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Any Prior Art on Mobile App Code Generators?

A company named Appsbar has obtained a US utility patent on code generation as used for creating cross-platform apps for mobile devices: US8261231. This patent was filed for on Feb 14, 2012. Since I ...
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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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SELF-CALIBRATING SPEAKER SYSTEMS Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

HELP SAVE HOME AUDIO - This application from Creative Labs seeks to patent the general idea of a self-calibrating audio systems! Help narrow US patent applications before they become patents.... HERE! ...
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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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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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Prior art for screen that rotates based on orientation

Patent application #20040201595, filed April 11, 2003, describes a screen that rotates based on orientation. Here is its claim 1: A method for orienting a display image, said method comprising the ...
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Online Search - User Curated Search Result Pages (Yahoo!) - 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. The rejection was based in part on prior ...
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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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MESH NETWORK GATEWAY AND SECURITY SYSTEM Patent Application – PRIOR ART REQUEST

HELP SAVE MESH NETWORKING — This application from Schlage seeks to patent a secure gateway between a mesh network and an IP network, and a lock device connected through the mesh network. Because mesh ...
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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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Database Visualization - Query and Visualization of Multidimensional Databases - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON DATABASE VISUALIZATION - This issued patent seeks to patent the idea of... detecting the user’s reading speed and controlling an electronic display! 10 minutes of your time can ...
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Amusement Game - Dice that return independent variables or a random color - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

The "Die for use in game play" patent application describes a die that returns two independent (random) variables. According to the application, one is ("preferably") a color. The other, as you might ...
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Prior art for wear-focusing of non-volatile memories

Patent application #20120226962 makes the claim: A computer implemented method for storing data in memory, the method comprising: receiving write data to be written into a memory that is ...
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DETERMINING DISTANCE IN MULTI-SPEAKER AUDIO SYSTEMS Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

HELP SAVE HOME AUDIO - This application from Creative Labs seeks to patent the general idea of optimizing audio output in a multi-speaker audio systems! Help narrow US patent applications before they ...
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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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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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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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Social Networking - Processing User Contact Information (Renren) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON SOCIAL NETWORKING - This application from Renren (China) seeks to patent the idea of...initiating social network services between two users based on contact information! 10 ...
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Prior Art on Multi-User Social Networks. Patent asserted against Yammer, Salesforce, Facebook and others by Real Time Social Inventions LLC

Background: US Patent 7,853,881 Multi-user on-line real-time virtual social networks based upon communities of interest for entertainment, information or e-commerce purposes Earlier this year a ...
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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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Semantic Web - Policy Enforcement (Hewlett Packard) - Issued Patent - Prior Art Request

An overbroad patent for "Policy Enforcement" was granted to Hewlett-Packard July 20, 2013. "It heavily constrains commercial exploitation of research done in the Semantic Web/Semantic Web Services ...
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Business Networking - Filtering Twitter Feeds (Salesforce) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON FILTERING TWITTER FEEDS FROM BUSINESS CONTACTS - This application from Salesforce.com seeks to patent the idea of... filtering feeds associated with individuals in a business ...
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Prior art for web-based electronically signed documents

Posting to make clear that any patent examiner should at least follow-up should it seriously be considered acceptable. Does anybody here believe this is a valid set of claims in the patent ...
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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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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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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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Cloud Computing - Suggesting customers migrate to the cloud (IBM) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON suggesting customer migrate to the Cloud - This application from IBM seeks to patent the idea of...Suggesting customers use a cloud computer infrastructure...! 10 minutes of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Email Security - Self-destructing email (AT&T) - 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. The rejection was based in part on prior ...
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Website Customization — Caching dynamically-generated websites — Issued Patent — PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON CUSTOMIZING A WEBSITE - This issued patent seeks to patent the idea of... building a user profile by watching user behavior on a website! 10 minutes of your time can help narrow ...
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INTERNET RADIO STATION PROGRAM DISCOVERY Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

HELP SAVE STREAMING RADIO - This application seeks to patent a system for discovering new radio stations and podcasts online! Help narrow US patent applications before they become patents HERE ...
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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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Prior art for analyzing passwords

It shouldn't be too hard to find prior art on patent application 20120284783. The primary claim is taking apart the password to identify common words or patterns. The password is checked by various ...
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Data Modeling - Predicting User Behavior (Microsoft) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

This Patent Application has 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 YOU, the Ask Patents ...
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Prior Art for Apple's iTunes Design Patent (Circle with Notes in the Middle)

A design patent covers the ornamental features of an article of manufacture. As with standard "utility" patents, a design patent must also be novel and nonobvious. For a number of years, the USPTO ...
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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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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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Vehicle Networking - HTTP to CAN Bus Gateway (Lear) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON IN-FLIGHT/IN-CAR NETWORKING - This application from Lear Corporation seeks to patent the idea of...a gateway from the Internet to a vehicle! 10 minutes of your time can help ...
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Prior Art on targeted advertising patent asserted against Facebook and Google by B.E. Technologies LLC

Background: Last month a company called "BE Technologies LLC" filed suit in Tennessee against Facebook and Google on US Patent 6,628,314 - Computer interface method and apparatus with targeted ...
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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 Shopping - Social Feedback on Clothing - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON Online shopping for clothes with input from your friends - This application seeks to patent the idea of...Getting feedback from your friends on clothes and outfit while you shop ...
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Extensible Authentication Protocol for Layer 3 Mesh Networks - Patent Application – PRIOR ART REQUEST

This Patent Application has received a non-final rejection by the US Patent Office! An initial rejection is part of the typical course of a patent application. The applicant (or his attorney) was ...
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Filtering Based on Activities Inside Video Blocks (Nokia) - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

Seeking Prior Art on Nokia patent US6504873 Priority Date: Seeking Prior Art from before Jun 13, 1997 Analysis of a Nokia patent (US6504873) which they claim WebM infringes upon. Groklaw did some ...
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CALL FOR PRIOR ART: (Uniloc) Personal Control of Personal Information

Information App Number: 13/586,057 Publication Number: US 20130055357 A1 Assignee: Uniloc Luxembourg S.A. Prior Art Cutoff Date: predating August 15, 2010 Summary: A personal information server ...
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Prior art for patent in Whitserv v Computer Packages case

In reading the Whitserv v Computer Packages case and blog entry from Patently-O, I’m having problems in seeing how patent 6,981,007 is valid. I noticed that there is another question regarding this ...

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