Patents Examined by Robert P Bullington
  • Patent number: 10321747
    Abstract: Provided is a cosmetic assist device that can extract a cosmetic technique for making a user's face look like a target face image. The device includes an image capturing unit for capturing a face image of a user, an input unit for inputting a target face image, a synthesized face image generating unit for generating a plurality of synthesized face images obtained by applying mutually different cosmetic techniques on the face image of the user, a similarity determination unit for determining a degree of similarity between each synthesized face image and the target face image, and a cosmetic technique extraction unit for extracting one of the cosmetic techniques that was used to obtain the synthesized face image determined to have a highest degree of similarity by the similarity determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hajime Tamura, Hiroaki Yoshio, Katsuji Aoki, Kaori Mori, Sonoko Hirasawa, Shin Yamada, Takayuki Matsukawa
  • Patent number: 10299568
    Abstract: A makeup assisting apparatus includes an image acquirer that acquires a captured image of a face to which makeup is applied, an applied makeup acquirer that acquires applied makeup from the image, the applied makeup being a way of applying the makeup, a makeup evaluator that evaluates the applied makeup by comparing the applied makeup with a reference makeup which is makeup to be used as a reference by a user having applied the makeup to the face; an evaluation presenter that presents a result of the evaluation to the user, and an advice information indictor that indicates how to correct the applied makeup so as to make it closer to the reference makeup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomofumi Yamanashi, Rieko Asai, Aoi Muta, Chie Nishi, Kaori Ajiki
  • Patent number: 10304349
    Abstract: A technology for providing a test environment is provided. In one example, a method may include defining a macro task for an unstructured lab in a service provider environment, the macro task including a task definition and expected values for a plurality of sub-tasks within the macro task. A request to participate in the unstructured lab may be received from a client device and the macro task may be provided to the client device in response to the request. Metrics may be collected from the unstructured lab using a metrics collector. Completion of the macro task may be analyzed by comparing the metrics to the expected values and a report indicative of performance of the macro task may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Charles Stickle, Bruce Cameron Burns
  • Patent number: 10292481
    Abstract: A makeup assisting apparatus includes an image acquirer that acquires a captured image of a face to which makeup is applied and that maps, when the captured image of the face is captured from an oblique direction, the captured image of the face to a stereoscopic shape of a face to generate an image of the captured image of the face seen from the front. An applied makeup acquirer acquires applied makeup from the image, the applied makeup being a way of applying the makeup. A makeup evaluators evaluates the applied makeup by comparing the applied makeup with a reference makeup, which is makeup to be used as a reference by a user having applied the makeup to the face and an evaluation presenter presents a result of the evaluation to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomofumi Yamanashi, Rieko Asai, Aoi Muta, Chie Nishi, Kaori Ajiki
  • Patent number: 10296529
    Abstract: A resuscitation training program generation system and method are provided. The system includes an acquisition section that acquires resuscitation event data on a cardiac arrest of a patient; an event categorization section that acquires a categorization of the cardiac arrest into one or more categories of a taxonomy of etiologies of cardiac arrest; an afferent data generator that generates afferent data based on afferent pathways associated with the one or more categories, and updates the resuscitation event data with the generated afferent data; and an efferent data generator that generates a training program for each of the one or more categories based on efferent pathways corresponding to the category and training materials corresponding to the category.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventor: Daniel P. Davis
  • Patent number: 10283002
    Abstract: Ultrasound-guided needle procedures require skills that are challenging to master, especially considering the need to manipulate 3-D structures while observing 2-D images (or even 3-D images). A pre-clinical assessment and training apparatus, methods, and systems are described herein. Targeting tasks require participants to contact target models designed to test various skills. Performance is compared between those with experience in ultrasound-guided medical procedures and those without experience, using at least one targeting task likely to be beneficial for assessment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Wake Forest University Health Sciences
    Inventors: Joshua F. Nitsche, Brian C. Brost
  • Patent number: 10276053
    Abstract: Techniques for motivating a user during a workout using different coaching styles are provided. In one aspect, a method for motivational coaching of a user during workout sessions includes the steps of: selecting a coaching style for the user based on input from the user and from coaching styles used for at least one other user; determining, during a workout session, whether the coaching style should be changed to enhance performance of the user based on data obtained from the user via a mobile device worn by the user; changing the coaching style if it is determined that the coaching style should be changed to enhance performance of the user; continuing with a current coaching style if it is determined that the coaching style should not be changed; and providing feedback to the user during the workout session based on the coaching style.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin D. Briggs, Lawrence A. Clevenger, Leigh Anne H. Clevenger, Jonathan H. Connell, II, Nalini K. Ratha, Michael Rizzolo
  • Patent number: 10269260
    Abstract: Various methods and systems are provided to coach a driver of a vehicle as to the location of a reference brake point on a roadway, such as a race track, including determining a present location of a vehicle on a roadway, determining a distance between the present location of the vehicle and a reference brake point, and communicating of an indication of the distance between the present location of the vehicle and the reference brake point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Nathaniel C. Ellis
  • Patent number: 10269258
    Abstract: A system for using a smartpen as a tool for automatically assessing student learning that is simple and accurate. The system has a computer with at least one processor, a memory, a storage, and communications through a protocol, one or more than one smartpen in communication with the computer and a plurality of software modules having non-transitory instructions executable on the processor for at least a characterization module, for characterizing spatial and temporal organization of a student's work, and a machine learning module utilizing the spatial and temporal organization to assess student learning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Thomas Stahovich, Timothy Van Arsdale, Hanlung Lin, James Thomas Herold, Kevin Rawson
  • Patent number: 10264870
    Abstract: A makeup assisting apparatus includes a makeup collector that collects, from each of a plurality of people, an applied makeup information item indicating makeup selected by the person as makeup to be applied in a makeup application, a makeup analyzer that estimates fashionable makeup by analyzing the collected applied makeup information items and determines a selection criterion in such a way that the estimated fashionable makeup is selected, and a makeup presenter that selects makeup based on the determined selection criterion and presents proposed makeup information indicating the selected makeup and cosmetics information of cosmetics required for applying the makeup to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomofumi Yamanashi, Rieko Asai, Aoi Muta, Chie Nishi, Kaori Ajiki
  • Patent number: 10251463
    Abstract: In order to appropriately assist with the application of makeup, including technical improvements in makeup techniques, a makeup application assistance device includes: an image acquisition unit that acquires an image obtained by photographing a face to which makeup has been applied; an applied makeup technique acquisition unit that acquires applied makeup techniques, which are makeup application methods, from the image; a makeup technique evaluation unit that evaluates the applied makeup techniques by comparing the applied makeup techniques with reference makeup techniques that are to be referenced by a user who applied the makeup; and an evaluation presentation unit that presents the results of the evaluation to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomofumi Yamanashi, Rieko Asai, Aoi Muta, Chie Nishi, Kaori Ajiki
  • Patent number: 10247517
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for electronically displaying individual shots from multiple shots on one physical target including at least one camera directed at a physical target that is in data communication with a computer, the computer running software that allows for capture of successive images after each shot is taken, and isolation and highlighting of each shot from all other shots on the computer's display. In some examples, systems include the ability to generate and present overlays on the target images. In some further examples, systems include multiple cameras for capturing associated information with each shot such as shooter position, wind speed, and projectile speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventor: Nicholas Chris Skrepetos
  • Patent number: 10249211
    Abstract: A makeup assisting apparatus including a first image acquirer that acquires a first image of a first face, a first face portion acquirer that acquires an area of a portion of the first face, a second image acquirer that acquires a second image of a second face to which makeup is applied and a second face portion acquirer that acquires an area of a portion of the second face. A reference makeup acquirer acquires reference makeup from the second image for each of the portions of the second face based on an area of the portion of the second face, the reference makeup being a way of applying the makeup, a cosmetics information display displays cosmetics information of skin cosmetics required for applying the reference makeup, and a makeup presenter presents, to a user, the acquired makeup in association with the corresponding area of the portion of the first face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomofumi Yamanashi, Rieko Asai, Aoi Muta, Chie Nishi, Kaori Ajiki
  • Patent number: 10245455
    Abstract: A firefighter training unit for simulating use of a fire extinguishing system, the unit including: a reel; a user-manipulable nozzle; a hose having opposite ends attached respectively to the reel and the nozzle and being partially wound around the reel, wherein rotation of the reel in a first rotational direction allows the hose to be unwound from the reel; a motor configured to drive the reel in a second rotational direction which causes the hose to be wound onto the reel; one or more devices for providing one or more output signals corresponding to one or more simulated operating conditions of the fire extinguishing system; and a controller configured to drive the motor in response to the one or more output signals so as to apply torque to the reel in the second rotational direction to simulate forces applied to the hose during operation of the fire extinguishing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Deakin University
    Inventors: James Mullins, Matthew Watson, Michael Fielding, Saeid Nahavandi
  • Patent number: 10242590
    Abstract: A wearable training device for gait rehabilitation and a method using the same are provided. The training device includes a power supply unit, a light emitting unit, a support member and a trigger unit. The power supply unit and the light emitting unit are coupled with each other and disposed on the support member attached on a user's lower limb. The trigger unit is contacted a sole of foot of the lower limb on which the support member is attached, and coupled to the light emitting unit. When the sole of foot is landed, the trigger unit is triggered to activate the light emitting unit to project a visible light on the ground where a front stepping point of user's opposite lower limb is located, to form a stepping prompt point with visible prompt effect on the ground. Therefore, the user can be guided to step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: NATIONAL YANG-MING UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Chung-Huang Yu
  • Patent number: 10242593
    Abstract: Technology is described for a system to provide skill training in various fields, including professional fields involving hand-held instruments. The system senses a user's manipulation of an instrumented work piece, handheld instrument or tool using various sensors, e.g., for a dental tool, an array of pressure sensors in the instrumented work piece and/or the tool's tip, grip sensors, and sensors to track the position and movement of the tool and/or work piece relative to each other. The system includes lessons to train users in the proper methods to manipulate the instrumented work piece and/or the tool and provides guidance and feedback based on the user's performance to build the user's skills, prevent injury, and document competency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: DH Cubed, LLC
    Inventors: Tyler Francisco Washburn, Deborah McGlynn
  • Patent number: 10242589
    Abstract: A makeup assisting apparatus includes a first image acquirer that acquires a first image which is a captured image of a first face, a first facial part acquirer that acquires an area of a portion of the first face, a second image acquirer that acquires a second image which is a captured image of a second face to which makeup is applied, and a second facial part acquirer that acquires an area of a portion of the second face. A reference makeup acquirer acquires makeup from the second image for each of the portions of the second face, based on the area of the portion of the second face, the makeup being a way of applying the makeup and a makeup presenter that presents, to a user, the acquired makeup in association with the corresponding area of the portion of the first face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomofumi Yamanashi, Rieko Asai, Aoi Muta, Chie Nishi, Kaori Ajiki
  • Patent number: 10235904
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses for providing substantially omnidirectional light emission from a tip of a needle for use with injection training systems are provided. The substantially omnidirectional light emission improves the angular range of detection of the emitted light. The approach uses principles of fluorescence and/or light diffusion to emit light in a substantially omnidirectional pattern from the needle tip in order to improve the detectability of the emitted light by a light detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Truinject Corp.
    Inventors: Gabrielle A. Rios, Clark B. Foster
  • Patent number: 10213135
    Abstract: A monitoring and feedback device to assist a horse rider in achieving proper balance and posture by measuring one or more load data parameters, such as load magnitude, load angle, or torque, for both stirrups simultaneously and providing visual or audible feedback on that load data to the rider or a non-riding instructor. Load measuring brackets are attached to the stirrup bar of a saddle and each measures one or more of the load data parameters applied. Processing circuitry generates signals for transmitting, either wired or wireless, feedback signals representing the load data to a visual display or sound headset and thereby provides real time information to a rider or non-riding instructor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventor: Robert Elliott Marsh
  • Patent number: 10204528
    Abstract: Trip is analyzed from a population of drivers in order to determine one or more indicators of one or more driving styles. The trip data may include sensor information obtained from one or more sensor devices which are present in a vehicle of each driver of the population. A driving style is determined for the driver during a monitored trip by analyzing sensor information obtained from one or more sensor devices of the driver during the trip for at least one of the indicators of the one or more driving styles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Truong, Benjamin Kolin, Rami Mawas, David Purdy