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8972220 Methods, systems and devices for activity tracking device data synchronization with computing devices  
Methods, devices and system are provided. One method includes capturing activity data associated with activity of a user via a device. The activity data is captured over time, and the activity...
8965732 Athletic or other performance sensing systems  
A wearable device has a carrier having an aperture. A device has a USB connection and a protrusion wherein the protrusion is received in the aperture to connect the device to a wristband. The...
8954289 Methods, systems and devices for generating real-time activity data updates to display devices  
Methods, systems and devices are provided for displaying monitored activity data in substantial real-time on a screen of a computing device. One example method includes capturing motion data...
8879685 Pedometer for shoe  
An electromotive unit that produces an electric current in response to a pressure applied thereto when a user lands the ground on his/her foot while walking or running, or a pressure detector that...
8781740 Driving operation diagnostic apparatus and method for diagnosing driving operation  
A storing unit stores traveling history information items on a vehicle, the traveling history information items being respectively associated with trips each being a segment from a start of a...
8749348 Sensor device with persistent low power beacon  
One disclosed method involves providing a first device comprising a sensor configured to sense a stimulus experienced by the first device, a controller configured to process data received from the...
8712723 Human activity monitoring device  
A method for monitoring human activity using an inertial sensor includes continuously determining an orientation of the inertial sensor, assigning a dominant axis, updating the dominant axis as...
8645062 Low-complexity tightly-coupled integration filter for step detection in a sensor-assisted GNSS receiver  
Embodiments of the invention provide a step detection. An accelerometer measurement in the form of a multi-dimensional acceleration vector is obtained. The magnitude of the accelerometer...
8517896 Wearable device assembly having athletic functionality  
A wearable device has a carrier having an aperture. A device has a USB connection and a protrusion wherein the protrusion is received in the aperture to connect the device to a wristband. The...
8355888 Pedestrian navigation system and method  
An on-foot pedestrian navigation module useful for pedestrian navigation when operated with at least a control unit and another on-foot pedestrian navigation module, comprising (a) at least a...
8350696 System and method for defining areas of interest and modifying asset monitoring in relation thereto  
System and method for tracking assets comprises determining if an asset is inside a geofence area, using a first set of asset monitoring parameters to monitor operation of the asset, if the asset...
8311768 Step count measuring system  
A step count measuring system includes a pedometer and a step count managing apparatus which are able to communicate with each other. In the pedometer, a step count value sequentially detected for...
8264328 Sensor device with persistent low power beacon  
One disclosed method involves providing a first device comprising a sensor configured to sense a stimulus experienced by the first device, a controller configured to process data received from the...
8248773 Portable electronic device and unlocking method thereof  
A method executes an altimeter function to unlock a portable electronic device. A user can move the portable electronic device in an up-down direction to set a predetermined changed height for...
8171543 Electronic trip units with limited read/write access  
A method of limiting read/write access of information stored on an electronic trip unit is disclosed. The method includes requesting a valid password on one of a communication port of the...
8027803 Traveling direction measuring apparatus and traveling direction measuring method  
The present invention relates to a traveling direction measuring apparatus usable as a pedestrian navigation system in locations where it is difficult to obtain high positioning accuracy such as...
8021312 Arrangement, method and computer program for determining physical activity level of human being  
An arrangement, method and computer program for determining the physical activity level of a human being. The arrangement comprises a movement sensor to be attached to an upper limb of the human...
7999670 System and method for defining areas of interest and modifying asset monitoring in relation thereto  
System and method for tracking assets comprises determining if an asset is inside a geofence area, using a first set of asset monitoring parameters to monitor operation of the asset, if the asset...
7962308 Body motion detection device, body motion detection method, and body motion detection program  
A body motion detecting method calculates an acceleration-of-gravity vector from acceleration vectors, which are detection outputs of a multi-axial acceleration sensor. The method extracts a...
7959539 Body motion detection device capable of properly managing information on number of steps in walking exercise  
A Nordic walking pole has a transmission device attached thereto and a switch thereof is pushed to transmit a signal indicating the start or end of Nordic walking. A pedometer receives the signal...
7881902 Human activity monitoring device  
A method for monitoring human activity using an inertial sensor includes continuously determining an orientation of the inertial sensor, assigning a dominant axis, updating the dominant axis as...
7877226 Apparatus and method for counting exercise repetitions  
An apparatus and method for counting exercise repetitions are provided for counting exercise repetition even when an exerciser attaches the apparatus in different places and along different...
7866566 Method for operating a tachograph and tachograph for carrying out the method  
In a method for transferring data from a tachograph (1) onto a smartcard (3), the smartcard (3) is moved out of and back into the tachograph (1) by an electromotive drive (8) as a function of...
7867141 Physical activity measuring system  
A physical activity measuring system analyzes analyzing body motions of a user to accurately determine the exercise intensity. The system includes a portable device which is adapted to be carried...
7805277 Step number measuring apparatus  
To provide a step number measuring apparatus in which a reduction in electric power is intended by a simple constitution, and which can correspond to plural movements. A CPU calculates a moving...
7805275 Traveling direction measuring apparatus and traveling direction measuring method  
A traveling direction measuring apparatus including 3-axes acceleration detecting means for detecting acceleration, and acceleration data acquiring means for repeatedly obtaining 3-axes...
7792658 Electronic pedometer  
To realize miniaturization and detection of a walk state in which no arm is swung in an electronic pedometer in which at least a walk sensor is used in a state of being worn on a wrist. An...
7787943 Heart rate monitor for swimmers  
There provided a heart rate monitor that includes a pair of electrodes, a program control panel having a power supply, a vibration feedback module for advising the user when predetermined heart...
7698097 Method for controlling a pedometer based on the use of inertial sensors and pedometer implementing the method  
A method for controlling a pedometer includes the steps of: generating a signal correlated to movements of a user of the pedometer; and detecting steps of the user on the basis of the signal. The...
7690556 Step counter accounting for incline  
A method and apparatus for a step counter system is described. The step counter system comprises an accelerometer to detect motion of a user, a step calculation logic to utilize the motion...
7670303 Body motion measuring apparatus  
A body motion measuring apparatus is described, embodiments of which include an apparatus for detecting the magnitudes of motions in different directions at a time using body motion sensors,...
7653508 Human activity monitoring device  
A method for monitoring human activity using an inertial sensor includes continuously determining an orientation of the inertial sensor, assigning a dominant axis, updating the dominant axis as...
7596467 Pedometer that avoids step-counting errors when switching between different display modes  
A pedometer measures the walk of a person and has an operating portion operated by the person to change the display mode. When operation of the operating portion is detected, a CPU proceeds to a...
7529612 Speedometer and motor vehicle arrangement  
A speedometer includes a function storage device, which has stored therein four conversion functions, a selector, which provides four options corresponding to the four conversion functions in the...
7503476 Pedometer and method of advertising  
A compact multifunction pedometer and method of advertising includes a computerized calculating function to accurately determine the calorie consumption, distance and the time for exercise...
7502137 Automated media selection for imposed print jobs  
A method using a printing system comprising a controller programmed for rendering imposed documents given media cost considerations is described. The method includes steps of: evaluating a print...
7502703 Calibration of the fundamental and harmonic once-around velocity variations of encoded wheels  
A method of calibrating once-around and harmonic errors of encoded nips is provided. An encoder with an index pulse is used to measure the velocity and rotation of the driven wheel or idler. The...
7460633 Folding portable electronic device with storage compartment  
A pedometer or other portable electronic device may include substantially triangular first and second sections hinged together along a diagonal. A storage compartment is provided in one or both of...
7428471 Monitoring activity of a user in locomotion on foot  
A user in locomotion on foot during an outing may identify a grade of a surface with at least one device supported by the user. A performance parameter of the user may be determined with the...
7428472 Monitoring activity of a user in locomotion on foot  
A device supported by a user while the user is in locomotion on foot during an outing may monitor a performance parameter of the user. The performance parameter may comprise a pace and/or a speed...
7305323 Method and apparatus for counting a number of steps taken by walker  
A method and apparatus for counting the steps taken by a walker is provide. The method includes detecting an acceleration value generated by a step taken by a walker at every first stated...
7297088 Electronic pedometer  
To enhance precision in measurement of the number of steps even when a walk cycle changes. An acceleration detecting portion outputs a walk signal corresponding to a walk of a user detected by a...
7283926 Counter circuits and distance estimation methods  
Counting circuits applied to distance estimation for ultra wideband (UWB) application, in which a first counting unit generates a sequence of pseudo-random number series not including zero, a...
7200517 Monitoring activity of a user in locomotion on foot  
In one embodiment, an apparatus comprises a mount, a housing, and a sensor. The mount is adapted to be disposed at least partially underneath a shoelace of a shoe. The housing is configured and...
7132939 Integrated self-powered tire revolution counter  
A self-powered tire revolution counter includes a motion sensitive power generation mechanism, a power conditioner, a pulse detector, a microcontroller, and, optionally, a radio frequency (RF)...
7023422 Cell accommodating portion structure  
A simple structure is provided for a cell accommodating portion of a device, in which a cover of the device is closed whether the device is being used or unused, and a cell lid of the device is...
6998998 High speed hazardous area communication with safety barriers  
A method and apparatus is disclosed for transmitting digital signals across safety transmission barrier. High data transfer rates are achieved for transfer from a safe certified device across the...
6961401 Retractable pedometer  
A portable device, such as a pedometer or other device having a display portion that may be separated from an attachment portion for easier viewing. When separated, the display portion remains...
6940940 Electronic hubodometer  
An apparatus and method for counting wheel revolutions are provided that include a wheel-hub mountable odometer comprising an accelerometer comprising sensor means for sensing force, wherein the...
6940784 Hand held lap indicator for swimmers  
A hand held lap indicator for indicating a lap number to a swimmer in a pool includes a casing having a front surface, a rear surface and a handle portion. The front surface provides a lap...