Patents by Inventor Cynthia Kuo

Cynthia Kuo has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 9710961
    Abstract: An approach is provided for customizing map presentations. A semantic mapping platform determines context information for rendering a map on a user device. The semantic mapping platform then classifies a plurality of objects available for display in the map based on a level of association of each of the objects with the context information. The semantic mapping platform also prioritizes rendering of the objects based on the classification and causes, at least in part, actions that result in the rendering of the objects in the map according to the prioritization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Vidya Setlur, Cynthia Kuo, Agathe Battestini, Tarik Crnovrsanin
  • Patent number: 9675280
    Abstract: Scores made by a player participating in a game can be tracked by using a sensor device coupled to the player to detect when the player attempts to make a score with a ball or other projectile. When a score is made, such as when something enters a goal, it is determined whether the projectile from the player is what made the score so that the score can be properly attributed to the player or another player. Attribution can be based on whether the score occurred within an appropriate time window, which could be computed from data from the sensor device. Attribution can also be based on the use of machine readable identifiers on the projectile, player, and/or goal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Vibrado Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Quinn A. Jacobson, Cynthia Kuo
  • Patent number: 9599634
    Abstract: Inertial measurement units attached to a non-rigid body may measure a common motion event when the body changes direction of travel. Acceleration measurements made by the inertial measurement units of the event are used to determine a common reference direction which in turn can be used to derive, individually for each inertial measurement unit, a new orientation intended to be a better representation of the actual orientation of the inertial measurement unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: VIBRADO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Quinn A. Jacobson, Cynthia Kuo
  • Patent number: 9591035
    Abstract: A method comprises receiving a request for generating a challenge for a device or a user of the device. The method also comprises determining location information associated with the device. The method further comprises determining one or more characteristics that are detectable based, at least in part, on the location information. Furthermore, the method comprises generating the challenge based, at least in part, the one or more characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Cynthia Kuo, Quinn Jacobson, Jonathan Ledlie
  • Patent number: 9407883
    Abstract: A method for processing a video recording involves receiving sensor data from at least one sensor located on a person performing a physical activity. The sensor data includes biometric and/or biomechanical measurements taken from the person while performing the activity. The video recording is of the person performing the activity. The received video recording is correlated with the received sensor data to allow portions of the video recording to be matched with portions of the sensor data from corresponding periods of time. Correlation allows one to readily find and review video footage that show the activity being performed correctly or not based on an interpretation of the sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Vibrado Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Quinn A. Jacobson, Cynthia Kuo
  • Publication number: 20160180059
    Abstract: Sensors can be used to monitor repeated performances of a physical activity. Data from the sensors are used to generate a report, which may include a video recording of the person performing the physical activity repeatedly, a performance quality attribute indicating desirability of how the physical activity was performed by the person, and/or a recommendation for improving the performance quality attribute.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Cynthia Kuo, Quinn A. Jacobson
  • Publication number: 20160175646
    Abstract: Prescriptive feedback about an activity performed by a person can be generated by a system having on-body sensors attached to the person's body. Data from the on-body sensors is analyzed by a processor device which instructs feedback devices to generate indicators that guide the person to perform the activity closer to a model of the activity. The indicators can be visual, audible, or haptic, and they can be generated on the person's body in real time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Quinn A. Jacobson, Cynthia Kuo
  • Publication number: 20150279231
    Abstract: Sensors can be used to monitor repeated performances of a biomechanical activity. Data from the sensors are used to determine, for each performance of the biomechanical activity, values or measurements of parameters that quantify various aspects of the biomechanical activity. A consistency metric, which represents biomechanical similarity of the multiple performances of the biomechanical activity, is obtained from the parameter values that were derived from the sensor data. The consistency metric may be used to provide a quantitative assessment of consistency of performance of the biomechanical activity. This can be useful in athletic training as well as in physical therapy and rehabilitation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Cynthia Kuo, Quinn A. Jacobson
  • Patent number: 9137229
    Abstract: In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, a method comprising: receiving at least one request for generating a challenge from at least one device; generating the challenge with at least two components; transmitting component of the challenge to the at least one device; causing presentation of at least part of the challenge to at least two users; causing communication between said at least two users; and receiving at least two responses to the challenge from the at least one device. Related apparatus and computer program product are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Hayes Raffle, Cynthia Kuo
  • Publication number: 20150208044
    Abstract: A method for processing a video recording involves receiving sensor data from at least one sensor located on a person performing a physical activity. The sensor data includes biometric and/or biomechanical measurements taken from the person while performing the activity. The video recording is of the person performing the activity. The received video recording is correlated with the received sensor data to allow portions of the video recording to be matched with portions of the sensor data from corresponding periods of time. Correlation allows one to readily find and review video footage that show the activity being performed correctly or not based on an interpretation of the sensor data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Inventors: Quinn A. Jacobson, Cynthia Kuo
  • Publication number: 20150202517
    Abstract: Scores made by a player participating in a game can be tracked by using a sensor device coupled to the player to detect when the player attempts to make a score with a ball or other projectile. When a score is made, such as when something enters a goal, it is determined whether the projectile from the player is what made the score so that the score can be properly attributed to the player or another player. Attribution can be based on whether the score occurred within an appropriate time window, which could be computed from data from the sensor device. Attribution can also be based on the use of machine readable identifiers on the projectile, player, and/or goal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Inventors: Quinn A. Jacobson, Cynthia Kuo
  • Patent number: 9081703
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are provided for facilitating sharing device connections across multiple physical and/or virtual (logical) computers. A method may include receiving a USB device request from a virtual host controller driver of a client when a host is not in a power save mode and passing a USB device request to a host controller driver of the client when the host is in a power save mode. A method may also include activating a sharing switch of a host controller to connect a device connection port to the host when the host is not in a power save mode and to connect the device connection port to the client when the host is in a power save mode. Corresponding apparatuses and computer program products are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Sreekumar Ramakrishnan Nair, Weidong Shi, Timothy Youngjin Sohn, Adhyas Avasthi, Cynthia Kuo, Rachel Beth Hinman, Quinn Able Jacobson
  • Publication number: 20150099972
    Abstract: A myography system and method involves the use of reflected energy and/or pass-through energy to determine muscle activity as an alternative or in addition to using native signals which originate from the muscle being studied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Quinn A. Jacobson, Cynthia Kuo
  • Publication number: 20140163412
    Abstract: A myography system and method can compensate for background noise in order to analyze data indicative of muscle contraction. Compensating for background noise may include any of: removing a model of the actual background noise from frequency data obtained from a myography sensor, identifying which myography sensor from among a plurality of myography sensors is located at a muscle likely undergoing contraction, and narrowing the analysis to searching for the type of muscular contraction (e.g., concentric, isometric, or eccentric) that is likely to be occurring. A model of the actual background noise can be obtained through use of myography sensors on different parts of the moving body. The muscles which are likely to be under contraction and the types of muscle contraction that are likely to be occurring at those muscles can be identified through use of motion capture devices, such as imaging devices and inertial measurement units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Vibrado Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Quinn A. Jacobson, Cynthia Kuo
  • Publication number: 20140150521
    Abstract: Inertial measurement units attached to a non-rigid body may measure a common motion event when the body changes direction of travel. Acceleration measurements made by the inertial measurement units of the event are used to determine a common reference direction which in turn can be used to derive, individually for each inertial measurement unit, a new orientation intended to be a better representation of the actual orientation of the inertial measurement unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventors: Quinn A. Jacobson, Cynthia Kuo
  • Publication number: 20130312070
    Abstract: In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, a method comprising: receiving at least one request for generating a challenge from at least one device; generating the challenge with at least two components; transmitting component of the challenge to the at least one device; causing presentation of at least part of the challenge to at least two users; causing communication between said at least two users; and receiving at least two responses to the challenge from the at least one device. Related apparatus and computer program product are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Hayes Raffle, Cynthia Kuo
  • Publication number: 20130120265
    Abstract: An apparatus including a keypad, pressure sensors and electrotactile feedback electrodes. The keypad includes a plurality of keys. Each of the keys has a top surface. The pressure sensors are located under the top surfaces of the keys. The electrotactile feedback electrodes are located at the top surfaces of the keys.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventors: Hiroshi Horii, Cynthia Kuo
  • Publication number: 20130072260
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are provided for facilitating sharing device connections across multiple physical and/or virtual (logical) computers. A method may include receiving a USB device request from a virtual host controller driver of a client when a host is not in a power save mode and passing a USB device request to a host controller driver of the client when the host is in a power save mode. A method may also include activating a sharing switch of a host controller to connect a device connection port to the host when the host is not in a power save mode and to connect the device connection port to the client when the host is in a power save mode. Corresponding apparatuses and computer program products are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: NOKIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sreekumar Ramakrishnan Nair, Weidong Shi, Timothy Youngjin Sohn, Adhyas Avasthi, Cynthia Kuo, Rachel Beth Hinman, Quinn Able Jacobson
  • Publication number: 20130055254
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are provided for providing a virtual machine with dynamic direct assignment of a physical hardware resource. A method may include providing a virtual machine with a directly assigned physical hardware resource and an emulated hardware resource corresponding to the directly assigned physical hardware resource. The method may further include causing the virtual machine to hot-swap from using the directly assigned physical hardware resource to using the emulated hardware resource. The method may additionally include, subsequent to causing the virtual machine to hot-swap to using the emulated hardware resource, causing the directly assigned physical hardware resource to be hot-removed from the virtual machine Corresponding apparatuses are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: NOKIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Adhyas Avasthi, Sreekumar Ramakrishnan Nair, Weidong Shi, Timothy Youngjin Sohn, Cynthia Kuo, Rachel Beth Hinman, Quinn Able Jacobson
  • Patent number: D783236
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Vibrado Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Cynthia Kuo, Quinn A. Jacobson