Monitors Exercise Parameter Patents (Class 482/8)
  • Patent number: 10635785
    Abstract: A control system for controlling one or more of a plurality of exercise apparatuses across a network comprises a processor; a communication subsystem configured to communication with the plurality of exercise apparatuses across the network; and memory for storing information about one or more users. The information comprises, for each user, identity information, including a user identifier; and a resistance level indicator. Upon receipt of a user identifier from an exercise apparatus in the network, the processor is configured to identify the resistance level indicator stored in the memory corresponding to the user identifier, and cause the communication subsystem to transmit to the exercise apparatus the resistance level indicator for that user. Upon receipt of a performance parameter of a user from an exercise apparatus in the network, the processor determines whether to modify the resistance level indicator of that user based on the received performance parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: INTEGRATED HEALTH PARTNERS LIMITED
    Inventors: Ulrich Dempfle, Ratna Singh, Oliver Bernath
  • Patent number: 10634511
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method of selecting a route for a user is disclosed. The method includes a routing computer presenting a map on a display operably coupled to the routing computer. The routing computer receives a start location and distance criteria via user input, and a plurality of routing criteria. The routing computer determines a plurality of routes that start and end at the start location based on the distance criteria and the routing criteria, and displays at least one of the plurality of routes on the map. Further, the routing computer receives route editing instructions via user input, and modifies at least one of the plurality of routes based on the editing instructions to create one or more modified routes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: STRATEGIC DESIGN FEDERATION W, LLC
    Inventors: Sandra Lynn McBride, Thomas Charles McBride
  • Patent number: 10625120
    Abstract: A more efficient exercise system can be facilitated by interactive components. The interactive components can communication with mobile devices, users, server devices, weight lifting machines, etc. The interactive components can also generate exercise data and provide prompts to a user to facilitate a more efficient workout. Additionally, third-parties can receive user workout data and manipulate exercise equipment remotely to assist a user in attaining his or her goals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventor: Braxton K. Davis
  • Patent number: 10631152
    Abstract: A wireless communication system includes: a sensor device configured to perform communications through short-range wireless communication; and a communication device configured to receive data transmitted from the sensor device, wherein when wireless communication is mutually disconnected, one of the communication device and the sensor device determines a predetermined reconnection condition and notifies an other of the communication device and the sensor device of the reconnection condition, and then the communication device and the sensor device mutually disconnect wireless communication, and when the communication device and the sensor device each satisfy the reconnection condition, the communication device and the sensor device restart mutually the communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Tetsuo Okamoto
  • Patent number: 10628663
    Abstract: Systems and methods for adapting physical activities and exercises based on analysis of physiological parameters are disclosed. A method includes: identifying, by a computer device, a user; receiving, by the computer device, data of the user while the user is engaged in exercise or physical activity; analyzing, by the computer device, the data to determine a detected state of the user; and providing, by the computer device, feedback to the user based on the analyzing the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rogerio Abreu de Paula, Juliana de Melo Batista dos Santos, Andrea Britto Mattos Lima
  • Patent number: 10617905
    Abstract: An adjustable dumbbell system may include a handle assembly, at least one weight, at least one sensor, and a computing device. The at least one weight may be selectively fixedly connectable to the handle assembly. The at least one sensor may be positioned on the handle assembly. The at least one sensor may be configured to detect a handle assembly attribute indicative of whether the at least one weight is fixedly connected to the handle assembly. The computing device may be in communication with the at least one sensor and may be configured to receive information regarding the handle assembly attribute from the at least one sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Nautilus, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas H. Moran, Jason Pharis Petersen, Marcus L. Marjama, Todd D. Anderson, Peter L. Crabb, Glen A. Wooldridge, PJ M. Bush
  • Patent number: 10621308
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a communication circuit configured to perform wireless communication, a memory configured to store an exercise schedule to be divided into a plurality of segments, and a processor configured to electrically connect with the communication circuit and the memory. The processor is configured to send a segment automatically selected based on at least one of a policy defined in the electronic device or attributes of an external device from among the plurality of segments included in the exercise schedule to the external device, if the electronic device connects with the external device through the wireless communication and to receive an exercise record collected by the external device from the external device, if the electronic device connects with the external device again through the wireless communication after the wireless communication is disconnected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung Seok Kang, Jeong Ja Kim, Kyung Sub Min
  • Patent number: 10621629
    Abstract: A system and method for implementing and executing user configured incentives for exercise goals with data from biometric measuring devices. The system and method may include processes such as determining a user specified fitness goal, identifying fitness metrics associated with the goal, determining whether the user specified fitness goal was achieved based on measured fitness metrics, and implementing an incentive based on whether the fitness goal was achieved or not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventor: Damon Bakun
  • Patent number: 10609469
    Abstract: A method for generating label data is provided, and the method includes the following steps: sensing a posture of a user to generate a non-depth image; sensing the posture of the user to generate a depth image; sensing the posture of the user to generate motion data; and generating an identifying result of the posture according to the non-depth image and the depth image and labeling the motion data according to the identification result to generate label data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Merry Electronics(Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Meng-Wei Lin, Hung-Chi Lin, Sheng Chen, Mao-Hung Lin
  • Patent number: 10606342
    Abstract: A handsfree user input method controlling an immersive virtual environment application for a user with head-mounted device including: detecting input events generated by the user walking motion; determining if the movement type performed by the user is rotation or translation, and if the movement performed by the user is translation, then: determining an equivalent walking distance; calculating a virtual translation distance in the virtual environment notifying virtual translation distance to the virtual environment application; if the movement performed by the user is rotation, then: determining an actual rotation angle; calculating a virtual rotation angle in the virtual environment; notifying the virtual rotation angle to the virtual environment application; interpreting the virtual values by applying virtual environment; and updating the device head mounted display in accordance with virtual content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELETRÔNICA DA AMAZÔNIA LTDA.
    Inventors: Antonio Henrique Barbosa Postal, Ederson Marcos Ferreira, William Massao Sawada
  • Patent number: 10600330
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for assessing cardiopulmonary fitness of a user are provided. A method of assessing cardiopulmonary fitness involves measuring a biosignal of a user performing an activity, measuring an exercise intensity of the activity, determining a parameter based on the biosignal and the exercise intensity, estimating a cardiopulmonary fitness index based on the parameter, and assessing the cardiopulmonary fitness of the user based on the cardiopulmonary fitness index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dae-Geun Jang, Byunghoon Ko, SangKon Bae
  • Patent number: 10583353
    Abstract: A communication system may include a server having a memory and processor, mobile wireless communications devices in communication with the server, a given mobile wireless communications device, and a given activity tracker device carried by a respective user of the given mobile wireless communications device. The given mobile wireless communications device may be configured to execute an online card game with other mobile wireless communications devices via the server, wirelessly communicate with the given activity tracker device for monitoring an athletic activity of the respective user of the given mobile wireless communications device, and communicate with the server and cause the online card game to deal a card when the respective user exceeds an athletic activity threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: MAXIMUM AMUSEMENTS, INC.
    Inventor: James Eno
  • Patent number: 10580223
    Abstract: A competitive event timing system is provided that collects and processes event data for one or more event participants progressing along a race course. The competitive event timing system of this embodiment includes an event management device, a plurality of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) devices, and a plurality of mobile detection devices located at a point along a race course.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Inventor: Scott Cranfill
  • Patent number: 10582007
    Abstract: A method to create and to link user profiles in a social networking system may include dynamically determining a current progress level of a first user with respect to a goal of the first user based on data received from a sensor or user input. The method may include, in response to determining that the current progress level of the first user satisfies the threshold progress level with respect to a goal of the first user, changing a user profile of the first user to include an indication that the first user has reached an achievement level with respect to the goal of the first user. The method may include selecting the user profile of the first user of the social networking system from multiple user profiles of other users of the social networking system based on the indication and presenting the user profile to a second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Ajay Chander
  • Patent number: 10576348
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling an exercise device are provided herein. The system includes a memory having computer-executable instructions and at least one processor to execute the computer-executable instructions to wirelessly connect the exercise device, receive a training mode, receive at least one variable for determining a power set point, determine the power set point responsive to the training mode and the at least one variable and control a magnetic brake assembly in the exercise device responsive to the power set point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Wahoo Fitness, LLC
    Inventors: Harold M. Hawkins, III, Mark Snaterse
  • Patent number: 10576327
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a display, a memory configured to store priorities of sensors included in at least one of the electronic device and an external electronic device connected to the electronic device through a communication circuit, the priorities being set based on a type of exercise, a processor electrically connected to the display and the memory, and a connection interface configured to electrically connect the processor with the sensors. The processor is configured to select at least one first sensor of the sensors, based on the stored priorities of the sensors when the type of the exercise is designated, to designate the first sensor as an exercise measuring sensor that measures the exercise, to obtain first sensing data, based on the exercise, through the exercise measuring sensor, to analyze the first sensing data, and to provide exercise information based on the analyzed result of the first sensing data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeong Yun Kim, Ji Young Kong, Sang Mi Kim, Geun Woo Kim, Seung Wok Han
  • Patent number: 10576008
    Abstract: Use of an exoskeleton by a wearer of the exoskeleton is improved through several features. In a first feature, the exoskeleton enters a gait therapy preparation mode to prepare the wearer for subsequent gait therapy. In a second feature, the exoskeleton enters a balance training mode to help the wearer learn to balance while wearing the exoskeleton. In a third feature, the exoskeleton prompts the wearer to shift weight and/or automatically shifts the wearer's weight in a center of pressure control mode. In a fourth feature, an element of variability is introduced into trajectory cycles performed by the exoskeleton in a trajectory cycle mode. Overall, the various disclosed operating modes can be used individually or in various combinations to enhance the rehabilitation or training of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Ekso Bionics, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Zoss, Darrell Musick, Nathan Harding
  • Patent number: 10580267
    Abstract: Components, devices, systems, and methods for providing a movable haptic actuator for a user interacting with a simulated environment. The simulated environment may be virtual reality, augmented reality, or mixed reality. A fastener may be used to couple the haptic actuator to a wearable article worn by the user. The haptic actuator communicates with a controller to receive information to provide feedback to the user during operations of the simulated environment. The haptic actuator may be movable from a first position on the wearable article to a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Sanjay Aghara, Samarth Alva, Arvind S, Sean J. Lawrence, Raghavendra Angadimani, Satyajit Siddharay Kamat
  • Patent number: 10565894
    Abstract: Systems and methods for personalized digital goal setting and intervention are provided. Embodiments of the system allow for effective management and implementation of interventions to change behaviors or health statuses of individuals or groups. Systems and methods may include setting a measurement goal relating to a behavior or a health status and generating a marker based on the measurement goal, receiving sensor data, determining that at least one of the measurement goal or the marker is satisfied, and executing a triggering action. The triggering action may include at least one of controlling access to a user device, controlling access to an application stored on a user device, controlling access of a user device to a network, controlling access of a user device to a website, displaying a notification on the user device, or transmitting a command to a remote device, including an instruction to control access to a physical space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: VIGNET INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Praduman Jain, Josh Schilling
  • Patent number: 10548754
    Abstract: An orthotic brace and brace hinge are disclosed where the brace hinge comprises a multiple hinge elements and at least one hinge element having a magnetic field that provides a magnetic force urging one hinge elements in a pre-determined direction. Embodiments generally utilize magnetic forces to stabilize, influence and/or maintain adjacent joint portions in pre-determined desired relationships and for constraining motion and/or rotation of the joint portions. Through the use of the repelling and attracting forces of magnets, mechanical forces in the brace and brace hinge can be replaced or supplemented to reduce the force put on joint bones, to influence the bones so that the joint is biased into certain positions or to apply different forces through different points of joint flexion. Embodiments of braces with magnetic fields on other brace elements are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: THE LONNIE AND SHANNON PAULOS TRUST (AS AMENDED AND RESTATED)
    Inventor: Lonnie E. Paulos
  • Patent number: 10552009
    Abstract: An electronic device may display a first lap time representation, and may move the first lap time representation in accordance with a first amount of elapsed time. While moving the first lap time representation, the electronic device may detect a lap input. In response to the lap input, the electronic device may cease movement of the first lap time representation, display a second lap time representation, and move the second lap time representation in accordance with a second amount of elapsed time. A relative positioning of the first lap time representation and the second lap time representation may correspond to a difference between a first lap time and a second lap time. In some embodiments, the electronic device may update the timescales of lap time representation(s) in accordance with a rotational input. In some embodiments, the electronic device may update a timer duration setting in accordance with a rotational input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Eric Lance Wilson, Christopher Wilson, Jonathan R. Dascola, Gary Ian Butcher, Imran Chaudhri, Alan C. Dye, Stephen O. Lemay, Natalia Maric, Lawrence Y. Yang
  • Patent number: 10542925
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device and method for monitoring vital signs of a subject. In particular, the device for monitoring vital signs comprises, an imaging unit for obtaining image data of said subject, an interface for receiving motion data of said subject and/or said imaging unit, a processing unit for extracting vital signs of said subject from said image data, and a control unit for adapting parameters of said imaging unit and/or said processing unit based on the received motion data. A further aspect of the invention relates to a fitness device comprising a device for monitoring vital signs and a motion detection unit for providing said device for monitoring vital signs with motion data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Ihor Olehovych Kirenko, Adriaan Johan Van Leest, Gerard De Haan
  • Patent number: 10537790
    Abstract: A system configured to be coupled with a participant of an activity. The system comprises: a participant activity monitoring unit configured for monitoring a performance of the activity by the participant; an activity information module configured for storing performance information corresponding to the activity; and a participant performance correlator configured for delivering comparative performance data based on the monitored performance of the activity by the participant and the stored performance information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Fox Factory, Inc.
    Inventors: Mario Galasso, Wesley E. Allinger, David M. Haugen, Robert David Kaswen, Mark Stephen Fitzsimmons
  • Patent number: 10540726
    Abstract: A user can perform in an activity which can be identified and/or tracked by a device associated with the user, such as a mobile communication device. Data can be identified and collected before, during and after the activity. A message can be defined based on the activity and the data, and presented to the user on the device. The user can alter or approve the message such that a form of the message is sent to a compute device, such as a social media network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Rally Health, Inc.
    Inventor: Ian H. Klassen
  • Patent number: 10537767
    Abstract: A system and method for generating feedback on exercise technique. The system comprises a sensor and readout device to generate sensor data based on the exercise technique, e.g. pressure signal exerted by a foot. A data processor processes the sensor data to calculate a feedback value. A color mapper maps the feedback value onto a color map to transform the feedback value into a color value. A wearable feedback device comprising a light source generates a variable color light output based on the color value. For example, a mode selector provides selection between a plurality of feedback modes, wherein the selection of a feedback mode result in selection of a feedback algorithm for the data processor and selection of a color map for the color mapper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: ATO-Gear Holding B.V.
    Inventor: Andrew Edward Statham
  • Patent number: 10535004
    Abstract: A method for predicting an interface control action of a user with an in-vehicle user interface involves collecting and storing data. The data can be vehicle data about the vehicle and its environment collected from at least one sensor of the vehicle and user data about user interactions with the user interface and/or different applications inside the vehicle. Likelihoods are assigned to at least two possible interface control actions by the user based on the collected and stored data. At least one most likely interface control action is determined from the likelihoods and the user is presented with the at least one most likely interface control action so that it is selectable and performable with one single user interaction with the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: DAIMLER AG
    Inventors: Marius Kreis, David Kruzic, Khaled Mosalem, Rigel Smiroldo
  • Patent number: 10524698
    Abstract: There is provided a fall detection system, comprising a user device comprising one or more sensors for measuring the movements of a user; and the system further comprising a processing unit configured to operate in a first mode in which the processing unit processes the measured movements to determine if the user has fallen and a further mode in which the processing unit processes measured movements obtained during a user-specified time period to determine the risk of the user falling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Janneke Annegarn, Heribert Baldus, Warner Rudolf Theophile Ten Kate
  • Patent number: 10525304
    Abstract: An example apparatus and an example method for detecting user's exercise information in an exercise system are disclosed. An example electronic device includes: at least one sensor; a human body communication circuitry; a conductive member electrically connected with the human body communication circuitry and exposed for user contact; and at least one processor. The at least one processor is configured to detect a user's contact to the conductive member, to control the human body communication circuitry to transmit at least one piece of user information to an external device through a body of the user, and, when exercise information is received from the external device, to store the exercise information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyungsoon Kim, Anthony Chien-der Lee, Donghyun Lee, Jaesung Lee, Konstantin Pavlov, Duarte Joaquin Sanchez, Duseon Oh, Younghyun Kim
  • Patent number: 10509129
    Abstract: Systems and methods for maintaining a health-related action database are disclosed. The method may include receiving first information corresponding to a health-related action of a first user on a first computing device; wirelessly transmitting the first information from the first computing device; receiving second information corresponding to a health-related action of a second user on a second computing device; wirelessly transmitting the second information from the second computing device; receiving the first information and the second information using a third computing device; and updating a database on the third computing device with the first information and the second information, where the first information comprises a description of the health-related action of the first user, and the second information comprises a description of the health-related action of the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Andrew J. Graham, Alan R. Lee, Jon H. Werner
  • Patent number: 10486026
    Abstract: A method for displaying archived exercise classes comprising displaying information about archived exercise classes that can be accessed by a first user via a computer network on a display screen at a first location, wherein the first user can select among a plurality of archived classes, outputting digital video and audio content comprising the selected archived class, detecting a performance parameter for the first user at a particular point in the selected class, displaying the performance parameter on the display screen, and displaying performance parameters from a second user at a second location on the display screen such that at least one of the performance parameters from the first user and at least one of the performance parameters from the second user at the same point in the class are presented for comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: PELOTON INTERACTIVE, INC.
    Inventors: John Paul Foley, Thomas Philip Cortese, Yu Feng, Christopher Brett Sira, Hans Schlichting Woolley
  • Patent number: 10490303
    Abstract: A system and method including: receiving medical data related to a patient; identifying two or more assessments to be performed by a case manager based on the medical data, each including a different set of questions to be answered by the patient, and each set of questions is directed to a different medical condition that the patient is at risk of having based on the medical data; prioritizing the two or more assessments based on the medical data and additional input from the case manager; displaying, in a user interface of a case manager terminal, a listing of questions from the highest priority assessment; receiving a response to a first question; reprioritizing the two or more assessments based on the response; and, displaying, in the user interface, a listing of unanswered questions from the set of questions included in the assessment having the highest priority based on the reprioritizing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Aetna Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Sklar, Leonard Naar, Brian Garcia, Gregory B. Steinberg
  • Patent number: 10478286
    Abstract: An artificial vestibular organ system includes an artificial semicircular canal; a liquid filled in the artificial semicircular canal; artificial hair for sensing movement of liquid in the artificial semicircular canal; a signal conversion unit for converting an electrical or magnetic signal generated from the artificial hair into a body stimulation signal; a body stimulation pulse generation unit for transmitting the body stimulation pulse converted by the signal conversion unit to the ampulla; and a power unit. The artificial hair can be constituted in a pressure sensing manner or in a speed sensing manner for sensing the flow rate. The pressure sensing type can be formed of flex sensor, a piezoelectric sensor, or an FSR sensor, and the velocity sensing type can include rotary wings rotated according to the flow of the liquid or a speed measuring instrument for measuring the rotating speed of the rotary wings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: INHA UNIVERSITY RESEARCH AND BUSINESS FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Kyu Sung Kim, Hyeon Min Shim, Sangmin Lee, Woo Key Lee, Bong Sup Shim, Ki Hwan Hong, Soon Hyoung Park
  • Patent number: 10478698
    Abstract: A cognitive/multisensory stimulation system simulates sports scenarios during real sports actions for assessing, profiling, training, or improving performance of athletes or other populations. Cognitive/multisensory training can be provided by: establishing with an athlete a sensory semantic language for relating a number of sensory signals to corresponding possible actions, the sensory semantic language being essentially new to the athlete; instructing the athlete to perform an athletic exercise involving skills and full body movement; providing during exercise sensory signals to the athlete to require rapid discernment by the athlete of the semantic meaning of the sensory signal to correctly chose one possible action; and determining whether the athlete correctly responds to the selected sensory signal during said exercise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: APEXK INC.
    Inventor: David Tinjust
  • Patent number: 10481868
    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: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Matt Sayre, Ken Black
  • Patent number: 10478670
    Abstract: Stationary exercise equipment for physical training, more particularly an exercise bike, comprising a frame with a movement unit which either is to be moved by the exerciser or is itself driven and interacts with the exerciser, one or more sensors, assigned to the movement unit and/or the exerciser, for capturing measured values, and a computer apparatus for establishing one or more items of measurement-value-related information, which are output on a frame-side display apparatus, letterized in that provision is made for a first display apparatus, which is directed at the exerciser for displaying one or more items of information, and in that provision is made for a second display apparatus, which is directed at the opposite side for outputting at least one item of information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: PROTOKON Gyarto, Fejleszto Es Kereskedo Kft.
    Inventor: Andreas Fischer
  • Patent number: 10478703
    Abstract: An information processing method includes causing an information acquisition section to perform a process of acquiring user information including body motion information of a user, causing a processing section to perform a process of determining a swimming style of the user on the basis of the user information, and obtaining evaluation index information which is at least one of calorie consumption information, pulse wave information, and stroke information when the user swims in each swimming style, and causing an output section to output information in which the evaluation index information in each swimming style is correlated with each swimming style.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yimei Ding, Yoshitaka Yamagata
  • Patent number: 10475303
    Abstract: A bicycle electric device is basically provided to a bicycle crank assembly. The bicycle electric device includes an indicator a process and at least one of a position sensor and a strain sensor configured to be provided on the bicycle crank assembly. The indicator is configured to generate a user signal indicating that a crank arm of the bicycle crank assembly is at a predetermined angular position. The position sensor the strain sensor are configured to be provided on the bicycle crank assembly to detect information of the crank arm. The processor is configured to process information detected by the at least one of the position sensor and the strain sensor to calculate angular force information of the crank arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventor: Toshio Tetsuka
  • Patent number: 10471305
    Abstract: A method comprising determining an exercise plan for a user of an apparatus, entering a collaborative exercise session with a separate apparatus, determining a portion of the exercise plan that corresponds with a location of the user, causing display of an exercise indicator that indicates exercise instruction information that corresponds with the portion of the exercise plan, receiving exercise information from the separate apparatus based, at least in part, on the collaborative exercise session, modifying the exercise plan to generate a modified exercise plan based, at least in part, on the exercise information received from the separate apparatus, determining a portion of the modified exercise plan that corresponds with the location of the user, and causing display of another exercise indicator that indicates exercise instruction information that corresponds with the portion of the modified exercise plan is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Jussi Leppänen, Miikka Vilermo, Antti Eronen, Arto Lehtiniemi
  • Patent number: 10456077
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for athletic training optimization are disclosed. In one example, a fitness level change is identified. In one example, a current training intensity is updated to reflect an updated user fitness level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventor: Thomas Chu-Shan Chuang
  • Patent number: 10460451
    Abstract: In an evaluation information provision system, subject's motion data is stored in association with attributes. When an attribute is assigned, the evaluation information provision system selects feature data from a plurality of the subject's motion data associated with the assigned attribute. The evaluation information provision system calculates a score for the assigned attribute, for the user's motion, using a statistical distance between the selected feature data and the user's motion data. The calculated score is displayed, for example, as a screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignees: UNIVERSITY OF TSUKUBA, OSAKA UNIVERSITY, MIZUNO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Yamagiwa, Yoshinobu Kawahara, Noriyuki Tabuchi, Yoshinobu Watanabe, Takeshi Naruo, Yuichi Shimizu, Shohei Shibata
  • Patent number: 10460291
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus including a presentation section which presents an action log that is an action result of a third party, and a schedule adjustment section which incorporates the action log selected from the presented action log by a user as a schedule of schedule information of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsunayuki Ohwa, Miruka Ishii, Miwa Ichikawa, Ritsuko Kano
  • Patent number: 10449415
    Abstract: A wrist-worn physical activity measurement apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes a bracelet comprising a plurality of links, each link being formed at one side to comprise a part and at the opposite side a counterpart interlocking with a part of an adjacent link, and a flexible casing encasing the plurality of the links. The apparatus is attachable around a curvature of a wrist of a user such that the links and the adjacent links are pivotably lockable in relation to each other in order to wrap and lock around the wrist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Polar Electro Oy
    Inventors: Olli Komulainen, Lauri Lumme
  • Patent number: 10448888
    Abstract: A method and system for rehabilitation of a patient having a physical impairment by providing music therapy, the method being implemented on a computer system having one or more physical processors configured by machine-readable instructions which, when executed perform the method, includes receiving biomechanical data from the patient regarding repetitive movements of the patient and determining a baseline condition; determining a baseline beat tempo having a constant frequency based on the baseline condition; providing music to the patient, the music having beat signals at the baseline beat tempo; providing a cue to the patient to perform each repetitive movement in time with an associated beat signal; receiving time-stamped biomechanical data of the patient relating to the repetitive movements performed by the patient in time with the baseline beat signals; analyzing the biomechanical data to identify an onset time of one or more cycles of the repetitive movement; determining an entrainment parameter based
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: MedRhythms, Inc.
    Inventors: Owen McCarthy, Brian Harris, Alex Kalpaxis
  • Patent number: 10446049
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for providing a physical training routine for a user are disclosed. One such method may include displaying a visual indicator indicating a movement to be completed by the user and determining whether the user completes the movement. The methods also include recording one or more characteristics of the movement and providing feedback to the user based on the one or more characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Kevin L. Martin
  • Patent number: 10426682
    Abstract: A robot includes an arm mechanism that operates in accordance with a first motion pattern for supporting a user with a standing-up motion which starts in a sitting posture and finishes in a standing posture, a control unit that (i) acquires first information used to identify a predetermined position of the arm mechanism corresponding to a half-crouching posture of the user during a motion in accordance with the first motion pattern and (ii) detects whether the current position of the arm mechanism operating in accordance with the first motion pattern is included in a first range including the predetermined position identified by the first information, and a presentation unit that presents a first signal if the control unit detects that the position of the arm mechanism is included in the first range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuko Tsusaka, Yasunao Okazaki, Takahiro Shiwa
  • Patent number: 10409961
    Abstract: Systems, methods, devices, and computer programs for generating personalized fitness programs are disclosed. One aspect comprises a method including inducing a release of a protein expression into the body, measuring a force generated by the body utilizing over ninety percent of skeletal muscle to generate the force, determining a force metric based on the force generated in relation to a parameter of the body, identifying a target force metric based on at least one user identified target metric, measuring at least one physical metric of the body, generating personalized training regimen based on the determined force metric and the at least one identified target metric, the developed training regimen configured to maximize conversion of type 1 muscle cells to type 2b muscle cells, and wherein the personalized training regimen is designed to be implemented by the body while the protein expression is present in the bloodstream of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Ryan Flaherty
  • Patent number: 10389829
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods are provided for enhancing users' overall experiences with physical items by supplementing their physical experiences with digital experiences. According to an embodiment, a user uses an electronic device to scan a smart tag associated with an item to obtain an item identifier of the item. The electronic device sends the item identifier to a server, which selects digital content related to the item and sends the selected digital content to the user's electronic device for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Jon H. Werner, Christian DiBenedetto, Amy Jones Vaterlaus, Stephen M. Vincent
  • Patent number: 10384092
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an exercise apparatus and method of use therein, for improving the physical fitness and health of an individual by isometric exercise. Specifically, the present disclosure provides an exercise device utilizing the benefits of isometric exercise, specifically for the strengthening and/or exercising the core muscles of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Gregory Karapetian
  • Patent number: 10363453
    Abstract: The invention relates to systems and methods for monitoring one or more athletic performance characteristic and physiological characteristic of a user. An exemplary system includes a first sensing unit adapted to monitor at least one performance characteristic of a user, a second sensing unit adapted to monitor at least one physiological characteristic of the user, and a transmitter for transmitting the at least one performance characteristic and at least one physiological characteristic to a remote receiver that is adapted to identify a relationship between the at least one performance characteristic and the at least one physiological characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: New Balance Athletics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael William On Fitzgerald, Bryan Decker Gothie, Anne Gutmann, Sean B. Murphy, Katherine Elizabeth Petrecca, Pedro Rodrigues, Trampas Tenbroek, Christopher James Wawrousek
  • Patent number: 10335637
    Abstract: A motion tracking system monitors the motions performed by a user based on motion data received from one or more sensors. The motion tracking system may include a motion tracking device with one or more sensors, a smart device with one or more sensors and/or a server. As the user interacts with the motion tracking system or smart device the motion data generated by one or more sensors is processed by a software application. The software application generates interpreted data based on the motion data and contextual data such as the equipment being used by the user. Feedback is then provided to the user during and/or after the user has performed a motion or a set of motions. The feedback provided to the user may be visual, audio or tactile. The application may be used to monitor a routine in a sporting, fitness, industrial or medical environment, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Focus Ventures, Inc.
    Inventors: Cavan Canavan, Grant Hughes