Patents by Inventor Ramkumar Narayanankutty

Ramkumar Narayanankutty 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).

  • Publication number: 20180122254
    Abstract: An e-learning system has a classroom having a seating arrangement for students, a plurality of depth-sensing cameras, a session controller coupled to the depth-sensing cameras, executing software from a non-transitory medium, a presenter station, and a plurality of augmented-reality headsets, one each associated with each of the seats in the fixed-seating arrangement, and one associated with the presenter station. The software operates in one of an instruction mode, an interaction mode, and a discussion mode. The viewpoints and audio feeds to all of the headsets are controlled such that the students directly interacting see and hear one another directly, and the remainder of the headsets see and hear one or the other of the directly-engaged students according to which student is speaking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
    Inventors: P.Venkat Rangan, Balaji Hariharan, Ramkumar Narayanankutty, Uma Gopalakrishnan
  • Patent number: 9852647
    Abstract: An e-learning system has a local classroom comprising a local student station and an instructor station, such that local students at the local student station and an instructor at the instructor station face each other directly along a first viewing line, a plurality of remote classrooms each having a student station, video cameras in each of the remote classrooms positioned and oriented to capture video images of subjects, video displays in the local classroom arranged along a line orthogonal to the first viewing line and all facing the local student station, in sets of at least two displays, arranged vertically one above another, each first set of at least two displays dedicated to one of the remote classrooms, a second plurality of video displays like the first, but facing the instructor, connection apparatus between classrooms, a server coordinating video feeds with displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
    Inventors: P. Venkat Rangan, Balaji Hariharan, Ramkumar Narayanankutty, Uma Gopalakrishnan
  • Patent number: 9826196
    Abstract: An e-learning system has a local classroom with an instructor station and a microphone and a local student station with a microphone, a plurality of remote classrooms with an instructor display and a student station with a microphone, and planar displays and video cameras in each of the classrooms, the remote and local classrooms connected over a network, with a server monitoring feeds and enforcing exclusive states, with sets of video displays, each set dedicated to a remote classroom, arrayed along a line orthogonal to a line between the instructor station and the local student station, with one display in each set facing toward the instructor station, and one display in each set facing toward the local student station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
    Inventors: P. Venkat Rangan, Balaji Hariharan, Ramkumar Narayanankutty, Uma Gopalakrishnan
  • Publication number: 20160300500
    Abstract: An e-learning system has a local classroom comprising a local student station and an instructor station, such that local students at the local student station and an instructor at the instructor station face each other directly along a first viewing line, a plurality of remote classrooms each having a student station, video cameras in each of the remote classrooms positioned and oriented to capture video images of subjects, video displays in the local classroom arranged along a line orthogonal to the first viewing line and all facing the local student station, in sets of at least two displays, arranged vertically one above another, each first set of at least two displays dedicated to one of the remote classrooms, a second plurality of video displays like the first, but facing the instructor, connection apparatus between classrooms, a server coordinating video feeds with displays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Applicant: Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
    Inventors: P.Venkat Rangan, Balaji Hariharan, Ramkumar Narayanankutty, Uma Gopalakrishnan
  • Publication number: 20160295168
    Abstract: An e-learning system has a local classroom with an instructor station and a microphone and a local student station with a microphone, a plurality of remote classrooms with an instructor display and a student station with a microphone, and planar displays and video cameras in each of the classrooms, the remote and local classrooms connected over a network, with a server monitoring feeds and enforcing exclusive states, with sets of video displays, each set dedicated to a remote classroom, arrayed along a line orthogonal to a line between the instructor station and the local student station, with one display in each set facing toward the instructor station, and one display in each set facing toward the local student station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Applicant: Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
    Inventors: P.Venkat Rangan, Balaji Hariharan, Ramkumar Narayanankutty, Uma Gopalakrishnan
  • Patent number: 9386271
    Abstract: An e-learning system has a local classroom with an instructor station and a microphone and a local student station with a microphone, a remote classroom with an instructor display and a student station with a microphone, and planar displays and video cameras in each of the classrooms, the remote and local classrooms connected over a network, with a server monitoring feeds and enforcing exclusive states, such that audio and video feeds are managed in a manner that video and audio of the instructor, the local students and the first remote students, as seen and heard either directly or via speakers and displays by each of the instructor, the local students and the remote students presents to each as though all are interacting in the same room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
    Inventors: P. Venkat Rangan, Balaji Hariharan, Rahul Krishnan, Ramkumar Narayanankutty, Sreedevi Ambili Gopakumar, Uma Gopalakrishnan
  • Publication number: 20150062284
    Abstract: An e-learning system has a local classroom with an instructor station and a microphone and a local student station with a microphone, a remote classroom with an instructor display and a student station with a microphone, and planar displays and video cameras in each of the classrooms, the remote and local classrooms connected over a network, with a server monitoring feeds and enforcing exclusive states, such that audio and video feeds are managed in a manner that video and audio of the instructor, the local students and the first remote students, as seen and heard either directly or via speakers and displays by each of the instructor, the local students and the remote students presents to each as though all are interacting in the same room.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
    Inventors: P.Venkat Rangan, Balaji Hariharan, Rahul Krishnan, Ramkumar Narayanankutty, Sreedevi Ambili Gopakumar, Uma Gopalakrishnan