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Education and demonstration August inventions list 08/06

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08/31/2006 > 18 patent applications in 13 patent subcategories. inventions list

20060194173 - Stabilizing hand grip system: In a self-contained actively-controlled stabilization system within a hand-grip, all components are contained within the handgrip, and one generic handgrip can be attached to a variety of devices for a wide range of applications, thereby increasing portability, reducing weight and bulkiness, and decreasing complexity and application dependence. The handgrip includes...

20060194174 - River rock creations: Stone statuary and the method of making the same. The materials used to create the statuary are well-rounded alluvial rocks, which rocks are naturally polished by running river water. Such rocks are commonly known as “river rocks”. The natural colors and visual textures of the rocks will vary. The rocks...

20060194175 - Method for developing cognitive skills using spelling and word building on a computing device: Methodologies for improving a student's phonemic awareness, decoding, spelling, oral and written comprehension are described herein. The method is embodied in a suite of twelve exercises operable on a computing device. The exercises are geared towards training of 1st and 2nd grade students but are not limited to that. The...

20060194176 - Method for developing cognitive skills using spelling and word building on a computing device: A dementia inspection apparatus includes an answer obtaining section and a dementia degree inspecting section. The answer obtaining section obtains answers made within predetermined answer time limits to the first and second examination charts. The first examination chart has inspection sentences where a character group constituting a story including color...

20060194177 - Educational game and method of playing the same: An educational game for getting a person to complete chores and a method of playing the same are provided. The game includes a plurality of cards having a first face opposite a second face and having a chore identified on the first face. The game also includes means for suspending...

20060194178 - Balance assessment system: A body movement assessment device for measuring a position of a center of gravity of a person at a plurality of time intervals relative to a recordable event, such as ball impact in a golf swing, and displaying those measurements for analysis. The body movement assessment device is useful in...

20060194179 - Cricoid pressure training device: A device for training medical personnel the correct application of cricoid pressure/force consists of 2 boxes; one is smaller than the other. A calibrated spring is fixed inside the small box as shown in FIG. 2. A plastic numerical scale is fixed to the bottom of the small box. When...

20060194180 - Hemispherical high bandwidth mechanical interface for computer systems: A mechanical interface for providing high bandwidth and low noise mechanical input and output for computer systems. A gimbal mechanism includes multiple members that are pivotably coupled to each other to provide two revolute degrees of freedom to a user manipulatable about a pivot point located remotely from the members...

20060194181 - Method and apparatus for electronic books with enhanced educational features: A method of visually correlating text and speech includes receiving a source file; generating, based on the source file, a page display image including a series of text segments, the generating including rendering the series of text segments with a first set of display characteristics; receiving an input signal representing...

20060194182 - Method of developing educational materials based on multiple-choice questions: The present invention comprises methods of developing and implementing educational products or materials, including testing products or materials, by utilizing multiple-choice questions. Starting with a given set of facts to be presumed in a question, the method may require one to examine each answer choice, and inquire how a set...

20060194183 - Method of model scaling for an automated essay scoring system: A method and system for customizing an automated essay scoring system are disclosed. Relative weights may be assigned to a plurality of features for a plurality of benchmark essay responses. Based on the relative weights, automated scores may be determined for one or more first essay responses to a first...

20060194184 - Foreign language instruction over the internet: This system provides cyber literary clubs over the internet. There is an emphasis on debate and discussion and writing in the foreign language. In one embodiment, native speaking teachers of the language engage in real time discussion via audio video and multimedia communications with students. Students in various physical locations...

20060194185 - Information request system and method: An automated system for providing inventory information to a consumer includes a first receiver for receiving a request from a consumer. A forwarding engine forwards the request from the consumer to one or more subscribers to the system. A second receiver receives a response from the subscribers. The response includes...

20060194186 - Method and apparatus for automatically grouping within a networking database and system for parents: A method and apparatus for automatically grouping parents, especially for parents of school-going children, who have been connected to one another in a randomly formed networking database. Each parent-user has provided information about themselves (ethnicity, religion, occupation, education, hobbies, interests etc.) and their children (school, hobbies, interests etc.), which is...

20060194187 - Material processing apparatus, material processing method, and program product: A material processing apparatus includes: a reading unit that reads image on materials each having an entry field; an extracting unit that compares image data for one material on which a content of the entry field is entered with image data for one material on which a content of the...

20060194188 - Material processing apparatus, material processing method, and storage medium storing material processing program: A material processing apparatus has a reader unit, an information extracting unit and a grade determination unit. The reader unit reads a material. The information extracting unit extracts information from the material, the information having information written by a user and information printed on the material in advance. The grade...

20060194189 - Material processing apparatus, material processing method and material processing program: A material processing apparatus includes: a reading unit configured to obtain image data from material; a correct/incorrect determination recognizing unit that extracts entry contents of correct/incorrect determinations for answers to the answer fields from the image data; a distributed point information extracting unit that extracts the distributed point information from...

20060194190 - Toilet-training instruction device and method: An instruction device and method of instruction for small children during toilet training to facilitate determining the amount of toilet paper to use to avoid over usage is provided by providing a roll of toilet paper that is mounted on a support structure adjacent a toilet. An instruction panel is...

  
08/24/2006 > 16 patent applications in 11 patent subcategories. inventions list

20060188849 - Detecting and tracking objects in images: According to one disclosed method, coordinates in a multi-dimensional space are determined for an image point characterizing a particular object. An equation describing a model in the multi-dimensional space is provided. The model is characteristic of a set of training images of one or more other objects. The coordinates are...

20060188850 - Cosmetics kit and method of use: The cosmetics kit includes a guide overlay placed in a cosmetics compact to identify elements in the cosmetics compact, and a booklet of instructions, and may include accessory tools such as one or more brushes or sponges....

20060188851 - Educational toy: The educational toy includes a toy figure having a body, a frame affixed within a portion of the body, and an earth globe disposed within the frame. The globe is configured to rotate within the frame. The globe is configured to represent the earth, and has outlines representing the continents...

20060188852 - Educational devices, systems and methods using optical character recognition: Educational devices, educational systems, and methods of teaching and learning reading are provided. The devices, systems, and methods can include an indicium reader, such as an optical character recognition device, for reading indicium from objects. Such objects can be three-dimensional blocks and the indicium can be a letter, word, sentence,...

20060188853 - Interactive literacy learning guide: An apparatus is provided to aid in teaching elementary writing skills to individuals. In the preferred embodiment, a dry-erase workbook, dry-erase markers and an interactive digital video disk are used which when played depicts the creation of exemplar characters. These are then copied into the workbook by the learner....

20060188854 - Method for improving listening comprehension and working memory skills on a computing device: Methodologies for improving a student's phonemic awareness, decoding, spelling, oral and written comprehension are described herein. The method is embodied in a suite of twelve exercises operable on a computing device. The exercises are geared towards training of 1st and 2nd grade students but are not limited to that. The...

20060188855 - Gaming system and typing game apparatus: Song data and advertisement data are distributed to a typing game apparatus 1 from a server 80 via a game communication section 25, and are stored in a song data storage area 20a and an advertisement data storage area 20b, respectively. When no typing game is being executed, a music...

20060188856 - Typing game machine: There is provided a typing game machine which may increase a player's desire to play a game and an advertisement effect by displaying character arrays in various display manners, the character array being referred to as a determination reference for the true/false determination. The typing game machine performs a game...

20060188858 - Educational medium for teaching children to interact with and recognize objects: A unique educational medium for teaching children to recognize various objects by sight and touch including animals, vegetables, minerals, articles, items, and environmental features according to a thematic scene associated with the medium. The medium is preferably at least one sheet of material having a surface with a plurality of...

20060188857 - Self-awareness training method and apparatus: Apparatus for use in personal awareness training, comprising: a plurality of coded card sets, each card set having a generic indicia associated with it, the cards in a set having a common theme....

20060188859 - Method and system for computer implemented personal counseling: A method and system for personal counseling of a individual interested in overcoming an obstacle in order to achieve a personal goal. The method comprises transmitting over a communications network from a host computer to a communication device data relating to an audio-video clip in which an overcomer relates an...

20060188861 - Interactive hand held apparatus with stylus: An interactive, handheld apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes a housing, a display screen on the housing, an electronic position location system, a stylus for selecting images on the display screen, a directional control pad on the housing and a memory device. The electronic position location system includes a processor...

20060188860 - On-task learning system and method: The on-task learning system (implemented as a training system and method) achieves the goal to keeping a student on a learning task for a longer period of time by providing a customized education program for each student. In one implementation, the training system uses one or more portable devices and...

20060188864 - Automated transfer of data from pc clients: Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for transferring a data object such as a data file from a PC client to a wireless device regardless of the format of the file and with minimum user intervention. A system is disclosed wherein the file is transferred from a PC...

20060188862 - Electronic assessment summary and remedial action plan creation system and associated methods: Score results are received from an assessment recorded by a plurality of students in a unitary class. The assessment includes a items that are representative of a plurality of content standards, with each item designed to assess at least one content standard. An electronic correlation is made of incorrect answers...

20060188863 - Material processing apparatus, material processing method, and material processing program product: A material processing method has a process of reading image data of a material. The material has answer fields and information items on points distributed to the answer fields. The method also has extracting the distributed point information items based on the image data, associating the distributed point information items...

  
08/17/2006 > 19 patent applications in 16 patent subcategories. inventions list

20060183084 - Range evaluation system: The present invention provides a multi-split screen image with audio feed to document the training engagement. The multi video image combines an over-watch thermal image, the Loader's actions, the Gunner's actions, and the imagery from the vehicle's thermal imaging system. The audio track documents the communication within the vehicle and...

20060183083 - Vehicle crew training system: A computer based simulation system for virtual training for vehicle crews is disclosed. The vehicle crew training system (VCTS) simulates crew positions for different military vehicles. Two or more crewman modules are networked together to support a partial or full vehicle crew. The crewman modules are self-contained devices that are...

20060183085 - Multi-interface aware scenario execution environment: A scenario execution environment (SEE) may include one or more action layers. Each action layer may be associated with one or more SEE actions. Each SEE action may be associated with one or more action layers. SEE code may specify one or more SEE actions. The SEE code may be...

20060183086 - Feeding implements for children of different stages of development: An array of feeding implement products including a first feeding implement adapted for use during a first stage of development, a first package enclosing the first feeding implement, and a first pictorial representation disposed on the first package. The first pictorial representation depicts the first feeding implement, a caregiver, and...

20060183087 - Video based language learning system: Language learning system using pre-existing entertainment media such as feature films on DVD in connection with augmented language-learning content stored in a companion file. A player for viewing the augmented content and the entertainment media. An editor to create and manage companion source files and create associations with the entertainment...

20060183088 - Audio-visual language teaching material and audio-visual languages teaching method: An audio-visual device 1 outputs images 5 of a speaker reading out a specific sentence/paragraph written in Language I, the voice of the speaker, and a subtitle image 6 which shows the full text of Language II translation of said specific sentence/paragraph wherein certain subtitled words are highlighted concurrently as...

20060183089 - Video based language learning system: Language learning system using pre-existing entertainment media such as feature films on DVD in connection with augmented language-learning content stored in a companion file. A player for viewing the augmented content and the entertainment media. An editor to create and manage companion source files and create associations with the entertainment...

20060183090 - System and method for computerized training of english with a predefined set of syllables: Systems and methods for computerized teaching of the English language are disclosed. The disclosed embodiments comprise presenting a predefined set of syllables representing the English language to a student visually and audibly such that the user learns to read and write each syllable. Furthermore, the student may be instructed to...

20060183091 - Method of training for grief support volunteers: A training method for peer-to-peer grief support volunteers is described that identifies common traits associated with the loss of a spouse, parent, sibling, or friend. The method addresses various theories of grief and unique attributes associated with the airline industry. The method further describes communication techniques and observations when working...

20060183092 - Typing game machine: There is provided a typing game machine which may change a display mode of a predetermined character array to be displayed. For example, the predetermined character array is partially or totally non-displayed upon satisfaction of a predetermined condition such that the player may type characters by guessing non-displayed part of...

20060183093 - Typing-game machine and game system: A typing-game machine has a display unit for displaying a character string, a sound output unit for outputting a sound, an input unit having keys respectively associated with characters, a judgment unit, a game control unit, and a presentation-effect limitation unit. The judgment unit judges whether a character string inputted...

20060183094 - Aid to idea processing and/or a method of planning or holding a meeting: An aid to idea processing includes a viewable information carrier. The carrier has areas capable of receiving relevant notations of a process directed to an objective so as to represent the essentially dynamic relationships in a structural manner. The invention also includes a method of planning or holding a meeting...

20060183095 - Laparoscopic camera navigation trainer: A system for training users of laparoscopic cameras includes geometric targets disposed in spaced relation upon a base such that acquiring a laparoscopic view of each geometric target requires a change in the orientation of a laparoscopic camera. Each geometric target has disposed thereon an image of the same geometric...

20060183096 - Interactive teaching and learning device with three-dimensional model: The invention relates to a device which allows to preferably explain and demonstrate three-dimensional objects, such as anatomic models or also models and exhibits for museums and fairs. According to the invention the model 1 is fastened to the adjacencies by at least one multiple-component force-torque measurement device 2, includes...

20060183097 - Data transmission-reception system and data transmission-reception method: A data communication system is disclosed which comprises: first terminal devices for transmitting contents and content provider identification data identifying the providers of the contents; a server device for receiving and storing the transmitted contents and content provider identification data; and second terminal devices which transmit user identification data to...

20060183098 - Method and system for creating, administering and automating scoring of dimensional modeling constructed response items: The methodology of the present invention is implemented by a system which defines concepts about which a respondent is required to demonstrate knowledge of a relationship. The concepts are represented by respondent-manipulable devices that are uniquely associated with the concepts, and the respondent is able to manipulate attributes of the...

20060183099 - Education and test preparation system, method and computer program product: A test study and preparation system, method, and computer program product. Questions are displayed on a user interface that may be keyed to one or more publications or examinations, in particular, to publications or credit-earning boards or examinations on traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, and related arts. A correct answer may...

20060183100 - Method for processing interactive collaborative learning for a group of people: A method for processing interactive collaborative learning for a group of people (class), visually present and a teacher that supervises them. The teacher and each student works with a wired or wireless networked devices. The class is divided in a set of groups that are visually present. The method allows...

20060183101 - Modular board arrangement: The invention provides a modular board arrangement that may be easily transported and assembled. The board arrangement comprises a plurality of boards and individual frame members that can be assembled in a variety of ways to provide a desired arrangement. The board arrangement may additionally comprise side frame members and/or...

  
08/10/2006 > 13 patent applications in 12 patent subcategories. inventions list

20060177798 - Airplane pilot aid: A pilot aid that includes a sheet material having indicia thereon indicative of a plurality of predetermined flying parameters including at least wind velocity and direction. A plurality of indicia wheels are each separately mounted from the sheet material and each are associated with a different flying parameter. A plurality...

20060177797 - Crossfade sample playback engine with digital signal processing for vehicle engine sound simulator: A vehicle engine sound simulator includes a crossfade sample playback engine which produces an output waveform comprising at least two constituent waveforms which are transposed up and down in frequency with RPM. The playback engine's output waveform is provided to at least one digital signal processing (DSP) circuit, which processes...

20060177799 - Methods and devices for treating non-stuttering speech-language disorders using delayed auditory feedback: Methods, devices and systems treat non-stuttering speech and/or language related disorders by administering a delayed auditory feedback signal having a delay of under about 200 ms via a portable device. The DAF treatment may be delivered on a chronic basis. For certain disorders, such as Parkinson's disease, the delay is...

20060177800 - Edible educational aids: An edible educational aid comprised of a body of edible material configured into the form of a recognizable object, and containing within its interior mass, an inner core of material designated to identify the object in which the body is configured to resemble. With the employment of the embodiments, the...

20060177801 - Cassidy code: Awareness about Basic Guttural Consonants, BGC, perdurable presence, since illo tempore, in Hamito-Semitic languages, and conspicuous absence among Indo-European and Uralic languages, raises a case of interest. Tunsi Long Range Comparison, LRC, with English and Suomi languages entails discovery of regular differences, alternations, and reversal patterns hidden in the data....

20060177802 - Audio conversation device, method, and robot device: In a conventional voice dialogue system, there is a case where it is difficult to perform a natural dialogue with the user. Therefore, we designed to perform speech recognition on the user's utterance, to control a dialogue with the user according to a scenario previously given, based on the speech...

20060177803 - System and method for training distribution management: The present invention provides an improved system and method for training distribution management between a system server and an agent associated with a computer-based system agent. The method includes determining training appropriate for the agent, storing training material associated with the training at the system server and polling the system...

20060177804 - Firefighting training fluid and method for making same: A firefighting training fluid (FFTF) comprising an isoparaffin blend. The blends of isoparaffins typically have no less than about two carbon atoms and no more than about twelve carbon atoms. The blends of isoparaffins may possess Reid vapor pressures in the range from about 2 to about 6.5 pounds per...

20060177805 - Method for enhancing memory and cognition in aging adults: A method on a computing device is provided for enhancing the memory and cognitive ability of an older adult by requiring the adult to listen to two or more aurally processed syllables, presented serially, view the syllables graphically, and then designate the order in which the syllables were aurally presented....

20060177806 - Apparatus for praying the rosary and method of use: An apparatus for praying the rosary and method of use are disclosed. In one form, an apparatus includes a crucifix shaped housing including electronics operable to sequentially illuminate at least one of a plurality of luminescent beads. The electronics include a sequence timer housed within the crucifix shaped housing and...

20060177807 - Putting stroke analyzer and putter for use therein: The present invention is to provide a putting stroke analyzer, and a putter for use therein, in which a signal generated in a position detecting antenna through electromagnetic induction is detected by stroking a putter having a head added with an LC resonance circuit, i.e. electromagnetic resonators above position detecting...

20060177808 - Apparatus for ability evaluation, method of evaluating ability, and computer program product for ability evaluation: An ability evaluation apparatus which evaluates an individual ability and stores a result of evaluation in an ability database, includes an ability mapping rule storing unit that stores an ability mapping rule which associates an ability item extracted from an ability sentence written in a natural language about an individual...

20060177809 - Searching game: A searching game utilizing a bag having a window and containing physical objects together with filler. A means is included for determining for which object a participant should search. The determining means can be a flash card or an electronic storage medium to be used in conjunction with a player....

  
08/03/2006 > 13 patent applications in 12 patent subcategories. inventions list

20060172264 - Environment conversion system from a first format to a second format: A system for converting commercially available relatively inexpensive synthetic environments to formats usable with different simulation engines carries out a substantially automatic conversion process of, for example, scenery and dynamic models into a format acceptable for a predetermined simulation engine. Synchronized multi-channel displays can be presented of vehicular equipment displays,...

20060172265 - Method of and means for teaching accounting concepts and procedures: A method of teaching accounting principles is disclosed in which two different colours are used to distinguish that which is owned and owed from that which has been used and earned. This is to establish the concept of double entry accounting. Question sets are used to distinguish assets, liabilities, income...

20060172266 - Touch sensitive display device: A touch sensitive display device is described. The device has a touch screen and an overlay. The touch screen has a plurality of data entry locations. The overlay has a guide portion and a support portion. The guide portion has one or more apertures and one or more tactile markers,...

20060172267 - Input device training and automatic assignment: Computer-implemented methods for providing input device training to a user are disclosed. A user's inputs (e.g., mouse clicks, key presses, etc.) are analyzed in order to determine optimal inputs and provide feedback to the user about optimal inputs. In addition, if a user may benefit from the assignment of frequently...

20060172268 - Behavior shaping system and kits: A system for modifying and shaping behavior. The system comprises a number of components, which may be used individually or in combination with other components. A variety of kits comprising various components can be formed. Components include a progress pyramid chart to reward and reinforce positive and desired behaviors, a...

20060172269 - Method of teaching behavior modification relating to sanitation: A method of modifying behavior is disclosed which can be implemented by one or more behavior mechanisms in order to modify behavior of target subjects, for example, in industries, such as the health care and food industries, in which sanitation of the target subject is essential in order to promote...

20060172270 - Method of teaching tennis: A method of teaching and illustrating tennis strokes is described. The method consists of teaching and illustrating tennis strokes by dividing each stroke into five specially chosen stroke components, four of which cannot be seen without slow motion photography, and developing each component individually until the student is able to...

20060172271 - Golf swing training device: A golf swing training device comprising a substantially planar surface, wherein the surface, in use, acts as a guide for the movement of a golfer's shoulders when the golfer executes a substantial portion of a backswing....

20060172272 - Audio amplification apparatus with howling canceler: In an audio amplification apparatus connected to a microphone and a speaker, an audio amplification circuit amplifies an audio signal and inputs the amplified audio signal to the speaker. A howling canceler has an adaptive filter which is set with a filter coefficient based on the audio signal input to...

20060172273 - Method and apparatus for identifying a page of a plurality of pages, and relaying the identity of the page to a computer: A manual (1) comprising a binder (6) and pages (3) releasably retained in the binder (6) comprises apparatus (2) for identifying an opened page (3) and for transmitting the identity of the page (3) to a computer (4). The apparatus (2) comprises a carrier member (15) which carries a plurality...

20060172274 - System and method for real time tracking of student performance based on state educational standards: A system for providing feedback on educational standards within schools includes an interface providing access to a plurality of established educational standards which may be downloaded into a database of the system. A plurality of control modules enables a user to establish educational programs specifically associated with at least one...

20060172275 - Systems and methods for computerized interactive training: The present invention is related to interactive training. In one embodiment, a training system presents a stored scenario to a user via a terminal. The user is provided with the ability to intervene and stop the pre-recorded scenario to identify an error in handling the situation presented in the scenario...

20060172276 - Method and system for detecting off-topic essays without topic-specific training: Methods and systems for detecting off-topic essays are described that do not require training using human-scored essays. The methods can detect different types of off-topic essays, such as unexpected topic essays and bad faith essays. Unexpected topic essays are essays that address an incorrect topic. Bad faith essays address no...

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