. ... Brain Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180093109

Normal tissue sparing in radiation therapy treatment planning using prioritization for optimizing tissue indices

Disclosed is a computer-implemented medical data processing method for determining a dose distribution for use in a medical procedure involving irradiation of an anatomical structure of a patient's body with ionising radiation. A processor acquires medical image data describing a medical image of the anatomical structure. ... Brain Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180092428

Systems and methods for customized helmet layers

Aspects of the present disclosure provide a helmet including customized helmet layers and corresponding methods of construction. In one aspect, a method comprises capturing a 3d image of a head corresponding to the head of an individual, and rendering a 3d headform based on the 3d image. ... Brain Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180092422

Biomechanics aware headgear

Protective gear includes an outer shell layer connected to a middle shell layer through an outer energy and impact transformer layer. The middle shell layer is connected to an inner shell layer through an inner energy and impact transformer layer. ... Brain Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180085175

Determining a configuration of a medical robotic arm

A computer implemented method for determining a configuration of a medical robotic arm, wherein the configuration comprises a pose of the robotic arm and a position of a base of the robotic arm, comprising the steps of: acquiring treatment information data representing information about the treatment to be performed by use of the robotic arm; acquiring patient position data representing the position of a patient to be treated; and calculating the configuration from the treatment information data and the patient position data.. . ... Brain Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180085032

Method and apparatus for determining differences in geometry of subject element using landmarks

A method, performed by a computer, for measuring geometric length and offset differences of a subject element using landmarks obtained through, for example, analysis of medical data images. The method may include obtaining medical image data from a medical imaging device. ... Brain Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180078196

Systems and methods for controlling position

Systems and methods for assessing compliance with position therapy. In an embodiment, position therapy is provided to a user while the user is wearing a position therapy device. ... Brain Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180078165

Head-mounted electrode array

A headset for defecting brain electrical activity may include a flexible substrate having first and second ends each configured to engage an ear of a subject and dimensioned to fit across the forehead of a subject. The headset may also include a plurality of electrodes disposed on the substrate and configured to contact the subject when the headset is positioned on the subject. ... Brain Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180071551

Cbct and x-ray combined setup with x-ray verification of patient positioning

The disclosure is directed to a radiotherapy system having a treatment device for treating a treatment body part of a patient with a treatment beam arrangement. The treatment device is included with a couch for placing the patient and includes a medical imaging devices for outputting three-dimensional cone-beam computed tomography images to a computer, and a medical imaging x-ray device for generating at least one x-ray image, if the patient is placed on the couch for treatment, and for outputting at least one x-ray image to the computer. ... Brain Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180064952

Central base coils for deep transcranial magnetic stimulation

A transcranial magnetic stimulation coil which is location-specific for medial brain regions or lateral brain regions is designed with multiple spaced apart stimulating elements having current flow in a first direction, and multiple return elements having current flow in a second direction which is opposite the first direction. The multiple stimulating elements are distributed around a central axis of the coil.. ... Brain Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180064950

System and method for generating electromagnetic treatment protocols for the nervous system

A system includes a communication interface for receiving information that includes data collected from an array of neural activity sensors that were placed on a patient during a session of applied stimuli. A processor is configured to analyze the received information to obtain a frequency spectrum for each sensor for a given stimulus of the applied stimuli. ... Brain Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180056092

Radiotherapy feedback device

A radiotherapy feedback device is provided which provides one of a plurality of indication signals for presentation to a surgeon based on the status of a current surgical procedure. In some aspects, an indication signal is provided to the surgeon if the surgical procedure on an anatomical structure is of sufficient status so as to respond well to subsequent radiotherapy.. ... Brain Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180053090

Methods and systems for implementing dynamic neural networks

A method is described for designing systems that provide efficient implementations of feed-forward, recurrent, and deep networks that process dynamic signals using temporal filters and static or time-varying nonlinearities. A system design methodology is described that provides an engineered architecture. ... Brain Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180052324

Virtual reality system and information processing system

A virtual reality system includes a first information processing device, a virtual reality headset, a biometric data acquisition device, a first sensor, and a second sensor. The first information processing device creates virtual reality content. ... Brain Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180047183

Medical image fusion with reduced search space

A computer implemented method for performing fusion of 3d image data, which represent at least a part of a patient's body, with two 2d images of the patient's body with a known spatial relation between the viewing directions of the 2d images, comprising the steps of: -acquiring the 3d image data, -acquiring the two 2d images, -calculating two virtual images from the 3d image data, the two virtual images corresponding to the two 2d images, -classifying the two 2d images into a primary and a secondary image, -determining a primary alignment between the primary image and the corresponding virtual image such that they match, -calculating a spatial axis relative to the viewing directions of the two 2d images from the primary alignment and a predetermined point which is imaged in the virtual image which corresponds to the primary image, wherein the spatial axis is a line in space on which the predetermined point lies, and -performing fusion of the 3d image data with the two 2d images based on the calculated spatial axis in order to obtain a virtual position of the 3d image data in space.. . ... Brain Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180045512

Method and appratus for detecting undesirable rotation of medical markers

Provided is a data processing method for determining rotation by a marker device of a medical tracking system about its mount. The data processing method includes acquiring a first marker device position dataset which represents a position of the marker device before a movement of the marker device. ... Brain Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180035740

Visual and audio indicator of shear impact force on protective gear

A helmet detects shear force impacts. Indicator elements in the helmet or protective gear provides a visual indication, an audio indication, or a combination is contained in the surface of the outer shell of the helmet and detects when there is a mechanical force imparted on the helmet. ... Brain Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180021597

X-ray patient position monitoring

. . A data processing method performed by a computer for monitoring the position of a patient, comprising the steps of: acquiring a 3d image dataset of the patient; acquiring an initial real image of the patient from a medical imaging system having a known and fixed location in space, thus defining a known viewing direction of the initial real image in space, the real image being taken at a first point in time; —performing 2d/3d registration by calculating a simulated image from the 3d image dataset which matches the initial real image best, the simulated image having a viewing direction onto the 3d image dataset; storing an initial similarity measure value for the pair of the initial real image and the calculated simulated image; —acquiring a subsequent real image from the medical imaging system taken at a second point in time later than the first point in time; calculating a subsequent similarity measure value for the pair of the subsequent real image and the calculated simulated image; and outputting an indication signal if the difference between the initial similarity measure value and the subsequent similarity measure value fulfills a predetermined criterion.. . ... Brain Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180020974

Tissue-orientation-based simulation of deep brain stimulation

The present invention relates to a medical data processing method for determining an orientation of nerve fibres relative to a non-physiological electric field, the method comprising the following steps which are constituted to be executed by a computer: a) acquiring patient medical image data describing a patient medical image of an anatomical body part of a patient's body, the anatomical body part including nerve tissue comprising white matter nerve fibres; b) acquiring diffusion image data describing a diffusion-enhanced image of the anatomical body part; c) acquiring atlas data describing a spatial distribution of grey value-based tissue classes in a model body part representing a model of the anatomical body part; d) determining, based on the patient image data and the diffusion image data and the atlas data, fibre orientation data describing an orientation of the white matter nerve fibres; e) acquiring electric field orientation data describing an orientation of the non-physiological electric field which is an electric field simulated around a simulated electrode virtually placed in a predetermined spatial relationship relative to the anatomical body part; f) determining, based on the fibre orientation data and the electric field orientation data, relative orientation data describing a relative orientation between the orientation of the white matter nerve fibres and the orientation of the electric field.. . ... Brain Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018790

Auto-calibration of probabilistic tracking parameters for dti fibre tractography and compilation of tract probability comparison scales

1. A medical data processing method of determining information describing the probable position of a neural fibre in a patient's brain, the method comprising the following steps which are constituted to be executed by a computer: a) acquiring patient-specific medical image data describing the brain of the patient; b) acquiring atlas data defining an image-based model of a human brain; c) determining, based on the patient-specific medical image data and the atlas data, seed region data describing seed regions (a, b) in the patient-specific medical image data in which the ends of neural fibres of the patient's brain may be located; d) determining, based on the patient-specific medical image data and the seed region data, neural fibre tract data describing a plurality of potential tracts (t1, t2, t3) which a specific neural fibre may take through the patient's brain; e) determining, based on the atlas data and the neural fibre tract data, a figure of merit for each one of the potential tracts (t1, t2, t3).. ... Brain Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018775

Systems and methods for predictive/reconstructive visual object tracker

Systems and methods for predictive/reconstructive visual object tracking are disclosed. The visual object tracking has advanced abilities to track objects in scenes, which can have a variety of applications as discussed in this disclosure. ... Brain Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180016543

Method of producing yeast mutants and the use thereof

A method of producing yeast mutants and the use thereof. In order to provide yeasts which, at a given sugar content, produce a low ethanol content and a relatively high glycerol content in ethanolic fermentation and which are simultaneously obtainable rapidly, at least one yeast strain is contacted in a first mutagenesis step with a first mutagen and in a second mutagenesis step with a second mutagen. ... Brain Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180012363

Preview visualisation of tracked nerve fibers

The invention relates to a medical data processing method for determining the position of a nerve fiber based on a diffusion image-based tracking method of tracking nerve fibers. In one example, the method encompasses comparing a set of tracked nerve fibers to a model of nerve fibers contained in atlas data.. ... Brain Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180012358

Adaptation of image data sets to an updated atlas-based reference system

The invention relates to a computer-implemented medical data processing method for determining a mapping of medical image content into a reference system, the method comprising executing, on a processor of a computer, steps of: a) acquiring, at the processor, medical image data describing a digital medical image of an anatomical structure of a patient's body; b) acquiring, at the processor, image attribute data describing attribute information associated with the medical image data, the attribute information including an indication of an initial reference system in which spatial relationships of the digital medical image are defined; c) acquiring, at the processor, reference system transformation data describing a spatial relationship (reg) between the initial reference system and a second reference system which is different from the initial reference system; d) determining, by the processor and based on the medical image data and the reference system transformation data, transformed image data describing a representation of the digital medical image in the second reference system.. . ... Brain Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180008371

Light point identification method

A data processing method performed by a computer for detecting reflections of light pulses, comprising the steps: acquiring a camera signal representing a series of camera images of a camera viewing field; detecting whether the camera signal includes one or more light mark portions within the camera viewing field possibly representing a light pulse reflection; relating the detected light mark portions in the series of camera images to a pre-defined emission pattern of the light pulses; and determining that a light mark portion is a reflected light pulse, if the light mark portion in the series of camera images matches to the pre-defined emission pattern of the light pulses.. . ... Brain Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180008279

Implantable damping devices for treating dementia and associated systems and methods of use

Devices, systems, and methods for reducing stress on a blood vessel are disclosed herein. A damping device configured in accordance with embodiments of the present technology can include an anchoring member coupled to a flexible, compliant damping member including a generally tubular sidewall having an outer surface, an inner surface defining a lumen configured to direct blood flow, a first end portion and a second end portion, and a damping region between the first and second end portions. ... Brain Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180005380

Dynamic definition of a region of interest for tracking nerve fibers

The invention relates to a medical data processing method for determining the position of a region of interest serving as a start condition for conducting diffusion image-based tracking of nerve fibers. In one example, the method encompasses comparing a set of tracked nerve fibers to a model of nerve fibers contained in atlas data.. ... Brain Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180005378

Atlas-based determination of tumor growth direction

The invention relates to a method for determining the spatial development of tumor tissue, by acquiring patient medical image data describing sequences of patient medical images of tumors in parts of patient bodies, wherein the patient medical images of each sequence have been taken at subsequent points in time and each sequence has been taken tier a different patient; determining, by additively fusing subsequent patient medical images of each sequence to one another, patient spatial development data describing the spatial development of a tumor in each patient body; acquiring atlas data describing an atlas representation of the parts of patient bodies; determining, based on the atlas data and the patient development data, development probability data describing a probability for a spatial development of a tumor.. . ... Brain Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180001475

Determining a configuration of a medical robotic arm

A computer implemented method for determining a configuration of a medical robotic arm, wherein the configuration comprises a pose of the robotic arm and a position of a base of the robotic arm, comprising the steps of: —acquiring treatment information data representing information about the treatment to be performed by use of the robotic arm; —acquiring patient position data representing the position of a patient to be treated; and —calculating the configuration from the treatment information data and the patient position data.. . ... Brain Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180001474

Systems and methods for robotic behavior around moving bodies

Systems and methods for detection of people are disclosed. In some exemplary implementations, a robot can have a plurality of sensor units. ... Brain Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170368369

Method and apparatus for determining or predicting the position of a target

A data processing method for determining the position of a target, comprising the steps performed by a computer: a) acquiring a target movement model specifying a movement cycle of the target; b) acquiring a target position signal representing a view of the target from a single direction and/or provided by a single imager; c) determining, based on the acquired target position signal and the target movement model, the position of the target.. . ... Brain Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170367610

Method and apparatus of monitoring a patient for motor manifestations related to seizure activity

Methods and apparatuses are described for qualifying peaks included among a collected emg signal and include methods where various test groupings of peaks may be constructed from among a group of peaks. Methods and apparatuses herein may facilitate identification of patterns of abnormal motor manifestation, initiation of alarms if those patterns are identified, and the organization of data for inclusion in a searchable medical database.. ... Brain Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170355081

Systems and methods for automatic detection of spills

Systems and methods for automatic detection of spills are disclosed. In some exemplary implementations, a robot can have a spill detector comprising at least one optical imaging device configured to capture at least one image of a scene containing a spill while the robot moves between locations. ... Brain Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170354667

Composition and method for treating bipolar disorder

Disclosed is a composition suitable for oral administration and capable of treating individuals suffering from unipolar disorder, bipolar disorder and/or bipolar disorder with an unhealthy body weight. The composition comprises a combination therapy of minocycline and acetylsalicylic acid delivered in doses that improve metabolic function and/or exert immune-modulating and/or anti-inflammatory effects. ... Brain Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170354330

Determination of breathing signal from thermal images

A data processing method performed by a computer for determining breathing signal data which represents a breathing cycle of a patient, comprising the steps of: acquiring image data representing a sequence of training thermal images of at least a part of the surface of the patient's body over time, the sequence covering at least one half breathing cycle and being captured by a thermographic camera; and tracking at least one tracked point in the image data over the sequence of training thermal images to find a trajectory of the tracked point as the breathing signal data, wherein the tracked point is a point on the surface of the patient's body.. . ... Brain Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170348056

Determining a straight line trajectory for a medical procedure

Disclosed is a computer-implemented method for planning a trajectory (11) through an anatomical body part (1), the trajectory (11) being usable for a medical procedure and the method comprising executing, on at least one processor of at least one computer, steps of: • a) acquiring (s1), at a processor, patient image data describing a medical image of a patient anatomical body part being the anatomical body part (1) in a patient's body; • b) acquiring (s2), at a processor, atlas trajectory data describing a model anatomical body part being a model of the patient anatomical body part, and describing the position of at least one predetermined trajectory through the model anatomical body part; • c) acquiring (s3), at a processor, critical structure data describing the position of at least one critical structure (5) in the model anatomical body part or in the patient anatomical body part; • d) determining (s4), by a processor and based on the patient image data and the atlas trajectory data and the critical structure, mapping data describing a mapping of the model anatomical body part, of the position of the at least one predetermined trajectory and of the position of the at least one critical structure (5) onto the medical image of the patient anatomical body part; • e) determining (s5), by a processor and based on the mapping data and the atlas trajectory data and the patient image data, analysis region data describing an analysis region in the patient image data, the analysis region (16) having a position in the patient anatomical body part fulfilling a predetermined spatial condition relative to the position of the mapped predetermined trajectory (6); • f) determining (s6), by the processor and based on the patient image data and the atlas trajectory data and the analysis region data and the critical structure data, straight trajectory data describing a straight line trajectory (11) through the patient anatomical body part having a position fulfilling a predetermined spatial condition relative to the position of at least one critical structure (5) in the patient anatomical body part.. . ... Brain Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170340902

Utilization of a transportable ct-scanner for radiotherapy procedures

The present application relates to a data processing method for determining the position of a soft tissue body part within a patient's body. The data processing method includes acquiring ct-image data including information about the position of the body part within a coordinate system assigned to a transportable ct-device, wherein the patient's body is positioned relative to the treatment device, and wherein the ct-device is configured to be positioned relative to the patient's body and/or relative to the treatment device, acquiring first transformation data including information about a first transformation between the coordinate system assigned to the ct-device and a coordinate system assigned to the treatment device, and determining, based on the ct-image data and the first transformation data, position data including information about the position of the body part within the coordinate system assigned to the treatment device.. ... Brain Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170340651

Composition, formulations and methods of making and using botanicals and natural compounds for the promotion of healthy brain aging

The present disclosure provides compositions and formulations comprising botanicals and natural compounds for the promotion of healthy brain aging in adults and for prevention or inhibition of age associated neurodegenerative changes resulting in cognitive, memory and executive dysfunction including modulation of the age related predisposition to mild cognitive impairment, alzheimer's disease, hormonal and other dementia related conditions. The present disclosure also provides methods of using the compositions and formulations in treating and preventing neurodegenerative changes resulting in cognitive, memory and executive dysfunction.. ... Brain Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170340297

Method for optimising the position of a patient's body part relative to an irradiation source

The present invention relates to a method for positioning a patient's body part including a target to be irradiated relative to an irradiation source of a radiation imaging device, that generates a radiation beam directed towards the target, the method being constituted to be executed by a processor of a computer and comprising the following steps: receiving, at the processor, geometry data describing the geometry of at least one structure located in the field of view of the radiation imaging device; receiving, at the processor, tracking data describing the spatial position of the at least one structure within the field of view of the radiation imaging device; determining, with the processor, position data incorporating the geometry data and the tracking data, describing whether a position of the at least one structure lies within a radiation beam trajectory through the target; determining, with the processor, repositioning data describing a position of the at least one structure away from the radiation beam trajectory through the target; outputing, from the processor, the repositioning data allowing for repositioning of the at least one structure. The present invention further relates to a corresponding computer program and system.. ... Brain Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170330325

Matching patient images and images of an anatomical atlas

A matching transformation is determined for matching a patient image set of images of an anatomical body structure of a patient with an atlas image set of images of a general anatomical structure including anatomical atlas elements. Atlas spatial information containing spatial information on the general anatomical structure, and element representation information are obtained. ... Brain Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170330324

Matching patient images and images of an anatomical atlas

A matching transformation is determined for matching a patient image set of images of an anatomical body structure of a patient with an atlas image set of images of a general anatomical structure including anatomical atlas elements. Atlas spatial information containing spatial information on the general anatomical structure, and element representation information are obtained. ... Brain Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170330323

Matching patient images and images of an anatomical atlas

A matching transformation is determined for matching a patient image set of images of an anatomical body structure of a patient with an atlas image set of images of a general anatomical structure including anatomical atlas elements. Atlas spatial information containing spatial information on the general anatomical structure, and element representation information are obtained. ... Brain Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170330322

Matching patient images and images of an anatomical atlas

A matching transformation is determined for matching a patient image set of images of an anatomical body structure of a patient with an atlas image set of images of a general anatomical structure including anatomical atlas elements. Atlas spatial information containing spatial information on the general anatomical structure, and element representation information are obtained. ... Brain Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170329347

Systems and methods for training a robot to autonomously travel a route

Systems and methods for training a robot to autonomously travel a route. In one embodiment, a robot can detect an initial placement in an initialization location. ... Brain Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170329333

Systems and methods for initializing a robot to autonomously travel a trained route

Systems and methods for initializing a robot to autonomously travel a route are disclosed. In some exemplary implementations, a robot can detect an initialization object and then determine its position relative to that initialization object. ... Brain Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170328619

Oil refill container

An oil refill container that can be coupled to a coolant refill station in an air conditioning system for motor vehicles comprises a body defining an oil containment compartment adapted to be mixed with the coolant circulating in said air conditioning system, and a closing cap provided with quick coupling means adapted to be connected to the refill station or a seat adapted to removably connect the quick coupling means to said closing cap, said closing cap comprising a cover and an under-cap adapted to define a compartment suitable for containing at least an amount of a drying substance when coupled to the cover.. . ... Brain Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170326726

Apparatus and methods for training path navigation by robots

An apparatus and methods for training and/or operating a robotic device to follow a trajectory. A robotic vehicle may utilize a camera and stores the sequence of images of a visual scene seen when following a trajectory during training in an ordered buffer. ... Brain Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170324195

Systems and methods using electrical receptacles for integrated power control, communication and monitoring

An electrical receptacle contains contacts, at least one contact for electrical connection to a hot power line and at least one contact for a neutral power line. A controlled switch, such as a triac, is connected in series relationship between the contact and the hot power line. ... Brain Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170321938

Method and system for recovering coolant gas in an air conditioning system

A method and corresponding system for extracting an unsuitable and/or unknown and/or contaminated coolant gas from an air conditioning system. An existing coolant fluid recovery/charging machine is used in order to extract the heat required to cool said containment element of the coolant to be extracted or extracted.. ... Brain Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170319092

An implantable electrode device and a method for manufacturing thereof

An implantable electrode device includes a carrier made of a polymer material, at least one measurement electrode formed by an electrically conducting pad located on the carrier, wherein the electrically conducting pad has a contact surface, a barrier layer enclosing the carrier by covering all surfaces of the carrier, wherein the contact surface of the electrically conducting pad is exposed to an outside environment, at least one electrically conducting trace, and at least one electrically conducting terminal. The electrically conducting trace can electrically connect the measurement electrode to the electrically conducting terminal. ... Brain Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170304006

Method for determining the structure of a medical implant for replacing removed tissue

A data processing method performed by a computer (2) for determining the structure of a medical implant (12; 18; 20; 22) which is to replace removed tissue in a patient's body, comprising the steps of:—acquiring a 3d dataset which represents remaining tissue (10; 17) which at least partly surrounded the removed tissue before the latter was removed;—determining the required contour of the implant (12; 18; 20; 22) from the 3d dataset;—simulating forces exerted by the remaining tissue (10; 17) on the contour of the implant (12; 18; 20;22); and—determining a structure dataset which represents the structure of the implant (12; 18; 20; 22) such that the implant (12; 18; 20; 22) has the required contour and can absorb the simulated forces.. . ... Brain Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170291301

Feature detection apparatus and methods for training of robotic navigation

A robotic device may be operated by a learning controller comprising a feature learning configured to determine control signal based on sensory input. An input may be analyzed in order to determine occurrence of one or more features. ... Brain Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170291036

Use of transcranial magnetic stimulation to modulate permeability of the blood-brain barrier

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (tms) is used to modulate permeability of the blood brain barrier in a transient, safe and non-invasive manner. A conventional or deep tms coil may be placed on a head in a vicinity of a tumor, for example. ... Brain Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170291024

Guiding tube for stimulation leads

The present invention relates to a guiding tube for stimulation leads, comprising a longitudinal, dimensionally stable tubular body enclosing an inner channel adapted to receive a stimulation lead, wherein at least one section of an otherwise electrically insulated inner surface of the tubular body has electroconductive properties. The present invention further relates to a corresponding stimulation lead placing system comprising such guiding tube, and to a corresponding computer program for placing a stimulation lead, utilizing such guiding tube.. ... Brain Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170282451

Additive printing of an airway and oxygen enhancement mouthpiece

The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for manufacturing a mouthpiece with desired dimensions or thicknesses that may enhance the performance of an individual when participating in a contact sport. Mouthpieces and methods consistent with the present disclosure may include incremental steps of three dimensional printing that use different materials. ... Brain Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170281304

Drape-clamping reference array connector

A connector for attaching a reference array in a fixed positional relationship with respect to a patient to be covered by a sterile drape in an attachment area, includes a support to be situated below the drape and a clamping element which is to be situated above the drape and can directly or indirectly hold the reference array or a reference array adaptor, wherein the clamping element clamps the support, with the drape caught between the two, by at least two distinct clamps which clamp the support from at least partly opposing directions in such a way that the positional shift in the clamping element as a result of clamping the drape at the clamping position is compensated for, such that its overall positional shift is substantially zero. A method attaching a reference array in a fixed positional relationship relative to a patient above a sterile drape is also provided.. ... Brain Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170281297

Integration of surgical instrument and display device for assisting in image-guided surgery

The invention relates to a surgical instrument comprising a handle portion or mounting portion and a functional portion and/or tip, wherein a display device is provided on the instrument and includes or enables displays which serve to assist in image-guided and/or navigation-assisted surgery. It also relates to a method for navigating a surgical instrument, wherein its position is determined and tracked by means of a medical tracking system and the position data is processed within the framework of medical navigation by means of a medical navigation system, wherein displays for navigation assistance and/or for assisting in image-guided surgery are provided on the instrument or on an element which is positionally assigned to the instrument or fastened to the instrument.. ... Brain Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170281285

Generating images for at least two displays in image-guided surgery

A system, in particular for image-guided surgery, comprising: at least two display devices; a position determinator for determining the relative position of the display devices; and an image generator for generating images, which are to be displayed by the display devices, in accordance with the determined relative position.. . ... Brain Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170281284

Generating images for at least two displays in image-guided surgery

A system, in particular for image-guided surgery, comprising: at least two display devices; a position determinator for determining the relative position of the display devices; and an image generator for generating images, which are to be displayed by the display devices, in accordance with the determined relative position.. . ... Brain Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170281071

Methods and magnetic imaging devices to inventory human brain cortical function

Techniques are described for determining cognitive impairment, an example of which includes accessing a set of epochs of magnetoencephalography (meg) data of responses of a brain of a test patient to a plurality of auditory stimulus events; processing the set of epochs to identify parameter values one or more of which is based on information from the individual epochs without averaging or otherwise collapsing the epoch data. The parameter values are input into a model that is trained based on the parameters to determine whether the test patient is cognitively impaired.. ... Brain Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170280809

Biomechanics aware headgear

Protective gear includes an outer shell layer connected to a middle shell layer through an outer energy and impact transformer layer. The middle shell layer is connected to an inner shell layer through an inner energy and impact transformer layer. ... Brain Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170268224

Inter-element joint structure

An inter-element joint structure including: a first member provided with a hole or a trench; a second member provided with a through-hole; a bushing member fitted to the through-hole formed in the second member and fixed to the second member while the bushing member comes into contact with a surface of the first member; a fastening member including a bolt provided with a shank penetrating at least the bushing member and the hole or the trench of the first member to fasten the bushing member and the first member; and a washer that is interposed between a head of the bolt and the bushing member and has a diameter larger than that of the bushing member. The bushing member has a thickness larger than that of the second member, and the through-hole of the second member has a circumferential edge loosely fitted between the washer and the first member.. ... Brain Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170266805

Trainable modular robotic apparatus and methods

Apparatus and methods for a modular robotic device with artificial intelligence that is receptive to training controls. In one implementation, modular robotic device architecture may be used to provide all or most high cost components in an autonomy module that is separate from the robotic body. ... Brain Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170266207

Composition, formulations and methods of making and using botanicals and natural compounds for the promotion of healthy brain aging

The present disclosure provides compositions and formulations comprising botanicals and natural compounds for the promotion of healthy brain aging in adults, especially adult women, and for prevention of age associated neurodegenerative changes resulting in cognitive, memory and executive dysfunction including modulation of the age related predisposition to mild cognitive impairment, alzheimer's disease, hormonal and other dementia related conditions. The present disclosure also provides methods of using the compositions and formulations in treating and preventing neurodegenerative changes resulting in cognitive, memory and executive dysfunction.. ... Brain Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170259056

Implant and delivery system for neural stimulator

A method is provided including shaping a thermoplastic material on a dental arch of a subject and utilizing the shaped thermoplastic material to facilitate inserting of a steerable implantable neural stimulator into a greater palatine foramen of the subject. The method further includes advancing the stimulator through a greater palatine canal of the subject to a sphenopalatine ganglion (spg) of the subject. ... Brain Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170258626

Immobilization mask

The present invention relates to an immobilization mask comprising a first layer comprising a low temperature thermoplastic material, the first layer having a first side and a second side; at least one dimensionally stable attachment section connected to the first layer; and at least one deformable molding member connected to the first side or to the second side of the first layer. The present invention also relates to a method of immobilizing a patient's body part, comprising the steps of applying an immobilization mask comprising a first layer having a low temperature thermoplastic material and at least one dimensionally stable attachment section connected to the first layer, wherein at least one deformable molding member is placed between the first layer and the patient's head; and molding the first layer tightly to the patient's head and to the molding member.. ... Brain Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170246478

Breathing phase-based transformation of a static computed tomography

. . Disclosed is a medical data processing method of determining a transformation for determining a breathing state-dependent geometry of an anatomical body part of target planning image reference planning image a patient's body, the method comprising executing, on at least one processor of at least one computer, steps of: a) acquiring, at a processor, planning image data describing a set of tomographic medical planning images describing each a different part of the anatomical body part in the same respiratory state called reference planning respiratory state (y), wherein the anatomical body part is subject to respiratory movement and wherein the planning images comprise a planning image called reference planning image describing a part of the anatomical body part which is called reference planning body part; b) acquiring, at a processor, breathing image data describing a set (1) of tomographic medical breathing images of the anatomical body part, wherein the breathing images comprise a reference breathing image (a) describing the reference planning body part in a respiratory state called reference breathing respiratory state (a), which is different from the reference planning respiratory state (y), and a target breathing image (c) describing at least another part of the anatomical body part, wherein the other part of the anatomical body part is called target body part, in a respiratory state called target respiratory state (c) which is different from the reference planning respiratory state; c) determining, by a processor and based on the planning image data and the breathing image data, reference transformation data describing a transformation, called reference transformation (r), between the geometry (factor a) of the reference planning body part in the reference planning respiratory state (y) and the geometry of the reference planning body part in the reference breathing respiratory state (a); d) acquiring, at a processor, scaling factor data describing a scaling factor (sf) which describes a relationship between the geometry (factor a) of the reference planning body part in the reference breathing respiratory state (a) and the geometry (factor c) of the target body part in the target respiratory state (c); e) determining, by a processor and based on the reference transformation and the scaling factor data, derived transformation data describing a transformation called derived transformation (t) between the geometry of the target body part in the reference planning respiratory state (y), and the geometry (factor c″) of the target body part in the reference breathing respiratory state (a).. . ... Brain Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170239493

Breathing phase-based transformation of a static computed tomography

A medical data processing method of determining a transformation for determining a breathing state-dependent geometry of an anatomical body part of a patient's body, the method comprising: a) acquiring planning image data describing a set of tomographic medical planning images describing each a different part of the anatomical body part in the same respiratory state called reference planning respiratory state, wherein the anatomical body part is subject to respiratory movement and wherein the planning images comprise a planning image called reference planning image describing a part of the anatomical body part which is called reference planning body part; b) acquiring breathing image data describing a set of tomographic medical breathing images of the anatomical body part, wherein the breathing images comprise a reference breathing image describing the reference planning body part in a respiratory state called reference breathing respiratory state, which is different from the reference planning respiratory state, and a target breathing image describing at least another part of the anatomical body part, wherein the other part of the anatomical body part is called target body part, in a respiratory state called target respiratory state which is different from the reference planning respiratory state; c) determining, based on the planning image data and the breathing image data, reference transformation data describing a transformation, called reference transformation, between the geometry of the reference planning body part in the reference planning respiratory state and the geometry of the reference planning body part in the reference breathing respiratory state; d) acquiring scaling factor data describing a scaling factor which describes a relationship between the geometry of the reference planning body part in the reference breathing respiratory state and the geometry of the target body part in the target respiratory state; e) determining, based on the reference transformation and the scaling factor data, derived transformation data describing a transformation called derived transformation between the geometry of the target body part in the reference planning respiratory state, and the geometry of the target body part in the reference breathing respiratory state.. . ... Brain Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170238914

Fascial closure device

Embodiments include systems and methods for closure of a hole or other defect, for example in context of a laparoscopic surgical procedure. For example, a suturing device and method of use involve inserting the device into a hole, positioning material around the hole into a notch of the device, passing a needle through a cavity in the device and the material positioned in the notch, passing a suture through the eye of the needle, and removing the needle from the material with the suture. ... Brain Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170236051

Intelligent autonomous feature extraction system using two hardware spiking neutral networks with spike timing dependent plasticity

Embodiments of the present invention provide an artificial neural network system for feature pattern extraction and output labeling. The system comprises a first spiking neural network and a second spiking neural network. ... Brain Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170236027

Intelligent biomorphic system for pattern recognition with autonomous visual feature extraction

Embodiments of the present invention provide a hierarchical arrangement of one or more artificial neural networks for recognizing visual feature pattern extraction and output labeling. The system comprises a first spiking neural network and a second spiking neural network. ... Brain Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170232613

Apparatus and methods for haptic training of robots

Robotic devices may be trained by a trainer guiding the robot along a target trajectory using physical contact with the robot. The robot may comprise an adaptive controller configured to generate control commands based on one or more of the trainer input, sensory input, and/or performance measure. ... Brain Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170231933

Supporting immunomodulatory agent

The invention relates to an agent supporting the immunomodularity for the treatment of autoimmune diseases, said agent containing c3-c8 carboxylic acids, their physiologically tolerable salts and/or esters with c1-c8 alkyl alcohols, their use as supporting immunomodulators for autoimmune related diseases and immune-mediated chronic inflammatory diseases, as well as dietary supplements with immunomodulating effect containing these.. . ... Brain Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170231815

Mouth cooler

A mouth cooler is provided. The mouth cooler comprises a first peripheral cooling winding shaped and dimensioned to cool the lower and upper jaw, and at least one second cooling winding in arrangement with the peripheral cooling winding shaped and dimensioned to cool at least the blood entry to the tongue.. ... Brain Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170229117

Low power neuromorphic voice activation system and method

The present invention provides a system and method for controlling a device by recognizing voice commands through a spiking neural network. The system comprises a spiking neural adaptive processor receiving an input stream that is being forwarded from a microphone, a decimation filter and then an artificial cochlea. ... Brain Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170227717

Optical fiber penetration

An optical fiber penetration is disposed in a sleeve provided through a partition wall that separates a first space and a second space. The optical fiber penetration includes a first optical fiber cable and a second optical fiber cable each having a thin tube formed of metal and an optical fiber strand inserted in the thin tube, a cylindrical body that is formed of metal and is disposed in an axial direction of the sleeve, an interior of which includes the first optical fiber cable on a side of the first space and the second optical fiber cable on a side of the second space, an internal connector configured to connect the first optical fiber cable with the second optical fiber cable in the interior of the cylindrical body, and a first lid and a second lid configured to close one end and the other end of the cylindrical body.. ... Brain Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170224529

Device and method for reducing the body core temperature of a patient for hypothermia treatment by cooling at least two body parts of the patient

A medical cooling device and a method for operating the same are provided.. . ... Brain Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170224528

Device and method for reducing the body core temperature of a patient for hypothermia treatment

A medical cooling device for reducing the body core temperature of a patient and a method for operating the same are provided. The cooling process provided by the medical cooling device is based on the state or degree of shivering of the patient.. ... Brain Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170224278

Sensor device or eeg electrode and cap having a plurality of sensor devices

A sensor device which is suitable for receiving and transmitting signals and can be placed on a test person's head, includes a sensor device housing having a signal pin on its distal side for receiving a signal and a connection on its proximal side for the signal transmission of a signal received by the signal pin. A sensor device holder has an axial through opening in which the sensor device housing is disposed so as to be steplessly axially displaceable. ... Brain Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170216626

Online patient reconstruction and tracking for patient setup in radiation therapy using an iterative closest point algorithm

. . A medical data processing method for tracking the position of a body surface of a patient's body, the method comprising determining, based on initial surface reflection data and reflection pattern registration data, body surface movement data describing whether the body surface has undergone a movement.. . ... Brain Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170215968

Brain shift compensation for catheter trajectory planning

The present invention relates to compensating for brain shift in catheter trajectory planning. First brain shift information is determined from an initial brain image dataset, an initial planning dataset, a patient orientation dataset, and first burr hole dataset. ... Brain Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170215786

Detection of emg activity using sensors on both sides of the body

A monitoring system may include each of a left and a right side emg detection device and may be configured to detect either seizure activity associated with the left side or right side of a patient's body. The system may further be configured to differentiate symmetric or asymmetric seizure activity. ... Brain Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170215253

Light control system

A light control system having a central control engine, at least one light sensor, and at least one light source. The central control engine is configured to receive illumination data from the light sensor. ... Brain Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170212988

3d-volume viewing by controlling sight depth

A medical image data processing method for determining a set of medical image data to be displayed, the data processing method being constituted to be executed by a computer and comprising the following steps: acquiring medical image data comprising three-dimensional medical image information describing an anatomical structure, and displaying the medical image information; acquiring navigation display feature data comprising navigation display feature information describing at least one graphical navigation feature; displaying the navigation display information simultaneously with the medical image information; acquiring viewing direction data comprising viewing direction information describing a spatial relationship of a viewing direction of a user relative to the position of the at least one graphical navigation feature; determining, based on the viewing direction data, image information subset data comprising image data subset information describing a subset of the medical image information to be selected for display.. . ... Brain Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170211295

Release structure of smart lock

A release structure of a smart lock includes a circuit unit, a drive unit, and a release element. The circuit unit and the drive unit are placed in a housing, and the drive unit is electrically connected to the circuit unit. ... Brain Corporation

07/20/17 / #20170203437

Apparatus and methods for operating robotic devices using selective state space training

Apparatus and methods for training and controlling of e.g., robotic devices. In one implementation, a robot may be utilized to perform a target task characterized by a target trajectory. ... Brain Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170193674

Method for assisting the positioning of a medical structure on the basis of two-dimensional image data

A medical data processing method for assisting the positioning of a first medical structure (1) relative to a second medical structure (2), the method being constituted to be executed by a computer and comprising the following steps: - acquiring two-dimensional projection image data comprising two-dimensional projection image information describing a two-dimensional projection image of at least the first medical structure (1); - acquiring registration data comprising registration information describing the registration of the two-dimensional projection image with respect to the first medical structure (1); - acquiring, on the basis of said two-dimensional projection image data, two-dimensional position data comprising position information describing the position of at least one base point (3) and at least one reference point (4) in the two-dimensional projection image; - acquiring, on the basis of the two-dimensional position data, positional relationship data comprising positional relationship information describing the positional relationship between the at least one base point (3) and the at least one reference point (4) in the two-dimensional projection image; - acquiring three-dimensional position data comprising position information describing the position of the at least one base point (3) and the at least one reference point (4) in three-dimensional anatomical space, in particular relative to the first medical structure (1); - determining, on the basis of the positional relationship data, the registration data and the three-dimensional position data, three-dimensional reference point correspondence data comprising correspondence information describing whether or not the position of the at least one reference point (4) corresponds to the position of the at least one reference point (4) in the two-dimensional projection image.. . ... Brain Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170193158

Method and system for supporting a medical brian mapping procedure

A data processing method performed by a computer for supporting a medical brain mapping procedure, comprising the steps of receiving a microscope image of a patient's cortex and superimposing stimulation response marks onto the microscope image, wherein a stimulation response mark indicates the patient's response to an electrical stimulation of the cortex by a stimulation probe at a position associated with the stimulation response mark.. . ... Brain Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170188932

System and methods for neurological monitoring and assisted diagnosis

Methods and systems for assessing brain activity and collecting information related to a subject's condition and brain electrical activity are provided. The methods and systems include collecting and transferring data related to the neurological state of a subject. ... Brain Corporation

06/29/17 / #20170182339

Focused ultrasonic transducer navigation system

A focused ultrasonic transducer navigation system attaches to a patient and includes a housing that contains an ultrasonic device. An alignment system moves the housing, and moves the ultrasonic device within the housing, so a focal point of ultrasonic energy from the ultrasonic device is aligned in x, y, and z planes with a target location in the patient. ... Brain Corporation

06/29/17 / #20170182090

Sulfate salt solution laxative compositions and methods of use thereof

The present invention is generally directed to an oral pharmaceutical composition comprising a sulfate salt, for example, sodium sulfate and/or potassium sulfate, wherein the composition is substantially free of magnesium sulfate. The present invention is further directed to use of such oral pharmaceutical compositions to induce laxation or to treat or prevent constipation, e.g., opioid-induced constipation.. ... Brain Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170178413

Method for determining contact position parameters of a joint connecting two bones

. . A data processing method for determining six parameters, corresponding to six degrees of freedom, of a contact position of a joint which connects two bones, comprising the steps of acquiring a 3d model of each bone, acquiring four of the six parameters as a given parameters, selecting initial values for the two remaining parameters and varying the two remaining parameters virtually in order to achieve a virtual relative position between the two 3d models such that they are in contact with each other.. . ... Brain Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170173366

Treatment beam control

The present invention relates to a data processing method for determining control data for controlling beam positions which beam positions describe positions which a treatment beam has or would have if emitted by a beam source, the treatment beam being for treating a treatment body part of a patient, said method constituted to be performed by a computer and comprising the steps of: .cndot. Providing treatment data which comprise data on a position of the treatment body part; .cndot. ... Brain Corporation

06/08/17 / #20170161975

Door-lock control method

A door-lock control method adopted by a door-lock device and a computer program is present. The method comprises: broadcasting a connecting message in a wpan at the door-lock device; controlling a mobile device to establish a connection with the door-lock device via the wpan when receiving the connecting message at the computer program; sending an unlocking command via the connection at the computer; and unlocking a door-lock thereon when receiving the unlocking command at the door-lock device. ... Brain Corporation

06/08/17 / #20170156637

Ocular micro tremor (omt) sensor, system and method

An ocular micro tremor (omt) sensor, system and method for measuring micromovements of an individual's eyeball having an amplitude of 40 micrometers or less to provide a variable voltage biosignal for measuring the individual's brain stem activity. The omt sensor includes a flexible piezo-active sensing element mounted at the individual's closed or opened eyelid so as to be deflected by the micromovements of the eyeball. ... Brain Corporation

06/01/17 / #20170150949

Device and method for detecting ovulation using saliva

A device for detecting ovulation using saliva according to the present invention comprises: a device body having a lens disposed in the inner space thereof and a pinhole formed through a side opposite to the lens; a scattering unit coupled to one side of the device body, which has the pinhole formed therein, and configured to scatter light to be supplied to the pinhole; and a sample plate which is separably mounted in the device body so as to be located between the lens and the pinhole and on which saliva is placed, wherein the pinhole is configured to convert light, which passed through the scattering unit, into point light so as to uniformly supply the light to the sample plate, so that saliva crystals formed by drying of the saliva will form a striking contrast with the surrounding portions when the light is scattered by the saliva crystals.. . ... Brain Corporation

05/04/17 / #20170124194

Query generation system for an information retrieval system

According to one embodiment of the disclosure, a query generation system generally includes an element rank and inference engine in communication with a computing system and a user interface. The element rank and inference engine is operable to receive a user supplied element from the user interface, the user supplied element being associated with a first filter criterion. ... Brain Corporation

05/04/17 / #20170119836

Method of making a liquid composition

Methods of making liquid compositions that can be used, for example, to improve human health, and in particular brain health are provided. The l-theanine is solubilized in water prior to the addition of other ingredients, such as acetyl-l-carnitine, choline bitartrate, inositol, n-acetyl l-tyrosine and pyrroloquinoline quinone (pqq). ... Brain Corporation

04/27/17 / #20170116614

Card payment device and card payment system

. . A card payment device includes a payment acceptor accepting a card payment amount using a card, card data reader reading card data including a card identifier, biometric-data acquirer acquiring user's first biometric data and processor. When second biometric data is included in the card data, the processor executes biometric authentication based on the first and second biometric data. ... Brain Corporation

04/27/17 / #20170115042

Climate control station for recovery and recharging plants of motorvehicles with incondensible gas control system and method thereof

Method of determining the presence of incondensable gases in a climate station cylinder for recharging motor vehicle air conditioning systems. One of the pressure sensors will be used that is present in the charging station and designed for monitoring the operations in the a/c system of the vehicle, placed on the low pressure lp and/or high pressure hp lines of the climate station, so that in case of verification of the incondensable gases, the control electronics opens a coolant charging valve and an hp/lp separating valve, thereby flooding the service pipes so as to receive the pressure signal from one of the service pressure sensors, lp or hp, of the station, and compare the value with the temperature t of the cylinder and check whether such pair of values is a corresponding parameter, without tolerances, of a pressure-temperature curve of the pure coolant.. ... Brain Corporation

04/27/17 / #20170114346

Gene expression system and regulation thereof

The present invention relates to a novel gene expression system comprising: a) a first nucleotide sequence encoding a fusion polypeptide of: a1) a destabilizing domain (dd) based on dhfr, and a2) a gtpcyclohydrolase 1 (gch1) polypeptide, or a biologically active fragment or variant thereof; and b) a second nucleotide sequence encoding a tyrosine hydroxylase (th) polypeptide, or a biologically active fragment or variant thereof. The invention also relates to use of this gene expression system together with a ligand binding to a destabilizing domain (dd) based on dihydrofolate reductase (dhfr) for treatment of diseases associated with a reduced dopamine level, such as parkinson's disease.. ... Brain Corporation

04/27/17 / #20170113092

Attachable rotary range of motion rehabilitation apparatus

An exercise and rehabilitation apparatus for exercising the extremity of a user wherein the position of the lever is adjustable. The apparatus includes a flywheel having a first side and a second side with a channel in the flywheel first side. ... Brain Corporation

04/27/17 / #20170112428

Integrated electrode for sampling of lactate and other analytes

The invention provides a biosensor for at least partial insertion in a fetal scalp, for monitoring an analyte in the body of the fetus, wherein the biosensor comprises a needle and a microdialysis element for sampling the analyte. The invention also provides a sensing system comprising the biosensor, configured to flow a liquid through the microdialysis element. ... Brain Corporation

04/27/17 / #20170112072

Method for surgically operating on trees

The tree surgery method includes a decayed-tissue removing step of removing a decayed tissue of a cavity and exposing a solid woody tissue; an internal treating step of performing sterilization and insecticidal treatment on the woody tissue and drying the woody tissue; a protective layer forming step of coating the woody tissue with a protective agent to form a protective layer; a cambium exposing step of cutting out an edge of the cavity and exposing a cambium; a cavity filling step of filling the cavity on which the protective layer is formed with a urethane foam, and an artificial-tree-bark forming step of filling and coating an upper surface of the urethane foam with a tree bark material including a mixture of cork powder and silicone sealant to form an artificial tree bark. The tree bark material includes a mixture of colored silicone sealants allowing a color similar to real trees.. ... Brain Corporation

04/20/17 / #20170105671

Method for assessment of cerebrovascular regulation

A system device and method are presented for determining if cerebral blood flow autoregulation functionality has been compromised in a patient. The system includes sensors for detecting and measuring at least two physiological parameters such as oxygenation and blood pressure. ... Brain Corporation

04/13/17 / #20170104325

Electrical receptacle fault protection

An electrical receptacle contains a plug outlet that has a pair of contacts for electrical connection to respective hot and neutral power lines. A controlled switch, such as a triac, is connected in series relationship between the outlet contact and the hot power line. ... Brain Corporation

04/13/17 / #20170103173

Determining medical outcome quality

The present invention relates to a medical data processing method of determining an outcome quality of a medical procedure, the method comprising the following steps which are constituted to be executed by a computer: a) acquiring (s1) pre-completion medical image data describing an anatomical structure of a patient's body in a state before the medical procedure has been completed on the anatomical structure, the anatomical structure being subject to the medical procedure; b) acquiring (s1) pre-completion non-image medical data describing a state and medical history of the patient before the medical procedure has been completed on the anatomical structure; c) acquiring (s2) medical procedure planning data describing a plan for execution of the medical procedure to be carried out on the anatomical structure; d) determining (s2), based on the pre-completion medical image data and the medical procedure planning data, procedure application describing an application of the medical procedure planning data to the pre-completion medical image data; e) acquiring (s5) post-completion non-image medical data describing a state and medical history of the patient after the medical procedure has been completed on the anatomical structure; f) acquiring (s5) post-completion medical image data describing the anatomical structure in a state after the medical procedure has been completed on the anatomical structure; g) determining (s6, s7), based on the procedure application data and the pre-completion non-image medical data and the post-completion non-image medical data and the post-completion medical image data, outcome quality data comprising a quality measure describing a quality of the outcome of the medical procedure, the quality measure for example being specific to the indication in question, properties of the patient and the executive medical entity.. . ... Brain Corporation

04/06/17 / #20170095923

Apparatus and methods for online training of robots

Robotic devices may be trained by a user guiding the robot along a target trajectory using a correction signal. A robotic device may comprise an adaptive controller configured to generate control commands based on one or more of the trainer input, sensory input, and/or performance measure. ... Brain Corporation








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