Patents Examined by Jerry-Daryl Fletcher
  • 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
    Assignee: THE TRUSTEES OF PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Ayten Ozge Akmandor, Niraj K. Jha
  • Patent number: 10982934
    Abstract: A firearms marksmanship training system comprising a shooter observation booth characterized by intended shooting technique data and comprising a plurality of cameras configured to receive observed shooting technique data; a diagnostic target characterized by intended projectile strike data and configured to receive observed projectile strike data; and a shooter data analysis tool configured to determine at least one performance indication, defined as a shooting flaw, using a variance of the intended shooting technique data from the observed shooting technique data and a displacement of the intended projectile strike data from the observed projectile strike data, to determine, using a plurality of known shooting flaws associated with a plurality of known corrective measures, a probability of correction of the shooting flaw for at least one of the known corrective measures, defined as an applied corrective measure, and to provide sensory guidance as to the applied corrective measure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventor: Robert Dewey Ostovich
  • Patent number: 10969190
    Abstract: A system to advance human performance in sighting, tracking, recognizing, and reacting to (collectively “engaging”) moving and stationary objects, for example, advancing skill in engaging targets with a firearm. The system provides elevated ocular tactical conditioning including kinetic saccadic eye tracking hardware and training for elevate sighting and tracking performance, and rapid subject matter recognition training to elevate fine motor skills and target and non-target stimuli recognition performance. Components include software and hardware that provide target and non-target image stimuli that can be manually or automatically generated as stationary or moving stimuli.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Conflict Kinetics Corporation
    Inventor: Brian Stanley
  • Patent number: 10970661
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring motion and orientation patterns associated to physical activities of a user is disclosed. Data associated to a physical activity executed by a user is captured from one or more sensors. The data is compared with a plurality of pre-defined motion patterns in order to identify a matched motion pattern. Each pre-defined motion pattern further comprises a first reference threshold value and a second reference threshold value indicating the successful execution of the physical activity. A first threshold value and a second threshold value pertaining to the physical activity executed by the user is determined. The first threshold value and the second threshold value is compared with a first reference threshold value and a second reference threshold value, respectively, corresponding to the matched motion pattern. Finally, an output indicative of the performance of the user in executing the physical activity is notified to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Racefit International Company Limited
    Inventor: Kwan Hang Mak
  • Patent number: 10959640
    Abstract: A training apparatus 1000 using a method of decoding nerve activity includes: a brain activity detecting device 108 for detecting brain activity at a prescribed area within a brain of a subject; and an output device 130 for presenting neurofeedback information (presentation information) to the subject. A processing device 102 decodes a pattern of cranial nerve activity, generates a reward value based on a degree of similarity of the decoded pattern with respect to a target activation pattern obtained in advance for the event as the object of training, and generates presentation information corresponding to the reward value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: ADVANCED TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE INTERNATIONAL
    Inventors: Mitsuo Kawato, Takeo Watanabe, Kazuhisa Shibata, Yuka Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10956539
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for nutrition tracking. In one exemplary embodiment, a methods and apparatus for nutrition tracking are provided which receive selections of consumable items from a user, identify at least one item to be purposefully omitted in nutrition calculation, and calculate total nutrition for a period of time based on the selections. The calculation comprises purposeful omission of the nutritional data of the identified at least one of the plurality of consumable items. In order to accomplish the calculation, each of the selected items is associated with a data record in a database, each data record in the database comprising nutritional data regarding a consumable item to which the data record corresponds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Under Armour, Inc.
    Inventors: Alison Teoh, Jason Buckner, Nick Crocker, Paul Radcliffe
  • Patent number: 10943499
    Abstract: A method for providing learning information is provided. The method includes: with reference to two or more supplementary learning patterns experienced by a learner, determining an personalized frequency index related to at least one learning unit commonly included in the two or more supplementary learning patterns; and determining a learning unit having a personalized frequency index higher than or equal to a pre-configured reference, as a personalized supplementary learning unit to be provided to the learner. Each of the two or more supplementary learning patterns includes two or more learning units having a predetermined correlation, and the predetermined correlation is acquired from a knowledge map, which includes two or more nodes corresponding to the two or more learning units and at least one link which connects the two or more nodes and is assigned the correlation between the two or more learning units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: CLASSCUBE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seong Chan Ahn, Young Don Kim
  • Patent number: 10923220
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable medium stores a program designed to be used for a patient attempting to quit smoking. The program causes a computer to execute: receiving report information input by the patient and indicative of the presence or absence of smoking by the patient; receiving a biomarker concentration measurement value measured from a biological sample of the patient by a biomarker concentration meter for measuring a biomarker concentration indicative of a smoking state; based on the received biomarker concentration measurement value and a biomarker concentration reference value, determining consistency between the biomarker concentration measurement value and the report information; based on a result of the consistency determination, generating smoking cessation therapy information for smoking cessation therapy to be performed for the patient; and transmitting the generated smoking cessation therapy information to a patient-side device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: CUREAPP, INC.
    Inventor: Kohta Satake
  • 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