It’s the sensory-enhanced industrial automation equivalent of shrink wrap, if shrink wrap was designed to protect people from the electronics inside and not the other way around.
Microsoft is looking to patent an augmented reality kit that could turn your desk or sofa into a full-blown interactive display for gaming. You’ll be able to hold that weekly D&D adventure with people from half way around the world.
Autodesk has designed a fast 3D printer that will be able to fab highly detailed composite objects out of up to seven different materials. Through multiple nozzles. At the same time. Oh, and it’s modular, too.
IBM is seeking to patent an analytic engine for distilling user protests on social media into useful feedback for system administrators. For when the constant complains from management are not enough.
South Korea’s patent hoarding arm is stocking up on IP in anticipation of the coming wearables boom. And that’s bad news for manufacturers, along with any consumer expecting even a semblance of privacy from their smart glasses.
A Japanese company has designed a two-armed robot to handle sensitive biological samples and other risky laboratory work potentially too dangerous for humans.
LG is moving to patent a detachable mobile camera that will be able to transmit – and display – video over Bluetooth from up to 32 feet. Goodbye GoPros, nanny cams and (dare we hope?) selfie sticks.
Zoll Medical has come up with a WiFi-enabled defibrillator vest that could shave minutes off emergency response times for cardiac patients and free up hospital beds, killing (or rather saving) two birds with one stone.
What has three sets of cameras, integrated support for cloud-based streaming and motion detection sensitivity that puts Microsoft’s Kinect to shame?
Twice the screens, twice the fun. And a lot of sensors to make it all work.
A patent filling reveals how Microsoft plans to address the privacy challenges of virtual reality in the forthcoming HoloLens and simplify development for game studios with the same stroke.
If Asus has its way with this new patent filling, you may soon be able to see past the next turn with a quick glimpse to the wrist.
A new patent filling reveals an upcoming upgrade to Visual Studio that will open the possibility for developers to pull service components from the cloud onto their machines for local editing and testing.
A special alloy applied to the bottom reflects stray photos that managed to dodge past the electrons in the cell on the first go back up for photoelectric conversion so to increase energy efficiency.