Body Movement (e.g., Head Or Hand Tremor, Motility Of Limb, Etc.) Patents (Class 600/595)
  • Patent number: 10286255
    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: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: SantoshKumar Balakrishnan, Paul J. Francis, Justin Fraga, Robert M. Bruce
  • Patent number: 10275038
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for performing motion recognition using motion sensor fusion and an associated computer program product are provided, where the method is applied to an electronic device. The method includes the steps of: utilizing a plurality of motion sensors of the electronic device to obtain sensor data respectively corresponding to the plurality of motion sensors, the sensor data measured at a device coordinate system of the electronic device, wherein the plurality of motion sensors includes inertial motion sensors; and performing sensor fusion according to the sensor data by converting at least one portion of the sensor data and derivatives of the sensor data into converted data based on a global coordinate system of a user of the electronic device, to perform motion recognition based on the global coordinate system, in order to recognize the user's motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: CM HK LIMITED
    Inventors: Zhou Ye, Shun-Nan Liou, Ying-Ko Lu, Chin-Lung Lee
  • Patent number: 10276012
    Abstract: In a display device, a display method, and a subject observation system according to the present invention, when a sensor unit inspects a predetermined movement of a subject to be observed, a display device receives a new inspection result about the inspection from the sensor unit via a central processing apparatus. In this case, the display part displays a code representing a presence of the new inspection result having been received, while maintaining an existing display content being displayed thereon, and further displays the new inspection result having been received on the display part when an input part receives a change instruction input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Masashi Nishikado, Atsuhiro Noda, Aki Tsuji
  • Patent number: 10278003
    Abstract: A binaural sound reproduction system, and methods of using the binaural sound reproduction system to dynamically re-center a frame of reference for a virtual sound source, are described. The binaural sound reproduction system may include a reference device, e.g., a mobile device, having a reference sensor to provide reference orientation data corresponding to a direction of the reference device, and a head-mounted device, e.g., headphones, having a device sensor to provide device orientation data corresponding to a direction of the head-mounted device. The system may use the reference orientation data to determine whether the head-mounted device is being used in a static or dynamic use case, and may adjust an audio output to render the virtual sound source in an adjusted source direction based on the determined use case. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Darius A. Satongar, Afrooz Family, Sylvain J. Choisel, Juha O. Merimaa
  • Patent number: 10271773
    Abstract: A system and method are described herein for a sensor device which biomechanically detects in real-time a user's movement state and posture and then provides real-time feedback to the user based on the user's real-time posture. The feedback is provided through immediate sensory feedback through the sensor device (e.g., a sound or vibration) as well as through an avatar within an associated application with which the sensor device communicates. The sensor device detects the user's movement state and posture by capturing data from a tri-axial accelerometer in the sensor device. Streamed data from the accelerometer is normalized to correct for sensor errors as well as variations in sensor placement and orientation. Normalization is based on accelerometer data collected while the user is wearing the device and performing specific actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: SEISMIC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Robert Chang, Monisha Perkash, C. Charles Wang, Andreas Martin Hauenstein
  • Patent number: 10265010
    Abstract: Sensor-based systems, devices, and methods are disclosed for monitoring for an aortocaval compression condition in a pregnant woman. A sensor device may be secured directly or indirectly to the woman, which may collect various sensor data related to the woman and/or the fetus. The device may determine a physical orientation of the woman (e.g., upright and/or lateral tilt angles of the woman) and/or biometric parameter(s) of the woman and/or fetus based on the collected sensor data, identify an aortocaval compression condition based on the determined orientation of the woman and/or biometric parameter(s) of the woman and/or fetus, and generate a repositioning alert via an alert mechanism. The disclosed concepts may be implemented, for example, as a personal home-use device, or as a broader system in a hospital or other medical facility, e.g., for monitoring and displaying aortocaval compression related information for multiple patients and/or facilitating patient turn protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: LEAF HEALTHCARE, INC.
    Inventor: Barrett J. Larson
  • Patent number: 10265522
    Abstract: Electro-stimulator (1) includes electrode pad (60) that outputs current to provide electrical stimulation to a muscle, angular velocity sensor (51) that detects information on motion of a waist, and controller (30) that adjusts magnitude of the current output from electrode pad (60) based on a result of the detection by angular velocity sensor (51). Electro-stimulator (1) further includes belt (11) that supports electrode pad (60), angular velocity sensor (51), and controller (30). Thus, current flows through an abdomen, thereby providing electrical stimulation to the abdomen, and enabling proper training of abdominal muscles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keita Inui, Izumi Mihara, Ryo Ichimura
  • Patent number: 10262423
    Abstract: An apparatus, system and process for tracking and analyzing target person movements, captured while the target person is performing ordinary tasks outside of a medical context, for medical diagnosis and treatment review are described. The method may include constructing a model of a target person from three-dimensional (3D) image data of the target person performing an activity over a period of time. The method may also include tracking movement of the model of the target person in the 3D image data over the period of time, and detecting one or more motion features in the movement of the model of the target person that are relevant to diagnosis, treatment, care, or a combination thereof, of a potential chronic neurodegenerative or musculoskeletal medical condition. The method may also include computing a risk score associated with likelihood of the target person having the medical condition based on the detected motion features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: Anupam J. Pathak, Emre Demiralp
  • Patent number: 10248302
    Abstract: An alarm application is described. A user interface of the alarm application may be presented that includes a generic alarm option and a sleep alarm option. A first view of the user interface may be presented that includes generic alarm related options when the generic alarm option is selected. A second view of the user interface may be presented that includes sleep alarm related options when the sleep alarm option is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Roy J. E. M. Raymann, Jay C. Blahnik, Stephanie M. Greer, Aroon Pahwa, Jonathan T. Varbel
  • Patent number: 10247751
    Abstract: A system for calculating an internal load of a component includes an acceleration module, a skew matrix module, a center of gravity calculation module, a mass/inertia module, and an internal load module. The acceleration module may obtain a plurality of acceleration measurements associated with a component, where each acceleration measurement is associated with a response point relative to a center of gravity of the component. The skew matrix module may determine a skew matrix based on the response points. The center of gravity calculation module may calculate a center of gravity response for the component based on the plurality of acceleration measurements and the skew matrix. The mass/inertia module may determine a mass/inertia matrix based on measured mass and inertia values associated with the component. The internal load module may calculate an internal load of the component based on the calculated center of gravity response and the mass/inertia matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Qijun Zhang, Amy K. Luebke, Susan T. Carruthers
  • Patent number: 10244990
    Abstract: Systems and methods for rehabilitation of limb motion are described herein. An example system can include a thermal imaging device for imaging a subject or a plurality of sensors for sensing force or pressure exerted by a portion of the subject's body. The system can also include a processor and a memory operably coupled to the processor. The processor can be configured to receive force or pressure data measured by the sensors or image data captured by the thermal imaging device, and calculate a quantitative measure of the subject's limb motion based on the force or pressure data or the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA
    Inventors: Fei Hu, Rui Ma
  • Patent number: 10248985
    Abstract: Systems and methods for analyzing lower body movement in low stress and loaded states and selecting footwear are disclosed herein. A system configured in accordance with embodiments of the present technology can include, for example, a plurality of markers and/or sensors and a controller. The markers or sensors can be used to detect lower body movement of a human subject, including inward and outward knee motion and tibia rotation. The controller can be configured to record lower body movement of the human subject in an unloaded state and a loaded state. The controller can further be configured to determine a trend corresponding to a change in the lower body movement from the unloaded state to the loaded state. Based on this trend, the system can select footwear characteristics that counteract any trend away from the lower body movement in the unloaded state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Brooks Sports, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Rohr, Pete Humphrey, Carson Capara, Andre Kriwet
  • Patent number: 10241581
    Abstract: This document describes techniques for radio frequency (RF) based micro-motion tracking. These techniques enable even millimeter-scale hand motions to be tracked. To do so, radar signals are used from radar systems that, with conventional techniques, would only permit resolutions of a centimeter or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignees: Google LLC, The Board of Trustees of the Lealand Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Jaime Lien, Erik M. Olson, Patrick M. Amihood, Ivan Poupyrev
  • Patent number: 10238351
    Abstract: A location sensing system identifies respective locations of a plurality of clinicians and a patient-monitoring system measures a clinical parameter of a patient. A control unit identifies a historical alert-response time for each clinician, and normalizes the historical alert-response times to account for respective historical distances of each clinician from respective patients and respective historical numbers of alerts each clinician had received within respective previous given time periods. The control unit then (a) determines that an alert has occurred, (b) identifies a subset of the clinicians in response to the distance of each of the clinicians from the patient, and the number of alerts each of the clinicians has received within the previous given time period, and the normalized historical alert-response times, and (c) communicates an alert to the identified clinicians before communicating the alert to any other clinician. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: EARLYSENSE LTD.
    Inventors: Avner Halperin, Guy Meger
  • Patent number: 10236082
    Abstract: A computing system is configured to process at least one voice input of a user and output an audio result. The computing system comprises at least one microphone configured to receive the voice input from the user. The computing system further comprises at least one processor configured to at least interpret the voice input and generate the audio result. The computing system also comprises an output speaker device configured to output the audio result. The audio result includes a description of whether one or more behavioral health states associated with the user have been detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kiran K. Anumalasetty, Phani Kumar V. U. Ayyagari, Manish A. Bhide
  • Patent number: 10226634
    Abstract: The technology disclosed herein relates to a system and method for analyzing medical device programming parameters. One aspect of the current technology is a method where an overall performance metric is detected for a cardiac medical device that is outside of a threshold at a first cardiac location in a patient. Processing circuitry identifies a first operating condition and sensing circuitry measures a first sensor response during the first operating condition. An adjustment is proposed to one or more programming parameters of the medical device based on the performance metric, the first operating condition, and the sensor response to the operating condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Viktoria A. Averina, Pramodsingh Hirasingh Thakur, Qi An
  • Patent number: 10229755
    Abstract: A computing system is configured to process at least one voice input of a user and output an audio result. The computing system comprises at least one microphone configured to receive the voice input from the user. The computing system further comprises at least one processor configured to at least interpret the voice input and generate the audio result. The computing system also comprises an output speaker device configured to output the audio result. The audio result includes a description of whether one or more behavioral health states associated with the user have been detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kiran K. Anumalasetty, Phani Kumar V. U. Ayyagari, Manish A. Bhide
  • Patent number: 10220207
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods for averting imminent medical attacks comprise transcutaneous electrical and magnetic nerve stimulation devices using energy that is delivered non-invasively to the patient. One or more sensors detect physiological and/or environmental signals within a patient and the values of these signals are used to forecast an acute medical event, which can be treated via non-invasive nerve stimulation. The acute medical events may comprise, among others, bronchoconstriction, epileptic seizures, primary headache, such as migraine or cluster headaches, transient ischemic attack or stroke, onset of atrial fibrillation, myocardial infarction, and acute depression or anxiety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Electrocore, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce J. Simon, Joseph P. Errico, John T. Raffle
  • Patent number: 10216008
    Abstract: Lenses and methods for adjusting the focus of a lens include dividing multiple light sensors in a lens into four quadrants. A position of the lens relative to occlusion along a top and bottom edge of the lens is determined based on lengths of bit sequences from light sensors in each of the four quadrants. An optimal focal length for the lens is determined based on the position of the lens. The focal length of the lens is adjusted to match the optimal focal length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Emily R. Kinser, John U. Knickerbocker, Roy R. Yu
  • Patent number: 10213136
    Abstract: A method for invariant gait analysis using gyroscope data wherein the improvement comprises the step of using pairs of raw measurements to factor out orientation, wherein a motion representation which is both invariant to sensor orientation changes and highly discriminative to enable high-performance gait analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventor: Yu Zhong
  • Patent number: 10217169
    Abstract: Pursuant to some embodiments, computer systems for generating safety scores relating to vehicle travel routes are provided which include a data storage device for storing, updating and providing access to loss risk score data. In some embodiments, a request for information associated with a user's location identified by user location data may be received over a communications network. A computer processing system may then be operated to generate a safety score associated with said use location data, the safety score being based on a plurality of loss risk factors associated with the user location data. A response, including the safety score, may then be transmitted to the user over the communications network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Hartford Fire Insurance Company
    Inventors: Douglas D. Schumann, Jr., Alex M. Carges, Mark S. Coleman, Roza E. Kogan, Ben Jade Lim, David F. Peak
  • Patent number: 10216985
    Abstract: Athletic activity may be tracked while providing encouragement to perform athletic activity. For example, energy expenditure values and energy expenditure intensity values may be calculated and associated with a duration and type of activity performed by an individual. These values and other movement data may be displayed on an interface in a manner to motivate the individual and maintain the individual's interest. The interface may track one or more discrete “sessions”. The sessions may be associated with energy expenditure values during a duration that is within a second duration, such as a day, that is also tracked with respect to variables, such as energy expenditure. Other individuals (e.g., friends) may also be displayed on an interface through which a user's progress is tracked. This may allow the user to also view the other individuals' progress toward completing an activity goal and/or challenge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Kristen L. White, Michael L. Orenstein, Jenny Campbell, Christina S. Self, Elizabeth Walker
  • Patent number: 10210202
    Abstract: A user performs a gesture with a hand-held or wearable device capable of sensing its own orientation. Orientation data, in the form of a sequence of rotation vectors, is collected throughout the duration of the gesture. To construct a trace representing the shape of the gesture and the direction of device motion, the orientation data is processed by a robotic chain model with four or fewer degrees of freedom, simulating a set of joints moved by the user to perform the gesture (e.g., a shoulder and an elbow). To classify the gesture, a trace is compared to contents of a training database including many different users' versions of the gesture and analyzed by a learning module such as support vector machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Nicolas G. Mitri, Christopher B. Wilkerson, Mariette Awad
  • Patent number: 10188309
    Abstract: Systems, articles, and methods for surface electromyography (“EMG”) sensors that combine elements from traditional capacitive and resistive EMG sensors are described. For example, capacitive EMG sensors that are adapted to resistively couple to a user's skin are described. Resistive coupling between a sensor electrode and the user's skin is galvanically isolated from the sensor circuitry by a discrete component capacitor included downstream from the sensor electrode. The combination of a resistively coupled electrode and a discrete component capacitor provides the respective benefits of traditional resistive and capacitive (respectively) EMG sensor designs while mitigating respective drawbacks of each approach. A wearable EMG device that provides a component of a human-electronics interface and incorporates such capacitive EMG sensors is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: NORTH INC.
    Inventors: Cezar Morun, Stephen Lake
  • Patent number: 10182746
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are disclosed for decoupling a wearable sensor's location on a user from the body movements desired to be measured by the sensor. Sensor data can be dynamically analyzed to determine a reference event (e.g., a static pose), which can be used to generate or update a transformation parameter (e.g., a quaternion or a rotational matrix). The transformation parameter can be applied to sensor data to transform the sensor data from the sensor's frame of reference to a global frame of reference. Once transformed, the movement data in the global frame can be analyzed to identify sensor-location-agnostic biomechanical features (e.g., body movements or movement trends), which can be further analyzed to identify probable or potential diagnoses correlated with the identified biomechanical features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: VERILY LIFE SCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Emre Demiralp, Hongsheng Wang, Philip Stephens
  • Patent number: 10182870
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an arthroplasty jig is disclosed herein. The method may include the following: generate two dimensional image data of a patient joint to undergo arthroplasty, identify in the two dimensional image data a first point corresponding to an articular surface of a bone forming the joint, identify a second point corresponding to an articular surface of an implant, identify a location of a resection plane when the first point is correlated with the second point, and create the arthroplasty jig with a resection guide located according to the identified location of the resection plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Howmedica Osteonics Corporation
    Inventors: Ilwhan Park, Venkata Surya Sarva, Irene Min Choi
  • Patent number: 10187511
    Abstract: The present invention provides a mobile terminal and a control method using an intuitive gesture as an input to perform a function. Specifically, the present invention provides a mobile terminal including a sensing unit for sensing movement of the mobile terminal, a wireless communication unit for transmitting/receiving a radio signal to/from an external terminal and a control unit for sensing a distance from the mobile terminal to the external terminal based on the strength of the received radio signal, and performing a specific function when the sensed movement corresponds to specific movement and the sensed distance is within a specific range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Eunho Yang, Hyunjong Oh
  • Patent number: 10179018
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method of ablation. The method includes the steps of inserting a probe having an ablation electrode into a body of a living subject and urging the ablation electrode into a contacting relationship with a target tissue. A measurement of at least one electroanatomic parameter is made between the ablation electrode and the target tissue, and the measurement is haptically communicated to an operator. Responsively to the communicated measurement, ablating the target tissue using the ablation electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Biosense Webster (Israel) Ltd.
    Inventors: Yevgeny Bonyak, Dror Shlomo Levy, Meir Bar-Tal, Ronen Krupnik, Natan Sharon Katz
  • Patent number: 10172530
    Abstract: A biological information processing system includes a pulse wave information acquisition unit which acquires pulse wave information of a user, and a processing unit which determines the sleep state of the user based on the pulse wave information. The processing unit obtains index information relating to an arousal state during sleep based on the pulse wave information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Eizo Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10159872
    Abstract: A balance training device includes an inverted two-wheel vehicle, a posture detection unit that detects a posture of the inverted two-wheel vehicle, a control unit that enables control of the inverted two-wheel vehicle so that the inverted two-wheel vehicle moves according to the posture of the inverted two-wheel vehicle detected by the posture detection unit and control of the inverted two-wheel vehicle so that the inverted two-wheel vehicle is forcibly moved in an arbitrary direction irrespective of the posture of the inverted two-wheel vehicle, and a position determining unit that determines a position of the inverted two-wheel vehicle. When a distance between the obtained position of the inverted two-wheel vehicle and the reference position is greater than or equal to a threshold, the control unit suppresses the control to forcibly move the inverted two-wheel vehicle in a direction from a reference position to the position of the inverted two-wheel vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yu Sasaki, Masahiro Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10159428
    Abstract: An apparatus, system and process for measuring, tracking, and analyzing unintentional muscle movements associated with upper body freezing of a user while using a handheld tool are described. The method may include receiving signals from a motion sensor of a handheld tool, the signals indicating motions of the handheld tool when used by a user during an activity. The method may also include analyzing the motions of the handheld tool. The method may also include detecting motions of the handheld tool having one or more predetermined characteristics. Furthermore, the method can include determining that the user experienced an upper extremity freezing while using the handheld tool during the activity based on the detected one or more predetermined characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: Ali Shoeb, Anupam J. Pathak
  • Patent number: 10163270
    Abstract: A data processing method for determining six parameters, corresponding to six degrees of freedom, of a contact position of a joint which connects two bones, comprising the steps of acquiring a 3D model of each bone, acquiring four of the six parameters as a given parameters, selecting initial values for the two remaining parameters and varying the two remaining parameters virtually in order to achieve a virtual relative position between the two 3D models such that they are in contact with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventors: Hubert Gotte, Lars Dohmen
  • Patent number: 10145707
    Abstract: The present invention is related to detecting location of a navigation device using sensor data analysis, where the sensor is coupled to the navigation device. A hierarchical algorithm is used for making a series of decisions regarding the location of the navigation device, with each decision corresponding to a class among a plurality of classes related to the possible motion modes and/or precise location of the device, including the location of the device with respect to a person's body. By accurately identifying the device location, the hierarchical algorithm facilitates in providing relevant contextual information, thereby enhancing situational awareness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: CSR Technology Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Mahesh Chowdhary, Manish Sharma, Arun Kumar, Anuraag Gupta, Prateek Agrawal
  • Patent number: 10143613
    Abstract: Provided is a step counter including a right angle sensor that outputs a right hip joint angle signal indicating a right hip joint angle of a user; a left angle sensor that outputs a left hip joint angle signal indicating a left hip joint angle of the user; a generating section that generates an angle difference signal indicating change over time of an angle difference between the right hip joint angle and the left hip joint angle, based on the right hip joint angle signal and the left hip joint angle signal; and a calculating section that calculates a step number of the user based on a difference signal generated from a difference between filtered signals resulting from the angle difference signal being applied to at least two different filters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yosuke Endo
  • Patent number: 10136851
    Abstract: An integrated device that detects and stores, in digital form, the muscle movements that occur when an operator traces a defined figure or pattern with a pointing device, such as a laser beam. The movement data is stored and analyzed for monitoring and diagnosing a neuromuscular condition or neuromuscular variations. Movement disorders can be determined and progression and change analyzed over time using the stored data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventor: John A. Maples
  • Patent number: 10136855
    Abstract: Embodiments include method, systems and computer program products for automatic adjustment of helmet parameters based on a category of play. Aspects include monitoring a plurality of sensors in a helmet and determining the category of play for a user of the helmet based on data received from the plurality of sensors. Aspects further include automatically adjusting one or more parameters of the helmet based on the category of play.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: James R. Kozloski, Mark C. H. Lamorey, Clifford A. Pickover, John J. Rice
  • Patent number: 10130279
    Abstract: A portable apparatus and a method of changing a content screen of the portable apparatus are provided. The portable apparatus includes changing a displayed content in response to an increase in a visual fatigue and a method of changing a content screen of the portable apparatus. Some of disclosed various embodiments provide a portable apparatus that calculates a visual fatigue by using user electroencephalogram (EEG) information received from a wearable apparatus and changing a displayed content into another content in response to an increase in the calculated visual fatigue, and a method of changing a content screen of the portable apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sun-ho Moon, Jong-ho Choi, Se-jin Kwak, Sung-soo Kim, Hwa-kyung Kim, Jong-youb Ryu, Sang-hyup Lee
  • Patent number: 10123839
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and processes for performing femoroacetabular impingement hip surgery using a robotic system. In general, the processes may include receiving an image of the at least one bone; creating three-dimensional models of the at least one bone; determining the location of the at least one bone such that a precise orientation is known; Using software to automatically generate a volume of the at least one bone to be removed; automatically performing robotically controlled milling to remove the impinging at least one bone; and providing a simulated kinematic analysis of motion of the at least one bone after it is removed. The process may further include the step of receiving input from the user, determined manually by said user, based on the three dimensional-models of the at least one bone, to modify a volume of the at least one bone to be removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: THINK SURGICAL, INC.
    Inventor: Nathan A. Netravali
  • Patent number: 10115299
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, systems, and computer-readable media for communicating via an electronic device for use in a mouth environment of an animal and resistant to damage from bodily fluids and pressure. The device can be anchored to a tooth or a teeth of the mandible, or implanted in (or attached to an implant in) the maxilla or mandible. The device includes: a power device, which can power the apparatus, a memory storage device, which can store and recall data; a communications subsystem, which communicates with one or more remote devices; an output device, which creates stimulus directly or indirectly observable in the mouth environment; an input device, which can create signals according to activity in the mouth environment and can send them to the memory storage device and/or processor; and a processor coupled to the memory storage device, the communication subsystem, the output device and the input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventor: Dustin Ryan Kimmel
  • Patent number: 10105078
    Abstract: A method for causing a computer to execute a process for managing health condition, the process includes: detecting a grounding timing of a leg of a quadruped and a timing of weight-shift to a rear side of the quadruped; and determining whether or not the leg of the quadruped has a disease or injury, based on the detected grounding timing of the leg of the quadruped and the detected timing of a weight-shift to the rear side of the quadruped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Kiyoko Yamamoto, Koji Tatsumi, Yosuke Senta, Shigeo Takenaka, Atsuko Kawai
  • Patent number: 10098549
    Abstract: A fitness tracking device configured to be worn by a user obtains a plurality of physical characteristics of the user including a first age and a sex of the user. The fitness tracking device maps each physical characteristic of the user to a corresponding index, wherein the first age of the user is mapped to a first age index of a first age range of a plurality of age ranges, and wherein the sex of the user is mapped to a first sex index. The fitness tracking device selects, from a memory of the fitness tracking device, a first calorimetry model of a plurality of calorimetry models, wherein the first calorimetry model is associated with each corresponding index, including the first age index and the first sex index of the user. The fitness tracking device estimates an energy expenditure rate using the first calorimetry model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Xing Tan, Hung A. Pham, Richard Channing Moore, III, Karthik Jayaraman Raghuram, Alexander Singh Alvarado, Umamahesh Srinivas, Mrinal Agarwal, Edith Merle Arnold
  • Patent number: 10092754
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for remotely and intelligently tuning movement disorder of therapy systems. The present invention still further provides methods of quantifying movement disorders for the treatment of patients who exhibit symptoms of such movement disorders including, but not limited to, Parkinson's disease and Parkinsonism, Dystonia, Chorea, and Huntington's disease, Ataxia, Tremor and Essential Tremor, Tourette syndrome, stroke, and the like. The present invention yet further relates to methods of remotely and intelligently or automatically tuning a therapy device using objective quantified movement disorder symptom data to determine the therapy setting or parameters to be transmitted and provided to the subject via his or her therapy device. The present invention also provides treatment and tuning intelligently, automatically and remotely, allowing for home monitoring of subjects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Great Lakes NeuroTechnologies Inc.
    Inventors: Dustin A Heldman, Christopher L Pulliam, Joseph P Giuffrida, Thomas O Mera
  • Patent number: 10094731
    Abstract: A standing position evaluation apparatus includes a center-of-gravity position detection unit that detects a head-center-of-gravity position that is a position of a center of gravity of a head of a subject in a standing position projected onto a floor surface and a body-center-of-gravity position that is a position of a center of gravity of a body of the subject in the standing position projected onto the floor surface, and an evaluation unit that evaluates a standing position balance of the subject by using the detected head-center-of-gravity position and the detected body-center-of-gravity position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takao Naito, Osamu Tochikubo
  • Patent number: 10088184
    Abstract: A control device is connected to a facility appliance regulating the environment of an area and to an activity measuring instrument for each activity kind measuring the status of an activity of a person in the area. The control device has: an activity kind determination part determining an activity kind corresponding to a work performed in the area; an activity information acquisition part using the activity measuring instrument corresponding to the determined activity kind to acquire the status of the activity of the person in the area; and an environment control part causing the facility appliance to control the environment of the area on the basis of the acquired status of the activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Yumi Hirano, Satoko Itaya, Rie Tanaka, Shin Nakamura, Kenichi Maruhashi
  • Patent number: 10086208
    Abstract: Techniques for facilitating authorized telemetry with an implantable device are provided. In one embodiment, for example, a method includes comparing, by a first device having a processor, first electronic information with second electronic information. The first electronic information is indicative of a first motion of a second device external to a body in which the implantable device is located, and the second electronic information is indicative of a second motion of the implantable device. The method also includes determining whether a defined level of correlation exists between the first electronic information and the second electronic information, and initiating a telemetry session between the second device and the implantable device based on a determination that the defined level of correlation exists between the first electronic information and the second electronic information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Hoffman, Nicholas C. Wine, Bo Zhang
  • Patent number: 10085689
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a device and method for monitoring and assessment of movement disorder symptoms. The device and method disclosed herein are particularly amenable to remote monitoring of a subject's movement disorder symptoms. Briefly stated, in certain preferred embodiments of the present invention the movement disorder monitoring device accompanies a subject to a remote location where the device is used to record data relating to the severity of a subject's movement disorder symptoms over a period of time. This data is then subsequently used by physicians or other clinicians in optimizing and assessing treatment options directed at alleviating a subject's movement disorder symptoms. The method and device of the present invention can be used to monitor symptoms of a number of movement disorders including but not limited to dystonia, essential tremor, Huntington's disease, various ataxias, multiple sclerosis, psychogenic tremor, and Parkinson's disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Great Lakes NeuroTechnolgies Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph P. Giuffrida, Dustin A. Heldman, Thomas O. Mera
  • Patent number: 10064571
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for the detection of the onset of hypoglycaemia is described. A portable sensor worn by a subject is used to detect a physiological tremor signal. The tremor signal is analysed over a period of time, and an alarm is generated when a change in the physiological tremor signal indicative of the onset of hypoglycaemia in the subject is detected. A patient or carer can then perform appropriate action, such as performing a finger prick test to determine blood sugar test and treating as required. The portable sensor can be used to detect a tremor signal indicative of the, the onset of hypoglycaemia such as a signal corresponding to a decrease in blood glucose level (BGL) below 5 mmol/l. The portable sensor can use an accelerometer and may be worn on a limb, such as an arm or leg. The sensor can be used to measure the power of the tremor signal and detect a change, such as an increase in power over time and/or an increase in the rate of change of power over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: MEDVET SCIENCE PTY LTD
    Inventor: Richard Bruce Burnet
  • Patent number: 10064779
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a walking assistance apparatus including a drive portion capable of adjusting tension of a fixing portion, and a method of controlling the same. The walking assistance apparatus includes a support portion which applies assist power to assist walking to a human body, a fixing portion which is arranged at one end of the support portion to enclose the human body and fixes the support portion on the human body, a drive portion including at least one motor which adjusts tension of the fixing portion, and a control portion which adjusts a driving direction of the at least one motor during rotation of the support portion in order to prevent the fixing portion from rotating by assist power applied through the support portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tae Sin Ha, Young Do Kwon, Youn Baek Lee
  • Patent number: 10062302
    Abstract: Vision-assist systems and methods include use of processor(s) and a communicatively coupled feedback device and environmental sensing device upon which generated feedback is based. Machine readable instructions stored on a memory module cause the system to perform the following when executed by the processor(s): record a first metric corresponding to a level of reliance by a user on the feedback device at a first time; record a second metric corresponding to the level of reliance by the user on the feedback device at a second time after the first time; and record an awarded amount of reliance points when the second metric is less than the first metric, indicative of a decrease on a reliance by the user on the vision-assist system. The awarded amount of reliance points corresponds to a percentage by which the second metric decreases compared to the first metric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Tiffany Chen
  • Patent number: 10045729
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the estimation of the vertical in humans using an experimental design that incorporates virtual reality. Methods of measuring the perceived vertical in a subject using steady state and transient experiments are disclosed. The inventive methods are useful for diagnosis, as well as for follow up after patient rehabilitation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Laboratorio de Otoneurologia
    Inventors: Hamlet Suarez, Alejo Suarez, Dario Geisinger, Nicolas Fernandez Tournier