Shorthand Patents (Class 434/158)
  • Patent number: 7584091
    Abstract: A system for devising an abridged form of any term that is used in an alarm message intended to be displayed on a screen of the cockpit of an aircraft. The system includes a database having a set of predetermined construction rules and a processor that receives a message term and subjects the term to the construction rules so as to automatically form a plurality of different abbreviations of the term. A human interface allows an operator to analyze the abbreviations by subjecting each of them to a transparency criterion. And a selection section selects one abbreviation as an abridged form for the term based on an analysis response received from the operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: AIRBUS France
    Inventors: Elisa Gavieiro-Villatte, Florence Beaujard
  • Publication number: 20090053681
    Abstract: A language learning method is disclosed. The method includes providing a persistent environment such that when a player enters the persistent environment, an interaction between the player and the persistent environment is based on the player's level of a language skill.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2008
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Inventors: Ping Wen SHEN, Chi Hsiung Yang, Chih Fan Lin
  • Publication number: 20040234931
    Abstract: Printed publications capable of interacting with the reader require information, particularly page number, detection. One method is to attach a bar code made of reflective and non-reflective materials onto each page to deliver the page number by reflection. This method may be easily affected by several factors, including the direction of the light source, or even being totally blocked by other objects like the hand of a reader. This invention provides an improved printed publication having at least one opening on each page that substantially coincides with the openings in adjacent pages. An information indicator on each of the pages delivers a signal through these openings to indicate the open configuration or the page number.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2003
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Inventor: Maggie Yuk-Fung Poon
  • Patent number: 4690644
    Abstract: An apparatus for use in teaching comprises a carrier (10,20) of information that is to form the subject-matter of a lesson; a keyboard (12) having its keys marked with symbols which include those related to the said information; a visual display unit (14) having a screen (15); a computer (13) which is programmed in relation to said information to check the accuracy of a student's transcription of at least part of the information by indicating on the screen and/or audibly, the performance of the student; the apparatus is intended for use in the largely automated teaching of typing, shorthand (Pitman, Gregg and Teeline), and also foreign languages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1987
    Inventors: Robert G. Flanders, Marguerita E. Flanders