Posts Tagged: computer


Intel, Micron develop 3D XPoint as an eventual successor to NAND flash memory

A partnership between Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) and Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) has resulted in the development of a new non-volatile memory called 3D XPoint (pronounced “…
20 days ago 0

The Intel Compute Stick turns any monitor into a working computer

Intel recently introduced the world to the Compute Stick, a palm-sized device with an HDMI plug offering two gigabytes of memory, 32 gigabytes of storage space and runs …
4 months ago 0

50 years after Moore’s Law, powerful computer processing now cheaper than ever

The price index of personal computing has dropped by greater than 40 percent since 2007; during that time, the average consumer price index rose by about 10 percent. Computer software …
4 months ago 1

The History of Software Patents in the United States

Software patents have a long history in the United States. Computer implemented processes, or software, has been patented in the United States since 1968... Originally in Benson, the …
9 months ago 8

IBM Inventors Join Hall of Fame for Pioneering Programmable Computing

As the Supreme Court contemplates the patent eligibility of computer systems, the National Inventors Hall of Fame will induct three IBM (NYSE: IBM) engineers for their invention …
1 year ago 0

Why E-mail & Word Processing Were Not Computer-Implemented Inventions: A Response to Alice v CLS Bank Oral Arguments

Certain things are obvious. It was obvious in the oral arguments that it was a challenge for both the Supreme Court judges and the lawyers to distinguish …
1 year ago 48

Fujitsu Seeks Patent on Method of Detecting Illegal Network Connections

This patent application was filed by Fujitsu with the USPTO in July 2013, and claims the benefit of priority of a prior Japanese Patent Application filed on Oct. 26, 2012. …
1 year ago 0

Software Patent Basics: What Level of Description is Required?

The key to any software patent application is to describe the invention with enough technical detail, system specifics and process information so that a computer programmer could …
2 years ago 7

HP Seeks Patent on Lip Reading Speech Recognition

Our feature patent application today almost sounds impossible, or at least exceptionally futuristic. The application discloses a novel way of using image processing to aid in speech …
2 years ago 13

The Year of the Cloud: Cloud Computing Goes Mainstream

Even as more of us are becoming acquainted with the idea of the cloud, many of us are still woefully ignorant of what the term actually means. …
2 years ago 5

What is a Computer?

A computer is, at a fundamental level, simply a clump of electrical switches each of which are in either an on or an off position. Whether and …
2 years ago 72

Apple Seeks Patent on Suggested Search Rankings Based on Social Network Contacts

Many of the recently published documents from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, including both patent applications and issued patents, relate to software system improvements that Apple …
2 years ago 0