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Bran Ferren, W Daniel Hillis: Systems and method for enhancing teleconferencing collaboration. Applied Minds, Michael A Glenn, Glenn Patent Group, August 15, 2006: US07092002 (88 worldwide citation)

An advanced video teleconferencing (AVTC) system uniquely combines a number of features to promote a realistic “same room” experience for meeting participants. These features include an autodirector to select audio and video sources and to compose shots, a collaboration interface for each participan ...


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Bran Ferren, W Daniel Hillis, Clinton Blake Hope: Imaging method and device using biometric information for operator authentication. Applied Minds, Michael A Glenn, Glenn Patent Group, May 16, 2006: US07047418 (47 worldwide citation)

Essentially coincident with the capture of an image by the imaging device, biometric information indicating the identity of the operator of the device is obtained from at least one biometric sensor. The biometric information and captured image are then stored in a manner reliably associating each wi ...


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W Daniel Hillis, Bran Ferren, Russel Howe, Brian Eno: Method and system for masking speech. Applied Minds, Michael A Glenn, Glenn Patent Group, November 28, 2006: US07143028 (46 worldwide citation)

A simple and efficient method for producing an obfuscated speech signal which may be used to mask a stream of speech, is disclosed. A speech signal representing the speech stream to be masked is obtained. The speech signal is then temporally partitioned into segments, preferably corresponding to pho ...


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Bran Ferren, W Daniel Hillis, Clinton Blake Hope: Imaging method and device using biometric information for operator authentication. Applied Minds, Michael A Glenn, Glenn Patent Group, August 3, 2010: US07770019 (28 worldwide citation)

Essentially coincident with the capture of an image by the imaging device, biometric information indicating the identity of the operator of the device is obtained from at least one biometric sensor. The biometric information and captured image are then stored in a manner reliably associating each wi ...


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Bran Ferren, W Daniel Hillis: Apparatus and method for presenting audio in a video teleconference. Applied Minds, Michael A Glenn, Glenn Patent Group, December 21, 2010: US07855726 (22 worldwide citation)

An advanced video teleconferencing (AVTC) system uniquely combines a number of features to promote a realistic “same room” experience for meeting participants. These features include an autodirector to select audio and video sources and to compose shots, a collaboration interface for each participan ...


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Bran Ferren, W Daniel Hillis, Mark E Duttweiler, Russel Howe: Method and apparatus for selection of signals in a teleconference. Applied Minds, Michael A Glenn, Glenn Patent Group, November 2, 2004: US06812956 (17 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for providing appropriate output signals to output devices in a teleconference setting is disclosed. Input signals are obtained from input devices, and descriptive information describing the teleconference is received from several sensors. On a substantially continuous basis, ...


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Bran Ferren, W Daniel Hillis, Michael Harvey Peterson: Imaging and display system to aid helicopter landings in brownout conditions. Applied Minds, Michael A Glenn, Glenn Patent Group, September 13, 2011: US08019490 (16 worldwide citation)

An imaging and display system provides helicopter pilots with an unobstructed display of a landing area in a brownout or whiteout condition by capturing a high resolution image of the landing area prior to obscuration. Using inertial navigation information from the aircraft or an independent system, ...


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Hillis W Daniel: Bounding box gesture recognition on a touch detecting interactive display. Applied Minds, Hillis W Daniel, GLENN Michael A, November 30, 2006: WO/2006/127466 (16 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a method and apparatus for identifying gestures (PAN, ZOOM, ROTATE) performed by a user to control an interactive display. The gestures are identified based on a bounding box enclosing the points ((Xl, Yl), (X2, Y2)) at which a user contacts a touch sensor corresponding with t ...


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W Daniel Hillis, Bran Ferren: Maintaining eye-contact in teleconferencing using structured light. Applied Minds, Michael A Glenn, Glenn Patent Group, March 30, 2004: US06714234 (12 worldwide citation)

The invention comprises a structured light projector, a video camera, and an image processor, for achieving perspective corrected images that enhance eye-contact during teleconferencing. A structured light projector is offset in one direction from the monitor center, and illuminates a local particip ...


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Ferren Bran, Hills Daniel W, Peterson Michael Harvey: Imaging and display system to aid helicopter landings in brownout conditions. Applied Minds, April 2, 2008: EP1906151-A2 (11 worldwide citation)

An imaging and display system provides helicopter pilots with an unobstructed display of a landing area in a brownout or whiteout condition by capturing a high resolution image of the landing area prior to obscuration. Using inertial navigation information from the aircraft or an independent system, ...



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