Patents Examined by Xuan Thai
  • Patent number: 10127826
    Abstract: An aspect of the present invention relates to an online test platform adapted to facilitate the development, delivery, and management of educational tests with interactive participation by students, teachers, proctors, and administrators even when some or all of them are remotely located. The platform may include administrator interfaces, test proctor interfaces, and test taker (e.g. student) interfaces to allow each participant to view, navigate, and interact with aspects of the online test platform that are intended to meet their needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
    Inventors: Timothy A. Rogers, John Bosko, Corey S. O'Brien, Raghubir S. Mutum
  • Patent number: 10074290
    Abstract: An apparatus with a memory that has a learning database and a user database. The learning database has a set of details to be learned and the user database has a user profile. The user profile has a weighing vector of weighing parameters corresponding to the set of details. The apparatus further has a processor configured to test a user for particular details in an order that is at least partly based on the weighing parameters. The processor is further configured to adjust the weighing parameter corresponding to a given detail depending on whether the user has passed the test. Also corresponding methods and computer programs are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: WordDive Ltd.
    Inventor: Timo-Pekka Leinonen
  • Patent number: 10060936
    Abstract: A system for identifying a drug simulant includes an electronic sensing system structured to measure the value of an inherent property of the drug simulant; a processing unit in electrical communication with the electronic sensing system; and a memory unit in communication with the processing unit, the memory unit having a look-up table including a range of values of the inherent property of a given fluid and corresponding names of simulated drugs associated with each value. The processor is structured to identify a name of the simulated drug corresponding to the drug simulant by receiving signals indicative of the value of the measured inherent property from the sensing system and comparing the value to the look-up table in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: University of Pittsburgh—Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education
    Inventors: Joseph T. Samosky, Douglas A. Nelson, Jr., Brandon T. Mikulis
  • Patent number: 10049598
    Abstract: A passive nutrition tracking service automatically tracks food consumption over time for a user and for populations from a variety of food consumption sources, including food purchase input such as grocery loyalty shopping card data, restaurant dining data, estimates of food consumption within a household, estimates of free food intake and estimates of food pantry use. The tracking service also passively tracks and uses total energy expenditure information for the user, which describes the physical activity level, muscle and fat gain, and optionally waste output of the user. The tracking service analyzes the food consumption and user energy expenditure information and generates a food dietary history for the user, which includes calories and nutrient consumption estimated based on the analysis. The tracking service also generates a variety of personalized healthy lifestyle recommendations based on the analysis and presents the dietary history and personalized healthy lifestyle recommendations to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Zipongo, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Langheier, Greg Schwartz
  • Patent number: 9953543
    Abstract: Systems and methods for secured computer based assessment are described. In one embodiment, the method comprises capturing of proctoring data at a candidate assessment device from a candidate at predefined time intervals during an examination. The proctoring data includes biometric data, still image, and surround sound associated with the at least one candidate. The proctoring data captured at the candidate assessment device is then transmitted to a central assessment server connected to the candidate assessment device. At the central assessment server, the proctoring data is compared with registration data, of the candidate, stored in the central assessment server. Based on the comparison, malpractice by the candidate during the examination is determined when the proctoring data deviates from the registration data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Viral Prakash Shah, Nawaz Mohammed Shaikh, Rohit Kumar
  • Patent number: 9829286
    Abstract: The present invention contemplates a system for improving shooting skill that includes a computer having an executable software program, a camera in electrical communication with a power source and being in data communication with the computer, a laser mounted to the camera, a tripod supporting the camera, a physical target arranged at a predetermined and selectable distance from the camera, a router for providing data communication means between the camera and the computer, a first antenna in data communication with the computer by means of the router, and a light source coupled to the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventor: Nicholas Chris Skrepetos
  • Patent number: 9818310
    Abstract: Embodiments regard nutrition assessment using a handheld device. An embodiment of an apparatus includes a handle with a controller within the handle, an attachment arm extending from the handle, and a user-assistive device coupled with an end of the attachment arm, wherein the apparatus is to determine a mass held by the user-assistive device, the determination being made during a task by a user of the handheld tool including manipulation of the handheld tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: Anupam Pathak, Timothy J. Prachar
  • Patent number: 9812037
    Abstract: A training system and training method for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is disclosed. The training system includes a manikin, a chest compression module, a breathing module and a data processing module. The chest compression module and the breathing module are installed on the manikin and connected to the data processing module. During a training session, a student performs CPR on the manikin. The data processing module evaluates and provides feedback regarding the chest compressions and the rescue breathings performed by the student. The training method includes positioning the chest compression module and the breathing module on the manikin, initializing the chest compression module and the breathing module to identify compression and breathing characteristics of the manikin, performing CPR on the manikin, and evaluating the CPR based on the compression and breathing characteristics of the manikin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: I.M.LAB Inc.
    Inventors: Ye Ram Kwon, Shin Hoo Park, Sung Won Lee, Hyeong Mook Lee
  • Patent number: 9808184
    Abstract: To provide a motor function evaluation device and a motor function evaluation method capable of evaluating a motor function of a subject comprehensively and easily. A motor function evaluation device 1 of the present invention includes a measurement base 11, a load measurement unit 14 that measures load change over time of the subject applied to the measurement base 11, and an arithmetic unit 24 that determines a balance ability indicator of the subject determined by the load change over time measured by the load measurement unit 14. The arithmetic unit 24 determines the balance ability indicator from a time interval from when the subject stands up and the load applied to the load measurement unit 14 is maximized until when the load variation is stabilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: TANITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshio Sakai, Tomoko Takehara, Tomohiro Okura, Taishi Tsuji
  • Patent number: 9805620
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a simulated medicament delivery device and an electronic circuit system coupled to the simulated medicament delivery device. The electronic circuit system is configured to output an electronic output associated with a use of the simulated medicament delivery device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: kaleo, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric S. Edwards, Evan T. Edwards, Mark J. Licata, Paul F. Meyers, T. Spencer Williamson, Kai R. Worrell, David A. Weinzierl
  • Patent number: 9805622
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lung simulator apparatus, as well as to a method to ventilate a lung simulator with a ventilator. The lung simulator apparatus comprises an air chamber with a variable volume for an exchangeable gas, which air chamber is connected in parallel with two air conduits, and a gas exchange element for injecting a tracer gas into the air chamber, wherein the volumes of the air conduits are substantially different. The method of simulating lung function comprises filling a first gas into the air chamber, which has a variable volume and which is connected in parallel with the two air conduits, and injecting a second gas into the air chamber, pressing the first and second gas out of the air chamber, and optionally repeating these steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: ORGANIS GMBH
    Inventors: Roman Fuchs, Mario Fuchs
  • Patent number: 9805623
    Abstract: A training system and training method for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is disclosed. The training system includes a manikin, a chest compression module, a breathing module and a data processing module. The chest compression module and the breathing module are installed on the manikin and connected to the data processing module. During a training session, a student performs CPR on the manikin. The data processing module evaluates and provides feedback regarding the chest compressions and the rescue breathings performed by the student. The training method includes positioning the chest compression module and the breathing module on the manikin, initializing the chest compression module and the breathing module to identify compression and breathing characteristics of the manikin, performing CPR on the manikin, and evaluating the CPR based on the compression and breathing characteristics of the manikin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: I.M.LAB Inc.
    Inventors: Ye Ram Kwon, Shin Hoo Park, Sung Won Lee, Hyeong Mook Lee
  • Patent number: 9767708
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a medicament system configured to communicate information about a medicament device or about a use of a medicament device, or a combination thereof, to a user, is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: GENIA MEDICAL INC.
    Inventors: Jeff Baker, Paul van der Pol, Craig Baker, Mark Bunker, Seth Freytag, Karina Marulanda, Francis Michael Siemer, Matthew Palyo, Hou Shi Shuang, Christopher Chung
  • Patent number: 9715835
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a scheme engine selects a progressive support scheme that promotes wellness by encouraging users to responsibly respond to a health condition. The scheme includes a set of nodes. Each node represents a progression of the health condition being experienced by a user. A node of the set of nodes is associated with a set of tasks, each promoting wellness given a presence of the condition. A progression tracker identifies, for the user, the node as corresponding to a current progression of the condition. A task engine assigns a weight to a task characteristic based on an input received from the user and selects a task from amongst the set of tasks associated with the identified node. The selection of the task is based on the weight assigned to the task characteristic. The task engine further presents the task to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: HCA—INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Mason, Edmund Fishbough
  • Patent number: 9704410
    Abstract: A system and method for administering tests at a computer terminal in communication with a remote location is provided. The method includes: establishing an initial threshold amount of questions, the initial threshold amount being a positive integer greater than one; sending to the computer terminal a first batch of questions that exceeds the threshold amount, the batch of questions having a substantially equal difficulty level; receiving an answer to one of the batch of questions; selecting, based on the answer to the one of the number of questions, a new question having a difficultly level different than the one of the number of questions; and sending the new question to the computer terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: AMERICAN INSTITUTES FOR RESEARCH IN THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
    Inventor: Larry Eugene Albright
  • Patent number: 9691428
    Abstract: System, apparatuses, and methods can provide customized exercise sessions and customized videos corresponding to the exercise session. Exercise components that are available to a user for an exercise category can be determined based on a user rank in the category and a rank of the components in the category. Certain available components can be selected to include in a customized session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Mike Maser, Dave Grijalva
  • Patent number: 9685097
    Abstract: Devices and methods for detecting an eating activity occurrence are provided. A device includes a sensor for monitoring movement of a portion of an arm of a subject, and a processor in communication with the sensor for collecting raw data associated with movement of the portion of the arm. The processor is configured to process the raw data and form processed data. The processed data includes a determination of whether an eating activity has occurred. A method includes sensing movement of a portion of an arm of a subject, and processing raw data associated with the movement of the portion of the arm of the subject to form processed data. The processed data includes a determination of whether an eating activity has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Clemson University
    Inventors: Adam Hoover, Eric Muth, Yujie Dong, Jenna Scisco
  • Patent number: 9646511
    Abstract: A see-through, head mounted display and sensing devices cooperating to provide feedback on food items detected in the device field of view. Feedback can include warnings based on personal wearer needs, general nutrition information, food consumption tracking and social interactions. The system includes one or more processing devices in communication with display and the sensors which identify food items proximate to the apparatus, determine feedback information relevant to a wearer of the apparatus; and render feedback information in the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Jerauld
  • Patent number: 9633568
    Abstract: A computing device includes a user interface, a network interface configured to receive vehicle data, driver information, and driver communications, a memory configured to store the vehicle data, the driver information, and the driver communications, and a processor configured to process the vehicle data, the driver information, and the driver communications into an electronic driver scorecard according to specified safety and efficiency criteria. The electronic driver scorecard comprises one or more alphanumerical ratings according to a selection of drivers as input by a user into the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: XRS Corporation
    Inventors: Charles Mohn, Christopher A. Sekula, Sarat Kakumanu, Odell R. Tuttle, Daniel P. Fuglewicz, Peter S. Anderson, Thomas J. Martin, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9633576
    Abstract: The disclosed apparatus, system, and method serve to modify a driver's behavior, reduce accident costs, and generate more revenue from a company vehicle. Risky behavior that often leads to accidents, personal injury, property damage, and loss of a driver's livelihood is highlighted in the disclosed system. By focusing on a driver's unsafe actions, the disclosed system teaches a driver to correct unsafe driving behaviors. An employer or insurance company, for example, can access all data captured before, during, and after the accident or event to assist with finding fault. The disclosed vehicle activity information system is fully configurable at all times during installation of the system and during use thereof. A plurality of integrated cameras provides constant video surveillance of the interior and exterior of a vehicle, thus working simultaneously to capture a driver's actions in the vehicle information activity system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Alliance Wireless Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: James Darrick Reed