Means For Demonstrating Apparatus, Product, Or Surface Configuration, Or For Displaying Education Material Or Student's Work Patents (Class 434/365)
  • Patent number: 11294458
    Abstract: A modular infrastructure, for an interactive computer program comprising a computer generated environment, comprising an instrument module, a seat and a display. The instrument module replicates a first and a third portion of a cockpit from a simulated vehicle. The instrument module comprises a tangible instrument for a user to interact within the computer generated environment and a shared tangible instrument, replicating the third portion accessible to a real co-user in a second infrastructure, which replicates a second and the third portion of the cockpit. Images from the computer generated environment and of a virtualized participant representing the real co-user are displayed. A display position relative to an instrument position of the third portion and relative to a seat position is customizable to support different configurations of the interactive computer program. A method for providing the interactive computer program in the modular infrastructure and the second infrastructure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: CAE Inc.
    Inventor: Alexander Ireland
  • Patent number: 11205423
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of restroom monitoring systems having a virtual assistants includes a communications gateway located in a restroom. The communications gateway having a processor, memory, short range communications circuitry, long range communications circuitry, a microphone and a speaker. The communications gateway containing logic for listening for a wake up word and upon detecting a wake up word, capturing a request, logic for processing the request to determine what request is being requested, logic for verifying the request with the requester, and one of a plurality of wave files and a voice synthesizer. The system further includes one or more dispensers located in the restroom. The one or more dispensers having short range communications circuitry for communicating status or product level to the communications gateway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph S. Kanfer, Jackson W. Wegelin, Jason M. Slater, James F. Dempsey, April Bertram, Sarah E. Kynkor
  • Patent number: 11190847
    Abstract: A video textbook environment may provide video textbooks for students in various classes at various institutions. The video textbook environment may provide a web interface that displays videos and enables students to take notes regarding the videos. The student may request bookmarks be placed on a video. These bookmarks may be selected to return the video to the designated portion associated with the bookmark. The notes may be timestamped to correspond with a video counter value, such as where a bookmark is positioned. In this fashion, a student's notes may be associated with a given location in the bookmark. Notes may be aggregated for partitions of the video textbook. In particular, notes can be stored in a database a query may be issued to aggregate notes for a selected partition. The notes may then be displayed or downloaded to a user, such as a student.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: My JoVE Corporation
    Inventors: Jessica Jo Stanis, Richard P. Medeiros, Dipesh Mukesh Navani, Justin J. Cherny, Moshe Pritsker
  • Patent number: 11120791
    Abstract: Described herein are methods, computer-readable media, techniques, and methodologies for collaborative control of an artificial intelligence (AI) voice response system and an AI voice response system configured for collaborative interaction and control. A user command submitted by a first user to an AI voice response client device is evaluated against a user profile associated with the first user to determine whether the user command requires authorization from a second user prior to execution. If authorization is required, the user command or those portion(s) of the user command requiring authorization are sent to a user device of the second user. The second user is provided with the capability to approve, reject, or modify the user command. If approved or modified, the user command or the modified command are executed and the execution result is presented to the first user via the AI voice response client device or another device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eric V. Kline, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 11094213
    Abstract: A system for prompting student engaged conversation, the system receives a student entered limited descriptive entry at a first remote terminal, stores the entry, e.g., in a central database, and sends a notification of the entry to a teacher of the student at a second remote terminal. The system may also send a second notification regarding the entry to a parent of the student at a third remote terminal. The second notification may be triggered by a teacher response or submission in response to the first notification. The first and second notifications may be sent using any of a text, a voicemail, an e-mail, a display message, an application operating at a mobile device, and a program operating a remote terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventor: Jarrid Austin Hall
  • Patent number: 11068667
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes an input unit comprising input circuitry configured to receive a natural language input, a communicator comprising communication circuitry configured to perform communication with a plurality of external chatting servers, and a processor configured to analyze a characteristic of the natural language and a characteristic of the user and to identify a chatting server corresponding to the natural language from among the plurality of chatting servers, and to control the communicator to transmit the natural language to the identified chatting server in order to receive a response with respect to the natural language.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chang-hwan Choi, Ji-hwan Yun, Man-un Jeong
  • Patent number: 11048856
    Abstract: Described is an information sharing method and apparatus, which are directed to information published by a user in a social network. For information published by a user in a social network, when a sharing instruction of the user is received, a selection box comprising one or more sharing targets is displayed for the user, each sharing target has its corresponding social network, and the social network corresponding to the sharing target includes a social network which published the information; when a submission instruction of the user is received, the information is sent to a sharing target selected by the user from the selection box. By using the present method, the spread of information can be accelerated, and the implementation is simple and convenient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Zhu Liang, Xin Feng
  • Patent number: 11037334
    Abstract: An image display device includes a display that displays at least one of a visible image of an object and a thermal image that represents temperature information of the object by a color and a control unit that controls the display. The control unit causes the display to display one of a first image and a second image. The first image includes the thermal image and the visible image. The second image does not include the visible image but includes a thermal image that is more enlarged as compared to the thermal image in the first image with a numerical value indicating a temperature being superimposed for each predetermined region on the thermal image in the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroki Etoh
  • Patent number: 11004174
    Abstract: A variable image display body and a lenticular image formation method that are capable of displaying a variable image without incongruity are provided. In a variable image display body, lenticular images are composed of arranged image strips obtained by scaling a plurality of images so that subject images appearing in the respective images have the same size, subjecting the scaled images to position adjustment so that reference portions of the subject images in the scaled images are located at the same position, in the superimposed state, trimming a region in which a predetermined number of the scaled images are overlapped and the subject images are included, and extracting image strips in the form of lines from each of the trimmed images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: GRAPAC JAPAN CO., INC.
    Inventors: Yoshihide Yumoto, Kazushi Omori
  • Patent number: 10997767
    Abstract: A method for managing a multi-user animation platform is disclosed. A three-dimensional space within a computer memory is modeled. An avatar of a client is located within the three-dimensional space, the avatar being graphically represented by a three-dimensional figure within the three-dimensional space. The avatar is responsive to client input commands, and the three-dimensional figure includes a graphical representation of client activity. The client input commands are monitored to determine client activity. The graphical representation of client activity is then altered according to an inactivity scheme when client input commands are not detected. Following a predetermined period of client inactivity, the inactivity scheme varies non-repetitively with time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: PFAQUTRUMA RESEARCH LLC
    Inventor: Brian Mark Shuster
  • Patent number: 10984055
    Abstract: A research application and service are provided. The research application can be a mobile application, a feature within a word processing software, or an extension of a web-browsing software, through which a user can indicate a subject of research or assignment and receive a list of research topics from which credible research sources can be searched. The user can be assigned to a group identifier that identifies a group of users that can collaborate on a research project. Research sources selected and collected by the user can be stored associated with the group identifier such that members of the group can see and use those selected sources. In some cases, users can tag a selected source with another user's identifier so that the selected source can be saved in that other user's collection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Pradeep Chilakamarri, Julianne Marie Emmons, Douglas Maxwell Taylor, Bernhard S. J. Kohlmeier
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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