Demonstration Or Display Of Electrical Apparatus Or Component Patents (Class 434/379)
  • Patent number: 9491167
    Abstract: A method for maintaining a voiceprint utilizable to authenticate a user comprises associating a trainable universal background model with the user. A voiceprint for the user is generated utilizing the trainable universal background model and at least one enrollment voice sample provided by the user. The trainable universal background model is subsequently trained with additional voice samples provided by the user post enrollment that satisfy predefined adaptation criteria. The voiceprint is regenerated responsive to a change to the trainable universal background model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Auraya Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Habib Emile Talhami, Amit Sadanand Malegaonkar, Renuka Amit Malegaonkar, Clive David Summerfield
  • Patent number: 9153145
    Abstract: Kit of building blocks for constructing educational electronic circuits comprising a ferromagnetic base plate (10) with the diagram (21) of the circuit to construct. A transparent plastic sheet (30) covers the diagram. A group of magnets (40, 41) rest on the plastic sheet attracted by the plate (10). The surface of the magnets (40, 41) is electrically conducting. A plurality of building blocks can be detachably mounted on the magnets (40, 41), each magnet (41) connecting the steel sheets (702) of the building blocks that rest on it. The steel sheets of the blocks are designed so that the attraction forces that arise between the magnets and the sheets drive the modules exactly to a desired equilibrium position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Inventor: Pablo Valbuena
  • Patent number: 8991040
    Abstract: A reusable electronic circuit assembling system facilitates assembly and testing of electronic circuits. The system has at least one baseboard and one or more assembling blocks magnetically or mechanically attached to the baseboard. Each assembling block has at least two electrically connected conductive clips located separately in the opening holes of the assembly block. Discrete electronic components are connected by selectively inserting the electrodes of the to-be-connected electronic components into the clips of the assembling blocks. A complete circuit is constructed by attaching the above block-component assemblies on the baseboard and connecting them in accordance with the desired circuit diagram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: 5eTek, LLC
    Inventor: Erli Chen
  • Publication number: 20150086965
    Abstract: An audio demonstration kit encourages understanding of audio concepts by enabling children to construct and study speaker performance. In a particular example, the audio demonstration kit includes a paper speaker and instructions. The paper speaker includes a backplate, a suspension, and a diaphragm cut from a single sheet of paper. The demonstration kit may feature an amplifier that is configurable to accommodate various hardware additions as a child is ready for more progressively challenging construction. For example, the amplifier of an example allows single and dual mode operation, as well as drives a rotary motor and is coordinated with a strobe light. The amplifier of an example is synchronized with the strobe light and a moveable platform to create the impression of that jiggling figures attached to the table are dancing. Interfaces with smart phone, recording, and other technologies further enhances and encourages the learning experience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: BOSE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lee Zamir, Laszlo Otto Drimusz
  • Publication number: 20150086964
    Abstract: An audio demonstration kit encourages understanding of audio concepts by enabling children to construct and study speaker performance. In a particular example, the audio demonstration kit includes a paper speaker and instructions. The paper speaker includes a backplate, a suspension, and a diaphragm cut from a single sheet of paper. The demonstration kit may feature an amplifier that is configurable to accommodate various hardware additions as a child is ready for more progressively challenging construction. For example, the amplifier of an example allows single and dual mode operation, as well as drives a rotary motor and is coordinated with a strobe light. The amplifier of an example is synchronized with the strobe light and a moveable platform to create the impression of that jiggling figures attached to the table are dancing. Interfaces with smart phone, recording, and other technologies further enhances and encourages the learning experience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Lee Zamir, Laszlo Otto Drimusz
  • Publication number: 20150086966
    Abstract: An audio demonstration kit encourages understanding of audio concepts by enabling children to construct and study speaker performance. In a particular example, the audio demonstration kit includes a paper speaker and instructions. The paper speaker includes a backplate, a suspension, and a diaphragm cut from a single sheet of paper. The demonstration kit may feature an amplifier that is configurable to accommodate various hardware additions as a child is ready for more progressively challenging construction. For example, the amplifier of an example allows single and dual mode operation, as well as drives a rotary motor and is coordinated with a strobe light. The amplifier of an example is synchronized with the strobe light and a moveable platform to create the impression of that jiggling figures attached to the table are dancing. Interfaces with smart phone, recording, and other technologies further enhances and encourages the learning experience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Lee Zamir, Michael James Dellisanti
  • Publication number: 20150086963
    Abstract: An audio demonstration kit encourages understanding of audio concepts by enabling children to construct and study speaker performance. In a particular embodiment, the audio demonstration kit includes a paper speaker and instructions. The paper speaker includes a backplate, a suspension, and a diaphragm cut from a single sheet of paper. The demonstration kit may feature an amplifier that is configurable to accommodate various hardware additions as a child is ready for more progressively challenging construction. For example, the amplifier of an embodiment allows single and dual mode operation, as well as drives a rotary motor and is coordinated with a strobe light. The amplifier of an embodiment is synchronized with the strobe light and a moveable platform to create the impression of that jiggling figures attached to the table are dancing. Interfaces with smart phone, recording, and other technologies further enhances and encourages the learning experience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Bose Corporation
    Inventor: Lee Zamir
  • Patent number: 8884735
    Abstract: The vision protection method and system thereof is provided to ensure a viewer to rest his/her eyes after viewing on an electronic device for a certain period, wherein the eyesight protection method includes the steps of detecting one of more working parameters of the viewer in responsive to a preset working threshold in a working mode of the electronic device during the viewer is working on a current work displaying by the electronic device; switching the working mode of the electronic device to a resting mode; and switching the electronic device from the resting mode back to the working mode to resume the display of the current work of the electronic device. Therefore, the viewer is enforced to rest his/her eyes after every certain period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventor: Roger Li-Chung
  • Patent number: 8872652
    Abstract: A system for wireless multiple user access to a sensor comprises a sensor unit having a sensor element, a sensor user interface, and a sensor wireless transceiver that transmits information corresponding to the output of the sensor user interface. One or more receiving units each receive the information corresponding to the output of the sensor user interface, and provide that output to a receiver user interface. The receiver may be located near the sensor unit, or may be located remotely from the sensor unit. Multiple receiving units may be used, for example, by students receiving training on the use of a sensor unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Radiaulics, Inc.
    Inventor: Nikolaos I. Komninos
  • Patent number: 8872654
    Abstract: A system for wireless multiple user access to a sensor comprises a sensor unit having a sensor element (e.g. a leak detector), a sensor user interface, and a sensor wireless transceiver that transmits information corresponding to the sensor output. One or more receiving units each receive the sensor information corresponding to the output of the sensor user interface, and provide that output to a receiver user interface. Multiple receiving units may be used, for example, by students receiving training on the use of a sensor unit. An instructor unit can provided to allow an instructor to review the sensor information and create instructional commentary that is transmitted to each of the student receiver units along with the sensor information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Radiaulics, Inc.
    Inventor: Nikolaos I. Komninos
  • Patent number: 8856036
    Abstract: A method of enabling adaptable demonstrations of products provides products with an internal communications network among at least two components, and includes distributing the products to vendors in different markets, providing to each vendor at least one smart device capable of assuming control of a component in the products, and distributing demonstration software to the vendors having smart devices. The demonstration software is unique to the vendor and/or the market so that the smart devices in different markets or among different vendors can be uniquely adapted to cause demonstration of the components in the products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew P. Ebrom, Mark E. Glotzbach, Philip A. Molloy
  • Patent number: 8845337
    Abstract: A demonstration device provides a demonstration session for an interactive demonstration. The demonstration device receives a request to share the interactive demonstration along with an identification of at least one of a social network account, an email address or a network location from the user by the demonstration device. The demonstration device shares the interactive demonstration by causing a link to the interactive demonstration to be sent to at least one of the social network account, the email address or the network location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Luhui Hu, Jonathan A. Leblang
  • Publication number: 20140272916
    Abstract: A miniature universal dynamometer for use in teaching and measuring horsepower of scaled down electronic vehicles and DC generators is provided. The miniature universal dynamometer relates generally to electro-mechanical vehicles that use DC energy and DC generators that produce electrical power. This miniature universal dynamometer relates specifically to vehicles that easily and quickly demonstrate to students and auto workers the design and horsepower used by the electronic vehicles in moving vehicles on various roadways. The device also utilizes a switch which allows the device to measure horsepower required to produce electrical power from a DC generator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Arthur Seymour
  • Patent number: 8777622
    Abstract: A mobile vehicle is disclosed which includes an on-board training system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventor: Brian Joseph Rauch
  • Publication number: 20140170633
    Abstract: A programming learning center includes a learning center workshop and a learning module generator. The learning center workshop allows a user to create a computing program by connecting programming blocks portrayed visually within the learning center workshop as building blocks. The learning module generator generates a learning module from the computing program. The learning module iterates through the computing program to generate a sequential list of steps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: Kelvin Voon-Kit Chong, Srinivas A. Mandyam, Krishna Vedati_
  • Patent number: 8723791
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes an interactive display system, method and computer readable medium. In one embodiment, an interactive display surface having one or more computer generated patterns printed thereon may be utilized in conjunction with an electronic pen in order to identify the absolute position of the pen relative to the interactive display surface. In one embodiment, the absolute position of the electronic pen may be transmitted to a computer system and utilized to control one or more programs running on the computer system. In one embodiment, the visual output of the computer system may be superimposed upon the interactive display surface using one or more projectors. The computer generated patterns may have a predefined association with a control operation of the computer system such that placing the electronic pen in proximity to the associated generated pattern causes the computer system to automatically execute the associated control operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Ketab Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Khaled A Kalaldeh, Tawfeeq A Saad Eddin
  • Publication number: 20140127667
    Abstract: A tablet interface learning device includes school books, narrative books, comics and written material on the device selectively are loaded and there is a scanner with automatic document feeder for acquiring document. There is a user interface (UI) screen, the interface screen having big icons, each of the icons occupying about 15 and 30% of the interface screen. A text to speech functionality includes an ebook that can be read aloud by the device itself, and includes an icon of the ebook toolbar to activate the text to speech starting from the first word of the shown page. An education or studying method and system includes a mapping tool representing the main concepts of a topic to study.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventor: Marco Iannacone
  • Patent number: 8688530
    Abstract: An appliance having a smart device in communication with multiple components of the appliance and a user interface of the appliance, the smart device having an updatable demonstration software that takes over control of the multiple components from the controller when executing the demonstration software to implement a demonstration of the appliance by controlling the actuation of the components and display related multimedia information on the multimedia user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew P. Ebrom, Mark E. Glotzbach, Layne E. Heilman, Richard A. McCoy, Phillip A. Molloy
  • Patent number: 8682735
    Abstract: Conducting a video conference as part of the operation or demonstration of an appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew P. Ebrom, Mark E. Glotzbach, Richard A. McCoy
  • Patent number: 8682733
    Abstract: A product in the form of a household appliance has an internal communications network connecting two or more components, and software architecture implemented on the network that identifies the components, communicates the capabilities of each identified component, communicates the status of each identified component, provides a command interface for operating the components, and facilitates communication between the components and devices external to the product. An external smart device having demonstration software communicates with the internal communications network and is in control of at least one of the components to effect a demonstration of features of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew P. Ebrom, Mark E. Glotzbach, Philip A. Molloy
  • Patent number: 8676656
    Abstract: A method of demonstrating a household appliance by executing a demonstration software to cause demonstration of at least one component of the appliance and to display related information on a user interface of the appliance by a multimedia program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew P. Ebrom, Mark E. Glotzbach, Richard A. McCoy, Phillip A. Molloy
  • Publication number: 20140072950
    Abstract: A power frequency parameter simulation system for a power transmission line and a control method thereof, the system comprises a simulation main circuit (1), an interference power supply (2) and a procedure controller (3). In the system, a power frequency parameter of a 10 to 100 kilometers of 500 kV power transmission line is simulated in a parameter integration manner; and the control method comprises the following steps of: a step to detect the automatically zeroing during starting up, a step to control the reduction of the length of a simulation line and a step to control a simulation interference voltage. A long-distance power transmission line is realized to be moved into a room and be tested by means of the power frequency parameter test system, so the various inconveniences of on-site measurement are avoided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicants: ANHUI ELECTRIC POWER RESEARCH INSTITUTE, STATE GRID CORPORATION OF CHINA, SUZHOU HD ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhong Fu, Jiantao Ye, Daowen Yang, Zinian Chen, Wei Li, Dengfeng Cheng, Yongkang Huang, Jingjing Dong, Wenhui Tong, Cuicui Wang
  • Patent number: 8647166
    Abstract: The present document describes an entertainment device including one or more mini-crafts provided in a fluid medium within the sides of an electromagnetic frame. Each mini-craft includes a magnet and has a different cutoff frequency. Motion of the mini-crafts may be controlled by a user using a controller such as joystick, remote control etc. A processor computes, based on the multidirectional navigation signals received from the controller, electromagnetic signals for each coil in the electromagnetic frame. The electromagnetic signals are amplified and sent to the coils to generate superimposed rotating magnetic fields which cause the mini-crafts to rotate separately within the electromagnetic frame, each mini-craft following a distinct magnetic field with a frequency that is lower than its cutoff frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Inventor: Juan Carlos Orozco
  • Publication number: 20130295549
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic tablet computer carrier that comprises a frame adapted to surround the rear of a tablet computer and form over the peripheral edges thereof to affect attachment thereto. The backside surface of the frame comprises a centrally located pivoting member and connector means to allow a user to support the frame and a tablet computer with a single hand behind the frame and without gripping the assembly. The pivoting member is an inner and outer member pivotably connected together, whereby the inner member is secured to the frame backside and the outer member freely pivots therefrom along a plane parallel to the frame backside surface. The connectors are positioned along the outer pivoting member the join the assembly with a corresponding glove or strap support worn by or attached to the user, thereby providing support for a tablet without gripping its edges or using two hands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventor: Floyd Hills
  • Patent number: 8571942
    Abstract: A method of demonstrating an appliance by customizing a multimedia presentation in real time based on the consumer information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew P. Ebrom, Mark E. Glotzbach, Layne E. Heilman, Richard A. McCoy, Phillip A. Molloy
  • Publication number: 20130270000
    Abstract: Electrical assemblies including various complementary electrical components and plurality of cables are provided. Components of the electrical assemblies are configured such that respective signal conductor ends of the plurality of electrical cables can be isolated from one another and placed in electrical communication with the complementary electrical components using a conductive material. In accordance with some embodiments, the electrical assemblies include organizers that define respective pluralities of cavities and are configured to be attached to the complementary electrical components. In accordance with another embodiment, a leadframe assembly can define a plurality of cavities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Jonathan E. Buck, Charles M. Gross
  • Patent number: 8545233
    Abstract: A machine tool control simulator for a machine tool control having a plurality of first user-actuatable devices and a first display screen is disclosed. The machine tool control simulator may include a console and a laptop computer. The console may include a plurality of second user-actuatable devices each corresponding to a respective one of the first user-actuatable devices, and having a layout substantially similar to a layout of the first user-actuatable devices. The laptop computer includes a keyboard and an attached second display screen. The keyboard may be placed between a tabletop and the second user-actuatable devices. The computer receives user inputs from the second user actuatable devices and displays images on the second display screen to simulate images that would be displayed on the first display screen of the machine tool control in response to the user inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Hurco Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: James D. Fabris, Gregory S. Volovic, Frederick W. Gross
  • Patent number: 8348676
    Abstract: A method includes opening an access member of a sensing assembly to access programming features of the sensing assembly. Operating instructions for the sensing assembly are selected, and then a teaching actuator is actuated. The method further includes indicating the teaching actuator has been actuated, such as by visually indicating with an LED, and ceasing the indication. The method further includes implementing the operating instructions if the teaching actuator is released within a predetermined time period from cessation of the indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Rudolf Engl, Helmut Pall, Reinhard Schwarz
  • Publication number: 20120251997
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic blackboard which communicates with a student terminal which executes a plurality of terminal functions including a blackboard function execution unit to execute any of a plurality of blackboard functions according to a user's operation, a restriction target function deciding unit to decide types of a plurality of terminal functions in which functions thereof are to be restricted in the student terminal according to a type of blackboard function to be executed, and a restriction target functions transmission unit to transmit the types of the plurality of terminal functions in which functions thereof are to be restricted, which are decided by the restriction target function deciding unit, to the student terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi KOJO
  • Publication number: 20120219939
    Abstract: A training device comprising an operation record storage unit configured to store an image simulating a user interface for inputting the operation to an input device for accepting an inputting of commodity with an operation information which is input to a user interface according to the continuous display of a dynamic image which is represented an opportunity phenomenaa as the opportunity of the operation or a still images in a memory unit and a regeneration unit configured to regenerate a operation condition based on the operation information of an operator and stored by the operation record storage unit by identification marking a matched part of the image simulating a user interface. By using the training device, the training progress can be confirmed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Aikawa, Masanori Sambe, Takesi Kawaguti
  • Patent number: 8057237
    Abstract: According to a question displayed on a computer screen, a to-be-examined person selects, out of constituent elements (components) displayed on the screen, constituent elements that he considers optimum for the question and then makes a design by constructing them on the screen, and the content of the design on the screen is evaluated by using predetermined evaluation data. Further, there is provided a system which enables assembling an actual apparatus (an apparatus to be evaluated) according to the content of design, measures the performance of the assembled actual apparatus and evaluates the ability of the to-be-examined person to assemble the actual apparatus from the measured data by using a computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Shinko Engineering Research Corp.
    Inventors: Takasi Kumagai, Hideki Kumagai
  • Publication number: 20110159473
    Abstract: An array of electrical connectors is provided having a first plurality of electrical connectors configured to be mounted on a substrate, and a second plurality of electrical connectors configured to be mounted on the substrate at a location adjacent the first plurality of electrical connectors, such that the first plurality of electrical connectors is offset with respect to the second plurality of electrical connectors along an insertion direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Inventors: Alan D. Crighton, Steven E. Minich, Dean E. Geibel
  • Patent number: 7963771
    Abstract: When a mechanism constituent unit having a base is secured to a magnetic base at a predetermined position, a fixture having a detachable mechanism inside itself is employed, and the fixture is disposed on a notch of the base of the mechanism constituent unit in a non-adsorption state in which magnetic force lines of a permanent magnet of the detachable mechanism permeate the fixture. In this state, a rotation casing is rotated 90 degrees to be in a lock state, and a fixing casing is firmly adsorbed to the magnetic base such that magnetic force of the permanent magnet inside it permeate to the magnetic base side. Thus, the mechanism constituent unit base is firmly sandwiched by a pressing portion of the fixing casing and the magnetic base, and the base of the mechanism constituent unit is firmly secured to the magnetic base at a predetermined position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Shinko Engineering Reseach Corp.
    Inventors: Takasi Kumagai, Hideki Kumagai
  • Publication number: 20100297595
    Abstract: Proposed is a training and simulation device for electric functional processes in electric, electromechanical and electrofluidic systems, with a controller (14) for the simulation and visual reproduction of system components (25-31) on a display (11), and with electric terminals (13) located adjacent to the display (11) for cable connection to hardware components of the system, wherein optical inputs and/or outputs of the simulated system components on the display (11) are assigned to at least a part of the terminals (13) and wherein the controller (14) comprises means for generating electric voltages at the terminals (13) of assigned outputs of the simulated system components (31) and/or for generating reactions of the simulated system components (25-30) in dependence on voltages externally applied to terminals (13) assigned to inputs of said simulated system components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Applicant: FESTO AG & CO. KG
    Inventor: Mathias Schietinger
  • Patent number: 7742951
    Abstract: A method of enabling adaptable demonstrations of a household appliance comprising providing consumer-specific updates to a demonstration software at a location remote from an appliance and downloading the consumer-specific updates to the appliance over an information network in response to a determined characteristic of the consumer or enabling a video conference over multimedia interface during the demonstration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew P. Ebrom, Wallace J. Elston, III, Mark E. Glotzbach, Anthony E. Jenkins, Richard A. McCoy, Phillip A. Molloy
  • Patent number: 7546176
    Abstract: A method of forming an assembly from a plurality of components, the plurality of components each having a component volume and a respective locus point, is described. The method includes selecting a target volume by defining a target volume and respective locus point. The method further includes determining a solution group of components comprising a list of components having a component volume positioned at least one of within the target volume and a predetermined distance from the target volume. The method further includes displaying the solution group of components forming an assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Alex V. Botvinnik, Michael R. Holle, Deborah L. Hartley
  • Patent number: 7513636
    Abstract: A plurality of lighting fixtures with interchangeable sensors and transmitters are displayed for sale to the consuming public such that a customer of such a display may easily choose a specific lighting fixture and combine it with a specific sensor and/or transmitter enabling the customer to buy a lighting fixture meeting a customer's aesthetic and functional requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: IQ Group Sdn Bhd
    Inventor: Daniel John Beasley
  • Patent number: 7507893
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention relates to a method for teaching music to one or more students. The instructor's manual operation of a musical instrument controls in real-time the illumination of guide lamps on each student's musical instrument. This allows the students to visually connect the note to be played with the instructor's verbal instruction and then play the visually indicated note without having to look up at the instructor or a distant display. In another embodiment, the instructor's manual operation of his musical instrument provides a score display of the played note on each student's musical instrument. The students can visually connect the played note with the musical notation on the score display. Remote teaching over a communication network is also described as well as a removable interface for the musical instrument to assist in teaching and use of the instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventor: Craig Knudsen
  • Patent number: 7499848
    Abstract: An emulation system that allows a user to create a script is provided. The emulation system emulates a handheld computing device, such as a calculator, on an electronic device such as a personal computer. The script, which includes an input sequence, may be recorded and played back at a later time. In a preferred embodiment, annotations may be added to the script to help explain the concepts being illustrated by the script. The annotation may include text, graphics, audio, and/or video. Upon playback, the input sequence recorded in the script is used as input to the emulator. The playback may be automated or performed one step at a time, thereby allowing the student to step through the script and study intermediate results. The input sequence may represent, for example, digits, commands (e.g., store, recall, graph, list, print, etc.), or functions (e.g., x2, x3, compute, tan, sin, cos, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2009
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventor: Darren Scott Irons
  • Publication number: 20080160492
    Abstract: An interactive training system and method may interactively train or instruct a user on how to use a device, such as a hand-held drug delivery management device. The interactive training system and method may provide one or more interactive tutorials on various aspects or features of the device by displaying a virtual representation of the device and by allowing a user to interact with the virtual representation of the device to simulate use of the device. An interactive tutorial may provide one or more interaction prompts prompting a user to perform one or more steps simulating interaction with the device by activating user controls on the virtual representation and may simulate a response on the virtual representation in response to user activation of the user controls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2007
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Applicant: INSULET CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert Campbell, Deborah Cate-Brown, Sergey Sirotinin, John Beck
  • Publication number: 20080070227
    Abstract: A mobile vehicle is disclosed which includes an on-board training system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2006
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Inventor: Brian Joseph Rauch
  • Publication number: 20080057484
    Abstract: A method for tutoring a user in use of a kit for determining an analyte (such as glucose) in a bodily fluid sample (for example a whole blood sample) includes activating an analytical meter of the kit, with the analytical meter including a display-based tutorial module. In addition, the display-based tutorial module includes a user interface with a visual display, a memory unit storing a tutorial, and a microprocessor unit configured for controlling and coordinating the user interface and the memory unit. Moreover, the tutorial stored in the memory unit has chapters with each of the chapters containing one or more tutorial images depicting use of the kit. In addition, the user interface, microprocessor unit and memory unit are operatively linked and configured for event-driven chapter-based display of the tutorial images to a user on the visual display. The method also includes tutoring the user on use of the kit by displaying the tutorial images in an event-driven chapter-based manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2006
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Inventors: Shinichi Miyata, Carrie Arndt, Thomas Rangi Sutton, Gretchen Anderson
  • Patent number: 7134877
    Abstract: A demonstration system of an electronic equipment. The electronic equipment includes first and second operation units which are arranged on a front panel of the electronic equipment. In the first operation unit, there are provided display device, various operation keys, demonstration key, light receiving part, and opening/closing key. In the second operation unit, there are provided an operation key and a display device. The demonstration key is an input key for giving a command to start a demonstration of the electronic equipment. A display demonstration, in which the display devices are used, and a movable section demonstration, in which the first and the second operation unit are operated, are continuously conducted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Isao Matumoto, Hironori Kobayashi, Norifumi Nishida, Makoto Fukuya, Naoya Shibata, Tetsuya Natori, Kouji Maeda
  • Patent number: 7126490
    Abstract: A doorbell having interchangeable chimes and interchangeable decorative covers is displayed for sale to the retail public such that a customer may easily choose a specific chime sound and combine it with a specific decorative cover enabling the customer to buy a doorbell meeting the customer's aesthetic requirement. The interchangeable bases and covers may include complimentary attachment parts that allow any cover to be mounted to any of a plurality of bases of differing size and in different orientations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Assignee: IQ Sdn Bhd
    Inventors: Phillip R. Cole, Sr., Jimmy Kendrick, Daniel John Beasley, Lai Kong Yeow
  • Patent number: 6834207
    Abstract: A remote maintenance and operating guidance system in which data relating to the operation of a medical system in a hospital is transmitted to an operator who operates an operating device of the medical system from a service center by way of a communication device such as a dedicated telephone line. The system is equipped to monitor operations performed by the operator on the medical system, and to transmit data relating to the monitored operation to the operating device. Accordingly, it is possible to transmit details of the method of operation of the medical equipment more accurately and effectively to the operator from a location remote from the medical equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2004
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Akihiro Miyauchi, Jun Takahashi
  • Patent number: 6764311
    Abstract: A training/managing system and method of basic ability which enables objective and efficient management for improving the basic ability of persons by training toward some kind of target. The training/managing system of basic ability 1 is provided with training terminals 3-1 to 3-n for measuring/training ability to read characters of an employee to be trained, and a management device 4 which are connected to an information communicating network 2. The management device 4 is equipped with a data management server 5 for storing measured data in time-series; performing a predetermined arithmetical operation; and deriving management data, and a management terminal 7 for presenting the management data for a business administrator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Inventor: Akihiro Kawamura
  • Patent number: 6758679
    Abstract: An installation instruction conveying device. In one embodiment, the installation instruction conveying device is comprised of a first surface having instructions visibly disposed thereon for installing a component. The installation instruction conveying device is further comprised of a means for adhering said installation instruction conveying device to a component installation location. The installation instruction conveying device prevents the installation of the component at the component installation location unless the installation instruction conveying device is removed from said component installation location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2004
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Harold Miyamura, David Hishinuma, Junichi Kato
  • Publication number: 20040096812
    Abstract: A breadboard for building and displaying electronic circuits used for educational purposes comprises a panel housing, an assembly panel attached to and covering the panel housing, a plurality of contact stations located on and periodically distributed over the assembly panel such that they form a regular grid, which contact stations are electrically isolated from each other and capable of receiving electronic component blocks, a plurality of first power supply points located on and periodically distributed over the assembly panel such that they form a regular grid, which first power supply points are electrically connected to each other, and a plurality of second power supply points located on and periodically distributed over the assembly panel such that they form a regular grid, which second power supply points are electrically connected to each other and the second power supply points are electrically isolated from the first power supply points, wherein the grids formed by the contact stations, the first p
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2003
    Publication date: May 20, 2004
    Inventors: Zenton Goh, Soh Min Lim, Sian Sheng Neo, Kah Chye Tan
  • Publication number: 20040029086
    Abstract: A method for presenting media on an electronic device. A landmark is identified based on a landmark sensor of the electronic device. Media is selected based on the landmark. The media is presented on the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2002
    Publication date: February 12, 2004
    Inventors: Bernard Burg, Craig Sayers
  • Patent number: 6650545
    Abstract: It is an object of the preset invention to provide a cabinet for the electronic device which ensures sufficient rigidity of the device even if made thin. The cabinet (3) according to the present invention has central chassis (4) in which a device main body is provided, and an upper case (5) and a lower case (6), which hold central chassis (4) between them and accommodate the device main body. The upper case (5) and lower case (6) are made thinner than conventional parts of such cabinets so as to make the device smaller. The central chassis (4) serves as a reinforcing material and can improve the rigidity of cabinet (3), thereby ensuring sufficient rigidity for the cabinet (3) even if the upper case (5) and the lower case (6) are made thinner to achieve a smaller size of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Ootori, Teiyu Goto