Patents Examined by Robert J Utama
  • Patent number: 10692396
    Abstract: A computing system for calculating a total calorie count is provided. The computing system comprising an electronic personal assistant application program executed on a client computing device, and including a purchase tracking module configured to receive notifications of purchases made for individual food items, a calorie tracking module configured to identify calorie counts associated with each purchased food item and to calculate a calorie count statistic based thereon, a calorie apportionment module configured to apportion the calorie counts of the food items to a user so that the calorie count statistic is based upon an apportioned total of the calorie counts of the food items that have been apportioned to the user; and a graphical user interface module configured to display a graphical user interface including an indicator of the calorie count statistic on a display associated with the client computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Hadas Bitran, Todd Holmdahl, Eric Horvitz, Desney S. Tan, Dennis Paul Schmuland
  • Patent number: 10672519
    Abstract: A system and method for predicting a health outcome of a user based on a determination of knowledge the user possesses regarding issues of physiological or mental health.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Hi.Q, Inc.
    Inventors: Shuo Jiao, Munjal Shah, Ardaman Singh
  • Patent number: 10672294
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for weld training are provided. An example weld training system includes a computing device comprising a display device on a first side and a camera on a second side, the computing device configured to: capture images with the camera; process the captured images to identify a first simulation device as a simulation weld torch and a second simulation device as a simulation workpiece; and display images of a simulated welding operation on the display device of the computing device based on analyzing the captured images to detect indicia of weld performance, the images of the simulated welding operation reflecting the indicia of weld performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Patrick Albrecht, Joseph C. Schneider
  • Patent number: 10672292
    Abstract: Provided are methods and tools for enhancing cognition in an individual. The methods involve presenting to the individual multiple sets of stimuli. Each set of the multiple set contains two or more stimuli and at least one set of the multiple sets contains a target stimulus. The method then receives an input from the individual, and informs the individual as to whether the input is a correct response. The methods encompass iterations of stimuli presentation, receiving of the input, and lastly, generation of feedback to the individual until the individual learns and retains what the target stimulus is.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Etienne de Villers-Sidani, Xiaoming Zhou, Jyoti Mishra-Ramanathan, Adam Gazzaley, Michael Merzenich
  • Patent number: 10665022
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an augmented reality display system. The augmented reality display system includes an augmented reality mirror, a display device, a scanning setup and a data processing system. The data processing system receives the first set of data of a user and collects the second set of data associated with the user. Moreover, the data processing system analyzes the first and second set of data in real time and estimates the position of each feature of the body of the user. Also, the data processing system slices each feature of the body of the user to measures a set of feature metrics. Further, the data processing system create one or more feature metric databases. Moreover, the data processing system maps the feature metric database with a pre-defined set of products. The data processing system overlay and display the information related to the fitness, health and apparel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Eobin Alex George
  • Patent number: 10657839
    Abstract: Present embodiments include systems and methods for stick welding applications. In certain embodiments, simulation stick welding electrode holders may include stick electrode retraction assemblies configured to mechanically retract a simulation stick electrode toward the stick electrode retraction assembly to simulate consumption of the simulation stick electrode during a simulated stick welding process. In addition, in certain embodiments, stick welding electrode holders may include various input and output elements that enable, for example, control inputs to be input via the stick welding electrode holders, and operational statuses to be output via the stick welding electrode holders. Furthermore, in certain embodiments, a welding training system interface may be used to facilitate communication and cooperation of various stick welding electrode holders with a welding training system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: William Joshua Becker, David Paul Marcusen
  • Patent number: 10650692
    Abstract: Techniques disclosed herein can determine sequences for educational units by evaluating entropies of multiple potential sequences and biasing selection of next units towards those associated with high sequence entropies. Further, an analysis can determine which units are under-represented (relative to a target proportion) in a past sequence and bias towards inclusion of an under-represented unit in the sequence. The available units that are considered for potential selection can include those matched to a learner's skill (e.g., such that all pre-requisite units have been mastered but the unit itself has not been mastered). Thus, techniques can generate sequences of units that promote unit variation and nonetheless conform to relative unit frequencies and skill level appropriateness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: PEARSON EDUCATION, INC.
    Inventor: Randall Barnhart
  • Patent number: 10650700
    Abstract: An incident simulation system supports an incident exercise in a virtual environment. The incident simulation system accesses a simulation plan defining an incident within a theater of operation. The incident simulation system simulates the incident exercise by displaying, to a participant in the incident exercise, images representing what the participant would see within the theater of operation as the participant moves within the theater of operation. The incident simulation system further simulates the incident by generating incident data indicating effects of the incident at target locations and at target times as the participant moves within the theater of operation. The incident simulation system further simulates the incident by displaying to the participant images representing the user experience that a detector would provide based on the generated incident data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory K. White, William H. Dunlop, T R Koncher, Steve Kreek
  • Patent number: 10643495
    Abstract: A self-contained speed indicator (10) that can be placed next to a weldment (11) and configured for a desired speed, which then provides a target speed indicator (10) to help a welder (14) practice maintaining that desired speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Realityworks, Inc.
    Inventors: Timmothy A. Boettcher, Scott Jameson, Jeremiah R. Bauer
  • Patent number: 10643497
    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: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    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: 10643496
    Abstract: Arc welding simulations that provide simulation of virtual destructive and non-destructive testing and inspection of virtual weldments for training purposes. The virtual testing simulations may be performed on virtual weldments created using a virtual reality welding simulator system (e.g., a virtual reality arc welding (VRAW) system). The virtual inspection simulations may be performed on “pre-canned” (i.e. pre-defined) virtual weldments or using virtual weldments created using a virtual reality welding simulator system. In general, virtual testing may be performed using a virtual reality welding simulator system (e.g., a virtual reality arc welding (VRAW) system), and virtual inspection may be performed using a standalone virtual weldment inspection (VWI) system or using a virtual reality welding simulator system (e.g., a virtual reality arc welding (VRAW) system). In accordance with certain enhanced embodiments of the present invention, virtual testing may also be performed on a standalone VWI system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: LINCOLN GLOBAL INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Wayne Wallace, Carl Peters
  • Patent number: 10636321
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of methodologies of improving hygiene metric, methodologies of training observers, and software products for improving hygiene metrics are disclosed herein. An exemplary methodology of improving hand-hygiene includes obtaining data indicative of the number of opportunities for one or more users to obtain a dose of hand cleaner for a plurality of dispensers through an electronic monitoring system. In addition, the exemplary methodology includes obtaining data indicative of dispense events by the plurality of dispensers through the electronic monitoring system. The methodology further includes determining a metric for the one or more users as a function of the data indicative of the number of opportunities and the data indicative of dispense events and providing instructions for an observer to obtain observation data related to the one or more users as a function of the metric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin J. O'Toole, David S. Mackay, Jeffrey W. Hall, Jason M. Slater, Tamara M. Cross
  • Patent number: 10629093
    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: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: LINCOLN GLOBAL INC.
    Inventors: Carl Peters, Deanna Postlethwaite, Matthew Wayne Wallace
  • Patent number: 10629308
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods to simulate cardiac electrophysiological scenarios are disclosed. Embodiments use processor-controlled state machines that provide dynamically programmable timing periods of nodes representing structural portions of the heart and links representing conduction pathways. The timing periods include refractory periods, conduction delays, and cycle lengths for areas of cardiac tissue that automatically or spontaneously generate electrical impulses. The timing periods can be dynamically calculated and reset based on a function of a node's current cycle length and/or diastolic interval, among other things. A special-purpose hardware interface board interfaces with an EP recording system and is configured to detect, convert, and condition simulated cardiac signals transmitted to and received from the EP recording system. Pacing spikes can be detected by the system. Simulated surface ECG and IEGM signals are displayed to the user on a workstation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventor: Shahriar Iravanian
  • Patent number: 10606584
    Abstract: Gamified computerized project/workflow/activity management system and method which harnesses the innate human desire for playful competition and continual skill advancement to improve organizational productivity. The system allows team member (or team group) bidding on project tasks, where the members or groups accumulate points according to various criteria including how well their work product meets previously established criteria, as well as an opportunity to acquire additional points from mastering various task related learning material. Other factors, such as providing assistance to other team members, evaluating work product, and the like are also awarded points. Competition is fostered by allowing team members or groups to see where their point score ranks versus other players or groups, while teamwork and member skill growth is also encouraged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: QUEST 2 EXCEL, INC.
    Inventor: Mahesh C. Rao
  • Patent number: 10593230
    Abstract: Present embodiments include systems and methods for stick welding applications. In certain embodiments, simulation stick welding electrode holders may include stick electrode retraction assemblies configured to mechanically retract a simulation stick electrode toward the stick electrode retraction assembly to simulate consumption of the simulation stick electrode during a simulated stick welding process. In addition, in certain embodiments, stick welding electrode holders may include various input and output elements that enable, for example, control inputs to be input via the stick welding electrode holders, and operational statuses to be output via the stick welding electrode holders. Furthermore, in certain embodiments, a welding training system interface may be used to facilitate communication and cooperation of various stick welding electrode holders with a welding training system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: William Joshua Becker, David Paul Marcusen
  • Patent number: 10583328
    Abstract: Example embodiments may relate to a system, method, apparatus, and computer readable media configured for monitoring a user performing an exercise and generating a avatar of the user and a virtual shadow, wherein the virtual shadow illustrates proper form of the exercise. The example embodiments may further be configured for determining an amount of overlap between the virtual avatar and the virtual shadow, and generating a feedback score based on the amount of overlap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Teresa Aragones, Byron G. Merritt, Christina S. Self, Willoughby H. Walling, Xavier Jacob, Geoff Northcott, Robert Thomsen
  • Patent number: 10586296
    Abstract: An online learning management system for monitoring and maintaining the operational integrity of online teaching groups consisting of users distributed across a network is disclosed. The system comprises a management interface coupled to a teaching group and a teaching module configured to identify user operational problems within the group and to remove a user when an operational problem is identified. The system further comprises a managing module that inserts the user into a managing area when the user is removed from the teaching group, facilitates diagnosis and correction of the operational problem, and returns the user to the group when the operational problem has been corrected. The system further comprises a personalized operation interface that disables the user's connection to the group in response to the removal of the user from the group, and restores the user's connection when the operational problem has been corrected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Tutor Group Limited
    Inventor: Cheng-Ta Yang
  • Patent number: 10559216
    Abstract: Systems and methods for conducting an electronic assessment in an electronic learning (eLearning) environment are provided. The system includes a display and at least one processor operatively coupled to the display. The at least one processor configured for: providing an electronic assessment comprising a plurality of assessment tasks for a current participant to complete within an allocated amount of assessment time; determining context-dependent time requirement (CDTR) value for at least one of the assessment tasks based upon historical performance data associated with that task, the CDTR value being indicative of a suggested amount of time required to complete that task; and providing the CDTR value to the current participant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: D2L Corporation
    Inventors: Sebastian Mihai, Phil McClelland, Philip Brown, Vladan Ignjatovic
  • Patent number: 10559220
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for creating a neural network to provide personal recommendations. One such system include a wearable device having a bio sensor that measures biometrics and a motion sensor that monitors activity. The system also includes a processor coupled to the bio sensor and the motion sensor, and a transitory computer-readable medium operatively coupled to the processor and storing instructions that, when executed, cause the processor to execute specific functions. The instructions are executed to cause the processor to generate biometric data when executed, cause the processor to execute specific functions. The instructions are executed to cause the processor to monitor movement to generate physical activity data, monitor a duration and quality of sleep to generate sleep data, and gather biometric data to determine a fatigue score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: LOGITECH EUROPE, S.A.
    Inventor: Ben Wisbey