Having Specific Electrical Feature Patents (Class 482/1)
  • Patent number: 11564103
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an electronic device performs techniques related to displaying personalized workout suggestions based on completed workouts. In some embodiments, an electronic device performs techniques related to starting an audio-based workout. In some embodiments, an electronic device performs techniques related to displaying information about a workout during playback of workout content. In some embodiments, an electronic device performs techniques related to displaying information about physical activity of a user relative to a group of users. In some embodiments, an electronic device performs techniques related to coordinating display of workout content among multiple devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lynne Devine, Joel Angelone, Julie A. Arney, Chandler S. Bachman, Jay Blahnik, Gary Ian Butcher, Joseph Y. Chan, Edward Chao, David Clark, Anthony D'Auria, Alan C. Dye, Nicholas Felton, Michael D. Ford, Eamon F. Gilravi, Anders Kalle Haglunds, Stephen O. Lemay, Jennifer D. Patton, Brady Jackson White, Aled Hywel Williams
  • Patent number: 11468990
    Abstract: Technology for applying explainable artificial training algorithms (XAI) to training machine learning algorithms for identifying potentially developing computer vision syndrome (CVS), CVS and/or recommended remedial action(s) that a user can perform to counter potentially developing CVS and/or existing CVS. In some embodiments, the XAI includes a Contrastive Explainability model. In some embodiments, the training performed by the XAI includes assigning weight factors respectively to CVS input parameters (for example, blink rate) based upon how strong the respective CVS input factor is correlated with development of CVS in the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: KYNDRYL, INC.
    Inventors: William G. Dusch, MacDonald Isere, Nicholas L. Graham, Scott Carrier
  • Patent number: 11338190
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a video input, receiving an indication of a first segment type corresponding to a first workout activity being performed in the video input, and generating a segmented timeline with the processor, the segmented timeline including a plurality of segments, and at least one segment of the plurality of segments corresponding to the first workout activity. The method further includes generating a user interface with the processor, the user interface including the segmented timeline displayed together with at least part of the video input. The method also includes providing the user interface to a plurality of exercise machines via a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Peloton Interactive, Inc.
    Inventors: Betina Evancha, John Foley, Joseph Intonato, Jackson Maslow, Benoit Dion, Thomas Cortese
  • Patent number: 11234653
    Abstract: An exercise feedback system determines sensor data quality of an athletic garment based on bioimpedance data. The athletic garment includes sensors that can generate physiological data and bioimpedance data. An athlete wears the athletic garment while exercising. If the sensors have a stable contact with the skin of the athlete, the sensors generate high quality physiological data. However, if the sensors have unstable or no contact with the skin of the athlete, the sensors generate low quality physiological data. The exercise feedback system uses the magnitude and/or variance of the bioimpedance data to determine whether the physiological data is high or low quality. If the physiological data is high quality, the exercise feedback system may generate and provide feedback based on the physiological data for display to the athlete. The exercise feedback system may also use the bioimpedance data to identify defects in the garment during quality assurance tests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Mad Apparel, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher John Wiebe, Daniel Blatnik, Lev Korzinov, Adnan Aslam
  • Patent number: 11215253
    Abstract: A variable stiffness bushing assembly includes an inner tubular member, an outer tubular member coaxially surrounding the inner tubular member, and an elastic member connecting the inner and outer tubular members. The elastic member defines a pair of first liquid chambers that are on opposite sides of an axial line of the inner tubular member and communicate with each other via a first circumferentially extending communication passage defined between one of the outer yokes and the annular large diameter portion, and a pair of second liquid chambers that are on opposite sides of the axial line and communicate with each other via a second circumferentially extending communication passage defined between another one of the outer yokes and the annular large diameter portion. The magnetic fields generated by the two coils are selectively applied to a magnetic fluid flowing through the first communication passage and the second communication passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuho Ito, Toshio Inoue
  • Patent number: 11173377
    Abstract: A smart mirror can show live or recorded streaming video of an instructor performing a workout in a package that is attractive and unobtrusive enough to hang in a living room. The smart mirror includes a mirror surface with a fully reflecting section and a partially reflecting section. A display behind the partially reflecting section shows the video when the smart mirror is on and is almost invisible when the smart mirror is off. The smart mirror also has a speaker, a microphone, and a camera to enable a user to view the video content and interact with the instructor. The smart mirror may connect to the user's smart phone, a peripheral device (e.g., a Bluetooth speaker) to augment user experience, a biometric sensor to provide biometric data to assess user performance, and/or a network router to connect the smart mirror to a content provider, an instructor, and/or other users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Curiouser Products Inc.
    Inventor: Brynn Putnam
  • Patent number: 11103415
    Abstract: A walking training system includes: a treadmill on which a walking trainee walks; a walking assistance apparatus that is mounted on a leg part of the walking trainee and assists walking of the walking trainee; and control means for controlling an operation of the walking assistance apparatus. The control means controls the operation of the walking assistance apparatus so as to cause the walking trainee to approach a reference position when the trainee is spaced apart from the reference position of the treadmill by a predetermined distance or more in a walking front/back direction while the walking trainee is walking on the treadmill, and increases the predetermined distance when at least one of a walking training amount of the walking trainee, a walking training level of the walking trainee set in the walking training system, and the speed of the treadmill is larger/higher/greater than a predetermined amount, level, and speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroki Izu, Yu Sasaki, Kazuya Yamamoto, Uori Koike, Masatomo Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11006860
    Abstract: A computerized method performed by a processor, and computer program product the method comprising: receiving sensory data of motion by a human subject, the sensory data obtained during motion in an uncontrolled environment; extracting features from the sensory data; identifying a plurality of strides from the features extracted from the sensory data; calculating kinematic parameters of each stride from the plurality of strides from the sensory data; classifying each stride from the plurality of strides in accordance with the kinematic parameters to obtain a stride type; and outputting the stride type for the plurality of strides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventors: Eran Amit, Shai Rosenblit, Amir Zviran, Steve Barrett, Moran Gad
  • Patent number: 10956115
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and a computer program product for intelligently synchronizing exercise music for an instructor based group workout is provided. The present invention may include identifying at least one goal workout. The present invention may then include receiving a plurality of verbal cues associated with an instructor and a plurality of nonverbal cues associated with the instructor. The present invention may also include analyzing the received plurality of verbal cues and the received plurality of nonverbal cues. The present invention may further include generating the exercise music based on the analyzed plurality of verbal cues and analyzed plurality of nonverbal cues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul R. Bastide, Matthew E. Broomhall, Robert E. Loredo, Fang Lu
  • Patent number: 10940364
    Abstract: Systems and methods for fitness tracking are provided. An exercise apparatus is in networked communication with a fitness tracking computing system. The configuration and location of movable components of the exercise apparatus is determined based on sensors. This information is provided to the fitness tracking computing system via networked communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Inventor: James Ryan Eder
  • Patent number: 10881905
    Abstract: System and method implementing an accelerometer (17) for detecting asymmetries in a movement of a user. The system includes a fastening a device (1) on the torso of the runner, close to his/her center of gravity (CG), the device being electrically self-sufficient and comprising a triaxial accelerometer (17) and a digital processor (19). The accelerometer is used to measure a sequence of acceleration data in at least the vertical direction (av), while the user performs at least one exercise. During or at the end of the exercise, having the processor calculate the biomechanical parameters enabling the detection of at least one asymmetry in a movement of the user, on the basis of the acceleration data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Myotest SA
    Inventors: Patrick Flaction, Jacques Quievre, Jean-Benoit Morin
  • Patent number: 10881852
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a system for stimulating muscle comprises a set of stimulators to stimulate a first muscles, a set of sensors providing first measurement comprising a set of electromyograms (EMG) from another set of muscles coupled to the body part, a set of sensors mounted in the vicinity of the set of stimulator and the set of sensors, providing a measurement representing a motion and orientation of the first body part, another set of sensors providing a measurement representing a condition external to the body part, a processor generating a first position of the body part at a first time instance from the measurements and a processor adjusting at least one of a time duration, trigger instance, and trigger strength of the set of stimulator. In that, the comparator generates a position error as difference between the first position and a reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: Ramesh Debur, Viswanath Talasila, Vinay Sridhar, Raghavendra Padmanabh, Pramod Jayaram, Aditi Bhandarkar
  • Patent number: 10882642
    Abstract: A method of the producing artificial gravity in an electromagnetized environment is provided with a bodysuit, a corridor, a plurality of mobile electromagnets, a plurality of mobile inertial measurement units (IMUs), a plurality of first fixed electromagnets, second fixed electromagnets, and at least one computing unit. The first fixed magnets and the second fixed magnets are integrated throughout the corridor to continuously generate a uniform magnetic field through the corridor. The mobile electromagnets are integrated throughout the bodysuit to electromagnetically interact with the first fixed electromagnets and the second fixed electromagnets, which simulates gravity as the bodysuit moves through the corridor. The mobile IMUs are integrated to the bodysuit so that the mobile IMUs sends spatial positioning and orientation data to the computing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventor: MaryAlice Diana Young
  • Patent number: 10878719
    Abstract: Fitness monitoring methods, systems, and program products are disclosed. In an embodiment, a computer-implemented method for providing a new workout for an athlete utilizing a fitness monitoring service includes the steps of granting an athlete access to an account of the fitness monitoring service, maintaining a schedule of workouts for the athlete to complete in association with the account, receiving the new workout from a coach, adding the new workout to the schedule of workouts, and exchanging information related to the new workout with a portable fitness monitoring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Maya Ann Powch, Stephen John Black, Tony Hope, Christian Dibenedetto
  • Patent number: 10874902
    Abstract: An intelligent sports equipment system and method for processing data as a result of different types of events associated with a puck or ball and generally another piece of sports equipment. The information associated with each type of event can include associating player information with the processed data. In one example a smart hockey puck has embedded electronics for sensing motion across a plurality of axes, a hockey stick has an associated RFID tag that can be read by the smart hockey puck, which can transmit information to a computing device for displaying processed data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Helios Hockey, Inc.
    Inventor: William G. Near
  • Patent number: 10843039
    Abstract: The present embodiments disclose an exercise apparatus including at least one rocker board dimensioned to support a user. A plurality of convex rockers are releasably engageable with the at least one rocker board to provide instability during an exercise. A cutout is positioned through the rocker boards to strengthen the intrinsic and extrinsic muscles of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventor: Jay Dicharry
  • Patent number: 10821324
    Abstract: An adaptive control method for a treadmill includes dividing the physical exercise surface of the treadmill into control zones; detecting, by an electronic control unit, a distance value of a user from a reference point. The electronic control unit compares the detected distance value with the first distance of the first boundary line of a first control zone. If the detected distance value is smaller than the first distance, the method further includes the electronic control unit controlling an increase in feeding speed of the physical exercise surface, and modifying the first distance of a first boundary line of the first control zone from a first value to a second value, along a development direction of the physical exercise surface in a second feeding direction opposite to the first feeding direction. The second value is either greater than or equal to the detected distance value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: TECHNOGYM S.p.A.
    Inventors: Paolo Paganelli, Alessandro Del Monaco, Fabio Ronchi
  • Patent number: 10821323
    Abstract: A smart console includes a Fitness Machine Smart Console Emulator to form a smart device which includes a control module for controlling an operation of an exercise machine, a command system operatively linked to the control module for receiving exercise related information from the exercise machine and data, and a fitness analysis module operatively linked to the control module for collecting exercise related information of the exercise machine and generating an exercise result based on the exercise related information. Therefore, the smart device simplifies the configuration of the exercise machine to remotely located device to communicate with the exercise machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventors: James M. Abbondanza, Jackson Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10807005
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems, methods and apparatus for a wearable band adapted to be worn by a user. The wearable band may include one or more biometric sensors such as a pulse monitor adapted to monitor a pulse of the user, and a transmitter adapted to wirelessly transmit pulse information from the pulse monitor to a mobile device such as a cellular telephone or PDA. The wearable band does not include a display for the biometric information. Numerous additional embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: PEXS LLC
    Inventors: Brian M. Dugan, Steven M. Santisi, Jean Pierre Latrille
  • Patent number: 10790063
    Abstract: A method of performing an objective functional evaluation of a person's physical capacity comprises of a computer program particularly designed to amass and assess test data in accordance with a selected standard. A wide variety of evaluation protocols are incorporated to lead an operator in a step-by-step process. The method includes special testing tools, many of which have been modified to input data directly into the computer diagnostic program. The interface may be a wired or a wireless connection. The software program may use an algorithm to calculate a coefficient of variation for the multiple trials of a test, using the entered data, to providing a determination of validity of the trials. A second algorithm calculates an average result of the condition-specific protocol of tests, after which the software program correlates those average results to a database of normative standards to compute an impairment rating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventor: Michael Chillemi
  • Patent number: 10751579
    Abstract: An automated objective American-football evaluation system may include an American-style football, at least one sensor carried by the football, the at least one sensor comprising at least one accelerometer carried by the football and electronics. The electronics are to: (a) receive a string of sensor signals from the at least one sensor; (b) determine a characteristic of a throw of the football based upon the received string of sensor signals; (c) determine an identity of a football player associated with the throw of the football; (d) assign the determined characteristic of the throw of the football to the determined identity of the football player; and (e) output the determined characteristic of the throw, the determined identity of the football player and the assignment of the determined characteristic of the throw of the football to the determined identity the football.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Wilson Sporting Goods Co.
    Inventors: Robert T. Thurman, Kevin L. Krysiak, Daniel E. Hare, Frank Garrett, Jr., David Betzold, David J. Proeber
  • Patent number: 10757526
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for audio devices with enhanced directional operations. A user of an audio system may be prompted to provide an audio input. Once received, the audio input may be processed, and based on processing of the audio input positioning related information associated with the user may be generated. Outputting of an audio output in the audio system may then be controlled based on the positioning related information. Controlling the outputting of the audio output may include configuring at least one audio output related parameter or function for optimizing directionality of the audio output based on the positioning related information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventor: Juergen Stark
  • Patent number: 10709934
    Abstract: A route planning method includes obtaining exercise capability information of a wearer and one or more candidate routes, where the candidate routes include attribute features that comprise historical exercise capability information, where the historical exercise capability information is information calculated according to a first preset rule and based on obtained exercise capability information of a plurality of users having exercised along the candidate routes; determining a target route based on the attribute features of the candidate routes and the exercise capability information of the wearer; and outputting the target route information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventors: Ruiming Tang, Xiuqiang He, Zhenhua Dong, Zhirong Liu, Yanjie Li
  • Patent number: 10709382
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer program for estimating user's physiological state from gait measurements carried out during a physical exercise are disclosed. The physiological state is computed from at least one of step interval variability and stride interval variability acquired from the gait measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Polar Electro Oy
    Inventor: Laura Karavirta
  • 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
    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
    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
    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
    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: 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: 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: 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
    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
    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
    Inventor: Patrick Kerwin
  • 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.