Thursday, March 10. 2011
A neural network innovation described in the book: Netlab Loligo has been awarded a patent (#7,904,398). — Of the innovations described in the book, it is the second to receive letters patent (so far ). The patent is titled:
“Artificial Synapse Component Using Multiple Distinct Learning Means With Distinct Predetermined Learning Acquisition Times”
Patent titles serve mainly as an aid for future patent searchers. The patented innovation, along with the underlying concepts and principles that led to it are described and discussed in the book, where they are simply referred to as “Multitemporal Synapses.”
The primary advantage imparted by the innovation is that it gives adaptive systems a present moment in time. This allows them to quickly and intricately adapt to the detailed response needs of their present situation, without cluttering up long term memories with the minute details of those responses.
- Multitemporal Synapses and Our Perception of a Present Moment
Stated simply, the theory behind multitemporal synapses is that we maintain the blunt essence of past lessons in long-term connections. Everything else is RE-learned in the moment.
- Multitemporal Synapses
This is a blog entry here that tries to describe Multitemporal Synapses. When time permits, I will try to provide a new blog entry with a clearer explanation using book excerpts (P.S. see above entry). It will be specifically geared to laymen. If you are interested, please subscribe to the feed.
- Influence Learning Gets A Patent
Influence Based Learning was the first of Netlab's innovations to be granted a patent. This latest patent makes two (and counting, stay tuned).
- [pdf] Patent Title Page