Abstract: An improved simulator for an analytical instrument that provides the student with an experience similar to that of operating the actual instrument. In one preferred embodiment, the invention combines real functionality and simulated functionality where at least one function of the analytical instrument is real. In another preferred embodiment, the invention combines a functional first instrument along with a simulation of a second instrument, the simulation including both hardware with limited functionality and software that simulates the output of a functional instrument to create a teaching aid for use in classrooms and teaching laboratories.
Abstract: The present invention provides an article manufacturing apparatus that even a user unfamiliar with the article manufacturing apparatus can operate appropriately. The article manufacturing apparatus is a combinational weighing apparatus (1) arranged in an article manufacturing line, and is provided with a touch screen (70). The touch screen (70) displays operation screens that indicate the operation details to be performed by the combinational weighing apparatus (1), and guidance screens that provide procedural guidance on the operation details. In addition, the touch screen (70) inputs the operation details.
Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing textual, audio and/or video information regarding a pet to a user comprising supplying an electronic database which database has stored textual, audio and/or video information data files representative of animal/pet behavior, animal/pet identification, animal/pet selection, animal/pet characteristics, animal/pet training, and animal/pet care, and combinations thereof, selecting one of the stored textual, audio and/or video information data files and outputting the information regarding an animal/pet to said user either in either a textual, audio or video form.
Abstract: Systems and methods for delivering a training course whose content is independent of the delivery technology and whose content is deliverable in future delivery technologies without significantly rewriting or recoding the training course. For a training course, an XML version of the content of the training course is generated. The XML version of the content can be accessed through a content module which provides an interface to a viewer that corresponds to a selected delivery technology. The same content can be provided through different delivery technologies by using the appropriate viewer. This preserves the viability and life of the content because it is easily adapted to different delivery technologies. A graphic treatment for the content is also independent and separately changeable. Also, a instruction strategy for determining how to present the content is provided.
May 2, 2001
May 23, 2002
J. Corey Catten, Chad Adams, Bill Baird, Bryant Bunderson, Eric R. Capps, Rob Gray, Ian Hamilton, Cory Stokes, Vinh Vo, Sue Hall, Grant Echols, Todd Frazier, Bryan Chapman, Colleen Jennings, Mark Minaga
Abstract: A method for managing work progress of separate work jobs in a machine shop having a plurality of separate machining operations comprises applying to a work order document a row of colored labels with each colored associated with a respective one of the machining operations. The operator of an operation can therefore readily select jobs that require that operation by simple visual observation. Once that operation is effected, the label is removed and available for the next operation which is readily apparent due to the colored label. The selection of the colors associated with the various operations is effected so that ready recollection is available due to associated by alliteration.
Abstract: Image track display apparatus including a memory for delaying an image signal by at least one vertical scanning period, a first subtraction circuit for taking a first difference signal between the image signal and its delayed image signal through the memory. The first difference signal includes first and second polarity components, a non-linear processing circuit for multiplying the one polarity component of the first difference signal by K times (0<K<1) and for reducing the other polarity component of the first difference signal to the zero value when the other polarity component exceeds a prescribed value, a second subtraction circuit for taking a second difference signal between the output signal of the non-linear processing circuit and the image signal, and a display device for displaying the delayed image signal obtained through the memory circuit.
Abstract: A manikin and control system is provided for use by a student practicing a procedure normally applied to the human body, such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The system includes a manikin that has an artificial lung into which the student can blow to expand the lung, and a resilient chest which the student can compress. Sensors are provided in the manikin to accurately detect the instantaneous amount of lung expansion and chest compression. An A/D converter converts the sensor signals to digital signals and inputs them to a compact controller based on an inexpensive microcomputer chip which also stores the control program in ROM. Pushbuttons on the controller's front panel enable the student to select any one of a variety of teaching routines prestored in the microcomputer's ROM. The microcomputer then uses lamps on the panel and a speech synthesizer having prerecorded human speech stored in external ROM chips to issue instructions and advice to the student.
January 13, 1989
Date of Patent:
April 10, 1990
Michael Ingenito, Eve J. Ingenito, Michael P. Ingenito
Abstract: An imaging processing system (10) for displaying a succession of selected separated images of a moving object (62, 64) moving in an otherwise substantially static scene includes an image sensor (12) for generating video signals of the static scene and for generating video signals of the static scene including the object (62, 64) moving therethrough. The video signals are generated over a plurality of frames (80-94). A first memory (104) stores the video signals of at least one of the plurality of frames from the static scene. A second memory (104) stores the video signals of the plurality of frames from the static scene including the object (62, 64) moving therethrough. Structure (106) is provided for comparing on a frame-by-frame basis the video signals stored in the first memory (104) with the video signals stored in the second memory (104) to thereby determine the presence of the object (62, 64) in each of the plurality of frames (80-90).
Abstract: This high speed, instantaneous multi-image recorder comprises a video camera, sensor unit and light projector. A frame memory is connected to the video camera, a flashtube is to the light projector, a retarder is to the sensor unit. The flashtube is connected to the retarder, and a monitor is connected to the frame memory. The video camera, sensor unit and light projected are placed as directed toward a moving object which is, for example, a golf club. When the golfer swings the club, the sensor unit detects the club, the light projector flashes, and the video camera picks up the golf ball and club head around the moment of impacting. Thus, the video camera catches many instantaneous poses within a frame. Many such images picked up in a signal frame of the video camera are displayed on the monitor screen for analysis.