This week AT&T was issued a patent to address antenna network challenges using an iterative simulation system to determine the most efficient and effective locations to place antennas.
An exciting, new VR-related patent application has been filed by the semiconductor tech company Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD). The application, titled “Low Latency Wireless Virtual Reality Systems And Methods,” aims to optimize a more realistic visual experience through “high visual quality video display and low latency wireless VR systems and methods.”
This week in interesting patents:
Tesla continues refining its solar roof panels, AT&T analyses how and where you consume media, Spotify singles in on the vocals, Disney speeds up the storyboard process, Amazon eggs on the purchase process, and Apple amps up the digital assistant.
This patent application discloses a method of broadcasting a Livestream of media content using an external device. This service leverages the networked external devices enabling any device to be used as a video source for the broadcast media stream. The broadcaster is then capable of viewing all available media streams and selecting which ones to present for the audience.
Enablement is a means of establishing that you, the applicant, have a clear conception of the innovation or subject matter of the invention. Conception is key. There is no requirement for constructing, programming, or prior use of the invention needed to demonstrate enablement. The only requirement is to establish that you conceived of the invention. There are ways to obtain the rights to the invention from someone who initially invented it like designers, developers, or engineers. To learn more about who is an inventor check out our Inventorship Video.
Following the trend of streaming-based gaming systems, EA seeks to stand out from the crowd by offering a skill-based experience to its users. This streaming-based service allows gamers to connect to a full-featured gaming experience that is fully customizable over a variety of popular titles. With all of the computer processing taking place server-side, this removes hardware requirements for users and enables the system to act as a network connectable gaming computer.
This week, Disney applied for a new patent application to improve the interaction and enhance optical viewfinder systems for costumed characters.
Twitter’s patent describes an iterative process that can be used to determine the subject matter expertise of users on a social network. User accounts are analyzed by how frequently they interact with a plurality of topic groups (TGs). As users are identified to frequently interact with multiple topic groups they are continually filtered to more specific TGs. After a certain amount of iterations, a ranking can be obtained of accounts that are an authority on the specific expertise topic.
A provisional patent application can provide a means of inexpensive patent protection and secure a priority date for a non-provisional patent. This is particularly important in the U.S. because patent rights are determined by the first inventor to disclose or file on an invention, not the first inventor to conceive of the invention.
This week, Tesla was granted a patent for a system that utilizes image data from a vehicle’s camera along with a trained machine learning model to identify the distance of an object from a vehicle.