Method and system for generating sensory data... - Google Patents
AbstractPatent number: 6536440
A non-invasive system and process for projecting sensory data onto the human neural cortex is provided. The system includes a primary transducer array and a secondary transducer array. The primary transducer array acts as a coherent signal source, and the secondary transducer array acts as a controllable diffraction pattern that focuses energy onto the neural cortex in a desired pattern. In addition, the pattern of energy is constructed such that each portion projected into the neural cortex may be individually pulsed at low frequency. This low frequency pulsing is formed by controlling the phase differences between the emitted energy of the elements of primary and secondary transducer arrays.
Filing date: Oct 17, 2000
Issue date: Mar 25, 2003
Inventor: Thomas P. Dawson
Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics, Inc.