Google leads the pack in applying for AI patents, and Microsoft is the most prolific in filing for patents, but the race is on in AR/VR, cybersecurity, autonomous vehicles, and more.
A newly granted patent would allow you to define "gift rules" (for things like product type or price range) for a more customized, personal gift card alternative.
Your coffee shop's next espresso machine might be crowdfunded by Square.
Patent for using bone transducers in a VR audio system could make it easier to understand the position of sounds in a virtual environment.
The video would be blurred and voices muffled but the idea is for people to be able to guess whether friends and family are available in order to hop on spontaneous video calls.
New patent could enable Amazon to create tailored, efficiently manufactured garments on demand.
Using weather-related sensor data from smartphones, Google plans to predict ‘micro-climates’ (and maybe even map your commute away from inclement weather).
Patents analysis shines a light on 4 companies pursuing remotely operated autonomous vehicles, a potential stopgap on the road to full autonomy.