Contest Or Contestant Analysis, Management, Or Monitoring (e.g., Statistical Analysis, Handicapping, Scoring) Patents (Class 700/91)
  • Patent number: 11140328
    Abstract: A process to partition a video feed to segment live player activity includes receiving, on a first recurring basis, a transmission of a central video feed from a first camera. The central video feed is calibrated against a spatial region represented in at least two dimensions that is encompassed by the central video feed. The process includes receiving, on a second recurring basis, a respective time-stamped position information from each tracking device in a plurality of tracking devices. Each tracking device is worn by a corresponding subject on the spatial region and transmits positional information that describes a time-stamped position of the corresponding subject in the spatial region. The process uses the received information and the calibration to define a first sub-view of the central video feed associated with a first subject. The first sub-view comprises a corresponding sub-frame associated with the first subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Tempus Ex Machina, Inc.
    Inventors: Erik Schwartz, Michael Naquin, Christopher Brown, Steve Xing, Pawel Czarnecki, Charles D. Ebersol
  • Patent number: 11107100
    Abstract: Optimizing market assets using tensor optimization across cloud and edge resources by generating a tensor space associated with market assets, calculating matrices associated with the tensor space according to market asset correlations, determining market asset allocation opportunities, and suggesting market asset allocations according to a user risk assessment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron K. Baughman, Gray Cannon, Micah Forster, Shikhar Kwatra
  • Patent number: 11103762
    Abstract: A system for planning, managing, and analyzing sports teams and events. The system may include a content management function for storing data. The data can pertain to a plurality of sports-related statistics and a variety of identifying data. The system and method can also include an event management function for planning and evaluating sports-related events such as practices and games. The system and method can also include a report function which can provide a variety of statistical analyses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: AdrenalineIP
    Inventor: Casey Alexander Huke
  • Patent number: 11107569
    Abstract: A reward-based health activity and exercise mobile application that utilizes an activity monitoring device to track activity data and transmits the data to a mobile device to generate virtual lottery tickets. A mobile application on the mobile device analyzes the activity data and determines if the user has completed the daily health-related goals. If the user completes the daily goal, the user is awarded a virtual lottery ticket reward that can be used for raffles of real prizes. If the user completes exercise and non-exercise goals for consecutive days, the user is awarded with additional streak bonus rewards on an escalating basis. The mobile application can be connected to a communication network whereby users can join teams and other communities to track activity data and compete against other users. A streak saver feature can be provided to allow a user to maintain a streak by performing a task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: LVLFI, Ltd
    Inventor: Alexander William Gregory Devoto
  • Patent number: 11099660
    Abstract: A method for detecting digital ink described herein can include detecting an environmental characteristic of a system. The method can also include modifying a user interface mode based on the environmental characteristic, the user interface mode to modify an input panel of a first display screen of a user interface for detecting the digital ink. Furthermore, the method can also include storing the digital ink provided via the user interface and displaying the stored digital ink in a second display screen of the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Christian Klein, Jan-Kristian Markiewicz
  • Patent number: 11052284
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method, system, and non-transitory computer-readable recording medium for supporting photographing of a golf swing. According to one aspect of the invention, there is provided a method for supporting photographing of a golf swing, the method comprising the steps of: (i) determining a user device matched with information on a user who is to perform a golf swing, among a plurality of user devices, with reference to a scenario associated with the golf swing; and (ii) causing a photographing module of the determined user device to photograph the golf swing of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: CREATZ., INC.
    Inventors: Yong Ho Suk, Jey Ho Suk
  • Patent number: 11052320
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to virtual reality simulation, and more specifically, in some implementations, to devices, systems, and methods for use in a virtual reality sports simulation. A system for virtual reality simulation may include an accessory (e.g., one or more of a bat, a glove, or a helmet) for interacting with a virtual reality environment. The accessory may provide the user with haptic feedback that emulates sensations that the user would experience when playing a live-action sport to provide the user with a more meaningful and realistic experience when playing a virtual reality game. Further, virtual reality simulations disclosed herein may include incorporating data from a live-action event (e.g., a live-action sporting event) into a virtual reality environment to provide a user with a realistic experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Centurion VR, Inc.
    Inventor: Muhammad Yasser Ghanchi
  • Patent number: 11020666
    Abstract: Systems and methods for prioritizing content packets based on a dynamically updated list of content filtering rules are described. A system is configured to identify an application executing on a client device to which to transmit content, the application associated with an account and determine that the application is configured with a configuration setting to apply a content filtering policy corresponding to a list of players including one or more players included in one or more lineups associated with the account. The system can receive a content item from a content source and determine one or more player tags associated with the content item. The system can determine that the content item includes a player tag corresponding to a player included in the list of players and transmit the content item to the client device for insertion in a content feed provided by the application responsive to the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: DraftKings, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Nguyen, Daniel Kesack, William Hester, Sophie Dasinger, Edward Zaleski, Ethan Haskell, Corey Shtasel-Gottlieb
  • Patent number: 11023843
    Abstract: Aspects estimate attributes of physical movement of a user from motion data acquired from a unique activity tracker deployed and operational on the user while the user is proximate to a work-piece receptacle; compare the estimated physical movement attributes to a knowledge base plurality of discrete data sets of motion attribute value that are labeled with specific physical movements; identify portions of the estimated physical movement attributes that match labeled knowledge base data sets associated to execution of a defined work unit associated to a work-piece receptacle during a defined working time period; in response to notice of completion of a work unit, and credit the user with a compensation value of for completion of the work unit in response to verifying that an aggregation of the portions matches a threshold requirement for indication of completion of work unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: ADP, LLC
    Inventor: Brandon Acuna
  • Patent number: 10994203
    Abstract: A game processing device determines, for a moving object in a game field, a first region in which a first operation performed on the moving object is valid. The first region is set in the game field in a movable region of the moving object. Further, the game processing device determines validity of the first operation based on the first region and a position of the moving object. In addition, the game processing device validates a second operation that is different from the first operation performed on the moving object if the first region reaches a second region that is within the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: GREE, INC.
    Inventor: Masashi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10972814
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, systems, and program products are disclosed for context-based sensor data recording. A method includes detecting, by a processor, a current context of an information handling device based on information sensed using one or more sensors of the information handling device. The method includes determining that the current context comprises a context that has been designated as a context of interest to a user. The method includes recording the information that is sensed using the one or more sensors in a storage volume in response to determining that the current context comprises a context of interest to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE, LTD.
    Inventors: Russell Speight VanBlon, John Carl Mese, Nathan J. Peterson
  • Patent number: 10970661
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring motion and orientation patterns associated to physical activities of a user is disclosed. Data associated to a physical activity executed by a user is captured from one or more sensors. The data is compared with a plurality of pre-defined motion patterns in order to identify a matched motion pattern. Each pre-defined motion pattern further comprises a first reference threshold value and a second reference threshold value indicating the successful execution of the physical activity. A first threshold value and a second threshold value pertaining to the physical activity executed by the user is determined. The first threshold value and the second threshold value is compared with a first reference threshold value and a second reference threshold value, respectively, corresponding to the matched motion pattern. Finally, an output indicative of the performance of the user in executing the physical activity is notified to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Racefit International Company Limited
    Inventor: Kwan Hang Mak
  • Patent number: 10964113
    Abstract: An approach for pathing users of an AR (Augmented Reality) software event is provided. The approach includes retrieving a matched pair of users based on a social media and game profile. The approach determines the current event of the matched pair and creates a new event, requiring cooperative engagement between the matched pair. Based on the status notification from the matched pair associated with the created new event, the approach re-match the pairs for future and new AR event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Craig M. Trim, Stefan van Der Stockt, Jeremy R. Fox, Zachary A. Silverstein
  • Patent number: 10959647
    Abstract: A system and method for utilizing an activity monitoring device that includes, during a set of initial activity sessions, collecting the kinematic data from an activity monitoring device and generating a temporal record of at least one biomechanical signal that is calculated from the kinematic data; analyzing temporal changes in the biomechanical signals during the initial activity sessions and characterizing a fatigue model; and, during a subsequent activity session collecting current kinematic data of a participant and generating at least one current biomechanical signal from the current kinematic data, monitoring the fatigue state through processing the at least one current biomechanical signal according to the fatigue model, and triggering feedback in a user interface based on the fatigue state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventors: Andrew Robert Chang, Andreas Martin Hauenstein, Daniel Ly, Ray Franklin Cowan, Rebecca Shultz
  • Patent number: 10952667
    Abstract: Provided are a device and method of controlling a wearable device. The device may include a communicator configured to communicate with one or more wearable devices that are worn on a user's body and obtain physical information of the user; and a controller configured to determine wearing positions where the one or more wearable devices are worn on the user's body, to determine a type of activity (e.g., exercise) performed by the user, and to determine, as a main controlled-device based on the wearing positions, at least one wearable device that corresponds to the activity type of the user and is from among the one or more wearable devices worn on the user's body, wherein, via the communicator, the controller controls, from among the one or more wearable devices worn on the user's body, the main controlled-device differently from wearable devices excluding the main controlled-device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji-heon Oh, Nam-hoon Kim, Jae-myeon Lee
  • Patent number: 10942968
    Abstract: The present application relates generally to managing media. In some embodiments, time-coded skill performance event data is derived from end-user hardware including a plurality of Motion Sensor Units (MSUs), such as a MSU-enabled garment. Data derived from the MSUs is processed to identify performance events representative of specific predefined physical motion-based skills. This allows automated categorisation and/or identification of video data responsive to presence of particular skills that have been performed and captured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: RLT IP LTD
    Inventor: Darren Wrigg
  • Patent number: 10918911
    Abstract: An athlete tracking system and method for tracking an athlete during training sessions. The system includes a mobile tracking device wearable around a portion of the athlete's head, and a training log server for maintaining an athlete profile that includes a training record updatable by the athlete and a training plan supplied by a coach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventor: Todd Martin
  • Patent number: 10905930
    Abstract: A small electronic device used to perform alignment of a lined golf ball in preparation for putting. The device is battery powered and includes one or more motors for rotating the golf ball at a high speed. The device further includes one or more photonic line sensors disposed at the golf ball for identifying the line on the golf ball and for communicating with a microcontroller which coordinates the electric rotation motors to align the golf ball to the device. The electronic device also features a mechanical loading mechanism which holds the golf ball for rotation during the alignment process and releases the golf ball to the putting green without rotation when alignment is complete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventor: Mark Joseph Hanfland
  • Patent number: 10909474
    Abstract: A method and system is disclosed in which information related to an orientation or motion pattern of a mobile device system is detected. A determination is made whether the orientation information detected corresponds to a predetermined motion pattern or orientation for collecting event stamp information. The event stamp information may include a location and/or other event information. If the detected orientation and/or motion patterns is detected, the event stamp information is automatically collected in response to the determination, and the event stamp information is is at least temporarily stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Proximity Grid, Inc.
    Inventor: John H. Reimer
  • Patent number: 10881904
    Abstract: A system designed for exercising while sitting includes a rigid housing configured to receive at least one sensor to detect motion. The sensor is configured to identify an oscillatory motion of a knee raising and lowering through pivoting of an ankle of a user wherein a heel of a foot of the user lifts off of a surface and wherein a toe of the user remains planted on the surface. A mobile device in wireless communication with the motion sensor runs an application that provides a user with a multitude of features. The features include exercise statistics, energy spent, and steps taken. A further feature of the mobile device application is to provide a user with a virtual environment on the screen of the mobile device. Exercise performed by the user is translated into forward motion in the provided virtual environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: Dimitrios Kalogris, Peter Kalogris
  • Patent number: 10870038
    Abstract: An activity recording data processing apparatus is provided. This apparatus includes an operation unit configured to acquire data obtained for a series of activity and action estimation information on the series of activity, the action estimation information being associated with the data; extract partial data of the data based on the action estimation information; and perform clustering of the extracted partial data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoaki Nagasaka, Masashi Ueda
  • Patent number: 10861289
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus for providing, operating, hosting and conducting a gaming application which uses selections by a participant in a fantasy gaming contest to identify the sportsbook proposition wagers most likely to be of interest to the participant and display the wagers to the participant through a user interface associated with the fantasy gaming contest user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventor: John Gordon
  • Patent number: 10852417
    Abstract: A system, method and device for tracking at least one of objects, vehicles and personnel at a scene by determining a distance between a first node and a remote node are disclosed. In some embodiments, a method is provided for tracking emergency responders at an emergency incident scene by determining a distance between nodes positioned on the emergency responders and enabling mapping of the relative positions of the emergency responders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Scott Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Davidson Wall
  • Patent number: 10832530
    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: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Milestone Entertainment, LLC
    Inventors: Randall M Katz, Gary Dawson
  • Patent number: 10816965
    Abstract: This manufacturing facility management optimization device: on the basis of an operation condition of a manufacturing facility, creates, in a simulated manner in time series, an operation state which includes a measurement value, product yield, and quantities of raw materials consumed, of the manufacturing facility; detects an anomaly from the created operation state; identifies maintenance which corresponds to the detected anomaly, corrects the operation condition on the basis of the identified maintenance, and creates a plurality of post-correction operation condition candidates; creates, in a simulated manner in time series, a plurality of post-correction operation state candidates on the basis of the plurality of post-correction operation condition candidates; on the basis of the product yield and the quantities of raw materials consumed in the plurality of pre- and post-correction operation state candidates, and a unit price, creates a management index for the operation state and each of the plurality of
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroki Yamamoto, Masaaki Mukaide, Yoshinari Hori, Takeshi Terasaki
  • Patent number: 10806979
    Abstract: This fitting method includes, for example, the following steps A1 to E1: (A1) a step of measuring a plurality of impact conditions using a reference club; (B1) a step of obtaining hit ball arrival point data; (C1) a step of selecting two or more of the plurality of impact conditions as explanation variables and performing multiple linear regression analysis with the hit ball arrival point data as an objective variable; (D1) a step of selecting a specific explanation variable from the two or more explanation variables based on a result of the multiple linear regression analysis; and (E1) a step of determining a recommended club including a specification capable of suppressing variation in the specific explanation variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventors: Wataru Kimizuka, Masahide Onuki
  • Patent number: 10806968
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a processor that outputs information regarding a difference between left and right strokes in swimming on the basis of data which is output from a sensor mounted on the body of a user during swimming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventors: Eiji Miyasaka, Osamu Yamada
  • Patent number: 10803764
    Abstract: Systems and methods for testing an individual's knowledge or group knowledge are disclosed. Specifically, the testing systems and methods disclosed herein are configured to test and teach playbook skills, such as a football playbook. The testing and teaching system and methods disclosed herein enable a learning progression that helps with retention of the playbook contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventor: Chad Friehauf
  • Patent number: 10796327
    Abstract: A system for use with computing devices each associated with one of a plurality of customers. The system includes a customer application executing on each of the computing devices and a computing system that receives requests, from a requesting portion of the computing devices, to purchase a product not yet available for purchase. The computing system assigns potential reservations to selected winning ones of the customers associated with the requesting portion, receives confirmations from a confirmed portion of the selected winning customers, converts the potential reservations to actual reservations for the confirmed portion, and transmits a code to each of the confirmed portion of the selected winning customers only after the selected winning customer submits validation information that the computing system determines satisfies validation criteria. A merchant transfers the product to one of the customers at a physical store location only if the customer provides the code to the merchant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Synchrony Bank
    Inventors: Alex Muller, Yan Makher, Thomas Kulesza, Kimberly Dorn, Travis Watson, Brad DeWitt
  • Patent number: 10762800
    Abstract: Disclosed are a dart game apparatus and a dart game system providing a lesson image according to exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure. The dart game apparatus includes: a dart target having a plurality of score areas; a sensing unit sensing hitting of a dart pin with respect to the dart target; a foot pressure information obtaining unit obtaining foot pressure information which is information on pressure applied by a foot of a dart game user when the dart game user throws the dart pin; a throwing guide information generation unit generating throwing guide information for the dart game user based on the foot pressure information; a lesson image generation unit generating a lesson image based on the throwing guide information; and a display area provided in a body structure of the dart game apparatus and outputting the generated lesson image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: PHOENIXDARTS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sang Uk Hong
  • Patent number: 10758808
    Abstract: An athleticism rating system and related athletic performance measuring systems is described. The athleticism rating system evaluates individual athletes against an athletes' definable skill tests which are common such as weight lifting, running or cycling times or standardized tests or a custom set of athletic performance tests. The related performance measuring system preferably is a user configurable software system that is configurable to be used on a computer system such as a laptop or desktop, smart phone or tablet and it ensures quick, easy, and accurate collection of athletic event data. In one disclosed embodiment, the performance rating system provides seamless athletic data collection and rating of athletes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventors: Obioma Victor Green, James Philip Dawson
  • Patent number: 10739857
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to a wearable tracking computer. The wearable tracking computer may include a wearable housing. First and second user input controls may be disposed in the wearable housing. A processing unit may be disposed in the housing and may be communicably coupled to the first and second user input controls. The processing unit may generate first and second timestamp data objects respectively responsive to actuation of the first and second user input controls. The first timestamp data object may include information that indicates a logical association with the first user input control. The second timestamp data object may include information that indicates a logical association with the second user input control. Interface circuitry may be disposed in the wearable housing and may provide one or more of the first and second timestamp data objects to a client computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventor: Dale Kazdan
  • Patent number: 10718596
    Abstract: An arrow extension for providing GPS information of the location of an arrow is presented. The extension has a first end that has a receiving port for being coupled to an arrowhead. The extension has a power source for providing power to the extension. The power source has an actuator for changing a state of the power source. The power source also has a charging port for charging the power source. The extension has a GPS module, for determining a location and a transmitter/receiver for transmitting and receiving wireless signals. The wireless signals may be received by a device for displaying the location received in the wireless signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventors: Eric Weston, Kenneth Weston
  • Patent number: 10713065
    Abstract: A method for providing fishing tournament management service may include steps of transmitting data to a plurality of mobile devices, wherein the data may display a fishing tournament-related display including information on fishing tournaments being prepared for opening and a registration menu; receiving applications through the registration menu and transmitting information on application receipts to the mobile devices through which applicants have registered; receiving information on captured fish when a fishing tournament is started, from the mobile devices, to check the species and length thereof; analyzing the information on captured fish, generating ranking information if the analyzed information on captured fish corresponds to the predetermined reference and then transmitting the ranking information to the mobile devices through which applicants have registered; and determining winners according to the ranking information when the fishing tournament is over and transmitting information including winne
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignees: HUMAN ICT CO., LTD., TAG
    Inventors: Jae-hyuck Yang, Ki-heon Kang
  • Patent number: 10695673
    Abstract: The system is directed towards an interactive events platform. The interactive events platform may discover current in-game events associated with different video games currently available (or active). The platform may further notify a user of the discovered in-game events associated with different video games and facilitate the user joining a particular in-game event. The interactive events platform may also discover and notify the user of future in-game events associated with different video games. In some embodiments, the discovery and notification of any in-game events are based on games currently being played (or registered) with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: Jon Webb
  • Patent number: 10699806
    Abstract: A monitoring system for alerting a user to the negative effects of sedentary behaviour, comprising: a memory storing product codes for consumable, topically applied, and/or body-worn products, and data indicating respective product recommendations or from which respective product recommendations can be derived and one or more processors. The one or more processors are configured to: monitor the behaviour of the user by using motion data obtained from one or more inertial sensors worn by the user to identify periods when the user is in a sitting position or other sedentary state; and based on the behaviour of the user, select from at least a subset of the product codes, product codes for which the respective product recommendation is to be modulated. The monitoring system also comprises a visual indicator controllable by the one or more processors to provide a visual indication dependent on the number of selected products codes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventors: Christofer Toumazou, Maria Karvela
  • Patent number: 10668380
    Abstract: A game system (1) includes a player object state determination unit (721) that determines the state of a player object in a virtual space, a search range determination unit (722) that determines a search range for searching for a non-player object based on the state of the player object, a target-object presence determination unit (723) that determines whether the non-player object is present in the search range, and a target-object setting unit (724) that sets the non-player object as a target of a cap throwing process if it is determined that the non-player object is present in the search range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wataru Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10653934
    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: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventors: Todd Wanke, James P. Cleary, James Scott Nolan
  • Patent number: 10657741
    Abstract: In one example, the present disclosure describes a device, computer-readable medium, and method for regulating access to electronic entertainment to incentivize desired behavior. For instance, in one example, the behavior of an individual is monitored through data received from an electronic device. The behavior is compared to a predefined behavioral goal stored in a profile for the individual, and a predefined incentive associated with satisfaction of the predefined behavioral goal by the user is identified. The predefined incentive comprises access to an electronic entertainment medium. An instruction to the electronic entertainment medium is generated to grant access to the individual when it is determined that the individual has satisfied the predefined behavioral goal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignees: AT&T Mobility II LLC, AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Tyler Smith, Douglas Cooper, Israel Smallwood, Josephine Demuth, Paul Wolf
  • Patent number: 10621505
    Abstract: There is disclosed a computer-implemented cloud computing scoring system. In an embodiment, a parser receives unstructured sentiment data commenting on a scored service. The parser identifies in the unstructured sentiment data a service category of the scored service. The parser selects from the unstructured sentiment data text relating to the service category and matching one or more opinionative words and phrases listed in a keyword dictionary, thereby producing a structured comment associated with the service category. The structured comment is classified as positive or negative according to a list of exemplary sentiment data sets contained in a learning seed file. The exemplary sentiment data sets are manually assigned a positive or a negative polarity. The learning seed file is configured for enhancement by the ongoing addition of structured sentiment data, the structured sentiment data commenting on the scored service and having a polarity classification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: HYPERGRID, INC.
    Inventors: Jason Peter Monden, Daniel David Karmazyn, Perron Richard Sutton, Yi Zhou
  • Patent number: 10561901
    Abstract: Provided is a method of evaluating stability of a golf swing. The method comprises calculating a force indicator that represents a force that acts on a body of a golfer during the golf swing and evaluating stability of the golf swing according to a magnitude of the force indicator. In the calculating, the force indicator may be calculated during the golf swing made with a specific golf club, and in the evaluating, the stability of the golf swing may be evaluated as a characteristic of the specific golf club, in accordance with the magnitude of the force indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventors: Wataru Kimizuka, Masahide Onuki, Hiroshi Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 10565512
    Abstract: An associated event group preparation unit calculates a degree of association between the events on the basis of an event matrix, and prepares an associated event group for each event. A cause-and-effect relationship model establishment unit establishes a probabilistic cause-and-effect relationship model by a Bayesian network on the basis of the event matrix, for each associated event group. An improvement candidate pattern receiving unit receives a setting of an improvement candidate pattern in which a condition of an event to be set as an improvement candidate is determined by attributes of the base point event and the associated event and a conditional probability between the base point event and the associated event. A pattern analysis unit extracts a probabilistic cause-and-effect relationship model conforming to any one of the set improvement candidate patterns, from the established probabilistic cause-and-effect relationship models for each event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yuuji Miyata, Yuichi Sakuraba
  • Patent number: 10503253
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and/or methods to determine finger and/or hand position. For example, sensors on a wrist of a user may provide sensor signals. A filter may generate filtered sensor signals from the sensor signals, wherein each filtered sensor signal may include a modified signal component. A sorter may sort each filtered sensor signal in a composite pattern based on each modified signal component. A classifier may determine finger and/or hand position based on the composite pattern. In one example, a function of a computing platform may be controlled based on the finger and/or hand position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Marcio Juliato
  • Patent number: 10449445
    Abstract: An electronic game feedback system includes a display device, a sensor system, and a feedback device. The display device is configured to provide a display of a virtual environment associated with an electronic game to a user. The display device at least partially obstructs the view of the user of a physical environment surrounding the user. The sensor system is configured to acquire object data regarding an object located within the physical environment. The feedback device is configured to provide feedback to the user based on the object data and indicative of a location of the object relative to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Ehren J. Brav, Alistair K. Chan, William David Duncan, Michael Allan Schneider
  • Patent number: 10449458
    Abstract: The systems and techniques described herein generate a skill rating of a participant with respect to a new title. The system is configured to generate a generic skill rating algorithm based on an aggregate of parameters and parameter weights that already exist in established skill rating algorithms of other titles of a particular game category. Once the generic skill rating algorithm is generated, the system is configured to aggregate, organize, and plug participant performance data into the generic skill rating algorithm so that a representative skill rating for the participant can be calculated. The representative skill rating is provided to the new title thereby enabling the new title to effectively match participants in a multiplayer session of the new title such that a fair and a competitive gaming experience is realized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Wisgary Torres, Keith Kline, Daniel Av, Jefferson Ng
  • Patent number: 10453310
    Abstract: A gaming system for providing a tournament skill-based game to players is described herein. The gaming system includes a plurality of gaming machines including a host gaming machine and a plurality of node gaming machines. Each of the plurality of gaming machines is configured to provide a skill-based game to a player. The host gaming machine is configured to transmit a data file to each participating node gaming machine indicating the selected musical soundtrack, the associated number of skill events, and the associated sequential display pattern. The host gaming machine is configured to transmit an initiation signal to each participating node gaming machine causing each participating node gaming machine to initiate the tournament skill game in coordination with the host gaming machine. Each participating gaming machine simultaneously conducts a round of the tournament skill game including displaying the skill events in the sequential display pattern with the selected musical soundtrack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: KONAMI GAMING, INC.
    Inventors: Tomoaki Hirai, Toru Omoto, Shoki Kogure
  • Patent number: 10420511
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to systems and methods for acquisition of biosignals with motion sensor-based artifact compensation. One example embodiment is a system for acquisition of biosignals from a subject. The system includes at least one biosensor worn over a first location of a body part of the subject configured for biosignal measurement and providing a measured biosignal. The system also includes a plurality of inertial motion sensors worn over a plurality of locations of the body part of the subject. Each of the inertial motion sensors is configured for providing a motion vector signal. The system further includes a biosignal adaptation unit configured for receiving and adapting the measured biosignal. In addition, the system includes a motion estimation unit. Further, the system includes a digital filter unit. At least one of the plurality of inertial motion sensors is mechanically connected to the at least one biosensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: IMEC VZW
    Inventor: Tom Torfs
  • Patent number: 10416740
    Abstract: In some examples, a method includes detecting, based at least in part on sampling a first set (122) of a plurality of sensors of a computing device (110) at a first rate, an indication that the user has initiated a fitness activity (112B), wherein the computing device (110) stores pre-defined identifiers of non-fitness and fitness activities in a set of pre-defined indications of activities; responsive to detecting the indication that the user has initiated the fitness activity, sampling, at a second rate that is greater than the first rate, a second set (120) of the plurality of sensors to determine a probability that the user is engaged in the fitness activity (112B); and responsive to determining that the probability satisfies a threshold, collecting, sensor data for the fitness activity using a particular set of the plurality of sensors that corresponds to a pre-defined identifier for the fitness activity (112B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Satinder Pal Singh, Gustavo Mendes Estephanio de Moura, Ke Xiao
  • Patent number: 10416617
    Abstract: Disclosed is an injection molding system including: a state observation section observing, when injection molding is performed, physical-amounts relating to the injection molding that is being performed; a physical-amount data storage section storing the physical-amount data; a reward-conditions setting section setting reward conditions for machine learning; a reward calculation section calculating a reward based on the physical-amount data and the reward conditions; an operating-conditions adjustment learning section performing machine learning of adjusting operating conditions based on the reward calculated by the reward calculation section, the operating conditions, and the physical-amount data; a learning-result storage section storing a learning result of the machine learning by the operating-conditions adjustment learning section; and an operating-conditions adjustment-amount output section determining and outputting an operating condition to be adjusted and an adjustment amount based on the machine lea
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventors: Wataru Shiraishi, Kazuhiro Yamamoto
  • 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
    Inventors: Jiali Fu, Maosheng Huang, Huimin Zhang, Mingjie Dong