Physical Education Patents (Class 434/247)
  • Patent number: 11323273
    Abstract: This relates generally to a system and method to generate a blockchain application for different blockchain technologies. The system provides a blockchain development framework that allows business application (i.e., logic) to be written once irrespective of underlying blockchain technologies. The blockchain development framework works in two stages. In the first stage, a user interface is provided to capture the metadata and a set of functions. Further, the blockchain development framework generates underlying blockchain technology specific code in the second stage. The user can write business logics for the business use case in a platform agnostic programming language. The smart contract can then be compiled and deployed on the underlying blockchain platform specified by the user. This enables easy portability among blockchain technologies and thus reduces human intervention while programming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventor: Vivekanand Ramgopal
  • Patent number: 11322043
    Abstract: Methods and systems for remote multiplayer gameplay are disclosed. An example method can include joining a multiplayer interactive physical game including first and second players competing in an activity; capturing a first game video of a first player in a first play of the multiplayer interactive physical game, using a first camera on a first mobile computing device in a first gaming area; determining a first object flow associated with the first player from the first game video, by performing an algorithm on one or more frames of the first game video to detect one or more key points of the first player; generating a first analytic based on the first object flow; receiving a second analytic associated with the second player in a second gaming area; and generating a feedback to the first player based on the first analytic or the second analytic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: NEX Team Inc.
    Inventors: Keng Fai Lee, Qi Zhang, Wing Hung Chan, Wang Fai Ng, Tin Yin Lam, Alexander Wu, Ian Smith, David Richard Schmierer, Bradford Lewis Farkas, Kin Ming Law
  • Patent number: 11323521
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices associated with an edge device are described. An edge device can include a processing resource and a memory resource having instructions executable to receive, at the processing resource, the memory resource, or both, and from a first source comprising a device in communication with the edge device, first input associated with a user of the device. The instructions can be executable to receive, from a second source, second input associated with a user of the device, determine, based on the first input and the second input, operational instructions for the device and transmit the operational instructions to the device. The instructions can be executable to update, using a machine learning model, the operational instructions responsive to receiving an indication of performance of the operational instructions by the device and responsive to third input received from the first source, the second source, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Sharmila Velamur, Fatma Arzum Simsek-Ege, Shivani Srivastava, Marsela Pontoh, Lavanya Sriram
  • Patent number: 11322240
    Abstract: An athlete tracking system and method for tracking an athlete during training sessions. The system includes a mobile tracking device wearable around a portion of the athlete's head, and a training log server for maintaining an athlete profile that includes a training record updatable by the athlete and a training plan supplied by a coach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: FINISH TIME HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Todd Martin
  • Patent number: 11323475
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for detecting replay attack comprises: obtaining at least one candidate transaction for adding to a blockchain; verifying if an identification of the candidate transaction exists in an identification database, the identification database comprising a plurality of identifications within a validation range; and in response to determining that the identification does not exist in the identification database, determining that the candidate transaction is not associated with a replay attack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: ADVANCED NEW TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Guilu Xie
  • Patent number: 11311776
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for exercise monitoring and coaching using audio devices are provided herein. A computer-implemented method includes processing a first set of one or more auditory prompts, wherein the first set of auditory prompts pertains to initiation of at least one activity with respect to a user; detecting, in connection with the first set of auditory prompts, one or more sets of movements being performed by the user, wherein said detecting comprises (i) emitting one or more acoustic waves towards the user and (ii) processing reflection of the one or more acoustic waves from the user; classifying, based on said detecting, the one or more sets of movements as one or more predefined exercises; and generating and outputting a second set of auditory prompts to the user, wherein the second set of auditory prompts pertains to the predefined exercises being performed by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mohit Jain, Pratyush Kumar, Anup Agarwal
  • Patent number: 11315001
    Abstract: An industrial system includes an electronic badge worn or otherwise transported by an industrial vehicle operator. The electronic badge has a housing, a processor, and a transceiver coupled to the processor that communicates on a personal-area network with a badge communicator that is provided on an industrial vehicle when the electronic badge and the badge communicator are in range of each other. Further, an activity sensor collects activity information about the industrial vehicle operator as the industrial vehicle operator performs work tasks. The electronic badge exchanges data collected by the activity sensor with the industrial vehicle, for communication to a remote server. An electronic message is communicated to the industrial vehicle for output to a display thereon, and the electronic message defines an assigned task that is based upon previously collected data from the activity sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Crown Equipment Corporation
    Inventor: Philip W. Swift
  • Patent number: 11314722
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments relate to implementation of a syntax for altering one or more rules by which a blockchain may be modified wherein the software implementing each client of a blockchain network are programmed to be responsive to requests or directives to alter one or more rules by which blocks may be added to a blockchain responsive to transactions received for storage therein, the requests/directives being processed by the client as a transaction and added to the block in accordance with the current state of the operating rules, thereby adding a new rule or modifying an existing rule for subsequent operation of the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Pierce, Ajay Madhavan, Stanislav Liberman, Mansoor Ahmed
  • Patent number: 11295402
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to a blockchain-based approach for managing repair of physical property items. Any full node computing device in a network, including a physical property management computing platform, may register a physical property item onto a blockchain associated with the physical property item. The computing platform may further register one or more users onto this blockchain so that the registered users can use the physical property item. As one or more users use the physical property item, the computing platform may receive real-time usage information and may notify the owner of the physical property item when the item needs to be repaired or replaced. The computing platform may then execute an event based on a response to this notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Sasidhar Purushothaman, Suki Ramasamy
  • Patent number: 11283673
    Abstract: An example operation may include one or more of receiving an input comprising an endorsement policy, a structure of a blockchain network, and requirements for degrees of faults to be tolerated, transforming the received input into intermediate data including identifiers of variables which represents fault states of the nodes of the blockchain network, and constraints on the fault states of the nodes by the endorsement policy and the requirements for degrees of faults to be tolerated, negating a subset of the constraints in the intermediate data, determining whether a blockchain which follows the endorsement policy and the requirements for the degrees of faults has blockchain-intrinsic properties based on all the possible fault states, and displaying results of the determination via a display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Ryo Kawahara
  • Patent number: 11270481
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate generally to apparatuses and methods for structuring and processing data. In some embodiments, a method includes receiving stimulus-response data, via a processor, the stimulus-response data including a digital representation of a stimulus and a digital representation of a response. The processor calculates a weight associated with the stimulus-response data, based on a rule, and identifies: (1) a distribution type, based on the digital representation of the stimulus; and (2) a range of inclination values of the distribution type, based on the digital representation of the response. The processor compiles a compressed multidimensional data profile associated with an object of the stimulus-response data and based on the weight, the digital representation of the distribution type, and the digital representation of the range of inclination values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Indiggo LLC
    Inventors: Vijay Perincherry, Janine Gelbart, Marc Inzelstein
  • Patent number: 11236965
    Abstract: Disclosed is a finger release aid for archery shooting training with an archery training device. The archery training system provides an archer the ability to safely condition psychologically and physically without the need of a bow and arrow while maintaining the sensation of using a bow and arrow. Dry firing the archery training system with the finger release aid not only mimics the actions of finger shooting an arrow while using a traditional archery bow (providing instant feedback for users when they have maintained proper form during the draw, hold, and release phases used during finger shooting), but also provides for improved strength training and convenience options for keeping top and bottom resistance bands and interconnectors connected. Moreover, mechanical release archers can connect D-loops and mechanical releases to the finger release all while having tactile string angles to use as anchor points on their face and/or nose at full draw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Inventor: Justin Tafoya
  • Patent number: 11227440
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for providing an audio-guided in-door virtual reality (VR) tour. An exemplary system may include a communication interface configured to receive input from a user and to output media contents, a memory storing computer-readable instructions, and at least one processor coupled to the communication interface and the memory. The computer-readable instructions, when executed by the processor, may cause the at least one processor to perform operations. The operations may include displaying a view of a 3D VR environment and playing an audio guide associated with the view. The operations may also include detecting, during the playing of the audio guide, a target operation input by the user to alter the view. In response to the detection of the target operation, the operations may include adjusting, based on the detected target operation, the view with respect to a fixed point position within the 3D VR environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: KE.COM (BEIJING)TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuke Yang
  • Patent number: 11210963
    Abstract: A method of and apparatus (10) for providing a personalized audio-visual instructional aid for assisting a person (11) to emulate preferred positions and/or movements in undertaking an activity by capturing position and/or movement data of the person (11) or an object associated with and controlled by the person undertaking the activity using position and/or movement sensing devices such as MEMS sensors (13) on the person (11) or object and using a computer (16) to analyze and compare the captured data with pre-stored data relating to preferred positions and/or movement in undertaking the activity and generating a visual presentation (19) based on the differences between the captured position and/or movement of the person or object and the preferred positions and/or movement and adding to the generated visual presentation, audio instructional comments relating to the differences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Inventor: Richard John Baker
  • Patent number: 11205336
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a seat, comprising: a seat base; a seat frame; and a sitting posture detection device configured to alert a user when a sitting posture of the user sitting on the seat deviates from a standard sitting posture, wherein the sitting posture detection device includes: one or more distance sensors configured to measure a distance from the seat frame to one or more body parts of the user; and a processor configured to determine, according to the distance detected by the distance sensor, whether the sitting posture of the user deviates from the standard sitting posture, and issue an alarm information if the sitting posture of the user deviates from the standard sitting posture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignees: Beijing BOE Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd., BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Litao Fan, Hongyang Yu
  • Patent number: 11179616
    Abstract: Training accessories and methods for improving athletic techniques, such as, for example, tackling form for football. A display can be coupled to a piece of athletic equipment, such as a tackling dummy, and the display depicts a symbol at a time at which a player is or is about to interact with the equipment or perform a movement or action. An input is provided of the player's identification of the depicted symbol and compared to the symbol that was actually depicted. The player's correct identification of the depicted symbol can indicate that the player performed the movement or action, or the interaction with the equipment, with appropriate form. A player's failure to correctly identify the depicted symbol can indicate to a coach that the player may need further instruction on proper technique or form with which the movement or action, or the interaction with the equipment, should be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Reaction Technologies
    Inventors: Brandon Martin, Marcus Graham
  • Patent number: 11172870
    Abstract: A dementia symptom detection system includes an information processor which determines the level of dementia of a user based on (i) a reference value which is for an index corresponding to behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia and which is determined based on the history of the activity amount stored in storage and the history of device operation information stored in the storage, and (ii) a personal value of the user which is for the index and which is determined based on the detected activity amount of the user and the obtained device operation information of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Matsumura, Takashi Nishiyama, Mikio Iwakawa, Kengo Abe
  • Patent number: 11161009
    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: November 2, 2021
    Inventors: Jevjenij Blium, Elena Balkarova, Alexey Popyrin
  • Patent number: 11133984
    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: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: DISH Network L.L.C.
    Inventors: Nicholas Newell, Erik Swenson, Swapnil Tilaye
  • Patent number: 11109804
    Abstract: The invention concerns wearable electronic devices, systems and methods for sports performance monitoring. In one embodiment, the invention provides a device comprising a heartbeat sensor for providing a heartbeat signal, a motion sensor for providing a motion signal and processing means adapted to calculate at least one performance parameter depicting said sports performance and/or the person using temporal characteristics of periodic features of the heartbeat signal compared with temporal characteristics of periodic features in the motion signal. The invention allows for utilization of an existing relation between cadence and heart rate for characterizing the performance or the person in a novel way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Amer Sports Digital Services Oy
    Inventors: Mikko Martikka, Heikki Nieminen, Kimmo Pernu, Olli-Pekka Ojanen, Erik Lindman
  • Patent number: 11069255
    Abstract: A breathing sequence may define a suggested breathing pattern. Input may be received at a user interface of a device to initiate the breathing sequence. The breathing sequence may include a configuration phase in which configuration information may be received. The configuration information may define a variable time period for the breathing sequence. The breathing sequence also may include a preliminary phase during which a first version of a fluctuating progress indicator may be presented on the user interface. The fluctuating progress indicator may include a plurality of variable visual characteristics and may fluctuate at a first cyclic rate. The breathing sequence may also include a breathing phase during which a second version of the fluctuating progress indicator may be presented. The second version of the fluctuating progress indicator may fluctuate at a second cyclic rate according to a breathing rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jay C. Blahnik, Erno H. Klaassen, Julie A. Arney, Alan C. Dye, Gary I. Butcher, Kevin M. Lynch, Nader E. Bagherzadeh, Gracee Agrawal, Stephen J. Waydo, Christopher J. Brouse
  • Patent number: 11048340
    Abstract: A VR walking mechanism includes a first pedal, a second pedal, a sensing device, a control device and a driving device. The first pedal and the second pedal are connected to the driving device, respectively. The sensing device is configured to obtain motion information of a first object and/or a second object and send the motion information to the control device. The control device determines a predicted landing point of the first object and/or the second object based on the motion information and controls the driving device according to the predicted landing point so as to drive the first pedal and/or the second pedal to move to the corresponding position. The first pedal and/or the second pedal resets after sensing that the first object and/or the second object has stepped thereon. A VR walking method corresponding to the VR walking mechanism is further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventor: Zhaosheng Chen
  • Patent number: 11037670
    Abstract: An activity assistance system includes a video camera arranged to acquire video of a person performing an activity, an output device configured to output human-perceptible prompts, and an electronic processor programmed to execute an activity script. The script comprises a sequence of steps choreographing the activity. The execution of each step includes presenting a prompt via the output device and detecting an event or sequence of events subsequent to the presenting of the prompt. Each event is detected by performing object detection on the video to detect one or more objects depicted in the video and applying one or more object-oriented image analysis functions to detect a spatial or temporal arrangement of one or more of the detected objects. Each event detection triggers an action comprising at least one of presenting a prompt via the output device and and/or going to another step of the activity script.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Samuel Colachis, Gaurav Sharma, Collin Dunlap
  • Patent number: 11036283
    Abstract: A device with rotatable footpads for use with interactivity systems and method for same are disclosed. The apparatus may comprise a stanchion for supporting two footpads, wherein the two footpads rotate on an axis passing through the stanchion; a plurality of sensors that detect the rotation of each footpad; and a controller transmitting signals from the plurality of sensors representing the rotation of each footpad to a virtual reality system. The method for using the apparatus may comprise stabilizing footpads by a mechanical means detecting the rotation of the footpads on an axis passing through the footpads via sensors of the footpads that detect rotation of the footpads; and transmitting a digital representation of the rotation of the footpads to a interactivity system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventor: Richard J. Tett
  • Patent number: 11030788
    Abstract: A computing system and method to implement a three-dimensional virtual reality world with avatar posture animation without user posture tracking devices. A position and orientation of a respective avatar in the virtual reality world is tracked to generate a view of the virtual world for the avatar and to present the avatar to others. In response to input data tracking a position, orientation, and motions of a head of a user of the virtual reality world, the server system uses a posture model to predict, from the input data, a posture of an avatar of the user in the virtual reality world, and computes an animation of the avatar showing the posture of the avatar in the virtual reality world.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: LINDEN RESEARCH, INC.
    Inventor: Jeremiah Arthur Grant
  • Patent number: 11030918
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for using sensor devices that include accelerometers and gyroscopes 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 three-dimensional reconstruction of the movement performed in near-real-time. Further, the client device may determine whether the movement performed conforms to a predefined movement and, in response to the movement not conforming to the predefined movement, a suggested change in the movement is identified that, if performed, would conform to the predefined movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Kinetic Telemetry, LLC
    Inventors: David Alan Wallach, Brian E. Welcher, Miles Gantt, Kyle Carnahan
  • Patent number: 11029147
    Abstract: A method for facilitating surgery using an augmented reality system, comprises retrieving patient data relating to a surgical procedure on a patient, generating virtual content comprising a virtual three-dimensional (3D) anatomical model based on the patient data, and displaying the virtual content, such that, when viewed by the first user, the virtual 3D anatomical model appears to be fixed at a physical location, whereby the virtual 3D anatomical model may be viewed by the first user from any angle or orientation merely by walking around the physical location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Rony Abovitz, Brian T. Schowengerdt, Mathew D. Watson
  • Patent number: 11017691
    Abstract: Embodiments can use a model for training according to embodiments of the present disclosure. In some embodiments, a model can be created from actual video. The model can be a spherical video. In this manner, users can be immersed in real situations, and thus the user can get more experience than the user otherwise would have had. Various technical features can be provided for enhancing such a system, e.g., synchronization of pointers on two screens, camera rigs with extended view to allow the camera rig to be placed further from a location of the players, analytics for rating users and controlling playback of a next play (action interval), and for allowing a user to feel translation while in a model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: STRIVR Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Derek Belch, Jeremy Bailenson, Michael Casale, Michael Manuccia
  • Patent number: 11010971
    Abstract: An invention is provided for affording a real-time three-dimensional interactive environment using a depth sensing device. The invention includes obtaining depth values indicating distances from one or more physical objects in a physical scene to a depth sensing device. The depth sensing device is configurable to be maintained at a particular depth range defined by a plane so that objects between the particular depth range and the depth sensing device are processed by the depth sensing device, wherein the particular depth range establishes active detection by the depth sensing device, as depth values of objects placed through the particular depth range and toward the depth sensing device are detected and depth values of objects placed beyond the particular depth range are not detected. The objects placed through the particular depth range are rendered and displayed in a virtual scene based on geometric characteristics of the object itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Marks
  • Patent number: 11007406
    Abstract: A system includes wearable devices positioned on a subject in different locations. Each wearable device includes motion sensors that measure the subject's movement in three dimensions. The motion sensors generate raw sensory data as the subject performs a physical movement. A data filter is selected based on a condition of the subject and a designated movement corresponding to the physical movement, and used to convert the raw sensory data into formatted data. A level of compliance of the physical movement with a movement model for the designated movement is determined by applying comparative modeling techniques to the formatted data and the movement model. Real-time feedback is delivered dynamically to the subject by the wearable devices during the performance of the physical movement based on the level of compliance. The movement model can be generated, and the comparative modeling techniques can be selected, based on the condition of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: XPERIENCE ROBOTICS, INC.
    Inventor: Ankit Shah
  • Patent number: 10986223
    Abstract: Systems and methods for displaying customized product information on a user device. A server may receive sensor data from one or more tracking sensors of a mobile device of a user, wherein the sensor data contains sensor measurements made continuously by the one or more tracking sensors and generate a behavioral pattern data records based upon the sensor data. The server may calculate a likelihood score associated with a product based on the behavioral pattern data records and identify a phase associated with the user and the product. The server may then cause to display customized electronic content for a product on a user interface of the mobile device based on the likelihood score and the identified phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance
    Inventors: Michal Knas, Jiby John, Gareth Ross
  • Patent number: 10974121
    Abstract: A system that measures a swing of a bat with one or more sensors and analyzes sensor data to create swing quality metrics. Metrics may include for example rotational acceleration, on-plane efficiency, and body-bat connection. Rotational acceleration measures the centripetal acceleration of the bat along the bat's longitudinal axis at a point early in the rotational part of the swing; it is an indicator of the swing's power. On-plane efficiency measures how much of the bat's angular velocity occurs around the swing plane, the plane spanned by the bat and the bat's sweet spot velocity at impact. Body-bat connection measures the angle between the bat and the body tilt axis, which is estimated from the trajectory of the hand position on the bat through the swing; an ideal bat-body connection is near 90 degrees. These three swing quality metrics provide a simple and useful characterization of the swing mechanics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Blast Motion Inc.
    Inventors: James Thornbrue, Patrick Cherveny, Bhaskar Bose, Michael Bentley, Ryan Kaps
  • Patent number: 10974122
    Abstract: A system (100) and method (900) for developing an athlete (82) through the exchange of data (400) between a user (80) and the system (100). The system (100) can iteratively prompt users (80) to provide the inputs (410) that the system (100) uses to create the outputs (460) used to develop an athlete (82). The system (100) can utilize a wide range of data (400) relating to different skill areas (550) within different development categories (500).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventor: Donald G. DiPaolo
  • Patent number: 10956630
    Abstract: A platform models and correlates physical activities based on users' interactions with a simple grip-metaphor design, enabling multi-dimensions actionable information to improve the health, performance and well-being of connected grip users within like-minded communities. For example, the platform captures multi-dimensional datasets generated from activities of each of a plurality of users on the online human internet of thing platform, where the activities include physical interactions with connected grips systems connected to the online human internet of thing platform. The platform then filters the captured multi-dimensional datasets into a plurality of categories and scores the filtered multi-dimensional data by the human internet of thing platform. Finally, the platform generates a multi-dimensional information modeling for each user based on the scored multi-dimensional data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: TheConnectedGrip, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Le Chevalier, William Vablais
  • Patent number: 10948991
    Abstract: The present invention relates to virtual reality systems that provide haptic feedback to users. In particular, the following describes a system that may provide a user with an indication of a force exerted by a virtual object and/or a texture of a virtual object. A virtual reality system is arranged to provide haptic feedback to a user, comprising: a controller; determination means for producing output data representative of an orientation and/or velocity and/or acceleration of an upper arm of the user and an orientation and/or velocity and/or acceleration of a lower arm of the user, the determination means in communication with the controller for providing output data to the controller; and a set of electrodes for attachment to a limb of a human body, each electrode in communication with the controller for receiving an stimulation signal from the controller for applying an electrical stimulus based on the stimulation signal to the muscle of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Valkyrie Industries Limited
    Inventors: Ivan Isakov, Kourosh Atefipour, Oliver Cleveley-Jones
  • Patent number: 10948514
    Abstract: A system for exerting forces on a user. The system includes a user-mounted device including one or more masses, one or more sensors configured to acquire sensor data, and a processor coupled to the one or more sensors. The processor is configured to determine at least one of an orientation and a position associated with the user-mounted device based on the sensor data. The processor is further configured to compute a force to be exerted on the user via the one or more masses based on a force direction associated with a force event and at least one of the orientation and the position. The processor is further configured to generate, based on the force, a control signal to change a position of the one or more masses relative to the user-mounted device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventors: Jaime Elliot Nahman, Stefan Marti, Davide Di Censo, Mirjana Spasojevic
  • Patent number: 10915716
    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: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: DIGIPRINT IP LLC
    Inventors: Avery Levy, John Cronin
  • Patent number: 10902090
    Abstract: The present subject matter relates to methods and systems utilizing wearable sensor technology to determine when a patient's health may be degrading to trigger progressively higher levels of care and involvement, from “free” hands and eyes to skilled clinicians, in order to keep patients in the lowest cost setting of care, the home, for as long as possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: CarePredict, Inc.
    Inventor: Satish Movva
  • Patent number: 10890970
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention provides a method where input is received in sensors on a glove, where the sensors include a force sensor, a flex sensor, and/or a range-of-motion IMU sensor. The input is sent from the sensors on the glove to a processor on the glove. The input is analyzed with the processor to determine an exercise being performed by a user of the glove. A trained neural network is used to analyze the input from the sensors; and, the orientation of the glove is recognized with the trained neural network. The input and the orientation are classified as a grip exercise and/or a rotation exercise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: LASARRUS CLINIC AND RESEARCH CENTER
    Inventor: Lloyd E. Emokpae
  • Patent number: 10887082
    Abstract: Disclosed are various examples of utilizing blockchain for tracking and auditing of systems and processes that involve Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices. In one example, an IoT event definition is installed on a gateway. The IoT event definition includes a threshold value associated with an asset type. The gateway receives sensor data from an IoT device associated with the asset type. The gateway determines that the IoT device triggered an IoT event based on the sensor data and the IoT event definition. The sensor data indicates that the IoT device triggered the IoT event based on the threshold value. The gateway transmits, to a management service, a request to record an IoT event to a blockchain. The request includes the sensor data. A block that includes the sensor data is recorded to the blockchain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Ravishankar Chamarajnager, Devanand Kondur, Vasudev Yendapally, Niranjan Maka
  • Patent number: 10885709
    Abstract: A virtual reality software system including a virtual reality headset with a display unit configured to display a three-dimensional virtual reality environment. The virtual reality headset includes a processor and a memory to display the three-dimensional virtual reality environment on the display unit. The virtual reality software system is useful for providing a simulation for completing a medical-mission to eliminate a virtual-representation of a medical condition associated with a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: Robert Labron, Kimberley Clark-White
  • Patent number: 10880346
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a first video stream at a playback device, the first video stream having a first quality, receiving at least two second video streams at the playback device, the at least two second video streams each corresponding to a portion of the first video stream, the at least two second video streams having a second quality, the second quality being a higher quality as compared to the first quality, playing back the first video stream at the playback device, selecting a third video stream from the at least two second video streams based on a view perspective of a user of the playback device, and playing back the third video stream together with the first video stream at the playback device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Riley Adams, Christian Luc Duvivier, Andrew Scherkus, Rob Suderman, Jeff Prouty, Dillon Richard Cower
  • Patent number: 10856037
    Abstract: A live broadcast is depicted, in this case a golf tournament. The broadcast is depicted on a television screen of a user, substantially in real time. In a television studio, which may be close to the site of the live broadcast, or may be remote therefrom, a commentator or pundit records segments of video analysis. The video image is sent to a server. The video clip of the commentator is then downloadable by the user using a device such as a mobile phone or tablet. The user can then view the additional content—the video segment of the commentator—on his device. Using the techniques of positioning and anchoring as described herein, the user can enjoy the video segment as though the commentator were present in the room, by viewing the room through a camera of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: 2MEE LTD.
    Inventors: Christopher George Knight, James Patrick Riley, David Soppelsa
  • Patent number: 10839290
    Abstract: Systems and methods to analyze decision-making. A processor accesses at least one storage medium storing a high-fidelity recording, the high-fidelity recording includes a stimulus event and one or more rules associated with the stimulus event. The processor presents the high-fidelity recording through a presentation device. The processor receives neural metrics from a neural sensor while the high-fidelity recording is being presented. The processor applies rules to generate reference metrics associated with the stimulus event. The processor modifies elements of the high-fidelity recording based on the reference metrics to distinguish the stimulus event within the high fidelity recording. The processor presents the modified recording by the presentation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: deCervo LLC
    Inventors: Jason Sherwin, Jordan Muraskin
  • Patent number: 10835779
    Abstract: An action information processing device includes: a biological sensor which acquires biological information; a motion sensor which acquires action information including a first action indicating a predetermined action and a second action executed before the start of the first action; an information acquisition unit which acquires the biological information and the action information; a mental information processing unit which estimates mental state information from the biological information; an action decision unit which calculates an action of a subject from the action information and decides whether the first action is success or failure, based on a predetermined decision condition; and an action advice output information unit which outputs action advice information about the second action, based on the mental state information about the second action and a result of the decision about the first action by the action decision unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yosuke Itasaka, Osamu Takahashi, Michihiro Nagaishi, Hideaki Yamada, Yuji Kamichika
  • Patent number: 10839954
    Abstract: Techniques for dynamic exercise content are described. In implementations, exercise content is provided that includes a variety of different selectable exercise segments that can be individually selected and played back to generate an exercise routine. For example, particular exercise segments can be selected based on user-specified exercise goals, the physical abilities of a particular user, based on various types of feedback, and so on. To assist in the selection of particular exercise segments, exercise segments can be individually tagged with descriptive information, such as using metadata tags. Embodiments can also provide a variety of different types of performance-related feedback to a user during an exercise routine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew C. Flavell, Daniel G. Kennett, David C. McCarthy
  • Patent number: 10828550
    Abstract: A smart trampoline jumping mat system is designed that has a jumping mat, a sensor or a set of sensors, a processor with wireless communication unit, and a handheld device with an application program running from the smart handheld device. The sensor or set of sensors can be used for sensing activity of a person or an object on the bounce members. The processor is used to acquire deflection data from the sensor or sensor group. Deflection data is then manipulated by the processor prior to being sent to the handheld device. The handheld device may include a processor, graphical user interfaces (GUI) to show the move meat of the juniper, and a speaker to generate audible feedback. A method to compute the height of a bounce is also presented. The deflection value is combined with data based on jumper's weight, jump period, and size of trampoline mat to determine the height of a bounce.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventor: Yi Liang
  • Patent number: 10828549
    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: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Qiang Eric Li, Wenlong Li, Shaohui Jiao, Yikai Fang, Xiaolu Shen, Lidan Zhang, Xiaofeng Tong, Fucen Zeng
  • Patent number: 10826684
    Abstract: A system and method for validating an Internet of Thing (IoT) device on an IoT network. The IoT device captures and stores the historical sensor values, along with corresponding timestamps in a local memory. A controller receives the historical sensor values and also receives a heartbeat token over a network that is different than the IoT network. The controller calculates a historical hash value using the historical sensor value and the heartbeat token as inputs and stores the historical hash values and the corresponding timestamp in a blockchain ledger of an IoT management platform. At a later time, in response to a validation request from the IoT management platform, the controller polls the IoT device for the historical sensor value associated with a particular timestamp. The IoT device responds with the stored historical sensor value and the controller calculates a reconstructed hash value using the historical stored sensor value and a stored heartbeat token as inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Syniverse Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Craig Winter, Monique Jeanne Morrow
  • Patent number: 10810683
    Abstract: An original transaction data store may provide information about a series of transactions over time. A transaction data collection platform may group some of those transactions into a subset of transactions and apply a hash function to that subset to create a signature representing verifiable state information associated with an enterprise. The transaction data collection platform may then record information about the signature via a secure, distributed transaction meta-ledger without recording the subset of transactions. According to some embodiments, a transaction audit platform may retrieve the signature from the meta-ledger and retrieve original information associated with the subset of transactions (e.g., from an offline original transaction data store).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Benjamin Edward Beckmann, Annarita Giani, John William Carbone