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How much of this profiler patent (US Patent No. 8,516,467) distinguishes over prior art?

A lot of this patent feels like it has prior art in existing tools such as disassemblers and profilers. Patent text Claim 1 A method for detecting a time complexity associated with an ...
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PRIOR ART REQUEST: Issued patent US 8255828 B2 (Microsoft): Ribbon UI

Patent US 8255828 B2 (publication US 10/955,967, assigned to Microsoft), Command user interface for displaying selectable software functionality controls, is the main patent protecting the Ribbon UI. ...
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How to get rights to use a patent

I wanted to patent something but found that it already existed on google patents. Now I would like to get in touch with whomever patented it to see if I can use the patent -- but I am not sure how ...
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Index key normalization (Microsoft) - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

Patent US 7539685 B2 concerns the normalization of btree index keys in a database management system. There is no citation of the 1977 paper "An Encoding Method for Multifield Sorting and Indexing" by ...
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Prior Art Request - US Pat. No. 8,380,541 Theranos / Walgreen / Stanford U

This is an issued patent. It is related to a Theranos / Stanford / Walgreen project currently on going. U.S. Patent No. 8,380,541 Priority date 9/26/2011 Issued February 13, 2013 A sample claim ...
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Condition-based activation, shut-down and management of applications of mobile devices - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON Managing applications on mobile devices - This patent seeks to patent the idea of...monitoring and controlling an application on a mobile device! 10 minutes of your time can ...
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How do I know if a patent is pending or granted?

How do I get the current status of this patent: Publication number WO2006064303 A1 Publication type Application Application number PCT/IB2004/004129 Publication date Jun 22, 2006 Filing date ...
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Pitch Detection - Power Spectral Estimator to Tune Musical Instruments (Overtone Labs, Inc) - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON pitch detection - This issued patent from Overtone Labs seeks to patent the idea of...pitch detection for resonance tuning of a musical instrument. 10 minutes of your time can ...
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Remote Error Detection - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

Looking for prior art (pre-2000) on US Patent 6757714, particularly the first independent claim which I have pasted in below. Any input would be appreciated. Title: Reporting the state of an ...
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Proximity-based home automation (Apple) - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

I came across an article on Hacker News that cited this recently issued patent by Apple: Patent Number 8,577,392 Title System and method of determining location of wireless communication ...
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Rockstar US 6098065 “Associative search engine” (Nortel) - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

US patent #6098065 is the first in the series of patents used in Rockstar's legal action against Google and Android device manufacturers. It is for an "Associative search engine" and contains just one ...
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Mobile Data Channels - Zero Power Channels (Nokia) - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON selecting zero power allocations for mobile data communication - This application from Nokia, Inc. seeks to patent the idea of selecting a bit sequence as a zero power ...
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Automatic Keyword Extraction - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON automatic keyword extraction - 10 minutes of your time can help narrow US patents in the future. Follow @askpatents on twitter to help. QUESTION - Have you seen anything that ...
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Web-updated database with record distribution by email - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON a remotely updatable database with a user interface - This issued patent from 1998 is being used by a troll Data Distribution Technologies LLC to sue a variety of real estate ...
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Sorensen Pat #6,960,316 - patent infringement

Issued US Patent No: 6,960,316 Injection-molded plastic container or closure with turned-under rim and method of injection-molding same I am searching for any help locating prior art for the afore ...
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Recommendation & Decision Making - Surveying Users for Preferences and Providing Recommendations (Dalton Sentry) - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON that describes a seemingly obvious process where by two parties input their preferences and a recommendation is given based on a best fit algorithm. Would greatly help alleviate ...
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Method and apparatus for viewer-specific presentation of information PRIOR ART REQUEST

US7000183 is basically patenting the way the web works. It is used to sue random online merchants. Please help find prior art to stop this patent which should not have been granted in the first ...
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Custom client libraries (Google) - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON EXAMPLE SOURCE CODE Google has patented the generation of client libraries and example code from API descriptions. 10 minutes of your time can help narrow US patent ...
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Fung Power Management Patents

US5892959, US5799198,US5758175, US5710929 I am searching for prior art before 31 Dec 1996 to invalidate these patents and have not had much luck. Vadem Corporation /St.Clair are involved in a number ...
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Compressed motion vector field utilizing predictive motion coding - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

Seeking Prior Art on Nokia patent US7149251 Priority Date: Seeking Prior Art from before Aug 11, 1999 Claim 1 Decoding information representative of a video sequence 1 A method of decoding ...
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Video Encoding - Compressed motion vector field utilizing predictive motion coding (Nokia) - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

Seeking Prior Art on Nokia patent US6735249 This simply describes using two obvious techniques (motion compression and fractal encoding) at the same time. Both had been around for over a decade. ...
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Binary Coded Decimal (BCD) Calculation - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

Seeking Prior Art on US Patent US 2010030834 Priority Date: Seeking Prior Art from before Aug 1, 2008 Isn't this application US 20100030834 trying to get a patent on half/partial carries? This ...
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Hash-based Load Balancing (Microsoft) - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON BALANCING WEB TRAFFIC DISTRIBUTION - This patent from Microsoft seeks to patent the idea of using multiple load balancers with a shared virtual IP address to distribute website ...
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Semantic Web - Policy Enforcement (Hewlett Packard) - Issued Patent - Prior Art Request

An overbroad patent for "Policy Enforcement" was granted to Hewlett-Packard July 20, 2013. "It heavily constrains commercial exploitation of research done in the Semantic Web/Semantic Web Services ...
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Software for assigning technicians to jobs - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

Title: System and method for computer-aided technician dispatch and communication Patent No.: 6,990,458 Assignee: CSG Systems, Inc. Prior art cutoff: Prior art predating Aug 28, 1996 Summary: ...
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Efficient communication through networks - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

US patent 6,188,756 (‘756) -- “Efficient communication through networks.” This patent describes routing a communication between a calling party and a called party through a central control location, ...
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Virtual Loudspeakers over Headphones using Head Tracking- Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

10 minutes of your time can help narrow US patent applications before they become patents. Follow @askpatents on twitter to help. TITLE: Personalized headphone virtualization Summary: A method for ...
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XBRL - Issued Patents - PRIOR ART REQUEST

In January, 2011, Edgar Online was issued patent US7877678, which is essentially a patent on an excel plugin. I know that prior art exists, as I've used similar excel plugins for years, including ...
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Managing duplication of data objects with attributes - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

http://patents.justia.com/patent/6907471 Sharing objects over a network for something like computer games, surely there is prior art for this? Data is shared over a network, having a plurality of ...
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Call stack parsing in multiple runtime environments - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

US Patent Number 8,291,381 - Call stack parsing in multiple runtime environments If multiple runtimes are sharing a call stack, their call stack frames may be different. Here, Microsoft proposes a ...
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Caller ID Selection (NobelBiz) - Allowed Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

An over-broad, ALLOWED patent attempting to patent all dynamic selection of caller id's when used in any-type of call center. QUESTION Have you seen anything published prior October 20, 2005 ...
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Computer monitoring — controlling a remote computer — Issued Patent — PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON COMPUTER MONITORING - This issued patent seeks to patent the idea of... controlling a remote computer! 10 minutes of your time can help narrow US patent applications before they ...
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Database Visualization - Query and Visualization of Multidimensional Databases - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON DATABASE VISUALIZATION - This issued patent seeks to patent the idea of... detecting the user’s reading speed and controlling an electronic display! 10 minutes of your time can ...
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Website Customization — Caching dynamically-generated websites — Issued Patent — PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON CUSTOMIZING A WEBSITE - This issued patent seeks to patent the idea of... building a user profile by watching user behavior on a website! 10 minutes of your time can help narrow ...
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RFID - Foam spacers used in timing tags - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON RFID Spacers - This application seeks to patent the idea of... RFID spacers! 10 minutes of your time can help narrow US patent applications before they become patents. Follow ...
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PRIOR ART: US PAT NO. 7,635,594 - Theranos - Elizabeth Holmes

Looking for prior art for US Patent No. 7,635,594 which predates May, 2005 Publication number US7635594 B2 Publication date - Dec 22, 2009 Filing date - Mar 24, 2006 Priority date - May 9, 2005 ...
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DISSEMINATING MEDIA CONTENT REPRESENTING EPISODES Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

This call for prior art is part of EFF's effort to bust a patent being asserted against podcasting. Read more about the initiative here. Help narrow US patent applications before they become patents ...
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Electronic Collections - Searching, identifying and displaying items in a collection - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON ELECTRONIC COLLECTION OF ITEMS - This patent claims the idea of... an electronic collection of items! 10 minutes of your time can help narrow US patent applications before they ...
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Filtering Based on Activities Inside Video Blocks (Nokia) - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

Seeking Prior Art on Nokia patent US6504873 Priority Date: Seeking Prior Art from before Jun 13, 1997 Analysis of a Nokia patent (US6504873) which they claim WebM infringes upon. Groklaw did some ...
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CALL FOR PRIOR ART: GaAs HBTs in RF Amplifiers

Information Patent Number: 7,687,886 App Number: 11/153,078 Assignee: MicroLink Devices, Inc. Prior Art Cutoff Date: predating June 14, 2005 Summary: Patent discloses, among other things, an HBT ...
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CALL FOR PRIOR ART: Interactive 3D Platform for Fitting Eyeglasses/Clothing

"Interactive Try-On Platform for Eyeglasses" This issued patent relates to a method by which a consumer can submit a 3D model of his/her face to generate a visualization of how a pair of eyeglasses ...
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Download progress animation (Nintendo) - Allowed Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

Information App Number: 13/297,604 Publication Number: US 20120120094 A1 - Patent Allowed May 15, 2013 Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd. Prior Art Cutoff Date: predating November 17, 2010 Summary: A ...
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Any Prior Art on Mobile App Code Generators?

A company named Appsbar has obtained a US utility patent on code generation as used for creating cross-platform apps for mobile devices: US8261231. This patent was filed for on Feb 14, 2012. Since I ...
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Double tap spacebar to insert period and capitalize next character (RIM) - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON USER INTERFACE - This patent from RIM claims the idea of... doubletap spacebar to insert periods and capitalize! 10 minutes of your time can help narrow US patent applications ...
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Online Shopping - Network Sales System - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON NETWORK SALES SYSTEMS - This issued patent seeks to patent the idea of... using a computer to add items to a shopping cart! 10 minutes of your time can help narrow US patent ...
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Relational Database - Using Objects to Access A Relational Database (DataTern) - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

DataTern has Patent No. 5,937,402 on using objects to access a relational database. The patent was issued in 1999, and obviously people were using objects to access databases since the 80's. ...