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 […]
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.
NIO (aka Wallstreet’s second favorite electric vehicle manufacturer) has a patent that covers a removable battery pack that attaches to a chassis of the vehicle. A month ago today, NIO’s stock was $3.63. At the moment it is trading over $13.00. This patent is compatible with NIO’s battery […]
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’.
The most hyped apple release of 2019 may have nothing to do with electronic devices. The “Cosmic Crisp” is the new kid on the block that is born from crossing the ‘Honeycrisp’ apple with the ‘Enterprise’ apple. The new variety is being released this December, 2019 (so now). […]
Disney has recently launched a new streaming platform, Disney +. Here, we have a patent application (US2019/0340659A1) by Disney that relates to reviewing of content (similar to how Netflix allows users to review watched content).
In this patent – US9213947B1 – 23andMe uses machine learning to help correspond ‘phased haplotype data’ to specific ancestries.
Taco Bell has a long list of patents related to various aspects of its business. One invention not on that list, is an abandoned patent application (published as US20080020106A1) that attempted to patent what appears to be their ‘Crunch Wrap’ food item. https://www.tacobell.com/food/specialties/crunchwrap-supreme Taco Bell’s claim read as […]