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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 US Patent 7,888,125 (Theranos) Duke v. Stanford

Call for prior art: Can you find better art for 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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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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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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Given prior art, is Facebook's patent on Reactions valid?

In reference to the patent: US8918339, it would seem to me that the Path (social network) had this same implementation years before Facebook. Its been easy to find, via search engines, a number of ...
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Custom client libraries (Google) - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON EXAMPLE SOURCE CODE Google has patented the generation of client libraries and example code from API descriptions. 10 minutes of your time can help narrow US patent ...
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Tracking and Managing Group Expenditures (Google) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

This Patent Application received a Final Rejection by the US Patent Office! The rejection was based in part on prior art found by Ask Patents community below! Thanks to YOU, the Ask Patents ...
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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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Social Networking - Analyzing contents of discussion threads whose contents change with time (Sony) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON Determining whether or not features of discussion thread pages have changed with time - This application from Sony seeks to patent the idea of...Recording contents of an ...
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With prior art prove, can this electroluminescent paint patent be invalidated?

In reference to the patent: US8470388 In reference to the patent: US9642212 Normally this patent should be subject to patentable subject matter, utility, novelty, non-obviousness, and prior ...
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Did they patent Auto-Correct?

Regarding U.S. Patent No. 9,501,456 granted Nov 22, 2016. It looks like auto-correct for XML to me. I am guessing this isn't new in any way. Is it really possible to patent a smaller domain ...
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Isn't this patent following the same process as US5854056A?

In reference to the patent: WO2017151684A1 (Patent 1) I think that it follows the same process as described by patent US5854056A (Patent 2) from 1997 and titled Fungal cell wall production and ...
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Targeted Promotions - Vendor promotions based on current location (Capital One) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON Targeting promotions based on location of vendors with respect to user's current location. - This application from Finnoble Solutions, now Capital One seeks to patent the idea ...
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METHOD FOR THE 3D RECONSTRUCTION OF A SCENE US20180063506 - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

US 20180063506 This application seeks to patent a method which has been previously published in a PhD thesis in: https://www.theses.fr/2014PA066593 [pre-grant][prior-art-request]
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is this patent original?

In reference to the patent: WO2016183695A1 Hi. I am writing a report about pearls sooo the patent in reference claims a surgical procedure to culture abalone pearls in Chile. Yet I found this paper ...
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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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How to I search for patents related to for videos/images/voice recorder?

I am planning to make one online gallery mobile application. In my mobile application I have to upload videos/Images/Voice Record message into cloud and showing in my User Interface. But is there any ...
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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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Prior art for e-ticketing with a barcode image via the web

In reference to the patent application: WO2002091307A9 This is an international patent application which claims a method for issuing over the internet a ticket, wherein the ticket contains a barcode ...
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What is the invention in the application?

In reference to the patent: WO2017189593A1 The application is super simple, obvious and below is the list of opensource code as evidence which responses to the intent http://github.com/paralax/...
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What is innovation here?

In reference to the patent: WO2017209845A1 Scan detection is a well-known very old technique. https://github.com/eldondev/Snort/blob/master/rules/scan.rules are open source rules. Detection is ...
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Prior Art Challenge to application US20160203808

In reference to the patent: US20160203808 PRIOR ART to this "invention" is available for review. ORIGINAL collections have been introduced to manufacturers for distribution, for this concept. ...
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How was this patent even granted?

In reference to the patent: US20160332236 Several published articles of previous work into AM of cutting tools existed long before the application of this patent was even thought of. The "inventor" ...
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Prior art for layout managers, as used on all computers and the rendering of the very patent itself

In reference to the patent US20160267056 From a quick read I have the impression this patent applies to any layout manager on computers as they have been around since the early days of computing, ...
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Prior Art Request: Asynchronous Live Streaming from a mobile phone, US9445150

I came across a pair of granted patents that seem rather frivolous, and I'd appreciate some help digging up prior art around them. Priority date on both is April 19, 2013. https://patents.google.com/...
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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: crane arms

In reference to the European patent EP1889808B1, available in Lens EP1889808B1 and in Google Patents EP1889808B1. Claim: A crane arm having a fixing device for working implements, wherein the fixing ...
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Prior art request: A system and method for controlling a service station related to a vehicle

In reference to the patent application: US20180018649 Independent claims 1. A system for controlling a service station related to a vehicle, comprising a user interface element (10) ...
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Prior art request: low or reduced friction pulleys/blocks

Looking prior art for: US20160152452 Claim 1: A pulley comprising: a monobloc sheave comprising two opposing longitudinal faces, a transverse central recess and a concave external surface ...
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Proximity-based online marketplace - Connecting nearby buyers and sellers (Zaarly, Inc.) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON location-based online marketplaces - This application from Zaarly, Inc. seeks to patent the idea of...An online marketplace which associates a geographic location with each ...
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patent conflicts

In reference to the patent: WO2015130230A1 Does this patent conflict with the following patents: “一种在水体中原位取样、分离、富集、测量水体污染物的方法” with Nos. CN101021514 B, CN200710010550.1, CN200710010553.5,and ...
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Comixology patent vs. presenting comicbook panels sequentially

I'm working on a comicbook and want to publish an alternative mobile version of it where the panels are presented one by one and in a linear fashion, similar to how you would browse through images in ...
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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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Prior art for a GC scheduler with an adaptive free-memory threshold?

Patent: US 8,166,269 Assignee: Oracle Priority Date: 11/5/09 Prior Art: Search Google Prior Art search for 8,166,269 I'm having trouble figuring out whether Oracle is claiming to have invented the ...
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Is the balancing patent for wheelchairs from DEKA righteous?

During a market research, I found the patent EP1512055B1 from 2002. It protects a control-based balancing strategy for wheelchairs in a quite general way. However I know also about the published paper ...
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Broad application applies to longstanding software capability

In reference to the patent: US20150058243 This application is overly broad and would presume to cover long standing job search and matching capabilities used by large providers such as Monster.com; ...
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Is US8433843 invalid?

In reference to the patent: US8433843 I'm convinced this patent is invalid. This patent, in summary, is: The idea of combining wear leveling with a secure erase in the write step. Various claims ...
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There is nothing new in this patent. WfMS and BPM platforms have been known for decades

In reference to the patent: CA2829469A1 BPM (Business Process Management) and WfMS (Workflow Management System) technologies, implementations, platforms, COTS solutions, and application have been ...
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Basic eCommerce system re-patented?

I came across a patent that was issued a few days ago: US 9,799,066: System and method for providing commercial functionality from a product data sheet. The patent describes a process where ...
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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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JP Morgan patents “basic app communication”

Headline: JP Morgan Chase just got a patent on basic app communications The article alleges that A simple Google search would have found oodles of prior art. I'm sure JP Morgan should pursue ...
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PRIOR ART REQUEST: US7,051,342 - Method and system for remote automation of object oriented applications

This is a prior art request for U.S. Patent No. 7051342 "Method and system for remote automation of object oriented applications", belonging to Microsoft Corporation. The patent expires 2021-10-22, ...
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Patent has multiple prior art, why is the multiple prior art not preventing the grant of it?

In reference to the patent: US8470388 COUNTRY - Patent Number United States - 8470388 Australia - 2013207081 Austria - EP2801242 China - CN104115561B Czech Republic - EP2801242 EPO - EP2801242 France ...
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BLE location system and method - PRIOR ART REQUEST for US patent 2016164368

Prior Art Request for US patent WO 2016164368 A1 / US20160295376 - Bluetooth low energy location system and method. Help keep the use of iBeacon and Low Energy Bluetooth as location-based technology ...
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Using oxalic acid on cardboard strips against varroa

In reference to the patent: WO2015107233A1 We have published the first experiences with oxalic acid in cardboard strips made by Mr. Ricardo Prieto in August 2014. Mr. Prieto asked me how to disolve ...
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Prior art and very broad description

In reference to the patent: US20160288972 the following links we believe show proof of prior art: http://survco.com/credit-card-ax/ http://www.sparrowslockpicks.com/product_p/ccard.htm https://...
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Will I have freedom to operate considering prior art cited by examiner?

http://www.google.com/patents/US7840300 https://www.behance.net/gallery/4027391/UF-Engineer-Develops-Full-Color-3D-Scanning-Microscope I call this a "Full Spectrum Lapidary 3D Image Scanner and ...
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Prior art on Microsoft patents asserted against Barnes & Noble and Motorola

I was wondering whether there was sufficient prior art for some of the patents that Microsoft is with Android device manufacturers? Most of those seem to have been resolved under NDA, but here's some ...
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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 scanner/...
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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 ...