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Prior Art request for US20130100291 A1 [on hold]

i couldn't find any prior arts yet. looking for prior arts for US20130100291 A1.
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Please help me find Prior Art for US20130100291 A1

Prior Art Request for US20130100291 A1 Publication number US20130100291 A1 Publication type Application Application number US 13/654,728 Publication date Apr 25, 2013 Filing date Oct ...
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What are the prior arts of US20130128027 A1?

Help kill bad patent application "Image Processing Apparatus And Image Processing Method" by providing evidence of prior art. Publication number US20130128027 A1 Publication type Application ...
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Isn't this invention half-century old?

The patent us 2010/0073978 is clearly NOT an invention of a German company. To see how it had been used in volt meters in 1998, visit: http://www.chipinfo.ru/literature/radio/199801/p29.html To have ...
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Prior Art Request for US20140296324 A1 (Virovek Incorporation) —Vectors harboring toxic genes, methods and uses therefor

This application from VIROVEK INCORPORATION seeks to patent a method of healing cancer! 10 minutes of your time can help narrow this US patent application before it becomes a patent. QUESTION - Have ...
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Recognition of a road illumination

I'M TRYING TO FIND SOME PRIOR ARTS ABOUT THIS APPLICATION BELOW : Publication number US20130093892 A1 Publication type Application Application number US 13/652,725 Publication date Apr 18, ...
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Ortery Technologies Object VR turntable claims

There are at minimum 12 manufactures currently producing and selling systems identical to what Ortery Technologies, Inc. has listed in its claims (US20070172216). There are current systems on the ...
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Isn't this prior art

In the patent application US20070040653, it appears that patent US20060187055 "Containers including radio frequency shielding" might be prior art. Is this the case? EDIT A method of preventing ...
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CALL FOR PRIOR ART: EP1668450B1

The Claim 1 of EP1668450B1 looks very broad to be valid: A method for controlling one or more of resource-consumption and resource-production associated with a plurality of remote devices, the method ...
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Can anaerobic digestion of syngas be considered as a primary claim?

The Prior Art (e.g. US4289625, 1981) cited by the patent application US20130203144 already discloses the process of feeding a "pyrolysis syngas" to an "anaerobic digester", however the Prior Art ...
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Computerized method and system for recipe presentation

Aren't bunch of claims related to javascript onsubmit/onchange functionality, and normal web communication? It's just ridiculous. Also, prior art cites plain recipe search sites, but not recipes by ...
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This patent has a legal action that I need explained

In the patent application for Chinese patent CN1470762 I found the following note: Sep 3, 2008 C02 Deemed withdrawal of patent application after publication (patent law 2001) I need to know what that ...
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Prior art request for US20120203457 A1 - Showing a calendar on a map with route optimization between points

Multiple claims are made in this patent application that could be summarized as follows Show travel routes between two or more events on a map with a display Optimize a schedule based on the most ...
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Is this in fact innovative? Review my publication from 2002

ep2173572b1 http://archive.mtbr.com/16/0EF1CEBA.php Since I published this, it should not be available for patent application years later, or only very select details of it. Schwalbe Tires is now ...
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Prior art for US patent application 20140196008 'IMMUTABLE OBJECT TYPES'

http://www.freepatentsonline.com/y2014/0196008.html At least some embodiments described herein relate to a language extension that advances safety in system programming. In accordance with the ...
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Looking for prior art for patent application US20140196015 “Declaration of Lifetime resource reference”

I'm looking for prior art related to following patent: http://www.freepatentsonline.com/y2014/0196015.html DECLARATION OF LIFETIME OF RESOURCE REFERENCE A language extension that advances ...
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US20140108489 A1 “Flowlet-based processing” - Quite like my own lab's work

http://www.google.com/patents/US20140108489 I work on a system that closely resembles the invention described in the above application. It in fact shares a common intellectual lineage, dating back ...
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Prior Art Request for US 2010/0238293 A1 (Sony) — on-screen display of television power consumption

US Patent Application 12/408623 (pre-grant publication US 2010/0238293 A1) is drawn to an on-screen display of real-time power consumption for a television. (Technically, the first independent claim ...
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Isn't IM an example of prior art in US6463131

This looks like a patent written in 2000 by someone who never lived through the 90's -- AIM and Yahoo IM and all of those are classic examples of applications which would fill this for prior art. As ...
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Why was this MIPS US 6912559 patent granted given decades-old prior art?

US Patent 6912559 (filing and priority dates both July 30th, 1999) is for what appears to be the Newton-Raphson algorithm for 1/x and 1/sqrt(x) as well as four instructions, two initial-estimate ...
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Prior Art Request - Beam Forming Antenna - US20120262358

I seek to catalog prior-art for this patent application for a Yagi-Uda style antenna using a collection of ground plane style elements resulting in a slick vertical polarization beam antenna system. ...
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LOCATION-SENSITIVE SECURITY LEVELS (Apple) - 20140187200 - PRIOR ART REQUEST

HELP SAVE MOBILE COMPUTING - This application from Apple seeks to patent location-based security. 10 minutes of your time can help narrow this US patent application before it becomes a patent. ...
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Is this is the patent behind Google camera app?

i'm in search for the technique behind google's new camera app.. and I found this patent https://www.google.com/patents/US8319822 is this is the correct one?
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Why is this valid?

In regards to US 7771509 B1 As soon as I was taught that O2 is para-magnetic, a magnetic separation technique with flowing air and multiple stages seemed like a fairly trivial process for separation. ...
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Makerbot patents Automated 3D build processes. Are they patents?

http://www.freepatentsonline.com/8226395.html http://www.freepatentsonline.com/8282380.html http://www.freepatentsonline.com/8287794.html These patents are now owned by Stratasys. This image is from ...
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Prior art request for US20130070099

This application seems to have 2008 prior art: http://www.eissq.com/BallandPlate/appendix/dial_reader.html
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Prior Art Request for US 20140038722 A1 “Universal virtual entity transformation”

https://www.google.com/patents/US20140038722 A method of transforming a virtual entity from a first game to be useable in a second game comprising the steps of: a. Obtaining a set of ...
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us20130080485 how is this in fact different to what VFS under Linux, BSD and Unix do

http://www.win.tue.nl/~aeb/linux/lk/lk-8.html "File DirectoryEntry", "a Stream Extension DirectoryEntry" and "File DirectoryEntry". This patent appears to be basically 8.7 Dentries and its matching ...
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Is it prior art if the idea has been published as RFC draft before the filing date?

This idea (us20140112139) is actually described in RFC6748, which was published as a draft on January 12 2012. IETF RFC6748 draft None of the "inventors" are listed in the RFC draft. The idea is ...
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Is there any prior art for US6944690?

This patent discloses a storage controller that combines block and file level interface so that SCSI/NFS/CIFS/HTTP - through all these protocols I/O requests can be accepted. Considering the effective ...
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BITCOIN and CRYPTOCURRENCY Mining prior art requested for US2014/0019693 help opensource

This application is claiming everything that is involved in Bitcoin mining or any other cryptocurrency mining using Asic chips where the block chain is segmented and hashed by multiple parallel hash ...
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originality of US6757802 Method for memory heap and buddy system management for service aware networks

Can anyone tell me how the method described in this patent differs from standard binary buddy allocation as described by Knuth in 1965? The claims for doubly-linked free lists have obvious prior art ...
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Is US7103906 a valid patent?

It was recently used in litigation against Netflix, but I don't think that has been resolved yet. It feels like there ought to be prior art related to this functionality.
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Method and apparatus for initiating telephone calls using a data network - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON Call status - This patent from The National Tech Team patents the idea of...monitoring the status of a telephone call that was initiated by a request from a data network and ...
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Randomized distributed network coding - Date for prior art?

Patent US 7706365 B2 has, according to Google a priority date of date of Nov 25, 2003. I found a paper containing the invention described in the patent presented by the authors of the paper in a ...
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Vehicle power systems - prior art request

Could the community help by supplying a relevant manual for a vehicle power system? Any vehicle, could be any make or model of car. It should show the power supply available to the accessories, such ...
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Photography lighting (Amazon) - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

sorry to ask this but unless I've missed something fundamental in that massively overly complicated and distracting description of a setup that, with probably small adjustments in lighting positions, ...
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prior art to US20080129694

I'm a french college student having a school project where we have to build an existing data glove from a public domain patent. We chose US5280265 which has been published in 1990 using strain gauges ...
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Press release distribution system Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

This looks like a patent on all native advertising systems. Has anyone seen any prior art to this? Patent application title: PRESS RELEASE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM Inventors: Assignees: NATIVO INC. IPC8 ...
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Lighting Samples (Theranos) - PATENT APPLICATION - PRIOR ART REQUEST

The following application was filed in 2013 and directed to lighting a sample with both direct and indirect light. It seems that companies have been providing this since at least 2003. For example, ...
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Interactive Surveys (Theranos) - PATENT APPLICATION - PRIOR ART REQUEST

The following application was filed in 2013 and directed to interactive surveys where a picture is shown based on the inputted information. It seems that companies have been providing this for a ...
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Authorization Information transmission - Transmission of authorization information (IV) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON utilizing a mobile station for the transmission of authorization information in a telecommunication network - This application from IV seeks to patent the idea of...A ...
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US20140085334 - Apple applies for patent on transparent texting

Apple has filed a patent for 'Transparent Texting' that resembles existing applications such as Tape n Walk and Walk N Text.
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Locating Picture hotspots - Determining nearby picture hotspots (Intellectual Ventures) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON finding the nearby picture hotspots based on location data and user data - This application from Intellectual Ventures seeks to patent the idea of...Transmit location data and ...
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Plagiarism in a Patent Application

This patent has, as part of its content about projective geometry, text and diagrams copied from my web site http://www.nct.anth.org.uk/ without permission or acknowledgement. Is that ethical in a ...
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Classification of digital images - Digital Images classification in semantic categories (IV) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON classifying digital images into semantic categories - This application from IV seeks to patent the idea of...Generating time-based event boundaries detected in a plurality of ...
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Digital Travel Record (American Express) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

Publication Number: US20120254261 The claims made by American Express Travel Services in Patent Application us20120254261 are so generic that most of them are already widely implemented by a large ...
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Displaying web page information through web maps (Intellectual Ventures) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

Seen this before? Web Site Mapping - Bogus #Patent Application #Intellectual Ventures #priorartrequest AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON organizing and displaying information about Internet web pages on web ...
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Media Streaming - Media Streaming through a Session Initiated Protocol (SIP) (Intellectual Ventures) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON streaming media through a session initiation protocol - This application from Intellectual Ventures seeks to patent the idea of...Sending a first session initiation protocol ...
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Is Robocasting Development in Ceramic Multimaterial Deposition Prior Art? US20100327479 A1

Is the following document "Robocasting Development in Robocasting of Ceramic Multimaterial Deposition" Prior Art? As it seems to cover the same points as patent US20100327479 A1 but was published ...