Patents Examined by Robert J Utama
  • Patent number: 11556242
    Abstract: In an example method, a device presents a user interface on a touch sensitive surface of the device. The user interface includes a first portion for displaying a sequence of code and a second portion for displaying suggested segments of code. The device receives one or more character inputs in the first portion of the user interface, and determines, based on the one or more character inputs, one or more suggested segments of code. The device presents the one or more suggested segments of code in the second portion of the user interface, and receives a touch input selecting a particular suggested segment of code. The device inserts the selected suggested segment of code into the first portion of the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy V. Isted, Behzad Aghaei, Maxwell O. Drukman, Sonny Falk, Matthew M. Patenaude, Maxwell S. Swadling, Connor M. Wakamo
  • Patent number: 11551575
    Abstract: Techniques related to promoting consistent cooking event outcomes are disclosed. Natural language processing (NLP) is used to promote the consistent cooking event outcomes. Data is acquired from a sensor that is monitoring a cooking preparation area. Based on the data, an event is identified. The event is modeled using NLP, which then predicts a subsequent event that will likely occur in the cooking preparation area. NLP is also used to select a recipe. A list of instructions included in the selected recipe are displayed in a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: COOKSY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeffery Forbes Knighton, Seth Marks, Steven Cartwright
  • Patent number: 11551569
    Abstract: A system and method for characterizing, selecting, ordering and rendering discrete elements of digitized video content helpful to learn or teach various skills. Each of a plurality of observed or computer-generated instances of modeling of distinguishable skills are recorded as digitized assets. Microskills are identified and deconstructed in the abstract from one or more of the visual and audible recordings of skills modeling moments. Identifiers of microskills are associated by a human editor with recorded modeling instances and/or portions thereof. Modeling presentations are dynamically generated by a user asserting one or more microskill identifiers and a network-enabled selection, ordering and rendering of portions of modeling instances that are associated with the asserted microskill identifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Inventors: Regina Marie Firpo-Triplett, Tamara Jean Kuhn
  • Patent number: 11545050
    Abstract: Systems and methods to simulate joining operations are disclosed. An example method to generate customized training workpieces for simulation based on physical real parts includes: analyzing a three-dimensional model of a physical part to determine a number of visual markers as needed and a placement of the visual markers on the physical part, the number and the placement of the visual markers being based on the geometry of the physical part; and generating physical markers representative of the determined visual markers for attachment to the physical part based on the determined placement of the visual markers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: SEABERY NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Pedro Gerardo Marquinez Torrecilla, Juan Jose Chica Barrera, Sergio Garrido Juardo
  • Patent number: 11545045
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to provide visual information associated with welding operations are disclosed. An weld training system includes a display, a camera, a communications device, and a welding helmet. The communications device communicates with welding equipment. The welding helmet has a view port. The communications device is configured to hold the camera, the communications device, and the display such that, when the welding helmet is worn by a wearer, the display is viewable by the wearer, the camera has a view through the view port such that the display displays to the wearer images taken by the camera through the view port and displays a simulated object generated based on information received from the welding equipment via the communications device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Hsu, Scott Nicholas Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11538354
    Abstract: A method for using a reading teaching aid assembly includes aligning a vowel of a vowel card with a starting cell of a starting block, the starting cell defining a starting consonant; pronouncing the starting consonant and the vowel together; sliding the vowel card along a vowel track, the starting block and an ending block extending along the vowel track; aligning the vowel with an ending cell of the ending block, the ending cell defining an ending consonant; and pronouncing the ending consonant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Inventor: Kevin Scott Whitehead
  • Patent number: 11538352
    Abstract: A method for providing task load-optimized computer-generated training experiences to a user of a training system that includes: a display, a training simulator, a prediction program (ML1), and a training optimization program (ML2). In response to receiving a predicted optimal task load, ML2 provides a first training experience recommendation related to the training content and/or training conditions that, if utilized in providing a training experience to the user, is predicted to result in the predicted actual task load of the user equaling the predicted optimal task load. In response to receiving biometric information or performance metric information, ML1 determines the predicted actual task load. If the predicted actual task load does not match the predicted optimal task load, ML2 provides a second training experience recommendation and a second training experience is provided where at least one of the training content or the training conditions is changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Avrio Analytics LLC
    Inventor: Michael G. Bertolli
  • Patent number: 11529282
    Abstract: An intersection blind-guiding system includes: a blind-guiding terminal, a plurality of blind road sensors, and a processor configured to be coupled to the blind road sensors. The blind-guiding terminal includes a blind-guiding terminal sensor configured to transmit a sensing signal. The blind road sensors include at least one first blind road sensor and at least one second blind road sensor. The blind road sensors are configured to separately receive the sensing signal transmitted by the blind-guiding terminal sensor, and upload corresponding sensing information. The processor is configured to receive the sensing information uploaded by the blind road sensors, locate a current position of a blind person carrying the blind-guiding terminal, determine a direction in which the blind person previously traveled, determine geographic distribution information of the current position of the blind person, and send a command carrying the geographical distribution information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignees: BEIJING BOE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nan Chen, Yongzhi Song, Dong Wang, Tonghua Yang, Guohua Zhang
  • Patent number: 11527168
    Abstract: A method for creating an assessment within a multi-disciplined learning tool regarding a topic includes deriving a first set of knowledge test-points for a first learning object regarding the topic based on a first set of knowledge bullet-points, an illustrative asset, and a first descriptive asset of the first learning object. The method further includes deriving a second set of knowledge test-points for a second learning object regarding the topic based on a second set of knowledge bullet-points, the illustrative asset, and a second descriptive asset of the second learning object. The method further includes generating a knowledge assessment asset based on the first and second knowledge test-points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Enduvo, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Bramlet, Justin Douglas Drawz, Steven J. Garrou, Joseph Thomas Tieu, Gary W. Grube
  • Patent number: 11527169
    Abstract: A method for assessing learning comprehension regarding a topic includes modifying a fundamental illustrative model to illustrate a first set of assessment assets of a first learning object of learning objects to produce a first assessment illustrative model. The fundamental illustrative model is based on illustrative assets of a lesson that includes the learning objects. The method further includes obtaining a first assessment response for the first assessment illustrative model. When the first assessment response is favorable, the method further includes modifying the fundamental illustrative model to illustrate a second set of assessment assets of a second learning object of the learning objects to produce a second assessment illustrative model and obtaining a second assessment response for the second assessment illustrative model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Enduvo, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Bramlet, Justin Douglas Drawz, Steven J. Garrou, Joseph Thomas Tieu, Gary W. Grube
  • Patent number: 11517233
    Abstract: A method for determining a state of mind of a user may include receiving one or more strings of characters composed by the user, and determining, by a processing device, the state of mind of the user by processing the one or more strings of characters. The processing of the one or more strings of characters may include identifying similarities of the one or more strings of characters with other strings of characters indicative of the state of mind. The method may also include determining, based on the one or more strings of characters, a severity of the state of mind of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Navigate Labs, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph Scanlin
  • Patent number: 11521513
    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 importing data into the virtual reality welding system and analyzing the data to characterize a student welder's progress and to provide training.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventors: David Anthony Zboray, Matthew Bennett, Matthew Wayne Wallace, Jeremiah Hennessey, Yvette Christine Dudac, Zachary Steven Lenker, Andrew Lundell, Paul Dana, Eric A. Preisz
  • Patent number: 11517814
    Abstract: A system to deliver to a user artificial flavor sensations equivalent to a selected desired real flavor having a database in which is stored data of a number of real flavors broken down into components selected from taste, smell, feel and appearance, A head mounted display device is provided to deliver visual and audio cues of a flavor from the database and a bite sensation component is mounted in the mouth of a wearer of the head mounted display controlling the delivery of taste, feel, and smell components of the flavor to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Inventors: Alan Chalmers, Ali Asadipour
  • Patent number: 11521512
    Abstract: Systems are disclosed relating to a mobile device mounted to a welding helmet such that a wearer of the welding helmet can see a display of the mobile device when wearing the welding helmet. In some examples, the mobile device is mounted such that a camera of the mobile device is unobscured and positioned at approximately eye level, facing the same way the wearer's eyes are facing. In some examples, the simulated training environment may be presented to the user via the display screen of the mobile device, using images captured by the camera of the mobile device, when the mobile device is so mounted to the welding helmet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignees: Illinois Tool Works Inc., Seabery North America Inc.
    Inventors: Pedro Gerardo Marquinez Torrecilla, William Joshua Becker, Justin Monroe Blount, Mitchell James Muske, Jessica Marie Marhefke, Pavel Gunia
  • Patent number: 11514818
    Abstract: A system and method for characterizing, selecting, ordering and rendering discrete elements of digitized video content to teach communications and pedagogic skills. Each of a plurality of observed or computer-generated instances of modeling of distinguishable teaching skills are recorded as digitized assets. Microskills are identified and deconstructed in the abstract from one or more of the visual and audible recordings of teaching skills modeling moments. Identifiers of microskills are associated by a human editor with recorded modeling instances and/or portions thereof. Modeling presentations are dynamically generated by a user asserting one or more microskill identifiers and a network-enabled selection, ordering and rendering of portions of modeling instances that are associated with the asserted microskill identifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Inventors: Regina Marie Firpo-Triplett, Tamara Jean Kuhn
  • Patent number: 11501657
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing driver training in a virtual reality environment are disclosed. According to some aspects, an appropriate virtual reality driving simulation may be determined based on one or more input parameters provided by a user. The virtual reality driving simulation may include: (i) an instructional lesson, to be rendered in virtual reality, for teaching driving-related rules and/or skills to a user, and (ii) a driving scenario, to be rendered in virtual reality, for the user to practice the driving-related rules and/or skills taught by the instructional lesson. While the virtual reality driving simulation is rendered, user performance data may be recorded. Based on an analysis of the user performance data, a driving competency score and/or user feedback may be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Anna Marie Madison, Yixiang Zeng, Jeffrey Yin
  • Patent number: 11495139
    Abstract: A method for creating personalized lesson recommendations for a user is provided. In some embodiments, the method includes assigning a skill profile to the user, where the skill profile includes a skill vector associated with one or more fine-grained skills of the user. The method also includes assigning a difficulty profile to a task to be practiced by the user, where the difficulty profile includes a task difficulty vector associated with one or more fine-grained skills of the task. Further, the method include prioritizing the task within a list of recommended tasks offered to the user based on a comparison between the skill profile of the user and the difficulty profile of the task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: ELSA, Corp.
    Inventors: Paula López Otero, Xavier Anguera Miro
  • Patent number: 11488494
    Abstract: Innovative instrument holders used for minimally invasive surgical simulation and training are disclosed when used in conjunction with a smartphone, tablet or mini-tablet computer enabling visualization of the surgical field. The surgical field used with these instrument holders can include animal models, physical models, and both virtual and augmented reality models. Some embodiments can be used with applications that can be downloaded to the smartphone, tablet or mini-tablet computer in order to enhance specific hand-eye coordination tasks. Some embodiments can be used as an adjunct surgical trainer for endoscopy, colonoscopy, and other minimally invasive gastrointestinal and gynecological surgical procedures using surgical instruments that incorporate fiber optics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Inventor: Jose Luis Mosso Vazquez
  • Patent number: 11482126
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for capturing and monitoring object motion in an AR environment. A first movement sequence may be received. The movement sequence may be an assigned movement routine. Image data of at least one target may be captured and the image data can be augmented with a training object to generate augmented training data. The training object can be caused to perform the first movement sequence. The motion of the at least one target can be recorded relative to the training object using the image data and one or more sensors deployed to the at least one target. A progression of therapeutic routines may be shown to the user depending on how the user's therapy is progressing. A second movement sequence can be received and the training object can be caused to perform the second movement sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: ExtendView, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Lu Hill, Priscilla Lu
  • Patent number: 11482132
    Abstract: A device for providing a tactile feedback includes an imaging device configured to capture an image of a face of a subject, a tactile feedback device, and a controller communicatively coupled to the imaging device and the tactile feedback device. The controller comprising at least one processor and at least one memory storing computer readable and executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, causes the controller to: process the image, determine a type of a facial expression based on the processed image, determine a level of a facial expression of the type based on the processed image, determine a tactile feedback intensity of the tactile feedback device based on the level of the facial expression, and control the tactile feedback device to provide a tactile feedback having the tactile feedback intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Carlo Cruz