Patents Examined by Jerry-Daryl Fletcher
  • Patent number: 10685509
    Abstract: Position data received wirelessly from a vehicle enrolled in an inspection waiver program are employed to determine when the enrolled vehicle has entered a geofenced area, associated to an inspection station. After determining that the enrolled vehicle is in the geofenced area, and if the enrolled vehicle has a valid inspection waiver, a bypass confirmation can selectively be provided to the vehicle operator, authorizing the operator to bypass the inspection station. The task of determining when an enrolled vehicle is in the geofenced area associated to an inspection station can be performed using a processor disposed in the vehicle, or at a remote location separate from both the vehicle and the inspection station, or at the inspection station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: ZONAR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Charles Michael McQuade, Fred Fakkema, Brett Brinton, William Brinton
  • Patent number: 10685580
    Abstract: A heavy equipment cockpit training apparatus, device, system, and method is disclosed. The disclosed features include at least one substantially clear, substantially seamless pane to at least partially present an approximation of physical portions of the cockpit, at least one projector capable of backprojecting a simulation of the cockpit onto the at least one substantially seamless pane, at least one tactile aspect, discrete from the at least one seamless pane, interactively provided in association with the simulation, and at least one processor having communicatively associated therewith non-transitory computing code for at least partially providing the simulation and the interaction with the at least one tactile aspect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: FlightSafety International Inc.
    Inventors: Steven J. Smith, Randall A. Palmer, Justin M. Rempel, Jack E. Cochran, Kevin L. Greer, Douglas J. Middleton
  • Patent number: 10672288
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for an augmented reality simulator for professional and educational training is provided. The simulator provides a training environment spanning one or more physical locations in which one or more virtual avatars representing purely virtual objects or persons or real physical objects or persons which are located at a different physical location are projected into the physical space. The avatars are interactive with other avatars and real objects or persons and update over time or in response to actions taken by other real or virtual elements, or based on predefined instructions. Sensors and devices are used to detect the locations of and actions taken by real persons or real objects and this sensed data is used to evolve the state of the simulation and avatars based on predefined instructions and programs and update the view of all participants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SimX, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Joseph Ribeira, Karthik Venkataraman Sarma, Stanley Thomas Stadelman, Jr., Srihari Kumar Namperumal, Jason Robert Ribeira, Christopher Ryan Miller
  • Patent number: 10668932
    Abstract: A remote user can mandate one or more zone-based driver/vehicle predefined behaviors. Current vehicle location is analyzed at the vehicle or remotely to determine if the vehicle is approaching or has arrived at a location for which a zone-based driver/vehicle behavior has been mandated. For zone-based vehicle behavior mandates, a vehicle controller at the vehicle responsible for controlling the defined behavior is reprogrammed to impose the defined behavior (no regeneration at location, max speed at location, no idle over 2 minutes at location, etc.). Once the vehicle has left the zone, the controller programming reverts to its prior state, and/or zone-based driver behavior definition is no longer displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: ZONAR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Bryan Hunt
  • Patent number: 10665134
    Abstract: Surgical training apparatus, methods and systems which allow surgical trainees to practice surgical skills on anatomical models in a realistic manner with an augmented reality headset and delivery of targeted surgical coursework curriculum correlated to the actions of the trainee as sensed by sensors in or adjacent the model to help the trainee develop proper surgical technique and decision making.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Simulated Inanimate Models, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Stone, Steven Griffith, Nelson N. Stone
  • Patent number: 10657837
    Abstract: Systems and methods of the present invention provide for generating a first, second, and third series of interface objects comprising a first and second sequence respectively, displayed on a graphical user interface (GUI). At least one visual indicator display object is also displayed that requires a switch between the first and second series of user interface objects. A user navigates through the first and second series of interface objects, including the visual indicator display object(s), and a score for the user is calculated according to a user input matching, or failing to match, a correct response associated with a task data defining a function skill demonstrating a cognitive ability of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: PEARSON EDUCATION, INC.
    Inventors: Dean Delis, James Holdnack, Lisa Drozdick
  • Patent number: 10650339
    Abstract: Provided are a method and a server for assessing a debt management competency, which provide a determination reference for inducing and educating an individual to rationally make a decision on a debt redemption by progressing the rounds by the predetermined number of times, selecting a specific debt among the plurality of debts and setting the amount of money to be repaid for the debt in an income for each round, setting an assessment grade for a user according to a debt settlement amount calculated in a final round, and providing a user with feedback information according to an assessment grade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: AJOU UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Do Yeong Kim, Jun Su Park, Gyoung Hwan Kim, Keon Ho Kim, Do Won Kim
  • Patent number: 10646172
    Abstract: Systems and methods of the present invention provide for generating a first and second series of interface objects comprising a first and second sequence respectively, displayed on a graphical user interface (GUI). At least one visual indicator display object is also displayed that requires a switch between the first and second series of user interface objects. A user navigates through the first and second series of interface objects, including the visual indicator display object(s), and a score for the user is calculated according to a user input matching, or failing to match, a correct response associated with a task data defining a function skill demonstrating a cognitive ability of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: PEARSON EDUCATION, INC.
    Inventors: Dean Constantine Delis, James A. Holdnack, Lisa Whipple Drozdick
  • Patent number: 10643494
    Abstract: A cube puzzle solver includes: a position sensing element; at least one user interface (UI) output; and a controller that receives position information from the position sensing element, determines a suggested move, and directs the at least one UI output to provide an indication associated with the suggested move. An automated method of determining a position of a cube puzzle solver includes: monitoring a set of sense pins; identifying rotation based on a change in state of at least one sense pin; identifying a face associated with the identified rotation; and updating a state of the cube puzzle solver based on the identified face and the identified rotation. A cube puzzle system includes: a cube puzzle device including: a wireless communication interface; and a user device communicatively coupled to the cube puzzle solver over the wireless communication interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: 22nd Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: David Garrett, Mehdi Hatamian
  • Patent number: 10636317
    Abstract: A distance learning device for providing laboratory instruction via two-way interaction with a student at a remote location and system for using same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA
    Inventor: David M. Metts
  • Patent number: 10621887
    Abstract: A system and method of use to train a user the correct use of a toothbrush are provided. A typical user may be a child, and correct use may include not biting the toothbrush. Accordingly the system includes a toothbrush capable of detecting when it is bitten. This may be achieved by including a sensor capable of detecting pressure applied to a head and/or a brush assembly of the toothbrush from two opposing directions at the same time. The user may initially be provided with training material that encourages the user to associate correct use of the toothbrush with a (pleasurable) sound. When the user brushes his or her teeth without biting the toothbrush, the sound associated with correct use is provided by an audio device. If the user bites the toothbrush, the sound is switched off until the bite is released and normal brushing recommences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: Clint Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10607505
    Abstract: A method of dynamically establishing an auto-advance interval of a refreshable braille display. The method involves the step of establishing a default auto-advance value, during which a full line of braille characters remains displayed on the braille display prior to being replaced by the next line. The method further involves determining whether a current line of braille characters ends with a blank cell or a used cell and calculating the current auto-advance interval based on the number of used cells in the current line. The next line of braille characters is output after the current auto-advance interval has lapsed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Freedom Scientific Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph K. Stephen
  • Patent number: 10600335
    Abstract: A computer-implemented adaptive group training method a computer accessing a virtual system and initiating a group training exercise for training a trainee group comprising one or more trainees, the group training exercise including one or more challenges to the virtual system, each of the one or more challenges including a pre-defined sequence of one or more injectable events; the computer controlling subsequent execution of the group training exercise comprising injecting the injectable events; and the computer evaluating performance of the trainee group during the subsequent execution of the group training exercise, including analyzing actions taken by the trainee group in response to each of the injections, and attributing one or more of the actions taken to a trainee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: ARCHITECTURE TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew Donovan, Colleen Kimball
  • Patent number: 10595764
    Abstract: An emotion identification device includes: a first detection unit which detects a central nervous system reaction of a user; a second detection unit which detects an autonomic nervous system reaction of the user; and an identification unit which identifies aggressiveness in anger of the user based on the central nervous system reaction and the autonomic nervous system reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Science and Technology Agency
    Inventors: Kenta Kubo, Nobuyuki Kawai, Kazuo Okanoya
  • Patent number: 10586466
    Abstract: A method for teaching a person, such as a child, to read aloud is disclosed. The method is implemented as a voice activated, visual software application that provides a visual display of a story as the person reads the words of the story. The method provides pronunciation assistance to the person, which in the software includes a simulated “teacher” that helps the person with assistance in reading the story. The method progresses through a sequence of story passages which together represent the entire story. The method progresses to each story passage upon successful completion of the current story passage by the person reading the story, such that the method will not allow the visual story to progress for the reader if a word is not read correctly out loud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Inventors: Jonathan Andrew Waterhouse, Mary Allen Marshall
  • Patent number: 10573192
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus including a processing unit configured to evaluate an evaluation target on a basis of target data regarding the evaluation target acquired from blockchain data circulated on a peer-to-peer network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masaaki Isozu
  • Patent number: 10561918
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method and apparatus for providing training to a surfer. The method involves highlighting the critical elements of the surfing region, enabling a surfer to comprehend complex dynamic environments, (such as barrells), better understand what expert surfers do in such environments, and then progressing such maneuvers from the mind to the physical environment as actual performance. The apparatus comprises a sensory cue generator capable of delivering cues that enable a surfer to visualize maneuvers in their mind, practice in virtual/augmented reality, and the physical environment in artificially and naturally generated surfing conditions. The sensory cues are delivered dynamically to the surfer, in an intuitive fashion correlated with the surfing visualizations, simulations or environments, prompting the surfer to deploy correct surfing maneuvers, greatly reducing the learning curve and progressing physical and mental performance as never before.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventor: Gilbert T Olsen, II
  • Patent number: 10565888
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with instruction production are described. In one example, a system can comprise a difference component that makes an identification of a difference between an actual action of a user and a standard action for the user. The system also can comprise an instruction component that produces an instruction to instruct the user to change from the action of the user to the standard action for the user, where production of the instruction is based, at least in part, on the difference. The system further can comprise a non-transitory computer-readable medium configured to retain the instruction. Additionally, the system can comprise an output component configured to cause disclosure of the instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventors: Ronald Charles Krosky, Brendan Edward Clark
  • Patent number: 10521666
    Abstract: A computing device for enhancing communications is disclosed. The computing device includes a memory configured to store data, a video camera configured to receive video input data, and a microphone configured to receive audio input data. The computing device also includes a processor that is configured to analyze the received video input data, the received audio input data, and the data stored in the memory. The computing device further includes a visual display device that is configured to output a visual display based on the processor analysis, and a speaker output device that is configured to output an audio signal based on the processor analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Unither Neurosciences, Inc.
    Inventor: Martine Rothblatt
  • Patent number: 10522055
    Abstract: A system for characterizing manual welding exercises and providing valuable training to welders that includes components for generating, capturing, and processing data. The data generating component further includes a fixture, workpiece, at least one calibration devices each having at least two point markers integral therewith, and a welding tool. The data capturing component further includes an imaging system for capturing images of the point markers and the data processing component is operative to receive information from the data capturing component and perform various position and orientation calculations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Christopher Boulware, Christopher C. Conrardy, Douglas A. Clark, M. William Forquer