Thursday, April 12, 2012

US Patent 8156057 - Adaptive neural network utilizing nanoconnections

This patent is the latest in a series of continuations from KnowmTech LLC and discloses ways in which nanoparticles can be used to create physical neural networks. Claim 1 reads:

1. A method for strengthening nanoconnections of a electromechanical neural network, said method comprising:

providing an electromechanical neural network comprising a plurality of neurons formed from a plurality of nanoconnections disposed within a dielectric solution in association with at least one pre-synaptic electrode and at least one post-synaptic electrode;

activating said subsequent neuron in response to firing an initial neuron of said plurality of neurons, thereby increasing a voltage of a pre-synaptic electrode of said neuron, which causes a refractory pulse thereof to decrease a voltage of a post-synaptic electrode associated with said neuron and thus provides an increased voltage between said pre-synaptic electrode of said preceding neurons and said post-synaptic electrode of said neuron.