Fitbit, Inc. Receives Patent for Clustered Sleep Profiles

On July 22, 2022, Fitbit, Inc. announced the addition of sleep profiles to their sleep tracking platform. Fitbit, Inc. is a wearable sensor device that tracks the biological signals of a user. The sleep tracking platform uses heartrate,…

New Wearable Sensor Technology On the Horizon

On October 25, 2022, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a new patent to the wearable sensor company, Oura Health. Oura takes a new approach to wearable health sensors with the Oura Ring, which incorporates medical…

Sleep Number Launches Climate360™ Smart Bed

On October 4th, 2022, Sleep Number Corporation launched their newest sleep device, the Climate360™ smart bed. First unveiled in January of 2020 at the Consumer Electronics Show, the Climate360™ smart bed features individual climate zones…

USPTO Adds Two Publications to Eight Sleep’s Portfolio

On October 13, 2022, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) added two new patent assets to the portfolio of sleep technology company Eight Sleep. Eight Sleep is a sleep fitness company which markets the Pod, a…

X-trodes Introduces Smart Skin Technology

Startup company X-trodes is taking a different approach to identifying sleep disorders. Traditional methods of electrophysiological sleep analysis include overnight hospital stays and expensive consultations, making periodic disorders…

Amazon Announces Contactless Sleep Tracker

On September 28th, 2022, Amazon unveiled a contactless sleep tracker that utilizes smart technology to analyze a user's sleep patterns. The Halo Rise device is capable of tracking a user's movement and breathing in order to assess the…

WHOOP, Inc. Receives First Publication Since Recent Personnel Cut

On September 15th, 2022, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a publication (U.S. Patent Pub. No. 2022/0293236) to WHOOP, Inc. for their fitness monitoring device. This is the first publication WHOOP, Inc. has…

Apple Watch Sleep Detection Enters New Phase

On September 12th, 2022, Apple launched the newest operating system for their smartwatch technology, watchOS 9. While the previous system, watchOS 8, allowed users to track the duration of their sleep, the new operating system features the…

Sleep Number Kicks Off Football Season with Renewed Superbowl Champion Partnership

On September 6th, 2022, Sleep Number announced the renewal of a 3-year partnership with the LA Rams. The two partnered for the 2021-2022 football season, and the team credited their Superbowl Win to the holistic approach the team takes in…

Hapbee 2.0 Wellness Platform Makes Way for the Coming Swarm

On August 29th, 2022, Hapbee Technologies, Inc. announced the release of their newly redesigned and upgraded wellness platform, Hapbee 2.0. The newest platform connects to the same Hapbee Smart Wearable device as the previous application,…

Tempur Sealy Partners With Bryte, Inc. For Restorative Sleep Revolution

Bryte, Inc., a restorative sleep company out of California, has announced a $20 million round of funding led by Tempur Sealy International. Bryte, Inc. markets technology for restorative sleep, incorporating artificial intelligence (AI)…

Where is ResMed One Week After Acquiring German Sleep Monitoring Software Company?

Earlier this week, the USPTO issued three new patents (U.S. Pat. No. 11,406,781, U.S. Pat. No. 11,406,784, and U.S. Pat. No. 11,406,777) which describe a device for respiratory gas delivery through the nasal cavity and two forms of…

USPTO Delivers More Power to Fullpower’s Patent Portfolio

Recently, the USPTO issued Fullpower® Technologies, a cloud-based IoT and wearable technology developer for activity tracking and sleep monitoring, three new patents for its biosensing platform. The issued patents (U.S. Pat. No.…

Diagnosing Sleep Apnea with Withings

“Wear nothing, know everything.” The anthem rings true for Withings’ new Sleep Analyzer, an advanced sleep tracker placed underneath one’s mattress. Previously, a user would need to wear a diagnostic device, such as a fitness watch, to…

Guiding Sleep Stages with Sleep Shepherd

Whether it’s ceaseless traffic or a seemingly limitless leaf blower, environmental noises are often the instigators of poor sleep quality. Even noises that don’t wake you up have subconscious effects on sleep by changing the duration of…

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…

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