Psychology Patents (Class 434/236)
  • Patent number: 11120895
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for assessing a mental state of a subject in a single session or over multiple different sessions, using for example an automated module to present and/or formulate at least one query based in part on one or more target mental states to be assessed. The query may be configured to elicit at least one response from the subject. The query may be transmitted in an audio, visual, and/or textual format to the subject to elicit the response. Data comprising the response from the subject can be received. The data can be processed using one or more individual, joint, or fused models. One or more assessments of the mental state associated with the subject can be generated for the single session, for each of the multiple different sessions, or upon completion of one or more sessions of the multiple different sessions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Ellipsis Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Elizabeth E. Shriberg, Michael Aratow, Mainul Islam, Amir Hossein Harati Nejad Torbati, Tomasz Rutowski, David Lin, Yang Lu, Farshid Haque, Robert D. Rogers
  • Patent number: 11120352
    Abstract: A method for operating a cognitive monitor includes measuring a cognitive tone of a user, determining a categorization of the cognitive tone of the user, selecting an effector using the categorization of the cognitive tone of the user, wherein the effector is selected to achieve a predicted future cognitive tone in the user, and applying the at least one effector using a feedback mechanism of the cognitive monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James R. Kozloski, Clifford A. Pickover, Valentina Salapura, Maja Vukovic
  • Patent number: 11116440
    Abstract: Disclosed is a computer-implemented method for biofeedback training of a subject, the method including iteratively obtaining a series of biomarkers, each biomarker being representative of a bio-signal of the subject on a first time window; computing an intermediate threshold Thrintermediate(t) based on the series of biomarkers on a second time window, such that the intermediate threshold on the second time window could provide the subject with an expected reward ratio; computing a threshold Thr(t) as the weighted sum of the intermediate threshold Thrintermediate(t) and the threshold of the previous iteration Thr(t?1) and reporting in real-time a reward to the subject based on the difference between the biomarker and the computed threshold Thr(t), wherein at each iteration the time windows are moved forward in time. Also disclosed is a system for implementing the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: CYREBRO TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventors: Marie Prat, Louis Mayaud
  • Patent number: 11113986
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a story machine, a control method and control device thereof, a storage medium and a story machine player system are provided. The story machine includes circuitry configured to detect movement indication information for indicating a first movement path of the story machine; control the story machine to move along the first movement path based on the detected movement indication information; detect play indication information for indicating multimedia information; control the story machine to stop moving in response to detecting the play indication information; and play the multimedia information based on the detected play indication information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Liang Cheng, Yongfeng Xia, Jialin Fan
  • Patent number: 11107568
    Abstract: A fitness tracking system and methods collecting fitness data for a user during a workout session are disclosed. The fitness tracking system utilizes a versatile data structure for robustly representing complex workout session templates and recording fitness data associated with individual workout sessions. The versatile data structure enables detailed fitness data to be recorded in association with complex workout session templates in a manner that enables detailed analysis and a less cumbersome user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: MyFitnessPal, Inc.
    Inventors: Ben Hamill, Dory Glauberman, James Lyke, Jacob Peace, Luis Valerio, Carl Youngblood
  • Patent number: 11097078
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating and maintaining various states of a user consciousness, including the transition between a conscious and unconscious state, is provided. The system and method include use of a smart device having a user interface, a biometric sensor coupled to a user and configured to transmit the user's biometric data to the smart device and an environmental sensor configured to transmit environmental data to the smart device. The smart device controls one or more environmental systems proximate the user and an audio/visual device proximate the user to facilitate transitioning the state of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventor: Cary Kochman
  • Patent number: 11093711
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to systems, methods and devices for providing artificial intelligence (AI) entity-specific feedback. Official content related to an entity or entity figure may be extracted and analyzed. The extracted content may be classified in an entity corpus based on a determined language style of the content. An input into a conversational AI system may be received. A plurality of potential responses related to the input may be determined from one or more entity corpus. Each of the plurality of potential responses may be ranked according to a rank match value calculated for each of the plurality of determined responses, and at least one of potential responses may be provided as feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Katsuya Iida, Momo Klyen, Keizo Fujiwara, Xianchao Wu, Zhan Chen
  • Patent number: 11083398
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and systems for determining mental states of a user based on mental load index, comprising: analysing image data to identify feature(s) of at least one eye while presenting user with dynamic physiological-responsive stimuli; calculating, based on the identified feature(s), spatiotemporal fluctuations over time for the feature(s); calculating, based on the spatiotemporal fluctuations, spectral pattern(s) having a first and second frequency; calculating mental load pattern(s) by bounding ratio between the spectral patterns for the first and second frequencies in time interval(s) corresponding to stimuli level changes; identifying correlation between each mental load pattern(s) and the stimuli level in the time interval(s); and determining, based on the correlation, a mental load index comprising time interval(s) corresponding to a plurality of mental states identified by comparing each mental load pattern(s) to a threshold; and classifying mental state(s) based on the ment
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: NeuCogs Ltd.
    Inventors: Miriam Reiner, Shay Hilel, Zeev Hadar
  • Patent number: 11076814
    Abstract: A method of operating a fitness tracking system includes generating movement data corresponding to movement of a user, sampling the generated movement data at a first sampling rate as first sampled data when operating the fitness tracking system in an activity detection mode, and sampling the generated movement data at a second sampling rate as second sampled data when operating the fitness tracking system in a workout mode. The second sampling rate is greater than the first sampling rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Under Armour, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Mazzoleni, F. Grant Kovach, Jeffrey Allen, John Martin, Daniel Sargeant, Bradford J. Fults, Chirstopher Green, Mark Oleson, Nathan Dau
  • Patent number: 11080640
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for managing organizational or corporate structures, including the employee roles or activities administered by human resources. A portion of the role datasets received within human resource records may be used to generate role tokens comprising unique datasets that have been truncated and deduped. Such tokens may be extracted based on assigned prioritization scores, and further assigned training labels representing categorical levels. Predictive labels may be assigned to a remaining portion of the extracted tokens via a logistic regression classifier, and a model organizational dataset may be generated based on the assigned training labels and the assigned predictive labels. The prediction certainty of the role tokens in the model organizational dataset may be used to map the identified role tokens to the roles represented in the human resource records.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: ACCENTURE GLOBAL SOLUTIONS LIMITED
    Inventors: Guido Carricato, Alastair Kent McMillan, Roger Mark Ellison, Ritvik Bhawan, Paul Eric Jeruchimowitz, Robert Arthur Rubin, Mithuna Shree Bhatt, Tina Marie Schimmenti
  • Patent number: 11079918
    Abstract: Systems and methods for adaptive delivery of audio and/or video channels in a group exercise class are provided. Exemplary methods include: receiving audio and video from the selected source over a communications network, the audio and video comprising the group exercise class; providing the audio and video from the selected source, a volume level for each channel of the audio being at a respective initial value, the audio mixer including a control for each audio channel associated with the selected source; receiving an input indicating a change in volume to an audio channel using the audio mixer; changing a volume of the audio channel responsive to the input; making a first volume change to a volume of another audio channel when a first condition is satisfied; and making a second volume change to the volume of the another audio channel when a second condition is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Technogym S.p.A.
    Inventor: Andrea Rotta
  • Patent number: 11052252
    Abstract: Described is a system for weakening an undesirable memory. The system initiates application of a first pattern of spatiotemporally distributed transcranial stimulation via a set of electrodes to a subject who is in a calm mental state, causing association of the first pattern of spatiotemporally distributed transcranial stimulation with the calm mental state. The system then initiates application of the first pattern of spatiotemporally distributed transcranial stimulation via the set of electrodes when the undesirable memory is recalled by the subject, causing recall of the calm mental state and reconsolidation of the undesirable memory with the calm mental state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. Howard, Praveen K. Pilly
  • Patent number: 11049299
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a computer-implemented method and system for improvements to emotional and behavioral interfaces. In an example, a first group of color-coded regions is displayed representing emotions and behaviors for data collected from one or more participants using an input method. Correspondences are determined within the first group of color-coded regions. Individual ones of the first group of color-coded regions are provided with a first portion of pixels in a first color associated with a value in the data based in part on the correspondences, A second portion of pixels is provided with a second color associated with a neutral indication. Changes to the data over discrete or random intervals of time are determined as modifying the correspondences. A dynamical change is applied to the first portion of pixels and the second portion of pixels to update the display of the first group of color-coded regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: THE ALCHEMY OF YOU, LLC
    Inventor: Allison Arden
  • Patent number: 11045084
    Abstract: A system and method of detecting and treating autism spectrum disorders and other neurological conditions uses associations of stimuli in one mode, such as images, with stimuli in another mode, such as sounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventor: Megan Lorane Richardson
  • Patent number: 11048921
    Abstract: An automated method for assessing a behavioral profile of an individual based on image processing, the behavior profile being specific to a hypothetical or actual event, the method including the steps of detecting non-verbal communication from a physiognomical expression of the individual based on image data by a first computer algorithm, the image data being created by exposing the individual to a stimulus and obtaining the physiognomical expression of the individual in response to the stimulus, correlating features of the non-verbal communication to a topical area by a second computer algorithm, and generating a report corresponding to the individual that reflects the correlation between the non-verbal communication and the topical area, the report including the behavior profile of the individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: nViso SA
    Inventors: Matteo Sorci, Timothy Llewellynn
  • Patent number: 11041751
    Abstract: A scale includes a weigh station for receiving items to be weighed, an operator interface configured to display information associated with scale operations and a controller operably coupled to the operator interface to effect display of information. The operator interface may be in the form of a touch-screen display that is used to facilitate ease of use and scale adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Debra L. Dyer, Robert S. Davis, James E. Highley, Jr., Jill M. Broering, Fredrick D. Knoop, Randy L. Blankley, Jr., John A. Dusing
  • Patent number: 11039748
    Abstract: A cloud-based system and method for predictive modeling and positive adjustment of behavioral health are disclosed. The system includes sensors collecting data associated with subject location and activity, and linked to a subject computing device. The system translates data aggregated from the data sources into state information, and iteratively updates, via the translated state information, a de-identified contextual model for the subject which in an embodiment may be a Life Context Graph as described herein. An end point server compares the de-identified contextual model to a de-identified aggregate of peer-based contextual models, wherein data security and privacy is preserved, and the system further iteratively updates the subject contextual model based thereon. The system accordingly identifies behavioral trigger actions based on the collected data and/or the updated subject contextual model, and generates a predetermined clinical response corresponding to the identified behavioral trigger action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Synchronous Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Guy Barnard, Lisa D. Henderson, Katherine A. Lohr
  • Patent number: 11033216
    Abstract: A system, method and computer program product for augmenting, in real-time, queries/questionnaires administered to a subject by coupling the physiological response of the subject for a given question-answer pair. Further, a method/system augments/annotates answers to questionnaires/surveys/etc. with automatically detected physiological or emotional reactions of the person answering the question/survey/etc. In an embodiment, methods are implemented to: create an augmented representation of question-answer-emotion (i.e., annotating questions/answers from assessments to physiological reactions); and consider the augmented representation and the user profile to suggest actions based on such associations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Marco Luca Sbodio, Spyros Kotoulas, Daniel Rejniak, James Shannon, Nagesh Yadav
  • Patent number: 11030554
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes talent-identification systems and methods that can be used by companies to assist in the recruitment process for new employees. Additionally, the systems and methods can be used by job seekers to determine ideal career fields and industries. The systems and methods may employ an array of neuroscience-based tests to assess a user's career propensities, after which the systems and methods can provide career recommendations to the user or report on employment suitability of the user to a company.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Pymetrics, Inc.
    Inventors: Frida Polli, Julie Yoo
  • Patent number: 11030633
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate generally to systems, methods, and apparatus for assessing consumer perception of business features, such as brands, products, and services. A graphical user interface presents a consumer with a prime associated with the business feature. The graphical user interface presents a target to be sorted by the consumer. An instruction from the consumer is received (via a user input device) to sort the target into a bin presented on the graphical user interface. Consumer response data associated with the instruction from the consumer is generated and, based on the consumer response data, the consumer's perception of the business feature is assessed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Sentient Decision Science, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Ashley Reid, Clinton Lee Taylor
  • Patent number: 11031116
    Abstract: Management of a diabetic condition may be performed by detecting a mealtime and/or an increased level of activity associated with a user. The mealtime is detected based one or more mealtime indicators that may indicate a likelihood of an occurrence of a mealtime. Each mealtime indicator provides additional context around the likelihood of a mealtime. To assist in managing the diabetic condition, a user's elevated activity levels may be detected. The activity level of a user is detected based on one or more activity indicators. Each activity indicator provides additional context around the likelihood of an increased level of activity by the user. Management of the diabetic condition may be performed proximate a mealtime or a user exercising to increase the efficacy of management of the diabetic condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Gilmore Mears
  • Patent number: 11019389
    Abstract: An enhanced viewing device may move with a user as the user moves around the room. An amount of movement associated with the enhanced viewing device may be determined. Based on the amount of movement, an enhanced viewing experience may be determined and displayed to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Chen
  • Patent number: 11017774
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product are provided for classifying spoken audio content with a cognitive audio classifier by applying a set of distorted audio resources through a set of speech-to-text models STTi (STT1 . . . STTn) to get a set of interference coherence scores based on the transcript for each speech-to-text model STTi, thereby generating a measured baseline Mi (M1 . . . Mn) and a practical baseline Pi (P1 . . . Pn) that is associated with a coherence matrix for the audio effects AEj (AE1 . . . AEk) that were used to generate the distorted audio resources, thereby generating training data for use in training a cognitive audio classifier which classifies input spoken audio content to measure a quality of detected vocabulary elements from the spoken audio content under the set of audio distortion effects for each speech-to-text model STTi.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kristi A. Farinelli, Rahul P. Akolkar, Brian E. Bissell, Joseph L. Sharpe, III, Stefan van der Stockt, Xinyun Zhao
  • Patent number: 11016656
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for optimizing object placement on a touchscreen graphical user interface when a distracted user selects incorrect coordinates. Through a variety of sensors, a device with a touchscreen graphical user interface may be able to survey the surrounding environment and distinguish specific types of stimuli, that may distract a touchscreen user. The method includes calculating a user distraction score based on the surrounding stimuli and associates it the coordinates of an object on the touchscreen and detecting if the user touched the screen at the wrong location. The placement of the object a user intended to engage on the touchscreen graphical user interface is corrected to the location which the user expects the object to be, based upon the user distraction score and the touchscreen coordinates which the user initially engaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jacob Thomas Covell, Robert Huntington Grant, Shikhar Kwatra, Zachary A. Silverstein
  • Patent number: 11006877
    Abstract: A method for determining a state of mind of a user may include receiving one or more strings of characters composed by the user, and determining, by a processing device, the state of mind of the user by processing the one or more strings of characters. The processing of the one or more strings of characters may include identifying similarities of the one or more strings of characters with other strings of characters indicative of the state of mind. The method may also include determining, based on the one or more strings of characters, a severity of the state of mind of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Navigate Labs, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph Scanlin
  • Patent number: 11007433
    Abstract: A Task Enabled Switch System comprising: A Data Server with a Task Manager Module, Skill Management Module and a Switch Device Management Module; A Client Device with a Task Player; A Switch Device with a Task Enabled Switch; A user uses the Client Device to download the tasks linked with the Switch Device. Once the tasks are completed successfully, the Client Device will turn on the Task Enabled Switch in the Switch Device. The user can also accumulate reward points, or reward badges, or reward pictures for tasks done, and redeem the points to open the Switch Device. Several lock/latch designs with the said Task Enabled Switch are also presented. A game system comprises of the game pieces with 2D Barcodes, Skill Management Module and Task Enabled Switch is also revealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventor: Jianfeng Jiang
  • Patent number: 11003224
    Abstract: In a control method relating to the field of electronic device control technologies, and in particular, to a technology for controlling terminal state switching, when receiving a state switching instruction in a lock screen state, a terminal obtains motion data within a predetermined lime period of the terminal and an intelligent wearable device bound to the terminal. When a deviation between two groups of motion data is less than a deviation threshold, the terminal performs state switching. The terminal state switching is implemented through cooperation of the intelligent wearable device, and therefore a possibility of leakage of information in the terminal can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Baicai Wang, Quancheng Han, Guoqiao Chen, Qiuyang Wei
  • Patent number: 10987592
    Abstract: Systems and methods to correlate user behavior patterns within an online game with psychological attributes of users exhibiting the user behavior patterns are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: 12traits, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Jack Schaeppi, Lynn Bergmann
  • Patent number: 10990613
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including a circuitry configured to set a threshold value to define each user group based on position information and retrieve a state of each user detected based on sensing data provided from a user terminal. The circuitry is further configured to integrate the detected states for each user group defined based on the position information to generate integrated state information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichiro Gomi, Takeshi Koga, Akari Hoshi, Manabu Kii, Ryuichi Namba
  • Patent number: 10983748
    Abstract: An information sharing system includes a first terminal, a second terminal and an information management apparatus. The first terminal is configured to control a first display to output a first screen shareable by a plurality of users. The second terminal is operated by a user of the plurality of users and the second terminal is configured to control a second display to output a second screen to be viewed by the user. The information management apparatus transmits, in response to the screen acquisition request, a request for image data to the first terminal, acquires image data of the first screen from the first terminal, and updates screen information according to the image data. The second terminal further receives the screen information from the information management apparatus, and controls the second display to update the output of the second display based on the screen information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Baba
  • Patent number: 10986573
    Abstract: An instruction that is receivable by a Bluetooth device during a waking period of the Bluetooth device is transmitted, wherein the waking period of the Bluetooth device occurs cyclically with a specified cycle length and the instruction indicates to the Bluetooth device that a communication data is forthcoming to the Bluetooth device. A data transmission mode for transmission of the communication data is selected based at least in part on a first length of time needed to transmit the communication data and a second length of time equal to the waking period of the Bluetooth device. The communication data is transmitted to the Bluetooth device using the selected transmission mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventor: Junfeng Hu
  • Patent number: 10984602
    Abstract: An example method for estimating an emotion based upon a facial expression of a user can include: receiving one or more captured facial expressions from the user at a visual computing device; comparing the one or more captured facial expressions to one or more known facial expressions; and assigning an emotion to the plurality of captured facial expressions based upon the comparing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Darius A. Miranda, Chris Kalaboukis
  • Patent number: 10986199
    Abstract: A method for remotely monitoring persons and their behavior applies to a person wearing an electronic device which is tracked. The method includes sensing posture and changes in posture of the person within a tracking area to generate posture sensing signals, acquiring wireless signals of the electronic device and further obtaining changes in position of the person according to signal strength of the wireless signals of the electronic device, and transmitting the posture sensing signals and the changes in position of the person to at least one server to analyze and identify the position and behavior of the person and issue warning to caregiver if appropriate. A behavior tracking device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Kuang-Hui Wu
  • Patent number: 10978182
    Abstract: The Mavin systems and computer-implemented processes of the invention analyze, score, and report the results from Likert scale survey questions. The systems and methods address three weaknesses in traditional Likert scale analyses by providing: (1) a scoring procedure that is sensitive to all levels of response; (2) a determination and designation of a standard score used to determine whether the results meet that standard; and (3) a scoring process used to determine the degree to which a given score exceeds or fails to meet this standard. In addition, the Mavin systems and methods support recalculation and adjustment to the scoring model when available data support such adjustments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventor: Laurence Rudolph
  • Patent number: 10963977
    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: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventor: Geoffrey S. Lycas
  • Patent number: 10963816
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for time-shifting interactions by sharing an artificial intelligence personality (AIP). An AIP is an understanding construct that may control a variety of communication experiences to support a sense of ongoing social connectedness. An AIP may be instantiated within one or more HIEs that interact with humans in a human, cartoon or pet-like manner. HIEs may include robots, robotic pets, toys, simple-to-use devices, and graphical user interfaces. The AIP may be periodically updated based on human interactions sensed by the HIEs as well as knowledge of historical and ongoing events. The systems may provide users with intuitive machine companions that exhibit an expert knowledge base and a familiar, cumulative personality. HIEs may continue to operate without interruption in the presence of telecommunications delays or interruptions, and/or the absence of one or more human participants; allowing participants to “time-shift” their sense of connectedness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: KINOO, INC.
    Inventors: Nelson George Publicover, Lewis James Marggraff
  • Patent number: 10956969
    Abstract: An improved system for optimally matching an individual seeking something and one of a plurality of suppliers includes: (a) a plurality of personality traits that are predictive of how one that possesses a combination of these traits is likely to make a selection decision when selecting from among the suppliers, (b) a plurality of images for consideration by the individual, each of the images configured such that an individual who would chose to be associated with the image can from a psychological perspective be assessed to possess one or more of these traits, (c) a first algorithm for ascribing traits to each of the images according to whether one who possess a specific trait would be predicted to associate oneself with a considered image, and (d) a viewer for presenting to the individual each of the images and allowing the individual to identify with which of the images the individual elects to be associated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Woofound, Inc.
    Inventors: Carson Wright, Joshua Spears, Daniel Sines, Colin Murray, Jason Truluck, Noreen Honeycutt, Randie V. Ursal
  • Patent number: 10952662
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a circuit board enclosed in an encasing with processors and memory, configured to receive and analyze data, and containing computer logic capable of receiving and analyzing data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rick A. Hamilton, II, Clifford A. Pickover, Ninad D. Sathaye, Edgar A. Zamora Duran
  • Patent number: 10946793
    Abstract: A vehicle mounted apparatus adapted to assess a threat level of a suspect and to guide a police officer in responding to the suspect and having a CPU, a plurality of sensors, and an output device. The sensors include vision, sound, proximity, speed, and Xray vision sensors. The apparatus is adapted to “read” a vehicle's license plate, perform Xray scanning of a vehicle's inner compartments, and to perform facial recognition and weapons detection. The apparatus is adapted to combine sensed data with known data of suspects and risks to “intelligently” output a threat/risk assessment. The apparatus may automatically inform a central monitoring station of the threat/risk assessment and automatically send an appropriate level of police backup. The apparatus is preferably adapted to automatically monitor proximate moving vehicles during a police stop, and upon detecting a speeding vehicle, to automatically respond with an appropriate level of response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: EKIN TEKNOLOJI SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI
    Inventor: Akif Ekin
  • Patent number: 10950010
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to a client device receiving information on game objects for destruction in a gameplay session. The client device determines a level of destructive detail for the game objects based on performance data. The level of destructive detail corresponds to a number or configuration of shards for the game objects to destruct into. The client device retrieves graphics data for the game objects based on the determined level of destructive detail and renders a destruction of the game objects in the gameplay session using the retrieved graphics data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Square Enix Ltd.
    Inventor: Timothy Pease
  • Patent number: 10949510
    Abstract: Systems and methods presented herein can allow a teacher to manage student devices in a classroom setting by grouping student devices on a graphical user interface and using the interface to set locks with respect to the groups of student devices. Lock requests can be received and managed by a server, which can issue file locks, web locks, and application locks. These locks can restrict file access, website access, and application access, respectively, on the students' personal mobile devices. Additionally, the teacher device can allow the teacher to provide timing information in conjunction with the lock requests, which can control when to lock and/or unlock the student devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: AirWatch, LLC
    Inventors: Bill DeWeese, Kevin McKeithan
  • Patent number: 10949757
    Abstract: Device, system, and method of detecting identity of a user based on motor-control loop model. A method includes: during a first session of a user who utilizes a pointing device for interacting with a computerized service, monitoring the pointing device dynamics and gestures of the user; based on the monitored dynamics and gestures, estimating parameters that characterize a sensorimotor control loop model of the user; storing in a database a record indicating that the user is associated with the parameters that characterize the sensorimotor control loop model of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: BIOCATCH LTD.
    Inventor: Avi Turgeman
  • Patent number: 10946165
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for modulation of the central nervous system, and more particularly for modulation of brain oscillatory activity and the brain networks that give rise to it. The methods involve using one or more non-invasive stimuli, either alone or in combination, to increase, decrease, or otherwise modulate neural oscillations in the brain. Also described are methods and devices for detecting sub-optimal or pathological neural oscillatory patterns, developing treatment protocols to modify the neural oscillations in a desired manner, introducing a non-invasive stimulus or stimuli through one or more sensory pathways to treat the conditions, and adjusting the treatment protocol to improve the therapeutic effect of the stimulus or stimuli.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Phoenix NeuroStim Therapeutics, LLC
    Inventor: Steven Metzger
  • Patent number: 10930384
    Abstract: A kit and method for individual, family, or community psychological wellness diagnosis and a treatment for health enhancement are disclosed. The diagnosis is nursing compatible and based on Carl Jung's concepts of archetypes and synchronicity theory, and the treatment based on aromatherapy science and acupuncture theory. The kit includes a box with a plurality of containers and instructions for using the contents of the containers. Each container is labeled with one Jungian archetype and contains a unique aromatic substance. The method of the invention involves presenting the open box to the client or agent for assessment so that no more than a uniformity of top enclosures are visible, and timing their blind pick of one container. The picked archetype plus the timed number are both diagnostic; each supplies syntax for a psychological diagnosis of wellness health.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventor: Martha Densmore
  • Patent number: 10915814
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for time-sharing interactions using a shared artificial intelligence personality (AIP) incorporated within multiple human interaction entities (HIEs). An AIP is an understanding construct that may control a variety of communication experiences to support a sense of ongoing social connectedness. An AIP may be instantiated within two or more HIEs that interact with humans in a human, cartoon or pet-like manner. HIEs may include robots, robotic pets, toys, simple-to-use devices, and graphical user interfaces. The AIP may be periodically updated based on human interactions sensed by the HIEs as well as knowledge of historical and ongoing events. The systems may provide two or more users with intuitive machine companions that exhibit an expert knowledge base and a familiar, cumulative personality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Kinoo, Inc.
    Inventors: Nelson George Publicover, Lewis James Marggraff, Mary Jo Marggraff
  • Patent number: 10915605
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media are provided for identifying, stratifying, and prioritizing patients who are eligible for care management services. For each patient, patient health data is used to determine one or more of a disease burden associated with the patient, an amount of health system utilization by the patient, and an amount of money spent on healthcare services for the patient. It is further determined if the patient exceeds a respective threshold value associated with each of these criteria. If the patient exceeds the respective threshold value, the patient is stratified into a category comprising one of high-risk senior, high-risk adult, high-risk pediatrics, or high-risk maternity. The patient may also be prioritized based on one or more factors, and a notification may be sent to the patient informing the patient of his/her eligibility for care management services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventors: Phillip M. Stadler, Andrea K. Harrington, Megan K. Quick, Bharat B. Sutariya
  • Patent number: 10910111
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: a detecting unit that detects behavior information and biological information of a user as a target; a biological information estimating unit that calculates estimated biological information by applying, to a metabolism model, the behavior information and the biological information detected by the detecting unit; and a suggesting unit that suggests, to the user, a recommended behavior calculated based on the estimated biological information calculated by the biological information estimating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tsuneo Hayashi, Koji Kashima, Kazuki Aisaka, Masahito Yamane, Tatsumi Sakaguchi
  • Patent number: 10909469
    Abstract: A data driven intelligent learning and development apparatus and method using an assessment of various traits of an individual to develop skill practice areas, each with one or more development strategies to enhance and/or maintain selected skills of an individual related to the practice areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: SUREPEOPLE LLC
    Inventor: Niko Drakoulis
  • Patent number: 10901498
    Abstract: In an implementation, inputting a password in a virtual reality (VR) scene is described. An interactive input interface in the VR scene for a user of a VR device is presented. The interface comprises multiple input units used for an overall input. Each input unit comprises one or more input elements. A determination is made that a user scene focus in the VR scene is on a selected input unit. A determination is made that a movement track of the user scene focus on the selected input unit satisfies an input condition. In response to a determination that the movement track of the user scene focus on the selected input unit satisfies the input condition, the input elements in the selected input unit are used as a part of an input password.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jie Liu, Jiajia Li
  • Patent number: 10870058
    Abstract: Data processing systems according to various embodiments are adapted to process data regarding the self-awareness of a user for use in the development of the user's executive function. In various embodiments, the data processing system: (1) executes computer-readable instructions that, when executed by the at least one computer processor, facilitate the playing of a game by the user; (2) gathers performance data indicating the user's performance while the user plays the game; and (3) automatically evaluates the performance data to assess, for the user, the ability to remember to remember to perform various tasks, and to stay on task. The data processing system may gather and process related data on various levels and then use this information to assist the user in improving the user's executive function skills.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: ExQ, LLC
    Inventor: Sucheta A. Kamath