Posts Tagged: household appliances


Federal Circuit invalidates another patent upheld at PTAB after IPR

The Federal Circuit issued a decision in Homeland Housewares, LLC v. Whirlpool Corporation, which ought to be completely unnerving to every owner of a U.S. patent …

Best of CES 2017 includes parental control software, gaming mice and ceiling tiles for wireless charging

One product in each category receives a Best of Innovation award as the most innovative product in its category. Today, we’ll take a stroll through some …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 1

General Electric doubles down on power and transportation through innovation and Alstom acquisition

In January, the company announced that it would be moving its corporate headquarters from Fairfield to Boston, MA, ending months of speculation that the company would indeed …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 1

Inventing for convenience – Whirlpool focuses on optimizing home appliances

Whirlpool's recent patent applications published by the USPTO continue to showcase a great deal of research and development focused on home appliances. We noticed a couple of …
By Steve Brachmann
7 years ago 1

LG Patents – Digital Broadcast Services to Voice Recognition Technologies

Today, we’ve explored a couple of patent applications related to improved methods for businesses that are trying to reach mobile users within a close proximity, including …
By Steve Brachmann
7 years ago 2

Whirlpool’s Patent Applications: From Spherical Ice Dispensers to Steam Cooking Ovens

Publication of a patent application does not mean that a patent will be issued for the technology, but looking through them, we have our best chances of …
By Steve Brachmann
7 years ago 1

Whirlpool Keeps Improving Tech Behind Household Appliances

We start off by looking at a patent application that would protect a system that could improve energy efficiency overall for appliances within a home. This type …
By Steve Brachmann
8 years ago 0

GE Seeks Patent on Flight Control System to More Accurately Predict Fuel Usage, Arrival Time

The featured application today discusses a novel GE system of flight management that has the potential to create great savings in costs incurred by airlines on a …
By Steve Brachmann
8 years ago 0

Emerging Trend from CES: The Internet of Things

Expert technology analysts have forecasted that, by the year 2050, there will be a total of 50 billion devices operating worldwide which are connected to the Internet. According to …
By Steve Brachmann
8 years ago 0

GE Seeks Patent on Electromagnetic Surgical Navigation

We noticed a great deal of patent applications and issued patents pertaining to medical technologies. Today, we feature one application that discusses an improved system for detecting …
By Steve Brachmann
8 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
8 years ago 0