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Patent Attorney Review of Method for Determining Target of Alcohol Test

U.S. Patent 9,949,682 This invention appears to be directed to safe driving and more particularly to prevent a previous drunk driver from operating his or her motor vehicle and causing an accident.  Drunk driving can cause injuries necessitating a car accident attorney. On April 24, 2018, Week 17, Number 1449-4, the United States Patent and Trademark Office published issued U.S. Patent Number 9,949,682.  The patent describes a method for determining a target of alcohol test, including: determining whether a motor vehicle satisfies a preset condition; and determining, as a target vehicle, a motor vehicle that satisfies at least one preset condition. The preset condition includes at least one of the following conditions: Condition 1, a parking duration in an area, in which a distance from a place selling alcoholic drinks does not exceed a predetermined distance, has a value within a predetermined range; Condition 2, alcohol content in a body of a driver of the motor vehicle exceeds a predetermined value; and Condition 3, schedule of a driver of the motor vehicle on that driving day includes having a meal and/or a dinner party. Figure 1 describes that: when a vehicle is started again after being parked over a period of time, whether a period of time during which the driver has left the vehicle is within a predetermined range (i.e., whether the period of time is within 0.5 hour to 6 hours is determined. When the result from the determination is “YES”, the information on the vehicle is transmitted to the server, and the server determines whether there is a place selling alcohol drinks such as a restaurant or a pub within a predetermined distance (e.g., 100 meters) from the position of the motor [...]

By |2018-05-08T17:51:51+00:00May 8th, 2018|Patents, What's Patenting|Comments Off on Patent Attorney Review of Method for Determining Target of Alcohol Test

Patent Attorney Review of Helmet Impact Monitoring System

With all of the concussions in the football sphere, there is a lot of innovation across a number of fields with respect to safety, and particularly brain safety.  The patent reviewed today is just another step towards making the game of football safer.  As both a registered patent attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and a former NFL sports agent, I find this type of innovation particularly interesting.  What is smart about this invention is the used of a smart view to instantly view the impact statistics.  This a great innovation that allows individual users the ability to review head injuries, or allow a coach or trainer on the sideline to review head hits during and after a practice. On April 17, 2018, Week 16, Number 1449-3, the United States Patent and Trademark Office published issued U.S. Patent Number 9,943,128.  The patent describes an impact monitoring systems for a football helmet that includes impact sensors on flexible substrates.  The patent attorney for the applicant appears to have directed the invention towards a flexible substrate including the impact sensor can be coupled with a wearable article of protective equipment and can wirelessly communicate with a computing device, such as a smartphone or the like. Figures 1-4 describes an impact sensing system.  The Impact sensing system provides for a first impact sensor with a dielectric layer of flexible, dielectric material. Impact sensor has a first printed electrode and  second printed electrode a second surface of dielectric layer so as to overlie and be moveable toward and away from the first electrode by deformation of the dielectric layer. The claims appear to range from broad to narrow.  The first independent claim provides: An impact sensing [...]

By |2018-05-01T15:20:56+00:00May 1st, 2018|Patents, What's Patenting|Comments Off on Patent Attorney Review of Helmet Impact Monitoring System

Patent Attorney Review of Water Pipe Bowl Assembly

Patent Attorney Review of U.S. Patent 9,930,911 Tucker Law has long discussed patents related to marijuana.  For example, one can obtain a patent on a marijuana plant, but not on a product solely directed to an illegal use, such as smoking marijuana.  Nevertheless, most marijuana related patents can be used for things other than an illegal purpose.  This is the case of Patent Number 9,930,911.  In reality, nobody smokes cigarettes out of a water bong; instead water bongs are the product of choose for inhaling a large amount of weed. On April 3, 2018, Week 14, Number 1449-1, the United States Patent and Trademark Office published issued U.S. Patent Number 9,930,911.  The patent describes, inter alia: According to the principle of the invention, in a water pipe including a water container coupled between a drawtube and a smoke inlet tube, improvements therein include a bowl assembly including a hollow adapter and a hollow bowl fixture. The hollow adapter has a first section connected to the smoke inlet tube and an opposed second section, and a bowl support extends radially outward from hollow adapter between the first and second sections. The second section includes an inner end near the bowl support, a closed outer end, and an opening through second section between the inner end and the closed outer end. The hollow bowl fixture is positioned on the bowl support and over the second section. The hollow bowl fixture includes a continuous sidewall that extends from an inwardly-directed upper flange encircling the closed outer end of the second section on an outer side of the opening to an inwardly-directed lower flange encircling the inner end of the second section on an inner side of the opening, [...]

By |2018-04-25T15:20:48+00:00April 25th, 2018|Patents, What's Patenting|Comments Off on Patent Attorney Review of Water Pipe Bowl Assembly

Communication Cables Incorporating Twisted Pair Components

U.S. Patent 9,922,754 I know a thing or two about running internet/communication cables.  As a hands on electrical engineer patent attorney, I have wired a number of internet connections.  This invention titled “Communication Cables Incorporating Twisted Pair Components” appears on first glance of the drawings to be six internet cables packaged in one cord.  However, after reviewing the additional figures, it may relate to any time of communication cables.  If I’m correct, this makes a lot sense.  It would be much cleaner to run cables if six cables (or whatever number of cables) were packed together.  Less mess and less clutter.  It also appears that heat transfer is the scope of the patent.   The patent makes twenty claims directed towards the channel running down the center of the cable. On March 20, 2018, Week 12, Number 1448-3, the United States Patent and Trademark Office published issued U.S. Patent Number 9,922,754 in the electricity Section H.  The patent describes A wide variety of different types of communication cables incorporate twisted pair conductors. In a wide variety of applications, when a twisted pair cable is installed and utilized, relatively higher amounts of heat may be generated in certain portions of the cable. For example, with a cable installed in a data center, portions of the cable situated in relatively close proximity to electronic equipment and/or equipment cabinets (e.g., portions of the cable near terminating ends) may become hotter than other portions of the cable. Additionally, electronic equipment connected to or near the termination ends of the cable may generate heat. The heat may negatively impact both the electrical performance of the cable and the performance of electronic equipment associated with the cable. Further, when a plurality of [...]

By |2018-04-07T18:04:35+00:00April 12th, 2018|Patents, What's Patenting|Comments Off on Communication Cables Incorporating Twisted Pair Components

Patent on Camera Shooting Method for 3D modeling

U.S. Patent 9,921,054 On March 20, 2018, Week 12, Number 1448-3, the United States Patent and Trademark Office published issued U.S. Patent Number 9,921,054.  The patent was issued to Samsung Electronics.  The patent was published for all patent attorneys to see as US 2014/0354784.  It appears on first glance to show a camera shooting method for three dimensional modeling using multiple images. The purpose of the invention appears to be using a shooting method for creating three-dimensional camera modeling.  The camera senses a position of the electronic device, calibrates the sensors, and stores the position information as metadata for each captured image. The patent claims provide, inter alia: A shooting method for three dimensional modeling in an electronic device having at least one sensor for sensing position information and an image sensor for image capture, the shooting method comprising: calibrating the at least one sensor; obtaining position information used for the three dimensional modeling using the at least one sensor; identifying a least number of required images to be used for the three dimensional modeling of a target object; displaying a guide including a field of view of the image sensor and indicating an optimized position information of the image sensor for capturing an image based on the obtained position information and the least number of required images, wherein the optimized position information includes height information of the electronic device, relative angle information between the electronic device and the target object, and relative distance information between the electronic device and the target object; capturing multiple images according to the least number of required images of the target object based on the displayed guide; and storing the position information as metadata of each captured image. FIG. [...]

By |2018-04-07T18:15:37+00:00April 12th, 2018|Patents, What's Patenting|Comments Off on Patent on Camera Shooting Method for 3D modeling