US 7,789,800 C1 (1,532nd)
Methods and systems for controlling an exercise apparatus using a USB compatible portable remote device
Scott R. Watterson, Logan, UT (US); William T. Dalebout, Logan, UT (US); and Darren C. Ashby, Richmond, UT (US)
Filed by Scott R. Watterson, Logan, UT (US); William T. Dalebout, Logan, UT (US); and Darren C. Ashby, Richmond, UT (US)
Assigned to ICON HEALTH & FITNESS
Reexamination Request No. 95/002,359, Sep. 14, 2012.
Reexamination Certificate for Patent 7,789,800, issued Sep. 7, 2010, Appl. No. 11/314,133, Dec. 21, 2005.
Application 95/002,359 is a continuation of application No. 10/856,676, filed on May 28, 2004, granted, now 7,628,730.
Application 10/856,676 is a continuation in part of application No. 09/776,410, filed on Feb. 2, 2001, granted, now 6,997,852.
Application 09/776,410 is a continuation in part of application No. 09/641,220, filed on Aug. 18, 2000, granted, now 6,458,060.
Application 09/641,220 is a continuation in part of application No. 09/641,600, filed on Aug. 18, 2000, granted, now 7,060,006.
Application 09/641,600 is a continuation in part of application No. 09/641,627, filed on Aug. 18, 2000, granted, now 7,166,062.
Application 09/641,627 is a continuation in part of application No. 09/349,608, filed on Jul. 8, 1999, granted, now 6,312,363.
Application 09/349,608 is a continuation in part of application No. 09/496,560, filed on Feb. 2, 2000, granted, now 6,447,424.
Application 09/641,600 is a continuation in part of application No. 09/496,560, filed on Feb. 2, 2000, granted, now 6,447,424.
Application 09/496,560 is a continuation in part of application No. 09/349,608, filed on Jul. 8, 1999, granted, now 6,312,363.
Application 09/641,220 is a continuation in part of application No. 09/496,560, filed on Feb. 2, 2000, granted, now 6,447,424.
Application 09/496,560 is a continuation in part of application No. 09/349,608, filed on Jul. 8, 999, granted, now 6,312,363.
Inter Partes Reexamination Certificate issued on Jun. 6, 2018.
Int. Cl. A63B 71/00 (2006.01); A63B 24/00 (2006.01); A63B 22/02 (2006.01); H04L 29/08 (2006.01); A63B 22/00 (2006.01); A63B 21/005 (2006.01); A63B 71/06 (2006.01)
CPC A63B 24/0003 (2013.01) [A63B 21/005 (2013.01); A63B 22/00 (2013.01); A63B 22/0023 (2013.01); A63B 22/02 (2013.01); A63B 22/025 (2015.10); A63B 22/0235 (2013.01); A63B 71/0622 (2013.01); H04L 67/12 (2013.01); A63B 2024/009 (2013.01); A63B 2024/0081 (2013.01); A63B 2071/063 (2013.01); A63B 2071/065 (2013.01); A63B 2071/0641 (2013.01); A63B 2220/18 (2013.01); A63B 2220/20 (2013.01); A63B 2220/30 (2013.01); A63B 2220/40 (2013.01); A63B 2220/806 (2013.01); A63B 2220/808 (2013.01); A63B 2225/30 (2013.01); A63B 2225/50 (2013.01); A63B 2225/685 (2013.01); A63B 2230/06 (2013.01); A63B 2230/30 (2013.01); Y10S 482/90 (2013.01); Y10S 482/901 (2013.01)]
OG exemplary drawing
AS A RESULT OF REEXAMINATION, IT HAS BEEN DETERMINED THAT:
Claims 1-37 are cancelled.
New claims 38 and 39 are added and determined to be patentable.
[ 38. The exercise system of claim 1, wherein:
the sensor and memory of the portable physical activity sensing system are integrally included in a portable first computing device;
the first computing device further includes a processor and a radio frequency (RF) wireless interface;
the physical activity parameter includes the speed of the user and the distance traveled by the user;
the exercise system further comprises a portable second computing device including a sensor, a memory, a processor, and an RF wireless interface;
the second computing device is configured to be in direct contact with the skin of the user during the performance of the physical activity by the user;
the second computing device sensor is configured to track, substantially simultaneously with the sensing performed by the first computing device sensor, the heart rate of the user during the performance of the physical activity by the user;
the second computing device processor is configured to store data representative of the heart rate in the second computing device memory;
the second computing device processor is configured to retrieve the data representative of the heart rate from the second computing device memory and send the retrieved data representative of the heart rate directly to the first computing device RF wireless interface using the second computing device RF wireless interface;
the first computing device processor is configured to control the first computing device RF wireless interface to receive the data representative of the heart rate from the second computing device RF wireless interface and store the data representative of the heart rate in the first computing device memory along with data representative of the speed and distance traveled;
the first computing device is configured to be powered by an internal battery;
the first computing device further includes one or more buttons configured to enable a user to input data or instructions into the first computing device, the one or more buttons including one or more physical buttons positioned on a surface of a housing of the first computing device;
the first computing device is configured to track a period of time and store the period of time in the first computing device memory;
the first computing device further includes an integral audio delivery device;
the physical activity related information includes the data representative of the speed, distance traveled, and heart rate;
the first computing device further includes an integral electronic display configured to display the physical activity related information;
the electronic display is configured to display an available battery power level of the first computing device;
the exercise system further comprises a user module including a data storage module and an interface module;
the interface module is configured to communicate with the first computing device to receive the physical activity related information from the first computing device;
the data storage module is configured to store the received physical activity related information;
the interface module is further configured to send the received physical activity related information over the Internet to the communication device of the separate communication system;
the communication device, memory, and processor of the separate communication system are integrally included in a remote server;
the communication device is configured to receive the received physical activity related information over the Internet;
the server memory is configured to store the physical activity related information received from the user module over the Internet;
the server processor is configured to analyze the stored physical activity related information and display the analysis of the physical activity related information on a website that is accessible to the user using the Internet and that allows the user to communicate word-based conversations directly to other users of other devices via the website;
the website is configured to enable the user to access and change information stored by the server by displaying the information on the website and allowing the user to enter commands and information into the website;
the exercise system further comprises a portable third computing device including a sensor, a memory, a processor, and a radio frequency (RF) wireless interface;
the third computing device is configured to be coupled to a cycle of the user during the performance of the physical activity by the user;
the third computing device sensor is configured to track, substantially simultaneously with the sensing performed by the first computing device sensor and the tracking performed by the second computing device sensor, a cycle parameter of the cycle of the user during the performance of the physical activity by the user;
the third computing device processor is configured to store data representative of the cycle parameter in the third computing device memory;
the third computing device processor is configured to retrieve the data representative of the cycle parameter from the third computing device memory and send the retrieved data representative of the cycle parameter directly to the first computing device RF wireless interface using the third computing device RF wireless interface;
the first computing device processor is further configured to control the first computing device RF wireless interface to receive the data representative of the cycle parameter from the third computing device RF wireless interface and store the data representative of the cycle parameter in the first computing device memory along with data representative of the speed, distance traveled, and heart rate;
the electronic display is further configured to display the data representative of the cycle parameter;
the physical activity related information further includes the data representative of the cycle parameter;
the first computing device is configured as a hand-held device that is sized and shaped to be held in a human hand;
the hand-held device further includes a universal serial bus (USB) port configured to allow uploading of data to, and downloading of data from, the server through the user module;
the hand-held device further includes a port configured to have a removable flash memory card inserted therein to supplement the hand-held device memory;
the electronic display that is both an output device and a touch-sensitive input device;
the one or more buttons include touch-sensitive controls presented on the electronic display;
the hand-held device further includes an audio input device including a microphone configured to gather audio inputs from the user using a voice activated controller; and
the hand-held device further includes a radio interface configured to send the gathered audio inputs over a radio frequency to other radio interfaces of other computing devices and configured to receive audio outputs over the radio frequency from the other radio interfaces and present the received audio outputs to the user on the integral audio delivery device.]
[ 39. The exercise system of claim 1, wherein:
the communication device, memory, and processor of the separate communication system are integrally included in a portable first computing device;
the communication device of the first computing device is an RF wireless interface;
the sensor and the memory of the portable physical activity sensing system are integrally included in a portable second computing device;
the second computing device further includes a processor and a radio frequency (RF) wireless interface;
the second computing device is configured to be in direct contact with the skin of the user during the performance of the physical activity by the user;
the physical activity parameter sensed by the second computing device sensor includes the heart rate of the user;
the second computing device processor is configured to retrieve the data representative of the heart rate from the second computing device memory and send the retrieved data representative of the heart rate directly to the first computing device RF wireless interface using the second computing device RF wireless interface;
the first computing device processor is configured to control the first computing device RF wireless interface to communicate with the second computing device RF wireless interface to receive the data representative of the heart rate from the second computing device and store the data representative of the heart rate in the first computing device memory;
the first computing device further includes an electronic display configured to display the data representative of the heart rate;
the first computing device is configured to track a period of time and store the period of time in the first computing device memory;
the physical activity related information includes the data representative of the heart rate;
the first computing device further includes an audio delivery device;
the exercise system further comprises a portable third computing device including a sensor, a memory, a processor, and a radio frequency (RF) wireless interface;
the third computing device is configured to be coupled to a cycle of the user during the performance of the physical activity by the user;
the third computing device sensor is configured to track, substantially simultaneously with the tracking performed by the second computing device sensor, a cycle parameter of the cycle of the user during the performance of the physical activity by the user;
the third computing device processor is configured to store data representative of the cycle parameter in the third computingdevice memory;
the third computing device processor is configured to retrieve the data representative of the cycle parameter from the third computing device memory and send the retrieved data representative of the cycle parameter directly to the first computing device RF wireless interface using the third computing device RF wireless interface;
the first computing device processor is further configured to control the first computing device RF wireless interface to receive the data representative of the cycle parameter from the third computing device RF wireless interface and store the data representative of the cycle parameter in the first computing device memory along with data representative of the heart rate;
the electronic display is further configured to display the data representative of the cycle parameter;
the physical activity related information further includes the data representative of the cycle parameter;
the first computing device is configured to track the speed and distance traveled by the user during the performance of the physical activity by the user;
the first computing device further includes a port configured to have a removable flash memory card inserted therein to supplement the first computing device memory;
the electronic display is both an output device and a touch-sensitive input device;
the electronic display is configured to present touch-sensitive controls on the electronic display;
the first computing device further includes an audio input device including an internal microphone configured to gather audio inputs from the user using a voice activated controller; and
the first computing device further includes a radio interface configured to send the gathered audio inputs over a radio frequency to other radio interfaces of other computing devices and configured to receive audio outputs over the radio frequency from the other radio interfaces and present the received audio outputs to the user on the audio delivery device.]