A Competitor in COVID-19-Based Security Pops into View

Just two weeks ago, Magic Number highlighted Global e-dentity, a company developing a U.I.D., a form of identification that uses your own body, rather than traditional methods such as passports or driver's licenses. The previous insight…

Cannabis Could Treat One of US’s Largest Threats

The leading and fifth leading cause of death in the United States may have just met their match. Indication BioScience LLC was granted its first patent (US Patent No. 10,835,501) in November of 2020 for a pharmaceutical composition…

iTrackFreight 4 U

Do we need another freight tracking app?  Apparently so. iTrackFreight is making freight shipping more flexible by streamlining modifications to shipping orders. It has some competition, though. Besides UPS, there are several startups…

Smart Wires and Amprion Team Up to Smooth Grid Power

Smart Wires, headquartered in Union City, California, is teaming up with Amprion, a German transmission system operator, to relieve constrained power lines with its SmartValve™ power router. SmartValve can control distributed generators,…

What Do Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and Nestle All Have in Common?

They all sell water bottles!  Pepsi and Coke only have 1 patent application in the biodegradable packaging sector and neither application is related to compostable/biodegradable beverage containers. Nestle has 7 documents in the…

FedEx Ships Dell as a Partner

FedEx and Dell recently announced a partnership to build a mini-datacenter that will help FedEx utilize edge computing for its logistics facilities. The goal is to expand the use of advanced robotics and automation, as well as more…

Is Google Fit Still Relevant?

Technology giant Google is known for many things, but wearable technology is not one of them. Still, Google's Wear OS (operating system), which integrates with the Google Fit app, is used by many smartwatch companies including Fossil and…

Airbnb Says Cryptocurrency Is Its Future – But It’s Sure Not Acting Like It.

After a difficult year, Airbnb has filed an IPO prospectus with plans to go public in December. The prospectus claims that "future success... will depend on our ability to adapt to emerging technologies such as tokenization,…

Medtronic’s New Inventions Will Make Your Heart Skip a Beat … And They Know It

Ever since the string of now famous Life Alert® commercials began, the image of an elderly person alone and in need of medical assistance has been carved into the public conscience. Frequently, those with preexisting heart conditions are…

Are Sports Due for an AR/VR Revolution?

It's no secret that sports leagues and teams have been getting creative while trying to keep their heads afloat during the sports hiatus following the widespread COVID-19 shutdowns. The NBA and NASCAR turned to online gaming, while the NFL…

Access Denied: Your Health is Your New Passport

For those brave enough to venture out into public with the oncoming third wave of COVID-19, masks and social distancing have become an essential part of everyday life. If only there was a way to screen COVID-19 carriers from certain…

Investors Waste No Time After 5 States Vote to Legalize Cannabis

U.S. presidential election results might not be decided but 5 states have voted to legalize cannabis including Arizona, Montana, New Jersey, South Dakota, and Mississippi. Wasting no time, multi-state operator (MSO) Ayr Strategies of New…

Debt is a Hidden Gem

The Securities Tokenization sector is still a very new industry and technology space. With few patents overall and a great long-term outlook, the sector is filled with opportunity for companies in the industry or new companies looking to…

No Nightmares on Apple Street

In November 2020, the FDA approved an app from Nightware that claims to detect and stop nightmares using the Apple Watch®. The app senses a nightmare using the watch's accelerometer, gyroscope, and heart rate monitor, converting these…

Mastercard Banking on Crypto Patents

On a recent Q3 earnings call, financial services giant Mastercard claimed its IP portfolio "puts us in a good position" for a digital currency future. The Magic Number Patent Forecast puts us in a perfect position to analyze just how true…

FOR SALE: A Marv-LORE-us Invention!

Do you know who Terry Guido is? He was granted a patent for a water-soluble, biodegradable beverage container. At first glance it may appear that this is a solo inventor with zero market presence, however, Guido is actually the CEO of Lore…

My Sharona Able to Find Your Corona?

For those feeling a headache coming on, stopping one's routine just to take one's temperature can be annoying and uncomfortable. Back in 2018, Google heard these cries and said "challenge accepted" with its patent for earbud temperature…

Lightmatter Shows that Light Matters

MIT optical computing spinout Lightmatter released information in November of 2020 about its Passage chip, which allows users to attach third-party hardware from companies like Nvidia and AMD to the modular optical chip and take advantage…

Is Intel Planning to Disrupt Sports Analytics?

As discussed in a previous week's insight, Intel has been eyeing its opening in the Sports Analytics sector for years. With six (6) applications dating back to April 2015, the company has seen little success in the sector, being granted…

Air Force Seeks Brain-Computer Interface to Turn Airmen into Sponges

The U.S. Air Force is collaborating with Microsoft, MIT, Sonera Magnetics and Teledyne Technologies to create a brain-computer interface that will improve airmen's learning and decision-making. The non-invasive platform will include…

Inrix – Developing Smart City DOS?

Inrix, a Microsoft spin-out based in Kirkland, Washington, now offers IQ, a SaaS for one-stop transportation data analysis, visualization, and insights. IQ allows transportation officials to digitize infrastructure down to a parking-space…

ErisX Ready to Clear House

Three-year-old startup ErisX has won approval from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to expand its clearinghouse platform from dealing only in cryptocurrency futures to handling all futures. The company, born of the…

Akamai Making Moves in Edge Computing

Akamai Technologies is a content-delivery and cloud services company that was founded in 1998. Akamai is in the top three in total patent documents for edge computing in the last three years with 26 total documents, behind only Intel…

Ginger Looks to Assess Sleep

MIT Media Lab spinout Ginger is a virtual behavioral health care and coaching service that has unsurprisingly seen a large amount of growth since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to growing its weekly utilization rates by…

Cubic lands SF Transit System

Cubic Transportation Systems, headquartered in San Diego, has been awarded a contract to supply a real-time passenger information system for San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's light rail and bus network. Cubic's additions will…

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