Patents by Inventor Vincent J. Macri

Vincent J. Macri 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: 20180214768
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure include methods and systems for pre-action training. In an aspect, a method is presented for constructing a user-controllable image comprising obtaining anatomical and physiological data associated with a body, storing the anatomical and physiological data in a database; and creating the user-controllable image based on the stored anatomical and physiological data. The user-controllable image may be configurable to a user. At least a moveable portion of the user-controllable image may be constructed to move based on input from a user. The user-controllable image may be constructed to enable pre-action training of the user. As such, victims of traumatic brain injury or other neurological setbacks may pre-train their nervous system for use of one or more injured body parts. Additionally, the methods and systems described provide pre-action training control of non-virtual prostheses, exoskeleton body parts, powered orthotic devices, robots or other motile or audiovisual output devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Vincent J. Macri, Vincent James Macri, Paul Zilber
  • Publication number: 20170046978
    Abstract: The present invention is in the technical field of virtual reality therapy/rehabilitation (VRT/R) for survivors of acquired brain injury (ABI) and other brain-affected individuals who experience disrupted brain-to-extremities communications to intact, existing and anatomically original, but disabled extremities. Specifically the present invention is directed to assisting survivors of acquired brain injury (ABI) traumatic brain injury, autism spectrum disorder, focal dystonias and other brain-affected individuals by computer-presenting/displaying a combination of virtual anatomical extremities (VAEs) in two forms: 1-VAEs which are computer pre-programmed to make simulated physical movements according to the programmer's design and purpose; and 2-VAEs which are interactively and tactically controlled/directed by users to make custom-purposed simulated physical movements according to the user's design and purpose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventor: Vincent J. Macri
  • Publication number: 20160082319
    Abstract: A system for improving physical motor control of affected human extremities and related cognitive and nervous system processes improvement includes a computer device having a display device and an input device each disposed in communication with the computer device. The computer device is configured to display to a user at least one virtual body part that represents a corresponding body part portion of the user requiring improvement. The virtual body part(s) is shown in a first configuration on the display device. The computer device receives user input that causes the virtual body part(s) to move in a user-directed motion. The computer device displays the user-directed motion of the virtual body part to a second configuration based on the user input. The user repeats the user input to cause improvement of physical motor control of the corresponding body part of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Vincent J. Macri, Vincent James MACRI
  • Patent number: 6966778
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to processing system use for instruction and simulated training. Observers evaluate the movements of user controllable images making interactive, personal, idiosyncratic, simulated movements. The invention includes the use of individual hand held devices, personal display appliances, personal computers and other processing systems communicating displays of user controllable images to other processing systems over local area and wide area networks and by means of a variety of interfaces, networks, servers and/or intraprocessing system means. Instruction and simulated training of observers is accomplished through viewing and evaluating user controllable image movements including, without limitation, individual drill, cooperation and opposition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2005
    Inventors: Vincent J. Macri, Paul Zilber
  • Patent number: 6955541
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to processing system use for instruction and simulated training. Observers evaluate the movements of user controllable images making interactive, personal, idiosyncratic, simulated movements. The invention includes the use of individual hand held devices, personal display appliances, personal computers and other processing systems communicating displays of user controllable images to other processing systems over local area and wide area networks and by means of a variety of interfaces, networks, servers and/or intraprocessing system means. Instruction and simulated training of observers is accomplished through viewing and evaluating user controllable image movements including, without limitation, individual drill, cooperation and opposition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2005
    Inventors: Vincent J. Macri, Paul J Zilber
  • Patent number: 6722888
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to processing system use for instruction and simulated training by users controlling images capable of interactive, personal, idiosyncratic, simulated movements. The invention includes the use of individual hand held devices, personal display appliances, personal computers and other processing systems communicating displays of user controllable images to other processing systems over local area and wide area networks and by means of a variety of interfaces, networks, servers and/or intra-processing system means. Instruction and simulated training is accomplished through simulated activities including, without limitation, individual drill, cooperation and opposition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Inventors: Vincent J. Macri, Paul Zilber
  • Publication number: 20040063084
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to processing system use for instruction and simulated training. Observers evaluate the movements of user controllable images making interactive, personal, idiosyncratic, simulated movements. The invention includes the use of individual hand held devices, personal display appliances, personal computers and other processing systems communicating displays of user controllable images to other processing systems over local area and wide area networks and by means of a variety of interfaces, networks, servers and/or intraprocessing system means. Instruction and simulated training of observers is accomplished through viewing and evaluating user controllable image movements including, without limitation, individual drill, cooperation and opposition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2003
    Publication date: April 1, 2004
    Inventors: Vincent J. Macri, Paul Zilber
  • Patent number: 6220865
    Abstract: A simulated training method in which groups of users interactively control user controllable images to make idiosyncratic, simulated physical movements. Preferred embodiments include user controllable images executing simulated physical movements in competition, opposition, coordination and sport activities. Means are provided to evaluate relative effectiveness of movements between groups of users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2001
    Inventors: Vincent J. Macri, Paul Zilber, Robert O. Magaw
  • Patent number: 6183259
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a method and apparatus for simulated training in physical movement using processing system images. Said images may be demonstrative images representing examples of any physical movement, user images that are idiosyncratically controlled by individual users, and/or any combination or separate display of both such images. Simulated training is directed to the personal, interactive control of displayed user controllable images such that the user acquires a level of know-how related to the physical movement of any particular image. Embodiments of the invention could include the physical movement of animals, bacteria, viruses, objects, living, mechanical and electromechanical or other systems and images from live video taping, or animated or computer generated images or live or robots real time images from any other source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2001
    Inventors: Vincent J. Macri, Paul Zilber
  • Patent number: 6164973
    Abstract: A method of developing processing system software media to provide at least one user with a display of at least one user controllable image such that the user causes the user controllable image to perform interactive, idiosyncratic, simulated, physical, movements on a display means. The invention includes the display of demonstrative image movements to which users cause interactive, idiosyncratic, simulated, physical, responsive movements to be made by user controllable images. Demonstrative image movements may be made by images of any previously or presently living things, objects and systems. The user controllable images are customized by the user with respect to its on-screen proportional dimensions and characteristics and its movements may be idiosyncratically controlled by the user and/or by pre-programmed, pre-stored, maintained means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2000
    Assignee: Vincent J. Macri
    Inventors: Vincent J. Macri, Paul Zilber
  • Patent number: 5920871
    Abstract: A digital computer system in a clinical testing laboratory assays free Beta in a biological sample obtained from a pregnant patient and uses the resulting data, along with other patient and reference data, to create a patient profile. Operations of the system include inputting patient data for a pregnant patient into an electronic memory and creating an individual profile for each patient. The processor assigns specific accession numbers for each specimen, creates an assay format for a biological sample, and interfaces with the assay equipment to control the assaying of the biological sample for free Beta. The assay results are communicated into memory in machine readable form and used along with patient data and reference data to calculate a patient specific risk that the patient is carrying a fetus having a designated defect. From all the input data, the processor creates comprehensive patient profiles in both machine readable form and human readable form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1999
    Inventors: Vincent J. Macri, Rebecca Clark, Patricia Tricamo, James N. Macri
  • Patent number: 5890906
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a method of instruction and simulated training and competitive play or entertainment in an activity that couples cognitive and motor functions, in particular, the playing of the game of hockey. The invention includes a computer used to view and to control images of hockey players on a computer screen. An image of a hockey player controlled by the user is juxtaposed to or superimposed upon the image of an instructive, ideal or master hockey player(s). The user manipulates the controlled image of a hockey player in an effort to approximate the movements of the instructive or ideal player via an input device such as a keyboard, joystick, or virtual reality device. The invention also includes means by which the user's performance in approximating the instructive or ideal player may be measured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1999
    Assignee: Vincent J. Macri
    Inventors: Vincent J. Macri, Paul Zilber
  • Patent number: 5647747
    Abstract: The invention comprises one or more electro-mechanical robots in human form designed to resemble hockey player(s). The robots are suspended from a movable overhead track and powered by motorized cars along a variety of courses, all of which causes the robots to move at the speed(s) and follow the skating pathways used in hockey plays and maneuvers. The elevation, speed and pathways followed by the robots are selected from a computer menu. The robots may be used for instructing and training skaters in the skills, maneuvers and plays essential to the sport of ice (and roller) hockey. The robots are designed to provide a teaching/learning tool and to be used in conditions which realistically resemble those that skaters/players encounter in real hockey games. Robots are equipped with sensor chips which, when impacted by the skater, will provide measurable data regarding the skater's performance during training sessions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1997
    Assignee: Vincent J. Macri
    Inventors: Vincent J. Macri, Robert O. Magaw, Paul Zilber
  • Patent number: 5643094
    Abstract: The invention comprises a hockey rink used for instruction, training, coaching, practice and competitive play in ice and roller hockey. The structure of the invention comprises an ice or roller hockey rink, of standard or other size, consisting of a playing surface with markings, two goal nets, and surrounding boundary boards. The invention further comprises facilities for training hockey players consisting of one or more mechanized robots suspended from an overhead track, a training area containing computerized equipment for controlling the robots and receiving contact feedback from the robots, video equipment for recording practice, coaching and game playing activities, and digital computer equipment to be used by players for interactive instructional purposes in rooms adjacent to the rink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 1, 1997
    Inventors: Vincent J. Macri, Robert O. Magaw, Paul Zilber