TUESDAY, January 11, 2021
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) grants hundreds of new patents every week, showcasing the most exciting developments in technology and innovation.
In this article, we highlight several interesting US patents recently issued by the USPTO.
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Ferrari has disclosed a system of incorporating a battery into a structural element of the vehicle. The battery housing can provide integral structural support to the construction of the vehicle. The frame can incorporate the battery packs into the vehicle’s flooring in one embodiment of the application. This could provide a lower center of gravity for an electric vehicle that could increase the vehicle’s handling capabilities.
This patent discloses a system of correlating environmental interaction with terrain mechanics. When a user digs out a portion of the virtual environment, the system determines the corresponding water flow characteristics for the area. The flow characteristics enable the system to determine mechanics related to a user’s fishing action.
This patent discloses a method of enabling valet parking through a virtual reality system linked to onboard cameras of a car. There can be a stream of video images to users that enables them to control the vehicle and modify the video stream being broadcast to their headset. The user can then park the car using the established virtual reality controls.
Written by John DeStefano, Technical Advisor