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A dangerous patent application may derail a simple technology to compost food waste. Please help

We have a small company that makes soil amendments from post-consumer food waste, which we compost using acidic anaerobic fermentation, also called Bokashi, the Japanese term, where the technique was ...
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prior art for US patent 7438306 motorcycle patent with overly broad claims

I am looking for prior art for US patent 7438306 I belive this patent may have overly broad claims There is an AME kit that may have a german patent that is prior art
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Prior art seems to exist

In reference to the patent: US 2010/0080432 A1 A paper has been published that would constitute prior art for this patent: "PIB-PET SEGMENTATION FOR AUTOMATIC SUVR NORMALISATION WITHOUT MR ...
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Mobile Search - Organizing search results based on user location and availability of stores (Inrix, Inc.) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON Search results based on user location and whether stores are open or closed nearby - This application from Inrix, Inc. seeks to patent the idea of...determining a user's ...
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Too broad/prior art?: Microcontroller-resident software development environment

US8117587 Microcontroller-resident software development environment supporting application-level asynchronous event handling, interactive debugging and pin variables for embedded systems Isn't this ...
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Prior art for e-ticketing with a barcode image via the web

In reference to the patent: WO2002091307A9 This is an international patent which claims a method for issuing over the internet a ticket, wherein the ticket contains a barcode in an image file format. ...
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US 2013/0272429, a patent application on calculating three checksums instead of one

I stumbled upon patent US 2013/0272429 that appears to patent calculating three checksums instead of one. Even if the obviousness of the basic idea is not enough to throw this out there should be ...
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Requesting prior art on Google machine learning patent (US 2014/0180986)

Google is attempting to patent well known concepts in the field of machine learning. Can anyone provide prior art for WO 2014/105866 A1 (US 2014/0180986), "System and method for addressing ...
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Design Patent US D697,706 - human hand umbrella handle

I think there is likely prior art for Design Patent US D697,706, "Handle": Here is an example of a 19th century Chinese human hand umbrella handle: Source: AncientPoint.com
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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 ...
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PRIOR ART REQUEST: US20150066784 “Automated Clickwrap and Browsewrap System”

I would like some help finding prior art for US20150066784. The patent describes a system focused on the browsewrap vs. clickwrap distinction when it comes to legal agreements, but the entire system ...
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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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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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Call for Prior Art US Patent 7,888,125 (Theranos) Duke v. Stanford

CALL FOR PRIOR ART. Can you find better art doe this patent that claims novelty based on a comparison of device output with a known constant? U.S. Patent No. 7,888,125 (Theranos) Filed March 24, ...
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Using Bluetooth to setup Wifi (Samsung) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

This application from Samsung seeks to patent a method for using one type of wireless connection, such as Bluetooth, to setup a second wireless connection such as Wi-Fi Direct. 10 minutes of your ...
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What are the prior arts related to the patent in question?

How is the patent in question more better and novel as compared to the prior arts? In reference to the patent: WO2000034241A1
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Online Dating - Identifying Nearby, Compatible Users (Zoosk) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT FOR ONLINE DATING - This application from Zoosk seeks to patent the idea of finding other people who are nearby and compatible with you online! 10 minutes of your time can help ...
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Scanning beam and synchronous detection using a passive reflector as a position/location detector

In reference to the patent: US4851616 by HW Buck Crowley ---A Buck_Crowley@msn.com GOOGLE: touch screen ininventor:wales ininventor:crowley US4851616 - Priority date Jan 3, 1966 This is the first and ...
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What is the invention, since there is strong evidence of prior art

In reference to the patent: US20140206488 The invention presented here is actually already available under another name. A cycloid speed reducer has exactly the same construction with an excentric ...
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CALL FOR PRIOR ART: Applying Cold Analgesic “Method and Composition for Treating Pain” (13/235947)

This Patent Application received a non-final rejection by the US Patent Office! An initial rejection is part of the typical course of a patent application. Thanks to the YOU, the Ask Patents ...
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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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Prior art request US20130195410

In reference to the patent: US20130195410 This was described in a 1989 Paper in Physical Review Letters Volume 62 Number 1 published 2 January 1989 in a paper titled "Transverse Localization of ...
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Batteriser vs Joule Thief

In reference to the patent for the "Batteriser": US20120121943, is this any different than the old Joule Thief designs that have been all over the web for years? Is it just the clever packaging that ...
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Prior knowledge and use

In reference to the patent: US20150107498 This process of adding MgO/Mg(OH)2 and/or Ca(NO3)2 to HFO was widely practiced art. Don't understand prior knowledge can be patented.... As matter of an ...
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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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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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Power Management Systems for Accepting Solar Power in Electronic Devices – Patent Application – PRIOR ART REQUEST

This patent application filed by Apple claims to invent a power management system that includes a system microcontroller (SMC) and a charger. During operation, the power management system accepts ...
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Prior art for linked list (secondary and tertiary traversal)?

This is the first I've heard of this patent for linked lists and traversals filed in 2002. Note that the claim is not a patent on a linked list itself (discussion on Hacker News), but apparently on a ...
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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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Prior art for PCT/US2002/014748 - e-ticketing with a barcode image via the web [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: WO2002091307A9 A client just received a patent notice for the embedding a barcode in an email/web ticket. Can this really be valid and/or not have prior art? ...
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Prior art request for US20120179309 “Data Improvement System and Method”?

In reference to the patent: US20120179309 This patent covers taking some location information, comparing it to some other location information, and figuring out what the differences/corrections are. ...
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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. ...
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Network Protocol Conversion — Prior Art Request for US 2005/0220286 A1 (Verizon)

https://www.google.com/patents/US20050220286 The independent claim is drawn primarily to protocol conversion of the data link layer and the application layer of a communication without conversion of ...
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Prior art request for WO2013115797A1 “Identifcation [sic] of a failed code change”

In reference to the patent: WO2013115797A1 This patent from Hewlett-Packard relates to automatically running a set of tests against a "plurality of code changes" to determine "the failed code change" ...
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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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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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US 7,356,606 – this patent must be invalid

The patented technology seems trivial. The owner has already sued 42 companies. I assume their settlement requests are small enough that it wouldn't make sense to defend a case. Perhaps someone ...
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Does [CORMEN90] demonstrate prior art for this order statistic tree patent?

In reference to the patent: US6735595 This patent appears to describe various implementations of what is usually known in the computer science community as an order statistic tree. In particular, ...
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Prior art for WO2014035410A1 “Global feature library useable with continuous delivery”

I would like help finding prior art for WO2014035410A1. This patent (filed Aug 30, 2012) describes using feature switches to toggle software features: The global feature library includes a ...
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Prior art request for WO2014027990 “Performance tests in a continuous deployment pipeline”

I would like help finding prior art for WO2014027990 A1, please. The patent "Performance tests in a continuous deployment pipeline" by some employees of HP (filed Aug 13 2012, published Feb 20, 2014) ...
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Prior Art US 20130177891 A1

Audio-visual learning system US 20130177891 A1 Filing date: July 2, 2012 I am searching for Prior Art on the application listed above. Below is prior art that I am aware of. The claims in patent ...
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Prior Art for US20130128968 A1?

Please help find Prior Arts for US20130128968 A1. Publication number US20130128968 A1 Publication type Application Application number US 13/680,740 Publication date May 23, 2013 Filing date ...
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Prior Art - probe to genomic location is a map query

In reference to the patent: US20140256789 Aren't they just performing a query to a location on the map of the genome and describing a feature that exists at a given location? The patent above covers ...
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Prior art for Vacuum Testing of Power Supply

In reference to the patent: US6570389 This patent claims a method of vacuum testing of power supplies, and it was filed in June 2001. I am wondering whether this is a standard procedure in the ...
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A US patent very similar to a Spanish patent

In reference to the patent: US8336498 This US patent describes a system very similar to a system patented in Spain. When the applicants wanted the same system patented in the EU it was discharged due ...
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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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EDA software (IC design)

Looking for prior art on this: http://www.google.com/patents/US20130290834 Best answered by IC design people who use that kind of software. Basically looking for what's in the main figure, two ...
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Prior art from 2002 for Piezoelectric pipette sensor 2008 patent

In reference to the patent: US8726746 Does this 2002 journal article, "An integrated piezo-acoustic shear-force distance sensor with nanometer resolution for a micropipette tool" (pdf), demonstrate ...
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Paper Wallet - Creating And Using Digital Currency - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

This overly broad patent application claims methods of storing bitcoin public and private keys on a physical device (a paper wallet), and claims methods of protecting value stored on a physical device ...
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Resuming interrupted file transfers (2011 patent troll / libcurl)

I'm posting this here in order to draw this incident to the attention of the AP community. http://daniel.haxx.se/blog/2011/05/11/us-patent-6098180/ Daniel Stenberg, the author of curl, a popular ...