Patents Examined by Jerry-Daryl Fletcher
  • Patent number: 10297169
    Abstract: An intubation simulator and method are disclosed. The simulator includes a human mannequin with a mouth and a sensorized conduit. A glide scope disposed in the sensorized conduit. A first manipulator and a second manipulator are connected to the glide scope by way of a linkage. A method for simulating intubation is disclosed, where an intubation simulator is provided, computer-based instructions are provided to cause a first and second manipulator of the simulator to simulate the haptic environment of a human through the glide scope. A sensorized conduit of the simulator is used to sense a position of a tracheal tube being placed during the simulated intubation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Health Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Khurshid Guru, Ashirwad Chowriappa
  • Patent number: 10296993
    Abstract: A method of defining a performance milestone track for a planned process includes: selecting a time range relating to a repeatable process to define a set of average assessment trajectories, retrieving historical data representative of assessment data for actors in conjunction with selective assessments of the actors during performances of the repeatable process. The historical data includes an assessment parameter identifying a value for the selective assessment. The method includes processing a select time portion of the historical data using a binning algorithm to assign historical data for the select time portion across quantile range bins based on select ranges of assessment parameter values for the historical data and separately processing a select actor portion of the historical data for each quantile range bin using a smoothing algorithm to form the set of average assessment trajectories for the repeatable process. A computational device for performing the method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Conduent Business Services, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy W. Jacobs, Robert John Rolleston
  • Patent number: 10286254
    Abstract: Interactive system provides training and assessments relating to joint stabilization capabilities and reaction-based performance for diverse populations. This system may enhance the subject's ability to generate and deliver power as a direct byproduct of properly timed decelerations originating with the effectors and supported by the verticality of the spine. Said decelerations also provide functional means for improving joint stabilization capabilities via improved co-contraction of the shoulder(s) joints and other anatomical locations on the subject. The resulting data may serve as the basis for predictive analytics relating to joint stabilization and the associated risk of orthopedic injuries. This system may also train/improve the dampening of internal forces resulting from aggressive weight bearing movements, and more effectively dissipate the force of received physical impacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventor: Barry James French
  • Patent number: 10283014
    Abstract: An embodiment of a medicament training system configured to provide instructions for using a medicament device to a user in a sequence of steps is provided. The medicament training system includes including a medicament training container, a medicament device, wherein the medicament training container communicatingly connects to the medicament device, a signal output component associated with the medicament training container, and circuitry associated with the medicament training container configured so as to control a provision of the instructions to the user in the sequence of steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: JBCB HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Jeff Baker, Paul van der Pol, Craig Baker, Mark Bunker, Seth Freytag, Karina Marulanda, Michael Siemer, Matthew Palyo
  • Patent number: 10279275
    Abstract: A delayed gratification encouragement toy, provided in a housing having a reservoir for holding a plurality of snack items, a receiving cup having a transparent door, and an activity device. The child engages with the activity device until a milestone is reached. A reward of at least one snack item is dispensed to the child. If the child continues to engage with the activity device without retrieving the reward, additional rewards are dispensed and will increase significantly according to how long the child is willing to delay receiving the rewards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventor: Nicholas Montany
  • Patent number: 10276055
    Abstract: The methods, apparatus, and systems described herein evaluate written essays and determine student attributes from the essays. The methods include receiving an essay, identifying keywords in text of the essay associated with one or more student metrics, outputting a score for the essay for at least one student metric using a linguistic-based psychological behavioral model, and recommending teaching methods based on the score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: MATTERSIGHT CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Gustafson, Christopher Danson
  • Patent number: 10271783
    Abstract: A stimulus presenting system according to the present disclosure includes a biological information acquirer that acquires biological information on a user; a mental state estimator that estimates a mental state of the user on the basis of the biological information; a target state setter that sets a target mental state after the mental state estimator estimates that the mental state is a first mental state; a scenario creator that creates a scenario including at least one stimulus presenting content possibly influencing the mental state on the basis of the set target mental state; a content presenter that presents the stimulus presenting content on the basis of the created scenario; and a mental state determiner that determines whether a second mental state estimated by the mental state estimator on the basis of biological information acquired after the presentation of the stimulus presenting content is started attains the set target mental state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazunori Yamada, Kenji Mase, Junya Morita
  • Patent number: 10271775
    Abstract: A method for determining a value of a performance indicator for a periodic movement performed by a human or an animal. The method includes receiving (210) time series data from an inertial sensor used for sensing the periodic movement, partitioning (220) the received time series data into periods of the movement, and transforming (230) the time series data of each period into a data representation of a defined size. The method further includes classifying (240) each period into a movement class, and determining (250) a value of a performance indicator for at least one period of the movement, based on the data representation and on the movement class of the at least one period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: WEMEMOVE AB
    Inventors: Christer Norstrom, Anders Holst, Magnus Jonsson
  • Patent number: 10262530
    Abstract: Customize safe speeds for vehicles are determined from information that is collected from multiple trips and multiple drivers across many road segments. The information collected includes the speed traveled along the road segment, possibly along with additional information, such as (for example) driver, time of day, day of week, weather and road conditions, angle of the sun or other factors. Given information from a new trip, the driver's speed can be compared on each road segment with relevant data from previous trips (from e.g., similar roads, weather conditions, drivers). The comparison yields a score representing the safety of the driver's speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Cambridge Mobile Telematics
    Inventors: William Francis Bradley, Hari Balakrishnan, Paresh Govind Malalur
  • Patent number: 10255821
    Abstract: A driver training system for presenting a user of the system with simultaneous representation of a driving environment directed to four active visual zones comprising a driver's forward view, rear mirror view, and respective left and right side mirror views; for displaying a traffic hazard one of the four active visual zones; receiving an input from a user of the driving simulator identifying a location in one of the four active visual zones; determining if the location corresponds to the traffic hazard; and determining a response time between the display of the traffic hazard and the receipt of the input from the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Life Long Driver, LLC
    Inventor: Richard Harkness
  • Patent number: 10248909
    Abstract: A system and a method for estimating readiness for passing an associated summative assessment includes, after receiving test results for at least one test, generating a score Cn for each concept tested on the test. Using the score, the system computes a probability of mastery p(Mn) of the at least one concept and associates the probability of mastery p(Mn) as a prior for updating the probability after receiving future test results. The system iteratively updates the probability of mastery p(Mn) of the at least one concept after each test using for the new test score and the prior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Conduent Business Services, LLC
    Inventors: William K. Stumbo, Charles D. Rizzolo
  • Patent number: 10249218
    Abstract: A tourniquet with audio instructions comprising: a tourniquet with a belt, clip, securing strap, and instruction module; a release switch can be activated when the tourniquet is put in use so that audio instructions are provided to the user for using the tourniquet. The invention can include the instruction module being carried by a holster that also carries the tourniquet. The instruction module can be activated when the tourniquet is removed from the holster, unfolded or manually actuated. The tourniquet can be retained in a holster and the instruction module is activated when the tourniquet is removed from the holster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: North American Rescue, LLC
    Inventors: Brent Bronson, Matt Cupelli
  • Patent number: 10223938
    Abstract: A three-dimensional topography representation generating hardware device includes a frame and a plurality of movable pins. A converting logic converts a topographic map of a first region of a physical topography into a set of commands to individually control each of the plurality of movable pins, wherein each of the plurality of movable pins is selectively movable based on distances between contour lines in each pair of contour lines from the contour lines in order to create a three-dimensional representation of the first region of the physical topography based on the topographic map. A position device identifies a current location of the three-dimensional topography representation generating hardware device. A visual cue generator generates a visual cue on the three-dimensional representation of the first region of the physical topography, wherein the visual cue identifies the current location of the three-dimensional topography representation generating hardware device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr., Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Kimberly G. Starks
  • Patent number: 10223935
    Abstract: A driver efficiency score is based on defining at least metric, collecting data related to the metric during the driver's operation of a vehicle, determining how often the driver's deviated from an optimal standard for that metric, and then reducing the efficiency score based on how often the driver's deviated from the optimal standard, to express the result as an efficiency score of 100% or less (100% meaning the driver never varied from the optimum). The efficiency score for a specific trip is reported along with a loss in dollars due to an efficiency score of less than 100%. Useful metrics include how often the driver deviated from an optimal RPM range (a sweet zone) for the vehicle being operated, how often the driver operated a vehicle at highway speeds without using cruise control, and how often the driver operated a vehicle in excess of a predetermined maximum speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: ZONAR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Tim Sweany, Charles Michael McQuade
  • Patent number: 10217378
    Abstract: Methods, computer-readable media, software, and apparatuses provide a tool for use by drivers and/or coaches throughout the pre-license stage of obtaining a driver's license. A pre-license program may control a computing device to collect drive data while a driver is driving a vehicle. This drive data may be used to detect a drive event. Then, the computing device may present coaching information associated with the detected drive event. The coaching information may provide a passenger, such as a coach or parent, with real-time advice for instructing the driver how to improve his/her driving skills. Moreover, the drive data collected may be used to prepare reports providing feedback to the drivers and coaches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Chienlan Hsu-Hoffman, Evan Gibbs, Alicia Dornadic, Regina Madigan
  • Patent number: 10198961
    Abstract: Techniques for estimating a true measurement from a Bayesian regression on an observed measurement of received responses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventor: Ronald Weitzman
  • Patent number: 10192173
    Abstract: Method and systems are disclosed for training state-classifiers for classification of cognitive state. A set of multimodal signals indicating physiological responses of an operator are sampled over a time period. A depiction of operation by the operator during the time period is displayed. In response to user input selecting a cognitive state for a portion of the time period, the one or more state-classifiers are trained. In training the state-classifiers, the set of multimodal signals sampled in the portion of the time period are used as input to the one or more state-classifiers and the selected one of the set of cognitive states is used as a target result to be indicated by the one or more state-classifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
    Inventors: Chad L. Stephens, Angela R. Harrivel, Alan T. Pope, Lawrence J Prinzel, III
  • Patent number: 10186160
    Abstract: Apparatus for aiding learning by a person comprises a cover or shield (1) for concealing from the person a part of the person's body, and a webcam (6) and a screen (10) for visually displaying to the person, during concealment of the concealed body part, images of a part of the person's body not in direct view of the person. The apparatus may be used in the learning of a skill, such as hand-writing. In another embodiment, the shield is a collar worn to conceal part of the wearer's body, and the webcam and screen display the concealed body part in real time to the wearer. This apparatus can be used in many applications, such as to learn sports activities or to correct body image, posture or movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventor: Jacklyn Bryant
  • Patent number: 10163366
    Abstract: A method for identifying a vehicle accessory with a mobile device is disclosed. The method comprises receiving an input in the mobile device and activating an identification function in a control circuit of the mobile device in response to the input. An image viewfinder is initiated in response to the activation of the identification function. The viewfinder is used to capture an image of the vehicle accessory including at least one feature. The at least one feature in the image is compared to a plurality of corresponding features of a plurality of compatible vehicle accessories. Based on the comparison, an identity of the vehicle accessory is identified. Training information for the vehicle accessory is then accessed and displayed on the mobile device to facilitate at least one setup task of the vehicle accessory in response to identifying the vehicle accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thomas S. Wright, Bradley R. Hamlin
  • Patent number: 10152221
    Abstract: A system for creating an interactive banking experience includes: a facility for housing the interactive banking experience; a first electronic computing device for controlling the interactive banking experience, the interactive banking experience comprising one or more banking workflow scenarios; an environmental control system for creating ambient conditions corresponding to the one or more banking workflow scenarios; and a detection system for detecting gestures and voice commands from a user, the gestures and voice commands being used to activate workflow steps in the one or more banking workflow scenarios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Aveek Kumar Mukherjee, Sunil Cherian Korah, Sudheendranath R. Bhatt, Sukesh Krishnamoorthy