US Patent No: 7,328,119

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Diet and exercise planning and motivation including apparel purchases based on future appearance

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The disclosed invention relates to methods for assisting and motivating persons with respect to various dietary and exercise regimens they might undertake, providing an interactive, iterative, 'what-if' type of procedure where someone can see their predicted appearance in the future, also in clothes of their choice, and balance this with realistic expectations of what they may be able to achieve in terms of modification of their physical shape as a result of a planned course of action. This in turn leads to new methods of purchasing and manufacturing apparel and dietary or exercise related items in the present and future. A unique life size display screen, a 'digital mirror' so to speak, with optional touch capabilities is also disclosed for input to, and display of, the computer aided models used, as well as inputs from a persons body sensed by TV cameras. The invention also has potential application to for diagnosis and/or treatment of certain mental and other disorders, and in other situations where a form of companionship may be provided the user.

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Pryor, Marie C Lakeshore, Ontario, CA 3 43
Pryor, Timothy R Lakeshore, Ontario, CA 199 7907

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* 2006/0183,980 Mental and physical health status monitoring, analyze and automatic follow up methods and its application on clothing 49 2005
 
HEALTHETECH, INC. (1)
* 2003/0108,851 Visual feedback methods and apparatus for weight loss and other forms of physical improvement 10 2001
 
HARRIS TECHNOLOGY, LLC (1)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
* 2008/0005,276 Method for delivering exercise programming by streaming animation video 2 2007
 
MINIMEDREAM CO., Ltd. (1)
* 2010/0312,143 HUMAN BODY MEASUREMENT SYSTEM AND INFORMATION PROVISION METHOD USING THE SAME 8 2009
 
ELEGANCE QUEST ENTERPRISES, LLC (1)
* 2007/0273,675 IMAGE CAPTURE AND DISPLAY SYSTEM AND METHOD 4 2006
 
PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER INCORPORATED (1)
* 2010/0269,054 SYSTEM FOR COLLABORATIVELY INTERACTING WITH CONTENT 1 2009
 
SONY CORPORATION (3)
* 9,361,316 Information processing apparatus and phrase output method for determining phrases based on an image 0 2012
* 2013/0027,535 INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, PHRASE OUTPUT METHOD, AND PROGRAM 0 2012
* 9,430,795 Display control device, display control method, search device, search method, program and communication system 0 2014
 
Inter-Images Partners, L.P. (5)
* 7,809,153 System and method for assessment of health risks and visualization of weight loss and muscle gain 3 2003
* 2004/0131,227 System and method for assessment of health risks and visualization of weight loss and muscle gain 5 2003
* 8,094,878 System and method for assessment of health risks and visualization of weight loss and muscle gain 0 2010
* 2011/0082,751 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ASSESSMENT OF HEALTH RISKS AND VISUALIZATION OF WEIGHT LOSS AND MUSCLE GAIN 0 2010
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VISTEON GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
* 2013/0179,811 PROJECTION DYNAMIC ICON KNOBS 0 2012
 
THE BIG SPACE LTD. (1)
* 2009/0059,175 DISPLAY ARRANGEMENT 10 2007
 
SINOEAST CONCEPT LIMITED (2)
* 7,714,912 Intelligent mirror 10 2007
* 2008/0174,682 INTELLIGENT MIRROR 1 2007
 
Kit Jones Consulting Limited (1)
* 2010/0151,430 Identifying a body shape 1 2008
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (2)
* 9,495,078 Display apparatus and method for managing health 0 2013
* 2013/0212,510 DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANAGING HEALTH 0 2013
 
SUIT SUPPLY B.V. (1)
9,076,023 Method for remotely determining clothes dimensions 0 2011
 
HARRIS TECHNOLOGY, LLC (1)
* 2009/0312,100 Face Simulation in Networking 0 2008
 
NIWOT IP, LLC (5)
* 7,953,648 System and methods for generating virtual clothing experiences 2 2002
* 2003/0101,105 System and methods for generating virtual clothing experiences 19 2002
8,359,247 System and methods for generating virtual clothing experiences 5 2011
* 2011/0221,772 System And Methods For Generating Virtual Clothing Experiences 0 2011
8,843,402 System for generating virtual clothing experiences 0 2013
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