Patents Examined by Timothy A Musselman
  • Patent number: 11403966
    Abstract: A system for simulating surgery includes an electromagnetic tracking system comprising an emitter and a plurality of electromagnetic sensors and a plurality of model bone fragments, each of the model bone fragments operatively connected to one of the plurality of electromagnetic sensors. A method for simulating surgery includes electromagnetically tracking position of a plurality of model bone fragments and a model bone shaft using an electromagnetic tracking system and displaying virtual fluoroscopic images based on sensed position of the model bone fragments and the model bone shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: University of Iowa Research Foundation
    Inventors: Marcus Tatum, Geb W. Thomas
  • Patent number: 11393355
    Abstract: A system for flight simulation of an electric aircraft. The system includes a pilot control. The pilot control is configured to receive an input from a user. The system includes a pilot command that is generated by the pilot control. The system includes a computing device configured to generate a simulation. The simulation includes an electric aircraft model. The electric aircraft model is configured to simulate a performance of an electric aircraft. The performance is determined by at least the pilot command. The simulation is configured to provide feedback to the user based on the performance of the electric aircraft. The simulation is further configured to updated the electric aircraft model as a function of the pilot command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: BETA AIR, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas Granger Warren, Charles C. Guthrie, Nicholas Moy, Alexander Hoekje List
  • Patent number: 11393356
    Abstract: Embodiments provide experiment platforms comprising hardware, software, and user-specified data structures for user-conducted orbital experiments-by-proxy that focus on microgravity as a variable. The experiment is repeated in normal gravity as a control, on a similar platform that may or may not have been constructed and/or programmed by the user. Differences in experimental results performed by similar platforms are thus attributed to the influence of gravity on observed phenomena. Experiments are specified by user-defined data structures which govern the operation of control programs typically previously installed on orbital and ground hardware. Experimentation by proxy and parameter specification allows earthbound students to participate in space-based research at various levels of involvement and at sharply reduced cost, encouraging interest in science and technology in education and future work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Valley Christian Schools
    Inventors: Danny Kim, Shih-jen Hwong, Stephen Anthony Huber, Mihir Kasmalkar, Micah Kim
  • Patent number: 11386800
    Abstract: A system for flight control of a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft includes a flight simulator communicatively coupled to a VTOL aircraft, wherein the flight simulator is configured to generate a model for at least a flight component and a flight controller, wherein the flight controller is configured to receive the model for the at least a flight component, determine a command for the at least a flight component as a function of the model, and initiate the command for the at least a flight component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: BETA AIR, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas Moy, Collin Freiheit
  • Patent number: 11373551
    Abstract: A haptic needle insertion simulator includes a syringe compartment having a cavity and a retractable needle at an end of the syringe compartment. The needle is operable to retract into the syringe compartment when pushed against a surface. The cavity is configured to provide a force profile felt by a user holding the simulator and simulating a realistic feeling of insertion force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: The Penn State Research Foundation
    Inventors: Jason Z. Moore, Scarlett Miller, Sven Gunnar Bilen, Joseph Portelli
  • Patent number: 11373553
    Abstract: A haptic robotic training system includes a haptic robot arm, a position tracking system, a scanning surface, a monitor and a computer. The robotic arm includes a haptic feedback system and holds a custom syringe in place. The position tracking system includes a positon tracking probe shaped like an ultrasound probe and a motion tracker. The scanning surface is a soft pad made from a synthetic phantom tissue. A simulation software receives the positioning data for the syringe from the robotic arm, and for the virtual ultrasound probe from the position tracking system and generates a virtual environment which mimics an actual ultrasound image. The user receives a real time feedback in the form of a haptic feel through the robotic arm, a virtual ultrasound image on the screen, and a performance feedback on the simulation software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: The Penn State Research Foundation
    Inventors: Scarlett Miller, Jason Z. Moore, David Han, Katelin Mirkin, David Pepley, Mary Yovanoff, Inki Kim
  • Patent number: 11359887
    Abstract: A shooting simulation system and method. The system includes a plurality of firearms. Each firearm is associated with a separate soldier having a man-worn computer, a location device for determining a location of the soldier, an optical system for capturing an image where the captured image provides information on a trajectory of a virtual bullet fired from a shooting firearm, and an orientation device for obtaining the orientation of the firearm when shooting the firearm. The optical system is aligned with a sight of the shooting firearm and captures the image when shooting the firearm. The system also includes a shooter/target location resolution module for identifying a valid target and a target image recognition module for determining an impact location where a virtual bullet from the shooting firearm would impact within the captured image and determining if an identified target from the captured image is a hit or a miss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventor: George Carter
  • Patent number: 11355239
    Abstract: Automating patient care by training an artificial intelligence using a data structure organized in a patient care matrix comprising levels of domain knowledge. The care matrix data structure is defined and populated with training data. The artificial intelligence includes a plurality of artificial intelligence nodes each trained using aspects of the care matrix data structure such that an entity AI node instance is trained using a data set comprising subset of training data utilized in training child entities node instances of the entity AI node being trained. A long form description of a patients behavior or disorder is obtained and a natural language processor is employed to generate input phrases to be supplied to the AI for analysis. The AI analyzes the obtained phrases using a plurality of the trained AI node instances to automatically generate a patient treatment profile including one or more therapies and associated measures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: SimpleC, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas Nelson, Daniel V. Pompilio, III
  • Patent number: 11348478
    Abstract: A motion training aid system for a person or animal to train bodily movement is provided. The system includes a motion sensor unit that attaches to a body part of the person or to an implement used by the person, a processor, and a stimulator attachable to the body of the person that receives a command and elicits a stimuli perceptible by the person. The motion sensor unit provides motion data to the processor, and the processor, based on the motion data from the motion sensor unit, tracks three dimensional positions of the motion sensor unit. The processor compares the motion sensor unit position with a reference track, and depending on the motion sensor unit position relative to the first three dimensional track, sends to the stimulator, a command to elicit an electrical stimulus when the motion sensor unit has reached a predefined deviation from the reference track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventors: Christian Bergh, Markus Westerberg, Ulf Bering
  • Patent number: 11348477
    Abstract: A mobile aircraft simulation tool that includes a simulated aircraft body extending between a front end and rear end along a central axis X and having a length of between 10 and 60 feet. The simulated aircraft body includes a plurality of windows, one or more doors, an internal cavity, and a passenger cabin within the internal cavity having a plurality of seats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventors: Jeff Ross, Grant Kendall
  • Patent number: 11322038
    Abstract: A simulator for simulating a use of a missile of an attacking system is proposed. The simulator comprises: a storage device for storing of a terrain model of a battle terrain and target object models of target objects; a sensing unit for sensing and tracking a defined target object of the target objects in the battle terrain; a transmitting unit for transmitting a coded laser signal to the defined target object; a receiving unit for receiving a response signal transmitted by the defined target object; a providing unit for providing a target object model for the defined target object in dependence on at least type information of the received response signal; and a visual means associated with the missile for outputting a current visual representation of the battle terrain by means of the terrain model, the provided target object model and the location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventor: Ernst Christians
  • Patent number: 11322042
    Abstract: This discloses enables various technologies for audio-visual entrainment with breathing cues for managing heart rate variability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Mind Alive Inc.
    Inventor: David Siever
  • Patent number: 11320228
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to simulated hunting devices and methods, and in particular to an accessory for a real or toy firearm that provides a simulated hunting experience in a real hunting environment. A hunting simulation accessory can be attached to a real or toy firearm, such as by attaching the accessory to an accessory rail along the barrel of the firearm. The simulation accessory provides audio and visual responses to the user to simulate a hunting experience, even when no live ammunition is fired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventor: Ronnie A. Valdez
  • Patent number: 11313638
    Abstract: A weapon training device include a frame, a reciprocating member in sliding longitudinal engagement with the frame, and a magazine coupled to the frame. The magazine has a compressed gas chamber in fluid communication with a valve. A light emitter actuated by a switch tied to a trigger is disposed in a barrel. A fire control module has a trigger that is releasably engaged thereto and positioned in axial alignment with the valve, and linked to the switch. A piston is fixed to the frame and is in fluid communication with the magazine valve. A piston sleeve is fixed to the reciprocating member, and the piston is be received therein. An impulse to the piston sleeve from the gas directed into the piston is transferred to a rearward longitudinal motion of the reciprocating member relative to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Rustbelt Industries, LLC
    Inventor: Samuel Anthony Dottle
  • Patent number: 11308822
    Abstract: A system and method of evaluating and examining a student pilot in an automated, consistent, unbiased way using a flight data recorder and analyzing the flight data recorded in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventors: Alex Rolinski, Brandon Marsell
  • Patent number: 11308824
    Abstract: A modular surgical training system for training surgical interventions, includes a training module and a base module. The training module reproduces or has anatomical structures and is capable of holding at least one consumable medium. The base module supplies energy to the training module. The training module and the base module are connected to one another via a combination interface. The base module and the training module include conveying means connected via the combination interface. At least one consumable medium can be conveyed into the anatomical structures by the conveying means. The base module includes a sensor module that measures at least one physical variable. The sensor module and the training module include measurement means connected via the combination interface. The measurement means in the training module includes at least one air-filled connection means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventors: Ben Andrack, Matthias Mueller, Jochen Handwerk, Ingo Lorber, Christian Koehler, Werner Korb, Luis Enrique Bernal Vera, Tobias Pilic
  • Patent number: 11298290
    Abstract: Wearable sensors that measure one or more parameters such as pressure, force, acceleration, or skin temperature, are used to measure, record, display and monitor the efficacy of therapeutic maneuvers applied to a subject by an operator. Systems and methods for assessing the physiological efficacy of therapeutic maneuvers performed by an operator on a subject in need thereof, and provide a way to guide subsequent therapeutic maneuvers toward optimal outcome. In some embodiments, the systems and methods measure, record, and display physiological parameters of an operator and/or subject during application of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventor: Marvin J. Slepian
  • Patent number: 11298575
    Abstract: Systems and methods for training firefighters and other first responders are provided. The systems include a plurality of sensors configured to detect at least one ambient condition, such as, temperature; a receiver configured to receive the electric signals from the plurality of sensors; and a digital storage device operatively connected to the receiver and adapted to store the electrical signals corresponding to the detected ambient conditions. The data detected by the sensors can be retrieved for later review, analysis, and training. The systems may include at least one video recorder and/or at least one infrared image recorder each configured to detect images that can be stored for later retrieval and a synchronizing device adapted to synchronize the sensor data with the recorded images for later review. Methods of implementing the systems and portable cases enclosing the system are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Flashpoint Fire Equipment, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan O'Donnell, Michael T. Nixon
  • Patent number: 11302211
    Abstract: There is provided a method and apparatus for simulating a flight scenario during a live flight of an aircraft. The method comprises: (i) generating (60) images comprising scenes relevant to the simulated flight scenario at a simulated altitude; (ii) calculating, using live flight data received for the aircraft and with reference to a predetermined flight model (65), simulated flight data for the simulated flight scenario at the simulated altitude; and (iii) displaying, on a display system (35) of the aircraft, the calculated simulated flight data while controlling the display of said generated scene images to simulate movement of the aircraft through the displayed scene at a rate and in a direction corresponding to the displayed simulated flight data. The method and apparatus may optionally alter the response of the aircraft to control actions (70) by a pilot to simulate the response expected of the aircraft having the simulated flight characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: BAE SYSTEMS plc
    Inventor: Richard Stephen Hadfield
  • Patent number: 11302205
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, a computer program product, and an incremental learning system are provided for language learning and speech enhancement. The method includes transforming acoustic utterances uttered by an individual into textual representations thereof, by a voice-to-language processor configured to perform speech recognition. The method further includes accelerating speech development in the individual, by an incremental learning system that includes the voice-to-language processor and that processes the acoustic utterances using natural language processing and analytics to determine and incrementally provide new material to the individual for learning. Responsive to the individual being a baby, the voice-to-language processor discretizes baby babbling to consonants, letters, and words.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventors: Mahmoud Amin, Zhenxing Bi, Lawrence A. Clevenger, Leigh Anne H. Clevenger, Christopher J. Penny, Krishna R. Tunga, Loma Vaishnav