Motiv Acquired, Pivoted from Sleep to Security

Silicon Valley-based startup Motiv has been acquired by Proxy, a company that specializes in digital identity technologies. Motiv's smart ring boasts fitness and sleep tracking technologies as well as the ability to be used in two-factor…

Withings Rolls Out Sleep Tracking Mat

Withings, a tech company best known for its smart watches, is launching an upgraded sleep tracking mat that monitors users' breathing, movement, and heart rate throughout their sleep cycle. The data is used to assess and improve quality of…

Who is Cardionomous?

It's not very often you see multiple recently published applications assigned to a company that doesn't have a functional website, so when you do, it makes you wonder. This is the case with Cardionomous, who recently had four applications…

Managing an Entire Student Academic Life Cycle with a Blockchain Network

Oracle's most recent patent application publication relates to generating and maintaining a student academic ledger using a blockchain network. By constructing a student ledger, the system is able to include any and all academic updates a…

Is Speech a Vital Sign?

Many up-and-coming tech companies are interested in using existing data in a new way, and Ellipsis Health is one of those companies. Founded in 2014, the company is using AI to help health systems screen their patients for conditions such…

New AI Partnerships to Fight COVID-19

As previously reported, one silver lining of COVID-19 has been the increase in collaboration, specifically in the AI Biotech space. The last week has brought a slew of announcements of new collaborative efforts as biotech companies ramp up…

The Edge in Your Hands

Does edge computing require data centers or even large computing hubs? Allen Salmasi's Veea is betting it doesn't with its lineups of edge hubs. Veea sells hardware roughly the size of a Wi-Fi router that can connect to nearby devices and…

Red Hat Wants to Bloom with Kaloom

This week, open source solution company Red Hat announced a new partnership with cloud-native networking company Kaloom to provide a new distributed edge computing solution. The companies will integrate Kaloom's Cloud Edge Fabric with Red…

Gilead COVID-19 Drug 5-day Treatment Adequate

Gilead Sciences said preliminary trial results of its coronavirus drug, remdesivir, showed at least 50% of patients treated for five-days improved, a similar outcome to the standard 10-day treatment. Halving the duration of treatment…

Don’t Sleep on Sleep Number

Sleep Number, the maker of adjustable smart beds, reported Q1 earnings that far exceeded stockholder expectations amidst an ongoing pandemic. Shares increased by more than 12% after the company released that its net sales were up 11% to…

Whoop Joins Fight Against COVID-19

Users of the WHOOP wearable health tracker who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 are volunteering to share data collected by the product for a new study that aims to track respiratory function before, during, and after contraction of the…

Busy Week for Cannabis IP

On Tuesday April 21, 2020, 14 US patents were granted relating to cannabis. As per usual, a good share - 5 to be exact - of the published documents deal with cannabinoid extraction processes. Notably, CBD's famed Charlotte's Web received a…

My Bag Corp. Receives First Patent Application Publication

My Bag Corp. has received its first patent application publication in the Mobile Data Communications Sector, classified under the "WI-FI" sub-category.  The patent application describes a customizable bag that includes a Graphical…

One Chart to Show Pandemic Risk Trajectory

Pandemics in the age of the Internet allows good ideas to bubble up.  Here's an interesting new way to look at the trajectory for a pandemic and, consequently, the changing risk.  Knowing where your area stands is necessary;…

Smart Tires for the Farm

Last fall, Continental unveiled its VF TractorMaster Hybrid tire which minimizes soil compaction in the field and reduces tire wear while on public roads.  Continental's very high-flexion (VF) tires can be used at lower pressure in…

Akamai Rolls Forward

Massachusetts-based Akamai Networks has been slowly growing their IP portfolio, and has become the largest patent holder in the edge computing space. Notably, the company has been increasing their filings that teach blockchain aspects of…

What’s the Edge Without Developers

Edge (and technology) giant Intel has announced a new partnership to train the next generation of edge computing developers. Intel is partnering with Udacity to launch the Intel Edge AI for IoT Developers Nanodegree Program, which recently…

GM is Embedding Blockchain Data in Digital Images

General Motors (GM) has received its first patent in the Cryptocurrency Sector. The patent describes a process for embedding blockchain information into digital images. The process begins with an event detected by a vehicle, using vehicle…

Alibaba Investing in the Edge

Alibaba Group is one of many companies recognizing the world's dependence on digital tools and cloud infrastructure in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, and specifically in response to the rise of video-conferencing, Alibaba…

Bardy Helping Patients Be Hearty

Like many other cardiac monitoring companies, Seattle-Based Bardy Diagnostics is using its technology to remotely monitor the QT intervals of COVID-19 patients during the pandemic. The company is reporting that Seattle-area hospitals are…

COVID-19 Patient Monitoring

Cardiac monitoring company Cardiologs recently announced a clinical study to monitor COVID-19 patients using smartwatches. The Cardiologs artificial intelligence-based ECG platform is CE marked and FDA cleared for arrhythmia diagnostics…

Leashes Aren’t Just for Dogs Anymore

Eyeverify, a biometric cybersecurity company, has received its 5th patent in the AI Cybersecurity sector. Their latest patent describes a bio leash for user authentication for mobile devices. Typical techniques for authenticating users on…

MIT Works to Bring ‘Inception’ to Life

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology shared developments on the Dormio Glove, which monitors muscle tone, heart rate, and conductance of a user's wrist and hand to detect different stages of sleep. The device targets…

Westrock Has A Ringer

Westrock has partnered with Georgia's original brewery, Atlanta Brewing Co, to provide Westrock's CanCollar product with Atlanta Brewing Co's 6-packs of beer. CanCollar claims to use 95% less plastic than leading alternatives and includes…

Tesla Vehicles Valet For You

Tesla vehicles are going to be able to drop you off and park themselves later this year, according to a new comment from Tesla CEO Elon Musk.  While Tesla automobiles currently have a summons feature, owners have said that the…

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