Image Projector Patents (Class 434/314)
  • Publication number: 20150118657
    Abstract: Methods and systems for creating workout routines are provided. An example method includes dynamically receiving data associated with one or more user personal metrics. The method further includes providing a user with a plurality of workout video segments based on the data associated with user personal metrics. The method also includes receiving, from the user, a video selection. The video selection includes one or more workout video segments selected from the plurality of workout video segments. The method further includes determining that the user personal metrics differ from predetermined user personal metrics. Based on the determination, the workout video segments are dynamically customized to obtain one or more customized video segments. The method further includes dynamically overlaying the data associated with the personal metrics over the customized video segments. After overlaying the data, one or more output customized video segments are obtained and displayed to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: GlobalMe, LLC
    Inventors: Anne Shrake, Aaron Mapes
  • Publication number: 20140342337
    Abstract: Audio-video components present different queries associated with different unlearned portions of stored training information to a trainee in response to detecting presences of the trainee at different, respective geographic locations that are each within a specified spatial proximity to the first audio-video components. The specified spatial proximity is selected so that text messages of the queries displayed in a specified font size on a display device of the audio-video components are legible, or that spoken words of the first or second query conveyed within audio media on a speaker are sufficiently loud to be heard by the trainee, or that an earpiece worn by the trainee establishes a wireless communication with the audio-video components to convey the spoken words of the queries within the audio media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Scott G. Bowden, Christopher J. Dawson, Sanjeev Kumar V. Marimekala
  • Patent number: 8723791
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes an interactive display system, method and computer readable medium. In one embodiment, an interactive display surface having one or more computer generated patterns printed thereon may be utilized in conjunction with an electronic pen in order to identify the absolute position of the pen relative to the interactive display surface. In one embodiment, the absolute position of the electronic pen may be transmitted to a computer system and utilized to control one or more programs running on the computer system. In one embodiment, the visual output of the computer system may be superimposed upon the interactive display surface using one or more projectors. The computer generated patterns may have a predefined association with a control operation of the computer system such that placing the electronic pen in proximity to the associated generated pattern causes the computer system to automatically execute the associated control operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Ketab Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Khaled A Kalaldeh, Tawfeeq A Saad Eddin
  • Patent number: 8652072
    Abstract: A kinematic system is described. The kinematic system includes a kinematic device for attachment to a subject's body part. The kinematic device projects a light line, and a movement of the light line is used to evaluate a movement, posture, or balance of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Stimson Biokinematics, LLC
    Inventors: Wendy Stimson, John Caldwell
  • Patent number: 8539560
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to systems and methods for protecting content by automatically identifying a display surface viewable only to authorized users and displaying protected content on the identified display surface. In one example embodiment, content is displayed on a first display surface in viewable range of a first user authorized to view the content. The entrance of a second user into viewable range of the first display surface is detected, and automatically determined to be unauthorized to view the content. A second display surface in viewable range of the first user but not viewable by the second user is automatically identified in response to detecting the entrance of the second, unauthorized user into viewable range of the first display surface. The display of the content is automatically moved from the first display surface to the second display surface to prevent the content from being viewed by the unauthorized user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Srihari V. Angaluri, Gary D. Cudak, Christopher J. Hardee, Randall C. Humes
  • Patent number: 8525784
    Abstract: A methods and systems for use of an input device with a display system are disclosed. In an example embodiment, a projection device configured to project a displayed image is provided where the displayed image includes one or more selectable items. The projection system further includes an input device which may be movable in free space and may be configured to point to the selectable items. The input device may be enabled to provide a double-click input to effect one or more changes in a graphical user interface that corresponds with a selection of a particular one of the selectable items at which the input device is pointed. The double click input may be identified such that movement of the input device after initiation of the double-click input may be ignored by the graphical user interface until completion of the double click input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Alexander Benenson
  • Publication number: 20090246749
    Abstract: The interactive storyteller system (11) of the invention comprises electronic circuitry, wherein the electronic circuitry is operative to allow a user to select data associated with a book (13), the data comprising a plurality of associations, each of the plurality of associations being between one or more words of the book (13) and an output signal, detect one or more spoken words, look up an association comprising the one or more spoken words in the plurality of associations, and reproduce the output signal associated with the one or more spoken words. The computer program product of the invention enables a programmable device to function as the system of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Inventors: Paul Philip Thursfield, Herjen Mathijs Oldenbeuving, Lisa Tania Smith, Peter Penning
  • Publication number: 20090162823
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device which allows to preferably explain and demonstrate three-dimensional objects, such as anatomic models or also models and exhibits for museums and fairs. According to the invention the model 1 is fastened to the adjacencies by at least one multiple-component force-torque measurement device 2, includes an electronic storage and evaluation unit and an optic-visual and/or acoustic indicating device. The force-torque measurement device 2 converts the forces and moments arising when the model 1 is touched into electrical measurement signals to be leaded to the electronic storage and evaluation unit, and in the electronic storage and evaluation unit the contact zone is calculated from the forces and torques detected as a result of the touch, and is communicated to the operator as a signal by means of the optic-visual and/or acoustic indicating device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Inventors: ROBERT RIENER, RAINER BURGKART
  • Patent number: 7441905
    Abstract: An optical scanner suitable for scanning a vertical object. The optical scanner has a scanning body, a focusing device and a scanning module. The scanning body has a transparent window, the focusing device has an arm, a reflective mirror and a lens. One end of the arm is coupled to the scanning body, and the reflecting mirror and the lens are disposed on the arm. The scanning module is disposed in the scanning body with a shell, a lens and an optical sensor. The shell has a light cone opening, and the lens and optical sensor are disposed within the shell. The image of the vertical object is focused by the focusing device on the transparent window, incident to the scanning module via the light cone opening, and refracted by the lens to form an image on the optical sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Inventors: Jen-Shou Tseng, Shih-Zheng Kuo, Chang-Lun Chiang
  • Patent number: 7270420
    Abstract: An optical scanner suitable for scanning a vertical object. The optical scanner has a scanning body, a focusing device and a scanning module. The scanning body has a transparent window, the focusing device has an arm, a reflective mirror and a lens. One end of the arm is coupled to the scanning body, and the reflecting mirror and the lens are disposed on the arm. The scanning module is disposed in the scanning body with a shell, a lens and an optical sensor. The shell has a light cone opening, and the lens and optical sensor are disposed within the shell. The image of the vertical object is focused by the focusing device on the transparent window, incident to the scanning module via the light cone opening, and refracted by the lens to form an image on the optical sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Assignee: Transpacific IP, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jen-Shou Tseng, Shih-Zheng Kuo, Chang-Lun Chiang
  • Patent number: 5541680
    Abstract: A slide projector assembly provided with novel slides which may be drawn upon and/or associated with a sound track specific to the slide being projected. The slides may be blank or have line drawings in which cases the slides may be drawn upon. In addition slides, either of the type set forth above, or of a more or less conventional photographic slide design, may be provided with unique machine readable slide identification means. A housing, which includes slide projection means, is also provided with slide identification reading means so that when a slide is placed in the slide receiving means of the slide projection means a recognition signal will be transmitted. This signal will be received by an audio recording and playback means which may initiate either the playing of a sound track or may set a flag at the beginning of a sound track which is to be recorded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1996
    Inventor: Wayne G. Fromm
  • Patent number: 5067287
    Abstract: In accordance with the invention a wall assembly for displaying visual messages, has a front portion, a display area in the front portion, the display area providing an opening through the wall assembly, a projection screen for covering the opening, and a display panel movable from behind part of the front portion into the display area. The wall assembly can be placed before an audience and used to display visual messages which may be shown for example by projection onto a screen, or by writing on a display panel, with a facility for covering the display area when that area is not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1991
    Inventor: Kenneth T. Lewis
  • Patent number: 4959734
    Abstract: An interactive control system including a wide bandwidth, random access recorder including a recording which contains sequentially recorded discete sets of co-located video, audio and digital information including, for example, a question or other interrogation signal, and wherein at an end of a set of such co-located recorded information there would be recorded a multiplicity of digital signals, each signal being comprised of an "answer" portion and a "second location" portion. Further, circuitry is provided to halt the playback of the recording when an input from the user is required for the purposes of testing, measuring or selecting and where the recording medium is halted before the location of the multiplicity of digital signal portions is reached. Further, circuitry is provided for a digital response to the interrogation signal to be obtained from a manual or automatic operation and placed in a "response" digital storage register.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 25, 1990
    Assignee: Interactive Video Disc Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard W. Foster
  • Patent number: 4710130
    Abstract: A product and method for the presentation of prerecorded audio-visual sets of related words or phrases for their learned association is disclosed wherein the learner is presented simultaneous and sequential audio material while viewing spatially compatible visual representations. The first auditory presentation directs a known stimulus to the learner's left ear and an unknown response to the right ear. The stimulus is at a lower intensity than the response and the onset of the stimulus is slightly before or simultaneous with the onset of the response. The next auditory presentation directs the response term to both ears. The auditory presentations are concurrent with exposure to visual representations of the stimulus and response terms. This optimal combination saves time, improves performance, and enhances the efficiency of rehearsal for learning the association of the verbal stimulus-response materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 1986
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1987
    Inventor: Louis Aarons
  • Patent number: 4470675
    Abstract: Random access slide projector apparatus is provided for the random access presentation of slide programs. The random access apparatus is responsive to an encoded program tape or to input signals from a local or remote keyboard. The encoded program tape includes predetermined slide address signals as burst format signals corresponding to desired slide positions in the slide tray. The random access apparatus decodes the encoded slide address signals and generates appropriate control outputs to move the slide tray to the desired programmed slide position and project the desired slides. The random access apparatus also provides for the recording of slide address signals in accordance with keyboard entries to prepare random access program tapes. The program tape includes one track for the recording of encoded slide address signals and a second synchronized track for narrative program information to accompany the slide program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1981
    Date of Patent: September 11, 1984
    Assignee: Bell & Howell Company
    Inventors: Dominic J. Di Gianfilippo, Robert R. Parker
  • Patent number: 4468204
    Abstract: A method of human-machine interactive instruction with the aid of a digital computer is disclosed. The first step is providing the computer with a data base of a series of questions and answers which can be reproduced and thereafter individualized by student use by (i) providing the digital computer with a keyboarded typed question, (ii) providing the computer with a keyboarded typed answer, (iii) speaking the correct answer a plurality of times to generate relational signals for master template of the correct answer in digital form, and (iv) correlating the master template with the corresponding keyboarded typed answer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1982
    Date of Patent: August 28, 1984
    Assignee: Scott Instruments Corporation
    Inventors: Brian L. Scott, William D. Wagers, Jr.