Physical Education Patents (Class 434/247)
  • Patent number: 11935423
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods associated with an athletic trainer system for effective assessment of an athlete in real, or near real, time are disclosed herein. In embodiments, a sport marker may include wireless circuitry to establish a wireless connection with a mobile device and a processor coupled to the wireless circuitry. The processor may receive an indication of a location at which the sport marker is to be positioned, and cause instructions to be provided to a user to facilitate positioning of the sport marker at the location. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Inventor: Darren Michael Smith
  • Patent number: 11918856
    Abstract: A fitness tracking system for generating movement variables corresponding to movement of a user includes a monitoring device, a personal electronic device, and a remote processing server. The monitoring device is configured to be worn or carried by the user and includes a movement sensor configured to collect movement data. The personal electronic device is operably connected to the monitoring device. At least one of the personal electronic device and the monitoring device is configured to calculate feature data by applying a set of rules to the movement data, to calculate raw speed data corresponding to a speed of the user from the subset of the movement data, and to calculate raw distance data corresponding to a distance moved by the user from the subset of the movement data. The remote processing server includes a machine learning model for processing at least the feature data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Under Armour, Inc.
    Inventors: F. Grant Kovach, Michael Mazzoleni, Jeffrey Allen
  • Patent number: 11914685
    Abstract: According to certain aspects of the present disclosure, a computer-implemented method is provided. The method includes receiving, at a manager device, data comprising at least one managed device. The method includes identifying, at the manager device, a website associated with the at least one managed device. The method also includes receiving, at a mobile device management server from the manager device, a first message to cause the mobile device management server to initiate transmission of a second message comprising a command that causes the at least one managed device to navigate to the website via a browser, restrict access to other websites other than the website, and enable a camera. Systems and machine-readable media are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: JAMF Software, LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Maxim, Samuel Jacob Weiss, Jonathan William Yuresko
  • Patent number: 11893626
    Abstract: A token system and method, employing a token representing an interest in a smart contract, comprising: a distributed ledger, storing parameters of a smart contract, the smart contract representing an agreement, secured by a security interest in property, to execute the security interest unless a token is returned within a period; a communication port configured to interface with an automated communication network for communications between a plurality of cryptographic hardware processors; and an automated distributed virtual state machine, hosted by the plurality of cryptographic hardware processors, employing a distributed consensus model for transaction validation, the automated distributed virtual state machine being configured to: communicate distributed consensus messages through the automated communication network; communicate the token; execute the smart contract defined by the parameters, receiving inputs and producing outputs on a blockchain; and communicate an immutable message for exercise of the s
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Stichting IP-Oversight
    Inventors: Christopher Youb, Bruce Youb
  • Patent number: 11893055
    Abstract: The system for automatic management and depositing of documents' (images') hash in the block-chain technology comprises of at least one device for documents' recording, and/or for the conversion of documents into digital photography (1), at least one device through which communication and encoding are performed (2), at least one device through which user authentication is performed (3), at least one device on which the block-chain base is located (4) and at least one device on which the hash base is located (5). The device (1) comprises at least a digital camera, a communication system, an image processing system and the GPS, and it may additionally include an adequate software application. The communication system is a virtual VPN specifically dedicated to the device (1), and communication among the devices within the system is carried out through the Internet and it is encoded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Inventor: Sava Zivanovic
  • Patent number: 11872445
    Abstract: A fitness management method, a fitness management device, and a computer readable storage medium are provided. The method comprises the following operations: acquiring a health evaluation result and health planning information corresponding to a first user account currently logged in; generating a fitness project on the basis of the health evaluation result and the health planning information; determining whether a smart terminal is currently connected to a data network; if so, determining whether there is a target network fitness application matching the fitness project among the network fitness applications currently installed on the smart terminal; and if so, displaying a first startup selection interface of the target network fitness application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: SHENZHEN SKYWORTH-RGB ELECTRONIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yonglong Huang, Xian Wang
  • Patent number: 11875009
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for improved analyte processing with data that was captured by analyte monitors. Analyte data entries are processed with multiple child processes and the child processes pass results to a parent process. The parent process aggregates the children results to result in faster processing times. The analyte data is processed in a backend system that is linked to user computing devices with graphical user interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: EDDII, Inc.
    Inventors: Farhaneh Ahmadi, Patrick Vanegas, Bhrigu Adlakha
  • Patent number: 11830625
    Abstract: Systems, computer-implemented methods, and computer program products to facilitate employing a probabilistic model to generate a continuous disease status index based on observational data are provided. According to an embodiment, a system can comprise a memory that stores computer executable components and a processor that executes the computer executable components stored in the memory. The computer executable components can comprise a model component that employs a probabilistic model to generate probability distributions of disease states of a disease of an entity based on observational data of the entity. The computer executable components can further comprise an index component that generates a disease status index of the disease based on the probability distributions of the disease states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Zhaonan Sun, Liuyi Yao, Zijun Yao, Jianying Hu
  • Patent number: 11823495
    Abstract: A Kinect-based auxiliary training system for basic badminton movements, includes a data collection module, a movement feature extraction and recognition module, and a movement standard degree analysis and guidance module. The data collection module is provided with a Kinect v2 somatosensory device for monitoring athletes in real time, and collecting 3D coordinate data of 25 joint points of athletes' whole body. The movement feature extraction and recognition module is provided for establishing a standard template, and obtaining a similarity between the movement data and the standard template. The movement standard degree analysis and guidance module is provided for determining a category of the current movement of the user to be tested according to the similarity, and further analyzing whether the current movement of the user to be tested meets a standard according to a threshold range of the bone included angle set by a technology evaluation rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Harbin Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Jihong Yan, Zipeng Wang
  • Patent number: 11803904
    Abstract: A smart device comprising: a blockchain application module to blockchain data obtained by the smart device, the smart device configured to transmit blockchained data to a blockchain data system. A smart tracking system comprising the smart device and a blockchain data system comprising a number of blockchain nodes each configured to receive and store a copy of the blockchained data transmitted from the smart device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignees: Ascent Solutions Pte Ltd, 1Citadel Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Chee Kean Lim, Kia Boon Chew, Yihang Huang, Heng Wee Chin, Hian Leong Ong, Eng Guan Ng
  • Patent number: 11804148
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure include methods and apparatuses for pre-action gaming. For example, in an aspect, a method is presented for constructing a user-controllable image, comprising obtaining anatomical and physiological data associated with a body, storing the anatomical and physiological data in a database; and creating the user-controllable image based on the stored anatomical and physiological data, wherein the user-controllable image is configurable to a user, wherein at least a moveable portion of the user-controllable image is constructed to move based on input from a user, and wherein the user-controllable image is constructed so as to enable pre-action training the user. As such, victims of traumatic brain injury or other neurological setbacks may pre-train their nervous system for use of one or more injured body parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Inventors: Vincent John Macri, Vincent James Macri, Paul Zilber
  • Patent number: 11801016
    Abstract: A system using combined electrocardiography (EKG) and photoplethysmography (PPG) sensing to assess intra-arterial fluid volume is described. The system uses averaging of similar pulses based on prior (n?1; n minus 1) R-to-R pulse wave duration, and prior-prior (n?2; n minus 2) R-to-R pulse wave duration, to determine a patient's fluid status and whether it is below or above optimal intravascular hydration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: HEMOCEPT INC.
    Inventors: Eric Raman, Kevin Peterson, Iain Hueton
  • Patent number: 11793664
    Abstract: A bruxism mouth guard device is disclosed herein. The bruxism mouth guard device includes a mouth guard body portion with a channel formed therein that is configured to receive one or more teeth of a user; one or more pressure sensing devices configured to sense a grinding or clenching of the one or more teeth of the user; a vibration device configured to vibrate one or more portions of the mouth of the user; and a control device operatively coupled to the one or more pressure sensing devices and the vibration device, the control device configured to activate the vibration device so as to vibrate the one or more portions of the mouth of the user when the one or more pressure sensing devices sense the grinding or clenching of the one or more teeth by the user. A bruxism mouth guard system including the device is also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Inventors: Sanaz Daneshfar Hamrah, Kenny Kambiz Broukhim
  • Patent number: 11783672
    Abstract: A networked computer system for displaying images associated with non-fungible tokens (NFTs) on electronic gaming machines (EGMs) is described herein. The networked computer system includes a computer server coupled to a plurality of EGMs located within a casino property. The computer server includes a processor programmed to execute an algorithm to display an animated sequence of computer-generated images on a display device of a corresponding EGM including the steps of querying a blockchain system to identify a casino charm NFT owned by a casino patron, querying a charms content database to retrieve image data associated with the identified casino charm NFT, and rendering an image of the identified casino charm NFT on a game screen displayed on the corresponding EGM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Station Casinos LLC
    Inventors: Tom Mikulich, Pat Gordon, Jon Von Tobel, William Chad Little
  • Patent number: 11740613
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a monitoring apparatus configured to generate time-series predicted data based on time-series measured data and a prediction model that generates predicted data including one or more predicted values predicted to be output from one or more sensors; and generate, for a first sensor among the one or more sensors, a displayed image including a measured value graph representing a temporal change in a measured value included in the time-series measured data in a second period after a first period, a predicted value graph representing a temporal change in a predicted value included in time-series predicted data in the second period, past distribution information representing a distribution of a measured value in the first period, and measurement distribution information representing a distribution of the measured value included in the time-series measured data in the second period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Yasunori Taguchi, Kouta Nakata, Susumu Naito, Yuichi Kato, Toshio Aoki, Shinya Tominaga, Isaku Nagura, Ryota Miyake, Chikashi Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 11741426
    Abstract: A system and method for tracking digital assets associated with video games. The digital assets may be in-game digital assets, such as in-game items or characters. The digital assets may be video game digital media assets representing moments of gameplay of a video game, such as video clips or images. The digital asset is created, and a distributed ledger tracking a history of the digital asset is created and stored across devices. A unique token for the digital asset can include a unique identifier and metadata identifying properties of the digital asset. Changes to properties of the digital asset, such as ownership, visual appearance, or metadata, can be identified in a request to update the history. A new block can be generated for, and appended to, the distributed ledger identifying the changes to the history of the digital asset. The new block can include hashes of previous blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Mischa Stephens, Warren Benedetto, Foley Laiyemo
  • Patent number: 11731022
    Abstract: A portable kicking target for shin conditioning during martial arts training, particularly muai thai. The target may be attached to a conventional punching bag to provide target areas of varying hardness, such that, over time, trainee shin bones and the shin area of the legs are conditioned and strengthened. The target comprises a radially spaced-apart pair of impact pockets that are to be repeatedly kicked. Each impact pocket houses a plurality of elongated, generally parallel, plastic impact tubes. One pocket has a plurality of soft tubes, and the other houses a plurality of harder tubes. The kicker's shins are strengthened over time by repeated contact with the impact pockets. Training starts with the softer impact tubes. After the trainee's shins strengthen, the trainee may increase impact force by switching to the harder impact tubes, and eventually micro fractures will develop as conditioning peaks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Inventor: Carl K. Hilton
  • Patent number: 11726550
    Abstract: Accordingly, embodiments herein disclose a method for providing real-time virtual feedback using an electronic device. The method includes receiving, by the electronic device, motion data of each segment in a multi-segment body part of a first user. Further, the method includes determining, by the electronic device, a posture information of each of the segment in the multi-segment body part based on the motion data of each of the segment in the multi-segment body part of the first user. Further, the method includes determining, by the electronic device, a degree of similarity between the posture information of each of the segment in the multi-segment body part of the first user and a posture information of each segment in a multi-segment body part of a second user. Further, the method includes providing, by the electronic device, a virtual feedback to the first user based on the degree of similarity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Anindhya Sankhla
  • Patent number: 11727227
    Abstract: Copies of a distributed ledger with multiple blocks are stored on multiple computing devices. A first computing device coming into proximity with a particular object triggers generation of a new block to the distributed ledger, the new block identifying a characteristic of the object and including a hash of a previous block of the distributed ledger. The new block is optionally verified before it is appended onto the distributed ledger and transmitted out to each of the multiple computing devices so that each copy of the distributed ledger includes the new block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: DIGIPRINT IP LLC
    Inventors: Avery Levy, John Cronin
  • Patent number: 11707689
    Abstract: A vertical wind tunnel for indoor skydiving having at least one recirculating airflow plenum. The airflow plenum includes a first vertical member housing a flight chamber, a top horizontal member, a second vertical member, and a bottom horizontal member. The bottom horizontal member has a first section and a second section. A corner section connects the second section of the bottom horizontal member with the first vertical member. The second section of the bottom horizontal member contracts the airflow travelling through the bottom horizontal member between the first section and its exit to the corner section. The corner section further contracts the airflow exiting the second section of the bottom horizontal member towards the first vertical member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: IFLY HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: N. Alan Metni, Justin Eugene Waldron, Wade Austin Lewis, Mark Arlitt
  • Patent number: 11711263
    Abstract: Various techniques are described herein for autonomously registering and/or activating Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices, provisioning wireless network access of those devices, and connecting the IoT device to an NB-IoT network with agreed-to terms for network usage. In various embodiments, IoT devices may be configured to negotiate for NB-IoT network access by (i) sharing their data with the NB-IoT network provider, (ii) security storing and using cryptocurrency to obtain NB-IoT network access, and/or (iii) automatically providing the NB-IoT network provider with access to data from other associated IoT devices and/or with payment from a separate payment provider. Individual IoT devices may be preconfigured with negotiation terms for NB-IoT network access, pre-associated with other devices/users, and/or pre-loaded with cryptocurrency in a secure storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: DISH Network L.L.C.
    Inventors: Nicholas Newell, Erik Swenson, Swapnil Tilaye
  • Patent number: 11699201
    Abstract: A system and method for transitioning a distributed ledger network according to a legal contract that includes: establishing a contract, which comprises generating a set of programmable clauses for the contract by implementing a templating system comprised of a template model that contains the logic of each programmable clause of the set of programmable clauses; operating a distributed ledger network between participants, wherein the distributed ledger network is configured with an application model that maps to the template model; updating the contract state; updating the distributed ledger network according to the application model; in response to at least one update to the contract state, recording an update to the distributed ledger network; and in response to at least one contract-associated update in the distributed ledger network, initiating execution of at least one programmable clause of the contract and recording a subsequent update to the distributed ledger network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: DocuSign, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Geoffrey Lerato Hunn, Daniel Charles Selman, Jerome Simeon
  • Patent number: 11659967
    Abstract: The Potty Training Tool introduces a heat-activated, detachable plastic tool containing drawings that appear when urinated on. The plastic tool is placed on the bottom of a potty toilet. The ‘magically appearing’ drawings will not only motivate the toddler to use the bathroom, but will also create a consistent reward system that has been previously proven to help children learn how to use their training potty. The disclosed potty training tool includes a portable potty comprising an inside bottom catch surface configured for receiving urine and a defecation from a child user. A detachable and removable catch and tool comprise a top surface visible to the child user designed to fit inside the potty and to catch a urine and to reveal a drawing message based on body temperature heat from the urine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Inventor: Gary Meisman
  • Patent number: 11660245
    Abstract: A hippotherapy device includes a saddle for receiving a person thereon, a programmable movement control, and an automatic movement device for automatically moving the saddle according to a movement pattern program. The program specifies a sequence of target values of positions and orientations of the saddle in the locality of the movement device in order to execute the movement pattern. The hippotherapy device further includes a person securing device having a main support on which a body strap is mounted, at least one sensor for detecting at least one physical variable characterizing the body posture of the person on the saddle, and an auxiliary control device configured to compare expected values of the physical variable with current values of the physical variable detected by the sensor, and to trigger an associated safety function, if a deviation of the current values from the expected values exceeds a predetermined tolerance threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: KUKA Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Keibel
  • Patent number: 11663551
    Abstract: A system and method for tracking digital assets associated with video games. The digital assets may be in-game digital assets, such as in-game items or characters. The digital assets may be video game digital media assets representing moments of gameplay of a video game, such as video clips or images. The digital asset is created, and a distributed ledger tracking a history of the digital asset is created and stored across devices. A unique token for the digital asset can include a unique identifier and metadata identifying properties of the digital asset. Changes to properties of the digital asset, such as ownership, visual appearance, or metadata, can be identified in a request to update the history. A new block can be generated for, and appended to, the distributed ledger identifying the changes to the history of the digital asset. The new block can include hashes of previous blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Mischa Stephens, Warren Benedetto, Foley Laiyemo
  • Patent number: 11654342
    Abstract: The Spring Impact Boxing Dummy is the only product of its kind that utilizes springs on a target to accurately depict a real life fighting experience to improve strike precision and exactitude. The disclosure is uniquely designed to resemble a human body and face and can be simply mounted onto any wall based on user preferences; therefore, providing users an effective means to train, burn calories in an effort to get in the best shape of their lives. A mount supports springs having a spring force set to a weight of a user of the boxing dummy. A frame is attached to the mount via the springs. The frame includes adjustable tracks for a height adjustment relative to the mount. The boxing dummy includes pads near a head and hands of the boxing dummy and is attached to the frame via the plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Inventors: Mark Wilson, Deanna Wilson
  • Patent number: 11631492
    Abstract: A hospital support system includes a management monitor and an operation terminal functioning as a first controller that performs control for displaying a status management table in a state in which items corresponding to a series of predetermined multiple stages performed so as to correspond to a diseased animal at least while the diseased animal stays in a hospital from when the diseased animal arrives at the hospital to when payment is finished are arranged in a sequence of time on the management monitor and a second controller that performs control for displaying an icon indicating which stage of the multiple stages in the status management table is a stage being performed at a current point of time on the management monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Shigetoshi Ishikawa, Hirona Yumbe, Akemi Oda, Yasuhisa Kaneko, Haruyasu Nakatsugawa, Keiji Tsubota
  • Patent number: 11628336
    Abstract: An exercise rating and improvement system comprising: a feature amount extraction unit for extracting, from information obtained from a subject, a feature amount about exercise efficiency; an rating unit for rating exercise efficiency of the subject by comparing the extracted feature amount and a feature amount to be compared; and an improvement information providing unit for providing, on the basis of the rating result, information such that the feature amount of the subject approaches the feature amount to be compared.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shingo Tsukada, Hiroshi Nakashima, Tetsuomi Sogawa
  • Patent number: 11610506
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method and an apparatus for providing personal coach for user's exercise in an electronic device. According to various embodiments of the present disclosure, an electronic device may include sensor circuitry and a processor, wherein the processor may be configured to determine at least one activity information which satisfies a designated condition among one or more activity information previously obtained in relation to a user motion, to determine a first exercise intensity for the user, based at least on variation of the at least one activity information over time, to determine a second exercise intensity by adjusting the first exercise intensity, based at least on a previous target of exercise of the user, and to provide guide information associated with the second exercise intensity. Various embodiments are feasible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seung Seok Kang
  • Patent number: 11604361
    Abstract: The invention relates to an optical device (FILT) for filtering light received, by polarisation or mechanically, from a medium presenting a graphic and/or textual content, characterized in that cycles of opening and closing a vision space, in a visible light spectrum, are realized periodically using the optical device (FILT) at a preset frequency Fd and in that the successive open periods each have a duration (T1) comprised in an interval of values ranging from 15 to 35% of the duration (T) of the realized cycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignees: UNIVERSITÉ DE RENNES 1
    Inventors: Albert Le Floch, Guy Ropars
  • Patent number: 11602669
    Abstract: A method of operating a fitness tracking system including a plurality of sensors is disclosed herein. The method includes mounting a biometric monitoring device on an article of apparel worn by a user. The method further includes receiving a prompt indicating that the user intends to provide a verbal cue via a microphone provided on the biometric monitoring device. After receiving the verbal cue from the user one of a plurality of exercise modules is selected for execution by the processor. Each of the plurality of exercise modules is configured to generate workout metrics based at least in part on physiological data received from a first of the plurality of sensors without regard to physiological data from a second of the plurality of sensors. The selected exercise module generates workout metrics for the user for a limited period of time ranging from selection of the exercise module until occurrence of a termination event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: MyFitnessPal, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Mazzoleni, Jeffrey Allen, Robert Lanzer
  • Patent number: 11567572
    Abstract: A processing system having at least one processor may detect a first object in a first video of a first user and detect a second object in a second video of a second user, where the first video and the second video are part of a visual communication session between the first user and the second user. The processing system may further detect a first action in the first video relative to the first object, detect a second action in the second video relative to the second object, detect a difference between the first action and the second action, and provide a notification indicative of the difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: James Pratt, Jason Decuir, Terrel Lecesne, Eric Zavesky
  • Patent number: 11538352
    Abstract: A method for providing task load-optimized computer-generated training experiences to a user of a training system that includes: a display, a training simulator, a prediction program (ML1), and a training optimization program (ML2). In response to receiving a predicted optimal task load, ML2 provides a first training experience recommendation related to the training content and/or training conditions that, if utilized in providing a training experience to the user, is predicted to result in the predicted actual task load of the user equaling the predicted optimal task load. In response to receiving biometric information or performance metric information, ML1 determines the predicted actual task load. If the predicted actual task load does not match the predicted optimal task load, ML2 provides a second training experience recommendation and a second training experience is provided where at least one of the training content or the training conditions is changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Avrio Analytics LLC
    Inventor: Michael G. Bertolli
  • Patent number: 11507337
    Abstract: A workout music playback device for playing workout music during a workout with given workout parameters by arranging and assembling song segments of original musical recordings in accordance with workout parameters. The device has a media output manager configured to receive the workout parameters and prepare audio output information by arranging a sequence of song segments into an edited song recording. It has an instruction relay module configured to receive the audio output information, and transmit the workout audio output instructions. The device has a media output generator configured to receive the audio output instructions from the instruction relay module, retrieve and assemble the song recording data of the original musical recording from the memory in accordance with the audio output instructions, and transmit a data stream of workout music corresponding to the workout parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Inventor: Brian Howard Guralnick
  • Patent number: 11497980
    Abstract: An interactive exercise method includes streaming exercise content to an interactive video system for display via a mirror, the exercise content including a depiction of an instructor performing a repetitive movement. A video stream of a user performing the repetitive movement is received, via a camera of the interactive video system, and the user is detected in the video stream. The user or a body portion thereof is tracked in the video stream as the user performs the repetitive movement. The method also includes generating a measure of a difference between a form of the user performing the repetitive movement and a predetermined form for the repetitive movement. A corrective movement is displayed to the user, via the display and during the display of the instructor performing the repetitive movement, based on the measure, to conform the form of the user to the predetermined form for the repetitive movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Curiouser Products Inc.
    Inventors: Brynn Putnam, Kristie D'Ambrosio-Correll
  • Patent number: 11491369
    Abstract: A bat speed measuring device is including a housing, one or more light emitting assemblies producing light at first and second sensing zones relative to the housing, first and second light receiving assemblies for receiving respective light reflections of the light when a moving object, such as a bat, passes through the first and second sensing zones, and a processor configured to calculate a speed of the object moving between the first and second sensing zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Catalyst Sports LLC
    Inventors: Troy Slinkard, Daniel Bodenstein, Austin Glaser, Kevin McWilliams
  • Patent number: 11484754
    Abstract: A method determines running phases of a user on a treadmill having first and second rotating elements rotating about respective rotational axes transverse to a longitudinal axis of the treadmill. A physical exercise surface connects to the rotating elements. An electric motor operatively associated with one rotating element rotates the rotating elements and the physical exercise surface. A processor connects to the electric motor and controls the electric motor. The processor determines a magnitude variable over time, which is correlated to user interaction with the exercise surface while exercising and has a periodic trend. The processor determines time instants of at least two points of the periodic trend. The time instants of each point representing instants of user interaction with the exercise surface. The processor determines a running phase of the user on the exercise surface as a function of the respective time instants of the periodic trend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: TECHNOGYM S.p.A.
    Inventors: Paolo Paganelli, Claudio Serra, Giuseppe Fedele, Fabio Ronchi, Alessandro Del Monaco
  • Patent number: 11482127
    Abstract: A method and system for analysing behaviour of a plurality of users for recommending a change in at least one behavioural attribute to at least one of the plurality of users for changing at least one effect of the behavioural attribute along with an estimated improvement in performance is disclosed. The method comprises, analysing activity data of the plurality of users and a context of the activity for determining one or more behavioural attributes of each of the plurality of users, assigning a value to each behavioural attribute of each of the plurality of users, determining a percentile score for each users for each of the one or more behavioural attributes and recommending, to at least one user, a change in at least one behavioural attribute and a magnitude of change and a direction of change, based on the percentile score correlated with better performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: INDIAVIDUAL LEARNING PVT. LTD.
    Inventors: Keyur Faldu, Achint Thomas, Aditi Avasthi
  • Patent number: 11468388
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and processes for users of electronic devices to issue physical activity goal challenges and rewards to one another. In one example, a first user can provide a physical activity goal that is to be performed by a second user. The first user can further provide a reward that is to be given to the second user in response to the second user completing the physical activity goal. An electronic device associated with the second user can be used to detect physical activity performed by the second user and to determine whether the second user has completed the physical activity goal. In response to determining that the second user has completed the physical activity goal, the reward can be issued to the second user. The reward can include an image, video, song, electronic message, amount of virtual currency, access to a service, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Jay Blahnik
  • Patent number: 11455909
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for using sensor devices to detect and monitor movement of a body. The sensor devices may be coupled to a body in a predefined arrangement, where a sensor device is positioned on a particular portion of the body in accordance with the predefined arrangement. The sensor devices measure a position of the portion of the body to which the band is secured during movement and communicate the position to a client device to be used in generating and updating a graphical representation of the movement performed in near-real-time. Further, the client device may determine whether the movement performed conforms to an ideal movement and, in response to the movement not conforming to the predefined movement, a suggested change in the movement can be identified that, if performed, would conform to the ideal movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Kinetic Telemetry, LLC
    Inventors: David Alan Wallach, Brian E. Welcher, Miles Gantt, Kyle Carnahan
  • Patent number: 11446559
    Abstract: Described herein are devices and systems relating to sports training equipment, for example, for baseball. These devices and systems can comprise a mat with markers identifying a plurality of positions on the mat. In some embodiments, the system can comprise removably attachable footpads to identify ideal foot positions for an athletic performance. In some embodiments, the footpads comprise one or more pressure sensors. The system can comprise one or more position sensors on a ball, and one or more position sensors removably attachable to a hand-held sports instrument. In some embodiments, the system can comprise a memory, communicatively coupled to a processor and a camera, with executable instructions to implement a set-up component, a user recognition component, a practice component, and instructional component, and a play component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: NEW TURF TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Ferrara, Michael Kahn
  • Patent number: 11445985
    Abstract: Systems and methods for positioning one or more sensors on a user. The system has user sensors, apparatus sensors, and treatment sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: ROM TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Steven Mason, Daniel Posnack, Peter Arn, Wendy Para, S. Adam Hacking, Micheal Mueller, Joseph Guaneri, Jonathan Greene
  • Patent number: 11446550
    Abstract: According to one exemplary embodiment, an apparatus, system, method and/or computer program product may provide an electronically and programmably controlled remote virtual spectator/viewer device enabling viewer interaction with an entertainment participant in an entertainment forum via an exemplary digital video camera, digital audio microphone, speaker system, and display device system coupled via at least one communications interface to a communications network to allow a remote viewer to virtually interact with and communicate with the entertainment participant in the entertainment forum. Embodiments may include a graphical user interface configured to allow control of a digital video camera, and digital microphone in the entertainment forum, by a remote user from a remote location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Inventor: Christopher DeCarlo
  • Patent number: 11426628
    Abstract: A method for identifying and correcting muscular and skeletal disbalances through exercise includes recording, by a processor, using at least one sensor coupled to the processor, an exercise motion performed by a user, identifying, by the processor, a motion deficiency of the user based on the detected exercise motion, formulating, by the processor, a corrective motion based on the detected motion deficiency, and providing, by the processor, the corrective motion to the user, which also includes identifying motion deficiencies as far as range of motion, balance, symmetry, smoothness, strength, stamina and other motion characteristics, formulating corrective exercise program that involves multiple training machines, formulating exercises in terms of number of repetitions, cadence (frequency) or motion, range of motion, added resistance levels, communicating the corrective exercise program via the screen embedded on each machine, and guiding the user through each exercise, directing user to change exercise mach
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Inventors: Elena Balkarova, Jevgenij Blium
  • Patent number: 11423800
    Abstract: A welding training system includes one or more welding operator device which provides positional feedback relevant to a quality weld. The positional feedback is analyzed and, when the positional feedback is outside of a predetermined range, a signal is provided to the welding operator. In one embodiment, tactile feedback is provided in a welding gun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Gerald Batzler, Bruce Patrick Albrecht, William Joshua Becker
  • Patent number: 11413500
    Abstract: A fitness tracking system for generating movement variables corresponding to movement of a user includes a monitoring device, a personal electronic device, and a remote processing server. The monitoring device is configured to be worn or carried by the user and includes a movement sensor configured to collect movement data. The personal electronic device is operably connected to the monitoring device. At least one of the personal electronic device and the monitoring device is configured to calculate feature data by applying a set of rules to the movement data, to calculate raw speed data corresponding to a speed of the user from the subset of the movement data, and to calculate raw distance data corresponding to a distance moved by the user from the subset of the movement data. The remote processing server includes a machine learning model for processing at least the feature data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Under Armour, Inc.
    Inventors: F. Grant Kovach, Michael Mazzoleni, Jeffrey Allen
  • Patent number: 11409974
    Abstract: Copies of a distributed ledger with multiple blocks are stored on multiple computing devices. A first computing device coming into proximity with a particular object triggers generation of a new block to the distributed ledger, the new block identifying a characteristic of the object and including a hash of a previous block of the distributed ledger. The new block is optionally verified before it is appended onto the distributed ledger and transmitted out to each of the multiple computing devices so that each copy of the distributed ledger includes the new block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: DIGIPRINT IP LLC
    Inventors: Avery Levy, John Cronin
  • Patent number: 11400995
    Abstract: A bicycle computer for monitoring performance of a user of a bicycle includes a processing circuitry; a user interface; an attaching unit for arranging the bicycle computer in an attached position; and at least one integrated proximity sensor arranged and dimensioned to measure, in the attached position, proximity data being indicative of a distance to a body part. The processing circuitry is configured to obtain the proximity data from the at least one integrated proximity sensor and to process the proximity data into one or more cycling metric. The user interface is configured to output the one or more cycling metric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Polar Electro Oy
    Inventors: Esa Tuulari, Jukka Happonen, Pertti Puolakanaho
  • Patent number: 11383144
    Abstract: System and techniques for positional analysis using computer vision sensor synchronization are described herein. A set of sensor data may be obtained for a participant of an activity. A video stream may be captured in response to detection of a start of the activity in the set of sensor data. The video stream may include images of the participant engaging in the activity. A key stage of the activity may be identified by evaluation of the sensor data. A key frame may be selected from the video stream using a timestamp of the sensor data used to identify the key stage of the activity. A skeletal map may be generated for the participant in the key frame using key points of the participant extracted from the key frame. Instructional data may be selected using the skeletal map. The instructional data may be displayed on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Qiang Eric Li, Wenlong Li, Shaohui Jiao, Yikai Fang, Xiaolu Shen, Lidan Zhang, Xiaofeng Tong, Fucen Zeng
  • Patent number: 11369843
    Abstract: A training system operates to provide an online training system that includes an instructional portion, a performance portion and a results report. A trainer can create training modules and/or training programs and then launch a training program in which one or more users, utilizing a user system, can participate. A training program consists of one or more training modules. Each training module is configured to first run in a demonstration mode, in which the operator streams a demonstration of the physical activity required by the training module to one or more user systems. Users can thus view the demonstration of the physical activity on the user systems. The training module then enters a trial or trial mode in which each of the participants then engage in performing the physical activity. The user systems present a video/graphical display to show various performance criteria of the training module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: DRIBBLEUP, INC
    Inventors: Eric Forkosh, Marc Forkosh, Ben Paster