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February 29, 2016

Patents Could Change How Devices Sync, Search Engine Results

LinkedIn and Google Hope to Change Information Sharing And Delivery

Those wanting to sync devices in an easier manner or get more information through a simple gesture may soon have their wishes granted.

Image courtesy of (Stuart Miles)/

Image courtesy of (Stuart Miles)/

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued patents for both with two of the Internet’s biggest names – Linked In and Google – each attached to the applications. Social media site LinkedIn has the syncing patent while Google’s responsible for the searching by gesturing idea.

LinkedIn’s application outlines the idea as a means to link two devices simply by placing them near one another and performing a gesture over the pair.

“An association between the first device and the second device is determined based on a comparison of the extracted features. In response to identifying the association between the first and second device, a communicative coupling,” the patent application explains.

Google’s patent is a much larger-scale notion as it could change how searches are conducted based on a person’s gesture or even direction. As the company explains in its abstract “if a person requests a search for a coffee shop, the techniques may refine the search to coffee shops in the direction that the person is walking. In the case of a gesture, the techniques may refine or base a search solely on the gesture. Thus, a search for information about a store, car, or tree can be made responsive to a gesture pointing at the store, car, or tree with or without explicit entry of a search query.”

Google explains it would use a “radar-based recognition system” to help determine a users’ gesture or direction. That system would enable pertinent information to be made available to the user immediately.


W. Brice McVicar is a staff writer for SiteProNews.

6 Responses to “Patents Could Change How Devices Sync, Search Engine Results

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