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Patexia Research
Patent No. US 11322240
Issue Date May 3, 2022
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Patent 11322240 - Method and device for providing a person with training data of an athlete as the athlete is performing a running workout > Claims

  • 1. A web-based platform comprising: a training log database configured to maintain a plurality of user profiles, each user profile including a workout record having a plurality of fields that store information from one or more workouts, at least one of the fields corresponding to a distance aspect, at least another one of the fields corresponding to a time aspect, the platform configured to be synchronized with a GPS tracking device and a heart rate sensor worn by the user so that the training log is updated as the user is running with data from the tracking device; anda processor programmed to receive positional data supplied by the tracking device through a peer-to-peer communications link between the tracking device and a mobile communications device, and through a cellular network to link the mobile communications device to the platform, and update the platform with the positional data during the user's run, the processor being further configured to present the user with an option to grant access to the positional data to another person so that the other person may view the positional data of the user as the user is running, the processor also being configured to provide the other person with access to the positional data as the positional data is being communicated to the platform during the user's run, the processor being configured to populate a performance dashboard with a workout summary after completion of the user's run.
    • 2. The platform of claim 1, wherein the device is configured to automatically transfer workout data to the training log when wireless communications are established.
      • 3. The platform of claim 2, wherein the processor is further configured to compare workout data for a given day with a planned workout, determine whether the user has completed the workout as planned and generate a graphical representation comparing the user's actual workout to the planned workout.
        • 4. The platform of claim 3, wherein the training log is configured for access by a coach.
          • 5. The platform of claim 4, wherein the coach is a person.
    • 6. The platform of claim 1, wherein said platform is configured to receive training route data including a geographical description of the training route being traversed by the user during the user's run.
    • 7. The platform of claim 1, wherein a position of the user is tracked automatically using the GPS circuitry of the tracking device.
  • 8. A workout platform comprising: a training log database configured to maintain a plurality of user profiles, each user profile including a workout record having a plurality of fields that store data from at least one workout, at least some of the fields corresponding to a distance aspect, a time aspect, and information associated with a user heart rate, at least some of the plurality of fields having data selectively shareable with others, the platform configured to be synchronized with a user-worn tracking device while a user is performing the workout so that the training log database is updated as the user is training; anda system including a processor, memory and one or more transceivers, the system configured for peer-to-peer and non-peer-to-peer communications utilizing one or more of the one or more transceivers, the system further configured to receive live data from the tracking device selectively using either a peer-to-peer or a non-peer-to-peer communications channel, the tracking device including a heart rate sensor configured to collect heart rate data from the user for input into the workout record, the training log database configured to receive the live data via the synchronization, wherein the platform is configured to deliver a workout from a third party to a group of geographically dispersed users associated with a coach pre-selected by each of the users, the platform being further configured to generate a graphical user interface to display on a display representations of one or more of the geographically dispersed users in the group, the platform further configured to update the training log database with cumulative training data of the user viewable by someone other than the user.
    • 9. The platform of claim 8, further comprising a rankings generator configured to compare the user against other users within a given set of parameters.
    • 10. The platform of claim 8, further comprising the user-worn tracking device, said tracking device including the heart rate sensor.
      • 11. The platform of claim 10, wherein said tracking device is configured to communicate the heart rate data using a Bluetooth communications protocol.
      • 16. The platform of claim 10, wherein the tracking device includes a GPS receiver.
    • 12. The platform of claim 8, wherein the platform is configured to provide a workout video of the coach to the user.
      • 13. The platform of claim 12, wherein the coach is a person.
      • 14. The platform of claim 12, wherein the coach is remotely located from the user.
      • 15. The platform of claim 12, wherein a data exchange between the user and the coach is conducted in a live format, as the user is running.
        • 17. The platform of claim 15, further comprising an activity calendar.
    • 18. The platform of claim 8, wherein the training log database is configured to maintain best performance activity data for a fastest time and a longest distance.
    • 19. The platform of claim 8, wherein at least one of the fields of the training record corresponds to a workout difficulty rating.
    • 20. The platform of claim 8, wherein the platform is further configured to determine hotel location and vacancy within a predetermined distance from an athletic activity site, where the athletic activity site represents a paramount hotel search criteria.
    • 21. The platform of claim 8, further comprising a media portal.
    • 22. The platform of claim 8, wherein access to the heart rate data is selectively restricted by the user.
    • 23. The platform of claim 8, wherein the platform displays formatted data on a display.
    • 24. The platform of claim 8, wherein the workout from the third party is from a content provider.
  • 25. A method to transfer training data from training circuitry on a user-worn tracking device to a training record on a remote online platform, the tracking device including a heart rate sensor, the method including: establishing, by a transceiver, a communications link between the training circuitry and the training record;delivering, by at least one server, a training workout from a location where a coach is located to a plurality of geographically disperse users simultaneously;updating, by the at least one server, the training record associated with the user with one or more of information related to user heart rate, and heart rate data measured by the tracking device as the user is training;displaying, on a display device, training data associated with the user to someone other than the user as the user is training, the training data including one or more of a cumulative training distance, heart rate data and the information related to the user heart rate; andproviding access to one or more portions of the training data by the someone other than the user via the remote online platform.
    • 26. The method of claim 25, further comprising generating an activity calendar.
    • 27. The method of claim 25, wherein athlete goals are included as part of the training record.
    • 28. The method of claim 25, further comprising permitting a third party to provide the training workout to the user.
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