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Fitbit Inc patents (2018 archive)


Recent patent applications related to Fitbit Inc. Fitbit Inc is listed as an Agent/Assignee. Note: Fitbit Inc may have other listings under different names/spellings. We're not affiliated with Fitbit Inc, we're just tracking patents.

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Gestural swipe user input

Authentication of a computing device involves displaying an authentication code display area and an authentication code input area on a touchscreen display of a computing device, detecting a touch contact at a first touch point in the authentication code input area, presenting a first character associated with the first touch point on the display, detecting a first swipe gesture from the first touch point to a second touch point, presenting a second character associated with the second touch point, detecting a confirmation gesture associated with the second touch point, and authenticating the computing device based at least in part on the second character.. . ... Fitbit Inc

User input using touchscreen display subareas

Authentication of a computing device involves displaying a plurality of subareas on a touchscreen display of a computing device, detecting a touch contact in a first subarea of the plurality of subareas, detecting a first swipe gesture from the first subarea to a second subarea of the plurality of subareas, detecting a first confirmation gesture associated with the first swipe gesture, and authenticating the computing device based at least in part on the first swipe gesture.. . ... Fitbit Inc

Portable biometric monitoring devices having location sensors

Assisted-gps for a portable biometric monitoring device is provided. The portable biometric monitoring device may obtain updated ephemeris data from an associated secondary device via a short-range, low-power communication protocol. ... Fitbit Inc

In-canal heart rate monitoring apparatus

A wearable computing device includes one or more processors, memory and a physiological metric sensor system, including a light source configured to direct light into tissue of a user wearing the wearable computing device, a light detector implemented a distance away from the light source and configured to detect light from the light source that reflects back from the user, and a light-blocking portion implemented between the light source and the light detector. The wearable computing device may further include an audio port directed towards an ear canal of the user and control circuitry configured to activate the light source during a period of time and generate a light detector signal indicating an amount of light detected by the light detector during the period of time.. ... Fitbit Inc

Methods for slot antenna design for wearable electronic devices and conductive housings

A wearable computing device can include a monopole-excited slot antenna formed by a gap between a housing (such as a highly conductive housing) and a bracket (such as a highly conductive bracket) within the highly conductive housing and by a back cavity between the highly conductive bracket and the pcb. The antenna configuration can include a monopole antenna electrically coupled to a printed circuit board and a slot antenna that is excited through coupled electromagnetic fields. ... Fitbit Inc

Ambient light determination using physiological metric sensor data

A wearable computing device includes an electronic display with a configurable brightness level setting, a physiological metric sensor system including a light source configured to direct light into tissue of a user wearing the wearable computing device and a light detector configured to detect light from the light source that reflects back from the user. The device may further include control circuitry configured to activate the light source during a first period, generate a first light detector signal indicating a first amount of light detected by the light detector during the first period, deactivate the light source during a second period, generate a second light detector signal indicating a second amount of light detected by the light detector during the second period, generate a physiological metric based at least in part on the first light detector signal and the second light detector signal, and modify the configurable brightness level setting based on the second light detector signal.. ... Fitbit Inc

Taking actions on notifications using an incomplete data set from a message

An apparatus, a system, and a method in which a message notification application such as an e-mail notification application resident in a first memory on a wearable electronic device is configured to provide messaging actions; where the message notification application has a user interface to present content of a message originating from an message application resident on a mobile computing device; where the message notification application is configured to analyze a notification of the message to obtain an incomplete data set; and where the message notification application is configured to work with a server configured to integrate with one or more application programming interfaces of one or more messaging service providers, where the server has a server module configured to receive the incomplete data set and use all or a portion of the incomplete data set as search query terms to retrieve an instance of the message in its full-message format.. . ... Fitbit Inc

Methods, systems and devices for measuring heart rate

A system and method of tracking activity includes a motion sensor, a light source and a light detector. The light detector is configured to capture an amount of the light that is reflected back to the light detector, at least a first portion of the light reflected back to the light detector is reflected from a blood vessel disposed under a skin adjacent to the housing. ... Fitbit Inc

Tangless buckle

A tangless buckle system for straps for watches, fitness monitors, and other limb-worn devices. In such tangless buckle systems, a buckle with a tooth is provided. ... Fitbit Inc

Living notifications

A method, apparatus, and system relating to a notification system for merging a new message into a pending notification.. . ... Fitbit Inc

System for providing insightful lifestyle notifications

A lifestyle service with data and routines storable in a memory of a wearable electronic device is discussed. The lifestyle service has at least a sleep data routine and an activity data routine. ... Fitbit Inc

User identification via motion and heartbeat waveform data

The disclosure relates to methods, devices, and systems to identify a user of a wearable fitness monitor using data obtained using the wearable fitness monitor. Data obtained from motion sensors of the wearable fitness monitor and data obtained from heartbeat waveform sensors of the wearable fitness monitor may be used to identify the user.. ... Fitbit Inc

Methods and systems for labeling sleep states

A system, computer-readable storage medium, and a method capable of, directly or indirectly, estimating sleep states of a user based on sensor data from movement sensors and/or optical sensors.. . ... Fitbit Inc

Circuits and methods for photoplethysmographic sensors

Some embodiments relate to a device, method, and/or computer-readable medium storing processor-executable process steps to remove a component of a signal corresponding to ambient light in a photoplethysmographic sensor device, including capturing a first detected light signal representing an ambient light at a first time, causing a light emitter to generate a source light signal driven at a first level, capturing a second detected light signal representing the source light signal after interacting with a user's tissue plus the first detected light signal, generating a first output signal based on the second detected light signal adjusted by the first detected light signal, causing the light emitter to generate a source light signal driven at a second level, capturing a third detected light signal representing the source light signal driven at the second level after interacting with the user's skin plus the first detected light signal, and generating a second output signal based on the third detected light signal adjusted by the first detected light signal.. . ... Fitbit Inc

03/01/18 / #20180061204

Sedentary period detection utilizing a wearable electronic device

Systems and methods for determining a sedentary state of a user are described. Sensor data is collected and analyzed to calculate metabolic equivalent of task (met) measures for a plurality of moments of interest. ... Fitbit Inc

03/01/18 / #20180055376

Portable monitoring devices and methods of operating same

According to one embodiment, an apparatus comprising a portable monitoring device to be affixed to a user. The portable monitoring device including: 1) a set of one or more sensors to generate sensor data indicative of physical activity of a user when the portable monitoring device is affixed to the user; and 2) processing circuitry coupled with the set of sensors, to detect that the user has been sedentary for a period of time, and cause the portable monitoring device to alert the user responsive to the detection to encourage the user to move.. ... Fitbit Inc

02/15/18 / #20180043210

Automatic detection and quantification of swimming

A wearable device for tracking swim activities of a user is provided. The wearable device may include one or more sensors configured to generate sensor data, and based on the sensor data, the wearable device may determine swim metrics such as swim stroke count, swim stroke type, swim lap count, and swim speed. ... Fitbit Inc

02/15/18 / #20180042526

Biometric monitoring device with immersion sensor and swim stroke detection and related methods

Biometric monitoring devices, including various technologies that may be implemented in such devices, are discussed herein. Additionally, techniques for utilizing gyroscopes in biometric monitoring devices are provided. ... Fitbit Inc

02/01/18 / #20180035481

Secure pairing of devices via pairing facilitator-intermediary device

The present inventions, in one aspect, are directed to systems and circuitry for and/or methods of establishing communication having one or more pairing facilitator-intermediary devices (for example, a network connected server) to enable or facilitate pairing and/or registering at least two devices (e.g., (i) a portable biometric monitoring device and (ii) a smartphone, laptop and/or tablet) to, for example, recognize, interact and/or enable interoperability between such devices. The pairing facilitator-intermediary device may responsively communicates information to one or more of the devices (to be paired or registered) which, in response, enable or facilitate such devices to pair or register. ... Fitbit Inc

02/01/18 / #20180028077

Circuits and methods for photoplethysmographic sensors

Some embodiments relate to a device, method, and/or computer-readable medium storing processor-executable process steps for processing a photoplethysmographic (“ppg”) signal in a monitoring device that monitors a property of blood flow. In some embodiments, the processing includes obtaining a first digital signal representing a detected light signal having a non-pulsatile (e.g., dc) component and a pulsatile component (e.g., ac). ... Fitbit Inc








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