Sensory (e.g., Visual, Audio, Tactile, Etc.) Patents (Class 600/27)
  • Patent number: 11325531
    Abstract: A system for promoting passenger trust and to mitigate motion sickness in a vehicle may include a first sensor structured to detect an operational status of the vehicle, a processor operably coupled to the first sensor; and a subliminal sensory system operably coupled to the processor. The processor may be structured to control the subliminal sensory system to subliminally provide information about the operational status of the vehicle to a passenger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Joseph F. Szczerba, Jingyan Wan, Omer Tsimhoni
  • Patent number: 11322042
    Abstract: This discloses enables various technologies for audio-visual entrainment with breathing cues for managing heart rate variability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Mind Alive Inc.
    Inventor: David Siever
  • Patent number: 11276182
    Abstract: Disclosed herein include systems, devices, computer readable media, and methods for enhancing human visual motion perception in the periphery (e.g., the far periphery, or the extreme periphery) or improving user safety using, for example, at least one auditory stimulus with a falling pitch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignees: California Institute of Technology, Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takashi Suegami, Mark Changizi, Shinsuke Shimojo, Christopher C. Berger, Daw-An Wu, Hirofumi Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 11260249
    Abstract: A method of treating colorectal cancer included placing a high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) probe proximate a designated treatment volume at one of the colon and the rectum of a patient. The method further includes delivering HIFU via the HIFU probe at a frequency of at least 1 mHz for at least 3 seconds to raise a temperature of a first portion of the designated treatment volume to above 65° C., thereby ablating the first portion and causing a tissue defect within the designated treatment volume. The method further includes applying a nonablative dose of energy via the HIFU probe to a second portion of the designated treatment volume to provoke stem cell homing in the second portion, thereby encouraging tissue regrowth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Sonablate Corp.
    Inventor: Mark Carol
  • Patent number: 11260750
    Abstract: A mobile sensor apparatus includes a capture device for capturing vehicle movements of the vehicle and an interface for transmitting data relating to the vehicle movements to a head-worn visual output device. A display system includes the mobile sensor apparatus and the head-worn visual output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Marcus Kühne, Daniel Profendiner, Nils Wollny
  • Patent number: 11146780
    Abstract: An artificial window is provided. The artificial window includes a window having a frame, and a display device disposed at a back side of the window. The display device is used to display images. An image capturing device may be disposed on the window to obtain a viewer image of a viewer. Thus, a viewing direction of the viewer may be determined based on the viewer image, and the images being displayed on the display device may be changed based on the location of the viewer. The display device may be a curved display device, which is wider than the frame. Alternatively, the display device may be a flat display device, and a lenticular array formed by lenticular lenses is disposed between the window and the flat display device. Each of the lenticular lenses is focused on or close to a display surface of the flat display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: A.U. VISTA, INC.
    Inventors: Adiel Abileah, Willem den Boer, Seok-Lyul Lee, Fang-Chen Luo, Tai Kang Wu
  • Patent number: 11141093
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to a system configured to deliver sensory stimulation to a user to enhance a target cognitive domain during a sleep session. Example target cognitive domains include memory consolidation, vigilance, verbal fluency, sleepiness, and/or other target cognitive domains. The stimulation is adjusted based on the target cognitive domain to be enhanced. Responsive to one or more brain activity parameters indicating the user is in sufficiently deep sleep, the system is configured to cause one or more sensory stimulators to provide sensory stimulation to the user according to a stimulation strategy associated with the target cognitive domain. The system is configured to determine the effect of the sensory stimulation provided to the user using a quantification method associated with the stimulation strategy and the target cognitive domain. The system includes one or more sensory stimulators, one or more sensors, one or more hardware processors, and/or other components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Gary Nelson Garcia Molina, David White, Birpal Singh Sachdev, William Gaussa
  • Patent number: 11045662
    Abstract: A wearable eyebrow-irradiating device includes a main irradiation body, a circumferential light-shielding lining and a fastening headband. The main irradiation body, worn on user's head, has at least one lighting component for projecting respective eyebrow-growth stimulating beams onto corresponding eyebrow-growing zones upon when the main irradiation body is fitted onto the head. The circumferential light-shielding lining, mounted fixedly at the main irradiation body by surrounding the lighting component, is to shield the eyebrow-growing zone, so that an eye can be isolated from the neighboring eyebrow-growing zone. The fastening headband, connecting the main irradiation body, is to wear the main irradiation body tightly onto the head, and to elastically deform the circumferential light-shielding lining so as to completely shield the eyebrow-growing zone and thus to prevent the eyebrow-growth stimulating beam from irradiating the eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventor: Chung-Yang Chen
  • Patent number: 11000669
    Abstract: Virtual reality method intended to be implemented in a virtual reality system, the method including the production of a stimulus in the system during a period of stimulation, the stimulus including: a projection of an image sequence; a production of a first sound signal including a soundtrack linked to the progress of the image sequence; a production of a second sound signal having a first frequency and a third sound signal having a second frequency, the second sound signal being audible from one ear and the third sound signal being audible from the other ear of the user; a production of a fourth sound signal including a spoken presentation; during an initial portion of said predetermined period, the stimulus further including an induction signal; and during a final portion of said predetermined period, the intensity of the sound signals decreasing in intensity until a zero intensity, and the image sequence decreasing in intensity until a zero intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: MINDMAZE HOLDING SA
    Inventor: Louis Derungs
  • Patent number: 10996473
    Abstract: A data space such as a virtual/augmented reality environment is generated, through which a viewer/point of view may move. The physical world motion of a display outputting the data space is sensed, received, or computed. The motion of a physical world environment in which the display also is sensed, received, or computed. An output adjustment is determined from the display and environment motions, typically being equal to the environment motion(s). Motion of a point of view within the data space to be outputted by the display is determined. The viewpoint motion corresponds with the display motion within physical space adjusted by the output adjustment. At least part of the data space is outputted to the display from the point of view. The point of view is navigated through the data space according to the viewpoint motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Atheer, Inc.
    Inventors: Allen Yang Yang, Sleiman Itani
  • Patent number: 10967146
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a technology for a sensor network, machine to machine (M2M), machine type communication (MTC) and internet of things (IoT). The present disclosure can be utilized for intelligent services (smart homes, smart buildings, smart cities, smart cars or connected cars, health care, digital education, retail trading, security and safety-related services, etc.) based on the technology. A control method of a control device for managing a user's sleep environment according to the present invention may comprise the steps of: obtaining sleep-related information of the user on the basis of user sensing data sensed by a sensor; and controlling, on the basis of the sleep-related information, a first wavelength band output of at least one electronic device comprising a light source. The present invention may also include other embodiments, not limited to the above embodiment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dusan Baek, Sooyoung Lee
  • Patent number: 10955910
    Abstract: A virtual environment is displayed from a first virtual perspective by a first pair of virtual reality glasses worn by a first person, the first virtual perspective being predefined according to a detected head position and/or head orientation of the first person. The same virtual environment is displayed from the first virtual perspective by a further pair of virtual reality spectacles worn by a further person. The further pair of virtual reality glasses has a total available display area divided into a first display area which displays the virtual environment from the first virtual perspective and a second display area which displays the virtual environment from a further virtual perspective predefined according to a detected head position and/or head orientation of the further person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventor: Marcus Kühne
  • Patent number: 10904374
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatuses to Facilitate Gradual or Instantaneous Adjustment in Levels of Perceptibility of Virtual Objects or Reality Object in a Digital Scene are disclosed. In one aspect, embodiments of the present disclosure include a method, which may be implemented on a system, to increase a first perceptibility level of a virtual object or decrease a second perceptibility level of a reality object to increase the virtualness level of the scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Magical Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Nova Spivack, Matthew Hoerl
  • Patent number: 10868693
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for controlling a home device using biometric information are provided. The method includes determining a reference sleep pattern among a plurality of sleep patterns based on sleep time information of a user or basic information of the user, analyzing a sleep state of the user based on biometric information of the user, comparing the reference sleep pattern with the sleep state, determining a sleep environmental condition when the reference sleep pattern is different from the sleep state, and controlling the home device based on the determined sleep environmental condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seungjae Lee, Sooyong Kim, Sangshik Park, Yongin Park, Seoungjae Yoo
  • Patent number: 10850061
    Abstract: Systems tune, control, or remediate the intrinsic Circadian clock. A light controller sets spectral distribution, intensity of a bioactive spectral band to shift or entrain circadian response to enhance performance and/or synchronize with local or expected conditions. The systems enhance performance under conditions that might be changing, disrupted, or otherwise present an irregular phase or unnatural change in the subject's circadian status, for example, due to geographically discontinuous activity or spectrally deficient workplace illumination, or due to divergent individual sleep/wake behaviors of subjects in a structured group activity. An illumination recipe that compensates for the deficiency of lighting or of participant sleep or behavior patterns, or age- or disease-related changes, to evoke, shift, or align circadian response and improve behaviors such as classroom alertness, relaxation, excitability, attention, or focus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Brown University
    Inventors: Eliza Van Reen, Gustavo E. Fernandes, Jingming Xu, Mary A. Carskadon
  • Patent number: 10835707
    Abstract: Methods for provoking a physiological response in a subject comprising: receiving from sensors an orientation of an HMD of the subject and a parameter indicative of a physiological state of the subject, determining a video signal representing an avatar of the subject in a virtual reality scenario to be displayed on the head mounted display taking into account the orientation of the head mounted display, wherein the video signal includes an indication of a physiological state of the avatar, and sending the video signal to the head mounted display for visualization, optionally accompanied by a suitable audio signal. During a first period, the indication of the physiological state of the avatar substantially corresponds to the measured physiological state, and during a second period the indication of the physiological state of the avatar does not correspond to the measured physiological state. Related computer program and computing systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignees: UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA, INSTITUCIÓ CATALANA DE RECERCA I ESTUDIS AVANÇATS, INSTITUT D'INVESTIGACIONS BIOMÈDIQUES AUGUST PI I SUNYER (IDIBAPS)
    Inventors: Mavi Sánchez Vives, Mel Slater, Jorge Arroyo Palacios
  • Patent number: 10780242
    Abstract: An enclosure including one or more panels that together define a header and two generally opposing sides. The header and two generally opposing sides define a reclining pocket for receiving a body part of an individual. Each of the one or more panels includes a cushion layer and a sound absorbing layer having an interior side. The cushion layer is disposed along and at least partly overlaps the interior side of the sound absorbing layer. The sound absorbing layer exhibits a greater sound absorption coefficient than the cushion layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventors: Julia Helena Luetje, Susan Allison Bernstein
  • Patent number: 10771727
    Abstract: A monitoring system having a heads-up display may include a receiver, a transmitter, and a monitor device. The monitoring system may be designed to display video information in a peripheral field and may be designed to display real-time information while minimizing latency. The monitoring system may provide for the monitoring or recording of patient vital information by a healthcare professional performing medical tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventors: Sumit Nijhawan, Jeffrey Nguyen, Defeng Xu
  • Patent number: 10737055
    Abstract: Devices and methods for the prevention and treatment of disorders related to stress and poor sleep are provided. A headgear device is provided that delivers heated water vapor to the crown of the wearer's head, which has been observed to facilitate sleep and reduce the symptoms of stress. Methods of facilitating sleep and reducing stress are provided that involve exposing the crown to heated water vapor. Further embodiments of the device and methods for use thereof provide relief to other parts of the body, such as joints and back muscles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventor: Anthony Gadzey
  • Patent number: 10741286
    Abstract: To provide a technique for measuring a state of stress by objective symptoms having a correlation with stress in a mobile terminal device. In order to the above object, a program is provided, and a mobile terminal device reads and executes the program to perform: a video-on step for enabling a moving image capturing function of the mobile terminal; a light-on step for enabling a light disposed at an image capturing side of the mobile terminal; a pupil recognition step for recognizing pupils of animal eyes from an image that is being captured, wherein the animal eyes include human eyes; and a pupil change calculation step for calculating a pupil change, wherein the pupil change is a change in a dilation level of the recognized pupil over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventors: Ryozo Saito, Hirotsugu Takahashi, Tetsu Kayama
  • Patent number: 10732592
    Abstract: A method for controlling target massage equipment, a device for controlling the target massage equipment, and a non-transitory computer readable storage medium. The method includes obtaining at least one of an arm swing frequency or a total exercise intensity when a user is doing exercise through a wearable device, obtaining exercise information according to the at least one of the arm swing frequency or the total exercise intensity, and controlling the target massage equipment to operate according to the exercise information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junjie Li, Gang Wang, Xiangyang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10725534
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus and method of generating a VR sickness prediction model. A method of generating a VR sickness prediction model according to the present disclosure includes: displaying virtual reality content on a display unit; detecting first VR sickness information of a user who experiences the virtual reality content using a sensor; determining second VR sickness information using a user input that is input from the user in response to a request for inputting a degree of VR sickness for the virtual reality content; performing machine learning based on supervised learning using VR sickness-inducing factors for the virtual reality content, the first VR sickness information, and the second VR sickness information; and determining a correlation between the VR sickness-inducing factors and a list of VR sickness symptoms on a basis of the performed machine learning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Wook Ho Son, Seung Woo Nam, Hee Seok Oh, Beom Ryeol Lee
  • Patent number: 10694989
    Abstract: A system for inhibiting shaking includes multiple parallel tracks each to join a plurality of mini gyroscopes (MG) in series, the parallel tracks joined at one or more control junctures and disposed on a flexible substrate wrap. The system includes multiple MG accumulated in series in the parallel tracks via a user's action(s), the MG configured to spin 90 degrees relative to each other and a single parallel track at a magnitude and a direction of relative angular velocities. The system additionally includes mini accelerometers and a digital processing circuit to differentiate shaking and purposeful movement via a first and a second derivative of accelerations of portions of the flexible substrate wrap. The system further includes a microcontroller to control the variable angular momentum and the spin axis of the MG to ablate shaking relative to purposeful movement of portions of the substrate wrap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventors: Robert C V Chen, Tiffany Y W Chen
  • Patent number: 10695577
    Abstract: A method for treating a patient's heart is provided. The method includes providing a light source which emits light having an initial power density. The method further includes positioning the light source relative to the patient's heart with intervening tissue of the patient between the light source and the patient's heart. The method further includes directing light onto cardiac tissue of the patient's heart from the light source through the intervening tissue without damaging the intervening tissue. The cardiac tissue is irradiated by an efficacious power density of light for an efficacious period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: PhotoThera, Inc.
    Inventors: Luis De Taboada, Jackson Streeter
  • Patent number: 10695529
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for changing a cognitive state of a user are disclosed. An example system includes a sensor to gather first electroencephalographic data from the user and an analyzer to determine a first cognitive state of the user based on the first electroencephalographic data and to determine a first binaural beat to present to the user based on the first cognitive state and a second cognitive state. The example system also includes an output to present the first binaural beat to the user. The sensor is to gather second electroencephalographic data from the user exposed to the first binaural beat. The analyzer is to determine a first effectiveness of the first binaural beat to place the user in the second cognitive state, and to determine a second binaural beat to present to the user based on the first cognitive state, the second cognitive state, and the second electroencephalographic data. The output is to present the second binaural beat to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Nishanth Ramaprakash, Sreenidhi Koti
  • Patent number: 10665221
    Abstract: A virtual reality guide hypnosis speech processing method and apparatus, wherein the method comprises: performing a text analysis for a hypnosis guide language, so as to obtain text hierarchical information of the hypnosis guide language; performing a speech analysis for the hypnosis guide language, so as to obtain speech rhythm information of the hypnosis guide language; searching a hypnosis speech library for corresponding speech units, according to the text hierarchical information and the speech rhythm information of the hypnosis guide language, the hypnosis speech library storing speech units generated according to corpus data recorded by a user's susceptible person; synthesizing found speech units into hypnosis speech data; and synthesizing the hypnosis speech data with a virtual reality hypnosis scene, and outputting a virtual reality guide hypnosis speech. The present disclosure can improve the user's hypnosis susceptibility and optimize the hypnosis effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN INSTITUTES OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
    Inventors: Rongmao Li, Shanshan Zang, Yanjun Liu, Yili Chen, Yanchun Zhu, Mingmin Chen, Yaoqin Xie
  • Patent number: 10638107
    Abstract: A method for virtual reality rendering views to an output device is described. In one embodiment, the method includes receiving vehicle data from a portable device. The vehicle data including a velocity, an orientation, and a location of a vehicle. The method including receiving user data from the portable device. The user data including a velocity, an orientation and a location of a user. The method including generating a view based on the vehicle data, the user data, and the model including one or more components that define the view. The method including determining a difference between the user data and the vehicle data. The method including rendering the view to the output device by controlling the output device to update display of the view according to the determined difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Arthur Alaniz, Joseph Whinnery, Robert Wesley Murrish, Michael Eamonn Gleeson-May
  • Patent number: 10630931
    Abstract: One or more devices, systems, and/or methods for presenting real-time videos of views that are obstructed are provided. For example, a first video may be received from a first camera. The first video comprises a real-time representation of a view opposing a first side of an obstruction. The first video is processed using a set of video parameters to generate a second video. The second video is transmitted to a display device. The second video is displayed on a display area positioned on a second side of the obstruction. A third video, comprising a real-time representation of the display area, is received. The set of video parameters are modified to generate a modified set of video parameters, based upon a comparison of the third video with the first video. The first video is processed using the modified set of parameters to generate an updated instance of the second video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Oath Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Theodore Bax, Kimberly Williams, Lisa Giaffo, John Donald, Tanisha Sharma
  • Patent number: 10621698
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein for a sensory compensation device including a position and orientation sensor arranged to generate position and orientation data based on one or more of detected velocity, angular rate, gravity, motion, position and orientation associated with the device. The device also optionally includes an optical sensor arranged to capture real-time images and generate real-time image data of an area adjacent to the device. The device includes a processor arranged to: i) optionally receive the real-time image data, ii) receive the position and orientation data and iii) generate compensated image data based on the real-time image data and the position and orientation data. Furthermore, the device includes a display arranged to display compensated images derived from the compensated image data where a portion of the compensated images includes the captured real-time images, if captured, with adjusted positions and orientations in relation to the captured real-time images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Hadal, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard J. Rikoski
  • Patent number: 10589055
    Abstract: Certain examples provide systems and methods to enhance slow wave sleep. An example method includes identifying a sleep stage for slow wave sleep in a subject being monitored. The example method also includes generating, following identification of slow wave sleep and using a processor including a phase locked loop, an output signal based on a phase of a reference input signal, the output signal phase locked according to the reference input signal. The example method includes delivering, during slow wave sleep for the subject, a stimulus to the subject based on the phase locked output signal. The delivering includes providing the stimulus in a series of signal pulses for a first period of time; and providing a refractory period without pulses in a second period of time. The method further includes measuring feedback from the stimulus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Northwestern University
    Inventors: Giovanni Santostasi, Phyllis Zee
  • Patent number: 10589056
    Abstract: A sleep inducing device and a sleep management system including the same are provided. The sleep inducing device comprises: a housing unit that includes a frame of which the shape can be changed; a sensor unit that is disposed on one surface of the housing unit and includes a brain-wave measurement sensor that measures a user's brain wave; an output unit that includes a first output unit and a second output unit, wherein the first output unit is located on one side of the housing unit to output a sound or light with a first frequency, and the second output unit is located on an opposite side of the housing unit to output a sound or light with a second frequency that is different from the first frequency; and a control unit that calculates the user's sleep pattern on the basis of the brain wave signal measured by the sensor unit and changes the output signal of the output unit such that the sleep pattern approaches a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: FRASEN INC.
    Inventor: Hyo Jun Woo
  • Patent number: 10586514
    Abstract: Embodiments concern a method for providing information to a user of a vehicle via a display device that is worn by the user. The method comprises providing a principle axes rotation coordinate system (Vxyz) that defines a vehicle orientation relative to a world coordinate system (Wxyz) of a reference world space; providing at least one display device coordinate system (Dxyz) that defines a display device orientation relative to the vehicle coordinate system; and providing a symbol coordinate system (Sxyz) that is spatially fixed with at least one first symbol to be displayed on the display device and that defines three symbol rotation axes that are orthogonal to each other; and spatially fixing at least one of the symbol rotation axes (S?) to a vehicle principal axis of rotation descriptive of an orientation of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: ELBIT SYSTEMS LTD
    Inventors: Roy Shatzki, Omer Briller, Omer Hasharoni
  • Patent number: 10561364
    Abstract: A physiological sensor system for removably securing a physiological sensor to a garment. The physiological sensor system generally includes a physiological sensor adapted to be removably connected to a garment. The sensor may be adapted to detect a physiological condition, such as oxygen level or pulse rate. The sensor may include a connector such as a magnetic ring or hook-and-loop fastener to removably connect the sensor to the garment. The garment may include a window through which a light beam from the sensor may pass to illuminate the underlying body and sense various conditions. A control unit may be provided for controlling the sensor and processing data received therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Archis Health Investments LLC
    Inventors: Subhalakshmi Giridharagopalan, Jayant Parthasarathy
  • Patent number: 10504486
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display unit that displays an image based on an input image and a display control unit that controls the display unit based on the input image. The display control unit controls the display unit in such a manner as to display a value indicative of specific luminance as display luminance in which pixels with predetermined pixel values of the input image are displayed on the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ikuo Takanashi
  • Patent number: 10485436
    Abstract: This disclosure pertains to stimulation and monitoring devices for in utero cognitive stimulation of and interaction with developing fetuses by synthesizing sounds and sound patterns derived from movements of the fetuses' bodies and appendages. The exemplary stimulation and monitoring devices comprise arrays of sensors positionable above and/or the sides of the womb for detecting and recording movements of the fetus's body and appendages, one or more speakers, a microprocessor, controls, and optionally one or more light-emitting components. The collected movement data may be processed by a synthesizer for production of sound patterns and light patterns that are correlated with the movement data. The sound patterns and light patterns produced by the synthesizer may be transmitted through the speakers and the light-emitting components toward and into the womb to provide the development fetus with immediate cognitive stimulation in response to the movements of their body and appendages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: UTI Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Aura Pon, Johnty Wang
  • Patent number: 10456083
    Abstract: An apparatus for cortical mapping and method for using same are disclosed. The apparatus comprises a ECoG electrodes array, a stimulation pad, a neural interface processor, and a computing device for mapping eloquent cortical regions of a subject's brain without using exogenous stimulation and with high resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Stephen Helms-Tillery, Remy Wahnoun
  • Patent number: 10437322
    Abstract: A method for dynamic virtual reality includes receiving vehicle data. The vehicle data includes a velocity, an orientation, and a location of a vehicle within a first frame of reference. The method also includes receiving user data. The user data includes a velocity, an orientation and a location of a user within a second frame of reference different than the first frame of reference. The method includes generating a view based on the vehicle data, the user data, and a model, the model including one or more components that define the view. The method includes determining a difference between the user data and the vehicle data. The method includes rendering the view to the output device by controlling the output device to update display of the view according to the determined difference relative to the second frame of reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Arthur Alaniz, Joseph Whinnery, Robert Wesley Murrish, Michael Eamonn Gleeson-May
  • Patent number: 10398373
    Abstract: Apparatus for providing muscular biofeedback, comprising: facewear supporting biosensors arranged such that, in use, the biosensors are situated for detecting activity of a predetermined set of facial muscles; a feedback unit for providing biofeedback to a wearer of the facewear; and a control unit coupled to the biosensors and the feedback unit and arranged to identify patterns in the signals from the biosensors characteristic of one or more predefined imbalances in muscle activity between the left and right sides of the face; wherein the control unit is configured to, on identifying a pattern in the signals from biosensors characteristic of a first predefined imbalance in muscle activity between the left and right sides of the face, cause the feedback unit to provide biofeedback in correspondence with the imbalance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: EMTEQ LIMITED
    Inventor: Charles Nduka
  • Patent number: 10384032
    Abstract: A system for generating ambient conditions to improve sleep comprises an ambient condition controller. The ambient condition controller may control a light, a speaker, and multiple diffusers. The system may include a computer-readable non-transitory storage medium having instructions that, when executed by a processor, cause the processor to implement a sleep program. The sleep program may cause the ambient condition controller to be configured in a variety of states over a period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Luma LLC
    Inventors: Wesley David LaPorte, Daniel Harrison Barnes
  • Patent number: 10342986
    Abstract: One or more sensory, auditory and/or visual stimuli are presented to a subject at a specific frequency that is equal to, or a harmonic of, the intrinsic frequency of one or more of the subject's biological signals. The purpose is to indirectly (through the eyes, ears, or touch) provide frequency coupling among different organs (e.g., heart, brain, breathing, and gastrointestinal movement) through rhythmic entrainment. The specific harmonic chosen is the one closest to the interested EEG frequency. The interested frequency is chosen based on the cognitive element or symptom that is targeted. Additionally, games and programs (audio, video, computer) can incorporate Pavlovian cues to facilitate placing the brain in an acceptable state. In one embodiment, the ticking sound of a repetitive transcranial stimulation (rTMS) device is played to subconsciously remind the patient of the rTMS treatment and thereby produce a therapeutic effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Kosivana Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Yi Jin
  • Patent number: 10328276
    Abstract: The LEDs in a phototherapy LED pad are controlled so that the intensity of the light varies in accordance with a sinusoidal function, thereby eliminating the harmonics that are generated when the LEDs are pulsed digitally, in accordance with a square-wave function. This is accomplished analogically by using a sinusoidal wave to control the gate of a MOSFET connected in series with the LEDs or by using a digital-to-analog converter to control the gate of the MOSFET with a stair step function representative of the values of a sinusoidal function at predetermined intervals. Alternatively, pulse-width modulation is used to control the gate of the MOSFET in such a way that the average current through the LEDs simulates a sinusoidal function. In additional to using a simple sine wave function, the LED current may also be controlled in accordance with “chords” containing multiple sine waves of different frequencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Applied BioPhotonics Ltd.
    Inventors: Richard K. Williams, Keng Hung Lin, Daniel Schell, Joseph P. Leahy
  • Patent number: 10285857
    Abstract: Ophthalmic treatment systems and methods of using the systems are disclosed. The ophthalmic treatment systems include (a) a light source device; (b) at least one optical treatment head operatively coupled to the light source device, comprising a light source array, and providing at least one treatment light; and (c) a light control device, which (i) provides patterned or discontinuous treatment light projection onto an eye (e.g., the cornea and/or sclera of an eye); or (ii) adjusts intensity of part or all of the light source array, providing adjusted intensity treatment light projection onto an eye (e.g., the cornea and/or sclera of an eye). The at least one treatment light promotes corneal and/or scleral collagen cross-linking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: CXL OPHTHALMICS, LLC
    Inventors: Roy S. Rubinfeld, Sandy T. Feldman, Kevin E. Daly, Raymond A. Hartman
  • Patent number: 10248132
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and an apparatus for visualizing an environment of a motor vehicle, wherein the apparatus has at least one camera for detecting an environment of the motor vehicle, at least one display unit, and an evaluation and control unit, which is designed to depict images of the environment on the display unit, depending on the pictures from the at least one camera, wherein the apparatus comprises a device for detecting a head position of a vehicle passenger, wherein the evaluation and control unit is designed so that the depiction on the display unit is adapted depending on the detected head position, so that the vehicle passenger sees a depiction of the environment of the motor vehicle that the vehicle passenger would see if the display unit were a transparent window of the motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Torsten Büschenfeld, Stephan Max, Stefan Brosig
  • Patent number: 10173026
    Abstract: An infant pacifying apparatus which includes: sound system includes a sound generator and associated power source; an auditory output device associated with the sound system; a receiving portion is configured to: be located on a hand or an arm of an adult cradling an infant; and house or be connected to a housing for containing: the auditory output device; or the sound system and auditory output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Gro-Group International Limited
    Inventors: Dean Maxwell Smith, Mark Vincent Hubble, Jason Paul Rogers
  • Patent number: 10159219
    Abstract: An animal training apparatus includes at least two vibration motors configured to generate the vibration stimulation and deliver the vibration stimulation to the animal, and a microprocessor comprising control logic programmed to control the at least two vibration motors to deliver the vibration stimulation to the animal when a preset condition is satisfied, wherein at least one of the vibration motors generates vibration stimulation with variable intensity, and the microprocessor controls the vibration motors to make a sum of vibration stimulation generated by the vibration motors equal a desired intensity of vibration stimulation that is determined based on the preset control logic or the satisfied condition. The animal training apparatus and system can substantially correct the animal's behavior using vibration stimulation varying in an adequate range as a main stimulation means by using the plurality of vibration motors, without using electrical stimulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: E-Collar Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg Van Curen, Ho-Sung So
  • Patent number: 10155121
    Abstract: Visual or photic stimuli generating methods, devices and control systems for inducing steady-state visual evoked potential (SSVEP) from human viewers without causing discomfort to the viewers or distorting the embedding images are disclosed. The control system includes a stimuli-generating device and an electroencephalography (EEG) sensing device. The stimuli-generating device includes a first and a second light source. The first light source generates a flickering light with a first wavelength while a second light source generates another flickering light with one or more wavelength(s) differ from that of the first one. Together, the light sources generate visual/photic stimuli flickering above their critical flicker fusion threshold while maintaining the colorfulness and hue of the embedding images. At least one electrode of the EEG sensing device is connected to each viewer, configured to receive and analyze his/her EEG signals in order to detect and determine his/her responses to the stimuli.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: National Chiao Tung University
    Inventors: John Kar-Kin Zao, Yi-Pai Huang, Tzyy-Ping Jung, Fang-Cheng Lin
  • Patent number: 10130292
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and system for analyzing stress and managing stress by using a mobile electronic apparatus and a data management server. The method includes: generating bio-signal pattern information upon periodically receiving a bio-signal from a bio-signal measuring device connected to each of a plurality of unspecified individuals, and forming reference information for stress analysis based on received answers to each of a plurality of questions for checking a stress level; receiving bio-signal pattern information from a bio-signal measuring device connected to a specified user; and determining a stress level corresponding to the bio-signal pattern information of the specified user based on the reference information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
    Inventors: Chul-Ho Cho, De-Sok Kim, Jae-Geol Cho, Sun-Tae Jung, Salahuddin Lizawati
  • Patent number: 10123719
    Abstract: A technique to detect an eye potential of a wearer of an eyewear by using an electrode abutting on the glabella of the wearer has been known, but it is desirable to surely cause the electrode to abut on the glabella so as to prevent deterioration in the detection accuracy of detecting a biosignal indicating an eye potential, myogenic potential, brain wave or the like. In view of this, an eyewear including: a frame; a first electrode that abuts on a glabella of a wearer of the eyewear; and an electrode holding unit that holds the first electrode such that a distance between the frame and the first electrode is changeable is included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: JINS Inc.
    Inventors: Kazutaka Inoue, Susumu Ichinohe, Jyunko Nakajima
  • Patent number: 10076632
    Abstract: A computing device provides soothing output for a user. The computing device determines a type of soothing output that will soothe the user. The computing device provides the type of soothing output to the user. The computing device determines the level of distress of the user in response to the type of soothing output. The computing device modifies the first type of soothing output to a second type of soothing output if the level of distress meets or exceeds a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Minkyong Kim, Min Li, Clifford A. Pickover, Valentina Salapura
  • Patent number: 10052452
    Abstract: Dream stage enhancement uses a headband with EEG-EOG sensors, onboard processors, memory, coarse and fine time REM waveform detection modules, LEDs and an audio playback unit. After normalization to the user's EEG waveforms, the user's EEG-EOG signals are processed, REM and NREM stages detected and light, sound or AV stimuli are presented to the user based upon user-supplied light-sound-AV stimuli commands. To provide a reality check control (“RCC”), the head unit has a user actuatable RC interface whereby during sleep, RC stimuli are presented when the user depresses the RCC control which plays back the user supplied stimulus. In a “learning mode,” the user selects “Recall” or “No Recall” (“NR”) after the sleep period. If NR, then the system changes the color of light stimuli, light intensity, flash, audio sound type, audio intensity, and AV. If “Recall” the user supplied stimuli commands are carried out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel Carleton Schoonover, Andrew Holland Smiley