Equipment Control Patents (Class 482/4)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10413230
    Abstract: A force measurement system is disclosed herein. The force measurement system includes a force measurement assembly configured to receive a subject thereon, at least one visual display device having an output screen, and one or more data processing devices operatively coupled to the force measurement assembly and the at least one visual display device. In one or more embodiments, the one or more data processing devices are configured to determine a presence of a measurement error resulting from a portion of the load from at least one portion of the body of the subject being applied to an external object rather than the intended top surface of the force measurement assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Bertec Corporation
    Inventors: Necip Berme, Jaswandi Tushar Pitale, Qian Wang
  • Patent number: 10416754
    Abstract: A modular floor with active tiles that utilize numerous friction or contact disks each with a raised segment or portion on their edges that together provide a planar contact surface for the active tile. Each disk is oriented at a fixed tilt angle to define which part of the disk's outer surfaces act as the raised portion, and each disk is oriented to position where the raised surface is located so as to define the direction that a supported object is moved over the modular floor. The drive system typically includes, for each disk assembly, a disk orienting mechanism along with a disk rotation mechanism to rotate the disk at a rotation rate about its central axis. The controller of the motion system operates the disk orienting mechanism to orient the disk so that a particular location on the disk behaves as the raised portion where an object is contacted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: Lanny S. Smoot, Günter D. Niemeyer, David Loyal Christensen, Robert Bristow
  • Patent number: 10412380
    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 winch and cable. 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: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: University of Arkansas at Little Rock
    Inventors: Carolina Cruz Neira, Dirk Reiners
  • Patent number: 10363475
    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: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Rodolfo Chapa, Jr., Hamid G. Arjomand, Adam C. Braun, Andrew Bark
  • Patent number: 10350456
    Abstract: An exercise content setting system includes a terminal apparatus that acquires and transmits the daily activity information of a user; and an exercise content setting apparatus that sets exercise content information indicating content of an exercise according to a preset purpose based on the activity information acquired from the terminal apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Jun Umetsu, Ryoma Shirouzu, Hironori Hasei
  • Patent number: 10343017
    Abstract: A treadmill includes an exercise deck. The exercise deck includes a platform, a first pulley incorporated into the platform at a front end, a second pulley incorporated into the platform at a rear end, a tread belt surrounding the first pulley and the second pulley, and multiple tilt actuators incorporated into the platform. The treadmill also includes an upright structure. The upright structure includes a console, a tilt controller incorporated into the console in communication with the multiple tilt actuators, and the tilt controller having a two dimensional input mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
    Inventor: Spencer Scott Jackson
  • Patent number: 10315308
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for calculating a torque of a walking assistance device, the method including receiving a measured joint angle, obtaining a gait parameter with respect to a transition among a predetermined number of gait states based on the joint angle, obtaining a gait cycle based on the joint angle, and obtaining an output torque based on the gait cycle and the gait parameter, is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keehong Seo, Jusuk Lee, Bokman Lim
  • Patent number: 10318129
    Abstract: An article with automatic detection capabilities includes a dynamically flexible display and one or more detection elements. Based on signals generated by the detection elements, the article automatically detects/determines conditions associated with the article, and performs actions based on the conditions. Automatically detectable conditions may include a flex state or degree of flex of the display, an identity of an object supporting the article, a contextual environment and/or contextual location in which the article is situated, an orientation of the article, and/or other conditions. Resulting actions may include adapting an image content presented on the display, launching and/or closing applications, changing an operational mode of the article, and/or other actions that may be performed by optoelectronic elements of the flexible display and/or by other electronic elements of the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: FLEXTERRA, INC.
    Inventors: Philippe Inagaki, Hjalmar Edzer Ayco Huitema
  • Patent number: 10285828
    Abstract: Knee orthoses or prostheses can be used to automatically, when appropriate, initiate a stand-up sequence based on the position of a person's knee with respect to the person's ankle while the person is in a seated position. When the knee is moved to a position that is forward of the ankle, at least one actuator of the orthosis or prosthesis is actuated to help raise the person from the seated position to a standing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Bionx Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hugh Miller Herr, Richard J. Casler, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10262553
    Abstract: In an approach for providing dynamic services a computer receives a dietary plan for an individual. The computer tracks physical activity data for the individual. The computer creates one or more propositions for the individual based at least in part on the received dietary plan and the tracked physical activity data. The computer provides the created one or more propositions to the individual. The computer receives a selection from the created one or more propositions. The computer tracks the received selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Stuart B. Benefield, Samuel R. Connor, Jonathan W. Jackson, Joseph P. Kuczynski
  • Patent number: 10251805
    Abstract: Systems and methods for use with haptic devices. A control system for haptic devices determines a first course of action based on a user's motion. Prior to implementing the first course of action, the control system determines if the first course of action would lead to instability in the haptic device which could cause an unsafe situation such as failure of its components. If the first course of action would lead to instability, the control device determines a second course of action that would not lead to instability and implements this second course of action. To assist in this second course of action and to prevent potential oscillation in the haptic device, the control system also selectively dampens a projected action of the haptic device. A haptic device using such a control system is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: GaitTronics Inc.
    Inventors: Aliasgar Morbi, Mojtaba Ahmadi, Richard Beranek
  • Patent number: 10245494
    Abstract: A trick board training apparatus for training a trick board rider has an apparatus base and upright members connected to the apparatus base in a spaced-apart relationship defining a training zone therebetween. The trick board training apparatus also has a trick board suspension member for suspending a trick board within the training zone. The trick board suspension member has a first rotation mechanism for rotating the trick board about a first axis of rotation and a second rotation mechanism for rotating the trick board about a second axis of rotation, wherein the second axis of rotation is substantially perpendicular to the first axis of rotation when the first axis of rotation is substantially parallel to the ground. In the trick board training apparatus of the present invention, the trick board can be rotated about at least one of the first and second axes of rotation while remaining suspended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventor: Christopher Lee Gentry
  • Patent number: 10226395
    Abstract: An exoskeleton bracing system includes: a trunk support for affixing to the trunk of a disabled person and leg braces for connecting to the legs of the person, each leg brace including limb segment braces. Motorized joints are adapted to provide relative angular movement between the limb segment braces of the leg braces and between the leg braces and the trunk support. One or more ground force sensors are designed to sense ground force exerted on each of the leg braces. The system also includes a controller for receiving sensed signals from said one or more ground force sensors, with an algorithm for identifying a stance from the sensed signals and, based on the identified stance, actuating the motorized joints to perform an action relating to a mode of locomotion selected from a set of predefined actions corresponding to the identified stance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: REWALK ROBOTICS LTD.
    Inventors: Amit Goffer, Chaya Zilberstein
  • Patent number: 10229192
    Abstract: A method is provided for tracking fitness data. A server device receives a first instance of fitness data from a first device and a second instance of fitness data from a second device. The fitness data comprises information about exercise activity of a user. The server determines that the first instance of the fitness data was received from the first device and that the second instance of the fitness data was received from the second device. The server selects a preferred instance of the fitness data comprising one of the first instance of the fitness data or the second instance of the fitness data based on a classification of the first instance and the second instance. The server incorporates the preferred instance of the fitness data into a fitness profile of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Under Armour, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Peters
  • Patent number: 10219041
    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: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: ROVI GUIDES, INC.
    Inventors: David D. Chung, Walter R. Klappert
  • Patent number: 10207770
    Abstract: A method for activating a motor of an electric two-wheeler, including the following steps: determining a position of a driver of the electric two-wheeler as a function of a first GPS signal, the first GPS signal having a temporal dependence on a starting position; determining a position of a virtual training partner as a function of a second GPS signal, the second GPS signal having a temporal dependence on the starting position; determining a distance between the position of the driver of the electric two-wheeler and the position of the virtual training partner; determining a slipstream effect as a function of a total front face which is formed by the electric two-wheeler and the driver and of the determined distance; and generating a motor torque as a function of the slipstream effect and/or of the determined distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Gregor Dasbach, Philipp Kohlrausch
  • Patent number: 10205882
    Abstract: A method of an electronic device and an electronic device are provided. The method includes acquiring at least one captured image; determining a place corresponding to the at least one captured image by comparing the at least one captured image to at least one designated image; and performing at least one function in response to the determined place. The electronic device includes a memory configured to store a captured image; and at least one processor configured to acquire at least one captured image, determine a place corresponding to the captured image by comparing the captured image to at least one designated image, and perform at least one function in response to the determined place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Min-Kyung Hwang
  • Patent number: 10143890
    Abstract: A method for configuring and operating one or more fitness studios each comprising a plurality of exercise stations at which users perform associated exercise routines, each station having an associated display, the method comprising, for each fitness studio, periodically retrieving, by a server from a database, fitness information for the studio in question for a specified period, from a multi-period fitness library; communicating, by the server to a studio computer, the retrieved fitness information over a communications network; periodically receiving, by the studio computer, the retrieved fitness information; configuring the exercise stations dependent upon the received fitness information; and communicating, by the studio computer to the exercise station displays, dependent upon the received fitness information, station directions to users exercising at the stations for performing an exercise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: F45 TRAINING PTY LTD
    Inventors: Robert Deutsch, Adam Gilchrist
  • Patent number: 10133850
    Abstract: A method for configuring and operating one or more fitness studios each comprising a plurality of exercise stations at which users perform associated exercise routines, each station having an associated display, the method comprising, for each fitness studio, periodically retrieving, by a server from a database, fitness information for the studio in question for a specified period, from a multi-period fitness library; communicating, by the server to a studio computer, the retrieved fitness information over a communications network; periodically receiving, by the studio computer, the retrieved fitness information; configuring the exercise stations dependent upon the received fitness information; and communicating, by the studio computer to the exercise station displays, dependent upon the received fitness information, station directions to users exercising at the stations for performing an exercise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: F45 TRAINING PTY LTD
    Inventors: Robert Deutsch, Adam Gilchrist
  • Patent number: 10124484
    Abstract: An exoskeleton joint for a load-bearing powered exoskeleton includes a first exoskeleton link supporting a weight of an external load being applied to the powered exoskeleton and a second exoskeleton link that transfers the weight of the external load to a support surface, i.e., to the ground. In response to a contraction of a muscle of a human user associated with the exoskeleton joint, an electromyography (EMG) sensor generates EMG sensor data based on the muscle contraction. A controller receives the EMG sensor data, determines an actuator command based on the EMG sensor data, and communicates the actuator command to an actuator associated with the exoskeleton joint. This has the advantage that the exoskeleton joint associated with the human user's joint can be instructed to move in response to contraction of the muscle of the human user before the muscle causes the human user's joint to actually move.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventor: Gavin A. Barnes
  • Patent number: 10074291
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for managing rescue training includes registering a plurality of individuals as potential rescue trainees through a central computer server system, receiving from computing devices that are remote from the central server system information indicative of rate and depth of compression for ones of the potential rescue trainees, and generating comparative data that reflects performance of CPR chest compressions for a first rescue trainee against other rescue trainees. The method also includes providing the comparative data over a network for review by one or more of the rescue trainees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: David Barash, Mark Totman, Gary A. Freeman, Timothy Sean McGough
  • Patent number: 10058731
    Abstract: A method of minimizing symptoms of injury, illness or disease during strengthening of a patient's pathological muscle by a sequence of prescribed activity adaptation steps. The method begins at the start of the strengthening exercise in response to exacerbation of symptoms exhibited by patient. The symptoms exhibited by the patient are minimized by adjusting an intensity of the strengthening exercise, limiting a range of motion of the strengthening exercise, dividing evenly a prescribed number of sets and repetitions corresponding to the strengthening exercise, dividing unevenly the prescribed number of sets and repetitions corresponding to the strengthening exercise, varying a speed at which the patient is subjected to the strengthening exercise, modifying a position of the patient for the strengthening exercise, matching a mode of the strengthening exercise to the modified patient's position, and switching between primary, secondary and tertiary actions of the patient's target muscle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventor: Brian A. Mabrey
  • Patent number: 10039682
    Abstract: A method of rehabilitation using an actuator type that includes a movement mechanism capable of applying a force that interacts with a motion of a patient's limb in a volume of at least 30 cm in diameter, in at least three degrees of freedom of motion of the actuator and capable of preventing substantial motion in any point in any direction in said volume, in which a same movement mechanism is used at two different places of rehabilitation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Motorika Limited
    Inventors: Omer Einav, Haim Einav, Benny Rousso, Doron Shabanov, Eran Katzir, Gad Binyamini
  • Patent number: 10010714
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a system and method for delivering stimulation therapy or relief to a patient. The system includes a stimulation electrode pair coupled to a good that can couple to a patient to deliver stimulation controlled through a wired or wireless link. The system includes a controller that can generate and apply a stimulation pulse to the stimulation electrode pair based on the stimulation program and the signal or data. The system includes a sensor coupled to the controller and the good, and a user interface enabling a user to remotely view or exchange information through the link, and to monitor and set or reconfigure the stimulation pulse. In some embodiments, the good includes a brace assembly that can be a brace, a stay, a sleeve, a sling, a garment, a wrap, or a strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: CYMEDICA ORTHOPEDICS, INC.
    Inventors: Struan Coleman, Calvin Domenico, Edison Gieswein, Jessica Paparella, Joshua Butters, Marlina Kessler, David Saar, Lee Knox
  • Patent number: 9962576
    Abstract: A system and method for measuring and normalizing physical resistance for athletic activities and fitness equipment are disclosed. A particular embodiment includes: measuring a level of physical resistance in an athletic activity; generating sensor data indicative of the measured level of physical resistance; using the sensor data to determine if the measured level of physical resistance will achieve a desired performance level in the athletic activity; and automatically generating control signals to adjust the level of physical resistance if the measured level of physical resistance is unlikely to achieve the desired performance level in the athletic activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Glen J. Anderson
  • Patent number: 9956130
    Abstract: There is provided an upper limb rehabilitation robot including: a base frame that has a side to which a connecting support is rotatably laterally connected; a connecting shaft unit that is rotatably disposed at a side of the connecting support; a link unit that has a side coupled to the connecting shaft unit and the other side with an upper limb connector mounted to enable a person who needs rehabilitation to connect an upper limb; an active actuator that rotates a connecting shaft unit; and a manual actuator that generates resistant torque against rotation to the connecting shaft unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Jinung An, Yoon Gu Kim, Gwang Hee Jang, Jung Hyun Choi
  • Patent number: 9901779
    Abstract: Provided is a control apparatus for an exercise therapy device to be used to carry out interval training where a high-intensity exercise and a low-intensity exercise, which have different exercise loads, are alternately carried out, including: an exercise load setting part for inputting an exercise load and exercise time period for the high-intensity exercise and low-intensity exercise from an input device of the exercise therapy device and setting the input exercise load and exercise time period in a storage part of the exercise therapy device as an exercise program; and a display control part for displaying a timing at which an exercise intensity of the exercise program is to change next during the interval training on a display device of the exercise therapy device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Engineering Company, Limited
    Inventor: Hironori Suzuki