To Create Or Modify Exercise Regimen Patents (Class 482/9)
  • Patent number: 11244751
    Abstract: An athlete tracking system and method for tracking an athlete during training sessions. The system includes a mobile tracking device wearable around a portion of the athlete's head, and a training log server for maintaining an athlete profile that includes a training record updatable by the athlete and a training plan supplied by a coach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: FINISH TIME HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Todd Martin
  • Patent number: 11235198
    Abstract: A stationary exercise device comprises pedals mounted via cranks to opposite sides of a drive wheel; a flywheel with a magnetic rim coupled to the drive wheel; a brake with a motor and one or more permanent magnets mounted for movement relative to the magnetic rim; a measuring unit for measuring at least one of the drive force applied via the drive wheel and the related torque; a measuring device for measuring cadence; and a command module. The command module uses measurements from the measuring unit and the measuring device to calculate a performance parameter and compares the performance parameter against a predetermined performance profile. The command module also can control the motor to move the permanent magnets relative to the magnetic rim to adjust the braking force applied and thereby adjust the performance parameter to conform with the performance profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Wattbike IP Limited
    Inventor: Milan Bacanovic
  • Patent number: 11224782
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for monitoring and motivating physical activity of a user with an electronic device are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jay K. Blahnik, Aled H. Williams, Anthony D'Auria, David S. Clark, Keith P. Avery, Eamon F. Gilravi, Molly P. Wiebe, Julie A. Arney
  • Patent number: 11216119
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to managing user interfaces. In a method, at a device with one or more processors and memory, prior to displaying a first application, a user input is received, the user input, when received initiating display of the first application. In response to receiving the user input, the first application is displayed. It determined whether a predetermined criteria is met. In accordance with a determination that the predetermined criteria is met, a predetermined first view of the application is displayed. In accordance with a determination that the predetermined criteria is not met, a second view of the application is displayed that is different than the predetermined first view of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan De Vries, Jay Blahnik, Gary Ian Butcher, Kevin Will Chen
  • Patent number: 11198037
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a new individually tailored exercise training and rehabilitation technique, referred to as “MPT: Medical Personal Trainer”. More precisely, the invention concerns an innovative method to be used in the field of physical activity and exercise training/rehabilitation programs for healthy individuals and for patients with chronic diseases. It merges together, in an interactive way, advanced notions from medicine, engineering, mathematics, artificial intelligence, in order to provide new clinical perspectives for automatic personalized health care as well as novel insights on individually-tailored management and advanced treatment, in a user-familiar setting, of healthy subjects (including elderly) and patients with chronic diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: IRCCS San Raffaele Roma S.r.l.
    Inventors: Maurizio Volterrani, Ferdinando Iellamo, Cristiano Maria Verrelli, Marco Tiberti, Patrizio Tomei
  • Patent number: 11119631
    Abstract: Systems and methods to generate a playlist based on content meta data. In one embodiment, a method includes: receiving user-defined parameters; generating a playlist comprising a plurality of content portions, the generating comprising selecting the plurality of content portions from a data repository based on the user-defined parameters and further based on meta data for content stored in the data repository; and providing the playlist for display on a user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Leaf Group Ltd.
    Inventors: Byron William Reese, Monica Winn Landers, Brian Andrew Dillon
  • Patent number: 11120912
    Abstract: According to embodiments of the present invention, medical treatment outcomes are simulated. A system receives a request to determine a medical treatment pertaining to a medical condition of a patient. The request is applied to one or more models, via a processor, to simulate outcomes for a plurality of different medical treatments for the medical condition, wherein the one or more models account for impacts of the plurality of different medical treatments on use of medical treatments awaiting future approval. The medical treatment is determined from the simulated outcomes, via a processor, with a desired level of impact on the medical treatments awaiting future approval based on characteristics of the patient. Methods and computer readable media are also provided herein for simulating medical treatment outcomes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eric L. Erpenbach, Lakshminarayanan Krishnamurthy, Andrew J. Lavery, Richard J. Stevens, Fernando Jose Suarez Saiz
  • Patent number: 11113988
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are an apparatus for writing a motion script and an apparatus and method for self-teaching of a motion. The method for self-teaching of a motion, in which the apparatus for writing a motion script and the apparatus for self-teaching of a motion are used, includes creating, by the apparatus for writing a motion script, a motion script based on expert motion of a first user; analyzing, by the apparatus for self-teaching of a motion, a motion of a second user, who learns the expert motion, based on the motion script; and outputting, by the apparatus for self-teaching of a motion, a result of analysis of the motion of the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Do-Hyung Kim, Min-Su Jang, Jae-Hong Kim, Young-Woo Yoon, Jae-Il Cho
  • Patent number: 11080003
    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: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Voyetra Turtle Beach, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Kulavik, Christopher Church
  • Patent number: 11076769
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, there is provided a human body wearable device including: a light emitting unit for generating light to outside, a light receiving unit for receiving light incident from outside; and a control unit for controlling an operation of the light emitting unit and detecting an intensity of light incident on the light receiving unit depending on the operation of the light emitting unit, and detecting a wearing state of the human body wearable device based on an intensity of detected light, wherein the control unit detects the wearing state using a difference value between an intensity of the light incident on the light receiving unit in an ON section of the light emitting unit and that of the light incident on the light receiving unit in an OFF section of the light emitting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sang Hun Lee
  • Patent number: 11049321
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for capturing and monitoring object motion in an AR environment. One or more sensors deployed to at least one target can be calibrated. Sensor data may be received from the one or more sensors, and the image data can be augmented with a shadow object and a training object to generate augmented image data, the shadow object mirroring the motion of the at least one target. The training object can be caused to perform at least one movement sequence. The motion of the target can be monitored based on the sensor data, and compared to the at least one movement sequence. Based on the comparison, at least one sensor can be caused to provide feedback to the target through the at least one sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Extendview Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Lu Hill, Priscilla Lu
  • Patent number: 11029225
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a receiver, a computer memory device and a processor for calculating a human input force and/or a human input power that are inputted to a drive train of a human powered vehicle. The receiver receives first information with respect to torque applied to the drive train, and receives at least one of second information with respect to a gear engagement state and third information with respect to a crank rotational speed. The computer memory device has prestored correction factors with respect to the gear engagement state. The processor calculates the human input force based on the first information, the second information and at least one of the prestored correction factors, and/or calculates the human input power based on the first information, the second information, the third information, and at least one of the prestored correction factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tachibana, Fumiaki Yoshida
  • Patent number: 11023903
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system and method for analysing an activity session. Data from a monitoring device worn by a user of the system for example is received over a period of time or distance and a classification system of the invention is utilised in real time or post session to determine the activities performed by the user during the session. The data collected relates to multiple parameters monitored during the activity session. The classification system defines an activity using a set of threshold criteria for a combination of parameters and therefore identifies a particular activity performed during the activity session when a combination of monitored parameters satisfies the threshold criteria for a particular activity. Determining the activities performed in this way allows for more useful interpretation of the data which in turn leads to more effective coaching advice and feedback for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Performance Lab Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Jonathan Edward Bell Ackland, Kerri Anne McMaster
  • Patent number: 10997566
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and computer readable mediums for exercise behavior prediction are provided. In a particular embodiment, the prediction evaluation controller is configured to generate an exercise activity pattern based on correlations between scheduling of a user's historical non-exercise events and the user's historical exercise events. In the particular embodiment, the prediction evaluation controller is also configured to generate, based on the generated exercise activity pattern, by the prediction evaluation controller, a future exercise event to correspond with a future non-exercise event scheduled on the user's calendar. In the particular embodiment, the prediction evaluation controller is also configured to provide an indication of the generated future exercise event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: CarePredict, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald A. Barnes, Jason A. Beens, David P. Elam, Jr., Bennett L. Ibey, Gerald J. Wilmink
  • Patent number: 10994173
    Abstract: A treadmill includes a deck, a first pulley disposed in a first portion of the deck, a second pulley disposed in a second portion of the deck, a tread belt surrounding the first pulley and the second pulley, and a platform incorporated into the deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: ICON HEALTH & FITNESS, INC.
    Inventor: Scott R. Watterson
  • Patent number: 10960257
    Abstract: A weight bar foot plate device for safely performing leg presses includes a plate and a set of couplers. The couplers, which are coupled to a top of the plate, are configured to couple the plate to a weight bar of a leg press machine so that a bottom of the plate is positioned below the weight bar. The bottom of the plate is configured to position feet of a user who is supinely positioned below the plate, positioning the user to perform a leg press exercise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventor: Daniel Potvin
  • Patent number: 10945674
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and method for predicting sensor measurement quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Yojan Patel, Melissa Frank
  • Patent number: 10933281
    Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring athletic performances include determining “flight time,” e.g., the amount of time both feet are off the ground, and optionally “flight time” resulting from different types of activities, such as jogging, running, sprinting, jumping, etc. “Flight time” may help a player or coach better understand the effort the athlete is putting out, compare efforts of two or more players, gauge the athlete's performance change over time, and/or identify conditioning needs and/or areas for improvement. Such systems and methods also may generate and display various athletic performance metrics, such as: instantaneous flight time; average flight time; cumulative flight time during an athletic performance or other time period; instantaneous jump height; average jump height; cumulative jump height during an athletic performance or other time period; and comparisons of any flight time and/or jump height metric(s) of one player against another player and/or against himself/herself; etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: SantoshKumar Balakrishnan, Robert M. Bruce, Justin Fraga, Paul J. Francis
  • Patent number: 10863928
    Abstract: A system for monitoring a user that includes a sensor unit configured and arranged to be disposed on the user, the sensor unit including an accelerometer and a communication arrangement; and at least one processor configured and arranged for performing actions including: receiving signals from the accelerometer of the sensor unit; determining a step count from the signals; determining a gait velocity from the signals; determining a step distance from the signals; determining a posture of the user from the signals; and determining a gait posture index as a function of the step count, gait velocity, step distance, and posture. In other embodiments, the system can be used to determine metrics other than the gait posture index, such as a fall prediction score based on gait velocity and posture deviation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventors: Ralph J. Mobbs, Curt Wiedenhoefer, Graeme Phillip McMeekan, Anthony J. Habib
  • Patent number: 10857359
    Abstract: This invention controls stimulation levels and cycling cadence on an FES ergometer to minimize or prevent the occurrence of spasm in spinal cord injured or other neurologically impaired patients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Restorative Therapies, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Duncan
  • Patent number: 10843024
    Abstract: A system for synthesising inertia in exercise equipment, the exercise equipment comprising a rotatable member to which a user applies a user torque in use, the system comprising: an electric drive system comprising an electric motor operably connected to the rotatable member, the electric motor configured to impart a resistance torque, in use, on the rotatable member of the exercise equipment, whereby the resistance torque opposes the user torque; at least one sensor for monitoring a user input to the rotatable member; and a control system, comprising at least a processor and a memory, wherein the control system is connected to the at least one sensor and is configured to use the input from the at least one sensor and at least one predetermined parameter storable in the memory, to determine a resistance torque and to provide instructions to the electric drive mechanism to impart said resistance torque on said rotatable member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Muoverti Limited
    Inventors: Alessandro Astolfi, Alex Caccia, Paul Mitcheson
  • Patent number: 10803722
    Abstract: According to an example embodiment, a method is provided, the method comprising receiving, in a user device, over a first wireless link from a wearable device, a beaconing message that includes emergency information concerning a user wearing the wearable device, initiating, in the user device, in response to said beaconing message, an emergency call to a destination that hosts an emergency service entity, and relaying, by the user device, the emergency information received in the beaconing message from the wearable device to the emergency service entity via a second wireless link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Istvan Beszteri, Ari Aarnio
  • Patent number: 10789855
    Abstract: A system configured to provide feedback to a user in order to motivate said user to reach one or more energy expenditure goals. The one or more energy expenditure goals may be associated with one or more of time periods, or activity sessions, and the feedback may be provided to a user using one or more of a visual display on a sensor device worn by a user, and/or using audible and haptic feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Manan Goel, Christopher L. Andon
  • Patent number: 10768200
    Abstract: An electronic device comprising: a sensor; a communication unit; and at least one processor configured to: receive a first speed measurement from the sensor; receive, via the communication unit, speed information transmitted by an external device; calculate at least one correction parameter based on the first speed measurement and the speed information; and adjust a second speed measurement that is received from the sensor based on the correction parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yong-Seok Lee
  • Patent number: 10753749
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a system for facilitating integration of recommended exercise with transportation directions. During operation, the system generates, by a mobile computing device associated with a user, a request for a route from a start location to a destination location. The system determines one or more of the user's transportation-related preferences, which include the user's activity level goal. The system monitors the user's activity requirement. The system receives the route, which includes one or more segments, wherein a segment indicates a transportation type and a corresponding activity value, wherein the route is calculated based on the transportation-related preferences and the monitored activity requirement, thereby facilitating integration of recommended exercise with transportation directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Conduent Business Services, LLC
    Inventors: Victoria M. E. Bellotti, Christian Fritz
  • Patent number: 10744373
    Abstract: The technology disclosed here involves analyzing an activity session. An example method involves receiving activity data indicative of an activity of a user, the activity data comprising a plurality of measurements associated with multiple parameters monitored during an activity session; retrieving a set of criteria corresponding to an activity type, wherein the set comprises a criterion related to a biomedical parameter and a criterion related to a resistance parameter; classifying, based on the set of criteria, the received activity data into a plurality of segments, wherein a first segment comprises a portion of the activity data corresponding to the activity type; accessing historical data associated with the user, the historical data comprising a second segment of historical data corresponding to the activity type; comparing the first segment comprising the portion of the received activity data and the second segment comprising historical data; and generating output based on the comparing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Performance Lab Technologies Limited
    Inventor: Jonathan Edward Bell Ackland
  • Patent number: 10736574
    Abstract: A system for monitoring performance of a user includes at least one processor, and at least one memory including a computer program code. The at least one memory and the computer program code are configured, with the at least one processor, to cause the system to perform operations including obtaining force data measured by at least one force sensor coupled with one or more poles and velocity data measured by at least one sensor for measuring velocity of the user, determining poling power based on the force data and the velocity data, and outputting a poling power indicator based on the determined poling power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: POLAR ELECTRO OY
    Inventors: Esa Tuulari, Jukka Happonen, Daniela Olstad
  • Patent number: 10709955
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for monitoring athletic performance data for a plurality of users and motivating increased athletic activity among users by providing challenges and suggestion for improving athletic performance. User athletic performance data and other information may be associated with user communications using one or more identifiers and displayed to the user via an interface, including user leaderboards and other interface displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael C. Elford, Owyn Richen, Homero Trevino Lopez
  • Patent number: 10628678
    Abstract: The technology provides a method and system of analyzing a sporting activity. An example of the technology involves one or more processors receiving location data associated with a first player and location data associated with a second player, wherein the location data of the first player and the location data of the second player are derived from one or more sensor devices; detecting a game event associated with the first player; determining, in view of the received location data, a plurality of locations of the first player and at least one location of the second player; and classifying the game event based on the plurality of locations of the first player and the at least one location of the second player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Performance Lab Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Jonathan Edward Bell Ackland, Mark Nayler
  • Patent number: 10600509
    Abstract: A system for automatically generating an athletic training schedule includes a wearable device having one or more sensors for determining a quantity of athletic training performed by a user wearing the wearable device and an athletic performance of the user. A processor is configured to receive the quantity of athletic training performed and the athletic performance data from the wearable device, and to estimate a relationship between the quantity of athletic training performed and the athletic performance. A selection of a competitive target is received. A performance level of the selected competitive target is estimated. A minimum level of training needed to meet or exceed the estimated performance level is determined based on the estimated relationship between the quantity of athletic training performed and the athletic performance. The athletic training schedule is automatically generated based on the determined minimum level of training.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Priscilla Barreira Avegliano, Carlos Henrique Cardonha, Matheus Palhares Viana, Lucas Correia Villa Real
  • Patent number: 10561321
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are devices, systems, methods and platforms for continuously monitoring the health status of a user, for example the cardiac health status. The present disclosure describes systems, methods, devices, software, and platforms for continuously monitoring a user's health-indicator data (for example and without limitation PPG signals, heart rate or blood pressure) from a user-device in combination with corresponding (in time) data related to factors that may impact the health-indicator (“other-factors”) to determine whether a user has normal health as judged by or compared to, for example and not by way of limitation, either (i) a group of individuals impacted by similar other-factors, or (ii) the user him/herself impacted by similar other-factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: AliveCor, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Vainius Valys, Frank Losasso Petterson, Conner Daniel Cross Galloway, David E. Albert, Ravi Gopalakrishnan, Lev Korzinov, Fei Wang, Euan Thomson, Nupur Srivastava, Omar Dawood, Iman Abuzeid
  • Patent number: 10555864
    Abstract: A training apparatus includes an operating rod, a strength detector, a motion position detector, a boundary direction speed calculator, a motion position predicting unit, and a motion speed calculator. The operating rod moves a held limb. The strength detector outputs a strength component signal based on a magnitude of a strength component. The motion position detector detects a motion position of the operating rod. The boundary direction speed calculator calculates a boundary direction speed. The motion position predicting unit calculates a predicted motion position. The motion speed calculator calculates a speed including the boundary direction speed as the motion speed when the predicted motion position is predicted to be outside the operating rod mobile region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Murata Machinery, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Murakami, Hiroaki Ohmatsu
  • Patent number: 10540483
    Abstract: Mechanisms are provided for implementing a personalized training recommendation system. A request is received from a user to generate a personalized training regimen for a specified athletic event and event information is identified comprising characteristics of one or more geographical segments of the specified athletic event. Based on the event information, one or more portions of a geographical region are identified that approximate one or more characteristics of the one or more geographical segments within a predetermined tolerance. A training course is generated at least by combining a selected set of the portions of the geographical region based on an evaluation of a level of matching, for each portion, of characteristics of the portion to the one or more physical characteristics associated with the one or more geographical segments of the specified athletic event, which is then presented to the user as the personalized training regimen for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher J. Hardee, Steven R. Joroff, Kathy A. McGroddy-Goetz, Pamela A. Nesbitt, Scott E. Schneider
  • Patent number: 10512406
    Abstract: Disclosed systems and methods relate to determining an intensity level of an exercise using a photoplethysmogram (PPG) sensor. A method of determining an intensity level of an exercise for a user according to one embodiment of the present disclosure includes detecting, by a device, body signals from the user using a PPG sensor. The method includes determining, by the device, a heart rate of the user based on the body signals. The method includes determining, by the device, an error in the heart rate. The method also includes determining, by the device, the intensity level of the exercise for the user based at least on the error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Paul A. Martinez, Tim P. D'Angelo, Justin P. Dobson, Kevin B. Jessop, Jose A. Castillo
  • Patent number: 10486021
    Abstract: An exercise machine has a main frame which supports and includes a carriage support base, a torso carriage assembly coupled to the carriage support base, an upper torso support slidably coupled to the torso carriage assembly, an adjustable shoulder support slidably coupled to a track assembly, a foot support assembly slidably coupled to a foot support carriage, and an adjustable resistance operably connected with the shoulder support and the upper torso support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventor: John R. Hicks, II
  • Patent number: 10420474
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for gathering and generating heart rate data to determine the user's current physical condition. On such system include a wearable device having a bio sensor that measures biometrics and a motion sensor that monitors activity. The system also includes a processor coupled to the bio sensor and the motion sensor, and a transitory computer-readable medium operatively coupled to the processor and storing instructions that, when executed, cause the processor to execute specific functions. The instructions are executed to cause the processor to generate biometric data when executed, cause the processor to execute specific functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: LOGITECH EUROPE, S.A.
    Inventors: Ben Wisbey, Hagen Diesterbeck, Stephen Duddy
  • Patent number: 10362436
    Abstract: An example of an information processing system includes a plurality of user terminals and a server capable of communicating with each user terminal. The server transmits a content to the user terminal. The user terminal executes a first program for displaying a content, thereby displaying on a display apparatus the content received from the server. The user terminal stores related image information indicating a related image related to the content. When executing a second program, which is a program that is different from the first program and can be executed in the user terminal, the user terminal displays on the display apparatus an image by changing an image based on the second program, using the related image information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya Kaminosono, Yasuyuki Shimohata, Kenichi Mae, Kazuhiro Suzuki, Takafumi Aoki
  • Patent number: 10331081
    Abstract: An electronic watch may include a tactile switch and/or one or more sensors for detecting rotational and translational inputs. The watch may include a display configured to produce graphical outputs that may change in response to rotational inputs, translational inputs, and/or touch inputs received at the display. The watch include a crown positioned along an exterior of the watch enclosure and a shaft coupled to the crown and extending into the enclosure. The tactile switch and/or the one or more sensors may be used to detect rotational and/or translational inputs provided at the crown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Colin M. Ely, John B. Morrell, Duncan Kerr, Camille Moussette
  • Patent number: 10322315
    Abstract: A method for displaying live and archived exercise classes comprising displaying information about exercise classes that can be accessed by a first user via a digital communication network on a display screen at a first location, wherein the first user can select either a live class or select among a plurality of archived classes, outputting digital video and audio content comprising the selected class, detecting performance parameters for the first user at a particular point in the selected class, displaying at least one of the performance parameters 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: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Peloton Interactive, Inc.
    Inventors: John Paul Foley, Thomas Philip Cortese, Yu Feng, Christopher Brett Sira, Hans Schlichting Woolley
  • Patent number: 10307641
    Abstract: An exercise tracker includes a force sensor programmed to output a force signal representing a force applied to a cable associated with a piece of exercise equipment. The exercise tracker further includes a processing device programmed to receive the force signal and determine, from the force signal, exercise data including an amount of weight lifted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventor: Nolan Orfield
  • Patent number: 10303430
    Abstract: An electronic device may comprise audio processing circuitry, pace tracking circuitry, and positioning circuitry. The pace tracking circuitry may be operable to selects songs to be processed for playback, and/or control time stretching applied to such songs, 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: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Voyetra Turtle Beach, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Kulavik, Christopher Church
  • Patent number: 10252151
    Abstract: A gyroscopic exercise apparatus, comprising: at least one control-moment gyroscope; at least one motion sensor for sensing movement of the apparatus; at least one spindle motor for providing rotation to a rotor of the gyroscope; and, at least one reversible motor for providing rotation to at least one gimbal of the gyroscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Motorika Limited
    Inventors: Shlomo Ben-Haim, David Prutchi
  • Patent number: 10252140
    Abstract: A wearable device described herein includes a housing and a mount configured to mount the housing to an external surface of a wearer. The wearable device further includes one or more sensors configured to measure at least one physiological parameter of the wearer. The wearable device may obtain an activity metric that is based on at least one physiological parameter of the wearer measured by the one or more sensors and demographical data specific to the wearer. In some examples, the wearable may be configured to calculate the activity metric or a preliminary activity metric and to indicate the activity metric and/or preliminary activity metric to the wearer. In some examples, the wearable device may transmit the physiological parameter measurement to an external device and receive an indication of the activity metric from the external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: Sarel Kobus Jooste, David Andrew Gibson, Mark Murphy
  • Patent number: 10222753
    Abstract: An electronic watch may include a tactile switch and/or one or more sensors for detecting rotational and translational inputs. The watch may include a display configured to produce graphical outputs that may change in response to rotational inputs, translational inputs, and/or touch inputs received at the display. The watch include a crown positioned along an exterior of the watch enclosure and a shaft coupled to the crown and extending into the enclosure. The tactile switch and/or the one or more sensors may be used to detect rotational and/or translational inputs provided at the crown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Colin M. Ely, John B. Morrell, Duncan Kerr, Camille Moussette
  • Patent number: 10173058
    Abstract: This invention controls stimulation levels and cycling cadence on an FES ergometer to minimize or prevent the occurrence of spasm in spinal cord injured or other neurologically impaired patients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Restorative Therapies, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Duncan
  • Patent number: 10147503
    Abstract: A personalize exercise decision-making device and manipulating method for patients with chronic diseases are disclosed from this invention. The device can provide an appropriate exercise suggestion to the user by the classification of the database based on the personal information, such as chronic diseases and drug administration, and the immediate physiological data. The device of the invention can also check the immediate physiological data, such as systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, heart rate and oxygenation concentration, to confirm the state of user whether can exercise. Further more, the device can monitor, analyze and store the physiological data for providing an instant feedback to user during the exercise. If the immediate physiological data of the user is over an exercise threshold in exercise, the device will provide a warning signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: NATIONAL YANG-MING UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Jen-Chen Tsai
  • Patent number: 10132627
    Abstract: An electronic device has a storage unit that stores unit information relating to movement with respect to each of an elevating state and a horizontal movement state and an altitude measurement unit that measures a series of altitudes. An altitude change determination unit determines whether the movement is the elevating state or not using a first determination section having a first altitude range based on a first set of altitudes within the measured series of altitudes, and determines whether the movement is the horizontal movement state or not using a second determination section having a second altitude range smaller than the first altitude range and based on a second set of altitudes within the measured series of altitudes. A movement distance calculator reads from the storage unit the unit information corresponding to the state determined by the determination unit and calculates a movement distance based on the read unit information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: SEIKO INSTRUMENTS INC.
    Inventors: Keisuke Tsubata, Kazuo Kato, Tomohiro Ihashi, Takanori Hasegawa, Hisao Nakamura, Katsuya Mugishima, Akira Takakura
  • Patent number: 10117602
    Abstract: A balance and/or gait perturbation system is disclosed herein. The balance and/or gait perturbation system includes a balance and/or gait perturbation device, at least one visual display device having an output screen, and one or more data processing devices. The one or more data processing devices are operatively coupled to the balance and/or gait perturbation device and the at least one visual display device, the one or more data processing devices are configured to generate a stochastic signal for controlling a display parameter of one or more scenes on the output screen of the at least one visual display device, and the one or more data processing devices are further configured to display the one or more scenes on the output screen of the at least one visual display device using the stochastic signal such that the one or more scenes perturb a balance and/or gait of the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Bertec Corporation
    Inventors: Necip Berme, Jaswandi Tushar Pitale, Scott Zerkle Barnes, Qian Wang
  • Patent number: 10111603
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide an apparatus, method and system for physical, pre-action, extremity and related spinal cord, brain stem and neural therapies. An apparatus according to the present disclosure can include: a computing device configured to convert an input control action into a simulation instruction, wherein the input control action is provided by an input device; at least one simulated extremity operatively connected to the computing device and configured to simulate at least one modeled human anatomical movement based on the simulation instruction, wherein the at least one modeled human anatomical movement is distinct from the input control action; and a feedback device operatively connected to the computing device and configured to transmit a sensory response, wherein the sensory response is based on the modeled human anatomical movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventors: Vincent James Macri, Vincent John Macri, Paul Zilber
  • Patent number: 10102855
    Abstract: Methods and systems for rendering lists of instructions and performing actions associated with those lists are described herein. In some embodiments, an individual may request that a voice activated electronic device associated with their user account assist in performing a task using a list of instructions. The list of instructions may include metadata that indicates actions capable of being performed by additional Internet of Things (“IoT”) devices. When the instructions are rendered, an instructions speechlet may recognize the metadata and may cause one or more of the IoT devices to perform a particular action. Furthermore, the metadata may also correspond to content capable of being rendered by the voice activated electronic device to assist the individual in performing a particular step of the instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Manoj Sindhwani