Physical Education Patents (Class 434/247)
  • 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: 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: 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
    Assignee: NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY
    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
    Assignee: PIXFORMANCE SPORTS GMBH
    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
    Assignees: THE EDGE SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventor: Casey Alexander Huke
  • Patent number: 10576326
    Abstract: A method for measuring, monitoring, controlling, evaluating and correcting proprioceptive and/or postural and/or locomotor and/or motor and/or spatial orientation abilities of a user, includes measuring and processing in order to detect an effective movement or an effective posture of the user; comparing the effective movement or the effective posture to a theoretical movement or a theoretical posture; providing biological feedback in order to allow the user to correct his effective movement or his effective posture with respect to the theoretical movement or the theoretical posture; calculating and storing a score; transmitting the score to a third party in order to allow the latter to monitor the performances of the user; and automatically or non-automatically updating a level of difficulty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignees: Association Pour la Recherche Developpement des Methodes et Processus Industriels—A.R.M.I.N.E.S., Universite Grenoble Alpes, Informatique de Securite
    Inventors: Nicolas Vuillerme, Céline Franco, Bruno Diot, Quentin Mourcou, Anthony Fleury
  • Patent number: 10563950
    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 mimics the actions of finger shooting an arrow while using a traditional archery bow. Instant feedback for users is provided when they have maintained proper form during the draw, hold, and release phases used during finger shooting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventor: Justin D. Tafoya
  • Patent number: 10558346
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to alerting. A server accesses a user-provided specification, the user-provided specification indicating an initial alert range for a measured value and a subsequent alert schedule for the measured value. The server monitors a physical measurement of the measured value. The server determines that the physical measurement falls within the initial alert range. The server provides an initial alert in response to the physical measurement falling within the initial alert range. The server provides a subsequent alert according to the subsequent alert schedule in the user-provided specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Hongjai Cho, Austin Czarnecki, Steven Fackler, Can Guler, Nikhil Taneja, David Tobin, Wilson Wong
  • Patent number: 10549149
    Abstract: A resistance trainer that provides for rotational movement, balance training and strength building. The device is an integral one-piece fabricated from wood or plastic that includes a deck that is detachable from the base. The base in includes two separate dome-shaped reservoirs wherein the domes provide instability when in contact with the ground due to the curved surface. Inside of the domed reservoirs is space to add a weighted component, such as standard plate weights or sand or water or other replaceable means of weighting the device. The user can rotate the board using the torso muscles used when surfing or snowboarding and can also balance in a heel to toe direction or a front to back direction for balance and strength building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventor: Michael Ray Long
  • Patent number: 10549166
    Abstract: Apparatus and method train a batter to maintain the batter's eyes directed toward a prescribed point of contact where a ball is to be contacted by a bat wielded by the batter during a swing of the bat. A batting tee holds the ball, and a plurality of visually distinct signals on the tee are located such that the signals are blocked from view by the batter when the ball is in place on the tee, and are visible by the batter when the ball is struck from the tee and the batter's eyes are directed toward the point of contact as the ball leaves the tee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventors: Lukas D. Mueller, Daniel R. O'Brien
  • Patent number: 10528776
    Abstract: Copies of a distributed ledger with multiple blocks are stored on multiple computing devices. A first computing device coming into proximity with a particular object triggers generation of a new block to the distributed ledger, the new block identifying a characteristic of the object and including a hash of a previous block of the distributed ledger. The new block is optionally verified before it is appended onto the distributed ledger and transmitted out to each of the multiple computing devices so that each copy of the distributed ledger includes the new block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: DIGIPRINT IP LLC
    Inventors: Avery Levy, John Cronin
  • Patent number: 10529250
    Abstract: A wearable computing device that is secured or attached to a resilient strap, the resilient strap sized to fit around at least a part of a circumference of a human head. The device has a waterproof storage volume housing a plurality of sensors. The wearable computing device may calculate a plurality of swimming metrics based at least partly on data received from the at least one sensor. The wearable computing device may include a wireless communication subsystem secured to the resilient strap within the waterproof storage volume and may transmit at least one of the calculated plurality of swimming metrics to at least one computing device via the wireless communication subsystem. The wearable computing device may include at least one user output component and may present an indication of at least one of the calculated plurality of swimming metrics at the at least one user output component for communication to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: TRITONWEAR INC.
    Inventor: Tristan Vincent Hulbert Lehari
  • Patent number: 10521861
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and system for decentralized digital asset storage and transfer. An exemplary system includes a platform including at least three dedicated and computationally independent computing nodes, and a first access gateway communicably coupled to the platform. The platform is configured to, upon receipt of a digital asset storage or transfer instruction via said first access gateway, perform a method including: performing, by each said node independently, a verification process in respect of said instruction to determine a verification result, and broadcasting said verification result thereof to the other nodes; determining a consensus between verification results determined by said nodes; and in the event of a consensus, each node processing said instruction, independently of said other nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Blue Helix
    Inventors: Jianhua Ju, Boli Wang, Fulin Tang, Yuqi Lin
  • Patent number: 10515563
    Abstract: Disclosed are an apparatus and a method for providing realistic education media which enable the most realistic education on not only an image and a sound but also even the minute motion of an expert who is proficient in a high level of technique when the technique is performed by the expert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: NAVIWORKS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Hee Won, Jae Uk An, Min Ju Song
  • Patent number: 10486067
    Abstract: In some aspects, a system is provided that includes (1) a plurality of mobile devices; and (2) an application on each mobile device, the application adapted to (a) allow exercisers to form an exercise group; (b) track position or change in position of each exerciser in the exerciser group; and (c) display an avatar having a position that is controlled by a position or change in position of one or more member of the exercise group. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventor: Brian M. Dugan
  • Patent number: 10486025
    Abstract: Wearable electronic devices that are designed to be worn on the head of a user while the user is swimming can determine swimming strokes and swimming performances of the user accurately using motion sensors. Using a sound speaker, the wearable electronic device can play music and provide audio feedback to the swimmer. By comparing the swimming performance of the swimmer wearing the device with previously recorded swimming data, the wearable electronic device can provide audio comparison results to the swimmer while the swimmer is swimming in water. The wearable electronic device can also support similar functions for other sports and physical activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventor: David Shau
  • Patent number: 10478699
    Abstract: A system for providing full scale participant practice and instruction by at least one self-propelling drone including a control platform incorporating a first processor. A second processor is incorporated into the drone which is in operative communication with the control platform, the second processor receiving a stream of instructions for operating a powered drive chassis incorporated into the drone for traversing the drone upon a practice surface during a training iteration. The stream of instructions includes at least one algorithmic protocol for instructing the drive chassis to execute a progression of movements either mimicking or responding to physical movements of a physical participant engaged in the training iteration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventor: Brian Janssen
  • Patent number: 10478673
    Abstract: Swimming goggles are developed to allow a swimmer to see the end of the pool without moving their head while swimming in backstroke. Using a light reflector, a swimmer can see through a backstroke viewing window, allowing them to see along the direction that they are moving when swimming backstroke. Using a motion sensor and electric control circuits, a swimming goggle can provide optimum views for the swimmer wearing the swimming goggle. Using a sound speaker, a swimming goggle can play music and provide voice reports to the swimmer. The electronic controller for a swimming goggle can either be embedded as part of a swimming goggle, or can be detachable to support more than one swimming goggle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventor: David Shau
  • Patent number: 10473689
    Abstract: Methods and systems for determining a user's steps in portable device include deriving amplitudes from raw sensor data; comparing the amplitudes to an amplitude threshold, and counting a step when one of the amplitudes exceeds the amplitude threshold to obtain a step count; determining a current gait type based on the step count; dynamically adjusting the amplitude threshold in order to reduce effects of swinging movements and false steps; and applying a post filter to the step count based on time between steps and a minimum number of prior consecutive steps to derive a filtered step count that reduces false readings due to short bursts of rapid movement by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Michael R. Plasterer, Samuel P. Kho
  • Patent number: 10475141
    Abstract: A system is provided for event-based monitoring of a subject's well-being within an unattended setting. A plurality of sensors are disposed within the setting for sensing disparate events, and an analytics processing portion is coupled to the sensors to collectively acquire sensing data therefrom, and map a plurality of sensed data points for a selected combination of disparate events to a conduct adaptively characterized for the subject. The mapping occurs according to a set of pre-established reference event patterns, relative to which each characterized conduct is screened for excessive aberration. The analytics processing portion actuates generation of a graphic user interface displaying at least one reporting page. The reporting page contains for each characterized conduct certain graphic indicia determined responsive to the screening thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Empoweryu, Inc.
    Inventors: Laura Janet McIntosh, Jeffrey Mark Sieracki
  • Patent number: 10463913
    Abstract: Disclosed is an athletic posture analysis device including a pressure sensor plate for measuring the distribution of pressure applied to each of the feet of a user who performs an athletic action by the weight of the user, a display device for displaying athletic posture analysis information of the user, and a controller for performing control so as to specify the size and position of each of the feet of the user using information measured by the pressure sensor plate, to map a predetermined foot image, and to display the mapped foot image and the information regarding the distribution of pressure applied to each of the feet of the user in an overlapping fashion through the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: GOLFZON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kang Yoon Lim, Min Ki Park, Jeong Soo Lee
  • Patent number: 10456653
    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 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Blast Motion Inc.
    Inventors: James Thornbrue, Patrick Cherveny, Bhaskar Bose, Michael Bentley, Ryan Kaps
  • Patent number: 10452776
    Abstract: In an approach to generating blockchain smart contracts, one or more computer processors receive a request for a service from a user. The one or more computer processors extract one or more features from the request. The one or more computer processors determine one or more smart contract templates associated with the request based, at least in part, on the extracted one or more features. The one or more computer processors receive one or more responses to the request from one or more service providers. The one or more computer processors generate a draft smart contract based, at least in part on the determined one or more smart contract templates and the one or more received responses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ryan Anderson, Joseph Kozhaya, Christopher M. Madison, John Wolpert
  • Patent number: 10446051
    Abstract: A cognitive/multisensory stimulation system for assessing, profiling, training, and improving performance of athletes and other populations is provided. Cognitive/multisensory training can be provided by: establishing with an athlete a sensory semantic language for relating a number of sensory signals to corresponding possible actions, the sensory semantic language being essentially new to the athlete; instructing the athlete to perform an athletic exercise involving skills and full body movement; providing during exercise sensory signals to the athlete to require rapid discernment by the athlete of the semantic meaning of the sensory signal to correctly chose one possible action; and determining whether the athlete correctly responds to the selected sensory signal during said exercise. The system simulates sports scenarios during real sports actions by stimulating different perceptive-cognitive and motor mechanisms typically experienced by athletes during real competition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: APEXK INC.
    Inventor: David Tinjust
  • Patent number: 10430896
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing server including a specification unit configured to specify an individual registered in a predetermined database on the basis of identification information sent from a near-field communication device and collected voice information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuyoshi Horie
  • Patent number: 10417932
    Abstract: A universal 6-DOF mems sensor combined with six degree of motion algorithms and human motion parameters permits individualized real time motion analysis of a user to enable accurate measurements. Data derived thereby is wirelessly sent for viewing to a Bluetooth® enabled smartphone or combination smartphone and eyeglass device, such as the Google Glass® headset. The sensor is worn on a wrist or ankle band or in combination with a chest mounted cardio heart rate monitor dependent on the biometric parameters measured. Typical physical exercise data gathered includes reps, sets, 10-100 yard dash times, vertical, horizontal and broad jump distances, a range of shuttle times, RAST, steps taken, distance traveled, velocity, acceleration, and calories burned. The heart rate monitor provides cardio assessment and the 6-DOF sensor measures a runner's pace and cadence data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: J. A. Wells and Associates L.L.C
    Inventors: John Andrew Wells, Michael Cummings
  • Patent number: 10391016
    Abstract: An exoskeleton includes a control system which incorporates a feedback system used to establish and communicate orthosis operational information to a physical therapist and/or to an exoskeleton user. The feedback system can take various forms, including employing sensors to establish a feedback ready value and communicating the value through one or more light sources which can be in close proximity to joints of the exoskeleton joints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Ekso Bionics, Inc.
    Inventors: Reuben Sandler, Kurt Amundson, James Stryker, Katherine Strausser, Adam Zoss, Tim Swift
  • Patent number: 10391361
    Abstract: A system may include a receiving module and a conversion module. The receiving module may be for receiving location data associating video data depicting a real-world route with topographical location of the real-world route. The conversion module may be for creating an exercise program. The exercise program could include control signals representing changes to be made to one or more operating parameters of an exercise device as the video data depicting the real-world route is displayed to a user of the exercise device. The control signals may be based at least in part on the location data. The changes to the one or more operating parameters may correspond at least in part to one or more aspects of the real-world route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott R. Watterson
  • Patent number: 10388183
    Abstract: A method may include receiving a health goal of a user and receiving data describing a status of the user. The status of the user may be related at least in part to the health goal. The method may also include determining that the user has not achieved the health goal based at least in part on comparing the status of the user and the health goal. The method may further include sending an instruction to an environment-altering device associated with a location of the user. The instruction may be configured to generate an altered environment at the location. The altered environment may be configured to encourage the user toward achieving the health goal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott R. Watterson
  • Patent number: 10369446
    Abstract: A virtual reality baseball system uses a virtual reality device to present a simulated pitch to a batter. The system also includes sensors that are attached to a bat, and optionally external sensors, that sense movement of the bat. The system will generate and present a simulated pitch from a selected pitcher. The simulated pitch simulates attributes of a pitch of the selected pitcher that correspond to a particular batting simulation scenario. The sensors are configured to track movement of bat when a user swings at the simulated pitch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: TrinityVR, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Danis, Zachary Lynn, Julian Volyn
  • Patent number: 10363191
    Abstract: A multi-functional curved board used as a support for legs of a user and for general maintenance of muscle strength, the multi-functional curved board having one or more curved bodies (1) including a radius of curvature, a longitudinal axis, and at least one raised foot support. The multi-functional curved board can be bent in the direction transverse to the radius of curvature to enable the multi-functional curved board to rotate around the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Gymba Oy
    Inventors: Jarmo Pölönen, Heikki Koivurova
  • Patent number: 10360685
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus relating to predicting outcome in a sporting environment are described. The methods and apparatus are used to relate trajectory performance of an object to body motions and body orientation associated with a generating the trajectory of the object. When equipment is utilized to generate the trajectory of an object, than the effects of equipment motions and equipment orientation can be also related to trajectory performance. The method and apparatus can be used to predict body motions and body orientations that increase the likelihood of achieving a desired outcome including specifying optimum motions and orientations for a particular individual. The method and apparatus may be used in training, coaching and broadcasting environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Pillar Vision Corporation
    Inventors: Alan W. Marty, Thomas A. Edwards, John Carter
  • Patent number: 10350454
    Abstract: Techniques of the present disclosure guide an exercise, including counting a number of repetitions, a duration of a static movement, and providing feedback regarding the exercise. In some embodiments a plurality of motion data samples are obtained and collected during a repetitive fitness exercise. A set of extreme points is identified among the plurality of motion data samples, a number of repetitions performed during the fitness exercise is determined based on the set of extreme points, and the information regarding the determined number of repetitions is output. With this information, the management device can give context-aware coaching feedback to the users, for example, counting, motivating, and giving instructions on the exercise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Moov Inc.
    Inventors: Meng Li, Yaohua Hu, Tong Yuan
  • Patent number: 10315085
    Abstract: A virtual reality baseball system uses a virtual reality device to present a simulated pitch to a batter. The system may include a bat mount configured to be removably secured to a bat. The bat and/or bat mount may include a sensor. The bat mount is configured to be attached to a knob of the bat such that it is not intrusive to a swing of the bat. A sensing device is configured to track movement of the sensor in the bat mount when the bat mount is secured to the bat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: TrinityVR, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Danis, Zachary Lynn, Julian Volyn
  • Patent number: 10307653
    Abstract: Gymnastics gear for performance of gymnastic exercises, where the gymnastics gear comprises at least a twisting belt, where the twisting belt comprises a first ring, typically an outer ring, and a second ring, typically an inner ring, where the two said rings are concentrically joined and can rotate in regard to each other about a common axis, where the first ring furthermore comprises at least two connection devices, where said connection devices are preferably arranged symmetrically at the outer periphery of the first ring and adapted for joining to a high-tensile or elastic rope, where the second ring also comprises connection devices at the periphery, where these connection devices are adapted for direct or indirect mounting of connection elements to a somersault belt, where the somersault belt is an inflatable somersault belt comprising at least one chamber and at least one valve, which achieves both a good centering of the somersault belt and a good tightening to the body of the gymnast, and where one a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: PE Redskaber A/S
    Inventor: Preben Ebsen
  • Patent number: 10297030
    Abstract: A system and method of confirming administration of medication is provided. The method comprises the steps of receiving information identifying a particular medication prescription regimen, determining one or more procedures for administering such prescription regimen and identifying one or more activity sequences associated with such procedures. Activity sequences of actual administration of such prescription regimen are captured and then compared to the identified activity sequences to determine differences therebetween. A notice is provided if differences are determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Ai Cure Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Adam Hanina, Gordon Kessler
  • Patent number: 10289207
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided to allow a user to use their feet as an alternative to their hands as a source of input for motion control. Such a method may be provided comprising receiving orientation data representing orientation information for a controller manipulated by a user, receiving movement data representing dynamic information for the controller, evaluating at least one of the orientation data and the movement data, and moving an avatar in a direction based on the direction in which the controller is moved. The method can be implemented in a software application or across multiple software applications on different platforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventor: Charles Henry Alastair Sainty
  • Patent number: 10286244
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for plyometric fitness systems that facilitate constrained multi-directional movements. By utilizing a variety of constrained elastic resistance cords in conjunction with plyometric platform stations and performance patterns, this system enhances dimension, capability and variety to conventional agility and jumping drills. The disclosed plyometric platforms are designed for contrast training, or resistance loaded and unloaded exercises. This allows the muscles to adapt to the loaded exercises and then apply the “learned” movement to the unloaded exercise. This directly reinforces the movement and muscle exertion needed to perform powerful movements thereby enhancing athletic performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: PERFORM-X TRAINING SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Nicholas Reese
  • Patent number: 10264971
    Abstract: A system including two or more wearable devices includes at least one sensor in each device to detect signals related to the body of a wearer. User inputs, sensor outputs, or other information are used to determine an activity being performed or otherwise engaged in by the wearer and footsteps, heartbeats, discrete turns of the torso, or other events can be detected, from one or more of the sensor outputs, during a period of time that the user is engaged in the activity. A duration, amplitude, timing, mean value, or other characteristic of each such detected event can be determined, based on the sensor outputs, and used to generate a sample of clinically relevant information about the wearer. This information can then be used to determine the presence, stage, degree, progression, or other information about a disease state of the wearer or some other information about the wearer's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: Scott Brian Kennedy, Mark Murphy, Ali Shoeb, Nikhil Bikhchandani, Hongsheng Wang, Emre Demiralp, Anupam Pathak, Tushar Parlikar
  • Patent number: 10260836
    Abstract: An 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. The archery training system is easily portable or stowed, and offers a combination of variables replicating the activity of compound and traditional bow shooting, such as a counter balanced replication of a grasped bow while drawing a bowstring, an archery release aid configured to mimic the finger positioning of a traditional bow, the utilization of accessory bow sights for target acquisition and aiming, the adjustability to accommodate the various hand grip styles unique to each archer, and immediate visual feedback to performance or shooting technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventor: Justin D. Tafoya
  • Patent number: 10262462
    Abstract: An augmented reality display system comprises a passable world model data comprises a set of map points corresponding to one or more objects of the real world. The augmented reality system also comprises a processor to communicate with one or more individual augmented reality display systems to pass a portion of the passable world model data to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems, wherein the piece of the passable world model data is passed based at least in part on respective locations corresponding to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel A. Miller, Randall E. Hand, Philip O'Connor, Richmond B. Chan, Paul M. Greco
  • Patent number: 10252134
    Abstract: A method and system are disclosed using a position sensor for tracking a trajectory of a paddling instrument. Optionally the trajectory may be used for determining a paddling improvement strategy, for recognizing a stroke type, for coordinating a rowing team and/or for calculating a paddling force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventors: Eyal Postelnik, Guy Aharon, Sivan Postelnik
  • Patent number: 10251433
    Abstract: A wearable garment includes at least one impact absorbing pad with an inner face facing the body of a wearer and an opposite outer face, and a pressure sensor on the side of the pad faced by the inner face of the pad positioned so as to measure the effect at the inner face of an impact on the outer face after a portion of the impact has been absorbed by the pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: NURVV LIMITED
    Inventors: Jason Lloyd Roberts, Wilhelm Marschall, Haim Geva, Kemal Dervish
  • Patent number: 10255700
    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: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Indiggo Associates LLC
    Inventors: Vijay Perincherry, Janine Gelbart, Marc Inzelstein