Patents Examined by Robert J Utama
  • Patent number: 11908338
    Abstract: Methods, computer systems, and computer readable media are provided for promoting positive activity patterns for users and facilitate long-term adherence to the activity patterns, such as by providing alerts or electronic reminders to ambulate in a fashion that is responsive to an individual's actual activity patterns and behaviors and compatible with routine activities in the workplace and home. In particular, embodiments of the present invention are directed to measuring physical activity patterns during the waking hours of a human, and in some embodiments continuously measuring these activity patterns; automatically ascertaining whether the patterns exhibit sufficient frequency and variability of activity such as confers certain health benefits; and if the patterns do not manifest such features, to adaptively provide sensible reminders at irregular within-day intervals such as are likely to establish healthy patterns of ambulation and other light activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Inventor: Douglas S. McNair
  • Patent number: 11900829
    Abstract: A method for execution by a computing entity for creating a learning tool regarding a topic includes obtaining a first assessment response for a first set of knowledge assessment assets of a first learning object of learning objects. The method further includes selecting one of the first learning object, a second learning object, and a third learning object as an active learning object based on the first assessment response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Enduvo, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Bramlet, Justin Douglas Drawz, Steven J. Garrou, Joseph Thomas Tieu, Joon Young Kim, Gary W. Grube
  • Patent number: 11896796
    Abstract: A retrograde disposable intravenous (IV) set is disclosed. The IV set includes a diverter housing between upper and lower portions of a fluid line, the diverter housing including a lower end and an upper end extending away from the lower end and the fluid line to a syringe port located in the upper end, and a diverter member within the diverter housing and configured to move within the diverter housing from a first position, at which a first opening through the diverter member forms a first fluid pathway between the upper portion and the lower portion of the fluid line, to a second position, at which the first fluid pathway is blocked and a second fluid pathway is formed between the upper portion of the fluid line and a syringe port. Retrograde infusion may occur when the diverter member is in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Vasko, Stephen J. Bollish, Lawrence Farhat, Daniel Abal, Robert Dwaine Butterfield
  • Patent number: 11893901
    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: December 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Inventors: Pedro Gerardo Marquinez Torrecilla, Juan Jose Chica Barrera, Sergio Garrido Juardo
  • Patent number: 11893902
    Abstract: A teaching system includes a CAD/CAM facility that features a CAD-generated crane boom design and a CAM-generated crane boom model based on the crane boom design. A simulator runs a simulation of the crane design using a finite element analysis (FEA) to evaluate the stress-strain performance of the crane design as a function of variable input parameters. The crane boom model is tested under various load and operating conditions to measure its behavioral response in terms of stress-strain behavior. A sensor array monitors the stress-strain behavior of the crane model during testing. The testing performance of the CAM-generated crane model is will allow a comparison with the FEA-based simulation results of the CAD/CAM generated crane design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Inventor: Prabhu Swaminathan
  • Patent number: 11893904
    Abstract: A system for utilizing conversational artificial intelligence (AI) to train contact center agents according to an embodiment includes at least one processor and at least one memory comprising a plurality of instructions stored therein that, in response to execution by the at least one processor, causes the system to place a virtual call from an automated training system to an agent device of an agent, connect the virtual call to a chatbot in response to establishing a communication connection with the agent device, transmit one or more statements from the chatbot, receive, from the agent device, one or more agent responses of the agent corresponding to the one or more statements, and analyze the one or more agent responses to determine one or more training characteristics associated with AI-based contact center training of the agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Genesys Cloud Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Stoops, Cliff Bell, Merijn Te Booij
  • Patent number: 11887496
    Abstract: System and method for coaching based on workout history and/or readiness/recovery information. Improved solutions enable intelligent management of a user's personal fitness journey based on workout recommendations that closely align with the user's traits. In one exemplary embodiment, workout data for a population of different individuals is analyzed to identify groups of similarly performing individuals. Each group of individuals is analyzed to generate an expected profile that approximates the physiological and/or psychological traits of the group. An expected profile includes heuristics and/or performance metrics that enable dynamic coaching during workouts. Subsequently thereafter, users can be dynamically coached by their client device, based on the expected profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: MyFitnessPal, Inc.
    Inventors: James Lyke, Ben Hamill, Jeff Knight, Scott Laing
  • Patent number: 11875705
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus for supporting an equipment manufacturing process, the apparatus including: a display; and a processor providing a user with a graphical user interface (GUI) for supporting a target-equipment manufacturing process of the user in the form of mixed reality (MR) through the display, and supporting an interaction operation between the GUI and a user action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Inventor: Jong Min Park
  • Patent number: 11868939
    Abstract: A server system may facilitate and participate in operations relating to physical activity goals being performed at user devices. For example, the server system may receive a physical activity goal from a first user device associated with a first user profile. The server system may also receive a reward corresponding to the physical activity goal from the first user device. The server system may also transmit at least the physical activity goal to a second user device associated with a second user profile. The server system may also receive, from the second user device, first information associated with the physical activity goal. The server system may also transmit second information associated with the reward to the second user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Jay Blahnik
  • Patent number: 11862035
    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: January 3, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Hsu, Scott Nicholas Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11862323
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to systems and methods for preparing nutrition, health, and/or wellness recommendations for an animal. The systems and methods involve collecting data from the animal, analyzing the data, and providing the nutrition, health, and/or wellness recommendation based upon the analyzed data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Inventor: Mark A. Donavon
  • Patent number: 11857743
    Abstract: A device including a sheath for insertion through an arteriotomy of a patient. The sheath comprises a tubular sheath body having a longitudinal axis, an open proximal end, an open distal end, an outer surface and an inner surface, the inner surface defining a lumen between the proximal and distal ends for passage of a catheter device. The sheath also comprises an inflatable balloon disposed within the lumen. The inflatable balloon is configured to occupy a longitudinal space in the lumen between the inner surface of the sheath body and the catheter device when the catheter device is disposed within the sheath and the inflatable balloon is inflated, and fluidically seal the lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: ABIOMED, INC.
    Inventor: Glen Robert Fantuzzi
  • Patent number: 11850392
    Abstract: A valve for sealing the hub of a sheath assembly is provided. The valve includes a valve body having a solid thickness extending between a proximal surface and a distal surface. A bisecting slot extends across the proximal surface of the valve body and terminates at a depth less than the thickness of the valve body such that a portion of the valve body distally of the slot defines a bridge extending between opposed halves of the valve body such that the distal surface of the valve body is substantially continuous and a central portion of the proximal surface of the valve body is concave and defines a concave proximal portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Inventors: John Stephens, Kevin E. Sanford, Jeffrey S. Bennett, Burton W. Thomas, W. Shaun Wall, Christian K. Peterson
  • Patent number: 11850505
    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: October 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Inventors: Alan Chalmers, Ali Asadipour
  • Patent number: 11854431
    Abstract: A method of presenting an interactive story including displaying an illustration on a display without a corresponding narrative; receiving a user's input; determining whether the user's input corresponds to at least one word in a hidden narrative associated with the illustration; and displaying the word in the hidden narrative on the display in response to determining that the user's input corresponds to the word.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Inventor: Iryna Tsyrina
  • Patent number: 11854426
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for an apparatus and method for practicing injection techniques through an injectable apparatus. The injectable apparatus may contain a camera that is configured to detect the intensity and color of light attenuated from a testing tool after it is injected into a simulated human or animal body parts. A training tool may be connected to a user display device to generate a display of the injection apparatus as well as the performance parameters of a trainee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Truinject Corp.
    Inventors: Gabrielle A. Rios, Jeff Crockett, Clark B. Foster, Milan Trcka, David J. Mishelevich, Aaron J. Gifford, Chris C. Ludolph
  • Patent number: 11847936
    Abstract: A system includes a sensor to sense a change in a position of an input control component and a tool; a storage medium embodies a collection of respective motion pictures, which show tool movement imparted by the control component in response to manual input provided by users, indexed based upon a metric; a storage medium embodies a set of instructions that cause a processor to perform operations comprising: determining a user's performance; recording a motion picture of the tool movement imparted by the master control component by the individual user; indexing the recorded motion picture to the collection of motion pictures; generating a user interface providing an interactive visual index; and displaying a selected motion picture on the display screen in response to user input at the interactive visual index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony M. Jarc, Liheng Guo
  • Patent number: 11830374
    Abstract: Providing to a human operator a view of displayed images and a view of a piece of hygiene equipment, the apparatus comprising an interface to a sensor which is configured to generate a motion sensor output indicating a movement of a human operator, an access to a data repository which stores base data for generating images representing views of an environment in which tasks by said human operator can be performed, an image generation section configured to generate the images to be displayed based on said base data and said motion sensor output, a sequencer section configured to determine a sequence of situations in relation to a view by said human operator, and an event section which is configured to determine an event in relation to said piece of hygiene equipment and to allocate said determined event in relation to the sequence of situations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Inventors: Hakan Lindstrom, Jenny Logenius, Gunilla Himmelmann, Maria Zevgren Sundberg
  • Patent number: 11823592
    Abstract: The disclosed system and method focus on automatically generating questions from input of written text and/or audio transcripts (e.g., learning materials) to aid in teaching people through testing their knowledge about information they have previously been presented with. These questions may be presented to an end user via a conversational system (e.g., virtual agent or chatbot). The user can iterate through each question, provide feedback for the question, attempt to answer the question, and/or get an answer score for each answer. The disclosed system and method can generate questions tailored to a particular subject by using teaching materials as input. The disclosed system and method can further curate the questions based on various conditions to ensure that the questions are automatically selected and arranged in an order that best suits the subject taught and the learner answering the questions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Roshni Ramesh Ramnani, Shubhashis Sengupta, Saurabh Agrawal
  • Patent number: 11823585
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for designing a user-specific writing skill game is provided. The computer-implemented method comprises tracking a handwriting performance and generating a digital representation of the handwriting performance. The handwriting performance is performed by a user with a writing instrument. The method further comprises identifying user-specific handwriting skills which require improvement based on the digital representation of the handwriting performance. Then a writing skill game is designed. The writing skill game is designed to include one or more game tasks to be performed by the user. The one or more game tasks require the user to apply the user-specific handwriting skills which are to be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: SOCIETE BIC
    Inventors: David Duffy, William Andrew Schnabel, Christopher-John Wright, Harry Michael Cronin