Microsoft Cloud-based Connected Car Service Insights from Patents

Microsoft Cloud-based Connected Car Service Insights from Patents

Microsoft patent application US20150262486 and patents US9092984 and US9218740 illustrate a cloud computing service to assist drivers with respect to improving driver safety. The cloud-based driver assistive system can warn drivers upon impending collisions.

The cloud-based driver assistive system includes many grid… Read More


Internet of Things 2015 Year End Review (3): IoT Opportunities and Risks Insights from Patents

Internet of Things 2015 Year End Review (3): IoT Opportunities and Risks Insights from Patents

New IoT Product/Service Development
Even though the IoT is getting a huge attention recently the concept of interconnected billions of devices is not new and has been under development for over 10 years. Thus, there are a large number of related patented technologies that can be exploited for developing new products/services,… Read More


Internet of Things 2015 Year End Review (2): A Patent Perspective of Emerging IoT Products

Internet of Things 2015 Year End Review (2): A Patent Perspective of Emerging IoT Products

Smart Home Robots
US20140207282 illustrates a household robot that can take care of your home. The household robot can monitor the state of a home, clean the home and turn on/off various appliances for you automatically and transmit the surveillance data to you in an emergency condition detected by the robot. As illustrated in … Read More


Internet of Things 2015 Year End Review: IoT Business Ecosystem

Internet of Things 2015 Year End Review: IoT Business Ecosystem

Goldman Sachs defines the Internet of Things (IoT) as the third wave of internet revolution: By connecting billions of devices to the internet, the IoT can open up a host of new business opportunities and challenges. According to McKinsey, the IoT has the potential to create up to $6 trillion economic value annually by 2025. According… Read More


Self-driving Connected Taxis Insights from Patents

Self-driving Connected Taxis Insights from Patents

Japanese company Robot Taxi Inc. announced that it will start trials with self-driving taxi service beginning in 2016. US20150339928 illustrates the system for operating the autonomous vehicles taxi service. A user can request a taxi service using an application that is running on the user’s mobile device. The taxi service… Read More


2016 Samsung IoT Smart Home Strategy Perspectives from Patents

2016 Samsung IoT Smart Home Strategy Perspectives from Patents

Samsung launched the first fully integrated smart home system Samsung SmartThings for providing the home automation and safety services to make people’s daily lives easier, more comfortable and safe. Followings show the insights regarding Samsung strategy perspectives for providing other value added services to make Samsung… Read More