Patents Examined by Thomas J Hong
  • Patent number: 10909885
    Abstract: A modular physiological training system including a torso, a rear skull portion, an airway assembly, and a front skull portion. The torso assembly representing a portion of a torso of a patient. The rear skull portion operably coupled to the torso assembly, and representing a rear portion of a patient's skull. The airway assembly representing an airway of the patient. The front skull portion including one or more coupling mechanisms, and representing a front portion of the patient's skull. The torso assembly and the rear skull portion configured to receive a portion of the airway assembly. The one or more coupling mechanisms of the front skull portion configured to operably couple the front skull portion to the airway assembly, and a front skull portion to the rear skull portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: 7-SIGMA Inc.
    Inventors: Wade R. Eichhorn, Jason Lu, Kristian G. Wyrobek
  • Patent number: 10909884
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronically adjustable joint, and associated systems and methods. A joint position of a multiple-axis joint, e.g., a 3-axis joint, can be tracked, as the joint moves through two or more dimensions. In an illustrative embodiment, the joint can provide a mechanical equivalent of a physical joint, e.g., a shoulder, elbow, hip, or knee, which can accommodate motion in rotational angle and/or tilt angle. In some embodiments, the joint includes electronically adjustable friction. An illustrative application provide electronically adjustable joints for an aging simulation suit, wherein one or more joints can be controllably stiffened in selective ranges, such that a wearer of the suit can experience the effects of aging, arthritis and/or other ailments. In an illustrative embodiment, a sensor can use four discrete 2-axis magnetometers to calculate the position of the magnet on the arm of the joint, to continuously sense and track the angle of the joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Applied Minds, LLC
    Inventors: Donald G. Lariviere, David Foor, Andrew McGraw, Michael Keesling
  • Patent number: 10902737
    Abstract: A method for automatically calculating an overall evaluation score of an interaction includes: receiving, by a processor, an evaluation form, the evaluation form comprising a plurality of automatic questions and a plurality of manual questions; automatically extracting, by a processor, a set of features from the interaction, the set of features comprising answers to the automatic questions without manually generated answers to the manual questions; and computing an overall evaluation score based on the set of features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventors: Tamir Tapuhi, Amir Lev-Tov, Avraham Faizakof, David Konig, Yochai Konig
  • Patent number: 10896623
    Abstract: A method of managing an interaction of a student with a class about a subject, the subject having at least one lesson having at least one topic, the topic having at least one of exposition content, demonstration content and test content, the test content having a query and a scheme for mapping a response to a result, comprising: presenting content to the student and storing the interaction of the student with the content presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: LEARNINGMATE SOLUTIONS PRIVATE LIMITED
    Inventors: Mailarangam Ramani Ganesh Kumar, Shreyasi Roy, Deepak Nadar, Samudra Sen, Prasanna Mohit Bhargava
  • Patent number: 10861349
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for assaying conformance to an activity manipulating a beaded-string smart device are herein described. The beaded-string smart device may include an active bead. The active bead may include at least one processor, at least one sensor, and at least one output device. A set of parameters for a model of the activity may be received to establish a measurable metric for at least a portion of the activity. A set of motion data may be collected. A position of the active bead may be calculated in relation to the remainder of the smart device using the set of motion data. The position of the active bead may be compared to the measurable metric to establish progress of the activity. A perceptible output of the progress may be provided via the at least one output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Ansarullah Ridwan Mohammed
    Inventors: Ansarullah Ridwan Mohammed, Muhammad Abdurrahman
  • Patent number: 10854107
    Abstract: A pair of training scissors structurally configured to help a child learn proper finger positions for use of scissors. The handles include solid bowl apertures to positioned so that the tips of the fingers are desirably positioned so that the tips of the fingers are utilized to operate the scissors. The scissors also include an illumination feature that encourages a child to practice opening and closing the scissors as they are motivated by the light. This repetition serves to reinforce the proper finger positions, and the repetitions also help develop muscle strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventor: Zubin Shirodkar
  • Patent number: 10854098
    Abstract: A wound simulation unit is a physical device designed to help simulate a wound on an object (e.g., a human being or human surrogate such as a medical manikin) for instructing a trainee to learn or practice wound-related treatment skills. For the trainee, the simulation looks like a real wound when viewed using an Augmented Reality (AR) system. Responsive to a change in the anatomic state of the object (e.g., bending a knee or raising of an arm) not only the spatial location and orientation of the wound stays locked on the object in the AR system, but the characteristics of the wound change based on the physiologic logic of changing said anatomical state (e.g., greater or less blood flow, opening or closing of the wound).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: University of Central Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Welch, Joseph LaViola, II, Francisco Guido-Sanz, Gerd Bruder, Mindi Anderson, Ryan Schubert
  • Patent number: 10820061
    Abstract: Systems and methods are operable to communicate information about media device operations to an electronic Braille device. An exemplary embodiment receives a media content event at a media device, wherein the media content event is presented by at least one component of a media content presentation system to at least one visually impaired user; generates a supplemental Braille text information message in response to an operation of the media device that affects the presentation of the media content event, wherein the supplemental Braille text information message is based on text that indicates at least one attribute of the operation of the media device; and communicates the supplemental Braille text information message to the electronic Braille device, wherein the supplemental Braille text information message is presented by the electronic Braille device as tactile information that is sensed by the visually impaired user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: DISH Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: Lawrence Moran, Brandon Halper
  • Patent number: 10810898
    Abstract: A method of managing an interaction of a student with a class about a subject, the subject having at least one lesson having at least one topic, the topic having at least one of exposition content, demonstration content and test content, the test content having a query and a scheme for mapping a response to a result, comprising: presenting content to the student and storing the interaction of the student with the content presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: LEARNINGMATE SOLUTIONS PRIVATE LIMITED
    Inventors: Mailarangam Ramani Ganesh Kumar, Shreyasi Roy, Deepak Nadar, Samudra Sen, Prasanna Mohit Bhargava
  • Patent number: 10803772
    Abstract: A surgical implement training process that includes teaching an identity of a plurality of first surgical implements in a first surgical implement tray, a location of the plurality of first surgical implements in the first surgical implement tray and an actual order in which each of the first surgical implements are used when performing a surgical procedure. A surgical implement selection system includes a display portion and an input portion. The first surgical implement tray is played on a first display region of the display portion. First images of the first surgical implements in the first display region are selected which causes the first images of the selected first surgical implements to appear in a second display region of the display portion. Each of the first images includes one of the first surgical implements. The first images are organized in the second display region in a testing order based upon when the first surgical implements are used when performing the surgical procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventor: Larry Foster
  • Patent number: 10803761
    Abstract: A Tactile-Visual Wound (TVW) simulation unit is a physical device designed to help simulate a wound on a human being or human surrogate (e.g., a medical manikin) for instructing a trainee to learn or practice wound-related treatment skills. For the trainee, the TVW would feel (to the touch) like a real wound, look like a real wound when viewed using an Augmented Reality (AR) system, and appear to behave like a real wound when manipulated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: University of Central Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Welch, Joseph LaViola, II, Francisco Guido-Sanz, Gerd Bruder, Mindi Anderson, Ryan Schubert
  • Patent number: 10803305
    Abstract: Athletic activity may be tracked while providing encouragement to perform athletic activity. For example, energy expenditure values and energy expenditure intensity values may be calculated and associated with a duration and type of activity performed by an individual. These values and other movement data may be displayed on an interface in a manner to motivate the individual and maintain the individual's interest. The interface may track one or more discrete “sessions”. The sessions may be associated with energy expenditure values during a duration that is within a second duration, such as a day, that is also tracked with respect to variables, such as energy expenditure. Other individuals (e.g., friends) may also be displayed on an interface through which a user's progress is tracked. This may allow the user to also view the other individuals' progress toward completing an activity goal and/or challenge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Kristen L. White, Michael L. Orenstein, Jenny Campbell, Christina S. Self, Elizabeth Walker
  • Patent number: 10791072
    Abstract: A method may include receiving a goal of a user. The method may also include obtaining progress data related to accomplishment of the goal by the user from a sensor. The method may further include determining, based on the progress data, a progress level of the first user. The progress level may correspond to progress of the first user with respect to accomplishment of the goal. Moreover, the method may include generating a conversation with the user by a virtual agent based on the progress level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Ajay Chander, Sanam Mirzazad Barijough
  • Patent number: 10772394
    Abstract: A wearable item, such as an electronic device, is disclosed. The wearable item includes a flexible strap and actuators within the flexible strap. The actuators are configured to dynamically form protrusions along the flexible strap. The protrusions present tactilely-perceptible information, such as braille characters or other symbols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Steven C. Michalske
  • Patent number: 10777096
    Abstract: Described herein are techniques for improving foreign language learning of a user. In some cases, the system may present text in a foreign language to the user while outputting audio associated with the text. At various periods, the system may prompt the user to rate the difficulty associated with the text and based at least in part on the difficulty rating presenting the user with various options to alter the experience associated with consuming the text to improve the users foreign language absorption rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Dikla Treves, Alexandra Hsiao, Fangbing Qiu, Aman Sagar, Dan Stefanescu, Michael Angelo Macchione, III
  • Patent number: 10769962
    Abstract: Computer-implemented systems and methods for generating a personalization score for a constructed response are provided. A constructed response generated by a user is received. The constructed response is processed with a processing system to generate one or more feature values representative of one or more aspects of the constructed response. A personalization score for the constructed response is generated using the processing system by applying a computer scoring model to the one or more feature values. The personalization score provides a measure of a personalization of the constructed response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Educational Testing Service
    Inventors: Beata Beigman Klebanov, Jill Burstein
  • Patent number: 10755601
    Abstract: A catheter simulator (10) of the invention has a container (20) filled with a liquid; an elastic heart model (30) installed in a floating state in the liquid with which the container (20) is filled; and a pump (50) connected to the heart model (30). The pump (50) is connected to an apex section of the heart model and produces a pulsatile flow from the apex section toward an aorta. Coronary arteries (33) provided on the surface of a main body (30A) of the heart model (30), pulsate together with the main body as a result of the pulsatile flow flowing from the pump (50).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignees: OSAKA UNIVERSITY, JMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keita Okayama, Shinsuke Nanto, Yasushi Sakata, Daichi Watanabe, Makoto Inada, Munekuni Sato
  • Patent number: 10733898
    Abstract: Methods and systems for modifying a learning path for a user of an electronic learning system. The methods can include: retrieving a set of learning objectives assigned to the user; retrieving the path data associated with the learning path defined for the user, the learning path including a series of actions in respect of one or more resources accessible via the electronic learning system and each action corresponds to at least one learning objective assigned to the user; receiving user response inputs from the user in respect of at least one learning objective; evaluating the received user response inputs to determine a competence level of the user in respect of the at least one learning objective, the competence level indicating a proficiency of the user with the at least one learning objective; and modifying the learning path for the user based on the competence level determined for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: D2L Corporation
    Inventors: Jugoslav Bilic, Stephen John Michaud, Martin David Goodenough Bayly, Ryan Clayton Ogg
  • Patent number: 10720081
    Abstract: The present teaching relates to matching users with items. In one example, information related to one or more users is obtained from one or more sources including an online source. The information is transformed into one or more psychological needs of each user. One or more items are obtained. Each item is associated with abilities to satisfy one or more psychological needs. The one or more users are matched with the one or more items based on the users' psychological needs and the items' abilities to satisfy psychological needs to generate a matching result. The matching result is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: JUJI, INC.
    Inventors: Michelle Xue Zhou, Huahai Yang
  • Patent number: 10713966
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for distributing, collecting and monitoring assignments by a content management system. The method includes receiving a request for a file request from a teacher to distribute an assignment to one or more students. In response to receiving the request, the teacher is prompted for information associated with the assignment. The information can include a name for the assignment, an assignment file and a collection identifier. In response to receiving the information, one or more metadata tags are generated based on the received information. The file request is distributed along with the one or more metadata tags to the one or more student.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: DROPBOX, INC.
    Inventors: Kelly Bonney-Ache, Ritu Moondra, Calvin Low, Kristen Witte, David Fish, Ian Macartney, Ben Stern