Patents by Inventor Gil Thieberger

Gil Thieberger 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: 10299717
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods for detecting a stress level of a user. In one embodiment, a system includes an inward-facing head-mounted thermal camera (CAM) and a computer. CAM takes thermal measurements of a region on a periorbital area (THROI1) of the user. The computer generates feature values based on THROI1, and utilizes a model to detect the stress level based on the feature values. The model was trained based on: previous THROI1 taken while the user was under elevated stress, and other previous THROI1 taken while the user was not under elevated stress. Some embodiments may utilize additional thermal cameras that take thermal measurements of other regions on the face, which may be utilized to detect the stress level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Facense Ltd.
    Inventors: Arie Tzvieli, Gil Thieberger, Ari M Frank
  • Patent number: 10261947
    Abstract: Some aspects of this disclosure include systems, methods, and/or computer programs that may be used to determine a cause of an inaccuracy in predicted affective response to an event that involves a user who has an experience. Some embodiments described herein involve identifying when a difference between a measurement of affective response corresponding to an event is different from the predicted affective response corresponding to the event. When such a discrepancy is identified, a presentation is made to the user of at least one of the following: one or more factors characterizing the event, and effects of the one or more factors on the user, as determined based on a model of the user. Based on a comment made by the user in response to the presentation, at least one of the following is identified: a discrepancy in a description of the event, and an inaccuracy in the model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Affectomatics Ltd.
    Inventors: Ari M Frank, Gil Thieberger
  • Publication number: 20190108191
    Abstract: Described herein are systems, methods and computer-readable media for recommending a repeated experience. One embodiment includes collecting a subset of the measurements that includes measurements of at least five of the users who had an experience; each measurement of a user is associated with a value indicative of an extent to which the user had previously experienced the experience. Calculating parameters of a function based on the measurements in the subset and their associated values, where the function describes, for different extents to which the experience had been previously experienced, an expected affective response to experiencing the experience again. And responsive to determining that an expected affective response to experiencing the experience again after having experiencing it for at least a certain extent reaches a threshold, recommending the experience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Applicant: Affectomatics Ltd.
    Inventors: Ari M. Frank, Gil Thieberger
  • Publication number: 20190102706
    Abstract: Described herein are embodiments of systems, method, and computer programs for recommending an experience to a user. In one embodiment, a sensor takes measurements of affective response of the user while the user is exposed to token instances that are instantiations of visual tokens. An eye tracker measures the gaze of the user while the user is exposed to the token instances. A computer calculates, based on the measurements of affective response and measurements of the gaze, values of expected affective response of the user to exposure to instantiations of the visual tokens. These values are utilized to select an experience for the user, such that based on the values, an expected affective response of the user to exposure to token instances corresponding to the selected experience is more positive than an expected affective response of the user to exposure to token instances corresponding to other experiences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: Affectomatics Ltd.
    Inventors: Ari M. Frank, Gil Thieberger
  • Patent number: 10216981
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods for detecting a physiological response based on facial skin color changes (FSCC) recognizable in images taken with an inward-facing head-mounted visible-light camera (VCAMin). Some examples of physiological responses whose manifestation involves FSCC include emotional responses (which at times may be hidden to the naked eye), and physiological signals such as a heart rate, heart rate variability, and/or a breathing rate. In one embodiment, a system that detects a physiological response based on FSCC includes VCAMin that takes images of a region of interest (IMROI) on a user's face, which is illuminated by ambient light, and a computer that detects the physiological response based on FSCC recognizable in IMROI. Optionally, the system includes an outward-facing head-mounted visible-light camera (VCAMout) that takes images of the environment (IMENV), and the computer detects the physiological response also based on IMENV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Facense Ltd.
    Inventors: Arie Tzvieli, Gil Thieberger, Ari M Frank
  • Publication number: 20190046044
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of a system that utilizes measurements indicative of respiration in order to estimate an aerobic activity parameter, such as oxygen consumption (VO2), maximal oxygen consumption (VO2 max), or energy expenditure (EE). In one embodiment, this system includes at least one inward-facing head-mounted thermal camera (CAM) and a computer. Each CAM, from among the at least one CAM, is configured to take thermal measurements of a region below the nostrils (THRBN) of a user. THRBN are indicative of an exhale stream of the user, such as an exhale stream from one, or both, of the nostrils and/or the exhale from the mouth. The computer calculates, based on THRBN, the aerobic activity parameter. Optionally, the computer generates feature values based on data comprising THRBN and utilizes a model to calculate the aerobic activity parameter based on the feature values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: Facense Ltd.
    Inventors: Arie Tzvieli, Gil Thieberger, Ari M Frank
  • Publication number: 20190038180
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of an athletic coaching system that includes at least one inward-facing head-mounted thermal camera (CAM) and a computer. Each CAM from among the at least one CAM is configured to take thermal measurements of a region below the nostrils (denoted THRBN) of a user. THRBN are indicative of an exhale stream of the user (e.g., an exhale stream from a nostril and/or from the mouth). The computer is configured to: receive measurements of movements (Mmove) involving the user; generate, based on THRBN and Mmove, a coaching indication; and present, via a user interface, the coaching indication to the user. In one example, the coaching indication is indicative of a change the user should make to one or more of the following: cadence of movements, stride length, breathing rate, breathing type (mouth or nasal), and duration of exhales.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: Facense Ltd.
    Inventors: Arie Tzvieli, Gil Thieberger, Ari M Frank
  • Patent number: 10198505
    Abstract: This disclosure describes systems, methods, and computer program products that may be used to provide crowd-based scores for experiences, which are computed based on measurements of affective response of multiple users who had the experiences. The measurements of affective response may be collected using a wide array of sensors that measure physiological signals and/or behavioral cues. Additionally, the scores may be personalized for a certain user based on similarities between a profile of the certain user and profiles of the multiple users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Affectomatics Ltd.
    Inventors: Ari M Frank, Gil Thieberger
  • Publication number: 20190029528
    Abstract: A head mounted system (HMS) configured to collect facial expressions of the user wearing the HMS. The HMS includes a frame and at least four cameras coupled to the frame. First and second cameras capture the user's right and left eyebrows, and third and fourth cameras capture the right and left sides of the user's upper lip. An optional computer utilizes the images captured by the cameras to detect facial expressions, microexpressions, and/or to improve the user's emotional awareness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: Facense Ltd.
    Inventors: Arie Tzvieli, Gil Thieberger, Ari M Frank
  • Patent number: 10165949
    Abstract: System and method for estimating posture of a user based on a model and images captured by at least two head-mounted cameras that are worn by the user and are oriented downward such that portions of the user's torso are in the respective fields of view of the cameras when the user stands up straight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Facense Ltd.
    Inventors: Arie Tzvieli, Ari M Frank, Gil Thieberger
  • Patent number: 10159411
    Abstract: A system that detects an irregular physiological response while being exposed to sensitive data includes: a head-mounted display (HMD), an inward-facing head-mounted thermal camera (CAM), and a computer. The HMD exposes sensitive data to the user who wears the HMD. The CAM takes thermal measurements of a region of interest (THROI) on the user's face while the user is exposed to the sensitive data. And the computer detects, based on certain THROI taken while the user was exposed to certain sensitive data, whether the user experienced the irregular physiological response while being exposed to the certain sensitive data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Facense Ltd.
    Inventors: Arie Tzvieli, Gil Thieberger, Ari M Frank
  • Patent number: 10154810
    Abstract: System and method that identify atypical behavior of a user. One embodiment of the system includes an eye tracker to perform tracking of a user's gaze while viewing items, an inward-facing head-mounted thermal camera to take thermal measurements of a region of interest on the face (THROI) of the user, and a computer. The computer generates feature values based on THROI and the tracking, and utilizes a model to identify atypical behavior of the user based on the feature values. The model may be trained based on previous tracking and previous THROI of the user, taken while viewing other items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Facense Ltd.
    Inventors: Arie Tzvieli, Gil Thieberger, Ari M Frank
  • Patent number: 10151636
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods for detecting a physiological response based on thermal measurements while accounting for effects of the environment. In one embodiment, a system includes an inward-facing head-mounted thermal camera (CAMin) that takes thermal measurements of a region of interest (THROI) on a user's face, and an outward-facing head-mounted thermal camera (CAMout) that takes thermal measurements of the environment (THENV). CAMin does not occlude the region of interest, and the system further includes a computer that detects the physiological response based on THROI and THENV. Optionally, the computer generates feature values based on sets of THROI and THENV, and utilizes a machine learning-based model to detect, based on the feature values, the physiological response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Facense Ltd.
    Inventors: Arie Tzvieli, Gil Thieberger, Ari M Frank
  • Patent number: 10136856
    Abstract: A wearable system configured to collect thermal measurements related to respiration. The system includes a frame configured to be worn on a user's head, and at least one non-contact thermal camera (e.g., thermopile or microbolometer based sensor). The thermal camera is small and lightweight, physically coupled to the frame, located close to the user's face, does not occlude any of the user's mouth and nostrils, and is configured to take thermal measurements of: a portion of the right side of the user's upper lip, a portion of the left side of the user's upper lip, and a portion of the user's mouth. The thermal measurements are forwarded to a computer that calculates breathing related parameters, such as breathing rate, an extent to which the breathing was done through the mouth, an extent to which the breathing was done through the nostrils, and ratio between exhaling and inhaling durations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Facense Ltd.
    Inventors: Arie Tzvieli, Gil Thieberger, Ari M Frank
  • Patent number: 10136852
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods for personalized detection of an allergic reaction of a user. In one embodiment, a system includes an inward-facing head-mounted thermal camera (CAM) and a computer. CAM takes thermal measurements of a region on the nose (THN) of a user. The computer generates feature values based on THN and utilizes a model to detect an allergic reaction of the user based on the feature values. The model is trained based on previous THN of the user taken during different days. Some embodiments may utilize additional thermal cameras that take thermal measurements of other regions on the face, which may be utilized by the computer to generate additional feature values that are used to detect the allergic reaction. In some cases, detection of the allergic reaction may occur following a rise in nasal temperature, even before the user becomes aware of the allergic reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Facense Ltd.
    Inventors: Arie Tzvieli, Gil Thieberger, Ari M Frank
  • Patent number: 10130299
    Abstract: Thermal measurements of the forehead can be indicative of brain activity, and as such, may be useful for conducting brain-related treatments, such as neurofeedback. In one embodiment, a system for conducting a neurofeedback session includes an inward-facing head-mounted thermal camera (CAM) and a user interface. CAM takes thermal measurements of a region on the forehead (THF) of a user, and is located below the middle of the region. The user interface provides, based on THF, the neurofeedback session for the user. Optionally, a computer controls the neurofeedback session by providing the user feedback via the user interface. The computer may generate the feedback based on the similarity between a current THF pattern and a previous THF pattern of the user taken while the user was in a target state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Facense Ltd.
    Inventors: Arie Tzvieli, Gil Thieberger, Ari M Frank
  • Patent number: 10130261
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods for detecting a physiological response based on thermal measurements while accounting for consumption of a confounding substance such as a medication, alcohol, caffeine, or nicotine. In one embodiment, a system includes a computer and an inward-facing head-mounted thermal camera (CAM) that takes thermal measurements of a region of interest (THROI) on a user's face. The computer receives an indication indicative of the user consuming a confounding substance that affects THROI, and detects the physiological response while the consumed confounding substance affects THROI. The detection is based on THROI, the indication and a model. Optionally, the model was trained on: a first set of THROI taken while the confounding substance affected THROI, and a second set of THROI taken while the confounding substance did not affect THROI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Facense Ltd.
    Inventors: Arie Tzvieli, Gil Thieberger, Ari M Frank
  • Patent number: 10130308
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods for calculating respiratory parameters based on thermal measurements. In one embodiment, a system includes an inward-facing head-mounted thermal camera (CAM) and a computer. CAM takes thermal measurements of a region below the nostrils (THROI) of a user, and THROI are indicative of the exhale stream. Optionally, CAM is located above the user's upper lip and less than 15 cm from the user's face, and CAM does not occlude any of the user's mouth and nostrils. The computer generates feature values based on THROI and utilizes a model to calculate a respiratory parameter based on the feature values. The model was trained based on previous THROI of the user taken during different days. Optionally, the respiratory parameter is indicative of the user's breathing rate. Optionally, the computer detects whether the user breathed primarily through the mouth or through the nose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Facense Ltd.
    Inventors: Arie Tzvieli, Gil Thieberger, Ari M Frank
  • Publication number: 20180326999
    Abstract: A safety system that provides specific warnings to an occupant of a vehicle engaged in a certain activity that can cause an adverse outcome in an event of a Sudden Decrease in Ride Smoothness (an SDRS event). The safety system includes a sensor that takes measurements of the vehicle compartment, and a computer that estimates, based on the measurements, whether the occupant of the vehicle is engaged in a certain activity that can lead to an adverse outcome in case of an SDRS event. Responsive to receiving an indication indicative of an imminent SDRS event and estimating that the occupant is engaged in the certain activity, the computer provides a specific warning to the occupant. The specific warning describes a specific action related to the certain activity, which the occupant should take.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: Active Knowledge Ltd.
    Inventors: Shmuel Jacob Hershkovitz, Gil Thieberger, Ari M. Frank, Tal Thieberger-Navon
  • Patent number: 10113913
    Abstract: This disclosure describes various systems for collecting thermal measurements of regions of a user's face. Each of the systems includes a frame configured to be worn on the user's head, and one or more lightweight thermal cameras that are coupled to the frame and configured to take thermal measurements of a region of interest on the user's face. Due to their coupling to the frame, the thermal cameras remain pointed at their respective regions of interest even when the user's head performs angular movements. The thermal measurements collected by some embodiments of the systems described herein may be utilized for a variety of applications that involve detecting different types of physiological responses or medical disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Facense Ltd.
    Inventors: Arie Tzvieli, Ari M Frank, Gil Thieberger