Means For Demonstrating Apparatus, Product, Or Surface Configuration, Or For Displaying Education Material Or Student's Work Patents (Class 434/365)
  • Patent number: 10970428
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of providing performance indicators of a robot hand and a method of optimizing a structure of the robot hand, and more particularly to a method of providing performance indicators of a robot hand, in which the performance indicators are to objectively compare a plurality of robot hands with respect to performance, and a method of optimizing a structure of the robot hand, in which engineering design criteria are provided to determine essential factors in developing the structure of the robot hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Research & Business Foundation Sungkyunkwan University
    Inventors: Hyouk Ryeol Choi, Gi Tae Kang, Anna Kim, Yong Bum Kim, Won Suk You, Gun Kyu Yee, YoungHun Lee
  • Patent number: 10957325
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for performing speech interaction with children is provided. The apparatus may be a computing device that includes at least one camera, at least one microphone, memory, and at least one processor for executing stored instructions. The at least one processor may be configured to determine an age range or an age or skill level of the child. The computing device may receive one or more inputs from the child. The at least one processor may perform analysis on the one or more inputs based at least in part on the determined age range or the age or the skill level of the child, and output a speech response to the child based on the performed analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: HELLO CLOVER, LLC
    Inventor: Alex Lauren Hergenroeder
  • Patent number: 10939186
    Abstract: A system of virtual collaboration. The system includes at least one computing device having a processor and a memory. The memory includes software in the form of computing device-executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to implement: a communications interface, a user interface, and a virtual collaboration platform. The virtual collaboration platform includes, but is not limited to, a generation module, an interaction module, and a consolidation module. The virtual collaboration platform allows users to direct other users to create virtual content regarding a particular subject and generate a collaborated video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventor: Kimberly Denise Gray
  • Patent number: 10916117
    Abstract: Examples of techniques for avoiding collision of wearable apparatuses is described. In an example implementation, a collision avoidance indicator is provided to a wearable apparatus while providing AV content to avoid collision of users wearing the wearable apparatus and a peer wearable apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Chung-Chun Chen, Yi Kang Hsieh, Ming-Shien Tsai, Isaac Lagnado
  • Patent number: 10917738
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include methods, systems, and articles of manufacture for enabling beta testing of new features within a native application. In one embodiment, a native application executed by a client device may include executable instructions that are activated and executed only upon indication of a user belonging to a beta test group. The client device may receive a signal from a service or content provider that includes test group information indicating whether a user is a member of a test group. The client device may process the received signal to determine whether the user is a member of a test group and, if so, activates and executes certain instructions received as part of the native application that define a user interface enabling access to additional functionality unavailable to a user determined not to be a member of a test group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Kjell Hegstad, Dennis Brandt
  • Patent number: 10911555
    Abstract: Some implementations allow users to create and share data including playlists. Such playlists may be subscribed to by other users. Changes to such playlists, such as updates by the curator of the playlist, must be propagated to subscribers in a timely manner while efficiently utilizing resources. Some implementations allow updates to be propagated using a push notification to cause client devices to request the update (push). Alternatively, updates may be made when the client devices of the subscribers next accesses the system (pull). An aggregator system may be used to make decisions on which users to send push notifications, and which users to wait to pull updates on their own. Additionally, the aggregator may determine that certain playlist updates should be distributed using push notifications. The aggregator may determine that only certain playlist subscribers should receive push notifications regarding playlist updates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Arvind S. Shenoy, Priyo Mustafi, Paul C. Irvine, Venkat Kranthi Chalasani, Thomas Alsina, Cody D. Jorgensen
  • Patent number: 10898810
    Abstract: A method includes communicatively coupling a physical object with a body. One or more of the body or the physical object has connectivity to a computer having a processor. The method also includes detecting a contact position between the physical object and the body. The method further includes setting a function of the physical object based on the contact position. The method additionally includes generating a virtual representation of the physical object and the body in a virtual reality viewable by way of a display associated with the computer. Generation of the virtual representation of the physical object and the body includes orienting a virtual version of the physical object with respect to a virtual version of the body based on the contact position. The method also includes causing the virtual version of the physical object to be usable in accordance with the function of the physical object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: PLAYFUSION LIMITED
    Inventors: Riaan Hodgson, David Gomberg, Mark Gerhard
  • Patent number: 10902061
    Abstract: In one general aspect, a computer-implemented method can include receiving, by a computer system, a name for a course, receiving, by the computer system, a selection of a skill, storing, in a first database included in the computer system, the skill tagged to the course, creating a skills graph including tagged skills for a plurality of courses including the course, the skills graph providing a graph of a skills hierarchy for the course, storing, in a second database included in the computer system, the skills graph, receiving, by the computer system, a query for the skill, and in response to receiving the query, traversing the skills graph, the traversing identifying the skill as a tagged skill for at least the course, and based on identifying the skill as a tagged skill for the course, identifying the name for the course.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Coursera, Inc.
    Inventors: Kang Chen, Chuong Ba Do, Hyun Bin Kim, Emily Glassberg Sands, Airong Cai
  • Patent number: 10872347
    Abstract: A system and method to profile an application use and identify data used for application execution, map the identified data for application execution to a virtual memory associated with application execution, including execution beginning at specific times, states or stages of the application, and transmit the virtual memory to an end user wishing to demonstrate the application on an end user device. The end user device can emulate the application from any desired application start time, state or stage using data at the end user device identified by the virtual memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Bilson Jake Libres Campana, Zile Wei, Hrishikesh Balkrishna Aradhye
  • Patent number: 10833790
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a process that encodes a number of digital signals representing image data captured by a video camera, the image data being provided by the video camera in accordance with a 4K ultra-high definition (4K-UHD) standard. The number of digital signals are provided to a multiplexing unit that outputs a multiplexed signal including a number of optical wavelengths, the multiplexed signal being transmitted on a single fiber-optic cable unidirectionally from the multiplexing unit to a presentation device. The multiplexed signal is transmitted on the single cable unidirectionally from the proximal end to the distal end. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Nicholas Nicas, Todd Andrew Fryer, David Irvin
  • Patent number: 10757159
    Abstract: An example method involves (i) accessing a playlist defining a sequence of media content items including a first media content item and a second media content item; (ii) retrieving, from one or more server devices, first data representing the media content items of the received playlist, and using the retrieved first data to play out, via a client device, the media content items in accordance with the sequence defined by the playlist; (iii) accessing second data representing user activity related to the client device, and using the accessed second data as a basis to select a media content item from a plurality of media content items; and (iv) retrieving third data representing the selected media content item, and using the retrieved third data to play out, via the client device, the selected media content item in between playing out the first and second media content items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: GRACENOTE DIGITAL VENTURES, LLC
    Inventors: Venkatarama Anilkumar Panguluri, John Zhenghao Yeh
  • Patent number: 10726630
    Abstract: A device including a storage medium storing instructions, and at least one processor configured to execute the stored instructions to perform operations is provided. The operations include displaying on a display screen an interactive scene containing an augmented reality element, receiving input to change display of the interactive scene, and receiving a request to simulate the capturing of image data representing the interactive scene. The operations further include determining a position of the augmented reality element relative to a region defined on the display screen, simulating the capturing of the image data representing the interactive scene, and providing, based on the determined position, an indication of whether the simulation has succeeded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Staevan Duckworth, Daniel Martinez, William Hardin, Victoria Blacksher, Jonathan Castaneda, Stewart Youngblood
  • Patent number: 10720073
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for dynamic response entry are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, a dynamic response entry system can include a user device that can be a proctor device or a testee device. The testee device can display a list to a testee for a predetermined time period. After the passing of the predetermined time period, the displaying of the list to the testee can be terminated. The testee can provide response to one or several questions, which responses can be input into the proctor device. The input responses can be evaluated and categorized and displayed according to the evaluation and categorization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Pearson Education, Inc.
    Inventors: Marion Buchenau, Linda A. Gerardi, Thomas A. Hanagan, David E. McGivney, Stephen D. Gravrock, Athena Despo Anagnostopoulos, Maximilian Kevin Bielenberg
  • Patent number: 10718687
    Abstract: An inspection unit (10) for photochromic lenses (84) has a housing (12) defining an interior (14). At least one ultraviolet light source (32a, 32b) provides ultraviolet radiation into the housing interior (14). An inspection platform (54) is movable into and out of the housing interior (14) via at least one slide assembly (56). The inspection platform (54) includes a light table (58) having a translucent viewing area (62) and at least one inspection light source (64) located under the translucent viewing area (62).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Transitions Optical, Inc.
    Inventor: Jerry L. Koenig, II
  • Patent number: 10674952
    Abstract: A system and method for providing reminding assistance. The system includes at least one processing component, at least one memory component, and a memory impairment detection and assistance environment. The memory impairment detection and assistance environment includes a reminding database, an analysis module, and an assistance module. The analysis module includes an attribute analyzer configured to determine values for attributes based on memory impairment detection data and a memory evaluator configured to determine that an attribute has a value that crosses a threshold attribute value. The assistance module includes a reminding assistant configured to receive a memory impairment signal and, in response, generate a reminder that includes information selected from the reminding database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Anita Govindjee, Cheng Xu, Su Liu, Bing Fang
  • Patent number: 10657758
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to gaming devices that provide audio-visual animated characters in response to game play. The character has a personality that may be encouraging, taunting or another quality. A plurality of expressions of the personality is presented, between one extreme and another, dependant upon the history of game outcomes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: ACRES TECHNOLOGY
    Inventor: John F. Acres
  • Patent number: 10608835
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a home appliance which can communicate with an outside of the home appliance, an online system and a method for using the online system including the same. According to embodiments of the present invention, a method for using an online system may be provided including the steps of log in a server by transmitting user information to the server through an external terminal, selecting a laundry machine of which course updating is desired through the external terminal and transmitting the same to the server, receiving updatable course information from the server, and displaying the information on the external terminal, selecting an updating desired course through the external terminal, and transmitting selected course information to the server, and updating the laundry machine with the selected course through the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Mikyung Ha
  • Patent number: 10602974
    Abstract: A system and method for providing reminding assistance. The system includes at least one processing component, at least one memory component, and a memory impairment detection and assistance environment. The memory impairment detection and assistance environment includes a reminding database, an analysis module, and an assistance module. The analysis module includes an attribute analyzer configured to determine values for attributes based on memory impairment detection data and a memory evaluator configured to determine that an attribute has a value that crosses a threshold attribute value. The assistance module includes a reminding assistant configured to receive a memory impairment signal and, in response, generate a reminder that includes information selected from the reminding database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Anita Govindjee, Cheng Xu, Su Liu, Bing Fang
  • Patent number: 10581550
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a device that encodes digital signals representing image data captured by a video camera and provided according to a 4K ultra-high definition (4K-UHD) standard. The digital signals are transmitted as serial digital interface (SDI) streams to a wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) unit; the WDM unit performs electrical-to-optical conversion of the SDI streams and outputs a multiplexed signal to a single fiber-optic cable. The video camera, encoding unit, and WDM unit form a combined module within a housing; the device connects to a proximal end of a single fiber-optic cable, and a distal end of the single fiber-optic cable is configurable for connection to a demultiplexer of a 4K-UHD video presentation device. The multiplexed signal is transmitted on the single fiber-optic cable unidirectionally from the proximal end to the distal end. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Nicholas Nicas, Todd Fryer, David Irvin
  • Patent number: 10564127
    Abstract: A defect visualization system includes an augmented reality display system to display an image representing a defect, such as missing metal, in a ferromagnetic material when a user gazes at a portion of the ferromagnetic material hosting the defect, based on magnetic field data provide by a magnetometry system, thereby facilitating locating the defect and replacing magnetometers after the defect has been repaired, even if location references originally present on cladding material are lost or destroyed during the repair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip S. Babcock, IV, Michael Stillo, Kimberly Ryan, Emily Vincent, Kelly Sprehn, Ryan M. Brill, Gregory G. Busillo, Fei Sun
  • Patent number: 10552887
    Abstract: The innovations described in this disclosure include distinct differences that create a marketing and sales advantage. For convenience, these features are organized into several innovations, but the features described can be combined and implemented in various ways, both within a given innovation and across two or more innovations. Each innovation is unique in itself. Taken as a whole the innovations establish a demonstration category called “Demo Automation” or “Demonstration automation”. The innovations include, but are not limited to, automated self-configuring video content density and sequence based on personalization responses; automated responsive locked document library; sending a product demo that allows you to see who the recipient shared it with; and product demonstration analytics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Demochimp, Inc.
    Inventors: Garin Hess, Andrew Clark, Matt Behrend
  • Patent number: 10536595
    Abstract: Provided is an image forming apparatus that includes an input unit to which given function selection and information are input, a display unit that displays a plurality of display items each including a function selection item, a language selection unit that selects a user selection language understandable to a user and a manager selection language understandable to a manager, and a display switching unit that switches a language of the display items displayed on the display unit through selection input to the input unit. Two-language simultaneous display, in which each of the display items displayed on the display unit is displayed by using both languages of the user selection language and the manager selection language, and single-language display, in which each of the display items is displayed by using only the user selection language, are switchable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Nakai, Masao Saeda
  • Patent number: 10411631
    Abstract: A powertrain system including an electric machine rotatably coupled to a crankshaft of an internal combustion engine via a belt is described, wherein the electric machine is disposed to generate torque. A method for controlling the electric machine includes monitoring rotational position of the electric machine, and periodically executing a speed observer to determine a rotational speed of the electric machine based upon the monitored rotational position of the electric machine. An acceleration observer is periodically executed to determine an acceleration rate, wherein the acceleration rate is determined based upon a time-based change in the rotational speed of the electric machine. A virtual inertia term is determined based upon the acceleration rate, and a torque compensation term is determined based upon the virtual inertia term and the acceleration rate. The electric machine is controlled to generate torque based upon the torque compensation term.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Young Joo Lee, Bon Ho Bae, Yo Chan Son
  • Patent number: 10412361
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to a method to generate a generated stereoscopic video image stream of a zenith or nadir view perspective of a scene utilizing a blending of stereoscopic and monoscopic view perspectives. In another aspect, a system is disclosed for generating a zenith or nadir view perspective utilizing a relative user view orientation. In another aspect, an apparatus is disclosed capable to generate a zenith or nadir view perspective utilizing a detected user view orientation, and display a generated stereoscopic video image stream of the view perspective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Nvidia Corporation
    Inventor: David Cook
  • Patent number: 10394767
    Abstract: A method of computing relative rankings for multiple course trajectories may include accessing a data structure. The data structure may include a first node that may represent a first course and a plurality of nodes that may represent courses that are available after completing the first course. Each of the plurality of nodes may be associated with a weight, and the plurality of nodes may include a second node representing a second course. The method may also include receiving a first grade for a student for the first course and receiving a second grade for the student for the second course. The method may additionally include adjusting the weight associated with the second node using the first grade and the second grade. The method may further include providing a ranking of the plurality of courses using the weights of the plurality of courses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Amit Bhalla, Parag Awadhiya, Arun Tiwari
  • Patent number: 10360566
    Abstract: A system for monitoring compliance with a retail display program includes a beacon coupled to a promotional display structure. The beacon is configured to transmit a beacon signal that includes a beacon ID and is configured to be received by a user device. A database stores the beacon ID along with a specified retail facility and time period associated with the promotional display structure. A computing device is configured to receive a beacon data record at least partially generated by the user device. The beacon data record includes the beacon ID, a time stamp, and location-specific data associated with a retail facility in which the beacon data record is generated. The computing device is configured to compare the location-specific data and time stamp to the specified retail facility and time period to determine whether the promotional display structure is displayed in the specified retail facility during the specified time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: WestRock Shared Services, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Robert Brown, Philip Alfonso Lazo
  • Patent number: 10350129
    Abstract: Provided is a walking assist device including a main frame configured to be worn by a user, a power unit mounted on the main frame, a pair of power transmission members for transmitting assist force provided by the power unit to femoral parts of the user and a control unit for controlling an operation of the power unit, wherein the control unit comprises a differential angle computation unit for computing a differential angle between angular positions of the femoral parts of the user about respective hip joints of the user; a differential angle phase computation unit for computing a differential angle phase according to the differential angle; and an assist force computation unit for computing an assist force to be applied to the user according to the differential angle phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toru Takenaka, Tatsuya Ishikawa, Ken Yasuhara
  • Patent number: 10351289
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing a squeeze tube with maximal surface area labeling and a tube produced thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: CCL Label, Inc.
    Inventors: Neal E. Langseder, Edward Wiegand
  • Patent number: 10262109
    Abstract: A medication confirmation method and apparatus. The method of an embodiment of the invention includes the steps of capturing one or more video sequences of a user administering medication, storing the captured one or more video sequences, and comparing at least one of the stored video sequences with a corresponding one or more prerecorded video sequences to confirm that the user has properly administered the medication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Ai Cure Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Adam Hanina, Gordon Kessler
  • Patent number: 10049591
    Abstract: A classroom management system which includes a centralized cloud infrastructure, a first user interface having a geo-locating device in communication with the centralized cloud infrastructure, and a second user communication interface in communication with the centralized cloud infrastructure to define authorized users and authorized locations. The centralized cloud infrastructure transmits an in-attendance signal for each authorized user located in the authorized location based on data received from the geo-locating device to the second user communication interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: NORTHCANAL GROUP LLC
    Inventors: Aman Malik, Christopher L. Phillips
  • Patent number: 10025375
    Abstract: There is provided an augmented reality control for interacting with a virtual world comprising a projector, a display surface for displaying the virtual world, a physical object, a memory storing, and a processor to: project, using the projector, a user control onto the physical object including a visual representation correlated with a virtual element in the virtual world, determine a user input for controlling the virtual element based on a user manipulation of the physical object, and update, using the projector, the user control projected onto the physical object based on the user manipulation of the physical object to maintain the visual representation correlated with the virtual element in the virtual world.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Sara Lazor, Douglas A. Fidaleo, Michael Ilardi
  • Patent number: 9948478
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a home appliance which can communicate with an outside of the home appliance, an online system and a method for using the online system including the same. According to embodiments of the present invention, a method for using an online system may be provided including the steps of log in a server by transmitting user information to the server through an external terminal, selecting a laundry machine of which course updating is desired through the external terminal and transmitting the same to the server, receiving updatable course information from the server, and displaying the information on the external terminal, selecting an updating desired course through the external terminal, and transmitting selected course information to the server, and updating the laundry machine with the selected course through the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Mikyung Ha
  • Patent number: 9889377
    Abstract: While a first mode is set, a processor causes a memory to store a result obtained by execution of an interactive application as first result data, in association with precedently obtained first result data, as a first result data group. While a second mode is set, the processor causes a result obtained by execution of the interactive application to be stored as second result data, independently of the first result data group and precedently obtained second result data. For any of a user who mainly uses an information processing device and a user who temporarily uses the information processing device, results for each user can be utilized not only primarily but also secondarily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kouichi Kawamoto, Masamichi Sakaino
  • Patent number: 9795284
    Abstract: A camera system having a camera head with at least one button; a camera control unit coupleable to the camera head, the camera unit having a network port for receiving requests or information from a remote user; a monitor coupleable to the camera control unit for displaying images from the camera head and information from the camera control unit; the at least one camera head button being configurable by the camera control unit to have a first function and reconfigurable by the camera control unit to have a second function upon receipt of a request or information from a remote user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: ARTHREX, INC.
    Inventors: Bruce Laurence Kennedy, Craig Speier
  • Patent number: 9764356
    Abstract: An acceleration sensation presentation apparatus includes: a frame to be worn on the head of a user; at least one or more weights provided to the frame; and a vibration driving unit configured to vibrate the weight to be moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoru Higashino, Toshihiro Horigome, Akira Suzuki, Naofumi Goto
  • Patent number: 9761149
    Abstract: A presenter selection support apparatus including: a display unit configured to display one or more opinions input from each of a plurality of terminals; a selection unit configured to select any one of opinions that belongs to a certain group based on a predetermined criterion when the certain group among at least one group formed by being classified from opinions displayed in the display unit is designated; and an instruction unit configured to instruct a terminal, in which an opinion other than the selected opinion is input, to display a screen in which each of a plurality of items related to relevancy to the selected opinion is selectable, wherein the predetermined criterion is a criterion used to specify any one terminal based on the number of times that one item among the plurality of items is selected in the past in each of the plurality of terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Hidehiko Mayumi, toshio tanaka, Takeaki Kobayashi, Kenji Sakata
  • Patent number: 9704175
    Abstract: Systems and method for conversation management and opinion tracking systems, whereby a conversation management engine can generate on-line conversations based on rules sets such that the generated conversation and the content submitted by participants conforms to a conversation or debate style. The conversation management engine can further implement curation policies that can curate content presented to a conversation such that the presented conversation fits curation rules of the policies. An opinion tracking engine can identify opinions regarding conversation topics based on the submitted contents and detect differences or changes in opinion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: WhoTheMan Media, Inc.
    Inventors: Shahram Moeinifar, Ali Ghafour
  • Patent number: 9643326
    Abstract: A shaving demonstration apparatus having a rotatable support surface. A drive unit is operatively connected to the rotatable support surface. A fixture is spaced apart from the rotatable support surface. A first shaving razor has a first handle having a central longitudinal axis, said handle mounted to the fixture. A first blade cartridge unit is mounted to an end of the first handle, and rotates about a torsional rotation axis with respect to said handle, wherein the central longitudinal axis and the torsional rotational axis are generally parallel. The first blade cartridge unit contacts the rotatable support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Marc Philip Ortins, Carmen Gallo, Eric Viveros Borges
  • Patent number: 9639262
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide self-revealing gestures that are designed to provide an indication of how to perform one or more different gestures. In at least one embodiment, an initiation gesture is received, relative to an object. The initiation gesture is configured to cause presentation of a visualization designed to provide an indication of how to perform a different gesture. Responsive to receiving the initiation gesture, the visualization is presented without causing performance of an operation associated with the different gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jan-Kristian Markiewicz, Gerrit H. Hofmeester, Orry W. Soegiono, Jennifer Marie Wolfe, Chantal M. Leonard, Holger Kuehnle, Moneta Ho Kushner
  • Patent number: 9550212
    Abstract: An acceleration sensation presentation apparatus includes: a frame to be worn on the head of a user; at least one or more weights provided to the frame; and a vibration driving unit configured to vibrate the weight to be moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Satoru Higashino, Toshihiro Horigome, Akira Suzuki, Naofumi Goto
  • Patent number: 9531794
    Abstract: A method and system for playing web-based training content on a client computer system are provided. The method includes accessing previously downloaded web-based training content stored in a first memory coupled to the client computer system and playing a portion of the web-based training content on the client computer system while the client computer system is offline. The method further includes storing results associated with playing the portion of the web-based training content in a second memory coupled to the client computer system. The method further includes, in response to detecting the client is online, synchronizing results of the playing with a host computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Saba Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrey Pogodin, Roshini Unni, Land Ormiston
  • Patent number: 9526156
    Abstract: There is provided a system and method for controlling a tracking device to follow a location of a performer on a stage. The tracking device may comprise a lighting fixture such as a high output video projector or an automated mechanical moving light such as a DMX lighting fixture to provide a followspot, or a microphone to record audio from a particular performer. The method comprises capturing a video feed of the stage using a camera, presenting the video feed on a display of a control device, receiving input data indicating a position of the performer in the video feed, translating the input data into the location of the performer on the stage, and adjusting the tracking device to follow the location of the performer on the stage. The control device thereby provides lighting operators with an intuitive interface readily implemented using cost effective commodity hardware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas F. LaDuke, Robert Scott Trowbridge
  • Patent number: 9396668
    Abstract: Systems and methods for identifying and connecting complementary users of a language learning exchange are provided herein. One aspect includes registering through a computing device one or more users in a user community of an online language learning platform, the one or more users associated with profile information comprising user name, native language, and language of interest elements; receiving search terms associated with a first user; matching the first user with a complementary user based on the search terms and profile information; and presenting the first user and the complementary user with a learning exchange interface via which they each use local devices to communicate over a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: WeSpeke, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael E. Elchik
  • Patent number: 9245229
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for predicting and/or detecting occupancy of an enclosure, such as a dwelling or other building, which can be used for a number of applications. An a priori stochastic model of occupancy patterns based on information of the enclosure and/or the expected occupants of the enclosure is used to pre-seed an occupancy prediction engine. Along with data from an occupancy sensor, the occupancy prediction engine predicts future occupancy of the enclosure. Various systems and methods for detecting occupancy of an enclosure, such as a dwelling, are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers, Kipp Avery Rogers, Abraham K. Ishihara, Shahar Ben-Menahem, Rangoli Sharan
  • Patent number: 9132691
    Abstract: Mass customization of articles with a customized composite or dimensional image created from one or more custom images, such as photographs, text, and the like. The customized composite image is automatically generated by interlacing, or otherwise combining, the one or more custom or personalized images, and is automatically placed or imposed in a digital template to form a print ready file. The print file is then digitally printed on a substrate and a lens is married thereto such that the composite image is viewable through the lens. Alternatively, the print ready file, or at least the customized composite image, is printed directly on the back of a lens such that the composite image is viewable through the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Travel Tags, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel S. Hirsch, David M. Gilbert, John Tomczyk, Anthony L. Hoffman
  • Patent number: 9071714
    Abstract: A method of creating a lenticular imaging article. The method comprises printing an interlaced composite image according to a reference grid of a printer, providing a lenticular lens sheet having a plurality of parallel lenticular lines between a plurality of lenslets, selecting an acute angle for an intersection between the first and second axes according to a function of a resolution of the interlaced composite image and a pitch of the lenticular lens sheet, and positioning the lenticular lens sheet so that the intersection forms the acute angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: HumanEyes Technologies Ltd.
    Inventor: Assaf Zomet
  • Patent number: 9044995
    Abstract: An interactive whiteboard system that can be put on a desk or a floor surface is implemented. A reflection frame-equipped sheet in accordance with the present invention has a flexible sheet, and a retroreflective frame(s) that is/are fixed to given one side or given two opposite sides of the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Hitachi Solutions, Ltd.
    Inventor: Jun Ueda
  • Patent number: 9035971
    Abstract: An image display apparatus includes a communication unit to communicate with information processing apparatuses; an image synthesizing unit to synthesize a multi-segmented screen image composed of screen images of the information processing apparatuses; a projection unit to project the multi-segmented screen image onto a screen; a functional mode management unit to control switching between a normal projection mode and a multi-segmented screen operation mode; an image capture device to capture the multi-segmented screen image and a hand movement of an operator when switched to the multi-segmented screen operation mode; a designated screen image recognition unit to detect a hand movement of the operator based on the image captured by the image capture device, and to recognize a screen image designated as an active-target image; and a signal control unit to transmit a request of image data transmission to an information processing apparatus corresponding to the designated active-target image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Satoshi Aoki
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150132736
    Abstract: A aid for reading a picture book aloud to a group of students, while showing the pictures to the students. A teaching aid showing information about the content of the pages in a book, is mounted on the open covers on the book, facing away from the pages, so that the teacher can show the contents of the pages of a book to the students, and, while being positioned behind the book, and can still know what is being shown.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: JOAN GILMORE