Patents are the blueprint of innovative, crazy, unthinkable creations, and that’s why we love bringing attention to them!
Here are some patents you may not have heard about, filed from the year 2014.
NASA’s Weather Predictor
NASA’s weather predictor warns against natural disasters, such as earthquakes, typhoons and the like.
The patent was awarded to NASA in 2016 to predict tectonic activity and other catastrophic weather events.
NASA’s device measures incremental fluctuations in the ambient magnetic field which allows for detecting electromagnetic signals indicating atmospheric and weather changes.
Ford Car Seats for Automotive Vehicles
American multinational automaker Ford are developing new self-driving techs, including front seats that can be moved backwards with ease including 180 degrees rotation. This enables face-to-face seating with rear seat passengers.
When and Who?
The patent was filed in 2016 by Mark Cuddihy, Manoharprasad Rao, and Jialiang Le. All three individuals were responsible for Ford’s ‘reconfigurable seat’ technology.
Details of the patent filing include the ability to ‘reconfigure seats’ whilst the car is in self-driving mode.
Apple’s Sensor Powered Screen Protector
Apple’s screen protecting technology utilises sensors to detect a potential drop event and multiple screen protectors attached to the phone or tablet will be anticipate its fall in order to protect the device from potential drop damage. Apple’s patent filing details various materials used to construct the screen protector, such as plastic, polyethylene terephthalate, metals or a combination of such materials.
When and Who?
Stephen Lynch, Tyson Manullang and Emery Stanford were the inventors involved in the filing of Apple’s patent in 2014.
The patent filing reveals more protective designs, such as shock absorbers and modular protectors with features catering to ease of use and portability.
Nike’s Golf Spectacles
Golfing spectacles showing a full range of data as players are playing sounds too good to be true, except Nike made that a reality. Nike’s patent will enable players to track their ball and read putting greens with a heads up display. Players will be updated with information throughout the duration of the game, such as players score, ball positioning, spin rate, distance to the pin and so on.
When and Who?
Nike’s patent was filed in just 2018, rendering the glasses as a relatively new technology in the golfing sphere.
The spectacles will also improve playing experience by warning players of potential outside factors that might weaken their game, such as water and sand traps.
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