Patents by Inventor Doug Dohring

Doug Dohring 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: 9324240
    Abstract: A vertically integrated, mobile educational system for a child aged about 1 to about 12 years is presented comprising a mobile digital processing device that is optionally connected to a computer network and at least one mobile application provided to the mobile digital processing device. The one or more mobile applications include executable instructions that create a mobile interactive educational resource characterized by: providing a mobile extension of a web-based educational suite; integrating with the web-based educational suite according to an instructional plan designed to accomplish one or more specific educational objectives in a subject; and comprising one or more learning activities associated with a subject appropriate for the child. Additionally, the educational resource is substantially free of activities not teaching toward one or more educational objectives in a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: AGE OF LEARNING, INC.
    Inventors: Doug Dohring, David Hendry, Michael Bundlie
  • Publication number: 20150235567
    Abstract: Disclosed herein, in certain embodiments, are computer-based language phoneme practice systems, products, programs, and methods comprising a digital processing device and a computer program that creates a language phoneme practice engine, wherein said engine comprises: a taxonomy of phonemes of a target language; a software module for providing an interface for practicing each said phoneme in said taxonomy, wherein said interface allows a learner to optionally access a visual representation and an auditory representation of each said phoneme in said taxonomy; and a software module for providing an interface for practicing each said phoneme in the context of the beginning, middle, and end of words of said target language, wherein said interface allows a learner to optionally access a visual and an auditory representation of each said word and each said phoneme in each said word.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Doug Dohring, David Hendry, Stephanie Yost, Jerry Chiawei Chen
  • Patent number: 9058751
    Abstract: Disclosed herein, in certain embodiments, are computer-based language phoneme practice systems, products, programs, and methods comprising a digital processing device and a computer program that creates a language phoneme practice engine, wherein said engine comprises: a taxonomy of phonemes of a target language; a software module for providing an interface for practicing each said phoneme in said taxonomy, wherein said interface allows a learner to optionally access a visual representation and an auditory representation of each said phoneme in said taxonomy; and a software module for providing an interface for practicing each said phoneme in the context of the beginning, middle, and end of words of said target language, wherein said interface allows a learner to optionally access a visual and an auditory representation of each said word and each said phoneme in each said word.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: AGE OF LEARNING, INC.
    Inventors: Doug Dohring, David Hendry, Stephanie Yost, Jerry Chiawei Chen
  • Publication number: 20140295386
    Abstract: Disclosed herein, in certain embodiments, are computer-based language immersion teaching systems, products, programs, and methods for learners aged about 3 to about 10 years comprising a digital processing device and a computer program that creates a language immersion teaching environment, wherein said environment comprises a plurality of learning activities associated with a target language, and wherein said plurality of activities comprises: at least one learning activity based on a taxonomy of phonemes; at least one learning activity selected from: songs, chants, books, poems, puzzles, games, art activities, and printable activities; voiceover audio in said target language; and a software module for recording said learner's pronunciation and comparing it to one or more model pronunciations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Doug Dohring, David Hendry, Stephanie Yost, Jerry Chiawei Chen
  • Publication number: 20140248597
    Abstract: Computer-based educational systems, methods, and media for a child aged about 1 to about 10 years, comprising: an educational environment comprising: at least three subjects appropriate for the child, wherein each subject comprises a plurality of levels of learning; a plurality of learning activities associated with each subject; wherein the plurality of learning activities teaches toward one or more educational objectives in a subject and is substantially free of activities not teaching toward one or more educational objectives in a subject; a module for creating an avatar to represent the child; and a module for monitoring the progress of the child in each of the subjects, wherein the module for monitoring progress displays an explorable environment comprising the avatar representing the child, a learning path comprising a sequence of lessons or learning activities, and interactive elements configured to teach facts associated with the environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Age of Learning, Inc.
    Inventors: Doug Dohring, William McCaffrey, Stephanie Yost, David Hendry, Lee Borth
  • Publication number: 20140227667
    Abstract: Disclosed herein, in certain embodiments, are computer-based language immersion teaching systems, products, programs, and methods comprising a digital processing device and a computer program that creates a language immersion teaching environment, wherein said environment comprises: a plurality of learning activities associated with a target language; a software module for providing voiceover audio in said target language; and a software module for providing translation of said voiceover and/or text from said target language to a specified language, wherein said translation is both written and voiced, and wherein said software module for providing translation of voiceover and/or text is adapted for use by a mentor to a learner of said target language.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Age of Learning, Inc.
    Inventors: Doug DOHRING, William MCCAFFREY
  • Publication number: 20140220543
    Abstract: A web-based educational system comprising at least one area of skill, interest, or expertise, a plurality of activities associated with each area of skill, interest, or expertise, and at least three navigational modes, wherein the navigational modes comprise a sequenced navigational mode, a guided navigational mode, and an independent navigational mode. Optionally, the learner can switch between available navigational modes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Age of Learning, Inc.
    Inventors: Doug DOHRING, William MCCAFFREY, Stephanie YOST, David HENDRY, Lee BORTH
  • Publication number: 20140220537
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are e-learning lesson delivery platforms, products, programs, and methods comprising a digital processing device and a program that creates a lesson delivery server, wherein said server comprises: a plurality of learning activities, wherein said activities are organized according to an instructional plan designed to accomplish one or more educational objectives in at least one subject, wherein said plan identifies one or more activities for use in a guided environment and one or more activities for assignment as independent work; a module for displaying and providing access to said one or more activities in a guided environment; a module for assigning said one or more activities as independent work to one or more learners, wherein said module is only accessible by a mentor; and a module for displaying and providing access to activities assigned as independent work, wherein said module is accessible by a mentor or a learner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Age of Learning, Inc.
    Inventors: Doug DOHRING, William MCCAFFREY, David HENDRY
  • Patent number: 8784108
    Abstract: Disclosed herein, in certain embodiments, are computer-based language immersion teaching systems, products, programs, and methods for learners aged about 3 to about 10 years comprising a digital processing device and a computer program that creates a language immersion teaching environment, wherein said environment comprises a plurality of learning activities associated with a target language, and wherein said plurality of activities comprises: at least one learning activity based on a taxonomy of phonemes; at least one learning activity selected from: songs, chants, books, poems, puzzles, games, art activities, and printable activities; voiceover audio in said target language; and a software module for recording said learner's pronunciation and comparing it to one or more model pronunciations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Age of Learning, Inc.
    Inventors: Doug Dohring, David Hendry, Stephanie Yost, Jerry Chiawei Chen
  • Patent number: 8740620
    Abstract: Disclosed herein, in certain embodiments, are computer-based language immersion teaching systems, products, programs, and methods comprising a digital processing device and a computer program that creates a language immersion teaching environment, wherein said environment comprises: a plurality of learning activities associated with a target language; a software module for providing voiceover audio in said target language; and a software module for providing translation of said voiceover and/or text from said target language to a specified language, wherein said translation is both written and voiced, and wherein said software module for providing translation of voiceover and/or text is adapted for use by a mentor to a learner of said target language.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Age of Learning, Inc.
    Inventors: Doug Dohring, William McCaffrey
  • Patent number: 8727781
    Abstract: A web-based educational system comprising at least one area of skill, interest, or expertise, a plurality of activities associated with each area of skill, interest, or expertise, and at least three navigational modes, wherein the navigational modes comprise a sequenced navigational mode, a guided navigational mode, and an independent navigational mode. Optionally, the learner can switch between available navigational modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Age of Learning, Inc.
    Inventors: Doug Dohring, William McCaffrey, Stephanie Yost, David Hendry, Lee Borth
  • Patent number: 8731454
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are e-learning lesson delivery platforms, products, programs, and methods comprising a digital processing device and a program that creates a lesson delivery server, wherein said server comprises: a plurality of learning activities, wherein said activities are organized according to an instructional plan designed to accomplish one or more educational objectives in at least one subject, wherein said plan identifies one or more activities for use in a guided environment and one or more activities for assignment as independent work; a module for displaying and providing access to said one or more activities in a guided environment; a module for assigning said one or more activities as independent work to one or more learners, wherein said module is only accessible by a mentor; and a module for displaying and providing access to activities assigned as independent work, wherein said module is accessible by a mentor or a learner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Age of Learning, Inc.
    Inventors: Doug Dohring, William McCaffrey, David Hendry
  • Publication number: 20130130212
    Abstract: Disclosed herein, in certain embodiments, are computer-based language phoneme practice systems, products, programs, and methods comprising a digital processing device and a computer program that creates a language phoneme practice engine, wherein said engine comprises: a taxonomy of phonemes of a target language; a software module for providing an interface for practicing each said phoneme in said taxonomy, wherein said interface allows a learner to optionally access a visual representation and an auditory representation of each said phoneme in said taxonomy; and a software module for providing an interface for practicing each said phoneme in the context of the beginning, middle, and end of words of said target language, wherein said interface allows a learner to optionally access a visual and an auditory representation of each said word and each said phoneme in each said word.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: Age of Learning, Inc.
    Inventors: Doug Dohring, David Hendry, Stephanie Yost, Jerry Chiawei Chen
  • Publication number: 20130130217
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are e-learning lesson delivery platforms, products, programs, and methods comprising a digital processing device and a program that creates a lesson delivery server, wherein said server comprises: a plurality of learning activities, wherein said activities are organized according to an instructional plan designed to accomplish one or more educational objectives in at least one subject, wherein said plan identifies one or more activities for use in a guided environment and one or more activities for assignment as independent work; a module for displaying and providing access to said one or more activities in a guided environment; a module for assigning said one or more activities as independent work to one or more learners, wherein said module is only accessible by a mentor; and a module for displaying and providing access to activities assigned as independent work, wherein said module is accessible by a mentor or a learner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: Age of Learning, Inc.
    Inventors: Doug Dohring, William McCaffrey, David Hendry
  • Publication number: 20130130211
    Abstract: Disclosed herein, in certain embodiments, are computer-based language immersion teaching systems, products, programs, and methods for learners aged about 3 to about 10 years comprising a digital processing device and a computer program that creates a language immersion teaching environment, wherein said environment comprises a plurality of learning activities associated with a target language, and wherein said plurality of activities comprises: at least one learning activity based on a taxonomy of phonemes; at least one learning activity selected from: songs, chants, books, poems, puzzles, games, art activities, and printable activities; voiceover audio in said target language; and a software module for recording said learner's pronunciation and comparing it to one or more model pronunciations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: Age of Learning, Inc.
    Inventors: Doug Dohring, David Hendry, Stephanie Yost, Jerry Chiawei Chen
  • Publication number: 20130130210
    Abstract: Disclosed herein, in certain embodiments, are computer-based language immersion teaching systems, products, programs, and methods comprising a digital processing device and a computer program that creates a language immersion teaching environment, wherein said environment comprises: a plurality of learning activities associated with a target language; a software module for providing voiceover audio in said target language; and a software module for providing translation of said voiceover and/or text from said target language to a specified language, wherein said translation is both written and voiced, and wherein said software module for providing translation of voiceover and/or text is adapted for use by a mentor to a learner of said target language.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: Age of Learning, Inc.
    Inventors: Doug Dohring, William McCaffrey
  • Publication number: 20120149001
    Abstract: A vertically integrated, mobile educational system for a child aged about 1 to about 12 years is presented comprising a mobile digital processing device that is optionally connected to a computer network and at least one mobile application provided to the mobile digital processing device. The one or more mobile applications include executable instructions that create a mobile interactive educational resource characterized by: providing a mobile extension of a web-based educational suite; integrating with the web-based educational suite according to an instructional plan designed to accomplish one or more specific educational objectives in a subject; and comprising one or more learning activities associated with a subject appropriate for the child. Additionally, the educational resource is substantially free of activities not teaching toward one or more educational objectives in a subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: Age of Learning, Inc.
    Inventors: Doug Dohring, David Hendry, Michael Bundlie
  • Publication number: 20120122061
    Abstract: A web-based educational system comprising at least one area of skill, interest, or expertise, a plurality of activities associated with each area of skill, interest, or expertise, and at least three navigational modes, wherein the navigational modes comprise a sequenced navigational mode, a guided navigational mode, and an independent navigational mode. Optionally, the learner can switch between available navigational modes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: AGE OF LEARNING, INC.
    Inventors: Doug Dohring, William McCaffrey, Stephanie Yost, David Hendry, Lee Borth
  • Publication number: 20120122066
    Abstract: An immersive and interactive educational system for a child aged about 1 to about 10 years, comprising a digital processing device that is connected to the Internet and visual and audio content that creates an immersive and interactive educational environment for the child. The educational environment is characterized by comprising at least three subjects appropriate for the child, wherein each subject comprises a plurality of levels of learning; a plurality of learning activities associated with each subject; a software module for monitoring the progress of the child in each of the subjects; a software module for rewarding the child for completing an activity; and a software module for creating an avatar to represent the child.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: AGE OF LEARNING, INC.
    Inventors: Doug Dohring, William McCaffrey, Stephanie Yost, David Hendry, Lee Borth
  • Publication number: 20120122067
    Abstract: An educational system assembling platform comprising a digital processing device connected to a computer network and a computer program, provided to said digital processing device via said network. The digital processing device comprises an operating system configured to perform executable instructions, a central processing unit, a memory device, a display, an input device, and a sound output device. The computer program includes executable instructions that create an educational environment. The educational environment comprises at least one area of skill, interest, or expertise, a plurality of learning activities associated with each area of skill, interest, or expertise, and a mentor guided learning mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: AGE OF LEARNING, INC.
    Inventors: Doug Dohring, William McCaffrey, Stephanie Yost, David Hendry, Lee Borth, Nathan Drobnack