20150217, 12:50  #1 
Apr 2014
Marlow, UK
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"Quadratic time factorization" patent
Has anyone come across the following US patent application made by Sherwin Han?
http://patents.justia.com/patent/20140207839 It makes very bold claims but appears to be nonsense (quite apart from being full of typos, inconsistencies and ambiguities). The method detailed doesn't work, as far as I can see. The guy has had a couple of IEEE papers published (http://dblp.unitrier.de/pers/hd/h/Han:Sherwin), so perhaps not a crackpot; is this a speculative patent maybe? Interested in anyone's thoughts. 
20150217, 12:56  #2  
"Bob Silverman"
Nov 2003
North of Boston
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(2) The patent office does not grant patents to ALGORITHMS. If this crank wants to spend thousands of dollars patenting something that is complete nonsense, let him. I can't imagine what might be gained from such a patent. 

20150217, 12:57  #3  
"Bob Silverman"
Nov 2003
North of Boston
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20150217, 12:58  #4 
Apr 2014
Marlow, UK
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Good  not just me then :)

20150217, 13:22  #5 
"Bob Silverman"
Nov 2003
North of Boston
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He seems to be a first class crank!!! See:
http://patents.justia.com/inventor/sherwinhan They all appear to be complete nonsense. 
20150217, 14:27  #6  
Aug 2002
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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