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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 04, 2011

Vote for the greatest innovator of the past decade

As part of their “A Decade of Celebrating World-Changing Innovation”, The Economist is showcasing the past winners within seven categories and asking people to vote for their favorite. Business Process is dominated by Indians- Ratan Tata, Narayana Murthy and Sam Pitroda. Vote for the best of the decade.Voting closes on October 14th.

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Indian brings “Minority Report” like hand gestures navigation called “SixthSense” to reality

Remember the scene in the movie Minority Report where Tom Cruise uses hand gestures instead of a mouse to interact with a computer screen displayed on the wall? 

Pranav Mistry has brought this to close to reality with USD 320 devices..

 Pranav Mistry is the creator of SixthSense, a wearable gesture interface that uses a camera and tiny projector to display data and information onto surfaces, walls, and even your hand. Special fingertip sensors let users manipulate the data and use their hands to interact with it. During a presentation at the TEDIndia conference this week, the PhD student announced plans to release SixthSense under an open source license in the coming months.

"I notice that it's hard to for these kind of things to market in some sense. . . because I don't want this to comply with some of kind of corporate policy," says Mistry. "Rather than waiting for that time to come, I want people to make their own system. Why not?"

"People will be able to make their own hardware. I will give them instructions how to make it. And also provide them key software…give them basic key software layers. . . they will be able to build their own applications. They will be able to modify base level and do anything".

The device, which can be built for about $350, has fascinating implications beyond its infinite coolness. SixthSense has the ability to sense objects around you and displays content relevant to your environment. If you're in a bookstore, for instance, and hold up a copy of Learning the Vi and Vim Editors, SixthSense shows you pricing guides, information about the author, and so on. Mistry's device puts the Internet literally at your fingertips.

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MJ’s antigravity step secret is out


MJ is known for many things- also as innovator, who invented and patented "system for allowing a shoe wearer to lean forwardly beyond his center of gravity by virtue of wearing a specially designed pair of shoes" (US patent5,255,452). A heel slot in the shoes gets hitched to retractable pegs in a stage floor. Wearing the shoes, Jackson (or anyone) could seem to lean past his center of gravity without toppling. The effect would be most striking in live performances, during which harnesses and wires would be too cumbersome or impossible to disguise.
Source: USA Today

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The Strangest Mobile Gadgets Never Made

The Strangest Mobile Gadgets Never Made

via jkOnTheRun by James Kendrick on 9/14/09

We sure love our mobile gadgets, even those that never saw the light of day. It’s enough to get us pumped up to see the concepts that designers have come up with in the mobile gear space. Technologizer has rounded up 21 of the weirdest mobile gadgets from Google Patents and laid them out for our amazement. There’s the laptop with the integrated dot matrix printer and another with a detachable screen for putting it on a projector to make presentations. These never-produced gadgets are enough to bring tears to a geek’s eyes. OK, not really.

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Who regulates whom in the financial world?

via Indianomics by SriRam Vadlamani on 8/30/09

The importance of regulations and regulators would have been very clear by now. Especially after the Satyam saga. Regulators are the good people who know who should run in which way. If there is a deviation it is the regulators job to tell so and advise corrective action.

The external auditors for Satyam are PWC. It is the job of the auditors of PWC toregulations actually check all the bank deposits and other instruments mentioned on the balance sheet. Since they haven’t done their job very well India has got its biggest corporate fraud. In the case of auditors, Institute of Chartered accounts in India (ICAI) is the governing body of all the chartered accountants in India. It becomes the job of ICAI in this case to put the auditors of PWC in the right place.

Another biggest regulatory body in the financial markets is Securities and exchange Board in India (SEBI). It has to step into action every now and then. Be it the ipo allocation fraud or the pledging of shares or the price-sensitive rumours. SEBI is the watchdog. If it lapses then the hell will break loose, literally.

There is a governing agency for all the practitioners in the financial world. Here I am listing down the entity and its governing agency.

REGULATOR
BANKS – ISSUE COLLECTION SEBI
CREDIT RATING AGENCIES SEBI
CUSTODIAL SERVICES SEBI
DEBENTURE TRUSTEES SEBI
DEPOSITORIES SEBI
DEPOSITORY PARTICIPANTS SEBI
FOREIGN BROKERS SEBI
FOREIGN DEBT FUNDS SEBI
FOREIGN INVESTMENT INSTITUTIONS SEBI
INVESTMENT BANKERS SEBI
INVESTOR ASSOCIATIONS SEBI
MUTUAL FUNDS & ASSET MANAGEMENT COMPANIES SEBI
PLANTATION COMPANIES SEBI
PORTFOLIO MANAGERS SEBI
REGISTRARS & SHARE TRANSFER AGENTS SEBI
STOCK BROKERS SEBI
STOCK EXCHANGES SEBI
SUB-BROKERS SEBI
VENTURE CAPITAL FUNDS SEBI
BANKS RBI
CHIT FUNDS RBI
NBFCs RBI
PRIMARY DEALERS RBI
CO-OPERATIVE BANKS RBI
INSURANCE BROKERS/ AGENTS IRDA
INSURANCE COMPANIES IRDA
AUDITORS ICAI/CAG
COMPANIES – ALL MCA/ROC
COMPANIES – LISTED MCA/ROC/SEBI/SE
COMPANY SECRETARIES ICSI
MUTUAL FUND BROKERS/ AGENTS AMFI/SEBI
NEWSPAPERS & MAGAZINES PCI
RADIO MIB
TV MIB
SOLICITORS & LEGAL ADVISORS BCI

As you can see, SEBI is the regulator body for all the happenings in the stock market world. RBI is the regulatory body for all the banks, co-operative banks and the non-banking financial institutions.  (Source : IEPF)

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Lithium Ion Battery breakthrough promises 100-fold boost in performance

Lithium Ion Battery breakthrough promises 100-fold boost in performance
Researchers have developed a new advanced Lithium Ion battery that will allow mobile phone and laptop computers to be fully charged in seconds. Electric car batteries may be charged in as little as five minutes, removing one of the main barriers to wider uptake of EVs. Solar and wind power generation could also benefit as better batteries could be used to store surplus energy…

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Lithium Ion Battery breakthrough promises 100-fold boost in performance

Researchers have developed a new advanced Lithium Ion battery that will allow mobile phone and laptop computers to be fully charged in seconds. Electric car batteries may be charged in as little as five minutes, removing one of the main barriers to wider uptake of EVs. Solar and wind power generation could also benefit as better batteries could be used to store surplus energy…

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New technology promisses charging of lithium ion battery in seconds

MIT Researchers Byoungwoo Kang & Gerbrand Ceder have developed a new advanced Lithium Ion battery that will allow mobile phone and laptop computers to be fully charged in seconds. Researches have developed a method Lithium ion battery to charge and discharge like a supercapacitor.

Charging and discharging time of a battery depends upon the time taken by the lithium ions to travel cathode and anode. In normal course ions take time to move away from cathode.

Researcher have devised a novel method of reducing this time by glassy coat on the small tunnels carrying these ions.These glossy surfaces work as speed-highways for ions and thus reducing the travel time.

Electric car batteries (15Kwh) may be charged in as little as five minutes, removing one of the main barriers to wider uptake of EVs. Solar and wind power generation could also benefit as better batteries could be used to store surplus energy

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Patent Strategies in Light of the New Rules

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The latest rules from the US Patent and Trademark Office are quite sweeping.  The new rules have several facets.  On one hand, the PTO is limiting the number of continuation and continuation in part applications, as well as requests for continued examination (RCE).  On the other hand, the PTO is limiting the number of claims you can have by forcing the applicant to file an Examination Support Document if you exceed the claims.

Another twist is that the Examination Support Document may be forced where two applications are filed nearly simultaneously.  The PTO may assume that they cover the same patentable material and force an Examination Support Document unless you can prove that the applications do not cover the same material.

(As a side note, I have spoken to several patent attorneys/agents about the new rules and I have not yet found one who would even agree to write an ESD, no matter what the cost.  The reasoning is similar to why I will not file accelerated examinations.)

Each of the various requirements put on the applicant presents several problems, including the specter of patent invalidity and possibly inequitable conduct if the various support documents and petitions are not properly done.

In some situations, I used to espouse a kitchen sink approach to patent prosecution, where you load up a patent application with as many ideas as possible, get an early filing date, and file many continuation applications as possible.  This strategy can blanket an area of technology very effectively and makes the best use of early disclosure.  The strategy also could be used to tailor claims to an infringer so that lengthy and costly court battles may be averted entirely.

In view of the new rules, I think another strategy may be better suited.

This strategy is very targeted and narrow, and looks to find specific areas that may be infringed in the future, but does not include any more than it needs.

The targeted strategy is driven from the need to avoid overlapping applications and avoid the potential that a continuation application may need to be filed.

The steps are as follows:

1.  Define a very specific strategy for patent coverage over the entire scope of the technology you wish to cover.  The strategy must be driven by the current and potential business needs of the client, as well as the possible turns a technology may take.

2.  Draft a complete set of claims for each targeted area.  Each element of the claims should be carefully and thoughtfully considered for the language, the scope of coverage, any way the claims may be construed or misconstrued, how an infringer may infringe, and for how it differentiates from the known prior art.

3.  Only after the claims are completed, analyze the claims with the inventor and the business manager, reviewing the areas described in step 2.

4.  Draft a specification that addresses each and every claim and every feature of every claim, and avoid any additional material if at all possible.  Each feature must be described completely, but avoid adding other ideas that may be patentably distinct and that you may wished were a stand-alone patent.

One interesting twist to the new rules is to attempt wherever possible to force a restriction by including patentably distinct sets of claims.  Each divisional application is a separate family of applications for the purposes of continuation applications and RCEs.

The new rules may tend to force less disclosure and much more tailored specifications that may stand or fall on the first couple Office actions, rather than specifications with all sorts of material that may keep an application alive through several continuations.  This may lead applicants to perform good searches based on the claim set of step 2 prior to drafting the specification of step 4.

The net result is a shift from large, comprehensive patents that may disclose a broad range of concepts to those which are very narrow and even skeletal.  Instead of ‘promoting the progress’ by encouraging as much disclosure as early as possible, I think the new rules encourage the exact opposite.

This discussion is by nature very broad and sweeping, but based on the strategies that the new rules seem to favor.  I am sure that many situations may cause other strategies to be used within the new rules, and I will discuss them as they come up.

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Indian Patent Office -invited public opinon on Cigearette patent

The controller general of patents, designs and trade marks has invited public opinion on a patent sought by Godfrey Phillips on a cigarette packet-cum-match box designed and developed by the company.

Godfrey Phillips, which manufactures leading cigarette brands – Four Square, Stellar, Red and White and Cavanders – aims at giving smokers an option to do away with a separate lighter or match box.

According to the company, which filed application on October 31, 2005, the improved cigarette packet with match box comprised a slide having side flaps on two longitudinal sides and end closures at the two transverse sides. The packet would be equipped with a shell accommodating the slide having flaps on two longitudinal sides, a bundle of cigarettes wrapped in a foil and a match box with sticks in a tray.

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