US Patent No: 7,643,895

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Portable media device with workout support

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Improved techniques and systems for utilizing a portable electronic device to monitor, process, present and manage data captured by a remote sensor are disclosed. The portable electronic device offers a convenient user interface that can be visual and/or audio based customized to a particular application, user-friendly and/or dynamic. The portable electronic device can pertain to a portable media player and thus also provide media playback.

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APPLE INC.CUPERTINO, CA15879

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Archibald, John Wesley Sunnyvale, US 11 382
Gupta, Sandeep Fremont, US 92 539
Marriott, Greg Honolulu, US 36 1230
Shayer, David A Palo Alto, US 8 140
Sprauer, Max San Jose, US 6 124
Wells, Shannon E Santa Clara, US 6 124

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5,835,721 Method and system for data transmission over a network link between computers with the ability to withstand temporary interruptions 160 1996
6,208,044 Removable media ejection system 111 1997
6,731,312 Media player interface 221 2001
6,498,994 Systems and methods for determining energy experienced by a user and associated with activity 97 2001
7,084,856 Mouse having a rotary dial 115 2002
6,934,812 Media player with instant play capability 69 2002
2003/0167,318 Intelligent synchronization of media player with host computer 212 2002
6,914,551 Apparatus and method to facilitate universal remote control 80 2002
7,046,230 Touch pad handheld device 642 2002
6,856,934 Sport monitoring systems and associated methods 82 2002
6,799,226 Hot unpluggable media storage device 154 2002
2003/0079,038 Intelligent interaction between media player and host computer 282 2002
2004/0224,638 Media player system 663 2003
2005/0015,254 Voice menu system 93 2003
7,062,225 Pedometer system and method of use 225 2004
7,092,846 Systems and methods for determining performance data 148 2004
7,146,437 Hot unpluggable media storage device 62 2004
7,054,784 Sport monitoring systems 107 2004
2006/0221,788 Efficient techniques for modifying audio playback rates 91 2005
7,234,026 Media player with instant play capability 59 2005
2006/0265,503 Techniques and systems for supporting podcasting 190 2005
2007/0028,009 Hot unpluggable media storage device 60 2006
 
APPLE COMPUTER, INC. (3)
5,726,672 System to determine the color of ambient light for adjusting the illumination characteristics of a display 93 1995
6,011,585 Apparatus and method for rotating the display orientation of a captured image 233 1996
5,721,949 Disk controller having sequential digital logic in a state machine for transferring data between DMA device and disk drive with minimal assistance of the CPU 114 1997
 
2306619 ONTARIO INC. (1)
5,723,786 Boxing glove accelerometer 87 1996
 
STERN, DAVID (1)
5,452,269 Athletic shoe with timing device 118 1994
 
TRITON TECH OF TEXAS, LLC (1)
5,181,181 Computer apparatus input device for three-dimensional information 401 1990
 
GEMPLUS S.C.A. (1)
6,151,647 Versatile interface smart card 80 1998
 
WILK PATENT DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (1)
5,528,228 Protective device for storage and transport containers 64 1994
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (6)
5,559,945 Dynamic hierarchical selection menu 180 1994
5,771,485 Apparatus and method for detecting a velocity of a moving object 49 1996
5,923,757 Docking method for establishing secure wireless connection between computer devices using a docket port 161 1997
6,772,331 Method and apparatus for exclusively pairing wireless devices 204 1999
2002/0133,735 System and method for efficient failover/failback techniques for fault-tolerant data storage system 20 2001
6,950,087 Keyboard illumination for computing devices having backlit displays 75 2001
 
LENOVO PC INTERNATIONAL (1)
6,336,727 Pointing device keyboard light 66 2000
 
SCHWEICKERT, JENNIFER (1)
2002/0045,961 System and method for data transfer optimization in a portable audio device 73 2001
 
TELECOM MEDICAL, INC. (1)
6,436,052 Method and system for sensing activity and measuring work performed by an individual 63 1999
 
AGERE SYSTEMS INC. (1)
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4,862,395 Data display instrument for a bicycle 77 1987
 
ROUND ROCK RESEARCH, LLC (1)
6,714,121 RFID material tracking method and apparatus 213 1999
 
AGFA-GEVAERT N.V. (1)
5,629,131 Image receiving layer for use in a silver salt diffusion transfer process 21 1996
 
ANIMAL HEALTH INTERNATIONAL, INC. (1)
6,032,084 System for carrying out and managing animal feedlot operations using coordinate acquisition techniques 92 1996
 
WAGNER ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
5,486,815 Moisture detection circuit 45 1993
 
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5,960,380 Apparatus and methods for determining loft time and speed 90 1996
6,266,623 Sport monitoring apparatus for determining loft time, speed, power absorbed and other factors such as height 101 1997
6,539,336 Sport monitoring system for determining airtime, speed, power absorbed and other factors such as drop distance 272 1998
6,876,947 Monitoring activity of a user in locomotion on foot 154 2000
6,882,955 Monitoring activity of a user in locomotion on foot 175 2000
6,898,550 Monitoring activity of a user in locomotion on foot 224 2000
6,813,586 Event and sport performance methods and systems 49 2000
6,516,284 Speedometer for a moving sportsman 76 2001
6,825,777 Sensor and event system, and associated methods 67 2001
6,885,971 Methods and systems for assessing athletic performance 120 2001
6,959,259 System and methods for determining performance data 140 2002
7,072,789 Systems for assessing athletic performance 149 2004
7,254,516 Multi-sensor monitoring of athletic performance 181 2004
2005/0266,961 Audible content with training information 55 2005
2007/0011,919 Systems for activating and/or authenticating electronic devices for operation with footwear and other uses 81 2005
* 2007/0021,269 Interfaces and systems for displaying athletic performance information on electronic devices 77 2005
2008/0125,288 Systems for activating and/or authenticating electronic devices for operation with apparel and equipment 92 2006
 
CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. (4)
5,335,664 Monitor system and biological signal transmitter therefor 149 1992
5,476,427 Pace display device 31 1994
6,249,487 Wrist instrument and electronic apparatus 41 1999
6,619,835 Body wearable information processing terminal device 104 2001
 
TDC ACQUISITION HOLDINGS, INC. (3)
6,501,393 System and method for using impulse radio technology to track and monitor vehicles 121 2000
6,504,483 System and method for using impulse radio technology to track and monitor animals 112 2000
6,900,732 System and method for monitoring assets, objects, people and animals utilizing impulse radio 133 2002
 
Instrumented Sensor Technology, Inc. (1)
6,122,959 Method and apparatus for recording physical variables of transient acceleration events 57 1998
 
MODERN CARTOONS, LTD. (1)
5,963,891 System for tracking body movements in a virtual reality system 110 1997
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (1)
5,616,876 System and methods for selecting music on the basis of subjective content 693 1995
 
PEI Innovations Inc. (1)
6,125,686 Impact measuring device for delicate and fragile articles 39 1998
 
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UNDER ARMOUR, INC. (3)
6,073,086 Time of motion, speed, and trajectory height measuring device 127 1998
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TKS, INC. (1)
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GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (2)
4,589,022 Brightness control system for CRT video display 93 1983
6,643,608 System and method for collecting and analyzing shipment parameter data affecting predicted statistical variables of shipped articles 57 2000
 
TECTRIX FITNESS EQUIPMENT, INC. (1)
6,018,677 Heart rate monitor and method 81 1997
 
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ACER COMMUNICATIONS & MULTIMEDIA INC. (1)
2004/0012,556 Method and related device for controlling illumination of a backlight of a liquid crystal display 154 2002
 
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6,216,131 Methods for mapping data fields from one data set to another in a data processing environment 165 1998
6,295,541 System and methods for synchronizing two or more datasets 635 1998
 
TVIPR, LLC (2)
2003/0163,287 Movement and event systems and associated methods related applications 366 2002
7,174,277 Product integrity systems and associated methods 86 2003
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AUDIO EVOLUTION DIAGNOSTICS, INC. (2)
8,920,343 Apparatus for acquiring and processing of physiological auditory signals 0 2006
8,870,791 Apparatus for acquiring, processing and transmitting physiological sounds 0 2012
 
ADIDAS AG (3)
* 9,392,941 Fitness monitoring methods, systems, and program products, and applications thereof 0 2010
8,493,822 Methods, systems, and program products for controlling the playback of music 0 2010
* 2012/0015,779 Fitness Monitoring Methods, Systems, and Program Products, and Applications Thereof 10 2010
 
APPLE INC. (8)
* 8,559,575 Microcontroller clock calibration using data transmission from an accurate third party 0 2007
* 2009/0161,806 Microcontroller clock calibration using data transmission from an accurate third party 20 2007
8,083,643 Systems and methods for accessing personalized fitness services using a portable electronic device 7 2009
* 2011/0098,156 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ACCESSING PERSONALIZED FITNESS SERVICES USING A PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE 107 2009
* 8,060,229 Portable media device with workout support 3 2009
* 2010/0095,209 PORTABLE MEDIA DEVICE WITH WORKOUT SUPPORT 5 2009
8,438,408 Control of accessory components by portable computing device 2 2010
* 2011/0185,204 CONTROL OF ACCESSORY COMPONENTS BY PORTABLE COMPUTING DEVICE 4 2010
 
RUSSELL BRANDS, LLC (6)
8,579,632 Electronic analysis of athletic performance 10 2009
* 2009/0210,078 ELECTRONIC ANALYSIS OF ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE 42 2009
8,517,870 Electronic component enclosure for an inflated object 11 2010
8,597,095 Monitoring of physical training events 7 2012
8,951,106 Monitoring of physical training events 3 2013
9,298,418 Electronic analysis of athletic performance 0 2013
 
EZ AS A DRINK PRODUCTIONS, INC. (5)
8,172,723 Personal exercise device 4 2010
8,343,013 Personal exercise device 3 2012
9,230,064 Personal wellness device 0 2012
9,229,476 Personal handheld electronic device with a touchscreen on a peripheral surface 0 2013
9,262,064 Handheld computing platform with integrated pressure sensor and associated methods of use 0 2013
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (2)
8,811,948 Above-lock camera access 10 2010
9,009,630 Above-lock notes 3 2012
 
NIKE, INC. (2)
* 8,568,278 Athletic performance sensing and/or tracking systems and methods 3 2012
* 2012/0179,278 Athletic Performance Sensing and/or Tracking Systems and Methods 7 2012
 
Pioneer Advanced Solutions, Inc. (1)
9,079,059 System and method for generating and using customized athletic workouts 1 2013
 
INFOMOTION SPORTS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
8,540,560 Monitoring of physical training events 8 2010
 
FUJITSU LIMITED (2)
* 8,725,462 Data aggregation platform 5 2011
* 2012/0290,266 Data Aggregation Platform 4 2011
 
GOOGLE INC. (4)
8,464,036 Activating applications based on accelerometer data 5 2011
8,438,373 Activating applications based on accelerometer data 5 2011
8,886,921 Activating applications based on accelerometer data 1 2013
9,201,841 Activating applications based on accelerometer data 1 2014
 
POLAR ELECTRO OY (3)
* 8,437,694 Communication between portable apparatus and counterpart apparatus 1 2009
* 2009/0280,745 Communication Between Portable Apparatus and Counterpart Apparatus 3 2009
8,483,611 Communication between portable apparatus and counterpart apparatus 0 2012
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