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Apple Proposes Patent To End Blurry iPhone Photos

02/14/2013, Folks who wander around the US Patent Office (USPTO) website have discovered a patent application from Apple that describes a technique used to avoid having blurry photos. Named “Image capturing device having continuous image capture”, the...

NVIDIA Patents Tiny Computer

11/03/2011, Somewhere deep in the US Patent and Trademarks Office (USPTO), there is a filing about a nano-computer designed by NVIDIA. From their description, the computer would roughly be as big as a USB key (40-60 x 10-12 x 5-10mm), but yet powerful enough to be...

Apple patent suggests use of RFID chip as a “black box”

09/15/2011, The black box of the plane is probably the most crucial piece of equipment should the plane crash. It basically contains all the information and logs about the plane and its equipment right up until the crash, so that when forensics attempt to find out...

Google purchases another 1,023 patents from IBM

09/15/2011, In our current situation of patent wars happening left and right, naturally the more patents you have under your name, the more well protected you will be, not to mention you’ll probably have more “weapons” to use against your competitors should a...

Apple dense lithium cell patent could extend battery life

02/17/2011, There is a spanking new Apple patent filing that  was published by the USPTO, which could potentially lead to a significantly longer battery life in future Apple products – just when you thought that the iPad’s battery life was already the...

Apple solar-powered portable device patent granted

01/11/2011, The US Patent and Trademark Office recently published a bunch of ten newly granted patents that are in favor of Steve Job’s Apple Inc., where the most notable one would be Apple’s first solar powered portable device patent. Don’t get all...

Disney Interactive Cake Utilizes Pico Projectors

12/20/2010, Disney has filed for a patent for cakes that would utilize pico projectors to create a highly individualized and personalized treat. The projectors would be used in a way to project an image to create a story or interactive experience on the surface of...

Motorola CLIQ 2 Trademark Passes The USPTO

12/12/2010, We haven’t heard much about the Motorola CLIQ 2 in a while and the rumored November 1st launch date has come and gone without any news regarding this phone from T-Mobile or Motorola. That being said, it doesn’t mean that the phone is done and...

Patent Office Agrees To Facebook’s ‘Face’ Trademark

11/23/2010, We’ve heard many reports of sites getting into trouble for sounding like Facebook in the past, and things might get interesting in the future as reports are in that Facebook has been granted a Notice of Allowance to trademark the word...

Motorola Family Room Trademark Application Filed

07/26/2010, The folks over at Motorola have filed a rather interesting trademark application for a “Family Room” with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The trademark is described as a cellular phone software that allows users to share...

Microsoft Files For Virtual Page Curling Feature

07/08/2010, It seems that almost anything can be patented nowadays, and a patent application by Microsoft has surfaced, showing the details of a page curl feature that is very noticeably used on Apple’s iBooks app. The patent could probably have been meant...