Patents by Inventor Seth A. Tropper

Seth A. Tropper 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: 20180369639
    Abstract: An activity tracking device is defined to detect and record movement of a person to which the activity tracking device is affixed. A secondary electronic device is defined separate from the activity tracking device. The secondary electronic device is defined to receive data from the activity tracking device regarding the detected and recorded movement of the person. A website is defined to communicate with connected devices including the secondary electronic device. The website is defined to provide a user account for the person. The website is defined to convey information regarding the detected and recorded movement of the person through the user account.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Seth A. Tropper, Amado Batour
  • Patent number: 10010750
    Abstract: An activity tracking device is defined to detect and record movement of a person to which the activity tracking device is affixed. A secondary electronic device is defined separate from the activity tracking device. The secondary electronic device is defined to receive data from the activity tracking device regarding the detected and recorded movement of the person. A website is defined to communicate with connected devices including the secondary electronic device. The website is defined to provide a user account for the person. The website is defined to convey information regarding the detected and recorded movement of the person through the user account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth A. Tropper, Amado Batour
  • Publication number: 20160250516
    Abstract: An activity tracking device is defined to detect and record movement of a person to which the activity tracking device is affixed. A secondary electronic device is defined separate from the activity tracking device. The secondary electronic device is defined to receive data from the activity tracking device regarding the detected and recorded movement of the person. A website is defined to communicate with connected devices including the secondary electronic device. The website is defined to provide a user account for the person. The website is defined to convey information regarding the detected and recorded movement of the person through the user account.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventors: Seth A. Tropper, Amado Batour
  • Patent number: 9421448
    Abstract: Data is received from an activity tracking device. The received data indicates an amount of movement of the activity tracking device. The received data is associated with an account of a user of the activity tracking device. Feedback is generated for the user based on the amount of movement of the activity tracking device as indicated by the received data. The feedback is presented on a website with an indication of points accumulated by the user for the amount of movement of the activity tracking device over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth A. Tropper, Amado Batour
  • Patent number: 9352209
    Abstract: An activity tracking device is defined to detect and record movement of a person to which the activity tracking device is affixed. A secondary electronic device is defined separate from the activity tracking device. The secondary electronic device is defined to receive data from the activity tracking device regarding the detected and recorded movement of the person. A website is defined to communicate with connected devices including the secondary electronic device. The website is defined to provide a user account for the person. The website is defined to convey information regarding the detected and recorded movement of the person through the user account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Fibit, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth A. Tropper, Amado Batour
  • Patent number: 9089760
    Abstract: In a redeemable coupon there is a housing, a motion detector coupled to the housing, wherein the motion detector detects an amount of motion of the coupon, and an indicator coupled to the motion detector, wherein the indicator is activated by the motion detector upon detecting the amount of motion. Additionally, in a method of providing an incentive for a user to exercise, providing the user with a coupon to be coupled to the user, monitoring the motion of the user with a motion sensor included in the coupon, and activating the coupon when the motion sensor has detected a predetermined amount of motion such that the coupon becomes redeemable by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth A. Tropper, Amado Batour
  • Publication number: 20150005912
    Abstract: Data is received from an activity tracking device. The received data indicates an amount of movement of the activity tracking device. The received data is associated with an account of a user of the activity tracking device. Feedback is generated for the user based on the amount of movement of the activity tracking device as indicated by the received data. The feedback is presented on a website with an indication of points accumulated by the user for the amount of movement of the activity tracking device over time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Seth A. Tropper, Amado Batour
  • Patent number: 8924248
    Abstract: In a redeemable coupon there is a housing, a motion detector coupled to the housing, wherein the motion detector detects an amount of motion of the coupon, and an indicator coupled to the motion detector, wherein the indicator is activated by the motion detector upon detecting the amount of motion. Additionally, in a method of providing an incentive for a user to exercise, providing the user with a coupon to be coupled to the user, monitoring the motion of the user with a motion sensor included in the coupon, and activating the coupon when the motion sensor has detected a predetermined amount of motion such that the coupon becomes redeemable by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth A. Tropper, Amado Batour
  • Patent number: 8924249
    Abstract: A band formed to secure to a part of a human body. The band including a motion detection component. The motion detection component including circuitry for detecting and recording movement of the motion detection component. The motion detection component including a display defined to provide a visual indication of an amount of movement recorded by the circuitry. The circuitry including an electrical contact for electrical communication of signals associated with the detected and recorded movement of the motion detection component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth A. Tropper, Amado Batour
  • Patent number: 8909543
    Abstract: A motion detection component is operated to detect movement of the motion detection component. The movement detected by the motion detection component is recorded. A display is operated to provide a visual indication of an amount of the recorded movement. Electrical signals are communicated from the motion detection component through an electrical contact. The electrical signals are associated with the detected and recorded movement of the motion detection component. The motion detection component, the display, and the electrical contact are included within a band formed to secure to a part of a human body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth A. Tropper, Amado Batour
  • Patent number: 8849697
    Abstract: Data is received from an activity tracking device. The received data indicates an amount of movement of the activity tracking device. The received data is associated with an account of a user of the activity tracking device. Feedback is generated for the user based on the amount of movement of the activity tracking device as indicated by the received data. The feedback is presented on a website with an indication of points accumulated by the user for the amount of movement of the activity tracking device over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth A. Tropper, Amado Batour
  • Publication number: 20140163430
    Abstract: Movement of an activity tracking device is detected and recorded using a motion detection component. The activity tracking device includes a band defined to secure to a part of a human body. The motion detection component is included in the band. A signal is conveyed when an amount of recorded movement of the activity tracking device has exceeded a predetermined amount of movement. The signal is conveyed by a notification component connected to the motion detection component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth A. Tropper, Amado Batour, James Wickstead, John Gardner
  • Publication number: 20140163428
    Abstract: A device for tracking activity of a person includes a motion detection component, a notification component, and a band. The motion detection component includes circuitry for detecting and recording movement of the device. The notification component is connected to the circuitry of the motion detection component. The notification component is defined to signal when an amount of recorded movement of the device has exceeded a predetermined amount of movement. The band is formed to secure to a part of a human body. The band includes the motion detection component and the notification component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: FITBIT, INC.
    Inventors: Seth A. Tropper, Amado Batour, James Wickstead, John Gardner
  • Publication number: 20140159894
    Abstract: A band is formed to secure to a part of a person. A motion detection device is provided for detecting movement of the person. The motion detection device is secured to the band. A visual display is provided for conveying information to the person. The visual display is secured to the band in conjunction with the motion detection device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth A. Tropper, Amado Batour, James Wickstead, John Gardner
  • Publication number: 20140163429
    Abstract: A motion detection component is operated to detect movement of a human body. The motion detection component includes circuitry for detecting and recording movement of the motion detection component. The motion detection component includes a display defined to provide a visual indication of an amount of movement recorded by the circuitry. The motion detection component is included in a band defined to secure to a part of the human body. The movement of the human body as detected by the motion detection component is recorded. A recorded amount of movement of the human body is displayed on the display of the motion detection component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth A. Tropper, Amado Batour, James Wickstead, John Gardner
  • Publication number: 20140159903
    Abstract: An activity tracking device includes a motion detection component and a band. The motion detection component includes circuitry for detecting and recording movement of the motion detection component. The motion detection component includes a display defined to provide a visual indication of an amount of movement recorded by the circuitry. The band is formed to secure to a part of a human body. The band includes the motion detection component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: FITBIT, INC.
    Inventors: Seth A. Tropper, Amado Batour, James Wickstead, John Gardner
  • Publication number: 20140143038
    Abstract: An activity tracking device is defined to detect and record movement of a person to which the activity tracking device is affixed. A secondary electronic device is defined separate from the activity tracking device. The secondary electronic device is defined to receive data from the activity tracking device regarding the detected and recorded movement of the person. A website is defined to communicate with connected devices including the secondary electronic device. The website is defined to provide a user account for the person. The website is defined to convey information regarding the detected and recorded movement of the person through the user account.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth A. Tropper, Amado Batour
  • Publication number: 20140143031
    Abstract: A motion detection component is operated to detect movement of the motion detection component. The movement detected by the motion detection component is recorded. A display is operated to provide a visual indication of an amount of the recorded movement. Electrical signals are communicated from the motion detection component through an electrical contact. The electrical signals are associated with the detected and recorded movement of the motion detection component. The motion detection component, the display, and the electrical contact are included within a band formed to secure to a part of a human body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth A. Tropper, Amado Batour
  • Publication number: 20140142467
    Abstract: A band formed to secure to a part of a human body. The band including a motion detection component. The motion detection component including circuitry for detecting and recording movement of the motion detection component. The motion detection component including a display defined to provide a visual indication of an amount of movement recorded by the circuitry. The circuitry including an electrical contact for electrical communication of signals associated with the detected and recorded movement of the motion detection component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: FITBIT, INC.
    Inventors: Seth A. Tropper, Amado Batour
  • Publication number: 20140142733
    Abstract: Data is received from an activity tracking device. The received data indicates an amount of movement of the activity tracking device. The received data is associated with an account of a user of the activity tracking device. Feedback is generated for the user based on the amount of movement of the activity tracking device as indicated by the received data. The feedback is presented on a website with an indication of points accumulated by the user for the amount of movement of the activity tracking device over time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: FITBIT, INC.
    Inventors: Seth A. Tropper, Amado Batour