When I’m not writing about broadband, I like to study SEO (search engine optimization). In my SEO quest, I found an article that outlines Google’s 10 Oddest Patents. Some of the patents were just plain strange – such as the instrument for medical purposes but some seemed to tie in nicely with their potential bid for Spectrum.
Here are some of the more interesting patents: – from t e spectrum perspective
Methods to deposit metal alloy barrier layers – this is somehow related to semiconductors. The patent used to belong to Intel.
Application of a pseudo-randomly shuffled hadamard function in a wireless CDMA system – CDA stands Code Division Multiple Access; it’s a type of wireless technology and Google has a patent in for something that would improve this process.
Baseband direct sequence spread spectrum transceiver – Again this seems to relate to CDMA but provides a way for the same antenna to receive incoming baseband RF signals as well as transmit baseband RF signals, thereby providing full duplex operation.
Cellular telephone case – it’s a waterproof cellular case. (I need that!!)