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Is patent US6513002 valid? Is there prior art in computer textbooks published prior to 1990?

About Patent US6513002: Rule-based number formatter It seems to me that many computer textbooks published before 1990 have include exercises about how to write a simple number translation program. I ...
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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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Prior Art on the patents asserted against SIP by BT

British Telecom recently announced that they intend to assert patents they hold covering the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) needed to connected a SIP-based system (like Asterisk) to the PSTN (...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Efficient communication through networks - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

US patent 6,188,756 (‘756) -- “Efficient communication through networks.” This patent describes routing a communication between a calling party and a called party through a central control location, ...
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CALL FOR PRIOR ART: GaAs HBTs in RF Amplifiers

Information Patent Number: 7,687,886 App Number: 11/153,078 Assignee: MicroLink Devices, Inc. Prior Art Cutoff Date: predating June 14, 2005 Summary: Patent discloses, among other things, an HBT ...
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Broad claim of US Patent 7,404,278 and available prior art

Does anyone have any prior art for U.S. Patent 7,404,278. The patent describes a method of siliconization for syringes, with the novelty of the method being asserted as "subjecting the siliconized ...
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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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EDA software (IC design)

Looking for prior art on this: http://www.google.com/patents/US20130290834 Best answered by IC design people who use that kind of software. Basically looking for what's in the main figure, two ...
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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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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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Locating data specific for application - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON LOCATING DATA ON A COMPUTER - This application seeks to patent the idea of... locating data for applications on a computer! 10 minutes of your time can help narrow US patent ...
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Online Video Storage - Cloud-based tools for uploading and editing video files - 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. AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON cloud-based ...
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Speech Recognition - Searching Conversations by Keyword - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON AUDIO SEARCHING BY KEYWORD - This application from Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute (Korea) seeks to patent the idea of...indexing recording conversation ...
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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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Rockstar US 6098065 “Associative search engine” (Nortel) - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

US patent #6098065 is the first in the series of patents used in Rockstar's legal action against Google and Android device manufacturers. It is for an "Associative search engine" and contains just one ...
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Machine Translation - Using word stems to translate “out-of-vocabulary” words (Microsoft Corporation) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON using word stems to translate unknown words - This application from Microsoft seeks to patent the idea of...Machine translation of unknown words by finding known word stems and ...
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Binary Coded Decimal (BCD) Calculation - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

Seeking Prior Art on US Patent US 2010030834 Priority Date: Seeking Prior Art from before Aug 1, 2008 Isn't this application US 20100030834 trying to get a patent on half/partial carries? This ...
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Hash-based Load Balancing (Microsoft) - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON BALANCING WEB TRAFFIC DISTRIBUTION - This patent from Microsoft seeks to patent the idea of using multiple load balancers with a shared virtual IP address to distribute website ...
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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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Digital communication management system - Targeting contextually relevant communications (Weatheralpha) - 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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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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XBRL - Issued Patents - PRIOR ART REQUEST

In January, 2011, Edgar Online was issued patent US7877678, which is essentially a patent on an excel plugin. I know that prior art exists, as I've used similar excel plugins for years, including ...
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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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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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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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Managing duplication of data objects with attributes - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

http://patents.justia.com/patent/6907471 Sharing objects over a network for something like computer games, surely there is prior art for this? Data is shared over a network, having a plurality of ...
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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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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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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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SINTERED CAPACITOR ELECTRODE Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

Help narrow US patent applications before they become patents HERE QUESTION - Have you seen anything that was published before August, 2010 that discusses: A capacitor with a 3 dimensional ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 content - Using social media data to measure sentiment for a product - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON determining the shareability of online content and generating customer relevance scores - This application from a few independent social media "experts" seeks to patent the idea ...
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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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Cloud storage - Transferring data to server based on travel plans of a user (IBM) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON transferring data to a server based on user travel plans - This application from IBM seeks to patent the idea of...transferring data in cloud storage system from a data server ...
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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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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 ...