Happy Valentine’s Day! When you think of Valentine’s Day, chocolates, jewelry, and flowers probably come to mind. This year, the ktMINE team wanted to give you all the quintessential Valentine’s day gifts…and their respective patents. Here are four inventions to help us to better celebrate this holiday. Heart-Shaped Chocolate Box Chocolates and other assortments
Grabbing a plastic water bottle or packing your lunch in a plastic sack might be convenient, but the reality is those items don’t disappear after they are thrown away. Non-reusable items account for more than 40% of plastic waste, adding to the 8.8 million tons of plastic trash that flows into the ocean each year.
On one hand, holiday-themed patents can have practicality like keeping your tree safe from toppling over or saving you money on energy usage. But there are also some holiday-related patents that are sheerly for fun. If you’re curious about some of the gadgets and decorations involving iconic residences of the North Pole to make your
The latest ktMINE Innovation makes sharing information easier between internal teams such as attorneys and law librarians. We understand that attorneys want access to information and analytics, but don’t have time to efficiently learn new tools relying on their librarians for research support. The following User Story explores how these two users interact with and
Google, IBM, and Amazon have made frequent appearances lately in news stories about the coming age of quantum computing. Google claims to have achieved “quantum supremacy”, while IBM wants readers to take that information with a grain of salt. Amazon for its part has recently begun to offer cloud quantum computing through Amazon Web Services.
If you are in the market for food ideas to impress the crowd, let us help. Since a patent must be “novel” and not “obvious,” a patented recipe is promising for those in search of a creative dish. However, due to the structured nature of a recipe, it is difficult to make novel alterations that
The average American consumes around 3,000 calories on Thanksgiving. However, that’s just for dinner. If you plan to partake in appetizers, drinks, and desserts that total could rise to a hefty 4,500 calories. While the classic turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, and casseroles never seem to change, the technologies behind preparing and serving them are constantly
In a time where human-interactions are becoming digital, the popularity of online shopping is a natural development. This trend has heightened competition among companies that offer eCommerce. In order to gain an edge, many companies are trying to answer: how do we increase the speed and accuracy of our deliveries? And drones may be just
Banksy, the world-famous and still unidentified street artist who has made a habit of shattering expectations and questioning assumptions in the art world, has once again found himself in a trademark dispute. This most recent dispute against Full Colour Black, a contemporary art licensing company that specializes in the commercialization of street art, is characterized
Most people don’t think of technology as something that you would eat, but there are a number of inventions that indicate ingestible devices might become more important in the future. While some uses such as capsule endoscopy are already established, others are more recent like the use of sensors to monitor whether patients take their