Feedback To Patient Of Biological Signal Other Than Brain Electric Signal Patents (Class 128/905)
  • Patent number: 10993650
    Abstract: A system performs surgical procedures and assessments. The system includes the use of neurophysiology-based monitoring to determine nerve proximity and nerve direction to surgical instruments employed in accessing a surgical target site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: NuVasive, Inc.
    Inventors: Allen Farquhar, James E. Gharib, Norbert Kaula, Jeffrey J. Blewett
  • Patent number: 10987484
    Abstract: A baby monitor system comprises: a memory; and a processor coupled to the memory and configured to: obtain a sleep schedule of a baby; obtain vitals of the baby, wherein the vitals are based on pulse oximetry; and cause a first sound or a first light to emit in response to the sleep schedule and the vitals. A method comprises: obtaining a sleep schedule of a baby; obtaining vitals of the baby, wherein the vitals are based on pulse oximetry; and causing a first sound or a first light to emit in response to the sleep schedule and the vitals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: SYNERGEN Technology Labs, LLC
    Inventors: Sunil Konda, Mel Gunawardena, Pradeep Pathirana, Prabath Gallage
  • Patent number: 10974020
    Abstract: Systems and methods to mitigate negative effects of a drug in a treatment of a mental health condition include administering a drug to a subject in a therapy session; determining effects of the drug, the effects being counterproductive to the therapy session; and providing tactile stimulation to a subject with a stimulation device that generates transcutaneous vibratory output to be applied to a portion of a body of the subject during the therapy session, wherein the transcutaneous vibratory output is selected to reduce the counterproductive effects of the drug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Apollo Neuroscience, Inc.
    Inventors: David Mayer Lowell Rabin, Kathryn Fantauzzi
  • Patent number: 10971261
    Abstract: A sleep sensing system comprising a sensor to obtain real-time information about a user, a sleep state logic to determine the user's current sleep state based on the real-time information. The system further comprising a sleep stage selector to select an optimal next sleep state for the user, and a sound output system to output sounds to guide the user from the current sleep state to the optimal next sleep state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: DP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philippe Richard Kahn, Arthur Kinsolving
  • Patent number: 10909956
    Abstract: A method for producing and streaming music generated from plants. Plant microfluctuations are converted to MIDI notes and subsequent CC messages, and are mapped to a unique signal chain of virtual instruments and effects to produce musical notes which are output through the speakers of an apparatus, or through a linked portable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventors: Joseph William Patitucci, Jonathan Shapiro
  • Patent number: 10888274
    Abstract: A method is provided of systematically evaluating and treating dynamic autonomic dysregulation in a subject. The method includes having the subject sequentially assume a plurality of distinct postures that may include, for example, walking, standing, sitting or supine. In each posture of the subject, the subject is subjected to sensory stimulation while measuring at least one autonomic physiological response of the subject. The autonomic physiological response may include, for example, oxygen saturation, heart rate, pupillary response, blood pressure, sweat production, pseudomotor activity or respiration. The physiological responses in each of the distinct postures are evaluated to identify a posture wherein the subject exhibits a least amount of dysfunction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventor: Victor M. Pedro
  • Patent number: 10888788
    Abstract: A method for gaming. The method includes assigning a default game play profile to a user, wherein the default game play profile includes a default game play style that simulates human game play, and wherein the default game play profile is configured to control game play for the user based on the default game play style. The method includes monitoring a plurality of game plays of the user playing a plurality of gaming applications. The method includes generating a user game play profile of the user by adjusting the default game play style based on the plurality of game plays, wherein the user game play profile includes a user game play style customized to the user. The method includes controlling an instance of a first gaming application based on the user game play style of the user game play profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Osman, Jeffrey R. Stafford, Javier F. Rico
  • Patent number: 10857323
    Abstract: An audio signal generation device (20) includes: an acquirer (210) configured to acquire biological information of a human subject; an audio signal generator (245) configured to generate an audio signal based on at least one of a plurality of pieces of sound information; and a switching cycle decider (241) configured to decide a switching cycle, such that first sound information switches to second sound information at a cycle that is in accordance with the biological information, the first sound information and the second sound information being included in the plurality of sound information pieces, and the audio signal generator (245) generates an audio signal based on the second sound information, at the switching cycle decided by the switching cycle decider (241).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Yamaki, Morito Morishima, Atsushi Ishihara, Takehiko Kawahara, Yuki Ueya
  • Patent number: 10852829
    Abstract: A system includes at least one wearable device having a housing, at least one sensor disposed within the housing, at least one output device disposed within the housing, and at least one processor operatively connected to the sensors and output devices, wherein one or more sensors are configured to detect electrical activity from a user's facial muscles and to transmit a data signal concerning the electrical activity of the user's facial muscles to one of more of the processors. A method of controlling a wearable device includes determining facial muscular electrical data of a facial gesture made by a user, interpreting the facial muscular electrical data to determine a user response, and performing an action based on the user response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: BRAGI GmbH
    Inventors: Julius Friedrich Rüdiger, Peter Vincent Boesen
  • Patent number: 10838374
    Abstract: For automatic operation of an ergonomic equipment according to dynamic workplace conditions, an activity being performed in a workplace by a person at a first time is determined based on an input from a data processing system. A group is selected corresponding to the activity. An ergonomic policy is modified to form a modified ergonomic policy. The ergonomic policy applies to the activity, and the modification is based on a condition existing in the workplace at the first time of the person performing the activity. Independent of a participation of the person, and when the person is not in compliance with the modified ergonomic policy, an ergonomic control is activated. The ergonomic control causes a change in an ergonomic feature of the ergonomic equipment, the change causing the person to become compliant with the modified ergonomic policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kristin M. Arrowood, Clyde T. Foster, Joseph N. Kozhaya, Douglas A. Williams
  • Patent number: 10838373
    Abstract: For automatic operation of an ergonomic equipment according to dynamic workplace conditions, an activity being performed in a workplace by a person at a first time is determined based on an input from a data processing system. A group is selected corresponding to the activity. An ergonomic policy is modified to form a modified ergonomic policy. The ergonomic policy applies to the activity, and the modification is based on a condition existing in the workplace at the first time of the person performing the activity. Independent of a participation of the person, and when the person is not in compliance with the modified ergonomic policy, an ergonomic control is activated. The ergonomic control causes a change in an ergonomic feature of the ergonomic equipment, the change causing the person to become compliant with the modified ergonomic policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kristin M. Arrowood, Clyde T. Foster, Joseph N. Kozhaya, Douglas A. Williams
  • Patent number: 10835185
    Abstract: System and methods for detecting precursors of VAP in a patient being ventilated. An exemplary method comprises obtaining a baseline value for a content of a particular VOC in tVOCs in exhaled breath of the patient being ventilated, trending changes of values of the content of the particular VOC in the tVOCs measured at various points of time after ventilation compared to the baseline value, determining whether the patient has potentially infected VAP based at least in part on the trending, and in response to determining that the patient has potentially infected the VAP, generating an alert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Russell James Kuzelka
  • Patent number: 10839705
    Abstract: Provided are mechanisms and processes for more effectively monitoring infants to enhance caregiving and infant development. A system may include a wearable infant monitoring device, transmission interface, and monitoring hub. The wearable infant monitoring device includes sensors that detect activity and position of an infant. The transmission interface transmits measurement data associated with the activity and position of the infant. The monitoring hub receives the measurement data and includes a processor configured to determine the infant's receptivity to learning. Learning materials are then provided to a caregiver through a display interface based on the infant's receptivity to learning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventors: Anantha Pradeep, Ratnakar Dev, Thomas Robbins
  • Patent number: 10831922
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to systems and methods that enable access control for digital objects based on measured physiological signals of a user. A method of operation of a human mind interface (HMI) system includes measuring, via a physiological sensor of a HMI device, a brain pattern of a user while the user retrieves a digital object after training. The method includes identifying, via a processor of the HMI device, the measured brain pattern stored in a memory of the HMI device, and determining, via the processor, the digital object stored in the memory that is associated with the identified brain pattern. The method includes accessing, via the processor, the digital object and retrieving information contained in the digital object and providing, via the processor of the HMI device, the information contained in the digital object to a recipient on behalf of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Kevin Glynn Paterson, Jordan A. Newmark
  • Patent number: 10736432
    Abstract: An air mattress adjustment method includes adjusting the air mattress to a received user pressure setting, learning a level of pressure in the air mattress at a first plurality of times with respect to the user pressure setting, monitoring the level of pressure in the air mattress at a second plurality of times, determining that the pressure of the air mattress at one of the second plurality of times is out of range, and based on the determining, adjusting the pressure of the air mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Sleep Number Corporation
    Inventors: Rob Nunn, Robert Erko, Wade Daniel Palashewski, Samuel Hellfeld, Yi-ching Chen
  • Patent number: 10636400
    Abstract: A method for producing and streaming music generated from biofeedback. The method employs machine-readable language instructions that alter received signals from a wearable biofeedback device, generating musical tones to be played on a portable electronic device and/or shared with others. The varying musical tones that are produced by the method can be modulated by the user to reach a targeted state of emotion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph William Patitucci, Jonathan Shapiro
  • Patent number: 10603137
    Abstract: Devices, methods, systems, and computer program products for quantifying the amount of pressure exerted on a tooth or a set of teeth by an aligner. The quantification may be facilitated by a sensor disposed in the aligner and the sensor may be configured to generate an output signal signifying the amount of pressure in response to receiving an input signal. The input signal may be generated by a detection instrument or a computing device. The amount of pressure may be stored in a treatment tracking software and/or treatment tracking database for review and consideration by a treatment professional. The treatment professional may thereafter make decisions about the orthodontic treatment based on quantified amount of pressure on the tooth or set of teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Ormco Corporation
    Inventors: Sammel Shahrier Alauddin, Jessica E. Grande
  • Patent number: 10583288
    Abstract: An ECT system capable of focusing the electrical signals on a specific portion of the patient's brain is provided. The ECT system includes a means of applying unidirectional electrical signals and asymmetric electrodes for focusing the signals on the patient. A method of titrating an electro-convulsive therapy (ECT) system and a method of operating an ECT system are also provided. The method includes setting an initial current value, administering an ECT signal to the patient, determining if the seizure threshold has been achieved, and repeating as necessary until the seizure threshold is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: MECTA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Harold A. Sackeim
  • Patent number: 10582875
    Abstract: A brainwave actuated apparatus has a brainwave sensor for outputting a brainwave signal, an effector responsive to an input signal, and a controller operatively connected to an output of said brainwave sensor and a control input to said effector. The controller is adapted to determine characteristics of a brainwave signal output by said brainwave sensor and based on said characteristics, derive a control signal to output to said effector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: INTERAXON, INC.
    Inventor: Steve Mann
  • Patent number: 10582701
    Abstract: A living area includes a lying and eating area and a milking area. The living area is connected to a separation area by a selection device. A subgroup of dairy animals to be separated is determined together with a desired end time at which the dairy animals to be separated should be present in the separation area. For each individual dairy animal from the subgroup to be separated, an individual separation period is determined separately which runs from the individually determined start time until the end time. A dairy animal which walks to the selection device is guided by the selection device to the separation area if the dairy animal belongs to the subgroup of dairy animals to be separated and if said dairy animal is present at the selection device during the individual separation period determined for said dairy animal. The activity of each dairy animal in the group of dairy animals is observed by an observation system while the dairy animal is in the lying and eating area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: LELY PATENT N.V.
    Inventor: Ester De Groot
  • Patent number: 10586420
    Abstract: A computerized method for an electronic game includes starting a round of play of the electronic game, and during the round of play monitoring a physiological attribute of a user's body. The method includes determining whether a value of the physical attribute exceeds a threshold level, and changing a chance of winning the round of play if the value of the physical attribute exceeds the threshold level. Changing a chance of winning the round of play may include increasing the chance of winning the round of play from a first chance to a higher second chance, where the round of play is for a game of chance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Inventors: Mehran Bagherzadeh, Rodney LeRoy
  • Patent number: 10576355
    Abstract: Apparatus (20) for use with a subject (30) is provided, including a memory, storing a set of computer instructions, the memory adapted to have stored therein an initial form of a multi-phase biorhythmic activity pattern and an indication of a desired form of the multi-phase biorhythmic activity pattern, wherein a ratio of durations of two phases in the desired form is different from a ratio of durations of the respective phases in the initial form, and wherein at least one phase of the multi-phase biorhythmic activity pattern corresponds to a respective phase of a multi-phase biorhythmic activity of the subject (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: 2BREATHE TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventor: Benjamin Gavish
  • Patent number: 10556335
    Abstract: A wearable robot may include a gear part having an exoskeleton structure to be worn on legs of a user, a sensor part including a first electromyogram (EMG) sensor attached at a first location of at least one leg of the user, and a second EMG sensor attached at a second location, and a controller to detect a walking assist starting point to assist the user with walking, based on a first EMG signal detected by the first EMG sensor and a second EMG signal detected by the second EMG sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chang Hyun Roh
  • Patent number: 10537704
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to a system configured to manage a sleep session of a subject. In some embodiments, the sleep session is a nap and the system is configured to increase the restorative value of the nap by enhancing and/or maintaining sleep slow waves (and/or slow wave activity estimated using an EEG) in the subject during the nap with sensory stimuli. The present system is configured to enhance restorative sleep during a nap by delivering sensory stimulation to the subject during lighter NREM sleep stages (e.g., during a portion of stage N2 sleep) while still avoiding arousals. In some embodiments, the system is configured to facilitate a “powernap” by delivering the sensory stimulation to the subject in such a way so as to prevent transition into deep sleep (e.g., stage N3 sleep).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Gary Nelson Garcia Molina
  • Patent number: 10531827
    Abstract: Apparatus is provided, including a sensor, adapted to generate a sensor signal indicative of biorhythmic activity of a user of the apparatus, the sensor signal having a first characteristic, indicative of a voluntary action of the user, and a second characteristic, indicative of a benefit-related variable of the user. The apparatus also includes a control unit, adapted to receive the sensor signal, and, responsive to the second characteristics generate an output signal which directs the user to modify a parameter of the voluntary action indicated by the first characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: 2BREATHE TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventor: Benjamin Gavish
  • Patent number: 10517514
    Abstract: Introduced here are techniques for developing personalized retroactive insights into how contextual factors can affect glycemic responses. The personalized retroactive insights can be made available to the corresponding individual so that they can examine the impact certain contextual events have had on blood glucose level. A contextual event represents an activity or a circumstance that is related to glycemic response. Rather than state the absolute amount of certain molecules (e.g., carbohydrates, protein, or fat) in a foodstuff, an insight detection platform can instead interpret disparate data types to discover the effect certain contextual events have on blood glucose level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: Miguel Angelo Drumond, Nikhil Roy, Cara Leggett Silver, Aaron Haywood Stoertz
  • Patent number: 10512428
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to a system that facilitates transitions between sleep states and/or stages during a sleep session of a subject. The system facilitates transitions between sleep states and/or stages by monitoring the brain activity of a subject and providing sensory stimulation to guide brain activity parameters into target ranges. The system includes one or more of a sensory stimulator, a sensor, a processor, electronic storage, a user interface, and/or other components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Manuel Laura Lapoint, Gary Nelson Garcia Molina
  • Patent number: 10427050
    Abstract: A system employs data taken from monitor devices and applies that data to video games, arcade games, computer games and the like (collectively a “game”) to “personalize” the game to real ability and persons. For example, when a monitor device is used to capture airtime (and e.g., heart rate) of a snowboarder, that data is downloaded to a database for a game and used to “limit” how a game competitor plays the game. In this way, a snowboard game player can compete against world-class athletes, and others, with some level of realism provided by the real data used in the game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Curtis A. Vock, Burl W. Amsbury, Paul Jonjak, Adrian F. Larkin, Perry Youngs
  • Patent number: 10383526
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods to provide a patient care recommendation. The systems and methods receive patient information and a plurality of patient physiological signals that are related to a patient. The systems and methods are then operable to produce at least one derived patient signal from at least one of the plurality of patient physiological signals. The systems and methods use the patient information, at least one of the plurality of patient physiological signals, and the at least one derived patient signal to provide at least one patient care recommendation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: United States Government as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Andriy Batchinsky, Leopoldo C. Cancio, Jose Salinas
  • Patent number: 10342440
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses an arrangement for measuring a biosignal. The arrangement has a sensor module and a control module. The sensor module has structure for sensing at least one biosignal and a first connector for interfacing with the control module. The control module has a first counterpart connector connected to the first connector of the sensor module, structure for processing biosignal data sensed with the sensor module, a storage memory for storing processed bio signal data, a rechargeable battery for providing operating power for the control module, structure for wirelessly transmitting the processed biosignal data to a computing device, such as a PC, a tablet PC or a smart phone, for post-processing, and a second connector for interfacing with a second electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: BITTIUM BIOSIGNALS OY
    Inventors: Arto Remes, Aki Tiihonen, Sami Hynynen
  • Patent number: 10322283
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods, devices and systems used for the treatment of mood, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, and cognitive and behavioral disorders (collectively, neuropsychiatric disorders) via stimulation of the superficial elements of the trigeminal nerve (“TNS”). More specifically, cutaneous methods of stimulation of the superficial branches of the trigeminal nerve located extracranially in the face, namely the supraorbital, supratrochlear, infraorbital, auriculotemporal, zygomaticotemporal, zygomaticoorbital, zygomaticofacial, infraorbital, nasal and mentalis nerves (also referred to collectively as the superficial trigeminal nerve) are disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Christopher DeGiorgio, Ian A. Cook, Alejandro Covalin, Patrick R. Miller, Lara Schrader
  • Patent number: 10314510
    Abstract: Example methods, apparatus/systems and articles of manufacture for determining intensity of a biological response to a presentation are disclosed. An example method includes accessing galvanic skin response (GSR) data obtained from a subject while exposed to a presentation. The GSR data includes a plurality of trough-to-peak instances. The example method includes generating a GSR intensity profile by assigning trough-to-peak scores to corresponding ones of the trough-to-peak instances, defining a plurality of time windows, and assigning window scores to corresponding ones of the time windows based on the trough-to-peaks scores of the trough-to-peak instances occurring within the corresponding time windows. The example method also includes determining an effectiveness of the presentation based on the window scores of the GSR intensity profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Carl Marci, Dereck Padden, Randall Rule, Joonho Moon, Brendan Murray
  • Patent number: 10311742
    Abstract: A system and method for training a student employ a simulation station that displays output to the student and receives input. The computer system has a rules engine operating on it and computer accessible data storage storing (i) learning object data including learning objects configured to provide interaction with the student at the simulation system and (ii) rule data defining a plurality of rules accessed by the rules engine. The rules data includes, for each rule, respective (a) if-portion data defining a condition of data and (b) then-portion data defining an action to be performed at the simulation station. The rules engine causes the computer system to perform the action when the condition of data is present in the data storage. For at least some of the rules, the action comprises output of one of the learning objects so as to interact with the student.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: L-3 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Falash, Eytan Pollak, Michael Barnoske
  • Patent number: 10269036
    Abstract: An example system disclosed herein includes an analyzer to determine a first priming characteristic of media at a first location based on first neuro-response data and determine a second priming characteristic of the media at the second location based on second neuro-response data. The example system includes a selector to select a third location in the media after the first location or a fourth location in the media after the second location as a candidate location for introduction of advertising material based on the first priming characteristic and the second priming characteristic. The selector is to select the third location when the first priming characteristic indicates increased receptivity to the advertising material at the first location relative to the second priming characteristic and select the fourth location when the second priming characteristic indicates increased receptivity to the advertising material at the second location relative to the first priming characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Robert T. Knight, Ramachandran Gurumoorthy, Anantha Pradeep
  • Patent number: 10223497
    Abstract: Provided are mechanisms and processes for more effectively monitoring infants to enhance caregiving and infant development. A system may include an infant monitoring device and a monitoring hub. The infant monitoring device includes sensors that gather measurement data. The monitoring hub receives the measurement data and analyzes the measurement data in relation to a learning receptivity model obtained from a remote platform. The measurement data is analyzed to predict a time and duration when an infant associated with the infant monitoring device will be receptive to learning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: SMILABLES INC.
    Inventors: Anantha Pradeep, Ratnakar Dev, Thomas Robbins
  • Patent number: 10198713
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method and system for predicting the behavior of an audience based on the biologically based responses of the audience to a presentation that provides a sensory stimulating experience and determining a measure of the level and pattern of engagement of that audience to the presentation. In particular, the invention is directed to a method and system for predicting whether an audience is likely to view a presentation in its entirety. In addition, the present invention may be used to determine the point at which an audience is likely to change their attention to an alternative sensory stimulating experience including fast forwarding through recorded content, changing the channel or leaving the room when viewing live content, or otherwise redirecting their engagement from the sensory stimulating experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Carl D. Marci, Brian Levine, Ravi Kanth V Kothuri, Caleb J. Siefert
  • Patent number: 10152957
    Abstract: Described are methods and devices for modulating the tempo of music in real time based on physiological rhythms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventor: Steven Lenhert
  • Patent number: 10068248
    Abstract: A system analyzes neuro-response measurements including regional electroencephalography (EEG) measurements from subjects exposed to stimulus materials to determine locations in stimulus materials eliciting controlled attention and automatic attention. Additional stimulus materials are inserted into locations having salient attention attributes. In some examples, a challenging task is used to direct controlled attention onto a location and additional stimulus material is subtly presented in the location to benefit from automatic attention and salient attention measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Robert T. Knight, Ramachandran Gurumoorthy, Anantha Pradeep
  • Patent number: 10016574
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system (102) for providing biofeedback to a person (104). The system (102) comprises a source (106) for generating a source signal (108) and a transducer (110) for generating a measurement signal (112) in response to a physiological parameter (114) indicative for mental relaxation of the person (104). The system (102) furthermore comprises a filter (116) for variably filtering the source signal via modifying a cut-off frequency in response to the measurement signal (112) and an interface (118) for providing a biofeedback signal (119) to the person on the basis of the source signal as variably filtered by the filter (116).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Mark Christoph Jaeger, Adrianus Johannes Maria Denissen, Murray Fulton Gillies
  • Patent number: 9993891
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a wireless sensor module includes a motion or position sensor configured to detect a defined motion or position of a welding operator. The wireless sensor module also includes memory circuitry configured to store the defined motion or position and an adjustment of an operating parameter of a welding system which corresponds to the defined motion or position. A processor of the wireless sensor module is coupled to the motion or position sensor and the memory circuitry, where the processor is configured to retrieve the adjustment of the operating parameter from the memory circuitry upon detection of the defined motion or position by the motion or position sensor. The wireless senor module further includes a wireless communication device coupled to the processor and configured to transmit the adjustment of the operating parameter to the welding system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Indra Budiman Wiryadinata
  • Patent number: 9978358
    Abstract: A sound generator device includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire biological information on a subject user, an estimation unit configured to estimate, based on the biological information, a mind and body state relating to sleep of the subject user. The sound generator also includes a sound generator configured to output a sound signal based on a plurality of control patterns stored in advance and a sound generator control unit configured to select, based on the estimated mind and body state, at least one control pattern among the plurality of control patterns. The sound generator outputs the sound signal based on the at least one control pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventor: Morito Morishima
  • Patent number: 9968305
    Abstract: The Plant Choir™ system comprises a software program and hardware that measures electrical activity of a person, plant, or animal and translates those readings into music on a computing device. The system gathers electrical activity data using electrodermal activity (EDA) measurement devices. The EDA readings of the individual subjects are translated via the software into musical melodies in real time. The individual subject melodies are combined to create interesting harmonies similar to a choir. The music is rendered using a MIDI (Musical Instrument Data Interface) programming interface of the computer operating system. The software allows the user to select program options, set music and program parameters. Variations in the EDA signal are interpreted as music. Each subject connected to the system is assigned a musical voice and the voices are combined to create multi part harmonies similar to a choir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Inventors: James S Brown, Brian Lorne Fisher
  • Patent number: 9970777
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for recommending exercise routes are provided. The apparatus for recommending an exercise route includes a reference point receiver configured to receive at least two reference points that are displayable on a map based on map information, an exercise route generator configured to generate at least one geographical route between the reference points based on the map information, and generate a plurality of exercise routes by associating at least one type of exercise with the at least one geographical route with reference to exercise information comprising exercise amount data, exercise type data, and health care data, and a map generator configured to generate a map on which the plurality of exercise routes are presented together with expected amounts of calories expended on the respective exercise routes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sun Jae Lee
  • Patent number: 9965059
    Abstract: Methods, systems and devices are provided for providing user interface navigation of screen display metrics of a device. In one example, a device is configured for capture of activity data for a user. The device includes a housing and a screen disposed on the housing to display a plurality of metrics which include metrics that characterize the activity captured over time. The device further includes a sensor disposed in the housing to capture physical contact upon the housing. A processor is included to process the physical contact to determine if the physical contact qualifies as an input. The processor enables the screen from an off state when the physical contact qualifies as the input. The screen is configured to display one or more of the plurality of metrics in accordance with a scroll order, and a first metric displayed in response to the physical contact that qualifies as the input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Myers, Christine Brumback, Timothy Roberts, James Park, Dave Knight, Shelten Yuen, Jayson Messenger
  • Patent number: 9955907
    Abstract: Example apparatus and methods reduce epileptic seizures in a human patient by non-invasively providing low frequency (e.g., 1-10 Hz) audio stimuli coordinated with low frequency (e.g., 1-10 Hz) visual stimuli to the patient. The signals are provided non-invasively through the eyes and ears. The audio stimuli and visual stimuli may be selected or coordinated based on a state (e.g., hyperexcitability, imminent epileptic seizure, epileptic seizure in progress, REM sleep) determined from an EEG signal acquired from the patient. Apparatus for delivering the audio stimuli and visual stimuli may be incorporated into a single wearable apparatus (e.g., glasses with earphones, hat, headband). The single wearable apparatus may also provide noise cancellation and visual stimulus diminution. The audio stimuli may be incorporated into music or random background noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Case Western Reserve University
    Inventor: Dominique Durand
  • Patent number: 9946344
    Abstract: Described herein are fNIR-based brain computer interfaces. Training of individuals to intentionally control neural activity in specific cortical areas, thereby up-regulating and down-regulating oxygenation levels in specific locations in the brain is also provided herein. Further, continuous and/or binary control over computing environments using fNIR brain computer interfaces. Further still, a scale for brain interface index for oxygenation of a portion of the brain is provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Drexel University
    Inventors: Hasan Ayaz, Patricia A. Shewokis, Scott C. Bunce, Banu Onaral
  • Patent number: 9913609
    Abstract: A mobile electronic device includes: waveform information acquisition part configured to add a time stamp to a waveform detected from a user and record the waveform with the time stamp as waveform information; condition information acquisition part configured to add a time stamp to information indicating a condition of the user and record the information with the time stamp as condition information; artifact waveform acquisition part configured to acquire, from artifact waveform data in which a condition and the artifact waveform are associated with each other and stored, an artifact waveform that corresponds a condition indicated by the condition information in the same time period as a time period of the waveform information; waveform correction part configured to correct the waveform information using the artifact waveform; and autonomic nerves diagnosis part configured to diagnose autonomic nerves of the user using the waveform information corrected by the waveform correction part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Asao Hirano
  • Patent number: 9888874
    Abstract: The present invention provides a stimulus presentation system which determines a mental state and changes presentation contents of a problem based on the determined mental state. The system determines the mental state by measuring gaze and cerebral function of a user, and changes presentation contents of a problem based on the determined mental state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akiko Nakajima, Hiroki Sato, Takushige Katsura, Hirokazu Atsumori, Tsukasa Funane
  • Patent number: 9886814
    Abstract: A method of creating and securely sharing creatives is described. The method includes the steps of accessing a central processing environment, requesting at least one recording of at least a portion of an audio transmission generated from a communication device, generating at least one audio asset, adding the audio asset to a pool of related assets stored in a vault connected to the central processing environment, selecting the generated audio asset and at least one other related asset from the pool of related assets to form a creative, then requesting delivery of the creative to another communication device, and finally delivering the creative to the other communication device. The method is performed in part by a creative composition engine, which is also described. The engine includes a central processing environment having a processor, a digital recorder and a digital asset storage vault.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: VERITONE, INC.
    Inventors: Ryan Steelberg, Chad Steelberg
  • Patent number: 9872814
    Abstract: A method of treatment by vibration stimulation is provided. The method includes providing an expandable stimulation member adapted to impart vibrations to body tissue of a human subject; introducing the stimulation member into a body cavity of the human subject; expanding the stimulation member to a volume such that the stimulation member abuts against body tissue within the body cavity; bringing the stimulation member to vibrate such that vibrations are imparted to the body tissue in the body cavity of the human subject according to a vibration pattern, wherein the vibration pattern includes a main periodic element of a first frequency and an excitation stimulus of a second frequency higher than the first frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: CHORDATE MEDICAL AG
    Inventors: Jan-Erik Juto, Fredrik Juto, William Holm