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Patent for the Squatty Potty

The Squatty Potty is a special stool that a user places in front of the toilet when it’s ‘time for business’. The user places her feet on the stool to elevate her knees, thereby helping the user assume a squat position when nature calls. The squat position apparently ‘opens everything up for better evacuation’. The stool was invented by a family who was helping one of the family members with her constipation. They have since made millions from their stool.

Square’s Power Efficient Card Reader

Square is a digital payment company known for its card reader that attaches to a mobile device (e.g., a smart phone). Square appears to be one of the ‘winners’ of this pandemic, having its stock practically triple in the last year.

Founder Jack Dorsey has many patents to his name relating to their mobile payment system. One of which is US9,858 ,603B2 which relates to a way of preventing the smart phone from perceiving that the card reader has been disconnected during power cycles.

Vaccine Patents? YES

Part of the novelty and improvement here is that the vaccine is made by growing the measles virus in a chick embryo tissue sample instead of monkey-tissue. This avoids the problem of simian viruses that are associated with those vaccines that were developed with monkey-tissue.

Swipe Right for Patent Protection

Tinder’s dating app allows user’s to ‘swipe right’ on dating prospect where there is interest and ‘swipe left’ on a non-prospect when there is no interest. Tinder, which is part of Match Group, has a patent application US20160127500A1 that relates to this swiping feature. The status of the […]

Samsung’s Keyboard Swipe Word Generator

Samsung’s patent application – US20180348891A1 – leverages deep learning (e.g., a trained neural network) to generate the user’s word, based on a swipe input. In the simple example below, a user swipes over letters ‘b’, ‘o’, and ‘y’ on a digital keyboard. The system leverages deep learning to generate the word ‘boy’.