Patents Examined by Jerry-Daryl Fletcher
  • Patent number: 11138904
    Abstract: Embodiments of a resettable injection training device are provided herein. The resettable injection training device includes a body and a retractable shield, extendable and retractable relative to the body of the device, in an embodiment. In another embodiment, the resettable injection training device may include an injection simulation member. The retractable shield may be lockable in an extended position, and may be unlocked to retract the shield for a subsequent use of the device in one non-limiting embodiment. In another non-limiting embodiment, a resetting component may be used to retract the shield to reset the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Inventors: Jeff Baker, Francis Michael Siemer, Christopher Wai Yin Chung, Seth Freytag, Shi Shuang Hou, Matthew Palyo
  • Patent number: 11120895
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for assessing a mental state of a subject in a single session or over multiple different sessions, using for example an automated module to present and/or formulate at least one query based in part on one or more target mental states to be assessed. The query may be configured to elicit at least one response from the subject. The query may be transmitted in an audio, visual, and/or textual format to the subject to elicit the response. Data comprising the response from the subject can be received. The data can be processed using one or more individual, joint, or fused models. One or more assessments of the mental state associated with the subject can be generated for the single session, for each of the multiple different sessions, or upon completion of one or more sessions of the multiple different sessions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Ellipsis Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Elizabeth E. Shriberg, Michael Aratow, Mainul Islam, Amir Hossein Harati Nejad Torbati, Tomasz Rutowski, David Lin, Yang Lu, Farshid Haque, Robert D. Rogers
  • Patent number: 11113982
    Abstract: A programmable device configured for education and entertainment is described. In one embodiment, the programmable device includes a circuit board with a magnetic reed switch and a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs), speakers, and other electronic components. In one embodiment, the magnetic reed switch is configured to activate one or more modes of the programmable device. The LEDs is configured to display a pattern of light. The speakers are configured to emit audio. In one embodiment, the programmable device includes a polymer disk with a cylindrical receptacle to connect the programmable device to the polymer disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventor: Kyle Muir
  • Patent number: 11107365
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described regarding vehicular driver evaluation. Various aspects may include monitoring a vehicle operating environment in which a vehicle is operating. A target vehicle operating within the vehicle operating environment may be identified based upon sensor data from one or more sensors associated with the vehicle. An indication of an identity of the target vehicle may be recorded and an indication of an evaluation of an operation of the target vehicle may be received by the operator of the vehicle. The indication of the evaluation of the operation of the target vehicle may indicate the quality of operation of the target vehicle. The indication of the identity of the target vehicle and the indication of the evaluation of the operation of the target vehicle may be transmitted to a remote server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventors: Brian Mark Fields, Steven C. Cielocha, Jacob J. Alt, Laura A. Uphoff, Leo Nelson Chan, Mohamed A. Wazeer, Kristopher Keith Gaudin, Justin Davis, Nathan W. Baumann, Giles Roll
  • Patent number: 11093028
    Abstract: A system for virtually experiencing an aircraft includes a trailer, an aircraft fuselage, a cabin module, a head mounted display, and a controller. The aircraft fuselage is disposed in the trailer and defines an interior with a first portion and a second portion. The first portion is substantially unfurnished. The cabin module is disposed in the second portion and includes furnishings. The head mounted display is configured for movement within the interior. The controller is configured for generating a virtual aircraft interior based on a position and an orientation of the head mounted display relative to the interior of the aircraft fuselage and for controlling the head mounted display to display the virtual aircraft interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Toler, Drew Holbrook, Larry Patterson
  • Patent number: 11087637
    Abstract: A finger reading method and device based on visual gestures. A user makes a circle on a required finger reading region on a book by using a finger; a camera captures the circle making action of the finger, and an image processing module acquires the position a fingertip according to a profile analysis algorithm, acquires the endpoints of the track edge in upper, lower, left and right directions, and fits a rectangle according to the upper, lower, left and right end points in order to identify content such as characters or graphs of rectangular region content. A voice synthesis technology is performed. Voice information is fed to the user to realize a finger reading functions. The device can be worn on the head of the user, and includes camera and bone conduction earphones arranged on both sides thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventors: Wang Xu, Xiangmin Xu, Xiaofen Xing
  • Patent number: 11087640
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a medicament delivery training device comprising a body, a needle cover, a rotator that is torsionally biased, and a plunger rod. When the needle cover is moved from an extended position to a retracted position relative to the body, this linear motion is transformed into a rotational motion of the rotator which thereby releases the plunger rod. The plunger rod, which is biased, is thereby able to move axially. During axial motion of the plunger rod, the plunger rod is arranged to engage with the rotator to thereby displace the rotator axially, eventually resulting in a first angular distance rotation of the rotator. Upon release of the biased needle cover from the extended position, the rotator is allowed to rotate a second angular distance, thus obtaining a position which prevents the needle cover to move from the extended position towards the retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventor: Mattias Daniel
  • Patent number: 11074825
    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: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: University of South Carolina
    Inventor: David M. Metts
  • Patent number: 11072339
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention utilize mobile devices to provide information on a user's behaviors during transportation. For example, a mobile device carried by a user can be used to detect and analyze driving behaviors during trips in vehicles. The mobile device can further be used to assign and display scores relating to the driving behaviors, scores for individual trips, and an overall driving score for the particular user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: TRUEMOTION, INC.
    Inventors: Brad Cordova, Rafi Finegold, Dan Shiebler, Sam Cecala
  • Patent number: 11069260
    Abstract: A resettable injection training device embodiment including an outer housing having a proximal end and a distal end, the housing defining a chamber there within, a safety shield having a proximal end and a distal end, the safety shield having a retracted, locked position, a first extended unlocked position, a second extended unlocked position, and a second extended locked position is described herein. The device embodiment including a plunger having a proximal a distal end, the plunger having a retracted and an extended position. The device may include a rotating plunger locking collar, an unlocking member coupled to the plunger, wherein rotation of the unlocking member from a first position to a second position unlocks the device and releases the safety shield from the retracted, locked position. The device may further include a resetting cap for resetting the device for a subsequent use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Noble International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff Baker, Tingting Liu, Christopher Wai Yin Chung, Shishuang Hou
  • Patent number: 11069258
    Abstract: In an example, a system is disclosed for behavioral conditioning through games using a systematic process of cue deconstruction, reaction prompting, and the novel application of classical and operant conditioning techniques. The invention describes the design and production of specially configured clients with given conditioned and unconditioned stimuli for reinforcement and punishment, their provision through a server, and the collection of user metrics for behavioral profiling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventor: Dominic Samuel Sellers-Blais
  • Patent number: 11039748
    Abstract: A cloud-based system and method for predictive modeling and positive adjustment of behavioral health are disclosed. The system includes sensors collecting data associated with subject location and activity, and linked to a subject computing device. The system translates data aggregated from the data sources into state information, and iteratively updates, via the translated state information, a de-identified contextual model for the subject which in an embodiment may be a Life Context Graph as described herein. An end point server compares the de-identified contextual model to a de-identified aggregate of peer-based contextual models, wherein data security and privacy is preserved, and the system further iteratively updates the subject contextual model based thereon. The system accordingly identifies behavioral trigger actions based on the collected data and/or the updated subject contextual model, and generates a predetermined clinical response corresponding to the identified behavioral trigger action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Synchronous Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Guy Barnard, Lisa D. Henderson, Katherine A. Lohr
  • Patent number: 11033336
    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: July 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Dignity Health
    Inventor: Michael A. Bohl
  • Patent number: 11033187
    Abstract: A text-to-Braille service is disclosed herein that includes an imaging module. The imaging module includes multiple cameras arranged to image part of a page of text. Each camera has a different field of view of the page, so each camera images a unique portion of the page. The multiple images can be combined to form a single image upon which optical character recognition is performed. The text of the page can be converted into Braille characters and displayed on a refreshable Braille device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventors: Grace Li, Chen Wang, Chandani Doshi, Tania Yu, Jialin Shi, Charlene Xia
  • Patent number: 11017692
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of extracting regularity for an arbitrary number sequence and a device using the same, and especially provides a method and a device for finding regularity for an arbitrary number sequence using objects and computing the number that appears after a certain amount of time or times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: EQUALKEY CORP.
    Inventor: Bong Han Cho
  • Patent number: 11007433
    Abstract: A Task Enabled Switch System comprising: A Data Server with a Task Manager Module, Skill Management Module and a Switch Device Management Module; A Client Device with a Task Player; A Switch Device with a Task Enabled Switch; A user uses the Client Device to download the tasks linked with the Switch Device. Once the tasks are completed successfully, the Client Device will turn on the Task Enabled Switch in the Switch Device. The user can also accumulate reward points, or reward badges, or reward pictures for tasks done, and redeem the points to open the Switch Device. Several lock/latch designs with the said Task Enabled Switch are also presented. A game system comprises of the game pieces with 2D Barcodes, Skill Management Module and Task Enabled Switch is also revealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventor: Jianfeng Jiang
  • Patent number: 11004551
    Abstract: A sleep improvement system includes a lifestyle pattern generator configured to generate a lifestyle pattern from at least one of sleep information about sleep of a user, lifestyle information about the user, and living condition information about the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Masanori Hashizaki, Junya Yamamoto, Hiroshi Nakajima
  • Patent number: 11004357
    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: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Chienlan Hsu-Hoffman, Evan Gibbs, Alicia Dornadic, Regina Madigan
  • Patent number: 10997526
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure are directed to devices, systems, and methods for optimized integration of a human operator with a machine for safe and efficient operation. Accordingly, aspects of the present disclosure are directed to systems, methods, and devices which evaluate and determine a cognitive state of an operator, and allocate tasks to either the machine and/or operator based on the cognitive state of the operator, among other factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventors: Angela R. Harrivel, Kellie D. Kennedy, Chad L Stephens, Alan T. Pope
  • Patent number: 10986994
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, a stress detection and alleviation (SoDA) system for a user is disclosed. The system includes a SoDA device configured with one or more processors that receive wearable medical sensor (WMS) data from a plurality of WMSs. The processors are programmed to remove one or more artifacts from the WMS data, extract a set of features from the WMS data, remove correlated features from the extracted features to obtain a reduced set of features, classify the reduced set of features in order to determine whether the user is stressed, and generate a response based on whether the user is stressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventors: Ayten Ozge Akmandor, Niraj K. Jha