Psychology Patents (Class 434/236)
  • Patent number: 10722165
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to systems, media, and methods for quantifying and monitoring visual acuity, motor skill, and cognitive ability of a user through measuring user activities while the user responds to prompts on an electronic device. Disclosed embodiments may receive image data from a user-facing camera, motion data from a sensor device attached to the user, location data from a touchscreen, and time data measuring a user's response times. Disclosed embodiments may provide graphical user interfaces to which the user responds and calculate health metrics based on characteristics of the user's response. Disclosed embodiments may calculate visual acuity, motor skill, and cognitive ability metrics based on data measured while the user responds to the graphical user interfaces. Disclosed embodiments may include comparing the metrics to respective baseline values and providing an alert when the metrics deviate from threshold values indicating a change in user health.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: BioMech Sensor LLC
    Inventors: John Douglas, Igor Perić, Frank Fornari
  • Patent number: 10719741
    Abstract: Disclosed is a sensory information providing apparatus. The sensory information providing apparatus may comprise a learning model database storing a plurality of learning models related to sensory effect information with respect to a plurality of videos; and a video analysis engine generating the plurality of learning models by extracting sensory effect association information by analyzing the plurality of videos and sensory effect meta information of the plurality of videos, and extracting sensory information corresponding to an input video stream by analyzing the input video stream based on the plurality of learning model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Noh Sam Park, Hoon Ki Lee, Mi Kyong Han
  • Patent number: 10709371
    Abstract: One variation of a method for addressing psychological conditions of a patient through guided meditation includes: serving a first psychological test to the patient through a virtual patient portal; transforming results of the first psychological test into a set of psychological conditions of the patient; matching a first predefined meditation path to the patient based on a severity of each psychological condition in the set of psychological conditions; serving a first guided meditation track in the first meditation path to the patient through the virtual patient portal; serving a second psychological test to the patient through the virtual patient portal; calculating new intensities of each psychological condition in the set of psychological conditions of the patient based on results of the second psychological test; and matching a second predefined meditation path to the patient based on the new intensities of each psychological condition in the set of psychological conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: WellBrain, Inc.
    Inventors: Ruben Kalra, William Longton, Richard Shinaman
  • Patent number: 10702705
    Abstract: Systems and methods of the present disclosure are directed to systems and methods for treating cognitive dysfunction in a subject in need thereof. The system can include a light source and a speaker. A visual neural stimulation system provides, via the light source, visual stimulation having a first value of a first parameter. An auditory neural stimulation system provides, via the speaker, audio stimulation having a second value of the second parameter. A stimuli orchestration component selects, for a first time interval, one of the visual stimulation or the audio stimulation to vary based on a policy, selects, for the first time interval, the other of the visual stimulation or the audio stimulation to keep constant based on the policy, and provides causes the one of the visual neural stimulation system or the auditory neural stimulation system to vary the one of the visual stimulation or the audio stimulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Cognito Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary John Hambrecht Malchano, Martin Warren Williams
  • Patent number: 10700774
    Abstract: Biometric monitoring devices, including various technologies that may be implemented in such devices, are discussed herein. Additionally, techniques, systems, and apparatuses are discussed herein for utilizing two different Bluetooth communications interfaces, one that provides Bluetooth classic (base rate/enhanced data rate) communications functionality and one that provides Bluetooth low-energy communications functionality, in a common device. The techniques, systems, and apparatuses may elect to use a particular Bluetooth interface based on various criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Heiko Gernot Albert Panther, James Park
  • Patent number: 10699224
    Abstract: A conversation member optimization apparatus includes: a conversation analyzing unit configured to recognize sound signals in a plurality of conferences held in the past for each conference and analyze conversations in the conferences for each conference; an estimating unit configured to estimate feature quantities in combinations of the members who participate in the conferences to be held on the basis of results analyzed by the conversation analyzing unit and in accordance with a member selecting instruction used to select members who participate in conferences to be held; and a member selecting unit configured to select the members on the basis of the results estimated by the estimating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Mizumoto, Shunichi Hagiya
  • Patent number: 10699502
    Abstract: A gate apparatus includes: an exit gate door; a first biometrics information acquisition unit that acquires, from a user who moves toward the exit gate door in a closed state, first target biometrics information to be compared with registered biometrics information registered in advance; a second biometrics information acquisition unit that acquires second target biometrics information to be compared with the registered biometrics information from the use who stops in front of the exit gate door when there is no matching in a comparison between the first target biometrics information and the registered biometrics information or the comparison is unable to be performed; and a door control unit that opens the closed exit gate door in accordance with a result of a comparison between the first target biometrics information or the second target biometrics information and the registered biometrics information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Risa Tagawa, Noriyuki Hiramoto
  • Patent number: 10694253
    Abstract: Blu-ray™ pairing with a video portal is described herein. The pairing capabilities are able to be stored on the Blu-ray™ disc. Additionally, analytics are stored on the Blu-ray™ disc which are able to determine which user took which action (e.g., pressed play, stop, skipped chapters, did not watch a video). By pairing the Blu-ray™ with a video portal, a user is able to resume a video online where the user left off at on the disc or vice versa. Additionally, from the Blu-ray™ disc or video portal, a user is able to take social networking actions such as “liking” on Facebook®, sending tweets, sharing content. The Blu-ray™ disc also provides additional interactivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew M. Shenkler
  • Patent number: 10679005
    Abstract: The subject matter of this specification can be embodied in, among other things, a method that includes receiving two or more data sets each representing speech of a corresponding individual attending an internet-based social networking video conference session, decoding the received data sets to produce corresponding text for each individual attending the internet-based social networking video conference, and detecting characteristics of the session from a coalesced transcript produced from the decoded text of the attending individuals for providing context to the internet-based social networking video conference session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Glen Shires, Sterling Swigart, Jonathan Zolla, Jason J. Gauci
  • Patent number: 10665017
    Abstract: Computationally implemented methods and systems include registering one or more first augmentations that were shown to a user through a first augmented view of a first actual scene, the one or more first augmentations having been shown at least at end of a segment of time, detecting, following the showing of the one or more first augmentations up to the end of the segment of time, one or more user behaviors of the user that when detected as occurring infers user's interest in seeing the one or more first augmentations; and displaying, in response at least in part to said detecting, one or more second augmentations through a second augmented view of the first actual scene or of a second actual scene, the one or more second augmentations to be displayed being based, at least in part, on the registering of the one or more first augmentations. In addition to the foregoing, other aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Gene Fein, Royce A. Levien, Richard T. Lord, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, Jr., Clarence T. Tegreene
  • Patent number: 10653330
    Abstract: Systems and methods for processing neural signals are provided. A neural data analysis system may comprise a feature extraction module configured to extract a plurality of features from neural signal waveforms obtained by an implanted neural interface probe with a plurality of channels or electrodes, and transmit the extracted features as a plurality of discrete outputs. The neural data analysis system may also comprise a feature-event coalescence module configured to receive the plurality of discrete outputs from the feature extraction module, and construct a model-based inference of bioelectric activity based on feature event statistics, prior knowledge of bioelectric signals, and/or a behavioral model of the feature extraction module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: PARADROMICS, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Angle, Edmund Huber, Robert Edgington
  • Patent number: 10653857
    Abstract: A method for producing or modifying an audio composition to promote sleep and improve the quality of sleep. The invention provides a way to select for audio components which, when combined with modulated audio components, create an audio composition which has low salience and adequate variance to not just mask noise, but to encourage sleep without requiring repetitive, disruptive, or harmful audio elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: BrainFM, Inc.
    Inventor: Adam Hewett
  • Patent number: 10657551
    Abstract: A method that provides a virtual presentation includes receiving a user ID on a computer, creating a user account, registering first and second real-world products on the computer responsive to receiving first and second registration codes, and linking the first and second products with the user account. Responsive to the registering, first and second virtual representations of the respective real-world products are simultaneously displayed together in a virtual room. A control interface allows a user provided access via the user ID to select one of the first and second virtual representations for control. Subsequent access to said user account provides access to both first and second virtual representations without subsequent re-entry of either the first or second registration code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: GANZ
    Inventor: Howard Ganz
  • Patent number: 10646785
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to games and applications in general and in particular to computer-implemented online games, such as online role-playing games, playable by more than one person from more than one location. The game engine can search a player's social network to find friends to play with. These social networks can be constructed implicitly by analyzing a player's game play information and other information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Darren Ryan Craine, Justin Potter Driemeyer, Kevin Thomas Hagan, Jason Samuel McGuirk, Matthew Adam Ocko, Shane Ishmael Sareli, Nicholas John Tornow
  • Patent number: 10642820
    Abstract: A method for data processing and related products are provided. A terminal device includes at least one processor and a computer readable storage coupled to the at least one processor. The computer readable storage stores at least one computer executable instruction thereon, which when executed by the at least one processor, cause the at least one processor to carry out actions, including: acquiring first user-habit data; determining a similarity value based on the first user-habit data and standard user-habit data; extracting, from the first user-habit data, normal user-habit data in response to the determination that the similarity value is smaller than a first threshold similarity value; updating the standard user-habit data according to the normal user-habit data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Jian Bai
  • Patent number: 10636315
    Abstract: The system provides a framework for developing process, project or problem-based learning systems that make use of social networking. The system provides a general purpose framework to create, manage, and deliver online instruction that supports learning methods consistent with social constructivist and experiential learning theories. The framework utilizes personal social software for collaboration, problem-solving, group work, and other activities consistent with those methods. The general framework, based on finite-state automata and other methods for determining similarity of learning objectives, provides individual creators the means to define, implement, and manage experiential instruction within a social network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Cricket Media, Inc.
    Inventors: Linda T. Dozier, Edmund J. Fish, Miles R. Gilburne, Nina Zolt
  • Patent number: 10623831
    Abstract: Systems and methods for creating and maintaining digital story progress bars may include (1) creating an archive that stores a user's story-compositions once the story-compositions have been posted to the user's digital story, (2) presenting, within an archive interface, a thumbnail of an archived story-composition being stored in the archive, (3) receiving user input selecting the thumbnail, and (4) in response to receiving the user input, displaying the archived story-composition in a full-story mode. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Debashish Paul
  • Patent number: 10610153
    Abstract: A sleep assist system to monitor and assist the user's sleep, comprising a bedside device positioned near the user's bed, the bedside device comprising a loudspeaker and a light source and optionally a microphone, a light sensor, a temperature sensor, a control unit, an air quality sensor, a display unit, a user interface. The sleep assist system further comprises a first sensing unit positioned in the user's bed and comprising one or more sensors adapted to sense at least pressure and/or changes in pressure exerted by the user lying in the bed. The system monitors the user's sleep, assesses the user's sleep cycles and the phase of sleep cycle, and provides the user with at least one light and sound program, the light and sound program being based on the assessment of the user's sleep cycles and the phase of sleep cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: WITHINGS
    Inventors: Raphael Auphan, Florent Dusanter, Ruiyi Yang, Nadine Buard, Cédric Hutchings, Bastien Rechke, Julien Gautier
  • Patent number: 10616310
    Abstract: An interactive cloud-based toy for children having a communicator located in the housing of the toy. The communicator has electronic circuitry operatively coupled to a cloud database for transmitting and receiving data. The cloud database corroborates and aggregates data across toys, third party cloud services, and provides customized content to the communicator. The cloud database is operatively connected to the electronic circuitry and is capable of receiving commands therefrom and transmitting data thereto. The cloud database includes provision for authorization of the user and a sensor group. Parent permissions tables and child friends list in the cloud create boundaries of play for the interactive cloud-based toy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Dynepic, Inc.
    Inventor: Krissa Watry
  • Patent number: 10606819
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for enabling a sensor device to receive and transmit updates effectively via one or more rules applied to a plurality of event records for transmission by an event management server. In one exemplary embodiment, the event management server manages the plurality of event records (such as records of deletions or updates to a user's profile or goals), via an event suppression application. The event suppression application ensures that event records are not redundantly provided to the sensor device and/or irrelevant records (such as those which no longer contain the most up-to-date information) are not provided to the sensor device. Hence, only the most relevant event records are provided and that those which are not relevant are ignored (not transmitted). In this manner, the sensor device may operate more efficiently to receive only the most relevant transmissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Under Armour, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Villalva, Bradford J. Fults, Andrew Harrison, Ben Hamill, Carlos Rivera
  • Patent number: 10591311
    Abstract: In a method for displaying driving route section factors influencing a vehicle, a first item of information concerning a first driving route section is determined. A second item of information concerning a second driving route section is determined. Depending on the first item of information, at least one first set of parameters that is representative of at least one factor of the first driving route section influencing the vehicle is determined. Depending on the second item of information, at least one second set of parameters that is representative of at least one factor of the second driving route section influencing the vehicle is determined. Depending on the at least one first set of parameters and the at least one second set of parameters, a display that represents an influencing factor of the first driving route section and an influencing factor of the second driving route section, in particular with reference to a predefined reference variable, is produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Alexander Augst
  • Patent number: 10572778
    Abstract: Systems and methods for assessing and maintaining the quality, validity, and/or accuracy of digital participant input are provided. Methods may include capturing session data via a computing device, building a set of metrics based on the session data, deriving a set of characteristic scores, generating a set of classifications based on the set of characteristic scores, and displaying the set of classifications on a user interface (“UP”) that is associated with a session administrator. The set of classifications may include a flag for rejecting a session and/or a participant when the set of characteristic scores includes a score that is outside a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Prime Research Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Robinson, Leonid Litman, Miriam Kerstein
  • Patent number: 10571289
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing device including: an information acquisition unit configured to acquire action information of a user, and space information and time information that are associated with the action information; and a map representation processing unit configured to consider the time information when executing map representation of the action information on a basis of the space information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sota Matsuzawa, Takashi Ogata, Masashi Ookubo
  • Patent number: 10574818
    Abstract: Techniques are described for analyzing communications sent during a service session to provide (e.g., customer) service on a social media channel, the analysis to determine a quality of service provided during the session. Natural language processing, lexical analysis, pattern matching, or other types of analysis may be used to determine an empathy factor and a conversational factor for communications between a service representative (SR) and a user during a session. The factors may be combined with other factors, such as a timely acknowledgement factor and a timely resolution factor, to generate a response quality index (RQI) for the session. Based on the RQI, feedback information may be generated and sent to the SR. In some implementations, the communications may be analyzed and feedback information sent to the SR in real time during the session, to dynamically improve service quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Renee Lynette Horne, Julie Finlay
  • Patent number: 10565889
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and system for authoring animated human movement examples with scored movement segments. The computer-implemented method includes pre-processing with pre-segmented movement wherein start and end frames of a movement segment have been defined automatically to create a Standard Movement Library. The computer-implemented method also includes post-processing with pre-segmented routine wherein start and end frames of each individual movement has been defined to produce a virtual exercise class. Further, the computer-implemented method includes segmenting a routine into individual movements to create a timeline of movements that produces a score for the players, wherein the routine is recorded by the instructor. Furthermore, the computer-implemented method includes concatenating a plurality of routines in any order to create a full exercise class and creating score-able virtual exercise classes in the pre-processing and post-processing phases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventor: Ying Chieh Mitchell
  • Patent number: 10558708
    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: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Cognitive Scale, Inc.
    Inventors: Neeraj Chawla, Joshua L. Segars
  • Patent number: 10548534
    Abstract: This application provides a system for classifying a status of anhedonia, the system including an audio data collector adapted to collect a sample of speech, and a processing module including an audio feature extractor and a classification unit, wherein the audio feature extractor extracts a plurality of acoustic features from the sample of speech, and the classification unit classifies a status of anhedonia from the plurality of acoustic features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Sonde Health Inc.
    Inventors: Michael C. Chen, Richard K. Jordan
  • Patent number: 10553320
    Abstract: A system, method and article of manufacture are presented for improving therapy such as adjustment of a chronotherapeutic pharmaceutical regimen. Physiological variables are measured longitudinally and a time series of the measurements is constructed. In some cases, a time series is pre-whitened and transformed to a frequency spectrum while applying multi-taper filtering, and entropy or other statistical measures are calculated for the power spectral distribution. Improved timing, medication and dosage are individually or collectively improved and/or verified through successive testing. An improvement is illustrated for hypertension, using medication to achieve autonomic control and to reduce blood pressure variability and to reduce spectral diversion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas S. McNair
  • Patent number: 10552116
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide for detecting presence of an object in proximity to a playback device and responsively performing one or more operations. In an example implementation, a playback device detects, via a proximity detector of the playback device, presence of an object in proximity to the playback device. In response to detecting the presence of the object, the playback device performs one or more operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathon Reilly, Neil Griffiths
  • Patent number: 10553126
    Abstract: An automated video role-play teaching system and process. In some embodiments, the system and process provides a software interface for teachers or others to establish situation scenarios for students, students to review the scenarios locally and locally record their role-play responses, which one or more teachers or others can then review in order to provide feedback to the students through the system. The interface can provide leaderboard ranking of students or role-play videos, selectable role-play scenarios established by a teacher or another, an automated calendar of role-play system related dates, such as due dates for example, and hot-seat role-play limiting the number of times a student can record the student's role-play into the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Rebellion Training, LLC
    Inventors: Darik Volpa, Joseph Szakara, Ian Berry-Jewett
  • Patent number: 10546511
    Abstract: Provided is a sensor data analysis system, comprising terminals, a control unit, an analysis unit, and a storage unit, wherein the terminals worn on persons belonging to an organization, the terminals each comprising a sensor to measure a physical quantity, the storage unit holds an activity index of the organization, and holds, for a first condition relating to a behavior of each of the persons, advice corresponding to a statistical relation between an amount of the behavior satisfying the first condition and the activity index, the control unit generates a behavior index for indicating a behavior of a first person based on the physical quantity, the analysis unit calculates, for the first condition, the statistical relation between the amount of the behavior satisfying the first condition and the activity index based on the behavior index, and the control unit outputs advice corresponding to the statistical relation satisfying a second condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Satomi Tsuji, Kazuo Yano, Nobuo Sato
  • Patent number: 10524683
    Abstract: A brain-machine interface apparatus and a method of the same are provided. To elaborate the brain-machine interface apparatus may include a display where a plurality of light-emitting points (or lines) flickering with their individual set frequencies are arranged a flickering controller that divides the plurality of the light-emitting points (or lines) into a plurality of groups, and sets the set frequencies for the groups; an EEG measurement unit that detects EEG signals of a user who watches the display without gaze-shift; a frequency detector that detects one or more (their harmonic or combination) frequency components from the measured EEG signals; a shape analysis unit that decodes an originally intended shape according to the user's imagination based on the one or more detected frequency components and the set frequencies; and a result output unit that outputs information of the embodied originally intended shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Korea University Research and Business Foundation
    Inventor: Byoung-Kyong Min
  • Patent number: 10497076
    Abstract: The invention concerns a point of care device comprising: a medical device connectivity module comprising connection means for collecting and storing medical data originating from at least one medical apparatus and data translation means for translating the received medical data into a common format; a proximity detection module comprising a reader and processing means for associating the point of care device with items within a range of the reader and generating association data relative to the association of the point of care device with the items; an interface module comprising processing means for merging the medical data in the common format with the generated association data so as to provide contextualized medical data, and sending means for sending said contextualized medical data to a contextual information server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: CAPSULE TECHNOLOGIE
    Inventors: Frédéric Darguesse, Mark Morwood, Brian McAlpine
  • Patent number: 10496746
    Abstract: The subject matter of this specification can be embodied in, among other things, a method that includes receiving two or more data sets each representing speech of a corresponding individual attending an internet-based social networking video conference session, decoding the received data sets to produce corresponding text for each individual attending the internet-based social networking video conference, and detecting characteristics of the session from a coalesced transcript produced from the decoded text of the attending individuals for providing context to the internet-based social networking video conference session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Glen Shires, Sterling Swigart, Jonathan Zolla, Jason J. Gauci
  • Patent number: 10493364
    Abstract: In some aspects, an application is provided that is adapted to execute on at least a first mobile device. The application is adapted to (a) track information regarding a user of the mobile device; (b) create an avatar based on the tracked information; and (c) employ the avatar to provide pre-emptive warnings to assist in avoidance of unwanted behavior by the user. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventor: Brian M. Dugan
  • Patent number: 10489736
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to behavioral profiling with actionable feedback methodologies and systems. Benchmarking of profiles against empirical data can be utilized to determine areas of weakness in profiles or asymmetries relative to a benchmark. Feedback methodologies allow for optimization of individualized profiles and re-evaluation of behavioral profiling based on empirical data, as well as optimal profile grouping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Swarm Vision, Inc
    Inventors: Suzan Briganti, Katherine Laraine Dechow, Alain Samson
  • Patent number: 10486023
    Abstract: A method of coordinating and exercising the extremities of a person by the independent and/or simultaneous gestures of both the hands and feet. The method comprises the computer, four USB ports and four wired and/or wireless mice that correspond to the four-cursor exponential cognitive human-man-interface (HMI) exercise application The HMI application will instruct the person to begin tracing each of the four cursors on separate tracks in the pattern towards a desired target by the gestures of both the hands and the feet (extremities), which are appended to the mice. Displaying the performance data of each extremity including time, distance, and speed measures the competitiveness of both the hands and the feet against each other. The goal is for the left-hand, right-hand, left-foot and right foot to reach the target at the same time at the fastest speed possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventors: James Winter Cole, Alfred M. Saleh
  • Patent number: 10467924
    Abstract: A computer-implemented tool having a collection of content management subsystems allows the content creator to construct a web-based behavioral modification site without the need for computer programming skills. The content delivery system constructed with this tool employs a lesson manager that delivers lesson content based on a tree structure; a virtual educator manager that presents different graphical images of an educator character, complete with different facial expressions and gestures designed to facilitate learning; a link manager that supplements lesson content with links to supplemental material and automatically suppresses dead links; and an impact manager that automatically administers a stage-of-change questionnaire a predefined time interval after the lesson was completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Robert J. Bensley, Jason Rivas, John J. Brusk
  • Patent number: 10455574
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method for determining an emotional characteristic associated with a user according to biologic information received from a mobile communication device, receiving, from the mobile communication device, availability information associated with the user, modifying a first version of a media selection according to the emotional characteristic of the user to generate a second version of the media selection, and transmitting the second version of the media selection to the mobile communication device associated with the user for presentation at the mobile communication device. The modifying can include selecting, for inclusion in the second version of the media selection, a first portion of the first version of the media selection corresponding to the emotional characteristic. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Venson Shaw
  • Patent number: 10437468
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus and an operating method of the electronic apparatus are provided. The electronic apparatus includes a display unit, a base, a touch pad and a processing unit. The base is coupled to the display unit. The touch pad is disposed on the base, includes touch areas and receives a touch action performed by the user on any touch area. The processing unit is coupled to the touch pad and sets a display frame of the display unit into display areas according to a position of each touch area, so that each touch area has the corresponding display area at a corresponding position on the display unit. After the touch pad received a first touch event, the processing unit obtains a first touch area where the first touch event is generated, and displays a first user interface in a first display area corresponding to the first touch area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Feng-Yi Yu, Chia-Shin Weng, Hsin-Pei Tsai, Jih-Houng Lee, Kuan-Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 10423893
    Abstract: Systems and methods for customizing an output based on user data are described herein. An example method for customizing an output based on user data may commence with capturing, by at least one sensor, the user data. The method may continue with analyzing, by at least one computing resource, the user data received from the at least one sensor. The method may further include continuously customizing, by an adaptive interface, output data using at least one machine learning technique based on the analysis of the user data. The customized output data may be intended to elicit a personalized change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventor: Hannes Bendfeldt
  • Patent number: 10413171
    Abstract: An ophthalmic method and apparatus for noninvasive diagnosis and quantitative assessment of cataract development and/or color blindness is provided. The method and apparatus with direct feedback from the subject, or historical data, provides a quantitative method for noninvasive diagnosis and quantitative assessment of cataract development. Also included is a mobile apparatus comprising a set of executable instructions that configures the mobile apparatus to determine an opacity of a cataract lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventors: David Maughan, Alexander Kochis, Guy Kennedy
  • Patent number: 10417926
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to optimizing an individual's heart-rate cycle using a biofeedback virtual reality system so as to facilitate coherence and resonance, by which a subject's emotional state, stress levels and performance may be concurrently improved. In an embodiment, a biofeedback virtual reality system and method as disclosed herein accesses an individual's current coherence state and based upon that analysis, provides a virtual environment related to the individual's current coherence state and allows the individual to progress to alternative virtual environments that represent “better” or more coherent states. A biofeedback virtual reality system can include a heart monitor and an RR interval monitor that provide information related to the individual's HRV. A biofeedback virtual reality system can be conveniently portable and therefore used at most any location so as to afford the individual the ability to decrease their stress level and/or improve their state of mind as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Suhail Hiro Bachani
  • Patent number: 10402771
    Abstract: A network computer system determines a driving ability of a driver using sensor data that is obtained from a mobile computing device of a driver. In some examples, the network computer system determines the driving ability by comparing the sensor data obtained from the mobile computing device of the driver with a set of sensor values that are based at least in part on sensor data obtained from one or more other drivers over a same or similar route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Nirveek De, Dhruv Tyagi, Joseph Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10399494
    Abstract: A vehicle-mounted warning system which is configured such that a warning lamp on a meter panel is turned on or blinked in the event of an abnormality with a vehicle has a detection unit configured to detect a mental turmoil of a driver, when the warning lamp is turned on or blinked, and a notification unit configured to notify the driver of a content of the warning of the lit or blinking warning lamp or how to cope with the warning thereof, when the mental turmoil of the driver is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nami Miki, Akihiro Ogasawara
  • Patent number: 10390757
    Abstract: A method to monitor a data of interest of an individual (U) and give advice to said individual, said method comprising: a—collect said data of interest and a plurality of life parameters, b—monitor the evolution over time of said data of interest, c—detect an unexpected/inadvertent deviation in the evolution of data of interest, forming a break event, occurred at a first instant (T1), d—store the previously collected values of the plurality of life parameters over a first time window preceding said break event, to form a reference values collection of life parameters, attached to said individual and to the break event, and later: e—collect over time, the values of the plurality of life parameters, f—compare said lately collected values of life parameters to the reference values collection of life parameters stored, and if they are similar, give a notice to the user, whereby the user can be warned of a possible imminent deviation related to the data of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: WITHINGS
    Inventors: Joffrey Villard, Cédric Hutchings
  • Patent number: 10395548
    Abstract: A computer-based system for relational modality assessment with projective testing is disclosed herein. The system includes a computer operably associated with a local input device located proximate to the computer, a visual display device, and memory storing executable instructions. The computer is specially programmed to generate a relational inventory test comprising a plurality of questions pertaining to a plurality of diagnostic categories, and a projective sequence test comprising a plurality of artwork assignments and corresponding questionnaires pertaining to a plurality of role states. The computer is further specially programmed to generate a quantitative assessment from the testee's responses to the relational inventory test, and to generate a structured output report using the testee's artwork and responses to the questionnaires of the projective sequence test so that the testee is capable of self-diagnosing his or her psychological state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventors: Albert J. Levis, Maxwell E. Levis
  • Patent number: 10394816
    Abstract: Systems and methods can determine product lines product searches. One or more computing devices can receive a product query of search terms. The product query may be classified to identify a product category. A brand may be identified for the product query. The brand may be selected from a list of known brands for the product category. One or more unknown product line terms may be identified within the product query. A metric may be computed to indicate how well the unknown product line terms correspond to an actual product line within the brand. The metric may be compared to a specified threshold. The unknown product line terms may be designated as a new product line of the brand if the metric favorably compares to the specified threshold. A product search may be performed on the product query. Product search results may be returned according to the product search.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: Ritendra Datta
  • Patent number: 10387843
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for message composition management for fatigued composers of electronic messages. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for message composition management for fatigued composers of electronic messages includes detecting a request by a message composer to transmit a message to a designated recipient in a messaging client executing in memory of a computer. The method also includes computing a fatigue quotient for the message composer. Finally the method includes diverting the message to a drafts folder instead of transmitting the message if the fatigue quotient exceeds a threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rob A. Gearhart, Liam Harpur, Mark Kelly, John Rice
  • Patent number: 10388179
    Abstract: An analytics platform may generate one or more user interfaces based on the set of testing parameters. The analytics platform may provide the one or more user interfaces. The analytics platform may receive first test information corresponding to first respondents. The analytics platform may identify, based on the first test information and based on information identifying particular respondents of the first respondents, characteristic attributes of the particular respondents. The analytics platform may train, based on the values of the characteristic attributes and performance information associated with the first respondents, a predictive model. The analytics platform may obtain the second test information corresponding to the one or more second respondents. The analytics platform may determine the predicted performance information associated with the one or more second respondents using the predictive model. The analytics platform may perform an action based on the predicted performance information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Patrick Mosher, Keith Thomas McInerney, Richard J. Bakosh, Tanushree Guha, Samuel R. Tepper