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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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Pryor, Marie C Lakeshore, Ontario, CA 5 27
Pryor, Timothy R Lakeshore, Ontario, CA 231 6083

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HARRIS TECHNOLOGY, LLC (1)
* 6,336,136 Internet weight reduction system 26 1999
 
HEALTHETECH, INC. (1)
* 2003/0108,851 Visual feedback methods and apparatus for weight loss and other forms of physical improvement 9 2001
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
* 4,602,280 Weight and/or measurement reduction preview system 62 1983
* 6,643,385 System and method for weight-loss goal visualization and planning and business method for use therefor 30 2000
* 2006/0183,980 Mental and physical health status monitoring, analyze and automatic follow up methods and its application on clothing 32 2005
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INTER-IMAGES PARTNERS, LP (3)
* 7,809,153 System and method for assessment of health risks and visualization of weight loss and muscle gain 1 2003
* 8,094,878 System and method for assessment of health risks and visualization of weight loss and muscle gain 0 2010
8,891,839 System and method for assessment of health risks and visualization of weight loss and muscle gain 0 2012
 
SINOEAST CONCEPT LIMITED (1)
* 7,714,912 Intelligent mirror 5 2007
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
* 7,953,648 System and methods for generating virtual clothing experiences 1 2002
8,359,247 System and methods for generating virtual clothing experiences 1 2011
8,843,402 System for generating virtual clothing experiences 0 2013
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