Smart Trampolining

If you ever had the chance to jump on a trampoline growing up, like most kids you probably had the debate between you and your friend, sibling, or cousin about who could jump the highest. Well, this debate may have more of a scientific end…

High Energy Density Capacitors – Context and Categorization Overview

Scope of Analysis: The sector covers fabrication and usage of high energy density capacitors with a focus on film capacitors. Electrolytic and supercapacitors are not included in the scope of the sector.  Description of Tags:…

Multilayered Films with Increased Impact Resistance – Context and Categorization Overview

Scope of Analysis: The sector covers patent documents regarding the fabrication and use of multilayered films designed for increased impact resistance. The patents are differentiated by physical characteristics and composition.…

Breakthrough in Breast Cancer Treatment using THC

A breakthrough in breast cancer treatment using THC has just been patented (US Pat. 10,753,935) by Zelda Therapeutics Operations Pty, now known as Zelira Therapeutics.  At the end of 2019, Zelda Therapeutics announced that they will…

Drones Highways for Covid

Covid stimulates new demands. Drone highways is one suggestion.

SEC Updates Accredited Investor Definition

On August 26, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted amendments to change the definition of "accredited investor." The amendments expand the list of entities that qualify as accredited investors. Most notably, the net worth…

Amazon Launches Wearable Device

Tech giant Amazon has just announced its new wearable, which focuses on monitoring users' health through microphones, heart rate sensors, and temperature sensors with a variety of novel features. The Halo band is incorporated with an…

Would You Trust Blockchain with Trade Secrets?

British risk-mitigation services provider Aon filed a number of patents in 2019 that were recently published teaching a "trade secret registry" that uses blockchain to allow users to monitor and insure their intellectual property without…

Verizon’s Renewed Focus

Verizon originally invested heavily in edge computing, with fairly active development happening in 2015 and 2016. Oddly, it then had quiet years from 2017 until late 2019 before coming back with renewed development in the industry. This…

Your Glasses Might be Listening

A previous report indicated that Facense, an Israeli start-up company, is planning on releasing smartglasses capable of monitoring a user's vitals.  Facense's newest published application, Patent Publication No. 20200245873, suggests…

Using AI for Real-Time Exoprosthetic Calibration

Myoelectric prosthetics are an advanced type of prosthetic that can be controlled by the wearer based on electromyography signals. These signals are the electrical activity produced by muscles and can be used to control prosthetics. This…

Neurostimulation to Treat Parkinson’s Disease

If you have been following our insights over the past few weeks, you have likely seen quite a few insights involving neurostimulation treatments. This relatively new treatment method has been utilized for everything from dieting to…

Using Blockchain to Secure the Next Election

The United States Postal Service (USPS) filed a patent application in February of 2020 for a secure voting system that uses a blockchain to encrypt and track electronic ballots. The patent teaches a method of using a mobile device to scan…

Keep Cool with ChiliPad

North Carolina-based sleep tech company ChiliSleep recently announced the latest model of its chiliPAD cooling mattress pad, which uses water to cool the bed and the body to a temperature that studies have shown will improve quality of…

HP Focusing on Edge Acquisitions

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HP) was recently issued a patent for an Edge as a Service (EaaS) system, which includes a method for predicting availability of resources and automatically deploying distributed storage across different host…

Long-Term Subcutaneous Insertable Cardiac Monitor

Bardy Diagnostics is a well-known player in the AI Biotech/Diagnostic sector. The Seattle-based company focuses on ECG equipment, and is competitive with the other top assignees in the sector including Boston Scientific, Zoll Medical…

Smart Workouts to Help Reach Fitness Goals

Catalyft Labs, Inc., a Massachusetts based biotech startup, had its first patent granted last week. U.S. Pat. No. 10737140 is titled "Multi-functional weight rack and exercise monitoring system for tracking exercise movements." The patent…

Three years of demand response methods with ENEL

ENEL continues its trend of innovation in the field of demand response methods, by patenting a "dispatch prediction system employing weather induced facility energy consumption characterizations." ENEL is an Italian corporation focused on…

Grid4C brings AI to smart grids

Grid4C has been selected as one of Israel's most promising start-ups according to TheMarker magazine. Founded in Tel Aviv in 2013 by Noa Ruschin-Rimini, Grid4C now has substantial operations based in Austin, TX. The start-up's website…

Protect Your Patent with Blockchain?

Filing and protecting a patent can be a difficult task. In addition to traversing the USPTO prosecution process, inventors may also have to deal with competitors and non-practicing entities (NPEs) threatening their intellectual property…

Pharmaceutical and Illicit Drug Monitoring Using Saliva

This past week, biotech startup eNano Health received their first U.S. patent. The Hong Kong-based company was founded in 2010 and has focused on medical screening using saliva since the beginning. eNano's first patent (U.S. Pat. No.…

Samsung’s Watching the Competition

Tech giant Samsung recently unveiled the newest version of its Galaxy Watch®, which includes more functionalities for health tracking in keeping with the general trend of smart wearables being used to monitor and analyze data you would…

NextUp Will Be Looking for Who is Up Next

Earlier this week, a group of leading sports industry executives announced that they would be teaming up to launch NextUp Partners. Citing that the necessity for its formation was spurred by the recent impact of COVID-19 on the sports…

Apple and UCLA Launch New Study with Beddit Product

This week, UCLA announced a new study co-designed with Apple to determine new methods for detecting and treating depression using the iPhone, the Apple Watch, and the Beddit sleep tracker. The first two products are widely-known to all…

Las Vegas Bets on Darktrace

Darktrace Limited is a cybersecurity company founded in 2013 and based in Cambridge, UK. Since their founding, they have raised $230.5M in funding, with their most recent round in September of 2018 for $50M. In a big win in a very…

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