This innovative technology will empower the consumer in making intelligent food purchasing and cooking decisions. It is an important portfolio for manufacturers of refrigerators and smart home systems.
New York, NY (PRWEB) January 08, 2015
ICAP Patent Brokerage announces for sale patents disclosing the next generation in home refrigeration- sensors and systems which monitor food freshness, order restocking, and recipe planning. This portfolio is available from inventor Thu H. Nguyen as part of the Internet of Things IP Auction. The brokerage continues to accept technology submissions for the auction, which will have a bidding deadline of April 23rd, 2015.
“This innovative technology will empower the consumer in making intelligent food purchasing and cooking decisions,” says Dean Becker, CEO of ICAP Patent Brokerage. “It is an important portfolio for manufacturers of refrigerators and smart home systems.”
Key Characteristics & Benefits
This portfolio discloses methods of keeping consumers aware of food freshness and allowing them to plan purchases and recipes. Conventional refrigerators often contain items which spoil or remain unnoticed and unused. This patented method can utilize bar codes on food items, touch screens, key pads, or other data entry devices to communicate food data to a ‘smart’ refrigerator. Food data can be used for a wide variety of time saving tasks. For example, the refrigerator can automatically monitor an expected period of usefulness and send notifications/emails when an item is near the end of its shelf-life. The system can scan the Internet for grocery coupons/sales related to the refrigerator contents. It can also suggest recipes based on the current contents, as well as monitor for coupons related to missing ingredients. This portfolio perfectly complements smart home and connected device technologies. According to Business Insider, connected home device sales will drive over $61 billion in revenue this year, and connected home device shipments will grow at a compound annual rate of 67% over the next five years.
See the technical description of the smart refrigerator IP sales offering.
Sample forward citing companies include AT&T, IBM, Bosch, Liebherr, LG, Lechmetall, Samsung, Microsoft and Ericsson
To learn more about the intellectual property available for sale in this portfolio:
Contact Michelle Tyler of ICAP Patent Brokerage at (650) 741-4117 or via email at michelle(at)icapip(dot)com.
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