Patents Assigned to Sylvan Learning Systems, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20070184423
    Abstract: This invention is a computer based system for the assessment, management and instruction of students, and for the delivery of work pages and other instructional materials in the form of electronic student workbooks. The computer based assessment of the student produces a student profile including skill gaps or learning objectives. Teacher (20) and student (22) workstations are networked CPUs with pen-based tablet inputs, and displays network with a central processor (10) and data base. A director workstation may also be networked with the central processor. The central processor generates a teacher workbook either directly or with input from the director workstation. The teacher, or teacher and director together, assemble an electronic student workbook containing instructional materials correlated with the student profile. The system tracks useful data such as instructional material (e.g., textbook pages, work sheets, software, simulations, tests, etc.) delivered to students.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2007
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Applicant: Sylvan Learning Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: John Stuppy
  • Publication number: 20070172807
    Abstract: This invention is a computer based system for the assessment, management and instruction of students, and for the delivery of work pages and other instructional materials in the form of electronic student workbooks. The computer based assessment of the student produces a student profile including skill gaps or learning objectives. Teacher (20) and student (22) workstations are networked CPUs with pen-based tablet inputs, and displays network with a central processor (10) and data base. A director workstation may also be networked with the central processor. The central processor generates a teacher workbook either directly or with input from the director workstation. The teacher, or teacher and director together, assemble an electronic student workbook containing instructional materials correlated with the student profile. The system tracks useful data such as instructional material (e.g., textbook pages, work sheets, software, simulations, tests, etc.) delivered to students.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2007
    Publication date: July 26, 2007
    Applicant: Sylvan Learning Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: John Stuppy
  • Publication number: 20070172806
    Abstract: This invention is a computer based system for the assessment, management and instruction of students, and for the delivery of work pages and other instructional materials in the form of electronic student workbooks. The computer based assessment of the student produces a student profile including skill gaps or learning objectives. Teacher (20) and student (22) workstations are networked CPUs with pen-based tablet inputs, and displays network with a central processor (10) and data base. A director workstation may also be networked with the central processor. The central processor generates a teacher workbook either directly or with input from the director workstation. The teacher, or teacher and director together, assemble an electronic student workbook containing instructional materials correlated with the student profile. The system tracks useful data such as instructional material (e.g., textbook pages, work sheets, software, simulations, tests, etc.) delivered to students.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2007
    Publication date: July 26, 2007
    Applicant: Sylvan Learning Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: John Stuppy
  • Publication number: 20050108030
    Abstract: A system and method for planning and tracking certification comprises generating one or more certification goals by a planner based on a user profile and an authority profile associated with a certification authority. The planner is responsive to user selection of one or more of the generated certification goals for creating a certification plan. A tracker that updates the certification plan in response to input regarding achievement of the one or more selected certification goals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2003
    Publication date: May 19, 2005
    Applicant: Sylvan Learning Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Hae Kim
  • Patent number: 6795684
    Abstract: This invention is a computer based system for the assessment, management and instruction of students, and for the delivery of work pages and other instructional materials in the form of electronic student workbooks. The computer based assessment of the student produces a student profile including skill gaps or learning objectives. Teacher (20) and student (22) workstations are networked CPUs with pen-based tablet inputs, and displays network with a central processor (10) and data base. A director workstation may also be networked with the central processor. The central processor generates a teacher workbook either directly or with input from the director workstation. The teacher, or teacher and director together, assemble an electronic student workbook containing instructional materials correlated with the student profile. The system tracks useful data such as instructional material (e.g., textbook pages, work sheets, software, simulations, tests, etc.) delivered to students.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: Sylvan Learning Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: John J. Stuppy
  • Patent number: 6749434
    Abstract: This invention is a computer based system for the assessment, management and instruction of students, and for the delivery of work pages and other instructional materials in the form of electronic student workbooks. The computer based assessment of the student produces a student profile including skill gaps or learning objectives. Teacher (20) and student (22) workstations are networked CPUs with pen-based tablet inputs, and displays network with a central processor (10) and data base. A director workstation may also be networked with the central processor. The central processor generates a teacher workbook either directly or with input from the director workstation. The teacher, or teacher and director together, assemble an electronic student workbook containing instructional materials correlated with the student profile. The system tracks useful data such as instructional material (e.g., textbook pages, work sheets, software, simulations, tests, etc.) delivered to students.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Assignee: Sylvan Learning Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: John J. Stuppy
  • Patent number: 6733295
    Abstract: A learning system includes a teacher station and a plurality of student stations for holding learning sessions between a teacher and a plurality of students over a plurality of interactive communication channels. The teacher station selects an interactive communication channel to communicate with one of said plurality of student stations. As a result, the teacher to separately interacts with each of the plurality of students over a selected interactive communication channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2004
    Assignee: Sylvan Learning Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: John Stuppy, Joe Tojek, Anna Parmer
  • Patent number: 6733296
    Abstract: A learning system includes a student station that holds a learning session for a student. An incentive controller delivers a redeemable electronic token to the student station when the student satisfies a predefined incentive criterion associated with the learning session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2004
    Assignee: Sylvan Learning Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Joe Tojek, Anna Parmer, John Stuppy
  • Patent number: 6729885
    Abstract: A learning system has an instruction material controller configured to provide instructional material used for creating learning sessions. A teacher station and a plurality of student stations are used for holding learning sessions. The teacher station selects a learning session to be either an interactive learning session where a teacher interacts with the student on a shared basis or a non-interactive learning session where the student works independently of the teacher. According to one feature of the invention, at least one interactive learning session and at least one non-interactive learning session are created for the plurality of student workstations concurrently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Assignee: Sylvan Learning Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: John Stuppy, Anna Parmer, Joe Tojek
  • Patent number: 6666687
    Abstract: This invention is a computer based system for the assessment, management and instruction of students, and for the delivery of work pages and other instructional materials in the form of electronic student workbooks. The computer based assessment of the student produces a student profile including skill gaps or learning objectives. Teacher (20) and student (22) workstations are networked CPUs with pen-based tablet inputs, and displays network with a central processor (10) and data base. A director workstation may also be networked with the central processor. The central processor generates a teacher workbook either directly or with input from the director workstation. The teacher, or teacher and director together, assemble an electronic student workbook containing instructional materials correlated with the student profile. The system tracks useful data such as instructional material (e.g., textbook pages, work sheets, software, simulations, tests, etc.) delivered to students.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Assignee: Sylvan Learning Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: John J. Stuppy
  • Publication number: 20030198930
    Abstract: This invention is a computer based system for the assessment, management and instruction of students, and for the delivery of work pages and other instructional materials in the form of electronic student workbooks. The computer based assessment of the student produces a student profile including skill gaps or learning objectives. Teacher (20) and student (22) workstations are networked CPUs with pen-based tablet inputs, and displays network with a central processor (10) and data base. A director workstation may also be networked with the central processor. The central processor generates a teacher workbook either directly or with input from the director workstation. The teacher, or teacher and director together, assemble an electronic student workbook containing instructional materials correlated with the student profile. The system tracks useful data such as instructional material (e.g., textbook pages, work sheets, software, simulations, tests, etc.) delivered to students.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2003
    Publication date: October 23, 2003
    Applicant: Sylvan Learning Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: John J. Stuppy
  • Publication number: 20030198929
    Abstract: This invention is a computer based system for the assessment, management and instruction of students, and for the delivery of work pages and other instructional materials in the form of electronic student workbooks. The computer based assessment of the student produces a student profile including skill gaps or learning objectives. Teacher (20) and student (22) workstations are networked CPUs with pen-based tablet inputs, and displays network with a central processor (10) and data base. A director workstation may also be networked with the central processor. The central processor generates a teacher workbook either directly or with input from the director workstation. The teacher, or teacher and director together, assemble an electronic student workbook containing instructional materials correlated with the student profile. The system tracks useful data such as instructional material (e.g., textbook pages, work sheets, software, simulations, tests, etc.) delivered to students.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2003
    Publication date: October 23, 2003
    Applicant: Sylvan Learning Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: John J. Stuppy
  • Publication number: 20030198932
    Abstract: This invention is a computer based system for the assessment, management and instruction of students, and for the delivery of work pages and other instructional materials in the form of electronic student workbooks. The computer based assessment of the student produces a student profile including skill gaps or learning objectives. Teacher (20) and student (22) workstations are networked CPUs with pen-based tablet inputs, and displays network with a central processor (10) and data base. A director workstation may also be networked with the central processor. The central processor generates a teacher workbook either directly or with input from the director workstation. The teacher, or teacher and director together, assemble an electronic student workbook containing instructional materials correlated with the student profile. The system tracks useful data such as instructional material (e.g., textbook pages, work sheets, software, simulations, tests, etc.) delivered to students.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2003
    Publication date: October 23, 2003
    Applicant: Sylvan Learning Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: John J. Stuppy
  • Publication number: 20030198931
    Abstract: This invention is a computer based system for the assessment, management and instruction of students, and for the delivery of work pages and other instructional materials in the form of electronic student workbooks. The computer based assessment of the student produces a student profile including skill gaps or learning objectives. Teacher (20) and student (22) workstations are networked CPUs with pen-based tablet inputs, and displays network with a central processor (10) and data base. A director workstation may also be networked with the central processor. The central processor generates a teacher workbook either directly or with input from the director workstation. The teacher, or teacher and director together, assemble an electronic student workbook containing instructional materials correlated with the student profile. The system tracks useful data such as instructional material (e.g., textbook pages, work sheets, software, simulations, tests, etc.) delivered to students.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2003
    Publication date: October 23, 2003
    Applicant: Sylvan Learning Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: John J. Stuppy
  • Publication number: 20030194688
    Abstract: This invention is a computer based system for the assessment, management and instruction of students, and for the delivery of work pages and other instructional materials in the form of electronic student workbooks. The computer based assessment of the student produces a student profile including skill gaps or learning objectives. Teacher (20) and student (22) workstations are networked CPUs with pen-based tablet inputs, and displays network with a central processor (10) and data base. A director workstation may also be networked with the central processor. The central processor generates a teacher workbook either directly or with input from the director workstation. The teacher, or teacher and director together, assemble an electronic student workbook containing instructional materials correlated with the student profile. The system tracks useful data such as instructional material (e.g., textbook pages, work sheets, software, simulations, tests, etc.) delivered to students.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2003
    Publication date: October 16, 2003
    Applicant: Sylvan Learning Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: John J. Stuppy
  • Patent number: 6592379
    Abstract: This invention is a computer based system for the assessment, management and instruction of students, and for the delivery of work pages and other instructional materials in the form of electronic student workbooks. The computer based assessment of the student produces a student profile including skill gaps or learning objectives. Teacher (21) and student (23) workstations are networked CPUs with pen-based tablet inputs, and displays network with a central processor (10) and data base. A director workstation may also be networked with the central processor. The central processor generates a teacher workbook either directly or with input from the director workstation. The teacher, or teacher and director together, assemble an electronic student workbook containing instructional materials correlated with the student profile. The system tracks useful data such as instructional material (e.g., textbook pages, work sheets, software, simulations, tests, etc.) delivered to students.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2003
    Assignee: Sylvan Learning Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: John J. Stuppy
  • Patent number: 6146148
    Abstract: This invention is a computer based system for the assessment, management and instruction of students, and for the delivery of work pages and other instructional materials in the form of electronic student workbooks. The computer based assessment of the student produces a student profile including skill gaps or learning objectives. Teacher (20) and student (22) workstations are networked CPUs with pen-based tablet inputs, and displays network with a central processor (10) and data base. A director workstation may also be networked with the central processor. The central processor generates a teacher workbook either directly or with input from the director workstation. The teacher, or teacher and director together, assemble an electronic student workbook containing instructional materials correlated with the student profile. The system tracks useful data such as instructional material (e.g., textbook pages, work sheets, software, simulations, tests, etc.) delivered to students.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2000
    Assignee: Sylvan Learning Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: John J. Stuppy
  • Patent number: 5915973
    Abstract: A system for controlling the administration of remotely proctored, secure examinations at a remote test station, and a method for administering examinations. The system includes a central station, a registration station and a remote testing station. The central station includes (a) storage device for storing data, including test question data and verified biometric data, and (b) a data processor, operably connected to the storage device, for comparing test taker biometric data with stored, verified biometric data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1999
    Assignee: Sylvan Learning Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Rudolph Christopher Hoehn-Saric, Christopher L. Nguyen, Patrick D. Stevens