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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

Hi, everyone! I’m J.D. Houvener, and welcome to The Bold Today Show, where you, the inventor and entrepreneur, get your daily dose of inspiration to make the world a better place. Okay, have you guys been doing your time blocking from yesterday? We talked about our time blocks and how we can plan ahead of time to say no and prioritize our top projects first. So, if you haven’t been doing that, check out the previous episode and learn some more about that.

Today, let’s learn about starting the day and think about a study that I found. Dr. Nakamura put together a study over a couple of years with Alzheimer’s patients, studying 6,000 brains. This is an MRI machine, the biggest study ever, and it concluded that the brain, the physical brain, is bigger in the morning. So, your challenge today is to use part of the study, use your big brain in the morning, put your highest priority projects first thing in the morning, schedule time block it out, and set the time apart so you can get to work on your hardest, most difficult, brain-intensive projects early in the day.

The patent we’re gonna look at today is, of course, brain-related. So, take a look at it. This invention is a way to monitor and measure specific parts of the brain for brain surgery, using a method involving magnets for nuclear medicine. What’s interesting about this patent is a specific detail, as required under 37 CFR 1.71 in the specification. In the written description, they have to describe the invention in a way that an inventor or someone of ordinary skill in the art can understand the invention and make it on their own just from the writings and the drawings.

What I liked a lot was this Figure 1. Have a look at it. It shows the arrangement with robotic arms and how the imaging would take place. Then this figure, it has this schematic that shows flowcharts and how the data moves. This invention, the way it’s claimed, isn’t really about the mechanics or the apparatus; it’s more about how the data is gathered and how it can be manipulated and corrected for precise measurements. This ensures that the 3D brain image it produces is able to provide specific coordinates and adjust for any mechanical errors.

So, even if you’re not doing brain surgery or anything quite that technical, your project is important. Make sure you’re putting your projects first early in the day when your brain is literally bigger due to hydration and other factors. It all comes together, but I’ve found it successful in my life to put the big, heavy-headed projects right up front, knock them out, and the rest of the day is downhill.

Thanks for tuning in to this version of The Bold Today Show. I’m your host, J.D. Houvener. Have a great day and go big, go bold.

About the Author
J.D. Houvener is a Registered USPTO Patent Attorney who has a strong interest in helping entrepreneurs and businesses thrive. J.D. leverages his technical background in engineering and experience in the aerospace industry to provide businesses with a unique perspective on their patent needs. He works with clients who are serious about investing in their intellectual assets and provides counsel on how to capitalize their patents in the market. If you have any questions regarding this article or patents in general, consider contacting J.D. at