The imminence of grey goo

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Cornell University have used novel nanofabrication techniques to build micro-robots made from silicon and powered by solar cells. A 4-in. silicon wafer produces a million of these robots,…

Philips acquires Carestream’s healthcare IT division

Carestream, a medical imaging and healthcare IT company, announced on 3/7/2019 that it will sell its healthcare information systems (HCIS) business to Philips. The HCIS business offers imaging IT tools to hospitals, imaging centers,…

General Motors’ early start in the LIDAR patent sector

General Motors has been a leading force in LIDAR technology since at least the 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge, where the company was one of the sponsors for the Challenge's heavy favorite to win, Carnegie Mellon's "Red Team." Due to technical…

Landis+Gyr reaches 20 million meters milestone

Landis+Gyr announced that it has deployed 20 million advanced meters and intelligent devices for the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO). This project will become the world's largest smart grid IoT network by 2020, which it is on schedule…

Developer proposes a 349-mile underground transmission line in the Midwest

Direct Connect Development Co. stated that it wants to build an underground transmission line from rural Iowa to Chicago for carrying wind energy. The 2,100-megawatt high-voltage transmission line would stretch 349 miles and cost around…

IBM introduces machine learning to diagnose Alzheimer’s

IBM reported on 3/11/2019 that it used machine learning to identify sets of proteins in blood that are predictive of a biomarker in spinal fluid. This new type of blood testing is not only an effective and noninvasive diagnostic technology…

Samsung launches its cryptocurrency wallet

Along with its new Galaxy S10, Samsung launched its Samsung Blockchain Wallet, downloadable only from the Samsung Galaxy Store on a Galaxy S10 phone. The wallet currently only supports Ether and Ethereum-based tokens, but is expected to…

Australia buys military drones from Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman will be supplying the Royal Australian Air Force the first of six MQ-4C Triton maritime surveillance drones in 2023. Australia has allocated $1 billion for the aircraft and ground control systems, and is expected to spend…

Samsung Solar

Samsung Samsung holds the most  patents in the solar energy sector and has over 30 years in thin film technology experience. 

Semiconductor Energy Laboratories

Semiconductor Energy Laboratories  Semiconductor Energy Laboratories is a patent holding company for prolific inventor and patent troll Shunpei Yamazaki. 

Drone assesses bomb damage

EXENS, located in South Korea, is using a drone to assess the damage done by a bomb. The drone is initially folded and attached to the bomb. Once the bomb reaches near its target, the drone separates from the bomb and unfolds in order to…

Highest-wattage home solar panels available

SunPower, headquartered in San Jose CA, announced on 3/5/2019 its A-Series solar panels. They are the first commercial solar panels to exceed 400 watts and come equipped with a microinverter that makes it easy to install on any home or…

Applied Materials

Applied Materials  Semiconductor company Applied Materials launched thin film solar manufacturing company SunFab in 2007 in hopes of providing turnkey thin film manufacturing factories. SunFab was shut down three years later due…

Philips’ patent portfolio props up its product line

Philips announced at CES 2019 a renewed focus on its sleep technology product lines. The company's consumer technology strategy follows a heavy investment into sleep technology intellectual property. While Fitbit may lead the consumer…

SoloPower Systems

SoloPower Systems  And yet another high-potential solar company bites the dust as it enters into the unfortunate fate of many companies in the renewable energy sector. SoloPower, a leading patent assignee in the flexible thin film…

Aeris CAPITAL

Aeris CAPITAL Aeris CAPITAL is a commercial and financial adviser that assists property developers and investors develop, implement, or reform high-value embedded energy systems. 

Stion abandonment

Stion Corporation  Stion was ordered by the Mississippi State Auditor to pay $92 million for their failed efforts to deliver on their promises to the state regarding providing jobs and investing money into the state. Stion was a solar…

Viridity Energy Solutions Empowers their Users

Viridity Energy Solutions empowers their users to fiscally control their energy use by forecasting market energy prices. 

Trilliant Smart Energy

Headquartered in North Carolina, Trilliant is employing the use of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) in their smart grids and cities to smoothen the exchange and transaction processes.

Itron smart energy

Itron is implementing smart meters and payment methods for energy use in smart grids that boasts a 12 to 15% decrease in energy use per household. 

Samsung Smart City Privacy

With Facebook and Google in the news recently for user privacy breaches, Samsung has released that it will focus on identity privacy within their smart cities. 

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Key Takeaways

Google is computing virtual smart-meter data from operational data collected by intelligent controllers in buildings that do not have smart meters. Siemens is developing a smart EVSE that allows communication with other smart devices and…

Key Takeaways

BOE Technology Group, IBM, and the University of California have multiple documents this week. 38 documents are distributed across 20 sub-categories, with most of them in 4 categories — General Diagnostics ( 9 ), Neurology ( 9 ), Cardio (…

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Aerovironment, Aurora Flight Sciences, Walmart, and others have multiple documents this week. 44 documents are distributed across 13 sub-categories, with all of them in 4 categories — Management ( 32 ), Infrastructure ( 5 ), Security…

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