Posts Tagged: Steve Brachmann


Intel Patents: A Diverse Story of Software Innovation

We start our profile of Intel’s recently developed technologies with a look at our featured patent application, which discusses a novel system for managing access to …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Sony Seeks Patent on Gifting Functions for an Online Marketplace

We’re taking a really close look at one intriguing patent application published recently by the USPTO that enables a production studio and consumers to earn money …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Qualcomm: Diversified Innovation and Aggressive Patenting Leads to Success

Innovation has not been occurring at Qualcomm simply for the sake of innovation. Since 2010, Qualcomm’s quarterly sales have increased each year by 31 percent. On the Standard & …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

General Electric Patents Self-Healing Power Grid

Today, we check in with General Electric to see what technological systems it’s trying to protect through the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Many of the …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Summer Fun Patent Style: Patentable Fun at the Beach

A number of these documents describe active games for many participants that involve a lot of physical activity. One issued patent protects a safe game for young …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 1

Fun in the Sun Patent Style: Lifeguard Patents

Today in IPWatchdog’s 2013 Summer Fun series, we’re taking a look at patents that recognize the importance of safety at the pool or beach. A number …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Fun in the Sun Patent Style: Let’s Go Surfing Now!

Today in IPWatchdog’s Summer Fun series, in honor of the ongoing U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, California, we’re featuring some of the …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Sunburn Safety: Innovating Ways to Protect from UV Rays

Today in IPWatchdog’s Summer Fun series, we’re looking at a series of patent applications and issued patents protecting systems of improving protections from UV radiation. …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Boeing Invents: The Pursuit of Safer Air Travel

A recent fire onboard a Boeing Dreamliner at London’s Heathrow Airport refocused concerns on the recently developed cruise liner, which was maligned with battery fire issues …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Fun in the Sun Patent Style: Swimming Pool Patents

Water sports can take on a number of strange forms. We’re familiar with water volleyball and water polo, among other games, but competitive water sports can …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Fun in the Sun Patent Style: BBQ Patents

Today at IPWatchdog, we’re taking a closer look at some recent innovations to barbecue cooking. The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office has published a number of …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 1

Toyota Celebrates Inventors, Patents in Award Ceremony

Recently, the Toyota Technical Center held a ceremony to celebrate the corporation’s top inventors for the past year. The corporation and its subsidiaries were awarded 1,491 patents …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Surfboards and Umbrellas: Solar Power Patents for Summer

A few patent applications give us an insight to some of the intriguing uses of solar energy we might see someday in our own backyards. One application …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 16

Celebrating the Fourth of July with Fireworks Patents

Two patent applications we feature below have some interesting implications to the future of fireworks. One application would protect a kit that allows inexperienced consumers to easily …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 1

University of California Improves Diagnosis, Treatment for Arthritis

This week at IPWatchdog’s Companies We Follow series, we decide to leave the private sector and check out the recent patent applications and issued patents assigned …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0