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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 ...
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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 (...
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PRIOR ART REQUEST: US20150262138 “Tip Button” (for Bitcoin)

I would like some help finding prior art for US20150262138. The patent is about a Bitcoin "tip button" and the abstract describes it as: "A system and method for transaction bitcoin is described. ...
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SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RECLINING A VEHICLE SEAT - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

Help save Jeep and other vehicle owners from being able to modify their seats with simple washers or blocks to make them more comfortable. Small businesses and vehicle owners are being threatened by ...
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What is unique about this?

In reference to the patent: US9098730 This patent is essentially for an external hard drive with FTK Imager on it. How can a patent be made for that? There is nothing on this drive that was used or ...
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Help Open Source - BitCoin and CryptoCurrency Mining - prior art requested for US 2014/0019693 A1

This application is claiming everything that is involved in Bitcoin mining or any other cryptocurrency mining using Asic chips where the block chain is segmented and hashed by multiple parallel hash ...
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Real-time social networking - Social networking within an organization (SAP) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON exploring social connections from an in-memory database - This application from SAP seeks to patent the idea of...Identifying an attribute in a profile associated with a first ...
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There are several wrist tools, magnetic wrist tools, how will this get approved?

In reference to the patent: US20130062225 I see 19 cited patents, will this get approved? I see many wrist and forearm tools which are magnetic, just by simply stating you can mix makeup on a flat ...
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Batteriser vs Joule Thief

In reference to the patent for the "Batteriser": US20120121943, is this any different than the old Joule Thief designs that have been all over the web for years? Is it just the clever packaging that ...
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A dangerous patent application may derail a simple technology to compost food waste. Please help

We have a small company that makes soil amendments from post-consumer food waste, which we compost using acidic anaerobic fermentation, also called Bokashi, the Japanese term, where the technique was ...
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US 2013/0272429, a patent application on calculating three checksums instead of one

I stumbled upon patent US 2013/0272429 that appears to patent calculating three checksums instead of one. Even if the obviousness of the basic idea is not enough to throw this out there should be ...
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Is Robocasting Development in Ceramic Multimaterial Deposition Prior Art? US20100327479 A1

Is the following document "Robocasting Development in Robocasting of Ceramic Multimaterial Deposition" Prior Art? As it seems to cover the same points as patent US20100327479 A1 but was published ...
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Online Dating - Identifying Nearby, Compatible Users (Zoosk) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT FOR ONLINE DATING - This application from Zoosk seeks to patent the idea of finding other people who are nearby and compatible with you online! 10 minutes of your time can help ...
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CALL FOR PRIOR ART: Applying Cold Analgesic “Method and Composition for Treating Pain” (13/235947)

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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Sorensen Pat #6,960,316 - patent infringement

Issued US Patent No: 6,960,316 Injection-molded plastic container or closure with turned-under rim and method of injection-molding same I am searching for any help locating prior art for the afore ...
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Prior art request US20130195410

In reference to the patent: US20130195410 This was described in a 1989 Paper in Physical Review Letters Volume 62 Number 1 published 2 January 1989 in a paper titled "Transverse Localization of Light"...
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Computer monitoring — controlling a remote computer — Issued Patent — PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON COMPUTER MONITORING - This issued patent seeks to patent the idea of... controlling a remote computer! 10 minutes of your time can help narrow US patent applications before they ...
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LOCATION-SENSITIVE SECURITY LEVELS (Apple) - 20140187200 - PRIOR ART REQUEST

HELP SAVE MOBILE COMPUTING - This application from Apple seeks to patent location-based security. 10 minutes of your time can help narrow this US patent application before it becomes a patent. ...
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Power Management Systems for Accepting Solar Power in Electronic Devices – Patent Application – PRIOR ART REQUEST

This patent application filed by Apple claims to invent a power management system that includes a system microcontroller (SMC) and a charger. During operation, the power management system accepts ...
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Prior art for linked list (secondary and tertiary traversal)?

This is the first I've heard of this patent for linked lists and traversals filed in 2002. Note that the claim is not a patent on a linked list itself (discussion on Hacker News), but apparently on a ...
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PRIOR ART: US PAT NO. 7,635,594 - Theranos - Elizabeth Holmes

Looking for prior art for US Patent No. 7,635,594 which predates May, 2005 Publication number US7635594 B2 Publication date - Dec 22, 2009 Filing date - Mar 24, 2006 Priority date - May 9, 2005 ...
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Prior art for PCT/US2002/014748 - e-ticketing with a barcode image via the web [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: WO2002091307A9 A client just received a patent notice for the embedding a barcode in an email/web ticket. Can this really be valid and/or not have prior art? https://me2....
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Press release distribution system Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

This looks like a patent on all native advertising systems. Has anyone seen any prior art to this? Patent application title: PRESS RELEASE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM Inventors: Assignees: NATIVO INC. ...
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Network Protocol Conversion — Prior Art Request for US 2005/0220286 A1 (Verizon)

https://www.google.com/patents/US20050220286 The independent claim is drawn primarily to protocol conversion of the data link layer and the application layer of a communication without conversion of ...
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Prior art request for WO2013115797A1 “Identifcation [sic] of a failed code change”

In reference to the patent: WO2013115797A1 This patent from Hewlett-Packard relates to automatically running a set of tests against a "plurality of code changes" to determine "the ...
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Plagiarism in a Patent Application

This patent has, as part of its content about projective geometry, text and diagrams copied from my web site http://www.nct.anth.org.uk/ without permission or acknowledgement. Is that ethical in a ...
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Isn't this prior art

In the patent application US20070040653, it appears that patent US20060187055 "Containers including radio frequency shielding" might be prior art. Is this the case? EDIT A method of preventing ...
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Does [CORMEN90] demonstrate prior art for this order statistic tree patent?

In reference to the patent: US6735595 This patent appears to describe various implementations of what is usually known in the computer science community as an order statistic tree. In particular, ...
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Prior art for WO2014035410A1 “Global feature library useable with continuous delivery”

I would like help finding prior art for WO2014035410A1. This patent (filed Aug 30, 2012) describes using feature switches to toggle software features: The global feature library includes a feature ...
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Prior Art US 20130177891 A1

Audio-visual learning system US 20130177891 A1 Filing date: July 2, 2012 I am searching for Prior Art on the application listed above. Below is prior art that I am aware of. The claims in patent ...
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Prior Art - probe to genomic location is a map query

In reference to the patent: US20140256789 Aren't they just performing a query to a location on the map of the genome and describing a feature that exists at a given location? The patent above covers ...
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Prior art for Vacuum Testing of Power Supply

In reference to the patent: US6570389 This patent claims a method of vacuum testing of power supplies, and it was filed in June 2001. I am wondering whether this is a standard procedure in the ...
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A US patent very similar to a Spanish patent

In reference to the patent: US8336498 This US patent describes a system very similar to a system patented in Spain. When the applicants wanted the same system patented in the EU it was discharged due ...
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PRIOR ART REQUEST: Issued patent US 8255828 B2 (Microsoft): Ribbon UI

Patent US 8255828 B2 (publication US 10/955,967, assigned to Microsoft), Command user interface for displaying selectable software functionality controls, is the main patent protecting the Ribbon UI. ...
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Prior art from 2002 for Piezoelectric pipette sensor 2008 patent

In reference to the patent: US8726746 Does this 2002 journal article, "An integrated piezo-acoustic shear-force distance sensor with nanometer resolution for a micropipette tool" (pdf), demonstrate ...
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Resuming interrupted file transfers (2011 patent troll / libcurl)

I'm posting this here in order to draw this incident to the attention of the AP community. http://daniel.haxx.se/blog/2011/05/11/us-patent-6098180/ Daniel Stenberg, the author of curl, a popular ...
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Mobile taxi service - Ordering transportation through a mobile device (Uber) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON arranging transport amongst parties through use of mobile devices - This application from Uber seeks to patent the idea of...Enabling customers to order drivers from a mobile ...
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Electronic Commerce - Monitoring Brand Preference - 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. Some of the grounds for rejection (can be ...
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DISSEMINATING MEDIA CONTENT REPRESENTING EPISODES Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

This call for prior art is part of EFF's effort to bust a patent being asserted against podcasting. Read more about the initiative here. Help narrow US patent applications before they become patents ...
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Is this prior product similar to Patent us7462770?

I know about a product that holds this patent, but I also know that there's some prior art that seem to go against it: http://www.vintagedrum.com/museum/images/duw000s.jpg http://www.vintagedrum.com/...
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US20140235095 - Apple Inc - Reversible usb connector with compliant member to spread stress and increase contact normal force

The following Apple patent application is published and pending examination: Title: Reversible usb connector with compliant member to spread stress and increase contact normal force Publication ...
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Nintendo's recent emulation patent: why?

This particular application is all over the news today: HAND-HELD VIDEO GAME PLATFORM EMULATION I'm approaching this out of sheer curiosity. It is my understanding that emulating other hardware is a ...
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Media Streaming - Media Streaming through a Session Initiated Protocol (SIP) (Intellectual Ventures) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON streaming media through a session initiation protocol - This application from Intellectual Ventures seeks to patent the idea of...Sending a first session initiation protocol (...

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