Having Specific Electrical Feature Patents (Class 482/1)
  • Patent number: 10632395
    Abstract: A track start system including a detection subsystem to detect a false start of an individual participating in a racing event and to acquire biomechanical data from the individual to produce performance metrics readable by a user regarding the individual wherein detection of the false start is detectable independent of a starting block that may be used by the individual. Another system is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventor: Donnell A. Davis
  • Patent number: 10628478
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and device thereof for user interaction based on virtual objects. The first user characteristic information of a first user is acquired, wherein the first user characteristic information includes at least one of the action information, the aspect information and the speed information of the first user. A first virtual object is generated corresponding to the first user based on the first user characteristic information, wherein the first virtual object includes the appearance matching with the aspect information of the first user, and an action sequence to be executed which matches the action information of the first user. The first virtual object is provided to the user device corresponding to the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: SHANGHAI ZHANGMEN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Danian Chen, Fei Wang
  • Patent number: 10620593
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided comprising a sensor configured to acquire at least one biological signal of a user; a communicator configured to communicate with the external electronic device; and a controller configured to determine a behavior evaluation level of the user based on the at least one biological signal, pairing with the external electronic device, determine control information corresponding to the behavior evaluation level determined and the paired external electronic device, and control the communicator to transmit the determined control information to the paired external electronic device. Accordingly, the electronic device naturally measures the user's behavior patterns and provides a notification to the user, and improves the user's behavior by interworking with an external electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mi-young Kim, Tae-ho Hwang, Jin-sung Kim, Min-su Hwangbo, Sun-ah Kim, Jong-tae Kim
  • Patent number: 10580269
    Abstract: The present invention provides a wearable navigation forearm-band device for intuitive navigation of a user to his destination, the device including at least four tactile stimulus providers, each adapted to impact on different areas of a forearm of a user to provide a specific direction of movement of the user, wherein the device is adapted to receive commands from a communication apparatus to activate said vibration indicators response to a position of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: TREKACE TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventor: Isidor-Ronen Gabbay
  • Patent number: 10569129
    Abstract: Tri-Power Exercising device allows a rider to simultaneously, or on demand, exercise virtually all muscle groups in his lower and upper body. The device includes a bicycle frame, pedals, forearm bars, sliding seat, computer and electronic display recommending energy modulation amounts from various muscle groups to optimize physical performance on any given trek. Because riders can exercise virtually all muscle groups at once, they reduce their exercising time, continuously builds muscle tissue throughout their whole body, and exercises their cardiovascular and respiratory systems completely. Riders operate the device by rotating legs on the pedals, rotationally oscillating the forearm bars up and down with their arms and shoulders, and then use core muscles to pull and push the seat back and forth on the slider. Inverted racks, pinion gears, and one-way bearings turn this linear power from the oscillating forearm bars and sliding seat into torque that rotates the crank axle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventor: Thomas S. Felker
  • Patent number: 10561934
    Abstract: A wearable device is configured to be worn by a first user, and to output pressure data indicating an amount of the pressure sensed thereby. An electronic device is communicatively connected to the wearable device for receiving the pressure data. In response to receipt of an initiating signal from a host device, the electronic device, continuously within a predetermined time period, accumulates a first number of exercise movements done by the first user based on the pressure data, receives data related to a second number of exercise movements done by a second user from the host device, and display a dynamic image indicating a relationship between the first number and the second number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: NATIONAL TAIWAN NORMAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Ming-Yueh Hwang, Jon-Chao Hong, Yu-Feng Wu
  • Patent number: 10556150
    Abstract: The present invention provides a group monitoring device for monitoring a plurality of individuals engaged in an athletic activity, the device including a display configured to display, during an athletic activity: a metric relating to each of a plurality of individuals engaged in the athletic activity, and a status of a system component used to monitor the athletic activity. The group monitoring device may also include an input configured to allow manipulation of the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Meg Susan Burich, Qaizar Hassonjee, Roger Armitage, Markus Strecker
  • Patent number: 10518161
    Abstract: A sound-output-control device including an acquisition unit which acquires an anaerobic threshold, a reception unit which receives an input about exercise intensity, a calculation unit which calculates a value indicating a target heart rate of a user on the basis of the acquired anaerobic threshold and the received exercise-intensity input, a detection unit which detects a value indicating the current tempo of a physical exercise done by the user, and a control unit that controls a sound output on the basis of a result of a comparison of the target heart-rate value calculated by the calculation unit and the current physical-exercise-tempo value detected by the detection unit, so as to lead a heart rate of the user so that the heart rate of the user attains the target heart rate is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masamichi Asukai, Katsuya Shirai, Makoto Inoue, Akane Sano
  • Patent number: 10500473
    Abstract: A method for positioning a console of an exercise device includes determining an angle formed between an exercise deck of the exercise device and a base of the exercise device and adjusting a physical height of a console of the exercise device to a correlated height based at least in part on the angle of the exercise deck when the physical height is determined to be out of alignment with the correlated height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott R. Watterson
  • Patent number: 10500474
    Abstract: A data-collecting play object. The play object includes a body manipulated by a player. A data-collecting unit is disposed in the interior of the body. The data-collecting unit includes an accelerometer unit measuring acceleration values along at least one translational degree of freedom, a gyroscope unit measuring rotation values about at least one rotational degree of freedom, and a processor in communication with the accelerometer unit and with the gyroscope unit. The processor obtains the acceleration values from the accelerometer unit and the rotation values from the gyroscope unit. The processor wirelessly transmits the acceleration and rotation values at discrete intervals. A power source supplies electrical power to the accelerometer unit, the gyroscope unit, and the processor. The play object being used in combination with an identification tag attached to a play accessory is also disclosed. A system and a method are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: INTELLISPORTS INC.
    Inventor: Jonathan Guillemette
  • Patent number: 10485430
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a wearable sensor structure that includes multiple individual sensor units placed in a row. Each individual sensor unit includes a first portion to contact a surface of skin under which arteries and/or veins are to be located, and a second portion that contacts the first portion and is configured to have a capacitance. The first and second portions are configured to create a capacitance change in response to a squeezing or bending between the first portion and a fixed part of the second portion caused by a pulse pressure and release of the pulse pressure. The apparatus includes circuitry configured to measure waveforms for the individual sensor units. Each waveform captures the capacitance change for its corresponding individual sensor unit. The apparatus includes a wireless interface configured to transmit the waveforms. A computing system is also disclosed that analyzes the waveforms and can provide alerts based thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ali Afzali-Ardakani, Kang-Wook Lee, Robert S. Olyha, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10475127
    Abstract: A system and method may collect telematics and/or other data, and apply the data to insurance-based applications. From the data, an insurance provider may determine accurate vehicle usage information, including information regarding who is using a vehicle and under what conditions. An insurance provider may likewise determine risk levels or a risk profile for an insured driver (or other drivers), which may be used to adjust automobile or other insurance policies. The insurance provider may also use the data collected to adjust behavior based insurance using incentives, recommendations, or other means. For customers that opt-in to the data collection program offered, the present embodiments present the opportunity to demonstrate a low or moderate risk lifestyle and the chance for insurance-related savings based upon that low or moderate risk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
    Inventors: Thomas Michael Potter, Mark E. Clauss, Dustin Ryan Carter, Douglas Albert Graff, Megan Michal Baumann, Atlanta Bonnom, Craig Cope, Jennifer Luella Lawyer, Curtis Simpson, Nathan W. Baumann
  • Patent number: 10448892
    Abstract: A compass-sensor embedded footwear system and an operation method thereof are provided. The compass-sensor embedded footwear system includes: a footwear including: a footwear sole; two pressure sensors embedded in the footwear sole; a compass sensor configured in a fixed orientation with respect to the footwear sole; and a control-communication unit connecting to each of the two pressure sensors and compass sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventor: Xin Tian
  • Patent number: 10441442
    Abstract: A battery pack including a case, a battery included in the case and relatively movable with respect to the case, a generator attached to the battery and including a generation axis, and a rotation member connected to the generation axis, wherein the rotation member is configured to act a torque enabling the generation axis to be rotatable when the battery is in motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Taesin Ha, ChangHyun Roh, Youngbo Shim, Joon-Kee Cho, Byung-Kwon Choi
  • Patent number: 10441868
    Abstract: A system for providing player training including a grid of individually powered, processor controlled and communicable lighting elements and sensors which are embedded within a playing surface associated with the event, the lighting elements interfacing with at least one of a player worn sensor and/or a remote processor device for providing a visual illustration of any number of parameters associated with an actual player performance, including real time motion progressions of the player which are represented on the field surface and/or recreated on a processor driven screen which films or otherwise tracks the event. The simulated progressions can further replicate the desired motions of the positional player's intended motions or those of an opposing positional player and in lieu of the actual player being on the playing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Brian Janssen
  • Patent number: 10420696
    Abstract: A walking assistance method may include: detecting a landing time of a foot of a user; and/or initiating gait assistance based on a first joint location of a first leg of the user sensed at the landing time and a second joint location of the user sensed after the landing time. A walking assistance apparatus may include: a driver configured to perform gait assistance of a user; and/or a controller configured to control the driver to initiate the gait assistance based on a first joint location of a first leg of the user sensed at a landing time of a foot of the user and a second joint location sensed after the landing time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun-Won Jang, Kyung-Rock Kim, Youngbo Shim, Jusuk Lee, Bokman Lim
  • Patent number: 10398339
    Abstract: Device (1) for assessing, preventing and treating LBP, which comprises: six units (100a, 100b, 100c, 100d, 100e, 100f), each unit comprising: an EMG acquisition subsystem (30a); connecting means (10a-20a, 10b-20b, 10c-20c, 10d-20d, 10e-20e, 10f-200 for connecting the EMG acquisition subsystem (30a) to a pair of electrodes attached to a patient's skin, such that each unit receives the surface EMG signals of a specific muscle group of the patient; and, a actuator (60a) for providing haptic stimulus to said muscle group; a muscular activity pattern recognition and feedback subsystem (200, 500); the device further comprising: a wearable garment (300, 301, 302) with a central portion (300e) to which the second and fifth units (100b, 100e) are attached parallel to each other; and a set of four straps (300a, 300b, 300c, 300d) to which ends are attached the first, third, fourth and sixth units (100a, 100c, 100d, 100f) at 45°, 135°, ?135° and ?45°, respectively, with respect to the second and fifth units (100b
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: FUNDACIÓN TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
    Inventors: Haritz Zabaleta Rekondo, Cristina Rodríguez De Pablo
  • Patent number: 10350127
    Abstract: A unilateral leg press exercise machine is provided. This machine includes a base frame, which is engaged with the floor. The base frame includes bottom side supports, bottom front and back supports to provide stability to the machine. The base frame also includes two sliding carriages which hold resistance plate holders and move in a straight line at an angle of approximately 20 degrees to the floor. 2 resistance plate holders are attached to each moving carriage for a total of 4 and provide the desired weight resistance during the exercise. An adjustable back pad is provided to vary the angles to approximately 15 degrees from the horizontal floor. A set of adjustable shoulder pads on the seat hold the user in place as the back pad is lowered to angles that are closer to the horizontal position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventor: Sean Kelly
  • Patent number: 10349885
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program for non-invasively monitoring a physiological parameter and providing biofeedback. The method, system, and computer program provide for the non-invasive detection of a physiological parameter by detecting changes in color channel values of a user in a live video feed and presenting biofeedback to the user indicating the relative position of the physiological parameter to an optimal range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Wichita State University
    Inventors: Jibo He, Jeremy Patterson
  • Patent number: 10339972
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for receiving information, from a sensor coupled to a user, descriptive of a pace at which the user is exercising; determining a playback speed for video content having an audio component, the playback speed determined with reference to the pace at which the user is exercising; presenting the video content at the playback speed; generating a plurality of audio frames from the audio component of the video content, the plurality of audio frames being generated with reference to the pace at which the user is exercising; and presenting the plurality of audio frames to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: OUTSIDE INTERACTIVE VISUAL SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Gary McNamee
  • Patent number: 10311462
    Abstract: Example embodiments relate to systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer readable media relating to a user interface, that may for example, initiate transmission of a stream of audio data comprising a plurality of audio tracks from a music streaming service, and receive athletic activity data relating to a performance of an athletic activity by a user during an activity time period that includes a plurality of time intervals. For each of the plurality of time intervals, an athletic activity level is determined from the athletic activity data, a target audio track intensity corresponding to the athletic activity level is determined, and a playback of a streamed audio track corresponding to the target audio track intensity is initiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Harold L. Lindstrom, Jr., Willoughby H. Walling, Christopher L. Andon
  • Patent number: 10304072
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and system for monitoring and rewarding athletic performance and use of a product worn by a person, thereby motivating use of the product and promoting customer loyalty. The present invention includes and system and method for measuring, tracking, and recording use of the product, preferably related to the athletic performance of an athlete, using a portable, remote device; transferring that data from the remote device to a common location, such as an Internet web site service; calculating, assigning, and tracking rewards based on the level of use determined from the data; and allowing the user to redeem his or her rewards or compare his or her performance level with other athletes using other remote devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Allan M. Schrock, Albert Y. S. Shum
  • Patent number: 10272243
    Abstract: A control device for an electrical stimulation apparatus according to the present disclosure includes a control section that adjusts an output of an electrode and communicates with an angular velocity detector, the electrode giving electrical stimulation to a predetermined part of a body doing a pedaling exercise by rotating a crank, the predetermined part being at least one of a leg and an arm, the angular velocity detector detecting an angular velocity of the predetermined part, the angular velocity being accompanied by an operation of the predetermined part during the pedaling exercise. The control section adjusts, according to a result of the detection in the angular velocity detector, an output timing of the electrical stimulation of the electrode such that the electrode gives electrical stimulation to the predetermined part when a state of the operation of the predetermined part during the pedaling exercise is a predetermined operation state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinari Nishimura, Ryo Ichimura
  • Patent number: 10265578
    Abstract: A variable-resistance exercise machine with wireless communication for smart device control and interactive software applications, comprising a wireless network interface that receives input from a user device and provides output to a user device; a plurality of moving surfaces that each provide an independent degree of resistance to movement based on received input and that detect movement and provide output to a user device based on the movement; and a plurality of rigid rails that provide a rigid support for a human user to grasp, and that provide attachment points for a user to affix a variety of devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: BLUE GOJI LLC.
    Inventor: Coleman Fung
  • Patent number: 10204526
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system for improving a circuit training exercise routine at an exercise facility having at least two pieces of exercise equipment. The system using a smart device, and having steps including: initiating a program on the smart device upon use of a first piece of exercise equipment; displaying exercise instructions to the user on the smart device; initiating a timer on the smart device with a pre-selected amount of time in which the user must complete the exercise instructions on the first piece of equipment; recording if the user is successful in accomplishing the first set of exercise instructions; and prompting the user to move to a second piece of exercise equipment. The steps may also include displaying additional exercise instructions. The system includes monitoring the user's health functions and rewarding the user for successful accomplishment of the first and additional sets of exercise instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: PRIVATE WORKOUT, INC.
    Inventor: Patrick Kerwin
  • Patent number: 10165975
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to devices, systems, and methods for monitoring pregnancy of a female pregnant subject. For example, a pregnancy monitoring system can detect movement or motion of a pregnant subject and/or of the fetus in the pregnant subject. Additionally or alternatively, the pregnancy monitoring system can detect internal and/or external source loads applied to the pregnant subject. In an embodiment, the pregnancy monitoring system can compare and/or correlate two or more loads, one to another (e.g., to produce an output that is in part based on such comparison and that is related to the wellbeing of the pregnant subject and/or of the fetus). For example, the pregnancy monitoring system can include a controller that is configured to determine and compare two or more loads based on signals received from one or more sensors that can be positioned on the pregnant subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: ELWHA LLC
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Jordin T. Kare, Lowell L. Wood
  • Patent number: 10165973
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to devices, systems, and methods for monitoring pregnancy of a female pregnant subject. For example, a pregnancy monitoring system can detect movement or motion of a pregnant subject and/or of the fetus in the pregnant subject. Additionally or alternatively, the pregnancy monitoring system can detect internal and/or external source loads applied to the pregnant subject. In an embodiment, the pregnancy monitoring system can compare and/or correlate two or more loads, one to another (e.g., to produce an output that is at least partially based on such comparison and that is related to the wellbeing of the pregnant subject and/or of the fetus). For example, the pregnancy monitoring system can include a controller that is configured to determine and compare two or more loads based on signals received from one or more sensors that can be positioned on the pregnant subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: ELWHA LLC
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Jordin T. Kare, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10165974
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to devices, systems, and methods for monitoring pregnancy of a female pregnant subject. For example, a pregnancy monitoring system can detect movement or motion of a pregnant subject and/or of the fetus in the pregnant subject. Additionally or alternatively, the pregnancy monitoring system can detect internal and/or external source loads applied to the pregnant subject. In an embodiment, the pregnancy monitoring system can compare and/or correlate two or more loads, one to another (e.g., to produce an output that is in part based on such comparison and that is related to the wellbeing of the pregnant subject and/or of the fetus). For example, the pregnancy monitoring system can include a controller that is configured to determine and compare two or more loads based on signals received from one or more sensors that can be positioned on the pregnant subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: ELWHA LLC
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Jordin T. Kare, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10170153
    Abstract: An approach is provided for auto-adjusting instructional video playback based on cognitive user activity detection analysis. The approach includes, for instance, providing for playback an instructional video, including a series a steps to accomplish one or more tasks, and monitoring, during playback of the instructional video, progress of a user through the series of steps. The monitoring includes, at least in part, video monitoring the user, and using an activity detection analysis to detect, based on the monitoring, actions by the user as the user progresses through the series of steps. Playback of the instructional video is automatically adjusted based on the activity detection analysis to match the progress of the user through the series of steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vijay Ekambaram, Roger C. Snook, Leigh A. Williamson, Shinoj Zacharias
  • Patent number: 10159870
    Abstract: A resistance exercise system having, in certain embodiments, a DC power supply system, a DC motor connected to the DC power supply system, a drive section connected to a drive element, a resistance delivery element connected to the drive element, and an extractable exercise resistance delivery section, a predetermined variable resistance section intermediate the DC power supply system and DC motor, an electrical condition sensor, and a variable resistance section control in communication with the electrical condition sensor and the predetermined variable resistance section. In some embodiments, the resistance exercise system includes a computing facility providing the ability to configure the exercise system to provide predetermined static or variable exercise resistance during exercise, and for example, during a positive or negative exercise stroke. Some embodiments allow users to create and, if desired, display varying and complex resistance exercise routines with or without use of resistance weights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventor: John M. Bird
  • Patent number: 10130845
    Abstract: Gymnastic machine usable by a user for a training, said user being provided with an electronic device wearable by the user and configured to receive commands by the user. The gymnastic machine comprises a main control unit configured to: receive from said electronic device, via a wireless-type data communication channel, an input command provided by the user to the electronic device; generate, based on the received input command, an operative command of the gymnastic machine; control the gymnastic machine based on said generated operative command. A system, a method, and a corresponding program product for the simplified control of the training of a user on a gymnastic machine are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: TECHNOGYM S.P.A.
    Inventor: Nerio Alessandri
  • Patent number: 10118072
    Abstract: A pedal system for tracking use of a cycle style exercise device. The pedal system includes a pedal with a shaft for coupling to the pedal crank of the exercise device and a housing that is rotatable about the shaft. An accelerometer positioned in the housing is configured to provide data about the movement of the pedal to a microcontroller. A wireless communication chip positioned in the housing is used to transmit the data about the movement of the pedal to a remote device via the wireless communication chip. The remote device is programmed to receive, display and track the data about the movement of the pedal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventor: Robin B. Palmer
  • Patent number: 10115007
    Abstract: A path and/or orientation of object approaching an athlete is tracked using two or more cameras. At least two sets of video images of the object are obtained using at least two different cameras having different positions. Motion regions within video images are identified, and candidate locations in 2D space of the object is/are identified within the motion region(s). Based thereon, a probable location in 3D space of the identifiable portion is identified, for each of a plurality of instants during which the object was approaching. A piecewise 3D trajectory of at least the identifiable portion of the object is approximated from the probable locations in 3D space of the object for multiple instants during which the object was approaching the athlete. A graphical representation of the 3D trajectory of the object is incorporated into at least one of the sets of video images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: SPORTSMEDIA TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: James G. Painter
  • Patent number: 10112077
    Abstract: An electric training apparatus is configured to apply, by a load motor, a load on a rotating body configured to apply a load on an exercising person, detect an exercise physiological response value of the exercising person and a number of revolutions of the rotating body, perform control for gradually increasing the load of the load motor toward a set load upper limit value so that a detection result of the exercise physiological response value of the exercising person approaches a target exercise physiological response value set in advance, and change, before an exercise or during the exercise by the exercising person, the load upper limit value in response to a control command input based on a state of the exercising person, a state of the control, and a perceived exertion scale for the exercising person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC ENGINEERING COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Haruki Itoh, Masataku Ichikawa, Isao Mizukura
  • Patent number: 10088901
    Abstract: Provided is an operating method of a display device. The method includes: recognizing a wearable device; and providing a user interface screen of the display device differently on the basis of a wearing state of the wearable device representing whether a user wears the recognized wearable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sangkyu Kang, Sewon Park, Wooseok Ahn
  • Patent number: 10080958
    Abstract: A system for using multiple electronic control devices to interact with electronic devices, comprising an electronic control device that communicates with a plurality of electronic devices via a network, that receives user interaction and conveys it to devices via the network, and that receives interaction from other devices via the network and conveys it to a host device, and a method for nested communication between multiple electronic control devices and electronic systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: BLUE GOJI LLC
    Inventor: Coleman Fung
  • Patent number: 10070807
    Abstract: Techniques and mechanisms for detecting and evaluating grip by a user operating a handheld tool. In an embodiment, the tool includes a handle, one or more pressure sensors disposed in or on the handle, and an attachment arm. An output from the one or more sensors is generated while a user-assistive device is coupled to a distal end of an attachment arm of the tool. Logic of the tool calculates a grip metric based on the sensor output, and the tool transmits, based on the grip metric, a signal including medical diagnostic information. In another embodiment, the user-assistive device includes a utensil attachment or a personal hygiene attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: Ali Shoeb, Anupam Pathak
  • Patent number: 10062296
    Abstract: A wireless mobile training device has a microprocessor, a first switch, a microphone, and a speaker. The microprocessor generates a first control signal to induce the speaker to emit a first audible instruction requesting a training program identifier. The microphone generates a first input signal corresponding to a received audible training program identifier. The microprocessor generates a second control signal to induce the speaker to emit a second audible instruction associated with a predetermined training program name, if the received audible training program identifier corresponds to the predetermined training program identifier. The microprocessor determines a first time interval for completing a first user task associated with the second audible instruction based on second and third input signals from either the first switch or the microphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventor: William Warren Crose
  • Patent number: 10058725
    Abstract: A handheld resistance exercise device is contemplated for exercise, rehabilitation, warm-up and the like, which provides resistance to muscles, tendons, joints, and fasciae in the upper body and lower back as it is actuated by a user standing a distance away from a vertical surface that is engaged with the device. Actuation thereof by the user in performing various exercise protocols provides stability for one or more muscles of the hand, elbow, shoulder girdle, shoulder blade, rib cage, as well as the inner core muscles, while also providing improved mobility for one or more of the wrist, forearm, elbow, shoulder joint, and muscles that rotate and bend the spine sideways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Blu Sky Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: John Joseph LaCaze
  • Patent number: 10058271
    Abstract: Portable devices include environmental sensors that generate metrics about the environment (e.g., accelerometers detecting impulses and vibration, and GPS receivers detecting position and velocity). Such devices often use environmental metrics to extract user input directed at the device by the user, and status information about the device and the environment. Presented herein are techniques for using environmental metrics to infer physical activities performed by the user while attached to the device. For example, jogging may be inferred from regular, strong impulses and typical jogging speed; walking may be inferred from regular, weak impulses and typical walking speed; and riding in a vehicle may be inferred from low-level vibrations and high speed (optionally identifying the type of vehicle ridden by the user). Based on these inferences, the device may automatically present applications and/or or adjust user interfaces suitable for the user's physical activity, rather than responsive to user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Julia Maureen Letchner, Scott Saponas, Alice Jane Brush, Aman Kansal, Daniel Morris
  • Patent number: 10046195
    Abstract: A restraint device, in particular for training purposes, having a holder which is or can be anchored in a fixed position and from which a rope that can be attached to a user can be drawn out against a restoring force via a movement path of the user. Apparatuses for generating the restoring force by sliding friction are provided and include a roller that can be rotated by winding the extendable rope around the roller and a brake device inhibiting the rotation of the roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: ERGO-FIT GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Harald Scheffer
  • Patent number: 10050492
    Abstract: A power cooperation system among exerciser apparatuses includes at least two exercise apparatuses. The exercise apparatuses have a wireless communication channel therebetween, and each has a motion module, a power generation module, a power storage module and at least one power consuming module. At least one of the exercise apparatuses has a power transmitting module connected to the power generation module and/or the power storage module and being able to transmit an energy wave. The other exercise apparatus has a power receiving module connected to the power storage module for being able to receive the energy wave. Under this arrangement, the power cooperation system is configured to achieve power sharing among exercise apparatuses and ensure that every exercise apparatus has enough power to keep available, and using the excess power by the respective exercise apparatuses efficiently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson Health Tech. CO. LTD.
    Inventor: Cheng Kun Lee
  • Patent number: 10039947
    Abstract: The trampoline (1) as per the invention is comprised of a frame structure (2) and a jumping mat mounted in the frame structure (2). An arrangement of sensors (8) is provided by means of which forces or accelerations acting on the jumping mat (3) are recorded. The signals of the sensors (8) are read into an evaluation unit (9). Output quantities are generated from the chronological progression of the signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Eurotramp Trampoline—Kurt Hack GmbH
    Inventors: Bastian Conrad, Johannes Maier, Katja Ferger, Matthias Ottenberg, Konrad Tiefenbacher
  • Patent number: 10043353
    Abstract: A system includes a wearer role identification device, a garment comprising a dynamically modifiable display, a hardware controller for adjusting the dynamically modifiable display, and a database storage device. The wearer role identification device identifies a role of a wearer of the garment wherein the role defines abilities of the wearer. The hardware controller adjusts an appearance of the dynamically modifiable display based on the role of the wearer changing from a first role to a second role. The database storage device contains a real-time role of the wearer of the garment, wherein the wearer role identification device retrieves the real-time role of the wearer of the garment as a real-time input to the hardware controller for adjusting the dynamically modifiable display, wherein the wearer of the garment holds multiple roles, and wherein the dynamically modifiable display presents visual images that simultaneously represent the multiple roles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Maryam Ashoori, James R. Kozloski, Clifford A. Pickover, Maja Vukovic
  • Patent number: 10037742
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and an apparatus for displaying health data collected by a wearable device. The method may include acts performed by the wearable device: collecting health data of a user; establishing a wireless connection with a home media playing device; and sending the health data to the home media playing device through the wireless connection for display. The wearable device includes: a data collection module, a connection establishing module and a data sending module. By collecting health data of a user, establishing a wireless connection with a home media playing device, sending the health data to the home media playing device through the wireless connection, and displaying the health data by the home media playing device, the user operation is simplified, and the utilization efficiency is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: XIAOMI INC.
    Inventors: Chuan Wang, Yongfeng Xia, Pengfei Zhang, Heng Qu
  • Patent number: 10022590
    Abstract: A method for displaying live and archived cycling classes comprising displaying information about cycling classes that can be accessed by a first user using a first stationary bike via a digital communication network on a display screen at a first location, whereby the first user can select either a live cycling class or select among a plurality of archived cycling classes, outputting digital video and audio content comprising the selected cycling class, detecting performance parameters from the first stationary bike at a particular point in the selected class, displaying at least one of the performance parameters on the display screen, and displaying performance parameters from a second stationary bike at a second location on the display screen such that at least one of the performance parameters from the first stationary bike and at least one of the performance parameters from the second stationary bike at the same point in the class are presented for comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: PELOTON INTERACTIVE, INC.
    Inventors: John Paul Foley, Thomas Philip Cortese, Yu Feng, Christopher Brett Sira, Hans Schlichting Woolley
  • Patent number: 9996149
    Abstract: A system for translational navigation of an immersive virtual reality environment is provided. The system includes a head mounted display having a field of view of the immersive virtual reality environment displayed on a display of the head mounted display and at least one sensor for detecting an orientation of the head mounted display. The system includes a user input control for translating input from a user into a velocity of the user in a single direction within the immersive virtual reality environment. A control module is provided in communication with the user input control and head mounted display for limiting movement of a user through the virtual reality environment to a direction corresponding to a center of the field of view when a velocity input is detected from the user input control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Inventors: Harry Lee Martin, Kyle Leinart
  • Patent number: 9992543
    Abstract: Systems and methods for incorporating online user generated media content (e.g., videos) into an interactive video gaming environment are provided. Media assets that are associated with different measures of quality generated by users are stored on a remote server. A player action is received by the remote server. A determination is made as to which one of the plurality of levels of the interactive video gaming environment corresponds to the action. One of the videos associated with one of the measures of quality is selected based on the determination of the level corresponding to the action. The selected video is transmitted to the player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: David D. Chung, Walter R. Klappert
  • Patent number: 9984549
    Abstract: Embodiments of a system and methods for using a sensing attached to footwear are generally described herein. A device may include an accelerometer to measure a force, a transceiver to: send information about the force to an external device, and receive a response from the external device, the response indicating whether the force exceeded a threshold and occurred within a specified timing window around a sensory output. The device may include feedback hardware to generate feedback when the response indicates that the force fell below the threshold or occurred outside the specified timing window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: David I. Poisner, Yuri Krimon
  • Patent number: 9974997
    Abstract: Disclosed are a treadmill and a method for controlling the operation of the treadmill. The method comprises: detecting, by at least one detecting sensor with which the treadmill is equipped, at least a first parameter representative of the interaction between a user and a physical exercise surface of the treadmill; providing at least one set reference value of a second parameter representative of the interaction between the user and the physical exercise surface; modulating, by means of the data processing unit, at least one electrical control parameter of an actuation device operatively associated with at least either a first rotary element and a second rotary element with which the treadmill is equipped, on the basis of said at least a first parameter the step of modulating being carried out to keep the second parameter equal to the set reference value of said at least a second parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: TECHNOGYM S.P.A.
    Inventor: Daniele Cei