Breathe with Comfort and Company

Whether for warmth, comfort, or simply a creature of habit, sharing a bed with a significant other has been the orthodox sleeping arrangement for centuries. Whereas some are indifferent to the bedtime routine, others can’t sleep without…

Bose and Resmed Sensor Technologies Sound Ready for License Agreement

Resmed provides various medical devices for sleep apnea and other sleep-related conditions and had revenue of $3.539 billion last year. A subsidiary of Resmed, Resmed Sensor Technologies (RST), is much smaller and only had revenue of $7.29…

Sleepbee: The Mask Buzzing the Consumer Sleep Industry

Once worn to merely blind light during rest, sleep masks are evolving with increased capabilities to parallel developing technology and consumer information. Light exposure is but one of a plethora of external factors that affect the…

Weighing Down Those Sleepless Nights

Among the bevy of products that advertise enhanced sleep quality, weighted blankets are coming back in force. There are numerous patent assets directed at controlling environmental stimuli, these include: mattress pressure, sound, light,…

Scent Stimulation for Sweet Sleep

The essential oil market experienced a boost during the pandemic and demand is increasing. In 2020 alone, growth exceeded 10% compared to previous years. Consumers use these concentrated oils for various purposes including aromatherapy and…

Binaural Beats for Peace

An interesting illusion happens when we hear two pure tones that are close together: binaural beats - beats at a third tone at the frequency which is the difference between the two pure tones.  Binaural beats are useful because they can…

Consumer Sleep Solutions Makes A Notable Entrance

Consumer Sleep Solutions LLC is a new face in the Patent Forecast® Consumer Sleep Technology sector with four (4) patent assets published within the last month. Consumer Sleep Solutions is based out of Carlsbad California and is doing…

Bryte Rolls Out Smart Mattresses In Four Seasons Resorts

After having a recent patent application published in March 2022, Bryte, Inc has announced that it will be rolling out its new generation of smart mattresses to its partner the Four Seasons. As mentioned in a previous insight, Bryte is…

InteraXon Is Controlling The Brain Game

InteraXon is the maker of the Muse, an electroencephalography (EEG) based headband which offers real-time feedback about your mind, hearing, and breathing. InteraXon’s most recent flagship device is the Muse S, a headband that is capable…

Purple Innovation Gets The Hint

As mentioned in a previous Consumer Sleep Technology Patent Forecast® insight, Purple Innovation is well known for its gel mattress technology, and thanks to its strong patent portfolio it has earned licensing with companies such as…

Oura Picks Up Patent Activity In Response To Fitbit

Oura is no stranger to the Consumer Sleep Patent Forecast® having a total of seventeen (17) patent assets relating to ring sensors and metrics for sleep and fitness tracking, with its most recent patent asset having been published on April…

Denko continues to develop HourMood Sleep Tracking App

Sleep tracking mobile apps play a central role in consumer sleep technology, acting as gateways between data and consumer interaction. Apps like SleepScore and or SleepWatch for the Apple Watch have expanded the market for sleep tracking…

Endel Is Prepared To Make Waves

In March 2022, Endel raised $15 million in Series B funding. Endel’s investors include Waverley Capital (investors in Headspace, Wondery, FuboTV), True Ventures (investors in Fitbit, Peloton, Ring), and Supermoon Capital (investors in…

Eight Sleep Acquires Span Health, Who Has No Patents. We Have A Better Idea…

In late March of 2022, Eight Sleep acquired Span Health as part of Eight Sleep’s plan to improve its health-coaching services. Span Health provides personalized health insights relating to sleep, nutrition, and exercise.  While this…

Why Patent Data Matters

At first glance, patents may seem like long, intimidating, technical documents and it can be difficult to distinguish one patent from another. To simplify the complexity of patents, Patent Forecast provides a Patent Radian® for different…

Bryte Continues To Grow Its Patent Portfolio

Bryte, Inc. is a known competitor in the Consumer Sleep Patent Forecast®.  First mentioned by Patent Forecast in 2019, Bryte has launched a retail store, received $24 million in funding, has a new CEO, and is partnering with major hotels…

What is Bose Up To?

Surprisingly absent from Bose’s sleep products page is a sleep system for altering a user’s breathing pattern. It can be found on Bose’s recent patent publication for a “Dynamic Target Rate for Guided Breathing.” Here’s a representation of…

HoneyNaps The Next Contactless Sleep Solution?

In the middle of February 2022, Patent Forecast highlighted some major players in contactless sleep tracking - Google and Resmed. It looks like there may be another competitor entering the space in the near future. HoneyNaps, a South…

Resmed Is Trouble For Google

Google had FOUR patent applications published in the middle of February 2022. Each patent application was directed to contactless sleep tracking and filed on the same day. These applications are related to Google’s Nest Hub. Interestingly,…

Casper Sleep Means Business

In December of 2019, Patent Forecast highlighted Casper Sleep’s patent publication for a temperature-regulating mattress that included dual-zone heating and cooling temperature regulation using air. In February 2022, the…

Where Do Olympians Sleep? In Un-Patented Sleep Pods

Not only is the Olympics a display of high-flying athletes, but it’s also a display of hi-tech. Keeson Technology has provided sleep cabins for the Olympics. The sleep cabins provide a place for journalists to work and rest and are…

Comcast Enters the Sleep Sector – Partners Anyone?

Comcast Communications was issued its second patent for enhancing a user's sleep cycle. Unfortunately, just like the parent application, the patent is only directed towards method claims. Generally, method claims are harder to enforce than…

Is Ergomotion Vulnerable?

In January 2022,  Ergomotion announced its new specialized systems including (1) Quest 4.0, (2) Quest Zone, (3) ErgoSportive, (4) Dawn House, (5) Quest 2.5, and (6) Quest Connect. All of these various systems are generally directed towards…

Taking Sleep to the Next Level

Scott Fried, the founder of Doctor in the House, was issued a patent for sensory control headgear and method of use. The patent discloses a sensory control headgear for promoting relaxation, improving sleep, snoring reduction or…

Kokoon’s time to shine?

During CES 2022, Kokoon Nightbuds received runner-up for the Omdia Technology Innovation Award for fitness, health, and well-being. The Nightbuds appear to overcome many problems with other sleep earbuds currently on the market. The…

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