invention: smart-card dvds - clear acrylic sheet
Barry FoxCDs and dvd have been around for a while.
Nevertheless, the United States
Aladdin, Israel, believes that by making CDs that combine optical storage capacity with embedded electronic smart card chips, it can inject new vitality into these formats. Irregular
The Shape "XCD" is the thickness of a normal disc and can still be played in any CD or DVD drive.
But it also has a smart card embedded in plastic that has its own memory and processing components.
The embedded chip is attached to a series of electrodes on one side of the disk.
The outer edge of the disc is cut off so that the electrodes stand out and can be plugged directly into the USB socket.
But why bother to plug the chip into a DVD or CD in the first place?
Aladdin believes that it can provide a clever way of digital locking for the content sold on the disc.
Music, video or data can be stored and read in light via a computer's CD or DVD player, and the encryption key can be stored on an embedded chip and read via USB.
The encryption key can be used to lock information so that it can only be played after the original disc is plugged into USB.
Read the complete intelligence-
Chuck patent application.
Motorola has come up with a smart way to keep friends and family connected even if their batteries are dead.
The new system takes advantage of the fact that the most modern phones can use Bluetooth for short-range wireless connectivity, which requires much less power than ordinary phone calls.
When the phone detects that the battery is low, it will disable all non-
Important features and blocks-coming calls.
In the meantime, it switches the Bluetooth transceiver to discovery mode and searches nearby for a compatible "agent" phone.
The faulty device then uses a nearby phone to pre-via Bluetooth-
Urgent list arranged
It let them know that they can still contact but only text.
With the permission of its owner, the proxy phone relays any incoming SMS over the normal mobile phone network and passes it over Bluetooth.
Read the complete patent application for parasitic mobile phones.
Qinetiq, a privatized wing of the British Department of Defense, is developing a paint that keeps buildings cool in the summer and warm in the winter, as if wrapped in a huge piece of aluminum. A micrometre-
The thick layer of Indium tin oxide is deposited on the sacrifice sheet of polyethylene and then worn to form a thin sheet.
These are then reinforced by coating with a clear acrylic varnish.
The coated flakes can then be mixed into normal paint, and when the paint is applied to the walls of the room, it should be aligned like a fish scale.
The oxidation of indium tin is too thin, so it is transparent.
These flakes, about 40 microns in diameter, are large enough to block and reflect infrared radiation, but small enough to avoid any visible effects in the paint.
The treated paint should reflect about 90% of the infrared, limiting the heat transfer through the wall.
Read the full text of the patent application for insulating coatings.
For more than 30 years, Barry Fox has carefully studied the world's most strange and wonderful patent applications and found the most exciting, strange and even scary new ideas.
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