Patent Applications published on Feb 29, 2024

Explore the 9,215 U.S. Patent Applications published on the 09th week of 2024, including 103 applications that subsequently received a Patent Grant.

Featured patent applications from Feb 29, 2024

Published: 2024-02-29 Assignee: Google LLC.
US20240073642A1
Electricity
Application 20240073642, fig. 01

PROXIMITY AND DIRECTION BASED ELECTRONIC DEVICE PAIRING

An electronic device pairing system uses proximity and direction to connect two devices wirelessly. When a pairing mode is activated, the first device can detect if it is close enough to the second device based on a set distance. If the devices are within range and in pairing mode, a visual indicator like a glow effect shows the direction and distance to the second device for easy connection.

Published: 2024-02-29
US20240065622A1
Human necessities
Application 20240065622, fig. 01

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR THE USE OF 3D HUMAN MOVEMENT DATA

These methods and systems utilize 3D human movement data to enhance communication by allowing body language to be shared among individuals and groups, enabling new forms of expression and interaction. The technology can be applied in various fields, such as psychedelic-assisted therapy and virtual reality, to improve mental health treatments by personalizing therapies based on individual biomarkers and data, including mental health history and biometric information. Additionally, the methods and systems prioritize privacy and consent in the utilization of personal data for therapeutic purposes.

Published: 2024-02-29
US20240065768A1
Human necessities
Application 20240065768, fig. 01

SURGICAL SYSTEM WITH AR/VR TRAINING SIMULATOR AND INTRA-OPERATIVE PHYSICIAN IMAGE-GUIDED ASSISTANCE

This invention helps surgeons by providing assistance during surgery. It uses technology to recommend the best surgical procedure based on the patient's medical condition and past outcomes. Surgeons can train using a Virtual Reality simulator and receive guidance during the actual surgery using medical data and images of the patient.

Published: 2024-02-29
US20240069634A1
Physics
Application 20240069634, fig. 01

BRAIN ACTIVITY SENSING AND COMPUTER INTERFACING

This invention involves a method where brain activity measurements from a person are received by a computing device, and then processed using machine learning to interpret the person's commands or thoughts. The computing device is trained with a dataset of brain activity measurements and associated commands or thoughts to accurately understand the person's brain signals. Overall, this system enables sensing brain activity and connecting it to computer interfaces for various applications.

Published: 2024-02-29
US20240066102A1
Human necessities
Application 20240066102, fig. 01

Genome editing approaches to treat Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Using a method called CRISPR editing, scientists have found a way to treat spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) by targeting specific parts of the SMN2 gene. By editing exon 7 and/or intron 7 of the gene, this approach aims to correct the genetic mutations that cause SMA. This innovative technique offers potential hope for individuals affected by SMA by addressing the underlying genetic causes of the disease.

Published: 2024-02-29 Assignee: Google LLC.
US20240070189A1
Physics
Application 20240070189, fig. 01

DEVICE MESSAGES PROVIDED IN DISPLAYED IMAGE COMPILATIONS BASED ON USER CONTENT

This invention involves displaying messages on a device while viewing image compilations based on user content. When a user enters playback mode to view images, the device shows messages related to the images or user image library. Users can select these messages to activate specific device functions associated with the images being displayed.

Published: 2024-02-29
US20240073269A1
Electricity
Application 20240073269, fig. 01

NON-FUNGIBLE TOKENS AS SOUVENIRS OF MULTIMEDIA COMMUNICATION SESSIONS

During a video call or online meeting, a special digital token called a Non-Fungible Token (NFT) can be created to capture memorable moments. This NFT is like a unique souvenir from the session, representing the content shared and discussed. Participants can keep this NFT as a digital memento of their interaction.

Published: 2024-02-29
US20240070422A1
Physics
Application 20240070422, fig. 01

Methods of Storing Information Using Nucleic Acids

This invention is about a way to store information using nucleic acids. It involves creating a new polynucleotide that can hold data using a special polymerase enzyme. The process allows for the synthesis of data-storing molecules without needing a specific template.

Published: 2024-02-29
US20240068454A1
Mechanical engineering
Application 20240068454, fig. 01

ROTATIONAL IONIC ENGINE WITH TOROIDAL COUNTER ELECTRODE

This invention is an ionic wind propulsion system that uses a toroidal counter electrode for in-atmosphere movement in a negative charge setup. The system has pin emitters on a propeller's trailing edge above the counter electrode, creating thrust through corona discharge when electricity is applied. The propeller's rotation captures the energy and momentum of ions accelerated between the electrodes, allowing for axial movement. Multiple propellers and counter electrodes can be used to power aircraft like drones.

Published: 2024-02-29
US20240067940A1
Chemistry; metallurgy
Application 20240067940, fig. 01

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR EDITING NUCLEOTIDE SEQUENCES

Prime editors have been developed for editing nucleotide sequences, along with engineered reverse transcriptases to assist in the editing process. These tools are used in a method called prime editing, which allows for precise changes to be made to DNA sequences. This technology offers a more efficient and accurate way to edit genetic material compared to traditional methods.