Google to Upgrade its Memory? Assigned Startup MetaRAM’s Memory Chip Patents

In August, Google announced an upgrade to Google’s infrastructure named Caffeine, aimed at making the search engine faster. One of the developers behind the upgrade described it as an upgrade to the Google File System. At the US Patent Office assignment database this morning, I noticed patents and patent applications assigned to Google on November … Read more

Patent Shows Google Book Scanning a Musical Process

Google was granted a patent today on one aspect of a book scanning process that raises the question what kind of music helps someone scan books best. The patent is Pacing and error monitoring of manual page turning operator (US Patent 7,619,784), which lists Joseph K. O’Sullivan, R. Alexander Proudfoot, and Christopher R. Uhlik as … Read more