Patents by Inventor Raymond C. Kurzweil

Raymond C. Kurzweil 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: 20210097740
    Abstract: A virtual reality encounter system is described. A first surrogate supporting at least one first camera that captures image data from a first physical location and a second surrogate supporting at least one second camera that captures second image data from the first physical location. Aliasing substitution processing has a computing system including a processor receive the first image data and detect an image of the second surrogate in the first image data and replace the image data of the second surrogate in the first physical location, with image data of a user in the first physical location to form a transformed image that substitutes the image data of the user for the image data of the second surrogate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventor: Raymond C. Kurzweil
  • Patent number: 10825218
    Abstract: A virtual reality encounter system is described. A first surrogate supporting at least one first camera that captures image data from a first physical location and a second surrogate supporting at least one second camera that captures second image data from the first physical location. Aliasing substitution processing has a computing system including a processor receive the first image data and detect an image of the second surrogate in the first image data and replace the image data of the second surrogate in the first physical location, with image data of a user in the first physical location to form a transformed image that substitutes the image data of the user for the image data of the second surrogate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Beyond Imagination Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond C. Kurzweil
  • Patent number: 10758140
    Abstract: An arrangement may include a first system provided for processing physiological data representative of a beating heart. The first system may be adapted to execute a process for using at least one pattern to detect a notable finding in the physiological data and for sending the notable finding to a second system. The second system may be adapted to execute a process for analyzing the notable finding, for determining at least one new pattern to send to the first system, and for sending the at least one new pattern to the first system. The at least one new pattern may also include a rule that includes a set of conditions and an action to perform if the set of conditions is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Medicomp, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond C. Kurzweil, Paul Albrecht, Lucy Gibson
  • Patent number: 10741167
    Abstract: Controlling a reading machine while reading a document to a user by receiving an image of a document, accessing a knowledge base that provides data that identifies sections in the document and processing user commands to select a section of the document. The reading machine applies text-to-speech to a text file that corresponds to the selected section of the document, to read the selected section of the document aloud to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: KNFB READER, LLC
    Inventors: Raymond C. Kurzweil, Paul Albrecht, Lucy Gibson
  • Publication number: 20200152168
    Abstract: Controlling a reading machine while reading a document to a user by receiving an image of a document, accessing a knowledge base that provides data that identifies sections in the document and processing user commands to select a section of the document. The reading machine applies text-to-speech to a text file that corresponds to the selected section of the document, to read the selected section of the document aloud to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Raymond C. Kurzweil, Paul Albrecht, Lucy Gibson
  • Patent number: 10645338
    Abstract: A virtual encounter system includes a mannequin coupled to a camera for receiving a video image. The camera sends the video image to a communications network. The virtual encounter system also includes a processor for overlaying a virtual environment over one or more portions of the video image to form a virtual scene and a set of goggles to render the virtual scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Beyond Imagination Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond C. Kurzweil
  • Publication number: 20190256550
    Abstract: The invention relates to systems and methods for synthesizing biological material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: Kurzweil Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond C. Kurzweil
  • Publication number: 20190224050
    Abstract: In one aspect, the invention is a sleep device. The sleep-aide device includes a soft housing adapted to be disposed over a user's head, a microphone positioned on the housing to receive an ambient sound signal, a suppression circuit that receives the ambient sound signal and produces a suppression sound signal, and a set of transducers, arranged in the soft housing, which receive the suppression sound signal. The suppression sound signal has a magnitude and phase to substantially cancel the ambient sound signal at the user's ear. In another aspect, the sleep-aide device includes a microphone to receive an ambient sound signal, a suppression circuitry, which receives the ambient sound signal and transmits a suppression sound signal based on the ambient sound signal, and a transducer which receives the suppression sound signal, which has a magnitude and phase to substantially cancel the ambient sound signal at the user's ear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: Kurzweil Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond C. Kurzweil, Sonya Kurzweil
  • Publication number: 20190196666
    Abstract: Disclosed are techniques and systems to provide a narration of a text in multiple different voices. In some aspects, systems and methods described herein can include receiving a user-based selection of a first portion of words in a document where the document has a pre-associated first voice model and overwriting the association of the first voice model, by the one or more computers, with a second voice model for the first portion of words.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Raymond C. Kurzweil, Paul Albrecht, Peter Chapman
  • Publication number: 20190188894
    Abstract: A virtual reality encounter system is described. A first surrogate supporting at least one first camera that captures image data from a first physical location and a second surrogate supporting at least one second camera that captures second image data from the first physical location. Aliasing substitution processing has a computing system including a processor receive the first image data and detect an image of the second surrogate in the first image data and replace the image data of the second surrogate in the first physical location, with image data of a user in the first physical location to form a transformed image that substitutes the image data of the user for the image data of the second surrogate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: Beyond Imagination Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond C. Kurzweil
  • Patent number: 10223821
    Abstract: A virtual reality encounter system is described. A first surrogate supporting at least one first camera that captures image data from a first physical location and a second surrogate supporting at least one second camera that captures second image data from the first physical location. Aliasing substitution processing has a computing system including a processor receive the first image data and detect an image of the second surrogate in the first image data and replace the image data of the second surrogate in the first physical location, with image data of a user in the first physical location to form a transformed image that substitutes the image data of the user for the image data of the second surrogate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Beyond Imagination Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond C. Kurzweil
  • Patent number: 10182944
    Abstract: In one aspect, the invention is a sleep device. The sleep-aide device includes a soft housing adapted to be disposed over a user's head, a microphone positioned on the housing to receive an ambient sound signal, a suppression circuit that receives the ambient sound signal and produces a suppression sound signal, and a set of transducers, arranged in the soft housing, which receive the suppression sound signal. The suppression sound signal has a magnitude and phase to substantially cancel the ambient sound signal at the user's ear. In another aspect, the sleep-aide device includes a microphone to receive an ambient sound signal, a suppression circuitry, which receives the ambient sound signal and transmits a suppression sound signal based on the ambient sound signal, and a transducer which receives the suppression sound signal, which has a magnitude and phase to substantially cancel the ambient sound signal at the user's ear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Kurzweil Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond C. Kurzweil, Sonya Kurzweil
  • Publication number: 20180316889
    Abstract: A virtual encounter system includes a mannequin coupled to a camera for receiving a video image. The camera sends the video image to a communications network. The virtual encounter system also includes a processor for overlaying a virtual environment over one or more portions of the video image to form a virtual scene and a set of goggles to render the virtual scene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: Beyond Imagination Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond C. Kurzweil
  • Publication number: 20180308268
    Abstract: A virtual reality encounter system is described. A first surrogate supporting at least one first camera that captures image data from a first physical location and a second surrogate supporting at least one second camera that captures second image data from the first physical location. Aliasing substitution processing has a computing system including a processor receive the first image data and detect an image of the second surrogate in the first image data and replace the image data of the second surrogate in the first physical location, with image data of a user in the first physical location to form a transformed image that substitutes the image data of the user for the image data of the second surrogate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicant: Kurzweil Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond C. Kurzweil
  • Patent number: 10088976
    Abstract: Disclosed are techniques and systems to provide a narration of a text in multiple different voices. In some aspects, systems and methods described herein can include receiving a user-based selection of a first portion of words in a document where the document has a pre-associated first voice model and overwriting the association of the first voice model, by the one or more computers, with a second voice model for the first portion of words.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: EM Acquisition Corp., Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond C. Kurzweil, Paul Albrecht, Peter Chapman
  • Patent number: 9971398
    Abstract: A virtual encounter system includes a humanoid robot having tactile sensors positioned along the exterior of the humanoid robot. The tactile sensors send tactile signals to a communications network. The virtual encounter system also includes a body suit having tactile actuators. The tactile actuators receive the tactile signals from the communications network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Beyond Imagination Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond C. Kurzweil
  • Patent number: 9959476
    Abstract: A reading machine includes an image input device including a lens and a polarizer disposed over the lens, a flash and a second polarizer disposed over the flash. The image input device also includes a computing device coupled to the image input device for capturing images, the computing device, including a processor to execute instructions and a computer program product residing on a computer readable medium, the computer program product comprising instructions for causing the processor to process the captured images to recognize features in the captured images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: KNFB READER, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Albrecht, Raymond C. Kurzweil, Lucy Gibson, Rafael Maya Zetune, Lev Lvovsky
  • Patent number: 9948885
    Abstract: A virtual encounter system includes a mannequin coupled to a camera for receiving a video image. The camera sends the video image to a communications network. The virtual encounter system also includes a processor for overlaying a virtual environment over one or more portions of the video image to form a virtual scene and a set of goggles to render the virtual scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Kurzweil Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond C. Kurzweil
  • Publication number: 20180008157
    Abstract: An arrangement may include a first system provided for processing physiological data representative of a beating heart. The first system may be adapted to execute a process for using at least one pattern to detect a notable finding in the physiological data and for sending the notable finding to a second system. The second system may be adapted to execute a process for analyzing the notable finding, for determining at least one new pattern to send to the first system, and for sending the at least one new pattern to the first system. The at least one new pattern may also include a rule that includes a set of conditions and an action to perform if the set of conditions is met.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: Medicomp, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond C. Kurzweil, Paul Albrecht, Lucy Gibson
  • Patent number: 9841809
    Abstract: A virtual encounter system includes a mannequin coupled to a camera for receiving a video image. The camera sends the video image to a communications network. The virtual encounter system also includes a processor for morphing the video image and a set of goggles to display a morphed video image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Kurzweil Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond C. Kurzweil