Patents Available for Acquisition

Collaborative Online Multimedia Production

Recently there has been an abrupt transition to virtual collaboration. This is likely to continue due to the benefits afforded by the virtual workplace. These benefits include accessibility, asynchronous communication, results-based tracking, improved productivity, and reduced cost. These elements define and enable remote work and will define the “new normal” of location-independent business operations. One of the businesses that will benefit significantly from the virtual workplace environment is the video production business. These applications range from game development to advertisements to social media productions to music videos to full-scale movie production. USPN 8,341,525 (System and methods for collaborative online multimedia production) is directed to such a system and provides for all the necessary elements for successful collaborative online video development.

Technology for Creating Surveys, Simulations, and Intelligent Tutoring Systems

In an era where educators are increasingly asked, and even required to teach remotely, this patented technology offers unique solutions to the challenges posed by remote education. In-person, it can be challenging to create engaging, interactive instruction, and these objectives are further complicated in digital learning environments, which lack the depth and subtlety of in-person communication. Survey creation is a billion-dollar market, and being a relatively new field, there is a tremendous amount of potential for innovation. US10,496,253 (Tree-diagram design interface processes for creating surveys, simulations, and intelligent tutoring systems) represents one such invention: a marked improvement on the skip logic (i.e. branch logic/tree logic) function of surveys. This technology can be demonstrated to be greater than 2x or even 3x more efficient than the existing industry standard when creating robust surveys that leverage skip logic.

Memory usage optimization, Class D audio amplifiers, 3D Blue-ray

The Advanced Digital Broadcast SA (ADB) patent portfolio includes four patent families in the technology fields of memory usage optimization, Class D audio amplifiers and 3D Blu-ray.

Assets included in the offering are:


These assets can be purchased separately.

Cable Networking Portfolio

The Advanced Digital Broadcast SA (ADB) Cable Networking patent portfolio includes three (3) US patents addressing cable networking, modems, gateways, MoCA & DOCSIS products. Evidence of Use claim charts are included.

The portfolio was generated from early R&D in cable networking technologies. The US 7,590,144 family predates the establishment of the MoCA standard by 7 months. Key networking device developers such as Cisco, Belkin and AT&T have cited the patents.

Internet of Things Portfolio

The Advanced Digital Broadcast SA (ADB) Internet of Things (IoT) patent portfolio includes three (3) categories of patents:

  1. Smart Home – The offering includes ten (10) patent families related to home/consumer IoT technology.
  2. Smart Energy/Grid – The offering includes four (4) patent families.
  3. Industry Internet of Things (IIoT) – Discloses an IoT-enabled device and method for manufacturing an IoT device

Wireless Lan Portfolio

The Advanced Digital Broadcast SA (ADB) Wireless Lan (WLAN) patent portfolio includes five (5) patent families applicable to WLAN devices or hybrid systems, i.e. switching and simultaneous transmission using subgroups of transmission antennas. The owner believes that the patents are applicable to industry standards, though they have not been officially declared as such. Evidence of Use claim charts show the applicability to WLAN Standards.

H.264 Technology Patents

This portfolio includes two groups of patents for which there are commercially-important use cases in the streaming video market. Advances in computer networking, combined with powerful home computers and modern operating systems, made streaming media practical and affordable for ordinary consumers. The featured patent in this portfolio is believed to be essential to the H.264 AVC Standard (Annex G). 

SOLD Patents

SOLD: Geofilters for Mobile Phone Cameras

The PixMarx patent portfolio includes 5 patent assets, each directed to providing downloadable software image geofilters to mobile phone cameras for use in real-time, when end-users are taking photographs with mobile phones. Each of the assets relates to the increasingly widespread and valuable practice of providing downloadable software image geofilters that are used in mobile phone cameras in real-time to provide instant customization when consumers are snapping photographs with their mobile phones.

The PixMarx downloadable image geofilters operate in real-time, at the moment consumers are actually snapping photographs with mobile phones. The real-time operation of PixMarx image geofilters is significantly different from post-processing geofilters popular in social media and general image editing software packages commonly used to edit stored, pre-existing photographs long after they are taken. 

The Priority Date for all subject matter and issued claims in this portfolio is February 15, 2014. For comparison, Snapchat is the clear leader among geofilter platforms in the United States. The earliest priority date of any Snapchat geofilter patent application is September 18, 2014. Serious buyers can request a claim chart on the featured patent as it applies to Facebook as well as other popular social media applications.