TUESDAY, November 9, 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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US Pat. No. 11,169,261
A radar system is configured to assist in mapping surrounding areas for autonomous vehicles. The system transmits a signal and, based on the received reflections, updates target information. This information is then correlated to a predetermined map to ensure the database is up to date.
US Pat. No. 11,172,249
This system provides users with a way to control their A/V settings throughout a location. The system is organized into groups throughout the location. The system enables the user to control media capabilities within each specific room from a single control panel. For example, this might be useful when coordinating an event or for day-to-day management.
US Pat. No. 11,171,910
This system provides a way to share social media statuses across multiple platforms. When the status is shared on one platform, the system then determines which application to present the notification.
US Pat. No. 11,170,766
When a trigger word is detected, a device begins recording and processing detected speech. The system then determines background sounds interfering with the desired command to be relayed to the device. When the device determines the user has finished talking, the device then executes the command and waits for a response.
US Pat. No. 11,170,781
Monitoring a group message platform for keywords to supplement the conversation with relevant information. For example, when an event keyword is identified, natural language processing then determines the context of the conversation and retrieves relevant information.
US Pat. No. 11,167,848
This system enables more efficient cargo storage for unmanned aerial vehicles. The cargo pod is attached above the fuselage on a set of sliding mechanisms enabling a modular cargo container that can be removed and replaced to improve the cargo capabilities of the vehicle.
Written by John DeStefano, Technical Advisor