US20200093684A1 - Synchronized video control system for sexual stimulation devices - Google Patents

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A synchronized video control system for sexual stimulation devices that allows for automated synchronization of a compatible device with videos of sexual activity to provide the user a sensation imitating the activity depicted in the video, and further allows for customization of the experience based on the user's biometric data.

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  • BACKGROUND Field of the Art
  • The present invention is in the field of computer control systems, and more specifically the field of synchronized video control systems for sexual stimulation devices.
  • Discussion of the State of the Art
  • In the field of sexual stimulation devices, there are examples of control systems that allow for synchronization of the device with videos of sexual activity. However, existing systems are extremely limited in their functionality. They contain only limited libraries of manually pre-programmed synchronized stimulation routines, cannot recognize video content on their own, cannot automatically create their own stimulation routines, and cannot customize the experience for the user using biometric data about the user.
  • What is needed is a control system for sexual stimulation devices that allows for automated synchronization with any video of sexual activity and allows for customization of the experience based on the user's biometric data.
  • SUMMARY
  • Accordingly, the inventor has conceived, and reduced to practice, a synchronized video control system for sexual stimulation devices that allows for automated synchronization of a compatible device with videos of sexual activity to provide the user a sensation imitating the activity depicted in the video, and further allows for customization of the experience based on the user's biometric data.
  • In a preferred embodiment, a video analysis engine inputs a video of sexual activity, parses the video into at least one component corresponding to the sexual activity shown in the video, and outputs at least one signal corresponding to the parsed video information to a device controller, which transmits the at least one signal, synchronized with the video, to a compatible stimulation device such that compatible device emulates, in at least one respect, the activity shown in the video.
  • According to another preferred embodiment, the following method would be used, comprising the steps of: inputting a video of sexual activity, parsing the video into at least one component corresponding to the sexual activity shown in the video, outputting signals containing the parsed video information to a device controller, and transmitting the at least one signal, synchronized with the video, to a compatible stimulation device such that compatible device emulates, in at least one respect, the activity shown in the video.
  • According to an aspect of an embodiment, the system or method allows the capture the user's biometric data from sensors in or on a compatible device and uses the data to adjust the operation of the compatible device.
  • According to an aspect of an embodiment, the system or method allows the user to enter parameters for the operation of the compatible device, and uses the parameters to control the operation of the compatible device.
  • According to an aspect of an embodiment, the user's biometric data are entered either manually, or automatically through sensors in the compatible device, and used in conjunction with the user parameters to adjust the operation of the compatible device.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING FIGURES
  • The accompanying drawings illustrate several aspects and, together with the description, serve to explain the principles of the invention according to the aspects. It will be appreciated by one skilled in the art that the particular arrangements illustrated in the drawings are merely exemplary, and are not to be considered as limiting of the scope of the invention or the claims herein in any way.
  • FIG. 1 shows the internal workings of an exemplary sexual stimulation device that may be compatible with an embodiment.
  • FIG. 2 shows additional components of the internal workings of an exemplary sexual stimulation device that may be compatible with an embodiment.
  • FIG. 3 shows the external structure of an exemplary sexual stimulation device that may be compatible with an embodiment.
  • FIG. 4 shows exemplary variations of the sleeve and gripper aspects of an exemplary sexual stimulation device that may be compatible with an embodiment.
  • FIG. 5 shows the internal workings of an exemplary sexual stimulation device that may be compatible with an embodiment.
  • FIG. 6 shows additional exemplary aspects of an exemplary sexual stimulation device that may be compatible with an embodiment.
  • FIG. 7 is a block diagram of an exemplary synchronized video control system for sexual stimulation devices according to an embodiment.
  • FIG. 8 is a block diagram of the video analysis engine aspect of an exemplary synchronized video control system for sexual stimulation devices according to an embodiment.
  • FIG. 9 is a block diagram of the control interface aspect of an exemplary synchronized video control system for sexual stimulation devices according to an embodiment.
  • FIG. 10 is a block diagram of the device controller aspect of an exemplary synchronized video control system for sexual stimulation devices according to an embodiment.
  • FIG. 11 is a flow diagram showing a method for an exemplary synchronized video control system for sexual stimulation devices according to an embodiment.
  • FIG. 12 is a block diagram illustrating an exemplary hardware architecture of a computing device.
  • FIG. 13 is a block diagram illustrating an exemplary logical architecture for a client device.
  • FIG. 14 is a block diagram showing an exemplary architectural arrangement of clients, servers, and external services.
  • FIG. 15 is another block diagram illustrating an exemplary hardware architecture of a computing device.
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  • The inventor has conceived, and reduced to practice, a synchronized video control system for sexual stimulation devices that allows for automated synchronization of a compatible device with videos of sexual activity to provide the user a sensation imitating the activity depicted in the video, and further allows for customization of the experience based on the user's biometric data.
  • In the field of sexual stimulation devices, there are examples of control systems for such devices that allow for synchronization of the device with videos of sexual activity. These control systems attempt to replicate the sexual activities shown on the screen through synchronization of the video with some form of sexual stimulation device. However, existing systems cannot synchronize with any video of sexual activity. They must be manually pre-programmed for each video. As a result, they contain only limited libraries of video-synchronized stimulation routines. Further, since they are manually pre-programmed, the experience is the same for every user, and cannot be customized to the user's preferences or biometric data. As a result, such systems cannot accurately imitate the sensations shown in the video for many or most users, and cannot customize the experience for the user using biometric data about the user such as differences in anatomy. There are numerous improvements of this invention over the prior art, such as automated real time video analysis and synchronization and broad customization of the user experience based on user preferences and the user's biometric data.
  • This control system uses automated, real-time video analysis and machine learning algorithms to identify components of the sexual activity in the video such as movement, pressure, and rhythm, as opposed to existing systems which require manually pre-programming the controller to match the perceived activity in the videos. Using real-time video analysis allows access to the entirety of sexual video content available on the internet. Any video containing sexual content could be used with the system, which allows the user to choose videos with very specific content based on the user's preferences.
  • Since any video containing sexual content can be used, the system can be tuned to mimic the sexual activity of particular actors or actresses engaging in specific sexual activities. The machine learning algorithms used to conduct the video analysis could be fed metadata about the videos such as the names of the actor or actress, such that the control system could learn to “perform” certain sexual activities just like a certain actor or actress does generally, or even in a particular film. Likewise, since any video can be used with this control system, and since the synchronization with the videos can be either automated or controlled by the user, the opportunities for customization and sharing are unlimited. Users would have the opportunity to customize the stimulation associated with videos in myriad ways, and share those customized experiences with others by sharing the control system file associated with that video. Further, users could create videos of their own sexual activity, and “share” their experience with others remotely through this control system and an appropriate stimulation device.
  • Another major benefit of this control system is the broad customization allowed based on user profiles. At the most basic level, users can simply watch a video, and allow the system to control the device based on the system's automated video parsing without any adjustment or input. However, the system is not limited to such usage. The system could be used with a manual form of input such as a slider bar on the screen, which allows users to map their own perception of the movement and sexual activity in the video.
  • The system could allow users to set up a profile containing parameters and preferences for operation of the compatible sexual stimulation device. For example, the user could set a parameter indicating that the device should speed up or slow down when certain movements in the video are detected. Further, combining these parameters with biometric sensor data could allow the user to indicate that the device should attempt to prolong orgasm for a certain period of time. For example, the user could set a parameter indicating that orgasm should be delayed at least 15 minutes, and this parameter, combined with biometric data of breathing rate, heart rate, penile stiffness, etc., could cause the control system to slow down or stop stimulation until the biometric data falls back within certain ranges, at which point the device would continue stimulation as usual. A myriad of parameters, preferences, and biometric data ranges could be used. For example, the control system could be instructed to delay orgasm, prevent orgasm, or hold the user at a given level of excitement.
  • Further, metadata can be captured from the video related to the video content including, for example, the actor or actress in the video, the type of sexual activity, the position or orientation of the sexual activity, the location or scene in which the sexual activity occurs, and the style or category of the video content (e.g., oral sex, anal sex, gay sex, fetish). Using metadata associated with the videos, the control system could select or suggest videos containing very specific content based on the user's preferences. Such metadata may already be embedded in the videos, may be available on the internet, or may be developed by having users input such metadata in a growing library of such videos. Further, biometric data, for example penis length and girth for males, can be entered into the user profile, and the stimulation provided by the control system can be automatically adjusted to provide the user a customized, better feeling, more realistic experience based on those dimensions. For females, the amount of vaginal secretions could be measured using sensors on a compatible device, and the compatible device's operation could be adjusted accordingly. Optionally, other types of biometric data such as heart rate, breathing rate, and penile stiffness could be captured by a variety of commercially available devices (for example, sports training monitors), or by sensors on the stimulation device, itself, and fed back to the user profile to automatically optimize the video content and types of stimulation preferred by the user.
  • The process of training the machine learning algorithms used by the control system could be aided by a number of means. For example, users could manually tag a small subset of videos with synchronized stimulation routines, which could then be applied by the machine learning algorithms to very large databases of videos to learn which videos contain that sort of sexual activity. Clustering could be used to identify certain types of sexual activity, based on the movement and rhythm associated with them, and pressure can be extrapolated from smaller sets of manually tagged videos. User ratings in some portal or online platform could help refine the outputs and extrapolations generated by the machine learning algorithms.
  • In some embodiments, all components of the video control system may be located on a general purpose computer. In other embodiments, some components of the video control system may be located on the compatible stimulation device as embedded computer components or systems. For example, a compatible stimulation device may contain an embedded computer component or systems that act as the device controller, which receives signals from a video analysis engine and causes the compatible stimulation device to operate in accordance with those signals. In some aspects of some embodiments, such an embedded computer component or system might contain programmed sequences of movements or other content such that the bandwidth required to transmit signals to the device can be reduced by sending references to the programmed sequences of movements.
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  • FIG. 7 is a block diagram of an exemplary synchronized video control system for sexual stimulation devices 700 according to an embodiment. In a this embodiment, a video analysis engine 701 inputs a video of sexual activity, parses the video into at least the components of movement corresponding to the sexual activity shown in the video, and outputs signals containing the parsed video information to a device controller 702. A control interface 703 allows the user to enter a profile containing parameters for sexual stimulation device operation or the user's biometric information, stores the user's profile information, and outputs the user's profile information to the device controller 702. The device controller 702 adjusts the signals from the video analysis engine 701 based on the profile information from the control interface 703 and outputs the adjusted signals to a stimulation device 704 such that they are synchronized with the activity shown in the video. In an aspect of an embodiment, the parsed video information from the video analysis engine 701 is stored in a data storage device 705 for later retrieval and use.
  • FIG. 8 is a block diagram 800 the video analysis engine 701 aspect of an exemplary synchronized video control system for sexual stimulation devices according to an embodiment. A video parser 801 receives video input 802, sends the video's metadata to a metadata processor 803, which checks to see if the metadata for that video already exists in the data storage device 705. If the metadata already exists, it is read from the data storage device 705 and sent out the control interface 703. If the metadata does not exist, it is formatted, written to the data storage device 705, and sent out to the control interface 703. Simultaneously, the video parser 801 sends the video content to the motion translation processor 804, which checks to see if the control signal data for that video already exists in the data storage device 705. If the control signal data already exists, it is read from the data storage device 705 and sent out the device controller 702. If the control signals do not exist, the motion translation processor 804 uses video processing algorithms and machine learning algorithms to detect sexual activity and to translate the motions in the video to control signals related to movement, pressure, and rhythm, and makes adjustments to the control signals in response to data from the control interface 805. The controls signals are then written to the data storage device 705 and sent out to the device controller 702. In an aspect of an embodiment, the actual video content may also be stored in the data storage device 705.
  • FIG. 9 is a block diagram 900 of the control interface 703 aspect of an exemplary synchronized video control system for sexual stimulation devices according to an embodiment. The user can enter device parameter settings 901 to adjust operation of a compatible device. The user can further enter biometric data manually, or it may be obtained automatically by the biometric data interface 902 from biometric sensor receiver 1004 disclosed in FIG. 10. The parameters and biometric data are sent to a profile generator 903, which creates a profile for the user based on the various inputs. The profile information is saved to the storage device 705, and is sent to the device controller 702. The control interface may contain a manual video tagging interface 904, which allows the user to adjust the sensations received while viewing those videos.
  • FIG. 10 is a block diagram 1000 of the device controller 702 aspect of an exemplary synchronized video control system for sexual stimulation devices according to an embodiment. Control signals for the video being watched are received from the motion translation processor 804 into the video synchronizer 1001, which adjusts the timing of the signals to correspond with the video being watched. Parameters and biometric data are received into the profile interface 1002 from the profile generator 903. A control signal generator 1003 receives the outputs from both the video synchronizer 1001 and profile interface 1002, and adjusts the synchronized control signals based on the parameters and biometric data, and sends out the adjusted control signal to the stimulation device 704. The device controller may also contain a biometric sensor receiver 1004 that could allow the capture of biometric data from wireless devices such as fitness trackers that monitor heart rate, blood pressure and breathing monitors, and even sensors in the stimulation device itself. The data captured through the biometric sensor receiver could be used for real time feedback to the control signal generator 1003 and for use in improving user experiences by enhancing the user's profile or improving the accuracy of video selection.
  • FIG. 11 is a flow diagram showing a method 1100 for an exemplary synchronized video control system for sexual stimulation devices according to an embodiment. According to this method, video of sexual activity would be input into a computer 1101. The computer, using machine learning algorithms, would parse the video into at least one component corresponding to the sexual activity shown in the video 1102. The parsed video information could be stored for later retrieval 1103 and any video metadata could also be stored for later retrieval 1104. Signals containing the parsed video information to a device controller would be output to a device controller 1105. Separately, the user would be allowed to enter a profile in a control interface containing at least parameters for adjusting compatible device operation 1106, and biometric data 1107, which would be stored 1108, and output to the device controller 1109. The signals from the parsed video would be adjusted based on the user's profile information 1110 and output to a compatible device, synchronized with the activity shown in the video, such that the compatible device would emulate the sexual activity shown in the video 1111.
  • Detailed Description of Exemplary Aspects
  • FIG. 1 shows the internal workings of an exemplary sexual stimulation device 100 that may be compatible with an embodiment. The compatible device is a small handheld unit powered by a low voltage, external direct current (DC) power source. Inside the device is a metal framework 101 to which the mechanical parts of the device are attached. Attached to the metal framework 101 is a small DC motor 102 with a motor shaft 103, which drives the stimulation mechanism. A screw shaft 104 is affixed to the motor shaft 103 of the DC motor 102, such that the screw shaft 104 rotates as the motor shaft 103 of the DC motor 102 rotates. The polarity of voltage to the DC motor 102 may be reversed so that the motor shaft 103 of the DC motor 102 rotates both clockwise and counter-clockwise. A flex coupling 105 between the motor shaft 103 of the DC motor 102 and screw shaft 104 compensates for any misalignment between the two during operation. A screw collar 106 is placed around the screw shaft 104 and attached to a bracket 107, which is held in a particular orientation by guide rods 108, such that the screw collar 106 and bracket 107 travel in a linear motion as the screw shaft 104 is turned. Affixed to the bracket 107 is a gripper 109, which travels in a linear motion along with the bracket 107. A hole 110 in the metal framework 101, allows for the insertion of a flexible sleeve as shown in FIG. 2.
  • FIG. 2 shows additional components of the internal workings of an exemplary sexual stimulation device 200 that may be compatible with an embodiment. A flexible sleeve 201 made of either thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) or thermoplastic rubber (TPR) is inserted through a large hole 109 in the metal framework 101 and through gripper 108. Sleeve 201 is prevented from accidentally slipping into device 200 by a ridge 202 at the open end of sleeve 201, and is held in the proper position by ridges 203 at both ends of gripper 108. During operation, gripper 108 slides in a reciprocal linear motion 201 providing pressure and motion against the penis inside the sleeve 201 in a manner similar to sexual intercourse or manual masturbation. Depending on the configuration, gripper 108 may either grip sleeve 201 and move sleeve 201 along the penis, or it may slide along the outside of sleeve 201, not moving the sleeve relative to the penis. Also depending on configuration, gripper 108 may be made of rigid, semi-rigid, or compliant materials, and other shapes might be used (e.g., partial tube, ring, half-ring, multiple rings, loops of wire) and may contain rollers or bearings to increase stimulation and reduce friction against the flexible sleeve 201.
  • FIG. 3 shows the external structure 300 of an exemplary sexual stimulation device that may be compatible with an embodiment. The housing 301 of the device is made of plastic, and is attached to the metal framework in such a way as to provide additional support and structure to the device. User controls 302 in the form of buttons and switches and their associated electronics are built into the housing. The housing has an opening at one end corresponding to the opening 109 in the metal framework 101, into which the flexible sleeve 201 is inserted. The penis is inserted into the sleeve 201 at the end of the device, and is stimulated by the reciprocal linear motion of the gripper 108 inside the device. The user controls the speed, pattern, and location of stimulation using the controls 302 on the outside of the housing 301.
  • FIG. 4 shows exemplary variations 400 of the sleeve 201 and gripper 108 aspects of an exemplary sexual stimulation device that may be compatible with an embodiment. As noted above, different configurations of the sleeve 201 and gripper 108 are possible to allow optimal fit and sensation for penises of different lengths and girths, and to allow the user a choice of pressure, gripper location, and sensation. Sleeve variant one 401 has a thin top wall 402 with a low point of attachment 403 to the gripper 108. Sleeve variant two 404 has a thin top wall 405 with a middle point of attachment 406 to the gripper 108. Sleeve variant three 407 has a uniform wall thickness 408 with a middle point of attachment 409 to the gripper 108. Sleeve variant four 410 has a bellows top 411, a thin wall 412, and a middle point of attachment 413. Sleeve variant five 414 has an extended bellows 415 and no attachment to the gripper 108 other than a stopper at the end 416, allowing the gripper 108 to slide along the outside of the sleeve 414. Sleeve variant six 417 has a uniform wall thickness 418 and no attachment to the gripper 108 other than a stopper at the end 419, allowing the gripper 108 to slide along the outside of the sleeve 417. Sleeve variant seven 420 has a full bellows design 421 and no attachment to the gripper 108 other than a stopper at the end 422, allowing the gripper 108 to slide along the outside of the sleeve 420. Sleeve variant eight 423 has a full bellows design with large grooves 424 into which fits a gripper made of wire loops with beads attached 425.
  • FIG. 5 shows the internal workings of an exemplary sexual stimulation device 500 that may be compatible with an embodiment. The compatible device is a small handheld unit powered by a low voltage, external direct current (DC) power source. Inside the device is a metal framework 501 to which the mechanical parts of the device are attached. Attached to the metal framework 501 is a small DC motor 502 with a motor shaft 503, which drives the stimulation mechanism. A screw shaft 504 is affixed directly to the motor shaft 503 of the DC motor 502, such that the screw shaft 504 rotates as the motor shaft 503 of the DC motor 502 rotates. The polarity of voltage to the DC motor 502 may be reversed so that the motor shaft 503 of the DC motor 502 rotates both clockwise and counter-clockwise. In this embodiment, the flex coupling 105 has been eliminated, allowing the device to be constructed in a more compact form, approximately 2 cm shorter in overall length. A screw collar 505 is placed around the screw shaft 504 and attached to a bracket 506, which is held in a particular orientation by guide rods 507, such that the screw collar 505 and bracket 506 travel in a linear motion as the screw shaft 504 is turned. Affixed to the bracket 506 is a gripper 508, which travels in a linear motion along with the bracket 506. A hole 509 in the metal framework 501, allows for the insertion of a flexible sleeve 201 as previously shown in FIG. 2. FIG. 6 shows additional exemplary variations 600 of the sleeve aspect of an exemplary sexual stimulation device as set forth in another preferred embodiment. In this embodiment, the opening in the sleeve may be other than circular. For example, the opening may be elliptical in shape 601 or triangular in shape 602.
  • FIG. 6 shows additional exemplary variations of the aspects of an exemplary sexual stimulation device that may be compatible with an embodiment.
  • Hardware Architecture
  • Generally, the techniques disclosed herein may be implemented on hardware or a combination of software and hardware. For example, they may be implemented in an operating system kernel, in a separate user process, in a library package bound into network applications, on a specially constructed machine, on an application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC), or on a network interface card.
  • Software/hardware hybrid implementations of at least some of the aspects disclosed herein may be implemented on a programmable network-resident machine (which should be understood to include intermittently connected network-aware machines) selectively activated or reconfigured by a computer program stored in memory. Such network devices may have multiple network interfaces that may be configured or designed to utilize different types of network communication protocols. A general architecture for some of these machines may be described herein in order to illustrate one or more exemplary means by which a given unit of functionality may be implemented. According to specific aspects, at least some of the features or functionalities of the various aspects disclosed herein may be implemented on one or more general-purpose computers associated with one or more networks, such as for example an end-user computer system, a client computer, a network server or other server system, a mobile computing device (e.g., tablet computing device, mobile phone, smartphone, laptop, or other appropriate computing device), a consumer electronic device, a music player, or any other suitable electronic device, router, switch, or other suitable device, or any combination thereof. In at least some aspects, at least some of the features or functionalities of the various aspects disclosed herein may be implemented in one or more virtualized computing environments (e.g., network computing clouds, virtual machines hosted on one or more physical computing machines, or other appropriate virtual environments).
  • Referring now to FIG. 12, there is shown a block diagram depicting an exemplary computing device 10 suitable for implementing at least a portion of the features or functionalities disclosed herein. Computing device 10 may be, for example, any one of the computing machines listed in the previous paragraph, or indeed any other electronic device capable of executing software- or hardware-based instructions according to one or more programs stored in memory. Computing device 10 may be configured to communicate with a plurality of other computing devices, such as clients or servers, over communications networks such as a wide area network a metropolitan area network, a local area network, a wireless network, the Internet, or any other network, using known protocols for such communication, whether wireless or wired.
  • In one aspect, computing device 10 includes one or more central processing units (CPU) 12, one or more interfaces 15, and one or more busses 14 (such as a peripheral component interconnect (PCI) bus). When acting under the control of appropriate software or firmware, CPU 12 may be responsible for implementing specific functions associated with the functions of a specifically configured computing device or machine. For example, in at least one aspect, a computing device 10 may be configured or designed to function as a server system utilizing CPU 12, local memory 11 and/or remote memory 16, and interface(s) 15. In at least one aspect, CPU 12 may be caused to perform one or more of the different types of functions and/or operations under the control of software modules or components, which for example, may include an operating system and any appropriate applications software, drivers, and the like.
  • CPU 12 may include one or more processors 13 such as, for example, a processor from one of the Intel, ARM, Qualcomm, and AMD families of microprocessors. In some aspects, processors 13 may include specially designed hardware such as application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs), electrically erasable programmable read-only memories (EEPROMs), field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), and so forth, for controlling operations of computing device 10. In a particular aspect, a local memory 11 (such as non-volatile random access memory (RAM) and/or read-only memory (ROM), including for example one or more levels of cached memory) may also form part of CPU 12. However, there are many different ways in which memory may be coupled to system 10. Memory 11 may be used for a variety of purposes such as, for example, caching and/or storing data, programming instructions, and the like. It should be further appreciated that CPU 12 may be one of a variety of system-on-a-chip (SOC) type hardware that may include additional hardware such as memory or graphics processing chips, such as a QUALCOMM SNAPDRAGON™ or SAMSUNG EXYNOS™ CPU as are becoming increasingly common in the art, such as for use in mobile devices or integrated devices.
  • As used herein, the term “processor” is not limited merely to those integrated circuits referred to in the art as a processor, a mobile processor, or a microprocessor, but broadly refers to a microcontroller, a microcomputer, a programmable logic controller, an application-specific integrated circuit, and any other programmable circuit.
  • In one aspect, interfaces 15 are provided as network interface cards (NICs). Generally, NICs control the sending and receiving of data packets over a computer network; other types of interfaces 15 may for example support other peripherals used with computing device 10. Among the interfaces that may be provided are Ethernet interfaces, frame relay interfaces, cable interfaces, DSL interfaces, token ring interfaces, graphics interfaces, and the like. In addition, various types of interfaces may be provided such as, for example, universal serial bus (USB), Serial, Ethernet, FIREWIRE™, THUNDERBOLT™, PCI, parallel, radio frequency (RF), BLUETOOTH™, near-field communications (e.g., using near-field magnetics), 802.11 (WiFi), frame relay, TCP/IP, ISDN, fast Ethernet interfaces, Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, Serial ATA (SATA) or external SATA (ESATA) interfaces, high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI), digital visual interface (DVI), analog or digital audio interfaces, asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) interfaces, high-speed serial interface (HSSI) interfaces, Point of Sale (POS) interfaces, fiber data distributed interfaces (FDDIs), and the like. Generally, such interfaces 15 may include physical ports appropriate for communication with appropriate media. In some cases, they may also include an independent processor (such as a dedicated audio or video processor, as is common in the art for high-fidelity AN hardware interfaces) and, in some instances, volatile and/or non-volatile memory (e.g., RAM).
  • Although the system shown in FIG. 12 illustrates one specific architecture for a computing device 10 for implementing one or more of the aspects described herein, it is by no means the only device architecture on which at least a portion of the features and techniques described herein may be implemented. For example, architectures having one or any number of processors 13 may be used, and such processors 13 may be present in a single device or distributed among any number of devices. In one aspect, a single processor 13 handles communications as well as routing computations, while in other aspects a separate dedicated communications processor may be provided. In various aspects, different types of features or functionalities may be implemented in a system according to the aspect that includes a client device (such as a tablet device or smartphone running client software) and server systems (such as a server system described in more detail below).
  • Regardless of network device configuration, the system of an aspect may employ one or more memories or memory modules (such as, for example, remote memory block 16 and local memory 11) configured to store data, program instructions for the general-purpose network operations, or other information relating to the functionality of the aspects described herein (or any combinations of the above). Program instructions may control execution of or comprise an operating system and/or one or more applications, for example. Memory 16 or memories 11, 16 may also be configured to store data structures, configuration data, encryption data, historical system operations information, or any other specific or generic non-program information described herein.
  • Because such information and program instructions may be employed to implement one or more systems or methods described herein, at least some network device aspects may include nontransitory machine-readable storage media, which, for example, may be configured or designed to store program instructions, state information, and the like for performing various operations described herein. Examples of such nontransitory machine-readable storage media include, but are not limited to, magnetic media such as hard disks, floppy disks, and magnetic tape; optical media such as CD-ROM disks; magneto-optical media such as optical disks, and hardware devices that are specially configured to store and perform program instructions, such as read-only memory devices (ROM), flash memory (as is common in mobile devices and integrated systems), solid state drives (SSD) and “hybrid SSD” storage drives that may combine physical components of solid state and hard disk drives in a single hardware device (as are becoming increasingly common in the art with regard to personal computers), memristor memory, random access memory (RAM), and the like. It should be appreciated that such storage means may be integral and non-removable (such as RAM hardware modules that may be soldered onto a motherboard or otherwise integrated into an electronic device), or they may be removable such as swappable flash memory modules (such as “thumb drives” or other removable media designed for rapidly exchanging physical storage devices), “hot-swappable” hard disk drives or solid state drives, removable optical storage discs, or other such removable media, and that such integral and removable storage media may be utilized interchangeably. Examples of program instructions include both object code, such as may be produced by a compiler, machine code, such as may be produced by an assembler or a linker, byte code, such as may be generated by for example a JAVA™ compiler and may be executed using a Java virtual machine or equivalent, or files containing higher level code that may be executed by the computer using an interpreter (for example, scripts written in Python, Perl, Ruby, Groovy, or any other scripting language).
  • In some aspects, systems may be implemented on a standalone computing system. Referring now to FIG. 13, there is shown a block diagram depicting a typical exemplary architecture of one or more aspects or components thereof on a standalone computing system. Computing device 20 includes processors 21 that may run software that carry out one or more functions or applications of aspects, such as for example a client application 24. Processors 21 may carry out computing instructions under control of an operating system 22 such as, for example, a version of MICROSOFT WINDOWS™ operating system, APPLE macOS™ or iOS™ operating systems, some variety of the Linux operating system, ANDROID™ operating system, or the like. In many cases, one or more shared services 23 may be operable in system 20, and may be useful for providing common services to client applications 24. Services 23 may for example be WINDOWS™ services, user-space common services in a Linux environment, or any other type of common service architecture used with operating system 21. Input devices 28 may be of any type suitable for receiving user input, including for example a keyboard, touchscreen, microphone (for example, for voice input), mouse, touchpad, trackball, or any combination thereof. Output devices 27 may be of any type suitable for providing output to one or more users, whether remote or local to system 20, and may include for example one or more screens for visual output, speakers, printers, or any combination thereof. Memory 25 may be random-access memory having any structure and architecture known in the art, for use by processors 21, for example to run software. Storage devices 26 may be any magnetic, optical, mechanical, memristor, or electrical storage device for storage of data in digital form (such as those described above, referring to FIG. 12). Examples of storage devices 26 include flash memory, magnetic hard drive, CD-ROM, and/or the like.
  • In some aspects, systems may be implemented on a distributed computing network, such as one having any number of clients and/or servers. Referring now to FIG. 14, there is shown a block diagram depicting an exemplary architecture 30 for implementing at least a portion of a system according to one aspect on a distributed computing network. According to the aspect, any number of clients 33 may be provided. Each client 33 may run software for implementing client-side portions of a system; clients may comprise a system 20 such as that illustrated in FIG. 13. In addition, any number of servers 32 may be provided for handling requests received from one or more clients 33. Clients 33 and servers 32 may communicate with one another via one or more electronic networks 31, which may be in various aspects any of the Internet, a wide area network, a mobile telephony network (such as CDMA or GSM cellular networks), a wireless network (such as WiFi, WiMAX, LTE, and so forth), or a local area network (or indeed any network topology known in the art; the aspect does not prefer any one network topology over any other). Networks 31 may be implemented using any known network protocols, including for example wired and/or wireless protocols.
  • In addition, in some aspects, servers 32 may call external services 37 when needed to obtain additional information, or to refer to additional data concerning a particular call. Communications with external services 37 may take place, for example, via one or more networks 31. In various aspects, external services 37 may comprise web-enabled services or functionality related to or installed on the hardware device itself. For example, in one aspect where client applications 24 are implemented on a smartphone or other electronic device, client applications 24 may obtain information stored in a server system 32 in the cloud or on an external service 37 deployed on one or more of a particular enterprise's or user's premises.
  • In some aspects, clients 33 or servers 32 (or both) may make use of one or more specialized services or appliances that may be deployed locally or remotely across one or more networks 31. For example, one or more databases 34 may be used or referred to by one or more aspects. It should be understood by one having ordinary skill in the art that databases 34 may be arranged in a wide variety of architectures and using a wide variety of data access and manipulation means. For example, in various aspects one or more databases 34 may comprise a relational database system using a structured query language (SQL), while others may comprise an alternative data storage technology such as those referred to in the art as “NoSQL” (for example, HADOOP CASSANDRA™, GOOGLE BIGTABLE™, and so forth). In some aspects, variant database architectures such as column-oriented databases, in-memory databases, clustered databases, distributed databases, or even flat file data repositories may be used according to the aspect. It will be appreciated by one having ordinary skill in the art that any combination of known or future database technologies may be used as appropriate, unless a specific database technology or a specific arrangement of components is specified for a particular aspect described herein. Moreover, it should be appreciated that the term “database” as used herein may refer to a physical database machine, a cluster of machines acting as a single database system, or a logical database within an overall database management system. Unless a specific meaning is specified for a given use of the term “database”, it should be construed to mean any of these senses of the word, all of which are understood as a plain meaning of the term “database” by those having ordinary skill in the art.
  • Similarly, some aspects may make use of one or more security systems 36 and configuration systems 35. Security and configuration management are common information technology (IT) and web functions, and some amount of each are generally associated with any IT or web systems. It should be understood by one having ordinary skill in the art that any configuration or security subsystems known in the art now or in the future may be used in conjunction with aspects without limitation, unless a specific security 36 or configuration system 35 or approach is specifically required by the description of any specific aspect.
  • FIG. 15 shows an exemplary overview of a computer system 40 as may be used in any of the various locations throughout the system. It is exemplary of any computer that may execute code to process data. Various modifications and changes may be made to computer system 40 without departing from the broader scope of the system and method disclosed herein. Central processor unit (CPU) 41 is connected to bus 42, to which bus is also connected memory 43, nonvolatile memory 44, display 47, input/output (I/O) unit 48, and network interface card (NIC) 53. I/O unit 48 may, typically, be connected to keyboard 49, pointing device 50, hard disk 52, and real-time clock 51. NIC 53 connects to network 54, which may be the Internet or a local network, which local network may or may not have connections to the Internet. Also shown as part of system 40 is power supply unit 45 connected, in this example, to a main alternating current (AC) supply 46. Not shown are batteries that could be present, and many other devices and modifications that are well known but are not applicable to the specific novel functions of the current system and method disclosed herein. It should be appreciated that some or all components illustrated may be combined, such as in various integrated applications, for example Qualcomm or Samsung system-on-a-chip (SOC) devices, or whenever it may be appropriate to combine multiple capabilities or functions into a single hardware device (for instance, in mobile devices such as smartphones, video game consoles, in-vehicle computer systems such as navigation or multimedia systems in automobiles, or other integrated hardware devices).
  • In various aspects, functionality for implementing systems or methods of various aspects may be distributed among any number of client and/or server components. For example, various software modules may be implemented for performing various functions in connection with the system of any particular aspect, and such modules may be variously implemented to run on server and/or client components.
  • The skilled person will be aware of a range of possible modifications of the various aspects described above. Accordingly, the present invention is defined by the claims and their equivalents.
  • One or more different aspects may be described in the present application. Further, for one or more of the aspects described herein, numerous alternative arrangements may be described; it should be appreciated that these are presented for illustrative purposes only and are not limiting of the aspects contained herein or the claims presented herein in any way. One or more of the arrangements may be widely applicable to numerous aspects, as may be readily apparent from the disclosure. In general, arrangements are described in sufficient detail to enable those skilled in the art to practice one or more of the aspects, and it should be appreciated that other arrangements may be utilized and that structural, logical, software, electrical and other changes may be made without departing from the scope of the particular aspects. Particular features of one or more of the aspects described herein may be described with reference to one or more particular aspects or figures that form a part of the present disclosure, and in which are shown, by way of illustration, specific arrangements of one or more of the aspects. It should be appreciated, however, that such features are not limited to usage in the one or more particular aspects or figures with reference to which they are described. The present disclosure is neither a literal description of all arrangements of one or more of the aspects nor a listing of features of one or more of the aspects that must be present in all arrangements.
  • Headings of sections provided in this patent application and the title of this patent application are for convenience only, and are not to be taken as limiting the disclosure in any way.
  • Devices that are in communication with each other need not be in continuous communication with each other, unless expressly specified otherwise. In addition, devices that are in communication with each other may communicate directly or indirectly through one or more communication means or intermediaries, logical or physical.
  • A description of an aspect with several components in communication with each other does not imply that all such components are required. To the contrary, a variety of optional components may be described to illustrate a wide variety of possible aspects and in order to more fully illustrate one or more aspects. Similarly, although process steps, method steps, algorithms or the like may be described in a sequential order, such processes, methods and algorithms may generally be configured to work in alternate orders, unless specifically stated to the contrary. In other words, any sequence or order of steps that may be described in this patent application does not, in and of itself, indicate a requirement that the steps be performed in that order. The steps of described processes may be performed in any order practical. Further, some steps may be performed simultaneously despite being described or implied as occurring non-simultaneously (e.g., because one step is described after the other step). Moreover, the illustration of a process by its depiction in a drawing does not imply that the illustrated process is exclusive of other variations and modifications thereto, does not imply that the illustrated process or any of its steps are necessary to one or more of the aspects, and does not imply that the illustrated process is preferred. Also, steps are generally described once per aspect, but this does not mean they must occur once, or that they may only occur once each time a process, method, or algorithm is carried out or executed. Some steps may be omitted in some aspects or some occurrences, or some steps may be executed more than once in a given aspect or occurrence.
  • When a single device or article is described herein, it will be readily apparent that more than one device or article may be used in place of a single device or article. Similarly, where more than one device or article is described herein, it will be readily apparent that a single device or article may be used in place of the more than one device or article.
  • The functionality or the features of a device may be alternatively embodied by one or more other devices that are not explicitly described as having such functionality or features. Thus, other aspects need not include the device itself.
  • Techniques and mechanisms described or referenced herein will sometimes be described in singular form for clarity. However, it should be appreciated that particular aspects may include multiple iterations of a technique or multiple instantiations of a mechanism unless noted otherwise. Process descriptions or blocks in figures should be understood as representing modules, segments, or portions of code which include one or more executable instructions for implementing specific logical functions or steps in the process. Alternate implementations are included within the scope of various aspects in which, for example, functions may be executed out of order from that shown or discussed, including substantially concurrently or in reverse order, depending on the functionality involved, as would be understood by those having ordinary skill in the art.

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1. A control system for sexual stimulation devices that allows for automated synchronization of a compatible stimulation device with a video of sexual activity, comprising:
a video analysis engine comprising a first plurality of programming instructions stored in a memory of, and operating on at least one processor of, a computer system, wherein the first plurality of programming instructions, when operating on the at least one processor, cause the computer system to:
input a video comprising depictions of sexual activity;
parse the video into information comprising at least one component corresponding to the depictions of sexual activity shown in the video; and
output at least one signal corresponding to the parsed video information to a device controller; and
the device controller comprising a second plurality of programming instructions stored in the memory of, and operating on the at least one processor of, the computer system, wherein the second plurality of programming instructions, when operating on the at least one processor, cause the computer system to:
transmit the at least one signal, synchronized with the video, to a compatible stimulation device such that compatible stimulation device emulates the at least one component corresponding to the depictions of sexual activity shown in the video.
2. The system of claim 1, wherein the control system further comprises a biometric sensor receiver allowing capture of a user's biometric data from one or more biometric sensors and using the data to adjust an operation of the compatible stimulation device.
3. The system of claim 1, further comprising:
a control interface comprising a third plurality of programming instructions stored in the memory of, and operating on the at least one processor of, the computer system, wherein the third plurality of programming instructions, when operating on the processor, cause the computer system to:
allow a user to enter a parameter for an operation of the compatible stimulation device; and
use the parameter to control the operation of the compatible stimulation device.
4. The system of claim 3, wherein biometric data for the user are entered into the control interface either manually, or automatically through sensors in the compatible stimulation device, and used in conjunction with the parameter entered by the user to adjust the operation of the compatible stimulation device.
5. A method for controlling sexual stimulation devices that allows for automated synchronization of a compatible stimulation device with a video of sexual activity, comprising the steps of:
(a) inputting a video comprising depictions of sexual activity;
(b) parsing the video into information comprising at least one component corresponding to the depictions of sexual activity shown in the video;
(c) outputting at least one signal corresponding to the parsed video information to a device controller; and
(d) transmitting the at least one signal, synchronized with the video, to a compatible stimulation device such that compatible stimulation device emulates the at least one component corresponding to the depictions of sexual activity shown in the video.
6. The method of claim 5, further comprising the steps of:
(e) capturing biometric data of a user from one or more biometric sensors and using the biometric data to adjust an operation of a compatible stimulation device.
7. The method of claim 5, further comprising the steps of:
(f) allowing a user to enter a parameter for an operation of a compatible stimulation device; and
(g) using the parameter to control the operation of the compatible stimulation device.
8. The method of claim 7, further comprising the steps of:
(h) entering biometric data for the user either manually, or automatically through sensors in the compatible stimulation device, and using the biometric data in conjunction with the parameter entered by the user to adjust the operation of the compatible stimulation device.
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