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: 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
  • Patent number: 10092232
    Abstract: The three-dimensional (3D) shape of the exhale stream from a user's nostrils is often correlated with the user's state (e.g., an emotional state and/or a certain health condition). Thus, identifying the shape of a user's exhale stream can help determine the user's state. In one embodiment, a system that selects a state of a user includes at least one inward-facing head-mounted thermal camera that takes thermal measurements of at least three regions below the nostrils (THS). THS are indicative of shape of the exhale stream (SHAPE). The system also includes a computer that generates feature values based on THS, which are indicative of the SHAPE, and utilizes a model to select the state of the user, from among potential states of the user, based on the feature values. Optionally, the system includes a user interface that present the user's selected state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Facense Ltd.
    Inventors: Arie Tzvieli, Gil Thieberger, Ari M Frank
  • Patent number: 10085685
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods for selecting a trigger of an allergic reaction. 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 the user. Optionally, CAM weighs below 10 g and is located less than 15 cm from the user's face. The computer detects extents of the allergic reaction based on THN, receives indications of potential triggers of the allergic reaction to which the user was exposed, and selects the trigger, from among the potential triggers, based on the extents and the indications. Optionally, during most of the time the user was affected by the trigger, an effect of the trigger, as manifested via changes to THN, was higher than effects of most of the potential triggers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Facense Ltd.
    Inventors: Arie Tzvieli, Gil Thieberger, Ari M Frank
  • Patent number: 10080861
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods for providing a breathing biofeedback session utilizing thermal measurements. In one embodiment, a system includes at least one inward-facing head-mounted thermal camera (CAM) that takes thermal measurements of a region below the nostrils (THROI) of a user. THROI are indicative of the exhale stream. Optionally, each CAM is located less than 15 cm from the user's face and above the user's upper lip, and does not occlude any of the user's mouth and nostrils. Optionally, THROI include thermal measurements of at least first and second regions below right and left nostrils of the user. The system also includes a user interface configured to provide feedback, calculated based on THROI, as part of a breathing biofeedback session for the user. Optionally, the system includes a computer that calculates the feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Facense Ltd.
    Inventors: Arie Tzvieli, Gil Thieberger, Ari M Frank
  • Patent number: 10076250
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods for detecting a physiological response based on multispectral data. In one embodiment, a system includes an inward-facing head-mounted thermal camera (CAM) that takes thermal measurements of a first region of interest (THROI1) on a user's face, and an inward-facing head-mounted visible-light camera (VCAM) that takes images of a second region of interest (IMROI2) on the face. The first and second regions of interest overlap, and the system includes a computer that detects the physiological response based on THROI1, IMROI2, and a model. Optionally, the model was trained based on previous THROI1 and IMROI2 of the user taken during different days. Optionally, the physiological response is indicative of an occurrence of an emotional state of the user, such as joy, fear, sadness or anger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Facense Ltd.
    Inventors: Arie Tzvieli, Gil Thieberger, Ari M Frank
  • Patent number: 10076270
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods for detecting a physiological response based on thermal measurements while accounting for touching the face. In one embodiment, a system includes an inward-facing head-mounted thermal camera (CAM) that takes thermal measurements of a region of interest (THROI) on a user's face, and a sensor that provides measurements (M) indicative of times at which the user touches the region of interest (ROI). The system also includes a computer that detects the physiological response based on THROI and M. Optionally, the computer generates feature values based on THROI and M, and utilizes a model to detect, based on the feature values, the physiological response. Optionally, the model was trained based on samples, each including: (i) feature values generated based on previous THROI taken while M indicated touching the ROI, and (ii) a corresponding label indicative of an extent of the physiological response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Facense Ltd.
    Inventors: Arie Tzvieli, Gil Thieberger, Ari M Frank
  • Patent number: 10064559
    Abstract: Brain activity, and in particular which hemisphere is relatively more effective, is correlated with the dominant nostril (i.e., the nostril through which most of the air is exhaled when breathing through the nose). Thus, identifying which of the nostrils is dominant may have various applications. Described herein are systems and methods for identifying the dominant nostril. In one embodiment, a system includes at least one inward-facing head-mounted thermal camera (CAM) and a computer. The at least one CAM does not occlude any of the user's mouth and nostrils and is used to take thermal measurements of first and second regions below the right and left nostrils (THROI1 and THROI2, respectively). The computer identifies the dominant nostril based on THROI1 and THROI2. Optionally, the computer detects, utilizing THROI1 and THROI2, the three-dimensional (3D) shape of the exhale stream from at least one of the nostrils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Facense Ltd.
    Inventors: Arie Tzvieli, Gil Thieberger, Ari M Frank
  • Patent number: 10059347
    Abstract: A safety system for an autonomous vehicle that may be used to warn an occupant engaged in a certain activity that involves handling an object that can harm the occupant in an event of a Sudden Decrease in Ride Smoothness (an SDRS event). The safety system includes a camera that takes images of the occupant and a computer that estimates, based on the images, whether the occupant is engaged in the certain activity. The computer receives from an autonomous-driving control system an indication of whether an SDRS event is imminent. Responsive to both receiving an indication of an imminent SDRS event and estimating that the occupant is engaged in the certain activity, the computer commands a user interface to warn the occupant shortly before the SDRS event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Active Knowledge Ltd.
    Inventors: Tal Thieberger-Navon, Gil Thieberger, Ari M Frank
  • Patent number: 10045699
    Abstract: Often the physiological and emotional state of a person can be associated with certain cortical activity that can cause certain thermal patterns on the person's forehead. Thus, thermal measurements of the forehead may be used to differentiate between user states. In one embodiment, a system includes at least one inward-facing head-mounted thermal camera (CAM) that takes thermal measurements of at least first and second regions on the right side of a user's forehead (THR1 and THR2, respectively), and thermal measurements of at least third and fourth regions on the left side of the forehead (THL1 and THL2, respectively). The middles of the first and third regions are at least 1 cm above the middles of the second and fourth regions, respectively. The system also includes a computer that determines, based on THR1, THR2, THL1, and THL2, whether the user is in a normal state or an abnormal state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Facense Ltd.
    Inventors: Arie Tzvieli, Gil Thieberger, Ari M Frank
  • Patent number: 10045726
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods for selecting a stressor 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 on a periorbital area (THROI1) of the user. The computer detects extents of stress based on THROI1, receives indications of potential stressors to which the user was exposed while THROI1 were taken, and selects the stressor, from among the potential stressors, based on the indications and the extents. Optionally, during most of the time the user was affected by the stressor, the effect of the stressor, as manifested via changes to THROI1, was higher than the effects of most of the potential stressors. Optionally, thermal measurements of other regions on the face may also be utilized to detect the extents of stress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Facense Ltd.
    Inventors: Arie Tzvieli, Gil Thieberger, Ari M Frank
  • Patent number: 10045737
    Abstract: In order to enable collection of data from a head-mounted inward-facing camera, a clip-on device is attached to eyeglasses. The clip-on device optionally weighs less than 40 g and includes: (i) a body that may be attached and detached, multiple times, from a pair of eyeglasses in order to secure and release the clip-on device from the eyeglasses, (ii) an inward-facing camera fixed to the body, and (iii) a wireless communication module fixed to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Facense Ltd.
    Inventors: Arie Tzvieli, Gil Thieberger, Ari M Frank
  • Publication number: 20180154851
    Abstract: Occupants of an autonomous vehicle may not always have a view of the outside environment (e.g., they may be occupied consuming digital content, or their vehicle may not have windows). However, such occupants may benefit from gaining a view to the outside environment when an unexpected driving event is about to occur. Such a view can increase their awareness to the event, making them less likely to be surprised, disturbed, or distressed by the event. In one embodiment, an occupant of an autonomous vehicle receives a video see-through (VST) of the environment outside the vehicle when such an unexpected driving event is imminent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2018
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicant: Active Knowledge Ltd.
    Inventors: Gil Thieberger, Ari M Frank
  • Publication number: 20180154860
    Abstract: An autonomous on-road vehicle having an outer nontransparent Shock-Absorbing Energy Dissipation Padding (SAEDP). In one embodiment, the SAEDP is mounted, during normal driving, to the front side of the vehicle at eye level of an occupant who sits in a front seat of the vehicle. A camera is mounted to the vehicle and takes video of the outside environment in front of the occupant. And a computer generates a representation of the outside environment at eye level for the occupant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicant: Active Knowledge Ltd.
    Inventors: Gil Thieberger, Ari M. Frank
  • Publication number: 20180154853
    Abstract: A light shading module is integrated with a vehicle window and is configured to be in different states that involve different values of Visible Light Transmittance (VLT) of the vehicle window. A camera fixed to the vehicle takes video of the outside environment. A computer generates a video see-through (VST) of the outside environment, which is presented to the vehicle's occupant on an augmented reality device (ARD). In order to improve the image quality, the ARD operates according to different modes involving varying intensities, depending on the VLT of the window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2018
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicant: Active Knowledge Ltd.
    Inventors: Gil Thieberger, Ari M. Frank
  • Publication number: 20180154852
    Abstract: A Shock-Absorbing Energy Dissipation Padding (SAEDP) is coupled to the compartment of an autonomous on-road vehicle, and is located, during normal driving, at eye level in front of an occupant who sits in a front seat of the vehicle. The vehicle further includes a stiff element that supports the SAEDP and resists deformation during collision in order to reduce compartment intrusion. The stiff element is located, during normal driving, at eye level between the SAEDP and the outside environment. Optionally, a camera takes video of the outside environment in front of the occupant, and a computer generates for the occupant a representation of the outside environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2018
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicant: Active Knowledge Ltd.
    Inventors: Gil Thieberger, Ari M. Frank
  • Publication number: 20180154854
    Abstract: A large mirroring element is located in front of an occupant who sits in a front seat of an autonomous on-road vehicle. The large mirroring element provides the effect of reflecting light arriving from the occupant's direction. Optionally, a camera takes video of the outside environment in front of the occupant, sends the video to a computer that generates a representation of the outside environment in front of the occupant at eye level, and a display located in front of the occupant presents the representation to the occupant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicant: Active Knowledge Ltd.
    Inventors: Gil Thieberger, Ari M Frank
  • Patent number: 9988008
    Abstract: Described herein is utilization of nontransparent Shock-Absorbing Energy Dissipation Padding (SAEDP) in an autonomous on-road vehicle. In one embodiment, the vehicle includes a side window located at eye level of an occupant who sits in the vehicle. The side window enables the occupant to see the outside environment. A motor is configured to move the SAEDP over a sliding mechanism between first and second states. A processor is configured to command the motor to move the SAEDP from the first state to the second state responsive to an indication that a probability of an imminent collision reaches a threshold. In the first state, the SAEDP does not block the occupant's eye level view to the outside environment, and in the second state, the SAEDP blocks the occupant's eye level view to the outside environment in order to protect the occupant's head against hitting the side window during collision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Active Knowledge Ltd.
    Inventors: Gil Thieberger, Ari M Frank
  • Patent number: 9968264
    Abstract: Manifestation of some physiological responses (e.g., stress, mental workload, or a headache) may involve the emergence of asymmetric thermal patterns on the face. Thus, thermal measurements of the face that are indicative of thermal asymmetry can be useful to detect such physiological responses. In one embodiment, a system includes first and second inward-facing head-mounted thermal cameras (CAM1 and CAM2, respectively) that are located less than 15 cm from the user's face, which take thermal measurements of regions on the right and left sides of the face (THROI1 and THROI2, respectively) of the user. The symmetric overlapping between the regions on the right and left sides (ROI1 and ROI2, respectively) is above 60%, and CAM1 and CAM2 do not occlude ROI1 and ROI2. Optionally, the system includes a computer that detects a physiological response based on thermal asymmetry between THROI1 and THROI2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Facense Ltd.
    Inventors: Arie Tzvieli, Gil Thieberger, Ari M Frank
  • Publication number: 20180116578
    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: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: Facense Ltd.
    Inventors: Arie Tzvieli, Gil Thieberger, Ari M Frank
  • Publication number: 20180116528
    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: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: Facense Ltd.
    Inventors: Arie Tzvieli, Gil Thieberger, Ari M. Frank