Pedometer Patents (Class 702/160)
  • Patent number: 10835778
    Abstract: Display and output are performed in such a manner as to allow complex body motions to be comprehended instantaneously. There are provided: a plurality of body motion sensors 40 which are worn on a wearer's 1 parts subject to cyclic motions and which are capable of measuring three-dimensional displacements and accelerations at the respective parts; a memory 114 which records detection results as body motion data; a cycle extraction unit 170c which extracts a cyclic motion of each of the body motion sensors 40 on the basis of accumulated body motion data; an analysis unit 170d which analyzes the characteristic of a change in angular velocity in the extracted cyclic motion; and displays 100a, 100b that display or output the characteristic analyzed by the analysis unit 170d in association with the rotation angle of the cyclic motion extracted by the cycle extraction unit 170c.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: LEOMO, Inc.
    Inventors: Kunihiko Kaji, Satoru Taniyama, Shinichi Fukuma
  • Patent number: 10793423
    Abstract: This invention relates to apparatus and systems for providing home and building security and condition monitoring. More particularly, the invention relates to a plurality of devices, including intelligent, multi-sensing, network-connected devices, that communicate dynamically with each other and a remote server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Hartford Fire Insurance Company
    Inventors: William Joseph Carroll, Bradley Dean Molinsky, Michael J. Dunst, Thomas Andrew Tipton, Joseph S. Battaglini
  • Patent number: 10786206
    Abstract: Methods, systems, apparatuses, and/or devices for alerting a user of a change in a medical condition. The methods, systems, apparatuses, and/or devices may include a first sensor configured to measure a first physiological characteristic of a user to obtain a first set of physiological data for a physiological condition. The methods, systems, apparatuses, and/or devices may include a processing device configured to: receive a second set of physiological data for the physiological condition; determine a unique physiological characteristic of the user based on the second set of physiological data; determine a unique baseline for the unique physiological characteristic of the user based on the second set of physiological data; determine a relative physiological measurement for the physiological condition based on the first set of physiological data; and provide an alert to the user or a third party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Tula Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Devin Warner Miller, David Rich Miller, Jeffrey Michael Lee
  • Patent number: 10772558
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a new integrated, holistic approach to empower older adults to enhance their quality of life and independence through a personalized lifestyle and nutrition program. This is achieved by measuring the physical status of the adults with respect to strength and endurance. In addition, their nutritional status is assessed. Based on those assessments recommendations are provided with respect to particular exercise programs and nutrients that support the functions bones, muscles and cartilage. These methods can be implemented as a software program and executed on computer systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Denis Breuille, Elizabeth Offord Cavin, Daniel Ryan Moore, Richard Gannon, Marie Noelle Horcajada, Aline Boisset Michaud, Michaela Hoehne
  • Patent number: 10729324
    Abstract: A wearable device may take a set of health inputs from embedded body sensors for the duration of an activity performed by a user of the wearable device. Based on these inputs, the wearable device can calculate a health parameter (e.g., calories burned during the activity). The wearable device can also track its location during the activity, and provide this location to a geolocation data network. The geolocation data network may provide geolocation data (e.g., weather/environmental/terrain data) pertaining to the wearable device's location. The wearable device can then modify its measurements and/or calculated health parameters based on the geolocation data (e.g. Increasing calories burned during a run due to high heat and uphill terrain in the location of the run).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Jozef Hubertus Gelissen, John Cronin, Lili-Marjan Brockhuis, Christopher Michael Huffines
  • Patent number: 10699594
    Abstract: Improved techniques and systems are disclosed for determining the components of resistance experienced by a wearer of a wearable device engaged in an activity such as bicycling or running. By monitoring data using the wearable device, improved estimates can be derived for various factors contributing to the resistance experienced by the user in the course of the activity. Using these improved estimates, data sampling rates may be reduced for some or all of the monitored data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Craig H. Mermel, Alexander Singh Alvarado, Daniel M. Trietsch, Hung A. Pham, Karthik Jayaraman Raghuram, Richard Channing Moore, III
  • Patent number: 10650699
    Abstract: Improved techniques and systems are disclosed for determining the components of resistance experienced by a wearer of a wearable device engaged in an activity such as bicycling or running. By monitoring data using the wearable device, improved estimates can be derived for various factors contributing to the resistance experienced by the user in the course of the activity. Using these improved estimates, data sampling rates may be reduced for some or all of the monitored data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Craig H. Mermel, Alexander Singh Alvarado, Daniel M. Trietsch, Hung A. Pham, Karthik Jayaraman Raghuram, Richard Channing Moore, III
  • Patent number: 10627229
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a motion sensor for detecting movement of the electronic device and a pressure sensor for detecting changes in elevation of the electronic device. Applications that run on the electronic device such as health and fitness applications may use motion sensor and pressure sensor data to track a user's physical activity. For example, processing circuitry in the electronic device may use the motion sensor to track a user's steps and the pressure sensor to track changes in the user's elevation. The processing circuitry may determine whether the user is climbing stairs based on the user's step rate and the user's changes in elevation. When the processing circuitry determines that the user is climbing stairs, the processing circuitry may use the pressure sensor and motion sensor to track and store the number of flights of stairs climbed by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen P. Jackson, Hung A. Pham, Anh N. Phan, Shameek P. Ganguly
  • Patent number: 10624411
    Abstract: A wearable article, a system, and methods include a structural material configured to enable the wearable article to the worn on a body, a piezoelectric generator, positioned with respect to the structural material in a configuration to be flexed to output a voltage, a data translator, coupled to the piezoelectric generator, configured to output electronic data based on the voltage, and an electronic data storage, coupled to the data translator, configured to store the electronic data from the data translator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith A. Folske, Vikram Malhotra, Holli Pheil, Summer L. Schneider
  • Patent number: 10534798
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with updating data aggregation configurations and controlling data aggregation are described. Illustratively, a hierarchy of nodes is generated and displayed in a graphical representation of an energy supply network. The nodes store energy consumption data, and are selectable to identify where aggregations of the energy consumption data are to be performed. A settlement point is created to define an aggregation of the energy consumption data based on at least data from a plurality of the nodes identified from the hierarchy. The created settlement includes one or more characteristics selected from the database, and an algorithm defining the aggregation to be performed. The aggregation of the energy consumption data according to the settlement point is executed and controlled, and an electronic report including the aggregated energy consumption data is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Brian Michel
  • Patent number: 10527425
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing location and guidance, and more particularly for providing location and guidance in environments where global position systems (GPS) are unavailable or unreliable (GPS denied and/or degraded environments) utilizing inertial measurement units IMUs to provide such location and guidance. A series of low-accuracy or low-resolution IMUs, in combination, are utilized to provide high-accuracy or high-resolution location and guidance results along with an electronics-control system for handing off control of the measurement and guidance of a body in flight between groups or subgroups of IMUs to alternate between high dynamic range/lower resolution and lower dynamic range/higher resolution measurement and guidance as the environment dictates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Orbital Research Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Jankowski, Edward J. Rapp
  • Patent number: 10527427
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing location and guidance, and more particularly for providing location and guidance in environments where global position systems (GPS) are unavailable or unreliable (GPS denied and/or degraded environments), utilizing inertial measurement units (IMUs) to provide such location and guidance. A series of low-accuracy or low-resolution IMUs, in combination, are utilized to provide high-accuracy or high-resolution location and guidance results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Orbital Research Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Jankowski, Edward J. Rapp
  • Patent number: 10503887
    Abstract: A wearable device includes one or more biometric sensors, each of the one or more biometric sensors gathering biological data from a wearer of the wearable device, the wearable device further having a computer processor for receiving the biological data from the one or more biometric sensors and generating biometric information based on the biological data and according one or more biometrical algorithms, the biometric information including validation information to validate the wearer as a source of the biological data gathered by each of the one or more sensors, the biometric information further including sleep information to provide a sleep profile of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: SLEEP DATA SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Dominic Munafo, David French, Bretton Hevener, William Hevener, Thinh Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10492735
    Abstract: Various embodiments described herein relate to an intelligent warning system in a communication service. One embodiment of the present invention analyzes a user's biometric signals and image data of one of the user's in a communication session to determine a distress level. In addition, location data indicating the user's velocity and direction can be used to determine a distress level. If the biometric signals or the image data indicate a distress level that meets or exceeds a threshold level, a notification is automatically sent to a remote user. This can allow a remote user to render assistance to a user in distress, even when the user is unable to communicate one or more conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Rupreet Singh Gujral, Varun Kumar Palavalasa, Noor Mahdi
  • Patent number: 10441197
    Abstract: Device and method for classifying the activity and/or counting steps of a user. A method for classifying the activity of a user can comprise measuring accelerometer data for a plurality of axes; identifying a most active one of the plurality of axes based on the accelerometer data; and classifying the activity of the user based on a signal amplitude of the accelerometer data for the most active axis and one or more threshold values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Khine Cho Cho Thein, Kittipong Kasamsook, Aye Aung
  • Patent number: 10422809
    Abstract: A wristwatch includes a storing unit that stores relational data for predetermined user classifications, such as gender and body height, indicating a relationship between a traveling pitch, which is the number of steps taken by a user per predetermined amount of time, and a traveling speed which is a running speed or a walking speed. A correcting unit corrects the stored relational data based on a set of a measured traveling pitch and a measured traveling speed. A speed calculating unit calculates a traveling speed of the user from a measured traveling pitch of the user based on the stored relational data that correspond to a user classification input by the user and that has been corrected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignees: SEIKO INSTRUMENTS INC., ASICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Takakura, Hiroshi Shimizu, Tomohiro Ihashi, Keisuke Tsubata, Takehiro Tagawa, Ryota Shinayama
  • Patent number: 10408627
    Abstract: To improve indoor positioning accuracy, an inertial device includes a traveling direction estimator configured to estimate a traveling direction and movement velocity, based on an output of a sensor, a position estimator configured to generate an estimated position of the inertial device by use of an inertial navigation system, based on the traveling direction and the movement velocity estimated by the traveling direction estimator, an absolute position information acquirer configured to acquire absolute position information which is provided externally, a position corrector configured to correct the estimated position based on the absolute position information and generate a corrected position, upon acquiring the absolute position information, and a traveling direction corrector configured to correct the traveling direction based on a gap between a direction from a predetermined position to the estimated position and a direction from the predetermined position to the corrected position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yusuke Matsushita
  • Patent number: 10395233
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a mobile terminal having a lateral display unit and a control method thereof. A mobile terminal according to the present disclosure may include a body having a front surface, a lateral surface and a rear surface; a display unit having a first region disposed on the front surface and a second region extended from the first region and disposed on the lateral surface; and a controller configured to display payment related information in the second region based on signals transmitted to and received from an external payment server while the first region is in an inactive state, and execute payment while the first region is in an inactive state based on the signals transmitted to and received from the payment server and the payment related information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Mose Jueng, Jungeun Shin, Jeonghyun Choi
  • Patent number: 10374648
    Abstract: A wearable device worn on a body of a user is provided. The wearable device includes a sensing unit configured to sense state information of the user, a touch input unit configured to receive a touch input from the user, a controller configured to select at least one of a plurality of strings based on the state information when the touch input is received, a display configured to display the selected at least one string, and a communicator configured to transmit a message including the at least one string to a receiver device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji-hyun Kim, Han-joo Chae, Hyun-soo Nah, Jong-hyun Ryu
  • Patent number: 10362977
    Abstract: There is provided herein a motion-based evaluation of reaction time that utilizes motion detection hardware of a mobile device to determine auditory and visual stimulated reaction time. In an embodiment, the subject holds a mobile computing device equipped with built-in triaxis accelerometer and gyroscope with both hands at arms length away from the face. A visual or auditory stimulus is then presented on screen via a software application that also records the response time for the individual to initiate a movement of the device. A simple reaction time test could include the movement of the device in any direction that exceeded a threshold of movement beyond what would be expected from static holding. An embodiment of a choice reaction time test would provide for specific directional movements as it related to an instructed stimulus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: SWAY OPERATIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Chase Curtiss
  • Patent number: 10353489
    Abstract: A foot input device worn on a foot of a user and configured to output an operation signal used by an external apparatus includes an operation section configured to detect a state of a sole of the foot of the user and output the operation signal corresponding to the detected state of the sole of the foot. The operation section detects, as the state of the sole of the foot, a load received from the sole of the foot of the user and outputs the operation signal corresponding to the detected load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Hiroi, Masahide Takano
  • Patent number: 10339782
    Abstract: A method includes receiving location data of a monitoring device when carried by a user and receiving motion data of the monitoring device. The motion data is associated with a time of occurrence and the location data. The method includes processing the received motion data to identify a group of the motion data having a substantially common characteristic and processing the location data for the group of the motion data. The group of motion data by way of processing the location data provides an activity identifier. The motion data includes metric data that identifies characteristics of the motion data. The method includes transferring the activity identifier and the characteristics of the motion data to a screen of a device for display. The activity identifier being a graphical user interface that receives an input for rendering more or less of the characteristics of the motion data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Shelten Gee Jao Yuen, James Park, Hans Christiansen Lee
  • Patent number: 10327674
    Abstract: Biometric monitoring devices, including various technologies that may be implemented in such devices, are discussed herein. Additionally, techniques for utilizing gyroscopes in biometric monitoring devices are provided. Such techniques may, in some implementations, involve obtaining swimming metrics regarding stroke cycle count, lap count, and stroke type. Such techniques may also, in some implementations, involve obtaining performance metrics for bicycling activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Jung Ook Hong, Shelten Gee Jao Yuen, Andrew Larsen Axley
  • Patent number: 10314547
    Abstract: A technology for a wearable medical device for monitoring medical parameters. Medical measurement data can be received at the wearable medical device from a medical measurement sensor attached to the wearable medical device or a medical measurement sensor in communication with the wearable medical device. A calibration coefficient can be determined for calibrating the wearable medical device based on the medical measurement data. The wearable medical device can be calibrated based on the calibration coefficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Halo Wearables LLC
    Inventors: Devin Warner Miller, David Rich Miller, Jeffrey Michael Lee
  • Patent number: 10281484
    Abstract: This disclosure provides devices, computer programs and methods for determining a motion direction. In one aspect, a mobile device includes one or more sensors configured to measure acceleration data in each of one or more directions. The mobile device also includes one or more processors and a memory storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, implement a motion direction estimation module. The motion direction estimation module is configured to identify a use case for the mobile device based at least in part on the acceleration data. The motion direction estimation module also is configured to select a set of one or more parameters based on the identified use case. The motion direction estimation module is further configured to calculate an estimated motion direction of the mobile device based on the acceleration data and the respective set of parameters corresponding to the identified use case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Payam Pakzad, Victor Kulik
  • Patent number: 10244985
    Abstract: A wearable diagnostic device worn on a user's body that can provide various types of health-related information to the user is described. The wearable diagnostic device can provide real-time, non-invasive, accurate, and continuous data regarding a user's heart rate, hemoglobin level, body temperature, oxygen level, glucose level, and blood pressure. In some implementations, the wearable diagnostic device may also provide electrocardiogram (EKG) data or detection of Parkinson's symptoms, such as the involuntary movement of a user's hand. A user may configure the wearable diagnostic device to provide information on one, multiple, or all of the health-related information noted above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventor: Saleem Sayani
  • Patent number: 10244358
    Abstract: Mostly, motion signals are inaccurate, especially if the mobile device is not a proprietary device, and one has to reckon that the bearer wears the mobile device somewhere else than where it is supposed to be worn in order to coincide with the laboratory conditions. However, the information conveyed by the motion signals is sufficient in order to discriminate and detect between different typical wearing/carrying conditions, and accordingly position tracking based on such motion signals may be rendered far more efficiently by, first of all, using the motion signals gained from the one or more motion sensors so as to attribute them to one of a plurality of analysis parameter sets so as to obtain a selected analysis parameter set and, second, analyzing the motion signals using the selected analysis parameter set so as to obtain a signal indicating a locomotion of the bearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Fraunhofer Portugal Research
    Inventors: Dirk Elias, Vânia Guimarães, Bruno Aguiar, Lourenço Castro, David Ribeiro, Manuel Monteiro, Tiago Rocha, Carlos Ferreira, Susana Carneiro, André Costa Lima, Joana Silva, Renato Oliveira
  • Patent number: 10223515
    Abstract: A wearable device includes one or more biometric sensors, each of the one or more biometric sensors gathering biological data from a wearer of the wearable device, the wearable device further having a computer processor for receiving the biological data from the one or more biometric sensors and generating biometric information based on the biological data and according one or more biometrical algorithms, the biometric information including validation information to validate the wearer as a source of the biological data gathered by each of the one or more sensors, the biometric information further including sleep information to provide a sleep profile of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Sleep Data Services, LLC
    Inventors: Dominic Munafo, David French, Bretton Hevener, William Hevener, Thinh Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10215587
    Abstract: A method for detecting a human's steps and estimating the horizontal translation direction and scaling of the resulting motion relative to an inertial sensor is described. When a pedestrian takes a sequence of steps the displacement can be decomposed into a sequence of rotations and translations over each step. A translation is the change in the location of pedestrian's center of mass and a rotation is the change along z-axis of the pedestrian's orientation. A translation can be described by a vector and a rotation by an angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: TRX SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Kamiar Kordari, Benjamin Funk, Jared Napora, Ruchika Verma, Carole Teolis, Travis Young
  • Patent number: 10216903
    Abstract: A system that implements a medical adherence tracker framework receives a workflow definition, the workflow definition comprising one or more tasks. The system persists the workflow definition, and the persisting includes serializing the workflow definition. The system synchronizes the workflow definition to one or more user devices, including transmitting the serialized workflow definition to the user devices. The workflow definition includes nested objects, and the system serializes the workflow definition and nested objects separately and links the serialized objects using an object identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jayant Thomas, Victor Matskiv, Zhaogang Qian, Vallabha Jagdish
  • Patent number: 10182766
    Abstract: A system for guiding and evaluating physical positioning, orientation and motion of the human body, comprising: a cloud computing-based subsystem including an artificial neural network and spatial position analyzer said cloud computing-based subsystem adapted for data storage, management and analysis; at least one motion sensing device wearable on the human body, said at least one motion sensing device adapted to detect changes in at least one of spatial position, orientation, and rate of motion; a mobile subsystem running an application program (app) that controls said at least one motion sensing device, said mobile subsystem adapted to capture activity data quantifying said changes in at least one of spatial position, orientation, and rate of motion, said mobile subsystem further adapted to transfer said activity data to said cloud computing-based subsystem, wherein said cloud computing-based subsystem processes, stores, and analyzes said activity data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: University of Central Oklahoma
    Inventors: Jicheng Fu, Maurice Haff
  • Patent number: 10167173
    Abstract: The program directs a computer processor to implement a program that prioritizes a direction of movement of a directional pedestrian mover (DPM) based on predicted pedestrian traffic flow. The program obtains a first predicted pedestrian traffic flow relative to the direction of movement of the DPM, and a second predicted pedestrian traffic flow in a different direction relative to the first predicted pedestrian traffic flow. The program determines that the second predicted pedestrian traffic flow exceeds the first predicted pedestrian traffic flow, and changes the direction of movement of the DPM to accommodate the second predicted pedestrian traffic flow. The program calculates a time for a majority of the first predicted pedestrian traffic flow, and a majority of the second predicted pedestrian traffic flow, to reach at least one access point of the DPM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kelly Abuelsaad, Tamer E. Abuelsaad, Gregory J. Boss
  • Patent number: 10126998
    Abstract: Methods, systems and devices are provided for motion-activated display of messages on an activity monitoring device. In one embodiment, method for presenting a message on an activity monitoring device is provided, including the following method operations: storing a plurality of messages to the device; detecting a stationary state of the device; detecting a movement of the device from the stationary state; in response to detecting the movement from the stationary state, selecting one of a plurality of messages, and displaying the selected message on the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Shelten Yuen, Timothy Roberts
  • Patent number: 10091143
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable medium are provided for providing dynamic rule-based messages. For example, a user device may identify physical activity information. Based at least in part on the activity information, the device may determine whether a physical activity goal has been reached. The device may determine whether to present a dynamic progress update message based at least in part on a time since a first activity message was presented and whether the physical activity goal has been reached. In some instances, when it is determined to present the dynamic progress update message, the device may access a data structure configured to maintain progress update information associated with respective time intervals. The device may then retrieve the dynamic progress update message that corresponds to a particular time interval from the data structure. The device may also present the message for the particular time interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Kriz Blahnik, Eric D. Schlakman, Siji Rachel Tom, Daniel S. Keen, Aaron P. Thompson, Jed R. Cohen, Tasha R. Klubock
  • Patent number: 10091622
    Abstract: Mostly, motion signals are inaccurate, especially if the mobile device is not a proprietary device, and one has to reckon that the bearer wears the mobile device somewhere else than where it is supposed to be worn in order to coincide with the laboratory conditions. However, the information conveyed by the motion signals is sufficient in order to discriminate and detect between different typical wearing/carrying conditions, and accordingly position tracking based on such motion signals may be rendered far more efficiently by, first of all, using the motion signals gained from the one or more motion sensors so as to attribute them to one of a plurality of analysis parameter sets so as to obtain a selected analysis parameter set and, second, analyzing the motion signals using the selected analysis parameter set so as to obtain a signal indicating a locomotion of the bearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Fraunhofer Portugal Research
    Inventors: Dirk Elias, Vânia Guimarães, Bruno Aguiar, Lourenço Castro, David Ribeiro, Manuel Monteiro, Tiago Rocha, Carlos Ferreira, Susana Carneiro, André Costa Lima, Joana Silva, Renato Oliveira
  • Patent number: 10088308
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a motion sensor for detecting movement of the electronic device and a pressure sensor for detecting changes in elevation of the electronic device. Applications that run on the electronic device such as health and fitness applications may use motion sensor and pressure sensor data to track a user's physical activity. For example, processing circuitry in the electronic device may use the motion sensor to track a user's steps and the pressure sensor to track changes in the user's elevation. The processing circuitry may determine whether the user is climbing stairs based on the user's step rate and the user's changes in elevation. When the processing circuitry determines that the user is climbing stairs, the processing circuitry may use the pressure sensor and motion sensor to track and store the number of flights of stairs climbed by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen P. Jackson, Hung A. Pham, Anh N. Phan, Shameek P. Ganguly
  • Patent number: 10037670
    Abstract: Systems and methods of a safety belt to be worn by individuals in the course of physical activities such as walking, running, biking, etc. Safety belts of the inventive subject matter include one or more sensors that are used to develop a kinematic status of the individual wearing the safety belt. Kinematic status information can be broadcast out wirelessly, and it can be used to determine whether to generate an alert. Some embodiments of the safety belt can detect the presence of a hazard in the vicinity of an individual wearing the safety belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Inventors: Michelle Jing Lin, Eric Xin Lin, Haitao Lin, Jiali Li
  • Patent number: 10024660
    Abstract: The method can determine physical properties of the ground stepped upon by a user wearing a footwear incorporating an accelerometer, and includes: receiving a raw signal from the accelerometer during at least one step being taken by the user on the ground; identifying, in the received raw signal, at least one characteristic signature; associating the at least one characteristic signature to physical properties of the ground; and generating a signal indicating the physical properties based on said association. The generated signal can further be used to advise a user of a risk of falling based on at least the physical properties of the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: UNIVERSITE DU QUEBEC A CHICOUTIMI
    Inventors: Martin Jean-Denis Otis, Bob-Antoine Jerry Ménélas
  • Patent number: 10018481
    Abstract: A system and method for reliably counting user steps. Various aspects may, for example, comprise processing a plurality of frequency bands of at least one sensor signal to accurately count user steps. A plurality of filtered sensor signals may be formed by filtering a sensor signal with a plurality of band-pass filters from which a dominant filtered sensor signal may be selected. The selected dominant filtered sensor signal may then be used to count user steps. Further, a frequency band of a sensor signal may be selected such that if it is determined the user is not engaged in a non-stepping activity, user steps may be counted using the content of the signal in the selected frequency band. Still further, user steps may be counted using an identified dominant harmonic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Worldwise, Inc.
    Inventors: Hemabh Shekhar, Dhruv Srivastava, Shang Hung Lin, Sankalita Saha
  • Patent number: 9983693
    Abstract: A method for driving user interface elements on a graphical display of a mobile device based upon spatial motion input applied to a sensor unit. Motion data, which is generated by one or more motion sensors on board the sensor unit and corresponds to the spatial motion input applied to the sensor unit, is received on a data processor of the mobile device. A filter is applied to the received motion data to minimize rapid fluctuations therein. Velocity values and position values are generated based on a discrete integration of the filtered motion data. A balance between acceleration and deceleration of the sensor unit is detected, based upon an evaluation of the velocity values from a beginning of the spatial motion input and velocity values during deceleration. A deceleration response is output to the graphical display to correspond to the detected balance between acceleration and deceleration of the sensor unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Adtile Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Nils Forsblom, Angelo Scandaliato
  • Patent number: 9978245
    Abstract: An ultrasonic pool occupant sensing device capable of using ultrasonic pulses to analyze the occupancy level of a swimming pool. An ultrasonic transducer sends and receives ultrasonic pulses. A front end electronics has a driver for controlling the transducer, a pre-amplifier, band-pass filter, and amplifier combination for filtering received signals. The digital processing unit contains a timer unit for generating pulses, an AD converter for digitizing received pulses, a signal processor for determining data about the return pulse, and an I/O unit for transmitting data to the central processing unit. The data may be an estimate of the number of people in the sensor range, or it may be data about the return pulse that can be analyzed by the central processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: SAFEPOOL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Tudhope, Emilio Sardini, Marco Simoncelli
  • Patent number: 9909900
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a pedometer includes an acceleration detecting circuit configured to detect acceleration from an output of an acceleration sensor and output an acceleration signal, a band-pass filter configured to remove, from the acceleration signal, a frequency component generated by arm swinging during walking and included in the acceleration signal, and a step counter configured to count a number of steps based on the acceleration signal outputted from the band-pass filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Kumiko Yamato, Kazunori Hashimoto, Akira Iguchi
  • Patent number: 9906845
    Abstract: A sensing device includes a barometric sensor, e.g., MEMS-based, and a processing unit coupled to the barometric sensor to receive therefrom a barometric signal. The processing unit is configured as a state machine having a plurality of states including an initial state and a final state with a set of transitions from the initial state to the final state. The transitions are triggered by the barometric signal reaching one or more triggering thresholds. The processing unit may include an expert system sensitive to state data and altitude data from the state machine for recognizing the final state being reached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics S.r.l.
    Inventor: EnricoRosario Alessi
  • Patent number: 9888868
    Abstract: A sensor system and method configured to take multiple channels of sensors, and based on context and user behavior reflected in the signals, identifies specified channels for sensing according to a sensing policy. The sensing policy is used to reduce the amount of data sampled, such that it is possible to reconstruct the values of the non sampled sensors efficiently. The sensing policy is influenced by user and system's behavior and can be assigned either offline or in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Majid Sarrafzadeh, Miodrag Potkonjak, Foad Dabiri, Hyduke Noshadi, Saro Meguerdichian
  • Patent number: 9808198
    Abstract: A biological information measuring device includes a case section having, in sectional view, a trapezoidal shape including an upper base and a lower base shorter than the upper base, a first leg substantially orthogonal to the upper base and the lower base, and a second leg that is the opposite side of the first leg, a display section disposed on the second leg side, a main circuit board housed in the case section, a flexible board configured to electrically connect the main circuit board and the display section, and a pulse-wave sensor section disposed on the first leg side and configured to detect a pulse wave signal of a user. The flexible board is disposed on the lower base side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Takahashi, Hideto Yamashita, Akira Inagaki, Hironori Hasei
  • Patent number: 9760703
    Abstract: A wearable device includes one or more biometric sensors, each of the one or more biometric sensors gathering biological data from a wearer of the wearable device, the wearable device further having a computer processor for receiving the biological data from the one or more biometric sensors and generating biometric information based on the biological data and according one or more biometrical algorithms, the biometric information including validation information to validate the wearer as a source of the biological data gathered by each of the one or more sensors, the biometric information further including sleep information to provide a sleep profile of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Sleep Data Services, LLC
    Inventors: Dominic Munafo, David French, Bretton Hevener, William Hevener, Thinh Nguyen
  • Patent number: 9723383
    Abstract: A device is provided. The device includes an accelerometer configured to measure an acceleration of the device, a controller configured to acquire acceleration data of the device in a first time period and a second time period adjacent to the first time period from the accelerometer, determine a first movement state of a user in the first time period based on the acceleration data corresponding to the first time period, and determine a second movement state of the user in the second time period in consideration of the acceleration data corresponding to the second time period and the determined first movement state, and a display configured to display the first movement state and the second movement state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji-hoon Jang, Melnichenko Dmitry, Danylo Dorofieiev, Oleksandr Viatchaninov, Sergey Strelkovsky, Volodymyr Manilo, Du-seok Kim, Hyun-cheol Park
  • Patent number: 9712960
    Abstract: In one embodiment an apparatus comprises logic, at least partially including hardware logic, configured to establish a geographic reference point, define one or more geofences relative to the geographic reference point, determine, based on an input from at least one inertial sensor, a location of the apparatus relative to the geographic reference point, and generate a warning signal in response to a determination that the location of the apparatus is outside the one or more geofences. Other embodiments may be described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Arvind Kumar, Adam Eckels
  • Patent number: 9709403
    Abstract: The present invention relates to tracking and analyzing a trajectory of a moving object, like a sports equipment used in an exercise. The present invention to provides a solution for tracking and analyzing a trajectory of a moving object in such a way, that the trajectories can be analyzed and compared to reference data created for the purpose, in order to evaluate and score the movement of the object—including a performance of a person using the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Inventor: Vesa Saynajakangas
  • Patent number: 9681827
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for recognizing a user's activity pattern includes pre-storing activity data in a computer system, automatically determining locations of one or more sensors on a user's body, obtaining time series of measured activity parameters by the one or more sensors, automatically segmenting the time series of measured activity parameters into two or more activity periods, determining a spatial range of the movement in an activity period, and recognizing an activity in the activity period based at least in part on the measured activity parameters and the pre-stored activity data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: LEDO Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan He Huang, Hong Wang