Patents Assigned to LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10218191
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery pack can provide power to a device that also accepts at least one standard non-rechargeable battery. The rechargeable battery pack may include a housing for housing at least one battery cell and recharging circuitry. The at least one battery cell and the recharging circuitry can be housed substantially within the housing. The recharging circuitry can be coupled with the at least one battery cell. The recharging circuitry can be configured to charge the at least one battery cell when the battery pack is inserted into the device that also accepts at least one non-rechargeable battery. The rechargeable battery pack may further include a protection circuit coupled with the recharging circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: LEAPFROG ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Andrew Gojenola, Paul Rymarz, Lawrence Carlson Tan, McKenzie Robert Keith, William Brian Greger, Alean Daniel
  • Patent number: 9977565
    Abstract: Once embodiment of the invention is directed to a method comprising receiving, at a computing device, image data from a camera, converting, by the computing device, the image data to a YUV color space, filtering, by the computing device, the converted image data based on intensity and a predetermined color to produce a filtered image, and determining, by the computing device, a location of light emitted from a controller from the filtered image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Potts, David Perkinson
  • Publication number: 20180115597
    Abstract: Techniques for providing seamless offline access to web-based interactive activity may include determining a web-based interactive activity to be made available offline, and a set of content files corresponding to the web-based interactive activity. One or more content files from a remote server can be synchronized to the client device. A web browser on the client device can be executed to launch the web-based interactive activity. When the client device is determined to be offline, dynamic activity data for the web-based interactive activity stored in the web storage integrated with the web browser of the client device can be synchronized from a web domain associated with the remote server to a local domain of the client device. The web-based interactive activity can then be accessed while offline using the dynamic activity data in the local domain of the web storage of the web browser of the client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Applicant: LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Troy Gillette
  • Patent number: 9870714
    Abstract: A learning apparatus can electronically provide content to a user via a display on the learning apparatus. The content can include stationary image elements and removable image elements at a plurality of locations on the display. When a user shakes the learning apparatus, the removable image elements may move away from the plurality of locations. The user can then select one or more image elements, and place them at locations on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Leapfrog Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Potts, Monica Brown
  • Patent number: 9736134
    Abstract: A child-oriented browsing system is provided wherein the system is implemented using a piece of client software, executing on the computing device of a child, and a website/server that manages the client software and other functions of the child-oriented browsing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Clifford T. Boro, Vidar Vignisson, Thomas C. Broadhead, Will Von Reis, Andrew Kreiling
  • Patent number: 9640083
    Abstract: A method for providing electronic content for a learning appliance is disclosed. The method includes selecting a learning appliance from a set of different learning appliances on a host site. The set of learning appliances is previously selected from a group of learning appliances. The electronic content package is received and is loaded into the learning appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Leapfrog Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael C. Wood, Heather Regan
  • Publication number: 20170069221
    Abstract: A learning apparatus can electronically provide content to a user via a display on the learning apparatus. The content can include stationary image elements and removable image elements at a plurality of locations on the display. When a user shakes the learning apparatus, the removable image elements may move away from the plurality of locations. The user can then select one or more image elements, and place them at locations on the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Applicant: LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Potts, Monica Brown
  • Patent number: 9520069
    Abstract: A method, a user interface, and an educational content server for assisting a user in learning using interactive learning appliances are disclosed. The performance information of the user, which may be in the form of a user log file in an interactive learning appliance, may be received at a server computer from a site where the user is present. The performance information and profile information can then be presented in the user interface and used to generate an electronic content package. The electronic content package can then be received and loaded into the interactive learning appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Leapfrog Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: James Marggraff, Matthew Brown, Matt Fishbach
  • Patent number: 9501941
    Abstract: One embodiment of the invention is directed to a method comprising electronically providing content to a user via a display on a learning apparatus wherein the content comprises a plurality of stationary image elements and a plurality of removable image elements at a plurality of locations on the display, detecting when a user shakes the learning apparatus, wherein the removable image elements move away from the plurality of locations, receiving an indication that one or more of the image elements has been selected by a user, and determining a location of placement of the one or more image elements by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Leapfrog Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Potts, Monica Brown
  • Patent number: 9450431
    Abstract: One embodiment of the invention is directed to a rechargeable battery pack configured to provide power to a device that also accepts at least one standard non-rechargeable battery. The rechargeable battery pack comprises a housing for housing at least one battery cell and recharging circuitry. The at least one battery cell and the recharging circuitry is be housed substantially within the housing. The recharging circuitry is coupled with the at least one battery cell. The recharging circuitry is configured to charge the at least one battery cell when the battery pack is inserted into the device that also accepts at least one non-rechargeable battery. The rechargeable battery back further comprises a protection circuit coupled with the recharging circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Andrew Gojenola, Paul Rymarz, Lawrence Carlson Tan, McKenzie Robert Keith, William Brian Greger, Alean Daniel
  • Patent number: 9300675
    Abstract: The system provides a method and apparatus for a parent or other custodian or guardian to monitor, filter, and approve of content to be accessed by a child or children on a network. In one embodiment, the system logs all activity on a network by a child and sends regular historical reports to the parent for review. The parent can set certain triggers that will provide more immediate feedback when certain events occur or when certain types of data are accessed, or an attempt is made by the child for such access. The system allows the parent to control the filters and options from a variety of sources, including via the child's computer, texting, instant messaging, cell phone, other web enabled computers, PDA's, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Vidar Vignisson, Will Von Reis
  • Patent number: 8952887
    Abstract: A method for producing an output in response to an interaction with a print element on a sheet is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes placing a sheet comprising a print element on a surface of a base unit. A user can then mark on the sheet in the vicinity of the print element with a marking instrument. An audio output that corresponds to the print element is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Leapfrog Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael C. Wood, Tracey Hope Jedrzejek, Richard Glenn Freeman, Mark Flowers, Eric Thomas Shuler, Margaret E. Grunert, Jason Avery
  • Patent number: 8868741
    Abstract: The system provides a way for a parent or other custodian or guardian to control content to be accessed by a child or children on a network. In one embodiment, the system logs all activity on a network by a child and sends regular historical reports to the parent for review. The parent can set certain triggers that will provide more immediate feedback when certain events occur or when certain types of data are accessed, or an attempt is made by the child for such access. The system allows the parent to control the filters and options from a variety of sources, including via the child's computer, texting, instant messaging, cell phone, other web enabled computers, and PDA's.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Vidar Vignisson, Will Von Reis
  • Publication number: 20140177115
    Abstract: One embodiment of the invention is directed to a rechargeable battery pack configured to provide power to a device that also accepts at least one standard non-rechargeable battery. The rechargeable battery pack comprises a housing for housing at least one battery cell and recharging circuitry. The at least one battery cell and the recharging circuitry is be housed substantially within the housing. The recharging circuitry is coupled with the at least one battery cell. The recharging circuitry is configured to charge the at least one battery cell when the battery pack is inserted into the device that also accepts at least one non-rechargeable battery. The rechargeable battery back further comprises a protection circuit coupled with the recharging circuitry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Andrew Gojenola, Paul Rymarz, Lawrence Carlson Tan, McKenzie Robert Keith, William Brian Greger, Alean Daniel
  • Patent number: 8599143
    Abstract: An apparatus for detecting writing pressure is comprised of a carrier. A mode selection device coupled to the carrier is operable to select writing modes. A switch coupled to the carrier is operable to move between a first state and a second state in response to writing pressure coupled to the switch. An actuator coupled to the carrier is configured to actuate the switch in response to pressure applied to the actuator in response to writing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Rymarz
  • Patent number: D700000
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason Avery
  • Patent number: D729803
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason Avery
  • Patent number: D746811
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Avery, Jim Gresko
  • Patent number: D750624
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Raphael Kerley
  • Patent number: D759650
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Avery, Jim Gresko