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  1. cageymaru

    AMD Allegedly Has a Patent for Its Ray Tracing Solution

    Patent is found here. I would skip to page 22 after reading the opening statement.
  2. cageymaru

    Microsoft Patent Describes a Persistence of Vision Augmented Reality Display

    Microsoft has filed a patent for a new type of mixed-reality head-mounted display (HMD) called a Persistence of Vision Augmented Reality Display. The display uses movable screens to simulate a 360 degree field of view. These screens can rotate back and forth, spin around a user's head, or spin...
  3. cageymaru

    Win Some, Lose Some in Qualcomm vs Apple Saga

    A jury in federal court in San Diego awarded Qualcomm $31 million in a patent infringement case against Apple. Qualcomm requested damages amounting to $1.41 per iPhone. The three patents that Apple allegedly violated were related to battery life in mobile phones. In another case, a U.S. federal...
  4. AlphaAtlas

    Patent Suggests Future AMD GPUs Could Support Variable Rate Shading

    Twitter user 0x22h spotted a patent suggesting that AMD could introduce Variable Rate Shading in their future GPUs. Nvidia's Turing architecture already supports VRS, which AMD's patent succinctly describes as "a technique for performing rasterization and pixel shading with decoupled...
  5. AlphaAtlas

    Sony Patent Hints at PS5 Backwards Compatibility

    A new patent filed by Sony in Japan suggests that the Playstation 5 (or whatever Sony's next console is called) could implement backwards compatibility for PS4 titles. While the patent doesn't specifically mention the Playstation 5 itself, a Japenese blog pointed out that it makes multiple...
  6. AlphaAtlas

    Motorola Patent Hints at a Fullscreen Razr

    91Mobie reports that Motorola has filed a patent for a smartphone with a foldable display. As was predicted by a report from the Wall Street Journal last week, the phone in the patent clearly resembles Motorola's iconic RAZR V3 flip phone, but with a few key differences. Instead of a separate...
  7. AlphaAtlas

    Possible Patent For Post Navi GPU Architecture Spotted

    Previous roadmaps suggested that AMD would move away from the GCN architecture after Navi, but we may have just gotten a little more detail on what the next gen "Arcturus" GPU could be. KOMACHI_ENSAKA, one of the first Twitter users who spotted the allegedly leaked Gonzalo APU, just found a...
  8. AlphaAtlas

    Samsung Patents In-Air Gesturing for VR

    According to a report by Patently Mobile, Samsung recently filed a patent for an in-air gesture control system designed for AR and VR headsets. Such a system would use a color camera, a depth camera, and an infrared sensor with an infrared light for illumination, at the very least. Simple...
  9. AlphaAtlas

    Intel Blasts Qualcomm's Litigious Practices

    In a press release posted yesterday, Intel called Qualcomm a patent troll in all but name. The chip giant said that Qualcomm's previous lawsuits have been "found unlawful" all over the world, yet the company "continues to try to achieve the same results through a campaign of patent lawsuits."...
  10. AlphaAtlas

    Qualcomm Wins Preliminary Court Case Banning iPhone Imports in China

    Reuters reports that Qualcomm won a case involving the importation and sale of iPhones in China. According to the report, the order "affects the iPhone 6S through the iPhone X sold with older versions of Apple’s iOS operating system," but Apple told Reuters that "all iPhone models remain...
  11. cageymaru

    Amazon Alexa May Detect Emotional and Physical States in the Future

    Amazon has patented a method for the voice assistant Alexa to detect emotional and physical states based on vocal cues that it hears. It will then tailor its conversations in such a way to appeal to the person. For example if a person sounds like they are bored then Alexa will deliver an ad...
  12. DooKey

    Facebook Patent Application for Software That Detects Emotion and Gives You a Mask

    Facebook has applied for a patent for some unique software that detects the emotion displayed of an input photo or photos and then gives you a mask to reflect the emotion of the plurality of the photos. The patent says a user of the social network can select a mask that reflects how they're...
  13. DooKey

    Facebook Wants Messages in TV Ads That Force Your Phone to Record Audio

    Facebook speaks out of both sides of their mouth it seems. For the longest time they have said they don't turn on your mic and yet they just received a patent for software that turns on your mic when certain TV ads broadcast an inaudible signal. It appears this is to find out what you/re...
  14. DooKey

    Folding Andromeda Device Could be Microsoft’s iPhone Moment

    Microsoft has been rumored to have a folding phone in the works for some time and the latest patent of the device shows how it could be used and what it would display. It looks like a small hinged tablet and has displays on both sections. The keyboard appears to be a GUI and can disappear when...
  15. DooKey

    Jury Finds Samsung Owes Apple $539M in Patent Case Stretching Back to 2011

    Ok, this thing has been going on long enough and there might finally be an end in sight. A jury has looked at the damages once again and now says that Samsung owes Apple $539M for infringing on their iPhone patents. The original damages were for $1B and of course Samsung was having none of that...
  16. DooKey

    Patent Sought for Honeycomb Design That Could Extend Battery Life

    Physicists at the University of Missouri have developed a new honeycomb design that reduces energy dissipation in batteries. They have applied for a patent and have a functioning prototype. Also, this is apparently a real thing because they have set up a company to begin to commercialize the new...
  17. DooKey

    IBM Granted Patent for AI-managed Traffic Lights

    IBM seems to have struck first with the patent office and has been granted a patent for an AI-controlled traffic management system. The AI reviews live footage of the intersection and determines the optimal traffic pattern. If it works correctly there shouldn't be long waits at a red light when...
  18. DooKey

    Amazon Receives Patent for Cryptocurrency Tracking

    Amazon just received a patent for a product that tracks cryptocurrency transactions. It's going to be a subscription service that agencies can use to identify those that use cryptocurrency. Some of the primary targets that Amazon is going after are law enforcement and the IRS. Whether or not...
  19. DooKey

    Intel Wants to Jump on the Bitcoin Gravy Train

    I guess Intel is thinking better late than never because they have filed a patent for an energy-efficient Bitcoin Mining device. This patent was filed back in 2016, but it has just now come to light and if it becomes a new product it might reduce the large energy footprint of current mining...
  20. R

    Amazon Patents Drone That Can Recognize Screaming and Flailing

    GeekWire has come across two new patents for drone technology awarded to Amazon. The first is for "Speech interaction For UAVs," which is for drones that can emit and receive an audio message. Although the patent does not mention Alexa explicitly, one can assume that this is going to be an Alexa...
  21. DooKey

    Amazon Patents Drone Able to Understand Speech and React to Gestures

    Amazon is known for constantly patenting different things, but this time they might be on to something. Their latest patent is interesting and a little funky because it's a patent for drone technology that allows the drone to understand what a person is saying and interpret human gestures. In...
  22. DooKey

    Walmart Might Get Into the Farming Drone Business

    Walmart applied for 6 patents last year that relate to drones in the agriculture business. One of the patents is for a drone that can do the work of bee to ensure pollination of crops and another can watch for pests and then get the right kind of pesticide on the crop. Since 56% of their total...
  23. R

    Blackberry Seeks Injunction on Facebook For Patent Infringement

    Variety is reporting that Blackberry has sued Facebook, as well as it's Instagram and WhatsApp subsidiaries claiming that they co-opted Blackberry's mobile-messaging technology. Blackberry alleges that Facebook and its companies created mobile-messaging applications infringe on BlackBerry...
  24. R

    Amazon Patents Employee Tracking Wristband

    A newly discovered patent filed for by Amazon in 2016, details a wristband designed to keep track of employees in warehouses. The bracelet would emit ultrasonic sound pulses which would be picked up be receivers in the shelving units and elsewhere, not only giving the employees position in the...
  25. DooKey

    Try on Clothes Virtually with Amazon Blended Reality Mirror

    Amazon has patented a blended reality mirror that will allow customers to try on clothes virtually to see how they look. Supposedly, this technology will allow the virtual clothes to move with the customer in real time. This could be a real boon for Amazon in the apparel market place. You can...
  26. DooKey

    Bank of America Wins Patent for Crypto Exchange System

    On Tuesday, the USPTO awarded a patent to Bank of America that provides for a cryptocurrency exchange system and it allows simple exchange of one digital currency to another. The system is fully automated and it keeps up with the latest pricing from external feeds. Further, if this makes it...
  27. DooKey

    Samsung Applies for Patent to Read Your Palm

    Samsung recently applied for a patent that uses a camera to look at the lines in your palm and then provides clues to you for your password to one of your apps/phone. It looks pretty cool, but unless they put some kind of depth sensing or something that can detect a photo I'm not sure it's...
  28. DooKey

    New Amazon Patent Might Give You a Discount for Watching Content

    Amazon was awarded an interesting patent in October that could end up giving customers a discount for watching video reviews, ads, and other interactive content on their site. Once it goes live you just go look at an ad for something and as the video is playing the cost of the item starts to...
  29. DooKey

    Amazon Receives Patent for Drone that Falls Apart

    Amazon has been doing a lot of thinking about a possible drone failure when they start deliveries. They believe it would be much better for a drone to fall apart in little pieces before it hits the ground so a person or thing doesn't get hit by one large piece. The patent describes how a drone...
  30. DooKey

    Supreme Court Rejects Samsung Appeal of Patent Loss to Apple

    Reuters reports that the justices left in place a 2016 ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit that upheld a verdict that found South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co Ltd had infringed Apple Inc’s patents on several popular features of the California-based company’s iPhone...
  31. DooKey

    British Telecom Secures Patent for a Cybersecurity Method to Protect Blockchain

    Great Britain’s biggest Internet and telecoms provider British Telecommunications PLC (BT) has secured a patent for its proposed cybersecurity system for Blockchain protection in late October. Based on the patent, one use case involving the patent is the so-called “majority control attacks” or...
  32. DooKey

    Microsoft Receives Patent to Protect the Headphone Jack

    Microsoft has received a patent for a plug receptacle for an electronic device. Basically it allows for a 3.5mm headphone jack without taking up a lot of space inside the phone. It operates by expanding to the front, back, or both sides of the receptacle. I know there are still a lot of...
  33. DooKey

    Samsung Gets Design Patent Damages Retrial in Long Running Apple Case

    Looks like Samsung convinced a US District judge to grant a retrial in the Apple design patent damages case. So instead of having to pay Apple $400M in damages Samsung might be able to manage a settlement much less that that this time around. I'm sure all of their shareholders are thrilled...
  34. R

    Nintendo Is Being Sued Over Its Switch Controllers

    Nintendo is being sued (warning, auto-play video) by mobile gaming accessory company Gamevice, claiming the detachable controllers for the Switch infringes on a patent it owns. Gamevice was created under the name Wikipad in 2008 and co-founded by the current CEO of Oculus VR Brandon Irbe. was...
  35. FrgMstr

    Amazon Patents Online Store Shopping Control

    Many brick and mortar stores now offer price matching to online stores, while you are in the store checking prices. While Amazon has very little in terms of physical footprint when it comes to retail, it has just patented a "physical store online shopping control." This would allow the...
  36. Zarathustra[H]

    Robots are Going to... Hug us All?

    Disney has reportedly filed for a new patent for robotic versions of its animated characters, presumably to replace those pesky humans in suits at theme parks. The robots are intended to have a "posing interface, providing soft collisions, and facilitating hugging (or soft human interaction)"...
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