Contest Or Contestant Analysis, Management, Or Monitoring (e.g., Statistical Analysis, Handicapping, Scoring) Patents (Class 700/91)
  • Patent number: 10394279
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a wearable electronic device and a display method thereof, and the wearable electronic device includes a sensor module, a processor, a display controller, and a display, where the sensor is configured to: collect data, generate a sensor signal that represents a feature of data of currently collected data, and send the sensor signal to the processor; the processor is configured to: determine, according to the received sensor signal, a manner to display that is corresponding to the feature of data represented by the sensor signal and is of the display, generate a display control signal, and send the display control signal to the display controller; and the display controller is configured to control, according to the display control signal, the display to display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jiali Fu, Maosheng Huang, Huimin Zhang, Mingjie Dong
  • Patent number: 10384124
    Abstract: A system includes a visual display ecosystem and a smart device communicating with each other through a short-range wireless bidirectional communication link. The system enables user creation of a display spatial data template in the visual display ecosystem and storage of the display spatial data template in the smart device located outside the visual display ecosystem. The user creates the display spatial data template in real time during application program operation by manipulating an input device connected to a command processing device on which the application program is operating. The user can retrieve the stored display spatial data template during application program operation at a later time. The system is advantageous in that the storage and retrieval of the display spatial data template makes minimal use of the ecosystem resources, including processing power, bandwidth capacity, and display screen real estate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: IPPASA, LLC
    Inventors: Aaron B. Sternberg, Craig S. Erickson
  • Patent number: 10373059
    Abstract: According to an example aspect of the present invention, there is provided an apparatus comprising at least one processing core, at least one memory including computer program code, the at least one memory and the computer program code being configured to, with the at least one processing core, cause the apparatus at least to determine a predicted user activity type based at least partly on a thematic map database and a current location of the apparatus, present the predicted user activity type as a suggested activity type to a first user, and responsive to the first user approving the suggested activity type, initiate an activity session of the suggested activity type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Amer Sports Digital Services Oy
    Inventors: Erik Lindman, Michael Miettinen
  • Patent number: 10369410
    Abstract: A method for monitoring an individual engaged in an athletic activity includes detecting movement of the individual at a first time, using a sensor module coupled to the individual, determining that the movement of the individual corresponds to a predetermined activation movement, entering an active state of the sensor module in response to the determination that the movement of the individual corresponds to the predetermined activation movement, and detecting movement of the individual at a second time, using the sensor module in the active state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Aurel Coza, Christian Dibenedetto, Jeffrey Allen
  • Patent number: 10356594
    Abstract: Methods and wireless devices for proximity in-app sensor pairing for science education are described. The method may include initiating a science software application on a wireless device, automatically displaying a sensor connection display on a user interface of the wireless device with the sensor connection display including selectable available sensors, obtaining wireless sensor connection information for sensors that are advertising their availability to the wireless device, and sorting the available sensors by the wireless sensor connection information including received signal strength indicator (RSSI) information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: PASCO SCIENTIFIC
    Inventors: Kathrin Schenk-Cooper, Steve Schilz, Scott Wild
  • Patent number: 10322330
    Abstract: Presented herein is an interactive platform for judging an activity by a participant in an event. The platform includes a client application program downloadable to a mobile device. The program may include a database storing a mobile device identifier (ID), a user ID, user information, and location data of the device. The application may further be configured to display one or more events of the activity as well as an input for receiving a score of the activity from the user. The platform may additionally include a server system connected with the client application programs via a communication network. The server system may be configured for receiving the mobile device ID, the user ID, the user information, and the location data for the client program, and may further be configured to receive the scores from the users, and to adjust the scores according to determined bias of the associated user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: FANMOUNTAIN LLC
    Inventors: Todd Wanke, James P. Cleary, James Scott Nolan
  • Patent number: 10321272
    Abstract: This disclosure includes a method and electronic device for providing activity information of another related to an activity pattern of a user. The device includes a communication module, a sensor configured to sense a motion of a user of the device, a memory configured to store information about a first event and second event related to an activity pattern of the user, and at least one processor. The processor is configured to: acquire first activity information that is related to the motion of the user, select a corresponding one event among the first event and the second event, based at least on the first activity information, receive, from an external device, data corresponding to second activity information that is related to motions of one or more other users related to the corresponding one event, and display data corresponding to the first activity information and the data corresponding to the second activity information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seongho Cho, Hong-Bin Min, Kwan-Su Park
  • Patent number: 10304347
    Abstract: Exercise-based watch faces and complications for use with a portable multifunction device are disclosed. The methods described herein for exercise-based watch faces and complications provide indications of time and affordances representing applications (e.g., a workout application or a weather application). In response to detecting a user input corresponding to a selection of the affordance (e.g., representing a workout application), a workout routine can optionally be begun. Further disclosed are non-transitory computer-readable storage media, systems, and devices configured to perform the methods described herein, as well as electronic devices related thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Wilson, Aled Hywel Williams, Kevin Will Chen, Chester H. Chipperfield, Stanley Carl Ng
  • Patent number: 10275200
    Abstract: An electronic device may measure a user's exercise or other activity and output intuitive information regarding the activity. The electronic device may include a sensor that senses a movement of the electronic device. A processor may determine types of activity states of specified unit times, and determine a specific activity state as a representative activity state of a specified time range based on distribution of the activity states of the specified unit times. The processor may output information corresponding to a determined representative activity state. Short bursts of secondary activity which occur during the specified time range may be omitted in the output information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeong Gwan Kang, Byung Jun Lee, Yun Hwa Seo, Sun Young Park, Seung Hyuck Shin, Hyun Su Hong
  • Patent number: 10258092
    Abstract: Methods of forming garments having one or more stretchable conductive ink patterns. Described herein are method of making garments (including compression garments) having one or more highly stretchable conductive ink pattern formed of a composite of an insulative adhesive, a conductive ink, and an intermediate gradient zone between the adhesive and conductive ink. The conductive ink typically includes between about 40-60% conductive particles, between about 30-50% binder; between about 3-7% solvent; and between about 3-7% thickener. The stretchable conductive ink patterns may be stretched more than twice their length without breaking or rupturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: L.I.F.E. Corporation S.A.
    Inventors: Gianluigi Longinotti-Buitoni, Andrea Aliverti
  • Patent number: 10244984
    Abstract: A sensor garment for monitoring an individual engaged in an athletic activity includes a garment formed of textile material, and a sensor module inseparably coupled to the textile material of the garment. The sensor module includes a single-purpose sensor configured to sense a single characteristic, and a radio antenna configured to transmit data generated by the single-purpose sensor. The sensor module includes no external port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Aurel Coza, Christian DiBenedetto, Ian Michael Munson
  • Patent number: 10248206
    Abstract: A media appliance for multimedia augmentation is described. The media appliance includes a processor and a memory storing an application. The media appliance being connectable to a display device to enable playback of content and one or more hardware devices to provide augmentation of the content. The media appliance synchronizes content playback with execution of instructions for the one or more hardware devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: XSYNC TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventor: Ralph Alan Harris
  • Patent number: 10238947
    Abstract: A golf aid system for assisting a user with a golf shot on a golf course includes a user tracking system configured to determine the location of the user on the golf course, a portable electronic device with a display screen, and a processor. The processor, which is operable to communicate with the user tracking system and the portable electronic device, is configured to determine one or more target locations on the golf course, with each of the target locations representing a recommended target for a respective one of the golf clubs. The processor directs the portable electronic device to display an indicator of the respective golf club proximate the corresponding target location via the display screen, such that the user perceives at least a portion of the indicator to be coincident with the corresponding one of the target locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Nicholas A. Leech
  • Patent number: 10220286
    Abstract: A golf ball sensing apparatus for use with a portable electronic device including a data acquisition device and a processing unit, and in association with a golf club and a cup. The apparatus includes a golf ball, at least one sensor carried by the ball and a non-transitory computer-readable medium. The sensor senses at least one attribute of the ball. The medium directs a processing unit to identify the initiation of a first stroke of the ball towards the cup, obtain a first final location after the first stroke, obtain the at least one attribute of the first stroke, store a set of associated data regarding the first stroke, obtain a second initial location of the ball prior to a subsequent second stroke, and output portions of the stored set of data in response to the second initial location being within a predetermined zone of the first initial location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Wilson Sporting Goods Co.
    Inventors: Robert T Thurman, Michael Vrska, Frank M Simonutti
  • Patent number: 10207149
    Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring athletic performances include determining “flight time,” e.g., the amount of time both feet are off the ground, and optionally “flight time” resulting from different types of activities, such as jogging, running, sprinting, jumping, etc. “Flight time” may help a player or coach better understand the effort the athlete is putting out, compare efforts of two or more players, gauge the athlete's performance change over time, and/or identify conditioning needs and/or areas for improvement. Such systems and methods also may generate and display various athletic performance metrics, such as: instantaneous flight time; average flight time; cumulative flight time during an athletic performance or other time period; instantaneous jump height; average jump height; cumulative jump height during an athletic performance or other time period; and comparisons of any flight time and/or jump height metric(s) of one player against another player and/or against himself/herself; etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: SantoshKumar Balakrishnan, Robert M. Bruce, Justin Fraga, Paul J. Francis
  • Patent number: 10176674
    Abstract: Methods and systems for electronic interaction comprising a display for presenting a grid of identifying objects, an input for receiving a player selection of an identifying object, a random generator for randomly selecting a winning identifying object, and a point tally system for awarding points to the player according to the rules comprising a first point value if the player selected identifying object exactly matches the winning identifying object, a second point value if the player selected identifying object is in a geometric relationship with the winning identifying object, and a third, negative, point value if the player is not awarded the first point value or the second point value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: MILESTONE ENTERTAINMENT, LLC
    Inventors: Randall M. Katz, Gary Dawson
  • Patent number: 10169207
    Abstract: Input of a video file is received. The video file includes video of a representation of a wearable device. One or more motion vector data is determined based on the video file. One or more motion sensor data is generated based on the motion vector data. One or more test results are determined using the motion sensor data. The video file, the motion vector data, and the motion sensor data are stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Subhajit Bhuiya, Vijay Ekambaram, Donald A. Padilla, Sushain Pandit
  • Patent number: 10126830
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to methods, devices, and systems to identify a user of a wearable fitness monitor using data obtained using the wearable fitness monitor. Data obtained from motion sensors of the wearable fitness monitor and data obtained from heartbeat waveform sensors of the wearable fitness monitor may be used to identify the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Shelten Gee Jao Yuen, James Park, Atiyeh Ghoreyshi, Anjian Wu
  • Patent number: 10108854
    Abstract: Disclosed are method and system for automatic identification of at least one player. The system and method are associated with a processing unit, and at least one projectile having a wireless interface and at least one sensor. The sensor collects sensor data at a first moment of time before release of the projectile by the player and communicates the sensor data to the processing unit. The processing unit collects and analyses the sensor data to identify similar data, associates such data to a player, and stores the associated data. The sensor collects further sensor data at a second moment of time before release of the projectile by the player, which second moment of time is later than the first moment of time and communicates the further sensor data to the processing unit. The processing unit compares the further sensor data to the stored associated data to identify the player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: SSTATZZ OY
    Inventors: Harri Hohteri, Tuukka Nieminen, Jirka Poropudas
  • Patent number: 10070683
    Abstract: An article of footwear with a dynamic support system that controls arrays of tiles in the upper of the footwear to adjust the level of support provided in different regions of the upper. Sensors in the sole of the footwear, in the upper of the footwear and/or in an article worn by the wearer of the footwear measure the level of stress or other characteristics and provide input to one or more microprocessors that control motors located in the sole or in the upper of the footwear. When the motors are activated, they may compress or loosen arrays of tiles to adjust the stiffness of the upper in one or more regions of the upper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Rushbrook, Tiffany A. Beers, Nathan T. Gilbreath
  • Patent number: 10051604
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes: a transceiver configured to communicate with at least one wearable device and receive, from the at least one wearable device, status information indicating whether the at least one wearable device is currently being worn; and a processor configured to determine whether to send a notification request to the at least one wearable device based on the status information received by the transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong-hyun Ryu, Han-joo Chae
  • Patent number: 10015661
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to wireless communication systems, and more particularly to methods and systems for admission control in D2D communication in a wireless broadband network. In one embodiment, a method is disclosed for admission control in device-to-device communication in a wireless broadband network. The method may comprise receiving, via the hardware processor, proximity-based device-to-device discovery requests; and classifying, via the hardware processor, the received proximity-based device-to-device discovery requests into bins. The method may further include determining, via the hardware processor, priority levels for the bins; and selecting, via the hardware processor, one of the bins as having a highest priority level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: WIPRO LIMITED
    Inventors: Saptarshi Chaudhuri, Irfan Baig
  • Patent number: 10002324
    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: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Emergent Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Moffa
  • Patent number: 9999389
    Abstract: An activity meter (100) includes (i) a sleep level judging section (112) for repeatedly detecting a sleep level of a user and (ii) a notifying section (113) for automatically notifying the user of specific information only during a period during which a most recent sleep level is less than a predetermined level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Wataru Gotoh, Yutaka Otsubo, Masahiro Yamauchi, Kaoru Hieda, Shigeo Akamatsu
  • Patent number: 9962111
    Abstract: Activities, actions and events during user performance of physical activity may be detected using various algorithms and templates. Templates may include an arrangement of one or more states that may identify particular event types and timing between events. Templates may be specific to a particular type of activity (e.g., types of sports, drills, events, etc.), user, terrain, time of day and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: SantoshKumar Balakrishnan, Jordan M. Rice, Steven H. Walker, Adam S. Carroll, Corey C. Dow-Hygelund, Aaron K. Goodwin, James M. Mullin, Tye L. Rattenbury, Joshua M. Rooke-Ley, John M. Schmitt
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    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
    Assignee: INVENTEC APPLIANCES CORP.
    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
    Assignee: NAVICO HOLDING AS
    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
    Assignee: LIBEROVISION AG
    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