Tim Lindner

“Haptics” Is Happening!

About two years ago, a savvy technology sales executive said to me that there are two “megatechnologies” based on human senses that would fuel significant business opportunities during the coming decade. They are “vision” and “voice.”

By |2/24/2015|

The Connected Airline Passenger: “The Future Is Personal”

SITA, a leading air transport industry communications and information technology consultancy, today released an important new study about airline passengers, their smartphones and use of mobile technology, and the impact on airlines and airports requiring infrastructure changes to keep pace with the expectations of the “connected passenger.”

By |2/24/2015|

Structured Prediction, Anti-Virtualization and Shumpeter’s “Creative Destruction” at Work

In my January 2 blog I wrote about the language used in patents, and more specifically, the unusual words that pop up in the titles of patents.

By |1/16/2015|

Wireless Energy Transmission and Robots Past and Present

One of the companies being granted a patent with the start of the New Year is WiTricity Corp., about which I wrote in three of my blogs in 2014.

By |1/12/2015|

The Language of Patents: Explorers Welcomed

As 2014 came to a close and the New Year was ringing in, I found myself thinking about patent grants that could help me discover technologies that might come to market in the next few years.

By |1/2/2015|

Google: A Many-Sided Patent Engine

Google Inc. was granted Patent 8,902,714 (“Smart Watch Including Flip-Up Display”) this week. When you look at the drawing of the device in the patent, it has a very high degree of similarity of the f […]

By |12/4/2014|

Reducing Shipping Costs Through Connected Expertise

The start of the Christmas holiday shopping frenzy is about a month away.

By |10/23/2014|

Patent Report: A Glimpse of Disney’s Future with Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Once upon a time, a man drew an animated mouse, and the world was changed forever.

By |10/16/2014|

Helpful Things

Cyber-security is front of mind these days, and even the cover story of the current issue of Connected World.

By |10/2/2014|

Improving Weather Forecasting

Whatever your belief may be about global warming induced by human activity as the cause for the changing weather patterns we are experiencing across the planet, the changes will have ecological, economic and geopolitical impact.

By |9/16/2014|

Does a Patent Have Geopolitical Significance?

At the end of July, and to be specific, on July 28, the world commemorated the start of World War 1, a war that became a cataclysm setting off so much of the global unrest we experience today.

By |9/5/2014|

Google, Trains and Wearables, Oh My!

Earlier in my career, I worked in mid-town Manhattan (the heart of New York City). Every working day, I would commute an hour to and an hour from the city on Metro-North, one of the larger metropolitan train systems in the U.S.

By |9/2/2014|

Patent Report: Aug. 12-19, 2014

It looks like some of our favorite companies have shaken off the summer doldrums and are back to normal levels of patent grants.

By |8/21/2014|

Unicorns Are Real (They Just Look Different Now)

Unicorns are the stuff of legends, and some recent fantasy movies. From creatures that people in medieval times believed were real, to their use as psychological archetypes and advertising props in recent times, what they looked like was unchanging.

By |8/11/2014|

Patent Report: Aug. 5, 2014

This week, we appear to be in the grasp of the Summer Doldrums. I have 103 technology companies on my patent “watch list.”

By |8/6/2014|