A New Challenger Approaches

Nova Lumos, a relatively new company to the energy financial settlement space, has just secured its first patent, bringing the number of documents it holds in the sector to a grand total of two. The patent, 10719098, teaches an apparatus…

Who Do You Want to Wake You Up?

Consumer electronic manufacturer Bose recently filed a patent application for a sleep system that uses biometric sensors and ambient sound sensing to trigger an alarm and wake a user up at the optimal time within a predetermined window.…

Could Blast Motion Soon Go Public?

Blast Motion, the baseball analytics company based out of California, is no new face in the sports analytics sector. With 73 documents in the sector and 37 granted patents, it goes without the need to say that they have developed an…

Zapata’s Orquestra

Zapata Computing, which spun out of Harvard in 2017, has launched an ambitious unified Quantum Operating Environment, Orquestra. Orquestra offers one location to use any quantum hardware or software, creating a convenient work environment…

Can You Recycle Your Pizza Box?

You can! According to Westrock MWV and Dominos, the leftover grease and cheese is generally not enough to prevent the pizza box from moving through the recycling stream. Even in cases where the grease was 10% of the box weight, the…

Unraveling Dark Matter Depends on Ancient Shipwrecks

Dark matter makes up 83 percent of all the stuff in the universe. To try to detect it, scientists need a radiation-free environment. To that end, they've built labs deep underground, where surface radiation can't get through and interfere.…

Cloudflare vs. Amazon

Cloudflare is a web infrastructure and security company founded in 2009 in California and generated $287 million in revenue last year. However, they have a fairly small position in the edge computing sector with only four documents in the…

Wildlife Conservation Utilizing Drones

Recently there have been several articles in the news of conservationists utilizing drones to aid their efforts in protecting wildlife, including this article about utilizing a drone to feed an endangered griffon vulture chick in Israel.…

Chemring wins another Husky contract

Chemring Sensors and Electronic Systems has been awarded a $200 million contract modification from the United States Department of Defence (DoD) for Husky mine detection vehicle components.  The Husky, supplied by DCD Protected…

Yeah, Intel Might Be in Trouble

So a few weeks ago we took a look at whether or not Intel may be in trouble due to the rising popularity of ARM processors and looked at their position in the Edge Computing sector (Read the full insight here: Is Intel in Trouble?). This…

Stable Water-Soluble Cannabinoid Formulations by Canopy Growth

Trait Biosciences isn't the only company set on creating water-soluble cannabinoid formulations with Canopy Growth Corporation granted a patent (US Pat. 10,722,490) this week for water-soluble compositions containing cannabinoids. …

Trait Biosciences Granted Patent to Make GMO Cannabis

Trait Biosciences has been granted a patent (US Pat. 10,724,048) for a system and method of increasing trichome formation in a cannabis plant through agrobacterium transformation -- effectively creating a GMO cannabis plant. The…

Safer Ridesh’air’e with NuVinAir

With the country opening back up, people have started moving around again. That poses an important question on the risk of using ride-sharing services. On July 24, a COVID-19 death renewed the issues of ride-sharing drivers facing…

Grocery Shopping with Your DNA

Just this past week, the London-based biotech-startup DNANudge was granted their second patent application. The application (U.S. App. Num. 20200234807) teaches a method and smart device capable of using a wearers DNA to assist in making…

Will Apple Look To Acquire in AI Authentication?

Apple has been relatively quiet in the AI Identity and Access Verification sector compared to competitors Samsung and Google. Apple only has twenty-four (24) patent documents in the last five years, as opposed to Samsung's seventy-three…

Sula Health Launches Indiegogo Product Without U.S. Patent Publications

Irish startup Sula Health has launched an Indiegogo campaign for its light therapy glasses, which act as prescription glasses but are also designed to deliver light therapy to reset a healthy circadian rhythm and promote good sleep. The…

Will Sports Ever Really be The Same? Not According to Disney

July 23rd marks a monumental day for sports fans all over the United States. This is the day sports finally return from their extended hiatus caused by the novel coronavirus. Sadly, as discussed in last week's insight, sports may be…

Built-to-Order, Not One-Size-Fits-All

Seeqc, which recently spun-out of superconductor developer Hypres, is working on developing essential hardware building blocks for eventual quantum computers. Instead of manufacturing a quantum processor that functions like a traditional…

An Industry Primed For The Taking

Overstock.com subsidiary tZERO has just announced that it will be adding its first 3rd party security token to its tokenized securities trading platform. The token comes from Aspen Digital, Inc. whose ASPEN token represents an ownership…

Mood-Detecting Vehicles

This week's insight highlights a quickly growing company in the field of AI Emotional Intelligence. Affectiva, a spin-off of MIT's Media Lab, was founded in 2009, and began aggressively patenting its technology in 2011. Since then, the…

Risk Management in Nursing Homes

Older and sicker people are more vulnerable to serious illness and death and are in danger from the ever-growing COVID-19 outbreaks. As of July 15, more than 40% of the U.S. Coronavrius deaths are linked to nursing homes or long term…

Quantum Simulation

Bull SAS (Bull) is a French computer company with a long history. From the 1960s to 1980s, Bull was merged with or in some ownership relation with large American companies such as General Electric and Honeywell. In 2014, Bull was purchased…

IBM’s Collaborative Q Network

On July 17, 2020, Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC) became a Quantum Hub in IBM’s Q Network. The Q Network is a network of companies, academic institutions, and research labs with access to IBM’s advanced quantum computing systems and…

Flirtey Granted New Patent on 5 Year Anniversary of First Commercial Drone Delivery

Flirtey was recently granted a new patent to add to its growing portfolio of UAV related intellectual property.  5 years ago, Flirtey successfully completed the first commercial drone delivery in the US with the FAA's blessing. Since…

FERC Order 841 Upheld by Appeals Court

A federal appeals court has upheld the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Order 841, opening the door for distributed energy resources (DER) to participate in the energy market across the US. This ruling is a two-edged sword to the…

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