Patents by Inventor James Proud

James Proud 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: 20190282098
    Abstract: A detection device is in communication with a user monitoring device. The detection device includes at least one motion/movement gesture sensing device configured to detect at least one of a person's motion, movement and gesture. A user monitoring device includes at least one element selected from: a proximity sensor; a temperature sensor; a humidity sensor; a particulate sensor; a light sensor; a microphone; one or more RF transmitters (BLE/ANT+WIFI); a memory; and one or more LED's. The detection device and user monitoring device detect or monitor one or more infant characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventor: James Proud
  • Patent number: 10058290
    Abstract: A user monitoring device system has a user monitoring device that includes one or more microphones, a transmitter and sensors to determine air quality, sound level/quality, light quality and ambient temperature near the user. The transmitter serves as a communication system. A motion detection apparatus detects a user's movement information. The motion detection apparatus and the monitoring system assist to determine at least one of: user sleep information and sleep behavior information, or user respiration information. A cloud based system is in communication with the monitoring device and the motion detection apparatus. The cloud based system includes a user database. A speech recognition system is coupled to the cloud based system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: FITBIT, INC.
    Inventor: James Proud
  • Patent number: 10004451
    Abstract: A user monitoring device system includes a user monitoring device with one or more microphones, a transmitter and sensors to determine light, sound temperature and humidity near the user, the transmitter serving as a communication system. A motion detection apparatus detects a user's movement information. The motion detection apparatus and the monitoring system assist to determine at least one of: user sleep information and sleep behavior information, or user respiration information. A cloud based system is in communication with the monitoring device and the motion detection apparatus. The cloud based system includes a user database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: FITBIT, INC.
    Inventor: James Proud
  • Patent number: 10009581
    Abstract: A system for monitors a person in a dwelling. A detection device is in communication with a user monitoring device. The detection device includes at least one motion/movement gesture sensing device configured to detect at least one of a person's motion, movement and gesture. The user monitoring device includes at least two elements selected from: a proximity sensor; a temperature sensor/humidity sensor; a particulate sensor; a light sensor; a microphone; a speaker; two RF transmitters (BLE/ANT+WIFI); a memory card; and LED's.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: FITBIT, INC.
    Inventor: James Proud
  • Patent number: 9999744
    Abstract: A user monitoring device system includes a user monitoring device with a microphone and sensors to determine air quality, sound level/quality, light quality and ambient temperature near the user. A movement detection device detects a user's movement information. The movement detection device and the monitoring system assist to determine user sleep information and sleep behavior information. The microphone records user movement sounds detected by the movement detection device. The movement detection device is configured to cause the microphone to stop recording user movement sounds when the movement sounds are not directed to a sleep related parameter. In response to determining user sleep information or sleep behavior information the system is used for treatment of sleep or psychiatric disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: FITBIT, INC.
    Inventor: James Proud
  • Patent number: 9999351
    Abstract: A system for is provided for using telemetry data based on patient habit information or patient monitoring. One or more patient monitoring devices has a unique patient ID. The one or more monitoring devices acquire patient information selected from of at least one of, a patient's activities, behaviors and habit information, and patient monitoring. ID circuitry is at the patient monitoring device. The ID circuitry includes ID storage, a communication system that reads and transmits the unique ID from an ID storage, a power source and a pathway system to route signals through the circuitry. An alarm is at the patient monitoring device that provides an alert only when the patient is in a wake-state. A telemetry system is in communication with the patient monitoring device. The telemetry system includes a database of patient ID's.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: FITBIT, INC.
    Inventor: James Proud
  • Patent number: 9993166
    Abstract: A user monitoring device system has a user monitoring device that includes one or more microphones, a transmitter and sensors to determine air quality, sound level quality, light quality, ambient temperature and humidity near the user. The transmitter serves as a communication system. A radar apparatus or system is configured to detect a user's movement information. The radar apparatus or system and the monitoring system configured assist to determine at least one of: user sleep information and sleep behavior information, or user respiration information. A cloud based system is in communication with the monitoring device and the radar apparatus or system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: FITBIT, INC.
    Inventors: Chris Johnson, Hamid Asgarian, Kevin Morshige, Benjamin Joseph, James Proud
  • Patent number: 9993197
    Abstract: A system for is provided for using telemetry data based on patient habit information or patient monitoring. One or more patient monitoring devices has a unique patient ID. The one or more monitoring devices acquire patient information selected from of at least one of, a patient's activities, behaviors and habit information, and patient monitoring. ID circuitry is at the patient monitoring device. The ID circuitry includes ID storage, a communication system that reads and transmits the unique ID from an ID storage, a power source and a pathway system to route signals through the circuitry. An alarm is at the patient monitoring device that provides an alert only when the patient is in a wake-state. A telemetry system is in communication with the patient monitoring device. The telemetry system includes a database of patient ID's.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: FITBIT, INC.
    Inventor: James Proud
  • Patent number: 9848776
    Abstract: A method uses telemetry data based on user habit information or user monitoring. User information is acquired from one or more sensors of a monitoring device. The user information is selected from of at least one of, a user's activities, behaviors and habit information. Signals are routed through ID circuitry at the user monitoring device. User information is communicated between the monitoring device and a telemetry system. A database of user ID's is accessed at the telemetry system. The telemetry system analyzes telemetry data based on at least one of, user's activities, behaviors and habit information, user condition, and user parameter, to create personalized information about the user. One or more contexts of a user activity are associated with an activity manager. The activity manager is a standalone device, included with the telemetry system or included with the monitoring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Inventor: James Proud
  • Patent number: 9756403
    Abstract: One or more sensors are coupled to a monitoring device which has a unique user ID. The one or more sensors acquire user information selected from of at least one of, a user's activities, behaviors and habit information. ID circuitry including ID storage, a communication system that reads and transmits the unique ID from an ID storage, a power source and a pathway system to route signals through the circuitry is at the monitoring device. A multi-protocol wireless controller coupled to one or more wireless interfaces is at the monitoring device and characterizes available networks to determine current network information. A wireless connectivity assistant is at the monitoring device and selects one of the available networks based on the current network information and at least one of user preferences, application requirements and system information. A telemetry system is in communication with the monitoring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Hello Inc.
    Inventor: James Proud
  • Patent number: 9737214
    Abstract: A system is provided that uses using telemetry data based on a patient habit information or patient monitoring. One or more patient monitoring devices has a unique patient ID, with personalized patient information. A patient monitoring device includes an application for monitoring exercise activity of a patient. ID circuitry is at the patient monitoring device, which includes ID storage and a communication system that reads and transmits the unique ID from an ID storage. A power source and a pathway system routes signals through the circuitry. A telemetry system is in communication with the patient monitoring device and includes a database of patient ID's which is in communication with the patient monitoring device and analyzes patient information based on the patient ID. The telemetry system receives exercise-related information directly or indirectly from the monitoring device that indicates an amount or type of exercise performed by the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Hello Inc.
    Inventor: James Proud
  • Patent number: 9723898
    Abstract: A wearable device includes a wearable device structure having first and second ends. A support member is positioned at least partially positioned in the wearable device structure. Electronic circuitry is at a surface or an interior of the wearable device. The electronic circuitry provides at least identification of the wearable device. One or more batteries are coupled to the electronic circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Hello Inc.
    Inventors: James Proud, Bryan Fan, Robert Shook, Joaquin Fernandez
  • Patent number: 9704209
    Abstract: A system selects a user profile based on biometric information. A wearable device is provided with one or more sensors that detect or measure user biometric information selected from of at least one of, a user's activities, behaviors and habit information, and a user's health. The wearable device includes circuitry that provides at least identification of the wearable device, a communication system, and a pathway system. A telemetry system is in communication with the wearable device. The telemetry system includes a database of user profiles. The telemetry system uses one or more processors to compare received biometric information from the wearable device, perform a comparison, and determine a user profile stored in a database. The telemetry system selects records of user biometric data of one or more users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Hello Inc.
    Inventors: James Proud, Bryan Fan, Robert Shook, Joaquin Fernandez
  • Patent number: 9662015
    Abstract: A system provides assignment of a wearable device user identifier to a wearable device user. A wearable device has one or more sensors that detect or measure wearable device user information selected from of at least one of, a wearable device user's activities, behaviors and habit information, and a wearable device user's health. The wearable device includes a communication system, and a pathway system. A telemetry system has a database of wearable device user profiles. The telemetry system includes a processor and a wearable device user database. The processor has at least one of, access to the wearable device user database, at least partially creates the wearable device user database and at least partially determines a wearable device user profile. A wearable device user identifier of a wearable device user is assigned to the wearable device user before or after the wearable device user receives the wearable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Hello Inc.
    Inventors: James Proud, Bryan Fan, Robert Shook, Joaquin Fernandez
  • Patent number: 9655558
    Abstract: A system is provided for using data based on user habit information or user monitoring. A monitoring device has one or more sensors that detect or measure user information selected from of at least one of, a user's activities, behaviors and habit information, and a user's health. The monitoring device includes circuitry that provides at least identification of the monitoring device, a communication system which reads and transmits an identification of the monitoring device, and a pathway system. A telemetry system is provided with a database of user ID's and is in communication with the monitoring device. A device determines a user's melanin level at a place where the monitoring device is positioned on the user. The user's melanin level is used with monitoring or measuring information relative to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Hello Inc.
    Inventors: James Proud, Bryan Fan, Robert Shook, Joaquin Fernandez
  • Patent number: 9634921
    Abstract: A wearable device is provided with a wearable device structure. A frame is positioned in an interior of the wearable device structure. A plurality of magnets are provided. At least a portion of the plurality of the magnets are coupled to the frame. Electronic circuitry is positioned in an interior of the wearable device structure adjacent to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Hello Inc.
    Inventors: James Proud, Bryan Fan, Robert Shook, Joaquin Fernandez
  • Patent number: 9610030
    Abstract: A method monitors a person's sleep parameters, sleep activities, sleep state, or awake status sleep. At least one of a person's motion, movement and gesture is detected for determining a person's sleep parameters, sleep activities, sleep state, or awake status. The at least one of a person's motion, movement and gesture is communicated to a user monitoring device that includes at least two elements selected from: a proximity sensor; a temperature sensor/humidity sensor; a particulate sensor; a light sensor; a microphone; a speaker; two RF transmitters (BLE/ANT+WIFI); a memory card; and LED's.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Hello Inc.
    Inventor: James Proud
  • Patent number: 9582749
    Abstract: A wearable device is provided with a wearable device structure. The wearable device structure includes a first end and a second end. A plurality of magnets is positioned at the first and second ends that provide for coupling the first end to the second end of the wearable device. At least a portion of adjacent magnets have opposite polarity. ID circuitry is at a surface or an interior of the wearable device structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Hello Inc.
    Inventors: James Proud, Bryan Fan, Robert Shook, Joaquin Fernandez
  • Patent number: 9582748
    Abstract: A wearable device system includes one or more sensors coupled to a wearable device structure that includes first and second outer surfaces, an interior, a first end and a second end. The wearable device structure has a unique user ID. The sensors acquiring user information selected from of at least one of, a user's activities, behaviors, habit information, health parameters, medical monitoring and user monitoring. The wearable device has a power source coupled to a charging device of the wearable device. A base station is configured to be coupled to the wearable device and has a corresponding charging device for charging or recharging the power source of the wearable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Hello Inc.
    Inventors: James Proud, Bryan Fan, Robert Shook, Joaquin Fernandez
  • Patent number: 9576236
    Abstract: A wearable device includes a wearable device structure. The wearable device has a first end and a second end each with a plurality of magnets. The first and second ends are coupled by overlapping of at least a portion of the first end magnets to at least a portion of the second end magnets. The wearable device structure includes an undercut structure for receiving at least a portion of the magnets. ID circuitry is provided at a surface or an interior of the wearable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Hello Inc.
    Inventors: James Proud, Bryan Fan, Robert Shook, Joaquin Fernandez