Patents Examined by Robert J Utama
  • Patent number: 10330441
    Abstract: Systems and methods for creating an immersive training environment for urban operations training that simulates a mission site and related computer program products are provided. Data specific to a mission site to be simulated can be provided. The data can be analyzed to create an accurate depiction of the mission site to be simulated. Visual imagery of one or more structures of the mission site can be generated based on the analysis of the data. One or more structures that have the visual imagery of the mission site to be simulated can be created. Further, the one or more structures can be positioned to provide a physical simulation of the mission site based on the analysis of the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: MILITARY WRAPS, INC.
    Inventor: K. Dominic Cincotti
  • Patent number: 10319254
    Abstract: In one implementation, a computer-implemented method for providing a graphical user interface (GUI) that teaches correct placement of accent marks on Spanish language words through a particular sequence of graphical elements includes receiving, through a GUI presented by a computing device, a selection of a graphical word element corresponding to a word to test as part of a Spanish language teaching program; identifying, by the computing device, a particular word set that corresponds to the word from among a plurality of word sets; and outputting, in the GUI presented by the computing device and based on the particular word set, a first graphical prompt element for the user to identify whether the word has a particular ending characteristic that corresponds to the particular word set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventor: Joel Lane Mayon
  • Patent number: 10319252
    Abstract: A learning system for a text-to-text application such as a machine translation system. The system has questions, and a matrix of correct answers to those questions. Any of the many different correct answers within the matrix can be considered as perfectly correct answers to the question. The system operates by displaying a question, which may be a phrase to be translated, and obtaining an answer to the question from the user. The answer is compared against the matrix and scored. Feedback may also be provided to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SDL Inc.
    Inventors: Michel Galley, Kevin Knight, Daniel Marcu
  • Patent number: 10311750
    Abstract: A method includes, during a driving session in which a student driver operates a vehicle, gathering driving skill data indicative of at least one of behavior of the student driver, acceleration of the vehicle, braking of the vehicle, or steering of the vehicle, and gathering comments from a driving instructor about the driving session. The method also includes generating a driving session report corresponding to the driving session. The driving session report includes at least one score based on the driving skill data, and the comments from the driving instructor about the driving session. Still further, the method includes causing the driving session report to be displayed on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Brian M. Fields, Jibo He, John Adrian Nepomuceno, Steve Roberson, Bryan Allen Plummer, Kurtis C. Houdek, Neeraj Jain
  • Patent number: 10311749
    Abstract: A system for determining a safety score comprising an input interface and a processor. An input interface configured to receive compliance events from a database of compliance events and to receive detected driving events from a database of detected driving events. A processor configured to filter the compliance events and the detected driving events to generate a filtered list and to determine a safety score based at least in part on the filtered list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Lytx, Inc.
    Inventors: Niki Kypri, Bryon Cook, Joshua Donald Botnen
  • Patent number: 10311744
    Abstract: A cognitive training method has a step of obtaining sensor data of a subject during a memory exercise which in turn determines whether the sensor data includes predetermined information indicative of cognitive functions used for remembering. The step of advancing the memory exercise is carried out when it is determined that the sensor data includes predetermined information indicative of cognitive functions used for remembering. The step of calculating an objective cognitive assessment of the subject is carried out when the memory exercise is completed and cognitive training is measured at least partially in response to the advancing of the memory exercise. The fact that an objective cognitive assessment is calculated provides a method of using an autodidactic cognitive training device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignees: Agency for Science, Technology and Research, National University of Singapore
    Inventors: Hai Hong Zhang, Cuntai Guan, Ranga Krishnan, Tih Shih Lee, Zheng Yang Chin, Chuan Chu Wang
  • Patent number: 10297167
    Abstract: A computerized method and computer-executable instructions for assessing personality and temperament characteristics of a registered user by a centralized computing device. The method includes providing a first user interface with at least two color elements for the user to sort in a “most like me” to “least like me” order. Upon receiving the user's sort order, the user is provided a second user interface with at least one word grouping, each word grouping having an associated life context, and the user indicates “most like me” to “least like me” in the word groupings. Upon receiving those results, the method then determine a contextual assessment based on the user's selection, with the assessment being weighted on the basis of the user's color element sort. In some embodiments, a temperament assessment service with a published API executes on a server, with access to the service requiring a user's unique API key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventor: Robert C Hill
  • Patent number: 10290221
    Abstract: A computer implemented systems and methods for determining an action for a user within a learning domain are disclosed, some embodiments of the methods comprise defining an initial learning model of a learning domain, determining an initial user state of the user, determining an initial user action from at least one learning domain action with the initial learning model, receiving a user observation of the user after the user executes the initial user action, determining an updated user state with the initial learning model given the updated user observation and determining a subsequent user action from the at least one learning domain action. Some embodiments utilize a Partially Observable Markov Model (POMDP) as the learning model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Aptima, Inc.
    Inventors: E. Webb Stacy, Courtney Dean, Alan Carlin, Danielle Dumond
  • Patent number: 10276054
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems, methods, and computer readable medium for entering, identifying, and aggregating data for analysis data in an electronic device, wherein the data are from a plurality of multi-participant surveys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: eResearchTechnology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Eger, Jon McClelland, Dave Peterson
  • Patent number: 10262109
    Abstract: A medication confirmation method and apparatus. The method of an embodiment of the invention includes the steps of capturing one or more video sequences of a user administering medication, storing the captured one or more video sequences, and comparing at least one of the stored video sequences with a corresponding one or more prerecorded video sequences to confirm that the user has properly administered the medication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Ai Cure Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Adam Hanina, Gordon Kessler
  • Patent number: 10249215
    Abstract: Virtual reality arc welding systems that provide virtual reality simulations for training purposes. Virtual reality welding systems to aid in training welding students may provide a programmable processor-based subsystem, a rendering engine, an analysis engine, and recommended corrective actions based on virtual testing results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventors: Carl Peters, Deanna Postlethwaite, Matthew Wayne Wallace
  • Patent number: 10235007
    Abstract: A personal electronic device is adapted to construct data tables from user input received over time relating to translations of translatable items from a first language to a second language. Entries in a data table for a user are dynamic and may indicate likelihoods of the user correctly translating translatable items as a function of time. Each translatable item may have a different time-dependent likelihood of a correct translation. Operation of the personal electronic device for a user may be based in part on the acquired, time-dependent likelihoods for that user, so that information may be presented to the user in a more efficient manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: GammaKite, LLC
    Inventor: Emmanuel Roche
  • Patent number: 10229610
    Abstract: A server based contextual awareness method of communicating in a wireless network includes detecting a signal strength of one or more user equipments (UEs) relative to other user equipment within a same vicinity. The method also includes detecting a pattern of the user equipment(s) and the other user equipment based on the detected signal strength of the user equipment(s) relative to the other user equipment. The method also includes deriving a social context based on the detected pattern. The method further includes initiating an action in response to the derived social context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Anthony T. Blow, Daniel S. Baker, Roman Tivyan
  • Patent number: 10216825
    Abstract: A user device displays portions of an electronic publication for a user to read. The user device tracks the user's reading behavior of the portions of the electronic publication. The user device then suggests additional reading material for the user based on the user's reading behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: George M. Ionkov, Dennis H. Harding, Aaron James Dykstra, Laura Ellen Grit, James C. Petts, Samuel A. Minter, Lindsey Christina Fowler, Yong Xi
  • Patent number: 10210773
    Abstract: A method including determining an orientation of a display of a welding torch relative to a joint of a workpiece, displaying, on the display of the welding torch during a welding operation, a graphical representation of a welding parameter in relation to a predetermined threshold range for the welding parameter as a position of the welding torch changes, the orientation of the welding torch changes, a movement of the welding torch changes, or some combination thereof, and rotating the graphical representation of the welding parameter based at least in part on the determined orientation of the display of the welding torch relative to the joint. The graphical representation of the welding parameter is associated with the position of the welding torch relative to the joint, the orientation of the welding torch relative to the joint, the movement of the welding torch relative to the joint, or some combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: William Joshua Becker, Jeffrey Dale Weber, Jeremy John Erdmann
  • Patent number: 10198962
    Abstract: A learning management system (LMS) for tracking student progress as students learn how to weld in a real-time, simulated, virtual reality welding training environment. Systems and methods to help welding instructors and students manage the data associated with instruction and learning in a virtual reality welding environment are provided. Welding student training data generated by students while using virtual reality welding systems is stored in a centralized database. The centralized database is accessible by a user (e.g., a welding instructor) using a personal computer having a learning management software application (LMSA) installed thereon. The LMSA is configured to allow the user to access at least a portion of the student training data for one or more of viewing, analysis, grading, and reporting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Deanna Postlethwaite, Matthew Wayne Wallace, David Anthony Zboray, Sarah Evans
  • Patent number: 10194800
    Abstract: The invention provides for remote patient management system comprising a computing device comprising a processor. The computing device further comprises a computer-readable storage medium containing instructions that when executed cause the processor to perform a method of calculating an assessment score. The assessment score measures the effect of a content element on a patient. The method comprising the steps of: delivering the content element to the patient, wherein the content element comprises a list of assessment parameters; generating an assessment content element using the list of assessment parameters; delivering the assessment content element to the patient; receiving a response from patient; and calculating the assessment score using the response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Mariana Simons-Nikolova, Johan Muskens, Armin Bruege
  • Patent number: 10176827
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a tool, referred to herein as “Active Lab” that can be used to develop, debug, and maintain knowledge bases. These knowledge bases (KBs) can then engage various applications, technology, and communications protocols for the purpose of task automation, real time alerting, system integration, knowledge acquisition, and various forms of peer influence. In at least some embodiments, a KB is used as a virtual assistant that any real person can interact with using their own natural language. The KB can then respond and react however the user wants: answering questions, activating applications, or responding to actions on a web page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: VERINT AMERICAS INC.
    Inventor: Tanya M. Miller
  • Patent number: 10175756
    Abstract: The present invention describes a series of embodiments that permit the characterization of digital information (i.e. pixels from screen, data from sensors, etc.) onto analogical tactile air-fluxes perception of such data (such as hue, lightness, saturation, and chromaticity, among others), by using software, hardware and pneumatic embodiments to form an apparatus targeted originally for visually impaired people, but with applications to other types of users as well. Such characterizations are based in the change of three different variables affecting directly each single the apparatus' air fluxes: pressure, frequency and heat. This patent also includes the mode of using any Operating System's windowing elements, such as window's borders, menu, etc., into such representation executed and supplied by the apparatus. The use of a mouse, its movement and clicking are also described as part of this invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventor: Jovan David Rebolledo-Mendez
  • Patent number: 10170019
    Abstract: A welding system includes a welding torch. The welding torch includes a sensor configured to detect a motion associated with the welding torch, a temperature associated with the welding torch, or some combination thereof. A display of the welding torch is activated, a determination is made that the welding torch has been involved in a high impact event, live welding using the welding torch is disabled, a software selection is made, or some combination thereof, based on the motion, the temperature, or some combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: William J. Becker, James M. Walker, Jeremy J. Erdmann