Patents by Inventor Christian DiBenedetto

Christian DiBenedetto 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: 10389829
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods are provided for enhancing users' overall experiences with physical items by supplementing their physical experiences with digital experiences. According to an embodiment, a user uses an electronic device to scan a smart tag associated with an item to obtain an item identifier of the item. The electronic device sends the item identifier to a server, which selects digital content related to the item and sends the selected digital content to the user's electronic device for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Jon H. Werner, Christian DiBenedetto, Amy Jones Vaterlaus, Stephen M. Vincent
  • Publication number: 20190240536
    Abstract: Methods and program products for building a workout are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method for generating a workout includes the steps of receiving user input indicating features of a desired workout, generating a workout, wherein the workout comprises a plurality of intervals, and wherein a first interval comprises an interval intensity and an interval duration, and initiating a graphical display that conveys the number of intervals making up the workout and the interval intensity and the interval duration of the first interval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Christian DIBENEDETTO, Maya Ann POWCH, Stephen John BLACK
  • Patent number: 10369411
    Abstract: A method for monitoring a ball used for an athletic activity includes detecting movement of the ball using a sensor module coupled to the ball, determining a characteristic of the movement of the ball, comparing the characteristic to a known profile, and determining a second characteristic using the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Aurel Coza, Christian Dibenedetto, Jeffrey Allen
  • Patent number: 10369410
    Abstract: A method for monitoring an individual engaged in an athletic activity includes detecting movement of the individual at a first time, using a sensor module coupled to the individual, determining that the movement of the individual corresponds to a predetermined activation movement, entering an active state of the sensor module in response to the determination that the movement of the individual corresponds to the predetermined activation movement, and detecting movement of the individual at a second time, using the sensor module in the active state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Aurel Coza, Christian Dibenedetto, Jeffrey Allen
  • Patent number: 10363454
    Abstract: Portable fitness monitoring methods are disclosed. In an embodiment, a portable fitness monitoring method includes a method for providing audible output to a user during an athletic activity using a portable fitness monitoring device. The method includes the steps of receiving an audio feedback file package that includes a first audio feedback file, updating the audio feedback file package, and processing the updated audio feedback file package to provide audible output to the user through an audio output device during the athletic activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Christian DiBenedetto, Mark Arthur Oleson, Ian Michael Munson
  • Publication number: 20190224527
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods for tracking the location of an individual during a fitness activity are disclosed. A method of tracking a participant engaged in a fitness activity includes determining a location of the participant during the fitness activity based on data received at a portable fitness device used by the participant; determining a location of a spectator during the fitness activity based on data received at a mobile spectator device used by the spectator; from a server, sending an alert to a spectator at a spectator device during the fitness activity indicating that the participant is within a predetermined distance of the spectator; and sending an alert to the portable fitness device during the fitness activity indicating that the spectator is within a predetermined distance of the participant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Jon Harald WERNER, Christian DIBENEDETTO, Stephen John BLACK, Amy Jones VATERLAUS
  • Publication number: 20190223793
    Abstract: A sensor garment for monitoring an individual engaged in an athletic activity includes a garment formed of textile material, and a sensor module inseparably coupled to the textile material of the garment. The sensor module includes a single-purpose sensor configured to sense a single characteristic, and a radio antenna configured to transmit data generated by the single-purpose sensor. The sensor module includes no external port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Aurel COZA, Christian DIBENEDETTO, Ian Michael MUNSON
  • Publication number: 20190141150
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods are provided for enhancing users' overall experiences with physical items by supplementing their physical experiences with digital experiences. According to an embodiment, a user uses an electronic device to scan a smart tag associated with an item to obtain an item identifier of the item. The electronic device sends the item identifier to a server, which selects digital content related to the item and sends the selected digital content to the user's electronic device for display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Jon H. Werner, Christian DiBenedetto, Amy Jones Vaterlaus, Stephen M. Vincent
  • Publication number: 20190141151
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods are provided for enhancing users' overall experiences with physical items by supplementing their physical experiences with digital experiences. According to an embodiment, a user uses an electronic device to scan a smart tag associated with an item to obtain an item identifier of the item. The electronic device sends the item identifier to a server, which selects digital content related to the item and sends the selected digital content to the user's electronic device for display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Jon H. WERNER, Christian Dibenedetto, Amy Jones Vaterlaus, Stsephen M. Vincent
  • Patent number: 10252107
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods for tracking the location of an individual during a fitness activity are disclosed. A method of tracking a participant engaged in a fitness activity includes determining a location of the participant during the fitness activity based on data received at a portable fitness device used by the participant; determining a location of a spectator during the fitness activity based on data received at a mobile spectator device used by the spectator; from a server, sending an alert to a spectator at a spectator device during the fitness activity indicating that the participant is within a predetermined distance of the spectator; and sending an alert to the portable fitness device during the fitness activity indicating that the spectator is within a predetermined distance of the participant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Jon Harald Werner, Christian Dibenedetto, Stephen John Black, Amy Jones Vaterlaus
  • Patent number: 10244984
    Abstract: A sensor garment for monitoring an individual engaged in an athletic activity includes a garment formed of textile material, and a sensor module inseparably coupled to the textile material of the garment. The sensor module includes a single-purpose sensor configured to sense a single characteristic, and a radio antenna configured to transmit data generated by the single-purpose sensor. The sensor module includes no external port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Aurel Coza, Christian DiBenedetto, Ian Michael Munson
  • Publication number: 20190098102
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods are provided for enhancing users' overall experiences with physical items by supplementing their physical experiences with digital experiences. According to an embodiment, a user uses an electronic device to scan a smart tag associated with an item to obtain an item identifier of the item. The electronic device sends the item identifier to a server, which selects digital content related to the item and sends the selected digital content to the user's electronic device for display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Jon H. WERNER, Christian DIBENEDETTO, Army Jones VATERLAUS, Stephen M. Vincent
  • Patent number: 10244064
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods are provided for enhancing users' overall experiences with physical items by supplementing their physical experiences with digital experiences. According to an embodiment, an electronic device scans a smart tag associated with an item to obtain an item identifier of the item, and sends the item identifier to a server, which selects digital content to be made available to a user of the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Jon H. Werner, Christian DiBenedetto, Amy Jones Vaterlaus, Stephen M. Vincent
  • Patent number: 10166436
    Abstract: Methods and program products for building a workout are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method for generating a workout includes the steps of receiving user input indicating features of a desired workout, generating a workout, wherein the workout comprises a plurality of intervals, and wherein a first interval comprises an interval intensity and an interval duration, and initiating a graphical display that conveys the number of intervals making up the workout and the interval intensity and the interval duration of the first interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Christian DiBenedetto, Maya Ann Powch, Stephen John Black
  • Publication number: 20180366025
    Abstract: A sports electronic training system, and applications thereof, are disclosed. In an embodiment, a portable performance monitoring system for monitoring an individual's performance during a physical activity includes a motion monitor adapted to be physically coupled to the individual during the activity and a portable electronic processing device adapted to be physically coupled to the individual during the activity. The portable electronic processing device includes a wireless personal-area network transceiver adapted for wireless communication with the motion monitor, a memory adapted to store workout program data, a processor adapted to determine performance information for the individual, and an output adapted to provide feedback to the individual based on the performance information and the workout program data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Christian DIBENEDETTO, Mark Arthur OLESON, Roland G. SEYDEL, Scott TOMLINSON, Allen W. VAN NOY, Amy Jones VATERLAUS, Stephen Michael VINCENT
  • Publication number: 20180332921
    Abstract: Described are shoes for ball sports including an upper having an outer surface. An actuator is configured to change at least one surface property of a portion of the outer surface of the upper, and a sensor is configured to be sensitive to movements of the shoe. A processing unit is connected to the actuator and the sensor and configured to process sensor data retrieved from the sensor and to cause the actuator to change the at least one surface property of the portion of the outer surface of the upper if a predetermined event is detected in the sensor data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Constantin Zwick, Robert Frank Kirk, Christian DiBenedetto, Eva Andrea Dorschky, Bjoern Michael Eskofier, Dominik Schuldhaus, Peter Georg Laitenberger, Iain James Sabberton
  • Patent number: 10062297
    Abstract: A sports electronic training system, and applications thereof, are disclosed. In an embodiment, a portable performance monitoring system for monitoring an individual's performance during a physical activity includes a motion monitor adapted to be physically coupled to the individual during the activity and a portable electronic processing device adapted to be physically coupled to the individual during the activity. The portable electronic processing device includes a wireless personal-area network transceiver adapted for wireless communication with the motion monitor, a memory adapted to store workout program data, a processor adapted to determine performance information for the individual, and an output adapted to provide feedback to the individual based on the performance information and the workout program data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: adidas International Marketing B.V.
    Inventors: Christian Dibenedetto, Mark Arthur Oleson, Roland G. Seydel, Scott Tomlinson, Allen W. Van Noy, Amy Jones Vaterlaus, Stephen Michael Vincent
  • Patent number: 10039339
    Abstract: Described are shoes for ball sports including an upper having an outer surface. An actuator is configured to change at least one surface property of a portion of the outer surface of the upper, and a sensor is configured to be sensitive to movements of the shoe. A processing unit is connected to the actuator and the sensor and configured to process sensor data retrieved from the sensor and to cause the actuator to change the at least one surface property of the portion of the outer surface of the upper if a predetermined event is detected in the sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Constantin Zwick, Robert Frank Kirk, Christian DiBenedetto, Eva Andrea Dorschky, Bjoern Michael Eskofier, Dominik Schuldhaus, Peter Georg Laitenberger, Iain James Sabberton
  • Patent number: 10039970
    Abstract: Location-aware fitness monitoring program products, systems, and methods, and applications thereof, are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method for providing feedback to an athlete via a portable fitness monitoring device includes the steps of calculating a plurality of speed points from a plurality of time-stamped position points, calculating an output speed based on at least some of the plurality of speed points, determining that the output speed is outside of a predetermined speed range, receiving acceleration data from an accelerometer, determining that a recent speed change has occurred based on the acceleration data, providing feedback to the athlete via the portable fitness monitoring device, wherein the feedback is provided in response to the determination that the output speed is outside of the predetermined speed range, and in response to the determination that the recent speed change has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Alan Russell Lee, Andrew Leonard Axelrod, Stephen John Black, Mark Arthur Oleson, Jon H. Werner, Christian Dibenedetto
  • Publication number: 20180117436
    Abstract: A method for monitoring the motion of a sport ball that has been impacted by an individual during the course of an athletic activity includes the steps of a portable electronic device wirelessly receiving motion data from the sport ball, and the portable electronic device determining a point of impact based on the motion data, wherein the point of impact includes a location on a surface of the sport ball where the impact occurred.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Aurel COZA, Christian Dibenedetto