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Amazon Patents Robotic Inventory System

The “package-packer bot”, patent no. 20170021499, recently granted by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) describes a system where robots can be used to grasp inventory items and help speed up the packaging process in fulfilment centres. 31 more words


Microsoft’s Published Patent Could Help with a Paperless Society

Microsoft was recently granted a patent (filed for in 2015) for an “electronic paper display device” that features an “electrophoretic ink layer” and electrodes that could, when electricity is applied, be used to display text and images.  37 more words


Global Patent Applications Reached 2.9 Million in 2015

There were more than 2.9 million patent applications worldwide in 2015, up 7.8% from 2014.

China’s patent office received 1,101,864 filings in 2015 which represented almost as many applications as the U.S. 47 more words


Microsoft’s Patent Application uses Augmented Reality to Help Find Lost Items

One of Microsoft’s latest patent applications, No. 20160373570, details technology which can identify inanimate objects and allow them to be selected as tracked objects. The system would keep its eye on that object and react when it’s moved, as well as track objects that leave the field of view and then return in some other location or at a different time.  33 more words


The Most and Least Inventive Cities in Europe

2011 data from the European Patent Office (EPO) shows that Europe is a hub of innovation.

The most innovative European cities include:

  • Eindhoven, the Netherlands: 250 patent applications per 100,000 people…
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Amazon Patents Systems to Defend Drones from Attack

Amazon created a plan to protect its drones from attack from various sources, physical (natural such as lightening and manmade such as bows and arrows) and electronic (computer hacking) which is has now patented.  94 more words


Microsoft Patents Eye Tracking Technology

Microsoft has applied for the following patent “Capacitive Sensors For Determining Eye Gaze Direction”.

The device does not include any eye tracking sensors but relies on the position and orientation of your head to “detect” what you are looking at.  39 more words