Equipment Control Patents (Class 482/4)
  • Patent number: 11058916
    Abstract: A trampoline comprises multiple movement sensors associated with one or more parts of the trampoline which move when the trampoline is bounced on by a user such as the trampoline mat, and an electrical wiring loom which connects to the movement sensors to a controller or a common connector at another end of the wiring loom. Various sensor mount and wiring loom options are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: TGOMA NZ LIMITED
    Inventors: Rhiannon Emrys McGrane, John Robert Howe, Neil Adrian Trimboy, Nigel James Sharplin, Steven Paul Morrison, Logan Alexander Stephens
  • Patent number: 11058960
    Abstract: An interactive modular sensor system for an indoor skydiving wind tunnel. The system comprises a plurality of nodes arranged around the flight chamber of the wind tunnel. The nodes have at least one sensor and at least one light source. The sensors are configured to detect user movement within the flight chamber. The light sources are configured to change appearance between at least two indicator states. A network connects the plurality of nodes. A program coordinates the activity of the nodes, whereby each of the nodes may be individually controlled. The program may include various modes with different user objectives and rules. Users are directed to perform or not perform actions by the light source indicator states of each node, and the sensor monitors for the occurrence of such actions. Information from multiple systems may be compiled in an inter-tunnel system. Other aspects of the system are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: IFLY HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: N. Alan Metni, Anthony Robert Gioia, Eric Travis Owens, Wade Austin Lewis, Justin Eugene Waldron, Casey Judson Gardiner
  • Patent number: 11052288
    Abstract: A force measurement system is disclosed herein. The force measurement system includes a force measurement assembly configured to receive a subject thereon, and one or more data processing devices operatively coupled to the force measurement assembly. In one or more embodiments, the one or more data processing devices are operatively coupled to the force measurement assembly, the one or more data processing devices configured to receive one or more signals that are representative of forces and/or moments being applied to a top surface of the force measurement assembly by the subject, and to convert the one or more signals into output forces and/or moments, the one or more data processing devices further configured to predict one or more balance parameters of the subject using a trained neural network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Bertec Corporation
    Inventors: Necip Berme, Jaswandi Tushar Pitale, Cameron Scott Hobson, Mohan Chandra Baro, Fernando Vanderlinde dos Santos
  • Patent number: 11040231
    Abstract: Systems and methods for dynamic resistance training are provided that include the use of a dynamic force module. The dynamic force module includes an actuator and controller adapted to control the actuator according to a force profile that specifies the relationship between an operational parameter of the actuator and a measured parameter associated with a user performing an exercise. The dynamic force module is also capable of communicating with a broader network system to facilitate storing and distribution of force profiles and user profile information. The network system further includes features for, among other things, generating and managing force profiles, uploading multimedia content, and tracking user progress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Arena Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Zachary M. Rubin, Ilya Polyakov, Dan Hammer
  • Patent number: 11036293
    Abstract: Smart gloves and methods for using smart gloves are provided. In embodiments of the disclosure, gloves are integrated with a display and controls in such a way as to allow a user to access and/or manipulate the controls using the same hand on which the user wears the glove. A user can thus access and/or control the glove and the content or information embodied therein while also accomplishing other tasks with his or her hands. Embodiments also comprise touch- and/or force-sensitive sensors, e.g. resistive or capacitive sensors, integrated into the glove that the user can access and/or manipulate with one or more fingers, preferably the thumb, of the hand on which the user wears the glove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Flex Ltd.
    Inventors: Mukul Varma Penmatcha, Mesut Gorkem Eraslan
  • Patent number: 11020261
    Abstract: Exosuit systems and methods according to various embodiments are described herein. The exosuit system can be a suit that is worn by a wearer on the outside of his or her body. It may be worn under the wearer's normal clothing, over their clothing, between layers of clothing, or may be the wearer's primary clothing itself. The exosuit may be assistive, as it physically assists the wearer in performing particular activities, or can provide other functionality such as communication to the wearer through physical expressions to the body, engagement of the environment, or capturing of information from the wearer. One or more patch assemblies may be removably coupled to the exosuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: SEISMIC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Melinda Cromie Lear, Katherine Goss Witherspoon, Megan Grant, Nicole Ida Kernbaum, Richard Mahoney, Mallory L. Tayson-Frederick, Louis Calvin Fielding, Violet Riggs, Erik Shahoian, Mary Elizabeth Hogue
  • Patent number: 11020628
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a display device including a communicator configured to communicate with an external apparatus that operates for a workout of a user; a display configured to display an image; and a controller configured to determine workout conditions of the user, and control the communicator to transmit a control signal to the external apparatus so that the display can display a corresponding image and the external apparatus can change the operation in accordance with the determined workout conditions of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: An-na Park, Byung-jun Son
  • Patent number: 11013333
    Abstract: A wearable sitting posture assisting device includes at least one leg unit featuring at least one knee joint and featuring at least one locking unit for the knee joint; includes at least one second leg unit featuring at least one second knee joint and featuring at least one second locking unit; and includes at least one actuation unit featuring at least one manually operable actuation element for mechanically controlling the locking unit and/or the second locking unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: noonee AG
    Inventors: Keith Gunura, Daniel Vafi, Robin Jergen, Simon Hutter, Willy Huwyler
  • Patent number: 11013951
    Abstract: A platform for enabling omnidirectional movement of an exercising machine is disclosed. The platform may comprise a hemispherical inner body comprising a hollow cavity. The hollow cavity may be used for accommodating an exercising machine into the hollow cavity. The exercising machine may be one of a treadmill, treadclimber, and bicycle. The platform may further comprise an outer body. The outer body may be rotatably engaged with the hemispherical inner body. The rotatable engagement may allow an omnidirectional movement of the hemispherical inner body in a horizontal plane and an inclination and declination of the exercising machine. The platform further comprises a communication unit. The communication unit may be connected with the hemispherical inner body for receiving user's inputs for movement. At least one of the hemispherical inner body and the exercising machine may move based on the user's inputs for movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Inventor: Leigh M. Rothschild
  • Patent number: 11007398
    Abstract: A cable-based exercise system. A chassis is provided to house the actuators. A force plate sits on top of this chassis. A bar configured for gripping by a user is provided. The bar has a first end and a second end. Two or more cables are connected to each end of the bar. Each cable connects an end of the bar to a drive motor. Each drive motor can be independently controlled. A central processor is preferably provided to receive sensory inputs and control the drive motors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Neuhaus, Tyson Cobb, Jeremy Gines, Travis Craig
  • Patent number: 10994170
    Abstract: Provided herein are embodiments of a barbell spotting apparatus having all the benefits of a free-floating, unconstrained barbell in both the horizontal and vertical axes with the safety of a dedicated spotting mechanism, while addressing safety, noise, and space concerns raised by typical barbell apparatus. The embodiments herein permit a loaded barbell to be positioned in line with the axis of motion of the lift to be performed at both the beginning and end of the lift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventor: Bradley Davis
  • Patent number: 10990165
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and computer system for receiving, by a computing device, a total amount of time that a user wears a wearable device during one or more time periods. The total amount of time that the user wears the wearable device during the one or more time periods may be compared to a threshold amount of time for the one or more time periods. A remaining amount of time for the user to wear the wearable device during the one or more time periods may be displayed on a user interface based upon, at least in part, comparing the total amount of time that the user wears the wearable device during the one or more time periods to the threshold amount of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventors: Hadley Allen Robertson, Delaney Lee Robertson
  • Patent number: 10967272
    Abstract: Aspects of this disclosure relate to rewarding users of an electronic game for real-world physical activity. Further aspects relate to altering virtual items based upon physical activity. An electronic game may comprise or otherwise relate to an online world (such as a “Virtual World”). Users may be represented through customized graphical representations, such as avatars. An account of a user (or entity) may be associated a “virtual region.” A threshold level of real-world physical activity may result in obtaining a reward that may be associated with a virtual item. A reward may be configured to result in: (1) altering visual appearance of a virtual item within a virtual region; (2) altering a virtual characteristic of a virtual item, such that the first user may engage in at least one additional virtual activity using that virtual item; and/or (3) acquiring a new virtual item for a virtual region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Willoughby H. Walling
  • Patent number: 10967271
    Abstract: Aspects of this disclosure relate to rewarding users of an electronic game for real-world physical activity. Further aspects relate to altering virtual items based upon physical activity. An electronic game may comprise or otherwise relate to an online world (such as a “Virtual World”). Users may be represented through customized graphical representations, such as avatars. An account of a user (or entity) may be associated a “virtual region.” A threshold level of real-world physical activity may result in obtaining a reward that may be associated with a virtual item. A reward may be configured to result in: (1) altering visual appearance of a virtual item within a virtual region; (2) altering a virtual characteristic of a virtual item, such that the first user may engage in at least one additional virtual activity using that virtual item; and/or (3) acquiring a new virtual item for a virtual region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Willoughby H. Walling
  • Patent number: 10967931
    Abstract: To provide a brake controller and a brake system that appropriately brake a rotary body of a human-powered vehicle, a brake controller includes one or more processors configured to programmatically control a braking portion of a brake device so that the braking portion brakes a rotary body of the human-powered vehicle based on first information related to travel of the human-powered vehicle, the first information excluding a road surface gradient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Takafumi Nishino, Toshihiko Takahashi, Daisuke Nago, Hitoshi Takayama, Masahiro Nakakura
  • Patent number: 10945907
    Abstract: A motion assistance apparatus including a support link to be attached to a waist of a user, a thigh link connected to a first end of the support link, a knee link connected to a first end of the thigh link, a connecting link connected to a first end of the knee link, and selectively connected to a second end of the support link, and an actuator configured to rotate the knee link with respect to the thigh link is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youngjin Park, Jongwon Lee
  • Patent number: 10926146
    Abstract: A training device for improving stick handling and maneuvering includes a base mountable to a playing surface, with at least one elongate member arranged on the base and rotatable thereabout, the elongate member extending substantially parallel to the playing surface, a motor house within the base and connected to the elongate member provides rotational movement to the elongate member, the elongate member defining at least two openings between the elongate member and the playing surface, wherein rotation of the at least one elongate member serves to rotate the at least two openings, to thereby dynamically change the orientation of and access to the openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventor: Eric Olafson
  • Patent number: 10925796
    Abstract: A first exemplary aspect is a walking training apparatus including: an walking assistance apparatus attached to a lower limb of a trainee; at least one wire connected to the lower limb directly or through the walking assistance apparatus; a first wire winding mechanism configured to wind the wire for applying a pull-up force to the wire; a sensor for detecting displacement information according to a displacement of a position connected to the wire in a lateral direction; and a controller configured to control the first wire winding mechanism based on the displacement information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daiki Fukunaga, Kanako Suzuki, Yu Sasaki, Uori Koike, Masatomo Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10926135
    Abstract: A system and method for generating and implementing a barcode is provided, wherein the system includes a data generation device configured to receive data and generate barcode data response to the received data, a barcode generation device, configured to receive the barcode data and generate a barcode responsive to the received barcode data, a display device, configured to display the barcode and a barcode receiving device, configured to receive the barcode and operate in response to the barcode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventor: Sean McKirdy
  • Patent number: 10911744
    Abstract: A portable CAVE automatic virtual environment system. The system uses a light weight collapsible frame with an overhead beam that is raised and lowered via a lockable hinge on each of the vertical supports. Ultra-short throw projectors are attached to the overhead beam at its lowest position and are raised to their functional position where they are automatically configured to aim at one of the included screens. The projectors display imagery on the screens that form a space around the user. The system auto-calibrates to align the projected imagery to the screens to form a seamless display across all screens. The invention significantly decreases the time and labor to set up and calibrate a CAVE system and collapses into folded parts for easy transport and storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventors: Carolina Cruz Neira, Dirk Reiners
  • Patent number: 10881894
    Abstract: Provided herein are embodiments of a barbell spotting apparatus having all the benefits of a free-floating, unconstrained barbell in both the horizontal and vertical axes with the safety of a dedicated spotting mechanism, while addressing safety, noise, and space concerns raised by typical barbell apparatus. The embodiments herein permit a loaded barbell to be positioned in line with the axis of motion of the lift to be performed at both the beginning and end of the lift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventor: Bradley Davis
  • Patent number: 10882446
    Abstract: Disclosed is a graded early warning system for rollover of heavy-duty truck based on time-varying interactive Kalman filtering and early warning method thereof. The system includes an infrared speed measuring module, a gyroscope, a humidity signal acquisition sensor, a bluetooth data transmission module and a main control chip. The infrared speed measuring module, the gyroscope, the humidity signal acquisition sensor are respectively connected with input ends of the main control chip through control lines. A video output end of the main control chip is connected with a liquid crystal display through video signal line. The main control chip is wirelessly connected with a mobile phone through the bluetooth data transmission module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Henan Polytechnic University
    Inventors: Jingwei Guo, Lutian Li, Jiajun Zhan, Xin Qin, Zhongqi Xie, Haofei Guo, Fugen Lin, Chen Wang, Yi Cai, Yinan Chen, Shuang Ma, Yating Hu, Yanran Liu, Yaxing Zhai, Donghui Xie
  • Patent number: 10874893
    Abstract: A resistance system, which can be suitable for incorporation in exercise equipment, is a “hybrid” resistance assembly having at least a first and a second resistance unit. The first resistance unit can be of a first type and the second resistance unit can be of a second type. The first resistance unit can be an inertial resistance unit, which incorporates an inertial load that creates resistance influenced by the inertia of a movable mass, such as a rotatable flywheel. The second resistance unit can be a static or non-inertial resistance unit, such as a displacement resistance unit, which incorporates a load that creates resistance influenced by displacement (e.g., linear or rotational displacement) of an input to the displacement resistance unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventor: Douglas John Habing
  • Patent number: 10864406
    Abstract: An exercise machine includes a processor, a first display, a deck, and a belt rotatable about the deck. The machine also includes a sensor operably connected to the processor and configured to detect a first performance parameter of a first user running on the belt of the exercise machine. The processor is configured to receive information indicative of a second performance parameter of a second user, the second performance parameter being detected at an additional exercise machine during display of the at least part of the exercise class on a display associated with the additional exercise machine. The processor is also configured to cause the second performance parameter to be displayed on the first display together with the first performance parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Peloton Interactive, Inc.
    Inventors: John Foley, Thomas Cortese, Yu Feng, Hisao Kushi, Maureen Coiro, Anthony Moschella, Jason Poure, Joseph Intonato
  • Patent number: 10828227
    Abstract: A method of determining a more suitable appropriate pressure for use in muscle strength enhancement methods involving the restriction of blood flow. The pressure of air in a gas bladder of a compression band is temporarily increased to a pressure higher than a presumed appropriate pressure and then gradually reduced. During this process, a pulse wave amplitude is measured, and a maximum pulse wave pressure, which is the pressure of the air in the gas bladder at a time when the pulse wave amplitude that is temporarily increased and then reduced has its maximum value is specified by a maximum pulse wave pressure specifying unit 12E. The unit 12E sends maximum pulse wave pressure data representing a maximum pulse wave pressure to an appropriate pressure calculating unit 12F. The unit 12F multiplies the maximum pulse wave pressure by a coefficient to obtain an appropriate pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: HUMAN LINK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Katsutoshi Tagami
  • Patent number: 10828224
    Abstract: A motion assistance apparatus may include a power transmitting device having an input link provided to rotate with respect to a base, an output link provided to rotate with respect to the base, a first shaft connected to the input link in a direction intersecting an axial direction of the input link, a first connecting link connected to the first shaft, a second shaft connected to the first connecting link in a direction intersecting an axial direction of the first shaft, a second connecting link connected to the second shaft, and a third shaft connected between the second connecting link and the output link in a direction intersecting an axial direction of the second shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youngjin Park, Taesin Ha, Jeonghun Kim, Se-Gon Roh, Youn-Baek Lee
  • Patent number: 10788673
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for displaying virtual content. When a user is settled in a given geographic area, a full version of the content may be displayed at user-defined or processor-defined location. When the user is moving, for example leaving the geographic area, a mobile version of the content may be displayed at a body-locked position peripheral to the user's view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Scott, Evan Michael Keibler, Arthur Charles Tomlin, Jonathan Paulovich, Ron Amador-Leon, Jonathan Plumb, Nicholas Gervase Fajt
  • Patent number: 10765908
    Abstract: A wearable device and system has been developed to provide feedback to help users be able to engage specific muscle groups on cue, effectively exercise said muscle groups, and learn to engage said muscle groups before and through movements. Algorithms for identifying relaxed-to-engaged and engaged-to-relaxed transitions may be important for providing a positive user experience. The wearable device and system may be used for training effective use of the core and other muscles. A myokinesiometer is described to display target muscle engagement and body movement data simultaneously. The myokinesiometer facilitates specifying tests for protected and unprotected movement analyses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Alert Core, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory Takeo Uehara
  • Patent number: 10751622
    Abstract: In a virtual reality environment a user's movements are coupled, meaning the user cannot walk and look in different directions. Discloses are methods and systems for soft decoupling the movements of the user in a virtual reality environment, enabling the user to look and walk in different directions simulating real-world interactions. The soft decoupling is performed by receiving acceleration and orientation data from sensors attached to the user. A heading and a heading delta based on a ratio are calculated. The calculated heading and a velocity are translated into soft decoupling inputs for the virtual reality environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: VIRTUIX HOLDINGS INC.
    Inventors: Jan Goetgeluk, Ronald Kurt Bender, James Douglas Shuffield
  • Patent number: 10736527
    Abstract: A workout management method performed by a wearable device is provided. The workout management method includes receiving a first information about an amount of exercise to be performed by a user, obtaining a second information about a current fitness state of the user, comparing the first information and the second information, and outputting the result of the comparison to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sangkyu Kim, Joonhyung Lee, Seongho Cho
  • Patent number: 10695614
    Abstract: Physical fitness assessment systems and methods and wellness assessment systems and methods are disclosed. One physical fitness assessment system includes an exercise device and a host computer. The exercise device is configured to track movement of the exercise device by a user, determine a current physical activity data of the user based on, at least, the tracked movement, and transmit the current physical activity data of the user. The host computer is configured to receive from the exercise device the current physical activity data of the user, receive a physical fitness assessment selection to apply to the current physical activity date, compare the current physical activity data against benchmark physical activity data correlated with the exercise device, determine a physical fitness assessment of the user, generate the physical fitness assessment image based on the physical fitness assessment of the user, and present the physical fitness assessment image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Jaxamo LTD
    Inventor: Stephen Owusu
  • Patent number: 10685092
    Abstract: A user equipment providing a rehabilitation exercise to a patient, the exercise including playing a videogame. The user equipment includes a processor, a display, and a motion sensing input device. The processor is configured to run the videogame, the display to show a moving target, and the device to transduce a motion of the patient into a motion of a marker on the display. The processor is configured to: before the patient starts the exercise, select a target trajectory and a maximum target speed; and, during the exercise, adjust a current target speed based on the maximum speed and a distance between the target and the marker. The patient can perform rehabilitation by playing videogames that may be remotely controlled by a therapist and whose level of difficulty may be automatically adjusted based on the patient current condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Corrado Paparella, Giacomo Bartolini
  • Patent number: 10668352
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a Virtual Reality (VR) omnidirectional body motion input platform. The VR omnidirectional body motion input platform includes a universal treadmill. An upright post is provided on a side of the universal treadmill; a cantilever located above the universal treadmill is provided on the upright post; a suspension frame extending downward is connected to the cantilever; and a body restriction mechanism located above the universal treadmill is connected to a lower end of the suspension frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Zhejiang Fanju Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Bo Wang
  • Patent number: 10668323
    Abstract: A pedaling vibrational apparatus includes a seat body, a pedal assembly, a gear plate assembly, a drive assembly and an eccentric assembly, like a lever structure. By treading the pedal assembly, the gear plate assembly drives the drive assembly to rotate. The drive assembly is connected with the eccentric assembly. A user can fully exercise muscles of the user's body during exercise, and a vibrational effect generated by the eccentric assembly can stimulate acupuncture points of the user's body to improve blood circulation. Left and right pedals of the pedal assembly can be treaded in turn to continuously drive a gear to rotate in a same direction so as to achieve an effect of acceleration and to enhance vibrations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventor: Chung-Fu Chang
  • Patent number: 10661147
    Abstract: A universal athleticism rating system and related athletic performance measuring systems for accurately detecting and recording athletic performance are disclosed. The athleticism rating system evaluates individual athletes against a common, standardized, set of athletic performance tests. Each athlete performs the athletic tests and his or her scores in the individual tests are entered into a standardized calculation to produce a single athletic performance score. The related performance measuring system is preferably a timing system that ensures quick, easy, and accurate collection of athletic event timing related data without the need for the athlete to wear any special detection devices or the like. In a preferred embodiment, the performance measuring system integrates with the rating system to provide seamless athletic data collection and rating of athletes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Rodolfo Chapa, Jr., Hamid G. Arjomand, Adam C. Braun, Andrew Bark
  • Patent number: 10610772
    Abstract: A game system includes a plurality of pedometers. The plurality of step count data respectively counted by the plurality of pedometers are acquired in the game apparatus. In the game apparatus, by utilizing the plurality of step count data, a predetermined arithmetic operation is executed, and the result of the arithmetic operation is reflected on the game. Alternatively, in a server, a predetermined arithmetic operation is executed by utilizing the plurality of step count data, and the result of the arithmetic operation is reflected on the game in the game apparatus. For example, game processing depending on the number of players walking in the same time slot is executed, or game processing according to the totalized value of the accumulated total step count values of the plurality of pedometers is executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignees: Nintendo Co., Ltd., Creatures Inc.
    Inventors: Naoya Morimura, Hirofumi Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 10603539
    Abstract: An omnidirectional treadmill apparatus. The omnidirectional treadmill apparatus includes: a plurality of segments which are continuously arranged along the direction of a first axis, each of which having a belt part; a first rotation unit for rotating the plurality of segments along the direction of the first axis; and a second rotation unit for rotating the belt part of each segment in the direction of a second axis which is perpendicular to the first axis, wherein the belt part has a toothed surface which is tooth-engaged with the second rotation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignees: GWANGJU INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Tae-ye Moon, Jung-won Yoon, Sang-hun Pyo, Ho-soo Lee, Sang-joon Park, So-yeon Lee
  • Patent number: 10596056
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an upper limb rehabilitation robot system comprising a computer (8) and a rehabilitation robot (7), wherein the computer (8) is used for performing information interaction (11) with the rehabilitation robot (7), recording training information, sending control command to the rehabilitation robot (7), showing the virtual training environment, providing rehabilitation training visual feedback (14), and showing the control interface and rehabilitation training information; wherein the rehabilitation robot (7), acting as a system actuator, is connected to the computer (8) for receiving the control command from the computer (8) to complete the motion control and terminal force output, and sending sensor data to the computer (8) at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Institute of Automation Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Inventors: Zengguang Hou, Liang Peng, Weiqun Wang, Long Cheng, Guibin Bian, Xiaoliang Xie
  • Patent number: 10596446
    Abstract: A system for fitness training in a virtual environment. The system includes a cardiovascular training equipment, a head mounted device for presenting a video content associated with the virtual environment, and at least one computing device communicably coupled to the cardiovascular training equipment and the head mounted device. The at least one computing device is operable to provide the video content to the head mounted device, and modify at least one setting of the cardiovascular training equipment based on a metadata associated with the video content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: HASHPLAY INC.
    Inventor: Ingo Nadler
  • Patent number: 10589147
    Abstract: An office treadmill allows an office worker to walk while working without compromising the quality and speed of job performance. It consists of a walking device which is easily converted into an office chair. The conversion from treadmill into office chair and vice versa takes about a minute and is not a physically or intellectually challenging task. The office worker can perform the full range of office duties while walking due to the “Stop” element of the Office Treadmill package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventor: Andrew Kostadis
  • Patent number: 10561882
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an exercise assistance device for assisting muscle exercise by means of a motor driven by means of electronic control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventor: Jun Young Baek
  • Patent number: 10561893
    Abstract: An exercise device includes a base and an upright structure connected to the base. The upright structure includes a stationary portion connected to the base, a height adjustable portion connected to the stationary portion, and a linear actuator that moves the height adjustable portion in response to a command from a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
    Inventors: N. Jeffrey Chatterton, Luke Downs
  • Patent number: 10548800
    Abstract: An exoskeleton pelvic sub-assembly includes one or more pelvic links each having a hip sagittal rotation axis and an inguinal sagittal rotation axis different from the hip sagittal rotation axis. A hip joint is coupled to the pelvic link and is configured to be coupled to a hip link of the exoskeleton. The hip joint is configured to allow sagittal plane rotation of the pelvic link with respect to the hip link about the hip sagittal rotation axis. One or more inguinal joints are also coupled to the pelvic link, each configured to be coupled to a thigh link. The inguinal joint is configured to allow sagittal plane rotation of the pelvic link with respect to the thigh link about the inguinal sagittal rotation axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventor: Gavin A. Barnes
  • Patent number: 10547902
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an information processing apparatus and method, a display control apparatus and method, a reproducing apparatus and method, a program, and an information processing system that transmit a response of viewers acquired in a more natural way to a place where content is captured, enabling presentation in an easier-to-see way. The information processing apparatus of one aspect of the present technology receives motion information indicating motions of users watching video content and information indicating attributes of the users, and generates an excitement image by arranging information visually indicating a degree of excitement of each user determined on the basis of the motion information transmitted from a plurality of reproducing apparatuses at a position according to an attribute of each user. The present technology is applicable to a server that processes information transmitted from the reproducing apparatuses of content distributed in real time via a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukio Oobuchi, Yuichi Hasegawa, Yuki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10529254
    Abstract: The system and methods describe relate to the diagnosis and quantification of abnormal limb biomechanics. Different embodiments may be used to train clinicians in better understanding the causality of haptic sensation associated with neurological impairments and abnormal biomechanics during manipulation of a patients' limb. The system and methods may be used as a tool in which clinicians participate in the diagnosis of abnormal biomechanics. In one embodiment, assessment of abnormal biomechanics may be performed remotely. In another embodiment, the system may be used as a test bed for developing novel assessment techniques and targeted interventions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Rehibilitation Institute of Chicago
    Inventors: Alejandro Melendez-Calderon, Davide Piovesan, Ferdinando A. Mussa-Ivaldi
  • Patent number: 10525323
    Abstract: A universal athleticism rating system and related athletic performance measuring systems for accurately detecting and recording athletic performance are disclosed. The athleticism rating system evaluates individual athletes against a common, standardized, set of athletic performance tests. Each athlete performs the athletic tests and his or her scores in the individual tests are entered into a standardized calculation to produce a single athletic performance score. The related performance measuring system is preferably a timing system that ensures quick, easy, and accurate collection of athletic event timing related data without the need for the athlete to wear any special detection devices or the like. In a preferred embodiment, the performance measuring system integrates with the rating system to provide seamless athletic data collection and rating of athletes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Rodolfo Chapa, Jr., Hamid G. Arjomand, Adam C. Braun, Andrew Bark
  • Patent number: 10500441
    Abstract: A Pilates Exercise System. A member ID of a member of the Pilates exercise system is received. A selection of a Pilates exercise routine comprising of two or more Pilates exercises is received. Settings associated with a previous performance of at least one of the two or more exercises by the member are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Lagree Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Sebastien Anthony Louis Lagree
  • Patent number: 10493317
    Abstract: A method of realizing an omnidirectional motion includes: detecting a pace of an object moving over an omnidirectional motion platform; decomposing the pace of the object into speeds along at least two directions; and driving at least two pluralities of movable members, based on the speeds along the at least two directions, to translocate the object along one of the at least two directions and in a direction opposite to a corresponding speed of the pace of the object such that the object remains at a substantially same place over the omnidirectional motion platform. An omnidirectional motion apparatus includes an omnidirectional motion platform, and a pace detector and a data processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Pengming Chen, Weitao Chen, Bin Zhang, Dianzheng Dong, Kan Zhang
  • Patent number: 10466475
    Abstract: A head mounted virtual reality object synchronized physical training system includes a virtual reality device, a physical training equipment, and a physiological signal sensor. The virtual reality device includes a display operable to display a virtual reality object according to an operation of the user. The virtual reality device is detachably mounted to a head of the user and provides the user with a function of interaction. The physical training equipment includes an exercise data sensor operable to detect exercise data that the user operates the physical training equipment. The physiological signal sensor is operable to detect a human body physiological signal and a human body movement signal of the user. The physical training equipment and the physiological signal sensor have a function of synchronization with the virtual reality object displayed on the virtual reality device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: BION INC.
    Inventor: Yi-Lun Chen
  • Patent number: 10444827
    Abstract: In one or more embodiments, one or more systems, methods, and/or processes may provide first images to a user; determine a rotation of a head of the user; provide second images, based at least on the rotation, to the user; and rotate a platform in accordance with the rotation. In one example, the platform may include a movement belt, and one or more of a walking movement and a running movement of the user may be determine via the movement belt. In another example, one or more optical sensors may be utilized to determine movements of the user. In one or more embodiments, determining the rotation of the head of the user may include utilizing one or more of a gyroscope and an accelerometer of a head mounted display, worn by the user. For example, the head mounted display may provide images of a virtual reality environment to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Mehdi Bahrami, Wei-Peng Chen, Takuki Kamiya