Interesting USPTO Patents

Interesting Patents
TUESDAY, January 18, 2021

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) grants hundreds of new patents every week, showcasing the most exciting developments in technology and innovation.

In this article, we highlight several interesting US patents recently issued by the USPTO.

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Regulating environmental conditions inside cups of headphones
HEWLETT-PACKARD
US PAT. NO. 11,228,829

Details:

A headphone device configured to match environmental conditions provided by a virtual reality device. There is a temperature sensor in the headphone earpiece that communicates data to the virtual reality device to determine when to engage a cooling mechanism on the headphone earpiece.

01182022 Hewlett-Packard Patent Regulating environmental conditions inside cups of headphones
01182022 Hewlett-Packard Patent Regulating environmental conditions inside cups of headphones 2
Heads up display (HUD) content control system and methodologies
VOLKSWAGEN, PORSCHE, AUDI
US Pat. No. 11,227,366

INVENTION OVERVIEW:

This system enables the control of a heads-up display to provide increased visibility for the driver. The system utilizes a plurality of sensors that can process captured data to inform the driver about different characteristics of the road.

01182022 Volkswagen, Porsche, Audi Patent Heads up display (HUD) content control system and methodologies
Driver assistance system

INVENTION OVERVIEW:

This driver assistance system provides users with information relating to points of interest around the vehicle. When a point of interest is identified, the system can provide the driver with information relating to the distance and direction of the point of interest relating to the car’s position.

01182022 Volkswagen Patent Driver assistance system 2
01182022 Volkswagen Patent Driver assistance system
Game system, non-transitory computer-readable storage medium having stored therein game program, information processing apparatus, and game processing method

INVENTION OVERVIEW:

This is a system for controlling the view of a plurality of users within a virtual space. As multiple users join the virtual space, the system determines the main character and a sub-character. The system then uses the users’ locations to determine the field of view displayed on the device. Further, the users can change the field of view to different characters when the sub-character has moved out of view.

01182022 Nintendo Patent Game system, non-transitory computer-readable storage medium having stored therein game program, information processing apparatus, and game processing method 2
01182022 Nintendo Patent Game system, non-transitory computer-readable storage medium having stored therein game program, information processing apparatus, and game processing method
Ring-shaped devices with voice integration

INVENTION OVERVIEW:

A ring with an integrated battery, antenna, and circuitry. The ring can be configured with a microphone and attached to other wireless devices to provide the user with a different. A device like this could provide users with another way to interact with their devices in a smaller form factor than the connected wireless device.

01182022 Amazon Patent Ring-shaped devices with voice integration

Written by John DeStefano, Technical Advisor

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