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UnitedStatesPatent
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PatentNumber:
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DateofPatent:
5,036,858
Aug.6,1991
[54]METHODANDAPPARATUSFORCHANGINGBRAINWAVEFREQUENCY[76]Inventors:JohnL.Carter,15506PennHills,Houston,Tex.77062;Harold
L.
Russell,7SanJacinto,Galveston,Tex.77550[21]Appl.No.:497,426[22]Filed:Mar.22,1990[51]Int.Cl.sA61B5/04[52]U.S.Cl~1281732;600/27[58]FieldofSearch600/26,27,28;1281732[56]ReferencesCitedU.S.PATENTDOCUMENTS
3,884,2185/1975
Monroe
600/284,191,1753/1980
Nagle
600/274,227,51610/1980
Meland
600/264,228,80710/1980
Yagi128/732
4,315,5022/1982
Gorges:
600/274,834,7015/1989
Masaki600/284,883,06711/1989Knispel
600/28
OTHERPUBLICATIONS
MindPower:Alpha,
RadioElectronics,vol.47,No.7,pp.36-39,91,Jul.1976,GernsbackPublicationsInc.,N.Y.,N.Y.
FeedbackControlofAmountandFrequencyofHumanAlphaWaves,
KobayashietaI.,Jap.J.Medicene,vol.14,No.4,8/1976.
PrimaryExaminer-Kyle
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Howell
AssistantExaminer-Robert
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Nasser,Jr.
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Kelly[57]ABSTRACTAmethodforchangingbrainwavefrequencytoade-siredfrequencydeterminesacurrentbrainwavefre-quencyofauser,generatestwofrequencieswithafre-quencydifferenceofamagnitudebetweenthatofthecurrentactualbrainwavefrequencyandthedesiredfrequencybutalwayswithinapredeterminedrangeofthecurrentactualbrainwavefrequency,andproducesanoutputtotheusercorrespondingtothetwofrequen-cies.Oneapparatustoaccomplishthemethodhasacomputerprocessor,acomputermemory,EEGelec-trodesalongwithanamplifier,aprogrammabletiminggeneratorresponsivetothecomputerprocessorforgeneratingthetwofrequencies,audioamplifiersandabeatfrequencygeneratordrivingavisualfrequencyamplifier.11Claims,1DrawingSheet
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METHODANDAPPARATUSFORCHANGINGBRAINWAVEFREQUENCYDESCRIPTION
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TechnicalFieldThepresentinventionrelatesgenerallytomethodsandapparatusforcontrollingbrainwavefrequencies.Thehumanbrainproducesdetectablesignalswhich10varyinstrengthandfrequencyovertimeandfromonepartofthebraintoanotheratanygiventime.Differentfrequenciesareassociatedwithdifferentmoodsandchangingabilities.Abrainwavefrequencyof13hertzorhigherisknownas"beta-rhythm"andisnormally15associatedwithdailyactivitywhenallfivesensoryorgansarefunctioning.Abrainwavefrequencyof8to13hertzisknownas"alpha-rhythm"andisoftenassoci-atedwitharelaxedcreativestate.Brainwavefrequen-ciesof4to8hertzand0.5to4hertzareknownas20"theta-rhythm"and"delta-rhythm"respectively.Theta-rhythmisoftenfoundinadolescentswithlearn-ingdisorders,anddelta-rhythmistypicalofnormalsleep.Researchersbelievethatexternallycreatingbrainwavefrequenciesassociatedwithnormalordesired25behavior,suchasexternallycreatingdelta-rhythminsomeonewhohasaproblemsleepingoralpha-rhythminsomeonewhohastroublelearning,canhelpbringaboutsuchbehavior.2.BackgroundArt30Inthe1960'sandearly1970's,RobertMonroeoftheMonroeInstituteofAppliedSciencesexploredtheef-fectsofsoundonthebrainanddiscoveredthathecouldproduceadrivingorentrainmentofbrainwaves.Dr.GeraldOster,abiophysicist,alsoinvestigatingtheef-35fectsofsoundonthebrain,discoveredthatpulsationscalledbinauralbeatsoccurredinthebrainwhentonesofdifferentfrequencieswerepresentedseparatelytoeachear.Thebeatfrequencyequalsthefrequencydif-ferencebetweenthetwotones.BothMonroeandOster40beganusingelectronicoscillatorstoprovidetoneswithfrequency,purityandintensitythatcanbepreciselycontrolled.U.S.Pat.No.3,884,218toRobertA.Monroeshowsamethodforinducingsleepbyamplitudemodulatinga
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pleasingsoundwithadelta-rhythmsignalwhichisreferredtoasan"EEGsleepsignal."U.S.Pat.No.4,191,175toNagleshowsamethodandapparatusforrepetitively"producinganoise-likesignalforinducingahypnoticoranestheticeffect..."by
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creatingfrequencyburstsofdigitalpulseswhicharethenpassedthroughapinknoisefilterto'getridoffrequenciesaboveacertaincut-off.Theresultantsignalisthenpassedthroughabandpassfilterandusedtodriveanaudiblesignalsource.55AnapparatusforelectrophysiologicalstimulationisshowninU.S.Pat.No.4,227,516toMelandetal.inwhichafirstsignalabovethedelta-betafrequencyrangeismodulatedbysignalwithinthatrangeandappliedtoelectrodesontheforeheadofauser.Alearning-relaxationdeviceofU.S.Pat.No.4,315,502hasbothlightsforpulsingsignalsandsoundmeansforapulsingsoundsignalaswellasacontrolmeanswhichcanindividuallyvarythelightandsoundsignals..U.S.Pat.No.4,834,701toMasakishowsadevicesimilartothoseusedbyMonroeandOsterwithfirstandsecondgeneratorswithfrequenciesabove16hertzand
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afrequencydifferenceof4to16hertzsoundedtolowerthebrainwavefrequencyofauser.Anarticleentitled"AlphaBrainWaves
&
Biofeed-backTraining"intheDecember1972popularElec-5tronicsshowasystemwhichusesaperson'sownEEGsignaltomodulateatonegeneratorwhich,inturn,thendrivesaspeakerheardbythesameperson.Thedeviceallowedapersonto"hear"hisorherownbrainsignalsinanattempttovoluntarilycontrolthefrequency.Asimilardevicewhichallowsapersonto"see"hisorherownbrainwavesisshowninanarticleentitled"MindPower:Alpha"intheJuly1976
Radio-Electronics.
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DISCLOSUREOFINVENTIONAmethodforstimulatingauseraccordingtothepresentinventionincludesfirstdeterminingadesiredbrainwavefrequencyandthendeterminingtheactualcurrentbrainwavefrequencyofauser,allowingforthepossibilitythatoneusercouldhavemorethanonebrainwavefrequencyatthesametime.Firstandsecondsignalshavingfirstandsecondfrequenciesarethengenerated,thefrequencydifferencebeingbetweenthecurrentbrainwavefrequencyandthedesiredbrainwavefrequency,butalsobeingwithinacertainrangeofthecurrentbrainwavefrequency.Anoutputcorre-spondingtothefirstandsecondsignalsanddetectablebytheuseristhenproduced.Theoutputcanbesoundorlightorevenelectricalcurrent.Thefirstandsecondsignalscanbecombinedfirstbeforesoundingorcanbepresentedseparatelyto,onetoeachear,withtheresul-tantbinauralbeat.Thestepsarerepeateduntilthedesiredbrainwavefrequencyisreached.Theprocedurethenfolloweddependsupontheparticularsituation.Thedesiredfre-quencyconbemaintainedforsomepredeterminedper-iodoftime,afterwhichanewdesiredfrequencycanbedetermined.Onelikelyreplacementforthedesiredfrequencyistheoriginalbrainwavefrequencyoftheuserasitwaswhenthesessionbegan.Anotherpossibil-itywouldbetotaketheusertoarestfrequencybe-tween"work"sessions.Anotherpossibilitywouldbetogeneratenosignalatallforaperiodoftime.Apreferredformofanapparatusaccordingtothepresentinventionforurgingthebrainwavefrequencyofausertowardadesiredfrequencyincludesacom-puterprocessor,amemorywhichcanbewrittentoandreadfromthecomputerprocessor,meanssuchasEEGelectrodesattachedtotheheadoftheuseralongwithanamplifierfordeterminingacurrentbrainwavefre-quencyofauser,whichmeanscommunicateswiththecomputerprocessor,aprogrammabletiminggeneratorresponsivetothecomputerprocessor,generatingatleastafirstandasecondsignal,andmeansdetectablebytheuserforproducinganoutputcorrespondingtothefirstandsecondsignals.Thefrequencydifferencebe-tweenthefirstandsecondsignalsisbetweenthecurrentbrainwavefrequencyandthedesiredbrainwavefre-quencyandiswithinapredeterminedrangeofthecur-rentbrainwavefrequency.Theseandotherobjects,advantagesandfeaturesofthisinventionwillbeapparentfromthefollowingde-scriptiontakenwithreferencetotheaccompanyingdrawing,whereinisshownthepreferredembodimentsoftheeinvention.
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BRIEFDESCRIPTIONOFDRAWINGFIG.1isablockdiagramrepresentationofanappa-ratusaccordingtothepresentinventionforurgingthe

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