Monitors Exercise Parameter Patents (Class 482/8)
  • Patent number: 10997446
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an electronic device comprising at least a first and a second biometric sensor arrangement, wherein the second biometric sensor arrangement being different from the first biometric sensor arrangement. The present disclosure also relates to a method for enrolling a user of such an electronic device and to a corresponding computer program product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Fingerprint Cards AB
    Inventors: Carsten Juncker, Klaus S. Andersen
  • Patent number: 10976180
    Abstract: Systems and methods detect steps from one or more sensed accelerometer signals. Systems comprise an accelerometer and a non-transitory computer readable medium, each of which communicates with a processor. The accelerometer is coupled to an individual and generates outputs received by the processor. The non-transitory computer readable medium stores instructions controlling the processor to perform steps of a method. The processor determines a minimum and a maximum reading for respective time periods. Counted peak heights are maxima that exceed a rest threshold. The rest threshold may be a function of the rest maximum. The processor determines a peak threshold for each time period having a counted peak height. A counted amplitude comprises the difference between the maximum reading and minimum readings of a time period in which the counted peak height exceeds the peak threshold. The processor increments a step counter when a counted amplitude exceeds an amplitude threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: OPTUM LABS, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory R. Romrell, Ryan J. H. Brunt, Jon Benjamin Griffith, Joseph Roxas
  • Patent number: 10974093
    Abstract: A dumbbell with a weight adjusting mechanism, which utilizes an electric motor, a rack and pinion gear linkage driven by the motor, and photoelectric position detection assemblies, to control the movement of two racks inside the handle bar of the dumbbell. The two racks move simultaneously in opposite directions by the same distance in a precisely controlled manner based on position signals provided by the position detection assemblies. The racks extend and retract within a center channel formed by center openings of a plurality of aligned and axially engaged weight plates, so that a desired number of the weight plates will be lifted by the dumbbell handle. A control system controls the motor and communicates with a user via a user interface panel on the handle bar or an external handheld device wireless connected to the control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: IMPEX Fitness Inc.
    Inventor: Zhi Wang
  • Patent number: 10969241
    Abstract: Systems and methods detect steps from one or more sensed accelerometer signals. Systems comprise an accelerometer and a non-transitory computer readable medium, each of which communicates with a processor. The accelerometer is coupled to an individual and generates outputs received by the processor. The non-transitory computer readable medium stores instructions controlling the processor to perform steps of a method. The processor determines a minimum and a maximum reading for respective time periods. Counted peak heights are maxima that exceed a rest threshold. The rest threshold may be a function of the rest maximum. The processor determines a peak threshold for each time period having a counted peak height. A counted amplitude comprises the difference between the maximum reading and minimum readings of a time period in which the counted peak height exceeds the peak threshold. The processor increments a step counter when a counted amplitude exceeds an amplitude threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: OPTUM LABS, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory R. Romrell, Ryan J. H. Brunt, Jon Benjamin Griffith, Joseph Roxas
  • Patent number: 10960266
    Abstract: The subject matter of present disclosure teaches about a system of an artificial intelligence powered advance exercising facilities and method of working of the same. The system of an artificial intelligence powered advance exercising facilities of present embodiment eliminates need of permanent attached display over the exercise machines within the facilities by providing advance coupling of network enabled user devices of an exerciser, such as smartphone, laptop or any wearable smart devices to receive and display real time exercise data. Also, the system provides holding platforms for said user devices to safely hold the devices while user is exercising. Further, all the machines and equipment within the exercise facilities as well as surroundings such as wall of facilities of system are embedded with smart chips that monitors and transmits the real time exercise data of exerciser such as routine of exerciser, form and posture of exerciser, number of reps and count of dead weight etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventor: Samuel Messinger
  • Patent number: 10955663
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor configured to: determine whether a state of a user that views a virtual space is a predetermined state, based on state information indicating the state of the user and condition information for determining that the user is in the predetermined state; and start collection of log information upon determining that the state of the user is the predetermined state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Kazuya Yonezawa, Ryuta Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10952684
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for estimating the physical activity exerted by an upper limb (10) of a person (1), the method being characterised in that it comprises the steps of: (a) Acquiring, by inertial measurement means (20) solidly attached to a forearm (11) of said upper limb (10) of said person (1), an angular speed of said forearm (11); (b) Estimating, by data processing means (21, 31, 41), a torque exerted by the muscles of an arm (12) of the upper limb (1) on said forearm (11) as a function of the measured angular speeds, of an orientation of said forearm (11), and of physical parameters of said forearm (11); (c) Determining, by the data processing means (21, 31, 41), a power exerted by the upper limb (10) as a function of the estimated torque and of the measured angular speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignees: SYSNAV, ASSOCIATION INSTITUT DE MYOLOGIE
    Inventors: Marc Grelet, Eric Dorveaux, David Vissiere, Laurent Servais, Jean-Yves Hogrel, Amelie Moraux
  • Patent number: 10956833
    Abstract: An AI agent may be trained using online session logs of actual customers interacting with an online software application. Datasets may be generated using the session logs, and the AI agent may be trained to use the online application by applying various machine learning techniques to the datasets. The AI agent may be provided login credentials and instructed to log into and perform specified tasks using the online application as part of training. Once trained, the AI agent may be instructed to perform the same or other tasks using a modified version of the application. The AI agent mimics the responses and behaviors of actual users of the modified application. The AI agent can be trained to mimic users sharing a certain demographic characteristic, and its performance can be used to more effectively and efficiently enhance the software application for users at large and/or for users in the demographic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Marcus Yamane, Kourtney Eidam
  • Patent number: 10953307
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to providing perceptual notifications containing information about a measured activity-based value of a swim characteristic. In some examples, the perceptual notifications utilize colors and haptic taps to convey measured values of the swim characteristic without requiring the swimmer to interact with the perceptual notification while the swimmer is swimming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Wilson, Christopher D. Jones
  • Patent number: 10953282
    Abstract: A system for providing resistance in an exercise machine. The system includes a motor, at least one loop drive attached to the motor. A carriage is coupled to the loop drive. The carriage moves in a first direction when the motor is turned in a first direction and a second direction when the motor is turned in a second direction. At least one sensor is attached to the carriage, wherein the at least one sensor is configured to detect external force on the carriage. Information from the sensor indicates external force on the carriage. The information is used to determine a movement of the carriage in response to the external force. The motor is instructed to turn the loop drive to apply the movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: VR Optics, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Villency, Matthew Brand
  • Patent number: 10956300
    Abstract: An AI agent may be trained using online session logs of actual customers interacting with an online software application. Datasets may be generated using the session logs, and the AI agent may be trained to use the online application by applying various machine learning techniques to the datasets. The AI agent may be provided login credentials and instructed to log into and perform specified tasks using the online application as part of training. Once trained, the AI agent may be instructed to perform the same or other tasks using a modified version of the application. The AI agent mimics the responses and behaviors of actual users of the modified application. The AI agent can be trained to mimic users sharing a certain demographic characteristic, and its performance can be used to more effectively and efficiently enhance the software application for users at large and/or for users in the demographic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Marcus Yamane, Kourtney Eidam
  • Patent number: 10942579
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to methods, devices, and systems to identify a user of a wearable fitness monitor using data obtained using the wearable fitness monitor. Data obtained from motion sensors of the wearable fitness monitor and data obtained from heartbeat waveform sensors of the wearable fitness monitor may be used to identify the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Shelten Gee Jao Yuen, James Park, Atiyeh Ghoreyshi, Anjian Wu
  • Patent number: 10918901
    Abstract: An example exercise tracker includes a grip for receiving an adjustable amount of exercise resistance, a force sensor having one or more strain gauges programmed to output a force signal representing a force applied to the grip, and a motion sensor programmed to detect movement of the grip and output a motion signal. The exercise tracker further includes a processor programmed to receive the force signal and the motion signal and determine, from the force signal and the motion signal, exercise data including the amount of resistance applied to the grip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: ShapeLog, Inc.
    Inventor: Nolan Dean Orfield
  • Patent number: 10918908
    Abstract: The application presents providing next workout recommendation(s) for a user. The current training load for the next workout recommendation is determined based on a present activity class, a phase of the micro-cycle of successive training days and the sum of the training load values for a number of past trainings. The present activity class of the user corresponds to a present fitness level of the user. A total target training load is determined based on the present activity class and the training goal, which relates to maintaining, increasing or increasing fast the fitness level of the user. The phase of the micro-cycle of successive training days for the next workout recommendation is determined by the realized training load value(s) for daily training session(s) of at least one previous day from training history data, as a percentage of the sum of the training load values for a number of past trainings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventors: Johanna Toivonen, Kaisa Hämäläinen, Maunu Toiviainen, Mikko Seppänen, Joonas Korhonen
  • Patent number: 10923225
    Abstract: Athletic performance sensing and/or tracking systems include components for measuring or sensing athletic performance data and/or for storing and/or displaying desired information associated with the athletic performance to the user (or others). Such systems can allow users a wide variety of options in creating workouts, selecting and presenting media content during the athletic performance, etc., e.g., to help keep users entertained and motivated. In some instances, user feedback may be used, optionally in combination with objective data relating to a workout, to control features of the workout routine, to control the music or other media content selected and/or presented, and/or to control features of future workout routines and/or the presented media content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond W. Riley, Kevin W. Hoffer, William E. Berner, Allan M. Schrock, James A. Niegowski, William F. Rauchholz
  • Patent number: 10905326
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for collecting and evaluating biometric data of members of a group uses a mobile ad hoc network to relay information collected from each group member to a monitoring device. The information is collected from each group member using a chin strap biometric sensing device. The monitoring device is an endpoint of the mobile ad hoc network, and organizes the collected data for evaluation and display to a supervisor of the group. Any biometric parameter for a given group member that exceeds a preferred value can be flagged for immediate attention by the supervisor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventors: Franco Lodato, Gustavo Leizerovich, Jose Ruiz, Biren Patel, Hao Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10901683
    Abstract: Systems, devices, apparatuses, components, methods, and techniques for cadence determination and media content selection are provided. An example media-playback device comprises a media-output device that plays media content items, a cadence-acquiring device, and a cadence-based media content selection engine. The cadence-acquiring device includes an accelerometer and a cadence-determination engine configured to determine a cadence based on acceleration data captured by the accelerometer. The cadence-based media content selection engine is configured to identify a media content item based on the cadence determined by the cadence-determining engine and cause the media-output device to playback the identified media content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Spotify AB
    Inventors: Tristan Jehan, Sten Garmark, Dariusz Dziuk, Rahul Sen, Owen Smith, Lars Christian Olofsson, Nikolaos Toumpelis
  • Patent number: 10898760
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, with a processor in communication with a first exercise machine, a first request for an exercise class, the first request being provided by a first user of the first exercise machine. The method also includes providing a video file associated with the exercise class to the first exercise machine, providing a notification to a second user indicating that the first user has chosen to participate in the exercise class, and receiving a second request for the exercise class provided by the second user. The method further includes providing the video file to a second exercise machine of the second user via the network. In such a method, display of the video file via a display of the second exercise machine is synchronized with display of the video file via a display of the first exercise machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Peloton Interactive, Inc.
    Inventors: David Owen Packles, Joseph Intonato, Thomas Cortese, Matthew Sonier, Benoit Dion, John Foley, Yu Feng
  • Patent number: 10896376
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present invention, environment information corresponding to a user is received. A target environment is simulated in augmented reality based on the environment information. Physiological information corresponding to the user is received. A cognitive state of the user is determined based on the physiological information. In response to determining that the cognitive state of the user is not a target cognitive state, the target environment is modified in augmented reality to achieve the target cognitive state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron K. Baughman, Diwesh Pandey, John P. Perrino, Todd R. Whitman
  • Patent number: 10896375
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present invention, environment information corresponding to a user is received. A target environment is simulated in augmented reality based on the environment information. Physiological information corresponding to the user is received. A cognitive state of the user is determined based on the physiological information. In response to determining that the cognitive state of the user is not a target cognitive state, the target environment is modified in augmented reality to achieve the target cognitive state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron K. Baughman, Diwesh Pandey, John P. Perrino, Todd R. Whitman
  • Patent number: 10878952
    Abstract: An apparatus, system and method for exercise tracking that comprises at least one mother unit, equipment tag, base unit, and RF user tag. The mother unit comprises equipment tag reader and sensor and is joined to an equipment in a gym. The tag is placed on the equipment and in communication with the mother unit. The base unit comprises a RFID reader. A plurality of mother units is in communication with the base unit. The RF and GPS enabled user tag is provided and joined to user in gym and in communication with the mother unit. The apparatus is a substantially hands-free. User profile and user exercise data is captured. A computer system in communication with the base unit is provided. Data captured by the mother unit is communicated to and analyzed by the computer system, and feedback communicated to the mother unit is communicated to user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventors: Shamik Sunil Patel, Ruehanee Killer Patel, Gokulesh Killer
  • Patent number: 10870034
    Abstract: An exercise machine monitoring and instruction system for the movement of an element of an exercise machine by an exerciser and providing automated feedback to the exerciser to help improve the exercise in real-time. The exercise machine monitoring and instruction system generally includes an exercise machine having a movable element that moves between a first position and a second position in a reciprocating manner, a sensor that detects a real-time position of the movable element, a processor in communication with the sensor to receive the real-time position data from the sensor related to a position of the movable element and a feedback device in communication with the processor that provides real-time instructions to the exerciser on how to adjust their workout to achieve a desired result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Lagree Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sebastien Anthony Louis Lagree, Andy H. Gibbs, Samuel D. Cox, Todd G. Remund
  • Patent number: 10870047
    Abstract: An example of a training tool includes a first sensor. The training tool deforms from a stationary state when a force is externally applied thereto. The first sensor output according to deformation of the training tool. A processor receives first sensor information based on an output of the first sensor. While a menu is presented, the processor executes a process according to a first instruction performed on the menu, in a case where the received first sensor information indicates an output obtained when the training tool deforms in a first direction, and executes a process according to a second instruction that is performed on the menu and is different from the first instruction, in a case where the received first sensor information indicates an output obtained when the training tool deforms in a second direction opposite to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichi Kawamoto, Masaki Wada, Hiroshi Matsunaga, Yuji Sawatani, Atsushi Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10864963
    Abstract: A crank arm for a bicycle may include a body extending along a body axis and having a first body end and a second body end axially spaced apart from the first body end. The insert may also include an insert provided toward the first body end. The insert may include a base portion having a radially outer surface. At least one extension may extend outwardly from the radially outer surface and may be encased within a corresponding recess in the body whereby relative planar movement between the body and the at least one extension in a first plane. The retaining portion may have a retaining portion width measured in the first direction and the retaining width may be greater than the throat width thereby inhibiting relative radial movement between the at least one extension and the recess and preventing radial extraction of the extension from the corresponding recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Fox Factory, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Staples, Paul Sidlick
  • Patent number: 10853525
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a hack-proof security keyboard are described. In some embodiments, a keyboard module may include a first circuit configured to detect activation of a plurality of keys and a second circuit configured to detect activation of a subset of the plurality of keys, where the second circuit overlies the first circuit. In other embodiments, a method may include detecting an electrical signal received from a secondary membrane of a keyboard, where the keyboard includes a primary membrane configured to detect individual activation of any of a plurality of keys, and where the secondary membrane is configured to output the electrical signal in response to concurrent activation of a subset of the plurality of keys. The method may also include performing a selected action in response to the detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Yong-Teng Lin, Geroncio Ong Tan, Timothy C. Shaw, No-Hua Chuang, Erh-Chieh Chang, Chih-Hao Chen, Wen-Pin Huang
  • Patent number: 10843075
    Abstract: Disclosed is a non-transitory computer readable medium storing a computer program, in which when the computer program is executed by one or more processors of a computing device. The computer program allows the one or more processors to the following operations and the operations may include may include an operation of computing an evaluation score for each of one or more game data subsets by using the one or more game data subsets included in the game data as input of an operation evaluation model; an operation of identifying a singularity where the amount of change of the evaluation score exceeds a predetermined threshold change amount; and an operation of extracting a main game data set from the game data set based on the singularity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: KAKAO GAMES CORP.
    Inventors: Wooyong Kim, Suhyoung Kim
  • Patent number: 10836292
    Abstract: A system and method for providing massaging within a vehicle that include determining at least one position and at least one movement of a driver seated within a seat of the vehicle. The system and method also include determining at least one strenuous driving activity associated with the driver. The system and method additionally include determining at least one tension point associated with the driver. The system and method further include processing a massaging plan that is based on the at least one tension point and controlling at least one massaging element disposed within the seat of the vehicle to provide massaging based on the massaging plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Joseph Anthony Alequin, Rebecca Lee Lyss
  • Patent number: 10835783
    Abstract: In an aspect, the present disclosure relates to a foot orientation device having a semi-oval shaped frame, wherein the frame is configured to accommodate both feet of a user in one or more orientations selected from open foot body orientation, closed foot body orientation, center foot body orientation, center open foot body orientation, and center closed foot body orientation, wherein any of these orientations enable the user to practice and achieve alignment of at least one body part and learn loading of the feet in each orientation to understand positioning and relationship of hip and back, and wherein when the dominant foot is in open orientation, the user uses straight line pathway for an intersectional impact creation, and wherein when the dominant foot is in closed orientation, the user uses circular line pathway for the intersectional impact creation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventor: Akshay Pandit
  • Patent number: 10837794
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for characterizing on foot motion of a user with a portable device by obtaining parameters sufficient to characterize the on foot motion of the user from multiple sensor assemblies. Each additional sensor assembly may be independent of each other. The characterization of on foot motion is provided by synthesizing the parameters from the sensor assemblies. Characterization of on foot motion may include detecting a step, estimating step length, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: InvenSense, Inc.
    Inventors: Medhat Omr, Jacques Georgy, Aboelmagd Noureldin
  • Patent number: 10835782
    Abstract: An electronic device, a system, and a method for determining a suitable workout in consideration of a context are provided. The electronic device includes a communication module comprising communication circuitry configured to communicate with at least one other electronic device; a display configured to provide a user interface; a memory configured to store instructions therein; and a processor electrically connected to the communication module, the display, and the instructions stored in the memory, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to receive a command for executing a workout program, to collect context data for a user, and to determine whether it is suitable for the user to perform planned workout content based on the collected context data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jaewon Kim, Jinyung Jung, Kyunghoon Han
  • Patent number: 10830338
    Abstract: A method for training an automatic gear unit of a two-wheeled vehicle and/or a device, as well as a two-wheeled vehicle having such a device modifies an existing characteristic map for the control of the gear unit based on the individual user information. Optionally, it is also possible to set up a characteristic map for the control of the gear unit with the aid of the method in that the user information is recorded during gear-change operations and utilized for further automatic gear-change operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Daniel Baumgaertner, Rinaldo Greiner
  • Patent number: 10828533
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to personal therapy and exercise systems as well as to methods related thereto. For example, a personal therapy system can be a modular system that can include multiple therapy gear modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: ELWHA LLC
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Katherine E. Sharadin, Elizabeth A. Sweeney
  • Patent number: 10816671
    Abstract: In at least one embodiment, a method for presenting route traversal information includes displaying a route map comprising a route path representing a route previously traversed by an athlete, receiving a plurality of parameter data points based on the athlete's previous traversal of the route, generating a visual cue based on at least one of the plurality of parameter data points, and displaying the visual cue on the route path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Andrew J. Graham, Alan R. Lee, Jon H. Werner
  • Patent number: 10806389
    Abstract: An electronic device for providing biometric information is provided. The electronic device includes a sensor module, a memory, and a processor electrically connected to the sensor module and the memory. The processor obtains a biometric signal from the sensor module at a predetermined time interval, determines whether a user is in a first state on the basis of the obtained biometric signal, in case the user is in a first state, obtains a representative value for a respective of the at least one biometric signal, defines the obtained representative value for the respective of the at least one biometric signal as a candidate reference value for a corresponding biometric signal, determines a candidate reference value satisfying a predetermined condition as a first reference value for the corresponding biometric signal, and updates a second reference value previously configured for the corresponding biometric signal on the basis of the first reference value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyunsu Hong, Sangbeom Nam, Yongjin Lee
  • Patent number: 10809976
    Abstract: An athletic performance data system has an athletic field data collection system for obtaining athletic performance data and athlete identifying information for plural athletes at an athletic performance event. An athletic data host server receives the athletic performance test data and athlete identifying information from the athletic field data collection system, and the athletic performance data and athlete identifying information are posted to an athletic performance web site in a separate, personalized page for each of the plural athletes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Matt Sayre, Ken Black
  • Patent number: 10799762
    Abstract: A training script device is described that conveniently allows a user to create a training script defining one or more steps of a workout routine, where each step may include an activity, a duration for performing that activity, and an intensity at which the activity is to be performed. Further, one or more steps of the training script can be self-starting in response to performance data detected by sensors of training script device executing the training script. This conveniently frees the athlete from having to continuously monitor the status of his or her workout activities. Still further, the training script device conveniently allows a user to transfer training scripts to other training script devices, so that athletes can share successful training scripts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Clark, Theodore H. Helprin, Albert Shum
  • Patent number: 10799761
    Abstract: Athletic performance monitoring and tracking may provide multiple ways in which to track athletic movement and activity. Workouts may also be tagged with various parameters including mood, weather, terrain, athletic equipment, friends used and the like. Workout information may be shared to social messaging and networking outlets. Workout information shared may include map information including images of maps, interactive maps, links to maps, route information and the like and/or combinations thereof. Additionally or alternatively, an application may be configured to execute within a context of a social networking system to facilitate athletic activity data transfer and generation of workout entries in the social networking site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Kwamina Crankson, Kristen Laina White, Michael Levi Orenstein, Michael T. Hoffman, Jason Nims
  • Patent number: 10799755
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to a gymnastic apparatus and method for cycling simulation having a transmission portion driven by pedals, through which a user may perform cycling training. The transmission portion may comprise a flywheel and a braking portion, which may apply a braking force to the flywheel. The apparatus may further comprise a control logic unit, through which training parameters may be set, and a sensor coupled to the control logic unit. The sensor may detect a signal relating to the torque acting on the flywheel and thereby send a signal to the control logic unit; the control logic unit may be configured to adjust the braking force of the braking portion applied to the flywheel, thereby adjusting the resistance to the pedals as a function of parameters set, as appropriate, and communicate information and adjust such changes via a feedback signal from the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: TECHNOGYM S.P.A.
    Inventors: Claudio Cristofori, Fabio Urbini, Daniele Giraldi, Alberto Faedi, Roberto Gorza
  • Patent number: 10796803
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a housing, with a display exposed through a part of the housing. The housing includes a first motion sensor to detect movement of the housing, a wireless communication circuit, a processor, and a memory that stores instructions to be executed by a processor. The instructions include generating a wireless communication channel with an external electronic device including a second motion sensor; monitoring the movement of the housing to generate first data for a first time period; receiving second data for the first time period through the wireless communication channel; calculating, as a value for the first time period, a value, smaller than the sum of a first value based on the first data and a second value based on the second data; and displaying the calculated value through a user interface displayed on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kwangjo Lee, Hyunsu Kim, Jihye Son, Moonbae Song, Sanghwa Lee, Woosang Lee, Jae-Hwan Lee, Jaeyoun Jeong, Bum-Sung Cho
  • Patent number: 10798470
    Abstract: Footwear systems include an article of footwear and a data transmission system engaged with the article of footwear. The transmission system transmits data to a remote system, such as a display system, another data transmission system, a processing system, etc. Such footwear systems further may include activation systems for activating the transmission and/or display systems. The transmitted data may be used for various purposes, such as: (a) identifying a user of the article of footwear; (b) activating targeted advertising or product information; (c) confirming the user's presence at a specific location and/or at a specific time; (d) determining start, finish, and/or intermediate split times for specific user; (e) confirming athletic equipment usage; (f) providing data for a game or reward program; (g) registering the user for an event or competition; or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles W. Case, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10786719
    Abstract: A swimming posture correction method and a swimming posture correction system, adapted for a computing apparatus to correct a swimming posture of a swimmer using at least two gravity sensors, are provided. The gravity sensors are respectively disposed at ends of at least two limbs of the swimmer performing a relative stroke action. In the method, body parameters of the swimmer are obtained and a reference index of coordination for implementing a swimming posture suitable for the body parameters is captured. A stroke of the limb is monitored using the gravity sensors to obtain a timing diagram of the limbs performing a stroke promotion action. Then, an index of coordination of the swimmer is calculated by analyzing the timing diagram and compared with the reference index of coordination so as to prompt for correcting the swimming posture according to a comparison result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Tzu-Yang Ting, Yu-Hua Chung, Chieh-Wei Feng, Yen-Ting Wu
  • Patent number: 10773124
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an automated system comprises one or more biometric sensors, an interactive screen, and an exercise routine generation application communicable with a mobile application. In some embodiments, the mobile application receives data from an automated station and displays exercise routines, other exercise information, or both. In some embodiments, the mobile application includes a scanner to scan labels, other indicia, or physical or other features of an exercise machine or other exercise apparatus to identify the machine or apparatus. In some embodiments, the mobile application communicates with one or more local or remote databases identifying differing exercise facility locations within a geographic area and identifying exercise apparatus available in each of the differing facilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Fit Intuition, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan M. Krueger, Lee Huber, Ralph Krueger, Frederick G. Nesemeier
  • Patent number: 10761566
    Abstract: A wearable electronic apparatus includes: a fixing unit configured to maintain a relative position relationship between the wearable electronic apparatus and the user's head, the fixing unit can maintain a first relative position relationship and a second relative position relationship between the wearable electronic apparatus and the user's head, and the first relative position relationship is different from the second relative position relationship; a display unit, fixed provided on the fixing unit; a first sound output unit, located at a first end of the fixing unit; a second sound output unit, located at a second end of the fixing unit, and the first end is different from the second end. With the present invention, using the wearable electronic apparatus to facilitate processing information, at least the problem that user's combined experiences of functional requirements, entertainment requirements and usability requirements etc. are met is solved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignees: Beijing Lenovo Software Ltd., Lenovo (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ming Yu, Yaojiang Du
  • Patent number: 10751571
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods can be used including receiving motion data including comparing time-stamped speed data with predetermined cycling speed ranges, categorizing the speed data into portions of a minute that indicate each of the predetermined cycling speed ranges, determining portions of a minute indicate a cycling activity has begun, determining portions of a later minute indicate a cycling activity has paused or ended, confirming a minimum time inactive indicating that a cycling activity has ended, and determining that a minimum time active has elapsed between the indication a cycling activity has begun and indication a cycling activity has ended such that a cycling activity is categorized as a cycling workout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Alan Lee, Stephen John Black, Jason Iijima
  • Patent number: 10755680
    Abstract: The keyboard sustain pedal stabilizer is for use with a keyboard sustain foot pedal. The stabilizer comprises a stabilizer base, a pedal-retention area for retaining the keyboard sustain foot pedal, a pair of sidewalls and an end-wall. The stabilizer base, the pair of sidewalls, the end-wall, and the pedal-retention area are made of one-piece of material. The keyboard sustain pedal stabilizer may be made of one-piece of material, the one-piece of material being a natural rubber, a synthetic rubber, or a blend of one or natural rubbers and one or more synthetic rubbers. The keyboard sustain pedal stabilizer has no moving parts. The top surface of the keyboard sustain pedal stabilizer has non-slipping properties and the underside of the device has non-skid properties. An opening for positioning a foot pedal cord is disposed in either an end-wall, a sidewall, or between the end-wall and a sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventor: Fred Palmer
  • Patent number: 10751559
    Abstract: A fitness-training device; the fitness-training device is embedded within a graspable handle of an exercise apparatus and may include a heart rate detector, a repetitive motion counter, and indicators to indicate the heart rate, and repetitive motion count during an exercise activity. The fitness-training device may be incorporated in a wide range of sports and exercise equipment. A version of the fitness-training device arranged as a jump rope is disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventor: Elio Constanza
  • Patent number: 10743784
    Abstract: An action management apparatus includes a bodily information measurement unit that measures bodily information, a communication unit for performing near-field wireless communication with another apparatus having a function of measuring bodily information, a bodily information acquisition unit that acquires the bodily information measured by the other apparatus included in a group along with the action management apparatus via a communication unit, and an information output unit that, based on first bodily information measured by the bodily information measurement unit and second bodily information acquired by the bodily information acquisition unit, outputs management information for managing an action of a wearer of an apparatus belonging to the group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuki Yakura, Takehiro Hamaguchi, Mitsuru Samejima
  • Patent number: 10740650
    Abstract: Systems and methods for tracking and analysis physical activity is disclosed. In some aspects, a provided method includes receiving a time sequence of images captured while with an individual is performing the physical activity, and generating, using the time sequence of images, at least one map indicating a movement of the individual. The method also includes identifying at least one body portion using the at least one map, and computing at least one index associated with the identified body portions to characterize the physical activity of the individual. The method further includes generating a report using the at least one index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents on Behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Nongjian Tao, Yuting Yang
  • Patent number: 10741218
    Abstract: The method of reproducing a human perceptual signal comprises the steps of selecting (7) a human perceptual signal in dependency of a pace of a person (3), adapting (8) the human perceptual signal in dependency of a physical state of the person (3), and reproducing (9) the human perceptual signal. An adaptation of the human perceptual signal is limited to a certain maximum. The electronic device of the invention comprises electronic circuitry operative to perform the method of the invention. The software of the invention enables a programmable device to perform the method of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Steffen Clarence Pauws, Fabio Vignoli, Gertjan Leendert Wijnalda
  • Patent number: 10732006
    Abstract: Systems and methods detect steps from one or more sensed accelerometer signals. Systems comprise an accelerometer and a non-transitory computer readable medium, each of which communicates with a processor. The accelerometer is coupled to an individual and generates outputs received by the processor. The non-transitory computer readable medium stores instructions controlling the processor to perform steps of a method. The processor determines a minimum and a maximum reading for respective time periods. Counted peak heights are maxima that exceed a rest threshold. The rest threshold may be a function of the rest maximum. The processor determines a peak threshold for each time period having a counted peak height. A counted amplitude comprises the difference between the maximum reading and minimum readings of a time period in which the counted peak height exceeds the peak threshold. The processor increments a step counter when a counted amplitude exceeds an amplitude threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SAVVYSHERPA, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory R. Romrell, Ryan J. H. Brunt, Jon Benjamin Griffith, Joseph Roxas