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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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Working prototype and results

Has there been a working prototype of this design built and were the results as claimed? Did you get an improved range from an EV?
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What are the applications of this system?

What are the applications of the lip-password based speaker verification system ? I would like to know about the fields in which lip-password based speaker verification system is used?
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How does the owner defend a patent on a recipe?

The following is a patent for Green Sweet Curry: https://www.google.com/patents/US20040151821 In a discussion with my roommates, I pointed out (in hindsight I guess incorrectly) that recipes are not ...
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Orange book past listings

Where can I find information regarding past listings in the Orange-Book. Specifically, how can I find evidence that a certain patent was listed prior to its expiry due to end of patent term? more ...
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Hip Protector - accelerometer, airbag

This invention sounds like a break-through to the medical world. Why is it not widely used? are there any problems with licensing or marketing?
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Does it work and after therapy how long can erection last?

Can't help but notice the patent attempt at making it cover any & all general grounds for whatever configuration for said method. Has any exacting model been tried and does it work for such? From ...
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Is this for real?

This patent appears to cover any possible use of any syringe to inject anything into something edible. Is something this generic and lacking of a new process patentable?
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how to find the existing technology that assemble features of patent?

If i have to search a technology which is existing (and i don not know what technology is it) based on a old patent. then how to do it? please reply as soon as possible. thank you.
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Patent No. USD513117 S1--Is this still a valid patent?

I'm trying to find out if this Patent No. USD513117 S1 is still valid. How can I find out for sure? Thanks for your help!
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Does anyone know when the expiry on Clearblue digital tests expires?

If anyone knows about the patent expiries on digital pregnancy tests that would be a great help
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can piezoelectric material be used for smart phone charging by fixing it internally

there are patents for charging the mobile by using external charger using piezoelectric material,but i am thinking of having a piezo material inbuilt as we type a lot due to which mechanical pressure ...
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Saw repair apparatus

Is this patent US3340378 the same as US3099738 the one my father John M Sadowski invented. My father invented this and filed in march 7, 1963 and I hope you can live with yourself for taking the ...
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To use “copywrite” to protect an invention.

Someone suggested that 'copyright' is a means to protect an invention. To do this a description, not unlike a patent write up, can be copyrighted protecting it from someone else to file a patent on ...
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new product for garden plants

I have an idea for protecting a plant that I've not seen, but I have seen something similar to it. There is a patent on that other product, but my idea would provide a different look and style as well ...
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Are there any limitations and drawbacks of early publication in USPTO

I filed a patent application last month in USPTO through my attorney (I am not a US citizen) . I am now planning to go for early publication. Is this possible now? Also are there any limitations or ...
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Invention Desk and swivel chair

I seem to own this desk. The desk and chair both have PAT 1. 883. 322 in the metal. Does this mean the item I own is a first/or only production model? I'm not exactly sure how to go about my newly ...
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I'd like to know what means the molar substitution claim13 &14 say.

I'd like to know what means the molar substitution claim13 &14 say. According to claim, a) the molar substitution by hydroxyethyl, hydroxypropyl, and dihydroxypropyl is from 0.05 to 10, and ...
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What all can be accessed using Private PAIR?

Suppose I have a private pair account with uspto. Can I see patents filed today by other customers? Or It will show only patents that I have filed ?
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Do I need to search for patents which are not yet published ?

I am doing prior art searching. Now I want to to know do I need to search for patents which are not yet published ? If so how do I do this? A related question is: Can I search all patents which are ...
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Is there any way to search classification of USPTO?

Is there any way to to search classification of patent in CPC or USPC by keyword? E.g I want to know what class "computer mouse" is, but it seems the search page assume that I already knew the code ...
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I take exemption to this patent

Is the definition of "exempt security" discussed in paragraph 26 of this document? http://www.google.com/patents/US20020007335 **Claim #8 from this document published in 2002:** A method for ...
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Checking patent application's status before it is published

I filed a patent application through a US attorney. He gave me a receipt "Electronic Acknowledgement Receipt" bearing EFS ID, Application Number, Confirmation Number etc. But I also want to see the ...
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EFS-Web: do I have the right forms?

Last year, I submitted a provisional utility application with one other person. We're now trying to file the non-provisional through EFS-Web as an unregistered eFiler, but I'm a little confused about ...
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Blood diluent and method of use thereof

I have noted that the patent us20090142797 have no microbiological agent to prevent growth of fungi or microbiological organisms. Are morphine compound anti microbio?
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Broad patent wo2014100371a1

From my opinion this patent cannot be - half of these things existed before it was filed. The phrases are way too broad, for instance claim 5 negates foursquare completely. Deriving product ...
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new knee cushion implant with electronic wire applicationd I god

Where would I go to get the new device knee Cushing device implanted. With a cushion between the knee bones and menscus patented in 2012 in the United States. I live in SC. Thanks Karen
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patent awarded or abandoned?

Has this patent been awarded or is the patent still pending? It shows in the database as pending, but that was back in 2009. If the idea was abandoned, would the patent still be listed as pending?
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Can PCT application based on US provisional patent without claim?

AFAIK, US provisional patent is valid for later use even without any claim, but I heard that some countries require patent having claims. So does PCT application accepts US provisional patent without ...
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Is dependent claim of another dependent claim a multiple dependent claim?

For example, claims: 1/ A table has 100 legs 2/ The table of claim 1, and having one golden leg 3/ The table of claim 2, and having one diamond leg Is claim 3 a multiple dependent claim? Because ...
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Use of patents expired do not non payment

I saw a similar question, but wanted a more detailed answer re: Patent Expired Due to NonPayment of Maintenance Fees Under 37 CFR 1.362 I was about to file a patent when I saw a very similar idea ...
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what has the patent not incorporated micro bio agent

what has the patent not incorporated micro bio agent .The composition of the invention thus optionally contains one or more antimicrobial agents Which are effective in eliminating gram negative ...
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How can I contact the Patent applicant or inventor of patent us20110097952

Please contact me as soon as possible. I had a very similar idea and want to know what the Patent applicant plans to do. Jason Magoon magoondustries@gmail.com 619-567-9598
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Is this patent (US20060098849 A1) still pending?

I do not know how to tell if the patent application was accepted or declined. I looked at the legal events on the Google Patents page but I don't understand what the information is saying.
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About the legalism of the Patent

I would like to know if my patent is still valid. I am going to make a presentation in the next couple weeks, and I want to make sure that my Patent is still valid. I want to make sure no one can ...
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This infers to the US 6924742 B2 patent

I have some design ideas that I want to bring to life that could potentially save lives. Just like the child seat mats, I want to create a pair one for the parent and the other for the car seat, so ...
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Is it possible to patent something that is purely an idea?

I have recently thought of an interesting and potentially very successful idea that could be implemented in 2-3 years. It would have at least a EU, or even a worldwide span. However, I have no ...
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Who owns the patent for the 'swipe' keyboard?

I found two patents that relate to the swipe mechanism of typing for touch screen devices. By swipe, I mean the typing mechanism made popular by Swype or swift key and now being implemented in iOS 8. ...
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Drawing quality after the PTO gets done with them

I have a Design patent and a Provisional patent in play at the moment. I looked at the progress in PAIR for both and things seem to be hunky dory. I decided to have a look at the drawings portion in ...
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Can I file US provisional patent, and publish the invention, then file for PCT after that? For how long can it be legal?

I will file provisional patent, then publish it. Can I file PCT application after that based on US provisional priority date? If yes, what is the maximum time I can have before filing PCT ...
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Method vs apparatus for electronics hardware, pros and cons?

AFAIK, method claim is weak against manufacturer because only end user may use it. OTOH, invention using all old hardware but only new way to use it, e.g merging different inputs from different ...
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Claims - When is it a good idea to let the Patent Examiner make one for you?

I heard you can request the examiner formulate one claim for you. When is this a good idea? If the goal of a patent is to merely document the existence of some novelty without trying to claim the ...
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Prior Art: Deferred I/O polling for the Linux ATA driver

Deferred I/O polling for the Linux ATA driver vrv authored on 30 May 2011 https://github.com/vrv/Linux-iopoll-deferral/commit/5fff244c5b78162e67324447e6b7b69f241f478d
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How many secret submarine patents do still exist?

Until November 2000, patent applications could be prolonged artificially by the applicant. They remained secret until they "pop up", being granted and given a normal term, even when technology has ...
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Central object extraction

Trying to determine if central object extraction is possible using Matlab and their Image Processing toolkit. Want to match an image to another image. We need to extract an object from an image, ...
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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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What is protected under this patent

What exactly is protected under this patent US 20130001878A1. I have built a similar product but it's fill mechanism is automatic in nature.
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Which is better, to patent or keep secret

If I publish my trade secrets in a patent, surely it will be copied and the cost of litigation will be on me. Microsoft is a good example of a patent vampire. I did look into registering a US patent ...
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Continuation to Divisional

An application is being filed as a continuation application. After filing that can it be changed to a Divisional applicaiton at a later stage?
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Patent us8686880 No checking of prior art or obviousness to a practioner

How can a patent be granted for Standard industry practice for the last 20 years - For example the Livechart format that uses the exact same method for both proprietary cell/chart/map data and ...

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