Interesting Patents | November 16, 2021

Interesting USPTO Patents

Interesting Patents
TUESDAY, November 16, 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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Ear-plug assembly for hear-through audio systems

INVENTION OVERVIEW:

An earplug assembly that both monitors environmental noise and has a controllable speaker. The controller can filter the noise of the surrounding environment or be controlled by another device to relay sounds directly to the user. Facebook seems eager to incorporate this type of system in a virtual reality space to enable a user to immerse themselves in the metaverse more fully.

111621 FACEBOOK PATENT Ear-plug assembly for hear-through audio systems
111621 FACEBOOK PATENT Ear-plug assembly for hear-through audio systems 2
Virtual window for teleconferencing

INVENTION OVERVIEW:

This is a system for creating a virtual window between two remote locations. The window is unique from other types of virtual conferencing because as the position user changes in the first area, the displayed perspective of the second area will also change.

111621 FORD PATENT Virtual window for teleconferencing
111621 FORD PATENT Virtual window for teleconferencing 2
Identification and performance of an action related to a poorly parked vehicle

INVENTION OVERVIEW:

A device for monitoring a designated parking area. The device can identify when a vehicle is not compliant within the area and determine actions to perform based on the noncompliance. Such actions can include sending information to one or more devices with instructions to move the vehicle, reposition the vehicle, or penalize an owner of the vehicle.

111621 VERIZON PATENT Identification and performance of an action related to a poorly parked vehicle
111621 VERIZON PATENT Identification and performance of an action related to a poorly parked vehicle 2
111621 VERIZON PATENT Identification and performance of an action related to a poorly parked vehicle 3
Wireless electric power sharing between vehicles

INVENTION OVERVIEW:

Electric vehicles will be able to recharge other electric vehicles around them. When a vehicle needs to be recharged, it sends a request to surrounding vehicles. The requesting vehicle and the donor vehicle establish a communication channel that controls the positioning of the vehicles and the wireless transfer of power. This technology would allow electric vehicles to extend their range without changing existing infrastructure.

111621 IBM PATENT Wireless electric power sharing between vehicles
111621 IBM PATENT Wireless electric power sharing between vehicles 2

Written by John DeStefano, Technical Advisor

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