The Artificial Inventor Project

Patents and Applications

Issued Patents

South Africa

Published Application

Patent Cooperation Treaty

WO 2020/079499 AI ; PCT/IB2019/057809

Appeals Pending

United States

Supreme Court Writ of Certiorari – Pending

En Banc Petition – Denied

2021-2347 Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit – Opinion

Oral Arguments 6 June 2022

– Opening Brief

USPTO Response

– Reply Brief

Thaler v. Hirshfeld, 558 F. Supp. 3d 238 (E.D. Va. 2021)

US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Decision on Petition: In Re: 16/524,350

United Kingdom

Application for Special Leave to Appeal to Supreme Court Granted

Court of Appeal Judgment: [2021] EWCA Civ 1374

High Court Judgment: [2020] EWHC 2412 (Pat)

UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) decision not to grant: In Re GB1816909.4 / GB1818161.0

Europe

Application Number 21216024.6 (Divisional Pending)

J 0008/20 (Designation of inventor/DABUS) of 21.12.2021

EP3564144 (Fractal Container)

EP3563896 (Neural Flame)

European Patent Office (EPO) grounds for refusal: In Re EP 18 275 163 / In Re 18 275 174

Germany

11 W (pat) 5/21 (Fractal Container) (under appeal to Supreme Court)

18 W (pat) 28/20 (Neural Flame)

12 W (pat) 21/20 (Fractal Container)

Application Numbers: DE 10 2019 128 120.2 & DE 10 2019 129 136.4

Applications Denied

Patent Application Pending

Country

Application Number(s)

Brazil

BR 112021008931-4

Canada

CA 3,137,161

China

CN 2019800061580

India

IN 202017019068

Israel

268604 & 268605

Japan

JP 110001519

New Zealand

NZ 776029

Republic of Korea

KR 10-2020-7007394

Saudi Arabia

521422019

Singapore

(Pending)

Switzerland

00408/21

Taiwan

TW 108137438 & TW 108140133

Fractal Container Abstract

A container for use, for example, for beverages, has a wall with and external surface and an internal wall of substantially uniform thickness. The wall has a fractal profile which provides a series of fractal elements on the interior and exterior surfaces, forming pits and bulges in the profile of the wall and in which a pit as seen from one of the exterior or interior surfaces forms a bulge on the other of the exterior or interior surfaces. The profile enables multiple containers to be coupled together by inter-engagement of pits and bulges on corresponding ones of the containers. The profile also improves grip, as well as heat transfer into and out of the container.

Neural Flame Abstract

The present invention discloses devices and methods for attracting enhanced attention. Devices include: an input signal of a lacunar pulse train having characteristics of a pulse frequency of approximately four Hertz and a pulse-train fractal dimension of approximately one-half; and at least one controllable light source configured to be pulsatingly operated by the input signal; wherein a neural flame emitted from at least one controllable light source as a result of the lacunar pulse train is adapted to serve as a uniquely-identifiable signal beacon over potentially-competing attention sources by selectively triggering human or artificial anomaly-detection filters, thereby attracting enhanced attention.