Miscellaneous Patents (Class 434/433)
  • Patent number: 9767729
    Abstract: An organic light emitting display device includes pixels divided by scan lines and data lines, and including first transistors for controlling the amount of current flowing from a first power source to a second power source through organic light emitting diodes, first feedback lines and second feedback lines formed in parallel to the data lines, control lines formed in parallel to the scan lines, and a sensing unit configured to extract at least one of voltage drop of the first power source and deterioration information of the first transistor from the pixels via the first feedback lines and the second feedback lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Byung-Hyuk Shin
  • Patent number: 9522276
    Abstract: A medical device and associated method determine a signal amplitude of a sensor signal produced by a MEMS sensor, compare the signal amplitude to a stiction detection condition, detect stiction of the MEMS sensor in response to the signal amplitude meeting the stiction detection condition, and automatically provide a corrective action in response to detecting the stiction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaonan Shen, Nathan A Grenz, Robert D Musto, David L Palkert, Jonathan P Roberts, James D Reinke, Paul R Solheim
  • Patent number: 9111489
    Abstract: Disclosed are an organic light emitting display device and a method of driving the same. The organic light emitting display device includes a display panel including a plurality of pixels including a pixel circuit for emitting light from an organic light emitting diode and a driving circuit unit driving the display panel. The driving method includes sensing a characteristic of a driving TFT of each of the pixels of the display panel to generate sensing data according to a user's setting using an input device, at a predetermined compensation driving time, or when an error occurs in sensing data generated by real-time sensing of each pixel of the display panel, and compensating for the characteristic of the driving TFT of each pixel by using the sensing data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jeong Hyo Park, Bum Sik Kim, Jung Hyeon Kim
  • Patent number: 8918718
    Abstract: A system for enhancing reading performance operates on a network-connected server with software executing from a non-transitory medium at the server providing an interactive interface for a user connected to the server via a browser link. There is a data repository coupled to the server. The interactive interface provides a word search exercise for the user for improving the user's reading performance, displays a passage comprising a first number of words and a search list with a second number of words that each appear at least once in the passage, the second number smaller than the first number, and when the user clicks on every word in the passage for a word that appears in the search list, that word is indicated in the list as found, until all the words in the search list have been indicated as found.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: John Burgess Reading Performance System
    Inventor: John Burgess
  • Patent number: 8681072
    Abstract: A mobile, multi-room display environment. The display environment has a first room, the first room having a first set of sensory cues, and a second room, the second room having a second set of sensory cues substantially different from the first set of sensory cues. The first and second rooms are designed for temporary use and can be easily disassembled for transport from one location to another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter and Gamble Company
    Inventors: Judd Warren Weis, Gilles Bariguian
  • Patent number: 8666299
    Abstract: The present invention is a system and method that proactively identifies a student in need at an educational institution. The system allows for the educational institution to connect with the student, gather information, and provide assistance. Student needs that may be addressed are various and include academic, social, emotional, and spiritual. Because student needs are addressed in a timely and effective manner, the present invention may be used as a tool to increase retention rates at the educational institution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Pharos Resources, LLC
    Inventors: Gideon Petrus Botha, Robert Jeffrey Reese, Charles William Mattis, Megan E Lyman
  • Patent number: 8608487
    Abstract: A method and system for detecting fraud may redirect a user from a phishing message to an education message. The phishing message may include a phishing website that mimics a target entity. A user may be convinced to disclose sensitive information to a fraudster operating the phishing website. The phishing website may be maintained through a service provider and the target entity may request that the service provider disable the phishing website. During evaluation of the target entity's request by the service provider, a user may be directed to an education website that may be displayed until the phishing website may be permanently disabled. The education website may include information or identify a source of information that may help educate the user on fraud prevention, phishing, the target entity, the targeted industry, future prevention tips and suggestions, and other related information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Chapman Huie, Lorettajean C. Maguire, Jason Andrew Malo, Todd Keith Inskeep, David C. King, David C. Shroyer
  • Publication number: 20120244517
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method for enhancing precocity in a human subject, and further for creating child prodigies, and prodigious geniuses using synaesthesia. In one embodiment of the present invention, synaesthesia may be inherited or induced artificially.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventors: Tommy James Valentine Cawley, Ainan Celeste Cawley
  • Patent number: 7948447
    Abstract: A mobile, multi-room display environment. The display environment has a first room, the first room having a first set of sensory cues, and a second room, the second room having a second set of sensory cues substantially different from the first set of sensory cues. The first and second rooms are designed for temporary use and can be easily disassembled for transport from one location to another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Judd Warren Weis, Gilles Bariguian
  • Publication number: 20110091861
    Abstract: A clothing attachment that serves as a practice gown by connecting over the clothing of a wearer such that the clothing attachment is configured with weight, volume, and length markers to simulate the conditions of wearing a complete dress under actual conditions of that dress. In this manner, a wearer can simulate and otherwise practice engaging in activities for a wedding or ballroom dancing without risking damage to the actual dress or gown.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventor: Sarah Jane Eastman
  • Publication number: 20110070573
    Abstract: An instructional content and standards alignment processing system is disclosed. The system includes a computer-readable memory configured to store information indicative of instructional content, a first educational standard, and a second educational standard, and configured to store at least one alignment between the instructional content and the first educational standard and at least one mapping between the first educational standard and the second educational standard. The system also includes a processor configured to automatically generate at least one alignment between the instructional content and the second educational standard based on the mapping between the first educational standard and the second educational standard. The computer-readable memory is configured to store the alignment between the instructional content and the second educational standard after the alignment is confirmed by a user. Methods and machine-readable mediums are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2009
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Applicant: BLACKBOARD INC.
    Inventors: Bret Carlton DENNIS, JoAnna Hunt, Claude Vervoort, Joel Lindsey, Deborah Everhart
  • Publication number: 20110059428
    Abstract: A memorization system includes a housing having an open end to form a hollow chamber. A first compartment having an open end is disposed within the housing. A second compartment also is provided having a first aperture and at least one card is slidably and removably received within the second compartment. The card includes first and second columns of printed indicia wherein information in the first column is related and corresponds to information in the second column. In addition, the information in the second column of printed indicia represents information to be memorized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Inventor: Kermit Zarley
  • Publication number: 20100291531
    Abstract: A system and method for correlating learning objectives, curriculum items or elements or competency expectations between multiple curricula, or between a curriculum and established national, industry or governmental standards, includes multiple steps. A first curriculum, including multiple curriculum items, is selected. A second curriculum or standard, containing multiple elements, is selected. A curriculum item from within the first curriculum is selected. A filter is applied to the elements of the second curriculum or standard to produce a visible display of a subset of elements from within the second curriculum. Individual elements, from within the subset of elements, are identified as correlating to the curriculum item. The individual elements that correlate to the curriculum item are tagged, or cross-walked, to create a link between the curricula. Such correlations may also extend to achievements of an individual student or to a set of students.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Inventor: Gregg Alan Chandler
  • Patent number: 7789665
    Abstract: Disclosed are educational straws having an end portion of a defined shape and the name of said shape displayed on the exterior body of the straw thereby instilling a cognitive recognition of a sequence of letters associated with the shape which will enhance vocabulary, spelling and object spatial recognition for a plurality of defined shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Inventor: Jong Hak Choi
  • Publication number: 20100159437
    Abstract: A recommender system and method is provided, including receiving a request to recommend a course of action related to a plurality of current students in accordance with a plurality of constraints and accessing a computer database storing student data that corresponds to the plurality of current students. The student data includes attribute data corresponding to respective students of the plurality of current students for describing at least one attribute related to the respective students. The method further includes clustering in a computer process the plurality of current students into a selected number of clusters based at least on sameness of attribute data corresponding to the respective current students of the plurality of current students and the plurality of constraints, and outputting the results of the clustering to a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicants: Xerox Corporation, PARC- Palo Alto Research Center
    Inventors: Kristine A. German, Robert M. Lofthus, Robert Roy Price, Florent Perronnin, Claudio Cifarelli, Minh Do, Rong Zhou
  • Publication number: 20100159438
    Abstract: A recommender system and method including receiving a request identifying at least one current student for which a recommendation is sought and accessing stored student data including attributes associated with respective students of the current students and a plurality of predecessor students. For the predecessor students the attributes include educational resources. The method includes clustering one of predecessor students and the current students into clusters based on sameness of first selected attributes of their respective associated attributes. The method includes generating a mapping between respective students of the other of the predecessor and current students and one of the clusters based on sameness of second selected attributes associated with the students being mapped. The method then includes recommending for each of the current students the educational resource associated with the predecessor student or cluster of predecessor students that the current student is mapped with.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicants: Xerox Corporation, PARC - Palo Alto Research Center
    Inventors: Kristine A. German, Robert M. Lofthus, Robert Roy Price, Florent Perronnin, Claudio Cifarelli, Minh Do, Rong Zhou
  • Patent number: 7699614
    Abstract: A behavior shaping kit includes at least one time-out defining device, at least one timer, a plurality of stickers having prohibitory indicia marked thereon, training devices for a caregiver, a plurality of stop signs, and craft tools. The caregiver affixes stickers having prohibitory indicia marked thereon, to items in the house with which the child should not come into contact. When a child does come into contact with these items, the child is immediately placed in a time-out area which is defined by a time-out defining device. A time-out defining device serves to restrict movement of the child from place to place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Inventor: Kristen L. Thurman
  • Publication number: 20090305221
    Abstract: The disclosed invention is directed to a method and system which allows publishers to create hybrid elearning courses and to publish the courses to a variety of environments including to an LMS, a web interface, or a CD-ROM. Through a “syndication” process, the hybrid elearning courses are associated with consuming organizations downstream of the publisher; such consuming organizations and/or roles within such organizations may be allowed to edit or customize those portions of the courses which have been labeled as “consumer editable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Inventors: Joseph D Gorup, Jeffrey A. Ford
  • Publication number: 20090197239
    Abstract: The proposed new education system, C.-M. Huang Education System, is according to the “Education Theory of Ching-Min Huang—General Education and Specialized Learning”.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2008
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Inventor: Ching-Min Huang
  • Publication number: 20090186331
    Abstract: A system and method for correlating learning objectives, curriculum items or elements or competency expectations between multiple curricula, or between a curriculum and established national, industry or governmental standards, includes multiple steps. A first curriculum, including multiple curriculum items, is selected. A second curriculum or standard, containing multiple elements, is selected. A curriculum item from within the first curriculum is selected. A filter is applied to the elements of the second curriculum or standard to produce a visible display of a subset of elements from within the second curriculum. Individual elements, from within the subset of elements, are identified as correlating to the curriculum item. The individual elements that correlate to the curriculum item are tagged, or cross-walked, to create a link between the curricula.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2008
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Inventor: Gregg Alan Chandler
  • Publication number: 20090148827
    Abstract: A method of tracking attendance of an event includes detecting a presence of at least one mobile attendee device. The mobile attendee device includes personal identification information stored therein for an attendee associated therewith who is registered for the event. An ad hoc wireless data connection is established with the mobile attendee device responsive to detection thereof. An identification request is transmitted to the mobile attendee device via the ad hoc wireless data connection, and the personal identification information for the attendee is received from the mobile attendee device via the ad hoc wireless data connection. The received identification information is displayed on an administrator device. Related systems, devices, and computer program products are also discussed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Inventor: Lauren Argott
  • Publication number: 20090136906
    Abstract: This invention is directed toward a map overlaying a lighted display box. The map has a plurality of magnified eye holes though which a person can view lighted, magnified pictures or photographs. The map can be easily opened such that the pictures can be interchanged, such that a user may begin with a map containing generic, stock photos of various national parks, surf spots, or baseball stadiums, then, over time, as the user physically visits these locations he/she can replace the stock photos with personalized photos. The color of light can be changed as well once a location is visited, to give the user a sense of visual association and accomplishment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2007
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Inventor: Robert Eric Neel
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20090047653
    Abstract: A method of instructing a plurality of students using a learning center, comprising providing a learning center, wherein the learning center includes a bench system having a two tier configuration and forming an arc of about ninety degrees. The bench system also includes a plurality of two-tier straight benches and a plurality of two-tier arcuate benches. The learning center further comprises shelves coupled to a back portion of the learning center. The method also includes providing a traditional classroom adjacent the learning center. The method further includes providing learning center rules, wherein the learning center rules include conduct rules and disciplinary rules. The method additionally includes pre-determining a single learning event at the learning center. Furthermore, the method includes holding the single learning event at the learning center following the learning center rules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Inventor: Gary L. Turner
  • Publication number: 20090032578
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to methods of conveying information related to a printed publication. A label having a readable code for attachment to or insertion into a printed publication is used. A reader adapted to read the code on the label or insert and to communicate the code to a computer or device including a microcomputer may be incorporated. An internet site or platform is adapted to receive the code from the computer or a device including a microcomputer and correlate the code to the information. The information related to the code can be displayed at the computer or device including a microcomputer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Inventor: Donald Spector
  • Publication number: 20090029339
    Abstract: The present invention is a system and method that proactively identifies a student in need at an educational institution. The system allows for the educational institution to connect with the student, gather information, and provide assistance. Student needs that may be addressed are various and include academic, social, emotional, and spiritual. Because student needs are addressed in a timely and effective manner, the present invention may be used as a tool to increase retention rates at the educational institution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2008
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Applicant: PHAROS RESOURCES, LLC
    Inventors: Gideon Petrus Botha, Robert Jeffrey Reese, Charles William Mattis, Charles D. Miller, Megan E. Lyman
  • Publication number: 20090017436
    Abstract: A method for generating a lesson plan for a course is provided that includes associating a plurality of standard objectives with the course. A plurality of learning activities are provided for selection. Each learning activity is associated with at least one standard objective for the course. A selection of at least a subset of the learning activities is received. The lesson plan is generated based on the selected learning activities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2008
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Inventors: Kenneth A. Sumrall, Clayton S. Alexander, Tuan D. Nguyen, Son M. Pham, Zehua Chen, Stanley P. Tigrett, DeLana K. Tully, Rajneesh Gupta, Richard O. Ransbottom
  • Publication number: 20080287152
    Abstract: The present invention provides a teaching material having an identification unit and a teaching-material communication system. The teaching material having the identification unit comprises at least one learning unit and at least one identification unit. The teaching-material communication system comprises at least one transmitting end system and at least one receiving end system. The transmitting end system comprises an input module and a transmission module. The receiving end system comprises a receiving module, a second identification process module, and a second communication module. By the at least one transmitting end system and the at least one receiving end system of the teaching-material communication system, at least one transmitter and at least one receiver can communicate with the learning unit of the teaching material having the identification unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2007
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Inventors: Ming Zhong Li, Ming Chang Li
  • Publication number: 20080113330
    Abstract: The present invention is directed towards educating adolescent parents and their young children. The education methodology includes one curricular component that is directed specifically toward educating adolescent parents, one curricular component that is directed specifically toward educating young children of adolescent parents. The education methodology may also include a curricular component that is directed toward educating adolescent parents about parenting and life skills. The education methodology may also include a curricular component that is directed toward fostering parent and child interaction and teaching by adolescent parents to their young children. Finally, the education methodology may be at least partially implemented residential facility that allows adolescent parents and their young children to live together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Publication date: May 15, 2008
    Inventor: Aminyah Muhammad-M'Backe
  • Patent number: 7263491
    Abstract: The present invention provides a new and useful system and method for processing on-line degree and current enrollment verification inquiries. The system includes a requestor computer and an institutional computer each connected to a server computer via the Internet. The server computer is capable of processing and storing educational information/education records provided by the institutional computer, and receiving at least one inquiry from the requestor computer and providing educational information/education records in response to the inquiry. The system also includes a database for storing educational information/education records and a search engine module that searches for and retrieves educational information/education records from the database. Communication means are also included which allow the system to transfer data between the requestor computer and the institutional computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Assignee: Credentials Inc.
    Inventors: J. Jeffrey Geldermann, Thomas D. McKechney
  • Patent number: 7153250
    Abstract: A method includes: providing an exercise administration list containing a name column, an exercise group column, and an exercise date column; identifying an exercise person in need of exercise and a group of exercises for the person based on the exercise administration list; appointing an exercise administrator for managing exercise; confirming by the exercise administrator exercise working contents for the exercise person based on the exercise administration list; arranging by the exercise administrator devices used for performing the exercise working contents; confirming the exercise date; and thereby managing by the exercise administrator the exercises by the exercise person for function recovery and muscle strengthening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Inventors: Shigeo Takizawa, Kyoko Takizawa
  • Patent number: 7010412
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for calculating parameters in a road design of a S type, a complex type and an egg type clothoid, and in particular to a method for calculating a parameter value capable of determining the size of a clothoid that is inserted when designing a S-shaped and interchange, a connection road, etc. in an egg shape. In the present invention, it is possible to easily calculate the clothoid parameter A in a S shape, complex type and egg type road design, and a road design can be fast finished. In addition, in the present invention, it is possible to achieve an easier design of a S shape and egg type clothoid by determining a design specification without using CAD. The design can be achieved based on a simulation using a center coordinate of two circles for achieving an optimum design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Assignee: Saman Engineering Consultants Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Gyu-Seok Song
  • Publication number: 20040265784
    Abstract: Methods and systems for evaluating the fit of raw data to model data are disclosed. Relationships between an assessment item and a tested attribute, responses from examinees to an assessment item, mastery states for an examinee for a tested attribute, one or more parameters based on expected assessment item performance, estimates for non-tested attributes for each examinee, likelihoods that an examinee that has mastered attributes pertaining to an assessment item will answer the item correctly, likelihoods that an examinee that has not mastered an attribute for an assessment item will answer the item correctly, and/or other variables may be received. For each item and/or for each examinee, a determination of a class for the examinee and/or item may be determined. Statistics may also be generated for each examinee, each item, an examination and/or any other basis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2004
    Publication date: December 30, 2004
    Inventor: William F. Stout
  • Patent number: 6814579
    Abstract: The method uses vehicles as mascots for different subject areas. Each vehicle is named after a subject area and is decorated. The vehicles serve as a means to generate enthusiasm for the subject areas. Each car has its own color combination corresponding to a given subject. Each subject area has an instructor that is knowledgeable in that subject. The instructors wear clothing colored to match the color of the vehicle named after the subject area that he/she teaches. The instructors teach the pre-planned lessons on a topic in a subject. area. The pre-planned lessons also incorporate supporting information from other subject areas to the topics. The instructors drive the vehicles to sites of instruction where students are located to perform a pre-planned lesson on a topic. The sites of instruction have or utilize concepts that will be used in the pre-planned lesson. In the presentation of the lesson, an instructor uses teaching materials colored to match the color of the vehicle that he/she drives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Inventor: Kim Suzanne Bent
  • Publication number: 20040197764
    Abstract: An educational toy in the form of an interactive microprocessor-controlled doll and associated pseudo-medical equipment are provided for educating chronically ill children about illness treatment and management. A kit containing the doll, equipment, a story book, and a carrying case is also provided. The toy of the present invention can be used by children, parents, and medical caregivers in doctor's offices, hospitals, homes, and clinics to teach the user about treatment and management one or more chronic illnesses, including but not limited to asthma, cystic fibrosis, allergies, and diabetes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2004
    Publication date: October 7, 2004
    Inventors: Ronda G. Stump, Lisa A. Gotshall-Van Lare, Daniel E. Van-Lare
  • Publication number: 20040166484
    Abstract: This application discloses a system and method for developing computerized simulations for training purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2003
    Publication date: August 26, 2004
    Inventors: Mark Alan Budke, Michael Lee Bordner, Richard James Horn
  • Patent number: 6767215
    Abstract: An activity station and method of learning for reinforcing skills taught by a teacher or institutional assistant to students. The activity station is comprised of a board with folds that, when open, will stand erect and reveals instructions and activities for the student. A student's progress through the activities is tracked, and the student's performance is evaluated by completing skill sheets. The activity station can then be closed to conceal the instructions and activities for ease in storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2004
    Inventor: Barbara Robertson
  • Publication number: 20040115611
    Abstract: Research indicates that our nation's youth are at risk of obesity rates which are viewed as nearing epidemic proportion. As a future physical education professional, I understand the serious consequences of this dilemma regarding this population. With the increased rapidity of maturation for elementary grade children, obesity issues not only impact them “physically”, but also have severe “emotional” ramifications. These ramifications certainly will affect a child's social development, as well their over all health leading into adulthood. Using my (12 ft.×9.5 ft.) wall hanging chessboard, (which I have already manufactured) two teams of students move the Velcro attached flat chess pieces. With these factors in mind, hence the pretense for my Fit-Chess concept.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2003
    Publication date: June 17, 2004
    Inventor: Bruce John Greig
  • Publication number: 20040076944
    Abstract: Non-linear regression models are configured and trained to operate in connection with data sets having null (unknown) values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2003
    Publication date: April 22, 2004
    Applicant: Ibex Process Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Wai T. Chan, Edward A. Reitman
  • Patent number: 6712396
    Abstract: A soft book comprised of foam pages bound by a book binding portion and a plurality of page binding portions is presented. A front cover page, a rear cover page, and at least one page, each having a perimeter, are provided, with the pages forming a spine portion, with the book bound such that at least a portion of the perimeter each page is approximately flush with the binding portions. The pages of the book may include impressions or cutouts that may be made in various shapes. Cutouts may provide a puzzle-type game for children. Various binding materials may be used, preferably chosen to provide sufficient support for the flexible foam pages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Inventor: William Derraugh
  • Publication number: 20030236796
    Abstract: A computerized method and system for analyzing data relating to a mandated program or an individualized instructional program. The method includes receiving a query, accessing a repository of data relating to the mandated program; and identifying data responsive to the query. The system includes: a network; a terminal coupled to the network; and a server coupled to the network that comprises a program that receives a query, accesses a repository of data relating to the mandated program; and identifies data responsive to the query. The data includes special education-related data such as tenth suspension and related meeting data, annual meeting status data, reevaluation meeting status data, referral processing status data, gap analysis data, individual education plan implementation delay data, drop out and other exit reason data, individual education plan assessment completion status data, and least restrictive environment data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2003
    Publication date: December 25, 2003
    Inventors: Clark Easter, Michael Jin
  • Patent number: 6666688
    Abstract: A teaching aid is disclosed herein that includes at least one gallon model, four quart models, two pint models, and two cup models. The appropriate measurement is attached to each model, thus showing a student how many of each measurement are in each model. A method for teaching students is also disclosed herein, using the teaching aid and the associated models.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Inventor: Lyn H. Goeckel
  • Patent number: 6641403
    Abstract: A child shoe-lacing and dressing learning kit for teaching a child between the ages of 3 and 6 to tie shoes and dress oneself. The child shoe-lacing and dressing learning kit includes a pair of strap members each having an outer side and first and second longitudinal edges and being adapted to fasten about thighs of seated users; and also includes a pair of shoe members being removably fastened upon the outer sides of the strap members and having shoe lace holes therein; and further includes shoe laces for lacing up the shoe members; and also includes fastening members being attached to the strap members and to the shoe members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Inventor: Janet R. Bavasso
  • Publication number: 20030175661
    Abstract: A firearm laser training system according to the present invention includes a laser transmitter assembly and a cartridge adapter assembly, while employing modified blank cartridges to simulate firearm operation. The modified blank cartridges each have a quantity of explosive substance sufficient only to cycle the firearm. The laser assembly is configured for attachment to a firearm barrel and front sight and emits a beam of laser light toward a training system target in response to actuation of the firearm trigger. The laser beam is generally in the form of a pulse having a duration sufficient for the system target to detect a beam impact location. The cartridge assembly is disposed within the firearm barrel to adapt the firearm for compatibility with the modified blank cartridges for simulating firearm operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2003
    Publication date: September 18, 2003
    Inventors: Motti Shechter, Stephen P. Rosa
  • Publication number: 20030165805
    Abstract: A card game for learning entails competitive play between players. As the game proceeds, the winner of a match must recite out loud the facts of learning printed on the playing cards. The game repetitively exposes the players to facts in a given subject area such as math, history, science, geography, literature, etc. The learning experience may be geared to different age brackets by tailoring the subject facts to different age brackets. Audible and visual cues help players to associate information for memory retention. Different decks for different age brackets and subjects are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2003
    Publication date: September 4, 2003
    Inventor: Richard Dillhoff
  • Publication number: 20030113703
    Abstract: A systematic training method for use with the ADD child. The method begins with the instructor explaining the meaning of focusing one's attention to the child. The child is required to remain immobile for a suitable period. Next, the child is conditioned to maintain eye contact with the instructor for a sustained period. Once these objectives have been met, a series of tasks are given to the child focusing on the child's ability to: (1) follow oral commands to carry out physical actions; (2) recall an oral series of 3 or 4 numbers, letters, or words; (3) recall an oral series of 4 or 5 numbers, letters, or words; (4) recall a written series of 3 or 4 numbers, letters, or words; (5) recall a written series of 4 or 5 numbers, letters, or words; and (6) recall a written series of 5 numbers, letters, or symbols using color variations for each.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2001
    Publication date: June 19, 2003
    Inventors: Thomas Whitney Strickland, Michael F. Zoda
  • Publication number: 20030033742
    Abstract: A safety device includes a material, and a cone holding the material and having an opening from which the material can be dispensed. The material can have absorbent properties and/or can be configured to warn of a hazard by displaying cautionary information. A hazard can be addressed by providing the cone containing the material within an area prone to hazards, and, after a hazard is created within the area, removing material from the cone and placing the material on the hazard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2002
    Publication date: February 20, 2003
    Applicant: Rubbermaid Commercial Products LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Perelli, Craig Demko, Raymond L. Fedeli
  • Publication number: 20030033740
    Abstract: A method of warning of a hazard includes placing a container containing a plurality of mats, having cautionary information thereon, in an area prone to hazards. In addition, the method contemplates that a first person who notices a hazard will remove a mat from the container and place it over the hazard to warn a subsequent passerby of the existence of the hazard. Finally, the method provides leaving the mat over the hazard until a second person removes the hazard. In addition, the method may include providing on the mats a liquid impermeable cover and a padded portion. The padded portion may aid the second person in eliminating a hazard involving sharp objects. Further, the padded portion may be absorbent to aid in eliminating a liquid hazard. Moreover, the mat or the cover may be brightly colored to attract the eye of passersby to aid in warning them of the hazard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2001
    Publication date: February 20, 2003
    Applicant: RUBBERMAID COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS LLC.
    Inventor: Thomas Perelli
  • Publication number: 20020155450
    Abstract: A method is provided for screening subjects for genetic markers associated with autism. The method involves isolating a biological sample from a mammal and then testing for the presence of a mutated gene or a product thereof which is associated with autism. Also disclosed are isolated nucleic acids encoding HoxA1 and HoxB1, both of which have a polymorphism that is associated with autism spectrum disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2001
    Publication date: October 24, 2002
    Inventors: Patricia M. Rodier, Jennifer L. Ingram, Denise A. Figlewicz, Susan L. Hyman, Christopher J. Stodgell
  • Patent number: 6463786
    Abstract: Odors are evaluated in relation to a target or priming stimulus by testing a subject by presenting the subject with one or more adors under different conditions, at least some being in the presence of one or more targets or priming stimuli; subsequently testing recognition of said one or more adors by the subject and monitoring implicit ador memory; and evaluating the results of implicit memory for ador/target combinations presented to the subject in the first stage of testing. Evaluation of the results of implicit memory for ador/target combinations presented to the subject provides a measure of the degree of association between the ador and target in a particular ador/target combination. These measures can be compared and used as a basis for ador selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Assignee: Quest International B.V.
    Inventors: John Martin Behan, Anne Richardson, Judith Marion Annett