Psychology Patents (Class 434/236)
  • Patent number: 10290222
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an instructional method for assisting a student to learn at least one skill comprises selecting an interactive tutorial, the interactive tutorial including a plurality of images that represent a series of actions to be performed to learn the at least one skill; identifying a virtual character to be instantiated in the interactive tutorial; presenting the interactive tutorial to the student on a display; monitoring an ability of the student to follow the interactive tutorial, the monitoring being concurrent with the presenting of the interactive tutorial; and dynamically adapting the interactive tutorial based on the ability of the student to follow the interactive tutorial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Visautact LLC
    Inventors: Maria Rubalcaba, John Mina
  • Patent number: 10274321
    Abstract: There is provided a mobile device comprising a geomagnetic sensor configured to detect a geomagnetic value, and at least one controller configured to perform a notification for a user using a predetermined device when it determines that a pattern of a change of the geomagnetic value matches with a predetermined geomagnetic pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeki Tanabe, Hideki Morita, Isao Masuike, Shinya Saito
  • Patent number: 10269116
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and system to identify a memory contention with respect to a process, re-write the process to form a transactional process, and execute the transactional process in a speculative execution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Jeremy Parra, Isaac Clayton, David P. Kuhns
  • Patent number: 10255820
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for determining a susceptibility of a computer-implemented automated scoring engine to gaming strategies. A plurality of responses to a prompt are provided to a computer-implemented automated scoring engine to receive a first set of scores. A first transformation is performed on each of the plurality of responses to generate a first set of transformed responses. The first set of transformed responses is provided to the computer-implemented automatic scoring engine to receive a second set of scores, and a gaming susceptibility metric is determined based on the first set of scores and the second set of scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Educational Testing Service
    Inventors: Derrick Higgins, Isaac Bejar, Michael Heilman, Yoko Futagi, Michael Flor
  • Patent number: 10248909
    Abstract: A system and a method for estimating readiness for passing an associated summative assessment includes, after receiving test results for at least one test, generating a score Cn for each concept tested on the test. Using the score, the system computes a probability of mastery p(Mn) of the at least one concept and associates the probability of mastery p(Mn) as a prior for updating the probability after receiving future test results. The system iteratively updates the probability of mastery p(Mn) of the at least one concept after each test using for the new test score and the prior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Conduent Business Services, LLC
    Inventors: William K. Stumbo, Charles D. Rizzolo
  • Patent number: 10242753
    Abstract: A method of measuring a subject's strength of associations of multidimensional traits involving each of a first pair of first and second categories with each of a second pair of third and fourth categories includes selecting a first target concept for the first category and a second target concept for the second category and selecting a first trait for the third category and, for the fourth category, a plurality of alternative traits to provide a basis for contrasting with the first trait. The method further includes having the subject respond to a first set of trials in a first manner when there is presented an exemplar of either the first category or the third category and in a second manner when there is presented an exemplar of either the second category or the fourth category and presenting the subject with a first series of exemplars in the first set of trials, the first series including exemplars in all four categories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: University of Washington
    Inventors: Anthony G. Greenwald, Sriram Natarajan
  • Patent number: 10220211
    Abstract: A method includes receiving sensor data at a processor from sensors of an external medical device. The sensor data corresponds to at least a first body parameter value for a patient and a second body parameter value for the patient. The method includes determining a first depression-indicative value based on the first body parameter value, a second depression-indicative value based on the second body parameter value, a depression detection value as a function of a first weight applied to the first depression-indicative value and a second weight applied to the second depression-indicative value, and a depression state based at least in part on a comparison of the depression detection value to one or more threshold values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: LivaNova USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Wangcai Liao
  • Patent number: 10213156
    Abstract: The invention relates to a headset apparatus for detecting a multi bio-signal comprising: a headset body configured to be mounted on a user's head; a plurality of electrodes which are exposed on an outer surface of the headset body so as to be in contact with a forehead of a user when the headset body is mounted on a user's head; a brainwave detection unit which is embedded in the headset body and which detects a brainwave signal based on a signal detected by the plurality of electrodes; a heartbeat detection module which extends from the headset body through a signal cable and which is configured to be mounted on a user's ear to detect a heartbeat signal; and a headset controller to determine a complex stress index based on the brainwave signal detected by the brainwave detection unit and the heartbeat signal detected by the heartbeat detection module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: SoSo Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong-Bin Min, Jae-Yong Lee, Dae-Sik Keum, Yoon-Ha Hwang, Won-Pyo Kim, Sang-Tak Kim, Yoo-Jin Jung
  • Patent number: 10217526
    Abstract: An improved method of measuring a subject's strength of associations involving each of a first pair of first and second categories with each of a second pair of third and fourth categories includes having the subject respond to a first set of trials in a first manner when there is presented an exemplar of either the first category or the third category and in a second manner when there is presented an exemplar of either the second category or the fourth category and presenting the subject with a first series of exemplars in the first set of trials, the first series including exemplars in all four categories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: University of Washington
    Inventors: Anthony G. Greenwald, N. Sriram
  • Patent number: 10207405
    Abstract: The spontaneous animation methods disclosed herein generate apparent emotions and apparent willful actions in artificial characters using mathematical formulae. Because these animations are spontaneously calculated, they are precisely tailored to interactive input. This is in contrast to current methods for creating interactive characters, in which the computer selects among predetermined animation sequences to approximate an appropriate reaction. In addition to spontaneously generating emotional states and actions, this method is further capable of spontaneously evolving a progression of emotive states and actions, thereby simulating an evolving emotional relationship and/or creating extended interactive sequences with a plot-like structure. Because spontaneous animation replaces stored behaviors with realtime calculations, it can require thousands of times less data than animation methods currently used in animation and gaming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventor: Christopher Deane Shaw
  • Patent number: 10212241
    Abstract: A system and method for analyzing network service usage is provided. In example embodiments, model users of the network service are identified using a number of target events and in-scope events. Users of the network service generate interaction data by interacting with the network service. The interaction data of the identified model users can be compared to the interaction data of the non-model users without exposing the interaction data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Steven Tague, Saghar Boukani, Alvin Kan, Nicholas Paul Carroll, Michael Mario Jennings
  • Patent number: 10198961
    Abstract: Techniques for estimating a true measurement from a Bayesian regression on an observed measurement of received responses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventor: Ronald Weitzman
  • Patent number: 10188337
    Abstract: A data processing method comprises, under program control of test instructions programmed in a mobile computing device, generating and causing displaying on a display device of the mobile computing device, a prompt associated with a first task that tests a feature of a human cognitive domain; in conjunction with causing displaying the prompt, by the test instructions, reading a system clock of the mobile computing device and storing a first time stamp value indicating when the prompt was displayed; by the test instructions, obtaining input via the mobile computing device comprising a response to the prompt; in conjunction with obtaining the input, by the test instructions, reading the system clock of the mobile computing device and storing a second time stamp value indicating when the input comprising the response was detected; by the test instructions, repeating the generating and causing displaying, the obtaining, and the storing the first time stamp value and the second time stamp value, for a plurality of
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: SAVONIX, INC.
    Inventors: Mylea Marie Charvat, Devin Seto
  • Patent number: 10176298
    Abstract: Systems and methods for distributing Electronic Medical Records (EMR) from a private practice to authorized mobile devices are presented. EMR data can be exchanged from a private practice with a remote mobile device via an intermediary mobile access service. The service can include one or more servers that tunnel EMR data between the mobile devices and the practice, where a relay server located at the service communicates via an a priori instantiated persistent session with a relay client installed at the practice. The persistent session can be maintained by the relay client thus reducing the burden on the practice to configure or change local network infrastructure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: QSI MANAGEMENT, LLC
    Inventor: Konstantinos Raggousis
  • Patent number: 10176725
    Abstract: Methods and systems for observing/analyzing interactive behavior are presented. In one instance, the method for observing/analyzing interactive behavior includes interacting, using a robot, with a subject and obtaining data from interaction between the subject and the robot, the data from the data acquisition components, the data being used for diagnosis and/or charting progress. In one instance, the robot includes data acquisition components, interaction inducing components (such as, but not limited to, movable eyelids, movable appendages, sound generating components), a control component operatively connected to the interaction inducing components and a processing component operatively connected to the control component and the data acquisition components, the processing component being configured to obtain data from the data acquisition components, the data being used for diagnosis and/or charting progress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Gregory S. Fischer, Hao Su, Laurie Dickstein-Fischer, Kevin Harrington, Elizabeth V. Alexander
  • Patent number: 10159899
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable medium including a video game processing program product for causing a user terminal to realize functions to control progress of a video game in response to an operation of a user is provided. The functions include: a time measuring function configured to measure an elapsed time for a character on the basis of the elapsed time, the character starting an action; a first updating function configured to update information regarding a gauge, the gauge representing the elapsed time measured by the time measuring function; a second updating function configured to update information regarding a gauge, the gauge representing a value to be increased in a case where a predetermined condition is satisfied, the predetermined condition including a condition that at least the first gauge is in a predetermined state; and a displaying function configured to display a game screen on a display screen of a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: TOKYO RPG FACTORY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Atsushi Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10163057
    Abstract: A method, system and computer-usable medium for providing composite cognitive insights comprising receiving streams of data from a plurality of data sources; processing the streams of data from the plurality of data sources, the processing the streams of data from the plurality of data sources performing data enriching and generating a sub-graph for incorporation into a cognitive graph; processing the cognitive graph, the processing the cognitive graph providing a plurality of individual cognitive insights; generating a composite cognitive insight, the composite cognitive insight being composed of the plurality of individual cognitive insights; and, providing the composite cognitive insight to a user via a set of cognitive media content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: COGNITIVE SCALE, INC.
    Inventors: Neeraj Chawla, Joshua L. Segars
  • Patent number: 10152947
    Abstract: Computing devices and methods for controlling light output of a display are disclosed. In one example, a default brightness setting is set to an indoor light output level. A UV light sensor is activated to detect UV radiation levels. Based on determining that one or more of the UV radiation levels exceed a UV threshold, the default brightness setting is updated to correspond to an outdoor light output level that is greater than the indoor light output level. Without using information from an ambient light sensor, the display is activated from a deactivated state to illuminate at the updated default brightness setting corresponding to the outdoor light output level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Haithem Albadawi, Han Yee Mimi Fung, Farah Shariff
  • Patent number: 10154229
    Abstract: A game apparatus as a video reproduction controlling apparatus includes a CPU, and the CPU executes a reproduction control of a DVD. In the middle of reproducing the DVD, a content such as an video, a voice, etc. are reproduced. In a case that a reproduction operation such as pause, reproduction, fast reverse, fast forward, heading, etc. is not prohibited, in response to an instruction of the reproduced screen displayed on the monitor with a controller, an operation panel for reproduction operation is displayed. On the other hand, while a menu is reproduced or in a case that a screen button is displayed in accordance with the reproduction, the reproduction operation is prohibited, and even if the reproduced screen is instructed with the controller, the operation panel is not displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Noriyuki Sato, Shinobu Suzuki, Yasutaka Takeuchi, Takafumi Masaoka, Kyohei Seki
  • Patent number: 10149108
    Abstract: A method of predicting a location of a rendezvous and an electronic device for providing the same are provided. The electronic device includes a display unit configured to display a screen executing a schedule management service application and a predicted rendezvous, a storage unit configured to store schedule information input into the application, data related to a place and a region, and a user location history, and a controller configured to recognize the input of the schedule information, score place data based on a schedule place name of the schedule information, and predict a rendezvous based on at least one piece of place data having a high score among the pieces of scored place data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seokho Yoon, Jooseuk Kim, Minhyok Bang, Dongjoo Lee
  • Patent number: 10147146
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for providing a social platform for a user. In one embodiment, activity of the user is monitored in a virtual environment. A profile is generated for the user, based on the monitored activity. A social element of the virtual environment is modified for the user, based on the generated profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Lane Merrifield, Lancelot Darren Priebe
  • Patent number: 10140879
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for presenting medical treatment information relating to a patient's conditions or symptoms. Some embodiments of the system include interactive display views presenting patient behavioral instructional information in multiple formats, including, for example, textual and/or multimedia. Some embodiments of the system can present information such as, for example, guidance on how to administer and/or receive one or more medical treatments. Information presented can, in part, be determined by logical processing of information obtained interactively from a patient, patient's assistance, biometric data collection device, and/or medical practitioner. The system can log session navigation and data collection information to a local data store and/or transmit that information to a remote device for additional processing and/or storage. In one embodiment, the system provides behavior based birthing assistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventors: Ashley Greenwald, Kerry Nemovicher, Kerry A. Greenwald
  • Patent number: 10130788
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to a system configured to detect transitions in sleep state of a subject during a sleep session; provide sensory stimulation to the subject with a timing based on the detected transitions in sleep state; subsequent to the sleep session, obtain reference indications of transitions in sleep state; compare the detected transitions in sleep state to the reference indications of transitions in sleep state during the sleep session; based on the comparison, adjust baseline sleep state criteria to enhance correlation between detected transitions in sleep state during the sleep session using the baseline sleep state criteria and the reference indications of transitions in sleep state during the sleep session; and subsequent to adjustment of the baseline sleep state criteria, utilize the adjusted baseline sleep state criteria to detect transitions in sleep state of the subject for the purpose of controlling the one or more sensory stimulators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignees: Koninklijke Philips N.V., Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: Gary Nelson Garcia Molina, Michele Bellesi, Brady Alexander Riedner, Giulio Tononi, Juan Benzo
  • Patent number: 10136265
    Abstract: At a mobile electronic device, first sensor data is obtained from at least one wearable muscle sensor, suggesting that location tracking will imminently be desirable. A first indication that an external locator signal is not usable is also obtained. Responsive to the first sensor data and the indication, second sensor data, from at least one wearable muscle sensor, indicative of motion of a subject wearing the at least one muscle sensor, is recorded. A second indication that the external locator signal is now usable is obtained. Responsive to the second indication, the external locator signal is used to determine a current location of the mobile electronic device; and the second sensor data is sued to backtrack from the current location of the mobile electronic device to indicate a location of the mobile electronic device at a time when the recording of the second sensor data was initiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jui-Hsin Lai, Lifeng Nai, Toyotaro Suzumura, Yinglong Xia
  • Patent number: 10130552
    Abstract: A vibrating system for cutaneous stimulation by means of proprioceptive resonance comprises elements (12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17) for supporting the user's body which are positioned in specific zones for providing support and for specific administration of the proprioceptive stimulation modulation. The supports consisting of separate elements are situated in the nuchal zone, dorso-lumbar zone, buttocks zone, hand zone, popliteal zone and heel zone so as to keep the body supported only in these zones and in a semi-supine position. Each support element, except in some cases the support element (12) for the nuchal zone, is provided with a proprioceptive stimulation vibrating unit (25, 26, 40, 50, 60, 70) for transmitting to precise zones of the body's skin a controlled vibration upon emission of a programmed command from an electronic control unit (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventor: Amedeo Maffei
  • Patent number: 10121260
    Abstract: A processor of an orientation estimation device, as an orientation estimation method for estimating an orientation of a player existing in a sport video, receives reference orientation information which is information obtained based on information input by a user and which is information designating a joint position of a specific player existing in the sport video of an estimation target game and estimates an orientation of an estimation target player who is a player other than the specific player existing in a sport video of an estimation target using the reference orientation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyoko Kawaguchi, Taiki Sekii
  • Patent number: 10115167
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for selecting a set of nodes to maximize information spreading. During operation, the system receives a budget constraint and a population sample, constructs a social network associated with the population sample, analyzes a network graph associated with the social network to obtain structural information associated with a node within the social network, estimates characteristics associated with the node, and selects the set of nodes that maximizes the information spreading under the budget constraint based on the structural information and the characteristics associated with the node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Jianqiang Shen, Oliver Brdiczka
  • Patent number: 10114886
    Abstract: A method for establishing a group of individuals as a single contact entity eligible for contact services within a contact center includes the steps (a) identifying a group and each group member according to existing group rules and member profiles; (b) identifying and quantifying the unifying aspects of the members in the group; (c) aggregating the contact information for each group member relative to communications channels common to the group members and to the contact center; and (d) establishing one or more temporary and or permanent group channels between the contact center and the group members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventors: Herbert Willi Artur Ristock, Vladimir Mezhibovsky
  • Patent number: 10102738
    Abstract: Several embodiments include a portable security device. The portable security device can include one or more sensors. The portable security device can compute a home rhythm pattern utilizing a machine learning engine based on a historical record of real-time sensor feeds. The portable security device can camouflage itself as a digital clock, a digital calendar, or a home security dashboard. The portable security device can define an action trigger that binds a state of the environment around the portable security device to at least a device component action. The portable security device can identify a real-time state of the portable security device amongst a finite set of potential states based on features observed from the sensor feeds. The portable security device can execute the device component action at the portable security device in response to determining that the real-time state matches the action trigger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: HENRY'S PRODUCTS LLC
    Inventors: Yen-Liang Tung, Wang-Jui Hsieh, Fu-Yia Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10102769
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for providing feedback to a user relating to a behavior of the user, said device comprising, a data interface for obtaining context data indicative of a context of the user; a processor for determining whether the obtained context data are characterized by a context pattern, wherein the context pattern characterizing context data relating to a particular behavior of the user; a user interface configured to obtain a behavior input indicative of a currently performed behavior or of an urge to perform a behavior; and a database for storing the behavior input along with context data obtained simultaneously to the behavior input and/or along with context data obtained prior to the behavior input; wherein the processor is configured to determine a context pattern based on the content of the database; and wherein the user interface is configured for providing feedback to the user if the obtained context data are characterized by the context pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Joyca Petra Wilma Lacroix, Privender Kaur Saini, Charlotte Vinkers, Mieke Kleppe
  • Patent number: 10096258
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a perceptual-cognitive-motor learning system. The system includes an apparatus for evaluating or improving perceptual-cognitive abilities of a subject during a training sequence. The apparatus includes a display configured to provide to the subject a visual contact with an environment. The system also has a training sequence controller configured to consolidate results of first successive tests made using a single spatial zone formed by the environment, segment the into a plurality of spatial zones, and consolidate results of second successive tests made using the plurality of spatial zones. Methods for evaluating or improving perceptual-cognitive abilities of a subject are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: COGNISENS INC.
    Inventors: Jocelyn Faubert, Jean Castonguay
  • Patent number: 10092772
    Abstract: A system and methodology for treating patients with dementia using a methodology which includes a functional assessment of the patient to determine the patient's cognitive and daily living capabilities that is used to prepare a functional assessment of the patient to determine the patient's cognitive and daily living capabilities. The treatment uses a plurality of rooms providing living quarters the patients, with a control system executing a lighting program for a lighting system that is configured to simulate a plurality of different phases of daylight over a period of time. Furthermore, the lighting system includes a structure for adapted for simulating clouds. Also, the system provides at least one room having the lighting system and providing plants and flowing water providing an illusion of the room being outdoors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Orcus Systems and Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Nesian Jean Makesh
  • Patent number: 10089897
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for treating excessive or problematic computer use. In at least one embodiment, a method is employed to treat excessive or problematic computer use by acquiring information about the unwanted user activity, monitoring user activity for the unwanted behavior, controlling the behavior when it occurs, enabling the user to record self-observations and evaluating the results. This method may employ a computer based system to treat excessive or problematic computer use which includes configuring a user activity monitor with constraints, programmatically enforcing those constraints, reporting the activities monitored and restricted, and enabling a user to input self-observations. Potential constraints include a complete bar on the user activity, as well as, progressively decreasing the amount of time the user may engage in the activity, i.e. titrating the user activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventors: Joanne Walker, Saul Rosenthal
  • Patent number: 10074249
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of detection disturbances of movement and light for semi-secure items via a bluetooth enabled ‘chip’ which will alert a cellular device within range of any changes via 1) gyroscope and 2) photocell or other light measuring device. Data collection from the device is started by pressing a button, after which a ten second period is afforded to place the device in location to be monitored. Upon the completion of the ten seconds, the device will take a ‘fingerprint’ of current conditions (light, position) and enter low energy state. If no environmental changes have been observed, the device will register a message indicating such on the cellular device once the cellular device comes in range. If environmental changes have been made, the device will indicate the disturbance type (light and/or movement) as well as the time the disturbance(s) occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Inventor: Nathan Gregory Deeds
  • Patent number: 10071220
    Abstract: In summary the invention relates to a stimuli control system configured for finding ambient stimuli from a database in a way so that the ambient stimuli having the most promising effect on stress reduction is selected. The selection may be performed based on a probability distribution created for describing how likely it is that a given ambient stimuli has a positive effect on the stress level for a given patient or other user. The database is a multiuser database which may be updated based on experiences from users' already registered ambient stimuli.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Tatiana Aleksandrovna Lashina, Jan Johannes Gerardus De Vries
  • Patent number: 10067775
    Abstract: There are provided systems and methods for guided authoring of interactive content. A content generation system enabling such guided authoring includes a system processor, a system memory, and an interactive content authoring engine stored in the system memory. The system processor is configured to execute the interactive content authoring engine to receive data corresponding to an interactive content through an authoring interface of the interactive content authoring engine, and to detect at least one of an inconsistency in the interactive content and a possible conflict arising from a user interaction with the interactive content. The system processor is further configured to to execute the interactive content authoring engine to identify at least one solution for each inconsistency and/or possible conflict, and to resolve the inconsistency or inconsistencies and the possible conflict(s) to enable generation of a substantially conflict and inconsistency free interactive content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignees: Disney Enterprises, Inc., ETH Zurich
    Inventors: Mubbasir Kapadia, Fabio Zund, Robert Sumner
  • Patent number: 10055802
    Abstract: An presentation generator is disclosed for generating presentations for interacting with a user on a personal topic of, e.g., the user's selection, wherein the presentations assist the user in obtaining a greater awareness of his/her motivations and/or behaviors relating to the topic. In one embodiment, the presentation generator generates and presents to the user textual observations, questions, and/or statements for the user's consideration. Such presentations use and/or are consistent with textual descriptions obtained from: (a) the results of one or more personality/motivation test results, and (b) user inputs, e.g., regarding the selected topic together with his/her confidence in the validity of such inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventor: Geoffrey S. Lycas
  • Patent number: 10043411
    Abstract: A system for filtering results from tests that include reaction time as part of the test results includes an input device that receives respondent input in response to queries. A task engine is associated with the input device and the task engine presents the queries and receives the respondent's input to the queries, and associates a reaction input time for each of the respondent's inputs. A results database receives the respondent's input and the associated reaction input time. At least one filter is associated with the task engine which compensates for artifacts that adversely affect the associated reaction input time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: NEUROHM SP. Z O.O. SPOLKA KOMANDYTOWA
    Inventors: Rafal Krzysztof Ohme, Adrian Klimek, Michal Matukin
  • Patent number: 10042979
    Abstract: Implementations are directed to providing a user of a mobile device access to patient information and patient physiological data. Actions can include receiving user input, the user input indicating a user command to display a laboratory results screen for a particular patient, processing patient-specific data and lab results data to provide one or more tables, and displaying the laboratory results screen on the mobile device, the laboratory results screen including the one or more tables, each table of the one or more tables providing one or more discrete data values, wherein a discrete data value of the one or more discrete values is user-selectable to provide detailed result information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: AirStrip IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Trey Moore, Augustine Vidal Pedraza, IV, Neil R. McQueen, Lloyd Kory Brown, Thomas Scott Wade, William Bryan Crane, Jean-Francois Lancelot
  • Patent number: 10039928
    Abstract: Systems and related methods for delivering a stimulus to a pinna of a subject with a stimulator worn on the pinna are described. A wearable stimulation device includes a mechanical, electrical, or other type of stimulator secured to a pinna of a subject. The stimulation device may be used to deliver a stimulus that modulates activity of sensory nerve fiber innervating the pinna. Stimulation may be delivered in response to a sensed neural signal indicative of a physiological status of the subject, and/or in response to sensed environmental parameters. Stimulation may be delivered in combination with other stimuli or experiences. In an aspect, a stimulator communicates with and/or is controlled by a personal computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: eQuility LLC
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Mark A. Malamud, Stephen L. Malaska, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Clarence T. Tegreene, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Patent number: 10026331
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for designing and shaping student experience in an academic course by using a server system and a plurality of remote mobile devices. The educational experience design system registers completion of challenges by text completion codes or quick response bar code reader located on the mobile device processor to credit experience points or debit experience points to purchase course privileges. The course instructor specifies challenge completion codes originating in a plurality of sources resulting in an immersive feedback learning environment. The educational experience design system updates data from external peer instruction systems and from external content systems. The immersive feedback environment, based on open-ended earning of experience points, as well as spending such experience points, shapes student experience in the course based on intrinsic motivation theories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventor: Szymon Tomasz Machajewski
  • Patent number: 10019910
    Abstract: Systems and methods can dynamically set user-specific schedules for prompting users to access educational content objects. An educational performance metric is identified for a user. A learning schedule is accessed that includes an identification of a plurality of learning episodes. Each of the plurality of learning episodes is associated with a time-related variable indicative of when the learning episode is to occur and a substance-related variable indicative of a learning substance for the learning episode. The learning schedule is adjusted based on the identified educational performance metric and associated with the user. A presentation time is identified based on a time-related variable in the learning schedule. An electronic content object associated with the presentation time is identified based on a substance-related variable the learning schedule. A notification with an offer to access the identified electronic content object is presented at the presentation time via a device of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: PEARSON EDUCATION, INC.
    Inventor: Jay Lynch
  • Patent number: 10019908
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide apparatus, systems and methods for detecting neurological activity indicative of a dream state of a human. Many embodiments of the invention provide apparatus, systems and methods for detecting neurological activity of a human indicative of a dream state or the onset thereof and delivering an input to the user (such as an audio or other sensory input) during the dream state. Particular embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for detecting neurological activity indicative of the onset or occurrence of a dream state of a human and delivering an audio or other sensory input during the user's dream state. The audio input may be used for learning, delivering messages to the user's subconscious, and/or promoting a state of relaxation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: InCube Labs, LLC
    Inventors: Mir Imran, Joel M. Harris
  • Patent number: 10013982
    Abstract: A conversation processing apparatus includes a sound collection unit configured to collect voice signals of a plurality of speakers, a conversation recording unit configured to record the voice signals of the speakers collected by the sound collection unit, and a conversation analysis unit configured to calculate a degree to which a conversation between any two speakers is stimulated by analyzing the conversation between the two speakers from the voice signals recorded on the conversation recording unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Mizumoto, Kazuhiro Nakadai, Kenta Utsunomiya
  • Patent number: 10003557
    Abstract: Preserving collaborative history includes detecting a trigger for a chat session between at least two participants using a processor and, responsive to the trigger, obtaining event data for an event occurring during the chat session and involving at least one of the participants. The event data is included within a transcript of the chat session. In other cases, event data is obtained from external systems that is correlated with the chat session and is included within the transcript.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Josef A. Scherpa, Tracee L. Wolf
  • Patent number: 10003556
    Abstract: Preserving collaborative history includes detecting a trigger for a chat session between at least two participants using a processor and, responsive to the trigger, obtaining event data for an event occurring during the chat session and involving at least one of the participants. The event data is included within a transcript of the chat session. In other cases, event data is obtained from external systems that is correlated with the chat session and is included within the transcript.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUISNESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Josef A. Scherpa, Tracee L. Wolf
  • Patent number: 9984584
    Abstract: Systems and methods for brain stimulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Lotus Magnus, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Walter, Uma Marar
  • Patent number: 9977562
    Abstract: System and method for facilitating an interactive engagement of a user with an online application is disclosed. The method comprises presenting one or more first questions, to the user, associated with the online application. For the one or more first questions, a first response is received from the user. The first response indicates behavioral characteristics of the user. The method comprises assigning a first engagement metric based on the first response. Further, one or more second questions are presented, to the user, associated with the online application. The one or more second questions are dynamically restructured based on the first engagement metric. The method comprises receiving a second response corresponding to the one or more second questions. The method further comprises modifying the first engagement metric into a second engagement metric based on the second response. The method further comprises calculating a score based on the second engagement metric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES LIMITED
    Inventors: Sneha Bose, Vibhor Goswami, Shalin Garg, Sandhya S L, Sathish Vallat, Nikhil Sahoo, Annie Thomas
  • Patent number: 9978287
    Abstract: Certain embodiments relate to systems and methods for improving tennis stroke recognition that includes: outputting on an output device a video or animation of an opponent player executing a tennis stroke, a layout of the near court, and one or more tennis stroke indicators corresponding to different tennis strokes; detecting a first user gesture or voice utterance adjacent to the output device to select one of the tennis stroke indicators a user believes is executed by the opponent player; detecting a second user gesture adjacent to the output device identifying a location in the layout of the near court the user expects the ball to hit; and updating the output device to display an actual type of tennis stroke executed by the opponent player and an actual location in the layout of the near court the ball hits as a result of the actual tennis stroke executed by the opponent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Inventor: Peter Fadde
  • Patent number: 9979833
    Abstract: A using time control method for electronic device includes the following steps. In a monitoring period, obtain a first usage datum of a first event executed by the electronic device, a second usage datum of a second event executed by the electronic device and a third usage datum of the first event and the second event both executed by electronic device. Obtain a detection value according to a first weighting rule, the first usage datum, the second usage datum and the third usage datum. Selectively limit the part of operation functions of the electronic device according to the detection value and the first threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: WISTRON CORP.
    Inventor: Rich Li