IP3 2024 Technology Categories

Advertising & Content DistributionOnline advertising encompasses various channels and methods to promote products, services, or content on the Internet. Advertising may include various channels and methods including Blogs, Emails, Newsletters, Social Media, Shares, Product reviews, Mobile Advertising, display advertising, etc. Content distribution via various media channels including Internet TV, CATV, VoD, Streaming Media, P2P, Broadband, etc.
Artificial Intelligence  & Machine Learning AI creates intelligent machines that work like human brains.  ML studies algorithms and statistical models to perform tasks with no external inputs.  AI & ML are applied in fields such as Gaming, Natural Language Processing, Vision Systems, Speech Recognition, Intelligent Robots, and Handwriting Recognition.  AI & ML are included in products such as Virtual Assistant, Voice Recognition, Flying Drones, Media Streaming Services, Smart Home and Content Personalization.
Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality Augmented reality (AR) is a type of interactive, reality-based display environment, which has capabilities of producing computer-generated display, sound, text and effects to enhance the user’s real-world experience.  Examples of AR devices include: Head mounted Displays, Smart Glasses, Smart Helmet, and APPs.  Virtual Reality (VR) technology most commonly uses VR headsets or multi-projected environments, sometimes combined with physical environments or props, to generate realistic images, sounds and other sensations.
Automotive & Transportation ServicesAutomotive industry and mobility cover a wide range of technologies and innovations including design of exterior and interior features, development, manufacturing, safety system, innovative styling, engine and powertrain systems, hybrid and electric vehicle technologies, marketing, and selling of motor vehicles and its parts. Vehicle electronics and software may include innovations in vehicle connectivity, infotainment systems, navigation systems, driver assistance systems, autonomous driving technologies, and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) or vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication. Mobility covers multi-modal transport systems, VANETs (Platooning), Autonomous Fleets, Vehicle Electrification, Ride Sharing or Carpooling Services, Vehicle Software, Vehicle Control and Diagnostics, Electrical and Hybrid Vehicles, Vehicle Electronics, etc.
Cloud ComputingCloud computing covers on-demand availability of remote data storage, computing power and software. It may include cloud infrastructure and architecture, scalability, and efficiency of cloud data centers, virtualization technologies, storage systems, networking infrastructure, server management, and resource allocation.  Cloud service models such as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), and other variations for service delivery, deployment models, customization, and multi-tenancy. Cloud security may cover securing data, protecting privacy, access control, encryption, authentication, communication protocols.  Also includes cloud storage and data management, distributed file systems, data lifecycle management, cloud resource management and optimization, load balancing and auto scaling, cloud networking and connectivity using virtual private networks (VPNs), software-defined networking (SDN), network function virtualization (NFV), network security, inter-cloud communication, and hybrid cloud connectivity.  Patents related to cloud application development and deployment, analytics and machine learning, cloud-based collaboration and communication as well as cloud server management and monitoring.
Computer Software & HardwareComputer software relates to a set of instructions such as applications and the operating system.  Computer hardware includes physical, tangible parts of a Computer, Server, Data Center, Central Processing Unit, Monitor, Keyboard, Storage, Graphics Card, Sound Card, Speakers, Motherboard, etc.
Health Tech & Healthcare ITDigital health solutions and devices that may use databases, applications, mobiles, wearables, image processing, web services to facilitate connected diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of health.  Example devices include personal EKG, fitness bands, wearable smart devices, portable monitoring and diagnostic devices, electronic medical record, healthcare software, hospital management, telemedicine, robotic surgery, personal health monitoring APPs and software, etc.
Internet of Things (IOT)IoT and smart home technology controls hardware devices and home appliances through the Internet.  This technology includes Smart Appliances, Smart Lighting Systems, HVAC Systems, Smart Security Systems, Environmental and Industrial Monitoring Systems, Wearable Devices, Logistics Management, Retails Industry, etc.
Location-Based Services & GPSLBS use real time geo data to provide information, entertainment or security.  Several applications include proximity-based marketing, travel information, roadside assistance, mobile workforce management, mobile apps, advertisements, geo-fencing, media streamlining, monitoring real time location, etc.
Medical Devices & ApplicationsTechnology for clinical analysis and medical intervention.  Example technology includes monitoring and diagnostic devices, sleep apnea and sleep therapy, diabetes monitoring and management, implants and prosthesis, spinal and orthopedics, magnetic particle imaging, photo acoustic imaging, endoscopic devices, tomography, echocardiography, surgical devices, radiography, MRI, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, cardiovascular, pulmonary and general surgery devices, etc.
Semiconductor Devices & Manufacturing Category includes a wide range of technologies related to the design, development, and production of semiconductor devices and integrated circuits (ICs) including various components, devices, and processes used in semiconductor manufacturing, such as dicing machines, probing machines, sliced wafer demounting, cleaning machines, wafer edge grinding machines, and polish grinders. It also includes fabrication processes, packaging, and techniques for growing, doping, and patterning semiconductor materials such as silicon, gallium arsenide, and other materials.
Smart Home & Connected DevicesElectronic devices and systems that are designed to connect and interact with each other as well as with phones and computers.  These devices can include smart thermostats, lighting systems, security systems, home entertainment systems, and other Internet of things (IoT) devices in home as well as industrial environment.  Patents related to smart home and connected devices can cover a wide range of technology, including wireless communication systems, sensors, control systems, user interfaces, data storage and analysis, and machine learning algorithms. They may also cover methods for integrating and controlling smart home and connected devices, as well as systems for managing and securing data collected by these devices.
Telecommunication & Wireless TechnologiesPatents include a wide range of technologies related to the exchange of information over significant distances using various modes of communication, including voice, data, and video transmission. This category encompasses various network technologies such as M2M (machine-to-machine) communications, vehicle-to-vehicle communication, ad hoc networks, LTE, LTE-Advanced, 3G, Wi-Fi, routers, base stations, protocols, conferencing, satellites, antennas, wireless ICs, broadband, telephones (wired and wireless), microwave communications, fiber optics, television broadcasting, and telegraphs.  In addition to hardware and infrastructure, the category also includes communication software, billing and service plans, call centers, PBX (private branch exchange) systems, telecom monitoring, and various wireless communication technologies such as Bluetooth, NFC (near-field communication), and RFID (radio-frequency identification).  Patents related to telecommunication and wireless technologies can cover various aspects of these technologies, including hardware design, software architecture, signal processing, communication protocols, and business models associated with the use and deployment of these technologies. Some examples of patentable subject matter in this category might include new wireless communication protocols, novel antenna designs, innovative approaches to data transmission and reception, and systems and methods for managing and monitoring communication networks.
Wearable Devices Inventions that relate to the development, implementation, and use of wearable devices. Wearable devices are electronic devices that are worn on the body, such as smartwatches, fitness trackers, and smart glasses. They are often used to track fitness data, monitor health, interact with other devices and provide access to information and services. This can include devices that are attached to clothing, jewelry, or other accessories, as well as devices that are implanted or integrated into the body.  Patents related to wearable devices can cover a wide range of technology, including sensors, displays, batteries, processors, and wireless communication systems. They may also cover software and algorithms for processing and analyzing data collected by the wearable device, as well as methods for manufacturing and assembling wearable devices.
Web Services & Applications Patents related to software applications that are accessed over the Internet through a web browser or other Internet-enabled device. These applications can include web-based services, web-based applications, and other cloud-based software solutions. Web services are software components that can be accessed over the Internet or network using web browser or applications. This can include web-based applications for productivity, collaboration, eCommerce, or entertainment, as well as web-based services for data storage, messaging, or social networking.  Patents related to web services and applications can cover a wide range of technology, including software architecture, programming languages, user interfaces, data storage and retrieval, security, and scalability. They may also cover methods for delivering web-based services and applications, as well as business models and revenue streams associated with these services.

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