Nike was recently granted a patent for a smart running shoe that contains a wireless vitals tracking system embedded into a shoe to track biometrics data in real-time including heart rate, blood pressure and energy used. 81 more words
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Dyson, the British company famous for bagless vacuum cleaners, recently filed a patent application for a “high-velocity” hairbrush at the UK’s Intellectual Property Office (IPO). The patent drawings show multiple rows of brushes and the patent application explains how the brush works. 181 more words
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 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
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
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