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8502720: Missing Key Reference

Much of the claims seems to overlap with the content of this article! S. Balasubramanian et al., "Systematic analysis of interleaved digital-to-analog converters", Circuits and Systems II: Express ...
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US8618969: Missing a key reference

S. Balasubramanian et al., "Systematic analysis of interleaved digital-to-analog converters", Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs, IEEE, 2011. Much of the claims overlap with the content of this ...
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Locating data specific for application - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON LOCATING DATA ON A COMPUTER - This application seeks to patent the idea of... locating data for applications on a computer! 10 minutes of your time can help narrow US patent ...
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Is Patent US5930362 weak or obvious?

Is Patent us5930362 weak because it has only 2 independent claims that specifically reference DH. Could this patent be circumvented by computing something that is not specifically DH but could be ...
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Can 3-D Printing Materials be Patented After an Algorithm for Making Them is Published?

There is a growing concern in the open-source 3-D printing community that broad patent claims on materials for 3-D printing may hamper the open-source 3-D printing community's ability to innovate. ...
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How is US5693489 patent different from US4952496?

From what I can tell, the language in these patents are exactly same with the exception of the degree of detail outlined in the claims. Claim 1, 1a, and 1b of US5693489 appear to re-phrasing claims ...
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Why was CDARS patentable?

Since spreading large deposits among different banks has always been the only way to keep everything FDIC insured, and since that's been a common money management practice long before CDARS existed, ...
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Non-obviousness of user interfaces based on a new input device

The new Leap Motion device lets your devices "see" ten-finger motions in real-time 3-D. I see no published patent application yet, but the device is described on the website. Microsoft has applied ...
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us7795768 - Patenting something already used elsewhere

This patent is for putting a gear on a spindle shaft. This has been done in automobiles, airplanes and machines for years. Putting a gear with spindle spacing on the inside and actual gears on the ...
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Is assembly of existing products a 'Manufacture'?

I have an 8x5 binder and have adhered one additional item to it. I've also modified the paper that fits this binder, which fixes an existing issue. The binder provides use for a specific audience. ...
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Can the non-obviousness of an invention be challenged if the difference to prior art is only the mathematical-statistical approach?

TL;DR Given a patent application describing a calculation using a maximum likelihood approach, and a piece of prior art that has the same goal but uses Monte Carlo simulation, is this sufficient to ...