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434234000 Soldering or welding 13
434226000 Fire fighting 8
434224000 Electricity or electronics 4
20120225411Connector Assemblage Formational for a Dermal Communication - The present invention relates generally to electrochemical-electromagnetic integration for instructional compliance management with distributed systems, methods, devices incorporating an instructional game integrated with operations training and instruction execution within a compliance lifecycle in particularly, a connector assemblage using a metamaterial and an instructional game providing security training using an RFID ID card and a RFID reader integrating terahertz radiation where the connector assemblage is conformational to a dermal communication for reducing cyber stress improving depth perception skills.09-06-2012
20090298023Electrical Components and Bread-Board for Electrical Circuit Study Kit - Provided are electrical components and a breadboard for an electronic circuit study kit. The breadboard includes: a base formed of a metallic material to a predetermined width so that an electronic circuit kit can be attached to the base by a magnetic force; an interconnection sheet which is disposed on an upper portion of the base and in which a plurality of power pads for electric short and a plurality of ground pads which are adjacent to one another on its upper surface, are formed to be spaced apart from one another from one side direction to the other side direction on a plane, the power pads and the ground pads are connected to power terminal pads and ground terminal pads which are formed in predetermined positions of an upper surface of the interconnection sheet, respectively, a plurality of interconnection pads are formed between one power pad and one ground pad which are adjacent to each other from another power pad and another ground pad which are adjacent to each other, to be spaced apart from one another in a predetermined pattern, the interconnection sheet being formed of one of a thin plate and a film sheet made of an insulating material; a circuit board which is disposed on an upper portion of the interconnection sheet and in which terminal holes are respectively formed in corresponding positions of the power terminal pads and the ground terminal pads of the interconnection sheet and a plurality of circuit connection holes are perforated by a predetermined distance so that the circuit connection holes can be located on vertical upper portions of the power pads, the ground pads and the interconnection pads of the interconnection sheet; an insulating plate disposed on a lower portion of the base and formed of an insulating material; and a combining means of the circuit board allowing the base to be combined with an upper portion of the insulating plate, the interconnection sheet to be combined with an upper portion of the base and the circuit board to be disposed and fixed on an upper portion of the interconnection sheet.12-03-2009
20120308969TRAINING ENSURANCE METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COPMUTER DIRECTED ASSEMBLY AND MANUFACTURING - Methods, systems, and computer program products are provided for ensuring assemblers are properly trained before performing assembly instructions in a computer directed assembly system. To ensure the requisite training, in some embodiments, the training history of each assembler is checked before authorizing performance of an assembly instruction. In one embodiment, a prerequisite training sequence required to be completed before performing an assembly instruction is specified to ensure proper training of the assembler. In some embodiments, a training history associated with the assembler is requested from a training database that includes a set of training sequences previously performed by the assembler. Based on the training history and other factors, a determination is made whether the assembler has the prerequisite training sequence necessary to perform the assembly instruction. As necessary, the assembler is required to perform the prerequisite training sequence before being authorized to perform the assembly instruction.12-06-2012
20110076655Wiring Harness Manufacturing Method and System - A method and a system for manufacturing a wiring harness is provided, the method comprising acquiring data about the wiring harness to be manufactured, the wiring harness data including data about a plurality of wires to be assembled into the wiring harness, grouping the wires based on their data, providing wire cutting instructions based on the grouping the wires, cutting wires in accordance with the cutting instructions and assembling the cut wires to for the wiring harness.03-31-2011
434227000 Keyboard operation (e.g., typing, key punching, etc.) 4
20100120003Holistic Approach to Learning to Type - The present invention is directed to a method of teaching typing wherein the student associates the keys on the keyboard with a person, place, thing or emotion and is able to more readily learn the position of each key. Further, the method of the present invention provides immediate gratification to the student as they are able to instantly visually and auditorily appreciate the accuracy of their typing on a computer monitor or screen that is attached to the keyboard. The delete key and/or backspace key may be inactivated during operation of the program. Further, the color of the letters and background displayed on the monitor or screen may be variable.05-13-2010
20120295236MODIFIED KEYBOARD WITH INSERTABLE KEYS AND AN INSTRUCTIONAL METHOD FOR TEACHING TOUCH-TYPING USING SAME - This invention provides a methodology for teaching touch-typing using a keyless keyboard whose keys are inserted one by one as instruction progresses. A beginner keyboard only contains the home keys (A S D F J K L;) or the letters (F and J) used by the pointer fingers, making it easier for the user's hands to find the keys correctly without having to look down at the letters. As each new letter is introduced, it is added to the keyboard. The letter key being taught is easier to find since there are no other keys in the vicinity for the user's fingers to go. This makes touch-typing easier because the only keys available are those that have been taught. The user's fingers will naturally go to those keys because there are no other keys on the keyboard.11-22-2012
20090029329Computer keyboard overlay - In one embodiment, the invention provides a keyboard overlay adapted to indicate which one of a plurality of menu commands provided by a particular software application is invoked when an alphanumeric key is pressed together with a modifier key on a computer keyboard. In this embodiment, the keyboard overlay has a portion overlaying the modifier key and displaying a predetermined color thereby associating the color with the modifier key. The keyboard overlay has a portion overlaying the alphanumeric key and displaying the predetermined color together with closely associated indicia identifying the menu command. More complex arrangements are described that indicate keyboard equivalents that involve pressing an alphanumeric key together with more than one modifier key.01-29-2009
20130157235Method of Keyboard Training Using Keystroke Time-Out Period - A method of training a student to type on a keyboard which has features that help the student avoid hunting and pecking. During training, a student is instructed to look at sample text and copy it by typing on a keyboard. The output of the student's keystrokes is displayed on a monitor. One feature sets a limited time period in which to type each keystroke. Another feature hides the display. The features may be used in combination.06-20-2013
434225000 Dairying, farming, ranching, or other occupation involving care of plants or animals 2
20110111379LIVESTOCK TRAINING AID - A livestock training aid includes a carriage having wheels that move along a set of tracks. The carriage has a livestock model mounted thereon. A first motor and first controller are provided to move the carriage on the tracks and control the speed and direction of the carriage movement. A second motor and second controller are provided on the carriage itself to move the model with respect to the carriage. The carriage also has a power storage device to provide power to the second motor and second controller. A charger is provided for the power storage device and is coupled to one of the wheels. The charger charges the power storage device when the carriage moves along the tracks. At least one of the controllers can store a sequence of commands for the carriage and the model movements, which commands can then be played back and executed. A livestock training aid is also provided for horseback riders. The horse model has a series of sensors for the rider to manipulate with the reins and legs and feet in order to control the movements of the horse model and its associated carriage.05-12-2011
20130171595ROPE CONNECTING DEVICE AND METHOD - A rope connecting device and method are provided especially for use in calf roping as a rope breakaway. The device includes a stem with a first hook formed at one end, and a second hook formed at the other end. The hooks each have a small gap separating respective free ends of the hooks from the stem. During use, a portion of the rope is passed through the first hook, and another portion of the rope is passed the through the second hook. With sufficient force applied to the rope, the force causes one of the hooks to open to a degree allowing the rope to pass through, thereby releasing the rope from an object that was lassoed. The device remains attached to the rope at the other hook. The rope is configured for the next use by reattaching the portion of the rope to the hook that was released.07-04-2013
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20100003652MISSION TRAINING CENTER INSTRUCTOR OPERATOR STATION APPARATUS AND METHODS USEFUL IN CONJUNCTION THEREWITH - Operation manager apparatus for a Mission Training Center system, the apparatus comprising a communication system operative to coordinate two or more participants corresponding to two or more engines; and a real time participant modification functionality operative to carry out at least one modification of at least one characteristic of at least one participant during an exercise, including informing at least one of the two or more participants via the communication system.01-07-2010
20090104589SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING REMOTE TRAINING FOR A QUALITY ANALYSIS PROGRAM - Systems and methods for providing remote training for a quality analysis program are disclosed. In certain embodiments, a computer-implemented method for providing remote training for a quality analysis program may comprise transmitting a first portion of a training program for a quality analysis program to a remote communication device, receiving a first transmission from the remote communication device, and transmitting a second portion of a training program to the remote communication device.04-23-2009
20090305204 RELATIVELY LOW-COST VIRTUAL REALITY SYSTEM, METHOD, AND PROGRAM PRODUCT TO PERFORM TRAINING - A method for a virtual reality simulation for training using a computer system includes the steps of executing the virtual reality simulation on the computer system, manipulating an input device in a 3-dimensional space and recording acceleration and orientation of the input device along three axes during the manipulation. Position of the input device relative to a display of the virtual reality simulation along an axis extending from the input device to the display is recorded. The recording is transmitted to the computer system. The recording is used to interact with a virtual object on a background scene in the virtual reality simulation and includes comparing the recording to a signature associated with the virtual object and acting on results of the comparing. The method further includes using the recording to navigate on the background scene.12-10-2009
20100075283Device and method for training underground storage tank operators - Training system software is operable on a digital computer for providing training to operator trainees of underground storage tank containing facilities. The software is capable of delivering facility specific training materials specifically applicable to an operator-trainee's designated facility. The software includes generic content component training materials for providing training applicable to a plurality of facilities including the operator trainee's designated facility. The software also includes at least two sets of regional content component training materials. Each of the at least two sets provide training applicable to at least two, but less than the plurality of facilities to which the generic content component is applicable; and at least one of the sets includes regional content material applicable to the designated facility of the operator-trainer. Additionally, the software includes at least four sets of facility specific component training materials. Each of the at least four sets includes facility specific content material applicable to a single facility, and one of the at least four sets includes facility specific content material applicable to the operator trainee's designated facility.03-25-2010
20090186325System, Method, and Computer Software Code for Instructing an Operator to Control a Powered System Having an Autonomous Controller - A method for training an operator to control a powered system is disclosed including operating the powered system with an autonomous controller, and informing an operator of a change in operation of the powered system as the change in operation occurs. A system and a computer software code are also disclosed for training the operator to control the powered system.07-23-2009
20100105017CENTRAL CONTROL FOR WEB-BASED HEALTH CARE TRAINING - A computer-implemented method and system centrally control web-based training courses for a plurality of staff members in a medical institution. A set of different training courses is accessible via an internet interface and a set of different job descriptions for the staff members. Each job description is assigned to a subset of training courses. The subset of training courses refers to training courses, which have to be completed by the staff member and which are indicative of a qualification of the staff member. For each staff member it is recorded which training courses he already has completed successfully and which training courses he still has to take, taking into account the assigned subset of training courses for his job description, which are provided as a suggestion for training courses to be taken by the staff member.04-29-2010
20130029300Method for Competency Assessment of Healthcare Students and Practitioners - A method to assess the competency of a healthcare practitioner, comprising providing a learning object repository comprising a plurality of virtual objects including a plurality of virtual patients, wherein said learning object repository does not comprise a physical patient manikin; and displaying on a visual display device a virtual clinical world comprising a plurality of virtual objects retrieved from said learning object repository. The method further includes selecting by a practitioner a virtual patient from said virtual clinical world, tracking patient interactions, tracking selected patient data, and generating an AssessMap reciting an assessment grid comprising a plurality of Performance Levels in combination with a plurality of categories for each Performance Level.01-31-2013
20130052618Computerized focused, individualized bar exam preparation - Interactive, web based method for preparing a candidate, generally a law school graduate, to pass the knowledge-based exams, commonly known as “the bar exam”, required to obtain a license to practice law within a state. Unlike other bar preparation products, this method first assesses what the candidate knows and then directs the candidate's study towards those areas that are likely to provide the “most bang for the buck.” Information is presented in “bite-sized” portions with prompt feedback through testing to ascertain comprehension and retention of this information. Flexible scheduling permits a candidate to select an individualized start date and pace that is adjustable based on the time remaining before the exam and material to be covered.02-28-2013
20130089839CORPORATE TRAINING SYSTEM AND METHOD - The disclosed embodiments include a system and method for improving corporate employee work performance. The disclosed embodiments provide an innovative approach to optimizing the talent and resources within an organization including, but not limited to, an individual employee, teams of employees, and to executives within the organization. Through the application of a multivariate model based on physiological, affective, and behavioral systems, the disclosed embodiments attempt to improve an employee's vitality, vibrancy, wellness, and overall work performance.04-11-2013
20130089840SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SELECTING AND ALTERING A TRAINING SESSION - The disclosed embodiments include a system and method for improving corporate employee work performance. The disclosed embodiments provide an innovative approach to optimizing the talent and resources within an organization including, but not limited to, an individual employee, teams of employees, and to executives within the organization. Through the application of a multivariate model based on physiological, affective, and behavioral systems, the disclosed embodiments attempt to improve an employee's vitality, vibrancy, wellness, and overall work performance.04-11-2013
20120189992Apparatus And Method For Establishing Standards For Visual Residue Limits - Embodiments of the present invention are directed to apparatus and methods for establishing standards for visual residue limits, training individuals to visually observe and recognize surfaces exceeding or complying with residue limits, and certifying individuals for such detection limits The invention features a kit comprising an assembly of coupons with predetermined loads.07-26-2012
20090035736Real-time training simulation system and method - A training simulation method and system for training operational service units such as call centre or customer service centres personnel are provided, including providing a simulated scenario to personnel, the scenario progressing in scenario time and the scenario including a plurality of simulated events provided in a predetermined sequence in real time at predetermined scenario times within the scenario, and receiving responses to the events from personnel. The system can simulate scenarios, which unfold to personnel in real time, and the responses of the personnel can be received in real time, so adding to the realism of the simulation being provided. The personnel responses can be marked and assessed to give a competency rating for their responses.02-05-2009
20130065206COMPUTER PROGRAM METHODS FOR EMULATING A MACHINE AND PRESENTING TRAINING SCENARIOS TO A USER - Computer program methods for emulating a process of a machine and training a user are disclosed. According to one embodiment, a computer program method for use with a computer device includes a computer usable medium having computer readable program code for training a user by emulating a process of a machine having actuators and mechanical elements. The computer readable program code includes computer readable code instructions configured to display a graphical user interface having input fields corresponding to the actuators and the mechanical elements. Also included are computer readable code instructions for displaying a training scenario to the user on the graphics display device. Computer readable code instructions are provided for emulating a mechanical operation of the machine using the parameters inputted into the input fields, generating output response data based on the emulation, and for displaying a feedback message to the user.03-14-2013
20130065207COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS AND MACHINES FOR EMULATING A MACHINE AND PRESENTING TRAINING SCENARIOS TO A USER - Computer program products and machines for emulating a process of a machine and training a user are disclosed. A computer program product for use with a computer device includes a computer usable medium having computer readable program code for training a user by emulating a process of a machine having actuators and mechanical elements. The computer readable program code includes computer readable code instructions configured to display a graphical user interface having input fields corresponding to the actuators and the mechanical elements. Also included are computer readable code instructions for displaying a training scenario to the user on the graphics display device. Computer readable code instructions are provided for emulating a mechanical operation of the machine using the parameters inputted into the input fields, generating output response data based on the emulation, and for displaying a feedback message to the user.03-14-2013
20110020776LOCATING EQUIPMENT FOR AND METHODS OF SIMULATING LOCATE OPERATIONS FOR TRAINING AND/OR SKILLS EVALUATION - Training systems for and methods of simulating locate operations are provided for training and/or skills evaluation. Facility locating equipment, such as on-site computers and/or locate receivers, may include modules for electronically simulating locate operations. Locating equipment including simulation modules may be used, for example, in locate technician training processes and/or for updating and/or evaluating the skills of locate technicians. In particular, a simulation module is provided for electronically generating “virtual” facilities, the presence and/or absence of which may be indicated to a locate technician during, for example, a training exercise. The actions of the locate technicians with respect to dispensing marking material that corresponds to the presence and/or absence of the virtual facilities are electronically captured, stored, and evaluated.01-27-2011
20120115114Apparatus and Methods for Coaching Salespersons - Methods, systems, and apparatus to coach a salesperson to complete a sale. One aspect is a computer-implemented method of coaching a salesperson to complete a sale including the steps of entering into a database information about an entity to whom the salesperson wishes to sell; entering into the database information about a sales opportunity of the entity; instantiating objects in the database in response to the entered information; executing a rule set over the instantiated objects; and displaying the results of executing the rule set. In one embodiment the step of displaying includes displaying a set of suggestions relating to completing the sale. Another aspect of the invention relates to a computer system for coaching a salesperson to complete a sale including a processor and a database. The processor executes a set of rules on a set of objects to generate a set of suggestions relating completing a sale.05-10-2012
20130164720Career choice methodology - A networked site or Internet site serving a portal provides a user with a step-wise process for guiding the user through steps and exercises that teach the user how to think about career direction. The user is guided as to how to properly do research to choose the right direction based on a number of factors. Through an interactive user interface, personality and life priority assessment is conducted, with results optionally being stored in a selection database. The user interacts with an industry database and organization structure database, selecting industries and organizations of interest. A reference tools database/research means is optionally provided for learning more about the selected items. Optionally, a career attribute database links information matching careers, courses of study, and colleges, with user preferences selected. An integration engine matches careers in the career attribute database with criteria identified in the selection database reflecting the user's expressed interests.06-27-2013
20110091845Implementation of Facility Management Programs - The present invention provides systems and associated user interfaces that allow a service provider to manage predetermined aspects of one or more organization and utilize common aspects of plural managed organizations to advantageously utilize economies of scale associated with such common aspects and provide more efficient management of such organizations.04-21-2011
20110281246Hazard-Zone Incident Command Training and Certification Systems - Systems designed to train and certify persons to act as at least one responsible person(s) for decision making and management operations as part of an emergency response at incidents that contain at least one hazard zone; such hazard zone defined as any work area which contains a hazard that can injure or kill, for example, burning structures, hazardous material incidents, roadways with active traffic, natural disaster sites, and/or other emergency response scenes.11-17-2011
20100035219TRAINING SYSTEM UTILIZING SIMULATED ENVIRONMENT - A simulated environment includes at least one circumstance requiring attention. One correct and multiple incorrect solutions for connecting the circumstance are provided. If one of the incorrect solutions is selected appropriate resource materials are recommended.02-11-2010
20120034583VETERINARY EXAM PREPARATION ON MOBILE DEVICES - An apparatus for use in a process to assist a user to prepare for a veterinary examination includes a computer-readable non-transitory medium storing a veterinary exam practice question, and a plurality of answers that correspond to the veterinary exam practice question, and a processor configured to receive a request from a mobile device, access the medium to retrieve the veterinary exam practice question and the plurality of answers in response to the received request, and provide the retrieved veterinary exam practice question and the plurality of answers for display on the mobile device.02-09-2012
20120107780INSPECTION APPARATUS AND INSPECTION METHOD - An inspection apparatus includes: a display, a first display control section which displays, on the display, instructions for carrying out a plurality of inspection steps with the inspection apparatus, an evaluation section which performs an evaluation of a result of one of the inspection steps, a second display control section which displays, on the display, additional instructions for carrying out at least one additional inspection step; and, a control section which controls the second display control section to display the additional instructions in response to the evaluation section determining that said one of the inspection steps has not passed the evaluation.05-03-2012
20090286214METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING INTERACTIVE LEGAL TRAINING - A reality-based hypothetical is developed and provided to a set of training participants. The reality-based hypothetical is a fact pattern describing an original lawsuit involving a set of real life scientific studies, data, witnesses, and issues that have never been litigated where only the claims, plaintiff, and defendant are fictitious. is a training device for teaching a set of target legal and science objectives, such as determining the scientific integrity of proposed scientific evidence and understanding the scientific evidence as a whole. The “reality-based hypothetical” is developed to provide practice in performing problem solving techniques to determine the “scientific integrity” of proposed scientific evidence and scientific testimony. One or more dialogue sessions are provided to gather information necessary for making a determination on the admissibility of the scientific study. A decision on the admissibility of the scientific study can be rendered during each dialogue session, which occurs at designated segments during the training.11-19-2009
20080299525Operation training system and operation training method - A safety station simulator is implemented using an application program and a communication program installed in a personal computer. The application program is a program actually used with a safety station of a real machine. Since the program used with the real machine can be used intact, it is not necessary to again describe the application for an operation training system.12-04-2008
20100136509SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CLINICAL TRIAL INVESTIGATOR MEETING DELIVERY AND TRAINING INCLUDING DYNAMIC MEDIA ENRICHMENT - A System and Method for Delivering the substantive equivalent of an Investigator Meeting for Clinical Tπals to satisfy Investigator Site training requirements sufficient to commence patient enrollment is provided The invention further provides a means to ensure site personnel receive, review and implement Protocol Amendments in a timely and comprehensive manner The preferred embodiment includes a mechanism to track and verify actual viewing of compulsory material The invention further provides for dynamically supplementing the online presentation with content enrichment In the preferred embodiment, user questions are submitted during user viewing of online media An Administrator processes user inputs, including questions, and answers attached to the presentation at the time point at which the question/comment was generated Subsequent users/viewers are alerted to the added commentary by an icon on the display during viewing of presentation media, enabling them to benefit from questions and answers associated with the media.06-03-2010
20080280274Methods For Enhancing Palatability of Compositions for Animal Consumption - Poultry liver hydrolysate is added to animal food compositions in amounts sufficient to enhance palatability, preferably in amounts of from about 0.01% to about 6% by weight of the composition. The compositions containing poultry liver hydrolysate are ingested more frequently and at a higher rate by animals, particularly finicky animals or older animals that tend not to eat enough food to maintain their health.11-13-2008
20110207097Mobile Training Trailer for Electric Transmission Lines - A method and apparatus for training one or more workers to work in a wire environment are provided. The apparatus may have a mobile platform. The apparatus may have a first training aid coupleable to the mobile platform, wherein the first training aid is configured to be moved from a transport position to a training position and a second training aid coupleable to the mobile platform, wherein the second training aid is configured to be moved from the transport position to the training position. In the training position, the first training aid and the second training aid provide a training work location that is elevated above the mobile platform for work to be performed by the one or more workers on an aerial vehicle and in the transport position the first training aid and the second training aid may be transported on the mobile platform on a highway.08-25-2011
20110207096TRAINING APPARATUS, TRAINING SUPPORTING METHOD, AND TRAINING SYSTEM - In one embodiment, a training apparatus includes first to third control units, an input device, and a determining unit. The first control unit controls a display device to display an input interface image, which imitates an external appearance of a user interface for inputting operation in an input apparatus. The second control unit controls the display device to play a moving image representing opportunity event, which is an opportunity for the operation, or continuously display plural still images including still image concerning the opportunity event. The input device inputs operation by an operator on the input interface image. The determining unit determines consistency between at least one kind of the operation input by the input device and at least one kind of specified operation. The third control unit controls the display device to display a result image representing a determination result in the determining unit.08-25-2011
20090123895ENHANCED LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS WITH CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIES (ELECT) BILATERAL NEGOTIATION (BILAT) SYSTEM - Methods, systems, and software are described of game-based simulations for students (such as soldiers) to practice conducting bilateral engagements in a cultural context. An embodiment provides students with the experience of preparing for and including familiarization with cultural context, gathering intelligence, conducting a meeting and negotiating when possible, and following up on agreements as appropriate. Embodiments enable the use of characters, scenario customization, as well as coaching, feedback and tutoring.05-14-2009
20090092953Encoding, Storing and Decoding Data for Teaching Radiology Diagnosis - Electronic data for presenting images to teach radiology diagnosis are stored on a computer readable storage medium. The stored data includes an image table that includes indexed radiology images to be displayed; a frame table that includes frame entries, each for displaying a frame in a sequence of frames to be displayed and comprising a time indicator indicating a time to display the frame in the sequence, and display state data indicating a display state of one of the radiology images to be displayed in the frame; at least one annotation table including data defining teaching annotations to be superimposed on at least one radiology image. Each frame entry is associated with a radiology image and each annotation table is associated with a frame entry. An encoder/decoder is provided for encoding and storing the data in a file and for decoding and presenting images formed from the data.04-09-2009
20090061403RATING METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS - The invention describes a method for evaluating educational programs which, firstly, develops criteria which will address the strengths and weaknesses of the educational program. The second step of the method is to observe the criteria, chosen in step one, in the educational program. The third step is to assign a numerical value to each of the criteria observed in step two. The next step is to assign an overall rating to the educational program based on the numerically valued criteria. The personnel involved in the educational program can then decide what steps in addition to the assessment can be done to improve or maintain the educational program.03-05-2009
20110229864SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRAINING - A system and method for training that includes: providing training to a user; testing the user on the training, wherein the testing is performed in short, frequent bursts and continues for a predetermined period of time; and rewarding the user based on results related to the training or testing. In particular, the provision of testing in short, frequent bursts or pulses over a continuous period of time and an iterative manner assists with knowledge retention and reinforcement. The use of a reward system reinforces knowledge and motivates acquisition and retention of knowledge. In a particular case, the rewarding may include providing the user with a chance to win a prize. This approach makes a game out of the reward process to encourage further participation.09-22-2011
20090208914Door Breach Training System - A door breach training system comprising a first restraint assembly connecting a door to a frame. The door is attached to a lock jamb of the frame with a first restraint assembly that exposes a shear joint to impact from a projectile, such as shotgun round. Another embodiment further comprises attachment of the door to the hinge jamb with at least one second restraint assembly that functionally simulates a typical door hinge and exposes a shear joint to impact from a ballistic round. The preferred embodiment includes replaceable lock panels and hinge panels that are designed to break in a known manner in order to replicate those same failure modes for both door locks and door hinges in typical residential and commercial construction environments.08-20-2009
20080261185SIMULATED TEACHING ENVIRONMENT - Embodiments of the disclosure may provide a method, system, and computer program configured to simulate a teaching environment for educational training. The method may include displaying an empty simulated classroom environment for an orientation period, displaying an occupied classroom environment for at least one classroom period, generating and displaying a plurality of events, both disruptive and non-disruptive during the at least one classroom period, identifying at least one of the plurality disruptive or non-disruptive events on a display, addressing the at least one identified event, scoring training performance for the simulated teaching environment based on the identifying and addressing actions, and using a score representative of the training performance to add enhancements to a subsequent teaching simulation.10-23-2008
20120301854COMPUTER PROGRAM, METHOD, AND SYSTEM FOR PHYSICIAN LEARNING AND REFERENCE CONTENT - A computer program, method, and system for compiling medical treatment information and displaying the information based on a user's selection of a program mode. In embodiments of the present invention, the medical treatment information is comprised of medical reference material and supplier solution materials. The medical treatment information is displayed a format that allows for medical practitioner accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and that does not violate regulations imposed by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA).11-29-2012
20120196254METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CONCURRENT TEACHING OF ASSEMBLY PROCESSES AT DISPARATE LOCATIONS - A method for teaching an aircraft assembly method to students at locations separate from the location of an instructor is described. The method includes providing, from the instructor location, a first video feed based on a line of sight of the instructor and a second video feed being a field view of the assembly area. The video feeds are received at the disparate locations for display within a line of sight of the students such that the students may view the instructor performing the assembly method concurrent with the students performing the assembly method. Like video feeds are provided from the student locations such that the instructor may view at least one of the students performing the assembly method concurrent with the instructor performing the assembly method.08-02-2012
20130216984LEARNING ESTIMATION TOOL - Apparatus for determining a cost of designing and developing a teaching method to train a group of employees. The apparatus may include a receiver that receives information relating to a first response selected from a first group of predetermined responses. The first group of predetermined responses may relate to responses to a first question. The apparatus may also include a processor configured to determine, based on the received first response, the amount of time necessary to design and develop the teaching method and to convert the amount of time into a dollar value. The receiver may also receive information relating to a second response selected from a second group of predetermined responses. The second group of predetermined responses may relate to responses to a second question. The processor may also be configured to adjust, based on the received second response, the dollar value associated with the amount of time necessary to design and develop the teaching method.08-22-2013
20080227063Career Selection and Psychological Profiling - A method, software, database and system for determining optimal career choices, psychological profiles (i.e., mental health profiles) and genetic based predispositions of an individual are presented in which an attribute profile of the individual containing genetic and non-genetic attributes is compared against a database containing combinations of genetic and non-genetic attributes that are statistically associated with career, psychological and other genetically influenced attributes derived from other individuals.09-18-2008
20110129806SYSTEM FOR TRAINING - A system for training includes a data storage module, a training course management module, and an examination management module. The data storage module stores at least one employee's personnel information therein. The training course management module includes a training course match unit capable of matching corresponding training course according to the employee's personnel information. The examination management module is capable of generating training suggestion according to an training result of the training course.06-02-2011
20110086332SIMULATION SYSTEM FOR TRAINING IN ENDOSCOPIC PROCEDURES - A simulation system for training in endoscopic procedures includes an endoscope apparatus, which includes an operating part with at least one valve, a control device to generate a virtual image of an endoscopic operating scene depending on an actuation of the valve and a display device to display the virtual image, the endoscope apparatus includes for example a siphoning line, an insufflation line and/or a flushing line upon which the valve acts. The simulation system includes pressure-generating means to impact the siphoning line, the insufflation line and/or the flushing line with reduced or excess pressure, sensor means to measure pressure and/or flow in the siphoning line, the insufflation line and/or the flushing line and transmission means to transmit the measured values provided by the sensor means to the control device to be used in generating the virtual image.04-14-2011
20100009323Simulation Software System and Method of Implementing The Same - A simulation software system includes a training module, a display device and a storage device. Events of a training material, operation blocks, response blocks and response images are provided in the storage device. A method of implementing the simulation software includes the steps of: defining a first of the events via the operation block and defining a second of the events via the response block; defining a response image or a series of response images depending upon the defined events, displaying the response image in the response block; judging whether the first and the second of the events have been completely defined; generating a training module from the first and the second of the events; connecting the training module with a human-machine interface and an abnormity/error-processing module.01-14-2010
20110070567SYSTEM FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING, ASSESSMENT, AND AUTOMATED FOLLOW-UP - Systems and methods for providing web-enabled professional development training to participants in diverse industries to thereby improve the participant's knowledge, skills, and proficiency. Professional development training is provided over the Internet. Following the training, at least one participant is provided with a first question set regarding the training. The participant is then allowed to implement concepts and principles according to the training previously received. After a predetermined period of time elapses, additional follow-up questions are generated based on the participant's responses to the first question set and the participant's implementation of training principles and concepts. The follow-up questions may then be presented to the participant via the Internet. In a further implementation, the follow-up questions may be presented to a supervisor of the participant. In some implementations, the Internet may be utilized to assess the participants performance prior to and after receiving training.03-24-2011
20120148990PRACTICE APPARATUS, PRACTICE SYSTEM AND PRACTICE APPARATUS CONTROL METHOD - In one embodiment, a practice includes a display device, a first controller, an input device and a second controller. The first controller, which controls the display device by displaying an input interface image in the first display area of the display device. The second controller, which controls the display device by playback a dynamic image representing a cue event indicating a cue of the operation in the second display area of the display device, or by continuously displaying a plurality of still images including an image related to a cue event. The second controller stops the playback of the dynamic image or the continuous display of the still images during the period from the moment an image related to a cue event is displayed to the moment an operation is input through the input device that is to be carried out by taking the cue event as a cue.06-14-2012
20110008759INSTRUCTOR SUPPORT SYSTEM - According to an embodiment, an instructor support system has a plant simulation device used for plant operation training, an instructor support device, a dialog display device, a video device, and an operator position detection means that picks up an image of an operator with an operation detection video camera and carries out image processing for the image. The instructor support device has an operator position judgment means that judges an operator position in accordance with the information received from the operator position detection means, an operator information saving means that records a corresponding table between an ID code and an operator name, an operator name display data generation means, and an operation history display screen that shows the generated operator name display data to an instructor.01-13-2011
20120171648SYSTEM FOR INCREASING THE PROBABILITY OF SUCCESS AND IDENTIFYING REQUIRED PREPARATION FOR SERVICE IN LIFESTYLE OCCUPATIONS - A system for electronically assessing an individual's likelihood of success within a life-style occupation, including a success defining archetype, a multi-layered questions including evaluation of a test subject, a bracketed scoring scheme indexed to different levels of success within a life-style occupation, a readiness assessment, and a process for refining the evaluation. The archetype is a representation of a successful and well documented practitioner of the life-style occupation. The evaluation serves to determine the functional equivalency between an archetype and a test subject. The evaluation is refined to yield increasingly accurate predictions of success within a life-style occupation.07-05-2012
20100323334WEB-BASED EMERGENCY RESPONSE EXERCISE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS THEREOF - According to one embodiment, a method for simulating portions of an emergency response exercise includes generating situational awareness outputs associated with a simulated emergency and sending the situational awareness outputs to a plurality of output devices. Also, the method includes outputting to a user device a plurality of decisions associated with the situational awareness outputs at a decision point, receiving a selection of one of the decisions from the user device, generating new situational awareness outputs based on the selected decision, and repeating the sending, outputting and receiving steps based on the new situational awareness outputs. Other methods, systems, and computer program products are included according to other embodiments of the invention.12-23-2010
20110008758Training Simulator - A training simulator may be used to present a number of different scenarios to a user, and to evaluate the user's response to the scenarios. In some implementations, the training simulator may include a simulation timer that advances at a rate that is different than real-time, such as a real-time minute equaling an hour of simulated time. For each of the scenarios presented during a training episode, the user may respond by selecting one or more possible decision options, each relating to a different way to address the situation presented in the scenario. The user's response may be scored, according to certain implementations, by adjusting the value of multiple scoring metrics, each of which relates to a different user performance indicator.01-13-2011
20110053127COLUMN PACKING METHOD - A method for packing a media bed in a column (03-03-2011
20110053126SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING ROADMAPS FOR BUILDING PROFICIENCIES IN SKILL AREAS - A system is described for providing roadmaps for building proficiencies in skill areas. The system may include a memory, interface, and processor. The memory may store skill area and skill level identifiers, and associated job experience data items describing tasks of a user within the skill area and skill level, formal learning data items describing learning activities of a user within the skill area and skill level, and collaborative data items describing collaborative roles of a user within the skill area and skill level. The processor may receive the skill area and skill level identifiers. The processor may retrieve the job experience, formal learning and collaborative data items associated with the skill area and the skill level identifiers. The processor may transform the data items into a roadmap describing the job experience, formal learning and collaborative data items recommended to reach the skill level, and provide the roadmap to the user.03-03-2011
20090017428EDUCATION BUSINESS TEACHING MODEL - An education business teaching model is provided that enhances learning with sound content, uniformity of presentation and testing, reliability, and thorough evaluation. The teaching model provides customized content that delivers results in skills, knowledge, and attitude in diverse settings, across diverse industries, audiences and learning environments. The education business teaching model provides a step by step procedure for constructing, reviewing, and teaching the teaching model to individuals and/or business groups. The education training model is developed in several stages, including content design, non-video asset development, video shooting and editing, and media development stages having quality assurance reviews that provide a final content available to the end user.01-15-2009
20110256515Sensitive Site Exploitation (SSE) & Forensic Collection (FC) Training Facility, System and Method - A system, method and facility for providing training, which may include basic, initial, developmental, intermediate, advanced, sustainment, training, mission rehearsals, exercises, annual events, missions, and practice scenarios, etc. Training may include props and reconfigurable scenarios simulating, e.g., a sensitive site exploitation (SSE) or forensic collection (FC) training scenario, etc. The method may include providing a reconfigurable training area which may be enclosed, in a building, or may be outdoors, or partially in and outdoors. The training area may provide a plurality of reconfigurable wall panels; and providing at least one moveable element in the reconfigurable training area. The training area may include providing an observation area for observing the training scenarios being conducted in the reconfigurable training area. The method may include providing an open, transparent, or one directionally transparent ceiling or wall to allow observation of the reconfigurable training area. An observation deck may be provided as part of the observation area for viewing the reconfigurable training area. Alternatively, the method may include one or more of: providing a display coupled to at least one of a stored video stream, or a live video stream from at least one camera in the reconfigurable training area.10-20-2011
20100330542SYSTEMS FOR AND METHODS OF SIMULATING FACILITIES FOR USE IN LOCATE OPERATIONS TRAINING EXERCISES - Systems for and methods of simulating facilities for use in locate operations training exercises are disclosed. Embodiments of the simulated facilities systems include a floor system in which one or more concealed wires may be energized to simulate underground facilities for the purpose of performing, for example, locate operations training, updating, and/or certification exercises for locate technicians. Embodiments of the simulated facilities systems include configurable pedestals by which either non-electric power line type of facilities and/or electric power line types of facility may be simulated. In some embodiments, simulated facilities systems may be configured manually and/or by use of a system controller.12-30-2010
20090197227RELATIONSHIP PERFORMANCE SYSTEM AND METHOD - An apparatus for negotiating a work role relationship between two participants, comprising a Dialog and Agreement Board with multiple in-dialog areas where participants place one or more cards representing elements or parts of the work role relationship or personal characteristics related to the work role, and with a commitment area upon which cards can be taken from the in-dialog areas and placed to represent agreed-upon commitments by the participants. An agreement between the participants may be documented manually or automatically, in whole or in part. Components marked with bar codes can be read for entry into a computer program for documenting agreements.08-06-2009
20090197228DATA MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS FOR COLLISION REPAIR COACHING - A system for on-site collection of evaluation data at a vehicle repair installation site is disclosed. Generally the system includes a computing tool connected to a database, a workflow operations guiding module that runs on the computing tool, an evaluation module, a comparison module, a data-mining module, a certification module, a legal compliance module, and a repair procedure compliance module. As a vehicle is repaired, the workflow operations guiding module prompts a coach with questions. The evaluation module performs a quantitative analysis of the answers provided by the coach and the comparison module compares the result of the quantitative analysis against aggregated or averaged information. The certification module compares information from the comparison module against predetermined certification criteria and the data mining module identifies correlations, trends or patterns in collected data by the system.08-06-2009
20110189640System, Method, and Apparatus for Detecting Body Fillers Used to Repair Damaged Automotive Sheet Metal - Disclosed is a body panel inspection device that may be used to determine if a vehicle was in an accident. The inspection device uses a magnet with a particular magnetic strength and other characteristics in order to more accurately determine if a vehicle body panel has been damaged and subsequently repaired through use of non-ferrous filler materials. Also disclosed is a vehicle inspection kit carrying the disclosed magnetic inspection device and further including a method of vehicle inspection by use of the disclosed kit.08-04-2011
20090035737Injection Training Pad - Disclosed is an injection training pad that allows a user to practice intradermal, subcutaneous and intramuscular injections all on the same device. The injection training pad includes a container having an open top and a closed bottom. A lid having a hole removably engages the open top of the container. The pad also includes a retaining member having a base with at least one leg. At least a portion of the retaining member is disposed within the container. A cap having a flange is positioned between the retaining member and the lid, and a cushion is positioned between the retaining member and the cap.02-05-2009
20090042173Transportable Projection-Based Simulator - A transportable projection-based simulator is expanded on one or both sides. Bowl-like screen assemblies partially surround a mock cabin within the simulator. A combination of projectors and mirrors reflect images of a virtual landscape onto the screen assemblies. A trainee within the mock cabin can lean out of the mock cabin and look down at the image of the virtual landscape projected onto the portion of the screen assembly below without interfering with the projection of that image.02-12-2009
20110033829Evaluation and Assessment System - An evaluation system for detecting an anomalous response to a particular question from a plurality of questions is described. For each of the plurality of questions, data relating to a score, a trainee's confidence level in his response, and the elapsed time are stored. An anomaly processor processes the score, confidence level and elapsed time data for a set of questions taken from the plurality of questions. An output is produced indicating whether or not an anomalous response to a particular question is detected, which can be used by a computerised training system to determine whether or not the trainee passes the assessment.02-10-2011
20120040316HANDHELD FIELD MAINTENANCE TOOL WITH SIMULATION OF FIELD DEVICE FOR INSTRUCTION OR QUALIFICATION - A handheld field maintenance tool includes a training mode. The handheld field maintenance tool has a process communication module operably coupleable to a field device, a user interface, and a controller coupled to the process communication module and the user interface. The controller is configured to interact with a user through the user interface, and is configured to provide a simulation function where at least one characteristic of the field device, indicated through the user interface, is generated by the controller instead of the field device.02-16-2012
20120003619METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ASSIGNING JOBS TO PREVENT EMPLOYEE QUALIFICATIONS FROM LAPSING - A method for execution by a computing apparatus comprising identifying a job to be assigned to an employee, the job requiring a given job qualification, wherein the given job qualification is associated with at least one requirement for maintaining the job qualification and a time-frame during which the at least one requirement should be satisfied. Completion of the job by an employee at least partially completes the at least one requirement for maintaining the job qualification. The method further comprises assigning the job to a selected employee from a set of employees, wherein each employee in the set of employees has the given job qualification. The selected employee is selected at least in part on a basis of a probability of the selected employee losing the job qualification relative to other employees in the set of employees.01-05-2012
20120208153Systems and Methods Providing Distributed Training Simulations - Systems and methods providing distributed training simulations are provided. A system may include a trainer station computer in operable communication with multiple trainee workstation computers. The trainer station computer can be operable to: facilitate simulation of plant operations on at least one of the trainee workstation computers; and monitor operations performed by at least one of the trainee workstation computers. The trainee workstation computers can be operable to: display the simulation of plant operations to a user; receive control instructions input to cause a change in the simulation of plant operations; and transmit to the trainer station computer information associated with at least one of: (a) the control instructions input; or (b) the change in the simulation of plant operations.08-16-2012
20110165542MULTI-PARAMETER, CUSTOMIZABLE SIMULATION BUILDING SYSTEM FOR CLINICAL SCENARIOS FOR EDUCATING AND TRAINING NURSES AND OTHER HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS - The present invention provides a new and unique technique for providing simulation-based education tools and strategies, including for building a simulation program, such as a simulation program for educating and training nurses and other health care professionals. The simulation technique features a simulation module having one or more database and simulation scenario building modules. The database module is configured to receive inputs or instructions containing information about a selection of one or more simulation parameters stored therein, chosen by a simulation builder, including faculty, instructors or clinical educators, and based on some combination of personal preferences and specific teaching or learning objectives for building a customized simulation for educating and training nurses and other health care professionals. The database module is also configured to provide information about the selection of one or more simulation parameters. The simulation scenario building module is configured to receive the information about the selection of one or more simulation parameters, and to provide simulation scenario building signaling containing information about one or more customized simulation scenarios built for the customized simulation for educating and training nurses and other health care professionals based at least partly on the selection of the one or more simulation parameters contained in the signaling.07-07-2011
20120156662Models for Guiding Physical Work - The subject disclosure is directed towards guiding a user through a physical work task. A model comprising, rules, constraints and equations corresponding to the task generates a work plan based upon user input data and work-related data. The model determines a subtask to perform based upon the data and the current state of the task, and outputs data (plan objects) used to generate of visualization that instructs the user as to how to perform the subtask, e.g., what other part to attach a current component to, what tool is needed, advice, risk assessment, alternatives and so forth. The model may base the current state on a scene input to the model that represents the current state of the task and/or historical data that indicates the current state of the task.06-21-2012
20120156663Forced Entry Practice Device for a Door - A forced entry practice device for a door includes a housing assembly configured to be installed in a cutout of a door and defining a cavity. A support arm extends outwardly from a side portion of the housing assembly and across a major surface of the door. A casing is coupleable to a door jamb of a door frame associated with the door. A first engagement portion is coupled to the casing, and a second engagement portion is coupled to the housing assembly. A retaining member includes a first section receivable in the first engagement portion and a second section receivable in the second engagement portion. The edge of the door is maintained proximate to the door jamb when the retaining member is received in the engagement portions.06-21-2012
20120156661METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GROSS MOTOR VIRTUAL FEEDBACK - An exoskeleton that typically provides human power and endurance augmentation is adapted for use with a simulator system that generates a virtual environment by accepting and processing commands from the simulator to implement gross motor virtual feedback in which some motions of the exoskeleton's wearer (called the “pilot”) are constrained by the exoskeleton to simulate the interaction of the pilot with virtual objects in the virtual environment. In this way, the pilot can interact with virtual objects generated by the simulator system not only visually but through touch as well. For example, a pilot in a combat simulation can move along a virtual wall by feel while maintaining cover from enemy fire and perform actions like pushing virtual objects to clear obstacles from a path.06-21-2012
20120122062RECONFIGURABLE PLATFORM MANAGEMENT APPARATUS FORVIRTUAL REALITY-BASED TRAINING SIMULATOR - Disclosed herein is a reconfigurable platform management apparatus for a virtual reality-based training simulator, which enables a device platform to be reconfigured to suit various work environments and to fulfill various work scenario requirements of users. The reconfigurable platform management apparatus for a virtual reality-based training simulator includes an image output unit for outputting a stereoscopic image of mixed reality content that is used for work training of a user. A user working tool unit generates virtual sensation feedback corresponding to sensation feedback generated based on a user's motion to the outputted stereoscopic image when working with an actual working tool. A tracking unit transmits a sensing signal obtained by sensing a user's motion working tool unit to the image output unit and the user working tool unit.05-17-2012
20110183303OPERATION TRAINING SYSTEM AND PLANT OPERATION SUPPORTING SYSTEM - The present invention includes an operation training system, including: an operation training simulator obtained by modeling a real plant, for simulating a plant state of any one of during a normal operation and in case of an accident; training operation input means for inputting an operation for the operation training simulator; simulated accident information input means for inputting information of a simulated accident for allowing the operation training simulator to simulate the accident; a training operation procedure database in which operation procedures to be input for the normal operation and for the simulated accident during operation training are registered; training mis-operation detecting means for comparing the operation procedures registered in the training operation procedure database and the operation input to the training operation input means with each other to detect whether the input operation is a mis-operation; and a recovery operation scenario database for registering the operation procedure input to the training operation input means as an operation procedure for recovery of the plant state after the mis-operation is detected by the training mis-operation detecting means.07-28-2011
20120219933Distributed Drilling Simulation System - A distributed drilling simulation system includes a choke manifold, a high pressure manifold, a blowout preventer console, a choke console, a remote console, a driller console, a teacher console and a graphic projecting unit, wherein the driller console, the remote console, the blowout preventer console, the choke console, the choke manifold, and the high pressure manifold are interconnected through a PPI (processor/peripheral interface) protocol. The teacher console is connected with the PPI protocol through a PPI interface. A communication program and a main control program run on a main control computer and a graphic processing program runs on a graphic computer. The invention has the advantages of realizing high-degree top driving drilling simulation, enhancing the field sense for teaching and training, shortening the training period and reducing the training cost.08-30-2012
20120315612MOBILE MEDICAL TRAINING PLATFORM AND METHOD OF USE - A mobile medical simulation platform for training medical emergency personnel comprises a mobile base movable between remote geographical locations. The mobile base may include a main enclosure having a forward end and a rearward end and defining an interior space. The base may also include medical equipment in the interior space of the main enclosure and usable in medical simulation training for treating a human patient, and simulation apparatus configured to provide simulation of medical events and conditions of a human patient. The interior space is separated into an ambulance simulation area and an emergency room simulation area contained in the main enclosure to permit simultaneous simulation training exercises to occur in each of the simulation areas. A method of utilizing the platform may include conducting training at a first location, moving the platform to a second location, and conducting training at the second location.12-13-2012
20120315611SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SPORTS OFFICIALS TRAINING - The present invention is a system to train sports officials that includes a server system with a processor system, a communications interface, a communications system, an input system, an output system and a input and output system having access to a communications network and a memory system with an operating system, a communications module, a web browser module, a web server application and a sports official training application to train sports officials. The system also includes a method for training sports officials that includes a client system establishing communication with a server system provided with a sports official training application, the client system receiving information from the sports official training application, the client system receiving the sports official training application and the client system utilizing the sports official training application to train sports officials.12-13-2012
20120214142WORK PROCEDURE GUIDANCE SYSTEM - The work guidance unit of a work procedure guidance system calculates, using the data in a work database, the total standard man-hour and the removal/attachment procedures up to the removal/attachment of a designated part. Then, among the plurality of calculated removal/attachment procedures, guidance is provided for the removal/attachment procedure requiring the at least standard man-hours up to the removal/attachment of the aforementioned part.08-23-2012
20120251987SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VIRTUAL REALITY SIMULATION OF LOCAL DENTAL ANESTHESIOLOGICAL TECHNIQUES AND SKILLS TRAINING - A method includes: (1) providing a system for virtual reality simulation of local dental anesthesiological techniques and skills training; (2) building an operator injecting process by using the system for virtual reality simulation of local dental anesthesiological techniques and skills training; (3) digitalizing the operator injecting process by using the system for virtual reality simulation of local dental anesthesiological techniques and skills training; (4) comparing the digitalized data and a standard needle-penetration process, and digitally displaying the difference between the digitalized data and standard needle-penetration process through the display unit; (5) calculating the digitalized data of the difference between the digitalized data and the standard needle-penetration process to obtain an analysis result by using the data processing unit of the system for virtual reality simulation of local dental anesthesiological techniques and skills training; and (6) outputting the analysis result and displaying the analysis result on the display unit.10-04-2012
20120077158Predictive Performance Optimizer - A method, apparatus and program product are provided for optimizing a training regimen to achieve performance goals. Historical training data is provided. At least one training regimen is defined. A training objective is selected for at least one training regimen to optimize. The training regimen is optimized by computing an initial training regimen solution and computing a neighbor solution at a distance from the initial training regimen solution. The neighbor solution is compared to the initial training regimen solution. If the neighbor solution is determined to be a better solution than the initial training regimen solution, the initial training regimen solution is replaced with the neighbor solution. The distance is updated per a schedule to compute a next neighbor solution.03-29-2012
20100047749HAZARDOUS MATERIAL RESPONSE SYSTEM, METHOD OF USING SAME AND METHOD OF TRAINING FOR SAME - This application describes methods for responding to a hazardous material based upon properties of the hazardous material based on its name. This application also describes methods of teaching hazardous material responders how to use the method of responding to a hazardous material based upon properties of the hazardous material based on its name.02-25-2010
20120178062Haptic Interface for Simulator, Such as a Colonoscopy Simulator - A device for endoscopic simulation includes an endoscopic interface with a guiding tube for guiding an endoscope. The tube is mounted on bearings for free rotation and includes windows for allowing a contact between the endoscope and friction rollers for tracking axial displacement of the endoscope and for imposing a linear force feedback on the endoscope. One friction roller is connected to a motor for transmission of torque generated by the motor. Another friction roller is connected to an encoder for tracking its axial displacement. The device further includes an axial brake for blocking axial movement of the endoscope while allowing rotation of the endoscope. The axial brake includes two pairs of brake rollers placed around the endoscope. One pair of brake rollers is movable relatively to another pair for realizing the axial blocking. One friction roller is mounted on the tube via a lever actuated by spring means for allowing smooth insertion of endoscopes having different sizes and ensuring sufficient contact force on the endoscope of the brake rollers.07-12-2012
20100021872PROCESS OF LEARNING PROCESS IMPROVEMENT TECHNIQUES - A method of simulating a process. Students are assigned a role related to the process and conduct interviews and investigations via electronic mail to document the process. During the simulation, the students learn the steps involved in the process, and the students learn what steps delay the process and identify the “choke” points in the process. With this information, the students can take action to alter and/or avoid those steps to improve the process.01-28-2010
20090061402Methods And Systems For Providing Interactive Educational Training - The present invention provides computer implemented and interactive educational platforms for training professionals, such as healthcare workers. In particular, the present invention provides learning modules for professionals for implementing an interactive curriculum that is designed to ensure thorough coverage of core and advanced competencies.03-05-2009
20120183936Childhood Educational Program Rating System and Method - The invention describes a method for evaluating educational programs which, firstly, develops criteria which will address the strengths and weaknesses of the educational program. The second step of the method is to observe the criteria, chosen in step one, in the educational program. The third step is to assign a numerical value to each of the criteria observed in step two. The next step is to assign an overall rating to the educational program based on the numerically valued criteria. The personnel involved in the educational program can then decide what steps in addition to the assessment can be done to improve or maintain the educational program.07-19-2012
20120082967METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRAINING A GAS TURBINE ENGINE TEST CELL OPERATOR - A method for training a gas turbine engine test cell operator during a simulated engine test is provided. The method includes transmitting, from a data acquisition and control system (DACS) to a software engine model, data indicative of at least one of an operator input and an instructor input. The method further includes receiving the data at the software engine model and transmitting response data from the software engine model to the DACS, the response data simulating to the DACS that an operational state of a live engine has changed in response to the at least one of an operator input and an instructor input. The method also includes receiving the response data at the DACS and outputting an indication of the changed operational state to the operator based on the response data.04-05-2012
20120231427JOB PROCEDURE DISPLAY APPARATUS, METHOD OF CONTROLLING JOB PROCEDURE DISPLAY APPARATUS AND NON-TRANSITORY, COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM - An apparatus displaying a job screen indicating a job procedure, has a management unit that manages a job and a plurality of processes, a monitor unit that monitors an operation of an operator, a recorder unit that records an address of a job, an instructing unit that retrieves an address in response to a notification, determines whether to update the retrieved address in response to a type of a notified operation, and stores the updated address when the retrieved address has been updated, a storage unit that stores the job screen, and a control unit that reads the job screen and controls the read job screen, wherein the management unit retrieves the updated address, and instructs the display control unit to display the job screen, and wherein the display control unit reads out the instructed job screen.09-13-2012
20080299524Method and System for Employee Training and Reward - A method for receiving training where the method comprises participating in one or more training exercises conducted on a computing station; receiving reward points for the completion of one or more training exercises; and redeeming the reward points for one or more rewards offered by a rewards provider.12-04-2008
20100233663SKILLS COMPETENCY TOOL - A skills competency tool provides a quick and efficient way to assess an organization's workforce capability maturity, and generate a workforce transformation roadmap. The skills competency tool provides a way to assess and recommend modifications to job and competency profiles defined by an organization. The skills competency tool assesses the competency level of each employee, and for each job and competency profile, locates and maps relevant educational content, internal and external to the organization, from which personalized employee training curriculum are generated.09-16-2010
20120329016METHOD FOR DELIVERING ONLINE CONTENT TO A TARGET GROUP - A method for delivering online content to a target group is disclosed. The target group in the exemplary embodiment comprises health care professionals. The method comprises providing two or more learning groups, where each learning group is associated with corresponding learning objectives for the target group. The method further includes profiling the health care professionals based on different attributes to provide a professional profile for each health care professional. Further, a mapping is done for the health care professionals with the two or more learning groups based on the professional profile. Adaptive content is then selected from a library based on the professional profile and the adaptive content that is personalized based on professional profile is delivered to the health care professionals.12-27-2012
20120329015HIERARCHICAL CONDITION CATEGORIES PROGRAM - Systems and methods of recording patient's medical documents and training programs for improving medical document recordation. The system includes a computer readable medium capable of storing medical data obtained from patients, including disease codes, a computer with software capable of evaluating the data stored on the computer readable medium for completeness, and a notification system capable of presenting to the user of the system a warning if any of the data is found to be incomplete or incorrect. The training includes evaluating the healthcare provider's current medical documentation process, training the healthcare provider in methods of recording medical documents, providing a system for recording medical documents, and training the healthcare provider in use of the system.12-27-2012
20120100513SIMULATED BODY PANEL SYSTEM - A simulated body panel system is provided for aiding a person to learn how to paint a vehicle and for testing new paints and their spray application. The simulated body panel system includes a frame and a relatively thin and flexible body panel incapable of self support. The frame includes a front end, a rear end, a first side, a second side, and a panel support member mounted to the frame. The flexible body panel incapable of self support includes a top face and a bottom face. The body panel can be selectively mounted to and supported by the frame, wherein the body panel bottom face contacts and is supported by the panel support member.04-26-2012
20120100512INSPECTION APPARATUS AND INSPECTION METHOD - An inspection apparatus includes: a display, a display control section which displays, on a first surface area of the display, instructions for carrying out a plurality of inspection steps with the inspection apparatus, and which displays, on a second surface area of the display that is greater than the first surface area, instructions for carrying one of the inspection steps, and a controller which controls the display control section to display instructions for carrying a first one of the inspection steps on the second surface area before the first one of the inspection steps is performed, and to display instructions for carrying a second one of the inspection steps on the second surface area after the first one of the inspection steps is performed and before the second one of the inspection steps is performed.04-26-2012
20100167245RATING METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS - The invention describes a method for evaluating educational programs which, firstly, develops criteria which will address the strengths and weaknesses of the educational program. The second step of the method is to observe the criteria, chosen in step one, in the educational program. The third step is to assign a numerical value to each of the criteria observed in step two. The next step is to assign an overall rating to the educational program based on the numerically valued criteria. The personnel involved in the educational program can then decide what steps in addition to the assessment can be done to improve or maintain the educational program.07-01-2010
20080254419SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COMPUTERIZED INTERACTIVE TRAINING - Interactive electronic training systems and methods are described herein. Certain embodiments provide preprogrammed video, audio, and/or textual presentations of training materials which provide information related to skills/information to be trained. A scenario including real or animated actors is presented, simulating an interaction. The training system presents related queries for the trainee who audibly responds. The training system stores a score based in part on a comparison of the trainee's response with an answer stored in training system memory. Optionally, the scores are substantially immediately presented by the system to the trainee.10-16-2008
20130171593SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ENCOURAGING REGULAR PARTICIPATION IN TRAINING AND COLLABORATIVE ACTIVITIES THROUGH A GAMIFIED TRAINING PLATFORM - Systems and methods for encouraging regular participation in training and collaborative activities by employees of an organization are provided through a gamified training platform. Preferably, these systems and methods are implemented in an Internet based environment accessed by the employees from various types of mobile devices. A training activity is determined based on training modules pertaining to the organization and made accessible to the employees for a specified period. When a first employee performs the training activity, the platform generates a collaborative review activity that allows other employees to review the first employee's training performance. When a second employee performs the collaborative review activity, the platform generates a collaborative feedback activity that allows yet other employees to rate the second employee's review. In certain embodiments, the platform may generate a leaderboard displaying the relative ranking of the employees based on the employees' performance of the training and collaborative activities.07-04-2013
20130171594SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING TRAINING AND COLLABORATIVE ACTIVITIES THROUGH A GROUP-BASED TRAINING AND EVALUATION PLATFORM - Systems and methods are provided for allowing users associated with an organization to participate in training and collaborative activities through a gamified training platform. Preferably, these systems and methods are implemented in an Internet based environment that can be accessed from various types of mobile devices. A training activity is determined based on training data pertaining to the organization and made accessible to the users through the platform. When users perform the training activity, the platform generates collaborative review activities that allow other users to review the users' performance of the training activity. In certain embodiments, when other users perform the collaborative review activities, the platform generates collaborative feedback activities that allow still other users to rate the users' performance of the collaborative review activities. In certain embodiments, a leaderboard is made accessible to the users based on the users' performance of training and collaborative activities through the platform.07-04-2013
20130177882TRAINING SYSTEMS FOR ADAPTIVE AND MALLEABLE EXPERTISE - A system identifies cognitive skills applicable to a particular job domain. The system stores cognitive skills from a plurality of job domains in a computer storage device. The cognitive skills are mapped to the plurality of job domains. The system creates a model of the stored cognitive skills. The model includes the plurality of job domains, and each job domain is associated with one or more scenarios, and each scenario is associated with a subset of the stored cognitive skills. This results in a matrix of job domains, scenarios, and cognitive skills. The system also generates a training sequence using the matrix. The training sequence includes multiple scenarios and relevant cognitive skills associated with each of the multiple scenarios across multiple job domains, thereby creating a system to generate an adaptable level of cognitive expertise.07-11-2013
20130095456Method and Materials for Training Emergency First Responders - An olfactory training device and method replicating one or more aromas typical of any man-caused or natural incident or accident, especially such aromas accompanied by or originating in open, smoldering, or smoking fire. Such aromas may originate from burning tissue, bones, cartilage, or other bodily materials. Such burning aromas may also originate from other synthetic or natural materials. One or more such olfactory training devices may be dispersed in a manner to engage the olfactory-sensory system of a trainee. The olfactory training device may be classroom-deployed, field-deployed, laboratory-deployed, or deployed via any type of setting-deployable training device or protocol.04-18-2013
20130095455POLICE TRAINING SYSTEMS FOR TRAINING TWO GROUPS OF POLICE OFFICERS EQUIPPED WITH STATE OF THE ART TECHNOLOGIES - Systems are provided for training two groups of police officers equipped with state of the art technologies. In one embodiment, a system is provided. The system includes a server comprising a virtual machine, and a mobile device held by an officer, wherein the officer belongs to a first group. The system further includes an enemy mobile device held by an officer belonging to a second group, wherein the second group is an enemy group of the first group. The system further includes a friendly mobile device held by another officer belong to the first group.04-18-2013
20080206725Candidate Evaluation Tool - Disclosed are a computer-implemented method and an associated system for use in evaluating candidates interviewed at events, such as job fairs, recruiting events, on-site invitational interviews, etc. Pre-event preparation includes inputting into a first computer system event specific information. During interviews, interviewers are provided with access to this information via remote computers. During post-interview processing, interviewers use this information and the remote computers to determine quantitative interview scores and upload the scores along with qualitative interview feedback to the first computer system. Post-interview processing can also include using the first computer system to systematically rank multiple candidates based on the quantitative interview scores and allowing interested users to view the ranking in real-time. Post-event processing can include allowing users to manually enter another ranking based on the qualitative interview feedback, analyzing all of the compiled data and generating reports based on the analyzed data.08-28-2008
20130203026System and Method for Virtual Training Environment - Embodiments of the invention are directed to a computer-implemented interactive virtual training system and method for facilitating the virtual interactive training of an employee over a network. The system may include computer storage components for storing training application program modules, a delivery engine for delivering a virtual interactive training environment, the environment including visual and audio components, computer processing components for accessing and executing the training application program modules, and a user input sensing mechanism for accepting and interpreting user input received in the virtual interactive training environment enabling the user to perform training tasks in the interactive virtual training environment. Each training application program module includes training material for one of multiple career paths, wherein the training material is divided into multiple levels, such that successful employee completion of an initial level for one career path allows access to a subsequent level for the career path.08-08-2013
20130203025PERFORMANCE AND LEARNING ANALYSIS TOOL - Apparatus for calculating a value relating to the desirability of using a teaching method to train a group of employees. The apparatus may include a receiver configured to receive information relating to a first response selected from a first group of predetermined responses. The first group of predetermined responses may relate to responses to a first question. The apparatus may also include a processor configured to determine, based on the received first response, if the teaching method is a desirable teaching method. In the event that the teaching method is determined to be a desirable teaching method, the processor may assign a first value to the teaching method. In the event that the teaching method is determined to be an undesirable teaching method, the processor may assign a null value to the teaching method.08-08-2013
20130137071Washburn Orthopedic Module (WOM) - I. The Washburn Ortho-Module (WOM) is a devise that is useful for orthopedic surgeons to learn and refine their tactile sense of placement of orthopedic hardware into bone that has different densities based on calculated patient age, medical history and radiological imaging (I.E., Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry [dexa-scan], etc).05-30-2013
20130149682METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR SIMULATION BASED MEDICAL EDUCATION - Provided herein are methods and systems for training and/or assessing competency of an individual who is a medical student or medical professional. The methods comprise the steps of: (a) providing a first module of one or more graded slides; (b) testing an individual's knowledge of the slides; (c) scoring the individual's knowledge; and (d) comparing the score to a baseline score or a standard score. A score above the baseline score or standard score indicates the individual's competency. The steps can further comprise providing feedback regarding the individual's knowledge of the slides.06-13-2013
20110275039TEACHING AND TRAINING HEAD MODEL FOR HAIRCUTTING AND HAIRDRESSING - A teaching and training head model for haircutting and hairdressing includes a soft and flexible synthetic resin casing, a shape keeping arrangement mounted in the casing to keep the shape of the casing and a support stand for supporting the shape keeping arrangement. The support stand includes: a base board; and a guiding bar, a pushing cylinder for lifting plates and a pressing cylinder which are centered about the center of the base board and sequentially positioned on the base board from inside to outside. A fixing ring for fixing the casing is provided at the periphery of the pressing cylinder. The shape keeping arrangement includes components fitted with the support stand and umbrella-shaped supporting components for supporting the casing. The shape keeping arrangement has a simple structure, and it will expand to keep the shape of the casing when the shape keeping arrangement mounted in the casing is inserted into the supporting stand. The shape keeping arrangement is simple to assemble.11-10-2011
20120282580ISO9001 IMPLEMENTATION WORKSHOP - The present disclosure relates to an ISO9001 implementation workshop which combines ISO9001 implementation instruction with a hands-on workshop. The course provides the history and foundation of ISO9001, a complete overview of the ISO9001 standard and review of the key steps to consider for all hospitals with regard to implementing ISO9001 within their organization. The course includes: on-site instruction at a preferred location or site; a two to four day course with full access to a highly trained, knowledgeable ISO accredited consultant; an additional fully trained facilitator to help support the participants during the workshop portion of the course; and, utilizing the healthcare organizations own documentation, coupled with health care's best practices, the actual development of the key documents required for the ISO implementation.11-08-2012
20120282579Computer System for Safety Training and Certifying Workers for Work on Structures Having Radio Frequency Antennae - A computerized system for certifying workers to work on a structure having RF antennae, having: (a) an access module to access the computerized system; (b) a non-site-specific training module that displays on-line information about RF antennae; (c) a site-specific training module that displays on-line information about the at least one RF antenna on the structure; (d) a certification module that conducts on-line testing of workers on the non-site-specific information and certifies workers for work at a job site by having the workers acknowledge that they have seen the site-specific information; and (d) a database module which stores: (i) non-site-specific information, (ii) site-specific information, and (iii) records of which workers have both have passed the on-line non-site-specific testing and seen the site-specific information.11-08-2012
20110223569FORCIBLE ENTRY TRAINING DOOR SYSTEM - The present invention relates generally to apparatus for training the art of forcible door entry for emergency personnel such as firefighters and, in particular, a reusable forcible entry door training prop, adapted to simulate a locked door and allow individuals to conduct training in forcible entry techniques for different door types and mounting configurations (e.g., opening inward or outward, left hand opening or right band opening, steel jam or wood jams).09-15-2011
20110311954MENTOR-GUIDED, COHORT-BASED POSTGRADUATE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM FOR NON-TRADITIONAL STUDENTS - A set of candidates and one or more mentors can be enrolled in a cohort for a cycle. A set of loops can be conducted within the cycle. Each loop can end with a focus period. The focus period can be a continuous period of time that the cohort spends interacting face-to-face at a common geospatial location. Candidate performance can be evaluated at each loop. During this evaluation, a set of at least one of the candidates can be selectively permitted to continue to participate in the cycle while a different set is not permitted to continue. The evaluating can be performed based at least in part on candidate specific evaluation metrics provided by each of the one or more mentors. A postgraduate degree can be granted to each candidate responsive to and contingent upon successful completion of the cycle by the candidate.12-22-2011
20130189655Pocket Tech - Pocket Tech is an Android app that will show MRI technologists how to scan every body part In MRI the tech must know how to image in all imaging planes, and this app will show them how to do it. Very useful for novice or even the experienced tech.07-25-2013
20130189656SIMULATOR FOR SKILL-ORIENTED TRAINING - A simulator for skill-oriented training is presented. The simulator includes a platform having a sensor and provides an immersive virtual training environment. The simulator includes a display unit worn by the operator. The unit includes a camera, a speaker and a unit sensor. The camera and the speaker provide visual and audio output to the operator. The simulator includes a controller and a data processing system. The controller includes a sensor. The sensors cooperate to provide to the processing system signals representing spatial positioning, angular orientation and movement data of the controller relative to the platform and a work piece. In response, the processing system renders the work piece, a virtual coating spray pattern, a virtual coating as applied to the work piece and performance guidance in the training environment.07-25-2013
20130196294AUTOMOTIVE TROUBLESHOOTING INSTRUCTOR - A system that provides the automobile user with repair instructions. This is done to help anybody to get step by step repair instructions to do simple fixes themselves. The system can be an electronic device in the vehicle. The system has a library of repair instruction modules which the user can choose from. The system can give text, audio, pictures and video instructions. This system basically helps the end user, by providing instructions to repair the automobile themselves and avoids the need to locate the car manual or to locate a car repair shop for simple do it yourself fixes.08-01-2013
20130196295Virtual World Aptitude And Interest Assessment System And Method - An aptitude and interest assessment tool identifies one or more sectors for which a user may have a special interest, talent or aptitude. An interactive session is presented to a user. The interactive session provides a virtual world. A user interacts with the virtual world. Some or all of the user's interactions in the virtual world is stored in a storage device. The user's aptitude or interest in a profession or activity is assessed by an assessment module that receives data from the storage device and processes the received data to make a user assessment. A report providing the user assessment is created by a report creator.08-01-2013
20120094260Work Capacities Testing Apparatus and Method - A portable work capacities testing apparatus comprising a portable computer, a hub releaseably interconnected with the portable computer, a dynamic strength and lifting device releaseably interconnected with the hub, a hand grip strength device releaseably interconnected with the hub, a finger pinch strength device releaseably interconnected with the hub, a forearm/wrist strength device releaseably interconnected with the hub, a handling/proprioception device releaseably interconnected with the hub, a finger flexion device releaseably interconnected with the hub, a whole body coordination device releaseably interconnected with the hub, and a strength push/pull/lift device releaseably interconnected with the hub.04-19-2012
20130209975HAZARDOUS MATERIAL RESPONSE SYSTEM, METHOD OF USING SAME AND METHOD OF TRAINING FOR SAME - This application describes methods for responding to a hazardous material based upon its properties and/or its chemical name. This application also describes methods of teaching hazardous material responders how to use the method of responding to a hazardous material based upon its properties and/or its chemical name.08-15-2013

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