The bank leverages biometric tech to add a new layer of security to mobile payments at merchant locations.
Google’s newest neural network patent could help physicians diagnose patients by standardizing clinical notes and assessing disease risk.
Construction startups are developing tech for connected infrastructure, project management, autonomous robots, and more. Using the CB Insights patents analytics tool, we look at how VC-backed construction tech companies are approaching R&D.
Apple's 'finger devices' patent application could signal a solution to various consumer tech challenges. One is the need for a non-obtrusive device that would help users manipulate and interact with objects in the real world. Another is the need to broaden AR/VR experiences beyond the visual.
The iPhone maker envisions a connected home that can tell when you’re asleep.
The e-commerce giant has had its sights set on drone delivery for years. Here's how Amazon's newest patent points to its drone future.
Google wants to connect your lights, your fridge, your irrigation system, and more to help you get to work on time, exercise more — and maybe even yell less.
From mobile phones to smart home devices, voice technology is central to Google’s latest consumer products. We look at what its voice patents reveal about its product roadmap, and how Google stacks up against other FAMGA competitors.
Google envisions a future where smart clothing is used to capture biometric data and track movements to help improve training for athletes and reduce strain for factory workers.
Recent legislative bills and research studies are shedding new light on the safety of sunscreen ingredients, driving interest & innovation across the space.
Walmart's robotics patent applications point to some of its strategies for competing with Amazon on automated fulfillment and drone delivery.
We used CB Insights' patent tool to outline the companies that are filing patents for solid-state battery technology.
After being accused of years of fraud, Theranos officially shut down in September 2018. But in March of this year — and just a few months after its death — the company was granted its first blood-testing patent of 2019. Since then, Theranos has been granted 4 additional patents.
When displaying results, search engines don't account for the viral content driving discussion on social media. Microsoft wants to change that.
Adobe recently previewed an AI tool that could add animated rain to still pictures. The company's AI plans and product roadmap can be traced back to its patent application activity over the last 5 years.
Big players in commercial and residential pest management are on an acquisition spree to expand their markets and services. But few companies have a robust R&D pipeline or are experimenting with tech-based approaches.
These banks continue to pursue intellectual property as a way to stay competitive and avoid commoditization. We take a look at the patents filed to see where top US banks are headed.
Also covered are smart dust patent trends.
Microsoft has applied for a patent for a "continuously growing physical structure" which means that data centers or warehouses could expand to accommodate new use cases or take advantage of the external environment.
Microsoft has applied for over 1,000 patents related to artificial intelligence or machine learning since 2012. These patents illustrate the use of AI in areas like healthcare, financial services, security, and more.
From identifying songs you may like to analyzing Google Sheets in simple English, we take a look at some of Google’s conversational AI patent applications.
Also covered are edge computing and blockchain for healthcare.