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United States Patent 6,011,991
Mardirossian Jan. 4, 2000

Communication system and method including brain wave analysis and/or use of brain activity


A system and method for enabling human beings to communicate by way of their monitored brain activity. The brain activity of an individual is monitored and transmitted to a remote location (e.g. by satellite). At the remote location, the monitored brain activity is compared with pre-recorded normalized brain activity curves, waveforms, or patterns to determine if a match or substantial match is found. If such a match is found, then the computer at the remote location determines that the individual was attempting to communicate the word, phrase, or thought corresponding to the matched stored normalized signal.

Inventors: Mardirossian; Aris (Germantown, MD).
Assignee: Technology Patents, LLC (Derwood, MD).
Appl. No.: 206,365
Filed: Dec. 7, 1998
Intl. Cl. : A61N 5/00
Current U.S. Cl.: 600/544; 600/545
Field of Search: 600/300, 544-545; 128/897-898, 904, 905

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Primary Examiner: O'Connor; Cary
Assistant Examiner: Astorino; Michael
Attorney, Agent or Firm: Rhoa; Joseph A.

8 Claims, 8 Drawing Figures

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