Google’s Project Jacquard: Textile-Based Device Controls

I remember my father building some innovative plastics blow molding machines where he added a central processing control device to the machines so that all adjustable controls could be changed from one place. He would have loved seeing what is going on at Google these days, and the hardware that they are working on developing, … Read more Google’s Project Jacquard: Textile-Based Device Controls

Google Files Patent for Wearable Nanotechnology Anti-Cancer Technology

A Patent Application Published at WIPO today from Google, with the name Nanoparticle Phoresis by inventor Conrad Andrew Jason. The patent’s description begins by telling us how this wearable device would work: A wearable device can automatically modify or destroy one or more targets in the blood that have an adverse health effect by transmitting … Read more Google Files Patent for Wearable Nanotechnology Anti-Cancer Technology

Some Patents Behind Microsoft’s Personal Assistant Cortana

In January, Microsoft introduced a new build of Windows 10, which it will be giving away for free for non-enterprise users running Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. One of the features on this update is a personal digital assistant that goes by the name Cortana. It’s one of the most anticipated features of the new … Read more Some Patents Behind Microsoft’s Personal Assistant Cortana

All Hands on the Microsoft Holodeck: A Look at Some of the Hololens Patents

I’ve written about some of the patents involved in Google’s Project Glass in the past, and very recently about the Google Ventures’ funded Magic Leap. Project Glass still exists, but it appears to now have new leadership and a new direction. And then seemingly out of nowhere Microsoft announces a pair of goggles that they’ve … Read more All Hands on the Microsoft Holodeck: A Look at Some of the Hololens Patents