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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 ...
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Prior Art for US20150095841 A1 ‘Composable Analytics’ and Data Flow Based programming?

In reference to the patent application: US20150095841 and its images which are all viewable here. What references to prior art are necessary and sufficient to counter this patent application? The ...
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HELP SAVE Information Retrieval for future generations from a FACEBOOK Patent

HELP SAVE Information Retrieval for future generations. This application from FACEBOOK seeks to patent distributed database query engine for low query latency database analyses. 10 minutes of your ...
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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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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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why is this patent not reference significant previous work?

In reference to the patent: US20130024676 The patent application (with a 2011 date) is too broad and attempts to patent the entire concept of control flow integrity. There is HUGE previous work ...
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Prior art request for US20120203457 A1 - Showing a calendar on a map with route optimization between points

Multiple claims are made in this patent application that could be summarized as follows Show travel routes between two or more events on a map with a display Optimize a schedule based on the most ...
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Content Feed - Advertising content with a feed (Outbrain) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON an advertising unit consisting of a content feed - This application from Outbrain seeks to patent the idea of...Creating a content feed and using it as an advertising unit! 10 ...
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Should this patent list prior art associated with it?

In reference to the patent: US5795630 Should this patent have prior art associated with it? I do not know if the patent exists, but the toy in the following link is the same shape/design as the ...
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There is very clear prior art for patent application WO2014145999A

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 2010 http://www.l3s.de/~tahmasebi/...
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Relational Database - Using Objects to Access A Relational Database (DataTern) - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

DataTern has Patent No. 5,937,402 on using objects to access a relational database. The patent was issued in 1999, and obviously people were using objects to access databases since the 80's. Basically,...
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Enabling Users to Interact in a Virtual Space (Worlds Inc) - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

As an example back around April a company called World Inc. started suing major video game companies like Blizzard, regarding patents 8,082,501, 7,493,558, 7,945,856 and 7,181,690 "System and Method ...
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Is this patent valid even it it was sold two years prior to application

In reference to the patent: US8413991 How could this patent be issued since this devise was made and marketed by many different vendors prior to the application date of April 2011. A simple search ...
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Patent already filed for this design 11 years ago

In reference to the patent: WO2016138171A1 The exact same design had a patent applied for it in 2005 by Eric Vaughn, it was ultimately rejected and has since been abandoned. It should have been ...
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Authentic barcodes using digital signatures (Verisign) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

QUESTION - Have you seen anything that was published before Apr 13, 2011 that discusses digitally signing of barcodes ? (as opposed to signing documents, images etc) TITLE: Authentic barcodes using ...
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Mobile Media Server - PRIOR ART REQUEST

I've come across this patent for Mobile Media Servers, and to me it seems incredibly broad and obvious, even back in 2009. For my own benefit and for others, I'm trying to find prior art that gives ...
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3D Printing - Seam Concealment for 3D Models - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

This patent application filed by Stratasys claims to invent the concept of printing seamless 3D objects by hiding layer path endpoints inside the object’s visible outer surface. Letting this patent ...
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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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US20100332310 - Location Based System & Method for Issuing Prizes on Mobile Devices - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

Others have delivered mobile advertising using geolocation since before the patent us20100332310 was filed in Jun 25, 2009. Have you seen prior art before Jun 25,2009? Systems and methods for ...
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Classification of digital images - Digital Images classification in semantic categories (IV) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON classifying digital images into semantic categories - This application from IV seeks to patent the idea of...Generating time-based event boundaries detected in a plurality of ...
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I published biomedical data and afterward, someone else patented the findings

As a postdoctoral researcher, I came up with a novel idea for the treatment of a disease. I dedicated many years to this project and proved my hypothesis correct. I presented my findings at large ...
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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 language....
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Locating Picture hotspots - Determining nearby picture hotspots (Intellectual Ventures) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON finding the nearby picture hotspots based on location data and user data - This application from Intellectual Ventures seeks to patent the idea of...Transmit location data and ...
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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 request: RE38782

USRE38782 The patent covers a blanket with fabric loops sewn on the edges, as shown in the following image: The commercial product is called "Taggies". Priority date is late 1999. Seems like there'...
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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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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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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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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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Is this posting on lower temperature nuclear thermal disassociation of n2o4 and nh3 prior art?

In reference to the patent: US20130199155 is this prior art. http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=13055.msg378028#msg378028 toby
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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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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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 ...