IBM combining AI with neurostimulation

International information technology company IBM is taking yet another step away from consumer products. They recently filed an application for a patent using AI for seizure classification, as well as publishing a paper on the topic. In…

Who is Top Flight Technologies?

Top Flight Technologies, a commercial UAV startup based in Massachusetts, is disrupting the industry. Recently issued their ninth patent since September 2017, the company is taking a step back from a traditional batteries-only approach.…

First Solar and Capital Dynamics announce 280MW California Flats Solar Project

First Solar of Tempe, AZ,  and private asset management firm Capital Dynamics announced the completion and commercial operation of the 280MWAC California Flats Solar Project, located on about 2900 acres near the borders of San Luis…

IBM enters allergy space with AI

IBM, the international technology giant, recently published two patents regarding allergy diagnosis and user alerts. Planning to take advantage of what is already a huge database of information, restaurant menus, the patents outline a…

Blickfeld and Koito Partner to Develop Headlight-Integrated LiDAR

German LiDAR technology provider Blickfeld announced its partnership with Koito Manufacturing for exploring technologies to develop a LiDAR sensor that can be fully integrated into a headlight.  Blickfeld’s compact, 3D solid-state…

Is Cairdac the future of pacemakers?

Cairdac, a French pacemaker startup, has recently published their first two patent applications. The company seeks to revolutionize the pacemaker industry by removing one major problem: replacement surgery when batteries die. Like many…

Accenture getting into personal assistants

Fortune Global 500 consulting firm Accenture recently applied for a patent to use machine learning in individual monitoring. The device identifies habits of individuals to look for deviations from the norm, as well as provide support in…

Zap your brain to better performance

Halo Neuroscience was recently issued its 13th and 14th patents to support its Halo Sport product, a neurostimulation headset intended to improve acquisition of muscle memory – most commonly in athletic training. Recently released was the…

Heart mapping with AI

Ablacon was recently awarded two patents in the use of artificial intelligence to detect and locate cardiac rhythm disorders in a patients' heart, as well as submitting applications for four others. The Ablacon system visualizes…

Gotta catch ’em ZZZs

The Pokémon Company, which is owned in part by Nintendo, announced this week that they are developing Pokémon Sleep, a mobile app using sleep-tracking data. The sleep-tracking data may include how long a player slept and quality of sleep…

Electro Industries/GaugeTech (EIG) release new underglass cellular modem

On May 23, 2019, Electro Industries/GaugeTech (EIG) announced the release of an underglass cellular modem for its Shark® 270 0.1% Class accuracy revenue meter. The 4GLTE cellular wireless option adds 4G LTE‚Ñ¢ Verizon-certified…

Strange venture into energy management by Salesforce.com

Salesforce.com was recently issued a patent in environmental controls. At first glance, this may seem like a typo - this is a CRM company not an energy firm. While pursuing a patent in the space may be unexpected, Salesforce.com's interest…

Panasonic assigning more patents to Sun Patent Trust

Panasonic has been assigning patents to Sun Patent Trust, an intellectual property licensing trust, since 2016, shortly after the Trust's inception. This includes all of Panasonic's patents in the energy financial settlements space, and…

Trilliant Networks expanding reach in global energy markets

Trilliant Systems, headquartered in Cary, NC, was recently issued a new patent for hand held terminal security for use in the field. The patent describes a device to authenticate a tool in the field with a certificate and establishing…

Turning the cameras on yourself to avoid migraines

Facense, a medical startup focusing on the capturing of vital signs, was issued on 5/28/2019 its 23rd patent since January of last year focusing on taking and interpreting readings from the face using small cameras. Facense combines…

Plastic’ bags you can eat

Solubag SpA (Chile) and Polye Materials Co (China) recently released two shopping bags that look like a regular plastic bag, but they can dissolve quickly in water. The bag is made from modified polyvinyl alcohol (PVA), and is already…

Continental moving forward with Powertrain IPO

Decreased vehicle production has led to a drop in first quarter profit, but Continental AG is still moving forward with plans to spin off its powertrain division. Announced in mid-2018, the company plans to restructure to be more agile…

Mitsubishi invests in OVO Energy, electric vehicles

Mitsubishi Corporation has bought a 20 percent minority stake in British power supplier OVO Energy for 200 million pounds ($257 million), the firms said on Thursday. The move signals a push for vertical integration on the part of…

Panasonic joins Google, Intel, Qualcomm and others in Huawei ban

A growing list of companies are stopping supply of components to Huawei after the US trade ban was implemented. Several major Japanese and British mobile carriers also said they would delay releasing new Huawei handsets. This is a major…

Sleep Number is not just for sleeping anymore

Sleep Number announced a software update this week that provides personal analytics for users of its 360 smart bed. SleepIQ, the operating system behind the smart bed, now lets users connect their sleep data to their daily lives to form a…

Breathing with Veracyte

Veracyte announced new data demonstrating that its next-generation Percepta® Genomic Sequencing Classifier (GSC) can provide improved lung cancer diagnosis. This test is the third clinical classifier to be developed on the company's novel…

Earn free cryptocurrency!

Coinbase users in more than 100 countries can now earn cryptocurrency by completing crypto-related educational tasks such as watching tutorials, answering quizzes, trying new decentralized protocols, and more. The platform, Coinbase Earn,…

NASA is preparing to manage drone traffic

NASA announced last week that it has entered the final stage of testing its Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management (UTM) platform and invited media to watch drone demonstrations earlier this week. Given the increasing number of…

LG, sunny, and carbon-free

LG, one of the top patent holders in the Thin Film Photovoltaics sector, launched its aggressive Zero Carbon 2030 initiative this week. Part of its plan for carbon emission reduction is to expand renewable energy installations using solar…

38 Attorneys General Urge Congress to allow Banks to accept Cannabis Sales Revenue

38 Attorneys General of US States and territories have urged congress to allow banks to accept money generated from the sales of legal cannabis in an effort to bring cannabis finances into a clearer area of regulation. Currently, most…

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