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Peloton’s Leaderboard Patent

Peloton Interactive brings the spin class to your living room. Peloton machines have displays mounted on them that can show a spin instructor while the user is exercising. Part of the experience is that the user can join a spin class with her peers, in real-time. In this […]

The Packages Are Coming!

Amazon recently received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to operate unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) for RnD purposes. With this approval, Amazon may start testing the UAVs for deliveries at certain authorized locations. Here, we have an Amazon patent US9305280B1 filed way back in 2014 that describes an […]

Autonomous Vehicles can Text and Drive

This recent patent by Lyft, the ride-sharing app, describes a very outgoing autonomous vehicle. The vehicle detects nearby ‘entities’, e.g., people and cars, and will display different messages to the detected entities based on the situation. For example, many of us who use Lyft or Uber have been […]

SPANX for Stopping By

In honor of Mother’s Day, which admittedly passed last week, I would like to present a patent by one of the richest self-made mothers in the world – Sara T. Blakely. If you don’t know, she is the founder of Spanx, the undergarment and shapewear company. US Patent […]