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Richard Fletcher, Rosalind Picard, Hoda Eydgahi, Clayton Williams: Methods and apparatus for monitoring patients and delivering therapeutic stimuli. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stephen R Otis, February 18, 2014: US08655441 (10 worldwide citation)

In an exemplary implementation of this invention, a user wears comfortable biosensors. These sensors gather physiological data from the user and transmit this data to another radio-enabled device. This other device may be a mobile phone. The data is further transmitted, via this other radio-enabled ...


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Matthew Aldrich, Mark Feldmeier, Joseph Paradiso: Apparatus and methods for interactive illumination. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stephen R Otis, November 26, 2013: US08593073 (9 worldwide citation)

In illustrative implementations of this invention, a lighting system comprises a plurality of LEDs, fluorescent lights, incandescent lights, a processor, a sensor node and a human-computer interface. The sensor is adapted to be moved by a user and placed in the location that a user wants to illumine ...


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Edwin Selker, Connor Dickie, Matthew Hockenberry, Jon Wetzel, Julius Akinyemi: Vending machine. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stephen R Otis, November 26, 2013: US08594838 (8 worldwide citation)

In an exemplary embodiment of this invention, a vending machine may include sensors for capturing audio and visual data. A processing unit in the vending machine may analyze this data to calculate an attention score that is indicative of whether attention is being paid to the vending machine. Altern ...


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Patrik Alwin K├╝nzler, Peter Schmitt, Raul David V Poblano, Brian Chan, Philip A Liang, Franco H Vairani, Axel Kilian, Ryan C Chin, William J Mitchell: Wheel-embedded suspension. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stephen R Otis, May 10, 2011: US07938210 (8 worldwide citation)

An in-the-wheel suspension system including a drive mechanism for coupling the rotational motion of a wheel rim to the drive shaft of an electric motor and for supporting the wheel rim with respect to the vehicle chassis using one or more springs and dampers. In a hubless version, a spring member su ...


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Charles Fracchia, Neil Gershenfeld, Kenneth Cheung: Methods of serial assembly of DNA bricks into larger structures. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stephen R Otis, July 7, 2015: US09073962 (7 worldwide citation)

In exemplary implementations of this invention, hierarchical, nanometer-precise assembly is performed: A first structural unit is attached to a solid substrate in a first fluidic flow. A second structural unit is attached to the first structural unit in a second fluidic flow, a third structural unit ...


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Walter Dan Stiehl, Cynthia Breazeal, Jun Ki Lee, Allan Z Maymin, Heather Knight, Robert L Toscano, Iris M Cheung: Interactive systems employing robotic companions. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stephen R Otis, December 9, 2014: US08909370 (5 worldwide citation)

An interactive system for interacting with a sentient being. The system includes a robotic companion of which the sentient being may be a user and an entity which employs the robot as a participant in an activity involving the user. The robotic companion responds to inputs from an environment that i ...


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Alex Paul Pentland: Modification of voice waveforms to change social signaling. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stephen R Otis, July 9, 2013: US08484035 (5 worldwide citation)

A method of altering a social signaling characteristic of a speech signal. A statistically large number of speech samples created by different speakers in different tones of voice are evaluated to determine one or more relationships that exist between a selected social signaling characteristic and o ...


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Amy Sun, Neil Gershenfeld: Programmable surface. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stephen R Otis, June 25, 2013: US08473123 (5 worldwide citation)

In exemplary embodiments of this invention, a programmable surface comprises an array of cells. Each of the cells can communicate electronically with adjacent cells in the array, can compute, and can generate either normal thrust or shear thrust. Distributed computing is employed. The programmable s ...


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Pranav Mistry, Patricia Maes: Wearable gestural interface. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stephen R Otis, February 14, 2017: US09569001 (4 worldwide citation)

This invention may be implemented as a wearable apparatus comprised of a camera, a projector, a mirror, a microphone and a digital computer. The camera captures visual data. This data is analyzed by the digital computer to recognize objects and hand gestures, using color tracking and edge detection ...


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Douglas Lanman, Gordon Wetzstein, Matthew Hirsch, Wolfgang Heidrich, Ramesh Raskar: Polarization fields for dynamic light field display. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stephen R Otis, February 18, 2014: US08651678 (4 worldwide citation)

In exemplary implementations of this invention, a flat screen device displays a 3D scene. The 3D display may be viewed by a person who is not wearing any special glasses. The flat screen device displays dynamically changing 3D imagery, with a refresh rate so fast that the device may be used for 3D m ...