Audio Recording And Visual Means Patents (Class 434/308)
  • Patent number: 11343570
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided herein for providing a storyline based media content. At least two storylines may be identified, each storyline specifying an order of providing a plurality of episodes from a plurality of interrelated series. Identifiers of the plurality of episodes are displayed. Then identifiers of a first set of the plurality of episodes that are relevant to the first storyline are graphically modified to indicate relevance to the first storyline. Identifiers of a second set of the plurality of episodes that are relevant to the second storyline are also graphically modified to indicate relevance to the second storyline. A first and second storyline identifier are generating for display to enable storyline selection. The interrelated series are then provided to a user device in the order specified by the selected storyline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Rowena Young, Sang Mo Kim, Edison Lin, Milan Patel
  • Patent number: 11322046
    Abstract: A method for managing a language speaking lesson on a network is implemented through the steps of: receiving, by a management server, a request for registering a voice recording task of a learner from an instructor terminal; receiving, by the management server, voice recording data from a terminal of a learner who has confirmed the voice recording task; and receiving, by the management server, recording data for pronunciation correction of the voice recording data from the instructor terminal. By this method, the learner may be sufficiently given an opportunity to practice speaking a foreign language in a course of performing the voice recording task. In addition, the learner may repeatedly listen to the recording data for pronunciation correction directly recorded by the instructor for his or her foreign language pronunciation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignees: YANADOO
    Inventor: Min Chul Kim
  • Patent number: 11288681
    Abstract: A system is provided for interpreting conversation profile records and generating sales task. The system includes a data store having a plurality of data items including conversation profile data and consumer product data and a resource management module configured to evaluate the data items and create a plurality of sales representative tasks and assign to each task at least one of a customer, a product, a sales representative, at least one action plan queue, and a priority level according to the evaluation. The evaluation of the data items can include identifying patterns between the data items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: SalesBoost, LLC
    Inventor: Margaret L Brooks
  • Patent number: 11164479
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing driver situational awareness recovery training in a virtual reality environment are disclosed. According to some aspects, a virtual reality driving simulation may be determined based on one or more input parameters. The virtual reality driving simulation may include: i) an autonomous vehicle for executing a transition from a first level of vehicle control to a second level of vehicle control, and (ii) a driving scenario for the user to practice situational awareness recovery in response to the transition. The first level requires an automated driving system to monitor the driving environment and control the autonomous vehicle, and the second level requires a human driver to monitor the driving environment and control the autonomous vehicle. While the virtual reality driving simulation is rendered, user performance data may be recorded. Based on an analysis of the user performance data, a driving competency score may be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventor: Anna Marie Madison
  • Patent number: 11138254
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and system for improving digital content recommendations of a presentation is provided. The method comprises determining one or more knowledge areas covered by the presentation stored in a database; determining an audience proficiency level in the one or more knowledge areas based on audience data stored in the database; estimating a knowledge gap from the audience proficiency level and the presentation; and automatically generating a recommendation based, at least in part, on the knowledge gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: RingCentral, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher van Rensburg, Martin Arastafar
  • Patent number: 11127308
    Abstract: In some implementations, one or more computers provide data for an application configured to provide interactive content personalized for a user of a mobile device. The one or more computers obtain activity data for the user for a current segment of the program. The activity data can include interaction data indicating one or more interactions of the user with the application during the current segment and sensor data indicating one or more measurements separate from user input to the application. The one or more computers identify a subset of content for the current segment based data indicating on a current track or level assigned for the user. The one or more computers cause a selected portion of the content in the subset to be presented on the mobile device in response to a determination, based at least in part on the sensor data for the current segment, that one or more triggers or conditions defined by rules associated with the current track or level are satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Vignet Incorporated
    Inventors: Praduman Jain, Dave Klein, Yue Cao, Neeta Jain
  • Patent number: 11094219
    Abstract: A system and method for assisted-learning with a portable computing device that includes a color detection mode and a game mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Cesar Augusto Rodriguez Bravo
  • Patent number: 10984669
    Abstract: Embodiments describe an approach for improving learning techniques based on a virtual augmented reality learning platform, comprising generating one or more augmented reality learning memories of one or more instructors teaching a task to one or more instructees. Creating ranking scores for the one or more augmented reality memories based on learning effectiveness of the one or more instructees. Incorporating a portion of the one or more augmented reality memories into a virtual augmented reality learning platform based on the ranking scores, and sharing the virtual augmented reality learning platform with the one or more instructees not associated with the portion of the one or more augmented reality memories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mohak K. Sukhwani, Aditya K. Sinha, Vijay Ekambaram
  • Patent number: 10936281
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products controlling navigation of a visual aid during a presentation are provided. An example method includes monitoring, speech of an individual during the presentation. Evaluating one or more verbal and visual cues indicative of an end of a slide of a plurality of slides of the visual aid. Predicting a probability of changing the slide to a next slide of the plurality of slides in a predetermined amount of time, in which the probability is predicted based, at least in part, on the evaluated one or more verbal and visual cues. Displaying the next slide at the predetermined amount of time from the predicting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Rasit Onur Topaloglu
  • Patent number: 10916158
    Abstract: The invention provides a classroom cognitive load detection system belonging to the field of education informationization, which includes the following. A task completion feature collecting module records an answer response time and a correct answer rate of a student when completing a task. A cognitive load self-assessment collecting module quantifies and analyzes a mental effort and a task subjective difficulty by a rating scale. An expression and attention feature collecting module collects a student classroom performance video to obtain a face region through a face detection and counting a smiley face duration and a watching duration of the student according to a video analysis result. A feature fusion module fuses aforesaid six indexes into a characteristic vector. A cognitive load determining module inputs the characteristic vector to a classifier to identify a classroom cognitive load level of the student.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: CENTRAL CHINA NORMAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Zongkai Yang, Jingying Chen, Sannvya Liu, Ruyi Xu, Kun Zhang, Leyuan Liu, Shixin Peng, Zhicheng Dai
  • Patent number: 10904265
    Abstract: An internet service provider (ISP) is configured to provide notification messages such as service updates to subscribers via redirected web pages. In order for the web pages to be treated as originating from the ISP, the ISP provides a shared secret in the browser message. The shared secret may be a secret not derivable by viruses or trojans in the subscriber computer, such as a MAC address of the subscriber modem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: PERFTECH, INC
    Inventors: Henry M. Donzis, Lewis T. Donzis, Rodney D. Frey, John A. Murphy, Jonathan E. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10755596
    Abstract: A multi-page illustrated and written book printed on synthetic paper with an electronics module that can record sounds through one or more microphones to solid-state, digital memory and playback pre-recorded or user recorded audio data from the digital memory device through one or more speakers is disclosed. The book may include one or more of the following either on the front or back cover or on any of the plurality of pages inside the book: mirror, signature page, pocket page, or high-contract geometric patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventors: Christina Osborn Rudie, Paul W. Scott, IV
  • Patent number: 10712996
    Abstract: An image display system including a display control device and terminals is provided. Each of the terminals includes a processor configured to: extract, from a photograph photographed for a specific period, an image representing a code for identifying a material stored in a server; and obtain the code by decoding the image, and a receiver configured to obtain a material from the server based on the code obtained. The display control device includes a controller configured to control the display to display the image. In a first terminal of the terminals, the specific period is a first period. In a second terminal of the terminals, the specific period is a second period. The controller controls the display to display a particular image as the image for the first period. The particular image represents, as the code, a code for identifying a particular material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Kenji Matsuhara
  • Patent number: 10534528
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for providing a digital flash card function in electronic devices. In an embodiment, a digital flash card includes a word or phrase along with the definition of the word or phrase pulled automatically from a glossary or dictionary. The digital flash card may be created through an options menu after selecting a word or phrase, automatically whenever a word or phrase is highlighted by the user, or whenever a word or phrase is looked up. Once the flash cards have been created, they may be organized into various folders or stacks, and in some cases the flash cards may automatically be organized based on the source of the selected word or phrase. Once one or more flash cards have been created, the user may view flash cards, flip them over to view the opposite side, and scroll through the flash cards using various touch screen gestures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC
    Inventor: Amir Mesguich Havilio
  • Patent number: 10417744
    Abstract: A video distribution device includes: an acquisition unit for acquiring multiple videos of the same object shot from different angles; a storage unit for associating a still image for a predetermined duration of time extracted from each of the multiple videos with information indicating an angle at which the corresponding video is shot, and storing the associated still image in a chronological order; a reception unit for receiving an angle for viewing the object designated via an information processing terminal; and a control unit for performing a control in which each time the reception unit receives the designated angle, a still image corresponding to the angle is obtained from the storage unit, and the still image corresponding to the angle is transmitted to the information processing terminal in the chronological order where the still image is stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Amatelus Inc.
    Inventors: Shinya Shimojo, Mitsuhide Matsuda
  • Patent number: 10366618
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: PICMONIC INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth Robertson, Ron Robertson, Adeel Yang, Nicole Pasteur
  • Patent number: 10332496
    Abstract: Provided are a display device and a program which allow a user to intuitively recognize a connection and a breathing timing between respective notes. A CPU (11) generates a guide image, based on information about a sound-producing timing and a sound length of each note, which are included in a guide melody track. The CPU (11) smoothly connects respective notes. Thereafter, the CPU (11) disconnects the notes at the breathing timing indicated in a breath position track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Hata
  • Patent number: 10319252
    Abstract: A learning system for a text-to-text application such as a machine translation system. The system has questions, and a matrix of correct answers to those questions. Any of the many different correct answers within the matrix can be considered as perfectly correct answers to the question. The system operates by displaying a question, which may be a phrase to be translated, and obtaining an answer to the question from the user. The answer is compared against the matrix and scored. Feedback may also be provided to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SDL Inc.
    Inventors: Michel Galley, Kevin Knight, Daniel Marcu
  • Patent number: 10311094
    Abstract: A method and system for description of synthetic audiovisual content makes it easier for humans, software components or devices to identify, manage, categorize, search, browse and retrieve such content. For instance, a user may wish to search for specific synthetic audiovisual objects in digital libraries, Internet web sites or broadcast media; such a search is enabled by the invention. Key characteristics of synthetic audiovisual content itself such as the underlying 2d or 3d models and parameters for animation of these models are used to describe it. To represent features of synthetic audiovisual content, depending on the description scheme to be used, a number of descriptors are selected and assigned values. The description scheme instantiated with descriptor values is used to generate the description, which is then stored for actual use during query/search.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P.
    Inventors: Qian Huang, Joern Ostermann, Atul Puri, Raj Kumar Rajendran
  • Patent number: 10143919
    Abstract: Systems, methods and articles of manufacture for creating out-of-game objectives for a computer game. Embodiments include determining user identification information identifying a user account within a computer game. Communications with a first physical device are established. In response to an in-game event within the computer game, embodiments configure the first physical device to detect a first out-of-game activity by configuring the first physical device with one or more conditions that are satisfied when data collected using one or more sensors of the first physical device exceeds a defined threshold value, and that, when satisfied, indicate the first out-of-game activity is completed. Upon receiving, from the first physical device, an indication that the out-of-game activity has been completed, embodiments affect one or more gameplay attributes of the computer game for the user account, based on the completed out-of-game activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert H. Nelson, Jeffrey O. Bunker, Robert R. Lowe
  • Patent number: 10104355
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and system for simulating a mock press conference for fantasy sports. The method includes presenting a plurality of topics and corresponding questions to a user. The questions are pre-loaded and recorded by a reporter representing a media outlet. The method also includes allowing the user to select a topic and a question. Further, the method includes recording the user's response to the question within a pre-defined time period to develop a corresponding Mock Press Conference video. Furthermore, the method includes processing the Mock Press Conference video once the user successfully completes responding to the question. Moreover, the method includes synchronizing the Mock Press Conference video with the question for automatic playback to simulate a real-life press conference broadcast with media flashes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventor: Jeffrey L. Clark
  • Patent number: 10043500
    Abstract: A method of making audio music selection and creating a mixtape, comprising importing song files from a song repository; sorting and filtering the song files based on selection criteria; and creating the mixtape from the song files sorting and filtering results. The sorting and filtering of the song files comprise: spectral analyzing each of the song files to extract low level acoustic feature parameters of the song file; from the low level acoustic feature parameter values, determining the high level acoustic feature parameters of the analyzed song file; determining a similarity score of each of the analyzed song files by comparing the acoustic feature parameter values of the analyzed song file against desired acoustic feature parameter values determined from the selection criteria; and sorting the analyzed song files according to their similarity scores; and filtering out the analyzed song files with first similarity scores lower than a filter threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: MiQ Limited
    Inventors: John Saint Quattro, Alexander Varlamov, Siu Ka Shan
  • Patent number: 9986266
    Abstract: At a mobile terminal coupled to a control apparatus using an interface provided by the mobile terminal: receiving a user instruction to play a main multimedia file; playing a pre-arranged multimedia file associated with the main multimedia file before playing all or a portion of the main multimedia file; while playing the pre-arranged multimedia file, receiving an operation signal from the control apparatus through the interface, wherein the control signal is sent to the mobile terminal in response to a user operation received at the control apparatus, and the control signal corresponds to a control instruction regarding playback of the pre-arranged multimedia file; in response to receiving the control signal: if a user account associated with the mobile terminal meets authorization criteria with respect to the control instruction, executing, according to the control instruction, a control operation on the pre-arranged multimedia file that is being played.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Bin Zhou, Mingliang Wang
  • Patent number: 9965050
    Abstract: Interactive electronic system having a screen and a three-axis compass sensor for detecting flipping of pages of a book, wherein the book comprises a plurality of pages, each having with one or more magnets, and wherein the system is arranged to detect the flipping of pages of the book by the data readings of the value of one axis, X, Y, or Z; or the magnitude of the calculated vector of the values of the axes X, Y, and Z. Also a method of interaction comprises: downloading the software of the book to the electronic device; putting the book which contains the sensors in a pre-determined area near the electronic device in manner to identify the pages; calibrating the system; obtaining the values of the magnitude of the magnetic field by the compass sensor to detect the page that is open; displaying the corresponding digital content in synchronization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO
    Inventors: Ana Carina Pinheiro De Figueiredo, Ana Lúcia Jesus Pinto, Pedro Sergio Oliveira Branco, Nelson Troca Zagalo
  • Patent number: 9904501
    Abstract: A handheld communication device includes first and second screens, a hinge to rotate the first and second screens between open and closed positions, and a position sensor to determine the relative position of the first and second screens. The position sensor can be a Hall-Effect sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventor: Charles Becze
  • Patent number: 9860398
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is provided capable of creating images of a plurality of question sentences and answer columns from a document. A document reading unit reads a document to which marking has been applied by a plurality of different patterns and acquires document image data. A marking pattern detection unit recognizes in each different pattern the marking in a marking region to which the marking of the document image data has been applied and detects a pattern of the marking. A question sentence creation unit creates, in each different pattern, question sentence image data in which partial image data in the marking region is deleted from the document image data. An output unit outputs the question sentence image data created by the question sentence creation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Akira Shimada
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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