Patents by Inventor Eric Nathan Friedman

Eric Nathan Friedman 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: 10588519
    Abstract: An activity monitoring device, methods and computer readable media are provided. The activity monitoring device includes a housing configured for attachment to a body part of a user and a display screen attached to the housing. Further included is a first sensor disposed in the housing for capturing motion of the activity monitoring device when attached to the body part of the user and a second sensor disposed in the housing for sampling a heart rate of the user. Memory is disposed in the housing for storing the motion captured by the first sensor and the heart rate sampled by the second sensor. A processor is disposed in the housing and is configured to determine a physical state of the user during a period of time. For motion that is below a threshold the processor identifies the physical state to be a sedentary state and for motion that is at or above the threshold the processor identifies the physical state to be an active state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Shelten Gee Jao Yuen, James Park, Eric Nathan Friedman, Mark Manuel Martinez, Andrew Larsen Axley
  • Publication number: 20190059744
    Abstract: An activity monitoring device, methods and computer readable media are provided. The activity monitoring device includes a housing configured for attachment to a body part of a user and a display screen attached to the housing. Further included is a first sensor disposed in the housing for capturing motion of the activity monitoring device when attached to the body part of the user and a second sensor disposed in the housing for sampling a heart rate of the user. Memory is disposed in the housing for storing the motion captured by the first sensor and the heart rate sampled by the second sensor. A processor is disposed in the housing and is configured to determine a physical state of the user during a period of time. For motion that is below a threshold the processor identifies the physical state to be a sedentary state and for motion that is at or above the threshold the processor identifies the physical state to be an active state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Shelten Gee Jao Yuen, James Park, Eric Nathan Friedman, Mark Manuel Martinez, Andrew Cole Axely
  • Publication number: 20190057593
    Abstract: In one aspect of the disclosed implementations, a device includes one or more motion sensors for sensing motion of the device and providing activity data indicative of the sensed motion. The device also includes one or more processors for monitoring the activity data, and receiving or generating annotation data for annotating the activity data with one or more markers or indicators to define one or more characteristics of an activity session. The device also includes one or more feedback devices for providing feedback, a notice, or an indication to a user based on the monitoring. The device further includes a portable housing that encloses at least portions of the motion sensors, the processors and the feedback devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: James Park, Shelten Gee Jao Yuen, Eric Nathan Friedman, Christine Boomer Brumback
  • Patent number: 10134256
    Abstract: In one aspect of the disclosed implementations, a device includes one or more motion sensors for sensing motion of the device and providing activity data indicative of the sensed motion. The device also includes one or more processors for monitoring the activity data, and receiving or generating annotation data for annotating the activity data with one or more markers or indicators to define one or more characteristics of an activity session. The device also includes one or more feedback devices for providing feedback, a notice, or an indication to a user based on the monitoring. The device further includes a portable housing that encloses at least portions of the motion sensors, the processors and the feedback devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: James Park, Shelten Gee Jao Yuen, Eric Nathan Friedman, Christine Boomer Brumback
  • Patent number: 10004406
    Abstract: An activity monitoring device, methods and computer readable media are provided. The activity monitoring device includes a housing configured for attachment to a body part of a user and a display screen attached to the housing. Further included is a first sensor disposed in the housing for capturing motion of the activity monitoring device when attached to the body part of the user and a second sensor disposed in the housing for sampling a heart rate of the user. Memory is disposed in the housing for storing the motion captured by the first sensor and the heart rate sampled by the second sensor. A processor is disposed in the housing and is configured to determine a physical state of the user during a period of time. For motion that is below a threshold the processor identifies the physical state to be a sedentary state and for motion that is at or above the threshold the processor identifies the physical state to be an active state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Shelten Gee Jao Yuen, James Park, Eric Nathan Friedman, Mark Manuel Martinez, Andrew Cole Axely
  • Publication number: 20180055376
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an apparatus comprising a portable monitoring device to be affixed to a user. The portable monitoring device including: 1) a set of one or more sensors to generate sensor data indicative of physical activity of a user when the portable monitoring device is affixed to the user; and 2) processing circuitry coupled with the set of sensors, to detect that the user has been sedentary for a period of time, and cause the portable monitoring device to alert the user responsive to the detection to encourage the user to move.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Shelten Gee Jao Yuen, James Park, Eric Nathan Friedman
  • Patent number: 9826935
    Abstract: A biometric monitoring device and multiple carrying cases for same are provided. In some implementations, the case may be made from a flexible viscoelastic material and the biometric monitoring device may be slipped into a receptacle in the case through an opening in the case; the opening may become distended during the insertion of the biometric monitoring device. In some implementations, the case may feature a display window that, in combination with materials of the biometric monitoring device, may mask a display of the biometric monitoring device from view when the display is off and may allow the display to be seen when the display is displaying content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Manuel Martinez, James Park, Eric Nathan Friedman, Shelten Gee Jao Yuen, Keeline Burdick Wilcox
  • Patent number: 9801547
    Abstract: An activity monitoring device and associated methods for using and interfacing with the activity monitoring device are provided. In one example, the activity monitoring device includes a housing configured for attachment to a body part of a user. Also included ins a display screen attached to the housing and a sensor for capturing physiological conditions of the user. The sensor is disposed along a surface of the housing so that the sensor is proximate to the body part, the body part having at least some exposed skin. The activity monitoring device also includes memory for storing the captured physiological conditions, and a processor for examining the captured physiological conditions. At a particular time, the processor automatically selects an application to execute from a plurality of applications based on characteristics of the captured physiological conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Shelten Gee Jao Yuen, James Park, Eric Nathan Friedman, Mark Manuel Martinez, Andrew Cole Axely
  • Publication number: 20170311365
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include a system and method for wirelessly identifying and validating an electronic device in order to initiate a communication process with another device or a service. In an embodiment, the system includes a portable biometric monitoring device that is identified by a client device or a server for the purpose of initiating a pairing process. In an embodiment, pairing implies pairing the portable device to an online user account with minimal user interaction. After pairing, the portable device and appropriate client devices and servers communicate with little or no user interaction, for example to upload sensor data collected by the portable device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Peter Andrew Molettiere, James Park, Aislinn Abigail Bilodeaux-Dewey, Christine Boomer Brumback, Eric Nathan Friedman, Robert Curtis Cole, Heiko Gernot Albert Panther, Andrew Cole Axley
  • Patent number: 9686812
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include a system and method for wirelessly identifying and validating an electronic device in order to initiate a communication process with another device or a service. In an embodiment, the system includes a portable biometric monitoring device that is identified by a client device or a server for the purpose of initiating a pairing process. In an embodiment, pairing implies pairing the portable device to an online user account with minimal user interaction. After pairing, the portable device and appropriate client devices and servers communicate with little or no user interaction, for example to upload sensor data collected by the portable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: FITBIT, INC.
    Inventors: Peter Andrew Molettiere, James Park, Aislinn Abigail Bilodeaux-Dewey, Christine Boomer Brumback, Eric Nathan Friedman, Robert Curtis Cole, Heiko Gernot Albert Panther, Andrew Cole Axley
  • Publication number: 20170143239
    Abstract: In one aspect of the disclosed implementations, a device includes one or more motion sensors for sensing motion of the device and providing activity data indicative of the sensed motion. The device also includes one or more processors for monitoring the activity data, and receiving or generating annotation data for annotating the activity data with one or more markers or indicators to define one or more characteristics of an activity session. The device also includes one or more feedback devices for providing feedback, a notice, or an indication to a user based on the monitoring. The device further includes a portable housing that encloses at least portions of the motion sensors, the processors and the feedback devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: James Park, Shelten Gee Jao Yuen, Eric Nathan Friedman, Christine Boomer Brumback
  • Patent number: 9655053
    Abstract: A notification signal, intended to be received by a wireless communication device, is repetitively broadcast by a portable activity-monitoring device that generates user-activity data corresponding to activity of an individual bearing the portable activity-monitoring device. The notification signal conveys information that identifies the portable activity-monitoring device and indicates whether or not the portable activity-monitoring device seeks establishment of a wireless communication link to enable transmission of the user-activity data to the wireless communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: FITBIT, INC.
    Inventors: James Park, Heiko Gernot Albert Panther, Barry Christopher Burton, Eric Nathan Friedman
  • Patent number: 9629558
    Abstract: The present inventions, in one aspect, are directed to a portable activity monitoring device comprising a housing having a physical size and shape that is adapted to couple to the user's body, a plurality of sensors (for example, motion sensor and altitude sensor) disposed in the housing. The monitoring device may further include processing circuitry, disposed in the housing and electrically coupled to the plurality of sensor, to calculate the activity points corresponding to the physical activity of the user using the sensor data, wherein the activity points correlate to an amount and intensity of the physical activity of the user, and output the data which is representative of the activity points. The monitoring device may also include a display, coupled to the processing circuitry, may output the data which is representative of the activity points to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Shelten Gee Jao Yuen, James Park, Eric Nathan Friedman
  • Patent number: 9600994
    Abstract: In one aspect of the disclosed implementations, a device includes one or more motion sensors for sensing motion of the device and providing activity data indicative of the sensed motion. The device also includes one or more processors for monitoring the activity data, and receiving or generating annotation data for annotating the activity data with one or more markers or indicators to define one or more characteristics of an activity session. The device also includes one or more feedback devices for providing feedback, a notice, or an indication to a user based on the monitoring. The device further includes a portable housing that encloses at least portions of the motion sensors, the processors and the feedback devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: James Park, Shelten Gee Jao Yuen, Eric Nathan Friedman, Christine Boomer Brumback
  • Publication number: 20160349104
    Abstract: A system comprising a biometric monitoring device including a housing including a platform to receive at least one foot of the user, a body weight sensor to generate body weight data, processing circuitry to calculate user weight data which corresponds to the user's weight, using the body weight data, and communication circuitry to: (a) receive user identification data which identifies the user or a portable activity monitoring device, and (b) transmit the user weight data to data storage associated with the user identification data. The system further includes the portable activity monitoring device including a housing having a physical size and shape that is adapted to couple to the user's body, a sensor to generate sensor data, and communication circuitry to receive physiologic data which is based on the user weight data, and processing circuitry to calculate activity data using the sensor data and physiologic data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Shelten Gee Jao Yuen, Eric Nathan Friedman, James Park
  • Publication number: 20160267764
    Abstract: In one aspect of the disclosed implementations, a device includes one or more motion sensors for sensing motion of the device and providing activity data indicative of the sensed motion. The device also includes one or more processors for monitoring the activity data, and receiving or generating annotation data for annotating the activity data with one or more markers or indicators to define one or more characteristics of an activity session. The device also includes one or more feedback devices for providing feedback, a notice, or an indication to a user based on the monitoring. The device further includes a portable housing that encloses at least portions of the motion sensors, the processors and the feedback devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: James Park, Shelten Gee Jao Yuen, Eric Nathan Friedman, Christine Boomer Brumback
  • Patent number: 9433357
    Abstract: A system comprising a biometric monitoring device including a housing including a platform to receive at least one foot of the user, a body weight sensor to generate body weight data, processing circuitry to calculate user weight data which corresponds to the user's weight, using the body weight data, and communication circuitry to: (a) receive user identification data which identifies the user or a portable activity monitoring device, and (b) transmit the user weight data to data storage associated with the user identification data. The system further includes the portable activity monitoring device including a housing having a physical size and shape that is adapted to couple to the user's body, a sensor to generate sensor data, and communication circuitry to receive physiologic data which is based on the user weight data, and processing circuitry to calculate activity data using the sensor data and physiologic data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Shelten Gee Jao Yuen, Eric Nathan Friedman, James Park
  • Publication number: 20160227484
    Abstract: A notification signal, intended to be received by a wireless communication device, is repetitively broadcast by a portable activity-monitoring device that generates user-activity data corresponding to activity of an individual bearing the portable activity-monitoring device. The notification signal conveys information that identifies the portable activity-monitoring device and indicates whether or not the portable activity-monitoring device seeks establishment of a wireless communication link to enable transmission of the user-activity data to the wireless communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventors: James Park, Heiko Gernot Albert Panther, Barry Christopher Burton, Eric Nathan Friedman
  • Publication number: 20160166156
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an apparatus comprising a portable monitoring device to be affixed to a user. The portable monitoring device including: 1) a set of one or more sensors to generate sensor data indicative of physical activity of a user when the portable monitoring device is affixed to the user; and 2) processing circuitry coupled with the set of sensors, to detect that the user has been sedentary for a period of time, and cause the portable monitoring device to alert the user responsive to the detection to encourage the user to move.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Shelten Gee Jao Yuen, James Park, Eric Nathan Friedman
  • Publication number: 20160150978
    Abstract: An activity monitoring device, methods and computer readable media are provided. The activity monitoring device includes a housing configured for attachment to a body part of a user and a display screen attached to the housing. Further included is a first sensor disposed in the housing for capturing motion of the activity monitoring device when attached to the body part of the user and a second sensor disposed in the housing for sampling a heart rate of the user. Memory is disposed in the housing for storing the motion captured by the first sensor and the heart rate sampled by the second sensor. A processor is disposed in the housing and is configured to determine a physical state of the user during a period of time. For motion that is below a threshold the processor identifies the physical state to be a sedentary state and for motion that is at or above the threshold the processor identifies the physical state to be an active state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Inventors: Shelten Gee Jao Yuen, James Park, Eric Nathan Friedman, Mark Manuel Martinez, Andrew Cole Axely