Patents Examined by Jerry-Daryl Fletcher
  • Patent number: 10916153
    Abstract: A real-time virtual reality welding system including a programmable processor-based subsystem, a spatial tracker operatively connected to the programmable processor-based subsystem, at least one mock welding tool capable of being spatially tracked by the spatial tracker, and at least one display device operatively connected to the programmable processor-based subsystem. The system is capable of simulating, in virtual reality space, a weld puddle having real-time molten metal fluidity and heat dissipation characteristics. The system is further capable of displaying the simulated weld puddle on the display device in real-time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventors: Carl Peters, Deanna Postlethwaite, Matthew Wayne Wallace
  • Patent number: 10896628
    Abstract: A system and method for delivering psychomotor skill training, providing didactic instruction using an internet portal, tracking performance, and providing user feedback within a multisensory environment, serving as an integration for existing multimodal ultrasound training systems. This multisensory psychomotor skill training environment of the present invention would extend the existing described patented technologies by further adding realism through representation of virtual (digital) characters into a training scenario (e.g., pregnant patient), superimposing virtual (digital) guides or prompts onto actual real physical objects (e.g., anatomical landmarks or guides onto a mannequin or patient) embedding the training instruments within a broader virtual (digital) scenario (e.g., operating room). The ability to create these virtual, augmented, and mixed reality scenarios enables cost-effective, realistic, and improved training capabilities that mirror real-life training scenarios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: SONOSIM, INC.
    Inventors: Eric A. Savitsky, Gabriele Nataneli
  • Patent number: 10885804
    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. Further, the pre-license program may determine an expected track for a driver to follow to prepare for a driver's license test and may indicate whether the driver is on or off the track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Chienlan Hsu-Hoffman, Evan Gibbs, Alicia Dornadic, Regina Madigan, Maryam Zahedi, Taylor Parsell
  • Patent number: 10867524
    Abstract: Embodiments of a several types of teaching or presentation stations are disclosed. Such disclosures may include a portable presentation station, the presentation station including: a touch screen display, a computer controller in communication with the touch screen display, a first human interface input device in communication with the computer controller, a second human interface input device in communication with the computer controller, a third human interface input device in communication with the computer controller, a document camera in communication with the computer controller, at least one light source operatively coupled to the document camera, a tray for the first human interface device and the second human interface device, a shelf to hold at least the third human interface device, a radio in communication with the computer controller, a document camera positioned to generally opposed the touch screen display, and in communication with the computer controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: M&A Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Magdy Elwany
  • Patent number: 10854103
    Abstract: A wearable device conveys information to a user. The device includes a master soft circuit cell and a plurality of actuation soft circuit cells. These cells are physically interconnected to form a garment that is worn by a user and each of these cells includes an electrically non-conductive fabric covering. Each of the actuation cells is electrically connected to and operates under the control of the master cell. The master cell is configured to wirelessly receive actuation instructions and activate a combination of the actuation cells based on the received actuation instructions. Each of the actuation cells is configured to generate a particular actuation that is perceived by one or more senses of the user whenever the actuation cell is activated by the master cell. A system also conveys affective state information to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Chris O'Dowd, Asta Roseway, Mary Czerwinski, Meredith Morris, Michele A. Williams
  • Patent number: 10832593
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating and communicating challenges that are intended to improve driving behavior are provided. According to certain aspects, a backend server may receive vehicle data describing the vehicle's operation or the vehicle operator from sensors or an electronic device. The backend server may compare target parameters and the vehicle data and, optionally, data from an external information source, to determine differences and calculate risk. The backend server may transmit challenges to the electronic device, and may generate a comparison factor and process an account of a the vehicle operator based on updated vehicle data received from the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: BLUEOWL, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Dahl, Micah Wind Russo, Theobolt N. Leung, Kenneth J. Sanchez
  • Patent number: 10810899
    Abstract: A method includes: identifying a physical environment to be a basis for virtual training, the physical environment associated with performance of operations; creating, in a computer system, a three-dimensional (3D) model of the physical environment; defining, in the computer system, virtual operations to be performable during the virtual training, the virtual operations corresponding to the operations of the physical environment; identifying, in the computer system, a controllable component in the physical environment; creating, in the computer system, a 3D model of the identified controllable component; creating, in the computer system, a state model of the physical environment; and assembling, in the computer system, a virtual environment from the 3D model of the physical environment and the 3D model of the identified controllable component, and associating the created state model with the virtual environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ian MacGillivray, Darwin Yamamoto, Jon Bedard
  • Patent number: 10796598
    Abstract: Provided is a functional learning/training device and methods for forming a sleeping function, which is distinct and independent of general sleeping function, and which enables the user to fall asleep quickly by overcoming the phenomenon of insomnia. When a new sleeping condition is set by actively generating visual activity every night, the phenomenon of insomnia may be solved, such that the user can fall sleep quickly and further, ultimately, with the use of the newly formed sleeping function, even without the use of the present invention, the user can solve the phenomenon of insomnia easily and fall asleep, as if a normal person sleeps in a general sleeping function under general circumstances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventor: Keun-Young Yoo
  • Patent number: 10783799
    Abstract: A system, apparatus, and method for educating and reducing stress for patients with childhood illnesses or trauma is disclosed, which uses an interactive location-aware toy and a distributed sensor network in a healthcare facility. Patients are educated and calmed by providing location-specific education and stress reduction techniques. The system's implementation logic can be used to coordinate care for patients, track a patient's progress in completing a custom care treatment plan, and create reminders about appointments, medication adherence, or the like. Healthcare providers can better assist and track the progress of the patient's completion of the custom care treatment plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Sproutel, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron J. Horowitz, Joel B. Schwartz, Hannah Chung, Brian Oley
  • Patent number: 10777089
    Abstract: A system for use in preparing student grades based on participation in an online teaching forum includes an online forum usable by students where students interact within the forum by adding content to the forum, an analytics module that analyzes the added content and assigns the content a point value based on the content quality, and a grading module that calculates a grade for each student based on the point value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Yellowdig
    Inventor: Shaunak Roy
  • Patent number: 10748453
    Abstract: A system for performing a myringotomy training procedure placing a tympanostomy tube in a simulated ear drum of a patient includes a canal structure. The canal structure includes a tubular portion having an inner surface formed from a conductive material disposed about a longitudinal axis, the tubular portion having a first end, an opposite second end; and a thin membrane selectively coupled to the second end of the tubular portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: University of Pittsburgh-Of the Commonwealth Systems of the Higher Education
    Inventors: Noel Jabbour, Jonathan M. Kenneson, Molly E. Knewtson, Joseph T. Samosky
  • Patent number: 10736698
    Abstract: A computing device and a three-dimensional printer are disclosed. Data associated with reference anatomical properties is accessed by the computing device to generate a set of 3D printing files. The 3D printing files are compiled using the computing device to generate a printing model defining an anatomic orientation corresponding to the reference anatomical properties. Printing parameters and materials for the printing model are configured referencing experimentally derived datasets that define predetermined settings for the printing parameters and materials that are suitable for constructing a synthetic anatomical model with properties related to the reference anatomical properties. A synthetic model is printed using the printing parameters and materials as configured. The printing parameters and materials may be modified as desired subsequent to biomechanical testing of the model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Dignity Health
    Inventor: Michael A. Bohl
  • Patent number: 10739951
    Abstract: An interactive graphical user interface for navigating an electronic textbook includes nodes and connectors connecting the nodes. The nodes may correspond to items of educational content, and the connectors may correspond to a plurality of paths through the nodes. As a user navigates through the electronic textbook, the user may be presented with a custom map of the electronic textbook. A path of traversal may be permanently stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Knowledge Initiatives LLC
    Inventor: Barr Rosenberg
  • Patent number: 10733905
    Abstract: A language learning system is provided. The language learning system includes a computing device and a language learning file. The computing device includes a general user interface and a central processing unit. The language learning file is run by the central processing unit and includes multilingual data, a language display module, and a language learning module. The multilingual data includes a graphical constant element and dynamic lexical elements corresponding to the graphical constant element and having native language data and secondary language data translating from the native language data. The display module displays the graphical constant element and a native language element of the native language data through the general user interface in juxtaposed position. The language learning module switches between displays of the native language element with a secondary language element of the secondary language data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: LingoZING Holding LTD
    Inventors: Michael John Mathias, Kyra Zinaida
  • Patent number: 10722172
    Abstract: The invention is directed to systems and methods that can determine a user's fitness based on a single factor such as oxygen lung volume (pmVO2). A heart rate measurement is conducted on the user after the user performs a physical test specified by a fitness application of the system. The heart rate measurement is converted into a pmVO2 value and compared to pmVO2 values of other individuals. The system assigns the user a fitness grade based on the comparison result. The system further includes an artificial intelligent system that helps the user to move from a grade to a higher grade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventors: Tyler Clark Cooper, Terdema Ussery, III
  • Patent number: 10706730
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a perceptual-cognitive-motor learning system. The system includes an apparatus for evaluating or improving perceptual-cognitive abilities of a subject during a training sequence. The system also has a training sequence controller for adding in at least a part of the training sequence at least one of (a) a first motor load add-on to the subject and (b) a second motor load add-on to the subject, the second motor load being heavier than the first motor load. A variant of the system has a user interface for allowing the subject to change at least one parameter of the training sequence. Methods for evaluating or improving perceptual-cognitive abilities of a subject are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: COGNISENS INC.
    Inventors: Jocelyn Faubert, Jean Castonguay
  • Patent number: 10706738
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for providing a multi-modal evaluation of a presentation. A system includes a motion capture device configured to detect motion an examinee giving a presentation and an audio recording device configured to capture audio of the examinee giving the presentation. One or more data processors are configured to extract a non-verbal feature of the presentation based on data collected by the motion capture device and an audio feature of the presentation based on data collected by the audio recording device. The one or more data processors are further configured to generate a presentation score based on the non-verbal feature and the audio feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Educational Testing Service
    Inventors: Lei Chen, Gary Feng, Chee Wee Leong, Christopher Kitchen, Chong Min Lee
  • Patent number: 10706128
    Abstract: The system and method for automated personalized and community-specific eating and activity planning are provided that are linked to tracking with automated multimodal item identification and size estimation and enable and integrate health and other user datastreams and enables rewards and links to healthy eating and activity partners based on that data. The system and method also provide personalized wellness recommendations. The system and method also enables action, such as single click ordering of the healthy meals or shopping list on one's plan from local restaurants and grocery stores, and receipt of mobile vouchers and coupons with a unique validation system for use at retailers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Zipongo
    Inventors: Jason Langheier, David Kim Tcheng
  • Patent number: 10692397
    Abstract: A smart nasometer according to an embodiment of the present invention includes: a hardware unit worn on a head of a user for measuring nasal and oral sounds and providing feedback for the user; and a computational unit for receiving and processing speech signals of the nasal and oral sounds measured by the hardware unit, wherein the hardware unit includes: a microphone unit for separately measuring the nasal and oral sounds in a non-touched state of the user's philtrum, wherein the computational unit includes: a nasalance adjustment unit for adjusting a nasalance of the nasal and oral sounds measured by the microphone unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventors: Heecheon You, Myoung-Hwan Ko, Jong-Kwan Park, Younggeun Choi, Hyun Gi Kim, Han Soo Lee, Gradiyan Budi Pratama, Min-Jung Yu, Ki Wook Kim, Yun Ju Jo, Jin Kook Lee
  • Patent number: 10685093
    Abstract: The present invention provides group performance monitoring systems and methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Michael McBrearty, Qaizar Hassonjee, Roger Armitage, Brian Keith Wheeler, Meg Susan Burich, Hagen Diesterbeck, Markus Strecker