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).

  • Publication number: 20130274635
    Abstract: Athletic activity monitoring methods and systems are disclosed. In one embodiment, a sensor module is physically coupled to an object during an athletic activity conducted by a user. An athletic activity monitoring method for use with the sensor module includes the steps of detecting movement of the object, recording movement data, identifying a matching athletic motion from a plurality of reference motions by comparing the movement data to data associated with the plurality of reference motions, and providing an output to the user that conveys the identity of the matching athletic motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: adidas AG
    Inventors: Aurel Coza, Christian Dibenedetto
  • Publication number: 20130274904
    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: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: adidas AG
    Inventors: Aurel COZA, Christian Dibenedetto
  • Publication number: 20130166048
    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: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: adidas AG
    Inventors: Jon Harald WERNER, Christian DiBenedetto, Stephen John Black, Amy Jones Vaterlaus
  • Patent number: 8360936
    Abstract: Portable fitness monitoring systems with displays, and applications thereof, are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method of providing training feedback to an individual using a heart rate sensor and a display module supported by the individual during a physical activity includes the steps of determining a maximum heart rate value for the individual, defining a heart rate zone as a range of heart rate values that correspond to a range of percentages of the maximum heart rate value, associating a color with the heart rate zone, wirelessly transmitting heart rate data from the heart rate sensor to the display module during the physical activity, and displaying the color associated with the heart rate zone to the individual on the display module during the physical activity in response to the heart rate data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Christian DiBenedetto, Mark Arthur Oleson, Scott Tomlinson
  • Patent number: 8360904
    Abstract: A sports electronic training system with sport ball, and applications thereof, are disclosed. In an embodiment, the system comprises at least one monitor and an electronic processing device for receiving data from the at least one monitor and providing feedback to an individual based on the received data. The monitor can be a motion monitor that measures an individual's performance such as, for example, speed, pace and distance for a runner. Other monitors might include a heart rate monitor, a temperature monitor, an altimeter, et cetera. In an embodiment, a sport ball that includes a motion monitor for monitoring motion of the sport ball stores an identification value received when a shoe that includes a motion monitor contacts the sport ball. The stored identification value serves as a record of the contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: adidas International Marketing BV
    Inventors: Mark Arthur Oleson, Christian Dibenedetto, Scott Tomlinson, Allen W. Van Noy, Amy Jones Vaterlaus, Stephen Michael Vincent
  • Publication number: 20120277040
    Abstract: Sports electronic training systems with sport ball and electronic gaming features are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method of transferring data from a sport ball to an electronic game includes the sport ball determining the occurrence of an event and the sport ball transmitting data related to the event to the electronic game.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: adidas International Marketing B.V.
    Inventors: Stephen Michael VINCENT, Christian DIBENEDETTO, Mark Arthur OLESON, Paul GAUDIO
  • Publication number: 20120274469
    Abstract: Portable fitness monitoring systems, and applications thereof, are disclosed. In an embodiment, a portable fitness monitoring system includes a portable fitness monitoring device, a sensor in communication with the portable fitness monitoring device for sensing performance parameters during a physical activity conducted by the user and communicating performance parameter data to said portable fitness monitoring device, a portable music device coupled to the portable fitness monitoring device, and an audio output device coupled to the portable fitness monitoring device, wherein music is transmitted from the portable music device to the audio output device through the portable fitness monitoring device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: adidas AG
    Inventors: Mark Arthur Oleson, Christian DiBenedetto, Ian Michael Munson
  • Publication number: 20120244995
    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: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: adidas AG
    Inventors: Christian DIBENEDETTO, Maya Ann POWCH, Stephen John Black
  • Publication number: 20120235821
    Abstract: Methods and program products for providing heart rate information are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method for providing heart rate information about a user includes the steps of defining a plurality of heart rate zones as ranges of percentages of a maximum heart rate of the user, determining upper and lower limits for said heart rate zones based on the maximum heart rate of the user, associating a color with each of said heart rate zones, receiving heart rate information from the user, and initiating a graphical display in response to receiving heart rate information from the user, wherein a color of a portion of the graphical display corresponds with the color associated with one of said heart rate zones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: adidas AG
    Inventors: Christian DiBenedetto, Maya Ann Powch, Stephen John Black
  • Patent number: 8241184
    Abstract: Methods and computer program products for providing audio performance feedback to a user during an athletic activity are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method for providing audio performance feedback to a user during an athletic activity using a portable fitness monitoring device includes the steps of the portable fitness monitoring device receiving one or more audio feedback files, the portable fitness monitoring device generating audio performance feedback during the athletic activity by reference to an index, wherein the index is associated with the one or more audio feedback files, and the portable fitness monitoring device providing the audio performance feedback to the user during the athletic activity audibly through an audio output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Christian DiBenedetto, Mark Arthur Oleson, Ian Michael Munson
  • Patent number: 8234798
    Abstract: The invention is directed to intelligent systems for articles of footwear that adjust automatically in response to a measured performance characteristic. The intelligent systems include one or more adjustable elements coupled to a mechanism that actuates the adjustable elements in response to a signal from a sensor to modify the performance characteristic of the article of footwear. The intelligent system adjusts the performance characteristics of the article of footwear without human intervention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: adidas International Marketing B.V.
    Inventors: Christian DiBenedetto, Mark Arthur Oleson
  • Patent number: 8221290
    Abstract: A sports electronic training system with electronic gaming features, and applications thereof, are disclosed. In an embodiment, the system comprises at least one monitor and a portable electronic processing device for receiving data from the at least one monitor and providing feedback to an individual based on the received data. The monitor can be a motion monitor that measures an individual's performance such as, for example, speed, pace and distance for a runner. Other monitors might include a heart rate monitor, a temperature monitor, an altimeter, et cetera. In an embodiment, an input is provided to an electronic game based on data obtained from the at least one monitor that effects, for example, an avatar, a digitally created character, an action within the game, or a game score of the electronic game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: adidas International Marketing B.V.
    Inventors: Stephen Michael Vincent, Christian Dibenedetto, Mark Arthur Oleson, Paul Gaudio
  • Publication number: 20120173978
    Abstract: Location-aware fitness monitoring program products, systems, and methods, and applications thereof, are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method for providing information about an athletic activity includes the steps of displaying to a user via a computer performance parameter information regarding an individual's performance during the athletic activity as a function of time, and displaying to the user via the computer the title of a music track that was played for the individual by a portable fitness monitoring device during the athletic activity, wherein the display of the title of the music track occurs in response to the user specifying via the computer a particular point in time during the athletic activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: adidas AG
    Inventors: Alan Russell LEE, Andrew Leonard Axelrod, Stephen John Black, Mark Arthur Olesson, Jon H. Werner, Christian Dibenedetto
  • Patent number: 8200323
    Abstract: Program products, methods, and systems for providing fitness monitoring services are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method for providing heart rate information to a user of a portable fitness monitoring service includes: (a) defining a plurality of heart rate zones as ranges of percentages of a maximum heart rate; (b) associating a color with each of said heart rate zones; (c) receiving heart rate information from the user; and (d) providing a graphical display of the heart rate information, wherein a color of a portion of the graphical display corresponds with the color associated with one of said heart rate zones, wherein steps (a)-(d) are executed using at least one processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Christian DiBenedetto, Maya Ann Powch, Stephen John Black
  • Publication number: 20120095356
    Abstract: Portable fitness monitoring systems with displays, and applications thereof, are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method of providing training feedback to an individual using a heart rate sensor and a display module supported by the individual during a physical activity includes the steps of determining a maximum heart rate value for the individual, defining a heart rate zone as a range of heart rate values that correspond to a range of percentages of the maximum heart rate value, associating a color with the heart rate zone, wirelessly transmitting heart rate data from the heart rate sensor to the display module during the physical activity, and displaying the color associated with the heart rate zone to the individual on the display module during the physical activity in response to the heart rate data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: adidas AG
    Inventors: Mark Arthur Oleson, Christian DiBenedetto, Scott Tomlinson
  • Publication number: 20120028762
    Abstract: Methods and computer program products for providing audio performance feedback to a user during an athletic activity are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method for providing audio performance feedback to a user during an athletic activity using a portable fitness monitoring device includes the steps of the portable fitness monitoring device receiving one or more audio feedback files, the portable fitness monitoring device generating audio performance feedback during the athletic activity by reference to an index, wherein the index is associated with the one or more audio feedback files, and the portable fitness monitoring device providing the audio performance feedback to the user during the athletic activity audibly through an audio output device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: adidas AG
    Inventors: Mark Arthur Oleson, Christian DiBenedetto, Ian Michael Munson
  • Patent number: 8105208
    Abstract: Portable fitness monitoring systems with displays, and applications thereof, are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method of providing training feedback to an individual using a heart rate sensor and a display module supported by the individual during a physical activity, the method including the steps of: (a) determining a maximum heart rate value for the individual; (b) defining a heart rate zone as a range of heart rate values that correspond to a range of percentages of the maximum heart rate value; (c) associating a color with the heart rate zone; (d) wirelessly transmitting heart rate data from the heart rate sensor to the display module during the physical activity; and (e) visually displaying the color associated with the heart rate zone to the individual on the display module during the physical activity in response to the heart rate data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Mark Arthur Oleson, Christian DiBenedetto, Scott Tomlinson
  • Publication number: 20120015778
    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: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventors: Alan Russell LEE, Andrew Leonard Axelrod, Stephen John Black, Mark Arthur Oleson, Jon H. Werner, Christian Dibenedetto
  • Publication number: 20120015779
    Abstract: Fitness monitoring methods, systems, and program products are disclosed. In an embodiment, a computer-implemented method for providing a new workout for an athlete utilizing a fitness monitoring service includes the steps of granting an athlete access to an account of the fitness monitoring service, maintaining a schedule of workouts for the athlete to complete in association with the account, receiving the new workout from a coach, adding the new workout to the schedule of workouts, and exchanging information related to the new workout with a portable fitness monitoring device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventors: Maya Ann POWCH, Stephen John Black, Tony Hope, Christian Dibenedetto
  • Patent number: 8056268
    Abstract: The invention is directed to intelligent systems for articles of footwear that adjust automatically in response to a measured performance characteristic. The intelligent systems include one or more adjustable elements coupled to a mechanism that actuates the adjustable elements in response to a signal from a sensor to modify the performance characteristic of the article of footwear. The intelligent system adjusts the performance characteristics of the article of footwear without human intervention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: adidas International Marketing B.V.
    Inventors: Christian DiBenedetto, Mark Arthur Oleson