Patents Assigned to WITHINGS
  • Patent number: 10722122
    Abstract: A detection device, for placement under or on a mattress, configured for the movements of a person lying on the mattress, includes a sensing portion having an inflatable chamber intended to be positioned under the individual, an electronic unit arranged at a distance from the sensing portion and having a pressure sensor, intended to be positioned outside of the bedding, a transmitting portion interposed between the sensing portion and the electronic unit, including a channel establishing a fluid connection between the inflatable chamber and the sensor, the channel having a transverse dimension (T) that is much smaller than the width (L1) of the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: WITHINGS
    Inventors: Florent Dusanter, Bastien Rechke, Pierre Barrochin, Nadine Buard, Eric Carreel, Lodie Julien
  • Publication number: 20200214577
    Abstract: A cuff-type monitoring device, for collecting cardiovascular data relating to an individual user, comprising a control unit housing and a cuff assembly coupled or attached to the control unit housing, the cuff assembly comprising an inner layer, an inflatable bladder, a cuff holder, forming an structural resilient armature of the cuff assembly, an intermediate sheet, an outer band, wherein the cuff assembly is configured, in use, to surround a upper limb of the individual, with the inner layer in contact with the upper limb, wherein control unit housing comprises at least a pump configured to inflate the inflatable bladder, wherein the intermediate sheet is made in an inextensible, i.e. non-stretchable, fabric and there is provided a border joint or seam at least on three sides on a peripheral border of the inflatable bladder, the border joint joining and securing together the inner layer, the inflatable bladder, the intermediate sheet, and the an outer band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: WITHINGS
    Inventors: Jean-Louis WANG, Xianzhi ZHANG, Virginie VISSAC, Pierre-Antoine CUNIASSE, Benoit TUCOULAT, Mélanie ALSBERGHE-PATEL
  • Publication number: 20200214578
    Abstract: A cuff-type monitoring device, for collecting cardiovascular data relating to an individual user, comprising a control unit housing including a pump, a cuff assembly including a resilient cuff holder and an interface member arranged at the control unit housing, provided integral with the control unit housing or as a separate part, wherein there is provided at least a pneumatic coupling and an electrical coupling through the interface member, for coupling the cuff assembly to the control unit housing, wherein the resilient cuff holder comprises two retaining members, the interface member comprising two complementary retaining members, configured to be snap-fit with the retaining members, and assembly method to assemble the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: WITHINGS
    Inventors: Xianzhi ZHANG, Jean-Louis WANG, Virginie VISSAC, Pierre-Antoine CUNIASSE, Benoît TUCOULAT, Mélanie ALSBERGHE-PATEL
  • Patent number: 10694956
    Abstract: A method for video evaluation of the heart rate and/or respiratory rate of a baby, in particular under dim or nocturnal conditions, in a device comprising a video camera and a source of infrared light, the method comprising the steps of: A1—illuminating the baby with the infrared source, A2—capturing video images of the baby, B1—determining the position of the baby's head by finding an ellipse forming an outline of the head, B2—identifying an area of interest centered on a selected ellipse, C—evaluating, by plethysmographic analysis of the area of interest, the heart rate and/or respiratory rate of the baby, and associated system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: WITHINGS
    Inventors: Amaury Dumoulin, Guillaume Mathias, Eric Carreel
  • Publication number: 20200141913
    Abstract: A device (1) comprising a cavity (5) defining an internal volume, an air quality sensor (9) being adapted to measure a concentration of at least one air compound present in the internal volume, the cavity (5) can be alternatively in: an open state in which air can enter into the cavity (5) from the outside of the cavity (5), and a closed state in which no air can circulate between the outside and the inside of the cavity (5), the air quality sensor (9) being adapted to be calibrated when the cavity (5) is in the closed state and once the internal volume no longer comprises the air compound or comprises a concentration of the air compound that is below a predefined threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: WITHINGS
    Inventors: Charlotte Leger, Charlotte Bessis, Ianis Oueslati, Marc Besnard
  • Patent number: 10643442
    Abstract: A method implemented in a video monitoring system comprising a video camera, a server one or more portable electronic device such as a smartphone or tablet, the method comprising: a—capturing images and determine content change, b—calculate an activity level, with a content change index and a noise index, c—calculate an image storing rate, d—store, at storing rate, time-stamped images, e—transmit time-stamped images to the server, f—build, at the server, a video sequence forming a summary of a predefined past period of time, to be displayed, upon user demand, on the portable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: WITHINGS
    Inventors: Edouard Wautier, Cedric Hutchings, Leo Germond, Amaury Dumoulin, Yoni Soleiman
  • Publication number: 20200121197
    Abstract: A device for collecting cardiovascular data relating to an individual user, comprising a control unit assembly with an electronic controller and a pneumatic unit, an arm band having an inflatable bladder and configured to surround the left arm of the individual, wherein the pneumatic unit has a pump and a pressure sensor, and is configured to inflate and deflate the inflatable bladder, so that the electronic controller can determine the arterial pressure of the user, the device further comprising an acoustic sensor being coupled to the external wall of the arm band and having a sensitive side such that in use configuration, the sensitive side is adjacent to the chest of the user, whereby at least a cardiovascular timing characteristic can be inferred from signals from the acoustic sensor and the pressure sensor. The device may also comprise a set of contact electrodes to provide additionally ECG functionality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: WITHINGS
    Inventors: David Campo, Bastien Rechke, Xianzhi Zhang, Mélanie Patel Alsberghe, Victor Ting, Olivier Bienvenu
  • Patent number: 10610153
    Abstract: A sleep assist system to monitor and assist the user's sleep, comprising a bedside device positioned near the user's bed, the bedside device comprising a loudspeaker and a light source and optionally a microphone, a light sensor, a temperature sensor, a control unit, an air quality sensor, a display unit, a user interface. The sleep assist system further comprises a first sensing unit positioned in the user's bed and comprising one or more sensors adapted to sense at least pressure and/or changes in pressure exerted by the user lying in the bed. The system monitors the user's sleep, assesses the user's sleep cycles and the phase of sleep cycle, and provides the user with at least one light and sound program, the light and sound program being based on the assessment of the user's sleep cycles and the phase of sleep cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: WITHINGS
    Inventors: Raphael Auphan, Florent Dusanter, Ruiyi Yang, Nadine Buard, Cédric Hutchings, Bastien Rechke, Julien Gautier
  • Publication number: 20190387987
    Abstract: A method to collect cardiovascular data relating to an individual user (U), in a system comprising an acoustic sensor (4) configured to be coupled to the chest of the user, an arm band (2) having an inflatable bladder (53) configured to be placed around at a predefined position around a upper limb of the user, for example the left arm (BG), a pneumatic unit with at least a pump (7) and a pressure sensor (61), configured to inflate and deflate the inflatable bladder, an arterial blood path (P) being defined from the heart to the left arm (BG) of the user,the method comprising a set of steps named PTT procedure: /A1/-acquiring acoustic signals at the acoustic sensor, /A2/-acquiring pressure signals at the pressure sensor, representative of pressure occurring at the brachial artery, /S0/-inflate the bladder at a predetermined pressure (PT1) /S1/-determining aortic valve closing instant T1(k) from acoustic signals, /S2/-determining subsequently, from pressure signals, a characteristic point (M2) of the pressure s
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: WITHINGS
    Inventors: Antoine MERLOT, David CAMPO, Virginie VISSAC, Haïkel BALTI
  • Publication number: 20190329166
    Abstract: An air purifying system includes a housing receiving at least partially therein a filter, a weighing system at least selectively connected to the filter, and an actuating system adapted to move the filter between a first position relative to the housing and a second position relative to the housing. A controller is configured to calibrate the weighting system when the filter is in the first position, and determine a weight of the filter when the weighting system is in the second position. A method for weighting in-situ a filter in an air purifying system is also presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: WITHINGS
    Inventors: Ianis Oueslati, David Campo
  • Patent number: 10444709
    Abstract: A strap watch with a first hand normally indicating the hours, a second hand normally indicating the minutes, where appropriate an additional hand, at least one accelerometer, and an electronic control unit which is configured so that it normally causes the time to be indicated by the hands, calculates at least one individual activity amount representative of a physical activity of the user based on information collected by the accelerometer, and displays the activity amount by means of at least one of the hands, whereby the user can very simply view one or more amount(s) relating to his or her physical activity on a compact and conventional analog watch interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: WITHINGS
    Inventors: Eric Carreel, Cédric Hutchings
  • Patent number: 10441212
    Abstract: A method to determine a position and a state of a personal activity monitor worn by a user, such personal activity monitor comprising a motion sensor formed as an at least 3-axis accelerometer and a processor unit, the method comprising the steps of determining a number of changes of predominant axis per time period, and comparing it with exceeds a first predetermined threshold in order to infer a wrist worn condition, the method comprising the steps of determining a current level of activity and a temperature criterion to infer that the personal activity monitor is actually worn by the user and that the user has entered a sleep phase, or to infer that the user has emerged from sleep.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: WITHINGS
    Inventors: Remi Thomas, Nadine Buard, Eric Carreel
  • Patent number: 10441178
    Abstract: Video monitoring device comprising a computing unit, a camera, a communication interface, and a volatile organic compounds sensor configured to measure at least a concentration of organic compounds in a room of interest, said computing unit being configured to record the concentrations of organic compounds reported by the volatile organic compounds sensor, and configured to send images taken by the camera and volatile organic compounds concentrations to a remote entity, such as a smartphone over a wireless link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: WITHINGS
    Inventors: David Campo, Stéphane Carpentier, Amaury Dumoulin, Nadine Buard, Eric Carreel
  • Patent number: 10426397
    Abstract: Hairstyling tool of the comb or hairbrush type, comprising a handle and a body, an electric battery a force sensor, an electronic unit configured to capture and format signals provided by the sensors, a wireless communication means for transmitting data to a remote entity, by means of which information about the movements executed by the tool and the forces it undergoes can be transmitted to the remote entity, the remote entity being able to send information back to the user of the tool about the hair being styled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: WITHINGS
    Inventors: Cedric Hutchings, Eric Carreel
  • Patent number: 10409226
    Abstract: A wearable device with an air quality sensor, the wearable device, comprising a housing enclosing an electronic board, a display arrangement, a battery, the housing lodging a cavity with an internal area, the cavity containing an air quality sensor in the internal area, the cavity being delimited by a cavity wall and by a membrane, the membrane having an inner wall oriented toward the cavity internal area and an outer wall opposed to the inner wall, the internal area of the cavity being in fluid communication with the ambient air through the membrane, the membrane being permeable to air and substantially not permeable to water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: WITHINGS
    Inventors: Haikel Balti, Charlotte Leger, Frederic Techer, Nadine Buard, Marc Besnard
  • Patent number: 10390757
    Abstract: A method to monitor a data of interest of an individual (U) and give advice to said individual, said method comprising: a—collect said data of interest and a plurality of life parameters, b—monitor the evolution over time of said data of interest, c—detect an unexpected/inadvertent deviation in the evolution of data of interest, forming a break event, occurred at a first instant (T1), d—store the previously collected values of the plurality of life parameters over a first time window preceding said break event, to form a reference values collection of life parameters, attached to said individual and to the break event, and later: e—collect over time, the values of the plurality of life parameters, f—compare said lately collected values of life parameters to the reference values collection of life parameters stored, and if they are similar, give a notice to the user, whereby the user can be warned of a possible imminent deviation related to the data of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: WITHINGS
    Inventors: Joffrey Villard, Cédric Hutchings
  • Patent number: 10376185
    Abstract: A method implemented in a system which comprises a lightweight personal wearable monitoring device, supplied by a battery, comprising an accelerometer, a processing unit, a display, a remote server, said method comprising the steps: /a/ collecting, from a plurality of individuals caused to practice various physical activities from a set of predefined activities, acceleration data from sensing devices placed on each of said individuals, /b/ defining N small data-size specific metrics, computed from acceleration signals, which allow to define a global activity classifier, /c/ acquiring, at a first monitoring device worn by a first user, acceleration signals from the accelerometer of the first monitoring device, /d/ calculating, at the first monitoring device, over each lapsed time unit T1, specific metrics values from the sensed signals, to form a series of specific metrics values, /e/ send them to the processing unit, /f/ allocate an activity type for each time unit together with corresponding specific metric
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: WITHINGS
    Inventors: Joffrey Villard, Pierre Duquesne, Paul Edouard, Cedric Hutchings
  • Patent number: D861506
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Withings
    Inventors: Frédéric Lintz, Thibaut Barbedette
  • Patent number: D863072
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Withings
    Inventors: Frédéric Lintz, Thibaut Barbedette
  • Patent number: D863997
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Withings
    Inventors: Pierre Garner, Arthur Richard, Arthur Daragon