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Location-based marketing - Providing ticketing and access to attractions. (Smart Destinations) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON Enhanced marketing responsive to customer path data between attractions - This application from Smart Destinations, Inc seeks to patent the idea of...Enhanced data collection ...
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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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Cloud Storage - Synchronizing output of streaming media data across devices (Accenture) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON synchronizing the output of data across devices - This application from Accenture seeks to patent the idea of...synchronizing playback of streaming media on multiple devices! 10 ...
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Prior art request for US4420261A

Have you seen anything (published before Sep 2, 1980) as described in this US Patent Application "Optical position location apparatus" US 4420261 A, that utilizes or describes either a optical ...
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Can this patent be invalidated?

There are two design patents (US D680,805 S1 and US D688,912 S1) owned by Hydro Flask regarding a wide mouth lid. The first is what I consider somewhat unique, but the second I feel has been reduced ...
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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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Audio Encoding - Audio Hyperlinks (Apple) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

A PATENT APPLICATION ON embedding hyperlinks into audio signals - This application from Apple seeks to patent the idea of...putting hypertextual information into sound streams. 10 minutes of your time ...
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Scaling based on pixel density (Microsoft) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

In 2013, this Patent Application has received a final rejection by the US Patent Office. The rejection was based in part on prior art found by Ask Patents community below! The main reference cited by ...
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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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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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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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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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US20150310570 seems like a superfluous invention, can someone see prior Art and if suitable innovation exists

Please see the patent filed on the URL: http://www.freepatentsonline.com/y2015/0310570.html The claims of the patent are: 1. A system comprising: a processing device; a memory operatively coupled to ...
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There is very clear prior art for patent applications WO2014145999A3 and WO2014145999A2

In reference to the patent: WO2014145999A2 In reference to the patent: WO2014145999A3 The inventions in this patent are entirely described by the Diploma Thesis of Kai Niklas submitted on 11th June ...
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There is nothing new in this patent that hasn't been published and implemented in practice since the early 1990's

See for example the following early publications related to batch processes that do most of these claims and the hundreds of literature references to these papers: P. Nomikos and J.F. MacGregor, 1995. ...
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Prior Art on the adjuvant function of LMP1, related to the patent application US20130039942

In reference to the patents: US20130039942 and EP2550298B1 The applicants claimed to use LMP1 and LMP1 fusion proteins (LMP1-CD40 and others) as adjuvants in vaccination therapies against microbes ...
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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 ESCORT SERVICE Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

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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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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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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Cost to draft and file patent application in the U.S.?

I'm a non-american individual who wants to apply for patent in USA. My invention is related to energy generation. How much will it cost? Why is working with a patent attorney so expensive? Will ...
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Microsoft Modular Computing Device - Prior Art Request

Microsoft has submitted an application for a patent to the blatantly obvious idea of designing a computer that consists of independently upgradeable modules - an idea as old as the IBM PC itself only ...
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Interactive Map - Is Apple trying to patent 40-year-old GIS methods? - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

Apple recently filed for an "Interactive Map" patent that in every way resembles a collection of technologies and methods known as "Geographic Information Systems" (GIS). 10 minutes of your time can ...
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Hover board patent way too vague

The patent on the hover board is far too broad and should not be approved. Found two videos on YouTube demonstrating how a super magnet will bounce off of a conductive surface: Magnet Brakes Fall on ...
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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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Prior art request for issued patent U.S.7818924 B2

Title: Foam insulation/shading system for transparent structures. Assignee name: Sunarc Of Canada Inc. HELP SAVE INDUSTRY THREATENED BY OVERLY BROAD US 7818924 B2 patent. Sunrac of Canada patent ...
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Can this be an actual patent?

In reference to the patent: US6546397 This patent appears overly broad. Basically, it is saying anyone who creates a website that utilizes a database and a backend interface is infringing. I can ...
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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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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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Prior Art Request: US 8918223 B2, US 9110647 B2

This is a post-grant prior art request for US 8918223 B2, and US 9110647 B2, both have filing date of May 14, 2013 and priority date Jul 11, 2006. QUESTION - Have you seen anything that was published ...
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Prior Art Request: US 8798802 B2

This is a post-grant prior art request for US 8798802 B2, which has a filing date of Jul 9, 2012. Your thoughts please QUESTION - Have you seen anything that was published before Jul 9, 2012 that ...
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Prior art request: US7263687 (Object-oriented enumerated type facility)

This is a post-grant prior art request for US7263687, which has a filing date of Sep. 9, 2002. This patent is a generalization of what most developers know as an enum in the Java programming ...
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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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Prior Art Request: Patent is based on 3GPP/ETSI standard

From reading the claims in this patent it seems like Allot implemented a TDF (Traffic Detection Function) according to the the 3GPP/ETSI specifications. Following specifications, describing the Sd ...
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This patent should not be granted; already published [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: CA2815417A1 This method was already described in a public forum on: 06 February 2012 - 05:30 PM prior to the priority date of this patent. See post #10 on this page: ...
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System and Method for Wire Transfers Using Cryptocurrency / US 20150262173 A1 / PRIOR ART REQUEST

Wire Transfers Using Cryptocurrency - US 20150262173 A1 Prior art request! http://www.google.com/patents/US20150262173 ABSTRACT A system includes a memory and a processor. The processor is ...
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Digital currency mining circuitry / US 20150294308 A1 / PRIOR ART REQUEST

Digital currency mining circuitry - US 20150294308 A1 Prior art request! http://www.google.com/patents/US20150294308 ABSTRACT Mining circuitry may be used to mine digital currency such as ...
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Prior Art Request - User private key control - US 20150262172 A1

This is a request for prior art on "User private key control" - US 20150262172 A1. http://www.google.com/patents/US20150262172 ABSTRACT A system and method for transaction bitcoin is ...
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Prior Art Request - Bitcoin Private Key Splitting for Cold Storage - US 20150262171 A1

This is a prior art request on "Bitcoin Private Key Splitting for Cold Storage" - US 20150262171 A1. http://www.google.com/patents/US20150262171 ABSTRACT A system and method for transaction ...
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Virtual Currency Address Security - US 20150120569 A1 - Prior Art Request on multi-signature technology

This is a prior art request on US 20150120569 A1, known as "Virtual Currency Address Security." http://www.google.com/patents/US20150120569 ABSTRACT In an example, a network device is ...
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This patent should not be granted

In reference to the patent: US20140380418 This method was already described in a public forum on: 06 February 2012 - 05:30 PM prior to the priority date of this patent. See post #10 on this ...
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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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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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This is the same thing as SleekEZ that is already on the market or not?

In reference to the patent: US20150047576 From this application's claims, What is claimed is: A grooming tool comprising: a blade; a solid wooden handle; wherein said blade is contained ...
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Can this patent be rejected?

I have an Indian (utility) patent pending (filed in November 2014) for a process related to improved aircraft engine type/class. I am thinking of filing a PCT International application for the same ...