Patents Examined by Jack Yip
  • Patent number: 9691292
    Abstract: A method for providing interactive training, whereby a video display and a base station are coupled in communication with a computer. A plurality of wireless handheld remotes are configured for wirelessly communicating with the base station, and each of the remotes is operable by a respective trainee of a group of trainees. Each remote has a remote ID unique from all other remotes and is stored in non-volatile memory of the computer; and the base station includes a base station ID code unique from all other base stations, and the base station ID is stored in non-volatile memory of each remote. Unique IDs prevents interference from other wireless devices including remotes paired with other base stations. It also makes it unnecessary for one training system to operate on a different channel from another training system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Alchemy Systems, L.P.
    Inventors: Carlos A. Acosta, Archie D. Barrett, Jr., Brandon Merkord, Erin Silver, David I. Perl, Jeffrey A. Eastman, Robin Donelson
  • Patent number: 9684437
    Abstract: A system for memorization of content includes a memory storing the content. The memory includes a tangible computer readable medium with an instruction set, and at least one database. The database has information corresponding to the content. A processor communicating with the memory is configured to: execute the instruction set to present information corresponding to an original discrete portion of the content, and conduct an accuracy analysis of at least one version of the discrete portion audibly repeated by a user. An audio input device communicating with the processor receives the version from the user for use in the accuracy analysis by the processor. An input device inputs a user predetermined quantity of repetitions of the version presented to the user prior to the user progressing to a next discrete portion of the original discrete portion when a user predetermined accuracy threshold of the accuracy analysis is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Inventor: Michael L. Thornton, II
  • Patent number: 9675866
    Abstract: A movement supporting method includes the following steps: detecting a movement tempo of a user; determining whether a movement tempo detection value is within a target range; and outputting a warning when the movement tempo detection value is out of the target range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoichiro Sako, Hirofumi Tamori, Susumu Takatsuka, Toshiro Terauchi, Makoto Inoue, Katsuya Shirai, Motoyuki Takai, Kenichi Makino, Takatoshi Nakamura, Akihiro Komori, Akane Sano, Toru Sasaki, Yuichi Sakai
  • Patent number: 9666091
    Abstract: The invention provides a computerized assessment system, as well as a method, that can be used for diagnosing driving skills in a driver of the class of vehicle drivers having impaired abilities. The system utilizes a) at least one prerecorded audio/visual training session capable of diagnosing the visual cognition, visual memory and visual recall abilities of a motor vehicle driver, where the training session comprises interactive driving simulations presented through four active visual zones; b) computerized means for digitally assessing driver actions in response to simulated driving situations presented by the interactive driving simulations; c) a database that records the driver actions; and d) a computer program capable of developing a diagnostic assessment of the visual cognition, visual memory and visual recall abilities of the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: LIFELONG DRIVER LLC
    Inventor: Richard Harkness
  • Patent number: 9659150
    Abstract: Methods and systems may provide for cognitive decline prediction or assessment. Baseline and follow-up inertial sensor data may be received from one or more inertial sensors attached to a person. Baseline and follow-up data indicative of cognitive decline may be received from the person. An indication of cognitive decline may be determined based on the baseline and follow-up cognitive decline data. A classifier function for predicting cognitive decline may be trained with the baseline inertial sensor data and the indication of cognitive decline. A classifier function for assessing cognitive decline may be trained with the baseline inertial sensor data, a difference between the baseline inertial sensor data and follow-up inertial sensor data, and the indication of cognitive decline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: CARE INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Barry Greene
  • Patent number: 9646417
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for displaying simulation objects. A simulation of a live environment is run while a training device is present in the live environment. A set of simulation objects in the simulation is identified from a number of simulation objects in the simulation using a position of the training device in which the set of simulation objects is visible to the training device in the live environment. Simulation data is generated for the set of simulation objects. The simulation data is sent to the training device in the live environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Clifford B. Sowadski, Robert James Lechner
  • Patent number: 9620031
    Abstract: Proposed is a training and simulation device for electric functional processes in electric, electromechanical and electrofluidic systems, with a controller (14) for the simulation and visual reproduction of system components (25-31) on a display (11), and with electric terminals (13) located adjacent to the display (11) for cable connection to hardware components of the system, wherein optical inputs and/or outputs of the simulated system components on the display (11) are assigned to at least a part of the terminals (13) and wherein the controller (14) comprises means for generating electric voltages at the terminals (13) of assigned outputs of the simulated system components (31) and/or for generating reactions of the simulated system components (25-30) in dependence on voltages externally applied to terminals (13) assigned to inputs of said simulated system components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: FESTO AG & CO. KG
    Inventor: Mathias Schietinger
  • Patent number: 9542383
    Abstract: An error detection system for automatically evaluating writing includes: an example construction apparatus to collect example sentences including various literary styles, to break up the collected example sentences in units of morphemes, and to construct the example sentences in an example-based index database (DB); and an error detection apparatus to break up an input sentence in units of morphemes, to generate one or more morpheme sequences bound in arbitrary window sizes based on one or more of morphemes of the broken-up input sentence, to search the example-based index DB for each of the generated morpheme sequences, and to detect an error according to a frequency at which said each morpheme is arranged in a corresponding morpheme sequence among morpheme sequences searched for through the example-based index DB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: SK TELECOM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seunghwan Kim, Eunsook Lee, Seongmook Kim, Dongnam Kim, Sung Kim
  • Patent number: 9530328
    Abstract: An intelligent teaching and tutoring test method is provided with a remote learning online test mode, a remote learning test paper test mode, a classroom teaching online test mode, and a classroom teaching test paper test mode. Based on the diversified data input methods and intelligent data analyzing process offered by an intelligent teaching and tutoring test system, the invention is a proprietary teaching and tutoring test method for different learners according to their differentiated individual learning situations so as to substantially enhance the learning efficiency of the learners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Inventors: Chien Cheng Liu, Kuan Chen Wang
  • Patent number: 9489453
    Abstract: An approach for building an ontology is provided. Syntactically transformed complex triples whose core terms are identified are semantically transformed into simplified triples referring to new conceptualized core terms formed by user selections from a lexical database or by adding a suffix to core terms. The core terms are assigned to respective definitions and keys in a reference ontology, thereby retaining the semantics of the complex triples. Based on the reference ontology, an enrichment transformation of the simplified triples is performed to create simplified and enriched triples by adding relations derived from a correspondence each term in the simplified triples has with the reference ontology and by adding representations of semantics of reference ontology definitions of the terms. The simplified and enriched triples are stored as an ontology representing knowledge in an application providing free-form text from which the complex triples were extracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Freddy Lorge, Matthew A. Pantland, Tom Rojahn
  • Patent number: 9483955
    Abstract: A method/apparatus/system for educational intervention based on a response metric is disclosed. The notice is generated in response to the collection of user and question data, the sending of questions, the receipt of answers, the evaluation of the correctness of the answers, the generation of a response metric, the comparison of the response metric to a threshold, and the generation of the report or notice. The response metric can be reflect the scatter, randomness, and/or slope of student provided answer data, and can be a fractal dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: PEARSON EDUCATION, INC.
    Inventors: William M. Galen, Rasil Warnakulasooriya
  • Patent number: 9449525
    Abstract: A computer-based testing system includes testing stations connected to a testing service center and backend via the Internet for providing testing services. The system is operable to perform state management to implement fault recovery due to a computing device failure while a test is being administered. The system is also operable to utilize multiple caching techniques for mitigating network latency while administering tests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Educational Testing Service
    Inventors: Darshan Timbadia, Steve Henderschott, Kenneth H. Berger
  • Patent number: 9418569
    Abstract: There are provided methods and a system for visually representing a rate of writing a plurality of identical Chinese characters for at least one user on a first portion of a display, with the visual representation having both a discrete movement component and a rate of activity component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Creative Technology Ltd
    Inventors: Wong Hoo Sim, Kin Fui Chong, Xin Yi Wong
  • Patent number: 9368044
    Abstract: A remote art jurying system in which art jurors independently evaluate works of art at different locations, times and places. A central database presents information about each work of art and/or the artist to an individual juror. The database provides images of the artwork along with relevant information. Each juror can access the database independent of other jurors in terms of location, or time. The system provides enhanced voting methods. The juror can review or change their votes at any time prior to final submission. They can review all works of art, by categories of art, or by scores. The juror reviews artwork thumbnail images, which can be used to select high resolution images with extended information. Selected categories of art can be enhanced by eliminating the lowest scores to balance artwork finalists across multiple categories of art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Inventor: Paul Fisher
  • Patent number: 9349298
    Abstract: A system and method for on-line interactive learning and feedback is provided. The system elicits user responses and provides a means for the users to evaluate responses and receive feedback from other users and from subject matter experts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: ApprenNet, Inc.
    Inventors: Karl Shumpei Okamoto, Emily Christian Foote, Yuhan Paul Tzen
  • Patent number: 9298817
    Abstract: An approach for building an ontology is provided. Syntactically transformed complex triples whose core terms are identified are semantically transformed into simplified triples referring to new conceptualized core terms formed by user selections from a lexical database or by adding a suffix to core terms. The core terms are assigned to respective definitions and keys in a reference ontology, thereby retaining the semantics of the complex triples. Based on the reference ontology, an enrichment transformation of the simplified triples is performed to create simplified and enriched triples by adding relations derived from a correspondence each term in the simplified triples has with the reference ontology and by adding representations of semantics of reference ontology definitions of the terms. The simplified and enriched triples are stored as an ontology representing knowledge in an application providing the free-form text from which the complex triples were extracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Freddy Lorge, Matthew A. Pantland, Tom Rojahn
  • Patent number: 9202383
    Abstract: A method and system for connecting monitoring equipment is provided. A user is provided with instant voice feedback as they are connecting monitoring equipment. Such feedback can reduce or eliminate confusing hookup instructions and enable the user to use both hands to safely connect the equipment without the distraction of looking at hard-to-read probe markings or connection labels. The use of a voice output reduces or avoids problems of poor visibility and reduced hearing in typical industrial environments, using arc flash safety gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Power Monitors, Inc.
    Inventors: Walter Curt, Christopher Mullins
  • Patent number: 9151564
    Abstract: A firearm training system provides a firearm body having a trigger and a position input circuit. When the trigger is pulled, the position input circuit emits a two-dimensional trigger position signal that allows monitoring of the actual two-dimensional trigger pull path taken by the trigger during the trigger pull. The trigger pull path can be displayed graphically on an electronic device in real time. In other embodiments, the information associated with the trigger position signal can be stored and can be graphically viewed after the trigger pull is complete. The system provides a way to monitor trigger pull path to determine whether the trigger has been pulled laterally. By repeatedly monitoring trigger pulls using the system, a user can train to improve trigger pull technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: TriggerMaster, Inc.
    Inventor: Malcolm Baxter
  • Patent number: 9111463
    Abstract: A method for enabling a person who cannot talk but who is familiar with use of anonym moveable picture communication to autonomously communicate speech sound automatically in a sequence, and may include: choosing a plurality of selected encoded tags that are transitionable between a ready mode in which the tag is proximate to an associated tag reader and a go mode in which the tag is in operative association with the associated tag reader. In the go mode, the selected plurality of the encoded tags are read in a sequence to provide a series of coded signals, a sound file corresponding to the series of coded signals is transmitted to an audio output device to convert the sound file automatically into the speech sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: PROXTALKER.COM, LLC
    Inventors: Glen Dobbs, Kevin Miller
  • Patent number: 9105201
    Abstract: A behavioral modification system including an apparatus and a method of use thereof. The behavioral modification system further includes a locket and a plurality of milestone elements that are operable to be releasably secured to the locket. The locket further includes a central processing unit and an electromagnet disposed therein. A timing chip is circumferentially mounted to the plurality of milestone elements and is operably coupled with the central processing unit. A reward element is further included wherein the reward element is operable to provide access to the interior volume of the locket. The milestone elements and the reward elements are formed in the shape of keys and function to provide physical representations of achieved goals directed toward a behavior change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Inventor: Kenneth Shelton