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Targeted Promotions - Vendor promotions based on current location (Capital One) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON Targeting promotions based on location of vendors with respect to user's current location. - This application from Finnoble Solutions, now Capital One seeks to patent the idea ...
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Electronic Collections - Searching, identifying and displaying items in a collection - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON ELECTRONIC COLLECTION OF ITEMS - This patent claims the idea of... an electronic collection of items! 10 minutes of your time can help narrow US patent applications before they ...
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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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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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Keyword trends - Detecting trends in a stream of words using frequency analysis (Citizennet) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON performing frequency analysis on the occurrence of target words in a stream of words - This application from Citizennet seeks to patent the idea of...Generating a discrete time ...
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Sharing digital content - Delivering video to a selected device (Google) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON delivering video to a user devices - This application from Google seeks to patent the idea of...offering a list of registered devices to a user so a video can be transferred to ...
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Video Encoding - Compressed motion vector field utilizing predictive motion coding (Nokia) - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

Seeking Prior Art on Nokia patent US6735249 This simply describes using two obvious techniques (motion compression and fractal encoding) at the same time. Both had been around for over a decade. ...
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Patent already filed for this design 11 years ago

In reference to the patent: WO2016138171A1 The exact same design had a patent applied for it in 2005 by Eric Vaughn, it was ultimately rejected and has since been abandoned. It should have been ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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Adjusting setting from consumer's location - Collecting data to make inferences using location. (Cadio, Inc.) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON managing information associated with a data set based on location of the consumer. - This application from Cadio, Inc. seeks to patent the idea of...Receiving an input from a ...
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Location based consumer profiling - Updating consumer profiles based on visits (ShopperTrak) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON managing consumer profiles based on detailed visit records of consumers. - This application from Rapidblue Solutions / Shoppertrak seeks to patent the idea of...Receiving ...
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Product Comparison Tables - Adjusting criteria for product comparison (CompareMetrics) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON product comparison table interfaces - This application from CompareMetrics (funded by FLOODGATE Ventures) seeks to patent the idea of...Comparing products for a user by ...
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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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Electronic Marketplace - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

10 minutes of your time can help narrow US patent applications before they become patents. Follow @askpatents on twitter to help. Patent Application: US 20120030046 A1 Title: Buying and Selling ...
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Isn't this patent following the same process as US5854056A?

In reference to the patent: WO2017151684A1 (Patent 1) I think that it follows the same process as described by patent US5854056A (Patent 2) from 1997 and titled Fungal cell wall production and ...
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What is the invention in the application?

In reference to the patent: WO2017189593A1 The application is super simple, obvious and below is the list of opensource code as evidence which responses to the intent http://github.com/paralax/...
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is this patent original?

In reference to the patent: WO2016183695A1 Hi. I am writing a report about pearls sooo the patent in reference claims a surgical procedure to culture abalone pearls in Chile. Yet I found this paper ...
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Basic eCommerce system re-patented?

I came across a patent that was issued a few days ago: US 9,799,066: System and method for providing commercial functionality from a product data sheet. The patent describes a process where ...
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There is nothing new in this patent. WfMS and BPM platforms have been known for decades

In reference to the patent: CA2829469A1 BPM (Business Process Management) and WfMS (Workflow Management System) technologies, implementations, platforms, COTS solutions, and application have been ...
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Prior Art Challenge to application US20160203808

In reference to the patent: US20160203808 PRIOR ART to this "invention" is available for review. ORIGINAL collections have been introduced to manufacturers for distribution, for this concept. ...
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I published biomedical data and afterward, someone else patented the findings

As a postdoctoral researcher, I came up with a novel idea for the treatment of a disease. I dedicated many years to this project and proved my hypothesis correct. I presented my findings at large ...
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US20150310570 seems like a superfluous invention, can someone see prior Art and if suitable innovation exists

Please see the patent filed on the URL: http://www.freepatentsonline.com/y2015/0310570.html The claims of the patent are: 1. A system comprising: a processing device; a memory operatively coupled to ...
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Microsoft Modular Computing Device - Prior Art Request

Microsoft has submitted an application for a patent to the blatantly obvious idea of designing a computer that consists of independently upgradeable modules - an idea as old as the IBM PC itself only ...
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This patent has a legal action that I need explained

In the patent application for Chinese patent CN1470762 I found the following note: Sep 3, 2008 C02 Deemed withdrawal of patent application after publication (patent law 2001) I need to know what that ...
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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 - 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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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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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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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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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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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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Index key normalization (Microsoft) - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

Patent US 7539685 B2 concerns the normalization of btree index keys in a database management system. There is no citation of the 1977 paper "An Encoding Method for Multifield Sorting and Indexing" by ...
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Prioritizing search results - Ranking search results based on content creation trends (IBM) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON prioritizing search results based on content creation trends of terms in the search results - This application from IBM seeks to patent the idea of...Receiving search results in ...
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Publishing data online - Selectively publishing data items associated with an event (Ebay) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON Publishing data items related to an event of interest to a user - This application from Ebay seeks to patent the idea of...Determining a news event, identifying data items ...
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Voice comment dictation and playback for source code - Patent App - PRIOR ART REQUEST

IBM seeks to patent the idea of adding comments in the form of voice annotations to source code. It further seeks to specifically patent the ideas of organizing the annotations by the structure of the ...
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Virtual Loudspeakers over Headphones using Head Tracking- Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

10 minutes of your time can help narrow US patent applications before they become patents. Follow @askpatents on twitter to help. TITLE: Personalized headphone virtualization Summary: A method for ...
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Secure telephone-based payments - Patent application - Prior art request

US patent application 2220110228919 (USPTO link) seems to be trying to patent an on/off switch for DTMF audio on telephone networks. The key claims are these (effectively the first three): A ...
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RFID - Foam spacers used in timing tags - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON RFID Spacers - This application seeks to patent the idea of... RFID spacers! 10 minutes of your time can help narrow US patent applications before they become patents. Follow @...
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Patent US7889927 seems faulty; plenty of prior art exists

If I understand the wording of patent US7889927 correctly, a patent was granted for a Chinese input method that uses the components of the characters themselves. The "Background of the Invention" ...
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How to I search for patents related to for videos/images/voice recorder?

I am planning to make one online gallery mobile application. In my mobile application I have to upload videos/Images/Voice Record message into cloud and showing in my User Interface. But is there any ...
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Prior art request: low or reduced friction pulleys/blocks

Looking prior art for: US20160152452 Claim 1: A pulley comprising: a monobloc sheave comprising two opposing longitudinal faces, a transverse central recess and a concave external surface ...
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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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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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US 20120260509 A1 (Gilette) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST [closed]

Is patent application US20120260509 A1 obvious given prior art patent US5560106 A? They both seem to be trying to accomplish the same thing and given that the prior art was from the early 90's I would ...
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Broad application applies to longstanding software capability

In reference to the patent: US20150058243 This application is overly broad and would presume to cover long standing job search and matching capabilities used by large providers such as Monster.com; ...
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Prior art for US 2011/0242130?

Does anyone have any prior art for US 20110242130? This publication is about a composite image production process. Casio Computer Co.; filed: March 30, 2011 http://appft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-...
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patent conflicts

In reference to the patent: WO2015130230A1 Does this patent conflict with the following patents: “一种在水体中原位取样、分离、富集、测量水体污染物的方法” with Nos. CN101021514 B, CN200710010550.1, CN200710010553.5,and ...

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