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, CA12920

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Archibald, John Wesley Sunnyvale, CA 15 285
Gupta, Sandeep Delhi, IN 94 448
Marriott, Greg Honolulu, HI 59 937
Shayer, David A Palo Alto, CA 12 112
Sprauer, Max San Jose, CA 8 103
Wells, Shannon E Santa Clara, CA 8 103

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5,670,985 System and method for adjusting the output of an output device to compensate for ambient illumination 84 1994
5,710,922 Method for synchronizing and archiving information between computer systems 351 1995
5,864,868 Computer control system and user interface for media playing devices 352 1996
5,835,721 Method and system for data transmission over a network link between computers with the ability to withstand temporary interruptions 137 1996
6,208,044 Removable media ejection system 93 1997
6,731,312 Media player interface 191 2001
6,498,994 Systems and methods for determining energy experienced by a user and associated with activity 81 2001
7,084,856 Mouse having a rotary dial 95 2002
6,934,812 Media player with instant play capability 57 2002
2003/0167,318 Intelligent synchronization of media player with host computer 178 2002
6,914,551 Apparatus and method to facilitate universal remote control 60 2002
7,046,230 Touch pad handheld device 562 2002
6,856,934 Sport monitoring systems and associated methods 72 2002
6,799,226 Hot unpluggable media storage device 141 2002
2003/0079,038 Intelligent interaction between media player and host computer 241 2002
2004/0224,638 Media player system 572 2003
2005/0015,254 Voice menu system 75 2003
7,062,225 Pedometer system and method of use 178 2004
7,092,846 Systems and methods for determining performance data 108 2004
7,146,437 Hot unpluggable media storage device 51 2004
7,054,784 Sport monitoring systems 77 2004
2006/0221,788 Efficient techniques for modifying audio playback rates 78 2005
7,234,026 Media player with instant play capability 48 2005
2006/0265,503 Techniques and systems for supporting podcasting 156 2005
2007/0028,009 Hot unpluggable media storage device 49 2006
 
APPLE COMPUTER, INC. (3)
5,726,672 System to determine the color of ambient light for adjusting the illumination characteristics of a display 78 1995
6,011,585 Apparatus and method for rotating the display orientation of a captured image 176 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 96 1997
 
2306619 ONTARIO INC. (1)
5,723,786 Boxing glove accelerometer 81 1996
 
STERN, DAVID (1)
5,452,269 Athletic shoe with timing device 113 1994
 
TRITON TECH OF TEXAS, LLC (1)
5,181,181 Computer apparatus input device for three-dimensional information 360 1990
 
GEMPLUS S.C.A. (1)
6,151,647 Versatile interface smart card 77 1998
 
WILK PATENT DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (1)
5,528,228 Protective device for storage and transport containers 61 1994
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (6)
5,559,945 Dynamic hierarchical selection menu 154 1994
5,771,485 Apparatus and method for detecting a velocity of a moving object 47 1996
5,923,757 Docking method for establishing secure wireless connection between computer devices using a docket port 138 1997
6,772,331 Method and apparatus for exclusively pairing wireless devices 176 1999
2002/0133,735 System and method for efficient failover/failback techniques for fault-tolerant data storage system 14 2001
6,950,087 Keyboard illumination for computing devices having backlit displays 64 2001
 
TELECOM MEDICAL, INC. (1)
6,436,052 Method and system for sensing activity and measuring work performed by an individual 51 1999
 
AGERE SYSTEMS INC. (1)
2007/0032,195 Security apparatus and method during BLUETOOTH pairing 22 2006
 
Sachs-Huret S.A. (1)
4,862,395 Data display instrument for a bicycle 70 1987
 
ROUND ROCK RESEARCH, LLC (1)
6,714,121 RFID material tracking method and apparatus 202 1999
 
AGFA-GEVAERT N.V. (1)
5,629,131 Image receiving layer for use in a silver salt diffusion transfer process 19 1996
 
ANIMAL HEALTH INTERNATIONAL, INC. (1)
6,032,084 System for carrying out and managing animal feedlot operations using coordinate acquisition techniques 85 1996
 
Wagner Electronic Products, Inc. (1)
5,486,815 Moisture detection circuit 42 1993
 
NIKE, INC. (19)
4,578,769 Device for determining the speed, distance traversed, elapsed time and calories expended by a person while running 210 1983
5,636,146 Apparatus and methods for determining loft time and speed 111 1994
5,960,380 Apparatus and methods for determining loft time and speed 74 1996
6,266,623 Sport monitoring apparatus for determining loft time, speed, power absorbed and other factors such as height 70 1997
6,539,336 Sport monitoring system for determining airtime, speed, power absorbed and other factors such as drop distance 226 1998
6,876,947 Monitoring activity of a user in locomotion on foot 107 2000
6,882,955 Monitoring activity of a user in locomotion on foot 123 2000
6,898,550 Monitoring activity of a user in locomotion on foot 183 2000
6,813,586 Event and sport performance methods and systems 44 2000
6,516,284 Speedometer for a moving sportsman 63 2001
6,825,777 Sensor and event system, and associated methods 58 2001
6,885,971 Methods and systems for assessing athletic performance 98 2001
6,959,259 System and methods for determining performance data 110 2002
7,072,789 Systems for assessing athletic performance 126 2004
7,254,516 Multi-sensor monitoring of athletic performance 148 2004
2005/0266,961 Audible content with training information 46 2005
2007/0011,919 Systems for activating and/or authenticating electronic devices for operation with footwear and other uses 53 2005
* 2007/0021,269 Interfaces and systems for displaying athletic performance information on electronic devices 57 2005
2008/0125,288 Systems for activating and/or authenticating electronic devices for operation with apparel and equipment 47 2006
 
CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. (4)
5,335,664 Monitor system and biological signal transmitter therefor 134 1992
5,476,427 Pace display device 29 1994
6,249,487 Wrist instrument and electronic apparatus 38 1999
6,619,835 Body wearable information processing terminal device 92 2001
 
TDC ACQUISITION HOLDINGS, INC. (3)
6,501,393 System and method for using impulse radio technology to track and monitor vehicles 108 2000
6,504,483 System and method for using impulse radio technology to track and monitor animals 103 2000
6,900,732 System and method for monitoring assets, objects, people and animals utilizing impulse radio 118 2002
 
INSTRUMENTED SENSOR TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
6,122,959 Method and apparatus for recording physical variables of transient acceleration events 51 1998
 
MODERN CARTOONS, LTD. (1)
5,963,891 System for tracking body movements in a virtual reality system 83 1997
 
BORGIA/CUMMINS, LLC (1)
6,735,630 Method for collecting data using compact internetworked wireless integrated network sensors (WINS) 398 2000
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (1)
5,616,876 System and methods for selecting music on the basis of subjective content 565 1995
 
PEI Innovations Inc. (1)
6,125,686 Impact measuring device for delicate and fragile articles 34 1998
 
RCA LICENSING CORPORATION, TWO INDEPENDENCE WAY, PRINCETON, NJ 08540, A CORP. OF DE (1)
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UNDER ARMOUR, INC. (3)
6,073,086 Time of motion, speed, and trajectory height measuring device 88 1998
6,148,271 Speed, spin rate, and curve measuring device 96 1998
6,157,898 Speed, spin rate, and curve measuring device using multiple sensor types 79 1999
 
TKS, INC. (1)
2004/0104,845 System, Method, and Product for Derivative-Based Wagering Racing Application 100 2003
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (2)
4,589,022 Brightness control system for CRT video display 78 1983
6,643,608 System and method for collecting and analyzing shipment parameter data affecting predicted statistical variables of shipped articles 54 2000
 
TECTRIX FITNESS EQUIPMENT, INC. (1)
6,018,677 Heart rate monitor and method 72 1997
 
IANYWHERE SOLUTIONS, INC. (1)
6,341,316 System, method, and computer program product for synchronizing content between a server and a client based on state information 212 2000
 
WOUNDER GMBH., LLC (1)
2003/0065,805 System, method, and computer program product for providing location based services and mobile e-commerce 525 2002
 
ACER COMMUNICATIONS & MULTIMEDIA INC. (1)
2004/0012,556 Method and related device for controlling illumination of a backlight of a liquid crystal display 131 2002
 
ACS WIRELESS, INC. (1)
4,928,307 Time dependent, variable amplitude threshold output circuit for frequency variant and frequency invariant signal discrimination 59 1989
 
INTELLISYNC CORPORATION (2)
6,216,131 Methods for mapping data fields from one data set to another in a data processing environment 147 1998
6,295,541 System and methods for synchronizing two or more datasets 557 1998
 
TVIPR, LLC (2)
2003/0163,287 Movement and event systems and associated methods related applications 294 2002
7,174,277 Product integrity systems and associated methods 67 2003
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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 (2)
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 5 2010
 
APPLE INC. (4)
* 8,559,575 Microcontroller clock calibration using data transmission from an accurate third party 0 2007
8,083,643 Systems and methods for accessing personalized fitness services using a portable electronic device 5 2009
* 8,060,229 Portable media device with workout support 2 2009
8,438,408 Control of accessory components by portable computing device 1 2010
 
EZ AS A DRINK PRODUCTIONS, INC. (2)
8,172,723 Personal exercise device 1 2010
8,343,013 Personal exercise device 0 2012
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (2)
8,811,948 Above-lock camera access 2 2010
9,009,630 Above-lock notes 0 2012
 
NIKE, INC. (2)
* 8,568,278 Athletic performance sensing and/or tracking systems and methods 2 2012
* 2012/0179,278 Athletic Performance Sensing and/or Tracking Systems and Methods 4 2012
 
FUJITSU LIMITED (2)
* 8,725,462 Data aggregation platform 1 2011
* 2012/0290,266 Data Aggregation Platform 2 2011
 
GOOGLE INC. (3)
8,464,036 Activating applications based on accelerometer data 3 2011
8,438,373 Activating applications based on accelerometer data 2 2011
8,886,921 Activating applications based on accelerometer data 0 2013
 
INFOMOTION SPORTS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (5)
8,579,632 Electronic analysis of athletic performance 3 2009
8,540,560 Monitoring of physical training events 4 2010
8,517,870 Electronic component enclosure for an inflated object 4 2010
8,597,095 Monitoring of physical training events 3 2012
8,951,106 Monitoring of physical training events 0 2013
 
POLAR ELECTRO OY (3)
* 8,437,694 Communication between portable apparatus and counterpart apparatus 0 2009
* 2009/0280,745 Communication Between Portable Apparatus and Counterpart Apparatus 2 2009
8,483,611 Communication between portable apparatus and counterpart apparatus 0 2012
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