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.
Dr. Harvey Karp is a well-known baby sleep specialist, that coined “The 5 S’s” of sleep training. The 5 S’s refers to Swaddling, Side/Stomach position, Shushing, Swing (jiggling baby), and Suck (pacifier). His company, Happiest Baby, has developed a crib called the ‘SNOO’, that combines three of those […]
Doordash, the food delivery app, had an explosive IPO yesterday, jumping up almost 100%. From what I understand, Doordash currently has the lion’s share of the food delivery market – greater than the combined market share of UBER Eats, Grubhub, and Postmates. Here, Doordash has a patent US10740715B1 […]
Here, Tesla’s design patents USD860056S1 and USD844521S1 provides a peak at a Tesla semi-truck. USD860056S1 is directed at the entire ‘Cab with elevated roof’. This means that the ornamental design of the cab, as a whole (in the solid lines), is patented.
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.
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.
Tesla’s market cap has exploded in the last 3 months. Many credit Tesla’s meteoric rise to the company being more than just a vehicle company. In particular, their success is often credited to being at the forefront in battery technology. Tesla’s patent application US2019/0283617, titled ‘Determining Battery DC […]
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 […]
For the holidays our family took a trip to Arizona to visit my in-laws. On the way, I noticed a tower full of shiny vehicles off of the 10 freeway in Ontario, CA. This tower is one of Carvana’s vehicle vending machines. Car buyers can buy a car […]
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’.