Developing Or Testing Coordination Patents (Class 434/258)
  • Patent number: 11097197
    Abstract: A structure for hanging toys while complying with the safety and educational standards is provided. The structure includes one or more top portions, wherein one or more top portions comprises a head, a platform and a base. The base includes a slot to attach a string to which the toy can be attached. The structure further comprises a bottom portion, which is detachable from the top portion. The bottom portion includes at least two legs that are consequently detachable from the top portion and can be interchanged with another set of legs in order to adjust the height of the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: MONTI KIDS, INC.
    Inventors: Zahra Kassam, Yuki Kawae
  • Patent number: 11069249
    Abstract: The present invention consists of a Multimedia Fall Prevention system serving the fall prevention needs of older adults. Every year approximately 1 in 3 older adults who are over 65 will fall according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The first step in preventing falls is for each person to understand those elements of their personal characteristics that make them likely to fall. Next, they must be able to recognize situations that may cause them to fall. A system is disclosed that addresses each of these issues. The system is comprised of three separate components: a personal interview, one or more training sessions, and one or more evaluations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventor: Victoria Panzer
  • Patent number: 11049408
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and tools for enhancing cognition and improving well being in an individual. The methods involve presenting to an individual a task to be performed, presenting to the individual an interference, and receiving inputs from the individual. Where the interference is a distraction, the individual is to ignore the interference. Where the interference is an interruptor, the individual is instructed to respond to the interrupter as a secondary task and is said to be multi-tasking. Inputs are then also received from the individual pertaining to this secondary task. The methods encompass iterations of these presentating steps and receiving of the input, and generation of analysis and/or feedback to the individual. The methods can further include conducting an analysis and/or generating feedback to the individual. The analysis can include a comparison of the performances with or without each type of interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventor: Adam Gazzaley
  • Patent number: 11045709
    Abstract: A smart mirror can show live or recorded streaming video of an instructor performing a workout in a package that is attractive and unobtrusive enough to hang in a living room. The smart mirror includes a mirror surface with a fully reflecting section and a partially reflecting section. A display behind the partially reflecting section shows the video when the smart mirror is on and is almost invisible when the smart mirror is off. The smart mirror also has a speaker, a microphone, and a camera to enable a user to view the video content and interact with the instructor. The smart mirror may connect to the user's smart phone, a peripheral device (e.g., a Bluetooth speaker) to augment user experience, a biometric sensor to provide biometric data to assess user performance, and/or a network router to connect the smart mirror to a content provider, an instructor, and/or other users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Curiouser Products Inc.
    Inventor: Brynn Putnam
  • Patent number: 11033776
    Abstract: A system and method for analyzing and improving the performance of a body motion of an animal or human subject requires instrumenting a subject with inertial sensors, monitoring a body motion of interest, converting sensor data into motion data and animation, comparing the motion data with existing data for motion related performance parameters, providing a real-time, information rich, animation and data display of the results in color coded displays; and based on the results prescribing a training regime with exercises selected from a library of standardized exercises using standardized tools and training aids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: K-Motion Interactive, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Vermilyea, Erik Herter, Steve Diamond, Anthony Morgan, Michael D. Bentley
  • Patent number: 11017576
    Abstract: A system and method may be used for reference model predictive tracking and rendering. Systems and methods may use computational systems, networking, or display hardware to seamlessly allow users to see their motion in real-time. The systems and methods may provide the brain the extra visual information to help a user converge to highly efficient high-quality technique (e.g., movement control) more rapidly than other processes. An approach to generating accurate models in delayed processing may include treating depth-sensor-derived skeletal inference of body position as statistical data about the underlying motion rather than a representation of that motion itself. In an example, a process for slicing up a time-series of body constructions in a motion model may use a full time series of positions for individual body segments, creating trajectories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Visyn Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew John Blaylock, Jeffrey Thielen
  • Patent number: 11007419
    Abstract: A smart mirror can show live or recorded streaming video of an instructor performing a workout in a package that is attractive and unobtrusive enough to hang in a living room. The smart mirror includes a mirror surface with a fully reflecting section and a partially reflecting section. A display behind the partially reflecting section shows the video when the smart mirror is on and is almost invisible when the smart mirror is off. The smart mirror also has a speaker, a microphone, and a camera to enable a user to view the video content and interact with the instructor. The smart mirror may connect to the user's smart phone, a peripheral device (e.g., a Bluetooth speaker) to augment user experience, a biometric sensor to provide biometric data to assess user performance, and/or a network router to connect the smart mirror to a content provider, an instructor, and/or other users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Curiouser Products Inc.
    Inventor: Brynn Putnam
  • Patent number: 11000765
    Abstract: A system and method for analyzing and improving the performance of a body motion of an animal or human subject requires instrumenting a subject with inertial sensors, monitoring a body motion of interest, converting sensor data into motion data and animation, comparing the motion data with existing data for motion related performance parameters, providing a real-time, information rich, animation and data display of the results in color coded displays; and based on the results prescribing a training regime with exercises selected from a library of standardized exercises using standardized tools and training aids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: K-Motion Interactive, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael D. Bentley
  • Patent number: 10973728
    Abstract: A walking support robot is presented by the present disclosure. The walking support robot moves in accordance with a handle load while guiding a user to walk along a walking route. The walking support robot includes a body, a handle on the body, a sensor that senses a load applied to the handle, and a moving device that moves the walking support robot by controlling rotation of a rotating member in accordance with the load. Guide information is generated for guiding the user to walk along the walking route. Presented information is presented for guiding the user based on the guide information. A physical task is set by adjusting complexity of the walking route. A degree to which the user follows the walking route is calculated, and the physical task is adjusted based on the degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazunori Yamada, Mayu Watabe, Mizuho Sakakibara, Kenji Mase, Yuki Atsumi, Yoji Yamada
  • Patent number: 10960319
    Abstract: A building element for a modular device includes a male connector comprising M first magnets, a first ground terminal, a first detection terminal, a first power terminal, and a first signal terminal; and a female connector comprising M second magnets that are magnetically attractable to the first magnets, N second ground terminals, O second detection terminals, P second power terminals, and a second signal terminal. When the male connector of one building element is mechanically connected to the female connector of another building element, the first ground terminal, the first detection terminal, the first power terminal and the first signal terminal of the male connector of the one of two building elements respectively come into contact with one of the second ground terminals, one of the second detection terminals, one of the second power terminals, and the second signal terminal of the other one of the two building elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: UBTECH ROBOTICS CORP LTD
    Inventors: Yongping Zeng, Wei He, Wenhua Fan, Zhongliang Wang, Youjun Xiong
  • Patent number: 10945641
    Abstract: Methods and/or systems for diagnosing, monitoring and/or treating persons at risk for falling and/or other pathological conditions. In an exemplary embodiment of the invention, people are diagnosed before they actually start falling. Optionally, the diagnosis includes trying out and identifying one or more fall triggers using virtual reality tools. Optionally or alternatively, treatment includes training the persons using situations and/or triggers which are determined to be relevant for that person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: The Medical Research, Infrastructure and Health Services Fund of the Tel Aviv Medical Center
    Inventors: Anat Mirelman, Jeffrey M. Hausdorff, Nir Giladi
  • Patent number: 10820856
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are provided for reducing a risk of unintentional falls in a subject that is at risk for falls. The device includes a sensor and a stimulator. The sensor is configured to be positioned adjacent a body portion of the user that changes orientation when the user sits and stands. The sensor is also configured to emit an activation signal when the user stands and to emit a deactivation signal when the user sits or lies down. The stimulator is in communication with the sensor and is configured to be positioned adjacent one of a calf and a lower back of the user. The stimulator is configured to vibrate at a frequency that stimulates proprioceptors of the user without inducing muscle contractions upon receipt of the activation signal from the sensor and to cease vibration upon receipt of the deactivation signal from the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Dignity Health
    Inventor: Vladimir Marlinski
  • Patent number: 10779764
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are provided for reducing a risk of unintentional falls in a subject that is at risk for falls. The device includes a sensor and a stimulator. The sensor is configured to be positioned adjacent a body portion of the user that changes orientation when the user sits and stands. The sensor is also configured to emit an activation signal when the user stands and to emit a deactivation signal when the user sits or lies down. The stimulator is in communication with the sensor and is configured to be positioned adjacent one of a calf and a lower back of the user. The stimulator is configured to vibrate at a frequency that stimulates proprioceptors of the user without inducing muscle contractions upon receipt of the activation signal from the sensor and to cease vibration upon receipt of the deactivation signal from the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Dignity Health
    Inventor: Vladimir Marlinski
  • Patent number: 10730525
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring fatigue during operation of equipment is provided. A system includes a processor subsystem; and a memory comprising instructions, which when executed by the processor subsystem, cause the processor subsystem to: determine a number of fatigue events of that an operator experienced while operating equipment over a time period; determine a weighted alertness score based on the number of fatigue events, the weighted alertness score determined using a non-linear function; and initiate a remedial response based on the weighted alertness score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Nigel G. Smith, Todd A. Dawson, Matthew D. Fletcher, Snigdha N. Pande, Xinyu L. Wen, Silvano V. Angelone, Samuel R. Soto, Elisa B. Begner
  • Patent number: 10617903
    Abstract: An exercise machine comprises a motor, a gearbox coupled to the motor, a spool coupled to the gearbox, and a cable wound about the spool. The gearbox comprises bevel gears.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Tonal Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Aly E. Orady, Michael Valente, Darryl Weatherspoon, Bret G. Stott
  • Patent number: 10576373
    Abstract: A system and method for analyzing and improving the performance of a body motion of an animal or human subject requires instrumenting a subject with inertial sensors, monitoring a body motion of interest, converting sensor data into motion data and animation, comparing the motion data with existing data for motion related performance parameters, providing a real-time, information rich, animation and data display of the results in color coded displays; and based on the results prescribing a training regime with exercises selected from a library of standardized exercises using standardized tools and training aids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: K-Motion Interative, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael D. Bentley
  • Patent number: 10463958
    Abstract: A system and method for analyzing and improving the performance of a body motion of an animal or human subject requires instrumenting a subject with inertial sensors, monitoring a body motion of interest, converting sensor data into motion data and animation, comparing the motion data with existing data for motion related performance parameters, providing a real-time, information rich, animation and data display of the results in color coded displays; and based on the results prescribing a training regime with exercises selected from a library of standardized exercises using standardized tools and training aids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: K-Motion Interactive, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael D. Bentley
  • Patent number: 10456676
    Abstract: A system and method for analyzing and improving the performance of a body motion of an animal or human subject requires instrumenting a subject with inertial sensors, monitoring a body motion of interest, converting sensor data into motion data and animation, comparing the motion data with existing data for motion related performance parameters, providing a real-time, information rich, animation and data display of the results in color coded displays; and based on the results prescribing a training regime with exercises selected from a library of standardized exercises using standardized tools and training aids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: K-Motion Interactive, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael D. Bentley
  • Patent number: 10277242
    Abstract: A 3D input system and an angle encoder are disclosed. The 3D input system comprises a computing device and one or more position sensing gloves. The position sensing glove comprises a plurality of angle encoders each installed thereon at a location about a finger joint. An inertial measurement unit (IMU) is installed on the glove. A firmware uses data from the angle encoders and IMU to calculate fingertip positions in a 3D space. The firmware generates keystrokes on a virtual keyboard based on the fingertip positions. The angle encoder comprises a first and a second components rotatable with respect to each other, and an encoder pattern comprising codewords for indicating the angle between the first and second components. The encoder pattern comprises a set of base encoder channels coded with a conventional Gray code, and a set of Booster channels for improving the resolution of angle measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: ZEROKEY INC.
    Inventors: Matthew William Lowe, Vahid Dehghanian
  • Patent number: 10188292
    Abstract: A device is for screening a person for CI and may include a binocular viewer, a display adjacent the binocular viewer, and a processor and associated memory cooperating with the display. The processor may be configured to display on the display a first visual stimulus and a second visual stimulus, cause, in alternating fashion, convergent movement and divergent movement in the first visual stimulus and the second visual stimulus along a visual stimulus path, determine respective centroid positions of the second eye and the first eye during the convergent and divergent movement of the first visual stimulus and the second visual stimulus, and calculate an IPD, and compare the IPD with the visual stimulus path to obtain a dynamic IPD, the dynamic IPD serving as an indicator for whether the person has CI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventor: Howard P. Apple
  • Patent number: 10188291
    Abstract: A device is for screening a person for CI and may include a binocular viewer, a display adjacent the binocular viewer, and a processor and associated memory cooperating with the display. The processor may be configured to display on the display a first visual stimulus and a second visual stimulus, cause, in alternating fashion, convergent movement and divergent movement in the first visual stimulus and the second visual stimulus along a visual stimulus path, determine respective centroid positions of the second eye and the first eye during the convergent and divergent movement of the first visual stimulus and the second visual stimulus, and calculate an IPD, and compare the IPD with the visual stimulus path to obtain a dynamic IPD, the dynamic IPD serving as an indicator for whether the person has CI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventor: Howard P. Apple
  • Patent number: 10140888
    Abstract: Techniques for providing medical image processing training are described herein. According to one embodiment, at least one medical image associated with a medical image processing training course (MIPTC) is displayed in a first display area. An instruction is displayed in a second display area, where the instruction requests a user to perform a quantitative determination on at least a portion of a body part within the medical image displayed in the first display area. In response to a user action from the user, the requested determination is performed on the displayed medical image. It is determined automatically without user intervention at least one quantitative value representing a result of the user action. The quantitative value is compared to a predefined model answer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: TeraRecon, Inc.
    Inventors: Gelson Campanatti, Jr., Vishal Chodnekar, Sha He, Robert James Taylor
  • Patent number: 10104026
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for generating a message to a friend of a user is provided, comprising: processing activity data of a first user measured by an activity monitoring device to update a value of an activity metric for the first user; identifying a change in an inequality relationship between the value of the activity metric for the first user and a value of the activity metric for a second user; in response to identifying the change in the inequality relationship, prompting the first user to generate a message to the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Nichiketa Choudhary, Timothy Roberts, David Knight
  • Patent number: 9993190
    Abstract: A method of neurocognitive training or neuropsychological assessment of a subject including providing at least one initial stimulus to the subject, assessing at least one initial action of the subject in response to the at least one initial stimulus, based on the assessing the at least one initial action of the subject in response to the at least one initial stimulus, thereafter providing at least one further stimulus to the subject, assessing at least one further action of the subject in response to the at least one further stimulus and based at least on the assessing the at least one further action of the subject in response to the at least one further stimulus, thereafter providing at least one additional stimulus to the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: INTENDU LTD.
    Inventor: Son Preminger
  • Patent number: 9985609
    Abstract: A customizable data aggregating, data sorting, and data transformation system is disclosed. In particular, the system may allow for the application of various filters to a sample of data corresponding to various measurables associated with objects. A mean and standard deviation for each of the measurables in the filtered sample of data may be calculated and may be utilized in determining z-scores for a first set of raw measurements corresponding to the measurables. Once the z-scores for the first set of raw measurements are determined, selected weights may be applied to each of the z-scores to determine a weighted z-score for each of the measurables in the first set. Each weighted z-score may then be aggregated to generate a score for an object associated with the first set. The score for the object may be utilized to rank the object relative to other objects in the filtered sample of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Inventors: Craig S. Montgomery, Spence K. Purnell
  • Patent number: 9950239
    Abstract: The hitting training device is a training device used for practicing a swing by an athlete. The hitting training device is an earbud that contains a level sensor. The earbud is worn during the practice of a swing. The level sensor detects if the head of the athlete tilts off level off during the swing. In this circumstance, the level sensor activates a buzzer that audibly and physically indicates that the head tilted inappropriately. The hitting training device comprises an earbud, a level sensor, a signaling unit and a power system. The level sensor, signaling unit and the power system are contained within the earbud. The earbud is worn in the ear of the athlete much like a Bluetooth earbud commonly used with cellular phones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Inventor: Kevin Harvey
  • Patent number: 9905239
    Abstract: Provided are methods of decoding speech from the brain of a subject. The methods include detecting speech production signals from electrodes operably coupled to the speech motor cortex of a subject while the subject produces or imagines producing a speech sound. The methods further include deriving a speech production signal pattern from the detected speech production signals, and correlating the speech production signal pattern with a reference speech production signal pattern to decode speech from the brain of the subject. Speech communication systems and devices for practicing the subject methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Edward F. Chang, Kristofer E. Bouchard
  • Patent number: 9867558
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of assessing proprioceptive status by calculating a proprioceptive score Sp from absolute and variable errors between target angles and angles estimated and joint motion detection by the person tested, and/or between measured time of perceived movement of the joint of the tested person these proprioceptive scores of a person being associated with an assessment date and then stored with a date so as to serve as a reference when said person is monitored or when there is a comparison of said person with at least another person. The present invention also concerns an apparatus for the proprioceptive assessment of at least one joint, this apparatus having two movable parts (8, 9) with drive means (12, 15) particular for the pivoting of the movable parts (8, 9), means of determining the pivot angle for each of the first and second parts (8, 9) also being provided. Applications are in the field of proprioceptive assessment by movement of a limb of a person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignees: CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE, UNIVERSITE D'AIX MARSEILLE, ASSISTANCE PUBLIQUE DES HOPITAUX DE MARSELLE
    Inventors: Pascale Rabischong, Patrick Sainton, Violaine Sevrez, Joël Coste
  • Patent number: 9844872
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems, and computer readable media are provided for determining: 1) sensor parameters for sensors of a robot and 2) model parameters of a dynamic model of the robot. The sensor parameters and model parameters are determined based on applying, as values for known variables of a system equation of the robot, sensor readings and position values for each of a plurality of instances of a traversal of the robot along a trajectory. The system equation of the robot is a dynamic model for the robot that includes sensor models substituted for one or more corresponding variables of the dynamic model. The system equation includes unknown variables representing unknown sensor biases for the sensors of the robot and unknown model parameters of the dynamic model of the robot. Solutions to the unknown variables are generated and utilized to determine the sensor parameters and the model parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: X DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventor: Thomas Buschmann
  • Patent number: 9794729
    Abstract: Techniques for mobile devices to subscribe and share raw sensor data are provided. The raw sensor data associated with sensors (e.g., accelerometers, gyroscopes, compasses, pedometers, pressure sensors, audio sensors, light sensors, barometers) of a mobile device can be used to determine the movement or activity of a user. By sharing the raw or compressed sensor data with other computing devices, the other computing devices can determine a motion state based on the sensor data. Additionally, in some instances, the other computing devices can determine a functional state based on the sensor data and the motion state. For example, functional state classification can be associated with each motion state (e.g., driving, walking) by further describing each motion state (e.g., walking on rough terrain, driving while texting).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Libo C. Meyers, Anil K. Kandangath, Xiaoyuan Tu
  • Patent number: 9770658
    Abstract: A system and method for analyzing and improving the performance of a body motion of an animal or human subject requires instrumenting a subject with inertial sensors, monitoring a body motion of interest, converting sensor data into motion data and animation, comparing the motion data with existing data for motion related performance parameters, providing a real-time, information rich, animation and data display of the results in color coded displays; and based on the results prescribing a training regime with exercises selected from a library of standardized exercises using standardized tools and training aids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: K-MOTION Interactive, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael D Bentley
  • Patent number: 9744438
    Abstract: A talent management portfolio game including a board representing an organization, whereby game pieces representing members of the organization having a potential value to the organization can be managed so as to maximize the value of the organization according to its members. Value pieces representing realized potential can be attached to the game pieces based on played talent action cards, thereby realizing some of the potential of the game piece. Game pieces can be promoted within the organization or exchanged in attempts to maximize the value of the organization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventors: Kate M. Frambach, Susan Dunn, Jason Jeffay
  • Patent number: 9586137
    Abstract: A system for improving bodily dexterity includes a plurality of wearable sensor units and a processing unit. The plurality of wearable sensor units each include a sensor for sensing a user action, a generating module for generating an action signal that includes information about the user action, and a sensor transmitter for transmitting the action signal. The processing unit includes a processing unit receiver for receiving the action signal, an interpretation module for interpreting the action signal in accordance with a set of pre-assigned criteria, and an output signal generator for generating an output signal based on the interpreted action signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Embodify ApS
    Inventor: Søren Holme
  • Patent number: 9517339
    Abstract: A method of training an individual includes receiving data indicative of a training suitability state of an individual upon a tiltable support platform, and commanding electrical stimulation of a spinal reflex pathway innervating a muscle in the individual, responsive to the data, and such that the muscle reflexively contracts to tilt the support platform. A value indicative of an amplitude of the reflexive contraction is electronically recorded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Indiana University Research and Technology Corporation
    Inventors: David Koceja, Behdad Tahayori
  • Patent number: 9459755
    Abstract: A mobile system for managing a facility includes a display, a memory, and a processor. The memory comprises an application program. The program is configured to present a graphical user interface (GUI) on the display. The GUI enables a user to view and enter information about equipment in the facility. The application program stores the entered data in the memory. The processor is configured to execute the application program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Inventor: Peter M. Curtis
  • Patent number: 9380961
    Abstract: An impact detection device for detecting impacts to a body part of a user and various supporting systems are discussed. In an example, an impact detect device can include a circuit board, a component having a first section and a second section, a battery, and a molding for housing the circuit boat, the battery and the component. The circuit board can include impact detection circuitry including at least two sensors and a communication circuit. A zone of reduced rigidity can connect the first and second sections of the component, with the circuit board secured to the first section. The battery can be secured to the second section of the component allowing for flex relative to the circuit board. The molding can be shaped and dimensioned for mounting to a body part of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: BlackBox Biometrics, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Borkholder, Matthew Kenyon, Ryan Ramplin, Michael H. Ostertag, Kim Sherman, Matthew Wellman, Micah Harrison
  • Patent number: 9377305
    Abstract: A method for providing route guidance includes the route guiding apparatus transmitting to the server a user's location sensing signal; the server receiving the user's location sensing signal from the route guiding apparatus; the route guiding apparatus transmitting to the server a user's operation recognition signal; the server receiving the user's operation recognition signal from the route guiding apparatus; the controller determining a user's status based on at least one of the location sensing signal and the operation recognition signal; the server transmitting map data corresponding to a user's location determined using the user's status to the route guiding apparatus; the route guiding apparatus receiving the map data from the server; and the route guiding apparatus guiding a route to a destination based on the map data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MNSOFT, INC.
    Inventors: Young Soo Yoo, Sang Won Yang
  • Patent number: 9361316
    Abstract: In one aspect, an information processing system for determining complimentary phrases to present to a recipient is provided. The information processing system may receive an input image depicting a subject. A difference in appearance between the subject depicted in the input image and a model subject may be determined. One or more phrases (e.g., complimentary phrases) may be selected from a plurality of categorized phrase candidates based on the identified difference in appearance between the subject and the model subject. The difference in appearance may be determined by comparing selected features (e.g., skin, hair, eyes) of the subject with one or more predetermined features of the model subject. The model subject may be the same or different than the subject depicted in the input image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junichi Rekimoto, Tatsushi Nashida
  • Patent number: 9327202
    Abstract: A wind tunnel may comprise: a flight chamber; a plurality of diffusers; a plurality of expanding corners, wherein the plurality of expanding corners comprises a first expanding corner and a second expanding corner; and a return, the return configured to have disposed therein a fan operatively coupled with a motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Airborne America, Inc.
    Inventor: Marc Lurie
  • Patent number: 9241851
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a hands-free user interface device includes a first plate, a second plate spaced from the first plate, a sensor associated with the plates adapted to detect when the first plate pivots relative to the second plate, and a controller adapted to receive signals from the sensor and output control signals to another component based upon the received signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: University of South Florida
    Inventors: Kathryn Jeanne De Laurentis, Merry Lynn Morris, Matthew Alan Wills, Sravan Kumar Elineni
  • Patent number: 9216132
    Abstract: A device that supports a motion for restoring an inclination angle of a body to a reference direction is provided. A balance device includes a sensor, at least one flywheel, and a controller. The sensor is configured to detect an inclination angle of the body with respect to the reference direction. The at least one flywheel is arranged on the balance device so that an axis of the flywheel is non-parallel to a yaw axis of the body when the balance device is attached to a user. The yaw axis of the body corresponds to a longitudinal direction of the body. In addition, the yaw axis coincides with the reference direction when the user stands erect. The controller is configured to change a rotation rate of the flywheel based on an inclination angle detected by the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Eisuke Aoki, Hitoshi Konosu, Hidenori Kimura, Tytus Wojtara, Shingo Shimoda
  • Patent number: 9200897
    Abstract: A measurement and testing system comprising a plurality of measurement assemblies and a data acquisition and processing device is disclosed. Each of the plurality of measurement assemblies includes a measurement surface for receiving at least one portion of a body of a subject; and at least one measurement device configured to sense one or more measured quantities and output one or more signals that are representative of the one or more measured quantities. In one embodiment, the data acquisition and processing device is configured to determine whether a load is being applied to a particular one of the plurality of measurement assemblies by a first or second body portion of the subject. In another embodiment, the data acquisition and processing device is configured to construct a first virtual measurement assembly from a first subset of measurement assemblies and a second virtual measurement assembly from a second subset of measurement assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Bertec Corporation
    Inventors: Todd Christopher Wilson, Necip Berme
  • Patent number: 9079058
    Abstract: A motion coordination operation device is provided, which includes a movement information input unit inputting movement information supplied from respective sensor devices mounted on a plurality of users; and an operation unit operating coordination information that indicates the synchronization of motions of bodies or parts of the bodies of the plurality of users from the input movement information from the respective sensor devices, and generating control information for feedback outputs for the users based on the coordination information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akane Sano
  • Patent number: 9082312
    Abstract: A physical activity instructional apparatus that enables at least audio instruction, detection of movement and audio feedback based on the detected movement during the performance of a sequence of positions or moves. Embodiments enable a human to learn a sequence of martial arts moves, dance steps, yoga positions, golf, tennis or baseball swing, or any other type of physical activity involving a sequence of positions or moves, for example while being prompted to perform the positions or moves in sequence. Embodiments may utilize a mobile device that includes at least an audio output and which then detects movement and then provides audio or tactile feedback based on that movement to inform the student as to the correct or incorrect performance, for example without requiring a visual display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Antennasys, Inc.
    Inventor: Spencer Webb
  • Patent number: 9039421
    Abstract: An educational apparatus for educating, testing and entertaining individuals includes a rotatable spherical element, a planar support structure and a plurality of rollers for supporting the spherical element for rotational movement. The planar support structure defines an elevated planar surface with a circular opening therein. The rotatable rollers are hingedly mounted to the planar support structure around the opening for supporting the spherical element with a majority of the spherical element above the level of the planar support structure. A fixed element is fixed to the spherical element and a magnetic complimentary element is disposed adjacent the spherical element for contact by the fixed element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventor: Abdulkarim Ali Al-Motawwah
  • Patent number: 9033712
    Abstract: The invention relates to training and can be used for learning and/or developing movement skills, fixing dynamic stereotypes and for training movement coordination. The aim of the invention is to provide a trainee with on-line correcting tactile feedback during training and to improve techniques and rate of a movement by bringing it as close as possible to a reference movement. The inventive training method consists, when learning a movement, in digitizing said movement, in comparing it with the digitized pattern of a reference movement and, if the trainee deviates from the reference movement, in receiving by said trainee a tactile feedback (tactile action) for on-line correcting said movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventor: Maxim Alexeevich Vasin
  • Patent number: 9028258
    Abstract: The present invention provides method and apparatus to perform combined cognitive and motor rehabilitation on a computerized non-portable system or on single portable device. A patient can play a variety of games that require the patient to perform a variety of memory exercises which involve physical exertion. The activities of the patient are monitored with pattern analysis software which provides feedback to the patient. The feedback can include voice synthesis, video guidance, progression messages etc. Patient data obtained while the patient is performing each of the memory exercises is stored locally on a database module and then uploaded to a cloud server. A remote psychologist/psychiatrist monitors the patient by logging into the same cloud, and updating cognition exercises. The same therapist can have live chats with the patient for further interaction and coaching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Bright Cloud International Corp.
    Inventor: Grigore C. Burdea
  • Publication number: 20150125837
    Abstract: The present invention provides a training garment (1) for persons suffering from upper limb dysfunction. According to one aspect of the invention, the training garment (1) comprises a shoulder garment (10), which comprises a shoulder portion (11) adapted to be worn across a person's shoulder and a first main body portion (12) adapted to be worn around the trunk of the person. Both ends of the shoulder portion (11) are attached to the first main body portion (12), and the shoulder portion (11) has an area (101) for receiving a shoulder marker. The proposed training garment (1), due to its special design of the shoulder portion (11) and the first main body portion (12), can prevent displacement of the shoulder marker while the person is performing active rehabilitation exercises, such as raising up his arm, and therefore, it can improve the recognition accuracy of the movement tracking system for the rehabilitation training.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Jianxiong Zhang, Yugang Jia
  • Publication number: 20150125838
    Abstract: Methods and systems of providing hands-on developmental therapy to a subject by a care provider are disclosed. The method can include providing a subject to receive hands-on therapy, assessing the developmental needs of the subject, selecting a level corresponding to the developmental needs of the subject, providing the subject with therapeutic tools and activities corresponding to the therapeutic tools, and guiding the subject through the hands-on therapy corresponding to the selected level. The levels include activities of increasing difficulty with the subject using the same therapeutic tools for each level. The levels can also include a sensory level with sensory tools and activities to improve the sensory system of the subject. The methods and systems of providing hands-on developmental therapy can improve a subject's fine motor skills, strength, and sensory skills.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Caroline Pack
  • Patent number: 9011157
    Abstract: Systems and methods for tool assisted piece assembly are generally discussed herein. A system for tool assisted piece assembly may include a container, assembly pieces in the container, and at least one tool. The container may include a transparent portion configured to allow a user to see inside the container and an opening in the container. The at least one tool may be configured to allow a user manipulate the assembly pieces inside the enclosed container with the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Keerthi Gunasekaran