Patents by Inventor Aaron P. Thompson

Aaron P. Thompson has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10104219
    Abstract: A set of wearable devices, each paired with a companion device, are configured to cumulatively maintain data about physical activities even though a user may switch between wearing them over a period of time. For example, a streak of workouts over many days can be maintained while the user switches between two watches over that period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron P. Thompson, Brian R. Drell, Todd A. Shortlidge
  • Patent number: 10091143
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable medium are provided for providing dynamic rule-based messages. For example, a user device may identify physical activity information. Based at least in part on the activity information, the device may determine whether a physical activity goal has been reached. The device may determine whether to present a dynamic progress update message based at least in part on a time since a first activity message was presented and whether the physical activity goal has been reached. In some instances, when it is determined to present the dynamic progress update message, the device may access a data structure configured to maintain progress update information associated with respective time intervals. The device may then retrieve the dynamic progress update message that corresponds to a particular time interval from the data structure. The device may also present the message for the particular time interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Kriz Blahnik, Eric D. Schlakman, Siji Rachel Tom, Daniel S. Keen, Aaron P. Thompson, Jed R. Cohen, Tasha R. Klubock
  • Publication number: 20180048598
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable medium are provided for providing dynamic rule-based messages. For example, a user device may identify physical activity information. Based at least in part on the activity information, the device may determine whether a physical activity goal has been reached. The device may determine whether to present a dynamic progress update message based at least in part on a time since a first activity message was presented and whether the physical activity goal has been reached. In some instances, when it is determined to present the dynamic progress update message, the device may access a data structure configured to maintain progress update information associated with respective time intervals. The device may then retrieve the dynamic progress update message that corresponds to a particular time interval from the data structure. The device may also present the message for the particular time interval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Kriz Blahnik, Eric D. Schlakman, Siji Rachel Tom, Daniel S. Keen, Aaron P. Thompson, Jed R. Cohen, Tasha R. Klubock
  • Patent number: 9866671
    Abstract: A set of wearable devices, each paired with a companion device, are configured to cumulatively maintain data about physical activities even though a user may switch between wearing them over a period of time. For example, a streak of workouts over many days can be maintained while the user switches between two watches over that period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron P. Thompson, Brian R. Drell, Todd A. Shortlidge
  • Publication number: 20170366657
    Abstract: A set of wearable devices, each paired with a companion device, are configured to cumulatively maintain data about physical activities even though a user may switch between wearing them over a period of time. For example, a streak of workouts over many days can be maintained while the user switches between two watches over that period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Aaron P. Thompson, Brian R. Drell, Todd A. Shortlidge
  • Publication number: 20170366655
    Abstract: A set of wearable devices, each paired with a companion device, are configured to cumulatively maintain data about physical activities even though a user may switch between wearing them over a period of time. For example, a streak of workouts over many days can be maintained while the user switches between two watches over that period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Aaron P. Thompson, Brian R. Drell, Todd A. Shortlidge
  • Publication number: 20170358242
    Abstract: A fitness achievement definition may define a fitness achievement using trigger information and one or more achievement rules. The fitness achievement may be earnable by a user of a user device by meeting the requirements of the fitness achievement. The fitness achievement definition may be stored on a user device that includes an application that collects data including fitness data. Detection of a trigger event corresponding to the trigger information and evaluation of the achievement rules may be managed by the user device. In some examples, a fitness communication relating to the fitness achievement may be presented at the user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron P. Thompson, Anders K. Haglunds, Jay C. Blahnik
  • Patent number: 9819617
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable medium are provided for providing dynamic rule-based messages. For example, a user device may identify physical activity information. Based at least in part on the activity information, the device may determine whether a physical activity goal has been reached. The device may determine whether to present a dynamic progress update message based at least in part on a time since a first activity message was presented and whether the physical activity goal has been reached. In some instances, when it is determined to present the dynamic progress update message, the device may access a data structure configured to maintain progress update information associated with respective time intervals. The device may then retrieve the dynamic progress update message that corresponds to a particular time interval from the data structure. The device may also present the message for the particular time interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jay C. Blahnik, Eric D. Schlakman, Siji Rachel Tom, Daniel S. Keen, Aaron P. Thompson, Jed R. Cohen, Tasha R. Klubock
  • Publication number: 20160261528
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable medium are provided for providing dynamic rule-based messages. For example, a user device may identify physical activity information. Based at least in part on the activity information, the device may determine whether a physical activity goal has been reached. The device may determine whether to present a dynamic progress update message based at least in part on a time since a first activity message was presented and whether the physical activity goal has been reached. In some instances, when it is determined to present the dynamic progress update message, the device may access a data structure configured to maintain progress update information associated with respective time intervals. The device may then retrieve the dynamic progress update message that corresponds to a particular time interval from the data structure. The device may also present the message for the particular time interval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: Jay C. Blahnik, Eric D. Schlakman, Siji Rachel Tom, Daniel S. Keen, Aaron P. Thompson, Jed R. Cohen, Tasha R. Klubock
  • Patent number: D835249
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Nicolas A. Echeverri, Alonso M. Hernandez, Aaron P. Thompson, Angela L. Pan, Brian D. Gale, Andrew R. Fox, Himanshu Jasuja