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In one of Microsoft's latest patent applications they note that their clip-on wearable camera invention will allow users to capture photos and/or video "hands-free," especially while they're moving. Microsoft's newly proposed camera, that is much smaller than a GoPro camera, could be very popular with active people, those at school, at a convention or those on vacation that simply want to be able to naturally capture their adventures and/or events hassle-free. It's like having the convenience of Google Glass without the geeky look.
The US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Samsung that reveals a method and a wearable device to sense a motion of a user through relative position estimation and motion sensing of a wearable device operatively attached to clothes or a body of the user.
We used to see films about alien space ships abducting humans to experiment on them using robotic arms and now it's a reality being used each and every day in hospitals around the world. Last week the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Samsung for a surgical robotic system. It's designed to be less invasive. Instead of making large incisions across the body, the surgical arms can enter very small incisions with cameras and cutting tools and perform the surgery under the skin. I had such surgery last year and was amazed at how little scarring it produced.
With Apple Pay debuting this month, there's been a lot frustration exhibited by some in the Android community clamoring that they were first to market with Google Wallet. True, but it really never caught on. Shortly After Apple announced that Apple Pay will be an Apple Watch feature in 2015, Samsung and PayPal struck a deal to add PayPal to Samsung Gear. A day prior to that announcement, two major mobile payment system patents from Samsung came to light at the US Patent and Trademark Office. Some of you may want to explore these patent filings in depth so that you could stay on top of the mechanisms that are behind this next consumer wave. Our report will point you in the right direction.
Late last month the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Samsung that revealed a method and device to share energy between wearable devices and to configure an energy sharing network.
A new Samsung patent application for a next generation smartphone cover has come to light at the US Patent & Trademark Office. Samsung wants to create a smart cover that will go far beyond the basic function of protecting the device and actually provide solar power so as to charge the smartphone's battery.
The US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Samsung that reveals one of their latest inventions regarding a new display technology for charging wirelessly through a display panel and/or a wireless charging system. Our report presents you with four of Samsung's charging application examples over and above the tablet case that you can see presented in our cover graphic.
On Thursday the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Samsung that touches on fingerprint identification and retouching a fingerprint that is faulty. Samsung recently stated that they're currently developing a next generation of Gear smartwatch that is equipped with fingerprint identification technology and relevant solutions through cooperation with PayPal. "By the earliest, the third generation smartwatch to be released early next year will have this new system in which payment is authorized immediately when users identify themselves through biometric sensors such as a fingerprint or login." To ensure that their fingerprint technology is performing better than it initially did, Samsung's patent application shows us that they're working on new process improvements.