Physical Education Patents (Class 434/247)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
    Inventor: Lloyd E. Emokpae
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
    Inventors: Yosuke Itasaka, Osamu Takahashi, Michihiro Nagaishi, Hideaki Yamada, Yuji Kamichika
  • 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: 10812255
    Abstract: Implementations of this specification include retrieving smart contract definitions from the blockchain network, the smart contract definitions including a plurality of contract functions from a plurality of smart contracts stored in a blockchain maintained by the blockchain network; generating a smart contract interface representing the smart contract definitions, the smart contract interface including a plurality of interface functions corresponding to the plurality of contract functions, the smart contract interface allowing software applications to call each of the contract functions by calling a corresponding interface function; receiving a call to a particular interface function from a software application, the call including call parameters; generating a smart contract call to the particular contract function including the call parameters; and transmitting the smart contract call to the blockchain network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventor: Yanpeng Li
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10794723
    Abstract: A walking measurement device is provided that includes a timing detection unit configured to detect an impact generation timing at which an impact resulting from a landing of a left foot or a right foot has been generated; an acceleration sensor configured to repeatedly detect, at predetermined time intervals, an acceleration in a lateral direction along which the left foot and the right foot are arranged side by side; and a first determination unit configured to determine whether the impact generation timing corresponds to a landing timing of the left foot or a landing timing of the right foot based on the impact generation timing detected by the timing detection unit and the acceleration detected by the acceleration sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventors: Yukimitsu Yamada, Susumu Nakamura, Shunsuke Shioya
  • Patent number: 10795882
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes: compressing, by a service party, target data to be stored according to a preset compression template; assembling the compressed target data and a unique identifier of the preset compression template into storage transaction data; and transmitting the storage transaction data to a node device on a blockchain, so that the node device, in response to the storage transaction data, searches for a smart contract published on the blockchain, in which the smart contract corresponds to the unique identifier, invokes the preset compression template to determine that a data format of the target data conforms to a data format specified by the preset compression template, and in response to determining that the data format of the target data conforms to the data format specified by the preset compression template, stores the compressed target data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Long Cheng, Yanpeng Li, Boyan Jia
  • Patent number: 10783798
    Abstract: Embodiments include method, systems and computer program products for coaching an individual during an interaction with a client to produce a desired outcome. Aspects include receiving a user profile for the client, one or more needs of the client, and a goal of the interaction and receiving a modeling profile for the client and relevant environmental information for the client. Aspects also include monitoring the interaction between the individual and the client and analyzing a feedback of the client to actions of the individual and providing guidance to the individual to assist the individual in producing the desired outcome, wherein the guidance is based on the feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventors: Vicki L. Flaherty, Joseph N. Kozhaya, Jennifer K. Paylor
  • Patent number: 10781580
    Abstract: A strike pad for a toilet bowl has a rigid frame securing a porous and splash-inhibiting target pad and a porous release pad to form a pocket encapsulating a water-soluble product. When the seat is down, the water-soluble product and porous release pad are below the standing water level and the porous and splash-inhibiting target pad is above the standing water level. The target pad fragments and captures the urine stream. On flushing, the swirling high water flows through and rinses both pads, releasing some of the water-soluble product which may be scented, disinfecting or otherwise beneficial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventor: Joseph Guy Donohue
  • Patent number: 10782525
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to devices, systems and methods for coordinating water-related experiences with virtual reality content. In one aspect of the present invention, a method of providing a virtual reality experience to a rider moving along the surface of water is provided. The method includes the following steps: providing a headset to the rider, wherein the headset is placed over the rider's eyes; providing a surface of water along which the rider can travel; collecting data on the rider's acceleration, velocity or orientation through interaction of the headset with signals generated next to the surface of the water along which the rider travels; using the data to calculate one or more values that are used to coordinate virtual reality content with the rider's position along the water surface; presenting the virtual reality content to the rider through the headset, thereby providing a virtual reality experience to the rider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Ballast Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Greenwood, Ananda Shah, Alkis Roufas, Allan Evans
  • Patent number: 10762217
    Abstract: A method for creating a smart contract detailing an ordered set of events is disclosed. A smart contract can include information about multiple events and responses for each event. The events and response can be arranged in a predefined order. The responses can include adding new records to a blockchain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Ajith Thekadath, Timothy P. Tidwell, Venkata Javaji, Mondo Jacobs
  • Patent number: 10751560
    Abstract: The present specification discloses an exercise system comprising a stable support purchase, such as a ballet barre, and an unstable support apparatus, such as a ball or a roller, wherein an individual may support a limb on the unstable support apparatus and selectively contact the stable support purchase for balance while performing an exercise, such as a ballet position, and an associated method comprising the steps of positioning at least one limb on the unstable support apparatus and simultaneously performing the exercise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventor: Marlene Hall
  • Patent number: 10751570
    Abstract: An athletic speed and time measurement device, including a batter/runner, a baseball, a baseball bat, a plurality of baseball bases, wherein each of the plurality of baseball bases includes a batter/runner contact detection device, a baseball/baseball bat impact detecting device located on the baseball bat, or adjacent to (or attached to) the batter/runner, wherein the baseball/baseball bat impact detector detects an impact of the baseball with the baseball bat as the batter/runner swings the bat and contacts the baseball bat with the baseball, and a batter/runner timing device, wherein the batter/runner timing device determines an amount of time it takes for the batter/runner to run from a first of the plurality of baseball bases to a second of the plurality of baseball bases and displays the amount of time it takes for the batter/runner to run from a first of the plurality of baseball bases to a second of the plurality of baseball bases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventor: Jeffrey J. Karc
  • Patent number: 10748008
    Abstract: Providing enhanced video content includes processing at least one video feed through at least one spatiotemporal pattern recognition algorithm that uses machine learning to develop an understanding of a plurality of events and to determine at least one event type for each of the plurality of events. The event type includes an entry in a relationship library detailing a relationship between two visible features. Extracting and indexing a plurality of video cuts from the video feed is performed based on the at least one event type determined by the understanding that corresponds to an event in the plurality of events detectable in the video cuts. Lastly, automatically and under computer control, an enhanced video content data structure is generated using the extracted plurality of video cuts based on the indexing of the extracted plurality of video cuts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Second Spectrum, Inc.
    Inventors: Yu-Han Chang, Rajiv Tharmeswaran Maheswaran, Jeffrey Wayne Su, Noel Hollingsworth
  • Patent number: 10740492
    Abstract: A data enrichment environment using blockchain is disclosed. A client may interact with the data enrichment environment to generate an enrichment smart contract and deploy the enrichment smart contract to the blockchain. The enrichment smart contract may comprise data indicating the enrichment inquiry. One or more solvers may interact with the data enrichment environment to submit proposed enrichment solutions based on the enrichment inquiry. One or more observers may interact with the data enrichment environment to review and vote on the proposed enrichment solutions. The data enrichment environment may evaluate the proposed enrichment solutions based on contract conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventors: Vincent Julien David, Yogaraj Jayaprakasam, Daniel Reznik, Hemant Bhatia, Travis Brown, Ashwin Nagalla
  • Patent number: 10725435
    Abstract: To allow combining devices having different functions according to an application, and improve convenience for a user. There are provided a wearing type terminal 1 provided with an external case 10 having a display unit 131 on the upper surface side and belt members 4a and 4b which can be connected to the both sides of the external case 10 respectively; and a docking type device 2 which is detachably engaged with the bottom portion of the external case 10 of the wearing type terminal 1, and is electrically connected to the wearing type terminal 1 via a dock side connection terminal 21. The wearing type terminal 1 and the docking type device 2 are provided with a function which carries out transmission and receiving of data to be displayed on the display unit 131 via the dock side connection terminal 21.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: LEOMO, Inc.
    Inventors: Kunihiko Kaji, Toshiya Ando, Nobuyuki Matsushita, Takuya Nishimura, Shinichi Fukuma
  • Patent number: 10719124
    Abstract: A tracking system, tracking method for real-time rendering an image and non-transitory computer-readable medium are provided in this disclosure. The tracking system includes a controller, a server and an electronic device. The electronic device includes a processor and a displayer. The controller is configured for providing a first tracking data and a second tracking data. The electronic device is configured for providing a first viewing data and a second viewing data. The server is configured for generating a first image according to the first tracking data and the first viewing data received from the electronic device. The processor is configured for receiving the first image and generating a second image according to the first image, the second tracking data and the second viewing data. The displayer is configured for displaying a simulated scenario according to the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Yu-You Wen, Jiun-Lin Chen
  • Patent number: 10716492
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting lameness in a limb of an animal are described herein. In an embodiment, a lameness detection system comprises a plurality of wearable footwear elements. Each of the footwear elements comprises a housing that is configured to fit snugly on a paw of the animal during ordinary gait. Each of the footwear elements comprise a sensor or matrix of sensors that is configured to detect and generate data representative of pressure or force exerted by the paw on a ground surface. Each footwear element additionally comprises a wireless transceiver that is configured for short-distance communication of the data captured by the sensors. The system further comprises a computing device with a wireless transceiver configured to communicate with the transceivers of the footwear elements and instructions which, when executed by the computing device, cause the computing device to analyze lameness in a limb of the animal based on data received from the sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Bay West Veterinary Surgery, Inc.
    Inventor: Dean Filipowicz
  • Patent number: 10709935
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture for measuring and adjusting physical resistance for athletic activities and fitness equipment are disclosed. An example system includes a user-wearable sensor to measure a first level of physical effort during a first athletic activity using fitness equipment and to generate sensor data indicative of the measured first level of physical effort. The example system also includes a controller to receive the sensor data to perform a comparison of the sensor data and data from second athletic activity indicative of a second level of physical effort, and automatically generate a control signal to adjust a setting of the fitness equipment based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Glen J. Anderson
  • Patent number: 10682549
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to a method for automatically evaluating a progression of a training exercise, including providing a plurality of location information for at least one movable object participating in the training exercise and providing at least one predetermined exercise target. The plurality of location information is compared to the exercise target and a progression of the training exercise is evaluated based on the result of the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Thorsten Edelhaeusser, Nicolas Witt, Matthias Voelker, David Voll, Stephan Otto, Ingmar Bretz, Norbert Franke
  • Patent number: 10664571
    Abstract: A communicative water bottle includes communication logic and wireless transmission logic technology electronically connected with a variety of sensors either on the water bottle or located remote from the water bottle. The sensors on the bottle create digital data associated with amount of fluid in the bottle and change thereof. The sensors remote from the bottle, which can be on an activity tracker, create digital data associated with an activity being performed by a user, such as running, or the absence of activity, such as remaining sedentary. A display on the bottle can indicate to the user the amount of fluid consumed or a reminder that fluid should be consumed. The fluid consumption data syncs with other remote devices such as mobile applications executable on smartphones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Xennial IP LLC
    Inventors: Kathryn A. Wernow, Howard L. Wernow
  • Patent number: 10665405
    Abstract: A protective circuit for an apparatus includes an accelerometer having an output and a microcontroller coupled to the output of the accelerometer. The protective circuit also includes a switch for controlling the apparatus coupled to an output of the microcontroller and a load coupled to the switch. A power source is coupled to the load and the switch. In operation the microcontroller is cable of sending a signal to the switch to turn of power to the load when a dangerous condition as detected from the accelerometer data has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas L. Hopkins
  • Patent number: 10664538
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are described for capturing detailed data access audit trails identifying the portions of pages or other files accessed by users from a specific network content source. A graphical representation of a page or file may be rendered by an intermediary system, and an initial portion of the graphical representation may be sent to a user device along with control data. The user device may send interaction data to the intermediary system as the user interacts with the page or file, which may result in additional graphical content being delivered to the user device by the intermediary system. In the event of a corporate data leak or for other data access audit purposes, a system administrator may search stored interaction data to identify which users accessed or viewed specific information within one or more pages or files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sajeeva Lakmal Bandara Pallemulle, Camilla De Oliveira Penna Tavares, Muneer Mirza
  • Patent number: 10646768
    Abstract: A virtual reality (VR) system includes a VR display and a VR movement apparatus that includes hand interfaces and foot interfaces that can support the hands and feet of a system user. The VR movement apparatus allow the user's limbs to move in 3-dimensional space that include vertical, lateral, and fore-aft direction movements. A computer running VR software coordinate and synchronizes the VR movement apparatus and the VR display to provide system users with simulated activities in a VR environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventor: Scott Summit
  • Patent number: 10650695
    Abstract: Apparatus to simulate driving a land vehicle comprising a fixed base platform (11), a mobile platform (12) disposed above the base platform (11), a drive station (13) associated with the mobile platform (12), and movement means (18) associated with the base platform (11) and with the mobile platform (12) to provide the movement of the mobile platform (12) with respect to the base platform (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: VI-grade GmbH
    Inventor: Diego Minen
  • Patent number: 10639235
    Abstract: A system for facilitating a subject's functional development includes sensing devices configured for sensing mind state signals; sensing devices configured for sensing body state signals; and a set of processing resources configured for generating a mind state indicator/measure, a body state indicator/measure, and a mind-body synergy indicator/measure that corresponds to which each of the subject's mind state and body state are synergistically aligned for facilitating the subject's functional development. The system can be configured for concurrently presenting a set of activities involving a model body part; engaging in attempted imitation of the set of activities by way of attempted movement of a body part that is a mirror image of the model body part; presenting an indication of an extent to which each of the mind state and body state are cooperative with respect to performance of the set of activities; and presenting an indication of relaxation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventors: Subhasis Banerji, Kok Hui John Gerard Heng
  • Patent number: 10643483
    Abstract: A computer implemented coaching platform is described that utilizes contextual data associated with a user and/or his environment in order to provide dynamically changing content while the user is undergoing physical activity. Related apparatus, systems, techniques and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: PEAR SPORTS LLC
    Inventors: Kari Kristian Rauhala, Simon Sollberger, Joseph Rzepiejewski, Eric Franchomme, Robert G. Allison
  • Patent number: 10643492
    Abstract: Methods and systems for remote real-time or asynchronous multiplayer gameplay using mobile devices are disclosed. The methods and systems include steps of mounting mobile computing devices in gaming areas associated with users; initiating a game between the users; analyzing movements of the users, ball(s), and/or other game equipment of the game by performing a computer vision algorithm on one or more frames of an input video of the game; and providing feedback to the users, where feedback may include instructions to be performed by the users and player analytics. Embodiments of the present invention use computer vision techniques to enable a resource-limited mobile device such as a smartphone to conduct the aforementioned steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    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: 10628969
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, computer program products, devices and systems are described that carry out accepting a user request associated with at least one of an item, an aspect, or an element of a field of view of an augmented reality device; determining that a first presentation of the at least one item, aspect, or element has a limited period of viability for user interaction relative to the field of view of the augmented reality device; and at least one of maintaining the first presentation or providing a substantially similar second presentation in response to determining that a first presentation of the at least one item, aspect, or element has a limited period of viability for interaction relative to the field of view of the augmented reality device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Gene Fein, Royce A. Levien, Richard T. Lord, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, Jr., Clarence T. Tegreene
  • Patent number: 10617913
    Abstract: Disclosed is a training system for providing fitness training to a user riding an e-bike. The training system includes a motor system attached to a rear wheel of the e-bike and a detachable training stand for raising the rear wheel from the ground to allow the user to ride in various terrain modes from a stationary position. The motor system includes a stator assembly, a rotor assembly, an axle, a memory unit configured in the stator assembly to store set of instructions and plurality of terrain modes for riding the e-bike, and a bi-directional communication unit attached to the stator assembly for receiving terrain modes and other commands over the communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: FALCO eMotors Inc
    Inventor: Rakesh K Dhawan
  • Patent number: 10607067
    Abstract: A stationary fitness device for set-up in a fitness studio is provided. The stationary fitness device comprises a sensor equipment for the contactless detection of the motions of a user of the fitness device and for forwarding signals generated by the sensor equipment on the basis of the motions of the user, a display unit for displaying motion sequences of a fitness exercise by a virtual fitness trainer and for displaying a virtual image of the user, a computer unit which on the basis of the signals received from the sensor equipment generates the virtual image of the user and displays the same by means of the display unit, and an identification means for identifying a particular user from a list of users stored in the computer unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventors: Valerie Bönström, Niclas Bönström
  • Patent number: 10583328
    Abstract: Example embodiments may relate to a system, method, apparatus, and computer readable media configured for monitoring a user performing an exercise and generating a avatar of the user and a virtual shadow, wherein the virtual shadow illustrates proper form of the exercise. The example embodiments may further be configured for determining an amount of overlap between the virtual avatar and the virtual shadow, and generating a feedback score based on the amount of overlap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Teresa Aragones, Byron G. Merritt, Christina S. Self, Willoughby H. Walling, Xavier Jacob, Geoff Northcott, Robert Thomsen
  • Patent number: 10586469
    Abstract: Embodiments can use virtual reality (VR) for sports training according to embodiments of the present disclosure. In some embodiments, a VR model can be created from actual video of players. The VR model can be a spherical video. In this manner, players can be immersed in real situations, and thus the player can get more experience than the player 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 players and controlling playback of a next play (action interval), and for allowing a user to feel translation while in a spherical video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: STRIVR Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Derek Belch, Jeremy Bailenson, Michael Casale, Michael Manuccia
  • Patent number: 10583345
    Abstract: A system for planning, managing, and analyzing sports teams and events. The system may include a content management function for storing data. The data can pertain to a plurality of sports-related statistics and a variety of identifying data. The system and method can also include an event management function for planning and evaluating sports-related events such as practices and games. The system and method can also include a report function which can provide a variety of statistical analyses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Inventor: Casey Alexander Huke