[Cyborg] interesting patent

Todd Anderson tanders at stanford.edu
Mon Apr 27 16:46:40 PDT 2009


yeah, I agree with the absurdity of patent law, fo' sho'.  And I think the
patent was approved!  I wonder how much that whole process cost...

I was mostly surprised by the number of previous attempts, as I hadn't heard
of most of these, even after a lot of google-digging.  As for the distance
indicator, the prior art seems to suggest it doesn't work very well.


On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 4:25 PM, Adam Skory <askory at gmail.com> wrote:

> I really really don't understand patent law, finding so much of it
> absurd, in fact.
>
> I wonder if this patent application will be approved, as people have
> clearly done all the things they're talking about prior to may last
> year, except perhaps the one pager motor on the chest to indicate
> distance to destination.
>
> Interesting anyway, thanks for the link, Todd!
>
> -Skory
>
> On Sun, Apr 26, 2009 at 2:51 PM, Todd Anderson <tanders at stanford.edu>
> wrote:
> >
> http://www.google.com/patents?id=3DNgiqAAAAEBAJ&pg=3DPA15&lpg=3DPA15&dq=
=3D%22wearable+tactile+Navigation+System%22&source=3Dbl&ots=3DxG_M5_DAkQ&si=
g=3DVoNJKmV0UJkdQuxYEOCLNnKCX5k&hl=3Den&ei=3DktL0SdH1KpC6tgPWt_HTCg&sa=3DX&=
oi=3Dbook_result&ct=3Dresult&resnum=3D6#PPA1,M1
> >
> > The prior art section is quite extensive.
> >
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