Patents Examined by Jerry-Daryl Fletcher
  • Patent number: 10515566
    Abstract: A novel electronic language education system device is configured to define, instruct, analyze, and evaluate martial arts movements as characters of a particular language. In one embodiment, the novel electronic language education system includes a martial arts movement linguistic symbolization module and a martial arts movement-to-language character evaluation module that are executed on a CPU and a memory unit of the novel electronic language education system. Preferably, the system further incorporates a visual detection sensor, a gyroscopic sensor, a human limb movement sensor, and/or another sensor to enable capturing and analysis of a martial arts movement routine to create, match, and/or evaluate a digital symbolic key representing the martial arts movement routine, which is digitally paired with a character of the particular language.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Inventor: Jang Suk Moon
  • Patent number: 10507845
    Abstract: A remote user can define one or more zone based driver/vehicle behavior definitions. 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 defined. For zone based driver behavior definitions, a display in the vehicle automatically displays the zone based driver behavior definition to the driver. In some embodiments driver compliance is tracked and non-compliance is reported to the remote user. For zone based vehicle behavior definitions, 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: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: ZONAR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Bryan Hunt
  • Patent number: 10510266
    Abstract: Systems and methods for augmentative and alternative communication that provide language communication facilitation and language acquisition enablement. In one embodiment, an AAC apparatus includes a user i/o device, an auditory output device and a microprocessor, wherein the microprocessor presents PICS buttons that are mapped to corresponding words to a user via the i/o device and accepts input via selection of the PICS buttons. In response to selection of a PICS button, the corresponding word is displayed to the user in a speech text box and produces a sound of the word via the auditory output device. The microprocessor further identifies and displays a subsequent set PICS buttons in dependence on the selected PICS button. The subsequent set PICS buttons may also be identified in dependence on word order, grammar rules, statistical and context analyses, and the like to increase navigation speed and to enable the user to learn language skills.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Inventor: Alexander T. Huynh
  • Patent number: 10504377
    Abstract: An answer evaluation system has an answer tablet, having a plurality of perforations forming a grid, wherein a peg is insertable into any perforation. In an embodiment the answer table and pegs are opaque, while perforations allow light to flow through. Further, the answer tablet may be positioned upon an enclosure designed to receive the answer tablet. The enclosure is adapted to direct light through a translucent cover positioned over an aperture of the enclosure. The enclosure houses a light source in communication with a power source. Further, a test evaluation system has a camera for receiving an image and an evaluation system for evaluating the image from the camera. A method of scoring includes a test-taker placing an answer peg into the perforations of the answer tablet, and a system evaluating and matching answers from a test taker to an answer key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventor: Mark S. Merry
  • Patent number: 10499833
    Abstract: A wearable device and a method for monitoring eating are provided. The wearable device is wearable on an arm of a user and includes: an acceleration sensor, used to acquire acceleration information of the arm of the user; a processing unit connected to the acceleration sensor, used to calculate times of eating performed by the user in a predetermined duration based on the acceleration information and obtain an eating frequency of the user; a comparing unit connected to the processing unit, used to compare the eating frequency with a reference frequency and generate a first alarming signal if determining through comparison that the eating frequency is equal to or larger than the reference frequency; and an alarm connected to the comparing unit, used to alarm upon reception of the first alarming signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventors: Mubing Li, Chungchun Chen, Haisheng Wang, Xiaochuan Chen, Xue Dong, Jiantao Liu, Jinghua Miao, Changfeng Li
  • Patent number: 10504380
    Abstract: A fitness achievement definition may define a fitness achievement using trigger information and one or more achievement rules. The fitness achievement may be earnable by a user of a user device by meeting the requirements of the fitness achievement. The fitness achievement definition may be stored on a user device that includes an application that collects data including fitness data. Detection of a trigger event corresponding to the trigger information and evaluation of the achievement rules may be managed by the user device. In some examples, a fitness communication relating to the fitness achievement may be presented at the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron P. Thompson, Anders K. Haglunds, Jay C. Blahnik
  • Patent number: 10497280
    Abstract: A method of gesture selection of displayed content on a general user interface is provided. The method includes steps of: determining a gesture initiation location when a user pushes down on the general user interface, determining a continuous arc by movement of the user across the general user interface, determining a completed continuous arc of the continuous arc by connecting the gesture initiation location with a gesture end location when the user lifts off of the general user interface, determining a selection area based on an inner area of the completed continuous arc, and storing data from objects of interest encompassed in the selection area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: LingoZING Holding LTD
    Inventors: Michael John Mathias, Kyra Zinaida Pahlen
  • Patent number: 10490098
    Abstract: A method includes calibrating a first path of a joint of a workpiece of a welding system relative to a component, determining a first set of welding parameters of a welding torch based at least in part on a tracked position and a tracked orientation of the welding torch along the first path of the joint during a first live-arc welding operation, calibrating a second path of the joint of the workpiece relative to the component, determining a second set of welding parameters of the welding torch based at least in part the tracked position and orientation of the welding torch along the second path of the joint during a second live-arc welding operation, and displaying at least one of the first and second sets of welding parameters on a display. The second path is disposed at least partially over the first path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: William Joshua Becker
  • Patent number: 10482788
    Abstract: A welding training system includes a welding training software having a first training mode configured to simulate a welding arc and a second training mode configured to use a live welding arc. The welding training system is configured to block welding power flow between a welding power supply and a welding torch while the welding training software is in the first training mode. The welding training system is also configured to enable the welding power to flow between the welding power supply and the welding torch while the welding training software is in the second training mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: William J. Becker, Kyle A. Pfeifer
  • Patent number: 10482781
    Abstract: According to an aspect, an online education platform may be configured to provide an online course over a network to a plurality of computing devices. The online course may provide education content in which learners view and interact with the education content. The online education platform may include an online course analyzer to determine performance data associated with learners' engagement with the education content including an engagement metric indicating a level of engagement of the learners with the education content during a session of the online course, and provide the performance data via an instructor dashboard. The online course analyzer may include a content editor configured to edit the education content based on the performance data including changing at least a portion of the education content based on the performance data before a completion of the online course.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: COURSERA, INC.
    Inventors: Turadg Aleahmad, Amory B. Schlender, Na Yeon Kim, Pang Wei Koh, Roshan Rajesh Sumbaly, Parth Hemant Upadhyay, Dennis Karl Li, Colleen Chia-Yen Lee, Ankit Ahuja
  • Patent number: 10467919
    Abstract: Embodiments can provide dynamic assessment by an expert system software (ESS) module. The ESS module may determine a minimum set of diagnostic questions to identify a student's strengths and/or weaknesses for a given subject matter. Each diagnostic question may be a unique question variant generated from a dynamic question template. The ESS module may automatically and dynamically build a personal lesson plan that includes lessons on topics of the subject matter that the student has not mastered. The ESS module may dynamically modify the personal lesson plan to change a lesson and/or add lesson(s) considered by the ESS module as necessary for the student to master the subject matter. Given the ESS module's knowledge on various components of a question such as equation(s) used to produce a correct answer to the question, the ESS module may generate image(s), customized hint(s), customized explanation(s), and/or examine student solutions in step-by-step fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventor: Kent Allen Fuka
  • Patent number: 10441848
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for automatically evaluating a martial arts move are described. The method may include identifying a distance between a target and a sensor coupled with a user and receiving motion data from the sensor. The motion data may include linear acceleration data and rotation data. The method may further include calculating, based on the distance and the linear acceleration data, an end point in three-dimensional space of the martial arts move and determining whether the user made contact with the target based on a comparison between the end point and a three-dimensional representant of the target. The method may further include determining a rotational characteristic of the move and comparing the rotational characteristic with a stored model of the move. The method may further include evaluating the move based on whether the user made contact with the target and the comparison of the rotational characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventors: Anna Skhisov, Eduard Skhisov, Daniel Skhisov
  • Patent number: 10441892
    Abstract: A pseudo-sentient doll override method, system, and non-transitory computer readable medium for a doll, include an interaction level determining circuit configured to determine an interaction level between a user and the doll and a reminder triggering circuit configured to trigger a reminder to the user that the doll is not sentient based on the interaction level associated with a set of rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventors: Minkyong Kim, Clifford A. Pickover, Valentina Salapura, Maja Vukovic
  • Patent number: 10438500
    Abstract: Systems, device configurations, and processes for integrating a job profile describing an occupation into a talent management system (TMS) by determining proficiency requirements from job profile data are used to develop validated scores for competency in one or more job skills. The resulting integrated job profiles may be included as a component of TMS job offerings related to the occupation. The systems and methods evaluate parameters of the job profile using a predetermined scoring framework. Particular implementations evaluate English language proficiency in one or more frameworks. A job profile describes the occupation in the form of tasks to be completed by an employee. The systems and methods associate the tasks with scoring parameters in the framework, and calculate an overall score for English proficiency from the collection of scores associated with the tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Pearson Education, Inc.
    Inventors: Margo Erin Gordon, Alexander W. Lowrie, Michael John Mayor, Lindsay Noelle Oishi, Joseph John Worachek
  • Patent number: 10431020
    Abstract: Position data received wirelessly from a vehicle enrolled in an inspection waiver program are employed to determine when the enrolled vehicle is approaching an inspection station. After determining that the enrolled vehicle is approaching an inspection station, 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 approaching the location of 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. The inspection stations can be mobile so that their locations are varied to prevent operators from intentionally avoiding an inspection, as may occur with fixed inspection stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: ZONAR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Charles Michael McQuade, Fred Fakkema, Brett Brinton, William Brinton
  • Patent number: 10426695
    Abstract: A method for determining an efficacy of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) includes receiving a plethysmography signal from an oximetry sensor and an electrocardiogram (ECG) signal from an ECG sensor at a processor associated with a patient monitor, the oximetry sensor, or the ECG sensor. The method includes determining a first indicator related to the efficacy of CPR based on the plethysmography signal, using the processor. The method also includes determining a second indicator related to the efficacy of CPR based on the ECG signal, using the processor. The method further includes combining the first indicator and the second indicator to determine a combination metric indicative of the efficacy of CPR, using the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Paul S. Addison, James N. Watson
  • Patent number: 10424212
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, a computer program product, and a system are provided. A plurality of multi-level cognitive exercises are provided to an individual. Each of the multi-level cognitive exercises includes at least one task to perform. The individual is requested to respond to a cognitive exercise in the plurality of cognitive exercises by performing the at least one task contained in the cognitive exercise. A response provided by the individual to the cognitive exercise is monitored. Based on the monitoring, a determination is made whether the individual performed the at least one task at a predetermined performance level, wherein the performance level is defined by the at least one task contained in the cognitive exercise. Based on the determining, the individual is requested to perform at least another task. At least one activity for the individual to perform is generated. The at least one activity is based on responses to the multi-level cognitive exercises by the individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Yale University
    Inventor: Bruce E. Wexler
  • Patent number: 10417936
    Abstract: Systems and methods facilitating training in clinical procedures via mixed reality simulations are disclosed. Such a system can comprise a physical model and a virtual model of an anatomic region associated with the procedure, wherein the virtual model associates tissue types with locations in the physical model. The system can include a tracking component that tracks locations of at least one clinical instrument relative to the models, and an anatomic feedback component that can produce perceptible changes in the physical model based on the interaction between the instrument and virtual model. A clinical device interface can detect outputs of clinical devices like electrical signals, pressure or flow, wherein feedback to the physical model depends on the tracked position of a clinical device and output from the same or different clinical device. Another component can generate feedback effects to the clinical device. Aspects can simulate anesthesiology procedures like local nerve blockade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph T. Samosky, Robert Weaver
  • Patent number: 10417935
    Abstract: A system and device for welding training. In one example, a welding training system includes a position detecting system configured to detect a distance between the position detecting system and objects within a field of view of the position detecting system, and to produce a map corresponding to the objects. The welding training system also includes a markers configured to be coupled to a device of the welding training system. Furthermore, the markers are configured to be detected by the position detecting system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: William J. Becker
  • Patent number: 10413238
    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: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventors: Tyler Clark Cooper, Terdema Ussery, III