Monitors Exercise Parameter Patents (Class 482/8)
  • Patent number: 11890110
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a biological information acquirer that acquires biological information of a target; an error factor detector that detects a factor that causes an error in the biological information; a display; and at least one processor. The error factor detector includes a motion detection sensor that detects a direction of motion of the electronic device, and the processor is that determines whether the factor is detected, based on the direction of the motion of the electronic device; and to cause, when the processor determines that the factor is detected, the display not to display the biological information acquired by the biological information acquirer, or to cause the biological information acquirer to stop acquisition of the biological information, in a period determined based on a timing when the factor is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kimiyasu Mizuno
  • Patent number: 11877655
    Abstract: A treadmill repositioning and storage system may include a workstation. The workstation may have a workstation desk. A treadmill may be selectively extendable from and retractable into the workstation. In the extended position of the treadmill, a user may walk on the treadmill as the user accesses the workstation desk of the workstation to work or perform various other tasks. The system may thus enable the user to acquire the benefits of exercise while performing work at the workstation desk. The treadmill may be selectively retracted into the workstation when not in use, typically for space-saving purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Inventors: David Waldon Stewart, Richard W. Trevino
  • Patent number: 11872449
    Abstract: A method for controlling variation of workout parameters of a user on an exercise machine includes checking, by a data processing module of a remote electronic calculator operatively connected to the exercise machine that a trigger condition of a cycle of workout progression steps is met. If the trigger condition is met, the method includes acquiring the last workout progression step performed by the user, identifying a successive workout progression step, setting workout parameters associated with the workout progression step to be performed, the workout progression step having associated a variation of at least one workout parameter of the user for updating a previously set value of the at least one workout parameter, updating the previously set value according to the variation of the at least one workout parameter, and sending the workout parameters to a data processing unit of the exercise machine value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: TECHNOGYM S.p.A.
    Inventors: Luca Zoffoli, Roberto Nicoletta
  • Patent number: 11868939
    Abstract: A server system may facilitate and participate in operations relating to physical activity goals being performed at user devices. For example, the server system may receive a physical activity goal from a first user device associated with a first user profile. The server system may also receive a reward corresponding to the physical activity goal from the first user device. The server system may also transmit at least the physical activity goal to a second user device associated with a second user profile. The server system may also receive, from the second user device, first information associated with the physical activity goal. The server system may also transmit second information associated with the reward to the second user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Jay Blahnik
  • Patent number: 11857827
    Abstract: A sensing base for an adjustable free weight may include a cradle, and a sensing assembly, which includes a plurality of sensors and mechanical components (e.g., pivoting levers), each associated with a respective plate well that accommodates a weight plate of the adjustable free weight such that each mechanical component actuates the state of a respective sensor upon placement or removal of the weight in a plate well. Sensor signals reflecting the states of the sensors are communicated, via a circuit, a processor to determine the weight selection of the adjustable free weight when removed from the base. The sensing assembly may be implemented using individual sensors of a variety of different types such as hall effect sensors, optical interrupt sensors, IR optical sensors, and the like. The base may be configured to automatically communicate the determined weight to an external computing device to facilitate activity tracking and/or fitness coaching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Nautilus, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd D. Anderson, Jeffrey A. Tracy, Ryan J. Pohl, Hongxiang Ji
  • Patent number: 11857839
    Abstract: A method for retrofitting exercise machines includes removably attaching a sensor module to a moving part of an exercise machine, the sensor module being configured to detect movements of the moving part and transmit the detected data by a first wireless communication connection, placing a control module in a vicinity of yet separated from the exercise machine, the control module being configured to receive the detected data, calculate an angle value and a speed range using the detected data and transmit the angle value and the speed range by a second wireless communication connection, providing a remote cloud-based application server configured to receive the angle value and the speed range via the second wireless communication connection, verify a user, produce data packets based on the angle value, the speed range and the verified user information and transmit the data packets to a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: WISTRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hsin-Hui Liao, Yi-Hsuan Cheng, Chih Hao Chiu, Tai-Yun Chen
  • Patent number: 11850520
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed pertaining to determining a level of proficiency of a user at a computer simulation through the use of a plurality of skill assessment tests. Each skill assessment test can test a respective skill for use in the computer simulation. The techniques can also be used to train a user for the computer simulation and/or to determine team composition using roles for use in the computer simulation. In some aspects, skill assessment tests may incorporate multiple iterations in including a first base line iteration and subsequent iterations that differ between user devices. In some embodiments, metrics that are indicative of a level of proficiency of the user can be made with respect to metrics of other users to determine a user's level of skill with respect to various groups of other users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Christophe Constantin, Alain Milliet, Laleh Makarem, Vincent Tucker, Niall White
  • Patent number: 11840292
    Abstract: A trailer for towing by a power vehicle is provided and generally includes a frame and a tandem wheel assembly. The trailer is provided with a drive assembly having a locking mechanism to selectively engage the drive from the motor to the wheels of the trailer. The locking mechanism having a reciprocating pushing member that may push an urging member to act upon a flanged driveshaft to selectively engage a clutch of the drive assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: New Heights, LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Jay Beiler, William Fisher, Raymond Beiler, Jeremiah Weaver
  • Patent number: 11819751
    Abstract: During a first time period and for a first user, a second user is automatically selected based on competitive data of the first user and competitive data of the second user, and a workout selection is sent to cause a video of a workout to be displayed during a second time period on a smart mirror of the first user and a smart mirror of the second user. During the second time period, a live stream of the first user exercising is displayed at the smart mirror of the second user, and a live stream of the second user exercising is received and displayed at the smart mirror of the first user. During the second time period, a performance score of the first user and a performance score of the second user is displayed at the smart mirrors of the first user and the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2023
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Curiouser Products Inc.
    Inventors: Brynn Putnam, Kristie D'Ambrosio-Correll
  • Patent number: 11786793
    Abstract: A magnetic swimmer restraint device including a magnetic cone assembly, a strap assembly, a bracelet remote assembly, and a pool assembly is disclosed. These assemblies in conjunction with one another provide a user with a portable restraining system for increased resistance swimming. A wearable strap assembly interacts with magnetic cone assembly that can be located on the lateral sides of a pool or in the pool itself. As a user swims past the magnetic cone assembly the wearable strap assembly becomes magnetically attracted to the magnetic cone assembly. The magnetic attraction of the strap assembly worn by the user to the magnetic cone assembly pulls the user towards the magnetic cone assembly. Thereby increasing swimming resistance. The magnet of the magnetic cone assembly may be an electromagnetic system to be turned on and off via a bracelet remote assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Inventor: Douglas Bell
  • Patent number: 11783634
    Abstract: A method of physical activity measurement and analysis, the method comprising computer-executed steps of: receiving at least one value extracted from measurements of a physical activity of a first user, and detecting a deviation of the physical activity of the first user from at least one previous physical activity using the received at least one value and at least one reference value calculated over at least one value extracted from measurements of the at least one previous physical activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: 6DEGREES LTD.
    Inventors: Aryeh Haim Katz, Miri Berger Katz
  • Patent number: 11776421
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for analyzing and evaluating movement of a subjects and providing feedback. In some embodiments, a method comprises receiving one or more images of a body of the subject captured during performance of a physical movement by the subject; computing a model descriptive of positions and orientations of body parts of the subject based on the one or more images; generating a comparison of the positions and orientations to target positions and target orientations, respectively, for the physical movement; and generating a recommendation based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Prove Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremie Leroyer, Cyril Porteret
  • Patent number: 11775055
    Abstract: An apparatus for supporting rehabilitation of a user includes a detector that detects a direction of a head of the user wearing a head mounted display, and a display controller that generates, in a virtual space, a rehabilitation target object to be visually recognized by the user and displays the target object on the head mounted display in accordance with the direction of the head of the user detected by the detector. To avoid risk that the user interferes with an object in a real space, the display controller further controls display of the head mounted display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: mediVR, Inc.
    Inventor: Masahiko Hara
  • Patent number: 11768077
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a map application that identities a transit mute that includes one or more transit legs between a starting location and a destination location. In response to a request to shirt navigating the identified transit route, the map application of some embodiments provides a first display area for displaying a set of navigation instructions, each of which describes a transit maneuver that is associated with a transit leg of the transit route. The map application also provides a second display area for displaying a map region presentation associated with the navigation instruction that is displayed in the first display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Usama M. Hajj, Marcel Van Os, Brian Andrich, Ian Leighton, Justin O'Beirne, David Hodge, Eleanor Cady Wachsman, Nathaniel V. Kelso, Aaron A. Reiner, Christine B. McGavran, Wesley Yue, Eric L. Grundstrom
  • Patent number: 11756687
    Abstract: A computerized method performed by a processor, an apparatus and a computer program product the method comprising: receiving a model associating motion parameters of an action performed by a subject with a score, the model based at least partially on data obtained in a controlled environment while performing a task on a first time period; determining action parameters during motion of the subject within an uncontrolled environment on a second time period; and providing the action parameters to the model, to obtain an assessment of an expected score for the subject performance of the task as would be performed by the subject in the controlled environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: MOTIONIZE ISRAEL LTD.
    Inventors: Yoav Wegrzyn, Eran Amit, Hilit Maayan, Eyal Drori, Steve Barrett, Amir Zviran
  • Patent number: 11745039
    Abstract: Assisted racking of digital resistance includes detecting a state of a cable. A motor is mechanically coupled to the cable to provide resistance during an exercise by tensioning the cable. It further includes determining completion of the exercise based at least in part on the detected state of the cable. It further includes selectively removing resistance from the cable based at least in part on the determination that the user has completed the exercise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Tonal Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Gabriel Peal, Brandt Belson
  • Patent number: 11745055
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring performance of a physical exercise routine. The system comprises a plurality of motion and position sensors configured to generate sensory information including at least a rate of movements of a user performing the physical exercise routine; a database containing routine information representing at least an optimal execution of the physical exercise routine; a training module configured to: compare the generated sensory information to the routine information to detect at least dissimilarities respective thereof, wherein the dissimilarities indicate if the pace of performing the physical exercise routine is incorrect; provide feedback to the user with at least instructions related to correcting the pace of performing the physical exercise routine; and a display for displaying the feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: FLOW MOTION RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LTD.
    Inventors: Arie Shavit, Idit Perl Shavit, Alon Shavit
  • Patent number: 11745056
    Abstract: A physical function training device that measuring an amount of exercise automatically enables a user to use safely by determining an appropriate amount of exercise automatically and reduces specialist labor by automatically organizing to manage the actual exercise is provided. A physical function training device equips following; a control unit (20) is composed of a distance detection sensor (16) and, a number of times detection sensor (18) as a detection device for data related to a motion of upper or lower limbs and a storage unit (521); a control unit (20), which enables analyzing exercise data received by a detection device is composed of Various Arduino, NanpPi, RaspberryPi, microcomputer, etc.; and a storage unit (521), which is included in the control unit (20) records personal identification data, exercise data collected, collected time data of the exercise data at the time of enforcement from a time measurement apparatus (20a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Biophilia Institute Inc.
    Inventor: Shigeo Takizawa
  • Patent number: 11738265
    Abstract: In an example of an information processing system, while a user character in a hidden state is moving in a first direction, and if an input to a jump button and a direction operation input for moving the user character in a second direction are provided, and if a velocity condition and a first direction condition are satisfied, the user character is caused to immediately change direction to the second direction and is also caused to jump. The velocity condition is satisfied while the user character is moving at high speed. The first direction condition is satisfied when the difference between the first direction and the second direction is great.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Matsumoto, Shinya Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 11740630
    Abstract: Sports and fitness applications for an autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) are described. In an example embodiment, a UAV can be configured to track a human subject using perception inputs from one or more onboard sensors. The perception inputs can be utilized to generate values for various performance metrics associated with the activity of the human subject. In some embodiments, the perception inputs can be utilized to autonomously maneuver the UAV to lead the human subject to satisfy a performance goal. The UAV can also be configured to autonomously capture images of a sporting event and/or make rule determinations while officiating a sporting event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Skydio, Inc.
    Inventors: Abraham Galton Bachrach, Adam Parker Bry, Matthew Joseph Donahoe, Hayk Martirosyan, Tom Moss
  • Patent number: 11738250
    Abstract: A motorized treadmill includes a base, an endless belt movable relative to the base for allowing a user to exercise thereon, a motor coupled to the endless belt for driving the endless belt to rotate, a current sensor coupled to the motor, and a controller in communication with the motor and the current sensor. The current sensor is configured to detect a motor current of the motor when using the motorized treadmill. The controller is configured to analyze fluctuations of the motor current to determine whether objects or children interfere with rotation of the endless belt. When the current sensor detects a current change not associated with the user of the motorized treadmill, the controller determines that the endless belt is interfered by objects or children and stops operation of the motor to slow or stop rotation of the endless belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Johnson Health Tech. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hung-Mao Liao, Joe Chen
  • Patent number: 11738232
    Abstract: A method of use and system of an adjustable, multiple routine, resistance exercise, apparatus having a single, continuous length of elastic flexible and/or stretchable tubing, banding, and/or strapping, formed in a continuous loop, by having the two free ends of the length of tubing, banding, and/or strapping knotted securely together, thus forming a continuous loop exercise device, having at least three scalable calibrated sections demarcated by a plurality of knotted sections, forming a chain of loops with knotted stays strategically spaced along the length of the formed continuous loop device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Inventor: Cory Eugene Moore
  • Patent number: 11733963
    Abstract: An electronic device may comprise audio processing circuitry, pace tracking circuitry, and positioning circuitry. The pace tracking circuitry may be operable to selects a tempo of songs for playback, by the audio processing circuitry based on position data generated by the positioning circuitry, a desired tempo, and whether the songs are stored locally or network-accessible. The position data may indicate the pace of a runner during a preceding, determined time interval. The pace tracking circuitry may control the song selection and/or time stretching based on a runner profile data stored in memory of the music device. The profile data may include runner's distance-per-stride data. The electronic device may include sensors operable to function as a pedometer. The pace tracking circuitry may update the distance-per-stride data based on the position data and based on data output by the one or more sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Voyetra Turtle Beach, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Kulavik, Christopher Church
  • Patent number: 11712179
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to user interfaces and more specifically to techniques for displaying user interfaces associated with physical activities. Exemplary user interfaces related to activity competitions are described. Exemplary user interfaces related to a friends list for activity sharing are described. Exemplary user interfaces associated with alerts presented to a user in response to automatically determining a boundary of a workout are described. Exemplary user interfaces associated with configuring a pace alert for a workout application are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Aled Hywel Williams, Gary Ian Butcher, Matthew J. Sundstrom, Molly Pray Wiebe
  • Patent number: 11710563
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to user interfaces for health applications. In some embodiments, exemplary user interfaces for managing health and safety features on an electronic device are described. In some embodiments, exemplary user interfaces for managing the setup of a health feature on an electronic device are described. In some embodiments, exemplary user interfaces for managing background health measurements on an electronic device are described. In some embodiments, exemplary user interfaces for managing a biometric measurement taken using an electronic device are described. In some embodiments, exemplary user interfaces for providing results for captured health information on an electronic device are described. In some embodiments, exemplary user interfaces for managing background health measurements on an electronic device are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Felton, Matthew W. Crowley, Allison Dryer, Eamon Francis Gilravi
  • Patent number: 11707664
    Abstract: During a first time period and for a first user, a second user is automatically selected based on competitive data of the first user and competitive data of the second user, and a workout selection is sent to cause a video of a workout to be displayed during a second time period on a smart mirror of the first user and a smart mirror of the second user. During the second time period, a live stream of the first user exercising is displayed at the smart mirror of the second user, and a live stream of the second user exercising is received and displayed at the smart mirror of the first user. During the second time period, a performance score of the first user and a performance score of the second user is displayed at the smart mirrors of the first user and the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: Curiouser Products Inc.
    Inventors: Brynn Putnam, Kristie D'Ambrosio-Correll
  • Patent number: 11690564
    Abstract: A method of providing workout training for a user of an activity tracking system includes displaying a plurality of training plan options to the user on a screen of a personal electronic device, and then receiving a selected training plan option from the user. Selected workout day options are received from the user and the system generates a training schedule for the user based on the selected training plan and the selected workout day options. One or more reminders identify the type of workout for the scheduled day and an option to accept or reject the workout. When the user selects the option to accept the workout, the workout goal associated with the scheduled workout is displayed. The method further includes determining progress toward the workout goal based on the received workout data, and displaying an indicator of progress toward the workout goal on the screen during the workout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: MyFitnessPal, Inc.
    Inventors: Kaitlyn Carpenter, Jeff Knight, Luke Montzingo, Daniel Townson, Jonathan Laas, Pedro Feitosa, Bradford J. Fults
  • Patent number: 11682479
    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 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond W. Riley, Kevin W. Hoffer, William E. Berner, Allan M. Schrock, James A. Niegowski, William F. Rauchholz
  • Patent number: 11679301
    Abstract: A step counting apparatus for a treadmill includes a terminal device. The terminal device is placed on the treadmill. The terminal device includes an acceleration sensor, a processor and a memory. The memory is configured to store a software program. The acceleration sensor is configured to collect a vibration signal generated when a user runs on the treadmill. The processor is configured to execute the software program stored in the memory, to cause the processor to instruct the acceleration sensor to collect the vibration signal generated when the user runs on the treadmill. The processor is further configure to execute the software program to analyze, using a time-frequency analysis algorithm, the vibration signal to determine a quantity of exercise steps of the user on the treadmill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xiaoping Huang
  • Patent number: 11682237
    Abstract: A first user generates video data for performance of an activity, such as a fitness exercise, by performing the activity in front of a camera. Based on the video data, the amount of movement of different parts of the first user's body is determined. Data representing the position of the first user over time is generated. The data may take the form of a function or a signal that is based on the function. The locations of body parts that move significantly are prioritized over other body parts when determining this data. At a subsequent time, a second user performs the activity. The number of times the second user completes the activity is counted by determining the number of times the second user reaches a position corresponding to a maximum value in the data representing the position of the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Eran Borenstein, Guy Adam, Dotan Kaufman, Ianir Ideses, Eduard Oks, Noam Sorek, Lior Fritz, Omer Meir, Imry Kissos, Matan Goldman
  • Patent number: 11676698
    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 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond W. Riley, Kevin W. Hoffer, William E. Berner, Allan M. Schrock, James A. Niegowski, William F. Rauchholz
  • Patent number: 11662699
    Abstract: An upper-arm computer pointing apparatus, comprising: at least one orientation measurer, deployable on at least one area of an upper arm of a user, configured to measure orientation of the upper arm, at least one pressure meter, deployable on at least one area of the upper arm, configured to measure pressure applied by muscle of the upper arm, a computer processor, associated with the orientation measurer and pressure meter, configured to derive control data from the measured orientation and pressure, and a data transmitter, associated with the computer processor, configured to transmit the control data to a computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: 6DEGREES LTD.
    Inventors: Aryeh Haim Katz, Miri Berger katz
  • Patent number: 11659939
    Abstract: A vehicle seating assembly includes a seat base that has a first heating element. A seat back has a second heating element. A sensor is coupled to the seat base and is configured to obtain a weight data. A user-interface assembly is operably coupled to the first and second heating elements. A controller is in communication with the sensor to receive the weight data. The controller is configured to control the first and second heating elements in response to the weight data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Andrew Amman, Avrokin Surnilla, Nikhitha Bekkanti, John Craig Elson
  • Patent number: 11664123
    Abstract: A system and method for generating and implementing a barcode is provided, wherein the system includes a data generation device configured to receive data and generate barcode data response to the received data, a barcode generation device, configured to receive the barcode data and generate a barcode responsive to the received barcode data, a display device, configured to display the barcode and a barcode receiving device, configured to receive the barcode and operate in response to the barcode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Inventor: Sean McKirdy
  • Patent number: 11623126
    Abstract: A system and method for networking fitness machines for allowing an instructor to control various settings for a plurality of exercise machines simultaneously, and for allowing an individual user and/or trainer to modify the settings of an individual exercise machine. The system and method for networking fitness machines generally includes a trainer remote control device, one or more machine-mounted onboard trainer controllers, and a machine-mounted onboard user controller. The trainer remote control device may be securely mounted to the arm of a trainer so that the trainer's hands remain free to instruct exercisers. The trainer remote control device includes a touch screen that displays selections corresponding to various settings on the exercise machines. The trainer remote control communicates with the plurality of exercise machines via a wireless network or Bluetooth connection allowing the trainer to change the settings of a plurality of exercise machines in a class mode simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: Lagree Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sebastien Anthony Louis Lagree, Samuel D. Cox, Todd G. Remund, Andy H. Gibbs
  • Patent number: 11610691
    Abstract: A system configured to receive health data pertaining to a user; select a user health profile from a plurality of user health profiles based on the collected health data, each of the plurality of user health profiles being associated with a health and wellness program and a set of interventions; receive user activity data and updated health data pertaining to, or during the user's participation in the associated health and wellness program from health devices; select a new set of interventions based on the user activity data; and select a new user health profile from the plurality of user health profiles based on at least one of the user activity data and the updated health data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: MD REVOLUTION, INC.
    Inventors: Samir B. Damani, Vincent Valentino, Pratik Patel
  • Patent number: 11611883
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an electronic device performs techniques related to displaying personalized workout suggestions based on completed workouts. In some embodiments, an electronic device performs techniques related to starting an audio-based workout. In some embodiments, an electronic device performs techniques related to displaying information about a workout during playback of workout content. In some embodiments, an electronic device performs techniques related to displaying information about physical activity of a user relative to a group of users. In some embodiments, an electronic device performs techniques related to coordinating display of workout content among multiple devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lynne Devine, Joel Angelone, Julie A. Arney, Niharika Milind Bedekar, Jay Blahnik, Edward Chao, David Clark, Eamon F. Gilravi, Eryn Hales, Zheng X. Hong, Parry Panesar, Christopher John Sanders
  • Patent number: 11602668
    Abstract: A system for motion analysis includes a sensing device positioned at a knee joint of a bicycle rider, and an electronic device in communication with the sensing device. The electronic device is configured to receive, from the sensing device, a series of pieces of sensed data representing orientations of the sensing device at different times, to determine a motion trajectory of a knee of the rider based on the received pieces of sensed data, and to generate an estimation result regarding correctness of a riding posture of the rider based on the motion trajectory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: IMOTEK, INC.
    Inventor: Ching-Wei Chang
  • Patent number: 11569860
    Abstract: A platform is connected to the handle of a fitness equipment and includes a platform and two arms which are pivotably connected to the platform. The two arms are adjustably movable relative to the platform to change the distance between the two arms. The two arms are connected to the handle of the fitness equipment, and the angle of the platform is adjustable such that tablets or electronic devices can be put on the platform when using the fitness equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: CYCLINGDEAL USA, INC.
    Inventor: Haidong Gu
  • Patent number: 11564571
    Abstract: A life management system receives data from a client device worn by a user, the data comprising biotelemetry data and activity data collected about a user wearing the client device. The life management system generates snapshot information using information from a group consisting of: the biotelemetry data, activity data, social data associated with the user, and user profile information associated with the user. The life management system generates a recommendation using portions of the snapshot information, and updates the snapshot information with the recommendation. The life management system executes a recommendation associated with the snapshot information in accordance with the user controls associated with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: ZERO360, INC.
    Inventors: Peter Karsten, George Arriola, Kouji Kodera
  • Patent number: 11559211
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic device comprising a processor and at least one sensor circuit comprising at least a biometric sensor and a fatigue sensor. The processor may be configured so as to detect biometric data of an external object by means of the biometric sensor, detect fatigue data of the external object by means of the fatigue sensor if the biometric data exceeds a designated second range, and output, by means of a designated external device, a fatigue notification indicating a fatigued state if the fatigue data exceeds a designated third range. Other various embodiments identified in the description are possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Injo Jeong, Hyunguk Yoo, Kunkook Park
  • Patent number: 11547921
    Abstract: A treadmill includes a frame and a running belt coupled to the frame. The running belt is configured to rotate relative to the frame. The treadmill includes a controller coupled to the frame, and at least one sensor coupled to the controller. The at least one sensor is configured to collect information regarding a rotation of the running belt and a use of the treadmill by a user including a cadence, a ground contact time, and a stride length of the user of the treadmill. The treadmill further includes a display device coupled to the frame. The display device is configured to display the collected information regarding the rotation of the running belt, the cadence, the ground contact time, and the stride length of the user of the treadmill. At least one light source is configured to selectively emit a light regarding the treadmill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Woodway USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas G. Bayerlein, Nicholas A. Oblamski, Derek T. Jordan, Joseph W. Martin
  • Patent number: 11540095
    Abstract: Described herein is a mechanism for preventing exercise devices from storing user exercise data and enabling the user to securely record that data. When a user selects an exercise device for performing an exercise, a user's device may establish a connection with the exercise device. When an exercise program is started on the exercise device, the user's device interfaces with the sensors directly while bypassing the computing device. When a direct sensor link with the sensors is created, the sensor link replaces a link between the sensors and the computing device on the exercise equipment. The user's device then receives exercise data through the sensor link directly from the sensors bypassing the computing device on the exercise equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC
    Inventor: Michael Mattioli
  • Patent number: 11534659
    Abstract: Tracking and monitoring athletic activity offers individuals with additional motivation to continue such behavior. An individual may track his or her athletic activity by completing goals. These goals may be represented by real-world objects such as food items, landmarks, buildings, statues, other physical structures, toys and the like. Each object may correspond to an athletic activity goal and require an amount of athletic activity to complete the goal. For example, a donut goal object may correspond to an athletic activity goal of burning 350 calories. The user may progress from goal object to goal object. Goal objects may increase in difficulty (e.g., amount of athletic activity required) and might only be available for selection upon completing an immediately previous goal object, a number of goal objects, an amount of athletic activity and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael T. Hoffman, Kwamina Crankson, Jason Nims
  • Patent number: 11534657
    Abstract: A stationary indoor “smart” training bicycle includes a unique combination of adjustable components to provide configurable dimensions to adjust the frame size of the indoor bicycle to properly fit a rider. A system is also provided to process a digital image of an outdoor bicycle and determine and translate dimensions and adjustments to the indoor bicycle to match one or more dimensions (lengths, angles, separations, etc.) of the outdoor bicycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Wahoo Fitness LLC
    Inventor: Harold M. Hawkins, III
  • Patent number: 11524198
    Abstract: A magnetic resistance and brake control structure includes a sleeve, a rotating member, a compound operating member, a movable shaft, and a cable. The rotating member is coaxially disposed in the sleeve in an axial direction, and is rotatable relative to the sleeve. The rotating member has an axial guide groove extending in the axial direction. The rotating member includes an exposed portion extending out of the sleeve. The compound operating member passes through the rotating member coaxially, and is movable relative to the rotating member in the axial direction. The movable shaft is connected to an operating lever, and is movable along the axial guide groove or drives the rotating member to rotate synchronously through the axial guide groove. The cable has a first end that is directly or indirectly fixed to the exposed portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Great Fitness Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chih-Yung Hsu
  • Patent number: 11517806
    Abstract: A treadmill includes a frame. A running belt is coupled to the frame so that the running belt is adapted for rotation relative to the frame. At least one sensor is adapted for collecting parameter information regarding the experience of a user of the treadmill. The parameter information is selected from the group consisting of the user's heart rate, total expended calories, stride length, stride force, cadence, pace, distance, resistance level, incline level, carver count, carver cadence, step count, ground contact time, relative position within a race, and relative position on the treadmill. The treadmill also includes at least one light source that is adapted to selectively communicate information to an instructor relating to the parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Woodway USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas G. Bayerlein, Nicholas A. Oblamski, Derek T. Jordan, Joseph W. Martin
  • Patent number: 11511156
    Abstract: Computing device enhanced training environment system comprising a computing device, I/O subsystem for permitting a user to enter at least one attribute of the training or of the trainee, a plurality of sensors for generating sensory information, a training environment in which a training activity takes place, a database containing training related information. The computing device enhanced training environment system configured for at least one of the following: design a training program for a plurality of users, monitor training program performance, monitor training performance, instruct a user about the training, determine and/or set difficulty level in training apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Inventor: Arie Shavit
  • Patent number: 11511157
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (20) for assisting a driver of a vehicle to perform physical exercises, comprising:—means (21) for acquiring data representative of a driving context,—means (22) for determining a level of risk, from the acquired data,—means (23) for selecting at least one physical exercise compatible with the level of risk,—means (24) for transmitting a signal indicating to the driver the at least one selected exercise; characterised in that it further comprises—means (21?) for acquiring data representative of a history of exercises performed by said driver, said data coming from a remote storage,—and in that the means (23) for selecting at least one physical exercise also use said data representative of a history in order to select said at least one exercise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: PSA AUTOMOBILES SA
    Inventors: Gabriel Crehan, Stephanie Schneider, Thierry Cheriot, Emmanuelle Diaz
  • Patent number: 11501231
    Abstract: A method for process analysis, where the process includes at least one succession of steps associated to objectives to be achieved to obtain the target objective. The steps include receiving a process map, receiving a progression value of each node of the process map and the state of each node of the process map, updating the process map for each node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: UNIVERSITÉ DE LORRAINE
    Inventors: Corentin Kerbiriou, Henri Reydon, Jeffrey Honion, Laurie Pacini