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: 9867546
    Abstract: Wearable devices for taking symmetric thermal measurements. One device includes first and second thermal cameras physically coupled to a frame worn on a user's head. The first thermal camera takes thermal measurements of a first region of interest that covers at least a portion of the right side of the user's forehead. The second thermal camera takes thermal measurements of a second ROI that covers at least a portion of the left side of the user's forehead. Wherein the first and second thermal cameras are not in physical contact with their corresponding ROIs, and as a result of being coupled to the frame, the thermal cameras remain pointed at their corresponding ROIs when the user's head makes angular movements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Facense Ltd.
    Inventors: Arie Tzvieli, Ari M Frank, Gil Thieberger
  • Publication number: 20170367651
    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: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicant: Facense Ltd.
    Inventors: Arie Tzvieli, Gil Thieberger, Ari M. Frank
  • Patent number: 9805381
    Abstract: Some aspects of this disclosure involve computation of a preference score for a certain type of food. In some embodiments described herein, measurements of affective response of at least ten users are collected. The measurements may include various values indicative of physiological signals and/or behavioral cues of the at least ten users. Each measurement of a user is taken with a sensor coupled to the user up to four hours after the user consumed the certain type of food. A preference score is computed based on the measurements. The preference score is indicative of how much the at least ten users enjoyed consuming the certain type of food and/or how well they felt after consuming the certain type of food.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Affectomatics Ltd.
    Inventors: Ari M Frank, Gil Thieberger
  • Patent number: 9665832
    Abstract: Described herein are embodiments of systems, method, and computer programs for estimating affective response to a token instance of interest utilizing a predicted affective response to a background token instance. The affective response is computed based on the difference between a measured affective response of the user and the predicted affective response. Where the measured affective response is a measurement of the affective response of the user to a simultaneous exposure to both the background token instance and the token instance of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Affectomatics Ltd.
    Inventors: Gil Thieberger, Ari M Frank
  • Publication number: 20170113702
    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: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: Active Knowledge Ltd.
    Inventors: Tal Thieberger-Navon, Gil Thieberger, Ari M. Frank
  • Publication number: 20170113641
    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: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: Active Knowledge Ltd.
    Inventors: Gil Thieberger, Ari M. Frank
  • Publication number: 20170095157
    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 event 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: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Applicant: Facense Ltd.
    Inventors: Arie Tzvieli, Ari M. Frank, Gil Thieberger
  • Patent number: 9582769
    Abstract: Described herein are embodiments of systems, methods, and computer programs for estimating affective response to a token instance of interest. A measurement of affective response of the user to a temporal window of token instances is taken. A token instance belonging to the window is selected as a token instance of interest based on an attention level of the user, and is removed from the temporal window of token instances. A predicted affective response to the temporal window of token instances from which the token instance of interest is removed is computed. The affective response to the token instance of interest is computed based on the difference between the measured affective response of the user and the predicted affective response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Affectomatics Ltd.
    Inventors: Gil Thieberger, Ari M Frank
  • Patent number: 9569734
    Abstract: A user may be exposed to multiple token instances representing stimuli that may influence the affective state of the user. Described herein are embodiments of systems, method, and computer programs for estimating affective response to a token instance of interest, selected from among the token instances. The token instance of interest is selected based on attention levels derived from eye-tracking data. In one example embodiment, the token instance of interest is a token instance in which the attention of the user is higher than the attention level of the user in at least one other token instance to which the user is exposed at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Affectomatics Ltd.
    Inventors: Gil Thieberger, Ari M Frank
  • Publication number: 20170035344
    Abstract: Described herein are systems, methods, and computer programs for detecting an allergic reaction. In one embodiment, a system configured to detect an allergic reaction of a user, includes: a frame configured to be worn on the user's head; a thermal camera, weighing less than 5 g, physically coupled to the frame, located less than 10 cm away from the user's face, and configured to take thermal measurements of at least part of the user's nose (THN); and a circuit configured to determine an extent of the allergic reaction based on THN.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Applicant: Facense Ltd.
    Inventors: Arie Tzvieli, Ari M. Frank, Gil Thieberger
  • Patent number: 9563856
    Abstract: A user may be exposed to multiple token instances representing stimuli that may influence the affective state of the user. Described herein are embodiments of systems, method, and computer programs for estimating affective response to a token instance of interest, selected from among the token instances. The token instance of interest is selected based on attention levels received from an external source such as, information received from other users, information received from analysis of communications of the users, and/or information received from an external site such as an online retailer or a social network. In one example embodiment, the token instance of interest is a token instance for which attention level of the user is higher than at least one other token instance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Affectomatics Ltd.
    Inventors: Gil Thieberger, Ari M Frank
  • Publication number: 20170010647
    Abstract: Some aspects of this disclosure include systems, methods, and/or computer programs that may be used to reduce power consumed to measure affective response of a user to content presented via a display of a head-mounted system such as an augmented reality system or a virtual reality system. In one embodiment, a controller selects a mode of operation for a sensor coupled to the head-mounted system based on a received indication. The mode of operation is selected from a set comprising first and second modes of operation, and the sensor is configured to consume significantly less power while operating at the first mode of operation compared to the power it is configured to consume while operating at the second mode of operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Ari M. Frank, Gil Thieberger
  • Publication number: 20170011577
    Abstract: Systems and methods for selective transmissions of sensor measurements of affective response to content. In one embodiment, a vote analyzer receives an indication that a user provided, via a voting mechanism, a vote regarding a segment of content consumed by the user. The vote analyzer determines whether the user consumed the segment in a duration that is shorter than a predetermined threshold; the predetermined threshold is selected such that, while consuming the segment in a period of time shorter than the predetermined threshold, the user is likely to have a single dominant emotional response to the segment. Accordingly, a transmitter may send a request to a measuring module to transmit measurements of the affective response of the user, taken by a sensor, which relate to consumption of the segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Ari M. Frank, Gil Thieberger
  • Publication number: 20160363483
    Abstract: Wearable devices for taking symmetric thermal measurements. One device includes first and second thermal cameras physically coupled to a frame worn on a user's head. The first thermal camera takes thermal measurements of a first region of interest that covers at least a portion of the right side of the user's forehead. The second thermal camera takes thermal measurements of a second ROI that covers at least a portion of the left side of the user's forehead. Wherein the first and second thermal cameras are not in physical contact with their corresponding ROIs, and as a result of being coupled to the frame, the thermal cameras remain pointed at their corresponding ROIs when the user's head makes angular movements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Applicant: Facense Ltd.
    Inventors: Arie Tzvieli, Ari M Frank, Gil Thieberger
  • Publication number: 20160360970
    Abstract: Wearable devices for taking symmetric thermal measurements. One device includes first and second thermal cameras physically coupled to a frame worn on a user's head. The first thermal camera takes thermal measurements of a first region of interest that covers at least a portion of the right side of the user's forehead. The second thermal camera takes thermal measurements of a second ROI that covers at least a portion of the left side of the user's forehead. Wherein the first and second thermal cameras are not in physical contact with their corresponding ROIs, and as a result of being coupled to the frame, the thermal cameras remain pointed at their corresponding ROIs when the user's head makes angular movements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Applicant: Facense Ltd.
    Inventors: Arie Tzvieli, Ari M Frank, Gil Thieberger
  • Patent number: 9514419
    Abstract: A user may be exposed to multiple token instances representing stimuli that may influence the affective state of the user. Described herein are embodiments of systems, method, and computer programs for estimating affective response to a token instance of interest, selected from among the token instances. The token instance of interest is selected based on attention levels computed utilizing a model for predicting interest in token instances. In one example embodiment, the token instance of interest is a token instance for which attention level of the user is higher than at least one other token instance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Affectomatics Ltd.
    Inventors: Gil Thieberger, Ari M. Frank
  • Patent number: 9477290
    Abstract: Systems and methods that enable a reduction in the power consumption involved in measuring a user's affective response to content. The reduction in the power consumption is achieved by utilizing tags that indicate a mode of operation in which to operate a sensor when measuring affective response of the user to certain segments of the content. By using at different times, different modes of operation for operating the sensor, which are characterized by different energy consumption rates, the total power consumption of the sensor may be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Inventors: Ari M Frank, Gil Thieberger
  • Patent number: 9477993
    Abstract: Utilizing eye tracking to collect naturally expressed affective responses for training an emotional response predictor, comprising: receiving a vote of a user on a segment of content consumed by the user; receiving eye tracking data of the user taken while the user consumed the segment of content; determining, based on the eye tracking data, that a gaze-based attention level to the segment reaches a predetermined threshold; utilizing the vote to generate a label related to an emotional response to the segment; receiving an affective response measurement of the user taken substantially while the user consumed the segment of content; and training a measurement emotional response predictor with the label and the affective response measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Inventors: Ari M Frank, Gil Thieberger
  • Publication number: 20160302711
    Abstract: Some aspects of this disclosure include systems, methods, and/or computer programs that may be used to notify a user about a cause of emotional imbalance. Some embodiments described herein involve determining when a user is in a state of emotional imbalance based on a measurement of affective response of the user, which is taken with a sensor. Factors characterizing an event to which the measurement corresponds are examined in order to select a certain factor that, based on a model of the user, has an effect on the user that is congruous with the measurement of affective response. The user is notified about the certain factor in order to make the user more aware of the certain factor and its effect on the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Applicant: Affectomatics Ltd.
    Inventors: Ari M. Frank, Gil Thieberger
  • Publication number: 20160306844
    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: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Applicant: Affectomatics Ltd.
    Inventors: Ari M. Frank, Gil Thieberger