Patents Assigned to Cairos Technologies AG
  • Patent number: 8678897
    Abstract: A system for detecting and providing information assigned to soccer players, wherein the system contains a soccer ball (130) comprising a centrally arranged magnetic field generator (142) for generating an alternating magnetic field (150); a transceiver (148) for receiving radio signals (160) and for transmitting collected player information; a control unit (144) for evaluating received radio signals and assigning timestamps to IDs of received radio signals; a source of energy; and a memory for storing and reading out player information based on the IDs with assigned timestamps; and a device (120) for sensing the generated magnetic field in a soccer shoe and for transmitting an ID assigned to the device, comprising a magnetic field sensor (122) for sensing and measuring the magnetic filed (105); a control unit (124); and a transmitting unit (128) for transmitting a radio signal (160) which contains the ID assigned to the device (120), wherein the transmitting unit is actively supplied with energy, and wherein
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Cairos Technologies AG
    Inventors: Walter Englert, Thorsten Habel
  • Patent number: 8584382
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an insole, in particular for a sports shoe, and shoe comprising an electronic chip. In order to provide a shoe, in particular a sports shoe, with an electronic chip in a more cost efficient way compared to the prior art, wherein the chip can easily be replaced or removed in case of failure or for recycling, the invention provides an insole, in particular for a sports shoe, wherein the insole comprises an electronic chip. The insole may be fitted into any kinds of shoes and may be readily replaced or removed, as is not an inherent part of the shoe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Cairos Technologies AG
    Inventor: Christian Holzer
  • Patent number: 8542874
    Abstract: A method for tracking an object in a sequence of video frames includes the following steps: creating a model with characteristic features for the object to be tracked; and performing a template matching algorithm in individual frames on the basis of the created model for determining a position of the object in the respective frame. An apparatus arrangement for performing the method includes at least one video camera (10, 12), at least one monitor (24, 26), one computer (20) and one input device (28) for an observer (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Cairos Technologies AG
    Inventor: Florian Hoeflinger
  • Patent number: 8535185
    Abstract: A device (120) for acquiring and providing information which can be associated with a football player, said device comprising: an acceleration sensor (129) for detecting accelerations acting on the devices; a memory unit (121) for storing measured acceleration values with associated time stamps and an ID associated with the device (120); and a radio unit (128) for receiving a first radio signal (150) with a first time stamp, wherein the first radio signal represents a deformation of a ball, and for transmitting a second radio signal (160) including the ID associated with the device (120) in case that a check of the values in the memory unit shows that an acceleration was detected by the device at the corresponding time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Cairos Technologies AG
    Inventor: Walter Englert
  • Patent number: 8340740
    Abstract: A garment enables the monitoring of physiological properties of a person wearing the garment. The measuring sensors are integrated into the garment and are positioned by wearing the garment to the correct position of the body of the person wearing the garment. The device for monitoring the physiological properties containing the measuring electronics is located in the back portion of the garment. This device is either fixedly integrated into the garment or it can be removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Cairos Technologies AG
    Inventors: Christian Holzer, Thorsten Habel, Martin Gierich
  • Patent number: 8228056
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for analysis of magnetic fields or signals used for the determination of the position of an object, wherein two temporally to each other shifted magnetic signals or fields are generated by two conductors arranged at least in part or completely separated from each other. The magnetic fields generated by the conductors are consecutively being captured by at least one and preferably three sensors arranged orthogonally to each other and determining from the captured signals information for determining the position of the object carrying the sensors relative to the conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Cairos Technologies AG
    Inventor: Tilman Bucher
  • Patent number: 8057328
    Abstract: A method for deciding whether a movable object has been brought through a goal having a goal area defined by the goal, an internal magnetic field being measurable, within the goal area or in parallel with the goal area, which is larger than an external magnetic field present outside the goal area, the method including a step of generating the internal magnetic field within the goal, a step of providing information about a magnetic field experienced by the movable object, and a step of evaluating the information about the magnetic field to provide a goal statement by means of a detection that the movable object has passed through the internal magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Cairos Technologies AG
    Inventor: Walter Englert
  • Publication number: 20110269517
    Abstract: A system for detecting and providing information assigned to soccer players, wherein the system contains a soccer ball (130) comprising a centrally arranged magnetic field generator (142) for generating an alternating magnetic field (150); a transceiver (148) for receiving radio signals (160) and for transmitting collected player information; a control unit (144) for evaluating received radio signals and assigning timestamps to IDs of received radio signals; a source of energy; and a memory for storing and reading out player information based on the IDs with assigned timestamps; and a device (120) for sensing the generated magnetic field in a soccer shoe and for transmitting an ID assigned to the device, comprising a magnetic field sensor (122) for sensing and measuring the magnetic filed (105); a control unit (124); and a transmitting unit (128) for transmitting a radio signal (160) which contains the ID assigned to the device (120), wherein the transmitting unit is actively supplied with energy, and wherein
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: CAIROS TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventors: Walter Englert, Thorsten Habel
  • Patent number: 7915887
    Abstract: A device for generating a magnetic field in a goal area with at least two coils arranged in parallel to a goal area defined and bounded by a goal, wherein a first coil is attached in an area behind the goal and a second coil is attached closer to the goal than the first coil or identical to the goal, wherein the first coil and the second coil respectively have a coil impedance, wherein the coil impedance of the second coil is set so that a magnetic field of the second coil generated due to a magnetic field of the first coil reduces the magnetic field of the first coil at a location within the second coil by at least 20%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Cairos Technologies AG
    Inventors: Walter Englert, Tilman Bucher, Oliver Braun, Christian Holzer
  • Patent number: 7891666
    Abstract: For measuring a shot force exerted on a movable game device, a time curve of the acceleration during the shot or of the pressure within the game device during the shot is recorded and processed to obtain an energy measure, said energy measure then serving to provide information about the shot force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Cairos Technologies AG
    Inventors: Udo Kuenzler, Walter Englert
  • Publication number: 20100278386
    Abstract: A method for tracking an object in a sequence of video frames includes the following steps: creating a model with characteristic features for the object to be tracked; and performing a template matching algorithm in individual frames on the basis of the created model for determining a position of the object in the respective frame. An apparatus arrangement for performing the method includes at least one video camera (10, 12), at least one monitor (24, 26), one computer (20) and one input device (28) for an observer (22).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Applicant: CAIROS TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventor: Florian Hoeflinger
  • Patent number: 7795861
    Abstract: At least two coils located at different positions with regard to a positioning area are controlled to indicate a position of an object located within the range of magnetic fields generated by the coils. An embodiment of the invention comprises a generator that uses a multiplexing technique to generate coil enable signals for the at least two coils. The coil enable signals are generated for the at least two coils with any of different polarities and different intensities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Cairos Technologies AG
    Inventors: Walter Englert, Tilman Bucher
  • Publication number: 20100201352
    Abstract: System for ball possession detection, which contains a device (130) comprising means for detecting a magnetic field in a playing device (100) of a ball game, wherein the magnetic field is generated by at least one permanent magnetic (110) in the playing device, wherein the device can be associated to a player of a ball game and the means for magnetic field detection comprise a magnetic field sensor (210) and a control unit (220), and a method for ball possession detection, wherein the magnetic field sensor detects a magnetic field (310), the control means measures the magnetic field strength of the detected magnetic field (320) and detects (330) whether the magnetic field was caused by the at least one permanent magnet in the playing device and outputs information about the detection (350), as well as a ball (100) that contains at least one permanent magnet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicant: Cairos Technologies AG
    Inventor: Walter ENGLERT
  • Patent number: 7719469
    Abstract: A position determination method including a step of transmitting a periodic signal having a carrier frequency, a step of sequentially receiving the periodic signal having the carrier frequency at various locations using at least one antenna, and a step of determining a first coordinate of the object location on the basis of a zero crossing of a Doppler frequency response which may be associated with the first coordinate of the object location, the first coordinate of the object location corresponding to a coordinate of that location of the at least one antenna which it has when receiving the periodic signal at the zero crossing in relation to the object location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Cairos Technologies AG
    Inventors: Walter Englert, Tilman Bucher