Top Digital Communication Patent – Information distribution and processing system – US8457545

U.S. Patent 8457545 was awarded to Online News Link LLC on 2013-06-04 and describes a “Information distribution and processing system.” This patent has been cited 373 times by other U.S. patents which places it in the top 500 cited patents since 2010 according to our law firm research, and makes it of the most innovative digital communication patents in the field of electrical engineering. The abstract states:

An information distribution and processing system contains a remote site, a sender and a receiving apparatus. The remote site contains a first set of digital data. The sender delivers a second set of digital data to the receiving device. In one embodiment of the present invention, the receiving device contain a timing device for automatically receiving the second set of digital data at predetermined times. The second set of digital data contains a first set of displayable data, a second set of displayable data, at least one non-displayable symbol, and at least one linking reference associated with the second set of displayable data. If desired, a user can select the second set of displayable data. The associated linking reference is sent to the remote site. The associated linking reference is used by the remote site to search for the additional information, and returns the requested information to the user. Link: U.S. Patent 8457545

This patent was originally filed on 2011-06-15 which gives it a processing time of 720 days, compared to an average processing time of 868 in the field. Online News Link LLC has 1 total patents. The first named inventor is Hark C. Chan of Bellevue, WA. The primary examiner was William D Cumming.

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Facebook patent by Mark Zuckerberg from 2014 for social advertisements and other informational messages on a social networking website, and advertising model for same – US8799068

This Facebook patent lists Mark Zuckerberg as an inventor and is directed towards social advertisements and other informational messages on a social networking website, and advertising model for same. Mr. Zuckerberg was awarded U.S. Patent 8799068 entitled “Social advertisements and other informational messages on a social networking website, and advertising model for same” on August 5, 2014. The utility patent has been cited 5 times by other U.S. patents in the field of it methods for management and in other fields.

Facebook  patent by Mark Zuckerberg from 2014 for social advertisements and other informational messages on a social networking website, and advertising model for same - US8799068
A social networking website logs information about actions taken by members of the website. For a particular member of the website, the website generates socially relevant ads for the member based on the actions logged for other members on the website to whom the member is connected (i.e., the member’s online friends). The advertiser associated with the social ad may compensate the social networking website for publishing the ad on the website. When presenting a member with a social ad, the website may optimize advertising revenue by selecting an ad from the received ads that will maximize the expected value of the social ad. The expected value may be computed according to a function that includes the member’s affinity for the ad content and the bid amount. The technique is also applied for providing socially relevant information off the social networking website. Link: U.S. Patent 8799068

Facebook filed this utility patent on August 18, 2008 giving it a processing time of 2178 days (compared to an average processing time of 1470 in the field). They have a total number of 2008 patents. The first named inventor is Mark E. Zuckerberg of Palo Alto, CA. The patent was allowed by primary examiner Matthew T Sittner and examiner .

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Top Computer Technology Patent – System and method for generating an animatable character – US7746345

U.S. Patent 7746345 was awarded to on 2010-06-29 and describes a “System and method for generating an animatable character.” This patent has been cited 297 times by other U.S. patents which places it in the top 500 cited patents since 2010 according to our law firm research, and makes it of the most innovative computer technology patents in the field of electrical engineering. The abstract states:

A system and method are disclosed for generating an animatable object. A skeleton of the desired character is constructed by the user utilizing various predetermined components. These predetermined components include a various selection of rods and joints. The rods are static components which remain rigid during motion, while the various joints are moveable components. A static digitized image, for example, an image of the user, is utilized and a constructed skeleton is superimposed onto it. The desired object, such as the image of the user, can then be extracted from the background of the digital image and the resulting personal character can then be animated, for instance by selecting and dragging one of the hands with a mouse. Link: U.S. Patent 7746345

This patent was originally filed on 2007-02-27 which gives it a processing time of 1218 days, compared to an average processing time of 1638 in the field. has total patents. The first named inventor is Kevin L. Hunter of Sunnyvale, CA. The primary examiner was Ulka Chauhan.

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Amazon patent by Jeff Bezos from 2008 for user interfaces and methods for facilitating user-to-user sales – US7472077

This Amazon patent lists Jeff Bezos as an inventor and is directed towards user interfaces and methods for facilitating user-to-user sales. Mr. Bezos was awarded U.S. Patent 7472077 entitled “User interfaces and methods for facilitating user-to-user sales” on December 30, 2008. The utility patent has been cited 20 times by other U.S. patents in the field of it methods for management and in other fields.

Amazon  patent by Jeff Bezos from 2008 for user interfaces and methods for facilitating user-to-user sales - US7472077
An electronic marketplace system embodies various inventions for assisting users in listing products for sale, locating the listings for a product, and performing related actions. A user wishing to sell a product can browse to an existing description of the product in an electronic catalog and then select an option to create a corresponding listing. If the user previously purchased the product via the system, the user may alternatively select the product from a personal purchase history. To create the listing for the selected product, the user preferably specifies the product’s condition and a selling price. The pending listings for a product are preferably displayed or summarized on the product’s detail page in the catalog. When no such listings exist, an option to preorder the product from an unspecified seller may be provided. In one embodiment, the electronic catalog also serves as a retail sales catalog of a merchant. Link: U.S. Patent 7472077

Amazon filed this utility patent on May 9, 2002 giving it a processing time of 2427 days (compared to an average processing time of 2552 in the field). They have a total number of 158 patents. The first named inventor is Jeffrey P. Bezos of Seattle, WA. The patent was allowed by primary examiner Andrew Joseph Rudy and examiner .

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Top Medical Technology Patent – Mesh network personal emergency response appliance – US7733224

U.S. Patent 7733224 was awarded to on 2010-06-08 and describes a “Mesh network personal emergency response appliance.” This patent has been cited 314 times by other U.S. patents which places it in the top 500 cited patents since 2010 according to our law firm research, and makes it of the most innovative medical technology patents in the field of instruments. The abstract states:

A monitoring system includes one or more wireless nodes forming a wireless mesh network; a user activity sensor including a wireless mesh transceiver adapted to communicate with the one or more wireless nodes using the wireless mesh network; and a digital monitoring agent coupled to the wireless transceiver through the wireless mesh network to request assistance from a third party based on the user activity sensor. Link: U.S. Patent 7733224

This patent was originally filed on 2006-06-30 which gives it a processing time of 1439 days, compared to an average processing time of 1338 in the field. has total patents. The first named inventor is Bao Tran of Saratoga Springs, NY. The primary examiner was Daryl Pope.

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