US9882740B2 appears to patent the transfer of images over wireless networks.
The present disclosure relates generally to transferring digital images, and more particularly, to the wireless transmission of digital images.
Am I missing something about the claims that makes this patentable, or is this trivially invalid (bridged wireless networks have been transmitting images for decades)?
It seems like the system was invented to display a downrange target on the shooter's smartphone (which doesn't sound like something you could patent either). But the patent language seems to cover every case of transmitting images.
Edit: I can't comment, so I'll address things here. My question was not sparked by simply reading the introduction. Claim 1, which was pasted below, seems to patent bridged wireless networks (most of the other claims are simple variations on that). I suppose my question should be posed to a network expert to see what makes these claims special.