To Create Or Modify Exercise Regimen Patents (Class 482/9)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10034639
    Abstract: An optical vital signs sensor is provided which comprises at least one light source with a primary and a secondary light unit and a photo detector, a motion sensor configured to detect a motion of a user, a periodicity metric unit to analyze an output signal of the at least one motion sensor to detect a periodicity in its output signal and a control unit configured to control an operation of the at least one primary and secondary light unit and to activate the at least one secondary light unit in addition to the at least one primary light unit when the periodicity metric unit does not detect a periodicity in the output signal of the motion sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Cornelus Hendricus Bertus Arnoldus van Dinther, David Antoine Christian Marie Roovers
  • Patent number: 10026335
    Abstract: An athletic performance monitoring system, for motivating a user to reach a goal level of athletic activity. The system may motivate the user by calculation a deficit between a current total level of activity and the goal level of athletic activity, and suggesting activity types that the user may carry out an order to reach the goal level, wherein the suggested activity types may be based on activities that are geographically close to the user, or sporting equipment worn by, or in possession of, the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Kristen L. White, Michael L. Orenstein, Jenny Campbell, Christina S. Self, Elizabeth Walker, Marco Micheletti, Greg McKeag, James Zipperer, Michael Lapinsky
  • Patent number: 10019721
    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 utilized 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 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Performance Lab Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Jonathan Edward Bell Ackland, Kerri Anne McMaster
  • Patent number: 9848494
    Abstract: A dynamically flexible article or device, such as a wristband, an armband, a rollable e-reader, or a belt, includes a flexible electronic component (e.g., a flexible display) and a support structure coupled to the flexible electronic component. The support structure is configured to limit bending of the flexible electronic component to a range within a bending tolerance of the flexible electronic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: FLEXTERRA, INC.
    Inventors: Hjalmar Edzer Ayco Huitema, Philippe Inagaki, Kwok Wah Mok, Johannes Cornelis Adriaan Hamers
  • Patent number: 9782648
    Abstract: A computer implemented personified sporting apparatus, system, method and/or computer program product may provide an electronically and programmably controlled personification attributes of a sport, and can include: a sporting device, comprising a processor; a memory coupled to the processor; at least one personified feature, attribute, or movement; and at least one user interface coupled to sporting device, wherein said user interface comprises at least one of: a display device, at least one input device, at least one output device, a keyboard, or a touchscreen, and wherein said at least one sporting device is configured to at least one of: enable at least one user to interact with said at least one sporting device; receive a selection of at least one sporting routine; or receive instructions to control said at least one sporting device. The device can include a robot, display(s), and/or optional speech bubbles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Inventor: Christopher DeCarlo
  • Patent number: 9750415
    Abstract: A system uses continuous tracking of sleep activity and heart rate activity to evaluate heart rate variability immediately before transitioning to an awake state, e.g., at the end of the last phase of deep sleep. In particular, a wearable, continuous physiological monitoring system as described herein includes one or more sensors to detect sleep states, the transitions between sleep states, and the transitions from a sleep state to an awake state for a user. This information can be used in conjunction with continuously monitored heart rate data to calculate heart rate variability of the user at the end of the last phase of sleep preceding the user waking up. By using the history of heart rate data in conjunction with sleep activity in this manner, an accurate and consistent recovery score can be calculated based on heart rate variability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Whoop, Inc.
    Inventors: Emily Rachel Breslow, John Capodilupo, William Ahmed
  • Patent number: 9737221
    Abstract: A biological information measuring device includes a display and a processor. The processor is adapted to generate heart rate information representing a heart rate of a living body, to specify a heart rate range of a plurality of predetermined heart rate ranges to which the heart rate belongs based on the heart rate information, and to control the display to display that the heart rate belongs to the specified heart rate range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Reiko Sato
  • Patent number: 9691023
    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: November 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: WISEWEAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ronald A. Barnes, Jason A. Beens, David P. Elam, Jr., Bennett L. Ibey, Gerald J. Wilmink
  • Patent number: 9669700
    Abstract: A system, method, and device for operations of an electrically motorized vehicle. The vehicle can utilize an electrically motorized wheel to convert a non-motorized wheeled vehicle to an electrically motorized wheeled vehicle. One method for controlling a device of the electrically motorized wheel includes calculating a set of parameters associated with a fitness level of the user for use in determining an amount of assistance a user will receive from the electrically motorized wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Superpedestrian, Inc.
    Inventors: Assaf Biderman, Jon Stevens
  • Patent number: 9654917
    Abstract: An identity, position, and/or health monitoring apparatus is provided. The identity, position, and/or health monitoring apparatus includes a retention feature, such as a wristband, configured to removably secure the monitoring apparatus to a person, such as a child. Particularly, the band of the monitoring apparatus may be a flexible and/or stretchable band that may be worn around a part of the body, such as a wrist or ankle. The band may be defined by a circumferential member and/or may include first and second ends and a clasping mechanism configured to clasp and secure the first and second ends together, such as around the wrist or ankle of the user. In certain instances, the monitoring apparatus is retained within the band, and in other instances, the monitoring apparatus may be removable from the band, and the clasping mechanism may be configured for allowing the monitoring device to be removably attached therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Inventors: Ryan J. Shaprio, Thomas Harrah
  • Patent number: 9539459
    Abstract: In an upper limb training apparatus, a movable frame is supported by a fixed frame placed on a floor surface such that the movable frame can tilt in all directions. An operation rod including an operation rod main body and an attachment fixed portion is attached to the movable frame and can extend and contract. The attachment fixed portion, to which an attachment is fixed, is attached to the tip of the operation rod main body and includes an elastic member that absorbs forces in any directions other than the axial direction relative to the operation rod main body. The axial displacement detecting section can thereby grasp just the axial force applied to the operation rod by detecting the displacement of attachment fixed portion in the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: MURATA MACHINERY, LTD.
    Inventor: Yoichi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9465893
    Abstract: A system (200) for providing an exercise training plan for a patient is provided. The system includes a sensor (202, 204, 206, 208, 210, 212), and a processor (214) operatively connected to the at least one sensor. The sensor measures physiological parameter of the patient. The processor is configured to: a) receive health information data representative of patient information and patient symptoms; b) receive physiological data from the at least one sensor; c) devise the exercise training plan for the patient based on the health information data and the physiological data; d) monitor the physiological data, during the exercise training of the patient to determine if the physiological data is within a predetermined range; and e) modify the exercise training plan for the patient if the physiological data is outside the predetermined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Amy Oi Mee Cheung, Maryam Atakhorrami
  • Patent number: 9345930
    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: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael T. Hoffman, Kwamina Crankson, Jason Nims
  • Patent number: 9335818
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for personalizing new song suggestions for a user. A plurality of users provides thumbs up and thumbs down ratings for a pair of songs (song A and B). A first aggregate rating for song B is calculated based on ratings given to song A by all of the users that gave a like rating to song A. Similarly, a second aggregate rating is calculated for song B based on ratings given to song B by all users that gave a dislike rating to song A. Then a user that has not previously rated song B, supplies a rating for song A. A prediction is performed of how the user will rate song B based on the user's rating of song A. For example, the first aggregate rating for song B is used if the user rated song A positively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Pandora Media
    Inventors: Tao Ye, Gordon Parker Rios
  • Patent number: 9320636
    Abstract: A support device includes: a force measurement sensor structure which includes a shaft having first and second end sections, an intermediate element movably provided between the first and second end sections, first and second elastic members respectively provided between the first end section and the intermediate element and between the second end section and the intermediate element, a linear potentiometer detecting the one dimensional direction position of the intermediate element, and a gripping unit transmitting a force to the intermediate element in an interlocking manner with movement of upper or lower limb; a drive unit changing a load applied to the intermediate element; a control unit controlling the drive unit; and a wearable unit including a front frame provided on a front side of a user, a rear frame connected to the front frame, provided on a rear side of the user, and supporting the drive unit, and an arm suspending a wire which connects the force measurement sensor structure and the drive unit,
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Go Shirogauchi, Hiromichi Fujimoto, Yoshiaki Ueda, Makoto Konishi
  • Patent number: 9314665
    Abstract: A wearable device assembly has a housing supporting a controller, display and indicator system thereon. The controller has at least one sensor wherein activity of a user wearing the device is detected. The controller selectively illuminates the indicator system to indicate a level of activity of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron B. Weast, Jamian R. Cobbett
  • Patent number: 9286789
    Abstract: In one aspect of the disclosed implementations, a device includes one or more motion sensors for sensing motion of the device and providing activity data indicative of the sensed motion. The device also includes one or more processors for monitoring the activity data, and receiving or generating annotation data for annotating the activity data with one or more markers or indicators to define one or more characteristics of an activity session. The device also includes one or more feedback devices for providing feedback, a notice, or an indication to a user based on the monitoring. The device further includes a portable housing that encloses at least portions of the motion sensors, the processors and the feedback devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: James Park, Shelten Gee Jao Yuen, Eric Nathan Friedman, Christine Boomer Brumback
  • Patent number: 9251685
    Abstract: In at least one embodiment, a method and system for accumulating geospatial location data and biomedical data for an individual during his/her travels is provided. In at least one embodiment, a device uses at least one location signal to determine geospatial data and receives a plurality of biomedical signals with both data types being stored for possible later retrieval for providing a diagnosis for the individual if a medical condition arises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sandeep R. Patil, John G. Musial, Dhaval K. Shah, Abhinay R. Nagpal
  • Patent number: 9224311
    Abstract: By combining data from different sensors (on fitness device, mobile smartphone, smart clothing, other devices or people in same location), an intelligent system provides a better indicator of an individual's physical effort, using rich data sources to enhance quantified metrics such as distance/pace/altitude gain, to provide a clearer picture of an individual's exercise and activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Sabrina Tai-Chen Yeh, Jenny Therese Fredriksson
  • Patent number: 9081890
    Abstract: Provided are a rehabilitation training system and method that provide active rehabilitation training to a patient requiring rehabilitation treatment. The rehabilitation training system and method provide rehabilitation-related information to the patient to provoke a rehabilitation intent of the patient, and continuously measure a biological signal of the patient to monitor a state of the patient, thereby providing active rehabilitation training suitable for the state of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Daegu Gyeongbyk Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Jinung An, Sang Hyeon Jin, Seung Hyun Lee, Jeon Il Moon, Berdakh Abibullaev, Jae Hyun Ahn, Gwang Hee Jang
  • Patent number: 9066209
    Abstract: A method includes receiving geo-location data collected over time period. The geo-location data is associated with a monitoring device. The method further includes receiving motion tracking data of the monitoring device. The motion tracking data is collected over time period. The method includes identifying one or more activities. The activities are identified based on inference rules that identify certain activities to have occurred when at least part of the motion tracking data is correlated to the received geo-location data. The method further includes defining a metric for one or more of the identified activities. The metric is associated to a calendar date. The method includes sending the metric to a calendar application with integration instructions. The integration instructions define the calendar date to which the metric will be added.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Shelten Gee Jao Yuen, James Park, Hans Christiansen Lee
  • Patent number: 9061171
    Abstract: A hybrid electric weight device applying to exercise equipment, including a frame body, a load mechanism having a main shaft, a motor torque member and a spring member, a force mechanism having at least a set of rods, load cells and handles, an acceleration processing board having an acceleration sensor and a microprocessor, a digital watch arranged on the frame body for users inputting an exercise set value; and a servo controller. When operating the force mechanism, the users feel the load generated by both the motor torque member and the spring member of the load mechanism, and the; the servo controller continues to compare differences in the value of the load cell, digital watch and acceleration processing board and then corrects the current value to drive the motor torque member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Chi Hua Fitness Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Li-Min Hsieh
  • Publication number: 20150141203
    Abstract: Method and a system for providing a skill training and reward program is provided. The method comprises steps for registering a player for particular sport or skill, associating a coach or other sponsor with that user, permitting the creation of one or more challenges that are intended to improve the skill, importing information regarding the user's completion of the challenge, enabling a coach or other user to confirm completion of the challenge and initiate a badge or reward for appropriate completion. The system includes a database for storing information, a challenge software module for enabling the assignment or configuration of a challenge, a data import module for receiving and storing data associated with at least one selected challenge and a software awards module for triggering an award (if any) associated with completing the challenge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Taylor Ohlsen
  • Patent number: 9028370
    Abstract: An embodiment of an exercise system includes an exercise monitoring device that gathers data regarding an outdoor exercise routine. Additionally, a remote communication system communicatively connectable to the exercise monitoring device is receptive to the data regarding the outdoor exercise routine such that the remote communication system generates an exercise program based on the data regarding the outdoor exercise routine. Furthermore, an exercise device that is communicatively connectable to the remote communication system may receive the exercise program and simulate one or more aspects of the outdoor exercise routine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott R. Watterson, Mark Watterson
  • Patent number: 9028368
    Abstract: An exercise system includes one or more exercise devices that communicate via a network with a communication system. The communication system stores and/or generates exercise programming for use on the exercise device. The exercise programming is able to control one or more operating parameters of the exercise device to simulate terrain found at a remote, real world location. The exercise programming can include images/videos of the remote, real world location. The control signals and the images/videos can be synchronized so that a user of the exercise device is able to experience, via the changing operating parameters, the topographical characteristics of the remote, real world location as well as see images of the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
    Inventors: Darren C. Ashby, Scott R. Watterson, Kirk Lorrigan, William T. Dalebout
  • Publication number: 20150126333
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are provided for facilitating a virtual competition environment. One or more users may register for access to the virtual competition environment in order to compete in various types of activities, such as workout activities, dance activities, real-world activities, and/or virtual activities. A user may be provided with activity assignments, user created activities, and/or challenge activities between groups of users through the virtual competition environment (e.g., the virtual competition environment may be accessible through a website, a mobile app, etc.). The user may upload activity results for activity assignments, which may be evaluated and/or ranked against how other users performed such activity assignments. The user may register as a judge in order to evaluate and/or rank activity results (e.g., evaluate videos of users performing an activity). Users and/or judges may be rewarded for participating in activities and/or judging activities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Halcyonic, LLC
    Inventors: Simeon Jarrod Jones, Elias Micah Jones
  • Publication number: 20150119198
    Abstract: A system for providing a training load schedule for peak performance positioning includes an apparatus for providing a training load schedule for peak performance positioning. The apparatus includes an initial load schedule module that provides an initial load schedule. The apparatus also includes a fatigue level module that detects a fatigue level. In addition, the apparatus includes a dynamic load schedule module that creates and updates a dynamic load schedule by modifying the initial load schedule based on the fatigue level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: JAYBIRD LLC
    Inventors: BEN WISBEY, DAVID SHEPHERD
  • Patent number: 9011293
    Abstract: A system for monitoring performance of a physical exercise routine comprises a Pilates exercise device enabling a user to perform the physical exercise routine, a plurality of motion and position sensors for generating sensory information that includes at least position and 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 separate from sensory information at least appearance of the Pilates exercise device, compare the separated sensory information to the routine information to detect at least dissimilarities between the sensory information and the routine information, wherein the dissimilarities indicate an incorrect execution of the physical exercise routine, the training module is further configured to feedback the user with instructions related to correcting the execution of the physical exercise routine by the user; and a display for displaying
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Flow-Motion Research and Development Ltd.
    Inventors: Arie Shavit, Idit Perl Shavit, Alon Shavit
  • Patent number: 9011292
    Abstract: A wearable device assembly has a housing supporting a controller, display and indicator system thereon. The controller has at least one sensor wherein activity of a user wearing the device is detected. The controller selectively illuminates the indicator system to indicate a level of activity of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron B. Weast, Jamian R. Cobbett, Kwamina Crankson, Michael Dryden
  • Publication number: 20150094192
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for an exercise protocol creation and management system, comprising instructions executable on a processor for a patient data module, an automatic exercise protocol determination module, a protocol adjustment module and a graphical user interface. A storage is provided for storing the executable instructions, the patient data, the automatic exercise protocol, and a library of exercise protocols and videos related to each of the exercise protocols, that can be securely access by a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Nathan SKWORTSOW, Henrik Per MOLIN
  • Patent number: 8992383
    Abstract: The invention relates to an exercise apparatus (1), which has a running surface or a sitting surface (9), provided with a holding arrangement for the exercising person. The holding arrangement has a crossbar (6). In order for the exercising person to be able to carry out writing work on a computer (20) during exercise, a keyboard (7, 8) is arranged in such a way that the keyboard lies on the side of the bar (6) facing away from the running surface or sitting surface (9). In particular, the keyboard is also tilted downward. Said arrangement of the keyboard enables physical exercise and writing work to be carried out at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Eric Bilang
  • Patent number: 8988241
    Abstract: Interaction between a portable apparatus and a personal exercise area is disclosed. A method comprises: transferring wirelessly information between a personal exercise area and a portable apparatus; detecting proximity of the portable apparatus to the personal exercise area by utilizing the transferred information; and configuring the portable apparatus in relation to an exercise performed within the personal exercise area by a user of the portable apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Polar Electro Oy
    Inventors: Marko Tilvis, Pekka Rytky, Markku Karjalainen, Pertti Puolakanaho
  • Publication number: 20150080184
    Abstract: Systems and methods for optimizing muscle development are disclosed. A method includes identifying one or more parameters of a user and force data associated with the user. The force data corresponds to an exercise to be performed by the user. The method further includes generating an exercise program to be executed using an exercise device, and determining a resistance to be applied by the exercise device during execution of the exercise program. The resistance is determined based at least partially on the force data and the one or more parameters of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Robert B. Boyette
  • Patent number: 8979711
    Abstract: In a first aspect, a method is provided that includes the steps of (1) providing a monitor for determining a level of exercise performance performed by an exerciser and for outputting a signal representative of the performance level; (2) using the monitor to measure a level of exercise performance performed by an exerciser; (3) outputting from the monitor a signal representative of the performance level; (4) providing a video game having a character, the video game inputting and being responsive to the performance level signal output by the monitor, the video game using the performance level signal to control a performance level of the video game character; and (5) while the exerciser is not exercising, controlling a performance level of the video game character based on a performance level signal output by the monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: Brian M. Dugan
  • Patent number: 8979709
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus including a frame, and a cushion adjacent to the frame having a surface. The exercise apparatus further includes a harness wearable by the user and a resistance member extending between the harness and the frame and where the tension within the resistance member is variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Sproing Fitness LLC
    Inventors: Paul Toback, Steve Lenz
  • Patent number: 8974349
    Abstract: A wearable device assembly has a housing supporting a controller, display and indicator system thereon. The controller has at least one sensor wherein activity of a user wearing the device is detected. The controller selectively illuminates the indicator system to indicate a level of activity of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron B. Weast, Jamian R. Cobbett, Kwamina Orankson, Brian L. Kash, Lola Oyibo, J. Gerson Goldberg, Michael C. Makay, Robert A. Riccomini