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Happy or sad? You might not see that ad, if Microsoft Kinect can figure out your mood

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A while back we reported about a Microsoft patent application for a system that would scan your posts on Facebook and other social media (with your permission, presumably) to deduce your mood, interests, and possibly even your intelligence, to help deliver search results more suited to you. Now the company...
Happy or sad? You might not see that ad, if Microsoft Kinect can figure out your mood

Project Troglodyte: Trying To Pre-Defuse Possible Patent Trolls In Important Areas

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Three guys from Finland who have been inspired by the EFF's patent busting project have recently launched a new effort, called Project Troglodyte, which is designed to pre-vet certain patents that they fear have a high likelihood of blocking innovation thanks to trolls. We want to take the EFF's idea...
Project Troglodyte: Trying To Pre-Defuse Possible Patent Trolls In Important Areas

Patent application hints at Voice Actions for Google TV

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Android on your phone can send texts, perform searches, set alarms and execute plenty of other tasks with little more than a simple voice command. Google TV is, for all intents and purposes, just Android blown up to fill your 42-inch TV -- so it would only make sense...
Patent application hints at Voice Actions for Google TV
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Apple to Add Teleprompter Tools to iMovie and Final Cut Pro

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Yesterday, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that revealed their intent to add a new teleprompter feature to both iMovie and Final Cut Pro. Sometime in the future you'll be able to both film yourself on an iPad while reading your very own script...
Apple to Add Teleprompter Tools to iMovie and Final Cut Pro

THE GOOGLE INVESTOR: Is Google Becoming A Public Utility Company? (GOOG)

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The Google Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email GOOG Up Strong With Market  Despite Wal-mart's big miss, stocks are advancing in early trading as euro zone finance ministers secured a deal for Greece over the weekend. Shares of GOOG are up...
THE GOOGLE INVESTOR: Is Google Becoming A Public Utility Company? (GOOG)

Apple Invents iPad Smart Cover with Built-In Inductive Charging

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On March 14, 2013, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals the next step in the evolution of the iPad Smart Cover with built-in inductive charging. Simply put, this is a great idea to keep the iPad charged while on the go....
Apple Invents iPad Smart Cover with Built-In Inductive Charging

Apple Reveals Advanced Automotive Access & Control System

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On April 25, 2013, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals a new automotive access and control system that will primarily be found in future iPhones. Last June we posted a report that revealed Apple's in-vehicle initiative with nine major auto companies to...
Apple Reveals Advanced Automotive Access & Control System

Apple exploring self-resizing keys for iPhone keyboard

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A patent application revealed on Thursday shows that Apple may be working on improving the accuracy of the touchscreen keyboards featured in its iDevices by allowing them to automatically adjust aspects such as key sizes to user typing behavior on the fly....
Apple exploring self-resizing keys for iPhone keyboard

Apple Patent May be Hinting of an iPhoto Upgrade for iDevices

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On May 2, 2013, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that may be revealing an update to iPhoto for iDevices. Apple states that their invention relates to performing on-screen image adjustments, for example, to adjust colors of photos by using color control tools overlaid...
Apple Patent May be Hinting of an iPhoto Upgrade for iDevices

Microsoft's Great Patent Application: Xbox Achievements For Watching Advertising

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You may recall the concern some have raised over Smart TVs, those internet connected glowing boxes with cameras ripe for exploits that would allow hackers to watch you watch TV. Supposedly less nefarious were concerns over technology that would allow those same Smart TVs to recognize when you had...
Microsoft's Great Patent Application: Xbox Achievements For Watching Advertising

Samsung attacking Apple's screen-to-speech functionality with German patent

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At the end of my post on Apple's Black Friday motion to bring infringement claims against six more Samsung products in California I promised that I would report on the two Samsung v. Apple trials that took place in Mannheim on the same day. I'll start with the one relating...
Samsung attacking Apple's screen-to-speech functionality with German patent

New Virtual Controls from Apple Point to a Future iMac Touch

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On February 2, 2012, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that describes new virtual controls for a desktop with a touchscreen. This once again illustrates that Apple may be working on an iMac Touch desktop computer. Considering that a company by the name of...
New Virtual Controls from Apple Point to a Future iMac Touch

Microsoft Invents New Kinect Feature Called the "Seekbar"

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At this year's CES, Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer revealed that Kinect was coming to the PC – and on February one they introduced Kinect for Windows. Even though we're not quite sure what Kinect for Windows will offer PC users, a new Microsoft patent application reveals that Kinect will in...
Microsoft Invents New Kinect Feature Called the "Seekbar"

Apple in talks with cable networks to use Apple TV device as set-top-box

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The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple is in talks with cable television networks to use an Apple TV device as a set-top-box. Instead of Apple building their own TV show database to compete with the cable networks – as Apple has discussed with show creators in the past –...
Apple in talks with cable networks to use Apple TV device as set-top-box

Google’s alleged WiFi snooper has an Internet privacy patent

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Marius Milner, the Google engineer reported to be responsible for the code that allowed Street View cars to collect data from home networks, is listed as one of the inventors on a Google patent for a technology meant to thwart “hackers and other ne’er-do-wells” who “may seek to tap into...
Google’s alleged WiFi snooper has an Internet privacy patent

Amazon Patent Looks To Make Receiving Lousy Gifts A Thing Of The Past

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An interesting patent has surfaced over at Quartz, detailing a method for exchanging unwanted gifts. Amazon filed this patent application in 2006 and had it granted in 2010, but so far, has yet to make use of it. (This is not to be confused with Amazon's more controversial, broadly written...
Amazon Patent Looks To Make Receiving Lousy Gifts A Thing Of The Past

Apple patent application details method for detecting and displaying hand position on screen

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We've had a glimpse at Apple's conception of a sensor-based keyless layout, and the latest patent application from Cupertino shows the company looking to further refine the input experience -- this time using a camera and other sensors to detect hand position and overlay that hand position on a...
Apple patent application details method for detecting and displaying hand position on screen

Mood-based ads maybe coming to Kinect, according to patent

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A recently revealed patent application from Microsoft shows that the company may be working on bringing mood-based advertising to its Kinect peripheral for Xbox. The patent, filed in 2010, describes a method for serving ads based on a user's mental state as perceived by Kinect's 3D camera system or other...
Mood-based ads maybe coming to Kinect, according to patent

Apple's iPhone 5 Integrated Touch Display Technology Comes to Light and it loudly Screams it's Coming to all Macs Eventually

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During Apple's iPhone-5 event in September 2012, Phil Schiller introduced Apple's new, highly advanced "Integrated Touch" display that was one of the upgrades that made the iPhone 5 so much lighter than previous generations. Today, Apple's In-Cell patent application has come to light. Yet perhaps the real story here is...
Apple's iPhone 5 Integrated Touch Display Technology Comes to Light and it loudly Screams it's Coming to all Macs Eventually

Stack Exchange Links Up With USTPO For Community Patent Project AskPatents.com For Prior Art

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The patent dramas of the last couple of years have included fights between the very biggest tech titans — Oracle v. Google; Samsung v. Apple; etc. — those picking on the little guys — remember patent troll Lodsys suing all those iOS developers? — and everything in between (here’s one...
Stack Exchange Links Up With USTPO For Community Patent Project AskPatents.com For Prior Art

Poll Technica: Flexible glass displays coming to an iOS device near you?

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Apple may be working on a product that uses flexible glass displays, as evidenced by a job listing that temporarily appeared on the company's site. The listing, seen by several sites and screengrabbed by 9to5Mac before its removal, showed Apple searching for a senior optical engineer to work in...
Poll Technica: Flexible glass displays coming to an iOS device near you?
Apple patent suggests face unlock may come to the iPhone and iPad

Microsoft has its own Project Glass - augmented reality glasses/wearable computer combo

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Microsoft has it’s own Project Glass cooking in the R&D labs. It’s an augmented reality glasses/heads-up display, that should supply you with various bits of trivia while you are watching a live event, e.g. baseball game. The device was made public via Microsoft’s patent application published today. Microsoft is taking...
Microsoft has its own Project Glass - augmented reality glasses/wearable computer combo

Up, Up, and Away! The U.S. Army's 1950s Hoverboard Prototype

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For any child of the '80s, this archival footage of the U.S. Army's "flying platform" technology from the mid-'50s immediately calls to mind the hoverboard from Back to the Future: Part II. A levitating surface that could be controlled like a surfboard? Awesome! That exact idea was behind the flying platform, developed...
Up, Up, and Away! The U.S. Army's 1950s Hoverboard Prototype

Japanese mobile boss claims he's already patented the tech inside Google Glass

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Patent filings, we don't take so seriously. One of Japan's richest men, with the potential to call on an army of lawyers to defend what he claims is his invention, we probably ought to. Masayoshi Son, the billionaire (and philanthropic) CEO of SoftBank, has given a two-hour speech to...
Japanese mobile boss claims he's already patented the tech inside Google Glass

Samsung biological analysis patent app has your best heart at interest

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In Patent-application-land, the hills roll on forever, while buttercups gently ripple with the breeze. Anything is possible in Patent-application-land. In this particular filling, Samsung lays out some ideas about helping you to keep your health in check. An "internet phone" and a "biological analysis device" would combine to send...
Samsung biological analysis patent app has your best heart at interest

Apple and Google sued over ‘Street View’ on the iPad

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A Florida firm has filed a claim alleging that Google and Apple are both infringing on its mapping technology, PaidContent reported on Monday. PanoMap Technologies filed the complaint in an Orlando federal court, stating the use of Google Maps “Street View” feature in the iPad and iPhone violates U.S. Patent No....
Apple and Google sued over ‘Street View’ on the iPad
Google Glass patent details controlling refrigerator, television, dishwasher, thermostat, garage door, A/V & security systems...kitchen sink?

Mark Zuckerberg Wins Approval For His First-Ever Patent Application - From 6 Years Ago

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In the last few months, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took his company public, got married and scored a nearly $6 million home loan at just over 1%. What could possibly top all that? How about approval of his very first patent request from way back in 2006 - covering privacy...
Mark Zuckerberg Wins Approval For His First-Ever Patent Application - From 6 Years Ago
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