Contest Or Contestant Analysis, Management, Or Monitoring (e.g., Statistical Analysis, Handicapping, Scoring) Patents (Class 700/91)
  • 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
  • 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
    Assignee: UNIVERSAL ATHLETIC TESTING, LLC
    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
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA LLC
    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
    Assignee: DNANUDGE LIMITED
    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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Wataru Kimizuka, Masahide Onuki, Hiroshi Hasegawa
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wataru Shiraishi, Kazuhiro Yamamoto
  • 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: 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