Honda: Evaluating The Potential of Its Recent Renewable Energy Purchase

Honda recently announced plans to cover 60 percent of its North American electricity use from manufacturing plants with renewable energy. Beginning in the fall of 2020, Honda will purchase 530,000 MWh per year from the Boiling Spring Wind…

Are Cryptocurrency Purchases Coming to the Sony Playstation Platform?

With the current console generation coming to a close in 2020, information on what's next for Sony remains sparse. However, a recent application publication sheds some light on what's in store for their Playstation platform: a…

Philips announces expanded SmartSleep solutions

Philips recently announced the launch of its expanded SmartSleep suite of solutions in the United States. Philips unveiled their SmartSleep solutions at the Consumer Electronics Show in January 2019. The solutions address issues including…

BAE buys Prismatic for solar-powered drones

BAE Systems has acquired the British firm Prismatic, which specializes in solar-powered drones. The two companies collaborated on the PHASA-35 (Persistent High-Altitude Solar Aircraft), which has a wing-span of 35 meters and carries a 15…

Energy Sprays?

Matok V'Kal is an Israeli food manufacturer who has recently been making their way into sports nutrition. Earlier this year, they launched two products - an energy spray and a hot protein drink. The spray, which comes in a wearable…

IP Protection for Fall Prevention

SafelyYou is a UC Berkeley AI Research Lab spin-off dedicated to providing safer memory care. Like many academic organizations, SafelyYou has published academic researching supporting their key technology, which is a fall detection system.…

Alphabet takes Wing to Virigina, partners with FedEx and Walgreens

Alphabet-owned UAV delivery service Wing announced Thursday that it is beginning its first operations in the US. The company will be completing home delivery requests in Christiansburg, Virginia, for both FedEx and Walgreens. Users will be…

Samsung still interested in your health

In March, Samsung announced a collaboration with Calm, a popular sleep and meditation app. Recently, Samsung increased the use cases for Samsung Health, making it available to a wider range of populations. The company's further commitment…

Soundwave hears you

Soundwave Hearing, a hearing aid startup out of Glendale, Illinois, hopes to use artificial intelligence to quickly customize hearing aid settings to a user. The company's main goal is to allow anyone to program their own hearing devices…

Stora Enso continues to push recycling

Just weeks after its CEO announced he was stepping down, Stora Enso has demonstrated its commitment to recycling as it recently published results of trials regarding the recycling of paper cups. Conducted with Fiskeby Board in Sweden, the…

LINE Launches Crypto Trading Platform BITMAX

LINE Corporation (LINE), creator of the popular Japanese messaging application LINE, has launched its new cryptocurrency trading platform, BITMAX. BITMAX is baked into the messaging app itself, meaning users can satisfy their crypto…

Samsung is Giving Users More Control of Their Energy Management

Samsung is no stranger to the energy sector. Currently, Samsung supports a number of energy technologies including solar, wind, and energy storage. In addition, Samsung offers utility, industrial, and community energy solutions. With its…

Child Tracking

Purpose: The Child Tracking custom sector seeks to provide context for the IP space surrounding specific tracking applications, specifically for children, and to provide information for future strategy in the space. Scope: This custom…

Huawei Launches 5G and AI-based Energy Solutions

Huawei, at the World Energy Congress 2019, announced the launch of several energy solutions making use of 5G and AI technologies. Huawei collaborated with over 70 energy ministers, 500 energy company CEOs, and a multitude of other…

The Long Road Ahead for Facebook’s Libra

Facebook's planned cryptocurrency, Libra, faced another setback this week. The proposed payment system now potentially faces the same rules that apply to banks, on top of anti-money laundering laws. This comes from an official statement…

Exclusive Networks Partners with Vade Secure

Vade Secure and Exclusive Networks announced a partnership today, enabling Exclusive Network to add Vade Secure's flagship email security solution to its cybersecurity portfolio. Vade Secure's email security solution uses artificial…

Apple farmer adds flow battery

A vanadium redox flow battery will be installed at a family-owned apple orchard located in Pakenham, Australia. The Victorian apple farm has added a 20kW/80kWh vanadium redox flow battery system to the 60kW solar array already existing at…

Google and Mayo Team Up

Google and Mayo Clinic have announced a ten year partnership which will accomplish much more than just hosting Mayo's data on Google's Cloud. On one hand, the partnership will enable Mayo to increase data-driven medical innovation, as…

Insilico Medicine Ready to Grow

Maryland-based Insilico Medicine recently published research results in Nature Biotechnology that in just 21 days, their AI-based technology was able to determine six possible treatments for fibrosis, and that one of these was already…

Syracuse picks Verizon 5G network

Syracuse is one of the first U.S. cities to adopt a citywide 5G network from Verizon as part of Mayor Ben Walsh’s Syracuse Surge plan to modernize the city’s economy.  The 5G network will mean increased connectivity, faster Internet…

Kare Beams into Sleep

Kare, a small speaker company in Alabama, was founded in order to bring to life the ChairSpeaker, an adjustable speaker system engineered to help individuals better hear a TV without turning up the TV volume, and as an alternative to…

Drones get license plates

Electronic license plates, that is.  Global standards organization ASTM International is developing a new standard, ASTM WK65041, so that drones can identify themselves to remote observers. Input has come from DJI, Amazon, Google Wing…

AT&T: Cell towers are not the edge

Jeff Shafer, AT&T's assistant VP of product management for edge solutions, recently stated that the the network edge that AT&T has in mind today is not  "a little micro data center at the base of every cell tower....It sounds…

Samsung turns up the heat in consumer sleep IP

In the past few years, Samsung has been increasingly active in the Environmental Control sector of Consumer Sleep Technology. Samsung received its first patent in Environmental Control in May of 2019 for sleep-based temperature adjustment,…

Huawei unleashes AI chip

Huawei Technologies has officially released its artificial intelligence chip Ascend 910, which it says has a maximum power consumption of just 310W. Touting the chip as having "more computing power than any other AI processor", it delivers…

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