Contest Or Contestant Analysis, Management, Or Monitoring (e.g., Statistical Analysis, Handicapping, Scoring) Patents (Class 700/91)
  • Patent number: 9908000
    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: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: SantoshKumar Balakrishnan, Robert M. Bruce, Justin Fraga, Paul J. Francis
  • Patent number: 9849334
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for determining a target situation in an athletic event. Positional information including the relative positions of a group of selected participants is initially received from a tracking system, and the aggregate motion of the selected participants is detected in real-time using the positional information. The target situation may be determined to have occurred when a change in the aggregate motion occurs in accordance with a predetermined characteristic during an initial time interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: ISOLYNX, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas J. DeAngelis, Kirk M. Sigel, Edward G. Evansen
  • Patent number: 9772933
    Abstract: A software solution framework system, method, and computer program product are provided for allowing interaction with business and technical aspects of a software application, as well as for allowing testing associated with the software application. In use, an interface is provided to a software solution framework accessible to a plurality of users for interacting with information relating to a plurality of different business and technical aspects of a software application. Additionally, input is received from at least one of the users relating to at least one of the business and technical aspects of the software application, utilizing the interface to the software solution framework, the input including at least one requirement for the software application. Further, the at least one requirement is mapped to at least one system capability associated with the at least one of the business and technical aspects of the software application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignees: Amdocs Software Systems Limited, Amdocs Development Limited
    Inventors: Ofir Edrey, Zeev Berkowitz, Ofir Betzer, Talmon Ben-Cnaan
  • Patent number: 9761087
    Abstract: Systems, electronic devices, and methods for redeeming user activity level or other desired user behaviors for virtual currency are disclosed. In some implementations, a method includes: at a computer system, obtaining user activity information indicating an activity level of a user; and computing an in-application credit based on the activity level. The in-application credit can be redeemed by the user in an associated application. The in-application credit can be redeemed by the user for a coupon that can be applied towards out-of-application purchases. In some implementations, the activity level is determined in accordance with (i) a motion parameter reported by an activity sensor of an electronic device associated with the user, (ii) information obtained from a cell phone tower or a GPS device (e.g., using cell tower triangulation techniques); and (iii) self-reported user activity information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: 473 TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Kenneth Soohoo
  • Patent number: 9760692
    Abstract: There is provided a server computer system configured to acquire recorded exerise data of an exercise performed by an exeriser; acquire recorded location data of the exercise, wherein the location data depicts a route travlled during the exerise; acquire a map of an area which comprises the trivlled route; generate the dynamic execise presentation on the basis of the exercise data andthe location data, wherein the dynamic exercise presentation comprises: displaying the exercise data as a function of the location data on a display having the map as a background, and automatically moving a pointer on the display along the traveled route on the basis of the location data such that the moving pointer depocts the location of the exerciser on the travlled route as the exercise advances; and cause a display of the exercise presentation on the display via a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: POLAR ELECTRO OY
    Inventors: Mika Erkkila, Ville Kampman
  • Patent number: 9754348
    Abstract: A system for user activity and data aggregation and visualization, comprising a data aggregation server that receives data via a network, a prioritization server that ranks data, and a visualization engine that generates a visualization of ranked data using a planetary model, and a method for visualizing data using a planetary model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: BLUE GOJI LLC
    Inventors: Coleman Fung, Blake L Lowry, John E Schrock
  • Patent number: 9747383
    Abstract: A system for user activity and data aggregation and visualization, comprising a data aggregation server that receives data via a network, a prioritization server that ranks data, and a visualization engine that generates a visualization of ranked data using a planetary model, and a method for visualizing data using a planetary model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Blue Goji LLC
    Inventors: Coleman Fung, Blake L Lowry, John E Schrock
  • Patent number: 9740899
    Abstract: In aspects of RFID-based sensory monitoring of sports equipment, a number of RFID readers are positioned throughout a sports area to interrogate RFID tags that are associated with objects, such as sports equipment, used within the sports area. An object, such as a sports ball or protective equipment, can be set in motion along a trajectory within the sports area, and a RFID tag associated with the object receives an interrogation from the RFID readers positioned throughout the sports area. The object can include sensors integrated within a housing of the object, and the sensors are implemented to sense data about the motion and the trajectory of the object, as well as contact by the object with other objects. The sensed data is then communicated from the RFID tag of the object back to the one or more RFID readers that initiated the interrogation of the RFID tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Jagatkumar V. Shah, Scott P. DeBates, Douglas Alfred Lautner, Mary Khun Hor-Lao
  • Patent number: 9713764
    Abstract: A system, method and apparatus for managing a football match on a hand held computerized device is presented. The hand held computerized devices includes a first display screen disposed substantially opposite a second display screen. Pre-match information for a first team and a second team are entered into the hand held computer device. Match related events, such as goals, penalties and substitutions are entered on the hand held computer device. The device compiles match events and said pre-match information into a match log, and wirelessly transmits the match log to a receiver, such as a match following device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Inventor: Zvi Minkovitch
  • Patent number: 9715005
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer readable media are disclosed for improving, in some examples, real time location systems with multiple location technologies. In one embodiment, a method is provided including receiving blink data from a location tag associated with a first sensor; receiving proximity data generated based on communications between the first sensor and a second sensor, the proximity data including a sensor identifier; calculating location data associated with the location tag based on the blink data; and determining sensor position calculation data associated with the first sensor based on the proximity data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: ZIH Corp.
    Inventors: John K. Hughes, James J. O'Hagan
  • Patent number: 9675866
    Abstract: A movement supporting method includes the following steps: detecting a movement tempo of a user; determining whether a movement tempo detection value is within a target range; and outputting a warning when the movement tempo detection value is out of the target range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoichiro Sako, Hirofumi Tamori, Susumu Takatsuka, Toshiro Terauchi, Makoto Inoue, Katsuya Shirai, Motoyuki Takai, Kenichi Makino, Takatoshi Nakamura, Akihiro Komori, Akane Sano, Toru Sasaki, Yuichi Sakai
  • Patent number: 9639827
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, a plurality of member profiles in a social networking service are obtained, each member profile identifying a member and listing one or more skills the corresponding member has explicitly added to the member profile, the one or more skills indicating a proficiency by the member in the corresponding skill. A members-skills matrix is formed with members on one axis of the matrix and skills on another axis of the matrix, wherein each cell in the matrix is assigned a first value if the corresponding member explicitly lists the corresponding skill in the corresponding member profile and a second value if the corresponding member does not explicitly list the corresponding skill in the corresponding member profile. The members-skills matrix is factorized into a members matrix and a skills matrix in k-dimensional latent space, and then the dot product of the members matrix and the skills matrix is computed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Jia Li, Dhruv Arya, Shakti Dhirendraji Sinha, Viet Thuc Ha, Deepak Agarwal
  • Patent number: 9629569
    Abstract: A medical imaging apparatus includes a positioning image acquisition unit which acquires a positioning image concerning a subject, a unit which sets an region of interest in the positioning image in accordance with specification performed by an operator, a monitoring image acquisition unit which repeatedly acquires a monitoring image concerning the subject at predetermined time intervals, and a generation unit which combines an region-of-interest image representing the region of interest with the monitoring image to generate a display image every time the monitoring image is acquired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Inventor: Satoshi Sugiura
  • Patent number: 9584956
    Abstract: A method of counting steps of a user employs a first device, e.g. a personal activity monitor 1) and a second device, e.g. a smartphone 2) which communicate with each other. The method includes detecting and counting the steps of the user by the first device, detecting and counting the steps of the user by the second device, transferring step data from one of the two devices to the other of the two devices, and identifying at least a first time period (Tw) for which a difference in the number of steps counted by the first device and by the second device is greater than a predetermined threshold (S). The method further includes supplementing the step data recorded for the first time period in one of the two devices with the step data from the other of the two devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: WITHINGS
    Inventors: Rachid Saadi, Ahmed Dahbi, Cédric Hutchings
  • Patent number: 9584610
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods are provided for enhancing users' overall experiences with physical items by supplementing their physical experiences with digital experiences. According to an embodiment, a user uses an electronic device to scan a smart tag associated with an item to obtain an item identifier of the item. The electronic device sends the item identifier to a server, which selects digital content related to the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Jon H. Werner, Christian DiBenedetto, Amy Jones Vaterlaus, Stephen M. Vincent
  • Patent number: 9578712
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and a device for controlling an LED display of a wearable smart equipment, comprising: setting a plurality of LED display patterns which correlate to predetermined information of the wearable smart equipment; if a first display triggering signal is received, then determining a function information display type according to the first display triggering signal; and if the function information display type indicates that the LED display pattern to be implemented correlates to a predetermined information, then reading a current predetermined information of the wearable smart equipment, determining the LED display pattern according to the current predetermined information, and making the LEDs of the wearable smart equipment implement the LED display pattern that correlates to the current predetermined information, where the LED display patterns comprises lighting up, lighting out, flashing, changing display colors/position, changing display frequencies, changing display dura
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Inventors: Shih-Kuang Tsai, Xu-Dong Chen
  • Patent number: 9480883
    Abstract: Methods for evaluating and providing selections of recommended golf balls, golf ball constructions, and configurations of golf ball construction components are provided. Such methods may involve obtaining or measuring spin measurements for a plurality of golf clubs for each of a plurality of golf balls. A linear relationship may be used to determine a spin slope for each golf ball on the basis of the set of spin measurements associated with that golf ball. In turn, a selection of a recommended golf ball, golf ball construction, or configuration of a ball construction component may be made based upon which golf ball has the larger spin slope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Ishii, Yasushi Ichikawa, Nicholas A. Leech, Arthur Parker Molinari
  • Patent number: 9459454
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of an interactive social game. In one aspect, a method involves a computing system initiating a game application that provides a game of one or more rounds of gameplay. During each round of gameplay, the method involves the computing system receiving first and second body-movement data corresponding to body movement associated with a first and second HMD, respectively. Based on the first and second body-movement data, the computing system generates: (a) a first competitor data indicating a graphical representation of the body movement associated with the second HMD and (b) a second competitor data indicating a graphical representation of the body movement associated with the first HMD. The computing system then transmits to the first HMD the first competitor data to facilitate display of the graphical representation of the body movement associated with the second HMD by the first HMD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Richard The, Jeffrey Paul Baxter, Kjell Fredrik Heghammar
  • Patent number: 9439411
    Abstract: Various implementations described herein are directed to a method for displaying fishing statistics. The method may include displaying a path traveled by a fisherman or marine vessel. The path may be recorded using a positioning system. The method may include displaying fishing statistics along the path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Inventor: Paul Robert Bailey
  • Patent number: 9415264
    Abstract: Athletic performance monitoring and tracking may provide multiple ways in which to track athletic movement and activity. Workouts may also be tagged with various parameters including mood, weather, terrain, athletic equipment, friends used and the like. Workout information may be shared to social messaging and networking outlets. Workout information shared may include map information including images of maps, interactive maps, links to maps, route information and the like and/or combinations thereof. Additionally or alternatively, an application may be configured to execute within a context of a social networking system to facilitate athletic activity data transfer and generation of workout entries in the social networking site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Kwamina Crankson, Kristen Laina White, Michael Levi Orenstein, Michael T. Hoffman, Jason Nims
  • Patent number: 9415305
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for adapting game difficulty through dynamic map generation in a multi-player gaming environment. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for adapting game difficulty through dynamic map generation in a multi-player gaming environment is provided. The method includes creating in memory of a computer a multi-player gaming environment. The method also includes identifying a player in the multi-player gaming environment, looking up performance data of the identified player and correlating the performance data of the identified player with a feature of the multi-player gaming environment. Finally, the method includes modifying the multi-player gaming environment to account for the correlated feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gary D. Cudak, Christopher J. Hardee, Randall C. Humes, Adam Roberts
  • Patent number: 9406131
    Abstract: A method for generating a 3D representation of a dynamically changing 3D scene, which includes the steps of: acquiring at least two synchronised video streams (120) from at least two cameras located at different locations and observing the same 3D scene (102); determining camera parameters, which comprise the orientation and zoom setting, for the at least two cameras (103); tracking the movement of objects (310a,b, 312a,b; 330a,b, 331a,b, 332a,b; 410a,b, 411a,b; 430a,b, 431a,b; 420a,b, 421a,b) in the at least two video streams (104); determining the identity of the objects in the at least two video streams (105); determining the 3D position of the objects by combining the information from the at least two video streams (106); wherein the step of tracking (104) the movement of objects in the at least two video streams uses position information derived from the 3D position of the objects in one or more earlier instants in time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Inventors: Stephan Würmlin, Christoph Niederberger
  • Patent number: 9399173
    Abstract: In a prediction game, the potential value of a participant's prediction depends on the time when the prediction is submitted. The prediction may pertain to the outcome of a competition in a bracket-style tournament (e.g., the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship, or “March Madness”).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Hubstar, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas A. McAuley, Darren M. Kimura, Benjamin Yenter, Jason R. Nako, Mark Brenner
  • Patent number: 9390182
    Abstract: A method performed by one or more computing devices. The method uses data identifying a plurality of users and a plurality of achievements. The data identifies which of the plurality of achievements each of the plurality of users has earned and when any such achievements were earned. The method includes ordering the plurality of achievements to define an ordered achievement list, and for each of the plurality of users, removing from the ordered achievement list any of the plurality of achievements identified in the data as having been earned by the user to define a recommended achievement list for the user. The method also includes identifying a selected achievement, and identifying as a set of similar users any of the plurality of users whose recommended achievement list includes the selected achievement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: GROUPFABRIC INC.
    Inventor: Alexander Felsöbüki Nagy
  • Patent number: 9361585
    Abstract: A method for calculating a confidence score for a data element that includes substantive technical data in a computer interpretable form and is adapted to be utilized by a knowledge management system. The method includes the steps of encoding substantive technical data in the data element, tracking a plurality of component factors for the data element, calculating a plurality of component scores for the data element wherein each individual component score corresponds to an individual component factor, and calculating the confidence score for the data element based at least in part on the plurality of component scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Emergent Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Moffa
  • Patent number: 9339714
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to various components of a system for monitoring and/or tracking a user's performance during an activity involving an instrument that is swung. Exemplary embodiments can include a sensor module configured to be secured to the instrument. The sensor module can detect a swing event and/or an impact between the instrument and an object and can implement power management features to limit or manage a power consumption of the sensor module. The sensor module can transmit swing information to an electronic device associated with the user, which can display the swing information, process the swing information, and/or transmit the swing information to a remote system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Arccos Golf LLC
    Inventors: Salman Hussain Syed, Mian Ammad Faisal, Fabrice Claude Blanc, Colin David Phillips, Joon Hyuk Park
  • Patent number: 9335416
    Abstract: Assisted-GPS for a portable biometric monitoring device is provided. The portable biometric monitoring device may obtain updated ephemeris data from an associated secondary device via a short-range, low-power communication protocol. The secondary device may be a computing device such as a smartphone, tablet, or laptop. Various rules may control when the ephemeris data is updated. The ephemeris data may be used in the calculation of the global position of the portable biometric monitoring device. Additionally, the portable biometric monitoring device may communicate downloaded position fixing data to the associated secondary device. The associated secondary device may then calculate the global position from the position fixing data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: James Park, Heiko Gernot Albert Panther, Shelten Gee Jao Yuen
  • Patent number: 9317155
    Abstract: Particular embodiments described herein provide for a wearable electronic device, such as a bracelet, watch, wristband or armband that includes a circuit board coupled to a plurality of electronic components (which may include any type of components, elements, circuitry, etc.). One particular implementation of a wearable electronic device may include a strap portion and a display portion. The display portion may include a display; one or more input elements configured to receive one or more interactions that may be associated with: selecting a preconfigured message to communicate and selecting one or more other electronic devices to which to communicate a preconfigured message. The wearable electronic device may further include wireless communication circuitry configured to communicate a selected preconfigured message to one or more selected other electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Aleksander Magi
  • Patent number: 9304205
    Abstract: An electronic device for tracking a distance traveled by a user along a course comprises a location determining element, a memory element, and a processing element. The location determining element is configured to receive location signals from a satellite-based positioning system and to determine a current geolocation of the user. The memory element is configured to store geolocations for a start point, an end point, and a plurality of intermediate event points that are passed by the user as he travels along the course, wherein each event point is positioned at a known distance from a stored geolocation such as the start point or another event point. The processing element is configured to determine a measured distance based on the current geolocation of the user and to determine a calibrated distance as a function of the measured distance and the known distances of the event points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Garmin Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Joe S. Heikes, Kristin M. Massoth, Brian D. Becker, David J. Downey
  • Patent number: 9297651
    Abstract: Generating user preference activity maps is disclosed, including: collecting a plurality of user activities recorded by a plurality of GPS recording devices; determining a user preference map based at least in part on analyzing the plurality of user activities to aggregate user activity data associated with a base map; and determining one or more suggested routes between a user input first endpoint and a user input second endpoint based at least in part on the user preference map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Strava, Inc.
    Inventor: Davis Kitchel
  • Patent number: 9233310
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes an administration system which facilitates efficient setup, organization, and maintenance of tournaments, including league games. In particular, the administration system provides a user-friendly, intuitive and efficient-to-use interface for organizing tournaments and tournament brackets. The user interfaces and methods described provide tournament organizers and administrators with the ability to quickly and dynamically build custom tournament brackets of virtually any desired depth and configuration. The administration system, and in particular the tournament bracket management user interfaces, enable tournament administrators to focus on the task of building a custom tournament bracket structure quickly, while also automatically handling the minute logistics underlying the tournament such as when and where games are to be played.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Inventor: Jeffrey Lowell Lawson
  • Patent number: 9210542
    Abstract: A method and computer system for detecting crowds in a location tracking system utilizes a grid and the pigeonhole principle to minimize an amount of hardware, memory and/or processing capability required in the location tracking system. In particular, an amount of storage required to determine whether a location update has resulted in a crowd grows only linearly, rather than quadratically, with the number of objects being tracked because a number of active grid points will be, at most, four times the number of objects being tracked. By determining whether an individual active grid point is within a crowd area, the computational time required for detecting a crowd within this crowd area is independent from the total number of objects being tracked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: NEC EUROPE LTD.
    Inventors: Salvatore Longo, Tobias Jacobs
  • Patent number: 9185361
    Abstract: Position information of equipment at an event, such as a ball, one or more players, or other items in a game or sporting event, is used in selecting camera, camera shot type, camera angle, audio signals, and/or other output data for providing a multimedia presentation of the event to a viewer. The position information is used to determine the desired viewer perspective. A network of feedback robotically controlled Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ), manually controlled cameras and stationary cameras work together with interpolation techniques to create a 2D video signal. The position information may also be used to access gaming rules and assist officiating of the event. The position information may be obtained through a transceiver(s), accelerometer(s), transponder(s), and/or RADAR detectable element(s) fitted into the ball, apparel or equipment of players, the players themselves, or other playing equipment associated with the game or sporting event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Inventor: Gerald Curry
  • Patent number: 9171211
    Abstract: An example embodiment includes a method of measuring launch parameters of an object in flight. The method includes capturing images of an object in flight. A radius of the object and a center of the object are identified in each of the images. A velocity, an elevation angle, and an azimuth angle are calculated based on the radius of the object, the center of the object, and pre-measured camera alignment values. The method further includes cropping the images to a smallest square that bounds the object and flattening the images from spherical representations to Cartesian representations. The method also includes converting the Cartesian representations to polar coordinates with a range of candidate centers of rotations. Based on a fit of the polar image pair, the spin axis and spin rate are measured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: RAPSODO PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Kelvin Yeo Soon Keat, Batuhan Okur
  • Patent number: 9160063
    Abstract: A wrist-worn device monitors movements of a user. A curvilinear body of the wrist-worn device includes a plurality of flex areas, and an internal spine member of the wrist-worn device extends through the curvilinear body. A flexible circuit member is wrapped around and connected to the spine member. The flexible circuit member interconnects a controller and one or more sensors of a sensor assembly within the body. A solder mask applied to the flexible circuit member includes a curvilinear edge that distributes stress caused by flexing of the flexible circuit member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Stephen Lowe, Jr., Kate Richmond, Martine Stillman, Marco Micheletti
  • Patent number: 9059832
    Abstract: Rank deficient decoding for linear network coding. The decoding problem is first decomposed into multiple parallel sub-problems. A determination is made whether the decoding problem is or is not rank deficient. If rank deficient, and for each sub-problem, a rank deficient decoder is applied to obtain a solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Bruce W. Suter, Zhiyuan Yan
  • Patent number: 9043004
    Abstract: A sensor system configured for use with an article of apparel includes one or a plurality of sensors formed of a polymeric material having a conductive particulate material dispersed therein and conductive leads connecting the sensors to a port. The leads may also be formed of a polymeric material having a conductive particulate material dispersed therein. The conductive material is dispersed in the sensor(s) at a first dispersion density and the conductive material is dispersed in the leads at a second dispersion density that is higher than the first dispersion density. Each of the sensors is configured to increase in resistance when deformed under pressure, which is detected by a module connected to the port. The second dispersion density is such that each of the leads has sufficient conductivity that the leads are configured to conduct an electronic signal between each sensor and the port in any state of deformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Tina M. Casillas, James C. Meschter, Richard L. Watkins
  • Publication number: 20150142142
    Abstract: A system for assisting in player development is disclosed. The system includes a server maintaining a database including a plurality of player development records, each player development record including at least training data, competition data, and biographic data. The system also includes an application hosted by the server, the application including a user interface and an automated player performance application, the automated player performance application being configured to generate a player development profile for display in the user interface, the player development profile being based at least in part on performance trends in the player development record and also including one or more recommendations or comparisons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Jose Campaña Aguilera, Alejandro Garcia del Castillo, Joseph Keppeln
  • Publication number: 20150142143
    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: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Jamian R. Cobbett, Kwamina Crankson, Brian L. Kash, Lola Oyibo, Aaron B. Weast, J. Gerson Goldberg, Michael C. Makay, Robert A. Riccomini
  • Publication number: 20150134088
    Abstract: A system for providing automated exercise management includes: a motion sensor configured to be worn by a user during a prescribed exercise routine and to sense motion of the user's body during the performance of the prescribed exercise routine; a first wireless communication interface communicatively coupled to the motion sensor; and a user computing device having a second wireless communication interface configured to communicate with the first wireless communication interface communicatively coupled to the motion sensor; wherein the user computing device comprises a processor, a memory and an application, wherein the application is configured to provide instruction to the user regarding performance of the prescribed exercise routine; receive data from the motion sensor worn by the user, the data indicative of the user's performance of the prescribed exercise; and record the user's performance of the exercise as indicated by the received data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Breg, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Robert Romeo, Geoff Siegel, Robert Hayward
  • Publication number: 20150134089
    Abstract: Consistent with embodiments of the present disclosure, a Personalized High Intensity Interval Training (PHIIT®) platform may be provided. The platform may be comprised of systems and methods disclosed herein. Embodiments of the PHIIT platform may be used by individuals to complete various predetermined workout plans. A predetermined workout plan may consist of, for example, a series of individual exercises performed in succession and in conjunction with workout equipment. The PHIIT platform may provide individuals with a number of workout plans that incorporate various workout equipment. A predetermined work out plan may be selected by an individual from a number of plans with a variety of durations and fitness goal focuses. For example, one plan may emphasize improving the cardiovascular fitness of the user, whereas another plan may emphasize improving the muscle strength of the user. Other plans may emphasize improving a user's power, speed, quickness, agility, balance, or flexibility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Marcus J. Shanahan, Bill Burke
  • Publication number: 20150127125
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a golf information providing system, an information provision guidance apparatus for providing golf information, and a golf information providing method which are capable of efficiently inputting information generated during a round of golf in a golf course, creating predetermined golf information content based on the input information after the round of golf is finished, providing the created golf information content to each golfer, providing a score card to each golfer with efforts made by a caddie to fill the score card using a conventional method, and inserting various kinds of content, such as images taken before, after, and during the round of golf, into the score card such that high-quality score cards can be provided to all golfers participating in the round of golf, thereby exciting golfers' interest, improving golfers' convenience, and improving quality of a service provided to the golfers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Sang Mo Chung, Won li Kim
  • Publication number: 20150127126
    Abstract: A determination unit determines a first direction appearing in the distribution of a detected acceleration by an acceleration sensor which configured to be worn on a body of a user. A calculation unit calculates exercise amounts during a moving exercise of the user using a variation cycle of the value of the detected acceleration along the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Yoshitaka YAMAGATA, Yoshiyuki MURAGUCHI, Hiroyuki ISOGAI, Tomoya KAWAMOTO, Tatsuhiko SUGIYAMA, Naoki GOBARA
  • Publication number: 20150119159
    Abstract: When a sporting tool or a subject changes from a first state (e.g., address state) to a second state (during swing), a detection part detects, within a plane orthogonal to a first direction (y-axis) in which a shaft part of the sporting tool extends, a rotation angle ?xn or ?zn at which the sporting tool or the subject changes around an axis in a second direction or a third direction orthogonal to each other (x-axis or z-axis) using output of an inertial sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Masafumi SATO, Kazuo NOMURA, Kazuhiro SHIBUYA, Kenya KODAIRA
  • Publication number: 20150120025
    Abstract: A system for creating and dynamically updating a user activity profile includes a processor, a sensor module, and a memory module. The memory module includes stored computer program code that, along with the memory module and the processor, is configured to carry out a number of operations to create and dynamically update the user activity profile. One such operation involves maintaining an activity archive that includes activity information received from the sensor module and that is representative of a user's activity. Another such operation includes creating and updating a dynamic activity profile based on initial user input and further based on the activity archive. The initial user input contributes to the dynamic activity profile according to a first weighting factor, and the activity archive contributes to the dynamic profile according to a second weighting factor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: JAYBIRD LLC
  • Publication number: 20150120022
    Abstract: A training supporting system has a training supporting apparatus and an exercise form analyzing apparatus, the both apparatuses being connected to each other through a communication network. The training supporting apparatus is worn on the arm of a user and measures acceleration rates of motion of the user's body where the apparatus is fitted on, at least in the three directions along X-, Y- and Z-axes, while the user is walking or running. Receiving the measured acceleration rates from the training supporting apparatus through the communication network, the exercise form analyzing apparatus analyzes an exercise form including balance between arm swing and foot landing, and sends back the analysis result of the exercise form to the training supporting apparatus through the communication network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuhiro AOKI, Yoshiharu HOUJOU, Kazuko HAYASHI, Koji YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20150120019
    Abstract: A system for providing a lifestyle recommendation includes an apparatus for providing a lifestyle recommendation. The apparatus includes a movement monitoring module that monitors a movement to detect an activity and create an activity score associated with the movement. The apparatus also includes a fatigue level module that detects a fatigue level. In addition, the apparatus includes a lifestyle recommendation module that provides a lifestyle recommendation based on the activity, the activity score, and the fatigue level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: JAYBIRD LLC
  • Publication number: 20150120020
    Abstract: A wearable activity monitoring device secured by a wristband with an interchangeable section comprises a first semi-elliptical component including a band element configured to hold an activity monitoring device capsule, the band element terminating on each end with a female connector that includes magnets and a pin receiving socket, and a second semi-elliptical component comprising a second band element terminating on each end with a male connector that includes a ferromagnetic connector pin configured to be magnetically secured inside a corresponding pin receiving socket when the two semi-elliptical components are joined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: JAYBIRD LLC
    Inventor: Judd Armstrong
  • Publication number: 20150120017
    Abstract: Systems and methods for identifying and presenting information regarding a fitness cycle are provided. Fatigue level associated with fatigue experienced in response to a stimulus and recovery from such fatigue may be determined based on heart rate variability (HRV) data and learned user characteristics. One or more cycles of fatigue and recovery can be identified as a fitness cycle(s), each fitness cycle encompassing a period of time beginning with the stimulus associated with the fitness-related activity and progressing through recovery from the fatigue experienced in response to the stimulus associated with the fitness-related activity. Information regarding the fitness cycle(s) can be presented to a user in a variety of ways.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: JAYBIRD LLC
  • Publication number: 20150120021
    Abstract: A method for analyzing the game of a user of a racket (Ra) includes detecting an impact from representative measurements of a shock to the racket (Ra) provided by a sensor assembly. The sensor assembly includes at least one sensor sensitive to shocks and is connected to the racket (Ra). A moment of impact is associated with a detected impact, using the measurements transmitted by the sensor assembly. Impacts that are not related to strokes from a set of pre-determined strokes are eliminated on the basis of angular rotational velocity measurements, provided by a gyrometer (G) of the sensor assembly with at least one measurement axis and linked to the racket, taken during an interval of time around the moment of impact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Lubin Kerhuel, Cyrille Soubeyrat, Joe Youssef, Anne Frassati, Agnes Duval, Sebastien Riccardi