Organized Armed Or Unarmed Conflict Or Shooting Patents (Class 434/11)
  • Patent number: 10380895
    Abstract: A surrounding area monitoring apparatus receives visual field information about a driver of a surrounding vehicle of a self vehicle, and decides whether the self vehicle is outside the visual field of the surrounding vehicle or not in accordance with the visual field information. Accordingly, it can learn the present dynamic visual field range of the driver of the surrounding vehicle actually traveling around the self vehicle, and obtain more accurate visual field range. Thus, it can appropriately give information that is really necessary and suppress giving unnecessary information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiko Katayama, Tetsuji Haga
  • Patent number: 10376777
    Abstract: An information processor determines data content to be transmitted and a destination device to which to transmit the data on the basis of the posture of the information processor identified on the basis of detection results of a sensor adapted to detect the posture thereof, a control method of an information processor, a program, and an information storage medium. A game process execution section determines a transmission destination device on the basis of the posture of the information processor identified on the basis of detection results of the sensor. A missile data generation section determines data content to be transmitted to the transmission destination device on the basis of the posture of the information processor identified on the basis of detection results of the sensor at a time different from when the transmission destination device is determined. A missile data transmission section transmits the data to the transmission destination device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Shiina, Toshikazu Iwasa
  • Patent number: 10352646
    Abstract: A training pistol having an adjustable trigger with a shot-indicating laser to signify the impact of a shot which would simulate a bullet hole of a live fire pistol. In one form a trigger prep indicating system to indicate where the trigger is pressed showing the trigger finger is on the trigger and the trigger is repositioned from a rest state to a position longitudinally rearward therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Hughes, Seth Rich, Britt Lentz, Tom Swetish
  • Patent number: 10346612
    Abstract: An example method includes storing a scenario event list that defines one or more events associated with a training exercise, and configuring, based on the events defined in the scenario event list, one or more software agents to emulate one or more cyber-attacks against a host computing system during the training exercise, which includes configuring the software agents to save a state of one or more resources of the host computing system prior to emulating the cyber-attacks and to restore the state of the resources upon conclusion of the cyber-attacks. The example method further includes deploying the software agents for execution on the host computing system during the training exercise to emulate the cyber-attacks against the host computing system using one or more operational networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Architecture Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew P. Donovan, Robert A. Joyce, Judson Powers, Dahyun Hollister
  • Patent number: 10343064
    Abstract: A service provision apparatus and a method of controlling a service provision apparatus for providing game service are disclosed herein. The service provision apparatus for providing game service includes an input acquisition unit, a character placement unit, and a character movement unit. The input acquisition unit acquires a first user input and a second user input based on input events. The character placement unit places a character based on information about a location within a game space included in the first user input. The character movement unit controls the movement of a character, selected based on control region information included in the second user input, based on information about a location within the game space, i.e., a destination, included in the second user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: NEXON RED CORP.
    Inventor: Sung Woong Kim
  • Patent number: 10337830
    Abstract: A firearm scope comprises an optical sensor to capture video data, a display, a transceiver configured to communicate data wirelessly through a communication channel, and a controller. The controller can be configured to provide a portion of the video data to the display, provide media content including the video data to the transceiver for wireless transmission, receive a signal from the communication channel in response to the wireless transmission, and selectively modify the portion of the video data to the display in response to receiving the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Talon Precision Optics, LLC
    Inventors: John Francis McHale, Jason Peter Schauble, John Hancock Lupher
  • Patent number: 10341162
    Abstract: An augmented reality gaming system uses a gameplay device to removably secure a mobile device. The gameplay device has at least one user interface and a wireless transceiver for communicating with the mobile device. An augmented reality gaming app stored in the memory of the mobile device utilizes an image sensor of the mobile device to display a live image on a screen of the mobile device, and causes graphics corresponding to one or more virtual targets to be overlaid on the live image. Using information from a location sensor and an orientation sensor of the mobile device, together with information about a virtual location of the virtual target, the mobile device determines whether a virtual shot triggered by the at least one user interface causes virtual damage to the virtual target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Pacific Import Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Yong Hui Zou
  • Patent number: 10321264
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods and systems relating to location-based services such as providing a geofencing, outputting location-based information on a mobile device, varying transmissions to and from a mobile device, and providing location-based alerts. More specifically, a method can include receiving a task on a mobile device, associating the task with a location, generating a geofence around the location associated with the task, tracking a current location of a the mobile device, and generating an alert associated with the task when the current location is within the geofence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Alan Phillips, Frank Schroth, Geoffrey M. Palmer, Stefan G. Zielinski, Allen P. Smith, Colin M. Cunningham, III
  • Patent number: 10309751
    Abstract: A shooting simulation system and method for training personnel in targeting visual and non-line-of-sight targets. The firearm simulation system has a plurality of participants each having a firearm and each being equipped to transmit their location to a remote computer server for storage and use with other transmitted data to determine which participant was a Shooter and which participant was the Shooter's target and for determining a simulated hit or miss of the target and assessing the simulated damage to the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Cole Engineering Services, Inc.
    Inventors: John Surdu, Josh Crow, Chris Ferrer, Rick Noriega, Peggy Hughley, Padraic Baker
  • Patent number: 10302397
    Abstract: In a target-shooting simulation system, a master control unit issues flight control instructions to a flight-capable drone to cause the drone to fly along a predetermined flight path and receives GPS coordinates transmitted by a control unit of the drone as the drone flies along the predetermined flight path. The master control unit additionally obtains GPS coordinates, orientation and motion information with respect to a replica firearm, detects actuation of a trigger of the replica firearm and, in response to detecting actuation of the trigger, determines, based on the GPS coordinates of the drone and the GPS coordinates, orientation and motion information with respect to the replica firearm, whether a trajectory of a theoretical shot fired by the replica firearm at time of the trigger actuation will intercept the drone as it flies along the predetermined flight path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: DuckDrone, LLC
    Inventors: Grady Means, Thor Sigvaldason
  • Patent number: 10266263
    Abstract: An aerial system having an obstacle detection and avoidance system is described herein. The obstacle detection and avoidance system includes a pair of ultra-wide angle lens cameras orientated coaxially along an optical axis. Each ultra-wide angle lens camera includes a field-of-view lens having a vertical angle of view greater than 180 degrees. The pair of ultra-wide angle lens cameras is orientated such that a portion of each corresponding camera field-of-view overlaps to define a viewable region of interest including overlapping vertical field angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: HANGZHOU ZERO ZERO TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tong Zhang, Mengwen Tan, Mengqiu Wang, Jia Lu, Hanqing Guo
  • Patent number: 10101805
    Abstract: A walking system that includes a walking dish formed in any one of a circular shape, a semi-circular shape, and a polygonal shape; a rolling ball formed on an upper surface of a ball fixing device; multiple auxiliary balls having multiple rolling balls on the surface of the walking dish and formed below the rolling ball so that the rolling ball smoothly rotates in all directions in 360 degrees; the ball fixing device fixing the auxiliary ball and the rolling ball while allowing the auxiliary ball and the rolling ball to rotate in all directions in 360 degrees; and a ball fixing table formed with the ball fixing device for joining the multiple ball fixing devices on the inclined surface at a predetermined interval to allow a user to walk in all directions in 360 degrees according to a virtual reality or walking motion image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventor: Hae-Yong Choi
  • Patent number: 10076710
    Abstract: A method for playing interactive games via a portable apparatus is disclosed. The method is applied to a portable apparatus. The method includes: transmitting a location signal; receiving location signals transmitted from other portable apparatuses; receiving a shooting signal; and determining a game status based on the shooting signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Inventors: Ting-Jia Chang, Chun-Yu Chen, Yen-Wen Wu
  • Patent number: 10015839
    Abstract: A tracking device can be configured to operate in a distress mode in response to receiving an input pattern associated with the distress mode from a user. Once configured to operate in distress mode, the tracking device modifies connection properties of the tracking devices, for example by connecting to additional mobile devices, and sends a message indicating that the tracking device is in distress mode to a connected mobile device. Based on connecting to a tracking device in distress mode, a mobile device can send a distress message to emergency services or to a predetermined emergency contact. After a threshold amount of time passes, the tracking device can exit distress mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Tile, Inc.
    Inventor: John Mathew Depew
  • Patent number: 10012475
    Abstract: A method for automatically predicting the cause of suboptimal shooting is provided. In some embodiments, the method comprises: providing a plurality of good example reference data to an evaluation function; providing a plurality of bad example reference data to the evaluation function; obtaining training data of a trainee's shot dispersion data; obtaining training data from at least one sensor mounted on the trainee's gun; using the evaluation function to classify the training data as good or bad; and, displaying the classification on a screen as feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: MEGGITT TRAINING SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: James Napier, Edric Rominger, Darren Shavers, Allen Priest
  • Patent number: 9955120
    Abstract: Implementations generally relate to virtual reality telepresence. In some implementations, a method includes positioning a first user in a virtual environment, and determining a first point of view associated with the first user. The method further includes positioning a second user in the virtual environment, and determining a second point of view associated with the second user. The method further includes projecting one or more of the first user and the second user in the virtual environment based on a first positioning of the first user and a second positioning of the second user and based on the first point of view and the second point of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT LLC
    Inventors: Allison Marlene Chaney, Megan Moyer, Chris David Oliver
  • Patent number: 9933227
    Abstract: A device is disclosed that is used temporarily to replace a trigger assembly of a weapon. In one embodiment, the device is self-resetting, including a biasing mechanism to reset a trigger lever to a firing position. As such, the feel of depressing a cocked trigger with each simulated trigger pull is simulated. This device allows the user to experience a more realistic dry fire training session, allowing the user to still cycle the gun action normally if they choose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Inventor: Daniel Mark Ollig
  • Patent number: 9921642
    Abstract: A hand-held controller includes a user-input surface, a grip coupled to the user-input surface, and a cage coupled to the user-input surface at two points without the grip interposed between the user-input surface and the cage. The hand-held controller includes may further include a plurality of illumination sources on an outer surface of the cage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: OCULUS VR, LLC
    Inventors: James S. Webb, Benjamin E. Tunberg Rogoza, Peter Wesley Bristol, Jason Andrew Higgins, Sharvil Shailesh Talati, Yi-yaun Chen, Neil Warren Konzen
  • Patent number: 9885545
    Abstract: A disruptor device simulation system is described. Embodiments of the of the simulation system include a disruptor device, one or more training cartridges, and a simulator system. The disruptor device can be loaded with training cartridges and implemented in a training scenario. The training cartridges can include a pair of infrared lasers and an infrared emitter. The simulator system can alter the training scenario based detecting pulses of light generated by the lasers and signals from the infrared emitter. In one embodiment, the simulator system can be adapted to determine when a trigger of the disruptor device is pulled and when an arc switch of the disruptor device is pressed. The simulator system can include a sensor adapted to detect the pulses of light generated by the pair of lasers. The simulator system can further include a receiver adapted to detect signals generated by the emitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Inventors: Gregory Otte, Todd R. Brown, Joseph J. Mason
  • Patent number: 9846256
    Abstract: An interactive display of results obtained from the inversion of logging data is produced by obtaining and inverting the logging data using a Monte-Carlo inversion. An interactive plot having a percentile scale plotted against a location parameter is produced and a particular percentile is selected using the interactive plot. A cross-section plot for the particular percentile using the results of the Monte-Carlo inversion is produced. The particular percentile can be a curve representing a best-fit solution or a polyline representing selected solutions. Background color/shading can be displayed on the interactive plot to indicate user-defined constraints have been applied. Uncertain features can be plotted on a corresponding cross-section display using fading. Clusters of solutions that are substantially equally likely, given the measurements at a particular drill location, can be identified and plotted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Denis Heliot, Nicholas N. Bennett, Georgi Kutiev, Emmanuel Legandre, Roger Griffiths, Jean-Michel Denichou, Jean Seydoux, Qiming Li, Koji Ito
  • Patent number: 9836990
    Abstract: A system for evaluating a cyber-attack on an aircraft may include a display associated with the aircraft, a sensor system configured to generate sensor data for a pilot, and a data processing system configured to: (1) generate simulation data, (2) generate a flight simulation from the simulation data, (3) simulate the cyber-attack on at least one aircraft system during the flight simulation, (4) generate virtual flight data during the flight simulation, and (5) present the sensor data and the virtual flight data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Daniel Nguyen, Jason W. Shelton, Timothy M. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 9836993
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system includes a signal generator operatively coupleable to one or more detectors; and a controller, the controller being both operably coupled to the signal generator and configured to cause the signal generator to: generate one or more signals each signal being representative of at least one emergency event; and communicate one or more of the generated signal(s) to a detector to which the signal generator is operably coupled. In another embodiment, a method includes: receiving data corresponding to one or more emergency events; generating at least one signal based on the data; and communicating the generated signal(s) to a detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
    Inventors: William H. Dunlop, Tawny R. Koncher, Stanley John Luke, Jerry Joseph Sweeney, Gregory K. White
  • Patent number: 9823037
    Abstract: A simulated ammunition belt is captured in and released from a feedway of an imitation machine gun by selectively extending and retracting a retaining projection into the space between adjacent simulated rounds of the ammunition belt. The retaining projection is operably connected to a cover of the gun housing and is concealed within the housing when the cover is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Pathfinder Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Kyle Lowrance
  • Patent number: 9804257
    Abstract: A portable virtual reality and/or augmented reality system enabling the projection and tracking of a user in a simulated environment is described. A system of motion capture cameras, computing, and tracking devices is provided in a portable package. Each tracking device is configured with one or more emitters which may generate a distinctive, repetitive pattern. The virtual reality and/or augmented reality system once assembled, provides for motion tracking and display of a one or more users in a simulated environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: WorldViz LLC
    Inventors: Matthias Pusch, Masaki Miyanohara, John T. Roessler, Andrew C. Beall
  • Patent number: 9694291
    Abstract: A system and method for interactive game support may be provided. A player may have a mobile device configured to run a game support application. The game support application may maintain game and player attributes and monitor interactions with game devices. In some embodiments, a command-control center server may be communicatively coupled with the at least one mobile device or game device so as to facilitate game management.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: LEGACY GAME SYSTEMS LLC
    Inventors: Sidney F. Fisher, Ford M. Ivey, Brian T. McGlauflin, Matthew Graham, Vipresh Jain
  • Patent number: 9692990
    Abstract: Embodiment of a lightweight and compact wireless precision position tracking device and a precision position tracking motion capture system are described. Optionally, the wireless precision position tracking device is configured to be worn by a user. The wireless precision position tracking device may be configured to emit optical light from two or more respective markers, where the light from one of the markers is distinguishable from light from another of the markers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: WorldViz LLC
    Inventors: Andrew C. Beall, Matthias Pusch
  • Patent number: 9679498
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided in order to provide a presentation model. An example method may include receiving a selection of an exercise backdrop, displaying a representation of the exercise backdrop, receiving user input performed against an interface displaying the representation of the exercise backdrop, mapping the user input to an action, and generating an exercise comprising the exercise backdrop and a plurality of actions comprising the action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Change Healthcare LLC
    Inventors: Eldon Allan Wong, Laurie Bergeron
  • Patent number: 9665065
    Abstract: Systems and methods for infrared laser holographic projection. In one example, an optical apparatus includes a first laser source configured to generate a first laser beam having a first wavelength in an infrared spectral range and a holographic medium optically coupled to the laser source and having a transmittance range including the first wavelength. A diffraction pattern formed in the holographic medium encodes an input image and is configured to diffract the first laser beam responsive to being illuminated by the laser beam so as to construct an image in the infrared spectrum, the image being a reconstruction of the input image. The diffraction pattern may further be configured to diffract a second laser beam having a second wavelength in a visible spectral range to construct an image including a first portion in the infrared spectral range and a second portion in the visible spectral range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: RAYTHEON COMPANY
    Inventor: Rigel Quinn Woida-O'Brien
  • Patent number: 9605927
    Abstract: A disruptor device simulation system is described. Embodiments of the of the simulation system include a disruptor device, one or more training cartridges, and a simulator system. The disruptor device can be loaded with training cartridges and implemented in a training scenario. The training cartridges can include a pair of infrared lasers and an infrared emitter. The simulator system can alter the training scenario based detecting pulses of light generated by the lasers and signals from the infrared emitter. In one embodiment, the simulator system can be adapted to determine when a trigger of the disruptor device is pulled and when an arc switch of the disruptor device is pressed. The simulator system can include a sensor adapted to detect the pulses of light generated by the pair of lasers. The simulator system can further include a receiver adapted to detect signals generated by the emitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Inventors: Gregory Otte, Todd R. Brown, Joseph J. Mason
  • Patent number: 9488443
    Abstract: A method for acquiring the coordinates of a trigger point of a projectile above a plot of land on which a target is located, said method being characterized in that it includes the following steps: performing a three-dimensional acquisition of the plot of land using a laser observation means, constructing by calculation, and then displaying an image of the plot of land from a bird's eye view observation direction, and recovering the coordinates of the trigger point desired for the projectile after the positioning said area on the image of the land. The invention also relates to a fire control implementing such a method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: NEXTER SYSTEMS
    Inventor: Sylvain Muller
  • Patent number: 9485343
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are described herein for sorting messages sent and received, for example in a wireless Personal Area Network (PAN), according to whether the receiving device is within a radially defined region of space. The space may be defined by one or more parameters set by the sending device. A wireless PAN may define the range of peer-to-peer transmission and reception of radio waves between at least two wireless devices. Location and orientation information may be transmitted by a communication device and combined with user and/or software defined boundary limits to filter short range wireless messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: ZOKU, INC.
    Inventor: Scott Mills Gray
  • Patent number: 9454909
    Abstract: A training simulation depicts an assailant presenting a weapon to engage a trainee to simulate a deadly force encounter. The simulation has a recognition portion that is representative of the assailant presenting the weapon to engage the trainee. In accordance with a step of the method, the trainee is instructed by presenting the recognition portion to the trainee at least three times: a first time weapon pattern recognition presentation being the presentation of the recognition portion of the simulation at first speed corresponding to real time, a second time weapon pattern recognition presentation being the presentation of the recognition portion of the simulation at a second speed that is less than the first speed, and a third time weapon pattern recognition presentation being the presentation of the recognition portion of the simulation at a third speed that is less than the first speed but greater than the second speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Human Factor Research Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce K. Siddle, Jonathan Siddle
  • Patent number: 9453712
    Abstract: A game apparatus includes: a target including a plurality of sections divided according to a predetermined principle; a camera unit including a first camera and a second camera, the first camera being arranged to photograph at least a part of a game participant, the second camera being arranged to photograph at least a part of the target; a memory for storing at least a part of dynamic images photographed by the first camera and the second camera; a network connection unit for transmitting the dynamic images stored in the memory to a network; and a control unit for controlling operations of the first camera and the second camera and transmission of the dynamic images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: HONG INTERNATIONAL CORP.
    Inventor: Sang Uk Hong
  • Patent number: 9454910
    Abstract: A computer based simulation system for virtual training for vehicle crews is disclosed. The Vehicle Crew Training System (VCTS) simulates crew positions for different military ground and air vehicles. Two or more crewman modules are networked together to support a partial or full vehicle crew. The crewman modules are self-contained devices that are modular in hardware and software design, easily reconfigurable, and require minimal facility space, allowing use in restricted environments such as trailers. The VCTS is modular at the crew position level; crewman modules are added or deleted as required to meet a particular training need.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Raydon Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Schubert, Sean Moran, Greg Wieboldt, Donnie Klein, Mark Haack, Sharon Lay, Chris Howard, Michael Dineen, Jerry R. Hubbard, William Araki
  • Patent number: 9351120
    Abstract: A method comprises determining when a first portable device and a second portable device have been at a same current location for longer than a predetermined duration, and subsequent to determining that the first and second portable devices, have been at the same current location for longer than the predetermined duration, creating a database entry associated with the first portable device, the database entry including information identifying the second portable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Anne Keinänen, Virve Inget, Anna-Maija Ohlsson, Jennica Falk, Tiiu Koort-Fallström
  • Patent number: 9308437
    Abstract: An error correction system for a shooting simulation system. The error correction system includes a mechanism for gathering and storing historical data of a communication device utilized in a shooting simulation system. The historical data includes hit and miss results of the communication device in a targeting of a target over a predetermined period of time. The system also includes a processor for analyzing the historical data of the communication device to determine errors caused by the communication device. The processor determines an error correction to correct the errors caused by the communication device. The processor then implements the error correction to determine a hit or miss of a targeting of a target. The error correction system may also utilize historical data from shots taken by a shooter and motion of the communication device being aimed immediately prior to targeting a target to determine an appropriate error correction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Tactical Entertainment, LLC
    Inventor: George Carter
  • Patent number: 9308449
    Abstract: A wagering game system and its operations are described herein. In embodiments, the operations can include detecting a request to present wagering game content via a web browser associated with a wagering game machine, wherein an identifier is associated with the request, wherein the identifier is stored in a setting associated with the wagering game machine via a first mode of the wagering game machine, and wherein the request is provided via a second mode of the wagering game machine different from the first mode. The operations further include generating a document associated with the identifier, wherein the wagering game content is included in the document. In some examples, the document is in a format presentable via the web browser. The operations further include providing the document for presentation via the web browser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Frattinger, Matthew J. Ward
  • Patent number: 9223494
    Abstract: A method for operating a wearable computer using a user interface system having a touch pad includes changing the behavior of the wearable computer in direct response to gestures received at the touch pad. The gestures are not used for graphical user interface selections and are not used for cursor operations but rather directly invoke communication, navigation, machinery operation, or other primary device features or operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher D. DeSalvo, Karl M. Becker, John T. Kelly, Steven E. Koenck, David W. Jensen
  • Patent number: 9154604
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are described herein for sorting messages sent and received, for example in a wireless Personal Area Network (PAN), according to whether the receiving device is within a radially defined region of space. The space may be defined by one or more parameters set by the sending device. A wireless PAN may define the range of peer-to-peer transmission and reception of radio waves between at least two wireless devices. Location and orientation information may be transmitted by a communication device and combined with user and/or software defined boundary limits to filter short range wireless messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Inventor: Scott Mills Gray
  • Publication number: 20150140518
    Abstract: Disclosed is a portable target training device that offers a versatile means of conducting target training, which may be adapted for use on varying terrain, outdoors, indoors, in scenario training, and in conjunction with accessories that affect both the exterior and interior conditions of the training device. The present invention houses a plurality of targets and/or obstacles that may be positioned in a manner that suits users' requirements. Users may adapt the training device and its interior targets for use in and on a wide variety of terrain, outdoors, indoors, in various scenarios, and with accessories that artificially simulate various environmental conditions. Various types of training may be performed within the training device, including, but not limited to, Percussion, traditional or nontraditional weapons, non-live round firearms training, martial arts training, melee weapon training, and mock firearm training.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: TERESA ANN HORNING
  • Publication number: 20150125828
    Abstract: A disruptor device simulation system is described. Embodiments of the of the simulation system include a disruptor device, one or more training cartridges, and a simulator system. The disruptor device can be loaded with training cartridges and implemented in a training scenario. The training cartridges can include a pair of infrared lasers and an infrared emitter. The simulator system can alter the training scenario based detecting pulses of light generated by the lasers and signals from the infrared emitter. In one embodiment, the simulator system can be adapted to determine when a trigger of the disruptor device is pulled and when an arc switch of the disruptor device is pressed. The simulator system can include a sensor adapted to detect the pulses of light generated by the pair of lasers. The simulator system can further include a receiver adapted to detect signals generated by the emitter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Gregory Otte, Todd R. Brown, Joseph J. Mason
  • Patent number: 9011151
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present invention, a system for simulating firing a gun comprises a firing system and a transmitting system coupled to the firing system. The firing system fires a cartridge and comprises a chamber and a hammer. The chamber receives and holds the cartridge, and the hammer strikes the cartridge. The transmitting system detects movement of the hammer and transmits simulation data prior to the hammer striking the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Giles D. Jones, Qingce Bian, Christopher A. Tomlinson, Jeffrey E. Decker, William W. Price, Bradley C Huang, Peter M. Wallrich
  • Publication number: 20150056577
    Abstract: A computer based simulation system for virtual training for vehicle crews is disclosed. The vehicle crew training system (VCTS) simulates crew positions for different military vehicles. Two or more crewman modules are networked together to support a partial or full vehicle crew. The crewman modules are self-contained devices that are modular in hardware and software design, easily reconfigurable, and that require minimal facility space, allowing use in restricted environments such as trailers. The VCTS is modular at the crew position level; crewman modules are added or deleted as required to meet a particular training need. One of the crewman modules can be a gunner module, which provides an unrestricted view of the simulated environment to the gunner by means of a display and a simulated vehicle-mounted weapon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Sean C. Moran, Donnie R. Klein, Mark D. Haack, Sharon E. Lay, Christopher J. Howard, Michael J. Dineen, Jerry R. Hubbard, William M. Araki
  • Patent number: 8951128
    Abstract: A device combining a gun and target for facilitating a game of tag using infrared light communications and augmented reality with one or more players is provided. The device includes infrared transmitters and infrared receivers to facilitate omni-directional two-way communication between two or more devices and a shaped housing facilitating handling of the device by a user. The housing includes a grip portion with a finger-operable trigger and a barrel portion. A mobile electronic device is used as an accessory to provide single player and multiplayer augmented reality game play and a user-interface including a display and a touch screen for programming the device and controlling various game and device functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Hasbro, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Farley, David Small
  • Patent number: 8944821
    Abstract: A simulation system including at least one virtual projectile/missile firing device associated to a determined position and having a movable director arranged to direct a virtual projectile/missile towards a target and an image capturer arranged to capture at least one image of a scene in front of the director. The simulation system includes a terrain database with the positions of landmarks marked, a processor arranged to process the image of the scene so as to identify at least one landmark of the terrain database in the image and the processor is further arranged to determine a compass bearing of the director based on at least the position of the virtual projectile/missile and the position of the identified at least one landmark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: SAAB AB
    Inventor: Adam Tengblad
  • Patent number: 8911235
    Abstract: The invention is a trigger pull training device for improving trigger pull technique. The device has a frame with a trigger track opening and a trigger which goes through that opening. A proximity sensor or a plurality of proximity sensors are placed proximate the trigger track opening. The sensors are connected to an indicator whereby pulling the trigger such that the trigger is within the sensing zone causes the proximity sensor to emit a signal. A plurality of sensors can be lined along the trigger track opening to indicate the accuracy of any pull.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: TriggerMaster, Inc.
    Inventor: Malcom Baxter
  • Patent number: 8904940
    Abstract: A grenade device produces a delayed bang upon coupling to a pressurized canister containing gas. The device includes an annular housing, an awl, a sleeve, a diaphragm, a base and a cap. The housing has first and second axial ends and an internal bulkhead disposed therebetween with a choke flow-through orifice. The awl extends axially outward from the bulkhead. The sleeve connects to the housing at the first axial end. The diaphragm is disposed between the sleeve and the housing to form an annular chamber. The cap inserts into the housing at the second axial end and receives the canister facing the awl. The base connects to the housing at the second axial end. When the canister is compressed towards the device the awl punctures the canister to release the gas, which flows through the choke orifice to pressurize the chamber, and the diaphragm ruptures upon exceeding a pressure threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Sokha Pann, Samuel R. Koski, John F. Busic
  • Patent number: 8894412
    Abstract: A firearm simulation system for enhanced firearms training comprises at least one weapon with a mechanically activated laser. The system includes a normally closed laser activation circuit used in conjunction with a recoil kit. The normally closed laser activation circuit comprises a conductive seal, a ball bearing, and a recoil spring. The recoil spring presses or urges the ball bearing into contact with the conductive seal. The function of the laser activation circuit is mechanically triggered and the laser activation circuit is electrically connected to a light source (e.g., a laser light) and configured to activate the light source, simulating a projectile being fired from a weapon. When the trigger of the simulated weapon is pulled, a striker pin dislodges the ball bearing, moving it out of its original position is contact with the conductive seal. The displacement of the ball bearing by the striker pin, away from the conductive seal, creates an open circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Virtra Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Roger D. Malin, Ian F. Webb, Matthew D. Burlend, Christopher M. Savarese
  • Patent number: 8888491
    Abstract: A shooting simulation system and method. The system includes a firearm associated with a user having a user computer and an optical system for capturing an image. The image provides information on a trajectory of a virtual bullet fired from the firearm. The optical system is aligned relative to a known sight of the firearm and the optical system captures the image when shooting the firearm. An image recognition system determines a location where a virtual bullet from the shooting firearm would impact within the captured image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: OPTO Ballistics
    Inventor: George Carter
  • Patent number: 8890944
    Abstract: A firearms pulverizer system is disclosed which comprises a pulverizer unit having an inlet chute, a cutting chamber, and an outlet, a first image capturing device positioned above the inlet chute for capturing an image of an identification number associated with a firearm, and a second image capturing device positioned above the cutting chamber for recording destruction of the firearm inserted into the cutting chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Gunbusters, LLC
    Inventor: Raymond W Reynolds