Calgary, Canada

SMART Technologies

smarttech.com
Calgary, Canada

Smart Technologies Corporation is a publicly traded company headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Founded in 1987, Smart Technologies is best known as the developer of the Smart Board interactive whiteboard. As of the 2011 fiscal year end, Smart Board interactive whiteboards lead the interactive whiteboard category with a 63% share in the United States, 44% share in EMEA and 47% share globally. Interactive Displays / ICT Products Market: Quarterly Insight State of the Market Report, Quarter 4 2010, 31 March 2011. On July 15, 2010, Smart Technologies placed an initial public offering .In 2011, the Smart Technologies Headquarters in Calgary, Alberta, received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold standard certification. Wikipedia.

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The present invention relates to a method and system of improved pointer recognition. A camera-based interactive system has two cameras with fields of view observing an interactive surface. A processor receives a plurality of video frames from the cameras and recognizes a pointer within the video frames. Motion blur of the pointer is compensated to determine the pointer type from the compensated frames using a model-based approach.


Patent
SMART Technologies | Date: 2016-09-22

The present invention relates to a method and system for determining an optical property of a pointer used in an interactive touch system. The interactive device having a touch area; a plurality of emitters on the periphery of the touch area; the emitters emitting an intensity of light into the touch area; a plurality of pointers having a distinct optical property responsive to the light; at least one detector having a field of view of the touch area. The processing structure, in communication with the emitters and the at least one detector, executes instructions from a memory to: transmit an emitter signal to at least one of the emitters initiating emission of light at the first frequency; receive at least one detector signal from the at least one detector; and determine the distinct optical property from the at least one detector signal.


Patent
SMART Technologies | Date: 2015-11-09

The present invention provides an air compressor core, comprising a drive assembly, a transmission assembly and a cylinder assembly, the drive assembly being arranged parallel to the cylinder assembly, the transmission assembly being arranged at a same end as the drive assembly and the cylinder assembly; and the drive assembly comprises a motor and the cylinder assembly comprises a cylinder, the motor being arranged parallel to the cylinder. With the air compressor core provided by the present invention, by the arrangement of the drive assembly parallel to the cylinder assembly and the arrangement of the transmission assembly at a same end as the drive assembly and the cylinder assembly, the utilization of the space structure of the entire core is optimized, without any waste of space. The overall size and volume of the air compressor may be effectively reduced.


Patent
SMART Technologies | Date: 2015-08-04

A computerized method and system are disclosed for distributing a file opened on a first computing device. The first computing device identifies and saves the file to a file-download location; starts a file-distribution service for downloading the copy of the file from the file-download location; generates a URL indicating the file-download location; generates a presentation, such as a QR code, of the URL; and presents the generated presentation, e.g., on a display thereof. At least a second computing device acquires the QR code; obtains the URL from the obtained QR code, and uses the URL to download the file from the file-download location.


Patent
SMART Technologies | Date: 2016-11-04

A dispensing system adapted for repeated activation of an aerosol can is described. The dispensing system includes components that improve the ability to receive and secure aerosol cans of different sizes within the dispensing system as well as improving the reliability and energy efficiency of the system.


Patent
SMART Technologies | Date: 2015-08-11

Provided is a method for preparing metal powder; a metal nitrate or metal sulfate is combined with ammonia water to produce an ammonia-containing complex metal salt solution; the said solution is then quantitatively jet-mixed with the solution containing the hydroxylamine compounds, and reacted under intense stirring; a dispersant solution is added during the reaction process, and after the reaction is complete, the solution is separated by centrifugation to yield the metal power. The method of the present invention can effectively control the reaction rate during the production process, and well control the nucleation rate and dispersity, with the produced metal powder having very good crystallinity, sphericity, tap property and dispersity.


Patent
SMART Technologies | Date: 2016-05-06

Systems and methods for differentiating the spectral response of various optical coatings between a transmitter and receiver are described. The system is effective in determining if an optical coating produces an authorized spectral response for determining if a product having that optical coating is authorized to be used with another product.


Patent
SMART Technologies | Date: 2016-12-05

An atrial fibrillation detection system and associated methods of use are disclosed for analyzing and identifying atrial fibrillation signs of a user. In at least one embodiment, the system includes an at least one computing device configured for receiving and processing an at least one biosignal associated with heart activity of the user as captured by an at least one beat detector, and subsequently transmitting said processed at least one biosignal, as a plurality of sequence segments, making up an at least one interbeat interval sequence of the biosignal, to an at least one classifier configured for determining a probability of the at least one interbeat interval sequence of the biosignal being an atrial fibrillation rhythm or a non-atrial fibrillation rhythm.


Patent
SMART Technologies | Date: 2017-04-19

The present invention relates to a sensor which comprises an electrode, a track and an electrical connector, wherein the track is comprising an electrically conductive flexible and elastic material that comprises an electrically conductive material that is non-contiguous that when stretched is able to transmit an electrical signal from an electrode to an electrical connector and from an electrical connector to an electrode. The present invention also relates to the use of a silicone rubber and/or fluorosilicone rubber loaded with an electrically conductive material for the preparation of the track.


Grant
Agency: Department of Defense | Branch: Air Force | Program: SBIR | Phase: Phase II | Award Amount: 749.62K | Year: 2016

ABSTRACT: SIFT's Phase 2 Hy-CIRCA proposal builds on progress in Phase 1 to address the challenge of effectively, reliably, and safely tasking cooperating teams of autonomous cyber-physical systems (CPSs). SIFT's Playbook(tm) interface approach provides high-level, goal-based tasking for multi-agent autonomous missions. SIFT's Cooperative Intelligent Real-Time Control Architecture (CIRCA) automatically synthesizes correct-by-construction real-time, closed loop discrete controllers for multi-agent autonomous missions. To fully realize the potential of CIRCA and Playbook, we must extend them to handle CPSs with complex, nonlinear dynamics. Recently, Professor Ed Clarke's group at Carnegie-Mellon University (CMU) has developed a novel approach to verification of nonlinear hybrid systems. CMU's dReach/dReal system uses "delta-Complete" approximate reasoning methods to model check and verify hybrid system models including nonlinear constraints, ordinary differential equations (ODEs), and discrete dynamics. SIFT and CMU will team to build Hy-CIRCA, a system that will automatically synthesize and verify closed-loop hybrid controllers based on high-level mission specifications. Hy-CIRCA will incorporate advances in reasoning about hybrid non-linear systems, hierarchical task network planning, SMT solving, and controller synthesis.; BENEFIT: The Hy-CIRCA project has potential benefits in three areas: (1) assured mission control of teams of multiple autonomous systems, the direct topic of the proposal, through construction of the integrated Hy-CIRCA system; (2) improvements in the state of the art in hybrid (cyber-physical system) verification for non-linear systems through development of improved versions of CMU's dReach/dReal tool; (3) improved planning facilities through development of improved versions of the SHOP2 HTN planner. Commercialization opportunities include licensing the Hy-CIRCA software to space and defense contractors. Another route would be to integrare the Hy-CIRCA software into software design tool suites such as Matlab/Simulink, SCADE, ESTEREL, or Modelica.

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