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Synchronizing files - Distributed Storage (Citrix) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

A PATENT APPLICATION WITH SOME OVER-BROAD CLAIMS ON synchronizing groups of files from a storage system to a client device - This application from Citrix seeks to patent the idea of...Selecting groups ...
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Can anaerobic digestion of syngas be considered as a primary claim?

The Prior Art (e.g. US4289625, 1981) cited by the patent application US20130203144 already discloses the process of feeding a "pyrolysis syngas" to an "anaerobic digester", however the Prior Art ...
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Computerized method and system for recipe presentation

Aren't bunch of claims related to javascript onsubmit/onchange functionality, and normal web communication? It's just ridiculous. Also, prior art cites plain recipe search sites, but not recipes by ...
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Prior art for US patent application 20140196008 'IMMUTABLE OBJECT TYPES'

http://www.freepatentsonline.com/y2014/0196008.html At least some embodiments described herein relate to a language extension that advances safety in system programming. In accordance with the ...
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Image Registration - Identifying objects in images (Sony) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON Recognizing objects in images - This application from Sony seeks to patent the idea of...Identifying objects through image process and registering content information about ...
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Braided Para cord Devices with Tools Contained Therein (Bison Designs, Llc) Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

HELP SAVE SURVIVAL BRACELET MAKERS - This application from Bison Designs, Llc seeks to patent Braided Para cord Devices with Tools Contained Therein! 10 minutes of your time can help narrow this US ...
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Looking for prior art for patent application US20140196015 “Declaration of Lifetime resource reference”

I'm looking for prior art related to following patent: http://www.freepatentsonline.com/y2014/0196015.html DECLARATION OF LIFETIME OF RESOURCE REFERENCE A language extension that advances safety ...
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Apple patent page turning animation - any prior art to invalidate this?

Apple have just been granted patent D670,713 "Display screen or portion thereof with animated graphical user interface" A New York Times blog post discusses possible prior art references. How ...
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DNA Analytics in the Cloud - Cloud computing environment for biological data (Illumina) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON DNA Analytics in the cloud - This application from Illumina seeks to patent the idea of...DNA analysis done by a server which is remote to the DNA sequencer! 10 minutes of your ...
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Relevant Prior Art for “Time domain reflectometer touch screen sensor”? [closed]

Resolved - patent examiner independently struck down claims - see comment below. Does anybody know of any prior art related to US20110128257 ? The patent US20110128257 claims a provisional ...
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Prior Art Request for US 2010/0238293 A1 (Sony) — on-screen display of television power consumption

US Patent Application 12/408623 (pre-grant publication US 2010/0238293 A1) is drawn to an on-screen display of real-time power consumption for a television. (Technically, the first independent claim ...
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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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INDICATING LOCATION STATUS Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

HELP SAVE MOBILE SEARCH - This application from Google seeks to patent a system for finding open stores which are located near a user at the time of a search! 10 minutes of your time can narrow US ...
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Isn't IM an example of prior art in US6463131

This looks like a patent written in 2000 by someone who never lived through the 90's -- AIM and Yahoo IM and all of those are classic examples of applications which would fill this for prior art. As ...
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Prior art request: OMNI-DIRECTIONAL CAMERA AND RELATED VIEWING SOFTWARE patent 20120206565

http://www.google.com/patents/US20120206565 This patent covers the hardware design of a multi-camera array of video cameras making up a spherical or 360º panoramic video system. The whole idea is ...
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Compressed motion vector field utilizing predictive motion coding - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

Seeking Prior Art on Nokia patent US7149251 Priority Date: Seeking Prior Art from before Aug 11, 1999 Claim 1 Decoding information representative of a video sequence 1 A method of decoding ...
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Machine Learning - Detecting similar documents using entity extraction (Nhn) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON Methods of detecting similar documents - This application from Nhn seeks to patent the idea of...Extracting an entity from two or more web documents, calculating weights based ...
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US20140085334 - Apple applies for patent on transparent texting

Apple has filed a patent for 'Transparent Texting' that resembles existing applications such as Tape n Walk and Walk N Text.
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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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Prior Art Request for US 20140038722 A1 “Universal virtual entity transformation”

https://www.google.com/patents/US20140038722 A method of transforming a virtual entity from a first game to be useable in a second game comprising the steps of: a. Obtaining a set of ...
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Is it prior art if the idea has been published as RFC draft before the filing date?

This idea (us20140112139) is actually described in RFC6748, which was published as a draft on January 12 2012. IETF RFC6748 draft None of the "inventors" are listed in the RFC draft. The idea is ...
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Vehicle power systems - prior art request

Could the community help by supplying a relevant manual for a vehicle power system? Any vehicle, could be any make or model of car. It should show the power supply available to the accessories, such ...
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Recommendation & Decision Making - Surveying Users for Preferences and Providing Recommendations (Dalton Sentry) - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

This Patent has been invalidated by the US District Court in Southern District of New York. AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON that describes a seemingly obvious process where by two parties input their ...
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Help finding prior art for US13/135,467 (3D computer graphics object and method)

This application (US13135467) is attempting to patent a broad concept of defining "templates" of graphical objects using natural language text: https://www.google.com/patents/US20130009944 Not only ...
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Randomized distributed network coding - Date for prior art?

Patent US 7706365 B2 has, according to Google a priority date of date of Nov 25, 2003. I found a paper containing the invention described in the patent presented by the authors of the paper in a ...
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US 20090083619 markup document generation prior art request

US 20090083619 A method in a data processing system, comprising the steps of: receiving a document containing numerical values; receiving indications of characteristics of the numerical values, the ...
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Photography lighting (Amazon) - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

sorry to ask this but unless I've missed something fundamental in that massively overly complicated and distracting description of a setup that, with probably small adjustments in lighting positions, ...
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Authorization Information transmission - Transmission of authorization information (IV) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON utilizing a mobile station for the transmission of authorization information in a telecommunication network - This application from IV seeks to patent the idea of...A ...
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Run-level video encoding - Copied from Open Source Logs (Tandberg) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON run-level encoding for video - This application from Cisco seeks to patent work that was previously published as open-source software! 10 minutes of your time can help narrow US ...
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Digital Travel Record (American Express) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

Publication Number: US20120254261 The claims made by American Express Travel Services in Patent Application us20120254261 are so generic that most of them are already widely implemented by a large ...
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prior art to US20080129694

I'm a french college student having a school project where we have to build an existing data glove from a public domain patent. We chose US5280265 which has been published in 1990 using strain gauges (...
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Transcoding and Adaptive Failover (Google) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

Title: Scalable, live transcoding with support for adaptive streaming and failover Assignee: Google Publication Number: US20130272374 Search for Prior art using: Google Prior Art Finder It seems ...
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Mobile phones - Turning on/off GPS when phone detects motion - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON using acceleration sensor to turn on/off GPS receiver on a phone only when it has moved - This application seeks to patent the idea of...persistent motion tracking on a ...
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Social Networking - Tracking product recommendations through a URL forwarding service (Microsoft) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON employing a forwarding service to track online recommendations - This application from Microsoft seeks to patent the idea of...Tracking online product recommendations by ...
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Interactive Surveys (Theranos) - PATENT APPLICATION - PRIOR ART REQUEST

The following application was filed in 2013 and directed to interactive surveys where a picture is shown based on the inputted information. It seems that companies have been providing this for a ...
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Displaying web page information through web maps (Intellectual Ventures) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

Seen this before? Web Site Mapping - Bogus #Patent Application #Intellectual Ventures #priorartrequest AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON organizing and displaying information about Internet web pages on web ...
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Online Search - Re-ranking search results based on admin-configured ranking rules (Microsoft) - 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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Updating apps on mobile phone to destroy sensitive data (Good Technologies) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

This Patent Application has received a "final rejection" by the US Patent Office. An applicant has several ways to keep an application in this state alive. They include a request for continuing ...
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Requesting Prior art on US 8615473 - Addressing a parcel already in transit

This is an Amazon patent for shipping a package to a general region, and while the package is in transit, assigning it for delivery to a specific address. Kinda like you one-click, then get up to ...
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Online Shopping - Network Sales System - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON NETWORK SALES SYSTEMS - This issued patent seeks to patent the idea of... using a computer to add items to a shopping cart! 10 minutes of your time can help narrow US patent ...
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Social Shopping - Asking friends for shopping advice online (Turnto Network) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON asking friends for advice while shopping - This application from Turnto Network seeks to patent the idea of...Displaying, to a user who is engaged in a commercial activity on an ...
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Online Advertisement - CAPTCHA test including an advertisement (IBM) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON implementing a CAPTCHA test based on an advertisement - This application from IBM seeks to patent the idea of...Providing a CAPTCHA test which includes an advertisement and a ...
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Targeted incentives - Determining coupons based on location of a user & item barcode (Ebay) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON offering coupons based on an item of interest at a user's location - This application from Ebay seeks to patent the idea of...determining the geographic location of a mobile ...
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Proxy Server for Determining Presence Status of a User (Avaya) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

US20130304913 Filing date - Jul 16, 2013 Priority date - Sep 26, 2003 Have you seen anything prior to Sept 26, 2003 which relates to Programmable Proxies for Determining a Presence Status of a ...
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Prior art for Graphical Instance Instantiation

Microsoft filed US20120227028 Graphical programming object population user interface autogeneration, which describes the automatic generation of GUIs to instantiate objects. I vaguely recall seeing a ...
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Disposable email addresses (Apple) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

A handful of Apple engineers have applied for a software patent application (US20140047043) on the idea of adding a proprietary protocol to request new disposable email addresses automatically from an ...
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Online Ads - Switching online advertisements based on a Timer (Yahoo!) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON online advertisements being displayed on a webpage based on a timer - This application from Yahoo! Inc seeks to patent the idea of...Displaying a primary advertisement on a ...
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Switchably transparent/opaque window hiding electronic fingerprint scanner, camera (Apple) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

Apple has an application pending that would probably go into iPhones. The idea is that you have the camera or fingerprint scanner or other electronic component behind a window that can be turned ...
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Preloading web pages in a browser (Apple) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON Dynamic preloading of web pages - This Apple application seeks to patent the idea of...Identifying links in a loaded first web page, determining an order of pre-loading second ...
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Social Networks - Determining sentiments expressed in social media content (Metavana) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON determining user opinions related to a product or service from online contents - This application from Metavana seeks to patent the idea of...Identifying keywords from social ...