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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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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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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 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 - 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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How much of this profiler patent (US Patent No. 8,516,467) distinguishes over prior art?

A lot of this patent feels like it has prior art in existing tools such as disassemblers and profilers. Patent text Claim 1 A method for detecting a time complexity associated with an ...
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Custom client libraries (Google) - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON EXAMPLE SOURCE CODE Google has patented the generation of client libraries and example code from API descriptions. 10 minutes of your time can help narrow US patent ...
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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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Machine Translation - Translating IM messages in real time (Nhn Corporation) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON TRANSLATING USER MESSAGES - This application from Nhn Corporation seeks to patent the idea of...automatically translating IM messages from one language to another! 10 minutes of ...
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Mobile Advertising - Targeting ads based on a map (Huyundai) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON targeting mobile ads based on a map - This application from Huyundai seeks to patent the idea of...an advertisement server providing ads to users in a geographic region based on ...
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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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Document Management - Detecting “problematic phrases” in user documents (Google) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON detecting "problematic phrases" in a document - This application from Google seeks to patent the idea of...Alerting a user when a phrase in a document matches a "problematic ...
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Online Video - Ads While Browsing (Yahoo!) - 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 online video ...
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User Interface - Transforming display elements within zooming user interface (Prezi) - 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 zooming ...
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Mobile ads - Location-based promotions - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON targeting ads based on distance between potential customer and a store - This application invented by a patent attorney seeks to patent the idea of...geo-targeting promotions ...
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Method and apparatus for viewer-specific presentation of information PRIOR ART REQUEST

US7000183 is basically patenting the way the web works. It is used to sue random online merchants. Please help find prior art to stop this patent which should not have been granted in the first place....
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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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Virtual Shopping Cart - Collaborative shopping using shared virtual shopping cart (IBM) - 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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Call stack parsing in multiple runtime environments - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

US Patent Number 8,291,381 - Call stack parsing in multiple runtime environments If multiple runtimes are sharing a call stack, their call stack frames may be different. Here, Microsoft proposes a ...
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Online Games - Cross-Promotion of Games (Gree) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT FOR ONLINE GAME PROMOTION - This application from Gree seeks to patent the idea of cross-promotion of games in an online community, in other words promoting one game from within ...
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JP Morgan patents “basic app communication”

Headline: JP Morgan Chase just got a patent on basic app communications The article alleges that A simple Google search would have found oodles of prior art. I'm sure JP Morgan should pursue ...
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Spreadsheets - Dynamic Pivot Table Creation and Modification (Bank of America) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

Patent Application: **US20140019842 from Bank of America reminds me a lot of Software from Tableau. I'm looking for a Tableau or other reference which can be given to the patent examiner to help ...
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E-Readers - Reader Speed Controlling Electronic Display (Qualcomm) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON E-READERS - This application from Qualcomm 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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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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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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Prior art for an apparatus for sound direction finding

I'm looking for prior art for US patent application 2011/0054890 filed 2009/08/25. That would be a mobile phone (or portable device) that is capable of detecting the direction and type of sounds with ...
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Comixology patent vs. presenting comicbook panels sequentially

I'm working on a comicbook and want to publish an alternative mobile version of it where the panels are presented one by one and in a linear fashion, similar to how you would browse through images in ...
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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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Personalized recommendations - Recommendations based on inferring preferences (MIT) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON providing recommendations based on relative preferences across items for a customer. - This application from MIT seeks to patent the idea of...identifying a relative preference ...
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Personalized offers based on purchase data - Offers from Item-level data from receipt (Ibotta) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON Personalized purchase offers - This application from Ibotta, Inc. seeks to patent the idea of...Personalized purchase offers based on item-level transaction data from a physical ...
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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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Web-updated database with record distribution by email - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON a remotely updatable database with a user interface - This issued patent from 1998 is being used by a troll Data Distribution Technologies LLC to sue a variety of real estate ...
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Does THIS prior art invalidate THIS patent application?

Here is an example of an invention website where a poster presents the idea of a "Slide Release Buckle + Fire Starter", dated April 18, 2011. The application in question is "Quick-Release Buckle ...
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Online Content - Distributing content based on location (Google) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT on managing online distribution based on location - This application from Google seeks to patent the idea of...managing content distribution based on geographic limitations! 10 ...
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Prior Art for a Database of Geographic Locations

US patent application 13/501,392, filed on Oct 12, 2010 and published on Sep 27, 2012. It appears that the main claim is simply to be able to refer to a latitude/longitude point through a unique ...
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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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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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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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Isn't this invention half-century old?

The patent us 2010/0073978 is clearly NOT an invention of a German company. To see how it had been used in volt meters in 1998, visit: http://www.chipinfo.ru/literature/radio/199801/p29.html To have ...
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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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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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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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Prior Art Request for Claim #1 describing a textbook Turnstile Antenna over Ground Plane

Sometimes I really have to wonder who is at the helm of the USPTO. Claim 1 is an overly broad description of an antenna assembly that has been with us for many decades. The other claims may also be ...
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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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Visualizing total order relation of nodes in a structured document (IBM) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

Visualizing total order relation of nodes in a structured document IBM prior request for http://www.google.com/patents/US20120137209 Claim 1: A method, system, and a computer readable storage ...
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Realtime advertisements - Selecting ads based on current events (Yahoo!) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON online ads based on current events - This application from Yahoo! Inc. seeks to patent the idea of...Identifying current events, categorizing them, and showing ads based on the ...
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Q&A services - looking up the corpus of frequently asked questions - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON Q&A SERVICES - This application from Nuance Communications, Inc. seeks to patent looking up a corpus of previously asked questions in a Q&A service like Stack Exchange! ...
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Mobile ads - Location-based product promotion (Givted) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON sending product specials or lists of products to a user's cellphone based on user location - This application from Givted, Inc. seeks to patent the idea of...sending product ...
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Prior art for preparation of functionalized zeolitic frameworks

Patent #US20100186588| "PREPARATION OF FUNCTIONALIZED ZEOLITIC FRAMEWORKS", filed Jul 16, 2008, is for the preparation of functionalized zeolitic frameworks. Here is its claim 1: 1. A zeolitic ...