Audio Recording And Visual Means Patents (Class 434/308)
  • Patent number: 9665876
    Abstract: A system for publication and distribution of instructional materials comprises a host computer capable of receiving and storing educational works having one or more segments over a communications network, receiving one or more selections of at least one of the segments, producing a compilation of educational course materials containing at least the selected segments, receiving a request for access rights to a selection of one or more segments of the compilation, and providing access rights to the selected segments in response to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Monvini Limited
    Inventors: Michael Anthony Soldavini, Manus Bernard Monroe
  • Patent number: 9654732
    Abstract: The technology disclosed further relates to distribution of live streaming sources during a video collaboration session. In particular, it relates to receiving or placing an outside call from or to at least one remote limited participant to be joined with an ongoing video collaboration session on a display wall that combines multiple live streaming sources, locating a template that identifies at least one live streaming source selected from the ongoing video collaboration session to transmit to the remote limited participant, and causing a copy of the selected live streaming source to be directed to the remote limited participant upon connection to the ongoing video collaboration session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: INFOCUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Frederick P. Block, Brady O. Bruce, Devon Wright, Stanislav Angelov
  • Patent number: 9415621
    Abstract: A system for the integration of print and electronic media includes an electronic media device having a display operable to render an image and a paged media collection wherein several pages of the collection have an open area void of material. This open area is aligned with the display of the electronic device so as to integrate content presented on the printed pages with synchronized content rendered on the display of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Little Magic Books, LLC
    Inventor: David Fahrer
  • Patent number: 9327094
    Abstract: One or more embodiments of the present invention pertain to an apparatus that helps a child to fall asleep. The apparatus includes a set of eyes and eye lids. The apparatus also includes a media input/output unit configured to output audio from the apparatus or a portable device. The eyelids are may be configured to close while the audio is outputted from the media input/output unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Inventor: Anish Patel
  • Patent number: 9245458
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing toilet training of a person are provided. In one aspect, a method for managing toilet training of a person is provided. The method includes packaging a toilet training product within a container. The method also includes enclosing a post-sale image within the container. The post-sale image is configured to enable a set of enhanced functionality within a user computing device. The set of enhanced functionality is configured to track and record toilet training milestones achieved by the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Kelly Wade Jackson, Anita Marie-Nanette Gilgenbach, Carolyn Marie Eisele, Adam Howard Dreyer
  • Patent number: 9203790
    Abstract: A system for communication over a network is provided. The system has a module in communication with an application and the network, wherein the module is configured to create an event using an application, wherein the event comprises a first media upload by a first authorized user, receive permission from the first authorized user to transmit the event, store, on a server, the first media upload, transmit the first upload media to a second user in an authorized group of users upon request by the second user, wherein the transmission is permitted only for a first predetermined amount time, receive, at the server, a second media upload from the second authorized user in response to the first media upload and store, on a server, the second media upload until the first authorized party is ready to view the second media upload, wherein the server is configured to store the second media upload for a second predetermined amount of time. A method for communication over a network is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: SOCON MEDIA, INC.
    Inventor: Michael Lindley
  • Patent number: 9192868
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention is directed to a system for rendering audio animation, the system comprising: two or more non-biotic figures; an audio player, having two or more audio sources correspondingly to the two or more non-biotic figures, for simultaneously playing the audio signals associated with the two or more non-biotic figures; and two or more speaker units corresponding to the two or more audio sources. The system may further comprise means for wireless transmission of the audio signal of at least one of the audio sources to a remote speaker unit thereof. The means for wireless transmission may comprise a wireless transmission unit deployed at the audio player, and a wireless receiving unit deployed at the speaker unit. The non-biotic figure may be a two-dimensional, three-dimensional figure, and so on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: E.N.T. T Ltd.
    Inventor: Moshe Binyamin
  • Publication number: 20150147739
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a learning system using an OID pen, the learning system including a plurality of textbooks, in which texts and drawings are formed in a dot code, an OID pen to read and decode dot code information formed in a corresponding area when a specific area of the textbook is touched by the OID pen and generate a digital code based on the dot code information, and a smartphone to store content information and operating application corresponding to each textbook at a designated area, wherein the OID pen is connected to the smartphone, any one content corresponding to each textbook may be selected, and corresponding image data or audio data of the content based on the digital code determined when the dot code is read by the OID pen are loaded and outputted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Je-Woo PARK, Eui-Sung PARK
  • Publication number: 20150132735
    Abstract: Some implementations may include a computing device to generate a presentation and enable rehearsing delivery of the presentation. The presentation may include multiple slides, with each slide having one or more visual elements, such as text or graphics. One or more notes sections may be created. Each of the one or notes sections may correspond to a visual element of the one or more visual elements. Time targets associated with each of the one or more visual elements may be received. During rehearsal, visual elements may be highlighted based on the time targets and/or a position of the visual elements on a slide may be identified based on the time targets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Darren Keith Edge, Ha Thu Trinh
  • Patent number: 9031493
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for correlating an electronic book with a narration. A correlation is determined between a first portion of the narration and a first segment of the text within the electronic book. The correlation is stored as instructions to present the first segment of the text with emphasis simultaneously with playback of the first the portion of the narration. A determination is made that a second portion of the audio recording, immediately following the first portion, does not match a second segment of the text that immediately follows the first segment. A correlation between the second portion and a component of the electronic book is determined and stored as instructions to present the component with emphasis simultaneously with playback of the second portion of the narration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Salomon Morton, Abraham Phelps Murray
  • Publication number: 20150125835
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and method that includes a camera, a display and a processor wherein the camera captures a series of environmental images of an object, device or structure as the object, device or structure is assembled or constructed and then environmental image sis compared with a reference image. In exemplary embodiments, a reference standard image is displayed and, a user proceeds to manipulate objects to try to conform to the displayed referenced image. Next, environmental images are captured and a processor then compares the detected images against the reference standard and provides feedback to the user in the form of output that reflects compliance with the standard or a deviation from the standard. The feedback is provided, inter alia on a display panel so that the user can either confirm that the assembly is in conformance with the standard or see a graphical representation of how the assembly deviates from the standard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: David WITTICH, Ken BLACK-STEIN, Barbarba Banks WITTICH
  • Publication number: 20150111189
    Abstract: A system and method for browsing a multimedia file are disclosed. In playing a multimedia teaching file, a content located within a text recognition area is converted into at least one image-text and a voice signal in the multimedia teaching file is converted into at least one voice-text. Then, an index comprising the image-texts and the respective image-time thereof and the voice-texts and the respective voice-time thereof is generated. Subsequently, after the image-time and the voice-time of the image-text and the voice-text corresponding to the keyword are read out from the index, respectively, the multimedia teaching file is played according to the read image-time and voice-time. Thus, the content of multimedia teaching file may be searched and played rapidly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicants: INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION, INVENTEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Chaucer CHIU
  • Publication number: 20150079572
    Abstract: A method for enabling a teacher and student digital portfolio evaluation system, having a video camera for gathering audio and video data of at least one student's performance, a computer, laptop or tablet for receiving and storing that data, and data migration means for converting said data into HEDI scores, representing forty (40) points of a teacher's one hundred (100) point evaluation in accordance with the Annual Professional Performance Review. Twenty (20) of said forty (40) points represents growth, and said data migration means follows the algorithm: Pr=PreTest Po=Post Test g=Po?Pr g=½(100?g).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Izzet Mergen
  • Publication number: 20150064677
    Abstract: A processor implemented method for scoring a challenge taken by a user, and training the user using a simulation based learning platform is provided. The processor implemented method includes (i) obtaining, from a database, challenges to be taken by a user and associated at least one of information, (iii) processing a selection of, the challenge from the challenges with actions or steps performed by the user, (iv) rendering, hints to solve the challenge, (v) recording, steps taken by the user to solve the challenge, (vi) comparing the steps taken by the user with steps taken by an expert to solve the challenge to compute a deviance of the user from a reference path, (vii) scoring, the challenge based on the deviance of the user from the reference path to obtain a score, and (viii) notifying, a result associated with the challenge to the user based on the score.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Rajiv Baphna, Muraleedhar Ramapai, Anoop Gopikumar, Satyamoy Chatterjee, Halasyasiva Subramania, Parsuram Panigrahi, Ashutosh Joshi
  • Publication number: 20150064676
    Abstract: A system for associating an action of a user with a message corresponding to the action, where the message is visually displayed on a series of sequentially disposed discrete mats. The message is uttered by the user and the message is verified using a speech analyzer. The system includes at least two mats, each mat having a display, a transmitter, a receiver, and a presence sensor indicating the presence of the user and configured to indicate the intention of the user to add an answer to a composite answer. The system also includes an audio receiver that receives an audio input from the user and an indicator device that indicates whether the mat is a head mat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Susan Jean Carulli
  • Publication number: 20150050631
    Abstract: Methods and systems for interactive web based tutorials are described, to create, manage, facilitate, and develop the writing of the written components of admissions applications. Examples of the tutorials include managing essays, activity summaries, resumes, and other written responses required by admissions applications including their supplemental applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: David REYNALDO
  • Publication number: 20150050623
    Abstract: A system and method for training a student employ a simulation station that displays output to the student and receives input. The computer system has a rules engine operating on it and computer accessible data storage storing (i) learning object data including learning objects configured to provide interaction with the student at the simulation system and (ii) rule data defining a plurality of rules accessed by the rules engine. The rules data includes, for each rule, respective (a) if-portion data defining a condition of data and (o) then-portion data defining an action to be performed at the simulation station. The rules engine causes the computer system to perform the action when the condition of data is present in the data storage. For at least some of the rules, the action comprises output of one of the learning objects so as to interact with the student. The system may be networked with middleware and adapters that map data received over the network to rules engine memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: L-3 COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark Falash, Eytan Pollak, Michael Barnoske, George Rovny, Coy Stewart, Robert Ducharme
  • Publication number: 20150044657
    Abstract: A video-based teaching aid system and method. Video images are recorded of at least some of a plurality of people in a classroom setting by use of a video camera arrangement. Expressions of the people in the video images are identified by use of an expression recognition module configured to receive the video images from the video camera arrangement. The identified expressions of the people in the video images are correlated with at least one of an event or an outcome of an event occurring in a classroom setting by use of a correlation module. The results of the correlating are outputted by an output device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Edul N. Dalal, Wencheng Wu, Richard L. Howe
  • Publication number: 20150044658
    Abstract: A device and method for simultaneously capturing a combination of content video, content audio, presenter video and presenter audio, as well as distributing a combination of content video, content audio, presenter video and presenter audio to a digital sink via an HDMI connection. Video sources are automatically routed to the digital sink depending on the source configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Daniel Jackson
  • Patent number: 8954318
    Abstract: A method of using conversation state information in a conversational interaction system is disclosed. A method of inferring a change of a conversation session during continuous user interaction with an interactive content providing system includes receiving input from the user including linguistic elements intended by the user to identify an item, associating a linguistic element of the input with a first conversation session, and providing a response based on the input. The method also includes receiving additional input from the user and inferring whether or not the additional input from the user is related to the linguistic element associated with the conversation session. If related, the method provides a response based on the additional input and the linguistic element associated with the first conversation session. Otherwise, the method provides a response based on the second input without regard for the linguistic element associated with the first conversation session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Veveo, Inc.
    Inventors: Rakesh Barve, Murali Aravamudan, Sashikumar Venkataraman, Girish Welling
  • Publication number: 20150037765
    Abstract: A system and method for distributing and analyzing a set of tests includes a network, a test system, a manager, and a set of users connected to the network. The method includes the steps of receiving a set of challenges, a set of predetermined responses, and a set of parameters, generating a test message, sending the test message to each user, sending the set of challenges and the set of predetermined answers in response to the test message, receiving a set of audio responses, a set of text responses, a set of video responses, and a set of selected responses from the set of predetermined responses, analyzing the set of audio responses, the set of text responses, the set of video responses, and the set of selected responses, and calculating a set of scores.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: SPEETRA, INC.
    Inventors: Pawan Jaggi, Abhijeet Sangwan
  • Patent number: 8943721
    Abstract: This invention is a huggable picture frame in the form of a person or doll, with an audio playback and recording unit. The shape of the invention is preferably a human shape in a soft sculpture, with a frame capable of holding a photograph. The audio playback and recording unit is activated by at least one remote button. The audio playback and recording unit contains a microphone or other audio input device and a speaker or other audio output device. The audio playback and recording unit and power supply are enclosed within the soft sculpture with sufficient cushioning that the presence of such relatively hard objects is not easily felt while the soft sculpture is hugged or squeezed. The overall impression of the picture frame is a huggable doll, which with a selected photograph, presents a reminder of a particular person to the user of the picture frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventor: Audrey Storch
  • Publication number: 20150004586
    Abstract: The present invention teaches an interactive e-book with a coherent type of content presented in multiple formats as tailored to students of varied skill levels and needs to permit a diverse range of students to be presented with a uniform coherent body of instructional material. Further improvements include a system of regular interactive test modules to provide both comprehension feedback and to ascertain any adjustment in the content presentation as tailored to each student.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: KYLE TOMSON
  • Patent number: 8918318
    Abstract: Speech recognition of even a speaker who uses a speech recognition system is enabled by using an extended recognition dictionary suited to the speaker without requiring any previous learning using an utterance label corresponding to the speech of the speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshifumi Onishi
  • Publication number: 20140342335
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are disclosed for generating a personalized learning stream in a modular learning system. Learning applications are stored in the modular learning system, each associated with at least one application service. The modular learning system receives a performance request specifying one or more learning applications. After determining an availability of application services associated with the one or more specified learning applications, the modular learning system adds the specified learning applications to a learning stream associated with the learning user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicants: Monk Akarshala Design Private Limited, Monk Akarshala Inc.
    Inventor: Samridh Kapoor
  • Publication number: 20140342336
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are disclosed for generating a personalized tutoring stream in a modular learning system. Learning applications are stored in the modular learning system, each associated with at least one application service. The modular learning system receives a performance request specifying one or more learning applications. After determining an availability of application services associated with the one or more specified learning applications, the modular learning system adds the specified learning applications to a tutoring stream associated with the tutoring user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicants: Monk Akarshala Design Private Limited, MONK AKARSHALA INC.
    Inventor: Samridh Kapoor
  • Patent number: 8872652
    Abstract: A system for wireless multiple user access to a sensor comprises a sensor unit having a sensor element, a sensor user interface, and a sensor wireless transceiver that transmits information corresponding to the output of the sensor user interface. One or more receiving units each receive the information corresponding to the output of the sensor user interface, and provide that output to a receiver user interface. The receiver may be located near the sensor unit, or may be located remotely from the sensor unit. Multiple receiving units may be used, for example, by students receiving training on the use of a sensor unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Radiaulics, Inc.
    Inventor: Nikolaos I. Komninos
  • Patent number: 8872654
    Abstract: A system for wireless multiple user access to a sensor comprises a sensor unit having a sensor element (e.g. a leak detector), a sensor user interface, and a sensor wireless transceiver that transmits information corresponding to the sensor output. One or more receiving units each receive the sensor information corresponding to the output of the sensor user interface, and provide that output to a receiver user interface. Multiple receiving units may be used, for example, by students receiving training on the use of a sensor unit. An instructor unit can provided to allow an instructor to review the sensor information and create instructional commentary that is transmitted to each of the student receiver units along with the sensor information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Radiaulics, Inc.
    Inventor: Nikolaos I. Komninos
  • Patent number: 8849182
    Abstract: Methods and systems for measuring and gathering data relating to publication usage by participants in publication readership studies. Some methods and systems employ portable monitors carried by participants of the studies along with publications fitted with various devices, such as piezoelectric transducers, RFID tags and others devices and circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Alan R. Neuhauser, James M. Jensen, Jack C. Crystal, Jack K. Zhang, Daniel W. Pugh, Douglas J. Visnius, Eugene L. Flanagan, III
  • Patent number: 8847053
    Abstract: The systems and methods taught herein are generally directed to a dynamic point referencing of an audiovisual performance for an accurate and precise selection and controlled cycling of portions of the performance. The dynamic point referencing can be used by a learning artist, for example, in analyzing or performing a portion of the work through an accurate and precise digital audio/video instructional method having the controlled cycling feature. Such systems and methods will be appreciated, for example, by musicians, dancers, and other enthusiasts of the performing arts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Jammit, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Humphrey, Frank Gryner
  • Publication number: 20140272882
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting aberrant behavior in a testing environment involve receiving real-time audio-visual data from a detection device and executing an application stored in memory that, when executed by a processor, detect aberrant data within the real-time audio-visual data and reacting automatically to the aberrant data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Kryterion, Inc.
    Inventors: James Kaufman, Andrew Caldwell
  • Publication number: 20140248597
    Abstract: Computer-based educational systems, methods, and media for a child aged about 1 to about 10 years, comprising: an educational environment comprising: at least three subjects appropriate for the child, wherein each subject comprises a plurality of levels of learning; a plurality of learning activities associated with each subject; wherein the plurality of learning activities teaches toward one or more educational objectives in a subject and is substantially free of activities not teaching toward one or more educational objectives in a subject; a module for creating an avatar to represent the child; and a module for monitoring the progress of the child in each of the subjects, wherein the module for monitoring progress displays an explorable environment comprising the avatar representing the child, a learning path comprising a sequence of lessons or learning activities, and interactive elements configured to teach facts associated with the environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Age of Learning, Inc.
    Inventors: Doug Dohring, William McCaffrey, Stephanie Yost, David Hendry, Lee Borth
  • Publication number: 20140227671
    Abstract: An event recording system for multiple sensor integration with real time user controlled commenting and flagging includes a portable tablet computer including multiple source integrating recording software configured to i) capture at least one video image during at least part of the event, ii) capture at least one audio record of at least a portion of the event; iii) capture multiple data inputs from data sensors during at least part of the event; iv) contemporaneously flag the common log file by at least one user during the event; and v) Integrate each video image, each audio record, each data input and each flag into a common time sequenced log file; at least one video camera and microphone coupled to the portable tablet computer during at least part of the event configured to supply at least one video image and one audio input during at least part of the event; and at least two independent sensors coupled to the portable tablet computer during at least part of the event configured to supply at least two da
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Kb Port LLC
    Inventors: Clifford P. Olmstead, Charles G. Miller
  • Publication number: 20140205984
    Abstract: According to some aspects there is provided a learning system including at least one capture device for monitoring activity of at least one learner and at least one processor configured to: monitor the activity of the at least one learner during a learning event using the at least one capture device to generate learner activity data associated with the at least one learner; generate learner engagement data based upon the learner activity data associated with of the at least one learner, the learner engagement data being indicative of how engaged the learner is during the learning event; generate at least one learner engagement report based upon the learner engagement data; and provide the at least one learner engagement report to a computing device associated with an instructor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: DESIRE2LEARN INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Kenneth Chapman
  • Patent number: 8784114
    Abstract: A computer system contains and displays a cartoon-like story with a plurality of displayed components (such as cartoon characters, play items, etc.) recognizable by a preschool student on a first portion of the display screen along with an accompanying voice message on the speaker. Written instructions for teachers to follow in a personal one-to-one interaction with one or more students are displayed on a second portion of the display screen. For some activities, the student may actually respond using the computer such as by touching a touch screen or using a mouse to select one of the displayed components in response to a request to select a displayed component having a predetermined aspect. For other activities the teacher enters the response of the student as observed by the teacher. When one or more correct responses are entered by the student or teacher, achievement of a goal can automatically be entered into the educational management system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Assessment Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: David W. Bergan
  • Publication number: 20140186810
    Abstract: A system and method for training a student employ a simulation station that displays output to the student and receives input. The computer system has a rules engine operating on it and computer accessible data storage storing (i) learning object data including learning objects configured to provide interaction with the student at the simulation system and (ii) rule data defining a plurality of rules accessed by the rules engine. The rules data includes, for each rule, respective (a) if-portion data defining a condition of data and (b) then-portion data defining an action to be performed at the simulation station. The rules engine causes the computer system to perform the action when the condition of data is present in the data storage. For at least some of the rules, the action comprises output of one of the learning objects so as to interact with the student.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: L-3 Communications Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Falash, Eytan Pollak, Michael Barnoske
  • Publication number: 20140186811
    Abstract: A health care apparatus (10) and methods for rendering audio visual content to a medical patient in the patient's home, in which a content element storage (22) stores a plurality of audio visual content elements (28) to be rendered to the patient, including role playing simulation content elements (40) in which in which the patient is presented with a situation involving an issue related to a medical condition confronted by a character (42) and in which the patient provides input related to the character's situation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Gilbert LEMKE, Debra Ann LIEBERMAN, Tadashi EGAMI
  • Publication number: 20140178846
    Abstract: A method and system for interactive education and management that includes storing, by a server including a processor, a plurality of different items of media content. The server receives first user input from at least one first user, associates at least one item of media content of the plurality of different items of media content with at least one second user of a plurality of different second users based at least partly on the first user input, associates at least one other item of media content of the plurality of different items of media content with at least one other second user of the plurality of different second users based at least partly on the first user input, and provides the at least one item of media content to reproduction equipment of the at least one second user for reproducing the at least one item of media content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventors: Alan M. Letzt, Stephanie P. Letzt, Thomas M. Welsh
  • Publication number: 20140178847
    Abstract: The present invention relates to dynamic connected multifunctional system adapted to provide a user at least one of a learning experience, an entertaining experience, a social experience, and combinations thereof, the system comprising: a multi elements base comprising at least a base structure, at least one sensor, and a plurality of detachable elements, a communication manager, and an external supporting subsystem comprising at least a smart device and a server, wherein an action performed by the user on said multi element base via a specific detachable element or a sensor, or both, creates at least one signal containing at least information related to identification of the specific detachable element involved in the action and the relative position over said multi elements base that the action was performed, and at least one signal indicating the sensor in use, said signals are delivered through the communication manager to the external supporting system and activates at least one response to be perform by
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: SEEBO INTERACTIVE LTD.
    Inventors: Lior Akavia, Liran Akavia
  • Publication number: 20140168348
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing system including a position management unit configured to manage positions of avatars operated by users in a virtual space, a schedule management unit configured to manage a schedule of communication of the users, and a control unit configured to cause communication between terminals used by the users who are scheduled to have the communication to be established when the avatars of the users who are scheduled to have the communication gather in a predefined place in the virtual space and to cause at least one of an image and a voice to be transmitted and received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Ichiro Kubota, Hiromitsu Aikawa
  • Publication number: 20140162234
    Abstract: A method, that may include capturing, by a mobile media capture device, audio information related to the lecture during a time period that at least partially overlaps a time period during which the lecture occurs; repeating, during the time period, the stages of: checking, by the mobile media capture device, for an occurrence of an event related to the lecture; selecting, by the mobile media capture device and in response to an occurrence of the event, a selected manner to acquire visual information related to the lecture out of (a) an acquisition, at a first rate, of multiple still images of at least a first resolution and (b) an acquisition of a video stream of up to a second resolution that is lower of the first resolution; wherein the first rate is lower than a rate of acquisition of images of the video stream; and acquiring the visual information according to the selected manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventor: Jacob Ukelson
  • Publication number: 20140127664
    Abstract: Method and system for real-time computerized interactive text memorization. The real-time computerized interactive text memorization aids in the memorization of large amounts of text that contain an established sequence and flow that must be adhered to during the recitation of the text by a speaker. The present disclosure utilizes a data parser, a character selection function, a text to speech engine and a voice recorder to provide visual text displays, digitized and recorded audio playback and digitized and recorded audio annotation. Data is uploaded into the system where they are then scanned by the data parser and prepared to create the various audio/visual elements needed for memorization by the user. The data parser then searches and separates text-based data into its unique theatrical or playwriting character based components. A character selection function of the present disclosure allows a user to select as many characters s desired from the uploaded parsed data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Mytheaterapps.com
    Inventor: Kevin Smith
  • Publication number: 20140113264
    Abstract: An emotion exchange apparatus comprises: a communication unit configured to receive an emotion signal of an emotion deliverer from an external device; an output unit configured to output the emotion signal; an input unit configured to receive a counterpart emotion signal of an emotion learner in response to the emotion signal; and a controller coupled to one or more of the output unit, the input unit, and the communication unit, and configured to receive the emotion signal from the external device through the communication unit, output the emotion signal in an audible or visual manner, receive the counterpart emotion signal from the input unit, and transmit the counterpart emotion signal to the external device through the communication unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventor: Ji Hyun MOON
  • Publication number: 20140099622
    Abstract: A design application allows one or more authors to create a learning path associated with a given topic. The learning path includes content curated from various online resources. The design application allows the authors to aggregate the content from the various online resources. The design application allows the author to curate content to include or associate with nodes. The design application also allows the authors to arrange the nodes in a hierarchy. When the learning path is complete, the design application presents the learning path to users. Users access the content within the learning path according to the hierarchy of the nodes. Advantageously, the author is able to present content, which may otherwise be distributed across the internet, within a cohesive learning path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: AUTODESK, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam ARNOLD, Martha ELLINGSON, Jy-Huey LIN, Thomas A. WILLIAMS, Douglas LOOK, John WALLACE
  • Publication number: 20140099616
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method comprising: retrieving, by one or more computer systems, a patient education module for educating a patient about a medical procedure; wherein a structure of the patient education module comprises a first educational section and a second educational section; where the first educational section comprises information and one or more visualizations related to a first stage of the medical procedure; wherein the second educational section comprises information and one or more visualizations related to a second stage of the medical procedure; transmitting, to a device used by the patient, the patient education module for the patient to review the patient education module; receiving, from the device used by the patient, information specifying that the patient has reviewed and understood one or more of the first educational section and the second educational section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventor: Ali Adel Hussam
  • Publication number: 20140093855
    Abstract: Methods, systems, apparatus, and non-transitory computer readable media for treating a user having a learning disability. In embodiments, the method comprises displaying, at a physical location on a display device, at least one graphic element associated with a virtual sound source position in a three dimensional soundfield corresponding to the physical position of the at least one graphic element, and responding to a user selection of one of the at least one graphic elements by playing a three dimensional audio effect having a perceived source located at the virtual sound source position corresponding to the selected graphic element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventor: Dennis Waldman
  • Publication number: 20140087349
    Abstract: An embeddable video playing system and method. A user interface executing the method generates a display window for displaying video content to teach a course. The course includes a plurality of selectable lessons. The method displays a play control to play the video content and control bars to play several time-coded segments associated with the lesson. The method might also display an embedded exercise link, file attachment link and communication interface link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventors: Justin Shelby Kitch, John Paul Tokash, Thai Duc Bui
  • Publication number: 20140080109
    Abstract: Techniques for providing an immersive storytelling experience using a plurality of storytelling devices. Each of the storytelling devices may be configured to perform one or more actions based on a current context of a story and in response to a stimulus event. The actions include at least one of an auditory and a visual effect. Embodiments also provide a controller device configured to manage a playback of the story, by adjusting the stimulus event and the effect of each of the plurality of storytelling devices, based on the current context of the story, thereby creating an interactive and immersive storytelling experience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Charles Haseltine, Joseph O'Brien Garlington, Theodore Wei-Yun Leung, Eric Wilson Muhlheim, Gabriel Sebastian Schlumberger
  • Publication number: 20140072944
    Abstract: A system, method and computer program product for providing a learning aid using pictorial mnemonics. The method can include receiving a first input including a selection of a content topic. The method further includes displaying a first pictorial mnemonic associated with the selected topic, wherein the first pictorial mnemonic comprises one or more sub-images, and a list of one or more attributes, wherein each attribute is associated with a corresponding sub-image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventors: Kenneth Robertson, Ron Robertson, Adeel Yang, Nicole Pasteur
  • Publication number: 20140057238
    Abstract: A system and method for on-line interactive learning and feedback is provided. The system elicits user responses and provides a means for the users to evaluate responses and receive feedback from other users and from subject matter experts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventors: Karl Shumpei Okamoto, Emily Christian Foote, Yuhan Paul Tzen