Nissan and Delta to charge Thailand EVs

Nissan has appointed Delta Electronics as the primary provider of electric vehicle charging systems in Thailand.  The deal supports Thailand's electrification goal of 1.2 million units on the road by 2036 and will provide Nissan LEAF…

Put on your cyber-training wheels

Security awareness training and simulated phishing platform KnowBe4 recently raised $300 million from investment firms, who require the funds to be utilized for global development initiatives and platform development. Although only 3 years…

AeBeZe Labs and Digital Nutrition

AeBeZe Labs, a digital health startup out of Palo Alto, California, recently launced their first app called Moodrise. AeBeZe Labs is a digital health company that believes instead of asking people to completely ditch their phones, they can…

Apple is recruiting participants for a new beta program to improve Beddit’s app

Apple is recruiting participants for a new beta program for Beddit, the sleep tracker acquired by Apple in May 2017. Participants will receive early access to new versions of the Beddit app before they are released to the general public.…

Connecting the island

ABB made a deal with KEPCO, South Korea's largest electric utility, to build two new HVDC converter stations connecting the mainland with Jeju—the country's largest island popular for tourism. In addition, ABB's HVDC Light will enable…

Advanced solar panel and grid simulations

Sandia National Laboratories, which is operated by a subsidiary of Honeywell, developed a new software that can run a detailed simulation—known as quasi-static time series analysis—of how individual rooftop solar panels would interact with…

Are the Big Blue chains falling apart?

In the past couple of weeks, IBM lost two leaders central to its blockchain initiatives, causing a wave of concern about whether Big Blue will remain committed to blockchain technology. Just weeks after Jesse Lund—IBM's Global Head of…

Phones + Cars = Drones

AT&T announced its new partnership with Uber for exploring 5G applications in the field of eVTOLs and cargo drones. They hope to combine the telecommunication company's 4G and 5G expertise with the airspace management and flight…

8 New Cannabis Cultivars from Biotech Institute

Eight new cannabis cultivar plant applications assigned to Biotech Institute were published this month with names like "Raspberry Punch" and "Primo Cherry." Each cultivar displays unique qualities from new flavors, scents, and cannabinoid…

GW Pharmaceutical creating CBDV medications for treating Autism, Schizophrenia

A GW Pharmaceuticals cannabis patent application (2019/0160023) for the use of the cannabinoid cannabidivarin (CBDV) in the treatment of Autism, Schizophrenia, and related psychological disorders was published this month. Under GW Pharma's…

Green Cubes Technology and Preferred Freezer Services Create Largest Lithium Battery-Powered Materials Handling Fleet

Green Cubes Technology and Preferred Freezer Services have partnered to launch the largest lithium battery-powered fleet in the cold storage industry.  Maintaining warehouses at a frigid -20 C is a problem for lead-acid battery…

GM bringing motion sickness management into cars

General Motors is well known for their prowess in the automotive industry, and much of their success is due to an extensive patent portfolio. All told, the company has over 13,000 issued patents - but of course many of those relate to…

Vinventions making good on sustainability strategy

North Carolina based Vinventions is an international supplier of wine closure systems and oenological equipment. Founded in 2015, the company has gone on to create many strategic partnerships and employs over 550 worldwide. In June 2018,…

BYD launches first pure electric bus in Chile

Chinese automaker BYD has launched the first pure electric public bus in northern Chile‚Äòs Antofagasta Region.  The bus features air conditioning, wi-fi and charging points for mobile devices, and at just 70 pesos  ($ 0.10) per…

Yaskawa reveals new single phase converters

Yaksawa America expanded its single-phase converter (SPC) line.  SPCs converts single-phase power to DC power for use by variable frequency drives.  The new converters enable rural applications such as agriculture, lumber mills,…

Can Philips improve sleep in deep space?

Philips announced this week that the company’s SmartSleep Deep Sleep Headband will be used in research funded by the Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH), which receives funding from NASA. The research will use the…

Salesforce acquires MapAnything

In April of 2019, Salesforce acquired MapAnything, a location-based intelligence company that provides software to optimize route planning and asset management. Founded in 2009 and having raised $84 million in funding, MapAnything stood…

Skybitz Inc. renews efforts in Asset Management

In the late 2000s, Skybitz Inc. was filing a large number of patents regarding asset management, but that tapered off in the early part of this decade. In that time, filings related to tracking continued, but only recently do we see that…

Accenture believes blockchain is the next frontier of supply chain management

Accenture believes blockchain technology will be instrumental in optimizing supply chains. In March of 2016, Accenture evidenced this belief by hiring Joseph Francis, an expert in digital supply chain transformation. Since hiring Francis,…

Breaking into Blockchain

Tech and shipping giant Amazon has an application pending related to the use of blockchain to track inventory through a shipping network.  Such a move is natural for a company which already boasts their own blockchain management…

A New Challenger?

Route4Me, a routing optimization platform, seeks to save shipping companies from manual planning.  They bill themselves as an alternative to Google Maps and use an app to coordinate continuously tracked mobile drivers with a…

Cargometrics seeks to revolutionize maritime shipping with big data

CargoMetrics Technologies, a Boston based freight tracking and analytics company, is relatively new to the space but is already making a big splash. The company, which has five patent documents in the digital asset management space…

Transportation Logistics Management Overview

Scope of Analysis: The sector limits its examination of the shipping process between the time when a shipper begins to choose a carrier to when the freight gets to its destination city. The focus of our analysis was at the level of asset…

Revealing Libra’s face

Amidst the continuing hype, Facebook has published a white paper explaining how its new digital currency Libra will work. Although it will not launch for another year, the company clarified that it aims to bring financial services to the…

GE’s perseverance

After struggling with debt and growth, and having described 2019 as a "reset year," GE Power introduced new predictive analytics applications for the power industry. The applications include reducing outage restoration time, finding data…

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