Patents by Inventor Eric Watterson

Eric Watterson 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: 11951358
    Abstract: A method for controlling an exercise machine using a video workout program including encoding, remotely from the exercise machine, exercise machine control commands into a subtitle stream of a video to create the video workout program, wherein the exercise machine control commands are encoded at least once per second, decoding, locally to the exercise machine, the subtitle stream of the video to access the exercise machine control commands, displaying, locally to the exercise machine, the video, and controlling, locally to the exercise machine, one or more moveable members of the exercise machine using the exercise machine control commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: iFIT Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Watterson, Chase Brammer, Christian Hathaway, Rebecca Capell
  • Publication number: 20220323827
    Abstract: A method for controlling an exercise machine using a video workout program including encoding, remotely from the exercise machine, exercise machine control commands into a subtitle stream of a video to create the video workout program, wherein the exercise machine control commands are encoded at least once per second, decoding, locally to the exercise machine, the subtitle stream of the video to access the exercise machine control commands, displaying, locally to the exercise machine, the video, and controlling, locally to the exercise machine, one or more moveable members of the exercise machine using the exercise machine control commands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2022
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Applicant: iFIT Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Watterson, Chase Brammer, Christian Hathaway, Rebecca Capell
  • Publication number: 20220314078
    Abstract: In one aspect of the disclosure, a method includes rendering, by a processor, a virtual environment associating, by the processor, exercise machine control signals with the virtual environment, and displaying, by the processor, the virtual environment on a video wall. The method may include receiving, by the processor, a video of a trainer on an exercise machine in front of the video wall displaying the virtual environment, wherein the exercise machine has one or more parameters which are controlled according to the exercise machine control signals associated with the virtual environment, associating, by the processor, the control signals with the video of the trainer in the virtual environment, and publishing the video with the associated control signals for use on a remote exercise machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Eric Watterson, Nick Watterson, Joseph A. Torres, JR., Michael Hope
  • Patent number: 10010755
    Abstract: An exercise machine includes a frame, a movable element movably attached to the frame that is movable in the performance of an exercise, and a magnetic assembly attached to the frame. The magnetic assembly has a magnetic unit movably positioned adjacent to a non-ferromagnetic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Watterson
  • Patent number: 9767785
    Abstract: A treadmill having a running deck comprising a motor arranged to drive movement of a tread belt, a processor, memory in electronic communication with the processor, and instructions stored in the memory. The instructions are executable by the processor to determine an anti-phase waveform based on waveform attributes of a noise emitted from the treadmill and to cause a sound of the anti-phase waveform to be emitted into a surrounding environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
    Inventors: Darren C. Ashby, Eric Watterson
  • Publication number: 20160206923
    Abstract: An exercise machine includes a frame, a movable element movably attached to the frame that is movable in the performance of an exercise, and a magnetic assembly attached to the frame. The magnetic assembly has a magnetic unit movably positioned adjacent to a non-ferromagnetic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventor: Eric Watterson
  • Publication number: 20150367169
    Abstract: A treadmill having a running deck comprising a motor arranged to drive movement of a tread belt, a processor, memory in electronic communication with the processor, and instructions stored in the memory. The instructions are executable by the processor to determine an anti-phase waveform based on waveform attributes of a noise emitted from the treadmill and to cause a sound of the anti-phase waveform to be emitted into a surrounding environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: Darren C. Ashby, Eric Watterson