Patent 5,995,745


Adding real-time support to general purpose operating systems AbstractA general purpose computer operating system is run using a real time operating system. A real time operating system is provided for running real time tasks. A general purpose operating system is provided as one of the real time tasks. The general…

The Horrors of Software Patents


US Patent Number  4701722 A is a perfect example of everything software patent opponents hate about software patents: It implements  mathematical functions that are pretty well known. It covers a process of changing information not changing any physical object one could touch. It is owned by a company with a…

At issue in Apple versus Samsung patent fight


A system and method causes a computer to detect and perform actions on structures identified in computer data. The system provides an analyzer server, an application program interface, a user interface and an action processor. The analyzer server receives from an application running concurrently data having recognizable structures, uses a…