Contest Or Contestant Analysis, Management, Or Monitoring (e.g., Statistical Analysis, Handicapping, Scoring) Patents (Class 700/91)
  • Patent number: 11426099
    Abstract: A system has a sensor that senses baseline sensor data corresponding to one or more baseline movements of a user and senses dynamic sensor data corresponding to one or more dynamic movements of the user. The dynamic sensor data is captured after the baseline sensor data. Furthermore, the system has an image capture device integrated within a mobile computing device. The image capture device captures baseline image capture data corresponding to the one or more baseline movements of the user and captures dynamic image capture data corresponding to the one or more dynamic movements of the user. The dynamic image capture data is captured after the baseline image capture data. Additionally, the mobile computing device is in operable communication with the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Ready 2 Perform Technology LLC
    Inventor: Andrew Barr
  • Patent number: 11397411
    Abstract: An electronic timepiece includes a timer that clocks a current time, a receiver that receives radio waves, a switch that receives an operation from a user, and a processor. The processor acquires, in accordance with the operation received by the switch, a determination result indicating whether the radio waves are receivable by the receiver, and selects and executes one of a first processing and at least one second processing that differs from the first processing. The first processing is processing to correct the current time clocked by the timer on the basis of the radio waves received by the receiver. The processor does not select the first processing when the determination results indicate that the radio waves are not receivable by the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hirofumi Nagareda
  • Patent number: 11393295
    Abstract: A system for wagering on sub-outcomes of a live sporting event through a fantasy sports network, in which the wagers displayed for the user are related to the makeup of the user's fantasy roster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: AdrenalineIP
    Inventors: Casey Alexander Huke, John Cronin, Joseph W. Beyers, Michael D'Andrea
  • Patent number: 11379725
    Abstract: Using a simple cue to reduce a number of sequential frames included in a video that needs to be analyzed by an artificial neural network to predict information corresponding to a projectile depicted within the video is provided. A timing of the simple cue associated with the video is detected. The number of sequential frames within the video is reduced down to only those frames that are within a specified range of the simple cue. The artificial neural network is used to analyze the reduced number of sequential frames. The information corresponding to the projectile is predicted based on analyzing the reduced number of sequential frames using the artificial neural network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron K. Baughman, Stephen C. Hammer, Micah Forster, John C. Newell
  • Patent number: 11354976
    Abstract: Data analytics for a daily fantasy sports game having a salary cap is performed. From an online prediction-based game having a game period, sets of predictions are continuously collected from a multitude of online players prior to start of the daily fantasy sports game. The sets include numerical predictions of performances of a plurality of different athletes at different positions in different performance categories in at least one sporting event. The predictions are locked at a predetermined time prior to the start of the game period. Statistics of the predictions that have been collected from the online players are visually displayed to the online players after the locking but before the start of the game period. The visually displayed statistics include statistical modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Inventor: David C. Murcin
  • Patent number: 11344814
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems presented herein may identify users to play a multiplayer video game together using a mapping system and machine learning algorithms to create sets of matchmaking plans for the multiplayer video game that increases player or user retention. Embodiments of systems presented herein can determine the predicted churn rate, or conversely retention rate, of a user waiting to play a video game if the user is matched with one or more additional users in a multiplayer instance of the video game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Electronic Arts Inc.
    Inventors: Su Xue, Kazi Atif-Uz Zaman, Navid Aghdaie, John Kolen, Zhengxing Chen
  • Patent number: 11328807
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system comprising a treatment apparatus, a patient interface, and a processing device is disclosed. The processing device is configured to receive treatment data pertaining to the user during the telemedicine session, wherein the treatment data comprises one or more characteristics of the user; determine, via one or more trained machine learning models, at least one respective measure of benefit one or more exercise regimens provide the user, wherein the determining the respective measure of benefit is based on the treatment data; determine, via the one or more trained machine learning models, one or more probabilities of the user complying with the one or more exercise regimens; and transmit the treatment plan to a computing device, wherein the treatment plan is generated based on the one or more probabilities and the respective measure of benefit the one or more exercise regimens provide the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: ROM Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Mason, Daniel Posnack, Peter Arn, Wendy Para, S. Adam Hacking, Micheal Mueller, Joseph Guaneri, Jonathan Greene
  • Patent number: 11328534
    Abstract: A method for monitoring a person performing a physical exercise based on a sequence of image frames showing an exercise activity of the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: KAIA HEALTH SOFTWARE GMBH
    Inventors: Konstantin Mehl, Maximilian Strobel
  • Patent number: 11302214
    Abstract: Raw motion data generated by sensors affixed to a user performing exercises or poses in response to perceiving content annotated with a motion track and presented to the user, the motion track generated using a posture dictionary is collected. The exercises or poses are determined from the raw motion data using the posture dictionary. Motion data indicating the exercises or poses within the raw motion data is generated using the raw motion data. The user is graded in performing the exercises or poses by comparing the motion data with the motion track. The content is presented to the user based on the grading of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Asensei, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Webster, Ross Arnott, William Burgar
  • Patent number: 11298605
    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: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: ADRENALINEIP
    Inventor: Casey Alexander Huke
  • Patent number: 11278765
    Abstract: Training at the proper level of effort is important for athletes whose objective is to achieve the best results in the least time. In running, for example, pace is often monitored. However, pace alone does not reveal specific issues with regard to running form, efficiency, or technique, much less inform how training should be modified to improve performance or fitness. A sensing system and wearable sensor platform described herein provide real-time feedback to a user/wearer of his power expenditure during an activity. In one example, the system includes an inertial measurement unit (IMU) for acquiring multi-axis motion data at a first sampling rate, and an orientation sensor to acquire orientation data at a second sampling rate that is varied based on the multi-axis motion data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Stryd, Inc.
    Inventors: Wyatt Mohrman, Kun Li, Gus Pernetz, James Williamson, Li Shang, Robert P. Dick
  • Patent number: 11282298
    Abstract: A method for monitoring a person performing a physical exercise based on a sequence of image frames showing the person's exercise activity is described. The method comprises the steps of extracting, based on the sequence of image frames, for each image frame a set of body key points using a neural network, the set of body key points being indicative of the person's posture in the image frame, and deriving, based on a subset of the body key points in each image frame, at least one characteristic parameter indicating the progression of the person's movement. The method further comprises detecting a start loop condition by evaluating the time progression of at least one of the characteristic parameters, said start loop condition indicating a transition from a start posture of the person to the person's movement when performing the physical exercise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: KAIA HEALTH SOFTWARE GMBH
    Inventors: Konstantin Mehl, Maximilian Strobel
  • Patent number: 11246292
    Abstract: A computerized system for a dynamic portable virtual boundary comprising: a server in communication with a tracking assembly having a server computer readable medium; a portable computer device in communication with the server having a display; a set of server computer readable instructions configured for receiving a boundary information from the portable computer device representing a physical boundary relative to a physical area, receiving a physical location from the tracking assembly, creating an action request according to the physical location and the boundary information, and transmitting the action request to the tracking assembly, and a set of tracking assembly computer readable instructions configured for determining the physical location of the tracking assembly relative to the boundary information, transmitting the physical location to the server, receiving the action request from the server and actuating a behavior action according to the action request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Infinity Collar LLC
    Inventors: Austin D. Devaney, II, Silas Theodore Adams
  • Patent number: 11224803
    Abstract: Prominent display of a targeted game in search results from a search within an online gaming platform. In some implementations, a server receives a search query from a device. The search query is executed against a data store of available games to obtain search results indicating a set of games. Based on one or more characteristics of the set of games, it is determined whether the search query is directed to a narrow search for a particular game in the set of games. In response to determining such a narrow search, the particular game is designated with a highlight indication, and the search results and highlight indication are transmitted to the device, causing display of a user interface that includes at least a portion of the search results. The highlight indication causes the device to display an identifier of the particular game as highlighted relative to other search results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Roblox Corporation
    Inventors: Aswath Manoharan, Eric Holmdahl, Jianan Duan, Nikolaus Sonntag, I-Wu Lu
  • Patent number: 11227340
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus includes a base, an operating unit that is movable relative to the base, and a motor that is coupled to the operating unit. The exercise apparatus also includes a sensor that is operable to detect engagement of a user with the operating unit, and a controller that is in communication with the operating unit and the sensor. The controller con generate validated exercise use data in response to the sensor detecting engagement of the user with the operating unit and movement of the operating unit relative to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: JOHNSON HEALTH TECH CO., LTD
    Inventor: Nathan Pyles
  • Patent number: 11217026
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus and methods for limiting information on an augmented reality (AR) display based on various speeds of an AR device are presented. Often information forms a distraction when the wearer is driving, running or even walking. Therefore, the described systems, devices and methods aim to limit information displayed on an AR display based on three or more levels movement (e.g., stationary, walking, driving) such that the wearer is less distracted when higher levels of concentration are needed for real world activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Jack Mandala
  • Patent number: 11212353
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for dynamically adjusting notification frequency for a sporting event. During a sporting event, information related to the sporting event is received. A first level of interest of a user in the sporting event is determined. A performance metric of a competitor in the sporting event is determined. A second level of interest of the user in receiving notifications relating to the sporting event is generated as a function of the first level of interest and the performance metric. In response to determining that the second level of interest exceeds a notification frequency threshold, a notification is presented for the user that includes the information related to the sporting event when the information is received during the sporting event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Wei Dai, Sameer Jadhav, Sreevani Komerisheety, Brandon Conley
  • Patent number: 11210834
    Abstract: An article of clothing facilitating capture of motions is described. The clothing has an inner side. A plurality of sensor modules are respectively attached to designated locations on the inner side, where the sensor modules and batteries if not enclosed in the sensor modules are coupled by a plurality of conductive threads embedded in materials of the clothing. These sensor modules are responsible for capturing respective motions corresponding designated body parts when the clothing is worn by a wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Turingsense Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph I. Chamdani, Wade Lagrone, Pietro Garofalo, Gabriele Ligorio, Michele Raggi, Josh Sole
  • Patent number: 11191998
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the invention, there is provided a method for measuring ball spin, the method comprising the steps of: detecting information on a mark appearing in a region corresponding to a ball hit by a user in each of a plurality of images in which the ball is photographed; determining whether it is possible to directly calculate physical quantities related to spin of the ball on the basis of the information on the mark; and when it is determined that it is not possible to directly calculate the physical quantities related to spin of the ball on the basis of the information on the mark, estimating the physical quantities related to spin of the ball on the basis of physical quantities related to at least one of a speed and an angle of the ball or a club hitting the ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: CREATZ., INC.
    Inventors: Yong Ho Suk, Jey Ho Suk
  • Patent number: 11183025
    Abstract: A method and a system for hosting a club-competition web board game contest are provided wherein, in connection with a web board game such as go-stop, poker, or mahjong, a company becomes a game club owner, users become players affiliated to game clubs, and players affiliated to different game clubs can enjoy game contests in league and tournament types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Inventors: Beoung Cheon Kim, Bae Rim Kim
  • Patent number: 11173362
    Abstract: Provided is an analysis apparatus including an acquisition unit that acquires vibration data showing a vibration generated in a first object by having a second object come into contact with a first position on the first object, a first analysis processing unit that specifies the first position by comparing a vibration characteristic shown by the vibration data, and a vibration characteristic defined for each position where the second object may come into contact with the first object, and a second analysis processing unit that estimates a velocity after the contact of the second object based on a velocity of the first object and the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideyuki Matsunaga, Kosei Yamashita
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
    Assignee: SEISMIC HOLDINGS, INC.
    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
    Assignee: FINISH TIME HOLDINGS, LLC
    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: 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
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eiji Miyasaka, Osamu Yamada
  • 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
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Wataru Kimizuka, Masahide Onuki
  • 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